Repair Windows 7 Using Startup Repair Tool

Windows 7 comes pre-installed with some amazing tools and features that allow you to always keep the system protected. Well, if you have been experiencing issues with your operating system while booting or any other errors, it is a clear indication that you may need to repair the Windows 7 operating system as a priority.

This can be done very easily by following some steps leading to a System Repair in the Recovery options menu. It will allow you to fix all your issues and corrupted files on your system that you may have been experiencing for too long. But for your information, the Windows Startup repair tool does not fix any error or damage to your hardware. You may have to try out other methods for that purpose.

Let us get on to it right away.

Step for Windows 7 Repair using Startup Repair Tool

The steps mentioned below include the use of the Windows 7 installation disc and also how you can repair Windows 7 without cd. So, you can choose either of the methods. If you have the disk we would recommend to use it so that everything goes out smoothly and have a 100% chance that all the files are fixed or simply go for the other method.

Method 1: Using Installation CD/DVD

Here are on “How to repair Windows 7 with CD” that will require an installation CD/DVD to repair Windows 7 and the corrupted files if any.

  1. Insert the CD to Boot Windows 7 system. And restart your PC or laptop that needs repair. Now you will be asked to “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..”. Make sure to press a key while the message is displayed or the system will automatically boot from the hardware in your system and you will perform the whole booting process from CD again.

Windows 7 repair

  1. Next, wait for the system to load the files from the CD and restart the system for you to carry with the Windows 7 repair process.

Windows System repair

  1. You need to choose the language that you wish to continue with. Press Next to continue.

Windows 7 Repair tool

  1. Here, click on “Repair your computer” options on the bottom left corner. This will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options which contains several useful diagnostic and repair tools, one of which is Startup Repair. (Do not click on Install Now)

Repair Your Computer

  1. Now, wait for the system to search for the Installation file to Windows 7.
  2. Select the Windows 7 options from the list to perform the Startup Repair. Click on Next.

Choose your Operating System

  1. You now have the System Recovery Options menu. Click on the Startup Repair option to continue.

System Recovery options

  1. This process will take some time, and you need not cancel or press anything till then. It will repair all the issues and files on your system.

System Repair checking for problems

  1. Simply click on Finish to restart your PC.

Restart your computer

Your system will now begin to restart and hopefully, all your files and corrupted data has been fixed. If not, you can try out other system recovery options as well where you can perform System Restore and System Image Recovery.

Method 2: Without Using Installation CD/DVD

Many a time, users do not have a copy of the Windows 7 Installation CD. In such a case you can still repair your system by following the steps below.

  1. Firstly, restart your system. Press F8 repeatedly unless the Advanced Boot Options opens up.
  2. Select Repair Your Computer, and press Enter.

Advanced Boot Options

  1. Wait till Windows is loading files and booting your system.

Windows System repair

  1. Select the language and Enter the Password. Click OK.

Fill in necessary details- Windows 7 repair

  1. You now have the System Recovery Options menu. Click on the Startup Repair option to continue.

Repair Windows 7- Startup Repair

  1. This process will take some time, and you need not cancel or press anything till then. It will repair all the issues and files on your system.
  2. Simply click on Finish to restart your PC.

Well, the end process is pretty much the same as that we have mentioned in the process with the Installation CD. If you are still experiencing errors with your system, you can try out some other options as well to repair windows 7 such as System Restore that will only be good if you have all your files backed up. So make sure no matter whatever is wrong with your system, always have a backup of all your data. You can even try out the Windows Memory Diagnostic that will check your system for memory hardware errors.

How to Repair Windows 7 in command prompt

So, there is another method that you can try to repair Windows 7 using the Command Prompt. Well, it does require an installation disc and the process continues as we have done similar to as above. Mainly, this particular process is meant to solve the booting and startup problems on your system.

  1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then Restart your computer.
  2. Hold down the Option key till all available disks are displayed and select DVD. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then 
  4. press, Next.
  5. Click Repair your computer.
  6. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  8. Type these commands.How to repair windows 7 using command prompt

“Bootrec.exe /FixMbr”, press ENTER

“Bootrec.exe /FixBoot”, press ENTER

“Bootrec.exe /ScanOS”, press ENTER

“Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd”, press ENTER

  1. Restart your computer.

This is a process that will help you to repair Windows 7 using Command Prompt and in the process will also repair the Master Boot Record. If you had any issues with your system while booting up or starting up, this will surely solve the issue and fix errors.


Each version of the Windows Operating system follows a similar process. The only difference is that they have multiple other options in between. But the process for repair leads to using System Recovery options and then selecting what needs to be fixed and how.

Users still use Windows 7 operating system since it has always been the most stable version. Working with this has always been the best case ever. Windows 10 or 8 has many disadvantages as compared and thus repairing Windows 7 system is essential.

If you are looking to install Windows 7 using product keys, check it out here.

Also, you may encounter multiple queries while working on this issue and the methods involved. Feel free to leave a  comment below and let us know if it worked for you.

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