I have an internal disk with a brand new Windows 7 installation and another disk with a Win7 image backup I made before another drive croaked. I use a USB stick to boot into the recovery mode because the CDROM/DVD on the computer is dead.
When I boot from the USB and try a restore, I get a 0x80070057 error. I read some online posts that talked about regional settings and adding a registry entry. I couldn't do this to the USB, so I made them to the new Win7 installation and booted it into recovery.
The problem is that the recovery process wants to make a CD and the drive doesn't work so the restore keeps bombing.
Is there any way to do a Win7 restore and bypass this step to create a CD? It seems like I either (1) need to get a new CD/DVD drive or (2) figure out why the USB recovery is throwing the error?