Is my PC HDD Layout correct?

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  1. Posts : 20
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       #11

    There is only 1 HDD in the computer.
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  2. Posts : 17,369
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       #12

    Artificer said:
    There is only 1 HDD in the computer.
    Try changing the harddisk number to 0 in the command.
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  3. Posts : 20
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       #13

    Tried harddisk0 with partition6 and it failed so I then tried harddisk0 with partition5 and it was successful. See below.

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    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE
    REAGENTC.EXE: The specified path was not found.


    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Directory set to: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

    I have jumped ahead and issued the command reagentc /enable and that worked.
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  4. Posts : 17,369
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       #14

    Well, there you go!
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  5. Posts : 20
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       #15

    There you go indeed I can now navigate from the Boot Menu to Advanced Options. There are two pages with Icons and explanatory labels. A final question. The Subject Title for this post is: Is my PC HDD Layout correct? I have seen the Recovery Partition (when looking at other posts) at the beginning of the Drive. Does it matter where it is?
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  6. Posts : 17,369
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       #16

    No, it doesn't matter where it is.
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  7. Posts : 20
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       #17

    Thank for your time and patience. Just to finish off this thread I have the following to add. I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to collect the information supplied. This indicated that the the Recovery Partition was disk1 in partition5. I did take a look with Disk Management and it referred to disk0 but I could not establish the partition number. I even looked at DiskPart via a command prompt but still could not find the partition number. The problem has been solved.
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       #18

    Most of times BIOS would label Disk 0, any disk connected to first controller spot while OS and programs may start at 1. Windows goes by what BIOS tells it.
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  9. Posts : 17,642
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       #19

    One thing not mentioned yet is that in the future, your disk layout will become even more confusing.

    When a feature upgrade or repair install will need to expand the current WinRE partition (#1 in screenshot), it can't. Upgrade or repair install will then shrink C: partition and create a new one in this freed space (#2 in screenshot):

    Is my PC HDD Layout correct?-image.png

    Why this happens is explained here: Why do I have multiple Recovery Partitions? – The Explanation – Win10.Guru

    I would do as NavyLCDR suggested, and simply delete the current WinRE partition, and until next upgrade creates the new one after C: partition, use Windows install media to boot to advanced recovery options when required.

    After the next upgrade, you will then have the WinRE partition in correct place, directly after C: partition.

    Kari
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  10. Posts : 20
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       #20

    CountMike said:
    Most of times BIOS would label Disk 0, any disk connected to first controller spot while OS and programs may start at 1. Windows goes by what BIOS tells it.
    Hi CountMike. Yes it was logical when I stopped to think about it. Thank you.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi Kari. Thanks for the heads-up. I will leave things as they are for the present and cross that bridge when I come to. You have pointed to what I regard as a good article. Too bad that Microsoft has created such a problem. Maybe they will fixed it in the near future but I would not hold my breath
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