Windows 10: Partition scheme is in a mess

Discus and support Partition scheme is in a mess in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; When I started out my partition scheme looked like this in Easeus Partition Master. I was unable to get into recovery. I ran cmd reagentc /info. It... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by lgentry, May 4, 2021 at 9:27 AM.

  1. lgentry Win User

    Partition scheme is in a mess


    When I started out my partition scheme looked like this in Easeus Partition Master. I was unable to get into recovery. I ran cmd reagentc /info. It said it was disabled. I attempted to enable it but it said there was no recovery. (However, there are 2 partitions of approx. 500 mb in size, one of which had data in it. One was empty) In an attempt to get a working recovery partition, I did a non-destructive reinstall of windows thinking it would build a good recovery partition and it did. I am now able to access recovery. Here are shots of my current partition scheme in Easeus Partition Master. Here is current diskpart and reagentc It appears the reinstall built volumes 5 (100mg fat32) as my recovery partition and volume 6 (557 mb hidden partition). I now have both volumes 4 and 6 hidden partitions? Shouldn't I have only one of those? If my assumption is correct, the system is not using volume 4. Should I delete vol 4 which would leave 500 mb unused space at beginning of disk and if I do, will I have to change the volume numbers or will the system automatically change them when I delete volume 4? I also will have 524mb unallocated space at end of disk. Could I then use Partition Wizard to use this non-consecutive space to straighten this mess out? I'm not so concerned about losing this total of 1 gb unused space. I just want to get my partitions scheme straightened out and end up with a working recovery partition.. I don't know how I got this so messed up. Another thing, I would be more than happy to do a clean install of windows if that would straighten it out. I am assuming If I did I would have to initialize the disk first. Could I then restore just my C: drive using Macrium and leave any other partition that a clean install builds? I know this is a lot of questions but I don't want to get myself in worse shape than I already am.

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  2. lgentry Win User

    Partition scheme is in a mess

    Here is all the results with all extra disks disconnected. Only 2 drives are connected - main boot ssd drive and secondary data drive. It would be more straightforward if the ssd was disk 0 instead of disk 1 but I never could get the ssd to work by switching cables.
    Easeus Partition Master (it's weird that it shows both the 499 and 557 mb partitions as unused when one of them clearly is not)

    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]

    Here is bat file results

    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]

    Here is current reagentc /info results

    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]
     
  3. lgentry Win User
    Partition scheme is in a mess

    When I started out my partition scheme looked like this in Easeus Partition Master. I was unable to get into recovery. I ran cmd reagentc /info. It said it was disabled. I attempted to enable it but it said there was no recovery. (However, there are 2 partitions of approx. 500 mb in size, one of which had data in it. One was empty)


    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]

    In an attempt to get a working recovery partition, I did a non-destructive reinstall of windows thinking it would build a good recovery partition and it did. I am now able to access recovery. Here are shots of my current partition scheme in Easeus Partition Master.

    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]

    Here is current diskpart and reagentc

    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]


    It appears the reinstall built volumes 5 (100mg fat32) as my recovery partition and volume 6 (557 mb hidden partition). I now have both volumes 4 and 6 hidden partitions? Shouldn't I have only one of those? If my assumption is correct, the system is not using volume 4. Should I delete vol 4 which would leave 500 mb unused space at beginning of disk and if I do, will I have to change the volume numbers or will the system automatically change them when I delete volume 4? I also will have 524mb unallocated space at end of disk. Could I then use Partition Wizard to use this non-consecutive space to straighten this mess out? I'm not so concerned about losing this total of 1 gb unused space. I just want to get my partitions scheme straightened out and end up with a working recovery partition..
    I don't know how I got this so messed up.
    Another thing, I would be more than happy to do a clean install of windows if that would straighten it out. I am assuming If I did I would have to initialize the disk first. Could I then restore just my C: drive using Macrium and leave any other partition that a clean install builds?
    I know this is a lot of questions but I don't want to get myself in worse shape than I already am.
     
  4. Ghot Win User

    Partition scheme is in a mess

    Partition scheme is in a mess

    @lgentry

    Could you post an EaseUS screenshot showing everything, like this...



    Partition scheme is in a mess [​IMG]






    If it were me, I would unhook Disk 1 and 3 (and Disk 0?), and delete everything on Disk 2, then do a clean install of Windows 10 on Disk 2.

    Clean Install Windows 10
     
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