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Can't make repair disc

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can't make repair disc


    Hi,I'm new here. I have Windows 8 Consumer preview installed as the only operating system on my pc. When I created the system image on an external HD I went to create a repair disc. I inserted the CD and hit "create" and got this message"System repair disc could not be created. The System could not find the file specified(0x8007002" Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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  2. #2


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Welcome aboard to EightForums!
    When you create the system disk did use this tutorial System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 before!?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you!!
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  4. #4


    Yea, welcome to the forum, usmc362. I was attempting to create a repair disk and ran into problems. I wasted valuable time.

    HippsieGypsie,

    Technically, you really do not need a System Repair Disc since the Windows 8 installation disc can also be used to boot to System Recovery Options.
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well I used my installation DVD and followed the prompts and it took me to the image I had on the external HD. Thank you all for your help!!
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  6. #6


    You're quite welcome. Just curious...You installed from DVD and backed up an image on your external HD and the install disc led you there in case to recover?

    Also, I looked up the specs on your MB you stated on your 1st post. What BIOS version do you have?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    When you use the installation DVD the 2nd screen says "repair your computer" bottom left. After 4 or 5 mouse clicks it brings you to where it shows what images you have on your external HD and the option to restore. The Bios is A02.It's the first one. This model of the Alienware M17X has only been out about 6 weeks
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  8. #8


    Thank you. I wondered how that worked. Cool! Let's hope we never have to use it!

    So 8 is running well on your machine? I have an Acer T690 with Pentium D dual core 3 gig. I maxed the memory to 2GB. I've thought of upgrading the BIOS, but figured that if it works, why fix it? 7 & 8 (both 32 bit) dual boot is working well. Never had a problem in 7. The only thing I've noticed in 8 is when I'm in Metro IE and switching back in forth windows sometimes that IE will white screen. I can see the curser blinking. Switching back and forth again the page will show. Kinda' strange.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I was first dual booting with W7 but I found that most of my benchmarking programs worked on 8 and I found a way to install MSI Afterburner to overclock my GPU so I went solo with 8 and so far so good; I'm lovin' this OS
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    I was first dual booting with W7 but I found that most of my benchmarking programs worked on 8 and I found a way to install MSI Afterburner to overclock my GPU so I went solo with 8 and so far so good; I'm lovin' this OS
    That's good. Glad things are working out for you! I'm a fanboy of 8 too. Some power users aren't liking it so much because there's no choice of UI. They don't like the Metro start screen. Can't say as I blame them. If I had to sit behind a machine all day it would probably drive me nuts to stay on the desktop.

    What speed and temp is your core overclocking at? I've thought about overclocking, but I think I'll need more cooling in the box, although it's got a CPU fan. I just don't wanna burn. I'll have to research more on that.
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