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Trying to get Asus win 8.1 back to factory settings

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    try this from X\system32 >

    C:\windows\system32\reagentc /disable

    C:\windows\system32\Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE

    C:\windows\system32\Reagentc /setosimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\RecoveryImage /index 1

    C:\windows\system32\reagentc /enable

    reboot and at spinning logo - plug the power plug - three failed attempts to load windows should trigger recovery..

    if laptop pull battery out first - the cycle power with plug

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    And if all else fails - reinstall windows to C drive - but do not manually delete any partitions
    then we can again work on registering the factory recovery

    you can create windows 8.1 setup media (link in sig below0
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  3. #13


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    I'mgoing todo what you said and see what happens, but just so you know....From your link I downloaded the windows 8.1 and it didn't finish (ran into an error) tried it twice. Also I tried to get the recovery key using the produkey program, but it said the system was unsuported.

    I know my comp is all messed up lol. I'll brb to let you know how it went
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  4. #14


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    I typed
    "C:\windows\system32\reagentc /disable"
    and got
    This command is not supported in supported while in Windows PE

    Also when to the system32 folder and tried to run reagent from there and got the same result.

    I'm using the command prompt from inside the F9 advanced troubleshooting
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    That MS website.. you have to use a win 7 or better PC and yes yours is messed up..

    re-install windows to drive C
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  6. #16


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    Also tried

    "C:\windows\system32\Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE"

    and got "a target windows installation must be specified"
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  7. #17


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    Ok going to do the download 8.1 thing. I'll get back to you tomorrow night. Once again thank you for helping me through this painful time in my life lol
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  8. #18


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    Ok so I have a windows 8.1 on a stick.

    Before I install this.......I don't have a product key, can I still put it on and then get the key? I can't get the key through windows pe

    I tried using the program produkey, but it didn't work

    Also checked system info and it no longer listes which windows 8.1 I have.

    Going to wait for your ansewer before I install the new win 8.1
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  9. #19


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    OK kyhi, I'm at your disposal tonight, tell me what to do
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  10. #20


    Posts : 15
    Windows


    I may have solved it.....standby till the installation has completed and I will let you know
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