Windows 10: Recovery drive created but can't be found when trying reset

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  1. LukaPM Win User

    Recovery drive created but can't be found when trying reset


    Hi, I've been trying to reset my HP Probook for a while now.



    I've updated the software Win10 the other day but I still get issues, latest one is "problem occurred while creating the recovery drive". I've created the recovery drive using my 500gb Apacer external HDD which for some reason now only shows it has 30GB space but that's another issue which is far more than 8GB I've see recommended on this site when discussing how to create recovery drive. I searched for ''create recovery drive'' in win search and followed instructions.


    The reason I created the recovery drive is because I got an error saying there is no recovery environment while I was trying to reset the PC. Googling this error I came across this solution i.e. use an external HDD to create that recovery environment, which will allow Windows to use this HDD as the recovery environment while resetting the PC. Did I understand it correctly or is this not the right way to solve this issue.


    Even after creating the recovery environment on my HDD, when I try to reset my PC I get the same error message. I was prompted to select that external drive when creating the recovery drive so there are no issue with my PC not recognizing the HDD. There are files on my hdd and all the old ones have been deleted so it seems like I managed to create the recovery drive. But the error persists.


    I'm not trying to boot from that drive, I'm trying to use it as the Windows Recovery Environment.




    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated


    Thanks

    :)
     

  2. Help! Failure trying to create a recovery drive in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience caused to you while creating the recovery drive on Widows 10 with error: "We can't create the recovery drive. A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive.", we will help you with this issue.

    This issue might have occurred because of the recovery partition is not created during Windows setup, and will be unavailable for Windows to access and use for the purposes of copying recovery files to a CD or USB, resulting in the error above.

    To fix the problem explained above, it is necessary to copy the appropriate files from the Windows 10 DVD to your PC, so that Windows can access and use them to create the recovery drive. Then, the recovery agent is configured with the new path to the setup
    files and the creation can proceed.

    Refer: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Follow the below steps:

    • Copy the contents of the Windows DVD to a folder on your C:\ drive.
    • Launch an elevated command prompt window by typing in “cmd” in the search menu, and then pressing + + .
    • Type in the following to re-configure Windows to point to the correct setup files location:
    • reagentc /disable
    • reagentc /setosimage /path C:\Win10\
    • reagentc /enable
    4. Verify the commands worked by typing in the following:

    • reagentc /info

    Later, I suggest you to try creating the recovery drive as suggested in the Microsoft article and check if it helps.

    Creating a recovery drive

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 22, 2020 at 12:03 PM
    #2
  3. creating a recovery drive!

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I will assist you with this.

    To better understand the issue please let us know

    • What exactly happens when you try to create a Recovery drive ?
    • Do you receive any error message ?
    I suggest you to try the steps below and see if It helps to resolve the issue.

    Creating a recovery drive

    A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won't start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive.

    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected, then select
      Next.
    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, then select Next > Create. A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.
    • When it's finished, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link, then select
      Delete. If not, select Finish.




    Hope the above information helps. Reply with necessary information and the result to help you further. Thank you.


     
    Deepak_Krishnan R, May 22, 2020 at 12:03 PM
    #3
  4. Rey Cam Win User

    Recovery drive created but can't be found when trying reset

    Create a Recovery Drive?

    Hi Kaspaz,

    Let us first check the recovery drive creation process that you have done. Below is a step by step process of creating a recovery drive:

    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive and then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive
      is selected and then select Next.
    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, and then select Next > Create.
      A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.
    • When it’s done, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC
      link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link and then select
      Delete. If not, select Finish.

    If you have done the same steps above and the rest of your file is still not showing.
    Please post back some details:

    • Which drive are you referring to?
    • Can you send us a screenshot of what you are seeing?
    • Besides creating a recovery drive, have you done any other changes on your computer?
    • What is the make and model of your USB hard drive device?
    • Have you tried plugging it on another port?
    • What is the current version and build number of your Windows 10 Computer? To know these details, follow the steps below:
      • Select the Start button.
      • Type About your PC.
      • Press Enter to find out the version and build number of your Windows 10 PC.

    Let us know the result after performing the troubleshooting steps and if your concern was left unresolved, kindly get back to us with the answers to our inquiry, so that we can assist you further.
     
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