We have earlier told you about benefits of having a System Recovery Drive. We’ve also shared you the way to create the same in Windows 8 or later in following article:
But, today while creating the recovery drive on a Windows 10 Pro running machine, we faced following error due to which the recovery drive creation was failed:
We can’t create a recovery drive on this PC
Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can’t start, use your Windows installation disc or media.
The root cause behind this problem is that Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) was disabled on your system. So the straight forward fix to this problem is to let your system locate recovery image location and have Windows RE enabled.
Sometimes, you may see this error as well:
We can’t create the recovery drive
A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive.
In this case, the cause may be various and thus they require the treatment accordingly. However, a common approach used after getting this error has helped many users to bypass issue.
Here are the fixes for both the error messages:
FIX : “We Can’t Create System Recovery Drive” In Windows 10
FIX 1 – Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can’t start, use your Windows installation disc or media.
As we said earlier, locating the recovery image location for your system should solve this problem. Following article gives you step-by-step instruction to enable Windows RE.
Once you’re able to locate Recovery image location by executing reagentc /info command, you can re-try the steps to create System Recovery Drive and it should work this time.
FIX 2 – A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive.
For this error, you must first confirm that USB you’re using to create recovery drive is working properly and is not malfunctioned. Secondly, do not disturb the USB drive while creating recovery drive until you see Your recovery drive is ready message. You can try these steps as well and see if they helps:
1. Start Recovery Drive creation wizard. Make sure you check Backup system files to the recovery drive option here:
2. Next, locate the USB drive and click Create.
3. When your recovery drive is created successfully, click on Delete the recovery partition link. If you want to gain some space by erasing recovery partition, click Delete after hitting link, else click Finish.
That’s it! Go here to learn how to reinstall Windows 10 without losing your data.