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  1. #1
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    T100TA recovery USB unable to boot (loop)


    To free up some space on my T100 I wanted to extend my C: drive by removing the recovery partition.
    After creating a recovery USB drive that contains a copy of the recovery partition, I decided to put it to the test before removing the partition.

    By doing so I noticed that my T100 won't continue to boot from USB after a certain point.

    What I have done:
    In the bios:
    changed the secure boot settings to secure boot disabled
    played around with the USB debug and controller settings
    With the USB drive:
    plugged into the keyboard
    recreated the recovery drive
    plugged into micro USB
    tried a different USB drive

    What I get:
    When booting I select boot from the USB drive.

    After selecting the keyboard layout I get the selection screen below and choose use a device

    I get the select device screen like below

    So far so good, but when I tap on the USB drive it looks like the power to the USB port is cut and the T100 reboots without going to the recovery that is stored on the USB.

    Can someone help me in getting this sorted out?

    I will not remove the recovery partition before I have an absolute certainty that I can use the USB to recover my OS

  2. #2
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    Welcome to the forum

    My knowledge of modern PC's & Windows OS is very limited - but from reading here & a hazy memory - is this something to do with the UEFI boot issues? In the BIOS? Maybe the way the USB stick is formatted/created?

    I can't help anymore than that, but I wanted to post a welcome and maybe provide a pointer towards a solution. I hope that other far more technically knowledgable members will assist in due course...

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    Hmmm. Not sure but I believe you go into "Troubleshooting" to reset/reload the OS. So you won't really know if the whole procedure will work unless you are ready to complete the whole recovery process. I'm in the same boat as you are, copied the recovery drive to USB but never tested it. I am not ready to do that and possibly mess something else up as my T100 is working fine at the moment. Interested in your final results.

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    Does it work again if you re-enable secure boot?
    T100TAM 64GB, Bios v205

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    Spie -: Hi, we're seeing that you're having some issues with your notebook and would love to assist in resolving this problem. Please provide us with the details on the process you used to create the recovery drive. You can also contact us at and we'll be more than happy to further troubleshoot this issue.

    If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to let us know. We will be more than happy to assist you. Once again, thank you for choosing ASUS products and services.

    Thank you,

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  6. #6
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    Now that we're getting some T100 interest here from Asus... thank you Asus...

    I think transformerforums/t100 should give Asus their own thread where users can make very specific requests (like making a USB recovery) and Asus can then provide step by step instructions (or a link) to help all users.
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