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Too many recovery partitions?

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    Too many recovery partitions?


    Hi,
    Got this ASUS system recently and had to recover using USB recovery drive. Now I am not able to use the reset or refresh without using the USB drive. ASUS told me to send it in to reimage. I am trying to avoid that

    I see 3 partitons named Recovery. Is this valid? I am wondering about the first two (900MB and 450MB). Could I get rid of the 450MB partition so that i won't stay in the middle of unallocated spaces.
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    Thanks!

    (new to the forum and thanks for having this platform)
    Last edited by mourinho; 07 Jun 2014 at 14:40.

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    You have the exact number of partitions for a system updated from 8.0 to 8.1.

    If you have Reset back to 8.0, the recovery tools should have been set back to the original Recovery Tools partition so the 450 MB partition would no longer be used.

    Using an Administrative command prompt window and typing reagentc /info might show what is currently registered.
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    One is the original Windows 8. The others are for 8.1. That is normal.
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    Hi,

    I had deleted the 450MB partition before I saw the replies to my post. I had also started another recovery from USB recovery drive after I deleted the 450MB partition. Here is the command output latest.

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    Thanks much for the help!!
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    You need to point reagent at the folder containing install.wim ( or install.swm if they are split ).

    Likely they are in a folder called sources. Have a look with something more useful, like Partition guru,Recover deleted files, Partition manager and Windows backup - PartitionGuru.
    You can use the Pro version. It just runs in "unregistered" mode. That means the partition operations work fine, data recovery comes with registered version..
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    The recovery image is not registered on the system. There is a way to register it, but some information is needed.

    If you look in the long thread about ASUS recovery partitions, you will see reference by a system SIW2 made available for helping with this.

    But to re-register the recovery image which is in the 20 GB partition, you need to know the index of the correct image. On my ASUS system it is 3, but I have seen 4 quite often.

    You will also need to add a drive letter to the Recovery Image partition using Diskpart in order to use the reagentc command. The index number will need to be the correct one. You may be able to get the information from the recovery drive in the reagent.xml file or if you had an earlier backup that might work.

    Let us know if the information in the other thread helps or you want to try yourself to set it up.
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    Hi, I am using Mini Tool Partition Wizard and looks like the install.wim is in the Partition 6 (20GB partition). Is this enough info?Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    The recovery image is not registered on the system. There is a way to register it, but some information is needed.

    If you look in the long thread about ASUS recovery partitions, you will see reference by a system SIW2 made available for helping with this.
    Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

    Is this the thread you are referencing?

    Also info using the Partition Guru tool :Click image for larger version
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    Yes, and you do need the Index number, from somewhere. One place is after you place the drive letter on the partition, say R: ,you can use the command below to find the information on the install.wim.

    dism /get-imageinfo /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\install.wim

    You could then use that info for the Reagentc /setosimage ... command and then remove the drive letter from the partition. Just letting you know so if you find the information in the other thread, you will recognize it.
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    Let me start reading the long thread. Thanks much!

    what I have so far:
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    Last edited by mourinho; 07 Jun 2014 at 17:34. Reason: Added images
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