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Can't Make Bootable Recovery Drive USB

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#1 nosleepjustdrive


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 01:00 AM

Here's what I did when I couldn't restart my computer to perform Startup Repair:


1.ran chkdsk /r for C: (no issues)


2. Restarted computer - Startup Repair STILL NOT ABLE TO RUN


3. Ran sfc /scannow (In Admin) - No integrity violations


4. Tried command bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd - WAS NOT able to run that command


5. Plugged in a 32 GB SanDisk Ultra to make a Bootable Recovery Drive USB - Pop up told me i needed a 32 GB SanDisk.


Above are the steps I took to try to fix my computer to be able to use Startup Repair.  Note, I am able to log into WIN 10 fine.  I initially got into this troubleshooting process because I wanted to make sure I didn't have any malware etc.  Thank you for helping me in advanced.


I've attached the snipped PNG file with the two different sizes regarding the drive (the left is what size I thought I needed, the right is the screenshot for the actual Bootable Recovery USB size the wizard is asking for). This prompted me to wonder if my OS was a 32-bit or 64-bit version of WIN 10 Home Edition because it was asking for a larger size drive. 


Glad to give clarification if need be.

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