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Problems with recovery partition in ASUS with Windows 8

  1. #31


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If the machine came with 8.0, then the install.wim on your recovery partition will also be 8.0.

    Single language is hard to find. The oem might send you something, but that may also be 8.0.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by thisangels View Post
    I've tried to restore, but I have the same problem... There is a unit missing.
    The reagentc /info works, show 2 recoverys.

    Also when I tried to run from the usb... I have the same blue screen. And nothing happens, I return to previous screen. I don't know what to do.
    When you did the 8.1 update, a 350 MB Recovery Partition was created. Since you have 3, I assume you have done the a Reset at least three times. The one next to the OS partition is the current one. I would change the OEM of the first 350 MB partition also.

    But one thing about the Asus systems is that it normally continues to use the Original Recovery Partition, which does not allow for the Downlevel Reset over the 8.1 install and will give you an access is denied error. So since it cannot install on that partition, it has no other partition to use. As far as I know, no one has tried changing the Registration of the Recovery Tools Partition to the one that should have been configured during the update.

    But I am confused as to why your Resets seem to have worked prior to this.

    SIW2's process seems to be able to get around this problem by some means.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thisangels View Post
    I've tried to restore, but I have the same problem... There is a unit missing.
    The reagentc /info works, show 2 recoverys.

    Also when I tried to run from the usb... I have the same blue screen. And nothing happens, I return to previous screen. I don't know what to do.
    When you did the 8.1 update, a 350 MB Recovery Partition was created. Since you have 3, I assume you have done the a Reset at least three times. The one next to the OS partition is the current one. I would change the OEM of the first 350 MB partition also.

    But one thing about the Asus systems is that it normally continues to use the Original Recovery Partition, which does not allow for the Downlevel Reset over the 8.1 install and will give you an access is denied error. So since it cannot install on that partition, it has no other partition to use. As far as I know, no one has tried changing the Registration of the Recovery Tools Partition to the one that should have been configured during the update.

    But I am confused as to why your Resets seem to have worked prior to this.

    SIW2's process seems to be able to get around this problem by some means.
    I've noticed that there is a partition of 128mb that says: there isn't a volume associated... Also I've changed the 3 partitions of OEM and they said the same... there isn't a volume associated...
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  4. #34


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Run winntsetup and it will download few files it needs. Then copy winntsetup to a different partition from the one you are going to install to.

    Boot your usb stick. Go to command prompt. Type notepad. When notepad opens click file>save, then select "all files" at the bottom of notepad window.

    Use notepad to navigate to winntsetup_x64.exe and run it.

    Browse to your install.wim, browse to the partition you want to install onto, tick the drive letter box and make sure C is selected, Click "Setup".

    That will install. Yes, you will lose the contents of the partition you install to.

    Because you already have 8.1 installed, you cannot use 8.0 install.wim to refresh, you can only use it install.


    If you want to "refresh", you must get the 8.1 iso. What Edition do you have Pro\Core\Core Single language ?
    It looks a little hard to doit. I was thinking to reinstall a Windows 8, but also I realized that I going to lose all drivers from ASUS, and after that try to restore...
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by thisangels View Post

    I've noticed that there is a partition of 128mb that says: there isn't a volume associated... Also I've changed the 3 partitions of OEM and they said the same... there isn't a volume associated...
    The 128 MB partition is fine. EaseUS only messes with partitions designated as Recovery.

    Before you decide to do anything like reinstall, let us know. If you are going to wipe the drive anyway, there are some things we can try.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thisangels View Post

    I've noticed that there is a partition of 128mb that says: there isn't a volume associated... Also I've changed the 3 partitions of OEM and they said the same... there isn't a volume associated...
    The 128 MB partition is fine. EaseUS only messes with partitions designated as Recovery.

    Before you decide to do anything like reinstall, let us know. If you are going to wipe the drive anyway, there are some things we can try.
    Sure, I like to do it, before to do that. So I have to try WinNT? But I need I tutorial... I think...
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  7. #37


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Run winntsetup and it will download few files it needs. Then copy winntsetup to a different partition from the one you are going to install to.

    Boot your usb stick. Go to command prompt. Type notepad. When notepad opens click file>save, then select "all files" at the bottom of notepad window.

    Use notepad to navigate to winntsetup_x64.exe and run it.

    Browse to your install.wim, browse to the partition you want to install onto, tick the drive letter box and make sure C is selected, Click "Setup".

    That will install. Yes, you will lose the contents of the partition you install to.

    Because you already have 8.1 installed, you cannot use 8.0 install.wim to refresh, you can only use it install.


    If you want to "refresh", you must get the 8.1 iso. What Edition do you have Pro\Core\Core Single language ?
    Im a little lost with english. I have only 2 partitions, C and D. Do I have to create a new one? or I can use C?

    I have this: The first for install.wim
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    Second, letter Z: I didn't know that I had this unit. And looks like this.
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    And finally, letter C, select.
    Then?
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  8. #38


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    You don't want to install onto the same partition install.wim is on, you will want to format it first.

    If you have a lot of space on D , you could move install.wim onto D.

    OR if you have space on C , you can shrink it and create another partition to install onto. That is probably best.

    Tick the box that says "drive letter preassignment" before installing.

    Z is correct for location of boot drive.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You don't want to install onto the same partition install.wim is on, you will want to format it first.

    If you have a lot of space on D , you could move install.wim onto D.

    OR if you have space on C , you can shrink it and create another partition to install onto. That is probably best.

    Tick the box that says "drive letter preassignment" before installing.

    Z is correct for location of boot drive.
    So is it okay if I have the install.wim in D? something happens after I'll press setup? because I have many files in D and I don't want to lose it.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8


    Well, I've tried, but I thinks there is wrong.
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    The unit has 127gb.
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