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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home x64 SP1 Repair disc - unable to start recovery

10 Nov 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Home x64 SP1 Repair disc - unable to start recovery

I have successfully created a Windows 7 Repair Disc using the "Create a system repair disc" from Control_Panel->Backup_and_Restore

When I attempt to reboot, using the Repair Disc I have just created, everything appears to work - Loads files, Windows wavy flag, etc. however; just as I am about to get into the real stuff I receive the following message:

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair.

This is exactly the ssame message I get if I boot from the original Window 7 DVD and elect Repair option

Anyone any ideas what is going on and where can I go next

This is really important to me as when I use F8 during Post I do not have the options to repair the system here either and it freaks me a bit to be unable to repair the system should anything happen

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Did you burn a 64 bit Repair disk?

Are you running RAID1 by any chance?

I'm not getting much traction googling the error text. Perhaps you should take over.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2011   #3

Windows Home Premium x64

Yes I believe I did create a 64bit Repair disc (I am assuming the system knows I am running 64 bit and therefore created the relevant one) - I used the system utility - who knows - does MS provide a generic 64bit recovery disc?

Yes but on a different controller (see my system specs) and for data only

All my SATA connectors are used for discs so I have a PCIe <-> SATA II addin card that I have one DVDRW on and I also attach a USB DVDRW to ensure it is not a device problem

I have spent the best part of the last 2 days wandering around Google to the point my brain is hurting

I am afraid I am one of those that posts a questions as a last resort when all other avenues have been exhausted
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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