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Windows 7: Build a Repair disk with Win7 System Image Recovery

24 Dec 2014   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Build a Repair disk with Win7 System Image Recovery

There is a large reference book on Win 7 called Windows 7 Inside and Out.

Even in this big book only a couple pages are on repair. I have recently moved to Win 7 from XP.
The repair routine on the XP installer cd got me out of a lot of jams.

But now it seems I need to make a separate repair cd on Win 7 through the System Image Recovery.
Even this assumes that Win7 is going does it not?

How can I build a repair cd that boots and restores the MBR where the usual problem
is after an unexpected power out or shutdown?

My most common instance of having the HD go bad is having an interrupted clone job
using Norton Ghost.

If image recovery is the wrong place to start, please give the how - to to make
a bootable repair cd/dvd.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Listen to me. I and many members of this forum, do not get overly involved with repairs etc. Just download the free Macrium Reflect, it allows you to make an image on an external hard drive. No matter what your problem, just repair with a current image. It saved me several times. I do not know about Norton, but using Macrium is the place to start.
If you still want a repair disc, this will help
System Repair Disc - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2014   #3
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

After reviewing your links as to what the recovery disk is _not_ , it looks like Macrium is the
only logical alternative to get the complete image back.

I have a number of spare HDs. I keep one HD clone backup. But a Macrium restore image
should be useful. Does this refresh MBR from a system crash rather than the usual bad driver that
the trace in Safe Mode often turns up?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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