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  1. #1
    New Lounger
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    fixes for "windows repair disc has stopped working" ?

    Windows 7 home premium, 64-bit
    working system, 2+ yrs, no problems that I know of
    Attempting to create system repair disc, this happens instantly:
    1. Create system repair disc window pops up, asking for target drive/disc etc
    2. Instantly grays out, with this error box on top:
    MS Windows Repair Disc has stopped working

    tried safe mode; i have full admin privileges; no luck.

    I find lots of info out there about various obscure causes -- generally involving some program interfering with the system -- and solutions (dell machines, box sync, etc) that either don't apply in my case or don't work.

    I also note there are commercial products that claim to either fix or workaround the problem -- but no reviews, and no objective experience I can find using the products.

    Any sane suggestions would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
    Last edited by mkewillnot; 2015-11-15 at 11:29. Reason: additional info

  2. #2
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    Durham UK
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    Can you run a Command Prompt as an admin by going Start - type cmd then right click on cmd and select Run as administrator - accept the UAC and enter recdisc.exe

    This will give you a pop up to create a repair disk - see if that works, else at the admin command prompt enter sfc /scannow to see what that reports.

    If it reports it is unable to repair some files then enter -

    findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

    This will create an icon on the Desktop which will open the CBS log in Notepad which you can copy & paste into the reply box.

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