Disable Launch Startup Repair recommendation in Windows 7

Sometimes, when Windows 7 starts, it shows a screen "Windows Error Recovery. Windows Failed to start" and offers to Launch Startup Repair in the boot menu. In many cases, it can be just ignored and you can continue normal startup. But it can be very annoying to choose the option to Start Windows Normally since by default, Launch Startup Repair is selected. Here is how you can disable the Launch Startup Repair recommendation in Windows 7.

windows-7-launch-recovery The Launch Startup Repair recommendation appears in many cases. Damaged BCD settings or boot partition, unexpected reboot or shutdown can cause it. For example, I have a VM with Windows 7 which I never shut down properly, instead I turn off its "power" from the VirtualBox user interface. This fits my scenario and I do not want to see the Launch Startup Repair recommendation.
Here is how it can be disabled.

Disable Launch Startup Repair recommendation in Windows 7

  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Type the following:
    bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

windows-7-disable-launch-recovery You are done. This will disable the Launch Startup Repair recommendation in Windows 7.
To undo this change, do the following:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Type the following:
    bcdedit /deletevalue {current} bootstatuspolicy

windows-7-enable-launch-recovery

That's it.

4 thoughts on “Disable Launch Startup Repair recommendation in Windows 7

  1. Alicia

    i love u

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  2. JimmyDee

    The most logical implementation of this wouldn’t disable it outright, but would just change it so it is no longer default. I work in an office of around 40 users, most of which don’t understand English. Every time this comes up, they don’t know what to do, so they just wait out the timer. Then, about 5 or ten minutes later, they call me and tell me their computer is broken. I have to stop what I am doing, go down, see what they are doing, reboot the machine, ensure that it works fine (99% of the time it does) and explain to them what it means (which they immediately forget). All told, it takes around 15 minutes out of my day. Annoying, but worse, it can happen 2-3 times per month sometimes (not every month thankfully).

    If we could find a way to just change it to not be default, I would be happy to include it in my “computer build” process.

    There are rare legitimate uses for it though…

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  3. Makmesh

    Thanks, that was really helpfull

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

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