Create a system repair disk in Windows 7

Windows 7 lets you create a system repair disk (a CD) which you can use to troubleshoot many kinds of problems. If you bought a computer with Windows 7 pre-installed and it did not come with a Windows 7 DVD, then you should create the system repair disk. If you have a Windows 7 DVD then you can use it to troubleshoot your problems and you do not really need to create a system repair disk.

To create system repair disk, you can follow this simple procedure :

  1. Place a blank CD-R in your CD/DVD/BD writer drive.
  2. Click on Start Menu and type recdisc in the search box. Note that its not recdisk, its recdisc.
  3. Double click on recdisc.exe when it shows up.
  4. Select your CD/DVD/BD writer drive in which you placed the blank CD in the dialog that pops up as shown.

  5. Click on the Create button and the system rescue disk wizard start creating your CD.

When wizard finishes creating your CD, label the CD as Windows 7 System Repair Disk and keep the CD in safe place. You can also use this CD as a rescue disk for Windows Vista computers. The 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 have separate rescue disks.