I have successfully created a rescue disc from outside of windows (with a boot disk) but cannot get past a 0x80070057 error code from the recovery app "create rescue disc" button from within control panel. My question is: for the rescue disk to be created from the control panel app, which services-processes-programs-files must be present or running? I thought that the absence of a System Reserved partition (which supposedly contains recovery files) might be the reason. When I created such a partition with the same content as other Sys Res partitions (on a different computer on which the create rescue disk functions correctly) it made no difference - same error code. If I am posting to the wrong thread my apologies and please point me to a more appropriate one. Any advice or insight into this issue is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.