WinPE-based bootable media

Acronis Plug-in for WinPE is a modification of Acronis Disk Director 12 that can run in the preinstallation environment. The plug-in can be added to a WinPE image using Bootable Media Builder.

With the WinPE-based media you can boot a crashed machine, or a machine without any operating system, and perform the Acronis Disk Director 12 disk management operations.

If you have Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) installed, Acronis Disk Director 12 will detect it, and you will be able to have the WinPE created from Acronis Bootable Media builder.

This article instructs how to collect an application's memory dump file under WinPE/WinRE-based bootable media.

The dump file is required for investigating cases of application crashes and hangs.

Introduction

This article instructs how to use Acronis True Image 2017 to recover Windows from a boot failure.

Use the present article only if the system is damaged to a state when you can't get to the Desktop screen and launch Acronis True Image normally. If you are able to access Acronis True Image within running Windows, please follow instructions from that article instead.

Introduction

This article explains how to find out whether Acronis Bootable Media boots in UEFI or Legacy BIOS mode. Keep in mind that bootable media should boot in the same mode as your system to correctly perform restore or clone operation.

The mode your system boots in is shown during the initial machine boot:

In Windows 8 and 10, you can also check the boot mode using System Information:

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