What is a System Repair Disk and how to create one in Windows

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What is a System Repair Disk and how to create one in Windows

Few people know that Windows provides most of the tools you need to troubleshoot and repair a computer that has a flaw in the installation of this operating system. The trick is to create a USB data recovery drive or System Repair Diskon a CD or DVD, using the appropriate tools on it. In this guide, we'll explain what the Windows system repair disc is, how useful it is, and how to create it yourself, so you can use it to repair problems with computers. Let's get started:



What is a System Repair Disk? What tools are on the repair disk?

The System Repair Disk is a bootable disk that you can create on a computer that is running Windows, and it uses it to troubleshoot system problems on other Windows computers. The disk contains about 366 MB of files on Windows 10 and 223 MB of files for Windows 8 and 165 MB for Windows 7. It can obviously contain an old CD or a normal DVD.

A System Repair Disk can be created on computers and devices that are running Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, as long as they contain a burning drive such as a DVD writer. Unfortunately, System Repair Disks cannot be created in Windows 8.1, where this tool has been removed from this operating system.

The System Repair Disk for Windows 10 and Windows 8 includes the following troubleshooting tools: System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, and Command Prompt. You can also access the wizard to revert to an earlier version of Windows 10 if you install the major updates for this operating system. This option is not available for Windows 8.

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The System Repair Disk for Windows 7 includes the following troubleshooting tools: Fix Startup, System Restore, File System Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.

To use these tools on a Windows-based computer with system issues, you need to boot from the System Repair Disk and start the tool that you are interested in.

To create and use this disk, you must be an administrator on the computer that you are creating and using.

How to start the Create System Repair Disk wizard in Windows 10 and Windows 8

If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8 (but not Windows 8.1), open the Control Panel. If you do not know how, this guide will help you: 8 ways to start your Windows 10 Control Panel.

In the search box at the top right of the control panel window, type "Recover file." In the search results list, click or click "Backup and restore (Windows 7)".

In the "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" window, click or click the link that says "Create System Repair Disk".

The Create System Repair Disk wizard is now started.

Another way is to search for "recdisc" in the Search box of Cortana in Windows 10 and in the search magic of Windows 8 and clicking or clicking the only search result available. This file is named "recdisc.exe" and is found in the following folder: "C: \ Windows \ System32".

How to start the Create System Repair Disk wizard in Windows 7

In Windows 7, you can find a shortcut in the Start menu. Click Start, followed by "All Programs -> Maintenance -> Create a System Repair Disk".

You can also use the control panel. There, go to "System and Security -> Backup and Restore". In the column on the left, click Create System Repair Disk.

Another way to run the file for this wizard - "recdisc.exe" - is located in the following folder: "C: \ Windows \ System32".


How to create a System Repair Disk

Insert an empty CD or DVD into the optical drive of your Windows computer, and in the Create System Repair Disk wizard, select this drive. Click or click Create Disc. The blank CD must be sufficient to repair the system disk, as the required space is approximately 366 MB or less, depending on the version of Windows you are using.

The wizard will set up the necessary files and create the disk. The process will take a minute or two, depending on the speed of the drive.

After the disc is finished, a pop-up window that recommends naming the disc is displayed, so you know what you'll find. Keep this recommendation in mind and click or click Close.

Then, click or press OK to finish, remove the disk and type the disk name, as recommended previously.

We recommend that you restart the computer, and then boot from the disk, to check if it is working correctly. You do not want to know that the disk does not work when you experience important system issues that you need to troubleshoot.

The Create System Repair Disk wizard is not available in Windows 8.1


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