Fixed: ASUS Backtracker Failed to Create the Factory Default Backup

August 1, 2019

Stuck in Backtracker failed to create the factory default backup in your Asus notebooks? How to solve? Use AOMEI Backupper to create recovery disk to bypass Asus Backtracker failed to create the factory default backup in Windows 7/8/10.

The Problem

Last week I got my ASUS G751JT notebook, and all has been configured. As the notebook doesn’t have a recovery CD, so I tried to create a recovery disk with Asus Backtracker from the Asus website for my Windows 8.1. It detected my 32GB USB drive. Everything is fine until an error message appear when I try to create a backup after 5 minutes.

The error is stating that “Failed to create the factory default backup, failed to read or access the USB storage device. The backup image creation process stopped. Please ensure the following: Your ASUS notebook is connected to a power source and your USB storage device is working properly”.

If Backtracker failed to create the factory default backup, how could I create a backup for recovery? Thanks in advance for any help.

About ASUS Backtracker

As you know the manufacturer will give you a recovery disc when you purchase a notebook in the past. But now the recovery drive is no longer provided for Asus notebook, so if you want to recover your system, how would you do?

Don’t worry, ASUS Backtracker is a software to backup factory recovery image, Asus driver/App, and restore your system to factory settings. This software is only for ASUS notebook in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You would get a “ASUS Backtracker does not support your system” message if you’re running in Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer. Backtracker works properly only when the recovery partition exists. Other files like default programs, music, movies, and personal files could not be backed up with this software.

Thus, many users will take advantage of ASUS Backtracker to create a factory default backup. However, you may encounter Asus Backtracker failed to create the factory default backup error.

How to Solve ASUS Backtracker Failed to Create the Factory Default Backup Problem?

To solve the “failed to create the factory default backup” issue in ASUS notebook, there are best two solutions you can follow to fix.

Way 1: Run latest version of ASUS Backtracker

Try the latest version of Backtracker if you’re using the previous version of the software, the outdated application could have some issues prevent you to backup the recovery partition. The latest one will fix the issue.

Way 2: Create Recovery Drive with AOMEI Backupper Professional

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a comprehensive backup and cloning software for Windows users, and allows you backup system, hard drive to external hard drive, USB flash drive, network share, SSD drive, etc. Besides, it has the ability to restore backup image to another computer with different hardware.

In order to restore your system to factory settings, you’d better backup your disk when you get Asus laptop after purchasing. Then create a bootable media to boot your computer when you need to restore your system.

Backup Disk

1. Connect an external hard drive with your Asus notebook. Download AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and launch it. On the main console, select “Backup”>”Disk Backup”.

Disk Backup

2. Type a name into “Task Name” and choose Asus system hard drive as source disk in the “Step1”.

Start Backup

3. Select the external hard drive to save the disk backup image in the “Step2”, then press “Start Backup”.

Create Bootable Media

1. On the main window, choose “Utilities”>”Create Bootable Media” in turn.

Create Bootable Media

2. Choose “Bootable Disc Type”, then click “Next”.

Bootable Disc Type


3. Select a USB or CD/DVD to create bootable media.

USB Boot Device

Tips: Backup your important files in advance on your storage media, all the data on your USB flash drive will be wiped out after creating bootable media.

After a moment, ASUS Backtracker failed to create the factory default backup problem would never bother you again. Then, recover your system to factory default settings with the external hard drive and bootable media will achieve your goal if required. Furthermore, AOMEI Backupper Professional allows you to backup Asus system and partitions, clone recovery partition to another location in case the recovery partition deleted accidently.