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Windows 7: Cannot create system repair disc

23 Mar 2012   #11

Win7 x64
 
 

The files for the system disk were missing, as I showed in my second post. How can running an admin account fix that?

Anyways the recovery disk is not really needed if you have a Windows 7 setup disk, the tools are also on the standard setup disk.

Also make sure that your backup works by testing by moving a couple steps in the restore process. Mine didn't and I lost my system drive.

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24 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silkman View Post
The files for the system disk were missing, as I showed in my second post. How can running an admin account fix that?
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Also make sure that your backup works by testing by moving a couple steps in the restore process. Mine didn't and I lost my system drive.
Sorry, I did not understand from your second post that the files were missing.

As for restore, I don't use Windows built-in backup because it doesn't encrypt the backup. I use Norton Ghost. I haven't tried a system disk restore under Windows 7 yet, although I did it many times during the beta testing days of XP. Ghost worked flawlessly every time. I also keep all my data on a D: partition. Whatever one uses, Silkman is right that backups should be tested before they are needed in real life.
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07 Feb 2013   #13
brj

Win7 Home Premium 32
 
 

hi all,

silkman's solution did not work for me. i do not find a winre.wim entry when e execute bcdedit /enum all
what can i do to solve this problem ?
jakob
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07 Feb 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jakob,

If you like, you could use the ISO file and the link in OPTION ONE below to create a Windows 7 installation USB or DVD that can be used to boot to the "System Recovery Options" screen the same as a startup repair disc.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Feb 2013   #15
brj

Win7 Home Premium 32
 
 

hi shawn,

after reinstalling the HP Recovery Partition i'm now able to create the Recovery Disc.
I will now try to create a Recovery USB Stick.

Jakob
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09 Feb 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news so far.
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