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Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

  1. #130


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok. I suppose something during the upgrade may have affected it.

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  2. #131


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    Ok I am having a problem with this. I have an Asus K55a. I just ran and picked up a 16gb USB. When in the create a recovery drive I made sure to check the box so It's a factory recovery partition. I also made sure not to delete it off my hdd at the end of the process. No problems as far as copying the drive. No errors. But I cannot boot into the recovery usb.

    I've changed it to 1st boot in BIOS.
    I get to the choose language. Keyboard etc but then it just keeps looping around. I click on the Use a device and I choose the usb but then it just loops back to the same menu (Continue, Use a device, Troubleshoot, Turn off pc). So what am I doing wrong? Did I forget to make the usb bootable or does the windows 8 do that automatically? Do I have to change a setting in BIOS? Thank You
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  3. #132


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    Hello Innotime2, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have the secure boot feature and it's enabled, then that would prevent you from booting from a USB flash drive. You could temporarily disable secure boot to be able to boot from a USB.

    Secure Boot - Confirm Enabled or Disabled in Windows 8

    Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  4. #133


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    Thank You. Secure boot is enabled so let me work on that and get back to you. Hopefully that was the problem.
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  5. #134


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    Of course I get to the uefi boot mode and both system mode state and secure boot mode state are grey and I cannot highlight them to change.
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  6. #135


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    If able, post some screenshots showing these settings to see what the issue may be.

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  7. #136


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    Ok after tinkering with it I was able to disable the secure boot. For Future reference in case anyone is lost like myself..

    In Uefi mode like explained above.. Under Security go to Key Management and delete all secure boot keys. (Should already be highlighted at the top). Easy as that!!

    Now back to my problem. I have to remake the recovery drive on my usb because I deleted it. So I will do that and try to boot. Will let you know ASAP. One quick question..

    When I boot from the USB Drive will it automatically start the recovery process? Or will it take my like on page one where it says choose keyboard layout, then language or w/e? If it does take me to that screen what do i hit next, Refresh, Reset or Advanced then choose media (cd/usb)? Thanks
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  8. #137


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    Good news.

    When you boot from the recovery drive it'll boot to the example screenshots where you can then select to do a "Reset" or "OEM Recovery".
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  9. #138


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    windows 8


    Ok, I am getting the same error as when I didn't have the recovery usb. After I click reset your pc it starts but then says Unable to reset PC. A required Drive Partition is missing.

    So does this mean it's still not reading my USB or what?
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  10. #139


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    Do you have the OEM recovery option?
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