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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

Q: Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

Hello dear friends,

I am using Acer v3-571G, been 3 years now and I had decided to restore my laptop to factory settings as my laptop is getting kinda slow and stuff, but I'm facing problems. I did upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1.

1. I cannot use recover options in Windows 8.1 because it says "Could not find recovery environment".

2. I cannot use acer recovery management because it says "Could not find recovery environment".

Please help! >.<
here are some photos:

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Hello dear friends,

I believe that I have some serious problems in my laptop. I will list some of them, and I hope that maybe someone can help me out because I'm getting crazy with these issues!

1. I cannot use recover options in Windows 8.1 because it says "Could not find recovery environment".

2. When I go to Advanced Start up, under Recovery menu, it does not show Troubleshoot option.

3. When I try to Create a Recovery drive, it says "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC".

4. When I try to enable/disable "reagentc" in CMD, it says "Operation Failed:3".

5. I cannot access in Bios, since I bought the laptop, and therefore I cannot re install a fresh copy of windows with my flash drive.

Basically, I'm stuck.

Hope someone can help me!

A:Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

Did you upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

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Hello, I have been trying to do a factory reinstall from the system restore menu. Every time I try it I get this incredibly annoying "could not find the recovery environment" message. I have reinstalled the OS dozens of time with no problem. For whatever reason now it refuses to cooperate. I'm getting desperate. Thank you.  P.S. This is on an HP stream so I have no disk drive.

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I looked through this post Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment and while I tried some things there to get my recovery environment to work, I am still having issues. I have included an image of what my partitions look like. I don't have physical recovery media but believe if I can get the Recovery Environment to work I can move on with reset.

A:Windows 8.1 still can't find Recovery Environment

When I tried to use reagentc.exe as in the one example reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows, it said WindowsRE not there. I went into C:\Recovery\ and the only things in there are a log folder and reagentold.xml

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Hi, i've tried to Factory Reset my Computer, but it gives me a error saying "Can't find recovery environment" this has been going on since November 2016, how can I get my recovery files back? I need to fix my PC or may just die off from Slow Performance, and possible hidden viruses that MalwareByte can't scan, and I don't have $15.00 for your support, so please, I want the Tech support to respond to me, i'm only 14. (I'm not doing phone calls)

A:Windows 8.1 | Can't find recovery environment Error

@Homely Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The only "free" way to recover your PC is using the HP Recovery Manager, which is generall invoked by rebooting the PC and pressing F11 repeatedly until the Manager comes on screen. Unfortunately, if the Recovery partition become corrupted or is tampered with in any way, the HP Recovery Manager will often refuse to work. The ONLY way to do a Recovery in this situation is using HP Recovery Media, and you have to order that from HP, and it is not free -- generally it costs around $50 USD. Regarding an infection, I have used MalwareBytes (MBAM) for a long time and have found it to be one of the best AV products around.  So if the current MBAM version (v3.0.6.1469) does not find any malware, I doubt you really have any. Also, if you're running an old version of MBAM, you should download the current version from their website and run it:  https://www.malwarebytes.com/ As to performance problems, maybe something in this might help:  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/My-Computer-is-running-slow/td-p/...Good Luck

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Good Morning,

This is my first ever post on this Forum after trying to follow a solved solution which I couldn't complete.

As the title mentions I am unable to restore my HP Elitepad - I seem to get " Could not find recovery environment". I have followed a previous thread but I just cant to seem to resolve this issue.

The steps I followed were (this was kindly provided by Topguncp);
diskpartselect disk 0select partition 1assign letter=Rexitreagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windowsTry create a recovery disk to see if it works

I have followed this and item 6 is where I think things go wrong? Where should I write/insert item 6? is this carried out in diskpart? I tried this and a screen shows some detailed information. I then reboot, and try a recovery and it comes up with the same error.

Any ideas or advice for a computer novice would be greatly appreciated. I haven't provided any screen shots as I am unsure what information is relevant although happy to provide.

Thank you for looking



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Hello after reading the whole topic about this i still need some help.
I used easeUS Partition Master, and that broke the link to the recovery. I fixed it but somehow it snapped again.

On the screenshot you see that Windows RE location is empty, somehow i can't seem to fix this.

As i can see the recovery image location is right.
For both i checked the offset twice, i changed their ID's (because it said OEM etc)

Thanks in advance.
ps. Just found out that i posted this in the wrong part, can someone change this?

A:Could not find recovery environment

- Post a screenshot of "list partition" and "reagentc /info".
- Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

select disk 0
list partition
reagentc /info

- Alt-PrtScr copies the active window to the clipboard.

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So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy here:
Could not find recovery environment
but I just wanted to make a new thread because the other one is marked as resolved. (Mods feel free to merge the two).

Originally Posted by Tomhc

Last week, I purchased an Acer Aspire Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop. The first thing I did is to partitioning the hard drive with EaseUS Partition Master. After that, I want to create a USB recovery drive but I found out that I was unable to do so.

When I launch the recovery drive program build in in Windows, I found out that the "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" option has been grey out. If I continue the program, it would shows "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing".

Originally Posted by topgundcp

If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command

diskpartselect disk 0select partition 1assign letter=Rexitreagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windowsTry create a recovery disk to see if it works

Good luck !!!

I get to step "3. select partition 1" fine but at step "4. assign letter=R", I get: "There is is no volume selected". Which volume do I need to select?

So i just checked which volume C: is and selected it but got this message:

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A:Could not find recovery environment

If you used EaseUS to partiton your system, you may have caused problems for yourself. That utility seems to mess up Recovery partitions by turning them into OEM partitions.

Open diskpart, select the drive and do a list partition command and attach the results. If the type shows as OEM, you may have the problem. But note, there are some systems which set up possibly one OEM partition as a result of their process.

There are also quite a few threads dealing with resolving problems caused by EaseUS.

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i want to reset my computer

and i got this problem

my computer is

win 8.1


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I was trying to reset my computer from Settings->Update&Security->Recovery->Reset this pcand got a pop-up saying "could not find recovery environment" how can i fix this issue I had also tryed to reset using troubleshooting options and there I couldn't find reset option  some of images for better understanding are below  

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I see this message when I try to reset my PC is there a solution?

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Last week, I purchased an Acer Aspire v5-473g Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop. The first thing I did is to partitioning the hard drive with EaseUS Partition Master. After that, I want to create a USB recovery drive but I found out that I was unable to do so.

When I launch the recovery drive program build in in Windows, I found out that the "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" option has been grey out. If I continue the program, it would shows "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing".
In addition, I also found out that I was unable to reset nor refresh Windows 8.1.
One thing I am sure is that I did not mess up with the all those system reserved OEM partitions( including the one push reset partition) when I partition the drive. Those partitions should be present and intact.
After doing some research on the internet, some say that I need to mount the system recovery image (the "Push Button Reset\ RecoveryImage\ install.wim") using the "reagentc.exe". But I notice that I was not able to use reagentc.exe.
When I input reagentc.exe /info, reagentc.exe /disable, or reagentc.exe /enable, or all other commands using "reagentc.exe", it gives error: operation failed 3.
So how can I now create a USB recovery drive, or how can i perform reset now?

Please help.

A:Could not find recovery environment

If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command

diskpartselect disk 0select partition 1assign letter=Rexitreagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windowsTry create a recovery disk to see if it works

Good luck !!!

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Hello every one!!!

I am new here and am desperately seeking help from experts on an issue which I am facing...

Due to some reason I wanted to reset my laptop to factory settings and have initiated the process by creating the recovery media through a usb drive and have created a copy of recovery on it successfully...

(It has given the message of recovery was finished successfully,label it and store in a safe place)

Then I tried to reset my laptop by pressing the "Reset" option (with the usb connected) but surprisingly it is throwing an error.

"Could not find the recovery media"
"Please insert widows installation or recovery media and restart"

(Note: I don't have any thing in the USB apart from recovery image)

Please people I need your expert advice on this as it is very much in emergency to reset my laptop.

Any help is much appreciated



A:Error: Could not find recovery environment!!! Help please!

Try booting from the USB drive without pressing the recovery key on the laptop. let it run the recovery from the thumb drive not the hard drive.

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I'm running Windows 10 Home on a Dell Venue 8 Pro. It originally ran Windows 8.1, when I bought it, but I made the free upgrade. It's mostly worked fine, with a few Windows 10-related quirks here and there. However, more recently, I've decided to give it away to a close friend of mine, as I've got a new tablet, and I want to factory reset it...So that they can have a fresh tablet, you know? Anyways, it's not worked, no matter what I've tried, and I've looked on the internet, but no one has my specific problem. I can't use external hardware on it. No recovery flash drive, no recovery CD, nothing. I can only use the tablet itself, a pair of headphones, or the tablet's charger. Also, for the record, I can't plug the charger up to my computer, because the tablet considers itself a computer. The charger won't even work if I plug it's USB portion into my PC. It just doesn't charge, then. You see, the charger is phone charger-esque on one end, and the other end is a USB that plugs into a wall-adapter (the cord and the adapter came with the tablet). Also, I've no money for purchasing new versions of windows or special recovery options. So, does this mean the tablet is useless, and I can only give it away as is? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy here: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53334-could-not-find-recovery-environment.html

Tomhc said:

Last week, I purchased an Acer Aspire Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop. The first thing I did is to partitioning the hard drive with EaseUS Partition Master. After that, I want to create a USB recovery drive but I found out that I was unable to do so.

When I launch the recovery drive program build in in Windows, I found out that the "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" option has been grey out. If I continue the program, it would shows "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing".Click to expand...

This worked fine for him:
1. diskpart
2. select disk 0
3. select partition 1
4. assign letter=R
5. exit
6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
Click to expand...

I get to step "3. select partition 1" fine but at step "4. assign letter=R", I get: "There is is no volume selected". Which volume do I need to select?

So i just checked which volume C: is and selected it but got this message:
Virtual Disk Service error:
Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed.Click to expand...

Which makes sense....

Disks: HDD and my SD card.
Partitions: Partition 1 is the Recovery partition
Volumes: Dvd drive, C:, ESP... Read more

A:Solved: Could not find recovery environment

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Hello and I hope everyone had a nice new year.

First off, my computer has been getting a face (AKA: BSOD) for 3 days. I called HP and told them about the situation and sent a flash drive but its not here.
Then, when I try to restore my computer, It doesn't like the way I set it up (See attachments). I don't know what to do next but to return it back to Walmart. Anyway, I got this for Christmas.

Oh and by the way, heres my information since this is brand new!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3986 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2038 Mb
Hard Drives: B: Total - 648 MB, Free - 387 MB; C: Total - 455728 MB, Free - 408416 MB; D: Total - 256 MB, Free - 152 MB; N: Total - 492 MB, Free - 124 MB; W: Total - 20168 MB, Free - 20059 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 233F
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Could Not Find Recovery Environment

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I saw a lot about could not find recovery environment and win 8.1 but I think i have another problem.My charger is not working properly sometimes it chargers sometimes not ( and i have to unplug and plug back the cable into the acumulator) and because of this, when I tried to open my laptop it's shuting down after 1 sec. This brutal shuting down happened for 5 times I guess and  since then every time I boot it says "scanning and repairing drive (\\?\volume(f030c5da-d83f-45ed-". So when I realized that something bad happened I tried to return my win 8.1 to factory but when i got to settings/ change pc settings/ update and recovery / recovery / REmove everyting and reinstall Windows it got this beautifull message "could not find recovery environment " What can i do to get things to normal ( to make windows recovery working again). I m not interested in my data I can erase everything PS: Please don't say it's because I change something at partitions ( I lost onekey recovery when I change something at partition but reinstaling windows to factory was still working until this charger problems)??

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I cant get a recovery disk because my warranty expired 4 months ago, and there is no product key on the side of my computer so I used a product key finder and the key it gives me doesnt work. Could someone please help me?

A:Need help restoring "Cannot find recovery environment" 8.1 error

May I ask what brand and model your computer is? There might be some instructions on using the recovery partition that I could find for you. Unless, you built the computer yourself, then you'd need your installation disc and key, unless its changed since I last installed windows 8 on my computer.
And.... I just found maybe what you're looking for: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53334-could-not-find-recovery-environment.html

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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Hello, I am trying to completely factory reset my pc but when I select Windows Recovery Environment in HP recovery manager, it just brings me to the login screen after it restarts my computer. I have tried factory resetting using windows but I get the message 'Could not find the recovery environment.'Is it possible for me to factory reset without having to spend any money, or will I have to order a disk from HP?

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How do you launch this ???

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Last week I installed an optional windows update. I restarted, and after getting through the BIOS screens, it wouldn't do anything. I checked my monitors, but nothing was showing up. After a few minutes I rebooted, but this time it took to the Windows Recovery Environment. When I'm in the first screen of the recovery environment, my keyboard stops working, so I can't select "start windows normally". I have to wait for the count down to select "Launch startup repair". In startup repair, no operating system shows up in the window. If I choose the "restore with a system image" option, I get an error that says "the system cannot find the specified file". When I click ok, it takes me to a list of recovery tools, none of which work. I ran "list disk" in command prompt, and it lists three drives, their statuses are listed as "no media" and sizes are "0 B". I have a two raid 0s in my computer, one is two 240 GB SSDs and the other is two 3 TB HDs. I have backups of both. I also booted from the installation disk and had same results. From what I've read on various forums, it seems like I have to load drivers to get windows to recognize my OS. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I'm trying to reset my PC in hopes that it will fix some issues i'm having with games, however whenever I try to reset my PC it says "Could not find the recovery environment". It says to insert my windows installation or recovery media, but I got windows 10 from the free upgrade (I upgraded from windows 7) so I don't have anything to install it. I could really use any help that anyone could offer. Thanks!

A:"Could not find the recovery environment" on attempt to reset PC

Welcome to the forum you can go an download a iso for usb or dvd Windows 10 ISO Download

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when laptop turns on and directed to boot manager.
that having one option - windows 7 and another windows recovery environment 
this isnt automatically redirect to windows 7 
but always ask me os selection. when i select window 7 option it open normally and every ting is normal 
but when i try to fix manaul selection of windows by trying to repair windows recovery environment option 
it shows an error- 0xc0000007. 
This happens after my windows was corrupted while installing windows 10 due to power lose (my battery damaged previosly,so using direct power supply)during installation of windows 10.
after that i had installed my original windows 7 professional disc provided by my dell laptop.
Please provide an solution for my problem.

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my toshiba t230d laptop has given me a "black screen of death" with moveable cursor. Even with safe mode, I cannot get to my desktop.
So I want to reformat the computer (hopefully my hardrive isnt dead or something), I got into "Windows Recovery Environment" by F8ing, but have forgotten my password. The username, unchangeable, is my real name and is different from my user account login which uses my nickname. I don't remember putting in a password for "Windows Recovery Environment." In any case I have tried inputting as many variations of passwords I have used in this past, all to no avail.

My question is can I reset this Windows Recovery Environment password? If not how to I reformat my laptop without Windows Recovery Environment?

Note: my laptop has no cd drive and I cannot install anything as I cannot get to my desktop, so I'm not sure how useful those recovery programs outhere are. Maybe with a USB stick? i dunno.


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I am recovering right now a Toshiba Laptop C655-55503 Windows 7 using 4 Recovery CDs that comes with. I am just running the 4th recovery CD to finish but, with the CD?s is coming also a 5th CD named ?Toshiba C655-55503 Windows Recovery Entironment?. My question is, how do I have use this 5th recovery environment CD after finishing the recovering process? Thanks

A:How do I use a Toshiba Windows Recovery Environment CD?. Help please

Does it ask you to put in disc 5 ? It could be just drivers and other software.

Not sure ? Call Toshiba.

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Hi everyone,

Today when I switched on my computer, mysteriously, a Windows 8-esque recovery menu popped up, those with huge buttons and Metro-fied, although my computer is running Windows 7. I decided to try it again, pressing F8 during startup and choosing 'Repair your computer' to trigger the recovery options. The Windows 8 recovery menu appeared again.

I installed the preview versions of Windows 8 previously but has since removed them. Is there any way to remove these last bits of Windows 8 and restore the old Windows 7 Recovery Environment (with all the System Restore and stuff)?

A:How to restore Windows 7 Recovery Environment

Post screenshot of disk management with all fileds visible. Also make a system repair disc System Repair Disc - Create

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When I use the backup utility in the control panel, and try to restore an image, at the point where I hit restart, I get the message - windows cannot restart into recovery environment.

Has anyone ever seen this message (it's the first time I've seen it). Anyone have any ideas what may be causing it?

A:Error - Windows cannot restart into recovery environment

hi and welcome to the seven forums
please read this tutorial by brink and see if it helps How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7 >>> System Image Recovery

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Here's a rundown of this system's history:
Bought it prebuilt as a business computer from Dell.
Used it.
Lightning: HDD-1=Poop (usable, but blue screens and freezes a lot)
HDD-2 works fine (purchased new)
Months pass.
Now my dad logs into his e-mail, looks at a message, deletes it, walks away for a few minutes
The computer crashes and only boots to Windows Recovery Environment.
And that's my problem. I can't do anything but boot to this mode and I've restored to the factory image and my own image (created from HDD-1's factory image) and nothing worked.
I've even attempted to bcdedit recovery mode off, but no such luck.
My friend tells me that I need to use a UPS or a Surge Protector and that the power in the business could've spiked and caused HDD failure.
Any halpz and inputz?

A:System only booting to Windows Recovery Environment

To find out if this is your hdd you can download a diagnostic tool from the hdd's manufacturer.
If you look at the hdd the name of the manufacturer will be printed on it, if you provide me with this information I will find a download which you will burn as a ISO file to boot from and run the test.
You may need to access the BIOS to make your DVD/CD-ROM the first device in the boot order if it is not already.

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HELLO...AND HELP!!!!!!!!!

I had a trojan horse virus. After not being able to get rid of it all, I had to clear out my hard drive and operating system. I totally started from scratch. I have back up discs from Best Buy. All of them installed but the WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT RECOVERY DISC.
EVERYTHING else is installed but the Windows 7 environment recovery disc.
When the computer boots up, it says WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. Is it installed already?
I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just trying to get my computer back and going.
Best Buy wants to charge me to tell me, and I don't have the money.
I have been working at this for HOURS! PLEASE HELP!
Thank you


That is the Repair Disk you use to try to repair WIn7 when it won't boot.

You dont' need to install it - just keep it on hand in case it's needed.

You want the Win7 Installation DVD - do you see that? You might also have Recovery Disks. If in question type out what is printed on each disk.

Boot the DVD or Repair disks following these steps: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Then follow these illustrated steps to install: Clean Install Windows 7

You have one year's free manufacturer;s tech support which comes with every computer purchased. They will help you do this if needed, or just ask back here.

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Tried installing Windows 8 to a VHD in a dual boot with Windows 7, following the steps exactly as described in this tutorial:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2393-windows-8-vhd-create-boot-dual-boot.html?filter[2]=Installation and Setup

During the installation at some point the screen went black and froze. Computer was unresponsive. I figured it had something to do with my monitor that I had connected to my laptop. Opened the laptop lid and the screen reverted to the laptop but was still black. I powered off the laptop (my only option). When I turned it on again I got to the Windows 8 boot loader. Every time I chose Windows 8 I got a black screen with an error saying the installation didn't complete properly and I am forced to restart. If I chose Windows 7 computer would boot fine.

I decided to try the installation again without the monitor attached. I selected the VHD that I had created and began installing. It said there was an existing windows installation here and it would move the files to a windows.old file.

Installation proceeded and exactly the same black screen error. No response.

Turned laptop off and back on. HOWEVER, this time I get no Windows 8 boot loader All I get is a blue screen that says Windows Recovery Environemnt. I cannot boot back into windows 7!

I have used the Windows 7 recovery disc to attempt a startup repair, and bootrec.exe /fixmbr, bootrec.exe /fixboot, and bootsec /nt60 SYS mbr

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A:Windows 8 install gone bad - Recovery Environment Screen

Solved this by:

As above - pressed F10 at the Windows 8 Recovery Environment screen
Pressed Esc
I was then brought to Windows 7 boot loader and could choose Windows 7.
Downloaded EasyBCD.
Removed the two instances of Windows 8.
Saved Windows 7 as default boot loader.
Deleted my Windows8.vhd

Now just have to work out how to get the damn thing to detect my monitor again! But thats another question for another thread and another forum.

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Hi, I hope you guys can help... the other day I was reinstalling windows 7 when a power blackout happened
... the process was just starting, I mean really.. I literally clicked install windows and after like 5-10 seconds the power went out ... ok so after that I turn on the computer and I find out that my session was still there but I couldn't log In it says "the user profile service failed the logon user profile cannot be loaded"... I tried reinstalling windows 7 with the disk thru the bios but it seems that I can't access the bios either... the only thing I have left is system recovery options which are only accesible through pressing the power button when I turn the computer on... Startup repair doesn't work, tried several times... I don't have an image recovery, neither does the system restore option works... it seems that the only hope I have is the command prompt option but I have no idea what to do there... the only thing I tried was creating a new admin user but it didn't work... I don't care about my files... I just want to be able to install windows 7 again from scratch... could I do that from the command prompt? or like anything at the recovery options environment ?
Hoping you guys can help me

A:Stuck at windows logon / recovery environment

Here you go:

Clean Install Windows 7

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I was deleting some partitions including the OEM Partition and WinRE_DRV to re-install Windows 8.1,then i decided not to re-install Windows. Now when i go back to recovery options, when i click on Troubleshooting, all i find are Change UEFI settings or Change Start-up Behavior(or something like that).How do i restore Windows RE?

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I tried enabling BitLocker on my C: drive, and before I got to any BitLocker setup, a window appeared that said Windows Recovery Environment was being moved, and "You will no longer be able to use Windows Recovery Environment unless it is manually enabled and moved to the system drive." It was the warning from Scenario 1 Step 5 of this article: Scenario 1: Turning On BitLocker Drive Encryption on an Operating System Drive (Windows 7) I ended up not encrypting my drive with BitLocker, and found that my system partition is 199 MB. So, how do I "manually enable" Windows Recovery Environment and "move it to the system drive"?

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I'm trying to restore my laptop (Acer Aspire e5 551), but every time I try to, it says "Could not find recovery environment."
I also tried to just refresh my laptop, but that some thing prompts me.
I looked on here prior to posting this thread, and tried something from a forum, but I was utterly confused because I didn't understand.
What do I do?

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I'm trying to do a factory reset, but I am unable to because I am apparently missing a recovery environment.

I think it may have occurred when I deleted one of my recovery partitions to make room for a new partition that I installed Linux onto.

I was unable to create a recovery drive. "Cannot create a recovery drive on this PC".

I still have a recovery partition:

A:"Could not find recovery environment"

Contact the computer manufacturer to possibly obtain Recovery Disks.

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So a week or so ago I was trying to clean up my Windows 7 Ultimate sp1 x64 and I noticed that the boot disk was not listed as disk 0. I believe it was showing up as disk 4. I was having to manually set bios to boot to the correct disk every single time.
On my computer I do that by pressing either f2 or delete or f8 to get to the boot selection menu (asus a78m-a mobo, AMD fm2+ A10-7850k Kaveri 4 core CPU). So I shut down the computer and moved the disk to the correct sata port and tried to reboot. Now
getting a stop 7b BSOD. Booted into recovery and despite changing the sata port it's still showing up as disk Was able to get it to boot after running EasyRE automated recovery x3 and then rebooting to the Windows 7 install disk and running startup repair
So I thought was a problem with the AMD sata driver (ahci) so the one time I was able to reboot I went to AMD and downloaded and installed the latest driver (15.7 at that time I think) and the AMD chipset drivers that were available on AMD.com. Now every
time I try to boot the Windows 7 splash screen comes up and as soon as the colored gem things start to come up the computer flashes to black then reboots. Same thing in every available f8 advanced boot option. Safemode not working in any setting. Code is a
stop 7 B code but the specific codes don't seem to make sense. I'd have to check it again to post the codes but I cant seem to find out which driver is actually the problem. SFC comes back with no problems,... Read more

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i tried to use the recovery wizard on my SONY VAIO VGN-A250 Laptop and the error messaged i receieved was "VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition" please restart computer. I restarted many times and still get the same message. I also have used the F10 key method and no luck. It wont even open the wizard. I am able to boot. Im out fo warranty and tight on cash and really need my laptop to work fast. Want to remove all from the pc so i can use for school. Please i saw a thread about same problem i had but the thread was closed. if anyone can help please do so.


A:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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I am just getting to know my T580 and I have a question about the recovery environment. This is the tool that is accessed by pressing the F11 key in the Startup Interrupt Menu. I would like to know, in the event that everything else is destroyed (e.g. by filling all other pattitions with zeroes and then deleting the partitions), would the recovery environment reinstall Windows as it was when I took the ThinkPad out of the box ? If yes, how does it do this? Does the recovery partition contain everything necessary to do this, or are downloads and/or USB media required? Also, how does the firmware know where to find the recovery environment? I presume it boots the partition on the first disk that has the expected GUID (i.e. it has DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC). Is that right ? If so, then I would assume that I only need to back up that one partition (it's 1000M, with 451M used and 586M free), and would be able to repartition a new disk with one partition of the appropriate size and GUID, and restore the backup into it. Then reboot through the startup interrupt menu and press F11 to reinstall Windows. Do I have that correct ?

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I am recovering the PC using recovery manager but it shows an error "couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery partition in this condition what should i Do..?i need imdiate help.....

A:"couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery par...

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?Have you upgraded Windows?Have you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager after first setup of this notebook?RegardsVisruth

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If my setup consists of a single system partition and NO recovery partition, can I remove the recovery environment/folder with the winre.wim file in it?

If I do repairs, I use a combination of system restore with installation/boot DVD-ROM disc.

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Hi there. I am trying to restore a Windows 7 PC; I do have a recovery file, containing boot.sdi and an eMachines wim archive (it's got Program files, RYTools, Windows, Setup, etc...). If I copy those to a CD (they aren't over 700MB), is this a sufficient setup to boot and reinstall my system? In different forums they talk about all sorts of files necessary, like for instance wim.boot... Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Recovery Environment

It's hard to say whether you have all the files required. But WimBoot is not required. Read here:
WIMBoot Explained: How Windows Can Now Fit on a Tiny 16 GB Drive

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I built a desktop computer & upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 bit to W7 Pro 32 bit, early 2009, using the academic option offer from Microsoft.

When I try to boot to the W7 RE, I am informed that the media is not present.

How do I boot to the W7 RE?

Thanks for your help.


A:? How to access W7 recovery environment

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Ok I need your help.
My roommate has decided to install iatkos on my computer and messed up windows. I could handle fixing it if that was all, but then he decided to fix it himself and in the process deleted neccessary stuff.
Now, when I start up the computer, it opens windows recovery environment and says that config files are missing or invalid.
Specifically \boot\bcd
And it fails to see install USB when I plug it in. It can't boot from USB. So, what do I do? If I managed to boot from USB I could install Windows over iatkos partition, if it's possible to fix boot files of original. I can't install new over opd ones. That's not an option.

A:Stuck at recovery environment.

shift F10 in the recovery environment gives you a command prompt - try the following
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backupc:cd bootattrib bcd -s -h -rren c:\boot\bcd bcd.oldbootrec /RebuildBcdbootrec /FixMbr bootrec /FixBoot

BCDBoot c:\windows /s c:

If you get to boot after that, run SFC/scannow from an elevated prompt to repair any system files that may be damaged

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Can I recover from a complete drive backup located on an EXTERNAL hard drive using Vista Ultimate (Once I insert the manufacturer recovery DVD)? My present understanding is that once I get to 'System Recovery Options' dialogue box that the complete computer restore is only only available from spanned DVDs and partitions located on INTERNAL hard disc(s) of the computer iteselfThank you in advance.

A:Recovery Environment Options

I don't think you can. When the recovery CD is inserted it will get all the info from it and when accesing the recovery partition this partition will get all the info from it.

Not sure though...


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error code: 0xc000000f

1) My windows 8 imploded on me, it went from an automatic repair loop to constantly asking for repair and restarting itself. Sadly, none of the tools they provide have any effect, and this laptop is only a few weeks old. I booted ubuntu to try to get a file (literally one note document that I forgot to backup, and my exams are in a few days! Great timing ^ ^), the problem is I can only see some of the files under "Windows 8 OS", I already have hidden items being shown, and tried CTRL+H. Other posts have said to CTRL+L host or /media/user, but neither of these work.

I am using Ubuntu through the usb for now, after following this tutorial http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-co...-a-thumb-drive - I have version 12.10 ubuntu

2) After getting my file back, I am going to "reset" (which should wipe all data and reboot windows 8) windows 8, hopefully that will actually do something. If anyone has any ideas as to how I can fix windows 8 from Ubuntu or any way you can think of, please share!

Some of the things I already tried: a) Refresh (with a Win 8 DVD inside, all of the following were performed with a win 8 DVD inside); b) Commandprompt lots of commands, bcdboot commands; c) system restore; d) boot in safe mode; e) boot in legacy mode; f) automatic repair

I have not tried any of the methods that would wipe memory (not like I know how to either), I am trying to get my files back, and I am cramming with pen and paper > ... Read more

A:recovery environment your pc needs to be repaired (win 8)

It means that the system couldn't find a file by that name.
Could be that the file doesn't exist (was erased), that the path to the file is incorrect, or that the drive has been erased or is broken

It's seems to me that you've done all the necessary steps to copy the file(s) - so you should have been able to get them.
If that's the case, then it's likely that the files are destroyed/missing/overwritten.

STOP messing with the disk if the files MUST be recovered! Any operations (to include booting up) can make recovery of the files much more difficult/expensive - or even make them unrecoverable.

The first step is to decide how desperate you are to recovery these files.
Here are some recovery utilities - they are Windows based, so you'd have to use a Windows based boot disk to access the hard drive (read the documentation with each program to see how they work from a Windows based boot disk.
There are free recovery utilities (such as PC Inspector - kostenlose Software fr die Datenrettung von CONVAR - Die Datenretter. ) - a very good utility, but very difficult to use
There are pay for utilities (I like GetDataBack from Data Recovery - Data Recovery Software - RAID Recovery - NAS Data Recovery). It'll tell you what files that it can recover - but you'll have to pay $80 US in order to recovery them.

If you still can't recover the data, consider using a professional data recovery service (I can't recommend one as I haven't used any ... Read more

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