How to Run Startup Repair to Fix Boot Issues
One nice feature about Windows 7 is Startup Repair which would resolve most if the boot issues caused by software issue like corrupted MBR, Bootrec etc. In this guide I’ll walk you through and to run Startup Repair to fix boot issues on Windows 7.
Insert the Windows 7 Installation or Repair disk into your drive and reboot the System if you don’t have the Repair disk you could download it from Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files. Make sure you have change the BIOS boot order so the CD or DVD drive is listed first.
Then you’ll be prompted to "Press any key to boot from disk" so go ahead and press Enter
Then it will give you language selection option click Next
Then you’ll find and option to "Repair your Computer"
Then you’ll be prompted to Select the Operating System i.e. Windows 7, select that and click Next
Note: Some occasions you’ll not find any operating system listed. Don’t panic just click Next
Now click on "Startup Repair"
The repair process might take few minutes and system might restart in between, at the end it would say it if successfully repair or did the repair fail.
Either way try to reboot the System and see if your issue is resolved. Because sometimes even it says it did not find any problem the issue might be resolved.
Note: Some cases we might need to run the Startup Repair more than 3 times to resolve boot issues.
Update: Sometime corrupted Registry Hives can cause problems. Follow this article in that case How to Restore Registry Hives on Windows 7
Update : Video Tutorial added