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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #241


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


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

    slightly different versions.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dd2jecmia3s0x00/RE64v7i.zip

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzaxya9kuip47xk/RE86v7i.zip


    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.

    Hi SIW2....
    I have this same problem with my Asus x202e. I was hoping to try this process that you've provided, but it seems that the files in the dropbox linked that you've shared is no longer available. Sir, I really need your help and I would appreciate it big time!

    Thanks in advance...

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  2. #242


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Same prob with Asus laptop updated to 8.1. Saltgrass suggested the Win 8.1 update creates a new 450MB recovery partition that should be set instead of the original partition.

    I did that (it contained the proper files) but now I get an error Screen "Windows needs to be repaired..." when pressing F9 in boot.

    Initial setup:

    Code:
    DISKPART> list partition
       Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    System             100 MB  1024 KB
       Partition 2    Recovery           900 MB   101 MB
       Partition 3    Reserved           128 MB  1001 MB
       Partition 4    Primary            185 GB  1129 MB
       Partition 5    Recovery           450 MB   186 GB
       Partition 6    Primary            258 GB   187 GB
       Partition 7    Recovery            20 GB   445 GB
    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
     Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration Information:
         Windows RE status:         Enabled
         Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE
         Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: e004e7b7-95b0-11e3-96f1-965f4fe1c318
         Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\RecoveryImage
         Recovery image index:      2
         Custom image location:
         Custom image index:        0
     REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Heres what I did:

    1. I asigned letter R to partition 5 with diskpart
    2. reagentc /disable - that seemed to delete WindowsRE from 900 MB partition 2
    3. reagentc /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    4. reagentc /enable
    5. reagentc /info showed correct settings

    Now tried setting the letter with Partition Guru but even if I repeat 3. and 4. (successfully) I end up with:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: e004e7b7-95b0-11e3-96f1-965f4fe1c318
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\RecoveryImage
        Recovery image index:      2
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 450 MB partition files.PNG   900 MB partition files.PNG  
    Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition Attached Files
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  3. #243


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


    @ brunob

    Take a read down from post 20 in this thread.
    Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    Quote Originally Posted by philbyk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Did you use some kind of partitioning software to get that 49GB partition?
    Yes, I used "EaseUs Partition Master"!
    (EaseUs Partition Master) again.
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  4. #244


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I did not use Partition Master for any active operations, just listing files. I used Partition Guru for that.

    Look, Im innocent

    Code:
    DISKPART> list partition
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    System             100 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Recovery           900 MB   101 MB
      Partition 3    Reserved           128 MB  1001 MB
      Partition 4    Primary            185 GB  1129 MB
      Partition 5    Primary            450 MB   186 GB
      Partition 6    Primary            258 GB   187 GB
      Partition 7    Recovery            20 GB   445 GB
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  5. #245


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I think you are the first one who even looked in the Additional Recovery Partition on an ASUS machine. Since the Update process does not change the partition used on those machines, hard to say why and what problems it might cause.

    The F9 option does not normally work after an Update since the OEM tools are no longer available in the new partition. Plus you seem to be showing the Reagentc listing does not represent your recovery options as being registered correctly.

    Most of the ASUS folks have had some success using the BackTracker utility posted on the ASUS website.. It appears to be a direct result of the recovery problems after an 8 to 8.1 update.

    Edit: I believe the link takes you to the Backtracker download, but I have not used it. My Asus system worked fine after an 8.1 update and reset back to Windows 8 without problems using the Windows utility.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download Backtracker
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  6. #246


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, Asus Backtracker helped me to restore factory image.
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  7. #247


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I suggest you put a sticky to this thread with Asus Backtracker and SIW2's tool tutorial as a alternative.

    I spent the whole day plowing through all the solutions.
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  8. #248


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Hi I am having the same problem. I have tried using system recovery through asus backtracker and got the same error. Do I need to create a factory recovery image and asus drivers to solve this issue? Here is a screenshot of the reagent.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails reagent.jpg  
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  9. #249


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Yes, create a recovery image using the Backtracker. Itll contain all the drivers and software as in the out-of-the-box system state. Beware that this will erase all your data even on non-system partitions.
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  10. #250


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Ok, do I have to create an image for the "Backup ASUS Driver/ App" too? Or just the factory recovery image? There is no option to just wipe the OS drive? Thanks for the quick reply.
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