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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

  1. #121


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Bernie02, your scenario seems to be very similar to mine. I also used Acronis True Image to upgrade my laptop to an SSD drive and I too had screenshots very similar to yours. A couple posts up I did exactly what genet told me to do. After doing so, and restarting, my Windows Upgrade failed for a completely different reason, 80240020. The solution to this new problem is easily fixed here.

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  2. #122


    Posts : 9
    Win 8.1


    Thanks, Rmander. I'm not sure, though, whether "OEM" is the same as "unknown." Several early posts indicate that the first occurrence of OEM should not be renamed.
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  3. #123


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    Below is the list of my partitions.
    The screenshot does not show up in your post.
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  4. #124


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Hello everyone!
    I have an Asus j750n with preinstalled win 8 and updated to 8.1. On restore, I had the same problem as was written here - recovery partition can not be found. I had 3 partitions with OEM type and put such commands:

    select partition 2
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    for partitions 2, 5 and 7.
    Click image for larger version
    However, on another attempts to reset system from recovery partition i had the same problem.
    in this ss - partitions 8 and 9 - was made by EaseUS P. M. from part. 6
    Any suggestions of fixing this would be greatly appreciated.
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  5. #125


    Posts : 9
    Win 8.1


    Sorry - screenshot was present earlier; I thought it appeared twice. Here it is:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot1.jpg  
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  6. #126


    Posts : 9
    Win 8.1


    I wasn't sure how to include screenshot, and notice that others in this thread are attachments.

    Click image for larger version
    Apologies for posting this more than once. I'm really eager for your advice.
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  7. #127


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
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    Partition 1 - System (500 MB) - THE PARTITION ID IS OK. - EFI System partition. UEFI firmware loads files stored on the EFI System partition to start installed operating systems.

    Partition 2 - Reserved (128 MB) - THE PARTITION ID IS OK. - This partition not visible within Windows Disk Management.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    I replaced the HDD in a new Dell ultrabook with a 512 GB SSD. I used OEM Acronis True Image that came with the SSD to clone the original drive, which was smaller. I created the System Recovery USB, and deleted the recovery partition on the drive. I then (unfortunately) used Easeus to resize the partitions and take advantage of the unallocated space (the 457 and 18 GB partitions).
    I'm not entirely sure what you've done.

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

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition

    select partition 3 Note! If this is a recovery partition (Windows RE location).
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    select partition 5 Note! If this is a recovery partition (Recovery image location).
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    list partition
    exit

    reagentc /info

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    Do I need to restore the recovery partition, and if so, can I do that from the system recovery? (I still have the original hard drive, but I can't recall whether I deleted the recovery partition before or after I cloned it.)
    How to install Windows 8/8.1 to a blank hard drive from the Windows 8/8.1 Recovery USB flash drive. -> link

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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  8. #128


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Dear Awesome people

    Please help. I have ASUS ROG and I just resized C drived via EASEUS. Now I cannot update to Windows 10.

    Please see screenshot and help. Thank you so much in advance.

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  9. #129


    Posts : 9
    Win 8.1


    select partition 3 Note! If this is a recovery partition (Windows RE location).
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    select partition 5 Note! If this is a recovery partition (Recovery image location).
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    Here is a screenshot of the original HDD.
    Click image for larger version

    It looks like the new partition 3 might be the location of Windows RE. (At least it is the same size as Partition 4 Recovery on the old HDD.) If I reset the ID of partition 3 on the new SSD and it is not the Windows RE location, how can I set it back (or do I need to)? Partition 5 is not the recovery image - it is an NTFS partition with data. When I created the USB system recovery, I used the option to delete the recovery partition.

    How to install Windows 8/8.1 to a blank hard drive from the Windows 8/8.1 Recovery USB flash drive. ->link
    The option I get is "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" to reset to factory settings. Is this what I need to do if all else fails? Thanks for all your help.
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  10. #130


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    When I created the USB system recovery, I used the option to delete the recovery partition.
    So you only need "Windows RE location".

    Windows RE location. - This partition contains Windows Recovery Environment tools and utilities, allowing the user to repair problems that affect the system drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    It looks like the new partition 3 might be the location of Windows RE.
    Yes.



    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition

    select partition 3
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    list partition
    exit

    reagentc /info

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    If I reset the ID of partition 3 on the new SSD and it is not the Windows RE location, how can I set it back?
    Here is a reference list of partition type and ID, when you are using the GPT partition style. You need to manually select partition and then SET ID for the damaged partition type.

    - Recovery is DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
    - System is C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
    - OEM is BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22
    - Reserved is E3C9E316-0B5C-4DB8-817D-F92DF00215AE (You cannot update the partition with type Reserved.)
    - Primary is EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie02 View Post
    The option I get is "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" to reset to factory settings. Is this what I need to do if all else fails?
    Reset Windows 8

    Refresh Windows 8

    Do you get any error message when you click on the "Get started" button? For example, "Could not find the recovery environment".

    Note! You must connect your Windows 8 Recovery USB flash drive, because: "When I created the USB system recovery, I used the option to delete the recovery partition."



    Then select the "Cancel" option (see screenshot below).

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