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).
  4. On the left, you will find an option called "Create a system repair disk":Tip: 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.

  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.

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.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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

      1. 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.


  1. 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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