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Windows 7: Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

01 Sep 2014   #1
Marzipan

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Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system - RMPrepUSB to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process. Can anyone help? thanks


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01 Sep 2014   #2
theog

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.

& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
4. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
Memory cards are not supported for this function.
A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
5. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
6. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to backup your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
7. The system backup starts and click OK when done.
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02 Sep 2014   #3
Marzipan

Windows 7 64 bit Home
 
 

Hi theog, many thanks for replying. I'm afraid I don't quite follow your reply. You asked if I had made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks - that is actually what I'm trying to do, but on to USB Flash drive rather than a CD. The rest of your post seems to be describing how to do a backup. That's not what I'm trying to achieve, unless I'm completely misunderstood what you're saying? I want to create my Recovery Disk, not do a backup. Can you clarify please? many thanks
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03 Sep 2014   #4
theog

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For ASUS OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks, take a look at my post 2.

For MS Windows Recovery & Back up.

For option 3 you may like to have look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files
or
I would look for a 3rd party Partitioning, Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft. For the newest software

Paragon 12 paid for has support for Windows 8 UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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04 Sep 2014   #5
Marzipan

Windows 7 64 bit Home
 
 

Hi again, I really do appreciate your responses, but I don't quite see how they are related to my problem? I said that C:\Recovery folder was empty, and was looking for explanations for that. What are these options 2 and 3 you're talking about? Again, I don't wish to sound ungrateful, but it's almost as though you're replying to someone else's question. cheers
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