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