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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #311


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    and there is nothing in that partition.txt that would suggest that the 800MB partition is not visable in diskpart..

    Most likely because it is for use with PBR and not a Factory loaded partition

    post reset config

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  2. #312


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    there is another file I would like to see - it is on the 350MB partition

    and that file is

    reagent.xml
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  3. #313


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    since i was able to get the recovery drives set to their proper IDs i am able to make a Recovery USB Drive that contains the factory settings... woot... hopefully this will work
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  4. #314


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    ok - look in the sources folder on the media you created.. you should see install.swm(s)

    and you should see reagent.xml

    open reagent.xml with notepad
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  5. #315


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Attachment 56042 Attachment 56044

    Here are my recovery disk files $ folders and my sources folder

    I'll explain what we have here..

    The factory install.wim (factory Image) was split into smaller install.swm files then are copied into the recovery partition and then applied to the windows partition

    The resetconfig.xml tells windowsRE what partitions to copy and apply the images to.

    The resetpartitions.txt (PBR_diskpart.txt) tells windowsRE how to setup the hard drive and to create the needed partitions

    The boot.wim is actually winRE.wim and it will get copied into the WinRE tools partition

    the reagent.xml sets the bcd boot record and contains the windows version information..

    I will note that since the upgrade you are using windows 8.1 winre and applying a windows 8 image
    I will also note you partition sizes are oversized based on the partition.txt you posted
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  6. #316


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    ?


    REAGENT.XML

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

    <WindowsRE version="2.0">
    <WinreBCD id="{e257eea7-001f-11e3-bbb8-e19ef0590a18}"/>
    <WinreLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="0" offset="1048576" guid="{dd613840-78cf-4525-b0a5-994da93b45a7}"/>
    <ImageLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="0" offset="1048576" guid="{dd613840-78cf-4525-b0a5-994da93b45a7}"/>
    <PBRImageLocation path="\RECOVERYIMAGE" id="0" offset="221803778048" guid="{dd613840-78cf-4525-b0a5-994da93b45a7}" index="1"/>
    <PBRCustomImageLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" index="0"/>
    <InstallState state="1"/>
    <OsInstallAvailable state="1"/>
    <CustomImageAvailable state="0"/>
    <IsAutoRepairOn state="1"/>
    <WinREStaged state="0"/>
    <OperationParam path=" -continue"/>
    <OsBuildVersion path="9600.17328.amd64fre.winblue_r3.140827-1500"/>
    <OemTool state="0"/>
    <IsServer state="0"/>
    <DownlevelWinreLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="0" offset="1048576" guid="{dd613840-78cf-4525-b0a5-994da93b45a7}"/>
    <IsWimBoot state="0"/>
    <ScheduledOperation state="8"/>
    </WindowsRE>

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #317


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    RESETCONFIG.XML

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Reset>
    <Run Phase="FactoryReset_AfterImageApply">
    <Path>ASUS\AfterImageApply.cmd</Path>
    <Param></Param>
    <Duration>2</Duration>
    </Run>
    <SystemDisk>
    <MinSize>256000</MinSize>
    <DiskpartScriptPath>ASUS\ReCreatePartition.txt</DiskpartScriptPath>
    <OSPartition>4</OSPartition>
    <WindowsREPartition>1</WindowsREPartition>
    <RecoveryImagePartition>6</RecoveryImagePartition>
    <RestoreFromIndex>3</RestoreFromIndex>
    <RecoveryImageIndex>3</RecoveryImageIndex>
    <WindowsREPath>Recovery\WindowsRE</WindowsREPath>
    <RecoveryImagePath>RecoveryImage</RecoveryImagePath>
    </SystemDisk>
    </Reset>
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  8. #318


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    wish me luck... lol
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  9. #319


    Posts : 2,676
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    did it boot and reset?


    REAGENT.XML

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <WindowsRE version="2.0">
    <WinreBCD id="{01250aa0-5eed-11e4-a9b7-e57562b24433}"/>
    <WinreLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="0" offset="1048576" guid="{eb41c21f-f387-4a44-9502-7c4270af15b8}"/>
    <ImageLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="0" offset="1048576" guid="{eb41c21f-f387-4a44-9502-7c4270af15b8}"/>
    <PBRImageLocation path="\RecoveryImage" id="0" offset="990540464128" guid="{eb41c21f-f387-4a44-9502-7c4270af15b8}" index="1"/>
    <PBRCustomImageLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" index="0"/>
    <InstallState state="1"/>
    <OsInstallAvailable state="1"/>
    <CustomImageAvailable state="0"/>
    <IsAutoRepairOn state="1"/>
    <WinREStaged state="0"/>
    <OperationParam path=""/>
    <OsBuildVersion path="9600.17328.amd64fre.winblue_r3.140827-1500"/>
    <OemTool state="0"/>
    <IsServer state="0"/>
    <DownlevelWinreLocation path="" id="0" offset="0" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"/>
    <IsWimBoot state="0"/>
    <ScheduledOperation state="4"/>
    </WindowsRE>
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  10. #320


    Posts : 2,676
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!-- ResetConfig.xml for UEFI -->
    <Reset>
    <SystemDisk>
    <DiskpartScriptPath>ResetPartitions.txt</DiskpartScriptPath>
    <MinSize>65536</MinSize>
    <WindowsREPartition>1</WindowsREPartition>
    <WindowsREPath>Recovery\WindowsRE</WindowsREPath>
    <OSPartition>4</OSPartition>
    <RecoveryImagePartition>5</RecoveryImagePartition>
    <RecoveryImagePath>RecoveryImage</RecoveryImagePath>
    <RestoreFromIndex>1</RestoreFromIndex>
    <RecoveryImageIndex>1</RecoveryImageIndex>
    </SystemDisk>
    </Reset>
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