View Full Version : C: formatted, How to install windows from recovery partition?

08-11-2013, 08:07 AM

SHORT VERSION: vivobook x202 (s200) - C: is gone (shrunk/formatted/expanded again), F9 does NOT do anything, I can still boot with usb stick in Win 8 RE mode and access recovery partitions. been able to apply two .wim images in recovery partition back to C: using imagex, but still getting 0xc0000225 error on boot. (I just GUESS it has something to do with partition ID of C
but have no idea what it should be)

LONG VERSION: I did this unforgivable mistake of shrinking my C: drive. a reboot and bang! error 0xc0000225, F9 does nothing, I mean like you did not press it, I managed to boot it with win 8 usb stick just to make another dumb mistake of formatting C, now cannot install windows because it's GPT drive, then I re-expanded the drive to it's original size and managed to extract those two .wim files on recovery partition back to C (using imagex), but still getting the same error, I think it might have something to do with partition IDs that you set with DISKPART but have no idea what it should be. and I prefer not to lose my recovery partitions.

any suggestions?
thanks in advance

08-12-2013, 03:09 AM
i hope this can be hlep you. http://windows8search.com/forum/windows-8-flashes-error-code-0xc0000225-after-fresh-reboot-3246.html

08-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the link, but no, unfortunately Automatic Repair fails ...

08-12-2013, 06:59 PM
Unfortunately, if the drive was fully formatted and the partition contained Windows is probably gone. Otherwise hitting F9 will get you into the hidden partition to do a OS Refresh. If its not working you may need to contact a local center so that the OS can be re-imaged onto the system.

08-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Thanks for reply Fred.
Yeah, but funny, I'm like 2000 miles away from nearest asus service center. Only if I could get a DVD or something by mail. can I ask for that in support section?

08-16-2013, 05:38 PM
1. If you can't find better contacts, try this contact page (http://support.asus.com/Hotlines.aspx?SLanguage=en) to see if they have any options to offer.

2. Also, I don't know anything about this site and service since I'm located in the U.S. and it appears to be for European customers, but you may want to check this https://serviceshop.asus.com/ site too.

3. If you know anybody with the same X202 model who doesn't mind trying this, they can use the ASUS Backtracker software (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUS Backtracker&p=3&s=480) to back up their Win8 factory image (it doesn't save any data) to a USB drive to reinstall on your unit.
After you re-image your unit, check the last 5 characters of the product key under the Windows activation section to confirm they are different which hopefully will not cause any problems.

If possible, let us know how it goes and good luck!

09-27-2013, 09:52 AM
How clever mistakenly deleted partition restore a) the file or folder to the target partition recovery does not write new files, the concept is easy to understand, but it is not practical to do so easily. Each partition because Windows will generate some temporary files or less, plus there is when it starts automatically scans the partition function, if set incorrectly or the operation a little attention, may have been written to the new file and you do not know.