Can't create a recovery drive.

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  1. Posts : 13
    win 10 pro 64 bit
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       #11

    DavidY said:
    That probably isn't the cause then. When I had problems it was with a Windows7 Recovery partition which is a few GB. In that case I don't know the answer. I'd still advise waiting to see what the Anniversary Update brings.
    Also, you could make a USB flash drive installer containing Windows 10. It will be less specific than a Recovery Drive but it's very similar in what it can do to rescue you from problem situations, and has some advantages.
    Is it normal to have two separate recovery partitions on the c drive? Could one of them be safely deleted?
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  2. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #12

    Hi,

    You run the following from an elevated command prompt to see which partition is the current Recovery partition :

    reagentc /info

    Note the partition # and check with Disk Management.
    After that I can further instruct you on how to delete the one that's not in use and so on.

    Cheers,
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  3. Posts : 13
    win 10 pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    You run the following form an elevated command prompt to see which partition is the current Recovery partition :

    reagentc /info

    Note the partition # and check with Disk Management.
    After that I can further instruct you on how to delete the one that's not in use and so on.

    Cheers,
    Do you see this as a solution to the recovery drive issue I'm having?
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  4. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #14

    Hi,

    Not really truth be told.
    No idea why it refuse to run at this point.
    That said , it doesn't hurt to solve some issues on that machine at this point.

    Frankly, it could be anything from disk errors to access rights. Which is why I asked to collect as much info as possible.

    What I don't quite understand is that you said in your opening post that you reinstalled Windows 10 already.
    Yet there are still 2 Recovery partitions?
    When you reinstall Win10 (as in a clean) you should opt to delete all existing partitions related to Windows. IOW, all but the ones you created yourself for say data storage or whatever.
    Then Windows will create the partitions it requires and all should be well.

    While I personally have no issues with creating a recovery backup I much more prefer to use Macrium Reflect Free to image my system.
    That said, there's little point in backing up a crippled system so lets solve the issue.

    Cheers,
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  5. Posts : 13
    win 10 pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    Not really truth be told.
    No idea why it refuse to run at this point.
    That said , it doesn't hurt to solve some issues on that machine at this point.

    Frankly, it could be anything from disk errors to access rights. Which is why I asked to collect as much info as possible.

    Cheers,
    it is partition 3, the 449mb partition.
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  6. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #16

    Hi,

    OK. I edited my post in the meantime.

    Are you willing to do a clean re-install ?

    Cheers,
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,013
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       #17

    In reality, recovery drives are not really that important with Windows 10 as you can simply create a usb installation stick using media creation tool.

    In addition, recovery drives get out of date after each build upgrade.

    More important thing to do is to backup your drivers.

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  8. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #18

    Hi,

    In reality, recovery drives are not really that important with Windows 10 as you can simply create a usb installation stick using media creation tool.
    Agreed but the fact that it refuses to run and stubbornly so is indicative of a problem within the system.
    Little point in making backups of systems that are questionable IMHO.


    Cheers,
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  9. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,013
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       #19

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    Agreed but the fact that it refuses to run and stubbornly so is indicative of a problem within the system.
    Little point in making backups of systems that are questionable IMHO.


    Cheers,

    I had that problem with 10240, and after 10586 came out problem went away. It will probably just go away after update to RS1.
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  10. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #20

    fdegrove said:
    Agreed but the fact that it refuses to run and stubbornly so is indicative of a problem within the system.
    I think it's because the Recovery Drive process itself is flaky.
    I had a computer where I clean installed Win10 on the OS partition, leaving a data partition and the original Win7 recovery partition. So Windows 10 itself should have been pristine... but Create Recovery Drive still doesn't work.
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