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Q: creating a working boot disc....

hello... recently, my windows vista crashed -- no working operating system. i have visited several sites and dowloaded several programs promising to boot-up my dead computer. after opening the downloaded programs (usually as zip files), i did write them to cd-r, and then put the disc into my computer, and NOTHING. i tried this with 6 or 7 programs, with no success. am i not copying the programs correctly (missing important files)? fyi, i have one program that was mailed to me "ultimate boot cd", and it does boot my system up, but not to a program that i can use; so, i know that my computer is capable of booting-up. i just wonder if i am not copying the programs correctly? thanks for any help....

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A: creating a working boot disc....

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
Are you 'burning' the discs or 'copying' the files to disc? What's your pc/laptop make & model please?

Richard

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trying to install wintv v4.0, and this error message is coming up no matter what i do. can anyone guide me through. i have tried running through setup.exe and still no luck, does anyone have another solution or a step by step for dummies guide.lol to help me out

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I'm trying to create a bootable Knoppix CD in order to solve an ntfs.sys error (long story) but every time I attempt to start my system from a DVD-RW, I get a message stating "Selected boot device not available."

I've never done this before so I'm looking for advice on where I went wrong. With that in mind these are the steps I took in producing my CD/DVD:

Chose my download site from this Knoppix web page. Chose Purdue's http site. Downloaded Knoppix_V5.1CD-2007-01-04-EN.iso (a 696 mb file). There are md5, md5.asc, sha1, and sha1.asc files as well but I didn't download them. As I have no CD burn programs on my computer I used the Windows XP burn utility already installed and copied the file to a DVD-RW.

I edited my BIOS to boot from CD and attempted to run Knoppix. Then I get the above message.
 

A:Problem creating Knoppix boot disc

To create a boot disc you cannot copy the files to a cd (copy\burn that is)
You must use an ISO burning program. I posted a free one here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post653029-21.html
(obviously disregard the Memtest stuff )
 

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i need to create a bootable disc to run on startup because i have a virus, i log into the desktop and in a few seconds it will jsut freeze up, nothing will work, you have to hold the power button down to shut it off, im pretty sure its a boot virus. If you could explain step my step on how to create this i would really appreciate it! fast help would also be appreciated, i have a laptop i can make the Cd on, im ok with computers but please go into details so i dont mess it up, again fast help is appreciated, i have projects/papers for school and i need good grades! if you have any idea of what could be wrong or any other mthod i would appreciate it. thanks
 

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My primary laptop crashed and as a result Best Buy had to replace my harddrive and my motherboard which means that I now have no operating system.

I do, however, have a perfectly functioning EeePC 1000HE running Windows XP SP2. Is there a way to create a disc image from my Eee (without an optical drive) so I can install XP on my full-size laptop?

A:Creating a disc image w/o a disc?

no.

even if you could do what you want, you'd have to have an install disk to perform a repair install.

sorry

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Following the complete and epic death of my old computer (still don't know what died, could have been anything short of the hard drive which I know works fine) I went out and bought a new motherboard, processor, memory, power supply, and graphics. After fighting with cables all afternoon I finally got the damn thing turning on, only now it won't boot from the lovely boot disc I made for it this afternoon with Windows 7 RC 7100, I believe.

I can tell the motherboard to boot from the CD/DVD drive no problem, and it seems to try to do that. However, it gives me an error message saying a file in the /windows/system or whatever directory is invalid or corrupt, and tells me to reboot and insert my dvd to repair the installation. I'm pretty sure this is due to the hard drive still having the old Windows 7 install I had on there before the death, so I formatted it using my netbook (running XP) and a hard drive enclosure I had handy and tried reinstalling the hard drive and rebooting from the disc. Same error messages.

If I continuously hit ENTER to get past all the "WHOAMG CAN'T FIND FILE OR CORRUPT" messages, I can get the "Starting Windows" screen to pop up for a few seconds, before the error messages start up again. Could it be that the downloaded ISO got messed up? I originally downloaded it onto a mac, then burned it to a dvd from the mac, then copied it to a different windows machine, then burned it using iso burning software to another dvd. (I'm curr... Read more

A:Reinstalling Boot Disc Not Working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by brynnflynn


Following the complete and epic death of my old computer (still don't know what died, could have been anything short of the hard drive which I know works fine) I went out and bought a new motherboard, processor, memory, power supply, and graphics. After fighting with cables all afternoon I finally got the damn thing turning on, only now it won't boot from the lovely boot disc I made for it this afternoon with Windows 7 RC 7100, I believe.

I can tell the motherboard to boot from the CD/DVD drive no problem, and it seems to try to do that. However, it gives me an error message saying a file in the /windows/system or whatever directory is invalid or corrupt, and tells me to reboot and insert my dvd to repair the installation. I'm pretty sure this is due to the hard drive still having the old Windows 7 install I had on there before the death, so I formatted it using my netbook (running XP) and a hard drive enclosure I had handy and tried reinstalling the hard drive and rebooting from the disc. Same error messages.

If I continuously hit ENTER to get past all the "WHOAMG CAN'T FIND FILE OR CORRUPT" messages, I can get the "Starting Windows" screen to pop up for a few seconds, before the error messages start up again. Could it be that the downloaded ISO got messed up? I originally downloaded it onto a mac, then burned it to a dvd from the mac, then copied it to a different windows ma... Read more

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I am posting this in the Windows 7 forum because I am using the Windows7 boot manager.

The problem I am having is that I have a multi-boot PC where I installed Win XP Pro x32 then Win 7 x64 on a different partition with multi-boot option. I got a new hard drive and used a software package to 'clone' the old drive to the new, larger one. When I tried to boot the new drive I just got an error. I found another program and copied the MBR from the old drive to the new one. When I tried booting again I got the multi-login screen but when I picked an OS to boot I got an error that suggested that I boot the Win 7 Install DVD and select Repair. I did that and was then able boot into Win 7 but I still can not boot into the original Windows XP. It just gives me an error when I try.

Can someone tell me how I can boot into the XP OS on the new drive? (Hopefully without starting over...) Thanks.

A:Multi-boot not working after migrating disc

What is the error???

And can you post a screenshot of disk manager (start | type: "disk managment" | press enter)

How to take a screenshot: http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/gen...screenshot.htm

and then go to "go advanced" below the quick reply box and then type your message and select "manage attachments"

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Hey all,
Yesterday I burnt my Windows Vista image file using Nero 7.5 onto a DVD...

I installed Vista no problem onto my desktop, though the first time I inserted the dvd it showed up as "blank", the 2nd time it worked fine...

Now this morning I wanted to install onto my Laptop...
I inserted the disc and it is being read as blank...
Then i inserted into my dektop, and it is being read as blank..
Yes I have ejected and reinserted the disc numerous times on both systems and it refuses to be read as anything but blank...

So Immediately i went to burn another dvd off the image file...
and now that one doesn't work at all!!!

And strangely enough, the discs are being read as blank..so i attempted to burn something onto them...and then nero says it is not blank

What to do???
Is it Nero?
The blanks?
I mean it worked fine yesterday!
The blanks I used were BENQ and RIDATA...
 

A:Windows Vista RC1 Boot Disc not working!??!

Update...the disc works fine on my desktop pc on boot up...
Also in Windows Vista the disc is read normally..

The problem lies with my laptop drive now..
It refuses to read the disc at boot up...
 

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I have a Samsung R530 Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

It will now not boot into Windows and I have tried the following:

Startup Repair - this searches through files and then finally hangs for a while, a brief flash then goes back to initial boot and continues to loop this way.

I have tried hitting F8 and trying all Safe Mode options but no luck.

I have removed all usb devices etc.

I have attempted to use Samsungs Recovery Solution at initial boot but again... this just hangs at the first screen with no progress.

I have downloaded and burned the Windows 7 Repair disc iso and burned to disc using ImgBurn. I then change boot priority to boot from disc drive in an attempt to run repair from the disc. When I do this, it begins as normal (I have done this before) but will only allow me to choose the keyboard region/language and then nothing else happens, just stays on the Windows 7 screen (with the leaves and bird...)

I tried another repair disc download incase the first one was bad but this does the same thing.

I am running out of patience and options now. I have never tried a repair from a USB boot but not sure if this will make any difference.

Some background on what I think may have preceded/caused this:

The battery in my laptop is pretty much dead so I just use the power cord to run it now, I'd say it lost its life about 2 weeks ago.

The last major change/download was the Wheezy download for my Raspberry Pi and at one point I tried to connect the ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Won't Boot, Repair Disc not working...

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Background :
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM version.
SP1 installed.
Already have :
4 Factory Default discs.
1 Repair disc.
Monthly file backup stored in external hard drive.
Periodical System Image backup.... approx. once every 2 weeks.

My goal :
To create a non-SP1 Installation DVD.

What has been done so far :
I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) English ISO
[LINK REMOVED]

I was told to use ImgBurn to burn the iso to DVD.
The Official ImgBurn Website
Thing is : I don't know which one to download from the link above.

Then I came across this tutorial from this forum :
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Now I am not sure which way to go.

Need someone to clear the fog for me.
Thank you.

A:Creating an Installation disc

Are you confused by the multiple download mirrors at the IMGBURN download page? You can download from any one, if you're paranoid stick to the ones that say "provided by imgburn" or "provided by imgburn fast" or "provided by "majorgeeks".

Although, one would expect that since these links are provided by imgburn developers themselves, theres no need to doubt their integrity or cleanliness.

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Hi all,I have had my Laptop for about 3-4 years now, and haven't really had any significant problems with it. I was searching my computer for fun because I was bored and had nothing else to do...and I came across a program which seems to have come with my computer. It is called Sonic Recovery Disc Creator. When I bought my computer (from eBay) the buyer didn't give me a recovery disc. I asked him and he said he didn't have one. I want to make one with Sonic, but I am new to the world of recovery discs and creating them! Can someone please tell me, if I was to make a recovery disc, would the software I use backup every single file on my C drive, or just the image (.iso) or whatever it's called. If anyone has any experience with Sonic RDC, could they please tell me how to create one. I don't want to backup every single file on my C drive. I want a recovery disc just like a retail one.I gave as much information as possible, and if you guys need any more, I will be glad to give more details.Thank you to everyone who replies in advanced!

A:Creating a recovery disc?

Fire the program up and see, if it works.

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Iam Using Windows 7 Home Premium,having Intel core i5 processor and a Ram of 6GB with 500GB Harddisk..

I like make a recovery disc with all the software i installed on the C: Drive like the thirdparty installations also,..and this recovery disc is to be created in the HARD DISK itself with protection,..

Please suggest me any software, may be a paid one below 2000/-,. because iam a embedded developer with lots of IDE installed and its becoming headache for me to install all the software needed if anything goes wrong..

A:Creating a Recovery Disc.

PC backup software | True Image by Acronis

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I tried Xilisoft Blu-Ray Creator 2 2.0.3.1601 to turn a 1080p MKV into a Blu-ray. The results were less than stellar. It fell out of sync in the opening frames, and the horizontal lines of resolution were flickering.

Perhaps I should disable the deinterlacing?

The blank BD's are kinda costly, so I hope someone can help with this, thanks!

A:Need help creating a Blu-ray movie disc

Wow.

*** Crickets chirping ***

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Okay I've been trying this for a few days reading guides my friend gave me to attempt this. He admits that he wasn't 100% sure the best way to do it because he hasn't attempted this with Windows 7 or Vista because Vista and 7 don't use boot.ini and stuff.. Anyway, I would like some help creating an installation disc of Windows x86 Proffesional using a .wim of the OS already used and such. If anyone can help I'll be really greatful of your help.

So far I read and followed this guide Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine ? Start to Finish - Blog.BrianLeeJackson.com and then used this command to make it capable of burning onto a disc.

cdimage.exe -lWindows7 -m -u2 -bi:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com i:\winpe_x86 g:\Windows7
Um, I did have a BootMgr error but I copied the bootmgr off the original installation and inserted in "i:\winpe_x86"

Whether what I've done or what I have been doing is the right steps I don't know. So far I believe I'm getting somewhere, when I boot up on the disc I now get this error which I defiantly am unaware of how to solve.

File:\Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f

If anyone can help me then please do, if you need more information just say and I'll provide as much as can. I know I've already said this but what I'm trying to do is make a bootable DVD of my 2nd OS, Windows 7 x86 Pro so when I insert the disc on another computer it installs it exactly as how I have it on my current system.

A:Creating an installation disc - Help please

Welcome to SevenForums,

Try some of our SevenForums reading material for a few minutes:

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We are trying to help a lot of users and we will get back to you shortly.

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Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for the assistance yesterday.

Although the computer mysteriously booted up today without issue, it was certainly suggested I create a Recovery Disc. I've read through the Tutorial and had a few questions:

Why is this different than the Re-Installation Disk from Dell (which supposedly has the files to start Windows) and claims to be a boot disk in itself? (we actually do not have a Recovery DVD made by a store as the computer was ordered from Dell directly).We were nervous about writing over files (in case something goes wrong), I am guessing the answer is simply 'Create a Restore Point'?What is the file that is being written over?I know this Tutorial is very explicit and well presented, but my experience (anywhere, even on MS) somehow the snapshot screen examples never look like what appears on my screen (and that gets me lost very quickly, as I don't know how to read into any of it or make an 'educated' choice)
Sorry for all the questions, but appreciate the info.

A:Creating Recovery Disc

Originally Posted by FCUSA


Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for the assistance yesterday.

Although the computer mysteriously booted up today without issue, it was certainly suggested I create a Recovery Disc. I've read through the Tutorial and had a few questions:

Why is this different than the Re-Installation Disk from Dell (which supposedly has the files to start Windows) and claims to be a boot disk in itself? (we actually do not have a Recovery DVD made by a store as the computer was ordered from Dell directly).We were nervous about writing over files (in case something goes wrong), I am guessing the answer is simply 'Create a Restore Point'?What is the file that is being written over?I know this Tutorial is very explicit and well presented, but my experience (anywhere, even on MS) somehow the snapshot screen examples never look like what appears on my screen (and that gets me lost very quickly, as I don't know how to read into any of it or make an 'educated' choice)Sorry for all the questions, but appreciate the info.



The reinstallation DVD will give you Vista like the day you took it home. You lose documents, settings, SPs etc. Again just like its day one
The recovery helps your recover from problems. If it works you have what you had before the problem
Make a restore point, and that is a copy of the OS. Also invest in an external hard drive, update everything once a month. In case of problems, worst case scenario, you lose onl... Read more

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Okay, I am in need of some help here.

I have an activation key purchased through the university. Here's what I'm trying to do. I would like to download Windows 8 to my laptop, create a boot disc or a flash drive, and then install it on a new computer that I just built. I'm extremely confused on how to do this and am in need of help.

Thanks a lot!
 

A:Installing and creating disc help

Usually when a university makes Windows available inexpensively they also provide the installation media or directions on how to get it.

Is the Product Key for a new computer or is it for upgrading a PC that already has a qualifying Windows?
 

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I have a Windows XP Pro SP1 disc and a SP2 disc, is it possible to make a SP2 copy of XP pro with this, or is it 100% neccessary I download a SP2 network install file to do it? Can I not copy the same files for the disc?
 

A:Creating a slipstream disc with...?

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Hey all! Thanks for any help here, I am working on finishing my associates degree in computer support and this damn XP ISO disc is makin me wanna make this pc a boat anchor, but I'm trying to stay patient. Ok, so I have access to my DreamSpark.com account and have downloaded the XP Pro SP2 and have burnt it to disc many times using a variety of burners, from nLite to Active ISO burner and even the built-in ISO software that was pre-loaded on my working machine. I can verify that the discs have burnt correctly because whenever I load them into working machines the setup.exe file wants to begin the process. The machine I'm trying to send the ISO image to is stuck in an infinite restart loop. I've verified through BIOS that both the CD drive and HD are being recognized so I know they exist. I was thinking that there was something special that I had to do to create an XP ISO file, but that information has already been erased from my brain. Thanks for any help!
 

A:Creating XP Pro Bootable ISO disc

just FYI, the reason I state the school thing, is b/c I have already gone through and made the boot priorities the CD Drive first, but the option to "Press any button to load from CD..." never shows up. Amazingly frustrating!
 

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I have an aspire7720g, on my previouse laptop there was a TechGuy means of creating a recovery disc on this thing you can feede cd;s in till the cows come home as far as i can see,
Surely there must be an easier way? thanks Al
 

A:Creating a recovery disc

What I do is tailor the system to my preferences, then do an Acronis True Image backup of the configuration and use that as my "recovery" disk.
 

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Hey everyone!

Got a question for you all. Ok so my windows 7 disc has gone walkabout, but I've got a copy of the contents of the disc on my PC (as in copy paste of the contents of the DVD) but I am unsure of how to make this into a bootable disc.

I can copy all the files to a USB drive after making it bootable with some command line work and just boot from USB and install it from there on my PC, but I want to be able to make a dvd to install it from also, to maybe bootcamp it on my Mac, yet I'm unaware of exactly how to do this, so if anyone could share some insight it would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

A:Creating a bootable disc...

Try looking at this Tutorial

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Guys, how does one make a bootable CD from the saved contents of an XP cd ?
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A:Creating bootable XP disc

Try this MS site. Create a system repair disc If you have a floppy drive there are other alternatives. The process is a little complicated so I'll respond only if needed.

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Can anyone give a me a detailed and clear step by step guide on how to create a recovery disc for windows xp. I've been searching the net for hours and I've tried to create the disc using some articles and to cut a very long story short I've got nowhere.

I want a recovery disc so if windows fails to boot up or load then at least I can use the recovery disc to re-install essential files so I can access windows.

Ideally I want a recovery disc that can work on any computer using xp so I don't want to integrate any software or drivers to the recovery disc. I just want the bare essentials.

Please, please somebody help me. Thanks.
 

A:Creating xp recovery disc.

Hi and welcome to TSG!

Is this of any help?
http://www.5starsupport.com/tutorial/xp-recovery-cd.htm

I hope so ...!
Richard
 

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Hi there. I created a system recovery file that HP offers as a once only thing to do for your PC in case there is a need to do a system restore back to factory settings. So I did this on a 32gig usb drive and after the second attempt it worked. I am now aware that this is a once only thing and cannot be done again according to the HP support page.Somehow a member of my household grabbed that stick tried to put a file on it which of course didnt work because it was formatted for hte HP files and in frustration, formatted the stick, hence wiping all the HP system recovery files on itI would like to be able to recreate it and this time put it in a safe place! Please advise! 

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and wonder whether anyone could offer any advice. I have googled this problem, but there seems to be conflicting advice. I am trying to create discovery discs for my Toshiba Satellite L300. The process starts ok, gets to about half way through disc 1 and then I receive an error message telling me that the floowing file cannot be read


F:\ZZImg\09100XSP2.swm
Error code: 020150-20-00000000)

Can anyone please help?

A:Problems Creating recovery disc

Hi Jenny2362,
It seems to be a corrupted file that cannot be read by the system, Here's a more official answer but it basically says you need to get ahold of Toshiba.

Error when burning Recovering Media/Back Up disk on W7

The thread is for windows 7 but I think it would be the same for Vista.

I just thought of something, You might want to see if this Tutorial will help you fix the corrupt files,

System Files - SFC Command

Let us know if that works for you.
Derek

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Hello,

I frequently find myself re-installing Windows XP on my system and know it's possible to slip-stream service packs but was wondering how I could go about creating an image that I could just use to re-install XP rather then having to install the basic OS then install all my applications again.

I found about two utilities but they are for government officials only. We use an image here at work and I was curious how I could just create my own?

Thank you.

A:Creating a full disc image

try xclone

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Hi all, I've used the inbuilt ability to burn a disc from an ISO, and so far i'm very impressed.

I was wondering is it possible to create a disc image within W7 ?

Also, I notice that it so far has only let me burn DVD ISO's and does not recognise CDR's etc, almost as if, because I have a DVD burner attached, then a DVD it will be!

I'm sure it's something simple that i'm just overlooking, or an app buried deep inside some folder.

A:Creating and Burning Disc Images

Hmmm. I just burned a Cd image iso to cdr w/built in burn program... I know there isn't any options but it did it. We'll see if it's bootable..

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I'm attempting to create a repair disc for Win 8. ...I'm using Windows 7 File Recovery found in the control panel. Everything appears to go well, until I get to the 6th file to be written and everything stops. I can wait for ever it seems.
The disc is not ejected, so I assume it's not finished. The 5 files that are quickly written on the disc are: boot, efi, sources, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi, and then there's a heading that says "Files ready to be written to the disc(1)' and under that, the file's name is desktop.ini This is where the waiting begins. It's been 25 minutes at least now. If I take the disc out before it's ejected, will it be finished properly? Should I do something with the 6th file myself? Suggestions please. Thanks.
 

A:Creating a System repair disc for Win 8...

I will answer on other topic.
There is no advantage in creating a new one.
 

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Can anyone tell me that how can i create system repair disc on my usb. can anyone tell me any software which can perform this task.

A:Creating system repair disc on usb.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Azeemkwow


Can anyone tell me that how can i create system repair disc on my usb. can anyone tell me any software which can perform this task.


What you can do (let someone do) is: Create a normal system repair disc. Be sure it's 64bits if your windows version is 64bits. Otherwise use 32 bits. For repair actions not so important... but I should use the same language as the system to fix. When you hav created that disk, then

Copy all files from CD to an primary NTFS formatted partition on USB. If you did format it in win7, then the correct bootsector is on usb partition. Mark that partition ACTIVE Partition - Mark as Active

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I read the tutorial on creating a system repair disc and it appears that since I received my upgrade to W7 from MSN I should use option 2.

When I upgraded I did not do this so my basic question is, Is this a necessary step that should be done. In conjunction with this, if it is advisable, how many disc's does it generate.

Thanks

A:Creating a System Repair Disc

Hello Enigma,

I would see if you can do OPTION ONE first. If not, then OPTION TWO will work fine. It will only use one DVD to make this.

System Repair Disc - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am confused by what a recovery disc/partition is. It's not an install disc ... or is it (just a OEM-modified one)? Is it a simple clone of the HD/main partition? Is it some sort of self-extracting clone?

My Vaio P isn't going to come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition. I want to create one. Do I do this using something like Clonezilla/Acronis True Image? Will the result be different from the discs that would have come with the computer if Sony/the distributor had included them?
 

A:Creating a recovery disc/partition

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I am looking to purchase a new XPS and would like to create a Microsoft Windows 10 Professional DVD that I can use to reload  the computer in case off SSD or  HD failure. In the past I just added the media to my order and it was shipped with the computer.

Is the Microsoft Window 10 Professional ISO file available for download once you purchase the computer?

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Anyone tried this method? The website is here:


Code:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/create-an-integrated-up-to-date-windows-7-install-disc/view-all/
Seems like it could be a good idea, especially now that MS won't (apparently) be offering any more updates for W7.

Comments?

A:W7 - creating integrated installation disc

I have been doing it a long while. I made a batch file for the job, but the update lists are constructed slightly differently now, and I haven't yet altered my batch file accordingly.

Alternatively, you can use any number of tools to integrate the .cab or .msu files into a mounted wim image.

TEST -Update 7 installation media

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I would like to warn everyone on creating a Factory Recovery Disc on Thinkpad. I recently purchased a Thinkpad P51S. I started to create a Factory Recovery disc. using my External Hard Drive. I follow the direction and when it was completed, all my Data on the drive was completely erased.  

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I need to recover W7 from a TI image, but when I try to do so with my old TI 10 disc, it says that the image are not TI. I believe that is because that the images were made with the newer version of TI.

I tried to simply burn the TI 2010.exe to a disc, but it will not boot to that. TI 2010 is a downloaded file, so how do I transplant it to a bootable disc?

A:Creating A TI 2010 Recovery Disc

The newer version of ATI is ATI 11. If you do have the licenced version 11 with the license key, you can install it on any other PC and make a ATI 11 recovery disk. Use it to restore the corrupt Windows 7 in the other PC, if you think that is the reason. After restoring uninstall ATI 11 in the other PC. (Most software allows you to install it and/or use it on one PC only at anytime)

Most vendors allow you to register your licensed version. You may be able to login to your account to get the key and download in case you have not saved and backed it up, for any eventuality like this.

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Ok Well the other software forum at the bottom didnt have a new thread button. aside from that.


How do I go about creating a backup CD using Nero 6? I can see how it works but it wants to back up like 15 gigs of information which would be like 25-30 Blank CD's, how do go about making a backup CD that would only take maybe 2 CD's? I have never backed up a drive or CPU of any kind before but I didnt think it took more then 2-3 CD's to do it.

A:Creating a Backup Disc using Nero 6.0

I don't know if you can create a compression backup CD using Nero 6, but I know that some programs can do it. For example, acronis data backup software compressed my 5 gigs partition to 1.8 gigs.

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I am Throwing away numerous cd's because when I try to burn an audio CD using Windows Media Player It stops part way through and gives this error message:

Windows Media Player encountered an error while burning. Verify that the burned is connected properly and that the disc is clean and not damaged.

The last disc burned 11 of the 29 tracks on the disc then gave that error. The ll tracks it burned play okay. Sometimes it stops before it even starts to burn. I had some no name discs and thought that might be the problem so I got some Memorex discs but had the same problem. I am running Windows 7 Professional on my Desktop and Windows XP on my laptop and get the same result on both.
I started burning the same playlist again and it burned the whole list and finalized the disc like it should. How can I prevent it from getting that error?
 

A:Error creating CD Audio disc

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

Easiest is when you make an image.

Imaging with free Macrium

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

BTW...should I have posted this in Seven forum?

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

OK, I just received this reply from seller:

"you can make a backup disc using win7 tools. the os came from an oem hp disc and windows is activated.the procedure is the same for a used computer as with a new computer foe backing up just follow instructions."

I am not sure I understand this statement.

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Hi. I would like to know if I need to format my Disc before creating a System Image on a new CD or do I skip that part. How long does this take to do and approx how many Cds would I need?
I have an Acer Netbook Win7 32bit that I have set back to factory condition.

A:Do I need to format the Disc before creating a System Image?

I assume you mean DVDs rather than CDs.

Either is a poor choice on which to store a system image. They are prone to problems and not easily managed. Not to mention the low capacity. DVDs hold about 4.7 GB, so if you have 50 GB occupied on your C drive, it would take 11 disks at least.

I wouldn't even attempt it. If you insist on trying, I encourage you to have low confidence that you could restore successfully if you ever got in a jam and had to try.

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Hi there, I have two laptops - a new one with Win 7 HP 32bit and an old one with Win 7 HP 64 bit

The new one with Win 7 HP 32bit came with 4gb of ram which is a bit silly since 32bit Win 7 HP can only use 3gb of that, but from what I understand, the serial on the underside can also be used to activate the 64bit version, which would recognise all the ram

Now, even though I've paid for two Win 7 HP licenses, I don't actually have a Win 7 disc, only the factory reset discs (which I had to burn myself when I first turned on the computer - which is pretty shocking really!!!)

But I digress. Is there any way Win 7 HP 64bit on my new laptop WITHOUT paying for it (again) I know XP let you make custom (slipstreamed) XP discs from installations but I can't find a way to do it in Win 7

A:Creating a Windows 7 HP disc from a pre-installed setup

Welcome to SevenForums.

Since your 32bit HP laptop is a brand new one, I would suggest that you contact HP and query whether they will be kind enough to send you a 64bit Recovery Disk for your model. If they oblige, there is nothing like that and your problem will be solved in one nice stroke. ( I have read atleast one post, where HP had done that.)

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I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 (64-Bit) and run Windows 7 Home Premium. I was attempting to make a system repair disc, but it stops in the middle of the process with a screen that says:

System Repair Disc could not be created

The write failed because the drive returned error information that could not be recovered from (0XC0AA0301)

Any suggestions?

A:Error creating sytem repair disc

You do not really need that repair disc.
Download the free Macrium. Several times a month make an image. If you have any problems, just reinstall the most current image.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I've looked all over the net but just cant seem to find a reliable source for creating a zip boot disk. I own an Iomega ZIP 100 internal ATAPI drive and would like to place my drive image app onto it. I want the zip disk to be bootable not unlike a standard floppy disk. My OS is Windows 2000 Pro so FORMAT /S and FDISK /MBR are no where to be found. Tools which allow me to copy the MBR of floppies refuse to transfer the sector image to the much larger capacity Zip disk.

I'm currently testing the Acrolis True Image drive image app which has crerated a rescue disk for me. It seems geared toward floppy disks but it was successful in installing the DOS rescue data to my Zip disk. A quick scan of the sector 1 on the Zip disk reveals something like a MBR, though on rebooting and using the Zip disk I get the error message: Non-system disk. The BIOS has the boot order of ZIP, Floppy, the HDD-0. The MBR appears to be identical as the floppy MBR but the Zip disk generates the Non-system Disk error message. Weird.

How do i successfully create a bootable Zip disk for my DOS-based 5MB drive image app? Normally under MSDOS I'm able to access the ZIP Drive (as B: or D without any extra drivers. I suppose the motherboard BIOS is handling all of this.
 

A:Creating a "working" ZIP Boot Disk?

You're right about that BIOS controlling boot process. Though I'm not too experienced with bootable media, I can tell you that if you go into BIOS and you see anything that remotely resembles a boot order menu, go to it and change the boot order so that the drive you want to boot from is first in the list. Your BIOS is probably different, but mine displays the name of the device, and not the drive. If yours is like that, it is much easier of course, because there's no guessing game.
After you're done doing that, you can just go back into BIOS and reverse the changes. I hope this works, because ZIPs might just not be bootable. I really don't know personally. But I know what I said above from personal experience.
 

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hi all im new here i hope i could get an answer to my problem
i have an Acer Aspire X1900 ..windows 7 32 bit and and wanted to burn the recovery disc from my computer but whenever i click on the create factory default disc ...it just wont open .... then called for help and asked what would i do if ill reformat my pc but don't have recovery disc and the one on my pc itself not loading....they told me to press alt+f10 upon rebooting but it didn't take me to recovery window as what i have seen on one on the youtube video the guy pressed alt+f10 but its not the same shown on mine huhuhu pls help

A:creating factory default disc wont open

It sounds as if your recovery partition is missing. Have you used any programs to format discs?

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have a dell inspiron, 3647 with an Intel Pentium CPU processor @ 3.0 GHz
It is running Windows 7 SP1, 64 bit
As listed in the C drive properties,
The hard drive is a Toshiba DT01ACA050 SCSI disk device with 379 GB free out of 444 GB
The DVD+-RW is a TssT Corp. SH-216TB SCSI CD rom device

I have not yet tried the upgrade to windows 10, because I would like to back up my system before I try it. Apparently, I have to make a "system repair disc" first.
My Computer is rejecting my effort to create a disc using a DVD-R, with this eror.
"The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)".

Eventually, I want to back up to a 32 GB USB flashdrive. Will that be possible?

There are numerous posts online referring to this same problem. I found a recommendation to boot up using my Re-installation DVD, and then follow some instructions to select "repair", and then I would have an option to create a repair disc using the "repdsc" command.

I have not tried this, because I don't know how sound that advice is. If I put in my Re-installation CD, wouldn't it start to re-install Windows, thus overwriting my entire system? (Which I still have not backed up!) Also, I have found that I can not open my DVD drive (to insert the Reinstallation DVD) when my PC power is off. Is this normal? How would I be able to boot off a repair disc, if I could not open the drive?? Is there a setting somewhere that is disengaging the DVD drive when the pc is powere... Read more

A:Error creating a system repair disc. How to back up?

Have you backed up your personal files if you have that's all you need to do you can upgrade to Windows 10 it backs up your old system as part of the upgrade so if you want to role back it's all there time is running out for the free upgrade. If you still want to do a backup you can use a free imaging software to do it to the USB drive reflect is a good free tool. Given Windows backs it up and you have a installation DVD I wouldn't bother as long as you have files backed up

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