Problem Setting Recovery Partition after Moving Partitions Solved

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    Problem Setting Recovery Partition after Moving Partitions


    I just used Partition Magic to reconfigure my partitions as shown below:

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    The 925GB recovery partition is no longer recognised - see the reagentc reconfiguration command below:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
    REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image cannot be stored in the specified volume. Use the RETAIN command in DISKPART to prepare the volume and try again.

    How do I proceed from here to restore a working recovery partition?
    Last edited by Steve C; 1 Week Ago at 07:29.
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    check the partition type. In diskpart
    • select disk 0
    • select partition 4
    • detail partition

    Id should be DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC and gpt attributes 0x8000000000000001 (see UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions | Microsoft Docs and Capture and Apply Windows, System, and Recovery Partitions | Microsoft Docs)

    According to the same link your 925MB partition has enough free space but you could also making it much bigger (4GB perhaps) as a test to rule that out as a cause.

    Edit : Just another thought - may be an idea to mount it and check you do have winre.wim in \Recovery\WindowsRE\ although from used space I guess you do.
    Last edited by lx07; 1 Week Ago at 04:37.
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    lx07 said: View Post
    check the partition type. In diskpart
    • select disk 0
    • select partition 4
    • detail partition

    Id should be DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC and gpt attributes 0x8000000000000001 (see UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions | Microsoft Docs and Capture and Apply Windows, System, and Recovery Partitions | Microsoft Docs)

    According to the same link your 925MB partition has enough free space but you could also making it much bigger (4GB perhaps) as a test to rule that out as a cause.

    Edit : Just another thought - may be an idea to mount it and check you do have winre.wim in \Recovery\WindowsRE\ although from used space I guess you do.
    Thanks. The partition had the correct ID.

    I fixed it by assigning a drive letter to the partition then running the reagentc command pointing to that drive and WinRE path. The recovery drive has now been set and remains so having removed the drive letter (see enclosed). Windows 10 recovery options work as expected. Go figure!
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    Steve C said: View Post
    I fixed it by assigning a drive letter to the partition then running the reagentc command pointing to that drive and WinRE path.
    I just tried with \\?\GLOBALROOT format and it doesn't like it for me either so it seems you are right. The log in C:\Windows\Logs\ReAgent says it couldn't find it. Like you when I mounted the partition it worked OK.
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    lx07 said: View Post
    I just tried with \\?\GLOBALROOT format and it doesn't like it for me either so it seems you are right. The log in C:\Windows\Logs\ReAgent says it couldn't find it. Like you when I mounted the partition it worked OK.
    The original command I used obtained from the forum was:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE

    It seems this syntax may no longer be correct. Is a different command now needed for the latest version of Windows?
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    What worked was to assign letter=R in diskpart then this :

    reagentc /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE

    What is peculiar is now I've done that this command, the same as yours, works also (when it didn't before) :

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE

    I'm not sure now really why mine didn't work before but I've done too many disable/enable to make any sense of my log file. Sorry I can't be any help but it seems setting the path to \\?\GLOBALROOT\ *is* still valid. Just not always...
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    lx07 said: View Post
    What worked was to assign letter=R in diskpart then this :

    reagentc /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE

    What is peculiar is now I've done that this command, the same as yours, works also (when it didn't before) :

    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE

    I'm not sure now really why mine didn't work before but I've done too many disable/enable to make any sense of my log file. Sorry I can't be any help but it seems setting the path to \\?\GLOBALROOT\ *is* still valid. Just not always...
    Behold the wonders of Microsoft software engineering!
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