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How do I restore recovery partition for 'Reset PC to work?

  1. #21


    i think its too late for that. i did that after recovery stopped working 2 3 days ago. how did it happen? i opened my laptop to start cleaning it for dust and everything, i have 2 ssd drives and i disconnected them but i forgot(cause i was dumb) to remember which one was in which slot so i just inserted them back randomly . and they didn't work, no matter if i try to switch the order, the same thing. my luck it is i had a backup USB drive made with asus backtrack. so i taught i should use that maybe it fixes something. i didn't work with normal refresh so i went in ape mode(wipe all drives back to the factory settings with asus backtrack utility) so i ended up with 4 partitions. than i taught i should make them back like i had them before but with Manage(disk management) from my computer didn't work so i used MiniTool Partition to make my c:/ 160GB and the d:/ 300GB and my normal hard drive 967GB. when i saw it doesn't work like that i decided i need help so i ended up on this forum and i am trying to not get in too over my head and not make it worst than i already made it

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  2. #22


    1 it might be amusing sir but for me it's not i feel dumb. i never taught that taking out the 2 hard drives would do that to my recovery
    2 my hard drives are 2 ssd 250 gb each and 1 hard 1T normal wd hard drive
    3 i didn't have anything important on my hard drives because i saved everything on my external hard drive before i did that. so all i lost was the windows and stuff that i didn't care for
    4 i don't see anything amusing in the fact that i didn't realize that taking out 2 ssd could screw my recovery partition. i don't just think i can use minitool partition, i did use it sir, because i wanted my partitions back the way they were before i factory reset my laptop. I'm not that newbie when it comes to windows and hardware problems but since i never had to deal with recovery partitions before i didn't really think to google: "can unplug you ssd to clean your laptop and put them back in wrong order can screw your recovery partition?" dumb me right?
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  3. #23


    actually, I'll make a youtube video right now of myself: (ok not right now but maybe later.)

    - taking out my SSD hard drives in my computer and putting in a different one,

    -and then turn on computer.. get an error...

    -, then take out the incorrect SSD Hard drive (with the error) and put my original SSD Hard drive back in, and it will not screw up my recovery partitions... so?? where are you getting that from?
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  4. #24


    i didn't get an error that's the problem my window boot up right away and everything worked all right. and then i taught well if i already cleaned the laptop lets refresh it too, that's when the error with insert media appeared for the first time. and i was well maybe i put the ssd in the wrong order so i took them out and switch them. and i got the same thing.
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    Why would i tell you something different if that is what happened to me? i don't understand how since i didn't change my partitions or anything prior to that(besides when i got my laptop a few months ago ASUS ROG G750JZ-XS72- i don't know if it helps that, but just in case is needed) my recovery partition stops working
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  5. #25


    and are you inserting your windows CD??? and booting from that?

    All you are trying to achieve is reinstalling windows.. put in a CD or make a free USB boot drive and install windows.. ??

    unless you are trying to use your Factory Backup partition.. which sounds like you ruined with minitool partition or maybe formatted already..
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  6. #26


    no i have my partition intact(the recovery ones). i only used mini tool to add the 60 gb from shrinking c:/ to my d:/ partition since it didn't work to extend the with disk manager. it only let me shrink the c partition but not to extend d. i have the recovery usb with the windows on it i made a copy with asus backtrack when i got the laptop. what i want is to fix my recovery partition so i don't need th usb drive. this are my partitions right now
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  7. #27


    have you read through all of it.. yes i know it's 11 pages.. when you are done, then come back here and good luck soldier..

    Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

    also

    Could not find recovery environment
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  8. #28


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    what i want is to fix my recovery partition so i don't need th usb drive.
    You have to correct (REPAIR) your windows setup - so we can Set the recovery image..

    I have given you two different option to do this, but you have chosen to do neither of them...

    Once you correct your System - we will correct your Factory Recovery
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    what i want is to fix my recovery partition so i don't need th usb drive.
    You have to correct (REPAIR) your windows setup - so we can Set the recovery image..

    I have given you two different option to do this, but you have chosen to do neither of them...

    Once you correct your System - we will correct your Factory Recovery
    ok sir sorry. done i reinstalled my windows with the USB drive that i made with asus backtrack so everything is fresh and unmodified. what next?
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    done i reinstalled my windows with the USB drive that i made with asus backtrack so everything is fresh and unmodified. what next?
    If you used the Asus backtrack Recovery USB - then you should be good to go...
    As I assume that is Factory Recovery - and if it is Factory Recovery - it also over-writes the Factory Recovery image and Recovery Partition...

    But I have No Clue what you used as media or what was written to your HDD....

    So from command prompt (admin) type

    Reagentc /info

    post pic...

    If shows as "Disabled"

    Reagentc /enable

    post pic
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