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Windows 7: I Can't Create a System Repair Disk

12 Apr 2016   #1
Durango

 
I Can't Create a System Repair Disk

My new UEFI BIOS computer system is as follows:

Mfg/Model: Velocity Micro/Raptor Z55 SLYLAKE Desktop
Motherboard: Asus Z170-P Intel Z170 chipset, ATX Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core I5-6600 Processor, 4-core @ 3.3GHz
C Drive: 512GB Samsung 950 Pros PCIe 3.0 SS Drive
OS: Win 7 Pro (installed by vendor)

When I try to create a System Repair Disk from the Backup and Restore screen, I get the following error:
This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows that you are trying to repair.

I don't know what to do at this point and would appreciate any help/advice. Thanks in advance.


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20 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate I will assume you have done these in safe mode but if not run them the sfc ideally you should run for about three runs
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2


Now an option is to use this Macrium Reflect Free install it because it is very good for a lot of back up and imaging stuff. Now when you first open the program and before it gets to settinhg an image it gives the option to make a repair disk see pic Plus it is very good at cloning drives.

Plus it might be of help to you to read through this tutorial Imaging with free Macrium < a lot of us use it frequently for imaging which can be reinstated when failure occurs.


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20 Apr 2016   #3
Durango

 

Thanks very much for the response. I hope I wasn't misleading......Win 7 Pro is running just fine on my SSD, and I do image backups using both Windows and Acronis. So just to be ready in case I ever had to restore a Windows image, I wanted to make a System Repair Disk. And that's when I got the error message. I was able to create a WinPE-based Repair Disk in Acronis, but not in Windows at the time.

As an update, I was finally successful in creating a bootable USB flash drive from my Windows installation DVD. When I booted from the USB drive, I got as far as the System Recovery Option menu. But when I selected System Image Recovery from that menu, I once again got the same 'Not Compatible' error.

Although not in Safe mode, I did previously run sfc /scannow three times and got no integrity violations.

I did try Macrium Free a few months ago on an older computer, just to play around with it. Since I'm probably not as computer savvy as you guys, I found my Acronis program to be more user friendly. But maybe I have to give up on Windows Repair and go with Acronis and Macrium (personally, I always like to use two different programs to create system images).

Any other thoughts or ideas you have would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks again........
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20 Apr 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Skylake is not exactly compatible with win-7 so I've read but windows recovery or system restore has always never worked when really needed to
System recovery :/
You could download a iso file and create either a dvd or flash drive installation media and see how well the tools work on it
Use Chrome and this process,
Download Windows 7 and 8.1 ISO Images from Microsoft - gHacks Tech News
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20 Apr 2016   #5
Durango

 

Thrash, thanks for your response. I did download a Win 7 iso file, from which I created both a DVD and a USB flash drive installation media. When I booted from either, it led me to the System Recovery Option menu. But then when I selected System Image Recovery from that menu, I once again got the same 'Not Compatible' error.

Trying to work with Windows repair & image recovery has been very frustrating. I think my new computer configuration was meant to be state-of-the-art, but some of the art is still missing.
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21 Apr 2016   #6
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

I think you need to ascertain whether your OS is loaded in UEFI or Legacy.
You then need to start the recovery in the same mode as the OS was loaded.
I.E. start the recovery in UEFI if that is what the OS was loaded in.
Have a look at the format of the OS drive if it is GPT then it will be loaded UEFI or NTFS will be Legacy.
E.G you are trying to start the recovery in Legacy when it needs to be started in UEFI

I am no expert on UEFI yet.....just my thoughts.
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21 Apr 2016   #7
Durango

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
I think you need to ascertain whether your OS is loaded in UEFI or Legacy.
You then need to start the recovery in the same mode as the OS was loaded.
I.E. start the recovery in UEFI if that is what the OS was loaded in.
Have a look at the format of the OS drive if it is GPT then it will be loaded UEFI or NTFS will be Legacy.
E.G you are trying to start the recovery in Legacy when it needs to be started in UEFI

I am no expert on UEFI yet.....just my thoughts.
Me, too.......I'm struggling to learn UEFI. But my OS is loaded in UEFI, and I start the recovery search in UEFI, i.e., from the Boot menu I select UEFI: DVD/CD device, where my bootable DVD is located..

Thanks for your response.
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21 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe if you used a flash drive was it formatted as device default = Fat32 ?
It would need to be as far as I've read.
Did you use Rufus to create the flash media Option 2 here ?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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21 Apr 2016   #9
Durango

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe if you used a flash drive was it formatted as device default = Fat32 ?
It would need to be as far as I've read.
Did you use Rufus to create the flash media Option 2 here ?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Thrash, I actually used Option 3 - DiskPart. And I did format the flash drive as Fat32.

I noticed in the referenced tutorial, Shawn said
"If you have UEFI instead of BIOS motherboard, then you will need to temporarily disable Secure Boot to use the USB to install Windows. After installation is complete, you can enable Secure Boot again."

I do have a UEFI motherboard, but I wasn't able to successfully disable Secure Boot. When I did that and rebooted, someplace in the process my mouse and keyboard became inoperative. But I will try again.

Again, thanks for your response.
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21 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might need a bios update skylake has had some issues reported and that solves it
But mainly a special installer was needed here's an example
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