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Caveat emptor: Dell system repair disk :(

Q: Caveat emptor: Dell system repair disk :(

Error 0x4001100200001012 attempting to boot from the System Repair CD created on a Dell.

Apparently, this is specific to Dell and their Hack with DataSafe. You can use any System Repair CD generated on some other platform and it will give you access to restore your System Image. Google using that error code and you'll find lots of info. A Windows Install disk will work too.

I have a SR cd from another system and it works just fine :whew:

Don't get caught up a creek w/o a paddle - - if you plan on using a System Image to recover a system,
make sure you have the tools which will allow that image to be restored - - DON'T ASSUME!

background: I'm seeing SMART data that corroborates my laptop HD is degrading and I wanted to prove I could restore when the replacement arrives. As this Dell laptop is a pain to open up, I didn't want to go down in flames due to procedural errors or lack of familiarity. ( I'll never by another Dell )
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Preferred Solution: Caveat emptor: Dell system repair disk :(

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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A:Windows 2000 Security Updates - Caveat Emptor

Would suggest you use your "System Restore" and goback to a restore point before thia happened. I prefer the "GoBack" system
over System Restore, because its all done automatically.
Have a good day.
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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

A:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.
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2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis

also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1

How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link
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A:Dell XPS Crashes .System repair,system restore ,safe mode don't work

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you have access to another computer I'd suggest you create a system repaiir disc.

System Repair Disc - Create

It won't re-install Windows, but it will get you into the advanced recovery environment, from where you can run chkdsk.

It does seem highly likely there is a major problem with your hard drive.
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Recently questions were raised as to what functions are available on the System Repair CD - Create that Windows will create and burn to a CD These clips are are from a bit CD I made Insert the CD in the CD Disk System - Repair CD Repair DVD drive and reboot the computer When requested quot Hit any key to boot from CD quot Select the Language and click next Windows will search for an Operating System to repair You can choose to restore a System Image you created or go the Recovery Tools screen These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD or via the function of the MB System Partition if installed Tapping the F key before Windows loads Safe Mode opens this menu Selecting quot Repair Your Computer quot also opens the quot System Recovery Options quot menu but requires Repair CD - System Repair Disk a password to proceed Repair CD - System Repair Disk Cheers Robert Please find a complete list of related tutorials here System Repair Disc - Create System Recovery Options How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows How to Boot to the Advanced Boot Options in Windows

A:Repair CD - System Repair Disk

Thank you for putting this together, it is great to have a bit of insight before venturing into something
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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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A:[SOLVED] How to repair system with the WinXP System Install disk?

This webpage should explain all.
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A:Help! - New Dell i3847 - Windows 7 Pro - Dell Recovery Disk is Win 8.1 & DBaR won't let me do a System Backup

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At the outset this appears to be overkill. No reason was provided for the change from simple backup to System Image, which is a time-consuming process. Equally confounding is the requirement for a new System Repair CD/DVD each week.

I'm a bit of a novice-what is the value of a System Image performed weekly and creating a new System Repair CD/DVD on a weekly basis?

A:System Image & System Repair Disk

Images allow you to restore your PC to how it was. Quite different to backing up files and folders. They allow you to recover from (e.g.)
- ransomware
- disk failure
- user error
- unbootable PC
- uncorrectable error
quickly and without technical help by restoring your PC to a previous working state.

Your system configuration evolves as you know, so updates are necessary.

However, there are more robust solutions than the built-in system image, and Macrium Reflect is strongly recommended here. It supports the generation of differential images (free edition) where only changes are saved in a smaller faster image file.

People have reported difficulty in using Backup and Restore here from time time.

Backing up to remote storage would be faster and more convenient than managing DVDs, but then, DVDs can't be hacked(!). (But nor can offline storage of course).

It takes me just a few minutes to update my system image with Macrium- with SSD + USB3.
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A:System Repair Disk?

Hello! You should probably start a new topic. I'm sure this will be split and a new topic started. It would be a good idea to create both Linux and Windows PE. Macrium Reflect will have it's own options. You can use the system repair disc to restore the image created by the back up feature in Windows7 back up feature. I have used Macrium Reflect for several years and I can possibly answer most of your questions.
You have made a good decision to back up your Operating System. I will be glad to help you any way I can.
PS As far as creating recovery media; it depends on your make and model and your operating system. I can probably help you with that also!
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A:System repair disk

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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A:System Repair Disk

Insert the repair disk in your CD/DVD drive. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from that drive as first option. (When you first start your machine you probably see a prompt to use F12 - or some other key - to enter setup. Setup lets you change the boot order.)

Restart your computer and if the repair disk was successfully made you should see a list of options to choose from. Or, you could simply put the disk in your CD/DVD drive, click start > computer > and open the drive. You should see "Files currently on the disc" and they should include boot, sources, and bootmgr.
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I know this kind of sounds stupid but I do a lot of installs at least 7 a day and I would hate to think I would need that many dvd's for each install ya know, but I'm not sure that why I'm askin'.....

A:System Repair Disk?

If you are going to Create a Recovery disk for these machines then you will only require 1 CD

But if you are planning on Reinstalling Windows on Multiple PC's then you will need more than one Licience key

See System Repair Disc - Create For More Information

Hope This Helps,
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A:system repair disk

You only need to make a repair disc once. It's pretty much just a generic disc that boots the repair console and allows you to run the restore.
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A:System Repair Disk

Any Windows 7 system repair disk made by any Windows 7 operating system will work on any and all Windows 7 operating systems (you do not need to make one for each system). They will only work on Windows 7, mind you! (Vista or XP will not be recognized if one of those is the OS on the system that you try to boot off the Windows 7 repair disk)

It is still okay to make 2, though. What if you lose/break the only one you made? Or, you can keep one in your laptop bag (assuming you have one), and one around your desk area.

I, myself, have 1 disk (DVD) and two flash drives with the System Repair files (flash drives are faster and easier to use, especially since I use my netbook a lot (no optical drive)).
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A:System Repair Disk

If you have a MS Windows installation disk, there is no need for such.
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A:Win 7 System Repair Disk

The DVD is probably used to boot the computer.
System Repair Disc - Create
The date is probably when you made it, does not have to be updated.

It would be used when you cannot boot, it is good to have. It will enable the computer to boot so that you can make needed repairs.

The Windows 7 DVD would be used to install the OS again.
The repair is to do just that boot and repair, the current system. Although the OS DVD can be used for repairs, I would keep both
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roblem signature:

  Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: recdisc.exe
  Application Version: 6.1.7601.17514
  Application Timestamp: 4ce7990e
  Fault Module Name: ole32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.23392
  Fault Module Timestamp: 56eb3627
  Exception Code: c0000005
  Exception Offset: 0000000000027d7b
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 1033
  Additional Information 1: e574
  Additional Information 2: e57488545f86d383cf00c40c411daee5
  Additional Information 3: 7f30
  Additional Information 4: 7f30e34037f85db92c64bcc13e80a752
I need to download an ISO or ac tive booting disk or a system repair disk for W7
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View Solution.

A:system repair without disk

Yes, I am aware it is for Vista and a Windows 7 install disk can be used for a Vista repair.  I am also aware that a system disk did not come with the computer.  You can also make repair disk on a working Windows 7 computer, your's, a friend's or one at the library.  Or you can make a Windows 7 install disk from the M$ download page.
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A:Solved: system repair disk

Is there a disk in the drive?
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A:Win7-64 system repair disk does nothing

Hi David and welcome to the forum.

Take a read through this tutorial by Brink and see if it will help with what you are trying to do.

System Repair Disc - Create
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Hopefully a simple question.
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A:Adding to the System Repair Disk

Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about.

I'm not sure if this will help but I found some info about adding the repair disk to UBCD4WIN. From what I can gather it requires rebuilding the .iso files of both and combining the re-built files into one final disk. So... might it be possible to create an .iso file of your standalone .exe files and then combining those files with a repair disk .iso file?

Adding windows 7 system repair disc to UBCD4WIN - The CD Forum

Maybe this will be some food for thought for other forum members.
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Hello all,
When I purchased my computer, a salesman recommended I make a system image in case of computer failure and said I should use a 32 GB external drive. So I took his recommendation and bought one of those USB types.
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Next I placed the USB device into the slot and started the download but about 20 minutes later, my computer asks me to place another disk to continue. Why? Is not the 32 gb usb enough to make a system image on usb?
So what do I need to do or check? I speak very little computerese.

A:System Image & Repair Disk

Originally Posted by rjordan393

Hello all,
When I purchased my computer, a salesman recommended I make a system image in case of computer failure and said I should use a 32 GB external drive. So I took his recommendation and bought one of those USB types.
As I pulled up the application to perform this operation, I saw there was a link to make a system repair disk. So I decided to do that first. I had a dvd-rw 4.7 gb and use that. The down load went well.
Next I placed the USB device into the slot and started the download but about 20 minutes later, my computer asks me to place another disk to continue. Why? Is not the 32 gb usb enough to make a system image on usb?
So what do I need to do or check? I speak very little computerese.

Windows will not recognize a thumb drive (usb) for system images.
Try using an external hard drive, (if you have access to one).
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Or is there possibly one I can download?

A:How to make system repair disk

Not what you asked for, but here is one you can buy.

If "Windows 7 Ultimate setup disk" is a 64-bit installation DVD you can use that, as it includes everything that the System Repair Disc does.
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A:create system repair disk?

Hello Fluidmotion,

A system repair disc is used to boot to system recovery options to help recover your Windows 7 installation if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer.

A system repair disc is not able to install Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
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What should I do in order to that. If I have no problems, it is recommended to replace the bootloader with the original one or leave it as it is?

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A:fixmbr - system repair disk

Lets have a look at the disk/partition layout first - this will determine the most practical method to use.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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A:Corrupt System Repair Disk?

If you are unable to boot your Windows 7 to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc, then you could create it on another computer to use on your computer. You can also download a repair disc image on the net. There are sites that sell the images but I remember getting mine for free a while back. Not sure where there were.
AFAIK the health of your registry doesn't matter when making a repair disc.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

You can also use any Windows 7 CD (matching your version) to repair your system. Borrow one from someone if you have to.
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A:System repair disk problem

You can use this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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Best regards,

Ravi Davda

A:System repair disk required or not

Hello Ravi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It would be a good idea to create a set of Sony Vaio factory recovery discs to have as a backup to be able to do a factory recovery of Windows 7 if needed say if you are unable to do so normally from the factory recovery partition on the laptop.View Document
A system repair disc is not required, but could come in handy as well to be use to try and repair Windows 7 with if you were ever unable to boot into the System Recovery Options screen using F8 at boot.

Hope this helps,
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A:Testing a system repair disk.

Nope, not at all.

The only thing that would hurt it really is if you scratched it badly.
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A:Question About System Repair Disk

Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck

would the DVD I made also serve as a System Repair Disk to correct problems in my current install? Thanks,


The Windows 7 ISO will be good for a repair of the new clean reinstall - not the existing bloated OEM install. You should also burn the Lenova recovery media as insurance should you ever have to revert to the factory state.

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Hi Guys

Is there a way of turning the pop up "would you like to create a system repair disk" you get after you have created a system image back on again. Ive accidentally checked the box to not show the message again and would like it back as I liked the ping it made when the image was complete.Without it there no notification noise just a close tab.
I don't have the option of a restore as I did it a while ago but im now missing the ping.

Thanks Danny

A:Create system repair disk pop up

I've spent some time trying to research this question and I found this relatively old Vista response from a Microsoft Answers Support Engineer:

I've searched for close to an hour trying to find a way to get that message box to come back, apparently, once you check the option "Don't show this message again", it will not come back. I was looking for a Registry fix but cannot locate one. So at the moment, yes, this would be a Final answer and reinstalling would appear to be the only option. I will continue to research when I can and Post a reply if/when I find a solution, but as it stands, there is not a "fix" for this.

Thank you for Posting on Microsoft Answers.
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer

Disappeared Message Boxes - Microsoft Answers

Under many circumstances running a System File Checker scan will replace incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions of system files with the correct versions if possible. Don't know if it will help in this situation as the file apparently worked as intended.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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The article located @ System Repair Disc - Create states

32-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 32-bit Windows 7.
64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7.

A friend has asked me if I can burn a system recovery disc for his Win7 32-bit machine which doesn't have read and write capabilities. I have two Win7 machines. The 32-bit one has a DVD player (will not write, or burn if you prefer). My other machine is a 64-bit machine which will read and write DVDs. According to the quote above, it appears that I do not have the proper hardware to burn a 32-bit system repair disc.

Is there a trick I can use? (like create a file using the 32-bit machine and burning it on the 64-bit machine?)

Thanks for your help.

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I have searched this forum and generally using a search engine, but I can't find a definitive answer to these questions:

Can you create a "system repair disk" in Windows 8.1? If so, how?

If not, can you use a system repair disk created in Windows 7?

Or maybe I have missed something.

Can anyone help?

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See the last post in this thread on 2nd page, see if it helps you: Cannot create recovery disc: getting The parameter is incorrect - Microsoft Answers

Did you per chance delete the built in recovery partition? That seems to cause this problem.
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Hi, What happens if you have no operating disk, and you need to get into, and repair the OS.
You see everyone won't be as lucky as you and have an installation disk, I hope this helps.
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Hi cmcloughlin, welcome to the forums.

You might want to brows the excellent range of tutorials on this forum. Or you could start with Windows 7 Forums - Search Results

i've already narrowed the search down to "repair disk" for you

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Why do you ned a repair disc to boot into windows ?

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Welcome to the Forum.

It would seem that Korean System repair disc is very suspect & it would be best not to use it.

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Hi Bob
Maybe these tutorials will help You. They are all from here and I have used some of them with my Windows 8 computer. You will notice that one of them is for running recovery from the command prompt.
How to create a Windows system image in Windows 7 and Windows 8 How to use System Image Recovery in the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Recovery Environment How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt How to create a bootable USB Flash Recovery Drive in Windows 8 How to create a Windows System Repair Disc How to use System Restore from the Windows 8 Recovery Environment
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Press F8 click on Repair Your Computer . Do you see Factory restore ?

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Another question for perhaps another thread: do you make those Rescue disks offered by AV software?


A:System Repair Disk + Image + Backing up files : is it enough?

Just my personal opinion FWIW.
Some people have reported less than perfect results using the native Windows 7 backup and restore tool. For that reason another free product called Macrium Reflect is often recommended instead of (or in addition to) the Windows 7 tool. I use them both and make full system images once a week.

Imaging with free Macrium

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System Recovery Options

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I found some old threads on this board with various suggestions of how to approach this, but I have also experienced the fallout of trying a solution suggested for someone else when the actual underlying issues were different. So I figured I would start here.

Recommendations, anyone?

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Has this issue be resolved? as it is marked as resolved?

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But now it seems I need to make a separate repair cd on Win 7 through the System Image Recovery.
Even this assumes that Win7 is going does it not?

How can I build a repair cd that boots and restores the MBR where the usual problem
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If image recovery is the wrong place to start, please give the how - to to make
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Seasons Greetings
Listen to me. I and many members of this forum, do not get overly involved with repairs etc. Just download the free Macrium Reflect, it allows you to make an image on an external hard drive. No matter what your problem, just repair with a current image. It saved me several times. I do not know about Norton, but using Macrium is the place to start.
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I think the error is referring to shadow volume space available on the 100MB system reserved partition. 100MB being less than the 500MB specified means that it needs 50MB of free space for a shadow copy.
Go to "Disk Management" and see how much free space you have on your 100MB system reserved partition.
If this is the problem:
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A:EFI System Partition missing files, Repair Disk won't boot

Someone with a Toshiba could then provide me with the system specific .efi files which are used to boot into the recovery partition.

You can use the Toshiba Recovery disks to do repairs.

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
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Thanks for writing to us. 
Please load bios by tapping on f2 during bootup and check if the HD is detected. 
If possible you can try this HD on another machine or another HD on this machine. Also please run diagnostics from f12 menu and if the test passes, then consider formatting the system first. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message.

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Hello OffAndOnAgain and welcome to TSF,

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(1) Download Macrium Reflect (Free)
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b.  Use backup software which creates a file which can be restored, item for item.
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