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    Repair CD - System Repair Disk


    Recently questions were raised as to what functions are available on the System Repair CD - Create that Windows 7 will create and burn to a CD.

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-create_repair_cd.png

    These clips are are from a 32 bit CD I made:
    Insert the CD in the CD / DVD drive and reboot the computer.
    When requested, "Hit any key to boot from CD."

    Select the Language and click next.

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-repair_cd_01.png

    Windows will search for an Operating System to repair.

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-repair_cd_02.png

    You can choose to restore a System Image you created,
    or go the Recovery Tools screen.

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-repair_cd_03.png

    These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD,
    or via the function of the 100 MB System Partition (if installed).

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-repair_cd_04.png

    Tapping the F8 key before Windows loads (Safe Mode) opens this menu:

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-reserved_sys_01.png

    Selecting "Repair Your Computer" also opens the "System Recovery Options" menu,
    but requires a password to proceed.

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-reserved_sys_02.png


    Cheers!
    Robert

    Please find a complete list of related tutorials here:


    System Repair Disc - Create

    System Recovery Options

    How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

    How to Boot to the Advanced Boot Options in Windows 7

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    Thank you for putting this together, it is great to have a bit of insight before venturing into something
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    Great work Robert.

    I did Startup Repair on the beach the other day with my laptop, thanks to the 100mb System Reserved partition which put a "Repair Your Computer" link on the F8 Advanced Boot Options..

    Was in the middle of removing a dual boot for a guy in Poland via Remote Desktop when laptop restarted to a black screen with cursor.

    Since I didnt' have DVD with me, would have had to drive 100 miles to get home to finish the job before the guy could use his computer, plus missed some primo waves.
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    gregrocker said:
    Great work Robert.

    Is it the 100mb System Reserved partition which puts the Repair Console on the F8 Advanced Boot Options menu?

    Repair CD - System Repair Disk-advancedbootoptions.gif

    If so, it's a good reason to accept the 100mb during install.
    That is my understanding. It is one of the features of the System partition. It also means you can repair your C: drive (for example) without bootable media! However, if the hard drive crashes, bootable media will be required.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    iseeuu said:
    These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD,
    or via the function of the 100 MB System Partition (if installed).
    So, for clarity; if you have an install disk, there is no added functionality in making a rescue disk?
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    RogerR said:
    iseeuu said:
    These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD,
    or via the function of the 100 MB System Partition (if installed).
    So, for clarity; if you have an install disk, there is no added functionality in making a rescue disk?
    For clarity, if you have the Install DVD and a working DVD drive, correct; there is no added functionality to having a "System Repair" CD.

    For clarity, if you did not receive the Install DVD or only have a working CD-ROM, then the "System Repair" CD can provide all the functionality of the DVD.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    Nice job iseeuu really nice. Fabe
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    Lovely post/thread. Really does help clarify, and also with regards to the media (CD or DVD). Thanks iseeuu. :)
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    thefabe said:
    Nice job iseeuu really nice. Fabe
    Thanks Fabe! I hope it can be helpful to someone?

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    manhunter2826 said:
    Lovely post/thread. Really does help clarify, and also with regards to the media (CD or DVD). Thanks iseeuu. :)
    Thank you! I was hoping it would prove helpful!

    Cheers!
    Robert
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