Click for full tutorial on making a recovery USB stick with pictures and step-by-step directions HERE. ----- How to make a windows 7 or Windows Vista USB Recovery Stick (thumb drive) Download the Windows 7 repair disk.iso file. Windows 7 recovery disk links to torrent downloads: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs Windows Vista recovery disk links to torrent downloads: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download You’ll need a program like FrostWire to download the torrent file which is an ISO file. FrostWire 4.21.3 http://download.cnet.com/FrostWire/3000-2196_4-10627624.html?tag=mncol;1 Burn the ISO file down to disk with a utility like Active ISO Burner. Active@ ISO Burner 2.1 http://download.cnet.com/Active-ISO-Burner/3000-2646_4-10602452.html?tag=mncol;1 If you don’t have a DVD/CD burner you can use the following program to extract the files from the ISO image to a folder and then copy them to a USB stick. Undisker 1.2 http://download.cnet.com/Undisker/3000-2248_4-10060908.html?tag=mncol;1 File, open, navigate to where the ISO image is. Double-click on the image. Use the left mouse button and the control key to highlight all the files and/or folders. Right-click and select extract to. Use the browse button to select the folder you want to extract the information to. How To Repair Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive (Repair Without Installation DVD Disc) http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...sh-drive-repair-without-installation-dvd-disc Open Command Prompt with administrator privileges. go to All programs, Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and then select Run as administrator. In the command prompt, you need to execute the following commands. Type DISKPART and hit enter. Now, type LIST DISK and press enter to see list of disks attached to your computer. In the next step, you need to select your USB flash drive that you are using to create system recovery drive. Note that the list disk command is listing available hard discs or USB devices starting with the number zero. It is not listing the number of drive letters or partitions on a drive. So if you have one hard disc and one USB stick the USB stick will be number one. Assuming that the USB stick is number one type the following commands. SELECT DISK 1 CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 ACTIVE FORMAT FS=NTFS (Format process may take few seconds or more) ASSIGN EXIT Now, insert the previously created repair disc and copy all the contents (contains three items) to the USB flash drive. You have just created a bootable Windows 7 recovery USB drive.