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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #251

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    You don't have to backup drivers. The factory image already includes the factory driver versions. AFAIK the recovery app has no option to just wipe the OS drive.

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  2. #252

    Posts : 22
    windows 8.1 x64

    I had this problem I was planning to buy a SSD anyway so installed Win 8.1 core fresh copy used a generic key then used the OEM serial so far so good, Got the original HD still in working order...then created a image after updating and installing programs.
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  3. #253

    Posts : 1

    Hey guys, I am having a hard time finding the install.wim on my TX300ca, is there any other way I can get this file or does it have to be from my labtop?
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  4. #254

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

    any simplier method of this? hahaha am confused.. but ill re-read everything again xD i have the same problem btw..
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  5. #255

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Click image for larger versionsoo... i used eraseus too last time. the reagentc got errors too. the same errors too..
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  6. #256

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Qub1 View Post
    Hey, I'm back and I'm happy to say the problem is resolved

    I used your tool and it worked great, until I selected my install.wim file. It said that the file contained multiple recovery images (or something similar) and it gave me the option to choose from a list of about 4 images. I didn't know which one to choose so I decided to come back to the forums to ask. And then I saw the post ariftwister made. EaseUS had set the type of my recovery partitions from Recovery to OEM, and so Windows had trouble finding them (since it was looking for a Recovery partition).

    So I did the following to fix it:
    - Open CMD
    - Type diskpart
    - Type list disk
    - Select the disk with the recovery partition, using select disk # (mine was select disk 0)
    - Type list partition
    - Select the recovery partition, using select partition # (mine was select partition 6). The partition has OEM listed as its type.
    - Then I used set id=27 to set the id to that of Recovery, but since my drive was GPT and not MBR, it didn't work.
    - So, I did some Googling and found that for a GPT disk I had to use set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
    - So I did set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
    - It succeeded, so I again typed list partition and it was now listed as Recovery!
    - Rebooted into the Recovery Environment, and it detected my Restore partition and allowed me to reset.

    I couldn't be happier
    And also thanks to everyone for the help, and even though I didn't fully use your tool SIW, I'm sure it can help others a lot, and I really appreciate you making it.

    I'm going to restore now, and if it succeeds I'll come back here and mark this thread as solved.
    i did the set id.. and re checked the partition list. its still OEM.. where did i go wrong?
    im using GPT I did set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC still nothing..
    update: GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by lancersc; 12 Oct 2014 at 08:25. Reason: wr
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  7. #257

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Click image for larger versiongot this fixed... but still no luck. " some files are missing "still the same problem..
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  8. #258

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

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    the reagentc /info now works though..
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  9. #259

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lancersc View Post
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    got this fixed... but still no luck. " some files are missing "still the same problem..
    Note: How do you fix the error message: "Could not find the recovery environment", if the ID for the recovery partition type is incorrectly set to OEM? -> link

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  10. #260

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 pro

    i kinda did this Could not find recovery environment
    aaand i think i made it worst..
    now it says " some files are missing "
    i am not a smart man... xD
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