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Solved Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment


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#41
Hello there... I have an Asus Vx164h that came with Windows 8 SL.. I updated to 8.1 and now I can't get it to recover to factory settings... I tried every command posted here with no luck... the only thing I can do is to assign letters to those hidden partitions (through diskpart) so I can see the contents inside them.. I attached a ss from my disk management utility if this can help in any way...
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KYHI

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#42
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Download and try the backtracker program

If you have a recovery image it will be found it the - last 20GB partition
 

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#44
and one thing that's odd is that the disk management says those hidden partitions have 100% of free space, but when I assign drive letters and go inside them through windows explorer, they have files inside them and it says the real free space and used space...
 

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assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

type> reagentc /disable

Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

type> reagentc /enable

reboot PC
 

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#46
assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

type> reagentc /disable

Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

type> reagentc /enable

reboot PC
thanx, I'll try that and see if it works.
 

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#47
assign drive letter "R" to the 20GB partition and then browse through the folders for an Install.wim

You can now browse thru R and find Install.wim or Install.swm(s) - those are your Factory recovery Images..

type> reagentc /disable

Note: Assuming the install* file(s) are on "R" and in a folder called "RecoveryImage"

Note: Change "drive letter" and "folder name" to suit your system setup

type> Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

type> reagentc /enable

reboot PC
ok, tried that and when I typed to enable reagent it said "It's not possible to update initialization config data"
 

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reboot and then try to enable..

to see the status type>

reagentc /info
 

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#50
type> reagentc /info
and post a pic of cmd window
 

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type> reagentc /enable

that is the English translation of it anyway
 

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#54
diskpart
list disk
list volume
select disk 0
list partition

post a pic of cmd windows
 

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VincentC

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I have a Next book 10.1 with windows 8.1 on start up I get a black screen with vert blue lines if I try to go into safe mode I get preparing auto repair and it just sits there frozen I have no repair stick as it does not have a dvd on it can I load a repair on to a mini stick from my lap top and use it to repair my next book they are both 8.1
 

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ngawuu

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#56
Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations

How to fix the error message: "Could not find the recovery environment", if the ID for the recovery partition type is incorrectly set to 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.

diskpart
select disk 0
list partition
select partition # Note: Select the Windows RE tools partition.
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
select partition # Note: Select the 350 MB or 450 MB Windows RE tools partition (if you have this partition).
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
select partition # Note: Select the Recovery image partition.
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
list partition
exit
Works for me as well. Thanks a bunch. But in my case (please see the picture), Recovery Image Index is '2' (in your picture, it is '1'). Any ideas for the difference???
Capture.JPG

Again, thank you very much.
 

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genet

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#57
You are welcome.

But in my case (please see the picture), Recovery Image Index is '2' (in your picture, it is '1').
Everything is alright.

- On some computers, Recovery image index is 1
- On some computers, Recovery image index is 2
 

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    Windows 10
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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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#58
Thanks guys for the contribution. I got the same problem again after using EaseUs partition.
partition.GIF disk.GIF
I tried set the OEM to recovery (Windows RE tools partition), but...After I type the reagentc/info, it shows this msg..., Any one can help please.
reagentcInfo.GIF
Thanks for help.
 

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    Windows 8.1

genet

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#59
Run the following command as administrator from the command prompt:

reagentc /info

Windows 8.1 - reagentc info.png
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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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