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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

  1. #41


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    Hello there... I have an Asus Vx164h that came with Windows 8 SL.. I updated to 8.1 and now I can't get it to recover to factory settings... I tried every command posted here with no luck... the only thing I can do is to assign letters to those hidden partitions (through diskpart) so I can see the contents inside them.. I attached a ss from my disk management utility if this can help in any way...
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  2. #42


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    ASUS USA
    Download and try the backtracker program

    If you have a recovery image it will be found it the - last 20GB partition
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  3. #43


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    ASUS USA
    Download and try the backtracker program

    If you have a recovery image it will be found it the - last 20GB partition
    I already tried that with the same message "couldn't find the recovery environment"
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  4. #44


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    and one thing that's odd is that the disk management says those hidden partitions have 100% of free space, but when I assign drive letters and go inside them through windows explorer, they have files inside them and it says the real free space and used space...
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  5. #45


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

    You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

    type> reagentc /disable

    Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

    Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

    type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

    type> reagentc /enable

    reboot PC
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  6. #46


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

    You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

    type> reagentc /disable

    Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

    Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

    type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

    type> reagentc /enable

    reboot PC
    thanx, I'll try that and see if it works.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

    You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

    type> reagentc /disable

    Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

    Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

    type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

    type> reagentc /enable

    reboot PC
    ok, tried that and when I typed to enable reagent it said "It's not possible to update initialization config data"
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  8. #48


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    reboot and then try to enable..

    to see the status type>

    reagentc /info
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  9. #49


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    reboot and then try to enable..

    to see the status type>

    reagentc /info
    nothing... same message..
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  10. #50


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    type> reagentc /info
    and post a pic of cmd window
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