How to Create a System Repair Disc for Windows 7
If your computer came with a Windows 7 DVD, you can use that DVD to repair your system, including restoring a system image created in Backup and Restore. If you don’t have a Windows 7 DVD, you need to create a System Repair Disc for this purpose.
Restoring a system image resets everything back to the way the computer was before it crashed. Without a System Repair Disc or the original DVD, you’ll need to start from scratch.
Many computers come with a Restore Disc, which restores your computer to factory condition. A Restore Disc isn’t the same as a Windows 7 Repair Disc. You should have both.
Open the Start menu and type backup. Choose Backup and Restore.
The Backup and Restore window opens.
Click the Create a System Repair Disc link.
The Create a System Repair Disc dialog box appears.
Insert a blank DVD into your DVD drive.
Click the Create Disc button.
Windows 7 prepares the System Repair Disc.
Click Close twice to exit the dialog boxes.
Eject the disc, label it, and put it in a safe place.
Remember to put the disc some place that you’ll be able to find in an emergency.
When the disc is done, Windows 7 may start the AutoPlay dialog box. Close AutoPlay, if it opens.