Is my PC HDD Layout correct?

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  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Is my PC HDD Layout correct?


    Looking at other threads that relate to HDD Layout is confusing as mine is different.
    I have a recovery Partition but there is no Recovery Boot option.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Is my PC HDD Layout correct?-hdd-layout.jpg   Is my PC HDD Layout correct?-windows-10-version-build.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    What does the command:
    reagentc /info

    produce?

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 0c3aa7e0-e729-11e9-a539-eeb03ca06942
        Recovery image location:
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    REAGENTC.EXE is present in the system32 folder so I suspect that the info comes from the Recovery Partition.
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  4. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Did you run the command in a Command Prompt with Admin privileges? Command Prompt (Admin). Also did you put a space between reagentc and /info? If there is an issue with the recovery partition, then reagentc /info will return that Windows recovery is disabled. It won't give the error you got. You would get your error if there was no space between the commend and the option. Also, you have to run the command in a Command Prompt window, you can't run it from the Win + R run dialog box.
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  5. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Whoops - I goofed. Here is what I should have done with the result. Windows RE status: Disabled

    C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 1a10424d-8fa0-11e9-ac60-9152a68b4faa
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
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  6. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    If it were my computer, I would just delete the recovery partition. All the functions of recovery can still be done by booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    If you want to try to re-enable the recovery environment, I believe the command for your computer would be:

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
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  7. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #7

    NavyLCDR said:
    If it were my computer, I would just delete the recovery partition. All the functions of recovery can still be done by booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    If you want to try to re-enable the recovery environment, I believe the command for your computer would be:

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
    Tried that from a Command Prompt as Administrator and it failed with - The specified path was not found.
    Look at my partitions and the recovery is 5 so I tried the same command substituting 6 with 5 but it failed with the same error.
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  8. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    I put in partition 6 because of the hidden MSR partition that is usually present which does not appear in DIsk Management. That would push the recovery partition to number 6. But it doesn't really matter as 5 did not work as well. I would delete the recovery partition. If you want to try to re-enable the recovery environment, you could try this:

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  9. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #9

    NavyLCDR said:
    If it were my computer, I would just delete the recovery partition. All the functions of recovery can still be done by booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    If you want to try to re-enable the recovery environment, I believe the command for your computer would be:

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
    Tried that from a Command Prompt as Administrator and it failed with - The specified path was not found.
    Look at my partitions and the recovery is 5 so I tried the same command substituting 6 with 5 but it failed with the same error. Well, it may be 6 after all. In the image I posted in the root of this thread there is a 5 alongside the windows logo for the Recovery Partition. Looked at the Recovery Partition files & folders. I can see what is in the image attached.
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  10. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #10

    How many hard drives are in the computer?
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