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How to create a Startup Repair Disk


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What Startup Repair is capable of can be read in this Microsoft Article.


You may need to Add The Run... Box For Windows 7 for the below...




Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:


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:

  • Allow the UAC(User Account Control) prompt via selecting Yes.
  • You should now see a menu like the below:-
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  • 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:-
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  • 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

Edited by Dakeyras
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