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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #101


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    d/l this:
    Attachment 35423Attachment 35423

    extract like this:


    Attachment 35428

    you will have this:


    Attachment 35424

    put your 8.0 winre here:


    Attachment 35425


    Run as admin on cmd file:


    Attachment 35426




    It will ask if you want to d/l recuva to be included. Up to you.

    It also asks if you want to make an iso. Up to you.

    After it has finished ( about 2 mins) you will see a folder called iso.

    Copy all the folders from inside that (not the iso folder itself - all the folders from inside it ) onto your fat32 formatted flash drive.

    Attachment 35427

    Then copy your install.wim, or install.swm files into the sources folder on the flash drive.

    That's it.

    Boot it up and you will get a menu. To install from .swm files, click the SWMINSTALL button on the menu. Browse to the Install.swm file. You will want to select the image called Push Button Reset or similar, it is probably image 2.

    Doe your files will work for me or did you made them especlially for Qud1 ?

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  2. #102


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    OK xuorel, I have to ask. If you ran the reagentc /info command, could you include the listing in your next response, please? If you want, a picture of your Disk Management window might also help.

    Because of the way Microsoft handled the OS version change from 8 to 8.1, several possibilities are in play in the problem you describe.

    Depending on when you did your update, you should have the extra 350 MB partition which handles recovery operations for 8.1. You cannot refresh or reset to 8.1, but you should still have the ability to reset back to 8. But there are so many variations on how the OEMs set up there systems, it is impossible to predict what yours might do.

    Since I do not have an OEM system to test, when you boot to your recovery drive and select Reset, what happens? There is a file on the recovery drive, and possibly in the 350 MB recovery partition, named Reagent.xml. This file has an entry for a Fallback OS which refers back to the original OEM Recovery partition. I do not know how the process works, but it sounds like yours should be OK, but may not be processing as you expect.
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  3. #103


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    OK xuorel, I have to ask. If you ran the reagentc /info command, could you include the listing in your next response, please? If you want, a picture of your Disk Management window might also help.

    Because of the way Microsoft handled the OS version change from 8 to 8.1, several possibilities are in play in the problem you describe.

    Depending on when you did your update, you should have the extra 350 MB partition which handles recovery operations for 8.1. You cannot refresh or reset to 8.1, but you should still have the ability to reset back to 8. But there are so many variations on how the OEMs set up there systems, it is impossible to predict what yours might do.

    Since I do not have an OEM system to test, when you boot to your recovery drive and select Reset, what happens? There is a file on the recovery drive, and possibly in the 350 MB recovery partition, named Reagent.xml. This file has an entry for a Fallback OS which refers back to the original OEM Recovery partition. I do not know how the process works, but it sounds like yours should be OK, but may not be processing as you expect.

    here the informations you ask to me.

    I bought me computer last week and update to win 8.1 on friday 14th.

    I would like to restore Win 8 with asus factory backup.

    When i try to do this wtih F9 touch i have exactely the same message as Qud1 in his first post.

    I hope thoses informations will be helpfull (sorry for my English but i'm french).
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  4. #104


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Your information brings some more questions. Some of what I will indicate is for other readers that might see something they recognize.

    Your system shows a 450 MB partition where the 8.1 normally puts it own recovery partition which is only 350 MB. Do you know what is in that partition?

    Your reagent info shows you are still looking at your original OEM Recovery Tools partition, but with the Windows 8.1 folder designations. So it appears the original information has been overwritten or reset to show the 8.1 recovery options. The later 8.1 updates left that partition alone so a Reset to Windows 8 could be accomplished. SIW2 would know better than I, but if a reset is using the 8.1 Winre.wim, it may be having a problem trying to use the 8.0 factory image.

    I think the tools SIW2 has made available are for using the image in your Restore partition to reset your system. The fact it is showing as Index 2 may or may not be relevant. But I suppose any commands to apply that image would need the correct index.

    I will go back through the thread to check what you have tried, but for now, what exactly happens when you do a Windows 8 Reset, not the ASUS option?
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  5. #105


    Posts : 5,358
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    New versions: If asked to d/l mstools, say yes. You will then have several ways to install from install.wim or install.swm. ( Not from install.esd yet, that will be coming soon. )

    32 bit https://www.dropbox.com/s/cdaszlqki33pkdz/RE86v7b.zip

    64 bit https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta450qkrrpuaxlh/RE64v7b.zip


    Last edited by SIW2; 17 Mar 2014 at 21:47.
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  6. #106


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    thank you SIW2 ! I gonna try that tomorrow (it's midnight here).

    i have one more question. Both partitions recovery (900MB) and * (450MB) containe winre.Wim. Wich one i have to choose ? I have a win 8 retail disk, woold it be beter to take that file on the disk ?

    thank you
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  7. #107


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    is that normal i have those files after having lanched you files ? (on pictures on page 6 of this topic there is other files)
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  8. #108


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That looks right.
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  9. #109


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That looks right.
    and no "bootmgr" and "bootmgr.efi" on that folder :
    Click image for larger version

    the process was just few seconds, nothing appears in cmd screen as with your last version (saying "mounting image, etc), and i feel that all folders are empty
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  10. #110


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    According to your first screenie, it has found winre.wim and copied it over,that is usually the difficult bit , so I have no idea what the problem is.

    I will run it here and see.
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