Our Favorite Tips: How to create a Startup Repair Disk

How to create a Startup Repair Disk

Tip submitted by Dakeyras

Note: the below can only be done if your machine has a a type of CD/R or DVD/R optical drive installed. Also depending on the exact type of OEM your machine has you may be unable to actually create a SRD.

  • Click on Start(Windows 7 Orb) >> Run…, then copy/paste the following command into the box and click on OK:
  • recdisc.exe

  • Allow the UAC(User Account Control) prompt via selecting Yes.
  • You should now see a menu like the below:-
  • Put a blank rewritable CD/DVD in your optical(CD/DVD) drive and then click on Create disc.
  • Note: If a AutoPlay window pops up, just close it.
  • When the SRD has been created you will see similar to the below:-
  • Now click on Close >> OK.
  • You now have a Windows 7 System Repair Disc.
  • Please note: The above can be created with either a 32 or 64 bit Operating System. However the disks are not interchangeable…IE a 32 bit Startup Repair Disk cannot be used on a 64 bit Operating System and vice versa otherwise damage may be caused rather than any actual repairs implemented.

    The differences between the aforementioned can be read in this Microsoft Article:-

    32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

    Check out our past favorites, HERE.

    Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by members of the PC Pitstop community through our forums.

    136 total views, 1 views today

    (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)

    6 thoughts on “Our Favorite Tips: How to create a Startup Repair Disk

    1. What I got was a message saying “The files necessary to create a system repair disc were not found on this computer. You can still create a system repair disc if you have a Windows installation disc.” I do not have the installation disc since this installation was done by the shop that assembled my computer over a year ago.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.