The fact that almost all known modifications of Windows are in a certain sense extremely unstable in their work is known to everyone. The worst option is the impossibility of starting the system when a window with the System Recovery Options parameters appears on the screen, and the boot process at this moment hangs tight, prompting the user to make some decision on how to restore the OS to work. Let's try to figure out how to restore the working capacity of Windows using such system tools.

System Recovery Options: what to do when a window appears with an error loading the system?

The very first and correct solution will be to use the additional dialogue of the same name, which appears after the main window with the OS recovery options when one of the menu items is activated. But do not hurry! It is possible that the failure was short-lived and so far it is possible not to resort to drastic measures.

To get started, just try to force the computer to restart. If the situation is not corrected, and Windows will return to the window with System Recovery Options recovery options, restart the terminal or laptop again, then immediately after the start screen disappears, press the F8 key and bring up an additional menu.


It is best to use either the download of the last known good configuration, or try to start in safe mode, and then apply the rollback tools already in the loaded system, which are located in the “Control Panel”. This solution is applicable only for systems of the seventh version and below.

In the case of the "eight" and "ten," in which the call to this menu by pressing F8 is disabled, you will have to boot from the removable drive with the distribution. If the system starts in Safe Mode, you can use additional boot options or restart with the Shift key held down.

System Recovery Options in Windows 7: Startup Recovery Methods

But it can be assumed that automatic recovery did not work, or a safe start was also unsuccessful.

In the settings of the boot menu, you need to go to the troubleshooting item, and then from the System Recovery Options options box, select the recovery boot. If the system components or hard disk partition on which space is reserved for storing recovery points and healthy images are not damaged, this may work.

If this does not help, instead of restoring the launch, select System Restore from the System Recovery Options menu, then manually expand the list with all available rollback points and confirm the use of one of them.

Almost similar actions can be performed when selecting a restore point from a backup. If it was created automatically, or at some point you created it yourself, it can give the desired result.

Note: if the above-described actions do not give a result when stationary loading, use the bootable drive with the distribution kit or the LiveCD environment, select the recovery point at the start, and then use one of the suggested methods. By the way, just starting from bootable media is the best option for any action in this situation.

Command console toolkit

Now suppose the worst - none of the proposed methods allowed restoring the system. In such a situation, the most appropriate solution would be to use the command console toolkit, which can be launched from the main System Recovery Options menu. If the problem is the damage to the bootloader, you can restore its functioning using the special tool Bootrec.exe. Enter this command in the console, and then enter the space separated

/fixmbr

After that, enter the main command again, and after it also adds a space separated

/fixboot

In theory, after performing these two commands, the system will come to life. If this does not help either, call the command console again and perform a complete rewriting of the loader in it, entering the / rebuildbcd attribute after the main command (for entering all three commands, the presence of a right slash is mandatory). After performing a restart in a running OS or even if it does not boot again, perform a check and repair of the system components using the command

sfc /scannow

Features of Windows 10

The tenth modification turned out to be extremely successful in the sense that it is not necessary to restore it using the methods described above.

If the damage has reached a critical threshold, but the OS itself can boot using a safe start, the easiest way is to perform a full reset to the initial state using the appropriate tool in the recovery section of the options menu.

But to ensure that neither the installed programs, nor your user files are destroyed during the rollback process, in the running system, connect the distribution media or mount the image into a virtual drive (double click on the file), and then launch the installer manually (Setup file .exe at the root of the disk), then at the stage of selecting the installation option, check the box to save the required data.

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