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  1.    31 Aug 2017 #1
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    Creator's upgrade appeared ok, but Advanced Recovery functions fail


    Hi, so I bit the bullet, and upgraded. All went well, and seemed ok until I tried to get into Safe Mode or a command prompt outside of Windows, for example.

    All the options were there, but when my PC restarted - nothing. Had to power down.

    All had worked fine with the Anniversary build- only failed after upgrading.
    Have you seen this?

    Currently preparing to reinstall Windows and copy back (restore from image) my updated Windows partition.
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  2.    31 Aug 2017 #2
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    Hi, some more information:

    1. Can boot normally and into Safe Mode.
    2. Attempting to boot to
    - System Restore
    - Command prompt
    - Startup Repair

    all give me a logo screen (my PC manufacturer)
    +

    Please Wait

    - and nothing happens.

    Now if I try a SHIFT left click restart from the lock screen before Safe Mode, I get an error which is reported:

    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BCD

    Status 0xc0000454

    The boot configuration .......................................... contains errors.

    When I clean installed the Creator's edition, Advanced recovery options worked.

    They fail on
    - my build upgraded from the Anniversary Edition (fully updated Creator's build)
    - after restoring my fully updated Creator's build C: partition in place of that of a clean install of the Creator's build
    - after an in-place upgrade repair install of that

    Have tried
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Internet references to this error number (none on this forum!) indicate it is specially relevant to the Creator's Build rather than the Anniversary Build.

    Note: Secure Boot is already disabled (found a reference suggesting that helped).

    Startup Repair (run from installation DVD) (& which should be irrelevant as booting to Safe and Normal mode is ok) reports 'couldn't repair your PC'.

    The log file (SrtTrail.txt) contains no errors.

    Partitions:
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    The first partition on Disk 1 (data disk) was created in the upgrade. (No, I didn't open the laptop up and remove the SSHD before upgrading, never having had a problem before).
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  3.    01 Sep 2017 #3
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    From a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin), what result do you get from:

    reagentc /info
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  4.    01 Sep 2017 #4
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    Hi, thanks - I did try reagentc /enable at one point

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  5.    01 Sep 2017 #5
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    Well, one thing I am seeing is that reagentc (which manages the Windows Recovery Environment [WinRE]) is pointing to partition 5 of hard disk 1. That appears to be the incorrect location. Run diskpart and list disk. Then select disk # (replace # with the actual number of the disk) and then list part for each of the listed disks. That will tell you which "harddisk" number to use and which partition to assign as the recovery partition using reagentc /setreimage.

    Your screenshot show disk 2 partition 1 as the proper recovery partition - but that might be interpreted differently than the barebones diskpart (and, therefore Windows itself) interprets the disk numbering and layout.
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  6.    01 Sep 2017 #6
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    Makes sense. What do you make of the extra 128Mb partition on Disk 1?

    I think I could assign a drive letter (e.g. R) to that recovery partition, then use this:
    reagentc /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE

    I can't work out the format of the command using "harddisk" number and partition number.
    Disk 0:
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  7.    01 Sep 2017 #7
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    The extra 128 MB "partition" is not a partition - it is just unallocated space that has no partition assigned to it.

    The format for reagentc /setreimage without using a drive letter is:
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE

    I would try that first. Partition 5 is also a Recovery partition, but the standard size and position for a Windows 10 recovery partition is the first partition and 450 MB.
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  8.    01 Sep 2017 #8
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    Thanks, I did it by assigning a partition letter... so I now have
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    but still the same symptom.
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  9.    02 Sep 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Well, one thing I am seeing is that reagentc (which manages the Windows Recovery Environment [WinRE]) is pointing to partition 5 of hard disk 1. That appears to be the incorrect location. Run diskpart and list disk. Then select disk # (replace # with the actual number of the disk) and then list part for each of the listed disks. That will tell you which "harddisk" number to use and which partition to assign as the recovery partition using reagentc /setreimage.

    Your screenshot show disk 2 partition 1 as the proper recovery partition - but that might be interpreted differently than the barebones diskpart (and, therefore Windows itself) interprets the disk numbering and layout.
    I had this problem once on an earlier build and the problem was as described above. With careful analysis you can work out which is the correct recovery partition and designate that one. I used Minitool Partiton Wizard to check the file dates in the recovery partitions to select the correct one.
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  10.    02 Sep 2017 #10
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    Thanks, it seems set now to the correct one of the two - correct size and content.
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