Options to recover a RAW recovery partition or create a new one

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  1. Posts : 38,426
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       #31

    This is Test Disk after using Mini Tool to label the recovery partition W:

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    There was no change.
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  2. Posts : 38,426
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       #32

    Sometimes chkdsk switches may work on a RAW drive.
    More often I've seen it fail.

    If chkdsk works then ok.
    If chkdsk fails then what?
    The size of the recovery partition is approximately 7GB.
    The computer has Mini Tool Partition Wizard Professional 11.5 with data and partition recovery.

    What is the next step?
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  3. jumanji's Avatar
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       #33

    OK, it still does n't show a File system for that drive. I may not want to do any experiment on it since we don't know whether it is FAT32 or NTFS.

    You may if you want go ahead with checkdisk but before that remove the drive letter again using Partition Wizard to restore it to the previous state.( Drive letter - None)
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  4. Posts : 38,426
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       #34

    Doesn't it need a drive letter for chkdsk syntax?

    Chkdsk /f /r /v /x T: or chkdsk /b /v T: ?
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ommands/chkdsk
    /b NTFS only: Clears the list of bad clusters on the volume and rescans all allocated and free clusters for errors. /b includes the functionality of /r. Use this parameter after imaging a volume to a new hard disk drive.

    Without a drive letter it may default to C: ?


    If its FAT32 then can't use chkdsk? only ntfs?



    Mini Tool displayed NTFS:

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  5. Posts : 38,426
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       #35

    I've used a bootable Windows 10 iso and booted to Windows RE.

    In WinRE the recovery partition is G:

    I'll attempt chkdsk now.


    It's running now.


    It just completed.
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.


    Rebooting now.
    Plan to run diskpart and reagentc /info.


    There was no change after running chkdsk.

    The recovery drive partition is still RAW:


    Code:
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    PS 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: 238da88d-49fb-11e9-92c9-c3d8e506f5ea
        Recovery image location:
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image was not found.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.18362.1
    
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: DESKTOP-K2CP43S
    
    DISKPART> lis dis
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          698 GB      0 B
      Disk 1    Online           58 GB    26 GB
    
    DISKPART> sel dis 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> lis par
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Primary            499 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Primary            689 GB   500 MB
      Partition 3    Primary           2056 MB   689 GB
      Partition 4    Recovery          7148 MB   691 GB
    
    DISKPART> sel par 4
    
    Partition 4 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    Partition 4
    Type  : 27
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 742657097728
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 5                      RAW    Partition   7148 MB  Healthy    Hidden
    
    DISKPART> sel vol 5
    
    The volume you selected is not valid or does not exist.
    
    There is no volume selected.
    
    DISKPART>
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  6. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #36

    delete the partition
    recreate as primary
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  7. Posts : 38,426
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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       #37

    What are the steps via command line?

    This computer has Mini Tool Partition Wizard Pro 11.5.
    It has data recovery and partition recovery in the menu options.

    Chkdsk was ran on all partitions while in windows RE.
    Windows found no problems.
    There was cleaning only.
    It was ran a second time on the recovery partition.

    The recovery partition was still RAW after all chkdsk runs finding no problems.
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  8. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #38

    I think it is an extended partition...
    You can use Minitool to delete partition & create a New Primary NTFS Partition...
    We can work backwards from there...

    Is this a system that you can do a "Clean Install" ??
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  9. Posts : 38,426
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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       #39

    The computer has all original parts.
    There is a 750 GB HD that works with a 30 GB flash cache.
    This is a "modified RAID 0" for faster HD boot times.

    Clean install with Macrium is not yet an option.
    At sometime the plan was/is to replace the HD and flash cache with an SSD.

    Approximately 6 months ago the users folders were backed up to an external HD.
    It would have to be copy and paste with old data to restore.

    For the in place upgrade repair to recreate the recovery partition would that only occur during an upgrade? Or would it work version to version without an upgrade?


    For Mini Tool would it be a right click delete on the recovery partition followed by left click apply, then click yes then ok?

    Then right click partition recovery?

    The format without format quick was not attempted yet.

    Macrium backup I've not yet done with this computer.
    I've not used the software in a long time.
    There is a backup image on the external HD from another computer.
    If this does not risk mixing the images it can be attempted.
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  10. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #40

    If this is a RAID setup - would that raid be a mirrored setup ??
    I would rather not advise on a RAID setup regarding partitions - as I do not use RAID or know how it would effect the second disk in the disk array
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