Cannot create system repair disc


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walter

I cannot create a system repair disc:

Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a System Disk

Panel comes on: "Create a System Repair Disk" and shows CD drive location
(K - which is correct))

If I click on Create disk, it tells me: "System Repair Disk could not be
created. the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

How can I get around this? My DVD/CD drive is working fine in every respect,
it reads and writes perfectly.

Thanks

Walter
 
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Paul

walter said:
I cannot create a system repair disc:

Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a System Disk

Panel comes on: "Create a System Repair Disk" and shows CD drive
location (K - which is correct))

If I click on Create disk, it tells me: "System Repair Disk could not be
created. the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

How can I get around this? My DVD/CD drive is working fine in every
respect, it reads and writes perfectly.

Thanks

Walter
There is a suggestion here, the error number itself is related
to the disk drive configuration. As if, the software is
checking the disk configuration in preparation for doing
a backup or restore. These people seem to be returning
the hard drive configuration, to some state that matches
the state used on the first backup/restore or something.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/d1d5e820-4b3f-4848-8861-8c0736c5fd1a

You don't have to prepare a 200MB system repair disc. You can
instead download an installer DVD for Windows 7, and those
can also be booted and present the same system repair menu
and options.

For example, I have a copy of X17-24209.iso I got from
Digital River, and by burning a DVD with the contents
of that 3.3GB download, I can also use that for restoring
a system image.

You can find threads that mention such files. I've seen
long lists of URLs, with various language options for
the discs as well.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/c0e78d7a-883d-4caa-a8c0-1e127a14612a

There are even ISO copies of the 200MB system repair disc,
but Microsoft asked at least one site to stop offering
Torrent links to that. The Digital River downloads
are not done by Torrent, but by regular HTTP download.

Paul
 
C

charlie

I cannot create a system repair disc:

Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a System Disk

Panel comes on: "Create a System Repair Disk" and shows CD drive
location (K - which is correct))

If I click on Create disk, it tells me: "System Repair Disk could not be
created. the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

How can I get around this? My DVD/CD drive is working fine in every
respect, it reads and writes perfectly.

Thanks

Walter
See if this works
Search window for recdisc.exe.
when it shows. click(doubleclick) on it.
Follow the prompts.
 
W

walter

Paul said:
There is a suggestion here, the error number itself is related
to the disk drive configuration. As if, the software is
checking the disk configuration in preparation for doing
a backup or restore. These people seem to be returning
the hard drive configuration, to some state that matches
the state used on the first backup/restore or something.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/d1d5e820-4b3f-4848-8861-8c0736c5fd1a

You don't have to prepare a 200MB system repair disc. You can
instead download an installer DVD for Windows 7, and those
can also be booted and present the same system repair menu
and options.

For example, I have a copy of X17-24209.iso I got from
Digital River, and by burning a DVD with the contents
of that 3.3GB download, I can also use that for restoring
a system image.

You can find threads that mention such files. I've seen
long lists of URLs, with various language options for
the discs as well.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/c0e78d7a-883d-4caa-a8c0-1e127a14612a

There are even ISO copies of the 200MB system repair disc,
but Microsoft asked at least one site to stop offering
Torrent links to that. The Digital River downloads
are not done by Torrent, but by regular HTTP download.

Paul
Thanks, Paul, but this is way over my head
 
W

walter

charlie said:
See if this works
Search window for recdisc.exe.
when it shows. click(doubleclick) on it.
Follow the prompts.
Thanks, but I get the same error message as before.
 
C

charlie

Thanks, but I get the same error message as before.
Then the best suggestion already made by others is to download the
repair disk. Evidently, something is corrupt, or perchance the win
version or setup does not does not allow creation of the repair disk.
I have occasionally run across corporate P/Cs that have this disabled
for the normal user.
 
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Paul

walter said:
Thanks, but I get the same error message as before.
So that means there is a problem with the built-in DVD
burning software ?

There is the ability to turn off the built-in burning feature.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-to-turn-off-and-disable-windows-7-cd-or-dvd-writer-burning-and-auto-tray-ejection-feature/

In the past, there were also cases where multiple burning
softwares, could cause grief by using an Upperfilter entry.

You could try *checking the Event Viewer* , or blinding
reach for a hammer... One of the things this would do,
is fix up the Upperfilter thing (not for all hardware
devices, just for the optical drive).

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/

It's also possible the burning feature relies on a
Service added for the purpose.

In the thread here, Acronis and some Asus software seem
to make a difference. And the person at the bottom of
the first page, has the comical solution of using a
Windows 7 installer DVD, running the recovery console,
and typing "recdisk" in there, then burning a recovery
CD from there. Whereas, the Windows 7 installer DVD, is already
a recovery DVD and does the same things :)

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/unable-to-creat-a-repair-disk-under-windows-7/5901f3e5-3694-4633-8aa5-14a3d72267fb

And I like the very last post in that thread :)

"This doesn't work. Attempts to burn a system repair disc
yield error : The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

Attempts to decode the error yields a bunch of non related BS."

I expect that's a popular sentiment.

Paul
 
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