WinPE-based bootable media

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.

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.

Description

Acronis Disk Director (any version and edition) is not supported on Mac computers.

This includes:

  1. Installing and using Acronis Disk Director on macOS (any version)
  2. Installing and using Acronis Disk Director on BootCamp Windows
  3. Installing and using Acronis Disk Director on Parallels Windows or any other virtual machine on Mac computer
  4. Running Acronis Disk Director from a bootable media on Mac and any virtual machine on it

Introduction

You can create a Linux-based or WinPE-based media using Bootable Media builder in the product: see Acronis Backup 12.5: how to create a bootable media

Make sure to specify a licence key during bootable media creation, otherwise backup will not be available.

Solution

 

  1. Boot from Acronis Bootable rescue media

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:

Introduction

This article instructs how to use Acronis True Image 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.

You can create a rescue bootable media - a standalone version of Acronis True Image that you can use to boot a crashed machine or a machine without any operating system and restore an image of your system. Follow these instructions to create a bootable media.

For instructions on how to create Acronis Survival Kit, see this article

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Windows computer

Acronis True Image has been tested and is guaranteed to work with just one virtual machine format: Parallels Desktop 14. Only Mac version of Acronis True Image 2019 supports it.

Backup and recovery of Parallels Desktop 14 virtual machines

One of the unique features of Acronis True Image 2019 for Mac is its unrivaled support of Parallels Desktop 14 virtual machines backup, as part of disk backup on a Mac host:

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