Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531744/windows-7-cannot-create-system-repair-disc/ - Hamluis.
I also have this issue, first off I have Win7x64 Hm Prem HP Pavilion PC desktop (h8-1300z) which they quit making soon after release of course.
After making a System Image I'm prompted to make a Recovery Disc but while doing so receive the error message: System repair disc could not be created (the parameter is incorrect) [0x80070057]. I know my cd/dvd drive works and the dvd-r discs are new/unused and have made recordings and other data downloads with no issues. The problem I'm guessing is this being an HP pc it has all sorts of inherent proprietery quirks. I know I've tried to use their (hp) recovery discs and found out the hard way that I had to put my pc back in OEM configuration. I had replaced the HDD with an SSD, plus my gfx card was upgraded to a much better one and I added more RAM cards. Found out it wouldn't even do a recovery unless all of that was changed back (and brother that took a while to cypher out) luckily I stumbled across someone else that got the "RED" CMD prompt in recovery mode. You would think with all the people owning these things there would be a plethora (ok a whole lot) of information on this sort of thing, even hp is reluctant to address it, natch. I've gotten rid of all the bloatware put it back the way I had it and now would like to recover it for future use.
Now the 64 dollar question... should I just forgo the recovery disc and go thru all that again then use the System Image or get an OS online put it on a usb boot to that then use the System Image. You know doing that 'ya have to go thru all the phone call verification with the COA key and having done that in the past 'ya get that M$ call every 90 days to 're-verify' your OS. To put it bluntly is there any work around on making the dad blamed recovery disc and why do we HAVE to put it on a cd and not a usb? I know this OP has whiskers but the problem does arise so here's to hoping y'all haven't shut the door completely.
Edited by hamluis, 14 December 2014 - 07:53 PM.
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