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Could not find recovery environment

  1. #11


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi All,

    Regarding the use of EaseUs Partition Master Portable Ed., I used it because the W8.1 embedded tool refused to shrink system partition under 235 Go. Even if Windows is known to be fond of HDD space when getting older, that appeared to be a little too much.


    Regarding my initial issue, itís solved!

    Here is the complete sequence I followed :

    1. open the admin command
    2. diskpart
    3. List disk ---> identify the system disk. For me = disk 0
    4. select disk 0
    5. List partition --> 2 partitions called OEM ( 1 of 600Mo, the other one of 17Go). For me partition 1 & 7
    6. select partition 1
    7. set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    8. select partition 7
    9. set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    10. select partition 1
    11. assign letter=R
    12. exit
    13. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
    14. exit (from the Admin command)

    then follow the normal procedure to generate the Recovery USB stick

    Thanks to those who master their topic and share it and particularly to Amlung who helped me. You made my day.


    Hopefully, one day, thanks to forums like this one, I will reach the appropriate level to help the others as I was helped!!

    All the best.

    Cheers

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Win7/8


    Thanks, but all credit should definitely go to genet
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1
    windows8.1


    hi, i executed reagentc.exe,

    what to do afterwards, can u pls explain in detail...
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  4. #14


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Post a screenshot of reagentc /info and list partition. Alt-PrtScr copies the active window to the clipboard.

    Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following commands:

    reagentc /info

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition

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  5. #15


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command

    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 0
    3. select partition 1
    4. assign letter=R
    5. exit
    6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
    7. Try create a recovery disk to see if it works


    Good luck !!!
    Hi, I need some help, I have 3 recovery partitions, one is a 17GB Acer recovery, then there are two recoveries created by Win 8 and Win 8.1. One of 400MB and one of 450MB (see Disk Management screenshot below).

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    Now my questions are,

    1) Which one is the Win 8.1 recovery?

    2) When following topgundcp's instructions, should I assign the drive letter to the Win 8.1 recovery or to the Acer recovery?

    NOTE: I have currently assigned the drive letter R: to the Acer recovery (17GB partition), only to realise that it does not have the correct path. How do I remove the drive letter?

    Thanks in advance
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  6. #16


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    Hi, I need some help, I have 3 recovery partitions, one is a 17GB Acer recovery, then there are two recoveries created by Win 8 and Win 8.1. One of 400MB and one of 450MB (see Disk Management screenshot below).

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    400 MB - Recovery partition - Windows RE location (before Windows 8.1 update)
    450 MB - Recovery partition - Windows RE location (after Windows 8.1 update)
    17.00 GB - Recovery partition - Recovery image location

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    I have currently assigned the drive letter R: to the Acer recovery (17GB partition), only to realise that it does not have the correct path. How do I remove the drive letter?
    Restart the computer.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    Hi, I need some help, I have 3 recovery partitions, one is a 17GB Acer recovery, then there are two recoveries created by Win 8 and Win 8.1. One of 400MB and one of 450MB (see Disk Management screenshot below).

    Click image for larger version
    400 MB - Recovery partition - Windows RE location (before Windows 8.1 update)
    450 MB - Recovery partition - Windows RE location (after Windows 8.1 update)
    17.00 GB - Recovery partition - Recovery image location

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    I have currently assigned the drive letter R: to the Acer recovery (17GB partition), only to realise that it does not have the correct path. How do I remove the drive letter?
    Restart the computer.
    Great, so if I link the 450MB partition to Windows RE and have the 17GB as the recovery image, Acer Recovery Management will be able to create a recovery drive with Windows 8.1 and all the Acer drivers and bloatware right?

    Also, is it safe to delete the Windows 8 recovery partition?

    Thanks a lot
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  8. #18


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    so if I link the 450MB partition to Windows RE and have the 17GB as the recovery image, Acer Recovery Management will be able to create a recovery drive with Windows 8.1 and all the Acer drivers and bloatware right?
    If the "reagentc /info" command also displays the location of the recovery image partition. Here is info about reagentc /info -> link

    But you may be unable to create a recovery drive, if the fault is somewhere else.

    If the recovery drive is created successfully, it will reinstall Windows 8 from the recovery USB flash drive, even if Windows 8 is updated to Windows 8.1.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    Also, is it safe to delete the Windows 8 recovery partition?
    It's a good idea to leave the partition on the hard disk.
    Last edited by genet; 22 Oct 2014 at 06:36.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    The recovery drive was created successfully, so I guess it worked, even though I set the Windows RE image location as the 450MB Windows 8.1 partition and not the 400MB Windows 8 partition.

    Thanks for your help
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  10. #20


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniol71 View Post
    The recovery drive was created successfully, so I guess it worked
    You can test your Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.

    - Do not change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings (for example, the boot order of drives).
    - Connect your Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
    - Restart the computer.
    - Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (see this link for help).
    - Select your USB flash drive from the boot menu.

    - Select your language and keyboard layout (if displayed).

    - Select the Troubleshoot option (see screenshot below).

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    - Select the Refresh your PC or Reset your PC option (see screenshot below).

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    - "Choose a target operating system" (if displayed).
    - "Choose an account to continue" and "Enter the password for this account" (if displayed).

    All should be okay if you receive the following screen (see screenshots below).

    Note: Select the Cancel option.

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