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Windows 7: System Repair Disc - Create

12 Sep 2013   #170

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Unfortunately I don't have the install disc
Download it then. See Shawn's previous post.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2014   #171

Windows 7 Proffessional x64
Thank you very much!!!

I registered especially to thank you! My kids could login but without admin rights (for obvious reasons) and I wanted to add a new wife connection which has blocks on certain words (child friendly) ... I needed the admin password to connect to a new wifi network and your advice did the trick... I created the repair disc as per your intructions and then reset the admin password. Give yourself a Scouts Badge for doing a Good Deed .
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24 Jan 2014   #172

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Rock, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear that it was able to help. :)
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04 Apr 2014   #173

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

As the message in the Tip box instructs, I tried to transfer the contents of the ISO of the Windows System Repair Disc to a USB flash jump drive, using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT). But I failed, receiving the following error message from WUDT:

"We were unable to copy your files. Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again."

The funny thing is WUDT did copy all the files in the ISO to the jump drive and the jump drive could boot indeed. It's just that WUDT could not reach the finish line, stopping at 99% on the progress bar.

After searching for a solution on the Internet, I finally found that my problem occurred because bootsect.exe was not in the boot folder in the ISO, as quoted from WUDT's log:

"04/04/2014 02:26:59: Error during backup., Usb; Could not find file 'I:\boot\bootsect.exe'."

(WUDT's log is the events.txt file in "%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool\Log" )

So I extracted the ISO with 7-Zip, put bootsect.exe in the boot folder and re-built the ISO, using the Build mode of ImgBurn (i.e., Create image file from files/folders).

But WUDT was still not satisfied, displaying this message:

"The Selected File Is Not A Valid ISO File. Please select a valid ISO file and try again."

So, more searching on the Internet. And there was a solution for it:

"When ImgBurn is used to re-build the ISO, select ISO9660 + Joliet + UDF for file system."

Accordingly I did that. But WUDT still thought the selected file was not a valid iso file.

Finally it turned out that it's because I had selected, from ImgBurn, revision 2.01 for UDF, for the reason that 2.01 is the default revision that Windows 7's own Format tool adopts for DVD. However, WUDT did not want it.

I changed it back to revision 1.02 (ImgBurn's default) for UDF. This time WUDT accepted it and finished the job.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 May 2014   #174

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


Is the System Repair Disc (created with recdisc.exe) married to the PC that created it?

For example, I created the Repair Disc on my Desktop PC. Will that disc boot up on my Toshiba Laptop? Both PC's are running Win 7 Home Premium OEM version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2014   #175

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey Scoop,

You can use it on any 64-bit Windows 7 PC. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2014   #176

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey Scoop,

You can use it on any 64-bit Windows 7 PC. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2014   #177

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

De nada. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2015   #178

Windows & Pro 64bit

Thanks so much for this. It is very helpful and I am hoping my health will stay well enough for me to absorb all the info. To be sure I have bookmarked this page for quick reference.
What a superb effort.
Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2015   #179

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Glad it could help homeboy. Please let us know if you have any questions. :)
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