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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

  1. #101


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by scribouille View Post
    In now have a "128 mb recovery partition"
    No, it is a Microsoft Reserved partition (this partition not visible within Windows Disk Management).

    Quote Originally Posted by scribouille View Post
    But I still can't upgrade to W10 (it freeze on a black screen)
    I don't know how to help with that.

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  2. #102


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by waterhouse View Post
    The ID for the recovery partition type is incorrectly set to OEM.

    - You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.
    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition

    select partition 1
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    list partition
    exit

    reagentc /info
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  3. #103


    Posts : 5
    win 8.1


    Hi, I have a great problem now I'm so frustrated.
    I have Vaio laptop with the (assist) button. originally came with win 8. then it was upgraded to 8.1. only after my system nearly crashed i made a system image. Then i did several bad installations and finally wasn't satisfied with any of them. so i want to go back.
    I try to hit the magic key -(assist) while the device is off- and surprise.. no reset option. I restored the crashed system image to use a healthy (i suppose) recovery drive to do the same. but same result. Could not find Vaio environment plah plah plah. I try from within the windows, but ended with inactivated installation. and not the original vaio one with the Vaio lable and background.

    I searched the internet and found no place deals with this issues professionally like this thread.

    Please check my reagentc /info ... It refairs to another partition other than the 33 GB which should contain the image.
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    then i tried to disable and enable reagentc and here is the result
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    still referring to efferent wrong partition.
    Kindly correct me if i'm on the wrong way to fix the issue to get back my original backup factory image. and advice the best way to do so.
    Many thanks in Advance.
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  4. #104


    Posts : 5
    win 8.1


    Hi, I'm so frustrated to solve this problem. please help.
    I have Vaio laptop ( with assist button) originally came with win 8. It was upgraded to 8.1.
    only after my system nearly crashed i made a system image. Then I tried several installation ended all unsatisfactory. I decide to go back to the original factory system.
    Turned off, then pressed Assisit button. but surprised by the fact that ( Vaio recovery failed) and couldn't find the reset option.
    so i restored my crashed system image to restore my original restore partition (I assume) and tried the assist button with the same result. I tried from within the windows to reset the device to factory settings, but ended with inactivated installation of win 8.1 and.
    I restored the crash system image again. and this is the reagentc /info with diskpart list.
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    As you see the path of the recovery image refers to another partition other than the 33 GB partition.
    so I tried to disable and enable reagentc to see if it may fix the problem, but got even more missed up.
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    Please help to retrieve my original win 8 installation. and point me in case i'm on the wrong path.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Engr Islam; 16 Aug 2015 at 02:44. Reason: My previous post didn't appear, so this one have no meaning.
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  5. #105


    Posts : 5
    win 8.1


    Also I don't get it, why i have recovery image index 2??
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  6. #106


    Oups, yes I made a mistake it's a Reserved Partition
    But, why can't I expand it with Partition Wizard ?


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scribouille View Post
    In now have a "128 mb recovery partition"
    No, it is a Microsoft Reserved partition (this partition not visible within Windows Disk Management).

    Quote Originally Posted by scribouille View Post
    But I still can't upgrade to W10 (it freeze on a black screen)
    I don't know how to help with that.
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  7. #107


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Engr Islam View Post
    Also I don't get it, why i have recovery image index 2??
    Usually the index number is either 1 or 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Engr Islam View Post
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    Partition 1 - OEM (260 MB) - Sony tools.
    Partition 2 - Recovery (1474 MB) - Windows RE location (before Windows 8.1 update).
    Partition 3 - System (260 MB) - EFI System partition
    Partition 4 - Reserved (128 MB) - Note: This partition not visible within Windows Disk Management.
    Partition 5 - Primary (895 GB)
    Partition 6 - Recovery (450 MB) - Windows RE location (after Windows 8.1 update).
    Partition 7 - Recovery (33 GB) - Recovery image location.

    Code:
    reagentc /disable
    
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition#\Recovery\WindowsRE
    
    reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition#\RecoveryImage /index #
    
    reagentc /enable
    
    reagentc /info
    For example, try this.

    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    reagentc /disable

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE

    reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\RecoveryImage /index 1

    reagentc /enable

    reagentc /info
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  8. #108


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by scribouille View Post
    Oups, yes I made a mistake it's a Reserved Partition
    But, why can't I expand it with Partition Wizard ?
    Do not change the partition size!

    The size of the partition is big enough.

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  9. #109


    Posts : 5
    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Engr Islam View Post
    Also I don't get it, why i have recovery image index 2??
    Usually the index number is either 1 or 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Engr Islam View Post
    Click image for larger version
    Partition 1 - OEM (260 MB) - Sony tools.
    Partition 2 - Recovery (1474 MB) - Windows RE location (before Windows 8.1 update).
    Partition 3 - System (260 MB) - EFI System partition
    Partition 4 - Reserved (128 MB) - Note: This partition not visible within Windows Disk Management.
    Partition 5 - Primary (895 GB)
    Partition 6 - Recovery (450 MB) - Windows RE location (after Windows 8.1 update).
    Partition 7 - Recovery (33 GB) - Recovery image location.

    Code:
    reagentc /disable
    
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition#\Recovery\WindowsRE
    
    reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition#\RecoveryImage /index #
    
    reagentc /enable
    
    reagentc /info
    For example, try this.

    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    reagentc /disable

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE

    reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\RecoveryImage /index 1

    reagentc /enable

    reagentc /info
    Thanks for your help Genet. I tried but no success .
    Click image for larger version

    Please Advise.
    Thanks.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\Sources /index 2

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE
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