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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #511

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    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by twarrior View Post
    I think I have configured 'reagentc' correctly

    But if you have an ASUS computer, then you should use the Asus Backtracker utility.
    I have been reluctantly looking peaking at this thread for over a month, 51 pages of stuff that looks like I might not get it to work on the severely mal-wared ASUS laptop I need to fix.
    Thank you genet for interjecting this comment into the thread and getting me to look at it a little more closely... It looks very promising.. I will report back if this works pointing out details, or with questions if it did not.

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  2. #512

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    Locked Recovery files

    okay, I managed to dl backtracker and install it on the malwared ASUS laptop, ran it, and it replied that it cant find the recovery environment.

    Okay, here is the thing, I probably started this problem because on my firsts attempt to factory reinstall (before backtracker was installed) I killed the process because i wanted to start over and write down all the things it was saying I would have to reinstall.
    Then I tried to run it again and got the message that the recovery files were locked.

    So the question is what would I do from a command window to unlock those recovery files?

    I can give more details in a bit. ie looking at cmd windows
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  3. #513

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    ran list partition and reagentc /info on ASUS 56CA

    select disk 0
    list partition
    type size offset
    partition 1 system 300 MB 1024 KB
    partition 2 Recovery 600 MB 301 MB
    partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 901 MB
    partition 4 Primary 185 GB 1029 MB
    partition 5 Recovery 450 MB 186 GB
    partition 6 Recovery 350 MB 186 GB
    partition 7 Primary 258 GB 187 GB
    partition 8 Recovery 20 GB 445 GB

    reagentc /info

    ......<windows RE> and system reset configuration
    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location
    Boot Configuration Data <BCD> identifier: e6b63406-aabf-11e3-84b8-86f575da8afc
    Recovery Image Location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\hardisk0\partition8\RecoveryImage
    Recovery image index: 2
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

    So I dont understand this info except the RE status Disabled looks wrong to me... how would I change that... IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM?
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  4. #514

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    Also why are both "Windows RE Location:" and "Custom Image location:" both blank?
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  5. #515

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    this ASUS 56CA came with windows 8.0 and was later upgraded by my son in law to 8.1...
    not sure how all the malware got on it ... suspect torrents.
    any options that give me a clean install .. even windows X... anything that works.
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  6. #516

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    reagent /enable
    reagent /info

    post pic
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  7. #517

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    Okay I was messing with a program that seemed to have been waiting for a year or more to burn some files to a disk, i deleted them and closed the program... perhaps that was the problem (in my defense i got this computer cold and f**d up a couple months ago.
    But apparently your help has fixed something KYHI (what do I do to officially add this to your status?)
    However I may be mistakenly thinking that it is fixed now, still not tried recovery yet.

    Click image for larger version

    then i reboot
    Click image for larger version

    looks wrong so i try again and fix the odd "waiting for burn" message getting on boot.
    Click image for larger version

    Okay, so i am assuming this is fixed, taking a half hour break or so will try running restore soon.
    not sure whether to use, backtracker or boot F9 (or F6 or whatever that was) likely will try backtracker first.
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  8. #518

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    the factory recovery image partition is set correctly as 8 in Reagentc

    But your PC has been upgraded twice and Reagentc is pointing to the updated OS winre...

    Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\ /Target C:\Windows

    would be the command to set WinRE to the Factory WinRE

    You do realize that Resetting or Refreshing the OS will bring you back to the Factory OS
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  9. #519

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    Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\ /Target C:\Windows

    so that is going to make recover factory resetting to windows 8.0 right?

    I do not know what you mean by it has been updated twice? does that mean it at one time was windows 7?
    (actually windows 7 is better in my mind)

    However if it is going to windows 8.0, is that not still a free update to windows 8.1? (is there anything 8.x higher than 8.1? is that what you meant by 2 updates?)

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  10. #520

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    I do not necessarily need a factory reset to windows 8.0???
    I mean, are you implying that if I run the Recovery without first doing the command:
    Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE\ /Target C:\Windows
    that it will recover to the last highest upgrade that was installed?
    I thought that was not possible to do it that way.
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