How to create Windows 10 recovery drive ?

If your Windows 10 PC is operating perfectly right now, great. Take advantage of the opportunity to create a recovery drive so you have a way to perform repairs if something ever goes wrong.
By creating a recovery drive u can boot windows from that recovery drive which will allow u to perform basic troubleshooting repairs on any Windows system. If your recovery drive also includes Windows setup files, you can boot from that drive and reinstall Windows.


  • A USB drive [Minimum 16gb recommended if u are taking backup of system files also].
  • Windows 10 installed & in working condition.
  • Take backup of the data present in USB drive it will be formatted in this process.

How to create a recovery drive?


  • Connect the USB drive to your computer.
  • Go to Start menu & search Recovery

  • Open Recovery Drive
  • Check on "Backup system files to the recovery drive" [Recommended]
  • Click next & wait for 2 min it will search for available USB devices

  • After the search is completed select the USB drive & click next

  • Now it will give u a warning "Lost of data in the USB drive" ignore the warning & click create

  • Now wait for 10-15min for the process to be finished

    U have successfully created recovery drive for your system

Solution for can't create recovery drive in Windows 10 or any other issues

  1.  Prepare another USB flash drive
  • If you got an extra USB hard disk in your hand, go ahead replacing the current one and start afresh to create a recovery drive in the same way.

       2.  Check & repair USB disk errors
  • In the case that your flash drive has been using for several years and was formatted many times, it's necessary to check its health state and try to fix the bad sectors on it if found any.
  •  Press "Windows + X", click "Command Prompt (Admin)".
  •  In the Command Prompt window, type chkdsk E: /f /r /x. Here you should replace E with your drive letter.
       3.  Check & repair system files corruption
  • Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.
  •  Press "Windows + X", click "Command Prompt (Admin)".
  • In the Command Prompt, type the command sfc /scannow and then press "Enter".
When your computer fails to boot, you can plug in this Windows 10 recovery USB drive to recover your system. You may need to change boot order in BIOS to make your computer boot from USB drive.
Hope it helps ;)

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