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 Ventoy modifies MBR? Bricked USB drive
Greetings, folks.

I would not be posting anything if I did not have a nasty newbie problem.  Confused  I'm mainly writing to confirm my suspicions.

I tried running Ventoy2Disk.exe yesterday and it seemed to start OK for a few seconds.  I have Acronis protection and it stopped the ventoy in it tracs, giving me this message box:
I presume this is when Ventoy tried to create an MBR on the USB drive, not on my main hard drive.  This is what I need to be assured of so that I can take certain steps.  If Acronis is just a road block I can surely disable the [dis]service while I try again.  (I'll probably post that question on an Acronis forum.)

In the process it also seems to have bricked my USB drive.  Angry Windows will not recognize it more that a beep when I insert it; it no longer shows up on the list of drives when I open "This PC".  (Using Windows 11).  Hmmm... I wonder if it will be recognized when I boot Linux.  As above, the process of un-bricking the USB is beyond the scope of this forum, though if someone has a solution that has worked, I'd appreciate hearing form you.  (Google has provided a gazzillion solution that don't match what I see when I open the dialogs.)

Thanks for help with this.

Jake S.  (Snarky signature yet to be composed  Big Grin    )

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Ventoy modifies MBR? Bricked USB drive - by jakesalomon - 02-08-2023, 05:21 PM

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