Quote: Originally Posted by JCED
Sorry if I've already posted this somewhere. Haven't gotten the hang of this. Also I should have said "repair" instead of "restore".
I've already made 2 of them. The question I had was, " How do I know it is a viable disk?" As I stated," The disc should have a lot of free space left." Since it has none I wondered if it contained everything it should.
The system repair disc is a repair disc and is invaluable. Congratulations on making one.
A system repair disc is not a system restore disc, that is, the system restore disc is not a substitute for a Win 7 DVD.
There are excellent tutorials here on using your System Repair Disc.
My suggestion is: simply boot from the system repair disc and play with some of the options. My most common use is to go to the command prompt without running my installed Win 7 so that I can perform operations which can not be performed on a running installation.
The system repair disc will install a mini-version of Win 7 in ram as a ram drive with the letter X.
If you choose the Command Prompt option, you will get a X:> prompt as X is the letter assigned to the ram drive.