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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #281


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Please can you give me some help... I just need to know how to turn my "Primary" recovery drive back to a "Recovery" recovery drive since EaseUS changed the type of partition on me. And now I cannot restore my windows 8 computer back to factory settings. Please help.

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  2. #282


    Posts : 2,673
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by circuitslaveer1 View Post
    Okay, well, here is what my DISK shows. I just thought since I didn't want Windows 8.1 upgrade right now I could delete any partition that it created:
    The 600MB partition is the Factory Windows 8 Recovery and Tools - the 350MB is the windows 8.1 recovery tools

    when you run > reagent /info < you will notice that it is pointing to windowsRE on partition 4 and not partition 2

    Before you do anything decide, what you really want - a clean install to windows 8.1 or reset back to factory windows 8

    I will tell you this windows 8 is out and it will lose support - you are forced to upgrade to windows 8.1 by Microsoft.. 8 is dead..

    And with windows 10 in the pipeline windows 8.1 may soon follow..
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  3. #283


    Posts : 2,673
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by sarisdesign View Post
    Please can you give me some help... I just need to know how to turn my "Primary" recovery drive back to a "Recovery" recovery drive since EaseUS changed the type of partition on me. And now I cannot restore my windows 8 computer back to factory settings. Please help.
    Open command prompt(admin) by right click start flag

    type> diskpart

    type> list volume

    find the volume number that is your recovery image partition (10GB-20GB partition)

    type> select volume * (* being that recovery partition volume number)

    type> assign letter=r

    browse for the folder that has "install.wim" or "install*.swm(s)"

    and then type>

    C:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

    assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

    - change drive letter and folder name to suit your system setup


    The fact it is a primary partition does not matter, as the recovery partition is a primary partition with the attributes ID set to recovery and hidden - to do that you would then

    to set as recovery partition type> set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac

    to set as hidden, system required partition type> gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
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  4. #284


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Thank you
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  5. #285


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Still having problems.


    OK... So I have a new question. Even when the setosimage is linked to install.wim... How do I use that file to reinstall to factory settings? It still says it can't find the recovery environment. It says my RE status is disabled and I try and enable it, but it says there is no recovery in the specified path. It does show the recover image path and the index 1.. I guess I just need to know how to restore my windows folder with what I have done so far... And I would really just like to be able to do it through the "Refresh PC and Delete Everything" in Windows 8.1
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  6. #286


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    My path is R:\RECOVERYIMAGE and I am doing it on a p1801 Asus all in one. All the info is there for recreating the partitions and reinstall all the files. But I just can't get this thing working for the life of me.
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  7. #287


    Posts : 2,673
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    post a snap shot of disk management (partitions)
    and of RE Info > reagentc /info
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  8. #288


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Screenshots


    Here they are.

    Disk Managment
    Click image for larger version

    Reagentc /info
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    R:\RECOVERYDRIVE
    Click image for larger version
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  9. #289


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    ? :(


    Decided to post this too.

    Diskpart > List Volume
    Click image for larger version

    Let me know what the hell I'm doing wrong.. lol
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  10. #290


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


    Did you do reagentc /disable

    first?

    If so, it seems it can't find winre.wim.

    You would need to point at it if that is the case.
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