|12 Sep 2010||#1|
Putting the System Repair Disc on a USB stick
Now I know that we have a tutorial for this. However, the tutorial uses a 3rd party product.
this write-up shows how to roll-your-own using only your Windows 7.
WIN 7 SYSTEM REPAIR DISC ON A BOOTABLE USB
Putting a Win 7 System Repair Disc on a bootable USB consists of three steps:
1. Create a System Repair Disc
2. Prepare a USB stick
3. Copy the System Repair Disc to the USB
Step 1. Create a System Repair Disc
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
Step 2. Prepare a USB stick
The stick is prepared by running CMD.EXE as an administrator (also known as an elevated command prompt) and then using DiskPart to prepare the USB stick.
Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator
Type CMD.EXE (do not hit Enter key)
In the Programs list, Right-Click on CMD.EXE
Click on Run as administrator
Use DiskPart to prepare the USB Stick
type DiskPart, Enter key
type List disk, Enter key
note the numeral of the disk you want to clean
for example purposes, Ill be using the numeral 2
type Select disk 2, Enter key
type Detail disk, Enter key
this info will let you know if you selected correctly
type Clean ALL, Enter key
your entire disk is being overwritten with zeros.
This can take a considerable amount of time
type Create Partition Primary, Enter key
This will create a primary partition
type Format fs=ntfs, Enter key
This formats the partition using the ntfs format.
type Assign, Enter key
This assigns the next available volume letter to the volume.
type Active, Enter key
This marks the current partition as active. Verifies that partition is capable of being a bootable partition.
type EXIT, Enter key
This exits the DiskPart program.
type EXIT, Enter key
This exits the command shell.
Step 3. Copy the System Repair Disc to the USB stick
Insert the System Repair Disc in the CD/DVD drive.
Using Windows Explorer, copy the entire contents to the USB stick.
You now have a bootable System Repair Disc on a USB stick.
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