Windows 10: we can't create a recovery drive on this PC some required files are missing

Discus and support we can't create a recovery drive on this PC some required files are missing in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So this appears to have been a problem for many and naturally mine will always be out of the scope of the answers. I tried this solution from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AngeloCamillos, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. we can't create a recovery drive on this PC some required files are missing


    So this appears to have been a problem for many and naturally mine will always be out of the scope of the answers.


    I tried this solution from Microsoft Answers on my computer and I get the following result:

    Using Command prompt as administrator


    :\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Windows RE is already disabled.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image was not found.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc/setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recovery\windowsRE
    REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image cannot be stored in the specified volume. Use the RETAIN command in DISKPART
    to prepare the volume and try again.


    So I tried the info comand and now I am confused, cause I get the following result:


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment Windows RE and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data BCD identifier: 66060f05-a1f5-11ea-af4e-f99e5ac0246e
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    So I should point out I use Easeus to do backup to create an image and I use a feature called pre OS which
    allows a recovery via a winPE disc and the pre-os software combined with the image I have on my NAS.

    So over to the experts can anyone suggest what I am being told here or if my backup software has somehow

    influenced, side tracked or whatever the recovery drive software?

    Many thanks.

    :)
     
    AngeloCamillos, Aug 12, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 Recovery drive error - Can't create a recovery drive on this PC

    Hi Andy,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Do you have enough space in your external drive or disk?
    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?
    • Have you created a recovery media previously on the computer?
    As per the issue description, it seems like you are unable to create a system image recovery driver using a USB drive on the computer as it prompts an error message “We cannot create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps and try to create a recovery drive and check if it helps.

    • 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.
    You can also use Windows 10 media creation tool to troubleshoot problems when your PC can't start.

    Here is the link:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10


    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Aug 12, 2020
    #2
  3. create a recovery drive

    Hi Tom,

    This issue regarding the error: "Can't create a Windows 10 recovery drive. Some required files are missing" may arise if some of your files are already corrupted. To help you resolve your concern, kindly follow these steps:

    • Perform a clean boot. It helps eliminate software conflicts. You may refer to this

      link
      .
    • Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files. To do this, please click this

      link
      .
    • After performing the two steps, you may need to restart your computer and then create a recovery drive again.
    You may also refer to the troubleshooting steps created by Criostoir O'Dochartaigh on this

    post
    .

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Raymond Ave, Aug 12, 2020
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    we can't create a recovery drive on this PC some required files are missing

    Missing files when creating Recovery Drive


    I have the same problem. I have updated my computer from Win7 to Win10 and trying to create a Recovery Drive. I have gone through the Control Panel to Create Recovery Drive, but when I attempt to start the process I get the message: 'We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.' What files are missing and where can I get them and install them?
     
    GER505, Aug 12, 2020
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