48554: Acronis True Image: Rescue Media Creation Fails with "Unable to format media"

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Last update: 29-03-2016

Format the target media and recreate the Rescue Media


An attempt to create Rescue Media with Acronis True Image fails with error message:
Unable to format media

and error code:


Acronis True Image failed to format the target media to create Acronis Rescue Media.


  1. Manually format the media (Note: If you use non-optical media, the media must have FAT16 or FAT32 file system).
  2. Reattempt the Acronis Rescue Media creation.