Solved Boot-up Order Doesn't Show External HD for Backup

July 29, 2015 at 20:44:03
Specs: Windows 8
I have a Toshiba Canvio Desk Ext. HD USB that gave me a free software download of NTI Backup Now EZ. I am trying to do a complete restore and it says I need to restart the PC and boot to the drive with my back up files. However, I check the boot up order and it is nowhere to be found. I have no DVDs or Flash Drives that are large enough for the Complete System Backup file, so this is my only option.

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July 29, 2015 at 23:55:59
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It sounds like your computer BIOS doesn't support booting from USB devices.

Use a different system backup software which allows you to create a bootable CD.
The CD is just for booting the system in to the recovery program, then you navigate to the backup file on your external drive.

Recommendation: Active@ Disk Image: http://lsoft.net/diskimage.aspx

Of course, with different system backup software your existing backup file will be no good so you'll have to create a new one.


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