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Won't find recovery partition even though it exists

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Won't find recovery partition even though it exists


    Hi,

    I have an Asus S200E and I had been messing with linux and trying to install it alongside windows 8.1 with no joy.

    After a while I gave up but i've had a few issues with my laptop and wanted to either refresh or reset it.

    When I try to refresh I get a message saying that the drive is locked and when I try to reset I am told the recovery partition is missing. I guess I must have done something when attempting to install linux that has caused this problem however when I open up the partition manager the recovery partitions are all still there.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

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  2. #2


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Did your machine come with 8.1 or did you you do the store upgrade from 8.0 ?

    The store upgrade breaks the recovery feature.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Did your machine come with 8.1 or did you you do the store upgrade from 8.0 ?

    The store upgrade breaks the recovery feature.
    Thanks for the response. No I did the store upgrade. How can I resolve this then?
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    In theory, you can register winre .wim and your original install.wim using reagentc commands. But that will only get you recovery back to 8.0.

    Or you may be able to find 8.1 installation media.

    Open an elevated command and type reagentc /? to see how to do that.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DanDYou View Post
    Hi,

    when I try to reset I am told the recovery partition is missing.
    Did the message actually specify the recovery partition, or a required partition?

    As SIW2 mentions, quite a few ASUS folks are having problems doing resets after doing the 8 to 8.1 upgrade. I had a new system that was just upgraded recently and it had no problems, so if your Disk Management shows a 350 MB partition just behind the OS partition, you may be in the same situation as others. If it is 450 MB, you may be able to do a Reset from within Windows which would work. But it does reset back to 8.0, as was mentioned.

    As long as you are looking at reagentc, in that same Administrative command prompt, use the reagentc /info command and include the results in your next response. It may help see what is going on.
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