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Solved: Windows Recovery Tool Not Working on Desktop/Laptop

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Windows recovery tool - system repair disk/boot drive won’t work in Windows 10/8/7 on your desktop or laptop? Easy and effective methods are available to help you fix Windows recovery tool not working error in Windows with ease now.

Don't bother anymore when your Windows recovery tool which as known as system repair disk or system boot drive fail to work on desktop or laptop. You may not be able to create recovery points for Windows system or cannot restore Windows 10/8/7 to a previous state when system errors happen. Don't let this problem bother you anymore. Here below, we've found professional and effective alternative methods to help you fix Windows recovery tool not working or stops working issue on desktop/laptop under Windows 10/8/7. Follow and find relative methods that suit you the most now.

Method 1. Create a bootable disk as an alternative tool of Windows recovery tool

If you refer an all-in-one method to fix the corrupted Windows recovery tool in Windows 10/8/7, we'd like to recommend you to create a WinPE bootable disk as an alternative tool for Windows recovery tool. Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master will make it easy and simple for you to create a Windows recovery tool alternative disk - WinPE bootable disk now: 

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 Windows 10 is supported

1. Connect a USB drive, SD card, CD or DVD with your PC as a storage media for the system repair disk; 
2. Download and launch EaseUS Partition Master. Click Tool and choose "Create WinPE bootable disk". 

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3. Choose to create the bootable disk on USB, CD/DVD or Export ISO.
Specify the location where you want to create the system repair disk.

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4. Click "Proceed" to finish all process.

After doing so, you can restore Windows system anytime when you need with the bootable disk. 

Method 2. Recreate new Windows recovery tool/drive in Windows 10/8/7

Another method to fix the Windows recovery tool not working error is to recreate a new Windows recovery tool/drive for Windows 10/8/7. It's highly recommended to backup system and data firstly. And you shall be very careful while recreating new Windows recovery drive to fix unexpected Windows recovery tool not working error. 

For Windows 10/8 users:

If you are a Windows 10/8 user, you may follow below steps to create a Windows recovery drive as Windows recovery tool alternative:

1.  Enter "recovery drive" in the search >Choose "create a recovery drive".
You are highly suggested to tick the option of "back up system files to the recovery drive", so that you'll be able to reinstall Windows.
2. Make sure the prepared USB drive, SD card or CD/DVD has at least 2GB (the recovery image size) and insert it to the computer.
3. Select "copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" > go to "create";
4. After the process finishes, you can either choose to keep the recovery image on your PC or remove it all by choose "delete", then eject the USB drive.

For Windows 7 users:

  • Press Windows and type: recdisk and hit Enter to open the disc creation tool;
  • Connect a USB drive, SD card, CD or DVD which you'll use as the storage media as the system repair disk with PC;
  • Select the disc-burner drive with a writable USB drive, SD card, CD or DVD in it;
  • Click Create disk button to create a system repair (recovery) disk for Windows 7.

Method 3. Check and fix system file error to repair Windows recovery tool

When Windows system files corrupt, Windows recovery tool may fail to work or Windows recovery disk will not allow you to smoothly restore Windows system to a specific point or state. Therefore, you need to check and fix system file error so to repair the Windows recovery tool and let it to work properly again. Here below are detail steps to repair Windows recovery tool:

  • Right-click on Start/Windows icon at the left corner > Select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • Type:sfc /scannow in Command Prompt window and hit Enter.

Then a full system scan order will run in your desktop or laptop to fix the system file error and help you repair the Windows recovery tool.