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Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

Q: Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

Hi everyone,

At the moment i have a slight problem with my laptop.

It wont start and it goes into a sort of boot menu where i can try to mend it with startup repair. This wont work and it does not find any problem codes.

I tried to do a system recovery but when i try to do this it says i need to put system security on in my C-disk. But because of the fact that i can't startup my system, i dont know how to put my C-disk on in this startup repair mode.

I sincerely hope someone here know what to do!

(I am running Windows 7 X64, don't know what servicepack, Dell Studio 1555 laptop, can't find the windows 7 disk)

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

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: Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

Running the System Recovery will erase the drive and set everything back to default.

Restart the PC and press <F8> during startup to get to the Advanced Option > choose Repair Your Computer > follow prompts

If still unable to run boot to the Dell diagnostics and test the hard drive.

How to Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell PC

If needed you can order a recovery disc from Dell.

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My laptop hasn't been in use for about a few weeks and all of a sudden, I am getting a Windows Error Recovery on Startup. I am given two options: Launch Startup Repair (recommended) and Start Windows Normally. Nothing happens when I try to restart Windows normally -- I only see a black screen. Upon selecting System Recovery, a teal screen pops up with "System Recovery Options" telling me to select a keyboard layout. Then it tells me to select my OS, but it comes up blank, telling me to load drivers for my hard disks. I stopped right there.

I am a little hesitant about using the System Recovery in fear of losing important files. If this is a possibility, I may try to backup my files using an alternate OS, like Ubuntu. Or are my files already long gone? Is this just a restore for important Windows files or a complete restore of Windows back to factory settings?

I have not installed any new software or devices. Running Windows Vista x64.

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

When I boot up my laptop (asus ee series) while trying to load files some problems occur. It scans for errors but the diagnostics tool cant find any automated repair solution. I've tried running last working setups, running all the start up options in F8. There are no disks or external drives connected. Restoring to factory settings or formatting is NOT an option because I have important documents stored. These problems occured recently, I can in no way enter my user account .

Heres what the windows diagnostics had to say:

problemsignature : unknown
problem signature 04 : -1
problem signature: autofailover
problem signature 06: 17
problem signature 07: corrupt registry

operative system: windows 7.

Any solution for this ?
 

A:startup problems (windows recovery cant repair)

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Hi there,

I have a lenovo think pad x100e with windows 7. Two days ago while using the word processor it began to freeze and show weird translucent screenshot like images. I suspect this started to happen after I installed f.lux to decrease blue light on my screen. The first time the freeze happened the system eventually unfroze but the second time, I tried many times to press Ctrl+alt+Del and the system rebooted and since then I have not been able to get into the operating system. It keeps indicating that windows is loading and showing the bar indicating progress and then it will send me to the thinkvantage rescue and recovery 4 screen. After 10 or 15 minutes a window will indicate that the rescue and recovery workspace is starting and it may be another 15-20 minutes before it indicates it is checking for repairs. It appears to still be processing and not frozen (I can move the mouse/cursor) but I've left it on overnight before and it never completes the repairs or restarts like it indicates will happen once they are completed. Occasionally it won't even get to the checking for repairs window.

This process happens whether I choose the option to continue with windows normally or the option to check for repairs. Also if I interrupt normal startup and hit f11 or try to go into the setup utility. When I try to run diagnostics I get errors. Verification failed.

I was just at the end of writing a 250 page book and I'd like to be able to recover that file and othe... Read more

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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.

A: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'v installed Windows 7 64Bit as dual boot with 32Bit. I'v landed up with a list of issues for some unexplainable reason and still left with 2 big issues I need help with.

This is what happened: After files were copied on reboot I got boot error "NTLDR" not found. Then I did a repair to get into my current installation and found boot manager saying Windows 7 (recovered). (The recovered part is new.)

Now both installations are marked like this and in My Computer the disk "System Reserved" is showing all of a sudden and it has the same drive letter as my external ( E: ). My external drive is now not showing any more.

How do I fix this...

Please help.....

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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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Gateway DX4720-03, Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Living is south FL can be a bitch when the rains come as there often is a ton of accompanying lightening that plays havoc with the electrical system, even though I have surge protectors inside and outside the house. We just had some very heavy rains with lightening and my computer shut down several times, but I could restart it each time...except for the last time when Windows wouldn't startup. At that point, Start Up Repair came into play. Although I routinely backup on an external drive, of course I never did it this month-DUH!

Results from SUR were error free (error code=0x0) on all the parameters tested, however there were the following error codes reported:

"Unspecified change to the system configuration might have caused the problem."

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

There were more options to select for a recovery task, but I didn't try them as they didn't seem to be as salient as the two above..

As System Repair and System Restore failed, please advise what i should next do.

A:Windows won't startup, System Repair and System Restore failed.

What's the date of the most recent backup that you have?

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Hi, I recently corrupted my Windows data on my HP Probook 4445s when I was trying to dual-boot Ubuntu. I accidentally formatted a partition after which I am unable to start Windows.

I created a System Repair Disk from my other laptop which has the exact same OS (win 7 64 pro, sp1) and after it showed that the disk was successfully burned, I tried booting with it in my HP laptop.

However, even after changing BIOS settings to boot from CD/DVD I am unable to get it working as no matter which options I try, I get the following error message:

"Bootmgr missing. Press Ctrl+alt+delete to restart"

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 recovery problem using System Repair Disk

It sounds like the disc you created is not bootable, the data cannot be burned to the disc by normal methods, instead you need to use software to create a bootable installation media
Follow step 1 of this tutorial to create a bootable disc or pen drive Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello,

I'm writing about my brother's Samsung R780 laptop (running Windows 7 64 bit), which recently stopped working. When he starts the computer, he gets the following error: "Windows Error Recovery." Searching around online led us to create a system repair disk on my laptop (which also runs Windows 7). When we boot with the disk in the drive, a prompt asking for our language (which is greyed out so we can't change it) and our keyboard (which we can change) appears. Without changing the keyboard option, we press 'next' and then it freezes.

We've also tried the 'repair your computer' option in the Advanced Boot Options, but it also freezes.

We don't know what else to try. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

A:"Windows Error Recovery." System Repair Disk Didn't Fix

See this link if it helps http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/quebecmisc/thread/12806c89-3592-4748-83dd-5b55eabec5a1

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I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista. On starting up, it says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." then offers to "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows normally".

When asked to start normally, it tries to start, but fails, returning again to this page.
When asked to launch startup repair, it opens the programme, scans the system for several minutes, and then says "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

When clicking on the diagnostic and repair details, it says:

"Last successful boot time: 10/3/2011 3:42:52PM
Number of repair attempts: 8

Session details
System disk = \Device\Harddisk
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Event log diagnosis
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A:Windows Vista won't run, Startup Repair won't fix it, System Restore won't fix it

What is the make of your harddrive?
 

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Having recently purchased an Ultrabook, with Windows 8 (64), without a CD/DVD writer/reader, I have been investigating means of backing up my operating system.

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!

Furthermore, even with Secure Boot disabled, I have not been able to boot, using a CD, via an external USB CD/DVD writer/reader!
I can boot with Acronis, from a Flash drive, but only with Secure Boot disabled.

My preference is not to play around with the BIOS - Enabling/Disabling Secure Boot!

Given this, after further investigation, I have discovered the ability to produce an image, using the inclusive Windows 8 facility; namely, the inappropriately named "Windows 7 File Recovery"!

Accessed via the Control Panel, this gives you the ability to create a "System Image" and a "System Repair Disc"; but not a "System Repair Flash Drive"!

Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!

Given that Acronis would only boot from a Flash Drive, I was wondering whether there was a method for creating the Recovery Media, for "Windows 7 File Recovery" on a Flash drive!

I would be gratef... Read more

A:Windows 8 - Windows 7 file recovery - System Repair Media

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!




Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot enabled.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning







Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!




That sounds like a bad burn, as the System Repair Disc will boot with Secure Boot enabled.

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Having recently purchased an Ultrabook, with Windows 8 (64), without a CD/DVD writer/reader, I have been investigating means of backing up my operating system.

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!

Furthermore, even with Secure Boot disabled, I have not been able to boot, using a CD, via an external USB CD/DVD writer/reader!
I can boot with Acronis, from a Flash drive, but only with Secure Boot disabled.

My preference is not to play around with the BIOS - Enabling/Disabling Secure Boot!

Given this, after further investigation, I have discovered the ability to produce an image, using the inclusive Windows 8 facility; namely, the inappropriately named "Windows 7 File Recovery"!

Accessed via the Control Panel, this gives you the ability to create a "System Image" and a "System Repair Disc"; but not a "System Repair Flash Drive"!

Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!

Given that Acronis would only boot from a Flash Drive, I was wondering whether there was a method for creating the Recovery Media, for "Windows 7 File Recovery" on a Flash drive!

I would be gratef... Read more

A:Windows 8 - Windows 7 file recovery - System Repair Media

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!




Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot enabled.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning







Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!




That sounds like a bad burn, as the System Repair Disc will boot with Secure Boot enabled.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

Hey All,

So I am pretty sure that my Windows 7 home premium installation has become corrupted somehow. I've just noticed thins not 'working' well and have been experiencing more and more BSODs over time.

I have ran many disk / system file checks (sfc /scannow), and it states that there are certain files that are corrupt but cannot be repaired.

When I try to run a 'Startup Repair' from my Windows 7 DVD it is unable to find ANY Windows Installations, which concerns me.. and therefore leaves me no options to fix.
Yesterday, I decided to try and do a 'upgrade' repair from the Windows 7 DVD in hopes that it would completely clean/replace all system files.

It took forever, but finally upgraded. All my files remained (which is what I wanted), however, nothing seems to have changed.

When I tried to do the startup repair, it still dosen't find any Windows installations on my system.. which makes NO SENSE.

Obviously I have a working windows installation, since if I take OUT the Windows 7 DVD, it will boot normally, and things seem to be working (other than a few weird glitches/ BSODs everyonce and a while).
Can you please help me with the following:

1). Is there some 100% method to see if my Windows 7 Installation is corrupted / not working right?
2). If Startup Repair dosen't recognize any Windows installation, does this mean my installation is corrupted?
3). Is there anyway to fix the Startup Repair?
4). I am trying to AVOID having to completely clean-install Windows 7, ho... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Home Premium x64 | Startup Repair System Installation

Why not invest now in a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which you can then save after setup as a backup image and never have to reinstall again.

You'll get and keep a perfect install to the extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.

Otherwise post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

You can sometimes force Win7 install to show in WinRe by running these steps How to run the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows.

But we need to make sure the correct partition is still marked Active so post back the screenshot first.

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Hi. I need help urgently.My computer, windows 7, failed to go into main pages, keep asking to repair startup.But I tried many times, failed to repair startup, even system restore also failed.So I have read forum here that facing same problem with me with the same error message.I have done the Farbar Recover Scan Tool. The following is the message report after done the scanning.Please advise me what should I do for the next.Thanks.Urgent need help pls!!! Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 26-11-2014 01Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FI4R9TU on 01-12-2014 00:19:22Running from g:\Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 8Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)HKLM\...\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe [161064 2007-07-03] (Nero AG)HKLM\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] => C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe [34672 2008-06-11] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [TkBe... Read more

A:My computer Windows 7 can't get to repair startup and failed to system restore.

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Win 7 no boot to windows or safe mode Startup cannot repair or System Restore
PC was showing black screen 2 options Start windows normally or Launch Start up repair 1 beepthen launches startup repair.checkingsystem, then cannot repair and send info about this problem.Also Drive has canged from c to d
Option to view problem details as follows

problem signature
problem event name startupRepairoffline
Problem signature01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03 unknown
Problem signature04 21200948
Problem signature05 AutoFailover
Problem signature06 52
Problem signature07 BadDriver
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

Click send details stops and Startup repairgives details log as follows

Files that help describe the problem

D:\WINDOWS\STYSTEM32\Logfiles\Srt\Srttrail.txt
x:\Windows\Temp\SatrtupRepair.etl
D:\Windows\System32\logfiles\Srt\disklayout.txt
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bcdinfo.txt
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bootstat.dat
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bootfailure.txt

Click send information,startup repair gives options

View diagnostic and repair details

Startup repair diagnosis and reapir log

Last successful boot time 4/27/2011
Number of repair attempts 52
Session details
System Disk = \Device\Hardisk0
Windows directory=D\Windows
AutoChk Run =0
Number of root causes=1

Several tests performed with same error code =0x0

Root cause found Start up repair has tried several times but cannot determine the cause of the problem

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A:Win 7 no boot to windows or safe mode Startup cannot repair or System

We see this a lot when using any Registry Cleaner besides CCleaner. Norton also works best when uninstalled.

You may have ruined your Win7, but try running the REpairs from the Win7 DVD or Repair CD so it doesn't rely on System files which may be corrupt or damaged. System Repair Disc - Create

Make sure Win7 or it's 100mb boot partition (preferred) is marked Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to repair or rewrite the boot files: Partition - Mark as Active

System REstore and SFC should be automated in Startup Repair but run them separately anyway if it fails from the System Recovery Options
SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

You can copy out your files using this: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If all else fails, run Factory Recovery or your Recovery DIsks, or use or find a WIn7 installer for Reinstalling Windows 7

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Hi all,

Self-built and Posted first computer, as below, in July 2013. Seemed fine & fast for a few weeks.
Three weeks ago, for no obvious reason, Windows 7 'stuck' on the 'Welcome' screen. I painstakingly reinstalled from scratch. OK for a couple of days...then repeat of problem.
So then I used Windows 7 disk's 'Startup Repair' following F8 boot up; successful but it asked me to reinstall MalwareBytes Anti Malware (which I did from backup disk).
Ever since then I have had to startup the computer every time - either using Startup Repair and F8 boot, or - just as much - System Restore from F8 boot up. (As I'm always asked to restore MBAM after an eventual start, I'm just mentioning that - is that coincidental or part of the problem?)

Once the computer's has started up it's fine. But I hate turning it off! I've never overclocked the computer, btw. And I've never had a virus as far as I know.

Thoughts please!

Specs are:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16341 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
1 x SSD Drive: C: Total - 457632 MB, Free - 418126 MB;(Crucial M500 480 GB SSD)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UP5 TH-CF (Wi-Fi included)
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 6.0, Updated an... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 startup repair/system restore constant use

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

When I press F8 and run Startup Repair instead of Recovery console normal Windows is booting.

I have just System Reserved partition and then one C: partition.

Here's my BCD to check - what should be corrected here ?






Quote:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {584476bf-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
device unknown
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice unknown
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path ... Read more

A:Windows Startup Repair from System Reserved partition does not work

F8 should get you to a screen where you have several choices, including safe mode. If you boot directly to Windows 7 you might need to press F8 sooner in the boot process.

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Okay so theres an issue with my labtop. i have a hp g62-231nr labtop and it broke before sent it out, got it fixed and everything was great. about four or five months go by and one night i was playing games on the labtop, the labtop died plugged it in and went to sleep. woke up in the morning to a black screen says media cable something something no bootable device please insert bootable disc and press any key. i downloaded the windows 7 system repair disc and popped it in it loads up says there is no operating system and load drivers cant find any drivers but there is a hard drive disk named Boot (x and two removable devices, the system repair disc in the dvd drive and removable device (C. i cancel and press next and be brought into system recovery menu i click on startup repair or system repair. it trys to find problems than says cannot repair windows automatically i click details and this is in the white box.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 02: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 0
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: unknown
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

i exit out and cannot do system restore memory test is 100% ok. BIOS system diagnoic (my spellling is bad.) says error code 03f0 Hard Drive Not Exist the main BIOS menu says the BIOS system is indeyle or however its spelt . Verision for BIOS system F.17 i trie... Read more

A:System Recovery windows 7. Cannot repair windows automatically

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

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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

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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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






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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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Win 7 no boot to windows or safe mode Startup cannot repair or System Restore Drive has changed fron C to D
PC was showing black screen 2 options Start windows normally or Launch Start up repair 1 beepthen launches startup repair.checkingsystem, then cannot repair and send info about this problem.
Option to view problem details as follows

problem signature
problem event name startupRepairoffline
Problem signature01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03 unknown
Problem signature04 21200948
Problem signature05 AutoFailover
Problem signature06 52
Problem signature07 BadDriver
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

Click send details stops and Startup repairgives details log as follows

Files that help describe the problem

D:\WINDOWS\STYSTEM32\Logfiles\Srt\Srttrail.txt
x:\Windows\Temp\SatrtupRepair.etl
D:\Windows\System32\logfiles\Srt\disklayout.txt
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bcdinfo.txt
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bootstat.dat
D:\Windows\System32\Srt\bootfailure.txt

Click send information,startup repair gives options

View diagnostic and repair details

Startup repair diagnosis and reapir log

Last successful boot time 4/27/2011
Number of repair attempts 52
Session details
System Disk = \Device\Hardisk0
Windows directory=D\Windows
AutoChk Run =0
Number of root causes=1

Several tests performed with same error code =0x0

Root cause found Start up repair has tried several times but cannot determine the cause of the problem

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A:Win 7 no boot to windows or safe mode Startup cannot repair or System Restore

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Right now I cannot get my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to boot up. I get to the "Starting Windows" screen and it just hangs there.

General troubleshooting:
Unplugged all USB devices on start up
Reset BIOS to default settings

Here are some troubleshooting steps I have taken so far:

1. Attempt to boot into safe mode (pressing f8 on startup)
result: While loading files the system stops and hangs after loading
Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AtiPcie.sys

2. Attempt to repair computer from safe mode menu (f8)
result: windows loading files screen>Starting windows screen>system stops and hangs at the blue background screen for Win7 sign in, but there is no sign in window.
all other options in Safe mode yield the same or similar results.

3. Attempt to repair computer with install disc
result: Get to the "System Recovery Options" screen. My drive with OS appears in the selection box and appears highlighted, however I cannot advance past this screen. On further attempts I plugged in a USB mouse and tried to use the pointer to hit the "next" button, but I get the spinning blue ring and the screen hangs.
I have tried repairing from multiple discs. One an install disc, another a repair disc I made on my laptop. Both times I got the same results.

I had this happen to my system 2 weeks ago, and then again 1 week ago.
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A:Windows 7 x64 startup errors, can't enter safe mode or repair system

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

If so run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan on it, followed by Disk Check from the installer's Recovery Options Command Line.

Next run the RAM test and start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

You will have to be able to boot a disk, which failure is almost always due to user error. The last resort is to boot PW CD provided which will boot itself, wipe the HD, which will force installer to autostart to reinstall. The Paragon Rescue disk to rescue your files will also boot itself.

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Hello. I've had problem with my friend's laptop (OS - Windows 7 Ultimate). It won't log on to it's fullscreen mode. When I open it, I'm always stuck at Startup Repair error cycle.

Here's what happened: I installed Glary Utilities and used it to uninstall the Adobe CS3 Bundle. Then I installed the CS4 Bundle. After that, I used Glary Utilities again to clean the registry, cookies, missing shortcuts, etc. Then I used its Registry Optimizer feature..after analyzing the system, it said that the computer needed to restart to complete the process. So I restarted it. And that's where I'm left at. I can't open the laptop anymore, I can't even run it on Safe Mode - it's not available. The only available options I will tell below. My theory on this problem is that maybe I or the Glary program have deleted system files that are essential for Windows startup.

Note: I uploaded: a video of what is happening to my friend's laptop during startup; .txt files of the errors; a picture of the ble screen; and a copy this post in a word document (ony, it's not translated into English but the dialog boxes are in English). Here's the link to the files so you could check my problem: http://www.filefactory.com/file/b2540hd/n/prob.rar

And here's what boxes appear during startup. The red ones are my comments.
(***sorry for my grammar. am not an english speaker. Hope you get what I'm talking about, though.)


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A:Windows unable to start - Startup Repair and System Restore won't work

Similar problems when trying to restore a system image from a portable HD. I used a bootable USB stick with the Win7 installation files on it and then tried to select a system image from the portable HD. After selecting the image and advancing to the next screen all of the selections would be grayed out and would not let me restore the image. I tried selecting another image from a backup partition on the computers HD and had the same problem. The fix was to repeat the procedure booting from the installation DVD instead of the bootable USB. I am not sure why the DVD worked when the bootable USB failed but it saved me a reinstall. This is an old post but I thought I would share my findings just in case someone has the same problem in the future.

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My laptop is a Gateway with 1Gb RAM. It has had problems for several months where it will just reboot. Now, however, when I try to boot it, the machine displays the screen that says that there is a problem and asks me to start the Startup repair. If I choose this, the repair runs for several minutes, then says, "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically."

I had this same problem a few months ago, and took it to a PC repair guy. He didn't even charge me because he said the problem was so simple to fix, it only took him a couple minutes. He told me what he did, but I have forgotten what it was, and I can't get in touch with him again.

Any suggestions on what I can do so as not to lose my data would be greatly appreciated. There is just 1 file on this system that was created last week that I can't afford to lose. Anything else is not critical, but I do need to get this one file.

Thanks, in advance, for the help.

A:Error recovery and startup repair no help

Hi do you have a recovery or install disc to attempt the repair from

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Hello,

MY laptop won't boot up. When I turn it on, it says that ME is in recovery mode and then windows tries to repair itself. Gives me various options. I tried start up repair and this is what it says:

http://s24.postimg.org/baam7b5sl/IMG_0130.jpg

I clicked on the details and this is what they show:

http://s24.postimg.org/am1rod72t/IMG_0131.jpg

http://s24.postimg.org/emdiecmxh/IMG_0132.jpg

http://s24.postimg.org/mdu8cwr2t/IMG_0133.jpg

http://s16.postimg.org/camid9wlx/IMG_0134.jpg

http://s16.postimg.org/u1y4rqc0l/IMG_0135.jpg

What I can get from that is that the computer can't find the OS files.

I looked up on google and found Dell's website talking about how the ME error is caused by bad BIOS and one needs to update their BIOS for that. They also said that that makes it difficult for the system to communicate with the hard drive. Which kinda explains why "No OS files were found" message was shown by the test result.

Is there a way to safely repair the start up without losing my files?

Now I have the options to go with Startup Repair again or one of the following:
- System Restore (update: tried it and it says that I have no restore points saved. I doubt if that is actually true)
- System Image recovery (update: similar issues as above)
- Windows Memory Diagnostic (Done but that has nothing to do with anything and didn't help)
- Command Prompt ( no clue how to use this for anything relevant)
- Lenovo Product Recovery (this ... Read more

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Hello

I'm having a problem. When I boot some PC, startup repair starts. It doesn't matter if I start it in safe mode, last good known config or any other option. The sad part is that startup repair always fails to identify the problem. Her is the result of the startup repair:

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: 21200842
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 61
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1060.

I would gladly put a fresh system on that PC but...

There is some data (digital bank certificate) I need to recover. So I'm wondering if I start the repair from the win7 boot DVD and try to repair the problem will I lose that data? My main concern are the registry storages and user profiles on that system.

I'm also wondering does anyone know how to extract a bank certificate from the hard drive if i connect it to another working system? I need to extract a certificate from IE8 or firefox. To bad the user didn't have a backup. Some say that it is possible to extract it from firefox but not from IE8. Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any advice on this matter!

Regards, Teo!

A:Startup repair - Certificate recovery

Hi Teo & welcome to the forums

I have succesfully used a Linux Live boot CD to recover data from a non-booting Windows installation. Once the live CD boots (making no changes to your harddrive) you can mount the NTFS non-functioning Windows volume and recover your data.

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I now hope I am in the right spot to get some help. I am new at this stuff and I couldn't figure out how and where to post my problem.

Now I implemented the tutorial about my problem and it worked just great except that whenever I start or restart, the problem is still there and I have to use the tutorial again to use my PC. I am now thinking of leaving it on 24/7.

Is this all because of some lousy updates from Microsoft as some others are saying. Do I continue to update. I need some help in this matter. Anyone have some suggestions other than reloading again because I did that and the problem came back.

Ciao, Jim

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

try following the steps in the following link and see if that helps ya out:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Help Guys, i did a startup repair infinite loop recovery, because my desktop hard disk wont boot normally

so after the successfully of the repair, all my files in partition drive "D" is also back on the earlier files.
how to get back to the previous windows registry.



please help,
thanks in advance

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Everything possible is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Why did you start with Infinite Loop Recovery? Did you perform it exactly according to Step 11?

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I started up my laptop the other morning an just as windows is loading a BSOD flashes for a millisecond and then the computer restarts. It did this 5 times in a row before I finally gave up. I found the windows vista cd that came with the computer and booted from it. Once the DVD loaded I clicked accept and it took me straight to a new install with no repair function which should be included on the recovery disc. I rebooted multiple times, here is no repair option. To make matters worse, I only have 5.9 gigs free on my hd and vista requires 6.6 to install. The only option I have is to reformat the drive, which is out of the question as I have lots of documents saved that I cannot lose. So at the moment the recovery DVD is useless to me, and I cannot load windows to delete some files to make room for a new install.

I took a video of the loading screen and was able to pause it at the frame when the BSOD flashes, here is the stop message: STOP: 0xc0000005, 0x00000200, 0x83354964.

I tried removing one stick of ram at a time thinking maybe one had gone bad it didn't make a difference. I'm at a loss right now. No matter how I try to load windows, safe mode, etc, I get a BSOD and it restarts, and my windows recovery DVD is useless with my hd nearly full.
 

A:BSOD during startup, no repair function on recovery cd

Nobody? There's no way to delete files/folders without using the command prompt on the recovery disc?

This really makes no sense and I'm beyond frustrated. Why is there no repair selection when I boot from the vista DVD.
 

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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and  i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
 
 
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........

A:system recovery deleted every time + cant create system repair disk

1.  You're actually talking about two separate things here.  Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery.  This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2.  The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer.  If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1.  Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2.  Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!

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Hi all.

Alienware m17xr3, the hard drive died.

Got a new hard drive, booted from the recovery dvds

This seems to work, reads both dvds, gets to 100%, ejects dvd and I click reboot.

I can see a bsod for a split second, then it launched startup repair which fails every time with the following

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: 21200078
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 5
Problem Signature 07: Failure During Setup
Problem Signature 08: 6
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033"

I have tried various things (reformatted and re-installed dvds numerous times)

Have gone into a command prompt

bootrec.exe /FixMbr
bootrec.exe /FixBoot

both completed successfully

bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD

Successfully scanned windows installations
Total Identified windows installations 0:
The operation completed successfully

So for some reason it's not finding any windows.

E appears to be the windows partition, files all seem top be there.

Have gone into diskpartition and made the E partition active, still no windows found.

List Partition
Partition 1 OEM 1835MB (31KB offset)
Partition 2 Primary 18 GB (1836 MB offset)
*Partition 3 Primary 911 GB (20 GB offset)

There's no system restore to restore from due to it being a new drive.

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A:new HD, reloaded recovery disks, Startup repair offline?

I have got an actual windows 7 install dvd, it's worked fine doing this, now just need to get the drivers

going to be a long day

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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?

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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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Here's a fun one for you, I recently picked up a google redirect on my netbook. while trying to get to rkill or an eset online scan, I decided to reboot the machine into safe mode with networking to see if it would make the downloading and searhing process more efficient. I was using both internet explorer and google chrome in my attmpts to repair the system with no luck, hence the move to safe mode. However, on reboot, the system went into system recovery mode.

Once in revoery mode, I tried the traditional startup repair, however, it finally came back saying that kdcom.dll was corrupted and could not be repaired. after some google searching from another computer, I came to the following sites:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/308510-kdcomdll-is-corrupted-cant-access-normal-or-safe-mode/
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1024998-kdcom-dll-windows-7-corrupt.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

Following the directions on those sites, I've still had no luck being able to boot into safe mode or anything else. In the case of copying kdcom.dll, I used a copy from my working machine to copy over, keeping a copy of the original in the open directory of the troubled computer. Furthermore, I attempted to us one of my Windows 7 upgrade disks, however I could not manage to boot from those either to get to a recovery console. The computer itself has a recovery partition, but I'm unable to reach that as well. I'... Read more

A:Startup repair loop, can not boot from recovery files

Hello RKollas I will be helping with your computer problems.From this point on, it is very important that you refrain from doing anything else to your computer other than what I have requested of you.I do not mind if you browse the web, do basic tasks, or even test to see if the problem(s) you are experiencing are still occurring with the computer while we are working together, but do not run any tools/fixes unless I or another helper from this thread has asked you to do so.Remember that you came here for help, so allow us to help you If something does not run, make a detailed note of what problems you encountered along the way (exact error messages are preferred), but continue onto the next steps until you reach the end of my post.Always do the steps they are listed in (left to right, top to bottom).I prefer that you complete all the steps while you are in Normal Mode. However, I understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you are unsuccessful in getting a tool/fix to run from Normal Mode, but Safe Mode works, then use Safe Mode.If you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask.Let's begin: Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.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 ... Read more

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EDIT: This is added by moderator. The problem system has been "restored" to factory defaults, so you can skip to post # 11 and be missing only some history. I have also at this time moved the thread from Networking to Windows 7.

Okay, this is my boyfriend's laptop. He's left it with me to see if I can fix it. I'm at work right now, and it is at home, so I can't try anything until I get home tonight. Here'e the situation, as best I can tell:

He has 2 laptops...one is old, and connects fine, the other is probably 6 months old - a Dell - Windows 7, and this is the one that is having problems. The other laptop has no problem with its connection - it is just the Dell laptop. He brought it over to my house last night, and it is doing the same thing. It finds and connects to my network, but it states that it is a "limited access" connection, which essentially means you have no internet connection (apparently).

So here is what I have found out. For one, his laptop came with few months subscription to McAfee...and apparently that is now expired. He's never renewed it. I did put MalwareBytes on there for him, when he got the thing, but I don't think he runs it unless he thinks there is a problem. I've told him to keep it updated, but I guess he thinks I can fix it if there is a problem. Again... (Once we get this fixed, he WILL keep this stuff current..darn it.) Anyway...he said he kept getting some popups - the ones that... Read more

A:Solved: Startup Repair Loop--after Recovery to factory defaults

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I have a 2.5 year old Toshiba Satellite L300-04N, which has decided to crash during exams.

Earlier today when I brought it out of sleep everything was frozen. I couldn't get into Task Manager so I turned it off using the power button.

When I turned it back on, it said that there may be disk errors it wanted to do a disk check (I don't remember the exact message). I've had this problem before, but usually it does the disk check and all is fine. This time it never started the actual disk check, so after waiting a while I hit the power button again.

Now when I try to start it, I get the Toshiba start up screen but then it gets stuck on a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. When I press any key it makes angry bleeping noises at me.

I've tried doing a startup repair (a couple of times) with the recovery disk. The first time it did a repair, now when I do a repair it tells me it can't detect a problem. I tried to do a system restore, but it told me there are no restore points. I searched the forums for a while, but I couldn't find any other ideas.

I am more or less competent with computers, but I don't know a lot of computer jargon. Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT: I also tried F8 at startup. Did nothing.

A:Black screen with blinking cursor at startup, repair and recovery did nothing.

Your computer did a repair, so at what stage is it at?
Does Vista boot, do you get the flashing cursor?

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I am having a nightmare with my Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. At the moment it runs a continuous loop of start up repair and will not allow me to even attempt to get into Windows 7 until this has been done. When it runs the test it stops, giving the error message no OS files found on disk. Everytime I restart this process just continues.

It is a work laptop, so I do not have and windows recovery disks.

To make matters even worse, before the startup repair loop the laptop wouldnt even let me into the Windows system, even in safe mode. After attempting to get into safe mode it would stop at the driver classpnp.sys. Further tests would also show up the error message 2000 0146.

I am not technical at all, so am hoping this is going to make sense to someone who can explain it in very simple lanuage.

Just to reconfirm, I do not have any windows recovery disks - and cannot access safe mode at all.

Can anything be done?

A:Laptop running startup repair in a loop, no recovery disc

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hello,
I recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!
Kieran

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot load, chkdsk freezes, sfc scan cannot perform the requested operation

Hi, I cannot start my Windows 7 at all. With power on, the system tries to load up but: ' windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause'. Trying to open safe mode or last good configuration doesn't work, it goes automatically to startup repair but after about an hour trying it says ' Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer ' (tried a few times). After another reboot with a windows 7 repair disk in the drive I managed to open the recovery manager from the DVD instead of the HDD and tried all the options - system recovery does not work, i have no previous images of the system, I ran a scan on the memory - it was all clear but still windows not starting. Then I did CHKDSK and it froze at 11% on stage 4 of 5, that happened a couple of times so I decided to run an sfc scannow but another error: 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation'. So I'm totally stuck and don't know where to go next, I've got no windows installation disk, only repair disk. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

A:Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of the computer,is just a repair disc or is it a recovery disc does your machine have a recovery partition,have you tried removing and reseating the ram or running any diagnostic test like memtest 86 + or seatools for dos

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi,

I am unable to start up my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium). TOSHIBA Satellite C660-1J6
It is stuck in a loop of 'attempting to repair this computer', which is unsuccessful and restarts.
There are no restore points to use.
I have received the BSOD which disappears quickly during startup.
I am able to start up in Safe Mode - however when I get to the login screen, the mouse and keyboard do not work.

I would highly appreciate any help or advice with this.
I am happy to reinstall windows as I have everything backed up. However I am unsure how to do so as I do not have a CD.

Kind regards

A:Startup Repair- windows cannot repair; Stuck in restart loop

Firstly, a Windows 7 install disc is a dvd, not a cd.

You would have to find a working PC to download a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Iso File, either 32 or 64 bit, let`s assume you need 64 Bit.

After you have downloaded the iso file you have to burn it to a dvd at no faster then x4 speed. So the PC has to have a dvd burner and you`s need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

You can also use a usb stick to put the iso file on using Rufus. The usb stick must be at least 4 GB in size.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

You must also have a readable key on your COA to activate windows after you install it.

You will also have to install at least your network/ethernet drivers to get online. Then get your other drivers, and run Windows Update, which will take a long time, sometimes 24 hours.

Have more questions, just ask

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All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. When it gets to the "Windows" screen with the small moving dots that form the windows logo, it crashes just as they start their animation.

I've tried using Startup Repair, as well as command line repair (possibly the same thing?), but they are telling me that they aren't finding anything wrong. Also reverting to a previous state results in an error and I can't do a system restore because I have no system restore points. I was able to backup all of my most important files, thanks to that excellent guide on here which tells you how to use the "load driver" window to do it. So, I'm confident that my hard-drive is still mostly functional, since searching through it went fine, with no corrupt files or anything noticed. At first I thought the problem was something other than my hard-drive/installation, so I put my hard-drive into another computer (which was working fine) and experienced the same problem.

I read about the "repair install" option and got really excited that this might fix my problem. However, I read that you can only do it while logged in (which, again, I cannot do) and this was confirmed when I tried to do it anyway. This sounds like the perfect option for me, but I can't get the computer to let me log in, whether in safe mode or not.

Does anyone have any other ideas about what I can do? I'd really like to avoid doing a fresh install of Windows 7, if at al... Read more

A:Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install

Have you tried running a sfc\ scannow from command prompt?

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I just finished reading this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cannot-boot-windows-startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer-automatically-663898.html as I'm having the same issue. Here's a brief history.

My computer was built by me and has been fine up until a few days ago after I removed some USB cables for devices that I then hooked up to another PC I have and reconfigured some USB devices as a powered hub I was using would not let them be recognized by Windows. When I opened the Attached Devices window to see if my devices were now recognized it took forever to open with the blue bar at the top never getting to the end. I Googled the problem and found that Bluetooth was may be causing the issues and to disable it. That didn't fix the issue so I tried other recommended fixes such as disabling printspool -- none worked.
I then started having the Cannot Boot problems so I let Windows try and fix it which it could not. I tried to let it restore from a previous good point but that failed and I would click Send Report and then it would shut down. This kept happening for several days until I came across the aforementioned thread here on the forum.
Last night I turned off the power and went to bed. This morning I switched on the PC and let it boot up. Lo and behold WIN7 started right up no problems -- the Attached devices window opened right up as well. Then I saw that it was loading drivers for 3 attached devices -- all USB devices and one r... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Update
I unplugged two USB cables leaving just the keyboard and mouse an rebooted. Windows starts just fine but then starts to install drivers for three USB devices. Not sure what they are as all I have plugged in are the keyboard and mouse. Any way of finding out what devices Windows installed drivers for?
Thanks

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Hi, everyone.

Today, after restarting my computer, I was faced with the Startup Repair tool, unable to boot Windows 7.
A couple hours later, after running startup tool a total of 29 times I have been unable to solve the problem.

I have also:

Tried booting in safe mode[didn't work]
Tried last known good config[didn't work]

Based on some advice I read elsewhere, I also ran chkdsk /r/f c: . It completed successfully.

Even just knowing how I can extract my files so that I can re-install windows would be a big help.
Startup tool doesn't take over a minute to complete, and displays these details:

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: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 8/25/2012 11:35:21 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 29

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk1
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Hi-

Can you boot into safe-mode?

Also, do you have either a recovery partition, recovery disk, or the windows installation disk? (some of the tools could help, especially if safe mode doesn't work)

Regards,

Mark

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Desktop PC and I have already created system recovery discs via the Lenovo built in software but just wanted to find out if if I should also be creating a system repair disc through the windows operating system in the back up and restore section.

I am not sure if either method are in fact the same thing or not so a brief explanation of each would be grateful.

Many Thanks

Andy

A:Do I need to do both system repair and recovery discs ?

Hello Andy,

The Lenovo recovery discs, would only be good to use to reinstall Windows 7 back to factory conditions with.

A system repair disc created in Windows 7 will allow you to boot the "System Recovery Options" screen to do say a system restore, startup repair, restore a system image, command prompt at boot, etc...

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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