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Windows 7: System repair disk problem

01 Aug 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

System Repair Disc - Create

This method sometimes works better: YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

The one method that always seems to work for me is loading iSO into UltraISO trial version, then on Bootable tab>Write Disk Image>Use Format button first.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Theog,

Just got back to where I have my collection of USB sticks.

I have a 128 MB USB.
I have a 256 MB USB.

I formatted both of them NTFS with DiskManagement and also with DISKPART. In fact also formatted the 256 MB using the Win explorer, right-click and choose format.

I put a primary active partition on the 256 MB.
Copied over the System Repair Disk.
Booted from the USB.

Worked perfectly.
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02 Aug 2010   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 



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02 Aug 2010   #14
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

my largest usb is 4GB (3.71GB) FAT32
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02 Aug 2010   #15
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

but i already have windows 7 installation cd on my usb but i dont want to boot it i just want a usb that would be like a system recovery if my pc messes up
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02 Aug 2010   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Master View Post
but i already have windows 7 installation cd on my usb but i dont want to boot it i just want a usb that would be like a system recovery if my pc messes up
You have that option on your USB stick already.

System repair disk problem-capture1.png


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02 Aug 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Theog,
Probieren geht ueber studieren.

In other words, actual, real-world practice is better than studying.

The trouble is you have an inaccurate reference which is not true for Window 7.

I woulld recommend locating a small usb stick and simply formatting with which every Win 7 method you prefer. Choose the ntfs format.
Examine the usb afterwards with Win Explorer, copy, paste or whatever to id.

As said, I now have a 256MB usb stick with the System Repair Disk recovery environment on it and I can boot from and use that USB
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03 Aug 2010   #18
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

that option - repair your computer - doesnt appear
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03 Aug 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The sequence of screens you will see will be a little different when you :
insert the system repair disk,
Shutdown your computer.
Powerup you computer.

Be sure to tap any key before 8 seconds expire when you see a msg on the screen about booting from cd/dvd.

Later I'll mention to some of the veterans here that we actually do not have a tutorial precisely designed for someone booting from either a system repair disc-either on usb or cd/dvd.

In the meantime simply boot from the usb stick and you want the top radio button which says something about windows install.

Myself, the first time I used a system repair disc, I fumbled around trying to find how to get where I wanted to be.

Here are some links to tutorials which cover the material but not 100% accurately for your case:
Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums

System Recovery Options - Windows 7 Forums
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03 Aug 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ok. have located my write-up on this. Will modify for usb case and send it in just a few minutes.

This is not a thing with pretty graphics just a text write-up.
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