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Windows 7: Recovery but no EMS

20 Dec 2010   #31
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

From attachment:
1. C:\Recovery\8cb2d9b4-7c05-11de-842e-b4611d44fefa\Winre.wim
and
2. [\Device\HarddiskVolume1]\winre.wim

so there are two recovery images.

[\Device\HarddiskVolume1] refers to your unmapped partition(14,65GB) on disk0.

The recovery image linked to Windows 7 is the first listed.
You should be able to access "recovery" from the boot menu as everything looks OK.

Do you get a "boot-menu" with Windows 7 and Memory Diagnostic on start-up? It should be there for 30 secs....
Try hitting F8 or F9 - you should get the "Advanced boot options" menu with "Repair your computer" on top.


Give feedback if you are getting the boot-menu and the "Advanced boot options" on F8/F9.

If you want we can add a boot-menu entry for the second recovery image (on \Device\HarddiskVolume1) to see if it is different. (is it EMS?)
The partition is not mapped in Windows 7 so it is possible that Asus has put there the vendor recovery.


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20 Dec 2010   #32
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=boyans;1137615]Do you get a "boot-menu" with Windows 7 and Memory Diagnostic on start-up? It should be there for 30 secs....
Try hitting F8 or F9 - you should get the "Advanced boot options" menu with "Repair your computer" on top.


Give feedback if you are getting the boot-menu and the "Advanced boot options" on F8/F9.QUOTE]

I don't get any boot options with "Windows 7" and "Memory Diagnostic" upon hitting F9. That's where I should see the Windows Setup option (under the Windows 7 option). When originally researching that was the result of the advice I found all over the net: Press F9 when you see the Windows logo --> Press [enter] for Windows Setup

I get the options you speak of upon pressing F8, however, those aren't what I'm looking for. I tried the Repair and also the Restore options.
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20 Dec 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

Is there any chance Asus has placed Factory Restore on your Repair My Computer F8 menu, as is increasingly being done with Win7?

Does you setup literature or Manual specify F9 is Factory Recovery for your model Asus? Look on the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model to read manual.
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20 Dec 2010   #34
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

THIS WILL ADD A BOOT_MENU ENTRY FOR THE RECOVERY ON YOUR HIDDEN(FACTORY) PARTITION (size 14,6GB):

(copy the command line from this post and paste it in a command prompt with administrative rights or type it in exactly!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bcdedit /displayorder {572bcd56-ffa7-11d9-aae0-0007e994107d} /addlast
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After rebooting you will have in the boot menu 2 entries:
1. Windows 7
2. Windows Recovery Environment

select 2. and type <enter>.

Give feedback if this is the EMS.
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20 Dec 2010   #35
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is there any chance Asus has placed Factory Restore on your Repair My Computer F8 menu, as is increasingly being done with Win7?

Does you setup literature or Manual specify F9 is Factory Recovery for your model Asus? Look on the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model to read manual.
I wish that was the case! haha

I had already downloaded the manual and read the section on using the recovery partition. Here is the literature on that:

Using the Recovery Partition:
1. Press [F9] during bootup.
2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled].
3. Read the
ASUS Preload Wizard screen and click Next.
4. Select a partition option and click
Next. Partition options:
Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".
Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".
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20 Dec 2010   #36
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyans View Post
THIS WILL ADD A BOOT_MENU ENTRY FOR THE RECOVERY ON YOUR HIDDEN(FACTORY) PARTITION (size 14,6GB):

(copy the command line from this post and paste it in a command prompt with administrative rights or type it in exactly!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bcdedit /displayorder {572bcd56-ffa7-11d9-aae0-0007e994107d} /addlast
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After rebooting you will have in the boot menu 2 entries:
1. Windows 7
2. Windows Recovery Environment

select 2. and type <enter>.

Give feedback if this is the EMS.
Hey.. I'll give that a try after dinner. Thanks!
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21 Dec 2010   #37
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyans View Post
THIS WILL ADD A BOOT_MENU ENTRY FOR THE RECOVERY ON YOUR HIDDEN(FACTORY) PARTITION (size 14,6GB):

(copy the command line from this post and paste it in a command prompt with administrative rights or type it in exactly!)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bcdedit /displayorder {572bcd56-ffa7-11d9-aae0-0007e994107d} /addlast
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After rebooting you will have in the boot menu 2 entries:
1. Windows 7
2. Windows Recovery Environment

select 2. and type <enter>.

Give feedback if this is the EMS.
I get "Ramdisk Device Options" for option 2

I may have already been at this location before, however, I still get errors. It tells me there's no backup on my hard drive or DVD. I wonder what that 14GB partition contains then. I'm starting to wonder if this machine just came to me confused. Maybe I need to explore the DVD ISO to USB option some more. I can use a portable hard drive. Is there anything special I need to do for booting purposes, other than making the necessary boot order changes in BIOS? Do I just need to copy the image on to the drive and boot like normal?
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21 Dec 2010   #38
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

hi weiser701,

Can you do following steps:
  1. Reboot
  2. When the boot menu appears select "Ramdisk device options 2" with your up/down keys.
  3. Press F8, if nothing happens press F9.
Does a menu appear? If yes write down the lines and post them.

Is "Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]" in the menu?
If yes then select it and follow the manual...
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21 Dec 2010   #39
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

One more:

When in "Disk Management" click on the hidden partition(14,65 MB) right-click and select "Change drive letter and path" then assign a drive letter say "Z:" then it should be explorable.
Later the drive letter can be deassigned...so it will be "hidden" again.

See if there are only the files "winre.wim" and "boot.sdi" on drive Z: (in Explorer go to "Folder options" and enable the "hidden" and "system" files/folders visibility).
Are there other files and folders?
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21 Dec 2010   #40
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Without pressing [enter] after selecting Ramdisk Device Options (I figured you meant to just highlight it) I pressed F8 and got the menu posted below. This is the same menu I've always been able to get to by pressing F8 at boot up. Pressing F9 upon selecting Ramdisk gets me nothing. Also, I don't get to choose from any options by right-clicking the hidden partition in Disk Management. I get the "Change drive letter and paths" option for the other two partitions but not for the hidden partition.

Advanced Boot Options

Repair Your Computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Resources Services Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
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