i have the same issue. But unfortunately i don't have the install win 7 disc so that's not an option. I created a system repair disc but it won't boot on it. And when i try to restore the system image (which i made on an external drive) through the regular system restore, it won't work because of this "windows cannot restart the computer into the Windows Recovery Environment.
So i'm seriously out of options here...any idea what i can do at this point?
any help MUCH appreciated...i've been struggling with this for weeks now.