What is Windows StartUp Repair? How To Use It?

What is Windows StartUp Repair? How To Use It?

As a computer user, you may be facing problem of Windows StartUp at least once in a while and your screen displays the “BOOTMGR is missing” error on startup process and your Windows goes into a blue screen or system restarts automatically on its startup process.

These types of problems that are fixed by using the Windows Utility Tool called Windows StartUp Repair.

Windows StartUp Repair- What is it and How to use it?

This Windows Recovery Utility tool named differently according to the Windows version:

>Startup repair: Windows 7 and vista

>Automatic Repair: Windows 8 and 8.1

>Reset: Windows 10

WIndows StartUp Repair Tool tries to repair computers automatically that are unbootable because of few reasons. It repairs your PC when something prevents your Windows from starting or putting in technical terms it restores boot volume files when your operating system is having difficulty in booting itself.

What are the problems that “StartUp Repair” can fix?

Startup repair is very effective and useful tool. It can repair certain issues, some of these are mentioned below:

>Registry becomes corrupted.

>There are damaged system and driver files.

>Your Boot configuration data is corrupt.

>Drivers are incompatible or you are facing installation issues.

>Disk metadata corruption (MBR, partition table and boot sector).

>Can detect bad memory and Hard disk.

What are the problems that “StartUp Repair” cannot repair?

With Windows StartUp Repair we can only fix some issues. For the issues it cannot fix, it displays a message – StartUp Repair cannot repair this computer automatically or automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC.

This tool cannot repair hardware failures, such as har disks failure or incompatible memory. Startup repair tool cannot help you recover any files (Photos or documents).

The Windows automatic repair tool cannot repair unbootable systems caused by any of the following problems:

>Malfunctioning firmware and other hardware components.

>Windows login errors.

>Viruses and malicious software.

>Problem with Windows installation or Windows upgrades.

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How to use StartUp Repair?

You can access the Windows StartUp repair tool from the built-in Windows recovery or a Windows installation disc.

I will tell you the three approaches to access Windows StartUp Repair.

Launch StartUp Repair from The Windows Boot Menu

windows startup repair

In windows 8 and 10 you will see the advanced boot options menu. You can access StartUp Repair tool by clicking Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > StartUp Repair on this menu.

Windows will ask you for password and try to repair your system.

In Windows 7 you will see the Windows Error Recovery screen if Windows cannot boot properly. Select “Launch StartUp Repair (Recommended)” option. Windows will try to find and fix issues that prevent your PC from booting.

If Windows 7 won’t boot properly and doesn’t you the Recovery Screen, you can do it manually. First, completely turn off your computer. Then, turn it on and keep pressing the F8 key as it boots. You will see the Advanced Boot option screen, which is where you would launch Safe Mode. Select “Repair Your Computer” and run startup repair.

Launch Startup Repair from a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc

If your Windows is not booting properly and does not allow you to use the StartUp repair tool at boot, you can start StartUp repair from a recovery drive or system repair disc.

If you have not created a recovery drive, you can do it from another PC running the same version of Windows and use it to solve problem.

Only Windows 7 lets you create a recovery disc by burning a CD or DVD. Windows 8 and 10 allow you to create a USB recovery drive or burn a recovery disc as per your preference.

After creating the recovery drive, insert it into the computer that is not booting properly and boot from the USB drive or disc. You will have to choose an installed version of Windows. Select “Startup Repair” to run the repair operation.

Launch Startup Repair from Windows Installation Media

You can run Startup Repair also from a Windows installation disc or USB drive.

If you don’t have Windows installation media, you can download a Windows 7,8 or 10 and copy it to a USB drive or burn it to disc.

Make sure that you use the media that matches the version of Windows you are trying to recover. For example, you will use a Windows 8 installation media for a Windows 8 PC.

Insert the USB drive or a disc into the system that is having StartUp/booting problem and boot from the device.

Final Thoughts

The StartUp Repair is very effective and useful utility provided by Windows. However, this tool cannot solve every problem as discussed earlier.

I hope you found these tips useful.

Also Read: How to remove junk files from Windows 10?


shubham sawant

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