Overall, Windows 7 is an extremely functional and very useful piece of software- but it’s still filled a few unfortunate and frustrating elements like Window 7 error recovery. What is this function exactly? It’s what happens when something goes wrong with your system, then the whole computer has to reboot itself and it comes along with a black and gray screen that says “Windows Error Recovery” at the top.
Learn the basics of where this comes from and how to prevent it.
Why Do I Get Window 7 Error Recovery?
Error recovery tends to launch when something goes wrong with a piece of software when you try and restart your computer. Where previous versions of Windows would launch as normal, or give you the easy option to either launch in Safe Mode or to initiate a System Restore, Windows 7 jumps to this error screen where it gives you the option to either start Windows normally, or to launch an internal program that’s called “startup repair.” The main reason why the Error Recovery feature launches is because:
- Windows was unable to load itself up naturally and needs to detect what the problem causing that is, and the best way to solve it.
What to Do About Windows 7 Error Recovery?
The Error Recovery feature isn’t a problem in and of itself, but it does point to larger problems going on in your system. If your computer isn’t able to load itself properly than there are probably serious issues that you have to deal with. While Error Recovery is able to identify certain problems and proscribe certain solutions, it is hardly infallible and it’s not something you want to rely on. It’s better to be able to prevent Error Recovery from happening than to make it come up every time you launch your computer.
- The bluntest way to prevent Error Recovery is to simply disable the feature. This isn’t recommended unless you are confident about your ability to fix problems on your own.
- The easiest way to ensure you won’t have to run into Error Recovery that often is to simply take proper care of your computer by cleaning out temporary files, defragging your hard drive and making sure your Operating System and software are all up to date.
The Most Common Causes of Window 7 Error Recovery
However, at the end of the day the most common causes of a system crash and Error Recovery is either a virus that is attacking your system and deleting necessary files, or corruption of files due to registry errors. Thankfully both of these can be prevented by simply using anti-virus software and a good registry cleaning program. Using both of these religiously will all but eliminate your need to deal with Window 7 Error Recovery.