R Rigsby Member Joined Aug 31, 2018 Posts 18 Sep 4, 2020 #1 I'm having an issue creating a bootable CD. I created a System Repair Disk via the "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" (which an odd title in itself). After the initial creation looking at the disk in File Explorer shows files/folders and it has a label. Upon trying to boot from it, it just goes into Windows normally and in File Explorer the contents of the CD are empty. Just to make sure, I created an Easus emergency disk (bootable). It (said it) successfully created it and after writing it, ejected the disk. I popped it back in and it was a blank disk. Strangely however, upon inserting the same disk into my laptop it shows a bootable disk complete with files & folders. I eventually made an Easus emergency disk on a flash drive. That worked fine. Is it just a bad CD writer (I don't use it a great deal and it's a relatively new PC) or is something else occurring ?? Any ideas would be welcome.