Repair your computer option missing from Advanced Boot Options. How to fix?

By Twinfire ยท 4 replies
Jan 23, 2016
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  1. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen of Techspot.

    I have a minor issue with my Windows 7 SP1, I am trying to test a recovery image on my pc but upon pressing F8 I see no option to "Repair your computer". Else where on the internets people have tried bcdedit to fix the issue, fixing the mbr and repairing the recovery drive in the reserved portion of the hdd.

    If I were a tech legend I would attempt these fixes, alas I am not.

    The report from bcdedit/enum all

    C:\windows\system32>bcdedit/enum all

    Windows Boot Manager
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device boot
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-us
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {7a82d5b2-7634-11e1-8e2d-bce9bfac6809}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30
    noerrordisplay No
    custom:26000025 Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    identifier {current}
    device locate=\windows\{a730f857-fd0b-40f7-beef-08a9f1b54420}
    path \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows
    locale en-us
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    nointegritychecks Yes
    custom:17000077 352321653
    osdevice locate=\windows\{a730f857-fd0b-40f7-beef-08a9f1b54420}
    systemroot \windows
    custom:22000005 \windows\{a730f857-fd0b-40f7-beef-08a9f1b54420}
    resumeobject {7a82d5b2-7634-11e1-8e2d-bce9bfac6809}
    nx OptIn
    pae Default
    driverloadfailurepolicy UseErrorControl
    custom:250000c2 1
    detecthal Yes
    nocrashautoreboot Yes
    uselegacyapicmode Yes

    Resume from Hibernate
    identifier {7a82d5b2-7634-11e1-8e2d-bce9bfac6809}
    device locate=unknown
    path \windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale en-us
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    custom:17000077 352321653
    filedevice partition=C:
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    custom:25000008 1
    pae Yes
    debugoptionenabled No

    Windows Memory Tester
    identifier {memdiag}
    device unknown
    path \boot\memtest.exe
    description Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale en-us
    inherit {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess Yes
    custom:17000077 352321653

    EMS Settings
    identifier {emssettings}
    bootems No

    Debugger Settings
    identifier {dbgsettings}
    debugtype Serial
    debugport 1
    baudrate 115200

    RAM Defects
    identifier {badmemory}

    Global Settings
    identifier {globalsettings}
    inherit {dbgsettings}

    Boot Loader Settings
    identifier {bootloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}

    Hypervisor Settings
    identifier {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype Serial
    hypervisordebugport 1
    hypervisorbaudrate 115200

    Resume Loader Settings
    identifier {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}


    System Specs:

    Gigabyte P55-UD3 rev1.0
    Intel Core i5 750 @ 3.00GHz
    4gb of 1333MHz kingston ram
    GTX 570 gpu
    1tb samsung hdd
    aywun 600w psu

    Any help here much appreciated
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,016   +658

  3. Twinfire

    Twinfire TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Hello Cycloid Torus and thank you for the links.

    The link shows the F8 menu and what should be on there for a windows 7. My F8 menu does not have the Repair your computer option. Not sure if this option was removed by malware/virus or it simply never existed on my system.

    This particular machine I had put together for me some 7 years ago, it initially had Vista on it then I upgraded to windows 7 and now I stare down the path of another windows OS upgrade. Not bad, one computer and three different versions of windows.

    You mentioned the recovery partition, upon opening Disk Management I see that there is 18.6MB used of 313MB "System Reserved" part of my hdd alongside my usual C:\\ drive. Not sure if this checks out for a recovery partition. I have read that certain files and folders have a set file size. If the files I have don't match with what should be there then there in lies a clue.

    A little more digging around the internets might yield and answer.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,016   +658

    Did you do a 'clean' install of Win7 (meaning the reserved could be recovery partition) or did you do an upgrade from Vista(?) with the use of the reserved partition being a recovery route to return to your old OS.

    My understanding is that Windows offers "repair" if it has it available - from a recovery partition or a system CD or a recovery disk - but if it doesn't have these things, it skips it.
  5. Twinfire

    Twinfire TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Hey Cycloid Torus

    Sorry for late reply

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation successful

    Extended configuration for the Recovery Environment

    Windows RE enabled: 1
    Windows RE staged: 0
    Setup enabled: 0
    Custom Recovery Tool: 0
    WinRE.WIM directory:
    Recovery Environment: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\6b
    BCD Id: 6b327c6c-0538-11df-b036-96a0ba2f6a3d
    Setup Files:
    Recovery Operation: 4
    Operation Parameter:
    Boot Key Scan Code 0x0
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation successful

    After applying this reagentc/enable my repair option is now present. Whether it works or not...

    Thanks for the help though


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