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bearrfoot

Boot Flash OK, but W10 System Recovery not so much...

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Finally managed to get the Boot Flash working.  Actually boots up the machine and dares me to try system recovery.  But as usual for me, it's hopeless with MS tools.  Since Win 2000 I have NEVER managed to backup and restore a system using the MS tools that came with it.  I've managed to survive up thru WinXP using XXclone.  This bombed on Win 7.  Would create the clone OK, but never could get one to boot  up...!  Fortunately, Win 10 came along before I needed to......

So now 3 years into Win 10 on this machine I find MS still pumping from the same well... Backup and Restore don't work.  Here is the error message I get... pretty much unintelligible to this retired hardware guy:

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1)  No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found.  
Try the following:      A probable system disk may have been excluded by mistake.   
    a.  Review the list of disks that you have excluded from the recovery for a likely disk.  
    b. Type LIST DISK command in the DISKPART comand interpreter (what's that?).  The probable system disk is usually the first disk listed in the results.
    c.  If possible, remove the disk from the exclusion list and then retry the recovery.
2)  A USB disk may have been assigned as a system disk.
    a.  Detach all USB disks from the computer.
    b.  Reboot into Windows Recovery Environment (Win RE)  [what's that?], then reattach USB disks and retry the recovery.
3)  An invalid disk may have been assigned as a system disk.
    a.  Physically detach the disk from your computer.  Then boot into Win RE to retry the recovery.

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But hey, maybe the xxclone guys have now got a Win10 solution and so I go looking.  But I find xxclone is no more as the founder of the company apparently has passed on.  But googling xxclone brings up a product called "AOMEI Backupper", a cloning product supposedley even better than xxclone.

Anybody here familiar with it...?   Is it safe to download......?

Thanks much for any suggestions.....!

 

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