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Windows 7: Disable Windows Startup Repair as Default Option

27 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Disable Windows Startup Repair as Default Option

Yes, I searched but I admit I am too lazy to look at my boot files and see if I can figure this out myself. I did try tons of different google queries and sevenforums queries though.

My PC, EVERY time I cold boot, I get a blue screen on or before the Starting Windows screen. I have taken a wild guess that this is my video card or my mainboard because I remember seeing an "nv" in one of the errors a long time ago and I have dual 9600 vid cards and an NForce mainboard. This has happened since the PC was brand new, running Vista 64, but I never cared because after letting the box literally warm up, I can boot and reboot fine and everything. I am totally OK with this problem even though I have tried to fix it unsuccessfully without putting too much effort into it because I don't want to work on this all day ever as long as I can boot. It's cool. That has very little to do with my question though, but I am just presenting it as the cause, but I require any suggestions on fixing it the bluescreen. Its part of my life now, and I would probably feel weird without it at this point. Anyway... Done.

The actual problem is that i usually turn the PC on, walk away, come back in a few min to a bluescreen and then reboot, walk away again adn and Vista would come right up and be ready when I got back.

Windows 7, after a failed boot, will kindly and with the best intentions assume that i want to fix that problem and will select Windows Startup Repair as the default boot option. I need to physically wait for this prompt and pick Start Normally. If I don't my PC is yelling at me for trying to cancel Windows Startup Repair because I know it can't find the solution to my problem, nor do I require it to fix that problem. I often forget to wait for this prompt and it slows down my normal workflow and cuts into my routine.

How can I select Start Normally as the default option after a failed boot? If I need to run Startup Repair, i will most likely make myself available to select it from the prompt. I don't see anything in Startup options and haven't had to manually configure a boot option via text file since Windows 98 so I'm not even 100% sure where to begin where to look. Thanks for listening to my rant if you're still reading.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2009   #2

Zen6/Win7
 
 

have you tried disabling the automatic reboot option? iirc it should be in the menu after you hit f8 at boot. i'm not sure if this will help with your problem but it may give you the options page if you reboot manualy after the crash.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, I actually always have that disabled. Nothing worse than not being able to see a blue screen that you actually want to. Thanks for the suggestion though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I've been searching for this all day. I finally found the answer.

At the Command prompt enter the following:

bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

This will disable Startup Repair from automatically booting when there is a problem.

However, BEWARE.....

You'll have to get back into Windows as and Admin to re-enable it... just change the No to Yes.



Buster
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by busterh View Post
I've been searching for this all day. I finally found the answer.

At the Command prompt enter the following:

bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

This will disable Startup Repair from automatically booting when there is a problem.

However, BEWARE.....

You'll have to get back into Windows as and Admin to re-enable it... just change the No to Yes.



Buster
Good man for coming back to let people know how you fixed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7 Premium
 
 

did u make ur own pc? if so,did u use cables that weren't new(or for that matter,new ones can be faulty)I had a similar problem,and it took me ages to find out it was a hairline split on the hd cable.I don't know how u can leave it like that,it may get worse and end up busting something and not starting up at all.Have u verified ur installation disc aswell?Just a couple of things i would try.Might be worth ur while contacting support for your motherboard or checking if ur bios is current.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Hi..

Not sure what you're really asking me, but I do have an even cleaner solution:

In testing, we found that the command did not work properly with Windows 7 RTM....

But, through some pretty extensive testing today, we did figure out that it is still a bcdedit issue.

Here's how to do it, PROPERLY:

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

You can crash as often as you like and you will not be prompted for the Startup Repair.

To restore things to normal, simply issue the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy displayallfailures

Again, either UAC must be turned off or you must run CMD as an Admin....

Boy, this was a tough one to crack! I'm getting too old for this!

Oh, and a bonus....this should work on all versions of Vista and Windows 7....Our tests were on Windows 7 32bit RTM.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2010   #8

Win7
 
 

when I type bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No it says, "bcedit is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

I know this is an old thread but it was just what I was looking for. I tried it and it works great, thanks so much for spending all that time digging this option out for all.

Please tell me, in a hypothetical worse case scenario, the OS will not boot at all, will I at least be given the opportunity to enter the displayallfailures command in a dos window?

Thanks and all the best,
Selvan


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by busterh View Post
Hi..

Not sure what you're really asking me, but I do have an even cleaner solution:

In testing, we found that the command did not work properly with Windows 7 RTM....

But, through some pretty extensive testing today, we did figure out that it is still a bcdedit issue.

Here's how to do it, PROPERLY:

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

You can crash as often as you like and you will not be prompted for the Startup Repair.

To restore things to normal, simply issue the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy displayallfailures

Again, either UAC must be turned off or you must run CMD as an Admin....

Boy, this was a tough one to crack! I'm getting too old for this!

Oh, and a bonus....this should work on all versions of Vista and Windows 7....Our tests were on Windows 7 32bit RTM.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

anyone?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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