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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Saltgrass The problem is now solved. The key to the solution was your comment "so you can boot the install media in Legacy mode." I thought that's what I'd been doing. My Bios gave the option of logging in with Legacy and UEFI and I'd been choosing both - thinking "belt & braces". But in...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Saltgrass I believe that historically, when I updated from Win 7 to 10, The resulting OS was BIOS (not UEFI). When my system crashed 5 days ago, I successfully recovered it from a USB RAM drive but into UEFI mode. My Widows Backup on an external hard drive (the one that's the only way I have...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Sorry Saltgrass, but you've lost me. Not clear what I have to use on an online version. Is that MBR2GPT? So far as I'm aware, my last drive with the active partition is a complete install. So please could you walk me through what I need to do to achieve a clean installation of win 10 in BIOS mode.
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Saltgrass I tried using mbr2gpt with no success - it didn't like my System Image file - something about it's geometry. So I think a clean install would be my best option. I'd appreciate your advice on how to do this. I had a look at how this might be achieved (Settings/Update &...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Thanks Saltgrass I do have a backup of the System Image, so will give MBR2GPT.exe a try and let you know the result
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Saltgrass Thanks for the enlightening input. So, since I don’t have any of the 3 files (you marked in red) in my own System Image Backup, I gather this means it’s a “BIOS/Legacy” file. See my attachment. And as it would seem that my BIOS is running in UEFI, then that apparently explains why...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Here is a snapshot of my Disc Managerment
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Gentlemen Thanks for your individual inputs and suggestions. Since my last communication, fortunately, I've successfully recovered my PC with a new clean installation of Win 10 Pro latest version. However, when I select as follows as per Snuffy's earlier successful suggestion:- Settings/Update &...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    ....... also don't understand what "spoiler" is showing
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Snuffy I'm not very au fait with some of the PC lingo and abbreviations and so, I'm not clear what you're suggesting / asking. Would appreciate you spelling it out and I'll do my best to comply.
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    Hi Snuffy I used your "finally found this message" and it worked - I ran the System Image successfully using the "special menu" - but only because I did it from my correctly booted PC in the first place. However, what I need, is to do that recovery not from a successfully booted PC, but from...
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    SOLVED Can't recover PC using System Image BIOS / UEFI conflict.

    I’m running Windows 10 Pro ver 1909 on an HP Pavilion Desktop. I just reinstalled the OS from an ISO file, apparently successfully. When I tried to run Windows Backup (the old one from Windows 7 days) it started OK, ran for 20 secs then stopped with the error message “failed to create Shadow...
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    SOLVED Windows File Explorer.

    Thanks to both responses. The quick access toolbar proved to be the best option. Many thanks
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    SOLVED Windows File Explorer.

    I use the desktop shortcut {C:\Windows\explorer.exe "D:\"} (without the wiggly brackets) to make Windows File Explorer open at my 'D' drive. I does this OK, but 'D' appears at the bottom of the page resulting in the need to scroll down to see the content of the drive. Yes although the complete...
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    Email opened on PC's Outlook not then available on Laptop's Outlook.

    Hi Grizzly I'm set up with POP3 not IMAP.
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