Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System recovery options searching for windows installation not working

14 May 2012   #1
farseeker

Windows 7
 
 
System recovery options searching for windows installation not working

Long story short:
1)Watch yahoo video..freezes with sound from yahoo video
2)bsod
2.2) start up windows normally only shows windows starting and hangs there no animation
2.3) only startup repair is available and running but ran it for 2 days and still searching for probs
3)f8 optionS don't work
4) change boot to cd/dvd(burned the iso windows 7 home premium 64bit to my dvd disc)
5)set settings
6)repair your computer
7)system recovery options searching for windows installations has been running
for 30mins...waiting till 1hr
8) i want to stop it but can't...can i switch my pc off using the power button?
9) now what?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 May 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes. You can switch off.

Are you saying that you can not boot to safe mode?

BOOT TO SAFE MODE
Power down your computer.
Power up your computer.
IMMEDIATELY—Start tapping the SPACEBAR
When the Windows Boot Manager screen appears,
Press the F8 key
The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.
Using the down arrow key, highlight Safe Mode
Press the ENTER key.

In shorthand,
PowerUp | Spacebar until Windows Boot Manager
| F8 | Safe Mode | ENTER

=================================================
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #3
farseeker

Windows 7
 
 

to:karlsnooks

thx for this idea but..do i need the dvd on the drive or? cuz im still choosing the option repair your computer..and now system recovery options searching for windows installation..dont know how long it will take
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 May 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Follow the procedure.

Did you manage to boot into Safe Mode? Yes/No.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #5
farseeker

Windows 7
 
 

oops forgot to mention..yeah i have...i see safe mode on all four corners of the screen and microsoft(r) windows(r) build 7600...and running the system recovery options with searchin for windows installations
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

It's evident that you have a windows installation since you manage to boot into safe mode.

Now,

carry out following, which will help point me in the direction of the problem and the solution:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
========================================
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #7
farseeker

Windows 7
 
 

woah wait i did the procedure with the cd that is why safe mode is working..it is not working if i didnt put the windows 7 dvd inside...and how am i suppose to install ccleaner if i cant even access the desktop screen?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

whoa.

did my instructions say anything about a cd/dvd? No.

Now go back and try it without using a cd/dvd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #9
farseeker

Windows 7
 
 

i've already mentioned it doesnt work....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good. Then do it again.

Use the procedure I gave, without a cd/dvd.

You notice the procedure is testing whether you can boot into Safe Mode.

The procedure is not testing anything more than that.

In case you can not boot into Safe Mode using that procedure, then:
What error messages appeared?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System recovery options searching for windows installation not working




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
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...
General Discussion
INF file needed for Windows 7 System Recovery Options to see HDD.
Hi, My laptop has been acting up and I want to do a system repair. I've gotten several BSODs which lead to the operating system not being found. I ran a virus scan before the latter and nothing was found. I can get to the recovery options via my usb stick, but when I get there the operating system...
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 cannot boot System Recovery Options
Hello. I have a Toshiba laptop in which I installed my copy of Windows 7. Recently, it has not been able to boot: it just restarts when trying to. I tried the typical things: booting to safe mode, etc. but they all do the same. So I tried to sin the System Recovery Options, first from the Advanced...
Performance & Maintenance
System recovery options screen stals, cant select options
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...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 Won't Start-Up (SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS)
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...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 always boots into System Recovery Options
Hi, Recently I activated Windows 7 installation. After restart, I was getting the message "BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart". I downloaded the Windows Recovery iso from Neosmart site and burned it onto a CD. I booted off the CD and some how came to the mini explorer...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App