07-03-2013 03:40 PM
I want to boot to either a recovery CD or USB created by Acronis TI backup software on my S855D-S5120, Win8, 64bit, laptop in order to access system and file backups located on an NAS.
Reviewing my Advanced Settings I have the boot order set to CD, USB, HDD, Network so the system should be able to boot to either CD or USB if they contain a bootable media.
System will boot from a recovery CD but the Acronis Boot software cannot "see" my network NAS device.
When booting into Win8 and starting the Acronis TI application it "sees" the NAS device just fine and is able to create both bootable CD and USB.
The USB device won't boot even though it is 2nd in boot order. USB lights up but nothing else happens. Files and structure on USB look good similar to the boot CD created by Acronis.
How can I access a boot manager or other method of forcing boot from CD or USB during system startup.
It seems that with native Win8 installed in this system I have to be able to boot to Win8 and then access the Advanced Settings before I can get to the BIOS.
This is all well and good but I need to protect myself for when Win8 fails to boot and use the Acronis Recovery CD or USB to start its application and be able to "see" my NAS device where the system backups are stored.
Any suggestions about how to approach this problem?
Thank you, Dennis
07-03-2013 04:35 PM
Which version of Acronis TI is this? One of the free programs offered by drive manufacturers? For starters, you need network drivers on the boot media to see a NAS.
Windows 8 does not completely power down by default. What happens if you depress the Shift key while you click Shut down?
07-03-2013 04:56 PM
Acronis Bootable Recovery utility writes a complete bootable CD. Not sure how I would "add" any drivers.
I agree that the CD can't see my network card when booting on its own. Previous versions and other systems this has not been a problem. Something different either with Win8 OEM install or possibly the way the System is configured from factory.
Acronis may not be picking up on the changes....
I could add files to a bootable USB but the USB Bootable Recovery created by Acronis won't boot in this system no matter how I approach forcing it to do so. The drive just lights up and sits there....
07-03-2013 06:03 PM
the USB Bootable Recovery created by Acronis won't boot in this system
Try it this way.
(1) Shut down Windows 8 while pressing the Shift key to completely power off.
(2) Power on and press F2 while the TOSHIBA logo is displayed to enter the UEFI Setup Menu.
(3) Go to the Security tab and set the "Secure Boot" setting to "Disabled".
(4) Go to the Advanced tab, enter "System Configuration" and set the Boot Mode to "CSM Boot."
(5) Press F10 to save and exit.
07-03-2013 08:14 PM
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07-05-2013 08:42 AM
Sorry about not checking in here, Dennis. Had a death in the family.
Toshiba support judges that HD bad.
Sheesh. Who would have guessed! As you say, some coincidence.
Disconnect AC and remove battery. Hold power button 30 seconds.
That would have been my suggestion. Perhaps the "complete" power down did not complete properly.
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