Trying to make a USB recovery backup for my HP notebook, about 10 days old. I get to the part where it says insert media, so I put my USB in and then I get a little activity circle that just keeps spinning and spinning, so I can never get to the next step. I guess my real concern is that my D drive (system recovery partition) was somehow corrupted with the malware I got infected with a few days ago, if that's even possible. I noticed that the "D" received an "update" on the 2nd of this month. Why would that partition even need an update if its purpose is to simply restore the system to its factory condition? I'll mention quick, I actually performed a successful recovery once (from the start menu) to clean computer and rid myself of that nasty malware. So I know the D partition was non-corrupt at that time, which suggests to me that it's still good. The mystery is, if D is indeed good, why can't I back it up?
Maybe someone in here owns an HP or recognizes this as a W8 problem. Appreciate any helpful feedback.