Unable to reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing

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  1. naelopan

    naelopan MDL Novice

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    #1 naelopan, Jul 24, 2013
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    I installed Win8 Pro by booting into Win PE and then running a Diskpart script and a Batch file.
    Code:
    rem == CreatePartitions-UEFI.txt ==
    rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to
    rem    create five partitions
    rem    for a UEFI/GPT-based PC.
    rem    Adjust the partition sizes to fill the drive
    rem    as necessary. ==
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert gpt
    rem == 1. Windows RE tools partition ===============
    create partition primary size=300
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
    assign letter="T"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    rem == 2. System partition =========================
    create partition efi size=100
    rem    ** NOTE: For Advanced Format 4Kn drives,
    rem               change this value to size = 260 ** 
    format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
    assign letter="S"
    rem == 3. Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition =======
    create partition msr size=128
    rem == 4. Windows partition ========================
    rem ==    a. Create the Windows partition ==========
    create partition primary 
    rem ==    b. Create space for the recovery image ===
    shrink minimum=15000
    rem       ** NOTE: Update this size to match the size
    rem                of the recovery image           **
    rem ==    c. Prepare the Windows partition ========= 
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
    assign letter="W"
    rem === 5. Recovery image partition ================
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
    assign letter="R"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    list volume
    exit
    Applyimage.bat
    Code:
    rem These commands copy the selected image file to
    rem predefined hard disk partitions on a UEFI-based computer.
    
    rem Usage:   ApplyImage WimFileName 
    rem Example: ApplyImage E:\Images\ThinImage.wim
    
    rem === Copy the image to the recovery image partition =======================
    mkdir R:\RecoveryImage
    copy %1 R:\RecoveryImage\install.wim
    
    rem === Apply the image to the Windows partition =============================
    dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\install.wim /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
    
    rem === Copy the Windows RE Tools to the Windows RE Tools partition ==========
    md T:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    attrib -a -s -h W:\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim
    copy W:\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim T:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim
    
    rem === Copy boot files from the Windows partition to the System partition ===
    bcdboot W:\Windows
    
    rem === In the System partition, set the location of the Windows partition ===
    W:\Windows\System32\reagentc /setosimage /path R:\RecoveryImage /target W:\Windows /index 1
    
    rem === In the System partition, set the location of the WinRE tools =========
    W:\Windows\System32\reagentc /setreimage /path T:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target W:\Windows /bootkey 0x3d00
    
    
    Win8 Was loaded successfully, however in Settings->General, the Refresh my PC and Reset my PC would not work. When trying Refresh my PC it says the windows drive is locked and i need to unlock it first. When trying Resetting my PC, it says "Unable to Reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing".
    It is a HP Envy m6 laptop with UEFI. When I enable Legacy Mode in BIOS and using the same method to load Win8, the Reset my PC functions correctly. But it fails when i disable "Legacy mode" to use UEFI only.
    Can anyone enlighten me on this issue? Any comment is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    #2 ODY123, Jul 24, 2013
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    For me, I just needed to install win8 on the gpt disk, uefi and msr partitions will be created automatically...
     
  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    I'm assuming you've boot winpe in UEFI mode?
    Have you stepped through the script?
    1). Does winre.wim get copied to t:\Recovery\Winre?
    2). The last reagentc command with /setreimage. Does that run? /bootkey is a win7 feature & not supported by win8.
     
  4. yahyoh

    yahyoh MDL Member

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    u need flash with W8 on it ;)

    but i tested one time and took one hour to reach 5% :mad:
    i ended using normal format method and only took about 13 Minutes to be in Windows :p
     
  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    That sounds like you did a full reset/format instead of a quick/remove files...

     
  6. naelopan

    naelopan MDL Novice

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    Thanks. Yeah, i found it didn't work in Win8. Does that mean pressing F3 during boot works in Win7?
     
  7. naelopan

    naelopan MDL Novice

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    Thanks.
    1. Winre was copied
    2. It showed a message saying the path was successfully set.