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Windows 11 Disk partitions is not showing up in WinPE

Hi Experts,

I have installed the latest ADK and WInPE for Windows 11 in the pc. Post installation i have used the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment to careate working directory usng "copype amd64 C:\WinPE_amd64".

Using MakeWinPEMedia /UFD C:\WinPE_amd64 D(USB driver letter): created a bootable WinPE USB. Now completed the windows 11 instalaltion along with driver installation. Post Sysprep and reboot using Bootable WinPE USB selected to boot from USB.

here when i try to check for the disk partionts it is not showing the Windows partitions, herewith below find the pics for reference.

146015-windows-11-winpe-issue.jpg


I havent seen this issue in Windows 10 PC, where i have done the same steps for windows 10 PC herewith below find the options that i am seeing in windows 10 PC.

145966-winpe-windows-10.jpg




Kinldy suggest on how to fix this issue. i have tried with HP PC no RAID only single HDD also tried with SSD disk same issue with both the disk types.

Thanks
Balaji S

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Docs-4663 answered balajisivapragasam-5111 commented

Please post images of the following commands with results:


 diskpart
 lis dis
 lis vol
 sel dis 0
 det dis
 lis par
 sel par 1
 det par
 sel par 2
 det par
 sel par 3
 det par
 sel par 4
 det par
 sel par 5
 det par
 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
 sel par 5
 det par


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Herewith below find the request pictures from DIskpart in WInPE.
Lis dis/sel dis 0/det dis
146297-disk-0.jpg


Lis Par
146248-lis-par.jpg

Disk 0 Par1
146298-disk-0-par-1.jpg

Disk 0 Par 2
146333-disk-0-par-2.jpg

Disk 0 Par 3
146319-disk-0-par-3.jpg

Disk 0 Par 4
146220-disk-0-par-4.jpg

Disk 1 Par 1
146320-dis-1-par-1.jpg

Uploaded te partitions present for the disks.

Thanks
Balaji S



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Hi,

Yes, thank you. Partition look normal for the disk 0.

Even then why it is not taking the driver letter for the disk. it is assign drive letter only for USB not for OS disk. to overcome this we have assign the drive letter diskpart.

Once the assign is completed we are able to capture the image. but this has to be assigned by default why we need to assign ?

today i have found one more issue, PowerShell is not working in WinPE. i used the https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/winpe-adding-powershell-support-to-windows-pe?view=windows-11 to install the optional components for winpe.

Post installation boot to the USB and checked none of the powershell commands giving any outputs. sime commands like get-disk is also not working.

twhile applying the image i had to use the powershell commands for applying, as this is not working i am uable to apply the image.

this time it seems we are seeing lot of issues in WinPE.

Thanks
Balaji S

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The partition volume letter for Windows is always C:.

When Windows is booted into Windows (RE) the drive letter may changed.

For example C: could be C: or D: in the Windows (RE).

Then when Windows is booted it will return to C:

This is normal Windows behavior and end users cannot assume the Windows (RE) drive letter.


It appeared that C: was also being used to assign a letter to the USB.

Please assign a letter later in the alphabet, for example M:.

This way there is no potential conflict.



Third party software can be used to see current drive letter assignments on a computer that can boot Windows.
And this software can also be used to clear old assigned letters.


In Windows Recovery Environment (RE) and (PE) there is command prompt.
What commands are needed with PS that cannot be used with Administrative Command Prompt (ACP)?

If there are specific PS questions then consider opening a thread in the PS forum (for example windows-server-powershell).


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