How to test Rescue Media DVD?


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How can I test the rescue media DVD?   Last time I tried to use it, it said it could not find c:\windows on my computer even though it was there and booted from it.

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Have you tried booting from your rescue media?
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As dyhs said, if you just want to test that it boots, then try booting from it.  In terms of not being able to find C:\Windows, it sounds like you were trying to use either Fix Boot Problems or maybe ReDeploy?  Normal backup and restore operations do not care about where C:\Windows is.  But in either case, do you use BitLocker?  If so and you did not check the "Automatically unlock encrypted drives" option when you built your Rescue Media (or have re-encrypted your drive since you built the media, thereby invalidating the stored auto-unlock keys), then your Rescue Media would not be able to see the contents of your encrypted OS partition, even though the OS will still boot because the TPM will release the key to allow that when you're actually trying to boot into Windows -- but not when booting into Rescue.  The simplest fix in that case is simply to rebuild your Rescue Media (Other Tasks > Create Rescue Media > Next > Next > Rebuild) and then generate a new DVD.

Edited 19 October 2017 2:30 PM by jphughan
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