Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #361


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


    You will only have one install.wim, so obviously use that.

    If it is that big, it may have more than one image, so you will need to check. Use Dismgui to find out.

    If there is more than one, then you want the one called push button reset , or similar.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #362


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Getting a
    C:\Windows\System32>reagentc /info

    "REAGENTC.EXE: A target Windows installation must be specified
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #363


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


    Continue this via pm, I can guide you through .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #364


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    i sent you a PM a while ago
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #365


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


    I have replied.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #366


    Posts : 1
    WIN 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lancersc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by qub1 View Post
    hey, i'm back and i'm happy to say the problem is resolved :d

    i used your tool and it worked great, until i selected my install.wim file. It said that the file contained multiple recovery images (or something similar) and it gave me the option to choose from a list of about 4 images. I didn't know which one to choose so i decided to come back to the forums to ask. And then i saw the post ariftwister made. Easeus had set the type of my recovery partitions from recovery to oem, and so windows had trouble finding them (since it was looking for a recovery partition).

    So i did the following to fix it:
    - open cmd
    - type diskpart
    - type list disk
    - select the disk with the recovery partition, using select disk # (mine was select disk 0)
    - type list partition
    - select the recovery partition, using select partition # (mine was select partition 6). The partition has oem listed as its type.
    - then i used set id=27 to set the id to that of recovery, but since my drive was gpt and not mbr, it didn't work.
    - so, i did some googling and found that for a gpt disk i had to use set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    - so i did set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    - it succeeded, so i again typed list partition and it was now listed as recovery!
    - rebooted into the recovery environment, and it detected my restore partition and allowed me to reset.

    I couldn't be happier
    and also thanks to everyone for the help, and even though i didn't fully use your tool siw, i'm sure it can help others a lot, and i really appreciate you making it.

    I'm going to restore now, and if it succeeds i'll come back here and mark this thread as solved.
    i did the set id.. And re checked the partition list. Its still oem.. Where did i go wrong?
    Im using gpt i did set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac still nothing..
    Update: Got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d

    yes, that works with me to.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #367


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Hello all,

    It appears I need help as well, I will try and post everything needed but reading through 37 pages of posts I probably forgot something.

    I downloaded SIW2's v16 and v19 and it just sits on a purple screen and does nothing that I can see for about 10 minutes, please confirm this is what's supposed to happen. Below is the reagentc /info.
    Click image for larger version

    Next is the Partition Guru screen where I believe my recovery image is.
    Click image for larger version

    Next is the diskpart listing for the partition.
    Click image for larger version

    I did try the set ID option as listed in the above posts and couldnt figure it out... Sadly I am at a loss and have lost my geek license and need your help.

    Edit: I forgot to state that I'm trying to reset to factory settings. I've been battling this pc for a while and just want to get back to that point and backup from that point.

    Thanks in Advance
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #368


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


    Can you upload your winre.wim file ( zip it first ) to skydrive\dropbox\similar ? Then I can have a look and see what is going on.

    Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #369


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    HI there -

    I got it from Partition Guru.

    Screen from where it came from... uploading now...

    Click image for larger version

    I'll send you a PM about it when done uploading...

    Thanks again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #370


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Sorry about this repost as I cant figure out how to PM from this site below is the link.
    Last edited by Rockcrusher; 02 Feb 2015 at 22:52.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 37 of 54 FirstFirst ... 27353637383947 ... LastLast
Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition
Related Threads
I have recently attempted to reset my laptop to factory and i get this issue Computer specs: Asus VivoBook S550CM 8gb Ram 1. 50015 2.50016 HELP, Need more info? please post on thread
Hi all I have an i7 ASUS Ultrabook (HDD is 2xssd in raid0, UEFI, GPT partitions.) which is great but have an issue where wifi profiles don't retain and i'm not too concerned about retaining the data on the ultrabook so after attempting to fix the wifi profiles not saving (Have been through the...
I have some problems with my laptop ASUS K55VD. I had windows 8, but with the store of windows I have updated to windows 8.1. I have tried to use the recovery partition, but every time I try appears a message. Failed to reset your computer. A partition of unity necessary is missing. 48360For...
ASUS Recovery partition in Installation & Setup
Hi All, I've read a lot of posts and a little confused. I upgraded ASUS S400CA to 8.1 . I just need to create a recovery disk with the option of copy from recovery partition which is graded out as many of you know. Can you please provide me with the steps of what I will have to do to create a...
Hello i buy new asus X550CC-XO028H ultrabook with windows 8 preinstalled.I upgrade windows 8 to 8.1 over windows store.I get many erros in event viewer.So now need restore windows 8 from recovery partition.Install all programs and upgrade to 8.1.But i cannot to do this.Windows 8.1 cannot find...
Hello everyone, I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines. For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive. On multiple occasions...
My tablet is running fine, but I did something (not bright) which could leave me in a lurch later. Here's what I did, and what I'm looking for. Soon after I purchased my Asus VivoTab Smart, I made a USB recovery disk, complete with recovery partition. Then, to save disk space on the tablet, I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook