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Windows 7: Create System Repair Disk Failed - Error 0x80070057

25 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
Create System Repair Disk Failed - Error 0x80070057

I have a new laptop running Win7 Pro 64 bit. I did an original system image when I first got it, so I'd have a good image if I had to revert to it.

I installed Norton and Malwarebytes, applied Windows Updates until the machine was caught up, installed my Office apps, Quicken, and Printer software, and applied all the updates I could find for the additional programs, and then made another backup.

When I made the second backup, I also tried to create a system repair disk. It failed, with an error code of 0x80070057. I have attached a screen shot showing the error.

I found some old threads on this board with various suggestions of how to approach this, but I have also experienced the fallout of trying a solution suggested for someone else when the actual underlying issues were different. So I figured I would start here.

Recommendations, anyone?

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08 Apr 2015   #2


Has this issue be resolved? as it is marked as resolved?

If you have managed to fix the issue please could you provide a reply on how you fixed it to help others.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

Sorry - my bad for marking this Solved too quick

I don't know I resolved it, except to guess that I may have had a bad DVD.

When I tried this again, it worked - and all I had done was reboot a couple of times and put in a fresh DVD.
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02 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 and 8, WHS V1 and Server Essentials 2012
Take discs off line

What worked for me was taking all but my C: drive off line with disc manager. Then it went fine.

To be accurate, since my user locations: Documents, Downloads, Desktop etc. are on my D: drive, I also left that on line.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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