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[Windows 10] Unable to create recovery drive on USB

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Rainbowgoblin    1

Attempting to create a recovery drive on a 16GB USB drive. Windows fails with the following message: We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing


My specs:

Dell XPS 9550

Windows 10 Home 64-bit


DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          953 GB    22 GB        *


DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    System             500 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Reserved           128 MB   501 MB
  Partition 3    Primary            918 GB   629 MB
  Partition 4    Recovery           852 MB   919 GB
  Partition 5    Recovery            11 GB   920 GB

(Not sure why I have two Recovery drives listed, but okay.)

PS C:\Windows\system32> reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE

REAGENTC.EXE: The specified path was not found.


PS C:\Windows\system32> reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration

    Windows RE status:         Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 900aa975-b3e4-11e7-9b60-dce82a0d5f1c
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index:      0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index:        0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


PS C:\Windows\system32> reagentc /enable
REAGENTC.EXE: Unable to update Boot Configuration Data.


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techbeck    6,907

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Do this:

Open command prompt in elevated mode and type:

reagentc /disable (press enter)

then type:

reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE (press enter)

Then type:

reagentc /enable )press enter)

You may need to change "harddisk0" to "harddiskX" where X is the number of your "C" drive and "partition1" to partitionX where X is the partition number to conform with your system setup. To check go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Storage/Diskmanagment.  The disk partitions are numbered from the left of the screen starting with number 1.



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