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Windows 8.1 Pro Automatic Repair Error

  1. #31


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Perhaps you need to have hidden files showing?

    You would probably be better just running the .cmd file. If the hidden 8.1 winre is there , it will be used, but you don't have one component that would be good to include. That is explorerframe.dll from 8.1. Use 7-zip to get it from install.wim system32, copy it into RE64\BIN\x64\windows\system32.

    ( You can show hidden and system files in folder options )
    I copied the explorerframe.dll and it was already there. I have hidden files and folders showing and the file does not show, but if I try to copy it again from install.wim it says it's already there....

    Now I continue your steps on the other thread and after I do that, what exactly do I need to do with this usb drive with these files?

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  2. #32


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    1) Winre.wim is a hidden os file. Best to open an admin cmd prompt and type:

    attrib -s -h c:\winre64\winre.wim

    then press enter. Now you should be able to see it.


    2) If explorerframe is already there, overwrite it so you know for sure it is the correct one.

    3) Then rt click and run as admin on the WINRE64.cmd file.

    4) It will ask if you want to make an iso. Probably easiest to say yes, then use Rufus to put the iso onto usb.


    downloadRufus v1.4.3


    Click image for larger version

    LOL. Just remembered that one is called winre64, not RE64 which is a different one I made.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    1) Winre.wim is a hidden os file. Best to open an admin cmd prompt and type:

    attrib -s -h c:\winre64\winre.wim

    then press enter. Now you should be able to see it.


    2) If explorerframe is already there, overwrite it so you know for sure it is the correct one.

    3) Then rt click and run as admin on the WINRE64.cmd file.

    4) It will ask if you want to make an iso. Probably easiest to say yes, then use Rufus to put the iso onto usb.


    downloadRufus v1.4.3


    Click image for larger version

    LOL. Just remembered that one is called winre64, not RE64 which is a different one I made.

    That's okay I figured out what you Meant, I used rufus to make the bootable usb from the iso in winre64... Now do I just stick the USB in my desktop and edit the bios to boot from the USB? I'm not sure if my bios can even boot from USB to be honest... :/


    edit: just kidding I figured out how to boot from the USB and did so. Now I click swminstall and I'm confused from there it says to go to sources on the USB Drive and click the install.swm and the only options I have are bootx64.wim and install.wim and if I try install.wim it says "No. Image name"
    Last edited by mag1c; 11 Feb 2014 at 01:16.
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  4. #34


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you want to install, then I assume you have copied off everything you need?


    SWMinstaller is for .Swm files. (split wim files). Install.wim is .Wim file. Use the other one called WIMinstall.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you want to install, then I assume you have copied off everything you need?


    SWMinstaller is for .Swm files. (split wim files). Install.wim is .Wim file. Use the other one called WIMinstall.
    I can load up to the usb drive fine and get to the menu, when I browse my drives I don't see any of my data under my localdisk-users-pictures/videos/documents etc... the explorer in the menu only shows 1.66tb free (91%) on my local disk E:..so are my files gone I would say at this point? I had at least 500+gigs of data from 2tb.

    I am sorry I am completely stupid with this, I wasn't sure what to do when I eventually got to this point. I was figuring it would fix my boot files and allow my computer to start up normally....

    I don't know if this matters but I was able to browse to my local drive and I see a winre.wim file if that helps me at all.
    Last edited by mag1c; 11 Feb 2014 at 10:40.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Can you see your HDD's & Partition on your PC?
    If NO

    You may need to install the Raid drives in LOAD DRIVERS.

    In SIW2 Recovery USB drive, it is called DRVRLOAD
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  7. #37


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes I can see my drives. It lists a recovery drive, my local drive and the USB with SIW2 program on it. (I'm at work that's all I can remember it lists for drives)

    So what exactly do I need to do at this point to maybe recover the data from my drives?
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  8. #38


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data,
    than copy & paste your data to your clean install.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah that's where I'm stuck. When I went to my local drive, users and default I see no data in any main folders. (Music,pictures,documents,videos)
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  10. #40


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Did you add Recuva to SIW2 Recovery USB drive?
    If YES, try running RECUVA to try & find the files.
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