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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #221


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04


    Hello, this is my first post here.

    I stumbled upon this post while searching for many issues I encountered.

    My main issue is that I can't boot to Windows it attempts to start loading and then it shows me the BSOD. This happens a couple times then takes me to the windows 8 repair. It attempts to auto repair, but fails and in the text file it says to check on why it failed says OS Mismatch.

    I attempt to refresh and it says the drive is locked.
    If I attempt to reset it says the partition that is required is no longer there or something similar. It's the same issue others are having in this thread.

    I still have my recovery partition and restore partition that originally came with the laptop and both have the WIM files. Although I didn't make a backup and wish I made a backup right when I got the laptop before I upgraded to 8.1.

    I would like to use the tool provided by SWI2, however I can't boot to Windows. It seems like everyone is running his files from within Windows. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. I think I can still recover using the WIM files some how right?

    Please let me know if you need any additional information to assist.

    Thanks!

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  2. #222


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    What bit version are you using?

    Is it pro , core, or core single language?
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  3. #223


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What bit version are you using?

    Is it pro , core, or core single language?
    By bit are you referring to the version of windows 8?

    If so I believe it's the pro version.
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  4. #224


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    32 or 64 bit ?
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  5. #225


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    32 or 64 bit ?
    It's 64 bit sorry now I see what you meant.
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  6. #226


    Posts : 22
    Win8 / 8.1


    similar problem

    The recovery environment works from within Windows so it seems ok,
    now a new problem:
    when i press f9 i got a BSOD with error 0xc0000225.
    the only way to restore the boot is to boot with the recovery usb and give bootrec /rebuildbcd.

    Now i decided to delete all the recovery partitions and live with acronis images

    How can i disable the F9 at this point? i want to get rid of all the WINRE functions....

    Thanks
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  7. #227


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04


    I think what I need to do is some how tell the recovery environment that I still have the recovery and restore partitions to use.
    Some where the link must have broken.

    Not really sure.

    Edit: Fixed my laptop!
    I was able to recover by using the gimagex tool.
    This post recover windows 8 from a .wim file and the one before it were helpful in me using the image.
    Last edited by technickul; 27 Jul 2014 at 21:22.
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  8. #228


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Thanks Everyone for your help and Support... The issue has been resolved


    A big thanks to SIW2... Hats off to you

    what i did is

    1. Download the tool (
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ophotsq6fjrbzl/REv16.zip)
    2. Run the code Follow the instructions and make a bootable USB.
    3. Reboot the System via USB.
    4. From the menu, select
    GimageX
    5. Goto Apply Tab
    6. Selected the .wim file in Source and C drive in destination.
    7. Click Apply and Done.

    Then it enabled me to reset my computer to factory settings from F9 menu without any error.

    My suggestion to the new guys reading this post is Don't lose hope its is nothing keep on reading the instructions and the posts again and again and eventually you will learn how to do it. In the start i was confused too and didn't know what to do but i kept on trying this is my 4th day and i have succeed.
    Last edited by Hamad Gondal; 30 Jul 2014 at 10:13.
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  9. #229


    OHhhh myyyy........this is the "toughiest" formatting yet I've ever performed!!!
    The first pre-installed Win 8 (8.1 to be exact) OS on Asus Laptop.

    Thank you all so much for all the info (the tools, the reporting of failure even) although I gotta read and read again and again trying to figure each minute details of what I have not done...or done wrong.
    The very next best thing was that I read so much even from other forums that I've mixed all sort of methods there is.
    I was lucky nothing was messed up.

    And you know what, the last thing i did was just as simple as making both recovery and restore drives appear (unhide) and assigning drive letters after creating the boot files in usb.

    I was having trouble figuring out how to squeeze the .wim files into 4gb fat32 usb...it got booted but, really nothing works at all!!!
    I had none whatsoever technical background like most of the guys out there.

    Darnn...i almost killed someone - lack of sleep too.
    Had only biscuits and coffee for bfast and lunch and now its dinner time i havent had a thing.
    Adios guys...u're the best
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  10. #230


    Posts : 22
    Win8 / 8.1


    I followed this thread for similar problems, since my start of using win8.
    I used to have full control over my hdd and i like partitioning it.So when i discovered all those recovery partitions, system partitions, and i repartitioned my hdd the recovery environment screwd up.
    I tried to restore it, but i ended saving my C: status with acronis,
    deleting all the recovery partitions (after imaging those with acronis for any future use)
    so now i have
    system partition
    c: win 8.1
    all my other partitions

    My problem now is that if i pres f9 for ASUS accessing winre it brakes the bcd and boot, so i have to do this:
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Of course i don't press f9, but i wanted to understand how it happens? where is this settings stored? how can i disable it?
    Thanks
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