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03. Create System Repair Disc

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If you have problems booting to Windows 7 it can be difficult to remedy the problem. One way round the problem is to use a retail copy of the Windows 7 DVD to access the repair options. However, these options are not supplied with PCs that have the operating system pre-installed by the manufacturer, so unless you have purchased a retail copy of the Windows operating system you would, effectively, be stuck.

Well that may have been the case with previous versions of Windows, but it certainly is not the case with Windows 7, you can now quickly and easily create a system repair disc which will enable you to quickly repair startup problems.

To create a recovery CD proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. From the Start menu, Click All Programs
  3. Next click Maintenance
  4. From the menu that now appears, Click on Create A System Repair Disc.
  5. In the next window select your CD/DVD-ROM and insert a CD/DVD into your CD/DVD drive
  6. Finally click the Create button to allow Windows 7 to create your system repair disc
  7. The available repair options on the System Repair Disc are:
  • Startup Repair - automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting.
  • System Restore - restores Windows to an earlier point in time
  • Windows Complete PC Restore - restore your entire computer from a backup. You must have created a backup before you can use this option.
  • Windows Memory Diagnostics - checks your computer for memory hardware errors
  • Command Prompt - opens a command prompt window

If you don't wish to create a System Repair Disc you can, alternatively, use the Repair Computer option on the safe mode menu as follows:

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. As the PC is booting keep tapping the F8 button.
  3. Eventually a safe mode menu will appear.
  4. From the safe mode menu, select the Repair Computer option.