windows 7 create system repair disk on usb

May 16th, 2012

In windows 7,a system repair disc can be used to boot your PC,it contains Windows system recovery tools that can help you recover Windows from a serious error or restore your computer from a system image.

It’s very easy to create a system repair disk on CD/DVD in windows 7,but below steps will show you how to create windows  7 system repair disk on usb disk.



  • A usb stick/disk with more than 1G free disk space
  • Administrator privilege


1.Inset your usb stick  to you PC and check it’s drive letter.In this example my usb stick’s drive letter is K:

2.Open an Elevated Command Prompt in windows 7

3.In your command prompt window,type in below commands(Press Enter after each command)

cd c:\recovery
dir /a:sh
cd GUID_DIR  (Normally there is only one directory under c:\recovery)
xcopy /h boot.sdi k:\boot\
echo F|xcopy /h winre.wim k:\sources\boot.wim
cd  c:\windows\boot
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\bcd k:\boot\
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\en-us\bootfix.bin k:\boot\
xcopy /h pcat\bootmgr k:\
attrib -r -s -h /S k:\*

Note:Please replace “k:” with your usb’s drive letter

4.Done,now you can setup your bios and boot from this usb stick/disk.


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