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: Error - Windows cannot restart into recovery environment

27 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 64 bit


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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #12

windows 7 home premium sp1

Try downloading and burning an iso of the install image (perfectly legal according to the article since you need your key to use it). Then boot into the install and choose repair, then restore a system image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2015   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Run cmd as administrator and use this command reagentc /enable

that will enable Windows Recovery Environment
If you want to disable Windows RE use reagentc /disable
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Error - Windows cannot restart into recovery environment

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No OS available in Windows Recovery Environment
Last week I installed an optional windows update. I restarted, and after getting through the BIOS screens, it wouldn't do anything. I checked my monitors, but nothing was showing up. After a few minutes I rebooted, but this time it took to the Windows Recovery Environment. When I'm in the first...
Backup and Restore
Windows Error Recovery Loop, BSoD after Disable Automatic Restart
Hi everyone, Newbie here so hope I posted this in the right section. I am not able to boot up my laptop at all so I cannot do the DM Log Collector, sorry! I own an ASUS R500A laptop that seemed to have crashed for no reason yesterday. I was using it, went afk for a few hours, came back and...
BSOD Help and Support
Stuck at windows logon / recovery environment
Hi, I hope you guys can help... the other day I was reinstalling windows 7 when a power blackout happened ... the process was just starting, I mean really.. I literally clicked install windows and after like 5-10 seconds the power went out ... ok so after that I turn on the computer and I find out...
General Discussion
How to restore Windows 7 Recovery Environment
Hi everyone, Today when I switched on my computer, mysteriously, a Windows 8-esque recovery menu popped up, those with huge buttons and Metro-fied, although my computer is running Windows 7. I decided to try it again, pressing F8 during startup and choosing 'Repair your computer' to trigger the...
Backup and Restore
How do I use a Toshiba Windows Recovery Environment CD?. Help please
Hi, I am recovering right now a Toshiba Laptop C655-55503 Windows 7 using 4 Recovery CDs that comes with. I am just running the 4th recovery CD to finish but, with the CD´s is coming also a 5th CD named “Toshiba C655-55503 Windows Recovery Entironment”. My question is, how do I have use this...
Installation & Setup

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 21:43.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App