In this article, we will discuss 10 Ways to Run Windows 11 Recovery Environment. If windows 11 stops booting, the windows recovery environment starts automatically or manually to help fix the problems.
MS Windows 11 Recovery Environment is an operating system based on the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). The recovery environment includes various tools for restoring, resetting, and diagnosing MS Windows 11
MS Windows 11 recovery environment allows:
- Troubleshoot operating system boot issues.
- Configure MS Windows 11 boot options.
- Restore the operating system by using recovery checkpoints.
- Restore the operating system using a backup copy of the OS created by the standard means of MS Windows 11.
- Use the command prompt to troubleshoot problems in the MS Windows 11 operating system.
- Remove installed component updates, including reverting to the original MS Windows 10 OS after upgrading to MS Windows 11
- Automatically enter the UEFI settings after rebooting, etc.
How To Start Windows 11 Recovery Environment
- Using system parameters
- Using the Start menu
- Through the start context menu
- Using Ctrl+Alt+Del
- At the login stage
- Using the command line, PowerShell, or Windows Terminal (shutdown command)
- Using the command line (reagentc command)
- Using MS Windows 11 installation media
- Using MS Windows 11 recovery drive
- Automatically boot the recovery environment when failures are detected during operating system startup.
Method 1: Using System Parameters
- Open MS Windows 11 Settings (Win+I)
- Select System > Recovery
- Under Advanced Startup Options, click Restart Now
- In the pop-up warning window, click Restart now.
Method 2: Using the Start Menu
- Open Start menu
- Press the power button
- Hold down the Shift key, select Restart
Method 3: Through the Context Menu Start
- Right-click on the Start button (Win+X)
- Select Shut down or log off
- Hold down the Shift key and select Restart
Method 4: Using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Del
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
- Select power button
- Hold down the Shift key and select Restart
Method 5: At the Login Stage
Press and hold down the Shift button on the power button at the login stage and select Restart.
Method 6: Using the command line, PowerShell or Windows Terminal (shutdown command)
Use the Shutdown command to restart and shut down both the local and remote computers, and you can log off with this command.
The command-line options that apply in this example are:
- /r – restart the computer
- /o – go to the menu of additional boot options
- /f – force all running applications to terminate without warning the user
- /t – specify the timeout before restarting the computer
- Run Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Windows Terminal
- Enter command shutdown /r /o /f /t 00
Method 7: Using the Command Line (reagentc command)
To administer the Windows RECOVERY environment, use the reagentc command.
- /info – displays information about the configuration of the Windows RECOVERY environment and system reset
- /setreimage -specifies the location of the windows RE custom image
- /enable – enables Windows Recovery Environment
- /disable – disables the Windows Recovery Environment.
- /boottore – sets the Windows RECOVERY environment to start the next time the system starts.
- /setbootshelllink – adds an entry on the reset and restores the page to the boot menu.
- Run the command prompt as an administrator
- Enter command reagentc /boottore
- Restart your computer
Method 8: Using MS Windows 11 Installation Media
- Create installation media with MS Windows 11.
- Run installation of MS Windows 11 operating system.
- Press any key when Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. appears to boot from the installation media with MS Windows 11 operating system.
- Select language, time format, and keyboard input method.
- In the next window, click the System Restore button
Method 9: Using MS Windows 11 Recovery Disk
Stage 1. Creating a recovery disk using MS Windows 11
- Run the Recovery Disk tool
- In the search box of the Start window, type Recovery Drive
- On the Start menu, click All Applications > Windows Tools > Recovery Drive
- Since in this article we are interested in the issue of running various Windows tools to troubleshoot problems with the operating system, we will not back up system files to the recovery disk, so in the Create Recovery Disk window that opens, uncheck the Checkbox Back up system files to the recovery disk and click Next.
- Select the media and click Next.
- In the window with a warning that all information on the disk will be destroyed, click the Create button.
- When the disk creation process is complete, click Finish.
Stage 2. Using the Recovery Disk
- Mount Windows Recovery Disk
- Set the required boot priority in the BIOS/UEFI
- Boot from the Windows Recovery Disk
Method 10: Automatically boot the recovery environment when failures are detected during operating system startup
Windows Recovery Environment will start automatically if there is a sudden shutdown of the computer two times in a row, or there have been two failed attempts to start the operating system, or if there is a problem with the Windows boot loader or for other similar reasons.
To select tools in the Windows Recovery Environment, in the Recovery window, select Advanced Recovery Options.
Conclusion: 10 Ways to Run Windows 11 Recovery Environment
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