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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #71


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    All I can say SIW2 is OMG! This whole thread is like the Holy Grail for us with only recovery partitions. Your work is much appreciated.

    Maybe Brink will consider turning this into a tutorial?

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  2. #72


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have been working to verify ariftwister's claims that EaseUS was the cause of the problem, and was able to do so. I installed the Easeus partition manager and made a change to a partition. The two recovery partitions changed to a Type designation of OEM. After the change I saw a popup message from Easeus about updating the system information, which is more than likely when the problem occurred.

    But the problem was a little more involved than just changing a partition ID to the Recovery GUID. On my system, the IDs were already set to the Recovery GUIDs and were not changed when the error occurred.

    What it appears happened, was the Easeus utility removed the volume information from the two recovery partitions, as Diskpart noted in the quoted material. Since replacing the Partition ID with the same number was of no help, I ended up changing them to the Primary partition GUID, ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7. After a Reboot, the partitions showed up as Type Primary in Diskpart.

    I then changed the partitions back to the Recovery GUIDs and the system was back to normal and the reagentc /info command completed.

    Luckily you can copy and paste into, out of, and within a Command Prompt window, those GUID numbers can be a pain to type.

    The attachments might help explain.

    DISKPART> det par

    Partition 6
    Type : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a1a6-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 234952327168

    There is no volume associated with this partition.

    DISKPART> lis par

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 OEM 300 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 System 99 MB 301 MB
    Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 400 MB
    Partition 4 Primary 149 GB 528 MB
    Partition 5 Primary 68 GB 150 GB
    Partition 6 OEM 15 GB 218 GB

    DISKPART> exit

    Leaving DiskPart...

    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 3

    REAGENTC.EXE: An error has occurred.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Easeus_Good.JPG   Easeus_Good_3.JPG   Easeus_Bad_1.jpg  
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  3. #73


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    This place is becoming the cutting edge tech lab of fixing these kinds of common problems. Seems even TechNet hasn't addressed much of this.

    Many, many computers now ship with only recovery partitions. Do Windows tablets have recovery partitions?
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  4. #74


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


    @Salty,

    I expect Easeus would like to hear that.
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  5. #75


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Salty,

    I expect Easeus would like to hear that.
    Amen.
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  6. #76


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Last edited by SIW2; 17 Mar 2014 at 21:48.
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  7. #77


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,483
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    All I can say is its a "GUID" thing you guys are here because that stuff is way over my head.
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  8. #78


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


    @alpha,

    You might like to try the new version. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta450qkrrpuaxlh/RE64v7b.zip

    Added 32 bit version https://www.dropbox.com/s/cdaszlqki33pkdz/RE86v7b.zip

    It can find winre.wim and create bios/efi bootable winpe media and .iso file.

    It will include windows repair options and also any of the popular imaging and partitioning programs which you may have installed.


    Extract to C:\RE64v2 like this:

    Click image for larger version


    For most people, just rt click and run as admin on the .cmd file:

    Click image for larger version







    Note for advanced users :

    If you want to use your own custom/pre modified winre.wim or Dart boot.wim , just copy it into the RE64v2 folder ...then run as admin on the .cmd file:

    Click image for larger version

    Works for 64 bit 7/8/8.1
    Last edited by SIW2; 17 Mar 2014 at 21:49.
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  9. #79


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,483
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Thanks, just downloaded it and bookmarked this thread. Forum software still won't let me rep you but I'll tag you with some eventually.
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  10. #80


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Hi,
    i encounter the same issue on my asus ux32a.

    I would like to restore the computer with asus recovery partition. So to do that, have i cut on my key the file winre.wim or instam.wim on partition 7 ?

    How to access to that files ?

    Thank you very mutch
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