Cannot Create Recovery Media With Aomei Backup

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TerryWood, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:42 AM.

  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I need some help please.

    Using Win 10 64 bit Home (upgraded from Win 7) Prior to upgrading I had no problems with creating Recovery media using Aomei Backup. Since the upgrade all attempts have failed.

    I have done extensive reading on the Net and one possibility is that the WinRE.wim file is missing or been removed during the upgrade.

    1) I checked in C:\Windows\System32\Recovery folder and it is not there. There is however a Reagent.XML file and also aReagent_Merged.XML. In the merged file it shows the location of the WinRE as <WinreLocation path="\Recovery\WindowsRE" id="357167666" offset="626133041152" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"/>. Wherever this is

    2) I am also trying to check to see whether it might be in one of the Recovery partitions (image attached) but I don't know which one is for Windows 10.

    Can anyone help me get WinRE up and running again?

    Thanks


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  2. TheRollbackFrog

    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    Hi Terry... I only see one RECOVERY partition, the 450mb following your Windows partition. This will be the most recent one created by any Windows upgrade and will be where the WinRE image will live.

    That said, not being an AOMEI user, I can't help you with it finding it properly.
     
  3. Robin A.

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    To know if WINRE is enabled and what its location is, in PowerShell or cmd interface type

    reagentc /info

    If it´s disabled, type
    reagentc /enable

    If AOMEI can´t locate or use the WinRE, you could download and install WADK for Windows 10. AOMEI should use it to create the WINPE boot medium. Or, simpler, you could try the Linux boot medium, if the option is available.

    BTW, when I have tried AB, I have found problems to create the boot UFD from the ISO. AB finds the WinRE and creates the ISO. But, when the boot mode is UEFI native, the UFD built with the standard procedures doesnt´appear in the boot menu.
     
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  4. blacknight

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    I didn't try AOMEI with 10, but with Seven SP1 64 BIT with a SSD I had the same problems. Indeed, my advise too is to create the the Linux boot medium.
     
  5. NormanF

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    I second the Linux boot medium... it will boot when nothing else does in a disaster and its part of Windows pros' repair tool kit.
     
  6. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Guys

    All very useful info. Thanks.

    Particularly the reagentc /info.

    It shows that the 450 mb partition3 on Disk 0 is indeed where the winre.wim is located.

    Question

    How can I look inside this partition? I have not been able to bring anything up other than help.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  7. oliverjia

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    I haven't tried AOMEI for a couple of years now, but when I tested it back then, it was truly a POS. In a typical UEFI secure boot OS disk, AOMEI did not even select the EFI partition when you chose "System backup". What kind of disk imaging software would do that? Beyond ridiculous.
     
  8. Arvy

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    You can try in unhiding it using either DISKPART or the AOMEI Partition Assistant. (See here.) However, that may not let you do much with it if access permissions are narrowly restricted as they usually are. Alternatively, you may have some means available for booting to a WinPE environment that runs with SYSTEM permissions. Be very cautious to avoid messing up your system's recovery capabilities beyond the problems that appear to be associated with AOMEI itself.
     
  9. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    It´s possible to see the contents of the partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free. Select the partition > right click > Explore.

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  10. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi All

    Once again thanks. Will try the MTP Wizard, nothing ventured nothing gained! Learning a lot though!

    Terry
     
  11. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    FYI there is a new version of AOEMI out...came out last night or this morning. I would at least try that one.
     
  12. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Just looked, I don't see a new version. It shows 4.04 and that has been out a while.
     
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    Version 4.0.5 (Released 2017-08-15) http://www.backup-utility.com/changelog.html - the home page of AOMEI site is not updated.
     
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