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  1. Start Acronis True Image. On the sidebar, click Tools, and then click Rescue Media Builder. On the first step, select Simple. Select the device to use to create the bootable media.
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I cannot get my Acronis True Image 16, Recovery Boot Disk, to recover my “Whole PC Backup” I have on a USB Drive. It gets as far as “loading please wait” and there it hangs!

I have also downloaded the latest “AcronisTrueImage2016_6571.iso” file from the Acronis site, But Again, it Hangs at “loading please wait” Could Anybody please suggest what I do next!

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Recovering with an Acronis Survival Kit. To restore data with an Acronis Survival Kit, the boot order of your PC’s bios needs to be set to first launch from the USB drive. Otherwise, it will try to load from the internal hard drive as normal. Guidance on changing your machine’s boot order can be found here.

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Lee, welcome to these user forums.

There are several reasons why you may get a hang with 'loading please wait'.

You may be booting in a different mode to how your Windows OS normally is booted - the Rescue Media should be booted exactly the same way as Windows does, i.e. if Windows starts using the UEFI bootloader, the Rescue Media must use the same.

See webpage: Check if your PC uses UEFI or BIOS for how to check this.

Some systems do not like booting from CD/DVD media - in such cases, you should create the USB version of the Rescue Media. Eve online isk per hour. This can be done from within the ATIH 2016 GUI with the Rescue Media Builder if you still have access to using this on this or another system, otherwise, you could try one of the free utilities for copying an ISO image to USB such as or

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Lee, how did you create the original USB disk - using an iso and a third party tool, or directly from within Acronis? Whenever possible, I would stick to letting Acronis build the media since it's already part of the application and designed to do this natively. How long have you let it set at the 'loading, please wait screen'? If your system is slow or low on memory, this could take a while since it is loading everything into memory. Running from a USB drive is usually faster (especially if it's UsB 3.0 and you have 3.0 ports), where as a DVD or CD can take several minutes (depending on the machine hardware).

As a test, first I would try to boot the media on another similar system (UEFI if you have UEFI or Legacy if you're using Legacy) and see if it's the same behavior or not.

As Steve mentioned, how you boot the media can be a key factor too. Have you tried a different USB port (use one in the back of the machine if using the front USB ports on the PC - or try the other side of a laptop if you can)? We've had forum users who's motherboards won't boot UEFI CD/DVD's at all, but do work with USB just fine. Others have had bad media builds using third party tools - even the ones recommended by Steve (which I've recommended before as well). Others have had trouble with certain brand media (Verbatim has come up a few times in the forums). One person kept building the media on a specific machine which was the culprit and ultimately got it sorted out by cleanly removing Acronis with the cleanup tool - prior to tht though, they built the recovery meida on a fresh install of 2016 on a different machine and that media worked fine. Sometimes, even flash drives can become corrupt or malformatted - especially if they were ever used for another bootable product that may have left hidden paritions on the drive tha t Windows can't detect. I will often use disk part and run diskpart /clean against the flash drive. Then go back into disk management and initialize and set to FAT32 again. For good measure, I have started to not only do thta, but then use minitool partition wizard free to format the drive as Fat32 after that again.

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I think you'll get it sorted out with some trial and error and then it should be smooth sailing after that. There has not been a system yet that I could not get Acronis bootable recovery media to load with.

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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.

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Windows computer

1. In the Tools section, click Rescue Media Builder:

2. Choose a creation method:

  • Simple—This is the easiest option. Acronis True Image will choose the optimal media type for your computer. If you use Windows 7 or a later version, WinRE-based media will be created. For users of Windows XP, Acronis True Image checks if WAIK or WADK is installed on your computer, and if so, then WinPE-based media will be created. Otherwise, Acronis Media Builder will create a Linux-based media.
  • Advanced—This option allows you to choose a media type, therefore you can create the rescue media not only for your computer, but for a computer running a different Windows version.
If you select Simple media creation

1. Select a destination for the media:

  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file
  • WIM image file (available only for WinPE-based media)

2. Click Proceed:

If you select Advanced media creation

First, select the bootable media type: WinPE-based media or Linux-based media

If you select WinPE-based media

1. Select architecture and toolkit:

  • Select an architecture type of the media—32-bit or 64-bit. Note that 32-bit rescue media can work only on 32-bit computers, and 64-bit media is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
  • Select a toolkit that you want to be used for the rescue media creation. If you choose WAIK or WADK and you do not have the selected kit installed on your computer, then you first need to download it from the Microsoft website, and then install the required components—Deployment Tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). If you already have WinPE files on your computer and they are stored in a non-default folder, then just specify their location and the Acronis plug-in will be added to the existing WinPE image.

2. For better compatibility with your hardware, you can select drivers to be added to the media

3. Select a destination for the media:

  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file
  • WIM image file
  • 4. Click Proceed.
If you select Linux-based media

1. Select a destination for the media:

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  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file

On this step you can also specify startup parameters for bootable media, for better compatibility with certain hardware. See Bootable media startup parameters for more information

2. Click Proceed to create the bootable media

You can also download a Bootable Media ISO image file from your account web page: see How to download Acronis bootable media ISO. This ISO image is Linux-based.

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Mac

We strongly recommend creating a bootable media immediately after the first backup; if the operating system crashes, the only way to restore it from Acronis True Image 2018 backup is restoring from the bootable media.

To create Acronis bootable rescue media:

1. Connect a removable drive to your Mac.

The drive must have 4 GB (or more) of free space. For example, you can use an external hard drive or a USB flash drive. Note that CD and DVD media are not supported.

2. Open Acronis True Image 2018.

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3. In the File menu, click Create Rescue Media. The Acronis Media Builder window opens.

4. Select the drive that you want to make bootable.

5. Click Create Media. If the drive is not empty, Acronis True Image 2018 will ask you to confirm deleting all the data stored on the drive. To confirm, click Erase.

6. When the progress is complete, disconnect the media and keep it in a safe place. You can store your own data on the media, but make sure that you do not delete or modify the Acronis boot files.

We recommend that you create a new rescue media every time you upgrade your Mac OS X to a newer version. Otherwise, your rescue media may not work properly.

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