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Windows 7: Windows 7 Won't Start-Up (SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS)

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
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 want to re-install it again and again...

what can I do to no get the System recovery options screen. My computer is a Gateway.

this is what the System Recovery Options screen says:

1. Select language
2. Select an [COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]operating [COLOR=#0072bc !important]system[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]

to repair and click Next. (I clicked Windows 7)
3. Password
4. (Then the screen) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS which includes the options of doing Startup Repair, System Restore, Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, [COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]Command [COLOR=#0072bc !important]Prompt[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], Recovery Manager.

please Help me, I've done it 3 times and it doesn't work. and I'm getting tired of re-installing.

Thanks so much!

-Brian G.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2009   #2


The boot loader is messed up, hence the message. Did you do an upgrade installation, or did you do a "custom" install and format the drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP


Yes, boot from the DVD and clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7

Hi, OMG I have a identic problem in
The problem are very hard to solve.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Windows 7 won't restart (System Recovery Options)

I have the same issue Window 7 won't start and System Recovery options will not repair issue. I have searched everywhere to find an answer. I have found many people reporting the same type of issue and no real solutions offered.
I have reloaded Windows 7 for the 4th time. Each time the problem occurs it seems to be related to System updates. The first time it happened as the system applied something like 64 updates after initial install. I decided to turn off automatic update and this allowed the machine to survive and operate for several days until I tried to update a driver and it would not start again after the required reboot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start menu.

Here are other troubleshooting steps to get started on: Computer lags every couple seconds
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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