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Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Q: Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System Repair Disc and that boots up fine. When the System Recovery Options come up, no operating system is listed for me to choose. I can't do anything from here and I have not found any solutions so I came here. Any help is appreciated!

Preferred Solution: Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

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A: Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Try this: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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Please can anyone help?
In task manager I accidently closed an explorer process, the laptop then crashed. So I closed it down, then it now is unable to find the operating system. Can anyone offer any advice on how to help it find the files it needs to boot?

Can this be done by using the command prompt? Start up repair ran for over 24 hours with no success.


A:Operating system can't be found computer loading with system recovery options

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

Do you have your Windows Vista CD?

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I'm having a problem where my computer will not load Windows. After the first boot up screen where it detects the ide's, etc.. it goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner. I put in my recovery disk and when I try to go to the repair options, my operating system is not listed. It says to load the drivers but I can't find where to do this. Thanks for any help you guys can give!

A:operating system not showing under recovery options

When using the Recovery disc, choose to perform a full factory default recovery instead of repair.

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I have a HP G42 Notebook laptop preinstalled with Windows7.Yesterday i did a System Recovery using the HP utility as described at below link(Section: Recovery from the Windows 7 desktop screen):http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01867418But after recovery my laptop won't start. It shows a black screen on startup with below error:An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartThe laptop didn't came with a Genuine Windows CD/Recovery Disc neither i can download the Genuine copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft Site as its a OEM copy. I have checked with HP support team for Recovery Disc and they will get back to me after the availability of the same.I have a Bootable Live Linux CD using which i am able to run linux and able to view disc partition. Is it possible to create recovery disc on Linux?Is there any other solution which i can try?Note: Windows is not working

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Hello, As the title says my computer is stuck on the system recovery options. I was having issues the other day with my computer it kept crashing,programs not fully loading and all around slowness. it was fine a few days before so i figured i must of downloaded a virus while looking for a zuma game for my 4 year old to play.

I ran my scanners and found some things removed them but the problem remained. so i decided to to a system restore. I looked and i had an atuo save restore point from 2 weeks ago. It ran when it was done it restarted and loaded up to the system recovery options menu so i hit the restart button and again.

I have tried to solve this by looking here tried this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery several tims and nothing.

I'm pretty sure i have windows 7 home premium might be the basic cant really remember. My build is Build a Cheap 400 Dollar Gaming Computer (2012) only difference being the storage i used one i had from my previous computer as wll as the cd drive. i also dont have a windows 7 disk.

Is there anything i can do?

A:Stuck in system recovery options after system restore

Hello and welcome Joe mate is the machine running at all? If so then go to Start > Control Panel > System and you will get a screen like in my pic it will tell you what version of Windows you are using.
Now something else you could do is run these in safe mode. To do that power off the machine and power up while tapping F8 then just do what is in the tutorial instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
if these do not make any difference then power up normally and run these for starters
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(with ADW if you are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just override Kaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to do a system restore from the install disc because I can't boot. I followed this tutorial: System Recovery Options using method two. At step 5, the only operating system listed is Vista (which I don't have and never have had). If I select it and try to continue, it tells me that that version of windows is not compatible with the install dvd I am using. If I try to continue without selecting Vista, it tells me I have to select an OS. I have also tried startup repair to no avail.

Background information: This is on my early '08 Macbook Pro. I was using windows 7 professional x64 through boot camp. A few weeks ago after updating virus definitions for AVG, windows would no longer boot. I found that it was an issue with the update and that a system restore would solve the problem. Unfortunately, I can't get system restore to work properly.

I would appreciate any help. Happy Holidays!

A:operating system not found in system recovery

Are you using a genuine Windows 7 install disc? Have you tried booting into safe mode? Are you running RAID?

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My PC won't boot so I wanted to do a system recovery. But when I try to do that, my OS is not listed. I clicked on load driver but I couldn't find it there as well.

More details that might be helpful:
My driver shows up in the BIOS just fine.
I get no error messages when trying to boot my PC. (Just a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen)


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I am trying to do a system recovery back to the original condition and I have taken what I need to save. I have talked to HP tech twice and 1 told me I need to buy a special automated recovery cd from them. The other said not to do that and I need to use the two cds I have (1. operating system cd, 2. Applications and Drivers dvd). Operating system is Windows XP professional on a HP laptop.

I have completed the following steps. Can any one tell me if I am doing the right thing?
1)I put in the operating system cd and shut down the computer.
2) I started it back up useing the cd (by hitting any button when it asks).
3) I press Enter on the next menu to "set up windows xp now"
4) I press F8 to agree to license agreement
5) I press ESC "to continue installing afresh copy of windows xp without repairing". Below it has the following highlighted "C:\windows "microsoft windows xp professinoal"
Here is where I am unsure about what I am doing is correct. Below it has highlighed "C: partitional [NTFS] 95k < 18k MB free". It asks if I should:
A) set up windows on the selected item
B) create a partition in the unpartitioned space
C) Delete the selected partition

WHen I press D to delete the partion (I assume this means a complete recovery back to original conditions). It says this : "The partition you tried to delete is a system partition. System partitions may contain diagnostic or hardware configuration or other manufacturerd-sup... Read more

A:Question about using Operating System CD for system recovery

Yes, you can delete the partition; then create a new one in the same space and format it and continue the installation. The warning you see is just that you are about to delete the partition containing the current XP. The drivers CD will have everything additional you'll need, but after you regain internet access you may want to download from HP's web site and install the up-to-date drivers.

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Hi everyone... I'm here begging for your knowledge to help me out of this mess my computer has got me into.I'll try to keep it short.I got the blue screen of death on Friday night, for no reason at all. I made a vista recovery disk from Neosmart as I was getting nowhere with the F8 key.Everything went fine from these instructions HERE, recovery disk loaded and went through the motions... however when it got to the part with the System recovery options, I didn't have any system on my list.I also don't know where to find one in the drives... it just wants me to keep opening folders, so I can't even select the whole C:So I click NEXT.Nothing there in the following list works.I've seen a post simalar to this one on the site but here's where my problem differs.In the command prompt the directory isX:\Sources> and not X:\windows\system32which wont allow me to type in any prompts giving me this message everytime ' ...... is not recognized as an internal or external command, orperable program or batch file'Sooooo what do I do???Anyone that can shead some light on this, I'll be soooo grateful. I'd hate to have to reinstall everything and loose all my stuff and I've no clue how I could even back them up as the system wont even start up without the recovery disk.

A:Operating System missing in system recovery

I'm so sorry to bump... but could anyone pleeeeeeease help me with this, I've searched and searched all over the internet and just can't come up with a solution.


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Was trying to repair a boot mngr error but as the title explains, I cant select any options in system revovery. It just shows spinning blue working icon. Harddrive working light flashes for a moment then stops, never to flash again.
I've tried this with two different recovery disk, one being a W7 installation disk.

A:System recovery options screen stals, cant select options

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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How do I know whether my IP is correct when this picture from http://www.show-ip.com/ shows wrong Operating Sytem as Windows NT even though when I have Windows 8.1 ? I am waiting for  Windows 10 on 29 July 2015. How can I get rid of this Windows NT used by hackers to fool my Operating System instead of Windows 8.1 ?

A:Show My IP Shows Windows NT Operating System

Windows NT is not an operating system. Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsofthttp://microsoft.wikia.com/wiki/Windows_NTThe various operating systems are part of that family.Think of it like this:Your family is a group of people related to each other.Each one of us is an individual member of a family.The different versions of Windows are the individual members of the NT family.The wiki link I posted in the quote has a chart of Windows NT Releases.What you are seeing has nothing to do with hackers.For what it's worth, show my ip also tells me Windows NT. My operating system is Windows 7.

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Hi, My product specs list shows that my notebook sports a 1080 resolution display: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-ab200-Notebook-PC-series/8499306/model/8818875/do... but my operating system only shows 1366x768 as max supported one. I have updated my graphics drivers to latest version via windows update but i still get the lower resultion. i even tried installing latest and up-to-date drivers from vendors(intel) website but did not see any change. so what i understand now is that either my correct product specs are not listed on the above link or i have an old bios. i checked and noticed that my bios is indeed old but i cant update it to latest version because the bios update application reports an error due to running in non-uefi mode. i dont wanna update my bios because that will require me to re-install the OS in uefi mode. whats worse is that even after reinstalling OS in uefi mode and updating the bios, the resolution still remains stuck at 1366x768. please share your experiences with such issues.

A:operating system does show max supported display resolution

Hi @casanovaC4,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with video settings. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the steps from Updating Drivers and Software with Windows Update (Windows 10, 8). Here is a link to the latest driver HP supplied for NVIDIA Graphics Driver sp72872 A a link to the latest BIOS HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors) version F.78 Rev A Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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i have a problem of windows error recovery as i have been using win7 image provided by MNC .So now i came for onsite suport presently in cameroon . after getting this i tried with system recovery options..there i got 2 options . 1 is recovery tools asking me select operaring system but actually no operating system coming in the list . 2 is restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier. From above options obviously i selected 2nd one ..from that i have 1 is load drivers(that i dont have , company installs software centrally..no disc image) 2 is next ..obviously i chose next ..after selecting i got popup that Re-image your computer why because windows cannot find a system image on this computer ( either retry with dvd or cancel). i have chosen Cancel . Now it is saying that reimage your PC . i have a option that select system image..from there ..i have to chose advanced or refresh (have to put external image device.that i dont have)..i chosen advanced..pls guide me what exactly happend and my company has little support to offer in cameroon... pls post correct solution..

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NTLDR message. Boot Options won't show up. System Prefs won't eithe
I have a Toshiba Satellite A100. It had XP, don't exactly know what happened, but when I booted it, an NTLDR error message showed up. As stated before, I can't boot from anything and I can't edit my BIOS options etc. Thanks in advance for any help offered. Files don't matter either.

A:NTLDR message. Boot Options won't show up. System Prefs won't either

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HI guys,

I'm working on a computer with a RAID setup. It is 2 hard drives 500gb each showing up as 1tb in windows. Both drives show up in the bios but all of a sudden when trying ot start the computer I get a "Operating system is missing" error.

I'm trying to run a chkdsk form a win 7 64 bit disk and telling it to run on H; (system drive) but it says 'cannot open volume for direct access'.

The other drive, C: is just a recovery drive built into dell computer systems.

I tried using a boot cd and running mbrfix to no avail. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Missing Operating System - RAID Drive - Show up in BIOS

You need to provide a LOT more information; the information you provided is somewhat confused.

Two 500GB drives, showing up as one TB. Does this mean the drives are striped?

Where, exactly, is the drive you are calling C: and claiming is the recovery disk?

How, exactly, is each drive formatted and partitioned?

Is this hardware RAID or software RAID? If hardware, whose controller? If software, which?

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The option is in the registry marked 0, but does not show up in folder options view tab.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Hide Protected Operating System Files Option Missing In Folder Options

Try merging this:


You might also check this value is empty

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden\Po licy\DontShowSuperHidden]

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I need  recovery disk for my pavilion dv6 notebook. Thanks, 

A:Recovery operating system

Hi, I don't believe HP stock your Recovery Media any longer, however this is still available from the 3rd party re-seller on the link below. http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-19970-windows-7-premium-professional-64b-recovery-kit-601556-001-f... Regards, DP-K

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Hi, i need to recovery my operating sistem with an OEM version of windows 7 professional.Is it possible to get this version from this website?

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to start with i have this "please wait while the connection is beeing established"virus which means i cant access anything even in safe mode.
My question is this i cant access system recovery options in the advanced boot menu(accessed by pressing f8 while booting).Also i get no recovery options while booting from the packaged recovery disc(all i get is install which i cant complete even if i wanted to because i havnt enough disc space)i have read the system recovery tutorial on these forums and in method two i get the screen in part 3 but i dont get the screen in part 4.Where do i go from here to get the system recovery options?
I am running Vista home premium 32bit

A:system recovery options -not available

Hello, and welcome. Why not start out with seeing if this virus can be dealt with ? Put malwarebytes antimalware on a media and have it boot to that first. You could put it on a dvd/cd or flash drive and set Bios to boot first to get it to run . Free version here : Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

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I have a Dell M5030 and windows wont re-start. It states that startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. I cant log in under system recovery options or start up repair as the administrator (Cant remember password or never had one).

Under view problem details, it has:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 21200654
Problem Signature 05 AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06 14
Problem Signature 07 NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok I have a computer with windows 7 that will not boot. It will try flash a blue screen quickly (cant read it), then reboot, if you try to do a startup repair it just says it cannot repair the startup. If you go to the system recovery options it will ask you for your keyboard layout, I select US. After that it asks you to log on as an admin. so the username has a drop down list which contains "myusername" and "HomeGroupUser$". I select my username and leave the password field blank as I set no password on the computer. I hit ok and I get an error "The user name or the password is incorrect". This is a problem since I cannot even now reinstall my os using the recovery partition on the disk. I have a dell inspiron n7010. I have also removed the hard drive to test it and make sure it is not a HD issue. It is something happening in windows. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:System Recovery options

I have also removed the hard drive to test it and make sure it is not a HD issueWhat did you find out after this in Disk management, file type? What happens prior to the problem?

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I just bought a vostro laptop. It has win7 Pro installed. Can anyone tell me what system restore options I have. Dell back up and restore is not installed though I have the option to create restore media. However there is no windows activation code on the laptop or in the paperwork. There was with my last Dell laptop. How could I reinstall windows without an activation code or would the reinstall media somehow not need an activation code as it would be reinstalling to this Dell laptop with its specific service tag?
On my last Dell laptop Dell backup and restore was installed and there was a reset to factory state option but there doesn't seem to be such an option with this new laptop.
Regards Steve

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I shrinked my hdd today because I was going to setup a 3rd os on my new dell laptop. After rebooting it said that the os was not found which is fine because my dell has a recovery partition. I tried to boot to that but couldn't because what Im finding out is that the MBR needs to be in tact to be able to boot to the recovery. I don't have a windows 7 disc and I don't have access to another PC that isnt at work. Is there anyway to fix this? Possibly booting to a live copy of linux?

A:operating system not found - recovery

Plenty of ways to write a new mbr - they all require you to d/l and burn a bootable .iso - so you need access to another pc.

Sadly, they won't restore the F key function that was specially created by the manufacturer.

It is likely the active marker has gone astray.

You need some kind of bootable app.

Try Gparted 3.9.4 - it stops a few times during load asking about keyboard and language , just press Enter each time.

Rt click the 100 mb partition ( if you have one ) and select Flag on. Apply.

If you don't have 100mb partition , Flag on the 7 partition - see if you can boot in then.

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Ive been trying to download the Operating System Recovery Image for my dell   Inspiron 5558  but it is available in the website of dell 

A:Operating System Recovery Image

You cannot do this unless you actually have a 5558.  It will also limit the number of times you can do this.  This is only for windows 10 and only for this specific model.

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ok im new to this whole fourm and posting thing, and quite the lil problem, so please bare with me and my story. It would probably fit under a few catagories. lol. Ok, so here's how it all started. O-yea, i guess i should say that im running windows xp home on a hp desktop. Ok. First i noticed one day that my disk drive wasnt working, wouldnt open or close or anything, however it did have the lil power lite lit. Then i noticed that also in my computer it didnt even show that i had a E: drive at all. Also i had a few other things that had gone screwy. strange things like suddenly i couldnt defragment, it wouldnt do even analyis the drive. Windows installer quit working on me, sometimes i couldnt get into computer managment sometimes I could, and one day outta the blue my disk drive shows up and the disk drive it self open closed ran fine and then just as suddenly dissapeared again. Sooo, i was diggin around and trin to see what i could figure out and i think i might have (dont laugh to hard) changed my boot code in the config. utility menu. Now i know better than this, it was purley accidental but suddenly my pc restarted and then, of course, pc can no longer find operating system. So recovery console right, well when i went there it told me that the recovery console was either missing files,damaged, or corrupted by virus. Which really makes no difference cause my disk drive wasn't working and its not like i could have used my recovery cds anyhow. Now to my 2 quetions.... Read more

A:Operating System And Recovery Console

Since data recovery is a priority here, I'd first check your hard drive with a bootable diagnostic utility that you can download from the hard drive manufacturer. This will tell you if your hard drive is dead or not.

After that we can pursue either repairing your Windows installation (if the hard drive is still good), or salvaging your data (if possible) and replacing the hard drive and installing a new copy of the OS.

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i plant to change the hdd my ideapad 700, how to reinstall the o/s with the bundled os inside this laptop to new hdd?

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Hello everyone! I have a big problem with my PC (HP Elite 7000 Microtower PC). I decided to recover operating system from recovery discs (3 discs: HP Restore Plus!, Operating system DVD Windows 7 Home Premium, Language Pack DVD for Win 7). Everything go well and then -  "RedScreen!!! ? Factory Processing Error Occurred FBI Error!Summary: Failure spawningc:\postfatalerror.exeUIAInfo: 946, FBI PostOS processing error.You must power down the system and restart the order." After restart I cannot finish recovery, get a message to restart it - over and over again. I've read a little bit about it (for example from: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/RedScreen-Factory-Processin... ), trying to use tips include on other topics. I unplugged ethernet, all usb ports (with mouse and keybords, use it only to choose "next" and then unplugged it) I also try to create one partition, two partitions. But it still doesn't work correctly. Any tips or advise? Please, help me! Sorry for my English. I try to do my best

A:Operating System Recovery - Red Screen!!!

Last week I received an unexpeted free gift from AVG when I download my yearly update it was A virus within thier program  Protection, this virus has stopped many of my programs working . So a system restore was the only forward, started the procces by allowing the pc to do the unstall/ install, but on reboot the pc asked for me to insert the recovery disk which I have but never used. The disks installed and the pc ran the install program, then about 75% in,  it came up with a Red Screen message FBI error how do I get my pc back and working, internet  places the blame for this with HP problem with the Recovery Disk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       &... Read more

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My Gateway desktop gave me the blue screen, but I've managed through a lot of luck to get to the System Recovery Options menu but nothing seems to work. the startup Repair is sayig it can not find OS files. and there is no earlier points to do a system restore. Don't know where to go from here any advice would be helpful. thanks in advance.

A:Got to System Recovery Options but nothing works

Do you have stuff that you want to save? If not do a restore to factory specs.

If you have stuff to save, try this first

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I have done Dell Image Factory Restore several times in the past with no problems. Yesterday, I restared my pc and tapped F8, I go to Repair My Computer and I wait until the screen popups so I can do Dell Image factory restore, but it takes me to this "Other USer' login page and I type in my admin username and it says the user name cannot be connected. I've tried searching this problem on gooogle but so far there hasn't been any solution. I don't have any other accounts running on this system. I am running vista 32 bit. So my question is "How can I get past the Other User login page" to get to system recovery so I can restore my pc to factory conditions?

A:System Recovery Options not working


Do you have a full version or a set of recovery disks for your system.

Create a Recovery Disc

System Recovery Options

System Restore

System Restore - How to

Also please look through our tutorials section as you may find what you need also.

If none of the above works please let us know and we will try and find some answers for you.

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this is directly related to another post from earlier today but is is a sifferent question. i hope that this new thread is appropriate. i have a compaq and it runs with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). when you start the computer and go to Startup Menu one of the options is f11-system recovery. from this menu you are supposed to be able to access options including: computer checkup, microsoft system restore, file backup, and system recovery. you are suppose to have these options even if your system can't boot to windows. well, no matter what i try i cannot get to these options. it just brings me to a black screen that says error loading operating system. i need to know why this is happening and why i don't even have an option to start in safe mode. please hold me, tell me everything will be ok, and help me fix this.

A:System recovery options not appearing

You won't be able to acces winre if bootmgr isn't started up - you need bootable media:

Download Windows 7 Recovery Disc

D/l the 32 bit version - burn to cd-r or dvd-r as an image (not as data ).

Boot it up.

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I have one mess on my hands.

Some history, I had first installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on a unpartitioned 640GB drive. I then partitioned my other 320GB drive to install two things:
A FAT32 30GB partition of Windows XP Home
A NTFS 160GB partition of Windows 7 Home Premium x64
The remaining space (around 108GB) was left unpartitioned

I then decided to uninstall Windows Vista. So I opened up EasyBCD and deleted the entry, then deleted the partition (this was after backing up all files.) So I erased the partition. When I went to start up Windows 7 I got an error code saying:

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: WIndows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

It tells me that I can either use the recovery tool with the Windows 7 disc or press F8 to temporarily disable the driver signature enforcement.

The problem is that F8 doesn't work (if I go back and press F8, I get the same error screen) and when I put in the Windows 7 disc and boot up from it, none of my OS entries show up in the recovery console.

Now because I have a multiboot system, I can boot into XP fine. It's just the Windows 7 entry that produces the error message.

So I'm stuck. I've been searching around for days and everyone either says to use the disc (which doesn't work) or to reinstall Windows (which I would prefer not to do because I can't find another key and don't want to use another Key for Office 2010).

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A:OS not recognized in System Recovery Options

Quote: Originally Posted by dudex1

or to reinstall Windows (which I would prefer not to do because I can't find another key and don't want to use another Key for Office 2010


Can you please explain what you mean by find "another" key? You should already have the required key to perform the installation.


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I'd recently done a system update and believe that some of it didn't install properly. After perusing and attempting various solutions, I think there are some problems with my boot manager (and maybe some other disk issues). When I try to repair using the Windows 7 disk, my System Recovery Options comes up and doesn't have an OS option available. When I select the 'Load Drivers' option I can see into my disk and see the Windows files and the like, so I assume this means it just isn't reading the installation correctly for some reason.
Without the install CD I'm getting the BOOTMGR is missing error, so I tried to follow this guide, but when I try the /rebuildbcd command I get the message that 0 Windows installations were identified. Kind of stuck on where to go next here, any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Cannot Boot, OS Not in System Recovery Options

It shows what to do when no OS is shown for repair in Step 7 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Use the disk provided for your licensed OS to do the repairs in Step 6.

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I'm running Win 7x64 Pro. This installation has been going 'downhill' for the past 7 days. I managed a backup yesterday to a cloud service*, but feel I've that I?ve not finished! I know all the data has been preserved on the internal drive. I'd managed to boot up yesterday eventually but today I'm stuck in this loop. I cannot get past 'A disk read error occurred' Press Crtl Del which take me back.
In Advanced Boot Options whatever I try I end up above. The option F12 gives the options but again I end up back where I started! Or with the recovery disk it loads the files and so far I've tried all the options excluding Image Recovery which I don't have. I have a Repair Disk and the original Installation Disk. I know there must be an option I've not tried but I must admit I'm lost on this one so far. I've had many near death IT experiences so I'm not panicking. This, on this side of the pond we call it **** Law! . Does anyone have any suggestions?
Cheers BC
* my external drive packed the other week and the PC wouldn't recognise my wife's Seagate Free Agent grr! I purchased a Synology DS413j but due to illness & circumstances I've not had the opportunity to fully configure and run it!!

A:System Recovery Options does not fixit!

First things first have a look at this lovely tutorial written by one of our all stars: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

you may also want to run some hard drive diagnostics to check for a potentially failed/failing drive: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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So after a painstaking time of extracting an .iso of the Windows 7 system recovery disk, formating my USB to be like a CD and booting it, I'm stuck. I've the the System Recovery Options screen right in front of me with two options- one is restore my computer using a system image that I've created earlier, which is impossible since I haven't, and another is 'Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.' But the thing is, nothings listed below on the table with the 3 columns Operating System, Partition Size and Location. So it says I have to install drivers for my hard disks.

Theres a button named 'Load Drivers'. When I click on it the pop-up window says 'Insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver'. Clicking ok right now brings me to the folder explorer. I guess I need to get these drivers and put it inside my computer, justs stuck on what I need to do exactly. I'm fine hacking around with more .isos and damned USBs, cause I don't really want to spend any money (and it's fun).

The computers a HP Pavilion dv6 something (can't check) and it's dual booted Ubuntu and Windows with Grub. Kinda messed up the partitions while LiveUSBing Linux Mint so the problem occurred of my Windows installation messed up the next time I booted. The status of the error is 0xc0000225.

Thanks in advance, if you need me explaining anything more be sure to ask!

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A:Booted 'System Recovery Options'- now what?

I have the same problem. I am stuck. Mine opens to win32 and asks to load drivers... WHAT DRIVERS and HOW? Can anyone help? Do I need to purchase a new Windows 7 OS? I think there is a way to find through DOS although I will need step by step please!!!

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Basically every time I turn my laptop on, it goes straight to the system recovery options. I've run Startup Repair and Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool, and ran a few tests and it said there's nothing wrong with my laptop.

I've shut it down and restarted it a few times but it still goes straight to the system recovery options instead of the logging-in page.

Any idea what's wrong with it? Or how I can avoid the system recovery options and go straight to the login bit?

Thanks in advance

A:Stuck on system recovery options. Help! :(

Try this:
System Restore - How to

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My desktop came with 8 recovery cds but these do not work very well. Is there a simple or not so simple) way to get the operating system started from the recovery CDs.

A:To extract windows operating system from Recovery CDs

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I am unable to recover my operating system from my recovery USB drive.  No matter what I do, the PC won't look at a USB drive in the recovery process.  Thanks. HP EliteBook 8540w, Windows 7 (originally) Windows 10 (when usb recovery drive created)

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I have 64 bit windows 7 and it won't boot. When I start from repair disk the recovery console doesn't recognize the operating system. When I run Startup Repair it tells me it can't automatically fix because there is no OS. I believe I have the correct partition selected and I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

A:How do I get recovery console to recognize operating system?

So you`re saying you can see your install drive and partition ?

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First off i would like to say hello to the bleepingcomputer community and second sorry if i posted this in the wrong section.
I have a toshiba l355 that originally had windows vista on it but a year ago a family member over wrote my cpu with a windows 8 beta and i think my cpu is saying "operating system not found" cause the beta expired and my question is can i retrieve my data from the computer before i buy a new copy of a operating system? Thank in advance!

A:operating system not found data recovery

Would have nothing to do with the beta expiring.  Something is wrong with the hard drive.  Either the MBR (Master Boot Record) is screwed up, or the hard drive is dying.  Try installing Xubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit from a CD, and see if you still get problems with the drive.  You can also use the Xubuntu CD as a LIve CD, to allow you to check S.M.A.R.T. info on the drive, to see if it is failing.

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I have 64 bit windows 7 and it won't boot. When I start from repair disk the recovery console doesn't recognize the operating system. When I run Startup Repair it tells me it can't automatically fix because there is no OS. I believe I have the correct partition selected and I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

A:How do I get recovery console to recognize operating system?

So you`re saying you can see your install drive and partition ?

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Great Tutorial Carsey, but it doesn't work for me. I've tried this.

At setup, I don't get the option to "setup windows now". All I get is "press R for repair" and "press F11? for restore"

I've booted from the recovery partition d, from the disks - I have a Recovery Disk and an Operating System Disk.

I've gone into disk management to try to partition drive c, but the partition button is not available. I've right clicked drive c - no partition available. No unallocated space shows either.

I'm running Winxp Media Center SP2.

All I want to do is have a partition for the op.s. 1 for business, 1 for personal.

Is there any way to work around this?
Thanks in advance.

A:Repartitioning an OEM installation of XP using the recovery/operating system CD

Hi 316lvm

I've split your post since we prefer to keep one thread per user/problem to prevent confusion.

Related thread :

Carsey's tutorial works fine with any retail CD's but some OEM CD's will limit your reinstallation options. What's the brand and model of your computer ?

If I understood well you'd like two versions of the operating system on two separated partitions ?

You can repartition the drive with programs like partition logic. Just make sure you backed up all your valuable data first as I've seen too many cases of a screwed up operating system when an error happens during the process. It's recommended that you run chkdsk /R and defrag the drive beforehands.

If you want to install 2 different versions of the operating system on one computer I believe that according to XP's OEM EULA you'll need to buy an additional license. I'm not sure that the recovery disk will allow you to reinstall XP on a second partition, better wait for someone else's advice about this. If you have to use a retail XP CD to do so you'll need to track down all the proper drivers for your hardware. If the sata controller's drivers are not included on the CD the installation may not be able to detect your hard drive.

I believe the easiest solution for you would be to use 2 different user accounts for business and personal stuff.

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Hi, guys again.

I have changed my hard drive. Now the problem is that I have 2 sony recovery disc, 1 image disc. When i placed sony recovery disc1, it keep saying that "operating system is not found" Bios 1st priority is internal optic devices.

I have two recovery disk one that i made and other one Futureshop made. both of them not working.

My laptop is Sony vaio E series, 320Gb hard drive, 4 Gb ram. windows 7 premium.

Can I use Hp recovery dvd?

previous post:- windows 7 slow start up and black screen

A:Operating system not found. (recovery dVD is not working)


Those DVds work in Hp laptop, I can see all the folders in the dvd. Can I just transfer those folders into USB and try it?

Or DO i need to make Bootable usb flash drive?

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Product Name: HP E15 023NVYOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)I made a system recovery back-up on a flash drive because my hard drive was damaged and was on the course to crashing. I followed the HP support on my laptop to create the system revoery. I used the laptop until the harddrive needed to be replaced.  Now that I have my new harddrive, everytime I try to instal the operating system I get the message"Restoration Incomplete, the restoration did not complete. Please select one of the following buttons"under the details it stated: Detect some error during PININST_BBV.Critical error condition was detected at BBV1... 

A:Notebook operating system and Recovery issue

Hi,"....because my hard drive was damaged and was on the course to crashing...."How did you understand that hard drive was going to crash?HP Recovery media created from a failing hard drive or even slightly corrupted drive/recovery partition, WILL NOT successfully work in performing ?recovery processHP Recovery USB has to be created just after first setup of newly purchased notebook ideally, because we're sure that recovery partition is very much intact and hard drive is brand new without any bad sectors or fail in a new laptop.RegardsVisruth

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Yesterday I installed Windows 7 on my computer and everything worked perfect the internet, music, etc... The problem is that when i resterted some screen said: System Recovery Options and I couldn't use the computer so installed W-7 again but now I'm afraid to shut down my computer because I don't want to re-install it again and again...

what can I do to no get the System recovery options screen. My computer is a Gateway.

this is what the System Recovery Options screen says:

1. Select language
2. Select an [COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]operating [COLOR=#0072bc !important]system[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]

to repair and click Next. (I clicked Windows 7)
3. Password
4. (Then the screen) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS which includes the options of doing Startup Repair, System Restore, Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, [COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]Command [COLOR=#0072bc !important]Prompt[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], Recovery Manager.

please Help me, I've done it 3 times and it doesn't work. and I'm getting tired of re-installing.

Thanks so much!

-Brian G.

A:Windows 7 Won't Start-Up (SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS)

The boot loader is messed up, hence the message. Did you do an upgrade installation, or did you do a "custom" install and format the drive?

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My pc will no longer boot out of the blue. I have decided to peform a system recovery from the Windows 8 image supposedly inside the recovery partition but when I  boot and press F11 and chose Recover manager all options where grayed out with and I am unable to do anything except for reaching a command prompt. How do I perform a recovery to factory defaults?  

A:System Recovery Manager all options grayed out

menwn Wish I had better news for you, but I don't. First thing I would do is confirm the hard drive is OK by following these instructions:  Testing a Hard Disk from the BIOS | HP Customer Support If it's shown as failed, you would need to replace it before doing anything else. Ordinarily, I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC.  This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC.You can try contacting HP Customer Support directly, using the links below, to see if you can order if from them:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while! Since HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/  and http://www.restoredisks.com/And, if you are able to find recovery media, BEFORE you use it, be sure to read through the following: http://support.hp.com/... Read more

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