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Windows 7: Repair your computer option not working (restoring factory backup)

21 Feb 2012   #31
Kaktussoft

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What I see is that the recovery to factory settings doesn't change much to the bcd settings at all!!
only this as a see with a quick compare.
  • it leaves the ramdisk options as it is
  • it leaves the winre settings as it is
It only changes:

id {current}
recoverysequence {4ff2fcb5-a07f-11df-9201-a4badbd9db87}

it is hardcoded!! It assumes the winre ID is already there and has number: {4ff2fcb5-a07f-11df-9201-a4badbd9db87}

You can repair it by donig:
bcdedit /set {current} recoverysequence {actual number of winre entry}


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21 Feb 2012   #32
Kaktussoft

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maybe there is a trick to change the winre ID in BCD to {4ff2fcb5-a07f-11df-9201-a4badbd9db87}
???
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21 Feb 2012   #33
Kaktussoft

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please delete the useless entries I told. After that post bcdedit /enum all output again
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21 Feb 2012   #34
ussama

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Are those 2 useless enteries are same as previous one ?
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21 Feb 2012   #35
Kaktussoft

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bcdedit /enum all shows you the windows recovery environment entry now {6425ee6e-5ca5-11e1-a48c-a4badbd9db87}
As long you don't use reagentc it isn't changed. Even recovery to factory settings doesn't touch it.
I don't know of any hack. It's definitely hardcoded wrong in recovery procedure!

try:
bcdedit /set {current} recoverysequence {6425ee6e-5ca5-11e1-a48c-a4badbd9db87}
you can do it now. And you have to do it anytime you recover to factory settings. Can you still enter winre after doing the command in {current} so from within win7?
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21 Feb 2012   #36
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ussama View Post
Are those 2 useless enteries are same as previous one ?
the 2 entries are left overs from previous reagentc command. So they are not the same
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21 Feb 2012   #37
Kaktussoft

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identifier {c26c3bcd-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}=>useless now!
------------
identifier {c26c3bce-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}=>useless now!

So

bcdedit /del {c26c3bcd-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}
bcdedit /del {c26c3bce-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}
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21 Feb 2012   #38
ussama

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
bcdedit /enum all shows you the windows recovery environment entry now {6425ee6e-5ca5-11e1-a48c-a4badbd9db87}
As long you don't use reagentc it isn't changed. Even recovery to factory settings doesn't touch it.
I don't know of any hack. It's definitely hardcoded wrong in recovery procedure!

try:
bcdedit /set {current} recoverysequence {6425ee6e-5ca5-11e1-a48c-a4badbd9db87}
you can do it now. And you have to do it anytime you recover to factory settings. Can you still enter winre after doing the command in {current} so from within win7?


YEs WIN RE IS ACcessible after entering this command(at that time useless entries are not deleted)
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21 Feb 2012   #39
Kaktussoft

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bcdedit /set {current} recoverysequence {6425ee6e-5ca5-11e1-a48c-a4badbd9db87}
is the only thing to do in the future!! so put in a file and don't forget it!
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21 Feb 2012   #40
ussama

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
identifier {c26c3bcd-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}=>useless now!
------------
identifier {c26c3bce-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}=>useless now!

So

bcdedit /del {c26c3bcd-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}
bcdedit /del {c26c3bce-5c99-11e1-a582-a4badbd9db87}


When I enter the Above del Commands
Following result appears
An unknown command was specified.
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