How to Disable Startup Repair Windows 7 in Simple Steps [2023]

Melissa Lee updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction


"We have a number of machines scattered around at our clients. The staff habitually unplug the machines causing them to enter Startup Repair mode. When this happens, we need to go on-site to cancel the wizard and reboot the machines.

Is there a way to permanently disable Startup Repair and allow the machine to boot normally?"

----From Server Fault

Steps to Disable Startup Repair Windows 7

Sometimes, when you start Windows 7 computer, you will see a screen saying "Windows Error Recovery. Windows failed to start". Also, it offers the solution to start Startup Repair in the boot menu.

Here are two options, you can launch Startup Repair or start Windows normally. You can choose the second option to start Windows normally but it's a bit annoying to choose the option every time manually. Therefore, it's better to disable Startup Repair on Windows 7.

Disable Startup Repair Windows 7

Here's how to disable the Startup Repair suggestion in Windows 7:

Step 1. On your Windows computer, switch to the "Start" screen by pressing the "Win" key on your keyboard.

Step 2. Type "cmd.exe" on the "Start" screen and the search results will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

Step 3. Then you need to do one of the following:

  • Press "CTRL+SHIFT+Enter" on your keyboard.
  • Right-click the cmd.exe file in the search results and select "Run" as administrator.

Step 4. In the next window, enter bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures. Then, Startup Repair on Windows 7 will be disabled.

Undisable Startup Repair Windows 7

If you want to undo the disable operation for some reason, you may try the tutorial below.

Step 1. Go to the "Start" screen by pressing the "Win" key on your keyboard, and type "cmd.exe" to wake up the search results.

Step 2. Press "CTRL+SHIFT+Enter" on your keyboard. Or, right-click the cmd.exe file in the search results and select "Run" as administrator.

Step 3. In the next window, enter bcdedit /deletevalue {current} bootstatuspolicy. Then, the disable operation will be canceled.

Undisable Startup Repair Windows 7

Bonus tip. Back up Data to Avoid Data Loss

As the questioner said at the beginning of this article, there are always human errors included in the issues related to computer technical problems. Therefore, to make your data safe, it's better to back up all data to a USB or a data backup program that can be logged in on another computer.

However, if you use a USB to back up data, you will always do it manually. Therefore, here we give you the data-backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup.

With this program, you can back up an entire hard drive of Windows 10 and other Windows versions, back up selected disk partitions, or create a free system backup image. Most importantly, you can do it manually or schedule a backup task to save your data automatically.

Here are more features of EaseUS Todo Backup:

  • Back up over 1000+ types of files
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  • Create a schedule to backup user files

Now, you may download this backup tool from the button below and start backing up your data as follows.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer, and click Create Backup on the home screen and then hit the big question mark to select backup contents.

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Step 2. To back up your Windows operating system, click "OS" to begin the backup task.

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Step 3. Your Windows operating system information and all system related files and partitions will be automatically selected so you don't need to do any manual selection at this step. Next, you'll need to choose a location to save the system image backup by clicking the illustrated area.

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Step 4. The backup location can be another local drive on your computer, an external hard drive, network, cloud or NAS. Generally, we recommend you use an external physical drive or cloud to preserve the system backup files. 

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Step 5. Customiztion settings like enabling an automatic backup schedule in daily, weekly, monthly, or upon an event, and making a differential and incremental backup are available in the Options button if you're interested. Click "Backup Now", and the Windows system backup process will begin. The completed backup task will display on the left side in a card style.

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How to Disable Startup Repair Windows 7 FAQs

Read the frequently asked questions and their answers we collected for you. See if they can solve your problems.

1. How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Repair at Startup?

You may do it by following the steps below:

  1. 1. Open the "Command Prompt" as administrator and run the bcdedit command.
  2. 2. Execute this command: bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no.

2. Can I stop Windows Startup Repair?

Yes, you can disable it by typing bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No in "Command Prompt", press "Enter" and restart your PC.

3. How do I exit Windows repair mode?

All you need to do is to click on "Advanced Options" > Click on "Command Prompt" In the command prompt window and type bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No > Hit "Enter" > Type "exit" and press "Enter".

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to multimedia tools including screen recording, video editing, and PDF file conversion. Also, she's starting to write blogs about data security, including articles about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, etc.

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