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Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

Q: Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

I want to have a Factory Reset of my computer. In order to launch a System Recovery, I need to create Restore Discs. When I launch the Recovery Disc Creation, it says:

"This computer does not have a burning drive, which is required to make DVDs. Please contact HP Support for asistance."

My computer did not come with a build in CD Drive. Even plugging in a USB CD Drive will not make creating the discs possible. So. I ask you. How can I reset my computer to Factory Condition?


Computer Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Model: HP Pavillion dm3 Notebook PC

edit: This notebook came with a Recovery Partition built in. Maybe it can help?

Preferred Solution: Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

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A: Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

At HP logo press F11.
It should give you an access to recovery partition.

I'd also call HP to obtain recovery DVDs.

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Can someone provide some detail about the differences in
content between Win7 system repair disc, system restore point and system image?
And perhaps I should add Dell ISO recovery image to the list.  I don't know (yet) if that is different from the Win7 system image option, or if the latter invokes the Dell ISO recovery image program instead.  If it matters, I have a Dell Precision
5510 laptop.
At the very least, is each option a superset of the other, perhaps in the order that I specify above?
Ideally, what are the folder names that each contains, if indeed their content can be described by complete folders?
I am trying to determine which of those options I need to create in order to have
complete recovery capability.
I have read the following support.microsoft.com articles:
Those descriptions are indequate for my purposes, in part because of differences in terminology.
For example, the System Recovery Disc option "can help you repair Windows", whereas the System Restore (Point) option "restores your computer's
system files".
In that context, are "Windows" and "system files" synonyms content-wise; or is one a superset of the other; or do they have some non-overlapping content?
I suspect that the System Recovery Disc contains only "Windows"... Read more

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Is it possible to create a system restore disc, like the ones provided with new pc's?
I have just used the restore disc for my brothers pc after many problems with corrupt system files that I couldn't repair. We have everything running ok at the moment and are about to install a new dvd writer.
I intend to set a system restore point, but if the problem we have just recovered from should resurface, where I could not access windows I would like to be able to use the system restore disc in the future.
Assuming that changing hardware would render the manufacturers restore disc useless, how can I create a disc that will be as straightforward to use as the original?

A:Create system restore disc???

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If you type "System" into the search bar you will get "Create a System Repair Disc". You can make a recovery disc within windows yourself. This would be handy if you can not boot into the self healing Recovery options Menu or instead of using an OEM or Installation disc.. It takes about one minute to make a recovery disc.

A:Create a System Recovery Disc yourself!

Hi Aaron,

I do not think that is working yet in Windows 7. It will create one, but when you go to test it, it is a dud. The problem is that it does not ask for the Windows 7 installation dvd to be inserted, as it did in Vista, to add the boot files needed.

Did yours work?

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I want to create a system repair disk from the system backup partition on my Thinkpad T410. I've got a couple of problems. On one hand, Microsoft's Create Windows Recovery Disc utility (I assume) works only from Microsoft's Windows ISO file, not from Lenovo's backup partition. On the other hand, Lenovo's Create Windows Repair Media program appears to write only thumb drives, not DVDs. Without going into details, this is both a concern and a practical problem. I expected to, and want to, create a repair disk (or disc), not a thumb drive.  Is there a way to create a DVD instead of a "media" from the backup partition? If not, I'm considering downloading Microsoft's Windows 7 image and burning a repair disk from that. But I think this is a poor solution because Lenovo has included drivers and utilities into the system backup partition that the Microsoft Windows image will not have. But I can't find information about what I'll miss if I use Microsoft's image instead of Lenovo's, and what (if anything) I could do to obtain the missing material. Can anyone help dispel the confusion?

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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I currently want to wipe out my computer and start from scratch as there is a lot of junk on it and too much of it to delete it manually.
I tried using the 'repair computer' option when windows starts by pressing F8 but I get the error message '0xc000000f' and something about how the boot failed because the device is inaccessible. My computer can start up normally, I only get this when I try to use the repair option.
I thought I would fix this by making a repair CD but when
I try I get the error message saying 'system repair disc could not be created, the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)'
I thought I could get around this by downloading and burning a repair disc manually and it appeared to work until I chose the option to restore my computer to its original state, then it says something along the lines of 'windows could not find system image'.

My laptop is a hp touchsmart tmt-2050ea and runs windows 7 home premium

p.s. Im not sure if it helps but i think the recovery partition of my laptop was deleted , maybe reinstalling it would fix it... but alas I don't know how

A:Cannot restore computer to factory condition or create recovery disc

if the recovery partition was deleted and unless you created the proper recovery disks when you first got the computer, then you are basically out of luck. You will need to get with hp and purchase a set.

you can go into disk management and see if the recovery partition is still there. just right click computer, click on manage, then click on disk management.

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My daughter installed some upgrades on her windows 7 laptop, following this it will not reboot into windows. Have tried all the obvious things the only option now seems to be a system recovery but she will lose her applications. Only restore point is from date of service pack 1 and that was unsuccessful.
Dont have system image disc.
I do have a recovery disc from another PC and can boot from this.
The laptop passed start up tests.
Would it be possible to uninstall the recent upgrades to see if that helps?
Does minimised image recovery option allow you to keep applications, would this be better than system recovery?

A:Re: Cannot restore computer to factory condition or create recovery disc

First off backup any data that you can't live without off of the computer and save it to a USB Flash Drive and by using an Ubuntu Live CD.
You can try your recovery CD and see if you get the option to Repair My Computer or to get to the Command Prompt. Here type chkdsk C: /R the Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and  i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........

A:system recovery deleted every time + cant create system repair disk

1.  You're actually talking about two separate things here.  Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery.  This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2.  The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer.  If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1.  Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2.  Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!

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Hi everyone, sorry for posting another thread about this, but after doing some digging on my own, I thought it was getting kind of heavy so I put it here in the advance forum. Here is what I have done so far in trying to restore my automatic system checkpoints. As before, system restore will not create the "system checkpoint" for me at a given time interval. I will list what I have done so far to help diagnose my problem. I followed all the steps on this link by Bert: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html I typed eventvwr.msc in the run line. Clicked system on the left, then source on the right. I found some events for sr, but these were the ones I did myself when turning off, then back on system restore. Task scheduler and system restore services are running. I confirmed this by typing cmd, then net start in the run line. I have the space allowed on my hard drive set to the max, and there are 25 GB free. I am able to create manual system restore points and they are also created if I install/uninstall a program. I have reinstalled system restore using the sr.inf file. I used the "xpsystemrestoreponitsfrequency.vbs" to change my time interval to 1 hour just to see if it worked, but it didn't. I checked my registry settings for system restore. Disable SR is set to 0. Restore status is set to 1 (I posted that because I thought one means disable in the registry, but I don't know what restore status is) I do have a screen saver on, my system is set s... Read more

A:system restore doesn't create automatic system checkpoints

ok, I have a few more things you can try...First go to your services.msc (Start then Run then type services.msc), then verify that The System Restore Service and the Task Schedular are Set as LOCAL SYSTEM (for their, "log on as..". ALso make sure they are both set to AUTOMATIC.Next, in your Registry, Check The Following Keys:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestoreThe Default Values for this key should bename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)Compression Burst - REG_DWORD-60CreateFirstRunRp- REG_DWORD-1DisableSR- REG_DWORD-0DiskPercent- REG_DWORD12-DsMax- REG_DWORD-400DsMin- REG_DWORD-200RestoreDiskSpaceError- REG_DWORD-0RPGlobalInterval- REG_WORD-86400RPLifeInterval- REG_DWORD-777600RPSessionInterval- REG_DWORD-0ThawInterval- REG_DWORD-900TimerInterval- REG_DWORD-120Next Go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Srservicename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)DependOnGroup-REG_MULTI_SZ- DependOnService - REG_MULTI_SZ - RpcSsDescription - Reg_Sz - Performs System Restore Functions to Stop service...etcDisplayName -REG-SZ - System Restore ServiceErrorControl-REG_DWORD - 1ImagePath - REG_EXPAND_SZ - %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsObjectName - REG_SZ-LocalSystemStart-REG_DWORD- 2Type - REG_DWORD - 32Then lastly go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SrDefault ... Read more

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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 Is it still possible to create a system recovery  if I have updated system  from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10. If a factory recovery is possible does it reset to win 10 or does it go back to original windows setup that came from the factory as win 7.
As a separate issue, after updating system to win 10 I had a problem one day in that windows would not come up. At that time I thought I would do a system recovery but instead apparently I did a full recovery. .Fortunately after I originally updated to win 10 I did run a system back up on win 10 that I still have stored on a separate hard drive. As it stands I have win 10 running but without any of my  previously installed programs. My question is this, is still possible to recover win 10 that I have backed up on a separate hard drive that would include all my programs etc
I hope I have not confused everybody with my explanation. I am only a novice at computers but have found out that I learn a great deal when trying to get out of a jam such as this.
Any help is appreciated,

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I recently had to return my HP Pavilion g7 Windows 8 64- bit only laptop to the manufacturer for repair under warranty. Prior to this I created a system image as the Hard Disc was going to be replaced. Having now received the repaired laptop
I have been trying to restore the saved image. I watched the microsoft video on the subject and followed the instructions implicitly. However having arrived at the point where I clicked NEXT to accept the <Use latest image> option screen and then landed on the screen entitled <RE IMAGE YOUR COMPUTER....... CHOOSE ADDITIONAL RESTORE OPTIONS> the message I then received was:

<To restore this computer Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore shut down this computer and boost it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again. If you don't have a system repair disc you can create one now.>

Well I did have one which I had prepared at the same time as I created the image system but the laptop wouldn't boot from it.................. so I went through the entire procedure again and then pressed the CREATE DISC tab. The next instruction was:

<Select a CD/DVD drive and insert a blank disc into the Drive> Ok, I did that ! Then I pressed the CREATE DISC tab.............only to get the message <System repair disc could not be created. The system cannot find file specified ( 0x80070002)>... Read more

A:System image restore & system repair disc problems

Hi, I just did a system image restore the other day, and I didn't have to use a recovery disc or go through any of those steps you mentioned.
After it scans your system for other images I presume it see's the one you made on the other external hdd. If so make sure to tick select a system image when you get to the "use the latest image available (recommended)" screen prompt. From there it should be pretty straight forward to recovery. If you see reformat/repartition drives is greyed out on the next screen prompt just ignore it and just click next.

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Can someone concisely explain the difference between creating a system image versus a system recovery disc?

Recently in our office a colleague's computer had a "meltdown". I will create another thread with questions concerning that. I understand that it depends on what causes the "meltdown" but I would like to know the best method in which to "fix" these problems in the future.

Any information would be greatly appreciated... thanks!!!

A:System Image vs. System Recovery Disc

A "system image" created by a disk backup program such as Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image (and similar) will allow creating a full hard drive backup (all partitions if there are partitions) to a separate hard drive. With this method (what I use with Macrium Reflect) it will allow restoring the complete hard drive back to how it was when the last backup was created. This includes everything, the Operating System and installed programs and all user data.

Windows has a built in backup but its not as robust or full featured as 3rd party backup programs.

A "System Recovery" disc, in most cases (all that I've seen) will restore the PC to the original factory condition, but does not restore user installed programs or user data.

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Hi TechSpot,

When I boot up my base system, and proceed after completing the POST, I receive:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...

A great solution by the way is here

So, I proceed to rebooting and loading up my Windows XP Professional w/o SP disc, and loading the Recovery Console. However, when I come to select the Windows installation (1), after I type 1 and hit enter (lots of times), nothing happens, it's like my system locks up.

So, I thought I'd try a complete fresh install from the disc, but when the installer gets to the "Searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows" it just stops here, and locks up once again.

Now, I begin to think that means my Western Digitial Caviar 160GB SATA hard disk has failed, since this all started from a hard shutdown .. the system was instructed to shutdown through Windows, but was taking longer than usual, so I used the case power button to shutdown at the same time (corrupted files..) next day, I receive the quoted error message.

Now I have messed about with ideas, but seem to get stuck when it comes to writing or deleting things from the hard disk.

What I've done:
- Attached an old Maxtor IDE hard disk to my base system, which BSOD's when I t... Read more

A:Config\System Missing - System Restore from Recovery Console HELP!

Repair isn't Recovery and vice-versa.


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I'm not sure what it's going on with my laptop but I cannot do anything when trying to upgrade or reset or reinstall or even use the system recovery partition at all.
I have been using my Dell XPS 13 (9350) for a little over a year with no problems. I use the TB15 dock via USB-C to connect to my Dell P2715Q monitor. Recently I did a reset on my computer (late February) and that's when problems started popping up. I noticed that I would get this pop-up whenever I tried to connect to the dock
After selecting "Always Connect" to both options, it would trigger a BSOD. ALWAYS.

The error is SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. According to what I researched, it is caused due to old or incompatible graphic card drivers. Even after I reinstalled the latest drivers for my dock, it didn't fix anything. So, after dealing with this annoyance longer than I could (over a month, I would just ignore the Approve Thunderbolt Devices window, I could mirror to my monitor but could not use any of the I/O ports on my dock), I decided to reset my computer once again.
This time I used the system recovery option so it would reset my computer to its factory image. After doing so, and once I logged in. I wanted to update to the latest Windows 10 build available.
The factory Windows 10 build that came pre-installed in my computer is Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.873). The latest Windows 10 build available as of today is 15063.
So I went to Settings > U... Read more

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

A:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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Hello, As the title says my computer is stuck on the system recovery options. I was having issues the other day with my computer it kept crashing,programs not fully loading and all around slowness. it was fine a few days before so i figured i must of downloaded a virus while looking for a zuma game for my 4 year old to play.

I ran my scanners and found some things removed them but the problem remained. so i decided to to a system restore. I looked and i had an atuo save restore point from 2 weeks ago. It ran when it was done it restarted and loaded up to the system recovery options menu so i hit the restart button and again.

I have tried to solve this by looking here tried this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery several tims and nothing.

I'm pretty sure i have windows 7 home premium might be the basic cant really remember. My build is Build a Cheap 400 Dollar Gaming Computer (2012) only difference being the storage i used one i had from my previous computer as wll as the cd drive. i also dont have a windows 7 disk.

Is there anything i can do?

A:Stuck in system recovery options after system restore

Hello and welcome Joe mate is the machine running at all? If so then go to Start > Control Panel > System and you will get a screen like in my pic it will tell you what version of Windows you are using.
Now something else you could do is run these in safe mode. To do that power off the machine and power up while tapping F8 then just do what is in the tutorial instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
if these do not make any difference then power up normally and run these for starters
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(with ADW if you are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just override Kaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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This neophyte wants to create a back-up disc for possible future recovery of Operating System.Step by baby step, please!

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I have created a system repair disc for both of my PCs. I also create system backups on a regular basis.

Should I also create system repair disc on a regular basis?

I have recently changed the drive letter of several of my external hard drives, whould this require a new repair disc to be created?



A:How often should I create a system repair disc?

I generally just set up the system make sure everything is as I want it and stable then make a repair disc.
If you are installing a lot of applications and removing them frequently I would say base it on that use.
The best repair is a return to that fresh install + setup state.
...and the computer doesn't see drive letters what it sees are hardware locations like
drive 0 partition 1
so as long as the drives are physically plugged into the same place on the motherboard nothing should change.

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when trying to create a system repair disc, i get the following message: system repair disc could not be created, the parameter is incorrect (Ox80070057)

A:create system repair disc

This worked for me. Might work for you.

First click on the start button from the desktop and then go to the run and type the recdisc.exe and hit the OK button.
Now insert the blank disc on your disc drive. And then click on the create disk button.
After clicking on the create disk you will get the confirmation prompt and now you need to click on the close button.
Now your system recovery should start.

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The disc I had received complementary is unfortunately, broken. Can I create a system boot disc? so that I can format my computer when my heart desires.

A:Can I create a system boot disc?

If you have a valid Windows product key, which should be on a sticker somewhere on your computer, then you can go to this site Dell Community and download the iso file for your version of Windows and create your own bootable disk, or bootable flash drive. If you decide to go that route, there are tutorials in the tutorials section of this forum that will help you use the iso file to burn a DVD, or create a bootable flash drive.

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Using Windows 7 Backup and Restore, I am attempting to create a disc to save:

"Create a System Repair Disc"

However, when I put in a blank DVD-R disc, that's not been used, the message comes up:

"The disc in the selected drive is not blank"

I've tested the DVD disc and it comes out fine.

A:Create a System Repair Disc

How to Create a System Repair CD

System Repair Disc - Create

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When I try to Restore System image from backup I've got this error:
"The selected system image cannot be restored in this recovery environment"
Browsing this Forum I noticed that folks found that this message could be when one created 32 bit Repair disc and tries to Restore 64 bit OS.
In my case I created a disc on Windows 7 Enterprise PC. I am trying to Restore Windows 7 64 bit machine.
My question: when user creates a Repair disc does he has the option to specify 32 vs. 64 bit?
I simply thought that since I'm on 64 bit system it'll create 64 bit Repair disc ... but maybe I'm wrong and I created 32 bit Disc...
Could someone please highlight it?

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I am unable to create a system repair / recovery disc by either running recDisc.exe or using the option to create a recovery disk in Backup and Retore. It says System Repair Disc could not be created. "The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)" I have tried using both a blank CDr and a DVDr. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I am wondering if this is caused by how I setup my dual boot system. I installed Win 7 to a clean HD first. I noted that it set up a 100 Mb recovery partition. I then realized there was no good way to convert this to a dual boot, so wiped the partitions and set up four news ones: one for XP, one for Win7, one for data, and a 133 Mb one in hopes that the installation process would find and use it for the recovery partition. I installed XP first, and then Win7 and directed that installation to the partition I had previously setup for it. Any ideas?

A:Cannot create system repair disc

Hello TambourineMan,

You may be able to use the download in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below instead to create one.

System Repair Disc - Create

Hope this helps,

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A week or so back when starting the computer I got a message saying the boot sequence had been altered and then had option to continue or enter set up. My 4 year old grandson plays on wiggles and abc sites. He is aware not to press anything other than the keys I have showed him so I thought hello, he has had a bit of a fiddle so I went into set up and it looked ok to me so i just then went f1 to continue, all went well.

Last night we had 2 power failures and when the computer re booted I got the same message again so this time I went F1 to continue and the message I then got was I had a disc failure and to use the boot disc or system disc to start. I had neither so left it. A few minutes later I rebooted it and all went well.

I have created a ms dos start up disc but would like to know how to create the system disc. I did a google search and that completely lost me. If anyone can help can you please tell me how to do this but step by step as I have limited knowledge about the inner workings of computers.

Thanks in advance

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Hi all

Windows updates have been doing some unpredictable things to my system so I have done a system restore and and now creating a mirror image using the tutorial on this forum. I read that it should only take about 15 mins and need over 1GB of space to do this (I am backing up on a DVD as I don't have an external hard drive). So far, it has been going for well over 2 hrs and am on my fourth DVD (4.7GB each) and it looks like it's only about 1/4 done (according to the 'windows is saving the back up' indicator). Does this sound normal? My hard drive is 320GB and currently has 128GB used. Do I need to run out and buy enough DVD's to cover 128GB?

Also, the tutorial suggests selecting the NO option to creating a system restore disc when it is finished. May I ask why?

Just worried I am doing wrong.

A:create a system repair disc?

Run out and buy a external USB drive of about 500GB>1TB in size. Forget DVDs for any serious backup.

Then when you come home go on the net and get a REAL backup/imaging program. Like Acronis True Image or another make/brand that you know from reading recommendations will work.
Once you install that imaging program make the bootable rescue disk that is included with most any of these programs so you can boot your PC from that disk, with the USB external drive connected and use your most current image to restore your PC.

Do a image before all Windows ?Updates? (some times better known as Windows Screw ups). Do the updates and if you have any problems you can reimage the drive back to before the updates were done.

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Known good cd drive & dvd drive installed in my pc.
Known good Taiyo Yuden cd & dvd discs.

Tried discs separately in each drive three ways.

Have tried Search box typing recdisc.exe.
Have tried going through Control Panel to reach the part to create repair disc.
Have tried using an elevated prompt & then typing recdisc.

"System repair disc could not be created. The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)."

This error ocurrs on all six attempts.

A:Cannot create system repair disc.

Sometimes a damaged or corrupt system file prevents the creation of a repair disk. Try running a System File Checker scan. If any problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Another possibility is the CD/DVD you're using. From reading several Microsoft forum threads people seem to have the best results using a CD-R disk instead of the +R, +RW, -RW, or any DVD type disks.

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Trying to create a system repair disc I get error #0x80004005. It appears to have something to do with Outlook--I do use 2010 Office Outlook. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Create System Repair Disc

Can you tell us in this tutorial where you are getting the error?

System Repair Disc - Create

Follow through the steps listed there and get a screenshot if possible

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Hi, i have a Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 home premium 32bits and i wanted to create a system repair disc with the windows 7 tools but this laptop has no CD\DVD drive so obviously the tool gives an error asking for one to be pluged in...

so the question is, is there any other way to create a system repair disc or do i need to get an external cd\dvd drive?

EDIT: forgot to say, the point is so i can create an image of the system repair disc so i can put it on an USB drive

A:How to create a System Repair Disc without CD-ROM Drive

Welcome to seven Forums TDLopes.
You can make one from ANY system which has 7 Home Premium 32bit. then copy it to your USB flash drive.

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And swap to Create System Image - sick of having stacks of discs


A:How do you disable create system repair disc

This Tutorial by Brink just might be what you are looking for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hello, I am trying to create a system repair disc, and I am getting the message: "do not have the files to create system repair disc". Why? How do I get those files. Never had a problem like this trying to create a system back up in the past. Running Windows 8. Thanks!

A:Do not have files to create a system repair disc? HELP!

Try this:

DriveImage XML Backup Software - Data Recovery Product

It works good & is free for home use.

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I am using a laptop that is a HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC.
The OS being used is the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.
I am trying to create a system repair disc.
I keep getting the error message as follows:
"System repair disc could not be created. The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)".
Please help me fix this problem!

A:Windows 7 cannot create system repair disc

Do you have a backup service?
 and Run sfc /scannow

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Okay, so i want to reformat the harddrive and reinstall windows xp. I have gone through all the stuff and found a cd which it tells me i can use for a system restore. Does this do the same, because frankly i cant even remember if i even got a installation cd along with the computer. I think i read somewhere that the restore process leaves some folders like my documents intact and only repairs the OS.

A:Is a system restore disc the same as reinstall disc?

Well...if whatever disk you have...was not made for your system...your questions seems to be moot.

System manufacturers make disks for their specific systems and there is no uniformity that I can discern regarding the use of such...other than that provided by the manufacturer providing the disk. Instructions for using said disks are usually available in the owner's manual or at the manufacturer's website.

System manufacturer and model?

What writing appears on the face of the CD?


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After a similar disaster yesterday I managed to get my system up but kept getting messages about running counterfeit miscrosoft software. I managed to find a good system restore point and all was well.Now today more or less the same thing. On trying to boot the computer today the system was looking for errors to fix which did not work just as it didn't yesterday. And just like yesterday when it failed it gave a message did I want to restore to an earlier date. Then it had 2 options: to proceed or cancel. Duh? I chose to proceed hopefully to restore to earlier date but all it did was return to looking for an error which continued forever till I finally shut it down. When I try again to start same thing.My question is how do I choose the return to an earlier date when the cancel only returns me to look for errors and so does the proceed? WTH?I wish to avoid the "counterfeit" episode and advance to Go and Collect My $200 ASAP. Any suggestions?

A:Disaster - System Restore - System Recovery

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/Hi kcsummer -I have no "simple check" for these problems, but if it was mine I would first start with the following 2 tasks -Use the Elevated Command Prompt, as described above, and run sfc /scannow (no disks required for Win7).Then try a chkdsk /r command (with the same method) to also look for errors.Also (I must ask) are you sure that your version of Windows is a "Full legal version", and not one installed by someone else ??Thank You -

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I'm working with an HP touchsmart i3 64 bit PC and the OS is win 7
I'm in a bit of a pickle and very concerned that I'm but a few steps away from having to do a system restore at best or a system recovery at worst, so I'm here to ask for expert help.  
At this point the computer has become increasingly unstable, with startups hanging forever and looping into logging off and then shutting down.  Yesterday something new happened on start up... after hanging for a long time I got a black screen with a notification on the bottom right corner of the screen - *Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows is not genuine*  I purchased the computer 3 years ago and although we no longer get a hard copy of the OS... it has to be a genuine copy of Windows 7 as it's an HP purchased at BestBuy!  I have the 3 recovery discs I made when I first bought the computer. 
In any case, I'm only able to run the computer in safe mode at the moment, and it runs pretty snappy in that mode I have to say so I'm hopeful that my issues can be resolved.  
How I got in this mess:  I noticed my computer was slowing down to the point of programs/browsers hanging to the point of becoming unresponsive or crashing; the computer itself had become less responsive; start ups and shutting down was becoming increasingly slower as well.  Someone suggested I download and run malwarebytes and the first time I ran the scan it found 134 object... Read more

A:just a few steps away from system restore or system recovery...

SparkTrust malware removal tool is a Scam Registry cleaner and should be removed as soon as you can.
You do NOT have 2482 problems that require you to purchase this program (this is what they want).
Read the small print >>>
SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus includes free tools and free PC diagnosis. Upgrading to the paid edition, unlocks the full suite of tools and features .
I would believe " I ran a system diagnostics with F9 and ALL PASSED" as correct.
Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Please post the contents of that document.
Note:: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Next -
Please download MiniToolBox and run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
* List content of Hosts
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please Update Malwarebytes program if it is installed -
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBA... Read more

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Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)

Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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I'm using Windows 7 ultimate RTM and cannot create a repair disc image anymore. i get the error code 0x80070057 incorrect parameter with a dvd inserted. I'm really not sure what's causing this...

Thanks in advance for any replies

A:cannot create system repair disc error 80070057

Curious error - do you only get it when trying to create a recovery disc?

Is windows all up to date?

Dvd is a waste - it fits easily on a cd-r.

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Hi folks

I am sure this problem has been posted before sorry apologies if I am going over old ground. I am trying to create a System Repair Disc for Win 7 Home premium - 32bit. However i contiually get an error message "cannot create a system repair disc- error (0x80070057)". Cannot find a solution as yet.

In truth do i need one if I have an original installation disc?


A:cannot create a system repair disc- error (0x80070057)

Hi martyn64 and welcome to Seven Forums,
Are you using a DVD or a CD?
I would recommend a CD-R.
You can't carry out a backup operation until you set it up.
Click Start>>>>Control Panel>>>>System & Security>>>>Backup & Restore.
Also run a sfc /scannow

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Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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In Windows 7, when does System Restore automatically create a Restore Point?

A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D. How do I create recovery disks from this drive?

A:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.

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I am trying to completely wipe my computer clean by using the windows 7 disc. Problem is i cant get the disc to boot on star up.

A:System restore, I cant restore my computer with a windows 7 disc

Where did you get "the windows 7 disc" ?
Maybe it is a bad disc ?
Is your BIOS setup to boot from the optical disc as the first device ?

This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the latest Windows installation ISO and how to burn it to DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You do need a valid genuine readable COA key for your licensed version.

Is this an OEM PC such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, ... , or a custom/home built ?
Did your PC come with Ultimate pre-installed ?

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I have a toshiba laptop A105 sieries. I got a real nasty worm and could not get rid of it.
I then stuck in the restore disc and did a complete erase of my harddrive. I am now trying to install the operating system off of the restore disc and I am not able to. Can someone please help me. I have went into the bios and set it to boot from dvd rom but then all it does is say recovering. 32 min later when it is done I try to boot from hard drive it ask me if I want to start windows normally. I select it and then nothing happens. I go back to bios and it says bood from hard drive but no go. If I go back into bios and have it boot from the recover disc it's the same thing all over. I don't know what I am doing and am a little confused no, really confused. Thanking you in advance for any help any one could give me.

A:Solved: restore operating system using restore disc

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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

A:How to create OS Recovery Disc and Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc??

I have a M72e computer which I'm busy reinstalling the OS. I had upgraded to Win 10 about a year ago. Is there software that you can download to usb stick that replaces the discs? I believe you will require 8gb ?

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Dear experts, Please help me on this as I have been seaching for a solution for about 4 hours now... Somehow my recovery partition is damaged, so I use the recovery disc which I created when I bought the computer.  I used the disc to start the computer, and after loading files and everything, in the Recovery Manager menu the "System Recovery" is greyed out.  Note that I haven't changed any hardware on the computer. Please help! Thank you!

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