Solved Error: "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore...."


Ok so minitool has changed to using ms naming. That is why they are different.
 

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    Win7
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    i5-8400
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    gigabyte b365m ds3h
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    2x8gb 3200mhz
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    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
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    cryorig m9i
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    pentium g5400
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    gigabyte b365m ds3h
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    1x8gb 2400
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    xfx pro 450
Ok so minitool has changed to using ms naming. That is why they are different.
Maybe so ?
I like the old hehe
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 17" Nitro 7840sn/ 2x16gb 5600c40/ 4060/ stock 1tb-os/ 4tb sn850x
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
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    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
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    2-WD-sn850x 4tb/ 970evo+500gb/ 980 pro 2tb.
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
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    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
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    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
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    G710+x3
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    Redragon x3
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    xfinity gigabyte
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    Firefox
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    mbam pro
Try following command.

Code:
rstrui.exe /offline:C:\Windows

When i boot at WinPE or WinRE via USB or F11 or shift+restart i havent C:
When i run rstrui.exe /offline:X:\Windows i take an error ".....incorrect parameter error 0x80070057".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Don't use X: letter use C: drive letter.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Don't use X: letter use C: drive letter.
There is no C: drive. I take error.
See my previous post :
"When i boot at WinPE or WinRE via USB or F11 or shift+restart i havent C:
When i run rstrui.exe /offline:X:\Windows i take an error ".....incorrect parameter error 0x80070057"."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Don't use X: letter use C: drive letter.

Update :
1) I have C: when i boot from EaseUS or AOMEI media
2) I dont have C: when i boot at WinRE via F11 or Shift+Restart or Windows USB installation media.
It looks like all WinREs are problematic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Do you mean i must change something ?
No.
SIW2 was offering to review your bcd enum output if you post them as a text file.
Take up that offer. SIW2 is highly competent.


Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Whats SIW2 ?
SIW2 is the member to whom you replied
Do you mean i must change something ?


I still think you should make a new system image of the disk with your OS on it then clean install then restore your image's C:\ drive to the C:\ partition of the new installation.
I know you said you did not want to do that several days ago & tens of posts ago.
I think you are otherwise going to go round in circles unless any existing posts take you straight to a solution [you've all been so busy overnight, in my time, that I'm still reading through all the new posts].


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
I dont have C: when i boot at WinRE via F11 or Shift+Restart or Windows USB installation media

In those environments, go to the Command prompt and run the command Notepad, then
File,
Open...,
ThisPC
and you'll see all your drives listed with the drive letters that the environment is using for them.
Every environment makes its own decisions about what drive letters to use; nothing you see affects what your installed Windows will call them after you reboot.


Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Update :
1) I have C: when i boot from EaseUS or AOMEI media
2) I dont have C: when i boot at WinRE via F11 or Shift+Restart or Windows USB installation media.
It looks like all WinREs are problematic.
Please replace partition letter X: with Windows installed partition letter. When the computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment, the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1, 10 and Windows11 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assigned any other drive letter, usually D: drive letter is assigned to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit | find "osdevice" command can be used to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition, the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Please replace partition letter X: with Windows installed partition letter. When the computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment, the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1, 10 and Windows11 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assigned any other drive letter, usually D: drive letter is assigned to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit | find "osdevice" command can be used to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition, the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.
I tried all letters. There is no the disk with OS (C: at Windows).
Thx.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
When i boot at WinPE or WinRE via USB or F11 or shift+restart i havent C:
When i run rstrui.exe /offline:X:\Windows i take an error ".....incorrect parameter error 0x80070057".
Take a look with cmd prompt

diskpart
lis vol

or at cmd prompt type
notepad
when notepad pops click file>save
you can use the save dialog to browse and see what is going on
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
I tried all letters. There is no the disk with OS (C: at Windows).
Thx.
Update : now also the image restore not works. It gives errors :
1) "Image restore failed. Windows did not detect a disk that can be used to recreate volumes that are in the backup. Offline disks are cluster shared disks or disks that are explicitly excluded from the...........".
2) 0x80070057 or 0x80070002 (not sure cause .......... i got many now.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Which aomei boot media have you got?

If you downloaded the winpe creating files from aomei it has explorer and disk management, etc. Cant remember if if it has something to take screenshots.

You can borrow my boot media ➡️ 23v7.iso

the above .iso is best extracted to usb stick.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Cant remember if if it has something to take screenshots.

Alternatively, as a great man once said,
SIW2 said:
you could add imagine for screenshots https://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/download.php?arch=x64&unicode=1&setup=0&version=1.3.6

tools>capture

attachment.php
1710704039729.jpeg


then click start and when ready to take the screenie, press ctrl+F11

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1710704056013.jpeg


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Take a look with cmd prompt

diskpart
lis vol

or at cmd prompt type
notepad
when notepad pops click file>save
you can use the save dialog to browse and see what is going on

Please trust me friend. I told ya , there is no OS disk when i use WinRE.
And i think thats the cause of all problems. How the system could perforrestore points or image backups when the OS disk doesnt exist ?

1710704115477.jpeg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Please trust me friend. I told ya , there is no OS disk when i use WinRE.
And i think thats the cause of all problems. How the system could perforrestore points or image backups when the OS disk doesnt exist ?

View attachment 90548

Only with EaseUS and AOMEI appears.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus
Manufacturer/ModelHP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
CPUIntel 113700H

your winre.wim might be missing the rst drivers so it cant see the disk.
RST 18.36.2.1023
RSTVMD 19.5.0.1037

aomei and easeus boot media must have them included.

my boot media has slightly newer versions of both drivers, so i expect it will work. Pretty sure i included them, will check

yes it has these

1123h2-rst-drivers.jpg
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Manufacturer/ModelHP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
CPUIntel 113700H

your winre might be missing the irst drivers so it cant see the disk.

aomei and easeus boot media must have them included.

1) And how i can work OK with windows ?
2) Why EaseUS see OS disk ?
3) Any suggestions ?

This may helps :
1710705626205.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 cd2205nw
    CPU
    Intel 113700H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
    Hard Drives
    Micron 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    100Mbs
    Browser
    Vivaldi , Edge
    Antivirus
    Norton Plus

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