Scenario: You launch an operation that requires a system restart. After restart, you see the error “Stub library failed to initialise” and the machine boots into Windows without performing the planned operation
This happens when using a Paragon product earlier than generation 14 (e.g. HDM 12) with Windows 8.1. The release build of 8.1 made some changes to the boot process, which broke compatibility with the autonomous mode of HDM 12 and other Paragon programs from the same generation. There are also a few other incompatibilities with Windows 8.1. The best solution is to upgrade to HDM 14 or other generation 14 program. They include full Windows 8.1 compatibility.
As an alternative workaround, you can use a bootable recovery media to perform operations that require system restart.
You have two ways of creating a recovery media. The results are functionally similar, but the WinPE version supports a wider range of hardware.
#1. Create a Linux-based media from within the program. To access this function, open Tools > Burn Recovery Media (in express mode) or Recovery Media Builder (in advanced mode). The wizard will guide you through the steps to create a bootable USB flash drive or CD / DVD.
#2. Create a WinPE-based media by using a specialised program. Download Recovery Media Builder or Boot Media Builder from your account section on our website. (There is a comparison page to help you choose.) These products have been provided to you along with your Paragon product. Launch it and follow the steps to create a recovery media.
If your system uses UEFI rather than legacy BIOS, you may need to disable Secure Boot in the firmware settings to boot from the recovery media.