I'm always hesitant to post because my questions are so newbie-ish.
I downloaded Macrium Reflect free 6.1, build 1311. No problem. Put in a 4 GB USB and clicked on "create bootable Rescue media"...selected 64-bit PE architecture and default base WIM, selected USB device (\G:), checked enable multiboot MBR/UEFI USB support, then clicked finish.
To test as recommended, leaving the USB in the slot, I restarted but there was no boot into recovery.
I removed the USB, shut down the laptop, put USB in, turned on the laptop and again, there was no boot into recovery.
I made a second USB rescue media and tested it in the same two ways, and still no boot into recovery.
Then, in another restart with the USB still in, as it started up, I pressed ESC and saw the F9 option "boot device options"...I selected USB Lexar which was listed...nothing happened for a bit, then in the upper right of the black screen it said "Missing Operating System_". I had to shut down at the power button.
Isn't the rescue USB supposed to boot the laptop directly into recovery? Why isn't it making a proper USB rescue media?
Thanks much for your help,
Windows 7 Home Premium
HP g7-1310 Notebook