Windows 10: Using the Power Button to get to Windows Recovery Environment

Discus and support Using the Power Button to get to Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; This is not really a problem so much as it is a question. It is stated on this Microsoft website -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by rkjles, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. rkjles Win User

    Using the Power Button to get to Windows Recovery Environment


    This is not really a problem so much as it is a question. It is stated on this Microsoft website -


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14238/windows-10-troubleshoot-blue-screen-errors


    That in order to get to windows recovery environment, you need to press and hold the power button a few times for it to show up,

    1. Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off your device.
    2. Press the power button again to turn on your device.
    3. On the first sign that Windows has started (for example, some devices show the manufacturer’s logo when restarting) hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off your device.
    4. Press the power button again to turn on your device.
    5. When Windows restarts, hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off your device.
    6. Press the power button again to turn on your device.
    7. Allow your device to fully restart to enter WinRE.


    I am curious about this though because I have always been told that pressing and holding the power button to turn off the computer, would damage the hard drive so I am just not sure on all of this, if someone could enlighten me…

    :)
     
    rkjles, Oct 16, 2019
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  2. Missing Recovery Environment

    Hi Alan,

    Here is a link containing several useful suggestions to help you recover Windows 10. Since the error message that you got tells you to insert your Windows installation or recovery media. We suggest the perform the steps listed under
    Use a recovery drive to restore or reset your PC or you can also follow the steps under
    Use installation media to restore or reset your PC. Please see the link below for more details:

    Recovery options in Windows 10.

    Regards.
     
    Rolando Vil, Oct 16, 2019
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to access Windows Recovery Environment normally

    Some entries in the bcd for the recovery environment is either corrupted or missing. To fix the problem, you;d need to rebuild the entries for the recovery environment.
    Here's the steps:
    1. Turn on folder options to show hidden files/folders. Open admin command then type: reagentc /disable
      - This will move 2 files from the recovery partition reagent.xml and winre.wim to C:\windows\system32\recovery
    2. If you have the Windows 10 ISO, double click on it to mount to a virtual cd/dvd else If you have the Windows 10 USB then navigate to Sources folder and look for install.esd or install.wim.
    3. Use 7-ZIP to open install.esd or install.wim, select and index. eg. 6 then navigate to Windows\system32\recovery. You'd see 2 files: Winre.wim and reagent.xml.
    4. Remove everything from C:\windows\system32\recovery (ie. your current winre.win and reagent.xml)
    5. Copy the new winre.wim and reagent.xml from the install.esd/install.wim to C:\windows\system32\Recovery
    6. From admin command, type: ReAgentc /enable
    Reboot to recovery. This will also fix the problem with shutdown /r /o
     
    topgundcp, Oct 16, 2019
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  4. stonebato Win User

    Using the Power Button to get to Windows Recovery Environment

    Can't find recovery environment windows 10


    Hi guys, good day. I need your help regarding with reseting my laptop. I clone my OS from hdd to ssd using easeUS. after cloning I formatted my hdd since I'm confident that everything is ok. now I can't reset my laptop because of this error. I had tried these steps below but it's not working.
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition
    set id

    your help is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.
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    stonebato, Oct 16, 2019
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