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Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

Q: Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

I have a Packard Bell easynote (TM98-GN-030UK), and have had it since Christmas.

On Wednesday, it failed to startup, flashing a quick blue screen and then immediately rebooting. Therefore I cannot get information from the blue screen.
The startup repair option goes to a default blue screen with green nature-y bits. It loads no options, even if I leave it for an hour.

I have tried the system repair disk. It goes to the same background, asks for my language/keyboard settings, and then when I click 'next' again does nothing.

So, I cannot access any kind of repair or restore options as neither does anything beyond show me the default background.
Thanks,
Alsvid

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Preferred Solution: Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

Have you read the...PB documentation on using these disks?

http://il.packardbell.com/pb/en/IL/content/download

Louis

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Hello,

I've been unable to access my custom build computer since around 5:00 yesterday. I chose to restart my computer at around that time just because it was slowing up a little and I usually do that to help, I had not installed any updates or new programs since 2 days ago when there had been a few windows updates.

Upon returning to my computer I noticed that it had been unable to startup and had gone straight into system repair with it being 'unable to repair this computer automatically.' I rebooted several times and noticed that it was not a visible BSOD but as soon as the 'starting windows' icon began to appear it went straight into startup repair. I tried to boot into safe mode, tried to load previous good configuration and all of the other advanced recovery options (including system restore/image and many command prompts).

This is what it shows after being unable to repair automatically:

Problem signature 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: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

This diagnostic occurs every single time I run the startup repair. Also, command prompts I have tried using the WindowsRE command prompt and the one found on the 'repair your PC' option on the windows 7 installation disk are:

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A:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hi,

I have a problem with my HP Pavilion MS228UK. When I power it on, it runs Startup Repair and then gives me the mesage 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. In the details all the tests were completed successfully with error codes '0x0' except the last one which gave 'error code 0x490' with the message 'No OS files found on disc'. I ran the memory diagnostic tool which found no faults. I have tried to boot system recovery using F11 but that is not working either.

All help appreciated
Thanks
 

A:Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically(No OS files found on disc)

Does the BIOS detect the hard drive? Is there a hard drive diagnostic that can be run (there usually is when a memory diagnostic is also included)?
 

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I need some help, please.
I couldn't find Windows 7 Repair Disc / Repair System / rewrite MBR for x64
Can you give me some advices, please ?
Thank you

A:couldn't find Windows 7 Repair Disc / Repair System / rewrite MBR

Please give us the exact problem you're experiencing if there is one.

Otherwise: System Repair Disk
System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options

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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

A:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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I took delivery of a new (and expensive!) PC in January but last week it started giving me constant and varied errors.

The isssues range from Blue screen, black screen, failing to load windows, startup repair needed often, system restore needed often, and when it does load windows there are various error messages.
System info:
Intel Core i5 2500K
Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
Original OS installed on the system, an OEM version
PC just a few weeks old

Any help and guidance is much appreciated...

A:BSOD, Startup Repair, System Repair and other errors on nearlly new PC

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

If you have Raid > update its Driver.
Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you c... Read more

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I have decided recently to create a system repair disc in case something goes wrong with my computer. Using recdisc.exe, I created a system repair disc and everything worked out fine. Once I booted with the repair disc, I got a screen that looks like this:
This is what I wanted

I decided to make a recovery USB as well for convenience. (USB is much faster and is less bulky than a regular DVD)

I copied everything in the DVD, and pasted in my USB (the USB is an active and a primary partition). When I boot into the USB however, I do not get the System Recovery Options screen, but the HP Recovery Manager screen. I personally dislike HP recovery manager and want to get the Windows System Recovery Options screen.

If I try to close the HP Recovery Manager, a dialog pops up asking if it should close HP Recovery Manager and reboot. Can someone tell me if I did something wrong to create the USB Recovery drive? I don't know what I did wrong, I copied everything from the disc (which works perfectly) to the USB (which suddenly decided not to work.) In case anyone was wondering, the HP Recovery Manager looks like this:

I don't know if this is relevant, but the CD drive is first in my boot order. Once I have a repair CD in my computer, it automatically loads. For me to access the USB, I have to manually boot into the USB using BIOS. Thanks for reading.

A:System Repair USB not working but System Repair disc is.

Hi

you cant just copy and past it into the usb drive it has to be bootable. i have not done it before but see if this helps you. Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos

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Please help! I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 that just shut down & now will not boot Windows 7. Just goes to black screen w/blinking cursor then goes to 'startup repair' (which I'm postiive this is a virus of somekind) & will not allow me to do anything. Just repeats itself. I downloaded Win7 repair to a CD-R, chgd BIOS settings to CD/DVD to boot first, saved changes, and will NOT pull/boot up from disc. I've tried 2diff repair discs, both do not work. 'F8' does not do anything for me, not able to get to 'safe mode'. Computer is only 2yrs old.

A:Win7 nor Win7 repair disc will not boot, keep getting 'startup repair'

I believe you misunderstood what Advanced Boot Options is since it is not part of the BIOS. See if you can get to the screen shown in that tutorial.

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I am using my cellphone because my computer is stuck in startup repair mode. I have windows vista.I can choose repair or normal, both run start up repair. It always fails after multiple attempts. I chose advanced options after failures and tried to do a hard drive restore to several different dates. It always says its successful and restarts, but goes into startup repair again every time. I have called ms tech support, and not surprisingly my problem requires advanced help that costs money. They did have me restart and push f8 to launch safe mode, but it ended up in startup repair also. I have agreed to pay them but set up an appt for next tues. They said i can cancel and get my money back if i want. They said my problem is fixable and my photos and files will be there. I just feel like i may have a better option and I'm hoping this website is it. I can restart my computer and give the details if its needed. I am desperately seeking your help and would definitely donate if you can fix my computer and i dont have to pay ms. I am not a computer idiot, but definitely NO expert.
 

A:stuck in startup repair, vista startup repair, repair failures

Hi, check the following link.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-gb
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
bootrec.exe
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
Type
bootrec /fixmbr
Press Enter.
Let it finish fixing the Master Boot Record.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

If the above does not work - use the DVD and back to Command Prompt.
Type
bootrec /fixboot
Press Enter
Let it finish fixing the boot sector.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

I would try and back up any needed data and files first, before you do the above.
How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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In Computer > Properties > System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery,
the option "time to display recovery options when needed".
Can we use this option to disable Windows Startup repair so that Windows 7 will startup Windows normally at all time?
This option is currently no selected, however the Windows is starting up with the Startup Repair screen when it went into bluescreen etc.

If we select this option and change to 0 seconds (without
running bcdecit /set {default| recoveryenabled to No), will Windows start up normally without going to Repair option?


Noticed that even on machine that has recoveryenabled set to No. bcdebit /set {default} recoveryenabled No --- the "time to display recovery options when needed still remains uncheck.
are these two: recoveryenable No vs time to dipsplay recovery options option related/same?

Cheers






Best Regards,

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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When there is a failure to boot there can be many error codes.
For windows 7 professional using a windows 7 iso > command prompt > Administrator X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
This command can be ran:  sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows
1) how do you determine the applicable drive letter?
a) would you run bootrec /scanos ?
b) would you run bcdedit /enum all  ?
c) would you run bcdedit | find "osdevice"
d) diskpart > list disk > list volume > dir c: > dir d: > dir e: etc.
Which of the above can and cannot be run depending on the error message?
2) if you run the command and it indicates that it found corruption and was not able to fix all of it what are the next options?
a) don't all of the dism commands fail to work in a windows RE?
3) There is a command attrib c:\boot/bcd -h -r -s    what do each of the letters mean?  when do you need to use this command?
4) If the failure to boot windows indicates that a critical file is missing that ends in .sys or ends in .dll does that alter the method for troubleshooting?  
a) do you specifically look for a replacement file?
b) if so how would you replace a specific file in the windows RE using command prompt?
c) if you do not look for the specific file is the error indicating that it is a failure to boot and it needs fixmbr, fixboot, bootrec /rebuild?
d) or if you do not look for the specific file is the error indicating that it can ... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here, don't know too much about diagnosing BSOD errors so I would be very grateful for any help.

Here's the deal, I was getting a few driver IRQL BSOD's when my system was running, I have had it built for about a week now.
But now I can't even boot, i get KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and some other errors I believe, after one of these comes up it says prepairing automatic repair then that will also crash and this then loops. I had seen other people saying they solved similar problems by removing the graphics driver in safe mode, but I can't even access safe mode so that made me think it might be a hardware fault.
I don't know how to save the dump file as I can't even get in to windows, can only access the BIOS
I have also tried running the windows disc to access advanced start up options to get in to safe mode but this also gives me a blue screen error.

Please help me before I go insane

I have a 4770K and Asus Maximus VI Hero mobo and 4x8GB Corsair RAM

A:8.1 x64 BSOD on startup even with repair disc

I've built PC's for around 30 years - and it wasn't until a bit over a year ago that I finally got one to work right the first time I booted it.

The first step (IMO) is to unplug the system from the wall, ground yourself (to prevent damage due to static discharge), and then check all your connections. To do this, you unplug each and every thing in the system and then carefully plug it back in - double checking that it's cleaned out and firmly seated.

When you use the windows disc, can you access Startup Repair? If so, does it give you a BSOD when you attempt to run Startup Repair?

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Is the startup repair have any version differences or language versions?

If you repair 32-bit you can not repair it with 64-bit installation DVD or repair disc.

But can Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD repair Windows Started edition for example or other versions?

And if system repair disc is created in Windows 7 Pro can it be used to repair Windows 7 Ultimate or other versions?

And same question for Windows Vista?

In Windows XP you have to have the same version installation media that you are trying to repair, is this right?

A:Startup repair disc questions?

A 32bit startup repair disk will repair a 32bit installation any version.
A 64bit startup repair disk will repair a 64bit installation any version.
Same Vista & Windows 7.

XP will need the same version as in installed.

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I have a problem trying to set up raid 1. I have a new PC with W7 Pro 64 bit installed and have migrated everything off the old failing desktop. Everything works well and W7 has no problem booting. I can take W7 image dumps as well. Somewhere in the process of setting up RAID I have done something that does not allow me to complete the process. I decided to use the Install Disk and do a startup repair to clear things, but for some reason neither the Install Disc or the W7 System Repair disc find a system to repair yet my system boots properly.
I've read that I can image dump the whole thing, enter BIOS and setup Raid 1 properly and then restore the image. The proper drivers for RAID were loaded. Can someone tell me if this process would work? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Neither W7 install disc or W7 repair disc find my new system

Win7 doesn't much like dated RAID technology, and doesn't need it with built-in drive imaging.

If you wanted to RAID your new PC you'd have reimage or reinstall anyway.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Macrium - Image your system

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This might get a little long-winded but I want to give you guys as much information as possible.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1525 Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32. The computer was working fine perfectly until Friday night and then it just would not boot anymore. If I just turn the power button on and let it ride it will take you to the boot options menu and if it times out it will try to boot normal but will get hung up on a black blank screen. Here is what I have tried so far.

Attempt 1 - Safe Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 2 - Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 3 - Recovery Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 4 - Shift and F11 - Dell Recovery Partition
Result - System boots the recovery partition and it takes forever, about 10 minutes, and then gets stuck with a box saying something along the lines of "Application failed to find COMDLG32.dll. Try reinstalling the program to resolve the problem."

Attempt 5 - Download and Burn Vista Recovery Disk ISO
Result - CD Boots and I actually got this thing to work. Got to the point where you had to select your OS, and my OS wasn't listed so I just hit OK, and then selected Startup Repair. Computer ran for about an hour and did find an error and then when it checked its own work it was good to go. Upon reboot, it still did not boot up and then would not boot into the recovery disk anymore.

Attempt 6 - Download Vista Home Premium... Read more

A:Vista 32 - Startup Repair, Stuck without options it seems...

LT,

Try to install or repair Vista with one RAM stick. Could be bad RAM.

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Recently my computer has been randomly just giving me the BSOD. Normally this problem was resolved by a simple restart but tonight about an hour before I posted this, the blue screen sent me back to startup but instead of giving me the usual "Security mode" and Regular Startup. It gave me Startup Repair and normal startup. After clicking normal startup just to see if it would correct itself like normal,my pc instantly BSOD'd, bringing me back to my two options. I've been sitting here staring at the startup repair screen for about an hour now. Help please. (This was typed for a different computer)
 

A:Two Options: Startup Repair or boot into BSOD

If more information is needed. Please ask.
 

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Hi Everyone... A video codec/driver seized on my machine and corrupted vista/vista startup so that it will not boot... There are no recovery/repair options in the Advanced Boot Menu...Vista x64 came pre-installed...and the supplied recovery discs have no reppair options...only reformat and reinstall...thereby loosing everything... I booted Hirems and scandisk says that there are no disk errors...so it is an OS corruption...

When trying to load OS in any mode, the blue screen reads:

Shut down to prevent damage to computer.
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
STOP: 0x0000000ED (0xFFFFFA8006981A40, 0xFFFFFFFFC00000B5, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

It seems that my problem is that Asus did not provide me with discs that have repair options...nor pre-install any... There has to be a way to repair Vista without having to loose everything with a re-install???

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I have tried a number of times to reboot and followed instructions on how to turn off the PC 3 times and a repair windows but no luck.

The PC does not want to end this loop.  Any suggestions on how to get my machine to at least get me to the blue AUTOMATIC REPAIR window.

A:Preparing Automatic Repair loop does not end and take me to any repair options

HGS Dell owner,How to resolve the Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop ProblemWindows 10 has been seen to stick in a infinite loading Windows. To resolve this problem please follow these steps:1.Hold the FN (Function key) down while powering on the system. 2.Still holding the FN key, start tapping the Windows key to bypass the issue 3.This should bring up the login screen

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I have a client who was haing issues with firefox. yesterday he attempted a system restore on his Lenovo k410 (win 8 64bit) desktop (without my blessing). it then got stuck in the infamous windows repair loop. the lenovo screen starts then it says attempting repairs, screen goes black and then it briefly flashes "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you".

Well I assumed (and google told me) I need to enter advanced startup options. the problem is nothing I do will get me there!

I've tried to boot to a retail iso just to do a repair install. I've also tried to boot to win 8 repair media created on my win 8 machine (both x64). when attempting to boot with either one the win 8 blue square "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you" and then it gets stuck. it then returns to the original screen, rinse and repeat.

and no luck getting into safemode!

I've found many folks with the similar issues and the only answers revolve around getting into advanced start up options. obviously I can't do it via windows and again I'm unable to boot properly from repair disc (cd or usb) or retail iso.

once at the clients house I was able to hit f2 to get to lenovo's one key rescue. I did not start it because I had not yet backed their data up. I booted to ubuntu and got the data off. now I am unable to even get to the f2 options!... Read more

A:stuck in "repair" loop, can't boot to repair disc or install disc...

Run Seatools long test. Remove all but one stick of RAM and run Memtest on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors (Red) that stick is bad and needs to be replaced. Tell us how you get along.

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Hey Guys,

Background - I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.
It was a friend of mine who used the disc last time so ive had to google how to do it but it doesnt seem to be happening.

Switching my computer on a couple weeks ago i was met with black screen and this:

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status 0xc00000e9

Info Windows failed to load as system registry file is missing or corrupt

It wont work in safe mode or last good configuration

So ive went into BIOS and changed the boot order so the Disc Drive is no 1.

Restarted Computer - nothing came up saying press any key to boot from disc (ive read that in few forums that should be what comes up) and it just goes back to black screen

So only option i have seems to be f12 Boot device menu where i select Onboard or USB CD-ROM drive and disc makes some noises before :

Selected boot device not available strike f1 to retry boot , f2 for set up utility

And basically thats the loop im in

Guess what id like to know as well as your expertise is

1. Does the specific error/status mean anything particularly bad
2. Is there something else i need to alter in BIOS to boot from CD
3. If its a dodgy disc drive or disc ca... Read more

A:Win7 - Cant seem to boot from repair disc or repair computer

I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that Dell desktop?
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.Click to expand...

Can you provide the Amazon webpage link to that "Windows 7 repair disc" you bought?

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PC Specs
Notebook Model = HP 2000 Notebook PC
Product Number = B5R65UA#ABA
System Board ID = 188B
Born on Date = 10/28/2012
Processor Type = AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Processor Speed = 1400 MHz
Total Memory = 8 GB
BIOS Version = F. 34
BIOS Vendor = Insyde
Factory Installed OS = Win7 (Home Premium x64)

Hello, I was wondering if you guys could help me out with a system repair?
I've tried everything on the repair disc but none of it seems to be working for me.
It doesn't even detect my operating system when it asks me to choose a recovery tool.
The OS just says "Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk". When I try fixing it with Startup Repair it tells me that startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

Code:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 47ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 421ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94ms

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A:Unable to repair my laptop using installation/repair disc (.iso)

As you are at Sevenforums I suppose you're talking about Win 7.
Please give us more info about your hardware (Laptop) as brand, model, amount of memory etc.
Is your windows disk from the laptop manufacture?
Do you have a backup of all your data files?
If you're trying to do a clean install, don't you have a BIOS factory recovery option (beware, it formats your HDD)?

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I'm trying to fix my brother's friend's laptop - my suspicion is he dropped it - the hard disc is almost certainly where the problem is.

That said, I hooked it up to my desktop and it's "usable" in the sense that I can access the repair tools via my W7 OEM disc to try and run utilities on it. The problem is that I'm probably going to be stuck running CHKDSK, and I don't want to tie my main desktop up to do this.

Now, the irregularity is that it took about 40 minutes to finally load through the dialogs and get a CMD open. After which, it took about 5 minutes for CHKDSK to finally access the failed HDD (G:, in this case). The first 9 file segments came back unreadable, so it's clearly not in the best way.

Anyhow, I'm trying to use his laptop to do this job so I don't have to tie up my desktop doing it. It will boot from the System repair disc, but it just boots to the background (that blue Windows 7 one) with a moving mouse. It could just be taking a really long time, but I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to get this working or if it's worth my while to wait.

If not, does anybody have any suggestions for how to get the data off the HDD?

Thanks

A:Sys Repair Disc does not load repair tools - just background

Try a linux live cd.

They are often better than MS tools for this kind of thing.

The HD might be too far gone already, but it is worth a try.

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[IMG]file:///C:/Users/witho/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]http://www.exploringwindows.com/7thS...tupRepair6.jpg

my windows is on C
D is my dvd drive
how do i fix start up repair now?? and get it to say :C local disc

when i try to continue anyways it says now windows was found on drive

i have bootmgr is missing and need to fix it

A:startup repair drive says :d LOCAL disc not :C

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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On my startup repair disc, there is an install button in the middle of it. Does that button let you reinstall Vista? If so, after the installation, would both service packs and updates would need to be reinstalled, as well?

I think I know the answers but would like to hear from someone more qualified. I don't want to do something without knowing how to do it and such.

A:Vista Startup Repair Disc Question

More than likely.
It will install the version that origionally came with the computer.
If you had to install the SP's since you have owned it, you will need to do it again.
There is good news however. You will only need to install SP2, as it contains all of the SP1 contents as well.
Here is a link to the full version so that you do not have to go through the update process. Just download this and then install it.

Download: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone (KB948465) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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On my startup repair disc, there is an install button in the middle of it. Does that button let you reinstall Vista? If so, after the installation, would both service packs and updates would need to be reinstalled, as well?

I think I know the answers but would like to hear from someone more qualified. I don't want to do something without knowing what the consequences would be and such.

Thanks for any reply!

A:Vista Startup Repair Disc Question

Hello and To Bleeping Computer!

First I would like to know if this disc came with the computer.. if so is it a vista install disc or a repair disc. Are you booting to it? Basically do you have it in the cd drive and start the computer with the disc? Also this will format your hard drive and erase everything so yes you will have to reinstall all updates and service packs..

In my honest opinion if it is not broke do not try to fix it. Basically if your machine is running fine don't bother to do a reinstall. But that's my own opinion.

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I was called to fix a PC from the other department. It's stuck with preparing automatic repair. Here's what I tried so far:
1.Tried selecting enable safe mode but after pressing #4 on keyboard, it just restarts and loop again.
2. Tried system restore. it shows rstrui.exe error.
3. command prompt to disable recoveryenabled - no changes
4. command prompt and ran chkdsk /f /r /x C: - done; still looping
5. diskpart listed all volumes to be NTFS. no RAW. - tried bootrec /fixmbr ...
6. Inserted windows 8.1 installation disc
6.1 boot priority shows: HDD, DVD containing win8.1, and another UEFI DVD containing 8.1
6.2 tried different boot priorities
6.3 problem with drive being locked

I'm out of ideas. I'm planning to connect the HDD to other PC's SATA and will act as external drive. What can i do with the files inside aside from backing them up? I'm suspecting a windows update last friday caused this. Thanks in advance

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I have a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic. Within 10 days of purchase, my hard disk crashed and was replaced. At that time the authorized service centre installed OS Windows Vista Business. I have created a set of recovery disc which contains the factory settings of my laptop (I mean which I got after hard disk replacement-Vista Business,and also contained promotional offers of 60 days free Norton Internet security and 60 days free Microsoft office).

I checked my OS for its genuineness status on microsoft's website. It reports my OS to be GENUINE.
Now my problem is "Is my OS really genuine?" I don't have the product key as the sticker which I got on the laptop contains Vista Home Basics's Product Key. I found the product key using a 3rd party utility that tells me keys of all installed softwares.

My next problem is I don't have a Vista disc. What I have is the recovery disc, which is very different from OS disc and is not useful in many situations. How can I get Vista ISO from recovery disc?

I believe if what I am trying to do is not possible, in that case can I get such an ISO from microsoft?
And if even that is not possible, if I somehow get a disc from my friend and then install Vista from it by entering my own product key(which I have discovered using 3rd party tool), will my installation still be genuine? Can I copy my friend's DVD for future use?

I am so keen on getting Vista disc instead of recovery dis... Read more

A:Genuine OS, create ISO frm recovery disc, startup repair

If your programs are designed for Vista, they will work in Win7.

EasyBCD claims it can handle dual boots Windows and Linux. But, being that Fedora is a cutting edge distro, it may have something new that EasyBCD can't recognize. I would call up EasyBCD to ensure that it works with Fedora 13.

There is another option for running Linux instead of dual booting. I use SUN's Virtual Box. It is a free virtual machine, similar to VMWare ( ~$160 ). So I can run Linux while I am inside Windows. Works great for me.

Since you're planning to install Win 7, I would save the money and not order a Vista disc.
 

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My computer is stuck in Start up Repair Mode, I have spent days trying to figure something out. Is the only thing i can do let it restart and restart and eventually it will fix itself? I have tried all F2 booting options and theres really nothing in F12 i can use. But the problem is, when i go to hit F8 or shift F11, the computer just beeps at me and nothing happens. i have tried without the battery and holding the power button for 30 sec. Is there any other options or is this the end?
Dell Inspiron 1420 Home premium. Do not have vista disks.
thanks, Tyler

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

Try this. VISTA - REPAIR LOOP - Microsoft Community

Also see this: Repair Vista Options - Preferred Sequence

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to put this. My computer has gotten stuck into some kind of loop. I start it up but then it goes almost immediately into the startup repair which just says after the repair "windows cannot repair this computer automaticallly."

I saw a tutorial on this site (or maybe another) on how to fix this problem, but it requires me to get into the command prompt. I can't select advanced options after the startup repair either. If I clcik on it sort of freezes after selecting the keyboard type and after a few minutes I get an error message saying a password is required, but the box to put in the password never comes up.

I've been to a lot of sites and talked to a lot of people trying to figure out how to fix it, and so far everyone either hasn't known how to fix it or just ignored my questions. So I'd really appreciate it if someone here could help me out.

A:Infinite Startup Repair Loop. Can't Access Advances Options

Sorry, I forgot to include in my last post that I'm using windows 7 professional, and my computer is a lenovo thinkpad. Also, I tried using options like safemode to get into my computer, but it just goes straight to startup repair too.

And I'm sorry for the double post. I'm writing this on my phone so it's difficult to go back and edit my posts.

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I have the same problem Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options
 

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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I did let it run and left for awhile... I was able to scroll through the report, and copied the errors. All other test report no errors: (I left one auto repair in text. See if you can spot it... )

Number of repair attempts: 2

All other tests perfumed successfully?

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory - E:\windows
Autocheck Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Root cause found:
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Unspecified changes to system configuration may have caused the problem

Repair action: System Restore
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 00
Time taken = 402171 ms
Repair action: System integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 894167 ms
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System Disk = \Device\dHarddisk0
Windows directory - E:\windows
Autocheck Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Root cause found:
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Unspecified changes to system configuration may have caused the problem

Repair action: System Restore
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 00
Time taken = 402171 ms
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I have no Repair Disk

No Startup Repair
No system restore points??
No System Image to recover?
Doesn?t appear to be a Memory Problem
Command prompts. Any suggestions?

I can get into the Aptio Setup Utility
It is now in advanced boot options hoping? for some remedy to it?s current malaise

A:Unable to Auto Repair on startup - now in Advance Boot Options

A little groggy from all this, but I seem to recall earlier being able to start with F4 opening windows, it just takes a really long time. So I believe I have an opportunity to rescue my stuff, but don't want to leave Advanced Boot to confirm.

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My computer is stuck in Start up Repair Mode, I have spent days trying to figure something out. Is the only thing i can do let it restart and restart and eventually it will fix itself? I have tried all F2 booting options and theres really nothing in F12 i can use. But the problem is, when i go to hit F8 or shift F11, the computer just beeps at me and nothing happens. i have tried without the battery and holding the power button for 30 sec. Is there any other options or is this the end?
Dell Inspiron 1420 Home premium 32bit. Do not have vista disks.
thanks, Tyler
 

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

hi can you borrow a disc from a friend
 

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I use windows backup on each of my 3 computers, each with its own external hard drive.
Each of my system repair discs are up to 2 years old. I have made no internal changes to the computers. Do I ever have to create new discs?

A:System repair disc.

No need to create new disks unless you think a disk might have been damaged in some way. I have a disk that's over 3 years old and it works fine. I do check it every few months by trying to boot with it. This tutorial gives some more info you might find helpful.

System Repair Disc - Create

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hey how do u create a system repair disc? thanks

A:system repair disc?

System Repair Disc - Create

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I am trying to create a system repair disc and I keep getting a pop up stating "The disc in the selected drive is not blank. You must erase the disc before you can use it." This is a blank brand new disc. I have tried other discs and it says the same thing. What do I do?

A:System repair Disc

I have never made a system repair disk.
I do regular system image backup and I use it if I have issues I cannot solve.

I read somewhere that you need to use DVD+r, Not DVD-r.
But don't hold me to that.

here is another article found in the web...............
excerpt: Source
However, most of these companies now develop hybrid DVD drives that support both DVD-R and DVD+R formats. They are known as DVD?R or DVD?RW drives. When looking for media for your DVD drive, make sure it ends in "-R" if you have a DVD-R drive or "+R" if you have a DVD+R drive. If you have a DVD?R drive, you can use either format. DVD-R is still more popular than DVD+R, but since they are both widely supported, it should not matter which format you choose.

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I had made a System Repair Disc (on a CD) when I first installed Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. This morning I went to use the disc and when I booted the system, I got the prompt "Press any key to boot from CD". I hit the Enter Key several times.

It did not boot from the CD; it continued and boot into Windows.

I thought maybe the disc was bad, so I made a new Repair Disc and tried again with the same results. I even tried it in different CD Rom. Same results.

Both CD Roms read other disks just fine so that is NOT the problem.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this?

A:System Repair Disc

The keyboard might not be working outside of Windows. Are you able to get into the BIOS or do other things outside of the BIOS like boot into other bootable CDs or DVDs?

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Hello,

Have a HP desktop PC that is acting flaky (a small percentage of the time it hangs), but keeps generating msgs about the HD Imminent Failure. Also has corrupted some files I had.

I did run ChkDsk, and it came back with the same message, after several hours of checking.

So, I have backed up everything I could, but would at least try to fix if at all possible.

Guess some of the sectors are now bad.

Have a single CD that came with PC (about 3 yrs old now) that is labeled "HP System Repair Disc", W7, 64 Bit.

Would like to at least try it.

When opened, it has the following:

Files on the Disc:
Boot
Sources
Boot Mgr.
To Be Written To Disc:
Desktop

So, now what ? There is not text or Help file.

Is there anything herein that might correct the bad Sectors, or any other HD
problem that is software and not hardware related ?
If so, how do I use it, please ?

Anything else worth trying at this stage ?

Thanks,
Bob

A:HP System Repair Disc

An HP System Repair Disc is similar to a Windows System Repair Disc.

It cannot be used to install your operating system, but it will allow you to boot into the Windows Recovery Environment.

Have a look here: Creating and Using a System Repair Disc (Windows 7) - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English)

You need to backup any data you don't want to lose, as it sounds like you're going to need a new hard drive, sooner rather than later.

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Hello! I'm pretty sure I know what the system repair disc does. I made one the first day I turned my PC on. I also made a recovery media on a 32GB flash drive. I under stand that I can use the recovery media to restore my PC back to factory. I can use the system repair disc to boot into the recovery mode when my PC fails to boot into windows. On my model,that's the only way I can get into the recovery mode. I can not get there through safe mode.
My question is, What is the difference between the above and down loading a legal image of W7 from digitalriver.
What does it do that the system repair disc can't do. Hope this makes sense to someone. I'm a bit confused and haven't been able to clear this up in my mind by goggling. I'm sure someone here can get me straightened out on this.
Thank you!
donetao

A:W7 system repair disc!

I love it...when everyone NOT AUTHORIZED to do so...asserts that the Digital River downloads are "legal".
 
Microsoft is the ONLY agency with the power to do suchl...and it hasn't made such assertion nor has it taken steps to terminate such.
 
Just to keep the record straight...
 
Louis
 
Are Digital River download links for Windows 7 legal for the general public to use - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/3f21f41a-514c-464f-89c3-fae48482b054
 
Are Digital River's download links illegal for use by people not - Microsoft Answers - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/are-digital-rivers-download-links-illegal-for-use/9a121cdc-6c23-481a-bd5c-2753f2578423

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I am trying to create a system repair disc from the control panel but when I click create repair disc in control panel  I receive an error message saying system repair disc could not be created . The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)  Can anyone help me?    

A:System Repair Disc

Hello. A system repair CD or DVD made in Backup and Restore in Control Panel will not work anyway on a UEFI BIOS. Don't know why you get error. Best bet is make a Win 7 install USB stick.  And then you can run recovery stuff same as on the system repair disc you cannot make by using the Win 7 USB stick You can download Win 7 for your PC at Heidoc. The Grzy

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I have a Lenovo T500 with the Lenovo restore partition installed. I think I damaged the system pretty good, and when I tried to restore it from within Win7 it booted into the restore partition and installed a very old backup that got all mixed up with the new stuff. Now I can't even log into Windows anymore, just into the restore partition. My preference would be to restore a fairly recent image, but I don't have system repair disc. So I am wondering if I can create a repair disc if I was able to boot into safe mode with command prompt, or create one with a different computer that has windows 7 (but different manufacturer and version), or use the windows 7 install discs that I created when the computer was first turned on?

A:how do I get system repair disc

System Repair Disc - Create

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  I don't have a system repair disc and i can't creat it as it looks like i lost the media drive.I need help please    

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We currently have four operating computers; two with Windows 7 Pro and two with Windows 7 Home Premium.

After I learned the importance of such things, I created a system repair disc for each individual computer.

This may sound like a dumb-bunny question; but, would a single Windows 7 system repair disc have been sufficient and that disc then work on any old Windows 7 computer, even the neighbors or Uncle Fred's, regardless of which version of Windows 7 ?

Or, is a system repair disc specific to the particular computer from which it was created ?

Thanks for reading.
 

A:System Repair Disc ???

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please answer soon....I created a system repair disc using windows recovery,and inserted a dvd,it only required 512 mb but in the end s0ome error came and said could not sreate system recover,what do I do

A:system repair disc

You can also use a USB Pendrive.

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please answer soon....I created a system repair disc using windows recovery,and inserted a dvd,it only required 512 mb but in the end s0ome error came and said could not sreate system recover,what do I do

A:system repair disc

You can also use a USB Pendrive.

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Is there any downside to creating a system repair disc (is this the same as a recovery disc?). I have a disc with the operating system that came with the computer but this wouldn't restore the computer after a crash without going through other operations such as hard disk partitioning etc. Please clarify. Thanks

A:system repair disc

A System Repair disc will attempt to fix an existing install that won't boot. A Restore disc assumes you want to wipe the drive clean and restore the system to the day it was purchased. To me, the repair disc would be more useful.

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