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Windows 7: System Repair USB not working but System Repair disc is.

21 Jan 2015   #1
Gandolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Repair USB not working but System Repair disc is.

I have decided recently to create a system repair disc in case something goes wrong with my computer. Using recdisc.exe, I created a system repair disc and everything worked out fine. Once I booted with the repair disc, I got a screen that looks like this:


This is what I wanted

I decided to make a recovery USB as well for convenience. (USB is much faster and is less bulky than a regular DVD)

I copied everything in the DVD, and pasted in my USB (the USB is an active and a primary partition). When I boot into the USB however, I do not get the System Recovery Options screen, but the HP Recovery Manager screen. I personally dislike HP recovery manager and want to get the Windows System Recovery Options screen.

If I try to close the HP Recovery Manager, a dialog pops up asking if it should close HP Recovery Manager and reboot. Can someone tell me if I did something wrong to create the USB Recovery drive? I don't know what I did wrong, I copied everything from the disc (which works perfectly) to the USB (which suddenly decided not to work.) In case anyone was wondering, the HP Recovery Manager looks like this:

I don't know if this is relevant, but the CD drive is first in my boot order. Once I have a repair CD in my computer, it automatically loads. For me to access the USB, I have to manually boot into the USB using BIOS. Thanks for reading.


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21 Jan 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi

you cant just copy and past it into the usb drive it has to be bootable. i have not done it before but see if this helps you. Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
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21 Jan 2015   #3
Gandolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Hi

you cant just copy and past it into the usb drive it has to be bootable. i have not done it before but see if this helps you. Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
Thanks for the quick reply! I will follow the tutorial and will update whether I was successful or not.
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22 Jan 2015   #4
Gandolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gandolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Hi

you cant just copy and past it into the usb drive it has to be bootable. i have not done it before but see if this helps you. Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
Thanks for the quick reply! I will follow the tutorial and will update whether I was successful or not.
This partially worked out, I managed to get to this screen:

System Repair USB not working but System Repair disc is.-hp-usb-repair.jpg


On my CD Repair disc, Windows Recovery Options detects the OS fine. It cannot on the USB however.


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22 Jan 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Is a screen print missing in post #4 ?
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22 Jan 2015   #6
Gandolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Is a screen print missing in post #4 ?
By screen print, do you mean the PrntScreen function on the keyboard?
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22 Jan 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

in post 4 the image is not showing
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22 Jan 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

TY @oscer1 !

@Gandolf - Look at what you see in this thread for your post #1 and post #4...
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22 Jan 2015   #9
Gandolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
TY @oscer1 !

@Gandolf - Look at what you see in this thread for your post #1 and post #4...
That's strange... On my screen, it shows up clearly.

EDIT: I just posted actual links to the pictures I was talking about.
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22 Jan 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Well, here's what i see for post #4
System Repair USB not working but System Repair disc is.-sp_error_sp0a.png


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