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Windows 7: Creating a REPAIR CD

08 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Creating a REPAIR CD

I'm using a Dell E5500 laptop on which Windows 7 was installed. I want to create a REPAIR CD, but the software tells me that the CD in the drive isn't OK to use (although I've formatted it on another computer) and that I don't have a CD burner (although I've loaded several CD burners and then uninstalled them after I got the message).

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08 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cscw7 View Post
I'm using a Dell E5500 laptop on which Windows 7 was installed. I want to create a REPAIR CD, but the software tells me that the CD in the drive isn't OK to use (although I've formatted it on another computer) and that I don't have a CD burner (although I've loaded several CD burners and then uninstalled them after I got the message).

Might be larger than a cd. Have you tried a DVD RW?

Ken
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08 Mar 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cscw7,
What software is giving you that message?

Follow this procedure:
WIN key | Control Panel | Backup & Restore
In the task pane on the left-hand side, choose "Create a system repair disc"
Insert a blank cd or dvd into the drive indicated by the dialog window
Click on Create

Please let us know the results.
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09 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Screen Messages - Creating REPAIR CD

Attached is a display of the screen messages that appear when I attempt to create a REPAIR CD. The small window at the bottom actually overlays the top error window. I've also tried using a DVD+R in the drive and get the same displays.


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Creating a REPAIR CD-create-repair-cd.png  
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09 Mar 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cscw7,
Perhaps the attachment didn't get attached as I didn't see one.

Just as an experiment, if you have a friend with an external usb cd/dvd device, please try it on you computer.
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09 Mar 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

zigzag,
Just burned another "system repair disk" -- 142 MB total.
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