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Solved Need Help With Scripting The Recovery Image Process


KYHI

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I am try to run a script from my WinPE USB drive - when running the following script - it blows (scrolls) right through it.. I am missing something and the root drive for the file needing to be copied is the winpe drive - it does not stop to give me the choice of bios or uefi - you'll get the jist of the script.. Thanks..

cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Select The Partition Structure Type To Create A Recovery Image
ECHO. Press 'B' For BIOS, Press 'U' For UEFI, Press 'C' to Cancel
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
choice /c buc /n /m "Select BIOS, UEFI or CANCEL"
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==1 GOTO :BIOS
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==2 GOTO :UEFI
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==3 GOTO :QUIT
:BIOS
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Creating The System Recovery Image
ECHO. Relax This May Take A While
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
diskpart /s %root%\z-scripts\bios\assignletters.txt
exit
md R:\RecoveryImage
Copy %root%\z-scripts\bois\resetpartitions.txt r:\recoveryimage
Copy %root%\z-scripts\bois\ResetConfig.xml r:\recoveryimage
W:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target W:\Windows /Index 1
Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:W:\ /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows"
goto :QUIT
:UEFI
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Creating The System Recovery Image
ECHO. Relax This May Take A While
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
diskpart /s %root%\z-scripts\uefi\assignletters.txt
md R:\RecoveryImage
Copy %root%\z-scripts\uefi\resetpartitions.txt r:\recoveryimage
Copy %root%\z-scripts\uefi\ResetConfig.xml r:\recoveryimage
W:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target W:\Windows /Index 1
Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:W:\ /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows"
goto :QUIT
:QUIT
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Would You Like To REBOOT The System
ECHO.
ECHO ===============================================================================
ECHO.
choice /c yn /n /m "Select YES or NO"
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==1 GOTO :REBOOT
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==2 GOTO :EXIT
:EXIT
Exit
:REBOOT
exit
exit
 

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play2mefish

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Is the "CHOICE.EXE" on the WinPE usb drive? If it is not prompting you, then I would look for the choice.exe file and copy it to your USB drive. On a normal win7 computer you will find choice.exe in c:\windows\system32. Hope this helps.
 

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KYHI

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Added Choice to the WinPE image and that works.. thank you..

now it starts to load diskpart - but is appears my reference to the script is incorrect.. because it exits
I am running the .bat file from USB\ and the script is located in USB\z-scripts\folder

since the drive letter will change depending on system configuration - I need the syntax to tell it use the current USB drive letter > syntax\z-scripts\folder

WinPE is drive X and my script files are in drive USB\\

So I assume I am calling for the script in X and thus not finding it in USB
 

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KYHI

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I got it > Had to add choice.exe to WinPE > Had to change %root% to %~dp0 > had to fix a typo > removed an exit or two..

cls
@echo off
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Select The Partition Structure Type To Create A Recovery Image
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
choice /c buc /n /m "Select (B)IOS, (U)EFI or (C)ANCEL"
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==1 GOTO :BIOS
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==2 GOTO :UEFI
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==3 GOTO :QUIT
:BIOS
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Creating The System Recovery Image
ECHO. Relax This May Take A While
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
diskpart /s %~dp0\z-scripts\bios\assignletters.txt
md R:\RecoveryImage
Copy %~dp0\z-scripts\bios\resetpartitions.txt r:\recoveryimage
Copy %~dp0\z-scripts\bios\ResetConfig.xml r:\recoveryimage
W:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target W:\Windows /Index 1
Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:W:\ /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows"
goto :QUIT
:UEFI
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Creating The System Recovery Image
ECHO. Relax This May Take A While
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
diskpart /s %~dp0\z-scripts\uefi\assignletters.txt
md R:\RecoveryImage
Copy %~dp0\z-scripts\uefi\resetpartitions.txt r:\recoveryimage
Copy %~dp0\z-scripts\uefi\ResetConfig.xml r:\recoveryimage
W:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target W:\Windows /Index 1
Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:W:\ /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows"
goto :QUIT
:QUIT
cls
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
ECHO. Operation Complete! Would You Like To REBOOT The System
ECHO.
ECHO ===========================================================================
ECHO.
choice /c yn /n /m "Select (Y)ES or (N)O"
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==1 exit
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==2 @echo on
 
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play2mefish

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Great! Glad to have helped.
 

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    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    ASRock 990 FX Killer
    Memory
    32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 750i
    Sound Card
    Realtek (Stock on MB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 27 HD Monitor & a 37" LCD HD TV Screen (For movies)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 250 GB SS hard drive for OS
    1 1TB hard drive for data / mirrored to a second 1 TB hd.
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    No name tower
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 240
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
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    Browser
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    Antivirus
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KYHI

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Well I finished my project - the program script allows me to create MBR and GPT hard drive partitions with a recovery image partition. The script also allows me to install 3 different versions of windows. and lastly it allows me to capture a recovery (push button reset) image. which can then be used to create recovery media..

Here is the Menu Snippet:
(A) CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(B) CREATE A "UEFI_GPT TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(C) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" RECOVERY
(D) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "UEFI TYPE" RECOVERY
(I) INSTALL MICROSOFT WINDOWS FROM THIS USB DRIVE
(X) QUIT THIS PROGRAM

WinPE 5.1 was the preinstallation environment use for testing
 
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