I am running Windows 8.0 preloaded on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I have boot set to UEFI with Secure Boot disabled. When I create any kind of boot USB such as ESET virus scanner and others, when I press F12 to boot from the USB it shows "Checking Media" for a couple of seconds, then goes right to the HD.
The only one that reliably boots is the WinPE rescue media made by Macrium Reflect.
I wonder if anyone has found a similar issue with a Toshiba Laptop and if there is a work-around. I use an image Rollback software as well as Macrium Reflect to restore my system in case of problems. But if I did happen to get a virus it would be nice to be able to boot a USB flash drive and clean the crap off as an alternative.
This machine is weird in that Restore Points only work 5% of the time and Windows Update never works. That is why I use the Rollback software since it substitutes as a more complete Restore Point. Also to save my soul I have never been able to boot a VHD of any kind in a couple of dozen attempts using various tools. I either get Checking Image and it fails or it starts to load, then hangs.
Other that that, and having a slow Sata II spinner, the machine works pretty well.
Edited by MilesAhead, 18 August 2016 - 10:53 AM.