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Windows 7: System repair disc could not be created.Incorrect parameter 0x80070057


27 May 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
System repair disc could not be created.Incorrect parameter 0x80070057

This is the first time attempting to create a repair disc.
Can you tell me why it will not let me?
I read a previous post about possibly deleting a partition but that cannot be the case. Although the laptop came from the school I am attending but it was brand new, the back-up says it is not set-up also.

Thank you


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27 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Please post your full system specs.

Also, are you using a DVD or a CD?

I would recommend a CD-R.

You can't carry out a backup operation until you set it up.

Click Start>Control Panel>System & Security>Backup & Restore.

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28 May 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you are using this method:

System Repair Disc - Create

And then get that error, you can try creating the Repair Disk from the Command Prompt from System Recovery Options or Advanced Boot Options screen in Windows 7.

Command Prompt at Startup

In the command prompt type recdisc> Enter

You should get a popup with options to choose which drive letter to create the Recovery disc to.Make sure to have a DVD in the drive and select start. This should then create the Repair Disk. A Guy
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01 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.
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01 Nov 2012   #5

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Welcome to Seven Forums misterlance. Nice addition, thanks. A Guy
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09 Jan 2013   #6

Win 7 Home premium 64-bit
 
 
Excellent, thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterlance View Post
The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.
misterlance - Thank you, I just had this frustrating problem and you are the only one, as far as I can see, who pinpointed TrueCrypt as a problem. It worked immediately I dismounted the drive. Bravo!
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14 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterlance View Post
The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thamus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterlance View Post
The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.
misterlance - Thank you, I just had this frustrating problem and you are the only one, as far as I can see, who pinpointed TrueCrypt as a problem. It worked immediately I dismounted the drive. Bravo!
Wow. My word. This was my issue too. How the heck did misterlance figure that one.

Thank you misterlance for the fix.

Thank you Thamus for the update.
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11 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterlance View Post
The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.
If, like me, you were unclear on what TrueCrypt means -- it's a secure file-transfer protocol used by the "cloud" backup services like Sugarsync, Carbonite, Backblaze, Mozy, etc.

Once I figured this out, I turned off my cloud backup and -- yowza! -- had no further issue creating a system repair disc.
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11 Mar 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Truecrypt is actually a disk encryption software, but apparently used by backup services as well, so your info will be helpful if someone doesn't use truecrypt encryption on their system. Nice addition

A Guy

P.S. I saw 2 posts and was going to welcome you to Seven Forums, but see you joined soon after I did

Welcome to Seven Forums anyway
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31 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was having a similar problem, but after reading the issue associated with TrueCrypt (which I don't run), I turned off my DropBox and BoxCryptor (encryption for DropBox) volumes and the RECDISC.EXE ran without a hitch!
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