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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

  1. #171


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from command prompt(admin) type
    attrib -h -s E:\recovery\WindowsRE
    attrib -h -s E:\recovery

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  2. #172


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


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    Thank you, it let gave me access. Now what?
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  3. #173


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    reagentc /disable
    Reagentc /Setreimage /Path E:\Recovery\WindowsRE /Target C:\Windows
    Reagentc /Setosimage /Path H:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 2
    reagentc /enable

    then reboot

    reagent /info
    post pic

    that should have reset the recovery enviroments for your Factory Reset..

    Control Panel > recovery > create a recovery drive
    if you boot from the recovery drive it will WIPE and RESET all partitions and apply the factory Image
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  4. #174


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    reagentc /disable
    Reagentc /Setreimage /Path E:\Recovery\WindowsRE /Target C:\Windows
    Reagentc /Setosimage /Path H:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 2
    reagentc /enable

    then reboot

    reagent /info
    post pic

    There you go...

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  5. #175


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    that reset the recovery enviroments for your Factory Reset..

    Control Panel > recovery > create a recovery drive
    if you boot from the recovery drive it will WIPE and RESET all partitions and apply the factory Image
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  6. #176


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    that reset the recovery enviroments for your Factory Reset..

    Control Panel > recovery > create a recovery drive
    if you boot from the recovery drive it will WIPE and RESET all partitions and apply the factory Image
    I guess the only way is to create a bootable usb then?

    One problem though: My F keys have been not working so i can't change BIOS boot priority. Will it be a problem?
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  7. #177


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you need to either change the bios setting to boot from USB first
    or use the Key to access the boot menu, usually F12, Esc

    you can also try Reset via the Right Charm -> Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery ->
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  8. #178


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    you need to either change the bios setting to boot from USB first
    or use the Key to access the boot menu, usually F12, Esc

    you can also try Reset via the Right Charm -> Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery ->
    I have ne trouble getting into BIOS mode. The problem i have, when i'm in BIOS, i can't change the boot priority to USB first due to my broken F keys. In my Acer laptop, in order to change BOOT priority, the computer tells me to press F5 and F6 keys to move the item up and down. But those keys don't work, so i can't change them.

    Is there a command line which i can use in cmd in order to change boot priority to USB without getting into BIOS settings?
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  9. #179


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


    And BTW, Reset or Repair buttons still don't work in recovery options.


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    It says: "A problem occurred when trying to reset your computer. No change couldn't be made"

    But it is creating a recovery usb right now. That's a plus, i guess.
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  10. #180


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    as the PC is Booting up - hit F12 to access the Boot menu - then select USB under the UEFI Boot Menu
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