Windows 10 lets you make a recovery drive (USB) or device repair disk (CD or DVD) that you could use to debug your computer and restore it. Increasing type of recovery media lets you add to advanced Windows startup options, but the two options differ. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to build and use a Windows 10 recovery drive or system repair disk.

Build and use a Windows 10 Recovery Drive or System Repair Disk

To build and use a Windows 10 recovery drive or system repair disk, follow this procedure step by step.

Build Recovery Drive

Click the Search button. Type recovery drive in the search box and then click the Create a recovery drive option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Create a recovery drive option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Check the Back up system files to the recovery drive checkbox and then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Next button, the following screen will appear.

For the recovery disk, select the USB drive you want to use, keeping in mind that the drive must be removed and reformatted. Then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. Clicking the Next button will show the following screen.

Here click the Create button as highlighted in the above image. As the recovery drive will be created, then the following dialogue box will display.

Click the Finish button from the appeared dialogue box. The recovery drive has been created successfully.

Use Recovery Drive

When Windows usually does not start twice in a row, it immediately boots on the third restart from your recovery directory and then loads the advanced startup options. The following screen will appear.

Choose the Advanced options as highlighted in the above image. The Advanced options show further some options as follows.

The advanced options give you many choices to recover or repair. You can select the option as per your issue.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to build and use a Windows 10 Recovery Drive or System Repair Disk.

How to build and use a Windows 10 Recovery Drive or System Repair Disk
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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