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Windows 7: System Repair Disc error

13 Oct 2011   #1

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System Repair Disc error

i am trying to create a system repair disc using windows backup and restore. i immediately get an error message upon clicking 'create disc' with the following information: "system repair disc could not be created. the parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)". this is happening on both my compaq laptop and compaq desktop. upon research i have done an SFC (with no errors) but still get the error message. although i do have a repair disk i would like to have this function available in the future. any help would be appreciated.

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13 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Geb,

I found this by "Klickster" that claims to be able to fix this error:

(18th post at link)
Cannot make a recovery disk with recdisc.exe

Quote:
Open a elevated command prompt.

Type bcdedit /enum all

You will see an entry (probably several) that says C:\Recovery\(some long string)\winre.wim,(same long string)

Make the following directory based on the value (some long string) that is shown above. For example purposes only:

md c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

If folder already exists, great

Insert your Windows 7 install DVD and cancel any autorun prompts. Assumption is that D: is your CD/DVD drive - change accordingly ;-)

copy d:\sources\boot.wim c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb\winre.wim (or just open in explorer and drag d:\sources\boot.wim to the folder on your HDD and rename it to winre.wim - this is the all important part!

copy d:\boot\boot.sdi c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

copy d:\boot\bootfix.bin c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

Remember, the folder "0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb" will probably not be the same on your machine...run bcdedit /enum all and find the correct name of the folder from the list (which will have "C:\Recovery" and "winre.wim" in the entry)

Ruin recdisc.exe and voila you can make your recovery CD/DVD ;-)
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Oct 2011   #3

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thanks but i don't see anything even close to C:\Recovery\(some long string)\winre.wim,(same long string) after typing bcdedit /enum all at the command prompt.
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13 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Be sure that you are doing this in a Elevated Command Prompt. It should be at the end like in the screenshot below.

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13 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium
 
 

thanks for pointing the elevated command out to me. doh! however even when i do it there is still no entry similar at all. i tried to post a screenshot of the dos command screen results but don't know how.
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13 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The tutorial below will help show you how to post a screenshot here.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

After typing the command in the elevated command prompt and pressing enter, be sure to scroll all the way down in the command prompt to see if you have the same type of entry that I have marked with a red arrow in my screenshot above.
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13 Oct 2011   #7

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system repair disc error

ok brink. thanks for the tutorial. here's the screenshot


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13 Oct 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, scroll up and look in the left side for anything that has C:\Recovery\{long number} listed, and post a screenshot if it. That is what you would want to use.
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13 Oct 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ok, scroll up and look in the left side for anything that has C:\Recovery\{long number} listed, and post a screenshot if it. That is what you would want to use.
nothing there that has C:\Recovery\.......

this is a shot of the long numbers that do appear.


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13 Oct 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could you post screenshots to show everything that is displayed in the command prompt?
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