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Fix: Unable to reset your PC ‘A required drive partition is missing’

Windows 10 comes with so many benefits including better technologies for recovering operating system. One of them is named Reset your PC which provides resetting your Windows to factory settings with or without losing your data. The same technology is available in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and it is called Refresh your PC and Reset your PC. If you want to run Reset your PC on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you will need to access troubleshooting tools and run Reset your PC. The procedure is really simple, but sometimes the simplest actions can be complicated because of issues which occur.

One of the problems which occur on Windows machines is an impossibility to Reset your PC because of error: Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing. Why this issue occurs? There are different reasons including corrupted boot configuration, not active partition, faulty HDD or SSD and others.

This issue occurs on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. We created seven methods which will help you to solve the issue with Reset your PC. At the end, you will be able to Reset your PC. So, let’s start.

Method 1: Mark partition as active

There are two ways how you can manage your hard disk and partitions, including Graphical Unit Interface (GUI) and CMD (Command Prompt). As you know, Graphical Unit Interface requires keyboard and mouse, and Command Prompt requires only a keyboard. For this method, you will need to use command line tool named DISKPART which will help you to set your partition as active.

You will need to access Command Prompt through Windows Repair mode which was described in the previous method. After that, you will need to follow next steps.

  1. Type diskpart to run DISKPART command line tool
  2. Type list disk to list available hard disks. In our example, there is only one disk, Disk 0.
  3. Type select disk 0 to select disk. 0 represents a number for the disk discovered by diskpart.
  4. Type list partition to list available partitions on your hard disk. In our example, there are two partitions, Partition 1 and Partition 2. Partition 1 is System Reserved partition and Partition 2 is system installation.
  5. Type select partition 2 to select partition 2. 2 represents a number of the partitions discovered by diskpart.
  6. Type active to mark partition to active
  7. Type Exit to exit diskpart
  8. Type Exit to exit Command Prompt
  9. Click Turn off your PC
  10. Power on your PC

Method 2: Rebuild the Boot record

In the fourth method, you will need to rebuild the boot record. For this method, you will need bootable DVD or USB, too. We will show you how to do it on Windows 10. The same procedure is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You will use the same bootable USB your created in previous methods.

You will need to access Command Prompt through Windows Repair mode which was described in the previous method. After that, you will need to follow next steps.

We talked about rebuilding boot record in previous articles, so please check https://appuals.com/steps-to-fix-winload-efi-error-0xc0000001/, by following method 2.

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Fix: Unable to reset your PC ‘A required drive partition is missing’

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