Here I will be talking about how to boot to the “System Recovery Options” in windows 7.

From there you can do Startup Repair, System Restore, Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic, or Open a command Prompt window.

This “System recovery options” contains 5 tools, these are:

Startup Repair: It will automatically fix problems that are preventing Windows from starting.

System Restore: It Restores windows to an earlier point in time.

System Image Recovery:Recovers your computer using a system image you created earlier.

Windows Memory Diagnostic: Checks your computer for hardware errors.

Command Prompt: Opens a command prompt window. 

So, there are two ways to go to the “System Recovery options” screens:

1: Using windows 7 installation disk or repair disk

2: Using OEM Recovery partition

1: Using windows 7 installation disk or repair disk

Insert Windows 7 installation disk into DVD drive.

2) Now Restart the computer

(skip step 3 -7 if CD or DVD drive listed first in the boot order in BIOS) 

3) Press F2 to go to the BIOS 

4) Navigate to Boot tab

5) Change the Boot Option 1 Priority to CD or DVD drive

6) Save & Exit

7) Your Computer will restart

8) Press any key to boot from CD or DVD… (See the Image below)

9) Now “Install Windows” screen will open

10) Click on Repair your computer. (See the Image below)

11) Select the first option (which says “Use recovery tools that can help fix.. “, and click on      Next

12)  Select the operating system you want to restore and then click Next.

13) Now the “System Recovery Options” window will open.

 That’s it.

2: Using OEM Recovery partition

1) Restart windows

2) Press and keep tapping F8 until you see a screen like below image.


3) Select Repair your Computer

4) Select keyboard input method 

system-recovery-options5) click  “Next”

6) Select Username and click on “OK”

Note: If you want to access Command Prompt as well, log on using an administrator account. Select User and type administrator password, and then click on “OK”.

system-recovery-options 7) Now the window “System Recovery Options” will open


That’s it.

[How to] Go to the “System Recovery Options” screen in windows 7
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