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System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

  1. #70


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    Forgive me, I didn't quite understand the question, but I'll say what I can:-
    The PC is standard, as bought, Acer with Win8 pre-installed. The CD/DVD drive is integral, i.e. in the Acer box and was in the machine when bought. There's no network or virtual machine here.

    I have a suggestion: If anyone rewrites this advice, just put something like "One contributor did not get the option to 'Create a system repair disk with a CD/DVD instead' on the Recovery Drive screen, but got it using recdisc." That'll cover it. Unless we could see the source code for the programs that run 'Recovery' we're unlikely to know exactly why it's doing this.

    Best wishes and thanks for all your work on this.

    Nigel

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  2. #71


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Nigel,

    No worries. That's already included as a note under step 3E in the tutorial to help.

    Just a thought, but did you have anything connected in any of the USB ports. If so, disconnect it (other than for a keyboard/mouse) to see if by chance it may have been mistaken as a USB drive and caused you to not get the CD/DVD link.
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  3. #72


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nigelr View Post
    Forgive me, I didn't quite understand the question, but I'll say what I can:-
    The PC is standard, as bought, Acer with Win8 pre-installed. The CD/DVD drive is integral, i.e. in the Acer box and was in the machine when bought. There's no network or virtual machine here.

    I have a suggestion: If anyone rewrites this advice, just put something like "One contributor did not get the option to 'Create a system repair disk with a CD/DVD instead' on the Recovery Drive screen, but got it using recdisc." That'll cover it. Unless we could see the source code for the programs that run 'Recovery' we're unlikely to know exactly why it's doing this.

    Best wishes and thanks for all your work on this.

    Nigel
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nigel,

    No worries. That's already included as a note under step 3E in the tutorial to help.

    Just a thought, but did you have anything connected in any of the USB ports. If so, disconnect it (other than for a keyboard/mouse) to see if by chance it may have been mistaken as a USB drive and caused you to not get the CD/DVD link.
    Looking at the ACER Recovery USB video, the CD option is removed.
    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
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  4. #73


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Good idea. I took out 3 USBs - printer, camera (not connected) and Toshiba external disk; rebooted and tested Recovery again. No result I'm sorry to say:-



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    Goodness knows why not. Glad to do any other tests - within reason!!!!!
    Thanks for all your work and help.
    Regards,
    Nigel
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Jun 2013 at 09:41. Reason: removed broken image
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  5. #74


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Nigel,

    Looks like using step 2 may be your only option for a System Repair Disc (CD/DVD).

    I'm testing Windows 8.1 Preview, and both step 2 and 3 are not available anymore for CD/DVD. Hopefully they will be in the final release. Currently, only the option to create a recovery drive (USB) is available in Windows 8.1 Preview.
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  6. #75


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Thanks very much. I'm looking forward to Win8.1.
    Regards,
    Nigel
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  7. #76


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Option to make CD/DVD Start up disk removed.
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  8. #77


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Option to make CD/DVD Start up disk removed.
    Really? That's another useful feature removed then.
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  9. #78


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Option to make CD/DVD Start up disk removed.
    Even when using step 2 below?

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  10. #79


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Option to make CD/DVD Start up disk removed.
    Even when using step 2 below?

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
    No option in step 2.
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    WIN + R > RECDISC > ENTER.
    No option.
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    I did make a bootable Back up drive.
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    A bit of waste of 31gb.
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