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You can create a rescue bootable media - a standalone version of Acronis True Image that you can use to boot a crashed machine or a machine without any operating system and restore an image of your system. Follow these instructions to create a bootable media.

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Windows computer

1. In the Tools section, click Rescue Media Builder:

2. Choose a creation method:

  • Simple—This is the easiest option. Acronis True Image will choose the optimal media type for your computer. If you use Windows 7 or a later version, WinRE-based media will be created. For users of Windows XP, Acronis True Image checks if WAIK or WADK is installed on your computer, and if so, then WinPE-based media will be created. Otherwise, Acronis Media Builder will create a Linux-based media.
  • Advanced—This option allows you to choose a media type, therefore you can create the rescue media not only for your computer, but for a computer running a different Windows version.
If you select Simple media creation

1. Select a destination for the media:

  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file
  • WIM image file (available only for WinPE-based media)

2. Click Proceed:

If you select Advanced media creation

First, select the bootable media type: WinPE-based media or Linux-based media

If you select WinPE-based media

1. Select architecture and toolkit:

  • Select an architecture type of the media—32-bit or 64-bit. Note that 32-bit rescue media can work only on 32-bit computers, and 64-bit media is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
  • Select a toolkit that you want to be used for the rescue media creation. If you choose WAIK or WADK and you do not have the selected kit installed on your computer, then you first need to download it from the Microsoft website, and then install the required components—Deployment Tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). If you already have WinPE files on your computer and they are stored in a non-default folder, then just specify their location and the Acronis plug-in will be added to the existing WinPE image.

2. For better compatibility with your hardware, you can select drivers to be added to the media

3. Select a destination for the media:

  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file
  • WIM image file
  • 4. Click Proceed.
If you select Linux-based media

1. Select a destination for the media:

  • CD/DVD
  • USB flash drive
  • ISO image file

On this step you can also specify startup parameters for bootable media, for better compatibility with certain hardware. See Bootable media startup parameters for more information


2. Click Proceed to create the bootable media

You can also download a Bootable Media ISO image file from your account web page: see How to download Acronis bootable media ISO. This ISO image is Linux-based.

How to create Acronis Bootable Rescue Media on a Mac

We strongly recommend creating a bootable media immediately after the first backup; if the operating system crashes, the only way to restore it from Acronis True Image 2018 backup is restoring from the bootable media.

To create Acronis bootable rescue media:

1. Connect a removable drive to your Mac.

The drive must have 4 GB (or more) of free space. For example, you can use an external hard drive or a USB flash drive. Note that CD and DVD media are not supported.

2. Open Acronis True Image 2018.

3. In the File menu, click Create Rescue Media. The Acronis Media Builder window opens.

4. Select the drive that you want to make bootable.

5. Click Create Media. If the drive is not empty, Acronis True Image 2018 will ask you to confirm deleting all the data stored on the drive. To confirm, click Erase.

6. When the progress is complete, disconnect the media and keep it in a safe place. You can store your own data on the media, but make sure that you do not delete or modify the Acronis boot files.

We recommend that you create a new rescue media every time you upgrade your Mac OS X to a newer version. Otherwise, your rescue media may not work properly.


Bootable media startup parameters

Here, you can set bootable media startup parameters in order to configure rescue media boot options for better compatibility with different hardware. Several options are available (nousb, nomouse, noapic, etc.). These parameters are provided for advanced users. If you encounter any hardware compatibility problems while testing boot from the rescue media, it may be best to contact Acronis Technical Support.

To add a startup parameter

  • Enter a command into the Parameters field.
  • Having specified the startup parameters, click Next to continue.

Additional parameters that can be applied prior to booting Linux kernel


The following parameters can be used to load Linux kernel in a special mode:

  • acpi=off

Disables ACPI and may help with a particular hardware configuration.

  • noapic

Disables APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) and may help with a particular hardware configuration.

  • nousb

Disables loading of USB modules.

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  • nousb2

Disables USB 2.0 support. USB 1.1 devices still work with this option. This option allows using some USB drives in USB 1.1 mode, if they do not work in USB 2.0 mode.

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  • quiet

This parameter is enabled by default and the startup messages are not displayed. Deleting it will result in the startup messages being displayed as the Linux kernel is loaded and the command shell being offered prior to running the Acronis program.

  • nodma

Disables DMA for all IDE disk drives. Prevents kernel from freezing on some hardware.

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  • nofw

Disables FireWire (IEEE1394) support.

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  • nopcmcia

Disables PCMCIA hardware detection.

  • nomouse

Disables mouse support.

  • [module name]=off

Disables the module (e.g. sata_sis=off).

  • pci=bios

Forces to use PCI BIOS, and not to access the hardware device directly. For instance, this parameter may be used if the machine has a non-standard PCI host bridge.

  • pci=nobios

Disallows use of PCI BIOS; only direct hardware access methods are allowed. For instance, this parameter may be used if you experience crashes upon boot-up, probably caused by the BIOS.

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  • pci=biosirq

Uses PCI BIOS calls to get the interrupt routing table. These calls are known to be buggy on several machines and they hang the machine when used, but on other computers it is the only way to get the interrupt routing table. Try this option, if the kernel is unable to allocate IRQs or discover secondary PCI buses on your motherboard.

  • vga=ask

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Gets the list of the video modes available for your video card and allows selecting a video mode most suitable for the video card and monitor. Try this option, if the automatically selected video mode is unsuitable for your hardware.

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