Argh. Windows Recovery partition woes

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  1. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
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       #11
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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       #12

    Have you yet run the command I pointed to, using the appropriate partition number?

    Example only: (change the partition number)
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
    NOTE: there is a space between /path and \\
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  3. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    dalchina said:
    Have you yet run the command I pointed to, using the appropriate partition number?

    Example only: (change the partition number)
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
    NOTE: there is a space between /path and \\
    yes.

    Code:
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
    results in
    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    not clear on the exact functionality of the command, but based on the "cannot be stored in specified volume" makes it sound like its trying to write to said volume (which is hidden/system/restore partition) so i dont imagine it'd be able to.

    The information is already there so it shouldnt need to, just needs to update the path some...where? Or is that all its supposed to do? regardless still butting heads against something >.<

    but this is past me now. im wholly reliant on people that do this for a living more or less :P
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  4. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #14

    1) The recovery partition displayed RAW.

    Code:
    DISKPART> sel par 4
    
    
    Partition 4 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 4
    Type    : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden  : No
    Required: Yes
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 999662026752
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 16                     RAW    Partition    516 MB  Healthy    Hidden

    2) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    a) diskpart
    b) sel dis 0
    c) lis par
    d) sel par 4
    e) det par
    f) assign letter=W
    g) lis par
    h) sel par 4
    i) det par
    j) exit


    3) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    4) Run HD Tune (free version) (windows drive)
    HD Tune website
    Post images into the thread for results on these tabs:
    a) Health
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan


    5) Run Sea Tools for Windows
    long generic test
    Post an image of the test result into the thread
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    Seagate

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    6) Download and install TestDisk

    7) Save shortcut to desktop.

    8) Right click run as administrator.

    9) Use arrows > no log > don't record anything > click enter

    10) highlight the Windows disk drive > click proceed

    11) select the applicable partition table type > click enter

    12) highlight advanced > click enter

    13) highlight the recovery partition > use the snipping tool to post an image into the thread
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  5. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    hmm. I have a bit of a speculation.

    I run macrium backups automatically. As mentioned in the OP i deleted my recovery partition way back as it appeared prior to my system partition and I wanted it at the end. I knew windows would re create it. (ironically enough, microsoft declared after the fact that new installs would start putting it at the end sigh)

    Anyhow, as mentioned - it was put back. The problem is potentially related to the fact that macrium continued only backing up 3 partitions.

    when i noticed this was the case, I edited the backup.xml to include the 4th partition however I surmise that some kind of breakdown happened between that whole operation.

    Either way, will run your tests momentarily and report back.

    Very appreciative of the help.
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  6. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #16

    please verify if winre.wim is located in Windows/System32/Recovery
    first you must change the attributes

    Code:
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery"
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim"
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  7. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #17

    Raw partitions are disk partitions that have not been formatted with a Windows file system, such as FAT, FAT 32 and NTFS. If you want to use that drive, you will have to format the same. Formatting a disk means configuring the disk with a file system so that Windows can store information on the disk.
    Diskpart: Fix RAW Partition in Windows 10/8/7
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  8. Posts : 38,430
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #18

    For post #9:
    Using Mini Tool Partition Wizard

    Right click on the 4th row displaying GPT (Recovery Partition) > select explore > post an image into the thread
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  9. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Kyhi said:
    please verify if winre.wim is located in Windows/System32/Recovery
    first you must change the attributes

    Code:
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery"
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim"
    Kyhi said:
    please verify if winre.wim is located in Windows/System32/Recovery
    first you must change the attributes

    Code:
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery"
    attrib -s -h "C:\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim"
    it is not. but nor is it on any of my pcs with working recovery partitions. I believe that directory only harbors ReAgent.xml and ReAgent_Merged.xml1

    or is at least the case on my 3 pcs. (this is with show hidden system files enabled)

    - - - Updated - - -

    oooh boy. i love the enthusiasm gentlemen :) but im only so fast! have mercy, i have toddlers on quarantine :P

    - - - Updated - - -

    The odd part is, minitool sees it as populated AND NTFS. only windows itself doesnt seem to. I did answer my other question regarding a "volume 16" not being present. Diskpart wont show it. I checked my other pc and volume 6 is the recovery volume yet diskpart doesnt show it there either. tidbit filed for the future god forbid.

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png
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  10. Kyhi's Avatar
    Posts : 3,553
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #20

    it is not. but nor is it on any of my pcs with working recovery partitions.
    that is what I figured... As it has already been moved to the RAW partition.....
    The link provided uses either Diskpart or Aomie Partition Assistant to repair the RAW format....
    The link also provides an option to use "Clean" with Diskpart -
    DO NOT use the "Clean" command with Diskpart

    In this case - Forget what MiniTool Shows - worry about what windows shows...
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