How to move non-functioning WinRE partition from start of disk to end and re-install it there?


is it offering to fix it ?


You could but why ?

Diskgen boot media could be used to delete the previous esp and msr and then create new ones at the begining of the disk.

Then populate the new esp with the boot critical files using bcdboot command
DG isn't offering a fix, though it will allow me to scan the volume for bad sectors. Should I do that?

If relocating the EFI and MSR were something I could easily do with DG, then I'd do it so future clones are correct (using DG or some other tool, not Samsung Magician) But it sounds like it's above my pay grade.
 

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try Tools >check partition table
 

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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
try Tools >check partition table
I get "Warn: The number of sectors in DBR less than actual value" with instructions I don't understand about clicking correct and then manually recreating or reformatting.
 

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    Dell Inspiron 5770
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    Intel i7-8550U
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    Dell
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    32GB
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    AMD Radeon 530
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    Realtek
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    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
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Some EF members very frequently use Macrium and may be able to guide you through the software steps.

Macrium can be used for clones as well as backup images.

See if you can make a Macrium backup image instead of a clone.

Then clean install Windows 11 and restore only the C: partition.

This should have the default UEFI / GPT partition: System, Reserved, Data, Recovery

If the backup restoration is successful with or without a startup repair then Macrium can be used for clones.

 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
Some EF members very frequently use Macrium and may be able to guide you through the software steps.

Macrium can be used for clones as well as backup images.

See if you can make a Macrium backup image instead of a clone.
Thanks, but when I used Macrium to make a backup and restore, although the partitions were in the correct places and Macrium reported no errors on verifying the backup, I had other issues, which is why I resorted to the clone. I'm just interested in fixing this EFI partition issue now; everything else seems to be working, and I'd rather avoid another eight hours of backing up to a hard drive and then restoring, if possible.
 

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    HP
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    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
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    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
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    Windows 10
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    Dell Inspiron 5770
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    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
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    Realtek
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    Laptop screen
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
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    Logitech wired
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    Arteck wireless
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    FIOS 1GB
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    Chrome, Edge
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I would just click correct. Done it a few times without issue.

Make the boot media first, you should always have it on a usb stick. Do it now and you wont forget.
 

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    2x8gb 3200mhz
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    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
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    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Please post images or share links displaying commands with results:

Code:
bcdedit
bcdedit | find "osdevice"
reagentc /info
shrink querymax



Code:
diskpart
lis dis
lis vol
sel dis 1
det dis
lis par
sel par 1
det par
sel par 2
det par
sel par 3
det par
sel par 4
det par
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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I would just click correct. Done it a few times without issue.

Make the boot media first, you should always have it on a usb stick. Do it now and you wont forget.
Okay, I'll try just clicking Correct. I watched few videos on re-creating the EFI partition, and I'd rather not go that route if I don't have to. Thanks again for all your help.

And, I have created the DiskGenius boot media (to go with my growing collection of boot media). Thanks again for all your help. I was a tech writer, long ago, and I'm inclined to write up this move-the-WinRE stuff you've walked me through. I imagine every Samsung Magician user who clones a boot drive will need it, whether they know it or not. If I do, I'll post it in this thread, and if you get a chance, it would be helpful to get feedback on it. Perhaps it could go in the Tutorials section somewhere.
 

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    Intel IRIS 1GB
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    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
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    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
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    Windows 10
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    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
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Please post images or share links displaying commands with results:

Code:
bcdedit
bcdedit | find "osdevice"
reagentc /info
shrink querymax



Code:
diskpart
lis dis
lis vol
sel dis 1
det dis
lis par
sel par 1
det par
sel par 2
det par
sel par 3
det par
sel par 4
det par
Okay, if "Correct" in DiskGenius doesn't fix it, I'll do that. It's after 2am here, so tomorrow or the next day. So far, the computer seems to be booting correctly despite this error.
 

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    i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock and external HP keyboard
    Mouse
    Trackpad and external Logitech wired mouse
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    2TB Samsung 990 Pro, 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
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    Windows 10
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
    Keyboard
    Arteck wireless
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
If it boots please post a new disk management.

And if there are any issues post disk par info results:


 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
If it boots please post a new disk management.

And if there are any issues post disk par info results:


It hasn't had any issues with booting, just the repositioning of the WinRE partition, which I've corrected, and the EFI partition marked as "Damaged" by Disk Genius. I'm not seeing any errors in normal use or significant errors in the logs, so far.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock and external HP keyboard
    Mouse
    Trackpad and external Logitech wired mouse
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    2TB Samsung 990 Pro, 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
    Keyboard
    Arteck wireless
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

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  • OS
    Windows 10
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock and external HP keyboard
    Mouse
    Trackpad and external Logitech wired mouse
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    2TB Samsung 990 Pro, 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
    Keyboard
    Arteck wireless
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
I would just click correct. Done it a few times without issue.

Make the boot media first, you should always have it on a usb stick. Do it now and you wont forget.
I clicked "Correct" in the Check Partition Errors tool and it reported that it fixed the partition, but the EFI partition is still flagged as Damaged. I see that it contains files from HP and Microsoft, so a simple re-creation won't work. When I look at my Macrium backup, it looks like I can delete the existing EFI and MSR partitions and restore the Macrium EFI and MSR partitions. I could also then reclaim the bit of space left at the front of the drive from the misplaced WinRE partition.

Is this worth doing? Is there any risk to it? Disk Genius doesn't say how the EFI partition is damaged, just that it is, and currently the computer seems to boot normally.

EDIT: I poked around in Macrium and among other things explored the backup files EFI partition, which involved mounting it. When I exited Macrium, it didn't unmount it, which I discovered when I started Disk Genius again. Disk Genius found it and identified it, too, as a System partition that was damaged. So maybe the original SSDs EFI was also damaged in some unclear way?
 
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock and external HP keyboard
    Mouse
    Trackpad and external Logitech wired mouse
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    2TB Samsung 990 Pro, 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
    Keyboard
    Arteck wireless
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
@dbookbinder
Another member in this forum had the sane problem.
To fix the problem, you'd have to format this partition and rebuild the BCD.
Take a look at the link below where I suggested the fix.
 
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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Linux Mint 21.3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build Feb.2024
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-14900K @5.8GHZ
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk Max WiFi 7
    Memory
    64GB (2XG Skill F5-6400J3239G32G) @6800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics (8 GB)
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    2 x Crucial T500 2TB Gen4
    PSU
    750W EVGA-G3
    Case
    Antec NX410
    Cooling
    H2O Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    WD
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    Windows 10 & 11 Pro & Linux Mint X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    MSI Z77 MPower (MS-7751)
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 4.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Z77 MPower (MS-7751)
    Memory
    32.0GB Dual-Channel CMY16GX3M2A1600C9
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
    Monitor(s) Displays
    40" Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WIN10 - 111GB Samsung SSD 840 Series
    WIN11 - 223GB Crucial CT240BX500SSD
    2X931GB Crucial CT1000BX500SSD1
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    H20
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
@dbookbinder
Another member in this forum had the sane problem.
To fix the problem, you'd have to format this partition and rebuild the BCD.
Take a look at the link below where I suggested the fix.
Thanks. I saw your post last night. I notice that the EFI partition contains some HP information as well as the Microsoft information. If I follow your instructions, I will just end up with a vanilla Microsoft EFI partition, is that correct? Does it matter? It appears to be mostly BIOS update related information. Possibly related to automatic recovery from a corrupted BIOS, but I don't actually know.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel IRIS 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock and external 27" Acer monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    NVme 2TB (Windows), 2TB SSD
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock and external HP keyboard
    Mouse
    Trackpad and external Logitech wired mouse
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    2TB Samsung 990 Pro, 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 5770
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon 530
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SDD, 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech wired
    Keyboard
    Arteck wireless
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 1GB
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
If I follow your instructions, I will just end up with a vanilla Microsoft EFI partition, is that correct?
Yes.

To make sure, You can open the command prompt and type: bcdedit /enum all then save it to a text file. Go thru the list to see if it contain extra info that need to be saved. If you are unsure, post the result then I'll take a look.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Linux Mint 21.3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build Feb.2024
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-14900K @5.8GHZ
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk Max WiFi 7
    Memory
    64GB (2XG Skill F5-6400J3239G32G) @6800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics (8 GB)
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    2 x Crucial T500 2TB Gen4
    PSU
    750W EVGA-G3
    Case
    Antec NX410
    Cooling
    H2O Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
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Yes.

To make sure, You can open the command prompt and type: bcdedit /enum all then save it to a text file. Go thru the list to see if it contain extra info that need to be saved. If you are unsure, post the result then I'll take a look.
Thanks. The attached file has the output of the bcdedit command above. The EFI folder itself contains an HP folder with about 50Mb of data. I'd want to preserve that in a new EFI partition.
 

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Thanks. I saw your post last night. I notice that the EFI partition contains some HP information as well as the Microsoft information. If I follow your instructions, I will just end up with a vanilla Microsoft EFI partition, is that correct? Does it matter? It appears to be mostly BIOS update related information. Possibly related to automatic recovery from a corrupted BIOS, but I don't actually know.

Because of Microsoft changed the update policy for WinRE , many users (of Win 10) have problems such as errors at Windows update.
The provided solution for these users is to delete and rebuild a larger WinRE. But are at Win 11. As you can see the "solution" is
and for Windows 11. In real at any time a user can play with that , by : put the partition WinRE at the end or start of the System Disk (if i remember OK , MS recommends at the end of) , change name or size WinRE partition.

So i tried for any case to make it 1GB , last partition , and with my own naming.
I made it. But before ............................ check what problems were created. You will found many answers.
Τhanks to SIW2 I succeeded :

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-About Disk Genious. In order to find solutions i downloaded and tried.
I realized 2 things. That it has a lot of potential and that it is unreliable. I would tell you not to use it.

-In the other hand i use Mini tool partition wizard. It hasnt the abilities of DG , but is reliable.
-I can't prove it but I believe the error of DG gives you is false.

Whats important and you must check , to understand also if there is problem :
1) You can boot at WinRE via Shift+restart and ensure that major functions like Restore Points and Restore Image work OK.
2) You can boot at WinRE via USB stick and ensure that major functions like Restore Points and Restore Image work OK.
3) You can boot at WinRE by pressing F11 at boot and ensure that major functions like Restore Points and Restore Image work OK.
4) You can boot at HP's UEFI by press the defined key , at my Pavilion thats F2. (i think you have an HP , sorry if i m wrong).

If all these are OK , please post a screenshot of Disk Management and/or Minitool partition wizard ,
to see if there is something looks wrong.

In case that after all these , cant boot at HP's UEFI diagnostics its easy to recreate it.
Just download and run its setup file.

Knoledge about WinRE you could find here.
 

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Looking at the BCD text file, I don't see anything related to the HP entry in esp partition, hence it is invalid, the same as in the other thread where the OP has invalid entries. This cause Diskgenius to complain.
As a precaution, you can copy and save this folder to desktop then proceed with the fix.

OR: better yet, just move this folder out of esp partition, reboot and check again to see if the problem goes away.

@Bug locker
I disagree with you about Diskgenius. I've been using Diskgenius since the beginning when it was called "PartitionGuru" then later renamed to be "DiskGenius". IMO, DiskGenius is way better than Partition Manger, There's a lot more features that Diskgenius offer and Minitool Partition doesn't. With Minitool you can only explore the System partitions (esp, Recovery) but you cannot manipulate as in Diskgenius. If you are using Linux, you can read/copy/transfer files between the 2 filesystems.
With the problem that he is having right now, you cannot reformat the esp partition usng Minitool without having to boot into WinPE.
I am making the statement above because I also own a copy of Minitool Partition Technical Edition.
 
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