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    System repair only gives DVD option

    My Desktop is 7 years old and my DVD finally bit the dust. I recently created a system image file for backup but cannot create a system repair disc because It only gives the option of a DVD drive. I have a good 4gb flash drive but it does not come up as an option to select for the repair disc. Is there a way to create a repair disc on a flash drive?
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    Do you have a larger flash drive you can use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckrau View Post
    My Desktop is 7 years old and my DVD finally bit the dust. I recently created a system image file for backup but cannot create a system repair disc because It only gives the option of a DVD drive. I have a good 4gb flash drive but it does not come up as an option to select for the repair disc. Is there a way to create a repair disc on a flash drive?
    On a 7-year-old computer it simply could be the BIOS does not have the capability to boot to a USB device [I have a few on hand like that] even though Windows can write to the USB device.

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    Use Control Panel, Recovery, Create a system recovery drive (not Control Panel, Backup and Restore (Windows 7), Create a system repair disc).
    Last edited by BruceR; 2016-02-06 at 16:07.

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    Have you considered replacing the <$25 DVD Burner?

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    You might even be able to get a used DVD drive for free. Seriously, DVD drives are cheap and plentiful; it's like asking if the restaurant charges for salt and pepper...

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    I did replace the DVD, but I see that I failed to communicate my question properly. I wanted to know if there was a way to create a recovery disc on a flash drive when a DVD was not available. I know the procedure for creating a DVD recovery disc, but my screen only gives a DVD as a media option, and at the time I did not have a DVD available. My post is useless, but I am glad you guys have a sense of humor. I will try to give my questions more thought in the future before I post them. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckrau View Post
    I did replace the DVD, but I see that I failed to communicate my question properly. I wanted to know if there was a way to create a recovery disc on a flash drive when a DVD was not available.
    See post #4.

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    Or use a 3rd party backup app, like Aomei Backupper.

    cheers, Paul

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