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Windows 7: Create a System Repair Disc

11 Sep 2011   #21

64 bit

There is no installed DVD. All I have are "blank" CD and DVDs, that like most people I format before use. Clearly, in this case, formatting wasn't a good idea. Anyhow, this is solved, thanks.

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11 Sep 2011   #22

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When burning a ISO do not format the disk.
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11 Sep 2011   #23

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Just curious. If you have a problem with a System Repair DVD as opposed to CD then wouldn't you expect problems using the Install DVD for the same purpose?
Please correct me if I misunderstood your question.

The only problem here was that the DVD had been previously formatted. To create the system repair disc the CD or DVD has to be unformatted (blank).
My question was a follow on from my (& your) earlier response saying either a CD or DVD is suitable for system repair disk media.

The thread is sending the message to readers that the system repair should be a CD as opposed to a CD or DVD. Hence my statement in my quoted post.
Edit: I'm not saying this is a good message as it may only rarely be a problem.
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11 Sep 2011   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Oh, ok. :)
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