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Unable to locate WinRE

Tue May 09, 2017 7:53 am

Trying to create TBWinRE boot media I get the error "Unable to locate WinRE". Does this indicate something wrong with the Windows 10 system being used?

Re: Unable to locate WinRE

Tue May 09, 2017 9:21 am

Does WinRE work on the system? You can run "reagentc /info" from an administrator command prompt to check the status Windows shows for WinRE. As for the issue, WinRE may be broken, not configured, or not being seen correctly by TBWinPE/RE Builder. What does the log (TBWinPE.log) show?

Some troubleshooting steps are in the following KB article:
Repairing the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=587

Re: Unable to locate WinRE

Tue May 09, 2017 11:19 am

Output from ""reagentc /info":

Information:

Windows RE status: Disabled
Windows RE location:
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: a41467b2-18c5-11e7-a581-ffed5153751b
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

so probably the rest of the questions are irrelevant, but relevant information from the log is

2017-05-09 10:39:00 - Locating WinRE image
2017-05-09 10:39:00 - Warning: Unable to locate WinRE at installed location (Path: unknown\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim)
2017-05-09 10:39:01 - Warning: Unable to locate WinRE at default locations
2017-05-09 10:39:01 - Warning: Backup copy of winre.wim not found
2017-05-09 10:39:01 - Error: Unable to locate WinRE

Obviously there is something wrong with my system. So far I haven't been able to find a winre.wim using http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=587.

I may come back to this later.

Re: Unable to locate WinRE

Wed May 10, 2017 12:39 pm

I finally found a WinRE.wim on HP Recovery Media I had made from the system and using it successfully created the TBWinRE disc.

I still don't know whether my problem is due to my having deleted some recovery partitions I thought I didn't need (though restoring them didn't help).

Re: Unable to locate WinRE

Wed May 10, 2017 2:12 pm

It does now appear that all my problems here were due to having deleted "unnecessary" OEM partitions.

Re: Unable to locate WinRE

Wed May 10, 2017 3:52 pm

Just a warning on imaging Win 10.
I image 4 files, 3 very small to even empty and Win 10 itself.
Do I need all 4? I don't know. It is belt & suspenders for me.
Mary


On 5/10/2017 4:12 PM, Bob Coleman wrote:
> It does now appear that all my problems here were due to having deleted "unnecessary" OEM partitions.
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