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Could not find the recovery enviroment.

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    Windows 8.1

    Could not find the recovery enviroment.


    Dear friends,

    I cannot use the recover options in Windows 8.1 because it says 'Could not find recovery environment'. My computer is a DELL XPS 8500.

    I think this issue is related to another issue. My computer has 2 hard drives: SSD 256 Hard Drive on which my factory image (Windows 8.1) is installed and a 2 TB Hard Drive. Last week I was attempting to do a dual boot on my computer by installing Windows 7 on my 2TB Hard Drive. Something went wrong and both hard drives changed their numbers. The 2TB Hard Drive became Disk No. 0 while the SSD256 Hard Drive became Disk No. 1. I formatted the 2TB Hard Drive and now I have only Windows 8.1 installed on the SSD 256 Hard Drive which is Disk 1 instead of Disk 0

    I took a screenshot of my disk management to better understand what I am saying.

    I think this issue is related with one or more of these options:
    a) diskpart b) recovery partition or c) windows os is installed on disk 1 instead of disk 2.

    What can I do to solve this issue?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Disk Management.png  

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Could not find the recovery enviroment.
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