Windows 10: Macrium image restore changes partition layout Solved

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  1. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       09 Feb 2016 #11

    Nope, still didn't work. Checked after the restart and it's disabled again. Tried enabling it and it stays disabled.

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

    Seems like as soon as I removed the driver letter (Q) it becomes disabled.


    Yup. I made it Q and now reagentc says enabled and the Windows RE location is correct again. I don't know how to fix this as I don't want it to have a drive letter for normal use.

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #12

    Try copying the Windows RE location path as given by reagentc /info:
    \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE

    Then remove the drive letter. If reagentc /info shows disabled again, this time set the path using the above without assigning a drive letter at all.

    REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
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  3. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       09 Feb 2016 #13

    No, that doesn't work:

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Disabled
        Windows RE location:
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\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.
    diskpart retain says: RETAIN - Place a retained partition under a simple volume.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #14

    Stay aware, Windows 10 is changing the way recovery drives and partition configurations are done. You may be experiencing the changeover in some manner.

    Reagentc may be pretty much irrelevant in regard to any recovery images since an new Windows 10 install does not use a Recovery Image. How this may effect a Macrium recovery image, I do not know since I do not use Macrium.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 Feb 2016 #15

    Saltgrass said: View Post
    Stay aware, Windows 10 is changing the way recovery drives and partition configurations are done. You may be experiencing the changeover in some manner.

    Reagentc may be pretty much irrelevant in regard to any recovery images since an new Windows 10 install does not use a Recovery Image. How this may effect a Macrium recovery image, I do not know since I do not use Macrium.
    Windows 10 partitions are either standard Uefi or standard bios.

    All Uefi installs of Windows have an EFI, MSR and System (C drive) partition. Windows 10 installs a fourth recovery partition, which is different to previous versions, as it is not a copy of the OS as in traditional recovery partitions, being much smaller.

    The recovery partition just contains the software to rebuild the OS from the winsnxs folders in Windows 10.

    Macrium Reflect knows nothing about this. It simply backs up or restores whatever it is told to backup or restore.
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  6. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       10 Feb 2016 #16

    Bottom line though, I still can't use Shift+Restart to get to Safe Mode.

    For now I used:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu True
    Now when I get the boot menu I can press F8 to get the Advanced Boot Options menu.
    I set it to timeout in 3 seconds so it's a minimal impact to boot time.

    I'd still like to fix the shift+restart problem if anyone has any suggestions.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Feb 2016 #17

    You do have a Winre image in the Recovery Tools partition?

    The Recovery Image entry is not relevant with Windows 10, or so it seems.

    Here is some info you might be able to use. This is a OEM Windows 10 install and you may notice they set the Recovery Tools partition next to the last partition.

    [C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: bb36a32b-76d9-11e5-96e3-74e6e2e2cafe
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0
    DISKPART> det par
    Partition 6
    Type : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    Hidden : Yes
    Required: Yes
    Attrib : 0X8000000000000001
    Offset in Bytes: 1985366458368
    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 5 WINRETOOLS NTFS Partition 852 MB Healthy Hidden
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  8. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       10 Feb 2016 #18

    Yes, WinRE is there:\. I assigned Q: as a drive letter:

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    With Q: assigned:

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    Interestingly, I had to give myself Read access to both the Recovery and WindowsRE folders before I could see any of the above.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    10 Feb 2016 #19

    Why are you still showing an OS image in Partition 2. I would not think the EFI partition would have a Recovery Image.

    The Winre image you show in the Recovery Tools partition is or is not a Windows 10 Tools version.

    You might check the reagent.xml you show in the Recovery Tools Partition and see what it shows.
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  10. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       11 Feb 2016 #20

    It shows in partition 2 because that's where I've been telling it is. I should be saying partition 1. I'll try that, should fix it.

    Thanks


    Above not true. I've no idea why it said partition 2. I've been assigning Q: to partition 1 then doing

    assign Q: to partition 1
    reagentc /disable
    reagentc /setreimage /path Q:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    reagentc /enable
    remove Q:

    Right now it looks like this:

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2f-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    I'm going to reboot and see what it looks like. If okay I'll try shift+restart again.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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