What to Do If You Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows?

Windows supports users to create recovery drive to back up system. But, sometimes, you may fail to accomplish it. Under such a circumstance, what should you do then? This article will give you a quick guide.

In order to avoid vexing system crash and data loss like damaged PST data, it is highly essential to back up your computer. Fortunately, if your PC is running in Windows, you can make full use of its built-in backup features, such as “Recovery Drive”. It’s exactly a bootable drive. With it, even if your computer system crashes, you can restore your system from Recovery Drive with ease. It’s very convenient.

Nevertheless, at times, when you attempt to create such Recovery Drive, you may fail. In other words, recovery drive is unable to be created as successfully as you expect. Then, what can you do? Thereinafter, we will provide 7 solutions for you.

What to Do If You Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows?

1. Check Available Free Space

First of all, you need to check the remaining free storage space of the destination drive. It there is not adequate free space in the drive, recovery drive will surely be unable to be created successfully. At that time, you have to clean up the drive, like erasing those large and useless files or moving existing drive data to the cloud.

2. Attempt Again in Clean Boot

In addition, failure to create recovery drive can occur due to some unknown third party add-ins or services running in the background. Hence, you could clean boot your system, which will disable third party apps or startup items. Later, in clean boot state, you can try to create recovery drive again to see if issues persist.

3. Scan Destination Device for Errors

Of course, there are chances that the drive, where you want to create a recovery drive, is malfunctioning. For instance, the target drive has too many bad sectors, or its file system is damaged and so on. Thereby, you can scan the drive for errors via the Windows CHKDSK tool.

4. Repair Corrupted System Files

Moreover, it is likely that the system files on your computer are corrupted. In this scenario, you can run System File Checker (SFC) to find out damaged system files and repair them. You can just trigger “cmd” and run “sfc /scannow” command.

5. Enable Windows RE

Furthermore, if Windows RE is inactive, you will surely be incapable of creating recovery drive too. In this case, you need to enable Windows RE. Firstly, you need to run “cmd”. Then, in Command Prompt, you ought to input “reagentc /info” and hit “Enter”.

6. Try another Destination Device

Besides, chances are that the destination drive is compromised. Therefore, it is a good alternative to try creating recovery drive to another drive.

7. Resort to an External Tool

Provided that all the methods cannot solve this problem, why don’t you try using a third party tool? There are a lot of relevant utilities available in today’s market. You can select a reliable and well-proven one to have a shot.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair sql and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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