Recreate the recovery partition. REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Recreate the recovery partition. REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2


    Hi, OS specs are below.

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2
    Installed on ‎05/‎03/‎2023
    OS build 19045.2728
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4190.0

    The issue I am having is with recreating a deleted recovery partition, this is what I have done so far.

    Got a copy of winre.wim and ReAgent.xml from install.wim and placed them in C:\Windows\System32\Recovery

    Recreated the recovery partition
    diskpart
    DISKPART> select disk 0
    DISKPART> select partition 3
    DISKPART> shrink desired=700
    DISKPART> create partition primary
    DISKPART> format quick fs=ntfs label="winRE"
    DISKPART> set id=c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
    DISKPART> exit


    Details for this created partition here

    Partition 4
    Type : c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
    Hidden : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 999470137344

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 2 NTFS Partition 700 MB Healthy Hidden

    Sets the location of a Windows RE boot image.
    reagentc /setreimage /path C:\Windows\System32\Recovery
    Directory set to: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition3\Windows\System32\Recovery

    Enabeled
    reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2

    REAGENTC.EXE: An error has occurred.



    As you can see it is failing with error "2".
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  2. Posts : 4,145
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #2

    reagentc /disable
    reagentc /info (should show disabled)
    reagentc /enable
    Reboot PC
    reagentc /info (should show enabled and location)
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    C:\>reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Windows RE is already disabled.


    C:\>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


    C:\>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image was not found.


    -----


    Before I restart, what should I have been expecting when the reagentc /enable command was executed?
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  4. Posts : 4,145
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #4

    reagentc /disable

    copy just the winre.wim to windows/system32/recovery
    remove reagent.xml file..

    reagentc /enable
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    C:\>reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Windows RE is already disabled.

    Copied just winre.wim to C:\Windows\System32\Recovery

    C:\>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2

    REAGENTC.EXE: An error has occurred.


    Still the same error 2
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  6. Posts : 15,507
    Windows10
       #6

    Your winre.wim folder is in the wrong starting folder. It should be in c:\windows\system32\recovery along with reagentc.xml

    Also recovery partition should have existing folders \Recovery\WindowsRE.
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hi, I have mounted the recovery partition and unhid the content, it contained the following structure

    R:\Recovery\Temporary\boot.sdi

    There was no WindowsRE folder so I have created the folder R:\Recovery\WindowsRE\ which is empty.

    I now have the folder structure you mentioned "Also recovery partition should have existing folders \Recovery\WindowsRE."

    As well as ReAgent.xml and Winre.wim in C:\Windows\System32\Recovery



    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Windows RE is already disabled.


    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2

    Same issue as before.
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  8. Posts : 15,507
    Windows10
       #8

    Licence23 said:
    Hi, I have mounted the recovery partition and unhid the content, it contained the following structure

    R:\Recovery\Temporary\boot.sdi

    There was no WindowsRE folder so I have created the folder R:\Recovery\WindowsRE\ which is empty.

    I now have the folder structure you mentioned "Also recovery partition should have existing folders \Recovery\WindowsRE."

    As well as ReAgent.xml and Winre.wim in C:\Windows\System32\Recovery



    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Windows RE is already disabled.


    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation failed: 2

    Same issue as before.
    What do the logs say?

    Code:
    REAGENTC.EXE /enable /logpath C:\Temp\Reagent.log
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Code:
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ------------------------------------------------------
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] -----Executing command line: REAGENTC.EXE  /enable /logpath C:\Temp\Reagent.log-----
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ------------------------------------------------------
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Enter WinRECheckGuid
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Parameter: TargetOsGuid: : NULL 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Warning                      [ReAgentc.exe] winreGetOSGuidOrDefault GetCurrentOsGuid returned 0x2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Warning                      [ReAgentc.exe]  (WinRE)WinRECheckGuid() winreGetOSGuidOrDefault failed
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Exit WinRECheckGuid return error code: 0x0
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Enter WinReInstall
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Parameter: ReInstallBecauseOfBitlocker: 0
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Install on target OS step 1: collect info like partition list, loading reagent.xml, source winre.wim and partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Enumerate and log all fixed partitions:
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Partition info--
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] VolumeName: \\?\Volume{f2628f99-4bc0-4b57-b9ba-d50a75f8ae96}, PartitionName: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition3
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Partition number: 3, offset: 1087373312, free space: 364920729600, total space: 998382759936
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] DiskNumber:0, DiskSignature:0, NTFS:1, Mbr:0, Active:0, Boot:1, BitlockerEnabled:0
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] GPT partition GUID:: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7} 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] DiskId: {483E6208-E30A-46D9-B199-859313EB89E2} 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Partition info--
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] VolumeName: \\?\Volume{a05acb42-b7fc-47cc-a292-57513136249d}, PartitionName: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Partition number: 2, offset: 17825792, free space: 1022427136, total space: 1068494848
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] DiskNumber:0, DiskSignature:0, NTFS:1, Mbr:0, Active:0, Boot:0, BitlockerEnabled:0
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] GPT partition GUID:: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7} 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] DiskId: {483E6208-E30A-46D9-B199-859313EB89E2} 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Get downlevel ReAgent config
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  Downlevel config file path: \Recovery\ReAgentOld.xml
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  Checking for downlevel WinRE installation.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] First round search
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Get ReAgent config
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] GetReAgentConfig Config file path: C:\Windows\system32\Recovery\ReAgent.xml
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] CheckRegKey test hook (SystemSetupInProgress) present and disabled
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Update enhanced config info is enabled.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Warning                      [ReAgentc.exe] winreGetWinReGuid open store failed: 0xc000000f
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] winreGetWinReGuid returning 0X2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ReAgentConfig::ReadBcdAndUpdateEnhancedConfigInfo WinRE disabled, WinRE Guid could not be determined  (0x2) 
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] FindWinReSourceImageAndPartition No source winre.wim was specified.  Checking for a staged winre.wim.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] FindWinReSourceImageAndPartition using winre.wim from C:\Windows\system32\Recovery
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Install on target OS step 2: detect and fix if there is any issue for winre settings
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] DetectAndFixWinReIssues nothing to do because winre is not enabled.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Install on target OS step 3: check if we can keep winre.wim in the same partition if it is staged.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Install on target OS step 4: check if we can put winre.wim in other partitions or create one if needed.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] CanPutWinREOnOtherPartitions WinRE is not staged. Searching for a suitable partition for WinRE.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Entering FindTargetPartition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] RegLoadKey $OFFLINE$SYSTEM failed. Error: 0x522.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  Not allowed to repartition the disk
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Start looping through each partition and initialize os partition, recovery partition and system partition for MBR
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  Checking partition at offset 1087373312, partition number: 3
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  find OS partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  Checking partition at offset 17825792, partition number: 2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe]  skip GPT Partition which type is not PARTITION_MSFT_RECOVERY_GUID
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Complete looping through each partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ----Search target partition option #1: try existing WinRE partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ----Search target partition option #2: try first recovery partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ----Search target partition option #3: try system partition for MBR
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ----Search target partition option #4: try new recovery partition if allowed
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ----Search target partition option #5: try target OS partition
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] MeetPartitionRequirements Partition details: {Offset: 1087373312, Free space: 364920729600, Total space: 998382759936}
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] MeetPartitionRequirements WinRE WIM size: 457159580
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] MeetPartitionRequirements Required free space: 356515840
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Found target partition: use target OS partition, offset: 1087373312
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Exit FindTargetPartition returns with status code: 0x0
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] --Install on target OS step 5: set WinRE settings and restore system to a good state when hitting any errors
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Enter SetWinRESettings
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] RegLoadKey $OFFLINE$SYSTEM failed. Error: 0x522.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Copying WinRE from C:\Windows\system32\Recovery to staging location on \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition3
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] RegLoadKey $OFFLINE$SYSTEM failed. Error: 0x522.
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Warning                      [ReAgentc.exe] winreCopyWIM Deleted existing sdi file in \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition3\Recovery\Temporary\boot.sdi
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Copied WinRE to staging location
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Creating BCD entry
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Error                        [ReAgentc.exe] open store failed: 0xc000000f
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Failed to create BCD recovery entry 2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] BCD could not be set, Copying Winre.wim from  to staging location
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Moving \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition3\Recovery\Temporary\Winre.wim to C:\Windows\system32\Recovery\\winre.wim
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] SetWinRESettings return with error code 0x2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Error                        [ReAgentc.exe] failed to set WinRE settings, error:0x2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] Exit WinReInstall return value: 0, last error: 0x2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Error                        [ReAgentc.exe] failed to install winre: : 0x2
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ------------------------------------------------------
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] -----Exiting command line: REAGENTC.EXE  /enable /logpath C:\Temp\Reagent.log, Error: 2-----
    2023-04-20 18:11:52, Info                         [ReAgentc.exe] ------------------------------------------------------
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  10. Posts : 4,637
    several
       #10

    open store failed: 0xc000000f
    what do you get when runing bcdedit from admin cmd prompt?
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