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EaseUS Partition Manager and Windows 10 upgrade

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    EaseUS Partition Manager and Windows 10 upgrade

    I have tried twice, to update my 8.1 to 10 but have failed with the error Code 80070003. I gave up the attempts but now hope that either Microsoft or EaseUS have provided a fix for this error. However, it seems that neither company wish to resolve it. After much searching and reading on the 'net, I have been following a similar post (sorry, don't seem to be able to get the link to work) on this forum.
    Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

    I have the same issue: I have partitioned my C drive to have 2 extra partitions.
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    Comparing the above image to the DISK PART I have different partitions and I am not sure which is which.
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    I am unsure which partitions need renaming with a change of ID. I also need an explanation as to the partition IDs: How do you know what they are, where can you find them.

    Being 70 years old, I am somewhat at a loss of all the technical terms used.

    Many thanks in advance.

    I hope you can see the images; I set them to nearly the maximum width or height as specified, but they have come out very small.
    (Edit: Images appear much large in the post)

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    You already seem to recognize the problems of using EaseUS to alter partitions. You also probably realize looking at the partition structure with different utilities will give you different information, such as EaseUS showing partition as NTFS where Diskpart shows it as OEM.

    The second 1000 MB partition showing as OEM is normal if I remember correctly. I do not, however, remember it showing as FAT32. In some cases multiple FAT32 partitions will cause problems for a UEFI install as you have. This will happen with Linux installs which also will set some partitions in this manner. But I will have to do some research to see if I can find out for sure.

    If the other partitions on your system now marked as OEM are involved, you may need to change them back. Since it has been a while, I will have to find the threads showing how to do this. If you don't think you will be able to change them, you may want to see if you have the means of restoring your system back to a factory default, which probably means you need external media.

    The other option might be to purchase Windows 10 and do a clean install which would wipe your hard drive.

    Someone will get back to you before the end of the day.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    I have been unable to find info on the second 1000 MB OEM partition, so we need to leave it alone.

    The error code seems to say ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND 3 (0x3) The system cannot find the path specified.

    Exactly what that might mean is not certain, but exactly when it occurs might help diagnose the problem. What percentage of the install might it occur and is it a overall percentage or section percentage.

    Your attachments are hard to see and currently I am not sure exactly which ones are actually yours. Could you get another Diskpart picture and use the snipping tool to take the picture and attach the image. Or highlight the text in the Command prompt window, right click and then paste directly into your post.

    If we need to switch a partition from OEM to Recovery, we need to change the partition ID. In some cases, you can change it directly and it will stick. In other situations, extra steps need to be taken to complete the change. But we can do that after the new Diskpart image.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstemious View Post
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    The ID for the recovery partitions type is incorrectly set to OEM. -> link

    Partition 1  OEM       1000 MB (WINRE_DRV) - This partition type should be Recovery (not OEM).
    Partition 2  System     260 MB (SYSTEM_DRV)
    Partition 3  OEM       1000 MB (LRS_ESP) - Note: This Lenovo OEM partition type is ok. Lenovo One Key Recovery (OKR) button boots into this partition, which allows to do factory restore.
    Partition 4  Reserved   128 MB
    Partition 5  Primary    152 GB
    Partition 6  Primary    736 GB
    Partition 7  Primary   5415 MB
    Partition 8  Primary     19 GB
    Partition 9  OEM         15 GB (PBR_DRV) - This partition type should be Recovery (not OEM).
    - You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.
    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    select disk 0
    list partition

    select partition 1
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    select partition 9
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    list partition

    reagentc /info
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    Thank you genet.
    Using the Diskpart and returning the partitions to their correct designations has solved the problem. On all my computers I always partition my disk so that I have a "Work" drive where I keep all my work, regardless of the type. Then if the OS goes up the creek, I can wipe the C drive and not lose my work.
    Again, many thanks for the information. Just another laptop and a tablet to upgrade now, when I have corrected EaseUS Partition Manager's errors. One would expect that they would solve the issue with a new release of their software - but then, it is a free one! You gets what you pays for. I suppose!
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  6. #6

    Fennville, MI
    Posts : 18
    Windows XP and 8.1

    EaseUS just came out with a Partition Manger 10.8 which is newer than the one I bought that was 10.5. Just curious about what problems EaseUS might have with 8.1? I also have Paragon Partition Manager as well as Avenquest that will do a disk clone. If one does not have GPT disks is there issues with these programs?
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  7. #7

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    The software has had the problem for quite some time. We can always hope someone at that company finally realized the problem and corrected it, but I have not tested.

    As long as you know about the problem and how to correct it, you should be OK. I just won't use it.

    I don't think it has an issue with non-UEFI systems but cannot say for sure, especially with a new release.
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