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Its odd that with the recovery flash drive- the one that failed to recover, only gave me cmd option within the advanced options screen.

 

 

Not understanding this at all, are you saying that shutting down and restarting the computer multiple times got you into the Recovery Environment where you were then able to insert your USB thumb drive and open a command prompt!


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As you can see how my trying to explain frusterates people..thats the way iam.. But yes, with the flash drive plugged in, i pressed f2 to boot from flash drive from bios. Upon doing that, iam presented with the advanced screen.  Everything except the cmd option works. 

 

Recovery problem: 

File: \windows\system32\drivers\bfadi.sys


Edited by Malcolm1777, 24 December 2017 - 12:39 PM.

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Not frustrating only puzzled as to why your answers are so cryptic  :lol:

 

You still havn`t told us if shutting down and restarting the computer numerous times got you into the Windows (RE) as said the feedback here could potentially save other folk an awful lot of time and trouble.


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Whoop. Unfortunately i cant get into PE after turn on and off numerous times.  When iam in advanced options, i choose (repair) but it fail everytime. Going back to previous build failed. Why? Because before this issue came up, i deleted windows old folder to regain space, i was at 403GB then gained back to 430-31GB. Let this be a lesson to all, dont delete your windows old folder ..you may need it in a case like this

 

advancedopt.png

 

Iam still trying to find commands to use to regain control of pc bro...before pay asus to reinstall os... They said reinstall disk wont solve issue, but i still think it will


Edited by Malcolm1777, 24 December 2017 - 01:39 PM.

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Choose the Command Prompt option, type the following command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth press Enter.

 

May take 20 minutes or so, if this does not fix it you are looking at a Repair Installation for which you will need media.


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It says error 87. The online/cleanup image option is unknown. For more info by running DISM.exe /?

 

Asus is trying to squeeze money out of me... The install disk is what i need to reset pc. Reset option failed in advanced menu


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You can get such an error if the command is incorrectly entered, try again making sure to leave a space between the forward slashes; 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


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Ok ill try again and post it. I tried startup repair again, 

 

Log file: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt....whatever that means. I even typed in bcdedit commands to fix boot and it repaired it...but the issue still remains. Ill be back

 

I typed as you said, still error (87).  Its looking like the install disk is only hope here


Edited by Malcolm1777, 24 December 2017 - 02:48 PM.

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I am not trying to step in, but I saw my name mentioned and he was wondering about the command we used last time to get him running which was as follows to restore his registry. At the end of our last communication you had told me you made a backup image. If so, why cant you restore from it?

Cmd prompt type the following
Xcopy c:\Windows\System32\config\regback c:\Windows\System32\config  (change drive letter if necessary)

Edited by dmccoy, 24 December 2017 - 02:55 PM.

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Always welcome dmccoy  :thumbsup:


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Hmm it said (0) files copied.


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IMG_20171224_132020.jpg

 

Hmm it said (0) files copied. Nice try though

 

How about the registry itself? Any hints? Heres the hive page. Ive got the one flash drive inserted, thats recovery. Theres boot.

 

i want to point out...when i looked into registry, went to profile list, where it has 3 sections, S-1-518 and  S-1-519 and S-1-5-20, the (.bak) is missing


Edited by Malcolm1777, 24 December 2017 - 03:40 PM.

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Thanks Phillpower2,

Sounds like you must not have a registry backup then. Did you look in the directory to see if anything is there? It looks like you have a recovery drive. Can you recover from it? Where did it come from? What about the backup image I thought you created last time we worked together?
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I dont know what to look for in registry specifically. As for iso, all i did was do recovery and created on flash drive. The recovery couldnt rescue my pc...what i suspect is i didnt set up the recovery process after downloading it. I could try and see inside recovery flash and take a picture and post on here

 

wondering... Lets say i do use the disk option, which one do i use? The  retail version or OEM one? And can disk work even if win10 was pre installed on pc?


Edited by Malcolm1777, 24 December 2017 - 09:13 PM.

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bump

 

I want to highlight here

 

In cmd, after run chkdsk,typing chkdsk c, results said stage 3 found errors in upper case file. Running chkdsk in read mode only...tried running chkdsk fix option, said cannot lock current drive because its write protected.

 

I still think buying an install disk would work. No harm in trying...but a costly on at that. Everything is costly. From repair to buying disk, or having data transferred to new HDD etc


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