Fix: A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive

Creating a recovery drive is already a critical task. If something goes wrong at this stage, it can make a user really nervous. In this situation, several users run into the “A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive” error. If you are one of them, then we have the best solutions for you.

Here they are:

Format the Flash Drive

You should follow these directions as given below:

  1. You should connect the flash drive to the system.
  2. After that, launch the File Explorer.
  3. Go to the flash drive and right-click on it and select the Format option.
  4. You should preserve the similar Allocation unit size and File system but don’t forget to untick the box with Quick Format.
  5. Then select Start. You will have to wait for the procedure to finish correctly.
  6. Afterwards, click on the Yes button to verify the formatting of the flash drive.
  7. Once you finish the formatting process, launch the ‘RecoveryDrive.exe’ once again and check whether you are capable of making the recovery drive without facing the issue.

Turn off MS Office Services

Here are the directions to follow:

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys to launch the Run section.
  2. Then input ‘msconfig’ into it and hit the enter key to invoke the screen of System Configuration.
  3. Once you reach the System Configuration, select the Services section.
  4. Continue to untick the boxes of Service related to the Virtualization Service Agent, Client Virtualization Handle and Application Virtualization Client.
  5. After turning off the services, select the Apply button to keep the changes.
  6. Reboot the system, and you have to wait for the startup.
  7. After that, launch the ‘RecoveryDrive.exe’ and try to make the recovery drive once again.
  8. Now, you should not face this error anymore.

Use Two-Step Recovery Trick

Here’s an interesting trick worth trying:

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys for Run.
  2. Then insert “RecoveryDrive.exe” into it and select the OK button to invoke the Recovery Media Creator tool.
  3. Once you reach the first screen of Recovery Drive, untick the related box of ‘Back up system files to the recovery drive’ then choose the Next button.
  4. You should choose the drive that will be utilized as a recovery drive, and select the button of Next once again.
  5. Jump to the next window, select the button of Create to start the recovery drive creation.
  6. If you view the error, don’t select the Finish button. In its place, hold Alt + B to go back to the main screen.
  7. Now restart the process by marking the box of ‘Back up system files to the recovery drive’ and go via the instructions again.
  8. Now, you can be capable of finishing the procedure without facing this error once again.

Run a System File Checker Scan

You should follow these directions as given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether.
  2. Then input ‘cmd’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the Command Prompt.
  3. Once prompted by the UAC, select the Yes button to run it as admin.
  4. Once you reach the Elevated Command Prompt, input ‘run /scannow’ into it and hit the Enter key to start the SFC scan.
  5. After initiating the scan, you have to wait to finish the process.
  6. Don’t switch off the system during this process.
  7. Once you finish the scan process, shut the elevated CMD and restart the system.

Through the above solutions, you can easily create your recovery drive without any errors. Just make sure that you have a big enough flash drive to create a recovery. Good luck!

Ellen Cooper is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.