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Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

Question: Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200229
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptAcl
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Windows Memory Diagnostic returns nothing and the 'sfc /scannow' doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I need to be able to complete my Geography coursework ASAP. I have a 32 bit OEM (currently running 64) and have the majority of my files backed up on an 'Easy Transfer' file on an external HDD, with my Geography coursework saved on a USB stick - if it came to it I would be open to the idea of a clean install, despite losing some of my lovely RAM. Alternatives are preferred, though.
Thanks in advance!
Josh.

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Answer: Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200229
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptAcl
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Windows Memory Diagnostic returns nothing and the 'sfc /scannow' doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I need to be able to complete my Geography coursework ASAP. I have a 32 bit OEM (currently running 64) and have the majority of my files backed up on an 'Easy Transfer' file on an external HDD, with my Geography coursework saved on a USB stick - if it came to it I would be open to the idea of a clean install, despite losing some of my lovely RAM. Alternatives are preferred, though.
Thanks in advance!
Josh.


Those so called "cleaners" are almost always bad news for Windows 7. Windows 7 optimizes itself and if it gets slow, please post here for help instead of using one of those "cleaners." You can legally download Windows 7 64 bit from here (you will have to use the product key that you used to activate the 64 bit before): Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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Hello all, not sure where to post this, as it may be related to my motherboard, but here goes!

I am having huge problems with my computer. It was working just fine two days ago, I havn't changed any settings or hardware. Now it won't boot Windows 7, it only gets to "Starting Windows" and gets stuck, the hard disk stops spinning, a bluescreen flashes and then the computer reboots. I've also noticed the keyboard and mouse are dead at moments during this procedure. Next time it boots it tries to run Startup repair but fails and restarts, with error 0x0 at every step, and this becomes an endless loop. Also after BIOS post it says Marvell bla bla Adapter 1 Disk not found, but both SATA disks are found in BIOS. Not sure if this is related however.

What I have tried so far:
Removing memory sticks, putting them in different ports
Removing all unnecessary cards, DVD drives and USB devices, and hard disks
Removing the motherboard battery
Switching SATA ports
Changing SATA cables
Changing hard disk mode from IDE to AHCI
Tried starting in fail safe mode (same thing, crashes during file loading)

My rig:
Windows 7 64 bit, Gainward GTX 470 1280 mb, 4 GB 1066 Mhz Corsair Dominator, Asus P5Q-E, Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, Creative XtremeMusic X-fi, 700W CoolerMaster SilentPro, Fractal Design R3, 250 + 500 GB WD SATAII.

Before this happened I would occasionally also have problems with the USB units not lighting up, monitor giving "no signal" and Windows not ... Read more

Answer:Windows won't boot, crashes, bluescreen, startup repair fails

Run HDD Diagnostics - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

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Ref: 8 month old Acer laptop (64bit)
My 8 month old (64 bit) Acer laptop will not come up to a menu screen. I turn it on and it goes to Startup Repair screen. It searchs for problems, but then tells me it cant repair computer automatically
I know very little about computers, but after a little research I am sharing the information below in hopes that some kind person can provide insight. Stupidly I had not Backed Up in quite a while and I cant get to a recovery point. Any and all help appreciated. While computer dumb, I am pretty good at following tutorials


X:\Windows\system32>chksdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
Might report errors when no corruption is present
Volume label is PQSERVICE

WARNING: F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)…
9 percent complete (8180 of 9088 file records processed)
Attribute list entry with type code 128 in file 8872 is corrupt
Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
With type 128 in file 8872
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8938 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8942 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8958 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8972 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8992 is corrupt
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Answer:Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

I hate to be the barer of bad news but the easiest and quixkest way waould be to do a clean re0install

\Ken

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Bear with me... trying to help my niece in another state. Her only computer is the problem, so she can't directly search for fixes.

She has a Windows 7 Home edition workstation. Her daughter (9) was playing on it when she said it suddenly stopped working. It would reboot, but wouldn't complete the boot. Shows the home screen- but then comes up with an explorer window saying "not responding."

The rebooted in safe mode and tried to restore from the oldest date. That showed a progress bar that moved part of the way but wouldn't complete.

Tried again and this time chose to "repair" first and it came back stating it couldn't fix it.

Any ideas of what to do next?

Answer:Won't complete boot- no errors, Repair startup fails

Here is a tutorial on how to troubleshoot starting windows 7, which will require a full read through, but should solve the issue. It's hard troubleshooting miles away though. I suggest again trying to run startup repair, and maybe a restore point a week before the incident. You can also try last known configuration.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Dear Tech guy,

I sure hope you can assist me to get my sony vaio vgnfw44jb to boot into windows 7 again. Its been 3 days of wrestling and I got to the end of what I know.

So

My Sony Vaio started to run weirdly and do random things; I figured it was infected so here's what I did.

1. downloaded and ran the free malwarebytes tool. >> some things removed but system still buggy
2. system restore > chose a 'good restore point' >>> ran slowly > result system restore failed
]tried older restore points> system restore result> failed
3. Vaio stopped booting into win 7 >>> able to boot into safe mode>> inserted win 7 system build cd to reinstall but thats not allowed in safe mode
4. downloaded Kapersky rootkiller cd >> ran this overnight >> forgot to save log to usb drive >> vaio stopped booting at all
5. downloaded the Hiren CD ( yes, read its all pirated not asking for help with that) ran mbrfix tool >> no change
6. found techguy site, browsed around, joined, downloaded ubcd > burned to cd
7. tested vaio : power on > windows starts but does not complete > vaio care begins> not able to repair, suggests I repair registry
8. viao now has ubcd in cd drive, powered off

Any advice on how I can fix my pc and get it to boot or... reinstall win 7 without losing my latest data?

Is there a way to strip off the data and applications so I can restore to vaio after fix?

Oh hear my tale of woe, tech ... Read more

Answer:After using a boot CD and Combofix, no boot & startup repair fails on sony vaio

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Just set up a brand new Yoga 3 for a client yesterday. Installed Office, moved his files over from his old computer, installed Chrome and Firefox and other basic stuff. Restarted the computer but rather than restarting normally for some reason it instead ran automatic startup repair which failed. I went into advanced options and tried to use system restore but had no restore points. Ended up having to factory reset it and start over putting his stuff back in. That went fine and everything seemed fine. Did some reboots and all seemed ok. Today he restarted the computer and again for no reason it went and ran a automatic startup repair which again failed. Again went into troubleshooting and system restore and it still had no restore points I could try. Having him do another factory reset but cannot imagine what the heck is going on with this thing. Its brand new and cannot imagine why the boot configuration is getting hosed like this. There is no unusual software onboard that should cause this. Office, Avast, Chrome, Firefox and also Classicshell because he still prefers the Windows 7 start menu to the Windows 10 one. Has anyone else seen this issue with recent Yoga 3's? Thanks in advance,Adam

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Hello,
My laptop doesn't start up anymore. After the startup repair is states that it cann't repair the problem.
problem signature 3: unknown
problem signature 4: 4
problem signature 5: autofailover
prob sign 6: 1
prob sign 7: no OS installed,
and then it says that it the root cause is: no OS found on disk, repair action: partition table repair, but the result is failed.
with error code: 0*490
I only have this laptop for 2 months and it already had windows 7 installed so I do not have a windows7 installation cd.
thanks for helping! :)

Answer:startup repair fails windows 7

Hi
The system is probably still under warranty.
I would check with the computer manufacturer to see what recovery options they have installed on the system. Instead of providing a recovery disk, they may have installed a separate, hidden partition on the hard drive.
Regards,
Thank You for using Windows 7


Ronnie Vernon MVP

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My desktop computer started (out of the blue) acting up with a "windows error recovery" screen on boot up. It gives me the choice to "Launch startup repair" or boot to windows normally. The first option does not fix it. It gives an error code 0x0. It leads to a dialog box that says system recovery options that gives some details and some advanced options, but it tells me it does not recognize my username and password! The second option, to boot to windows, gives me a BSOD. What to do.

Answer:windows error recovery- startup repair fails to fix

Here is a FRST log: (if that is helpful)

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 22-08-2012 02
Ran by SYSTEM at 22-08-2012 19:05:13
Running from I:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RAVCpl64.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [Skytel] Skytel.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [LogMeIn GUI] "C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x64\LogMeInSystray.exe" [57928 2008-02-28] (LogMeIn, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [LXBSCATS] rundll32 C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\LXBStime.dll,RunDLLEntry [28672 2007-02-22] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [CanonSolutionMenu] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe" /logon [644696 2007-05-14] (CANON INC.)
HKLM\...\Run: [WrtMon.exe] C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\x64\3\WrtMon.exe [20480 2006-09-20] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon [2782096 2010-07-25] (CANON INC.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [497648 2010-09-16] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Pro... Read more

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I have a desktop running Windows 7 that will not boot into Windows. During bootup, it blue screens and reboots so fast that I cannot read the error message.  Upon trying to do a startup repair, it fails with message
 
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 04: 21200290
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
 
Also, it blue screens when trying to boot into safe mode. I have tried a system restore but that fails. I've also tried copying the backup registry from the RegBak folder. Still no luck.
 
Is it possible to determine what driver is causing the problem and remove it?  I'm trying to avoid a Windows reload since there's no image backup of the computer and some of the software cannot be replaced.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 startup repair fails with BadDriver error

Since you can't boot into Windows normally or in Safe Mode you need to do a Repair Installation.  This will run the Startup Repair from a disc.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Dick] burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning... Read more

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I'm house-sitting for my friend while he is out of town and one day I came home and turned on his computer and It said that Windows had failed to start, this wasn't unusual; it had happened once or twice before. but, when I selected tried to run startup repair (whitch had worked last time) It just took me back to the same "windows has failed to start" screen. I don't want him to know that this happened, cause I'm afraid he'll think I did something to cause this, so I dont want to wipe it or anything like that. I don't want to spend any money taking it into a shop or anyhting but if it's my only choice I'll do it. Someone help !

Answer:Windows 7 fails to start, startup repair doesn't work

Just experienced a similar failure.
Windows repair failed - at least the 3 times i tried.
1) In another forum removing any memory card - even the dummy card -and reboot may solve the problem...??

2) My solution was the "Win 7 Repair disk" - not recovery disks. First I had to enter the bios and change the boot -order to get the laptop to boot from the disk.
The process was sloooow but finally i got a repair menu: fix start problems 2) restore ect.
I choose "start problems" - Again slowly the laptop went back to normal

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Hey everybody.
So, when i woke up i saw an error on the windows update in the taskbar. Seems like the computer tried restarting but failed. Also the sound didnt work when i tried playing a file. So i rebooted the system. Computer went stright to system repair mode where it supposedly succeeded. Computer rebooted itself and in the windows screen i got the blue screen of death.
From there it went to the system repair which failed
- os is windows 7 64
- computer is up to date with antivirus. - cant get into safe mode but can get to bios options.
- saw some people had trouble with theKB3045999 windows update Including critical failure to reboot. Maybe thats it?
Last thing, when looking at the startup repair log it seems as if all the tests went fine but at root cause found: registry is corrupt.
Computer was in sleep mode the entire night.
Any help? Thanks you

Answer:startup gets stuck at blue screen. windows repair fails

Welcome to Bleeping Computer!
 
Use this tool to do a System Restore to a time before the Windows Update... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-the-windows-7-recovery-environment/ .

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Hello and thanks for reading. Let me begin by saying I've been trying to figure this problem out for hours and hours now, and every solution I find that looks promising, just leads me in circles.

I'm trying my best to avoid a clean install.

The problem started while playing a game, causing a BSOD. After a restart, I noticed some of my programs just didn't boot up, for example Core Temp. I attempted to manually start Core Temp and received the following error: "The system could not find the environment option that was entered."

That problem lead me here: The system could not find the environment option that was entered. - Microsoft Answers

Which, obviously, did nothing for me. I tried to create a new user, but when I click the link in the control panel to do so, nothing happens.

I then tried to repair my windows installation using my disc, and it said it could not find any problems. After searching some more, I found another solution would be to perform an upgrade to my Windows installation to fix the problems.

I put the disc in, nothing happened so I went to the setup.exe directly and got the same error as above. So I then booted in safe mode, and it loaded. I got excited until it said something like "an error prevented a compliance check from completing"

And just to be very clear, my windows 7 is valid, I'd be more than happy to share an image of my newegg receipt or even my box to get that out of the way, as I've seen a lot of fla... Read more

Answer:Programs missing, Windows repair fails, and Windows upgrade fails

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

I would also restore my default program association to solve the SFC problem, which I believe should be associated with .exe file: Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Forums. If not the tutorial's author will know for sure.

If not a Repair Install should be able to sort this after getting clean of any infection.

I would also not dread a Clean Reinstall which almost always is better than getting a new PC given the load of crapware and useless utilities larded onto new consumer PC's. We specialize in this here so can help you get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

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Power went out last night.  Restarted the computer today and it wouldn't boot.  It loads files and tries to repair itself to no end.  I've tried a System Restore to a recovery point that was created yesterday when I ran Windows Update.  It doesn't help and the same problem persists.  I've run CHKDSK for drive problems and don't see any (I'm mostly a neophyte though). 
 
I've gone into the Command Prompt and can browse all of my drives and access files.  The strange exception is C:.  When I dir on C, it says "Volume in drive C is System Reserved" and "File Not Found".  Further, when I run "wmic logicaldisk get deviceid, volumename, description" from the command prompt it says that X: is the Boot disk and that C: is System Reserved.  That seems opposite of my intution, but what do I know.
 
Anyone seen this issue before?

Answer:Windows Fails to Boot and Repair

Hit F8 at start-check to see if drive is C  drive is default boot drive. Correct if it is not.

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Hi!

A few days ago, when I turned on my laptop, it said "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." I tried solving the problem via installation disc and Repair your computer, but Startup repair doesn't seem to do anything (ran it twice), System restore can't find a point from which to restore and Refresh your PC also doesn't do anything. By the way, every operation in Repair your computer takes really long, about one or two hours.

Also, I can't get into safe mode as pressing the f8 (or f5) button ends in beeping and command prompt starts with x:\sources instead of c:\windows so safeboot minimal/network doesn't work.

I've also tried using explorer.exe to copy the most urgent files to usb flash drive but it doesn't show the files from c:.

Any ideas?

Thanks and best regards.

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So at some point over the weekend, my computer started having a minor problem which quickly turned major.

I came home yesterday afternoon to find my computer seemingly running but the monitor not working (nothing shows up on it when the computer isn't turned on), so I hit reset on the computer and everything seemed good, except at the bottom of my POST screen it said "IDE Channel 1 no 80 conductor cable installed". I don't recall that being there before, though it's possible I may have just not noticed it. Regardless, I thought nothing of it and windows booted up fine, but about 10 seconds after loading the desktop it crashed to a BSOD which went away too fast to even read. I tried a few more times with the same result, then decided to load the default BIOS, at which point and it loaded perfectly and didn't crash...one time. When I tried to restart the computer though, after changing nothing at all, it had the same crash as before.

I decided to run Windows Repair, which went along fine until it also crashed to a BSOD at about 34 minutes left in the installation, and did so about 3 more times that I tried. Also I have a second hard drive (an IDE one), which I managed to install windows on last night before I went to sleep. So right now I have windows running on my backup drive, and have the SATA drive which had been my main drive running as a slave to it. The odd thing about this is that the SATA drive works perfectly fine as a slave, but will not allow me to r... Read more

Answer:Computer won't boot & Windows Repair fails...

Hi , i think you'll find the 80 cable is the flat ribbed PATA (IDE) cable, (i think it's 40 pin cables and 40 cables between to stop crosstalk) In the past i've had a message similar and a BSoD when it hasnt been a faulty cable but a faulty drive, HDD or CD or even a faulty floppy. But you're message indicates channel 1. so try another cable or disconnect drives,check jumpers on the IDE and check BIOS settings agree with jumpers. All seems to be pointing the other way to the SATA but maybe the IDE channel is affecting the BIOS or board some way ?
Thats what i would try but maybe the others could throw in some suggestions ?

Bri

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Not cause by virus .. this just started today. I tried a restore point of yesterday .. nothing. I have tried several suggestions from the web but nothing seems to do it? I know it would be better if i could name them but can't remember the exact commands .. will look for the page again. One dealt with sfc /newscan (or such).

Really need to get this working again .. any ideas or pointers?

Answer:Windows 10 start button fails, search fails restart fails

Yes, left click on start button and right click on task bar icons does nothing?
Tried flhthemi's suggestion "Open powershell with admin privileges Copy and paste this line at the PS prompt:
Get‐AppXPackage ‐AllUsers | Foreach {Add‐AppxPackage ‐DisableDevelopmentMode ‐Register

"$﴾$_.InstallLocation﴿\AppXManifest.xml"}

Worked once but problem came back and wouldn't work the second time?

Tried the .bat file from AveYo's suggestion, lost my wifi connection and couldn't restart it, had to revert to a previous restore point.

Anyone know a fix for this?

Thanks

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oh me guys I need somebody really crafty!
i have a HP Pavilion laptop [dv5117ci] with factory load XP Pro SP2and factory restore discs. the system became corrupted by a failed Win update.
it had multiple files showing bad, so rather than chase them one at a time for an unknowable number of days, I decided to create a new directory and install fresh copy of WinXP Pro

That looked like it was going to work but after being up on the initial boot, wobbly, for about 45 minutes, something caused a freeze, and I was toasted after that. Same routine again: bootup, get error "Windows failed to start because the following file is missing or corrupt". so back into chasing one after another ad infinitum.

All day I have tried to get something to work so I could get the data off the system then nuke it. I can't get anything up and running so I can remove files.

Anyone have a suggestion? is there an "xp light" or something that maybe just does the MINIMUM kind of load, just enough to get win explorer running so I can copy files?
 

Answer:WinXP Pro Corrupted - Repair fails - Parallel Install Fails

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I had a problem where I was running UEFI with secure boot disabled and dual booting with Linux Mint which is UEFI compliant. Mint had installed Grub, Mint's boot manager but I don't like Grub so i installed rEFInd. Unlike Grub rEFInd has support for UEFI and should have worked better as a boot manager. But it gave me problems too. So I had Grub and rEFInd both installed. I could boot to both Mint and Windows but the boot managers, both Grub or rEFInd, would not show at startup like they are supposed to. I had to boot the PC, then hit Escape getting into my options menu built into the system, hit F9 to get a list of boot options where i could then choose to boot from hard drive, cd rom, usb etc. rEFInd was in this list. Only after choosing rEFInd from here, was I able to open rEFInd and choose Windows or Mint. This is way too many steps to boot into an OS, so i thought i'd try to use the system repair disk to repair my master boot record or the EFI data that the system uses at boot under UEFI. I forgot that i had to run some additional commands under command prompt and just ran automatic repair from Advanced instead.

At this time Windows had no trouble working at all with secure boot enabled if I really needed windows to use secure boot.

It said it found but could not fix the errors. Suddenly, Windows would not boot even with secure boot enabled. I reran the tool 3 times and it didn't help so i wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows from a clean state. I really did not h... Read more

Answer:When Secure Boot Fails - System Repair broke my Windows

Did you check the settings in your GRUB config files?

My GRUB (from Linux Mint 14 MATE install) wasn't auto booting the selected OS (W7).
The countdown time was set, but one of the other options disabled it.
Once I changed that option, everything worked as expected.

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Just installed a new mobo and CPU. I get about 2 seconds into the "Starting Windows" phase before the system freezes and restarts. I only get the option to run Startup Repair, but it has failed to solve the issue about 5 times now. System Restore doesn't solve it either.
I should note that I discovered my disk drives have been labeled differently. I have no idea how this happened. I made sure the correct drive has boot priority in BIOS but it didnt seem to make a difference. I also do not have an optical drive or a recovery disk handy. Not sure what I can do at this point.

Answer:Windows fails to boot, repair/restore doesn't work

If you are using the same hard drive as previously used with old motherboard...without reinstalling Windows...that's probably the cause of your frustration, IMO.
 
Louis

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Yesterday my computer was running slowly so I attempted to restart it. This resulted in the computer booting into automatic startup repair which did nothing after running for ~3 hours. Tried running in safe mode which booted fine 2 times, but after I tried removing updates in an attempt to repair the damage my computer stopped loading safe mode. So I put in my windows install disk, tried to repair the mbr using bootrec.exe and that didn't work either. Now, I can't boot into safe mode or automatic repair, and running off the install disk doesn't fix anything. I tried to reinstall windows 7 HP x64 as well but it never gets passed the setup is preparing screen. I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 HP x64.

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It's my daughter's computer. A little e-Machine, 250G HD, Windows 7 32-bit on it. Out of nowhere her computer wouldn't boot up. I can get it to try to boot using the Windows disk, it gets so far, and then the repair fails saying:

The file or directory C:/Boot is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility.

I try to re-install. Thankfully she had backed up everything on my external just days before. It gets near the end, and then the same error comes up. I cannot get into anything else. Nothing else will load. I don't even know how I can run chkdsk. Unfortunately the computer is about three years old and she can't remember the specifics except there is only one HD in it. She had no internet at her place so it's not because she suddenly installed something. She was using it to watch movies and listen to music mostly. I'm at wits' end, can't figure it out. Any help (will have to be detailed, sorry. I know some stuff about computers, but am no expert) would be greatly appreciated. I've read through some of the other threads, but they're not exactly like what the problem is here.

Answer:Boot corrupt and unreadable, repair/re-install of Windows fails

Hello Sujichan. Welcome to the forum.

It is possible the hard drive died, but it is equally possible a corruption happened in the file table.
If it is the latter then Chkdsk could fix it.

First you need to get to a Command Prompt. For that use Option Two in this tutorial:
System Recovery Options
And choose Command Prompt from the list of recovery options.

Then at the Command Prompt type this: chkdsk C: /f
And then press ENTER

Let it run all 5 tests without interruption.
Good luck.

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I am having an odd issue with windows 7.

my hardware

X2 5800
Audigy 2
ATI 4850
RT2560 (Wireless card)
4gb RAM
400Gb SATA

Previously had Vista U64

When installing Win7 Home Premium the initial installation works great, i am able to boot up into windows just fine. the problem is the reboot after i get into windows 7 for the first time. The Windows 7 boot just hanges at the "Starting Windows" , the colored flying blobs never show up.

upong rebooting i have tried everything from Safe Mode to System Restore etc..

when Windows reboots it goes into an automatic repair mode, it eventually returns an "Unable to repair" and gives a "bad driver" report or something like that (I am not familiar with what it is saying) but doesn't state which driver.

the only way i have been able to re-load windows 7 is by actually reinstalling it.

Any ideas what might be happening or how i can track down which driver it is hanging on? nothing i have been able to do will get me back into windows (even Safe mode fails to load anything).
 

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Recently my PC stopped responding, so i waited (an hour), and my PC still didn't respond(no Ctrl ALT Del, no Ctrl Shift Esc) so I cut the power supply(probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. After starting up the login screen didn't appear, instead i got a black screen(PC still running), so I cut the power supply(again probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. Like I expected I got a BIOS error screen telling me there went something wrong and asking to start normally or to start startup repair. No matter what i chose, I always got the following error:


Code:
Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required boot device is inaccessible
It advised me to use the installation DVD and select repair system. So I did what it said But the setup was unable to repair my PC. It asks me if I want to send details to MS In this dialog I choose view problem details and I get this:


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201008
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Answer:Startup repair fails

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dardanus


Recently my PC stopped responding, so i waited (an hour), and my PC still didn't respond(no Ctrl ALT Del, no Ctrl Shift Esc) so I cut the power supply(probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. After starting up the login screen didn't appear, instead i got a black screen(PC still running), so I cut the power supply(again probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. Like I expected I got a BIOS error screen telling me there went something wrong and asking to start normally or to start startup repair. No matter what i chose, I always got the following error:


Code:
Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required boot device is inaccessible
It advised me to use the installation DVD and select repair system. So I did what it said But the setup was unable to repair my PC. It asks me if I want to send details to MS In this dialog I choose view problem details and I get this:


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201008
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17RSE 7720 | 3rdGEn i7 3610QM CPU | DDR3 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz | nVidia 3DVision Enabled 17-inch screen running on 2GB GDDR5 nVidia 650M GT (3D enabled with NO optimus)
SATA Mode: AHCI
Hard Disks:
1. 32GB mSATA boot drive (Only windows core files and programs installed on it)
2. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Programs and Games)
3. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Movies, songs etc)

This laptop had Windows 7 installed in it with Intel Rapid Storage technology enabled. Few months ago, I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive. I kept the C drive only for windows and didn't install anything else on it. I created an MKLINK for some folders such as Common Files/Adobe and Appdata/Adobe so that heavy applications won't eat space on the little drive.
It was working fine for about 4-5 months, till one day the Windows 7 simply failed to boot. It was stuck on the Starting Windows screen forever. I searched on the sevenforums website and tried a lot of things such as cleaning the RAM, disabling startup programs and services etc. But it didn't help. neither did sfc /scannow nor windows repair using installation disc.
I could boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

So, I decided to reinstall Win7 from DVD that came with dell.
But the installation was stuck at final step of install after first reboot.
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Answer:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

Your post is quite interesting but too much for me to absorb at one sitting. With that said I will voice a single concern and then ask a follow-up question:

My concern is this:





I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive



Above seems too small for extended growth.

Now, are you trying to do a clean install or reinstall? If that latter, could there be an issue related to the above (eg, not enough room)? I apologize for not try to absorb everything you stated; however, I made it all the way through high school using Cliff's Notes and I never had to read a single book! Guess I'm just lazy...

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I am having issues with the comp, a friend built the computer for me quite sometime ago, for some reason recently I started getting random startup repair pops upon startup.

Today, it went one step further, during the startup repair, it stated could not repair due too then gave a list of error codes all of which were 0x0 until it got down to the bottom where it listed the code 0x490.

When I try to do any type of other repair nothing works. Have tried repairing via command prompt to no avail. I am able to get into safe mode. However if I restart and try to get into normal windows mode, the computer acts like it's disconnected from the monitor, I get the standard win startup chimes, however nothing to the monitor.

Checked vid card, everything seems fine there, and if that was the issue I don't think I would be able to see anything on the screen during a safemode session.

Checked for viruses using Avira, as well as ran a quick scan using malwarebytes, and ran a hyjackthis, posting log here just in case I am missing something.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:20:54 PM, on 5/25/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Users\Brandon\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe

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Answer:computer giving 0x490 after startup failure and startup repair fails

Please do not post HJT logs here due to Forum rules that we cannot comment on any malware issues.
on Another computer Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature boot off of the newly created CD on the troubled computer and run the short and long tests. If either tests fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.
 

Answer:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running
 

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This is a continuation of an old top in the Win7 support forum:
Microsoft fails to boot, bluescreen'd at startup

Windows fails to boot, and I discovered a trojan in SCVhost.exe before my computer started acting up. Originally when I was trying to solve the virus I would get bluescreens, mostly from starting back up from sleep mode.

Current resources right now are Win 7 CD, and Parted Magic.

Answer:Windows fails to boot, bluescreen'd at startup.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.
To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: System Repair Disc - Create - Windows 7 Forums


To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
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Hi,

I am trying to help a family member with problems with their laptop. Over the past few months it has been slowing down badly, with anything from photos to websites to excel taking minutes to load. Usually I was able to fix this by identifying the programs slowing the PC and ending them in task manager. In the worst case scenario restarting would fix it

This evening, someone tried to turn it on, and on return found it on start up repair. After waiting a while, I realized it was in the notorious start up repair infinite loop. After turning off the computer, and trying a normal boot, it loaded the windows logo, before going back to the start up failed screen. After choosing the start up repair option, the windows background appeared, but the start up repair failed to appear. Multiple restarts have also failed to have the startup repair appear. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

(Extra point, as it is a family PC, the owner is not too keen on me messing around in bios or safe mode)

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3 year old Sony Vaio
Intel Core i5
Nvidia Geforce

Answer:Computer slowdown, Startup now fails and Startup repair won't launch

Good news to you then, boot into Safe Mode

Start with this as AVG had a recent issue, perhaps you are experiencing the same

Windows 7 stuck on "starting windows" screen - includes a link to how to uninstall AVG if you can't boot into Safe Mode.

Also set the laptop to run a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup (keep security software checked)

You can try re-installing AVG or go for Microsoft Security Essentials. Also scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (you can start the free trial, easy to revert to free when trial is over).

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Hello all,
This is my first post and I am desperately seeking help. I was recently using my laptop, (watching a movie) when it suddenly shut off and rebooted. I was greeted with the Startup Repair prompt, but that didn't help either. Every time I attempt to use the Startup Repair, I receive the following error:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200467
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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System Specs:
Model: Toshiba M505-S4940
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

I tried using my system recovery disk I made a while back, but I got nowhere. I even tried system restore and received an error message every time. If anyone can aid me in this, I would be most appreciative. If you require more information to solve the issue, I'll be glad to provide it. Thanks in advance!
-Connor

Answer:Laptop Crashed and Startup Repair Fails.

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 that has trouble starting. I think there might be a hardware problem but I know Windows is messed up.
I have Vista Home Premium (don't know if it's 32 or 4bit). It freezes or reboots all the time and when it starts back up the option for startup repair is always available but don't work. When I run it I get:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 5
Problem Signature 04: 131074
Problem Signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 2
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Any idea's anyone??

Answer:Sometimes starts or not, sometimes restarts on it's own - startup repair fails

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:





H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

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having the same problem, but file jmlbm.sys is corrupt,
started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete lost as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance,

Answer:Corrupt jmlbm.sys, startup repair fails

hello, ive been searching the forums and notice alot of people in the last few days having the same/simular problem, but my file jmlbm.sys is corrupt, so i assume its a random 5 letter+.sys type

started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete loss as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance!

update: after getting into cmd and messing aroudn a bit, i have more information
tried to run sfc.exe and got a windows cannot perfomr this action message, verified that i WAS running as administrator

also tried to run chkdsk, went fine, but chkdsk /f would not waork, failed with an unspecified error.

ran tests on memory, HDD, processor, all cleared
at this point it seems im still infected somewhere
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Last night i was having memory issues, 95% usage with fiirefox and Adobe photoshop. So i decided to upgrade the 4gb worth the 8gb from my gaming laptop that had recently suffered hd failure. I ensured it was a 64 bit version of windows but made the sacrilegious mistake of hibernating the laptop rather then sitting down prior to the ram swap.

The 4gb in the laptop were 10600 2gbx2
the 8gb being replaced with were 12800 4gbx2

Immediately on restart it failed to restore from hibernate, obviously, and then refused to start into windows running windows startup repair which said it found nothing wrong every restart. Bios showed 8gb ram.

I pulled ram replaced with the 4gb it started into windows no issue so i shut down from windows and retried the upgrade. Upon doing so it once again started the endless Windows repair startup Loop. So I went ahead and remove the chips replace with the original chips again but this time that didn't fix it it continued to do the Windows startup repair Loop I've done various methods to fix it including resetting the boot as Illustrated in several guides but nothing has helped so I finally got tired of it and decided to go ahead and just reset windows but even that failed using the Windows repair disk it says reset failed. Chkdsk and memtest found 0 issues. I'm at a complete loss.

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Answer:Endless Startup Repair Reset Fails

Depending on whether your Dell Precision M4500 Mobile WorkStation laptop came with an Intel dual core or quad core processor, it support up to 8 GB(4 GB X 2) or 16 GB(8 GB X 2) of RAM.

What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on yours?

It supports the use of 204-pin DDR3 PC3-8500(1066 MHz) or DDR3 PC3-10600(1333 MHz), 1.5 volt, unbuffered, non-ECC modules.

It will probably work okay with DDR3 PC3-12800(1600 MHz) modules, but we don't know at this point.

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Not turning it off and then removing its battery and then pressing in and holding in the power button for several seconds to remove the residual power BEFORE opening the case and removing/adding memory modules was a bad move.

If doing a Windows 7 repair didn't work for you, it's guess you need to do a clean reinstall.

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So I got my buddy's computer here (Gateway GT5657E, running Vista), and when you try to start it says "Windows failed to start.." and it suggests to go to startup repair.

Then after it checks the disk for errors it says it "cannot repair this computer automatically" and then tries to start windows.

It starts with the microsoft (c) copy with the green progress bar, but it just keeps doing that, then it goes blank and then nothing.


So I tried repairing it with an Install disk.

Sometimes when it boots from the DVD it asks for a couple of options, then it says "Windows is loading files" with a long progress bar. After it's done it starts with the microsoft (c) copy with the green progress bar, but it just keeps doing that, then it goes blank and then nothing.

Other times it goes straight to the "Windows is loading files" with a long progress bar without offering any options and continues on the same path (windows green bar, blank, etc.)

Any ideas? Maybe a hardware issue?
 

Answer:Gateway Machine, Startup Repair fails

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
or
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

Sorry, I never ran Vista so I'm not real familiar with it.
 

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When computer is turned on its goes to to preparing automatic repair screen then tries to boot then goes to Diagnosing your computer screen then goes to your PC did not start up correctly.

Answer:computer wont boot up goes to automatic repair then fails to repair

Looks like the restore points did not work.You will need to use your repair disk to reinstall the OS.

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Hello everyone. I'm a big fan of this incredible website but I haven't actually posted here ... until now. Hope someone has some advice for me.

My HP laptop running Vista somehow picked up something nasty. Simple scans were not fixing it, so I figured I'd try to do a System Restore back to a point before I picked it up.

Short story is the Restore failed ... and now I can't get Windows to load even in safe mode.

Here's what I was able to copy manually from the error screen:

(After reboot following System Restore attempt:)
Microsoft Windows: Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
(Send information about this problem)

Clicking on 'More details' shows:

Problem signature:
problem event name: StartupRepairV2;
signature 01: AutoFailover;
signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000;
signature 03: 0;
signature 04: 65537;
signature 05: unknown;
signature 06: MissingOsLoader;
signature 07: 0;
signature 08: 3;
signature 09: FixBootConfig;
signature 10: 2;

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1;
Locale ID: 1033

Diagnostic log (before reboot) showed all tests successful except Failed to find OS Loader.

Clicking through results in a reboot, and another OS load fail.

It lets me select "Advanced options" which opens a window with these links:

- Startup Repair [which fails again; repeats this whole process over]
- System Restore [which fails -- see below]
- Windows Complete PC Restore [sounds drastic -- have not attempted yet]
- Windo... Read more

Answer:System Restore failed; now Startup Repair fails too

hi ,,, could be a boot loader prob,,, have a look at the 5th post down in the link,,,http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion...lease-help.htmldo you have your pc backed up ?? if so and you have the windows disc i would just clean install the OS and reinstate the backups,, i have read a lot about this issue you have and it always seems to end up with a clean install to remedy the problem,, just thought id mention this in case you want to cut to the chase good luck.

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I apologize, I'm relatively new at support forums but I am concerned on the status of my Laptop.

Anyways, here's the deal. Last night I put my computer into hibernate (which I do every night, so this is a brand new occurrence) and this morning I turned it on, according to the start up screen, Windows failed to shut down properly and it asked me if I wanted to continue start up normally. I accepted. Then, it started up in System Repair mode (which was visually, safe mode) and apparently, fixed something. Everything runs fine afterwards but it's irritating me that something might be wrong with my Computer.

I checked my Hard drive manager, it said everything was "Healthy", I did a "SFC/Scannow" and that repaired some things, but not everything (according the CBS.log). I did a virus scan and then restarted (I can restart without an issue), but after that I tired to hibernate and the same issue persisted.

So it's related to Hibernating only.

I went to my Event Viewer to see if it would shed any light and in the critical section, these came up. http://i47.tinypic.com/4v1gd3.png They're at the same times this happened so could it be a power issue?

I have a warranty so I can get anything repaired but I personally don't want to wait if I can just fix the issue myself, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

Answer:System fails to shut down after Hibernate and boots w/Startup Repair

Sorry for the bump, but I'm really urgent on this. I hate having to shut down every time I stop using my computer.

Another tid-bit, this also happens when I go into sleep mode. Do you think System Restore would fix this? If I restored back in time, would any viruses I had previously be restored as well?

Thanks again and I apologize.

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Hello everyone,

I am not sure which category this belongs to as it broaches many areas, but I felt this was the closest (other than general)

In short my computer refuses to start win 7, it tries to repair it, but fails. I have tried system restore point and restore to previous known working state but neither works. The computer will start in safe mode though.

Some background:
This started when my AVG virus software started telling me it could not update so I uninstalled it (or rather tried to update it by downloading a new version of it and trying to install it over the old, but this had some problems so I uninstalled it). I rebooted after the uninstall and the cycle above started.

At this point time I tried restoring the system to the point before I tried the "install new version over the old" and the restore was successful but the problem persisted. After this though, no restore point will work anymore, I just get

"unspecified error occurred during system restore 0x8000ffff"

Apparently the first restore really did work as when I started in safe mode, the AVG was there and I uninstalled it hoping it would help, but no.

I've tried running the Repair Computer option from win7 disk, but it wont work. I can not even try to reinstall win7 at the moment because I get this when trying to select any partition:

windows 7 windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk has an mbr partition table gpt

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Answer:Win7 keeps restarting, startup repair and system restore fails

If you do a "startup repair" it fails you say. But why? There's a clickable text something like "view diagnostics results". Click on it. It displays the tests it did. Status 0x0 means no errors... not interested in that. What erors does it give in what step?

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Windows 7 won't start. This began to happen last night and didn't notice anything wrong the day before when using it. Startup repair fails and also system restore. I have tried system restore from varous points. I went ahead and tried sfc/scannow in the command prompt and it tells me repair is still in process and needs to restart.
 
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: Unknown
Problem Signature 4: 21200770
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 8
Problem Signature 7: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
 
I found a similar thread on this site from a year ago and sounds similar to details I listed.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/448339/windows-failed-to-start-system-repair-cant-discover-problem/
After read through that thread I recall that I got the same pop up over a week ago stating "Windows cannot read removable disk"
 
I posted in a thread earlier today in the Windows 7 forums and another user agreed it may be malware.

Answer:Window won't Start. Startup repair and System Restore Fails.

Hi and  Lets give it a try.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.htmlTo enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windo... Read more

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I am running bootcamp on a mac with windows 7 pro. A few days ago, I had problems with scrolling and strange mouse clicks that I tracked down to my wireless mouse not working properly. I removed it and computer was working fine. At that time I ran malwarebytes and found no issues. At this time I also ran ccleaner to free up some hard drive space (I cannot remember I did the registry cleaner option). The computer was working fine until this am when I again started having an issue where I could not scroll down page without it returning to the top. I removed mouse (different one) and problem continued with track pad. I restarted computer and windows 7 will not boot up. Startup repair runs but cannot repair failure. It will not reboot to 'last known working state' and memory test did not show any issues. I attempted to repair using WIN 7 install disc which did not work. I did want to reinstall windows if it meant losing files saved in windows on computer. Everything seems to be working fine on the mac side. Many thanks for your help and please advise.
 

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Hi All,

I have the above computer (or should I say my wife) & it has been nothing but a right pain since the first day we got it.
I have had it about 2 years & must have had to reformat the HD at least 6-8 times using the Product Recovery Disc as laptop wouldn't boot.
The laptop runs Vista.

Anyway problem I have now is that once again laptop fails to boot but for some reason Product Recovery disc also fails to work.....
What can I do...

I have read on various forums that it might work if I reformat the HD first using some s/w on a bootable CD but how/ what S/W do I use.....?
The laptop has a 160Gb SATA HD installed. How can I check this is all working.
I have no idea if current problem is S/W or hardware related..

Does Toshiba have a utility I can use...?

Many thanks for any help....

John

Answer:Satellite U300-13U fails to boot and Recovery disc fails to work too

Hi

What happened exactly?
Do you get some error messages using recover disk?

Please check if the HDD is OK! You can check this in BIOS.
If the HDD is listed in BIOS then the BIOS found the HDD and the HDD is not dead.

Usually you could boot the notebook using an Live disk? for example Bart PE
It?s a bootable live windows CD/DVD

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This can helps to format the HDD and then to use the recovery disk!

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I read that ahcix64s is an AMD driver. Download from AMD gives me 153MB of files.  I don't know how to isolate and transfer the needed file to the PC that will not run Windows 7.  
 
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
My PC is an HP a6750f, with integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics; Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista)

Answer:WIN 7 boot fails. Driver ahcix64s corrupt. Restore fails --registry.

Hi,
 
I had the exact same problem today with my HP after installing the latest Microsoft Updates. Luckily I found an other version of the ahcix64s file on my hard-drive.
 
 
If you can somehow boot into command prompt or use the Windows Recovery Console - rename the current ahcix64s.sys file to something else and copy the other ahcix64s.sys in it's place.
 
Computer boots perfectly now.

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Alright, I'm really unsure as to how to approach this problem, and how to explain it, but here I go:

I was in a local computer shop and the guy who runs the place told me someone had dropped off a broken laptop, and it still had a working hard drive and had Windows 7 on it. I know the guy really well, so I know it's a legitimate copy. He sells me the hard drive and I have the CD key for the OS.

Fast forward to now, I stick the HDD into my computer, and change around the boot sequence. I get the Starting Windows message, and then it freezes, and says that there has been a change to hardware and that I have to do a system repair. I go to the system repair, and I let it run for about an hour. At the end, it tells me it failed, and to try to run Windows normally. So I do, and it freezes again at the Starting Windows message, and I get the same message.

I honestly don't know what to do. I mean, how do I approach fixing this solution, without a disk? My knowledge pertaining to this sort of thing isn't really too great, so I don't know how to proceed.

EDIT: Basically it's the start up repair loop.

Please tell me if I'm leaving out some crucial information or something, because I feel as though I am. Thanks!

Answer:System repair fails, won't boot at all

Did you have a prior malware issue?

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Hi guys,

I am new to this forum as I came across it while searching for a solution to revive my dead laptop. I hope someone can direct me what to do or even tell me if its become a lost cause!

I am not techy at all so please let me know if I should give you any other info you require to help me find a solution ( and how to get that info as well!) I would like to save all the data within my computer but am happy to let it go if it cant be done. My priority is to get the machine work!

My ACER 5517 stopped working 2 days ago. It would freeze at the welcome screen when I started Windows normally. After few attempts it stopped doing that and gave a black screen. So, I tried rebooting it with F8 and going to safe mode but it fails to do that saying theres some problem. I have tried startup repair which didn't work either. I dont have a repair CD.

I hope you understand what I am trying to say as I am typing this message at work while remembering what the laptop did. I dont have a repair CD but could I buy one if thats the solution?

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

CB

Answer:Acer laptop not working, Cant enter safe mode and Startup Repair fails

From another pc.

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).
Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The make and model of your hard drive, Seagate, Maxtor, Drive Fitness which is Hitachi, Or Western Digital. Perform a short and long test. Could also be called "Standard" and "Extended" test or also "Comprehensive" test.

If you can not find the right test for your hard drive your OEM computer may have it's own hard drive diagnostics testing tool. Refer to your OEM computer documentation to find out how to access these test. Also try going to the manufacture of your machine to find documentation about it. Also consider going to the manufacture of your hard drive to look to see if they have hard dri... Read more

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I have Windows 8 64 bit Pro Edition working fine using UEFI boot from a SSD disk. I've twice created a system repair disk on DVD but when I use boot override in the BIOS to boot from the DVD, I get the message "Non-system disk.....What might be the problem?

Answer:System Repair Disc Fails to Boot

Hello Steve,

How does it work with a recovery USB flash drive instead?

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

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Hi all

Just trying to save you some work

I was messing around with vmware ESXi again on another machine - now this is quite fussy on what it installs on so I had to change the BIOS option for my SATA disks from IDE to AHCI.

esxi installed fine and I could test on that machine.

On restoring I forgot to change the Bios back again so of course it barely started the boot process before failing.

I though OK I don't want to re-set the disks back to IDE (legacy) so I tried to boot with repair option.

W7 could not repair this -- you need to RE-INSTALL again if you change the IDE option in the BIOS.

(Re-install via upgrade is fine however so it wasn't too painful an ********).

Mods what's wrong with this forum "bad language" control

unless my English is horrible what's wrong with the word E X E R C I S E - maybe too painful for a lot of people to do. There's a similar word related to devil cults etc but THIS word definitely isn't it.

Anyway the point of this post is hopefully to save you guys time if you make the same mistake I did.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Beware - in THIS case boot with Repair FAILS

Thanks for the advice jimbo!!

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Hello.

I have been assigned to fix this computer at my work. It is a new computer we are making that will contain 4 OSs; Red Hat 5 Enterprise Linux, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The OS to boot up is selected by using Grub. The hard drive is partitioned into 6 partitions. Xp is located on the 0 partition, Vista on 1, Win2000 on 2, Red hat on 4. IT installed all the software but now there is a problem so they threw it at me, the new intern...

Red Hat, Vista and Xp all worked fine and boot up correctly. But once Windows 2000 was installed XP no longer works. Now all the OSs installed work except for Windows Xp. Through my two day online research I discovered that you should install Window OS in order of oldest to newest (2000 then XP then Vista). It seems IT did not know about this which is why we now have this problem.

Grub reports an invalid device when it tries to boot up Widows XP (the grub commands are correct). We figure the boot sector or the MBR was overwritten by Window2000's. So I need to fix this. But the biggest problem is the Windows XP CD fails to boot from the BIOS. This CD has been used on other systems and successfully boots from BIOS and opens the recovery console. Also other boot CDs work on this system, only the Windows XP boot CD fails. On this system the BIOS sees the CD and starts it. I get the message ?Checking hardware integrity? or something similar. After a few seconds this message disappears and the computer just sits... Read more

Answer:[resolved]XP CD fails to boot/XP fails on Muti-OS System

Hi mate, i feel for you when you are trying to 'impress' the new boss. By the way, welcome to TSF! I think what you will find is that the installation order was incorrect. Basically (as you probably already know) you need to install the older os before the new os. I think by installing 2000 on the machine you have conflicting boot files. Is there a way you can connect this drive to another machine, backup the critical stuff, reinstall in the right order?

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I'm on a DELL inspirion 1525 running Vista home premium only a few years old. Recently I've had problems with my laptop with harddrive errors and such. I reformatted about 2 months ago, and today my computer crashed with a blue screen. It could not boot correctly this time, system repair says I cant repair the computer. My safe mode does not work, but I was able to login using the last option in F8. The message "An unauthorized change was made to windows." shows in a box. Im able to browse my files and use internet explorer, but the system is very unresponsive and I cannot make a backup for my files. I've tried to backup my files but it says internal error 0xC004F027. I tested for errors and they could not complete, there seems to be a problem with my hard drive maybe? Is there any possible way to fix this or is my hard drive done?

Problem Event Name StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01 AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02 6.0.6001 18000.6.0.6001 18000
Problem Signature 03 6
Problem Signature 04 131074
Problem Signature 05 NoRootCause
Problem Signature 06 NoRootCause

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Can't Boot System repair fails No Safe Mode

What I would do:

Turn off the computer. Do not run it again until you have completed the following. Remove the hard disk. Connect the hard disk to a desktop system as a secondary drive. Copy your user data to the desktop. Determine the manufacturer of the hard disk. Download and run the manufacturer's testing utility.

Please post back your result.

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Hey, I'm posting this from my older computer but heres the problem

My laptop can't load windows. After work today, I opened it up and logged in, it was in standby before i opened it. Soon AVG popped up and told me it needed to restart to finish an update. Of course, i allowed this. Then as it was booting it went to a black screen and told me i could either start windows normally or launch start up repair, which was recommended. Apparently it couldn't start. So i launched start up repair, it restored my computer to an earlier state before booting it normally. AVG popped up again, assuming the problems prevented updating, i decided to allow it again. The same thing happened entirely. On the next reboot, the start up repair failed. And It won't let me system repair. It can't boot. Help?

Answer:My laptop won't boot and the start up repair it recommends fails

It must be in the air ... This was just posted .... AVG Internet Security 2011" Dec. 1st Update is PROBLEMATIC! Hope this helps...

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I'm on a DELL inspirion 1525 running Vista home premium only a few years old. Recently I've had problems with my laptop with harddrive errors and such. I reformatted about 2 months ago, and today my computer crashed with a blue screen. It could not boot correctly this time, system repair says I cant repair the computer. My safe mode does not work, but I was able to login using the last option in F8. The message "An unauthorized change was made to windows." shows in a box. Im able to browse my files and use internet explorer, but the system is very unresponsive and I cannot make a backup for my files. I've tried to backup my files but it says internal error 0xC004F027. I tested for errors and they could not complete, there seems to be a problem with my hard drive maybe? Is there any possible way to fix this or is my hard drive done?

Problem Event Name StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01 AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02 6.0.6001 18000.6.0.6001 18000
Problem Signature 03 6
Problem Signature 04 131074
Problem Signature 05 NoRootCause
Problem Signature 06 NoRootCause

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Can't Boot System repair fails No Safe Mode

What I would do:

Turn off the computer. Do not run it again until you have completed the following. Remove the hard disk. Connect the hard disk to a desktop system as a secondary drive. Copy your user data to the desktop. Determine the manufacturer of the hard disk. Download and run the manufacturer's testing utility.

Post back your result.
 

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Computer failure. Need to reinstall Windows
Was running Windows 7 Profession. Microsoft installed Windows 10 before I realised what was happening. But it has been working fine.
Computer crashed to blue screen. Would not reboot. System restore and all other recovery options have failed. Endless repair loops.
What now? I have no idea where my original Windows 7 cd is. Can I obtain a digital version from Dell using another computer and install to duff computer using USB stick?
Currently trying to install Windows 10 Home from USB stick prepared using a Microsoft downloadable app. Is this likely work? I have no Windows Product Key.

Answer:Vostro 3500 fails to boot, recover or repair

First thing to do is run an extended test on the hard drive -- F12 at powerup.  It could well be a hardware failure, particularly given the age of the system.
If the drive fails, replace it.
Windows 7 is not available for download - you'll either need to have prepared a set of recovery media or to contact Dell to purchase that now.  If WIndows 10 was activated on the system, it has a digital entitlement and you can reinstall 10 without needing a product key.

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Hi guys, first post! I work for my school's computer lab support.

A student brought in her Sony Vaio laptop.

She claims she downloaded and installed some Windows updates then it just restarted and never be able to boot back into windows 7 again. It, instead, goes directly to the start-up repair upon boot.

The repair runs for a while then gives up. It says it can't fix the problem.

Now she brought it in right when we were about to close the lab so I didn't have a chance to get much info of the laptop itself. All I know is it's a Sony Vaio running windows 7.

I'm going to be working on it tomorrow and in order to save time and frustration I would love to hear you guys' suggestions and advice. I'm aware there's not much info on the laptop so basically just shots in the dark. Just throw out whatever you guys think could be the problem.

Could it be boot-sector virus? Damaged MBR? etc.

Thank you in advance
 

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Had this laptop since Christmas and it's getting stuck in a reboot - repair mode loop. What can I do? It's running Win7 Home Premium (bought from a Dept. store and no OS discs to do a reinstall) Today I saw a blue screen error which says;PAGE-FAULT-IN-NONPAGED-AREA STOP: 0X00000050 (0XFFFFFFFFFFFFFFD0, 0X0000000000000001, 0XFFFFF800030850CC, X0000000000000000) Sometimes it will do a CHKDSK which is clear before rebooting and failing to start and ending up in the repair mode loop again. Can anyone shed some light here? many thanks.

Answer:help please! G580 fails to boot (Win7) - repair mode loop

The response from LENOVO is deafening. 24hrs later and no response. This is a machine under warranty and has suffered a catastrophic failure. I cannot believe that Lenovo have not offered some help in this respect. It's appalling customer service. It appears the only way I can fix the issue is to purchase Windows 7 - something I already purchased when I bought the machine as it came pre-installed but conveniently the machine doesn't ship with OEM discs. (For the record DELL supply these if you ask/request.) This is certainly the last time I shall ever be buying a LENOVO product. I am a mug, I should have stuck to DELL.I cannot recommend LENOVO at all.

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I originally posted this here on March 24, but it got moved to the Malware section by one of the Admins, now the person helping me has told me to post a new topic here, again. I don't really want to bore you with the entire details, but I'll condense the story so far.
 
the original (moved) thread can be found here -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528550/startup-recovery-fails-win-7/?p=3325143
 
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The story so far...
 
(March 24)
After doing a Windows Update the other day, Windows 7 won't start and all efforts at recovery have failed, including the numerous suggestions I've read on various websites, such as FixMbr and FixBoot etc.
 
When booted normally, it reaches a certain point after the start screeen and then gives me a black screen with mouse functionality and little else. The HDD activity LED indicates some sort of activity going on, but the flashing is random and not constant. I left it overnight last night to see if it would eventually resolve itself, but this morning it was still in the same situation. Booting in Safe mode goes through installing the drivers etc, and then produces the same effect as normal mode. Recovery tells me that it could not repair the problem, with a Locale ID of 1033.
 
(March 26)
After executing the frst script given to me, little  changed and it was the same situation as before. Wouldn't boot into Windows in normal mode or in safe mode. Goes through the "Welcome to Windows" scree... Read more

Answer:Boot failure - Startup Recovery Fails - Win 7

Have you tried last known good configuration from the boot options menu? After powering the system on start tapping F8, from the boot options menu select "Last Known Good Configuration" hit enter, it is worth a shot.
 
When you are at the black screen with a mouse, can you bring up task manager by using Ctrl + Alt + Delete?

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Windows startup will lock up at launch, and then blue screen with the following code:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC000000D, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

Running Microsoft system repair off of windows 7 disk fails, Problem Details Returned:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200575
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 16
Problem Signature 07: Corrupt File
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

chkdsk /f /r comes back with:
The type of this file system is NTFS
Cannot lock current drive
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

I was able to run sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\Windows, but it found no problems and still refuses to boot windows.

I have attempted to restore to multiple points, but all of them fail. Safe mode fails as well.

I have windows 7 home edition, premium

Answer:Microsoft fails to boot, bluescreen'd at startup

Boot into the BIOS and check to see if the hard drive is detected properly.

What is the SATA mode set to in the BIOS?

It also may be a good idea for you to test the hard drive for error using the manufacturer diagnostics.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Everytime I boot my laptop it gets to the point of showing my desktop, but when i try to launch anything from the bottom taskbar, the round browser display just keeps circling forever and nothing can be clicked. I have to manually turn it off and re-start and then it works. I also tried to do the system scan of computing.net but I just get an error note on the desktop. Tried to re-install Java but made no difference...Can anybody help?Here the summary at the bottom of those notes:OS: Windows 7 Build 7600 CPU:total 2 (2 cores per cpu, 1 threads per core) family 6 model 23 stepping 10, cmov, cx8, fxsr, mmx, sse, sse2, sse3, ssse3, sse4.1Memory: 4k page, physical 4087820k(2419832k free), swap 8173740k(6445084k free)vm_info: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.3-b01) for windows-x86 JRE (1.6.0_20-b02), built on Apr 12 2010 13:52:23 by "java_re" with MS VC++ 7.1 (VS2003)time: Sun Jun 20 16:34:17 2010elapsed time: 1 seconds

Answer:Win7 Startup fails have to re-boot laptop

try booting into safe mode, press f8 when the windows menu pops up at boot, in safe mode do a system restore to a date before the issue started, or to the earliest date in the restore catalogue, if that fails and you made a repair disk when you first got the laptop, then run a repair,if that fails boot to safe mode, save your files to another drive/usb (if you can) then run a factory restore from the system restore disk, ,(this deletes all files and restores the laptop to the day you bought it)Follow these steps: 1. Pressing F11 will start the Product Recovery program. When you see the Product Recovery Program Main Menu, select Full Recovery or Factory Contents and follow the instructions on the screen. 2. After the software has been reinstalled, copy your personal configuration and data files back into their original directories on the hard drive. if that fails, then return the laptop to the supplier/manufacturer if its still under guarantee.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I run Windows 7 Home Premium and have the installation CD. My PC is homebuilt. It's about 1.5 years old.

My problem started on Tuesday. I turned my PC on Tuesday morning and everything was fine (Windows was allowed to do an update the previous night). I turned my computer off and later that day turned it on and it would no longer boot. Oddly enough, Windows appears to have done another update that morning without my consent according to the system restore information. I did not do much at all that morning other than things I did on a regular basis. I run top notch antivirus and blocking software (though it could always be a crazy new virus these days). I am able to go to the admin account's recovery tools page. I have tried system restores at all 7 points and none work. They all "finish" and then pop up a message saying an unspecified error caused it to fail. I have tried to use the repair disk to reinstall the MBR via the dos prompt in the recovery tools (using the installation CD as the source) and even though it says it restores it, the PC still won't boot. chkdsk says everything is fine. I'm at a loss for what to do next.

I think it's one of 2 things at this point. Either the HD is failing (with no signs prior to this incident), or a windows update messed up something. I doubt it's something I did that morning as I didn't do anything new and actually did very little at all.

I've seen where someone else had this same problem T... Read more

Answer:Error Code 0x490-Computer Will No Longer Boot to Desktop-Repair Fails

You can download a Liinux ( Ubuntu ) distro, and run it in the Live CD mode, and recover all of your files to a separate drive/partion/USB drive, then reinstall the OS... Hope this helps...

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I am running through the repair on one of our computers. I put in the XP setup CD, and went through the steps and selected the Windows installation and then repair that installation. It gets through loading the files and all, and when it boots into the installation, after a few minutes I get an error box saying:

Windows was unable to initialize network installation components. The specific error code is 2.

When I click ok and view the setup log, it has an entry:

Error:
Setup could not register the OLE control because of the following error:
LoadLibrary returned error 193(c1)

So do I have a bad CD, or what do you think is wrong? I tried two XP cds (even though they were burned from the same original disk)
 

Answer:Windows repair fails

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Hello All,

My PC was running slowly so I ran CCleaner, Windows Defender (from a CD at startup) and cleaned out entries in the registry. For the registry cleaning I used CCleaner. After these steps, the PC performance has definitely improved but I wanted to run one final program which is SFC /SCANNOW from the command prompt. Once the scan completed, I got a message saying there were issues and the program created an error log. I ran the scan 3 more times as the tutorial said to run it a few times. I looked at the log and there were a lot of issues so I figured I would run a Windows 7 Repair Install.

I tried to install Windows 7 Sp1 and the install failed. The CD I have is about a year old so I went to the Microsoft site and downloaded a new copy to make sure I have the latest release. I tried to re-run the Windows Repair and the program got through about 85% of the install and then it said it could not complete and I was being reverted to my old Windows 7 install.

I then downloaded the upload Windows upgrade adviser to see what might have been hanging up the install and the upgrade advisor said that my PC was ready for Windows 7 and there were no issues. I did see that the Windows Repair Install created a windows compatibility report on my desktop and it says the following:






Quote:
These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel and sea... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Repair Fails

ATI catalyst is the installer for your video (Radeon) and audio (Realtek) drivers. You can download the appropriate Catalyst and drivers, uninstall the existing ones, then reinstall the new ones after your update.

Huawei is a big Chinese hardware company, so perhaps they made your NIC.

All this said, Startup repair can take 3 times to complete.

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So you try to run the 'rate my computer' and it fails showing this error message:

You are then advised to run a command prompt (old dos screen) as administrator and key in and run
winsat formal.

This fails and gives the following error messages:
error. failed to load XML
An invalid character was found in text content
winsat\main.cpp(1041)
unable to process xml file. winsat\main.cpp(4742)

Error: cannot process assessment results cannot load xml data from string
an invalid character was found in text content from interface msxm16.dll:Ixmldomdocument2

You start searching for these invalid characters after reading the various help threads out there such as this one: Windows Expierience Index could not be computed

You learn that not only does your computer have a bios but also something called a smbios, you may find it in registry thus:

Note the odd square OO's after version.
You might confirm this using HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools utility as seen here:



Editing the registry value will not work! Updating the bios probably won't work. The answer to this most frustrating problem is as follows:

Get onto your computer supplier, mine is Novatech here in the UK and I'll now paste his explanation here for you all.

The Problem

When the manufacture flashes the SMBIOS, it is basically adding simple and basic information, to allow the main BIOS to function, as well as hold data about the machine or component. Sometimes though the... Read more

Answer:Windows Experience Index fails/winsat formal fails invalid character

Excellent, glad it's fixed mike. Novatech seems to be a good company if they did this for you.

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Hello

I'm getting the following error/issues with my PC. Any immediate help would be greatly appreciated.
fyi ... I have attached the "minitools" output and mini "dmp". Thanks

1) All my windows - update fails (Config: xp Professional with Service Pack 3)

It says: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

2) System restore fails,
It says : System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer

3) Takes directly to ===> Windows/System32/DRVSTORE in blue while system reboot

Answer:All windows update fails system restore fails, DRVSTORE in blue while reboot

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
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It happens at the startup before windows starts to open that the bar at the bottom stops at 80 to 90 percentage position. i don't know why but i suspect that it happens when i plug in the local area connection cable before starting the computer. not all the time the problem occurs. not cyclic but once in 4 or 5 startings.
Thank you.

Answer:Satelltie A100-237 startup fails at boot screen...

Hi requiem,

I suggest you to test this lan-cable thing, and this about 10 times. Maybe it?s really depending on how and when you connect your lan cable.
Do you use DHCP or fixed IP?s? Maybe that can be a reason, because if you use DHCP, windows has sometimes problems to assign a IP and locks up because of it.
Try to assign a fixed IP, so if you encounter the same problem, then you probably have an other problem. Sometimes it?s good to check the memory of the system, with tools like "memtest86" or "prime95" to ensure that your system has no hardware failure.

Greets

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I'm simply attempting to run update on my Windows 7 machine. Update will not run, downloading and running the SP1 update fails, downloading and running the Update Readiness Tool fails, trying to launch a troubleshooter fails. I ran sfc and have attached the log along with all the error codes screenshots. I have no idea how to proceed from here other than to drop this machine off at the nearest recycling center.

Answer:update fails, SP1 install fails, troubleshooter fails

Looks to me like you're having problems accessing the COMONENTS registry hive - although I would have thought that would also make a SFC scan fail.

I suspect I know what the problem is - let's see if a different tool can expose it...
I need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.x

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I took on a basket case for a friend. Machine hadnt booted for months. I got it running in normal mode after it churned for 2 hours and found outdated Norton Internet security and AVG running. Unable to uninstall them using uninstall, so got in registry and deleted all mentions of AVG, Norton and Symantec. Managed to download and install Windows updates and SP 3 for XP as well as IE 8. Tried to install Microsoft security essentials but it won't install. Ran Malware bytes which found about 15 threats which I let it delete. I then installed while online Avast! and it seems to run.Tried to install Word viewer, got error message, then ran Malwarebytes again, one more threat found. Now only boots in safe mode with networking, so tried installingword viewer again, same error (install failed). IE now won't start.
 
I think I must have accidentally deleted something I need while going through registry deleting Norton stuff. I tried System File Checker but it wanted original install CD to proceed and I don't have it.
 
I have tried running Combofix in safe mode without letting it fix anything just for info, but Combofix won't get past the opening autoscan screen. I tried letting it run for two hours, but no scanning takes place.
 
Any hope other than complete system restore and loss of owner's data?

Answer:Boots only in safe mode, windows installer fails, IE fails

Sounds to me as if a clean install is a good idea...after moving valued data files to safety.
 
I would move files simply by connecting the drive as a slave to a different system...and moving the files considered valuable.
 
When friends bring me their infected systems, that's usually the quickest/surest method that I use to ensure that they have a working system that is free of malware.
 
Louis

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Ubuntu Pastebin
This is the log. It was only installed last week but it was working fine.

I just tried to boot into Windows and it just goes to diagnostic, but fails. I tried advanced options like 'refresh the computer' but that fails and no changes are made. I tried advanced option system restore point also, but on both of the two restore points I can not check the C drive.

I can access essential files from my Ubuntu boot if it help fixing the problem.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
Thanks.

EDIT: It seems reinstalling is not an option for me either? Microsoft site only seem to offer an install exe. No ISO it would seem.

Answer:Windows won't start, goes into repair but fails.

We'll need any memory dump files from C:\Windows\Minidump

Please start with these free bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

Please post in the General forums about getting a copy of the ISO - I won't have time to research this for a while (my system is rebooting every 2 hours because I didn't update from the Release Preview)

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I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a small partition on my hard drive. However, I later realized that I would need more space to move some files I needed onto it. I shrunk my Windows 7 partition and used GParted Live to expand my Windows 8 Partition, as the built in windows partition manager is incapable of extending volumes to the left. I then inserted my Windows 8 install usb as I knew it would be unable to boot following the movement of the partition's start. However, Automatic Repair reports that it was unable to repair my PC, refresh reports that the disk is locked, and chkdsk /r /f tells me the disk is write protected. I am able to write to the Windows 8 partition from my Wndows 7 Partition. A chkdsk /r /f from the windows 7 partition has locked up at 14 percent of step 4 (verifying file data). Any idea what went wrong?

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Hey all,

HP DV6700 just replaced vista and the old HDD with win 7 x 32 and a 840 evo SSD.

Runs well, much faster.

The only problem so far with the new install is windows update never finishes and the windows update "fix" from Microsoft comes up with am error, attached.

I ran the windows stand alone update and it has been running forever and never comes up with anything or shuts itself off.
Something isnt right.

The copy of 7 is 32 bit SP1. No VPN I am using a wifi router at home, nothing unusual, other computers update.
This always connects fine upon startup.

Thanks for any ideas.

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Having trouble starting my laptop.I downloaded farbar and run it. The scan lo came as follows.Please help


Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 09-01-2013
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-01-2013 13:49:27
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [SMSERIAL] C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe [630784 2006-11-22] (Motorola Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [EnergyUtility] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\EnergyCut\utilty.exe [1937408 2007-08-02] (Lenovo(Beijing)Limited)
HKLM\...\Run: [EnergyCut] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\EnergyCut\EnergyCut.exe [1191936 2007-04-29] (Lenovo (Beijing) Limited)
HKLM\...\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ShuttleCenter\PCMService.exe" [417792 2007-04-19] (CyberLink Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [SkyTel] SkyTel.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [31016 2006-10-27] (Microsoft Corporation)
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Answer:Windows 7 goes into start up repair which fails

Hi kanchu22,Welcome to the forum and apologies for the delay.Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
start
HKU\Kanchan\...\Run: [Intel Management Service] C:\Users\Kanchan\AppData\Local\Temp\cmd32.exe [x]
C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\lnk_disabled
2 DefaultTabSearch; C:\Program Files\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe [562688 2012-07-17] ()
C:\Program Files\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe
2 DefaultTabUpdate; "C:\Users\Kanchan\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\DTUpdate.exe" [107520 2012-11-08] ()
C:\Users\Kanchan\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\DTUpdate.exe
TDL4: custom:26000022 <===== ATTENTION!
HKU\Kanchan\...\CurrentVersion\Windows: [Load] C:\TCWIN45\PIPELINE\remind.exe
end
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating ... Read more

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After having tried for a long time to fix a number of problems (see Not Running Genuine Windows Error 0x8004fe21 for the details), I've tried to do a repair install.
This fails however during the "compatibility check" with the following error message:
"The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
An error prevented a required compliance check from completing. Cancel the installation and try upgrading again."

Does anyone understand what this error message means and how to solve the problem?

Answer:Windows 7 Pro 64 bit repair install fails

get a valid version of Win 7.

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Hi, I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for almost a year now
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode800700C1 Looking into this error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files 
 
I then looked that up and talked on chat to MS and was suggested to run 
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
 
which also failed with Error: 0x800f0906

 
The source files could not be downloaded.
Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see
 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

 
So i looked that up and found this article 
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-corrupt-windows-image-error-0x800f0906
 
which I have also ran 
the CMD commands 
and the re-ran DISM again 
which resulted in the same error 
 
any suggestions please 
 
I have attached the SFC /scannow log for just (SR) 
and the DISM log 
 

Answer:Windows update not working - SFC fails and DISM fails

Edit:
 
 
 
Please run chkdsk /r, or chkdsk /f if you are using a SSD.
 
To run chkdsk /r in Windows 8/8.1 you will need to open the Elevated Command Prompt.  The easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and the X key.   A menu will open with the option Command Prompt (Admin), click on this.
 
You will see a window similar to the one below.
 

 
When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste chkdsk /f in the Command Prompt, if this is a SSD you do not want to run the /r switch, you will want to use chkdsk /f then press Enter.
 
You will receieve the message "CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
 
Type in Y and press Enter.
 
This will take a while to run, please be patient and allow it to complete the scan.  Do not stop this scan as this can damage your operating system.
 
When the scan is finished please download and run ListChkdskResult.
 
This will open Notepad with the results of the chkdsk scan.  Please copy and then paste this log in your topic.

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Hi,
I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for a year almost
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode
800700C1

Looking into this Error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files

I have attached the CBS (SR) log here

Any Advice welcom

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Yet from the same partition i'm able to boot into a "dual boot type install" of LUbuntu which im using just fine right now
On my other hard drive with a windows 10 install. check disk reports NO errors

Trying to boot from the windows 7 install dual boot begins booting but almost instantly kicks to an old style loading bar then goes to startup repair
and it fails with the problem being "bad hard drive"

but somehow it LUbuntu has no problem booting when i select to boot from it instead of windows 7
all of my data MUST be intact because otherwise i wouldn't be able to boot at all. and i can see all the files on my drive just fine

When I tried to boot in safe mode. it stopped after a few system files were loaded then went to startup repair. I dont remember the file it stopped at.

I have no idea how to solve this??
Is there some way to do a full repair of windows 7? not just the silly startup repair?

This is a very urgent frustrating and serious problem

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Using the tutorial at Repair Install I am attempting to repair Windows 7 Professional but at step 6 A) of the tutorial the following message is displayed:

Windows could not update the installation files. To install Windows, close Setup and restart the installation. Error code 0x0

I would appreciate advice on how to proceed as I believe I have complied with the the steps thus far as set out in the tutorial. Please advise me if any further details are needed.

Answer:Repair Windows 7 Professional fails - Error 0x0

Try a clean boot. In msconfig>Startup uncheck everything and restart. Then in msconfig>Services choose "Hide all MS Services" and uncheck all others, reboot several times, uninstall anything which writes itself back in. Now try Repair Install.

Unplug all external devices.

Choose NOT to remain connected to internet to receive updates during Install.

Run Disk Check, then test your HD using maker?s extended CD HD Diagnostic scan

Test your RAM. RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Swap RAM sticks or try Repair Install with only one stick.

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Recently I had to replace the hard drive on my three three year old desktop. I installed Windows 8 Pro and restored my pictures and documents and programs and all was in working order. Yesterday a prompt appeared on my screen to update to Windows 8.1. I chose later. that was the on onley alternative to installing it. Today the Windows 8.1 started installing automatically. After a half hour or so the installation seemed to freeze. After waiting for some time I decided to shut down and reboot. I was prompted to proceed with a Automatic repair. That proceeded to a point who ere it said the repair could not be done. I tried to go Safe mode but the Automatic repair takes over and repeats to the failure to repair point I tried to reinstall Windows 8 from the disk but this requires a normal start up. Please tell me if there is a procedure that would enable a normal start up. Thanks for any advice I cannot install Windows 8 because the the PC Automatic repair process takes over and after running for a few minutes gives a message that the repair cannot be done. .There are some options presented such as restore and reset but these are prevented from running because the Automatic repair takes over and then fails. There is a screen of advanced options ; System Restore; System Image Recovery; Automatic repair; Command prompt; UEFI firmware recovery; Start up settings. I tried a number of options under the Start up settings but automatic repair takes over. Can the problem be overcome... Read more

Answer:Automatic Repair takes over and then fails in Windows 10

Pls if something here Windows fails to boot; Automatic Repair also fails helps you.

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Hi all,

Due to several fundamental errors in my Windows installation, today I decided to make a repair install of my Windows XP Home installation. I booted into my Windows disc, did all the normal stuff, and it seemed to go fine. At the end of the text-based stuff, it gave me the instruction to reboot, having moved the files it needed to the HDD, I believe.

Anyway, the jist is that the text-based stuff seemed to go fine, I rebooted as instructed, and then did NOT click to boot from the CD (which, I believe, was the right choice). I let Windows load normally but... no GUI based stuff came up to finish off the repair installation, and consequently, what I've done seems to have had no effect whatsoever.

The disc is an original OEM product, not a recovery disc or anything, and it may be worth noting that it is labelled "XRMHOEM_EN"... could this be a sign that it wouldn't be recognised when trying to finish the installation?

Thanks in advance for any help, this is really bugging me.

-Smoothie
 

Answer:Windows XP Home Repair Installation Fails

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I have Windows 7 and can not boot to my OS. System repair says that startup offline. I have found the topic in this forum and have tried the FRST download but when I get to the Fix part in this tool it says I don't know what I am doing and shuts the tool down. Can anyone please help me fix this problem? Thanks!

Answer:Windows Failed to Start, Repair fails

Please post the FRST log.

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Well it would figure that the first post I make on the forums is a problem.

I seem to have royally messed up my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion G7 that came stock with Win7 that I upgraded to Win8 about a year ago. It was working perfectly fine until this morning, when it seems the walls came crashing down.

Here's a rundown of the events that have transpired:

-Got to work, started laptop, said "restart to finish updates" so I did
-Before it restarted it crashed to the "new" BSOD with an error of memory_management
-Restarted and it booted well, said configuring updates, then logged in fine
-Opened chrome, crashed again, this time with "page fault in nonpaged area"
-Restarted, logged in, didn't touch anything and crashed even sooner to memory management error
-Booted into Advanced startup and went to system restore, restored and booted again, another crash
-Tried to restore further back, restore failed (couldn't extract archive MicrosoftZuneVideo or something like that), said restore point was corrupted
-Try to restore again, no restore points exist now (???)
-Boot into recover command prompt, run chkdsk C: /f /r /x, gets to step two and 12% then crashes to BSOD with no error and automatically restarts
-Boots to "Preparing Automatic Repair"
-Runs to "Attempting Repairs" then displays "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC"

This is where I'm at now. I've tried to restart several times, but every time Windows boots to... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot start, Automatic Repair Fails, and more!

Check the health status of your hard drive (Smart) using the diagnostic tool from the hard disk manufacturer.
More than likely a ram issue. Run memtest 86 to verify. This will take a while.

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This is a Dell Precision M7510. Has a Samsung 950 NVME 512GB SSD in the M.2 slot as the main OS drive. A secondary 512GB SSD is installed in the SATA slot as a DATA drive. This system has Windows 10 Pro on it, installed from an imaging software at our work. Countless other systems have this same WIndows 10 image without issue. Two other 7510s have the same setup (M.2 boot drive) without issue.

I power on this system and after about 10 seconds I get the "preparing automatic repair". Then Diagnosing PC, Attempting repairs, then "Couldn't repair" Shutdown or Advanced Options. If I shut the computer down, turn it immediately back on it boots just fine. Here is a copy of the srttrail.txt file.. Any ideas?

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log---------------------------Number of repair attempts: 1Session details---------------------------System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0Windows directory = C:\WINDOWSAutoChk Run = 0Number of root causes = 1Test Performed: ---------------------------Name: Check for updatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: System disk testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk failure diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk metadata testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair, Fails, boots on second try.

Hi, suggest you check your disk.

Then consider

Fix the MBR – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
section
Fix the MBR in Windows 10

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Hi Guys

Got one of the kids a Toshiba Satalite C850 for christmas (With windows 8) and all was fine, last week the conputer crashed and would not restart.

When it loads it shows the Toshiba logo then a brief windows message saying there was a problem and then the Toshiba logo appears again.

it then says it is doing an automatic repair but after a few seconds it goes to a black screen and stops.

What I have tried.

I created a emergency boot disk when I got the computer so I set to boot from DVD in Bios and put disk in and it loads disk for a few seconds giving no option to boot from disk and then repeats the problem above.

I tried the disk in my desktop to make sure the disk was ok and it booted from it straight away and brought up the windows repair tool.

I also tried without success.

Removing battery and holding down power for 10 to 30 seconds and then turning on with only AC power.

Turned on holding down 0 (Some websites suggest that may work(

Any other suggestions I could try as can't call support as they are now closed for the weekend :)

Answer:Satellite C850 - Windows loading and repair fails

Have you created recovery media? If yes try to reinstall OS using this media.
Other way try to reinstall OS using HDD recovery option.
How to do this you can read in users manuals document on page 99.

Please check it out.

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Hello, I've been having a very annoying problem with my Windows 7 home premium sony vaio fw series laptop. I clicked on shutdown as usual and left my computer to shut down instead of watching it shutdown. Today I tried to turn on my computer and it gives me two options: start windows normally or start system repair. Starting windows normally doesn't do anything and when I clicked on system repair it just keeps going in an infinite loop meaning it says that system repair cannot find the problem and gives me the option to send data to windows to help solve problems like this in the future. Thing is, I can't use safe mode nor can I open command prompt. F8 doesn't work either. I don't have an installation cd or a boot disc as I recieved this pc as a gift. The latest major program I downloaded that was experiencing problems was Samsung Kies. Can someone help me to start windows so I can at least access command prompt or something?

Answer:Windows won't start at all, system repair fails to do any good

Edit: Where I typed system repair, I did mean startup repair. I am currently typing this all out on my android smartphone so you can imagine how painstakingly difficult this all is. ( ps. I've figured out that windows will not boot and that I haven't created a backup for my files.]

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Hi all! Looking to find out if my drive is mostly dead or all dead.

-Computer rebooted suddenly on its own (not during an update or install of a program). Has rebooted in the past due to minor bumps to the tower, but boot went normally those times. This time I wasn't even in the room, so no bump, no activity. If any error message showed up I missed it.

-At reboot drive was unrecognized, message on screen said to 'insert media' to boot.

-Restart after that lets drive be initially recognized - can see in BIOS, when exit BIOS goes to "windows failed to start" screen. No error code/reason is shown on this screen. Options are to start normally or do startup repair.

-If I start normally, goes to begin startup, get a very quick BSOD (can't read any of it), and it automatically reboots. In this cycle the drive remains recognized, same process as above.

-If I go to startup repair, somewhere in its looking around, something goes wrong. The red light on the back of the drive comes on which I gather is bad news for this drive. Startup repair reports it can't fix the prob. The log says it is a registry problem. After the failure I get the option to open a dos window. Here I can see that I am in the X drive, which I guess is a minimal repair OS hidden on my hard drive? So loading that much obviously had worked earlier. However, at this point dispart list disk yields nothing at all, and diskpart list volume shows only my dvd ROM. My hard drive doesn't show up a... Read more

Answer:Windows failure to start, Repair fails, cmd can only see X drive

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi everyone!

First time poster, long time listener...

I work IT for a moderately-sized business and I just did a clean install on one of the user laptops that isn't in rotation at the moment.

I clean installed Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. Nothing has been installed on this PC (besides CCleaner, which I ran a few times and then uninstalled). It is currently updated to Service Pack 1.
The computer is an HP ProBook 4525s.

Now, onto the meat of the issue.

I attempted to run the Windows 7 Convenience Roll-up to save time on updates, but I'm having quite a few issues and some catch-22s.

-The .net framework that comes in the roll-up installs fine, no issues.
-The actual updates- "june_rollup", "servicestack" and "wmf5" all pull up the "Windows Standalone Installer" dialogue box, but that's it. Once it reaches that box, it just looks like it's "installing updates" forever. I had it sit overnight last night and when I came into the office today, nothing. Still in the same exact place.

Troubleshooting attempted/Questions answered:

- No AV is on the system. I just did a clean install.
- I am the administrator on the device.
- I attempted to update Internet Explorer (some support articles mentioned that), but I run into the catch-22 of "update it through Windows Update!" (which isn't working, just searches forever) or to run the download straight from Microsoft's site, which then tells me to u... Read more

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I will quote from an article on the Microsoft site, Article ID: 2823223

Consider the following scenario:
You have Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on your PC.
Your PC fails to boot into Windows and launches Automatic Repair to attempt to repair Windows.
Automatic Repair is unable to repair your PC and you select "Advanced options".
After selecting "Troubleshoot", you choose to either "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC".

In this scenario, recovery may fail and you are returned back to the main WinRE screen.

This issue may occur if the System or Software registry hives have become damaged or corrupted.

To attempt to resolve this issue, follow the steps below.

NOTE: Following these steps should only be used if you are attempting to use the "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC" options in Windows RE because your system is in a non-bootable state.
After Automatic Repair fails to repair your PC, select "Advanced options" and then "Troubleshoot".
Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".
If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.
At the Command Prompt, go to the \windows\system32\config folder by typing the following command: cd %windir%\system32\config.
Rename the System and Software registry hives to System.001 and Software.001 by using the following commands:
ren system system.001
ren software software.001Click to expand...

I did all that b... Read more

Answer:Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fails in Windows 8

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Here's the story behind this:
-Windows downloads and installs updates automatically
-While shutting down, computer says installing updates
-While booting back up, it says configuring updates
-Hangs at a certain percent (Don't remember which exactly)
-"Failure to install updates. Reverting changes..."
At this point, it seemed to have froze. So I had to manually shut down the computer.
-When it starts up again, Windows automatic repair starts up
-Automatic repair fails, and offers to restore computer to an earlier date
-Choose to restore; restore fails
-Tries to auto repair again, and fails again; this time, offers different boot options
-Choose to boot in safe mode; safe mode works
-Choose restart option through ctrl+alt+del; reboots normally, everything seems to be working.
But when I shut down the computer, it goes through the auto repair loop again.
So far I've been restarting after booting into safe mode to have my computer work normally; I'd put it into sleep mode when I'm off of it. But I'd like to fix this problem and possibly get my security updates.
When I try to run sfc /scannow from cmd (admin), it states that another servicing or repair operation is currently running.
Help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 8 Updates Fail to Install, Automatic Repair Fails

By the way, this isn't the first time an update for Windows 8 has left me in repair mode.
The last time it happened, the computer's restore point actually worked. Unfortunately, it is not working this time.
 

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Hey Guys

I am attempting to repair a Dell Inspiron 5520 Laptop for a friend of mine.

He's been having issues updating it for sometime and when he called me he was having a "Windows update needs your help. Windows update hasn't been able to check for new updates for 30 days" pop-up appearing every few seconds that was rendering the laptop almost unusable.

I managed to stop that by disabling automatic updates.

When I attempted a manual update I got the message

Windows could not search for new updates: Error Found Code 80070BC9

Other times it would say it needed to be restarted and would go into a restart loop that was generally
Restart one - no message
Restart two - configuring updates - 33%, 67%, 100%
Restart three - failed to configure updates - reverting - restarting
Then would go to the normal login screen

I tried SFC /Scannow which seemed to work and say a restart is needed to implement changes but then fails on restart

DISM didn't work when attempting to run it from the machine but got to 100% when I ran it from my own Win8 install disk but then failed and needed a restart to undo the changes.

I also tried a repair and a restore of the current Windows installation but got:
Error Code: 80070490 both times

I'm really not sure what to try next, the laptop didn't come with an install disk or serial so it seems restoring it from external media may be out of the question?

Any help is much appreciated!

Cheers
Brian

Answer:Windows 8 on Dell Laptop fails to update,repair or restore

Try this Failed Update Error Code 80070bc9 - Microsoft Community

Fix It here from that article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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Windows update fails code 800700C1 SFC fails also
Hi,
I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for a year almost
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode
800700C1

Looking into this Error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files

I have attached the CBS (SR) log here

Any Advice welcome
 

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This seems to be a real challenge!
 
I am Unable to refresh or reset Windows 8 after Automatic Repair fails. One error says out space but it is not. another error says hard drive is write protected. I have scanned the drive and removed 10 virus and performed CHKDSK.
 
Any help provided would be much appreciated.

Answer:Unable to refresh or reset Windows 8 after Automatic Repair fails!

I'm going to guess that your system isn't clean yet.
I'm also going to suggest to a moderator that this thread be moved into the forum where you can get the expert assistance you need
Keep us posted

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i did a registry fix and on the next startup windows failed because of (system 32\Drivers\pci.sys) is corrupt or missing. any ideas on how to go about fixing this problem? installed windows xp pro to get back online.

Answer:Windows Xp Home Fails On Startup

Welcome to BC. Nice that you joined our community.
Have you checked the motherboard's website to see if the are any MB drivers available?

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After Logging into Windows XP Pro, explorer.exe appears on the Task Manager under Processes, but does not load correctly, meaning taskbar.. and icons do not show up.

Although the problem can be fixed by ending the explorer.exe process and then reloading explorer.exe.....through the taskmanager

Does anybody have a clue as to what the heck the problem is... I have tryed Norton AntiVirus Client Secrutiy, Adware, Spybot, to find out the errors... but these have not helped. THEY ARE UPDATED...

Also winxp pro is updated through "WINDOWS UPDATE"

I also did a new install (meaning in a new directory c:\windows1) to the program.. but it occured immediately... after connecting to the internet....

Also I have been on another computer.....and this problem as occured on it as well, leaving the possiblities to the internet..

I hope someone can help... by the way

Hijackthis log text is below
Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:53:31 PM, on 11/29/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\progra~1\ddm\sysu.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program ... Read more

Answer:PLEASE HELP : Explorer.exe fails to run during Startup (using Windows XP)

See this:
http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/85915.html

Make sure your Adaware and Spybot are up-to-date and do a full scan of your system. You may be able to use windows in Safe Mode - Press F8 at Windows bootup.

Also, an online virus scan to double check for a virus: http://housecall.trendmicro.com

You can use Start -> RUN - MSCONFIG to disable other startup apps if it still does it.
 

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I wanted to do the checkdisk action for my computer, it fails, and saying I have to use system restore to get rid of a recent software package installation.

so what should i do right now?

Answer:Checkdisk fails at Windows startup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by robinthebest


I wanted to do the checkdisk action for my computer, it fails, and saying I have to use system restore to get rid of a recent software package installation.

so what should i do right now?


Are you using Spyware Doctor with Antivirus? It may be preventing chkdsk from running. BitDefender has, also, been known to cause this problem.

HTH

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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2158563)

Installation date: ‎10/‎1/‎2010 6:40 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 800B0100

Update type: Important



This update fails to install (automatic or manual update) with error code 800B0100. I have tried several times. I have also installed the System Update Readiness Tool and it didn't correct the issue.

Syetem: Intel Core i7, Win7 Pro x64

I opened a support ticket with Microsoft but thought I'd check here also.

Answer:[SOLVED] update fails... and fails... and fails

Hi -

Windows Update error 800B0100 = TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE = A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.

There may be a root security check issue. Try re-registering Wintrust.dll -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | "Run as Administrator" | paste -

Code:

regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s

Check Windows Updates again = www.update.microsoft.com

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...error-800B0100

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I'm currently using my computer in Safe Mode with Networking. Normal Windows Startup fails. I get to the quad-colored "Starting Windows" screen, it displays for a while, then about 3 seconds after my wifi key light turns on, the colors stop moving, indicating that the startup has stopped. Every time. Before this, my computer would boot fine, work for about 10 minutes and then stop. At this point, booting normally doesn't even work.
Low resolution mode doesn't work. Safe Mode works. All help is appreciated
I think Softonic is part of the problem because I saw the file in one of my earlier tests and it didn't help a whole lot. 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by sams at 21:13:23 on 2014-06-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8140.6125 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Softonic Virus, Windows Startup Fails

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