Choose WinPE version for Lazesoft boot disk

How do I choose the “Windows version of the target computer” on the home page of Lazesoft Media Builder?

lazesoft media builder select target WinPE boot disk version

lazesoft media builder select target WinPE boot disk version

  • If you choose “DO NOT Specify the Windows version of the target computer”, the program selects the WinPE version from the Windows version which you are running.

 

  • If your Windows computer is 64 bit, we recommend you select the target Windows version, Windows 8.1 64 bit, on the home page of Lazesoft Media Builder.

 

  • If your Windows computer is 32 bit, we recommend you select target Windows version, as Windows 8.1 32 bit, on the home page of Lazesoft Media Builder.

 

  • Windows 8.1 WinPE disk has better hardware compatibility than the Windows 8/7/Vista WinPE disk.

 

  • The 64 bit boot disk performs better than 32 bit boot disk. But, for UEFI boot mode:
  • The 32 bit boot disk only works on 32 bit UEFI boot model computer.
  • The 64 bit boot disk only works on 64 bit UEFI boot model computer.

 

When do I need to use the 32 or 64 bit boot disk?

 

  • If your target computer uses the MBR boot mode, you can use the 32 bit boot disk for both 32 bit and 64 bit computers.

 

  • If your target computer uses the UEFI boot mode, you must choose the 32 bit boot disk for a  32 bit computer.

 

  • You can only use 64 bit boot disk on a 64 bit computer.

 

What if I get the error, “Secure BOOT Failure: a proper digital signature was not found”?

 

If you get the “BOOT Failure: a proper digital signature was not found” error message, please disable the “secure boot” feature in the bios.

 

Follow these steps to turn off the “secure boot” feature in the bios.

  • Power up your computer and press the DELETE key from keyboard during the initial boot     processing.
  • While you are in the motherboard’s UEFI firmware settings, click/tap on “secure boot” menu, select Secure Boot option and press Enter to disable it.
  • Click on the Exit menu > Save Changes and Exit

Fix BSOD 0x00000024

A BSOD error 0x00000023 usually occurs because of a read error of FAT16 or FAT32 file system partitions, and a 0x00000024 error is, most often, due to an error in the NTFS.sys file (the role of the driver is to allow the system to read and write files in a NTFS file system partition).

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Error 0x00000024 usually occurs on Windows XP. But it also can appear on Windows Vista or Windows 7.

 

If an error 0x00000024 occurs, you can first try to reboot your computer. If the problem still exists after rebooting, you need to apply one of the following solutions to fix the 0x00000024 error.

 

Solution 1: Use your Windows installation CD/DVD to run chkdsk /f for system driver C:.

(If you do not have a Windows installation CD/DVD, OR, if you do not know the administrator password, please skip to Solution 2)

If your system is Windows XP, you need to reboot your broken computer from a Windows XP installation CD.

If your system is Windows 7, you need to reboot your damaged computer from a Windows 7 installation DVD.

After rebooting from the Windows installation CD/DVD, select the correct Windows installation volume to tell the CD/DVD which volume you want to fix.

Then, you need to input the administrator password in order to log on the Windows system that you want to repair.

As a final step, use input Chkdsk C: /f to check and fix the errors on your computer’s system volume.

 

Solution 2: Use Lazesoft Recovery Suite boot disk to quickly fix the error 0x00000024

It is good news for home users, because Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition is free for home users. Lazesoft Recovery Suite can fix errors for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 32 bit and 64 bit.

 

  1. Download the newest version of the Lazesoft Recovery Suite.
  2. Install and run it, then click <Burn CD/USB disk> to burn a Lazesoft boot disk.
  3. Rebooting your damaged computer from the new burned Lazesoft boot disk.
  4. Choose <Windows Recovery> module on the boot disk.
  5. Select the Windows installation to fix.select-windows-installation
  6. Click <BootCrash> tab and then click <Run Chkdsk> to check and fix all your volumes.

Fix the Error “A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”

My computer crashed. I get the error message: “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart”, how can I fix the problem?

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Technically, this error message comes from your computer’s volume boot sector. When rebooting a MBR based computer, the BIOS reads and runs the MBR boot code. Then the MBR finds an active partition, reading and running its boot sector code. After that, the active partition boot sector code tries to read the system boot file. If the boot sector code fails to read the sectors of a boot file, it reports the error message, “A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”.

 

A few errors may cause the boot sector code to fail to read the boot file sector and report the error “A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”.

  1. Bad sector
  2. Bad memory
  3. Damaged volume boot sector

 

In order to fix the error, “A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”, you can try the following steps:

  1. Make sure the computer is set to boot from a non-bootable device, such as a non-bootable USB disk or CD/DVD.
  2. Fix the boot sector using the Lazesoft Recovery Suite boot disk->Windows Recovery->BootCrash->Fix Boot Sector.
  3. Check the disk error using the Lazesoft Recovery Suite boot disk->Disk Image & Clone->Check Disk
  4. Check the memory using the Lazesoft Recovery Suite boot disk-> Windows Recovery->Check Memory

How to load WinPE boot disk Disk/RAID drivers for a laptop

If the hard disk in your Laptop is not detected by Lazesoft boot disk, you need to load disk/RAID drivers from the Lazesoft boot disk in order for WinPE to recognize your hard disk.

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For example, some Laptops use Intel Rapid Storage Technology to improve SATA hard disk performance. If the Intel RST is set as AHCI or RAID mode, you need to load the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) RAID/AHCI driver. If your Laptop is 32 bit, please create a 32 bit Lazesoft boot disk and load the 32 bit driver. If your Laptop is 64 bit, please create a 64 bit Lazesoft boot disk and load the 64 bit driver.

 

For your computer, you need to load the 64 bit driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) RAID driver.

 

Here is the download page from Intel:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=23496&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)&lang=eng

 

The following are the steps to load Intel RST drivers for a Windows 8/8.1 64 Laptop:

  1. Launch Lazesoft Recovery Suite.
  2. Click <Burn CD/USB disk> on the home page of Lazesoft Recovery Suite.
  3. Select the target computer version as Windows 8 64 bit on the home page of Lazesoft Media Builder.
  4. Follow the wizard to create a bootable USB disk.
  5. Download the drive package, f6flpy-x64.zip from the download link from Intel, https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=23496&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)&lang=eng
  6. Decompress the drive package to open a folder.
  7. Copy the folder to the new burned USB boot flash drive.
  8. Reboot your target computer from the new burned USB boot flash drive.
  9. After the Lazesoft Recovery Suite is launched, click the <Load drivers> button on the home page.
  10. Load the <iaAHCIC.inf>, and then load <iaStorAC.inf> from the USB disk.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite V3.5 is Released

Happy 2014! This is beginning of a new year, and, like you, we have a lots of plans for the future.

 

If you are also considering whether to upgrade to Windows 8.1, we have a powerful new version of the Lazesost Recovery Suite available. And it’s totally free of charge.

 

We think that it is better to try Windows 8.1 on your computer before upgrading it. There is an <Install Windows 7/8 on VHD> feature built into the new version to help you testing Windows 8.1 without resizing the existing partitions. You only need to specify the Windows 8.1 installation DVD drive and the target location to save the virtual hard disk file, and then click <start> button. The program will do the rest. After that you will have Windows 8.1 running on a VHD file, and which can be located in a USB disk. Isn’t that cool?

 

A Microsoft Surface Pro 2 uses Windows 8.1 x64 with a GPT disk and only supports the UEFI boot mode. More and more computers, especially, laptops only supports the UEFI boot mode. The newest version of Lazesoft Recovery Suite fully supports created boot disks compatible with the UEFI boot mode. When creating a boot disk using our program, you only need to specify the target Windows version as Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x86, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x86 or Windows 8.1 x64, and the created boot disk will be compatible with the UEFI boot mode and the BIOS boot model.

 

The new version of our Lazesoft Recovery Suite has added supports for cloning, backing up or restoring GPT disks; resetting/recovering passwords, and repairing Windows 8.1, all of the features you need to maintain a Windows 8.1 computer.

 

The following are the new features of in our Lazesoft Recovery Suite 3.5:

 * Clone GPT disk

* Backup and Restore GPT disk

* Create UEFI boot USB disk/CD/DVD

* Lost Partition Recovery for GPT disk

* Create WinPE 5(Windows 8.1) x86 boot disk

* Create WinPE 5(Windows 8.1) x64 boot disk

* Show Disk Properties

* Edit Sector

* Change GPT Partition Type

* Change Volume Drive Letter

* Create VHD disk

* Attach VHD disk

* Install Windows 7/8 on VHD

* Minor bug fixes.

Download now from www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-recovery-suite-free.html

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Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone Home Edition V3.4

New Features:

       * Redesigned backup file format and backup engine to speed up backup process and reduce size of backup image files

       * Added function to check backup image

       * Support building bootable DVD

       * Added options to special WinPE version and type while building boot disk

       * Added options to special custom drivers while building boot disk

         * Support single or multiple partitions to back up or restore in a session

         * Enhanced disk clone

         * Prevent Windows operating system from going to sleep or hibernating during long tasks

         * Minor bug fixes.

Lazesoft Data Recovery Home Edition V3.4

New Features:

       * Support building bootable DVD

       * Added options to special WinPE version and type while building boot disk

       * Added options to special custom drivers while building boot disk

         * Prevent Windows operating system from going to sleep or hibernating during long tasks

         * Recover original date and time stamps while recover lost files from an NTFS file system

* Minor bug fixes.