Windows 10: Recovery Partition

Discus and support Recovery Partition in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Please read through to the bottom. I have 2 questions there. This is in relation to comments on threads... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Sasuke__Uchiha, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Recovery Partition


    Please read through to the bottom. I have 2 questions there.


    This is in relation to comments on threads

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...artition/24a7cbbe-960a-490f-b916-e07eba32281e

    and

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...llpapers/fa18e2bf-8c6c-4f0d-b078-4b7d9d37eb5b

    So, in a nutshell, I deleted the winRE partition due to a mistake made by an independent adviser. However, I have realised what has happened and why he made that mistake.


    When windows updates come that update winRE too, it either update winRE in the partition immediately next to the C drive if it already contains winRE or is empty. However, as you can see in those screenshots, my winRE drive was located before the C drive. So windows put winRE in the empty manufacturer's recovery partition as it was next to C and empty. Then the old winRE partition was orphaned. However, our adviser didn't know that I had updated windows, so he naturally told me that it was safe to delete the partition. However, as t contained the new winRE, it got deleted as well.


    Basically, the drive that says WINRETOOLS is useless and the 11GB partition had the winRE.


    Now if any of you accidentally delete the winRE partition, what you can do is wait for the next windows update or rather the next version. If you are really impatient, you can sign up to the windows insider programme which will provide you with the next version immediately. Update windows and you will see that a new partition is created immediately after C. That is the new winRE partition.


    For more info read the following Microsoft articles.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...-environment--windows-re--technical-reference
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-my...ry-environment-winre-to-troubleshoot-common-s


    Then I deleted the orphaned partition. It is no longer needed. Then I labelled the new partition WINRETOOLS.

    Recovery Partition b5b69f9a-4914-4727-b1de-05fdb93a7535?upload=true.png Recovery Partition 81641e6e-3eb3-4b57-b770-7d595325c4ab?upload=true.png Also, you can see that the winRE is enabled bellow.

    Recovery Partition c7fe9fb9-9323-4238-b907-5d4dab33429a?upload=true.png





    Now I have 2 new questions.

    1 What is this 128MB partition that is not shown in diskpart but is shown in Easeus Partition Master?

    Recovery Partition 6b9b2a2d-866c-417f-867d-bbc341417878?upload=true.png Recovery Partition 430542de-0337-46be-973d-a5fad5bc7f5a?upload=true.png


    2 The Z drive. Whenever I restart the computer it assumes the drive letter Z. I delete the letter. Next time I restart, it is back. Note that this doesn't happen when I shut down the PC. Also, the letter Z is shown in Easeus even when I delete it from diskpart.

    :)
     
    Sasuke__Uchiha, Apr 20, 2020
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  2. Anusha Win User

    How To: Create recovery partition.

    it worked when i copied all the files of the disk to the recovery partition i created, but i had to use WinPE tab to add the entry.

    Type: WIM Image (Ramdisk)
    Name: Recovery
    Path: Z:\Sources\boot.wim
    and hit Add Entry
    I tried it in VirtualBox and it worked.
    At first, it would add a second "Windows 7" entry to the list, but when the installation is finished, the old one is deleted. (I formatted only C: partition)
     
    Anusha, Apr 20, 2020
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  3. RyoTakagi Win User
    Lost recovery partition

    Hello, I see that you are having issues with recovery partition. I would suggest you using the diskpart command in the command prompt. First, open up the comand prompt as an administrator, then type in diskpart. Now, type in list disk, and look for the
    recovery partition drive. Follow the steps in the link below:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clean-and-fo...

    Hope this helps, and let me know if you have further questions! Recovery Partition :)
     
    RyoTakagi, Apr 20, 2020
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  4. Mario Tum Win User

    Recovery Partition

    Recovery Partition in Windows 10.0

    Hello,

    To create a Recovery Partition, follow the steps below:

    • Click Start menu.
    • Type Recovery then choose Create a recovery drive.
    Plug in an empty USB stick and follow the instructions that will be shown on the screen.

    Regards.
     
    Mario Tum, Apr 20, 2020
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