Most larger computers and laptops come with a system recovery CD that you can use in the event that you need repair your device. However, netbooks often don't have a CD/DVD drive and, therefore, can't be fixed with this type of disk.
To make up for this deficit, you can use this trick to make a system repair USB key
, which can be used on netbooks without CD/DVD drives and PCs alike.
Create a System Repair USB Key on Windows 7
In order to complete this process, you will need a bootable USB key with over 165 MB of free space.
Preparing the USB Key
To open the command prompt, go to Run
, press enter
Next, enter DISKPART
next list disk
open the DISKPART tool.
Look for the number assigned to your USB key from the list that appears, then enter select disk [number of USB key]
click on clean
This will delete this partition. To create a new one, enter create partition primary
go to active
This will make your partition active (bootable). Continue the process by entering format fs=fat32 quick
To exit DISKPART and, then, the command prompt, enter exit
twice in the field.
Display Hidden Files and Folders
Go to Start
> Folder Options and Search
> View tab
Fill in the check box next to View hidden files, folders and drives
, and empty the check box next to Hide extensions for files whose type is known
and Hide protected files of the operating system
Creating Directories and Copying the Necessary Files
Create a folder on your desktop called Win7
. Open the folder, and create two folders titled Sources
Copy the C:WindowsBootPCATbootmgr
file in the Win7 directory.
In the boot directory, copy the C:WindowsBootDVDPCATboot.sdi
, and C:WindowsBootDVDPCATfr-FRbootfix.bin
In the source directory, copy the C:Recovery486aab42-cf02-11de-be22-c44fb1debe9dwinre.wim
Copy the contents of the Win7 folder to the USB key. Rename the BCD
file to bcd
and the winre.wim
on your USB flash drive.
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Published by jak58
Latest update on December 25, 2016 at 04:46 AM by Ambucias.