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Windows 7: Error - Windows cannot restart into recovery environment

17 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 
Error - Windows cannot restart into recovery environment

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?

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17 Aug 2011   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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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17 Aug 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

Hi brian, thanks. I am familiar with how to do backups and restores (at least the basics of disc image backup), I've done them many times but I can't figure out why in this case I'm getting this error now.
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17 Aug 2011   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

im not to sure why you have this error i thought in brinks tutorial there may be something of use for you hang tight im sure there will be more replies for you as your thread is very new and there are some very good folk on here
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17 Aug 2011   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i found this that may help? "You cannot start Windows Recovery Environment after you start a computer by using the installation DVD that has been provided by the computer manufacturer"
>>> You cannot start Windows Recovery Environment after you start a computer by using the installation DVD that has been provided by the computer manufacturer
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17 Aug 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

Hi, thanks for the info. I saw this article but what it refers to is trying to boot into repair from the manufacturer DVD. Where I actually get the error is within windows itself going through the restore system image wizard. When I click restart I get the error. Also, I didn't install from a manufacturer DVD, it's an OEM Windows 7 home premium disk.
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17 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Anything in event viewer?
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17 Aug 2011   #8

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

Don't see anything in event viewer related.

Thanks for the help. I think I am going with acronis true image home 2011....i just saw it on newegg for $4.99 after rebate! Unfortunately I can't trust the windows backup. It has always been reliable on my htpc, I don't know why it's not on my desktop.
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17 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Funny, many in the forums said Windows Backup & Restore, though limited, works reliably.

Personally, I use TI2011. Even though it's becoming more bloated, backup/restore has always worked flawlessly via the boot cd. If you can get it for so cheap, why not.
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18 Aug 2011   #10

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I should actually correct myself. I am a little concerned only because of this error message, BUT, it is possible to boot into recovery using the Windows 7 install disk and do a restore (which I did and it works). For whatever reason, I get this error if I try to initiate the process through windows. So I wouldn't say the backup in itself is unreliable. Just seems like there is a bug (possibly) in the process in windows.
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