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Solved Could not find recovery environment


Amlung

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So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy here:
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53334-could-not-find-recovery-environment.html
but I just wanted to make a new thread because the other one is marked as resolved. (Mods feel free to merge the two).

Last week, I purchased an Acer Aspire Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop. The first thing I did is to partitioning the hard drive with EaseUS Partition Master. After that, I want to create a USB recovery drive but I found out that I was unable to do so.

When I launch the recovery drive program build in in Windows, I found out that the "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" option has been grey out. If I continue the program, it would shows "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing".
If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command

  1. diskpart
  2. select disk 0
  3. select partition 1
  4. assign letter=R
  5. exit
  6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
  7. Try create a recovery disk to see if it works

Good luck !!!
I get to step "3. select partition 1" fine but at step "4. assign letter=R", I get: "There is is no volume selected". Which volume do I need to select?

So i just checked which volume C: is and selected it but got this message:
Virtual Disk Service error:
Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed.
Which makes sense....

Update:

Disks: HDD and my SD card.
Partitions: Partition 1 is the Recovery partition
Volumes: Dvd drive, C:, ESP volume and SD card
 
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Saltgrass

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If you used EaseUS to partiton your system, you may have caused problems for yourself. That utility seems to mess up Recovery partitions by turning them into OEM partitions.

Open diskpart, select the drive and do a list partition command and attach the results. If the type shows as OEM, you may have the problem. But note, there are some systems which set up possibly one OEM partition as a result of their process.

There are also quite a few threads dealing with resolving problems caused by EaseUS.
 

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Amlung

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Update: Oh, I just remembered. The thread where topgundcp's solution worked so well. This guy also used EaseUS... His screen looks pretty much the same. Except he has 4 unallocated spaced and still has his 3 partitions of the drive.
His screenshot:
http://www.eightforums.com/attachme...ld-not-find-recovery-environment-capture2.png


Yes, there are two OEM partitions. One one of 400MB listed in EaseUS as Recovery and the other one 19GB, listed as Push Button Reset.
Just attached the disk manager and
EaseUS screen.
My screenshot:

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Amlung

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Omg thanks so much genet :D I just found the wrong thread of the problemhaha...

Just wondering, what should I pay attention to when using EaseUS in the future? (or avoid using it...?)

Why did we change both partitions from OEM to Recovery. I get it for the first one because it actually is the Recovery partition, but why the partition with the operating system on it?
 

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genet

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Omg thanks so much genet :D I just found the wrong thread of the problemhaha...
You are welcome.

Why did we change both partitions from OEM to Recovery. I get it for the first one because it actually is the Recovery partition, but why the partition with the operating system on it?


400 MB Recovery partition - This partition contains Windows Recovery Environment tools and utilities, allowing the user to repair problems that affect the system drive.

19.00 GB Recovery partition - This partition contains the recovery image that would be restored to the system drive if the Refresh or Reset option in Windows 8 is used.

Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations

To configure Windows RE tools and recovery image partitions, identify the partitions as utility partitions by setting the partition type:

- In the DiskPart tool, after you have created and formatted the partition, use the command set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
Here is info about reagentc /info -> link
 
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Amlung

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I have an additional question:

I'll receive my new SSD (Samsung 250GB) tomorrow and was going to clone the HDD to the SSD.
Is Windows 8.1 happy about using third-party software there? Because Samsung has a Data Migration Software.
 

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Amlung

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So I read a few posts that Paragon is safe to use.
Paragon 12 has full support Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
However the first thing I saw when opening "Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14" is that Recovery, ESP and Push Button Reset are all shown as "OEM service volume".

md18nd.jpg


Compared to my disk management:

diskman.png

Can I assume it is not safe to use?
 

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My Computer

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    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

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