Argh. Windows Recovery partition woes

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  1. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #1

    Argh. Windows Recovery partition woes


    So just before the push of the RTM build of 2004 to slow ring, I had deleted my recovery partition. It caused me some issues due to being at the beginning of all my partitions and I was under the impression it would be re-added at the end of the drive upon upgrading to 2004. I was ecstatic to find out that was the case. Problem solved, or so i thought.

    Today I went to create a recovery drive, and was immediately told it cant, that some required files are missing.

    A quick reagentc /info shows the following

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    My other pc which had the exact same operation performed (removal of recovery partition) had done the same upgrade to 2004, and the newly end-added RE is enabled/working fine etc.

    The odd part is that disk management shows it as barren/empty

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    Macrium on the other hand shows it as properly filled with data

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    and as such, if i use macrium to mount that partition - it includes

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    So can someone get this straightened out for me? I dont want to have to move/delete/create a new partition for recovery, id like to get it back to working exactly how it should have been had windows done this itself like it did on my other pc. (assuming thats possible)

    what i found via google, resulted in the following

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,079
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You seem to be unfortunate in the number of issues you have.

    What does reagentc /enable do for you?

    Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment
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  3. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    so googling some more in case relevant, its listing it as volume16

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    if i look here I dont even HAVE a volume 16 (unless thats because the recovery partition is invis even to diskpart?

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,079
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    More (see mine above): - esp. post #7
    Reagentc disabled, and NO OPTIONS in ADVANCED Starup
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  5. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    You seem to be unfortunate in the number of issues you have.

    What does reagentc /enable do for you?

    Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment
    story of my life. the worst part is im single minded. the minute i find something isnt right, my ocd compels me to attack it until its fixed. by then i usually come across something else

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png is the result of reagentc /enable

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    dalchina said:
    More (see mine above): - esp. post #7
    Reagentc disabled, and NO OPTIONS in ADVANCED Starup
    yep, already found that one. As per my OP, the result is
    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    I've even mounted the recovery partition in macrium and viewed the reagent.xml and viewed the reagent.xml in my system32 folder. they match. The identifier strings match in the bootloader & reagent file. Ive browsed the partition with minitool & macrium. the wim is there.

    Somehow i cant line up/point the pc TO the recovery partition properly.

    appreciate the time & help :)
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,079
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    Please see link in Post #4

    Work out the partition number, and use that command.

    A recovery partition is not really a necessity- only a convenience allowing easy access to Safe Mode and other options, + automated repair (often not very helpful).

    If you have a Win 10 installation medium you can boot from you can do most things a Recovery partition suports.
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  7. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Please see link in Post #4

    Work out the partition number, and use that command.

    A recovery partition is not really a necessity- only a convenience allowing easy access to Safe Mode and other options, + automated repair (often not very helpful).

    If you have a Win 10 installation medium you can boot from you can do most things a Recovery partition suports.
    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    disk 0 partition 4 best i can tell which is where im trying to point it to. from an admin prompt. Dont understand why its not working.

    and yes i realize its not a necessity persay. I use macrium, god forbid i ever need it. I just prefer my windows install not be broken in any way. especially because then the broken stuff gets rolled into your images and that stuff can snowball.

    and its my main pc. Naturally my backup pc and my laptop are fine. sigh

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    i think it may in part be related to why disk management seems to see that partition as having 100% free space even though it doesnt.
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  8. Posts : 38,428
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    1) Download and install Mini Tool Partition Wizard > launch > post an image into the thread

    2) If the recovery partition is displayed > right click explore > post an image into the thread

    3) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    4) sfc /scannow
    5) dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    6) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    7) sfc /scannow
    8) chkdsk /scan

    9) 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


    10) Open administrative command prompt and copy and paste (all at one time):

    Code:
    bcdedit /enum all
    reagentc /info
    diskpart
    lis dis
    sel dis 0
    det dis
    lis vol
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel par 6
    det par
    sel dis 1
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel par 6
    det par

    11) 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
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  9. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    Argh.  Windows Recovery partition woes-image.png

    working on the rest

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    Code:
    
    
    C:\Users\klepp\Desktop>bcdedit /enum all
    
    
    Firmware Boot Manager
    ---------------------
    identifier              {fwbootmgr}
    displayorder            {bootmgr}
                            {58e9184c-5725-11ea-bdcd-806e6f6e6963}
    timeout                 1
    
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume13
    path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    flightsigning           Yes
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {608d0a94-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {3966804d-5726-11ea-bdcd-646e6960ca16}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 0
    
    
    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier              {58e9184c-5725-11ea-bdcd-806e6f6e6963}
    device                  partition=U:
    description             UEFI: SanDisk, Partition 1
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215}
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\SecConfig.efi
    description             DebugTool
    loadoptions             DISABLE-LSA-ISO,DISABLE-VBS
    nx                      OptIn
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {2c3ff6bc-5aec-11e9-b9e2-baab820f4185}
    device                  ramdisk=[unknown]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{2c3ff6bd-5aec-11e9-b9e2-baab820f4185}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    displaymessage          Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[unknown]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{2c3ff6bd-5aec-11e9-b9e2-baab820f4185}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    winpe                   Yes
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {3966804d-5726-11ea-bdcd-646e6960ca16}
    device                  ramdisk=[C:]\boot\macrium\WA10KFiles\media\sources\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
    path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.efi
    description             Macrium Reflect System Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[C:]\boot\macrium\WA10KFiles\media\sources\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
    systemroot              \Windows
    nx                      OptIn
    detecthal               Yes
    winpe                   Yes
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {608d0a96-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    displaymessageoverride  Recovery
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    flightsigning           Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \WINDOWS
    resumeobject            {608d0a94-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {608d0a96-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    device                  ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume16]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{608d0a97-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    displaymessage          Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume16]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{608d0a97-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    winpe                   Yes
    
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {608d0a94-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.efi
    description             Windows Resume Application
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {608d0a96-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice              partition=C:
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    debugoptionenabled      No
    
    
    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier              {memdiag}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume13
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi
    description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess         Yes
    
    
    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier              {emssettings}
    bootems                 No
    
    
    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier              {dbgsettings}
    debugtype               Local
    
    
    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier              {badmemory}
    
    
    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier              {globalsettings}
    inherit                 {dbgsettings}
                            {emssettings}
                            {badmemory}
    
    
    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
                            {hypervisorsettings}
    
    
    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier              {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype     Serial
    hypervisordebugport     1
    hypervisorbaudrate      115200
    
    
    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {2c3ff6bd-5aec-11e9-b9e2-baab820f4185}
    description             Windows Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice        unknown
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi
    
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {608d0a97-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8}
    description             Windows Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume16
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi
    
    
    Setup Ramdisk Options
    ---------------------
    identifier              {ramdiskoptions}
    description             Macrium Reflect System Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=C:
    ramdisksdipath          \boot\Macrium\boot.sdi
    
    
    C:\Users\klepp\Desktop>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
    
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 608d0a96-642c-11ea-a6cf-adf1414b54a8
        Recovery image location:
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    
    
    C:\Users\klepp\Desktop>diskpart
    
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.1
    
    
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: DESKTOP-KEVIN
    
    
    DISKPART> lis dis
    
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
      Disk 1    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 2    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 3    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 4    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 5    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 6    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 7    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 8    Online          114 GB      0 B        *
      Disk 9    Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 10   Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 11   Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 12   Online            9 TB      0 B        *
      Disk 13   Online           14 GB      0 B
    
    
    DISKPART> sel dis 0
    
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    
    DISKPART> det dis
    
    
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
    Disk ID: {C13D80F3-7AE3-48E0-97DD-FAFA2DBC1916}
    Type   : NVMe
    Status : Online
    Path   : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1D00)#PCI(0000)#NVME(P00T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : Yes
    Pagefile Disk  : Yes
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : Yes
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 0     C   Windows      NTFS   Partition    930 GB  Healthy    Boot
      Volume 1                             Partition    516 MB  Healthy    Offline
      Volume 2                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
    
    
    DISKPART> lis vol
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 0     C   Windows      NTFS   Partition    930 GB  Healthy    Boot
      Volume 1                             Partition    516 MB  Healthy    Offline
      Volume 2                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
      Volume 3     E   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 4     Q   Plex Media   NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 5     R   Plex Media   NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 6     S   Single-play  NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 7     Y   WINDOWSRE    FAT32  Removable     14 GB  Healthy
      Volume 8     F   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 9     G   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 10    H   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 11    I   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 12    O   Other Data   NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 13    D   Dock         NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
      Volume 14    U                NTFS   Removable    114 GB  Healthy
      Volume 15    P   Plex Media   NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
    
    
    DISKPART> lis par
    
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    System             100 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Reserved            16 MB   101 MB
      Partition 3    Primary            930 GB   117 MB
      Partition 4    Recovery           516 MB   931 GB
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 1
    
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 1
    Type    : c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 1048576
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 2                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 2
    
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 2
    Type    : e3c9e316-0b5c-4db8-817d-f92df00215ae
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 105906176
    
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 3
    
    
    Partition 3 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 3
    Type    : ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
    Hidden  : No
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 122683392
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 0     C   Windows      NTFS   Partition    930 GB  Healthy    Boot
    
    
    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
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 5
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    Please select a partition and try again.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 6
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    Please select a partition and try again.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel dis 1
    
    
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    
    
    DISKPART> det dis
    
    
    ST10000DM0004-2GR11L
    Disk ID: {AB03F7C3-6C31-4F15-ABB0-5106A2711975}
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1700)#ATA(C00T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : No
    Pagefile Disk  : No
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 3     E   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
    
    
    DISKPART> lis par
    
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Reserved           128 MB    17 KB
      Partition 2    Primary              9 TB   129 MB
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 1
    
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 1
    Type    : e3c9e316-0b5c-4db8-817d-f92df00215ae
    Hidden  : Yes
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 17408
    
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 2
    
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    Partition 2
    Type    : ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
    Hidden  : No
    Required: No
    Attrib  : 0000000000000000
    Offset in Bytes: 135266304
    
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 3     E   Emulation    NTFS   Partition      9 TB  Healthy
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 3
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    Please select a partition and try again.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 4
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    Please select a partition and try again.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 5
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    Please select a partition and try again.
    
    
    DISKPART> sel par 6
    
    
    The specified partition is not valid.
    Please select a valid partition.
    
    
    There is no partition selected.
    
    
    DISKPART> det par
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  10. Posts : 38,428
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    The copy and paste all at one time was updated > post a share link into the thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive
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