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Windows 8.1 wont boot from recovery partition

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Windows 8.1 wont boot from recovery partition


    So i got a new PC a few weeks ago and it came with Windows 8.1 x64 pre-installed, first thing i did was make a USB recovery stick which works fine as i tested it after my PC wouldn't boot from its own recovery partition. The message i get is "windows cannot find the recovery environment" so i did some searching and noticed i had 2 recovery partitions, is this my problem and if so is there a way to fix it as i would like to have the option to recover from my PC and not rely on my USB. Below are some screenshots i thought you guys would ask for. Thanx





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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    FROM COMMAND PROMPT(ADMIN)

    type> reagentc /enable
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    FROM COMMAND PROMPT(ADMIN)

    type> reagentc /enable
    I have tried that and it says failed, any ideas ?

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Thanx for the reply, i did as you said and it said this :



    After this it still says winRE is disabled.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    reagentc /enable
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    reagentc /enable
    Tried and no joy

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  8. #8


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Try this link to see if it works:
    Could not find recovery environment
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