How to Create System Repair Disk in Windows 10

Windows 10 come with a very useful utility which allows you to create a special system repairdisk. If something happens to your OS and it does not boot, then you can use that disk to try to recover the operating system. This system repair disk will be useful in case you have no other bootable media, e.g. Windows setup disk. Here is how to create it.

Note: The system repair disc reviewed in this article is the DVD version of a USB recovery drive.

If you want to have a system repair disk  for scenarios when you can't start Windows 10 even in Safe mode, then you need to follow the instructions below.

  1. Insert a blank DVD disk in your DVD/Blu-ray drive.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore (Windows 7).Backup And Restore Control Panel Windows 10
  4. On the left, you will find an option called "Create a system repair disk":Create A System Repair Disk Windows 10Tip: Alternatively, you can press Win + R shortcut keys together on the keyboard and type the following text in the Run box:

    It will directly launch the Recovery Drive wizard.Recdisk Windows 10

  5. Select the your DVD/Blu-ray drive and click the button Create disc to proceed.
  6. Follow the setup wizard and wait till all the necessary files are copied.System Repair Disk Windows 10

That's it. The next time you face an issue with your PC/Laptop, you can use the disk you just created to access the recovery options.

5 thoughts on “How to Create System Repair Disk in Windows 10

  1. Armond

    Hey, Seams recdisk is not working on Windows 10 Fall Creators update?:( Maybe M$ removed the feature?

  2. Armond

    Seams typing in RecoveryDrive in run dialogue works though.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      this one is for USB recovery drive. Which build you have installed?

      1. Armond

        The Creators update. I mean build 1703. Typing in recdisk in run dialogue and pressing enter will shows error.
        [Window Title]

        Windows cannot find ‘recdisk’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.


  3. Armond

    Aah, Let me teach you something… It’s recdisc not recdisk:)
    BTW again please fix WEI.exe’s keyboard issue is possible. Or at least let me know how I can do the same thing in CMD. Thanks.


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