msconfig Boot tab has Windows Recovery entry RRS feed

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  • Using VISTA Ultimate, fully updated. After problems starting up VISTA, ran Repair Your Computer from the VISTA installation disc, and ran Startup Repair procedures a number of times. Had two faulty startups after finally getting a normal startup, and a normal startup as this sequence is normal. Ran the msconfig and found on the boot tab the following 2 entries, in the order they appear:

    Windows Recovery Environment (D:\Windows)

    Windows Vista (C;\Windows): Current OS; Default OS

    Could the Windows RE entry in the boot sequence be the problem for the two recent startup failures after normal startup?

    How did that Windows RE entry get there as other users say that it is not in their configuration?

    Can I delete that Windows RE entry without suffering adverse effects?

    Your help will be appreciated. Thank you.

    Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:01 AM


  • Hi,

    It seems certain settings during the startup repair created Windows RE on Partition D which is a good thing.

    This is so that you can boot into Windows RE even if your OS partition becomes corrupt or inaccessible for any reason. This helps maximize the chances that you would be able to boot into Windows RE when your main Windows installation is in trouble.

    It is not suggested to delete this entry. You can simple set the second entry to default so that it make no difference when Windows start normally.

    Please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winre/archive/2007/01/12/how-to-install-winre-on-the-hard-disk.aspx


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    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:18 AM

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