Repairing Windows 7 using an installation disk: practical guide.

How to Repair Windows 7 using an Installation CD

This article aims to show you how to repair Windows 7 using an installation CD. We will guide you through the different steps to follow, from preparations to troubleshooting common issues.

Part 1: Preparation of the Installation CD

To repair your Windows 7 system, you need to have an installation CD. If you don’t have one, you can create one from a Windows 7 ISO image or purchase one.

Here’s how to create your installation CD from an ISO image:

  1. Download the Windows 7 ISO image.
  2. Insert a blank disc into your CD drive.
  3. Use your preferred disc burning software to burn the ISO image onto the blank disc.

Part 2: Windows 7 Installation Menu

To access the Windows 7 installation menu from the BIOS, you need to first change the boot order of your computer and set up your BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD first.

When you start your computer from the Windows 7 installation CD, you have access to different installation options:

  • Install Windows 7
  • Upgrade Windows 7
  • Recover Windows 7
  • Sign in to Windows

Part 3: Repairing the System with the Installation CD

To use your Windows 7 installation CD to repair your system, here are the different steps to follow:

  1. Start your computer from the Windows 7 installation CD and access the installation menu.
  2. Select the Windows 7 recovery option.
  3. Select the system repair option.
  4. Choose an available repair option that fits your needs.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps to perform the repair.

If needed, you can also restore the system to an earlier date using the system restore option in the Windows 7 recovery menu.

Part 4: Troubleshooting Common Issues

Unfortunately, errors may occur while repairing the system with your Windows 7 installation CD. Here’s how to troubleshoot the most common errors:

  • Error 0x80070057: Indicates a partitioning and formatting issue. You need to recreate the partitions.
  • Error 0x8007000D: This indicates a file issue during installation. You need to use a clean Windows 7 installation CD.
  • Error 0x8007045D: This indicates an issue with your hard disk. You need to replace your hard disk.


This article has shown you how to repair Windows 7 using an installation CD. It’s important to regularly back up your data to avoid any important data loss. We hope this article has been helpful. Feel free to give us your feedback and questions.