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Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

Q: Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

I've been having the same problem as big0 
 Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair
And in your post try a windows repair from windows disk i go to part b  step 6b but  System Recovery Options does not find Windows 7 operating system What do i do now 
Moderator Edit: Split from another topic to prevent confusion

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

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A: Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

Hi, Is this the same computer as here?
Thank You

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windows update was canceled (purposely by teen) and now computer starts in repair mode.  We selected repair and message says could not be repaired and shuts down.  In recovery tools - tried to load to last known working version and no restore point is available.  Disks did not come with this computer (Dell Inspiron 1545).  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair

You could try going into safe mode, hit F8 during boot up.  Not real sure but I would then go to windows update, it may see the bad load.  It is worth a try!

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It all started pretty innocently. I first noticed a problem when the Windows update flag had a red marker on it. So I dug a little deeper to find out that Windows update was failing. It seems it could not do the check for updates any longer for some reason. This did happen suddenly and no recent changes were made to my system before this happened. I searched this forum and googled until the cows came home and ended up trying a few solutions that seemed reasonable - Deleting the contents of Software distribution, running CHKDSK. Neither of these helped. I tried another suggestion - sfc /scannow which could not run so I tried running it from a command prompt boot up. That did not work either. So, I kept going with the suggestions I have seen. I did find one suggestion to download the latest Windows Update readiness thingy from Microsoft which made the red splat on the windows update flag go away but still could not run windows update. Always comes back with the same error 80070002.

My last resort before contacting the forum was to try a windows upgrade from the original DVD that I got when I bought the system about 2 yrs ago. Well this did not help either as it fails after going through a bunch of preliminaries and then states 'The upgrade was canceled' 'setup can't continue'. Not sure if that spelling error on the 'canceled' is a clue to something bad?

If anyone can help me sort out this fine mess, I will really appreciate it. Of note, everything else ... Read more

A:A couple of issues - Windows Update / Repair install 'canceled' long

Have you read this thread?

troubleshooter error code 0x80070002

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This is our 3rd attempt to update this laptop! We have done the following (3 times now) with the same failure to boot after the IE 11 install:
1) Boot with Windows 7 Pro (sp1) x64 CD and delete existing partitions. Create new partition and install Windows 7 Pro x64
2) Install DELL drivers for the PC (and reboot)
3) Perform Windows update (arduous task as there are 202 updates...takes hours to complete) (and reboot)
4) Install Acrobat / Flash / Java
5) Install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 x64 (and reboot)
On reboot system goes directly into repair mode!

In one attempt we just did Windows 7 Pro x64, then Dell drivers, then updates, then IE 11. Still same thing. After IE 11 finishes and reboots the system goes directly into repair mode (and fails to repair. Just wants to email Microsoft about this issue but
doesn't give a clue WHY it won't boot.)

ANY suggestions for a fix for this are appreciated. We need IE 11 on this machine as all the websites the user needs for work require IE 11 to be working.

Also, it would be nice to know what IE 11 install does that causes this fatal boot issue! If I boot into Command Prompt mode I can see the drive and all the files (shows up as D: and everything is there!)

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So I prompted to install an "important" windows update (I'm running Windows Vista, 32-bit). In the middle of the update, I attempted to minimize the window, and then all hell broke loose...

The screen froze completely, I was unable to shut it down from the start window because the mouse pointer was unresponsive. After waiting almost 30 minutes (each minute hoping it would fix itself, but hey, it's Vista, what was I thinking?), I broke the rule that should never be broken: I held down the power button on my laptop and shut it down manually.

Upon starting up, the screen was black for at least 15 min, in my impatience (because I am an idiot) I manually shut it down again (...stupid, stupid, stupid). I started it up again and I was given an option to Repair my System because the startup wasn't working properly. I chose that option and Startup Repair began...

It began over an hour ago. This time, I decided I would wait and not shut it down... Yet I'm still waiting. Any thoughts of what to do? The warranty is expired and it's a fairly old laptop anyway. I have a better one now, but I'd still like to save the other one. (The one in the infinite loop of Startup Repair is a HP Pavilion dv6000).

I was thinking to manually shutdown again, starting in safe mode, and system restore it myself to yesterday... But will this damage the system more than I already have?

A:Startup Repair - "The current repair operation cannot be canceled"?

Try System Restore, if it doesn't help post back for further instructions.

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I recently repaired my installation of Windows XP Home. I ran the repair because I downloaded a virus or some malware that deleted a bunch of systems files and somehow blocked me from visiting many websites, including antivirus sites and Microsoft.

After I successfully repaired Windows, activated it, and logged on for the first time I tried to install Malwarebytes to get rid of any remaining problems from the original virus. When I tried to install Malwarebytes, I got a message saying the Windows Installer was loading for another program, so I cancelled it and tried runnign the setup file for Malwarebytes again. Then my computer froze and I was forced to do a hard power off. Now when I start the computer it goes through the initial Windows logo loading screen and then it goes to a black screen with a mouse pointer that I can move, but there are no options to click, and none of the usual keyboard hotkeys have any effect. I can successfully boot Windows using Safe Mode, but I'm not saavy enough to know what my options would be with that. I tried using the Run > sfc /scannow command, but it apparently doesn't work in Safe Mode.

Please help if you can. I'm almost ready to completely reformat and start from scratch, but I'd like to be able to save my data and settings if possible.

A:Windows XP Home Boots to Black Screen with Mouse Pointer after Windows Repair

idk if this is a problem but:

my computer does this is i have a rather full HD it just takes a while to load.

how long did u leave it before restarting (the black screen)?

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My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)

Operating system : Windows 10

I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.

Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "

I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.

By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point

My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them

NOTICE : I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs

and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc

A:Automatic repair couldnt repair your PC (Repair screen win10)

You might be better off doing a clean install. You won't need to enter the key as its already been associated with your computer.

Backup any files you want to keep first.

I am not certain but it may take the install files from the recovery partition (perhaps someone can confirm this), I know this worked with a recent HP job I did.

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hi all need some help please booted up pc yesterday and was found with a screen saying startup repair that runs for about 30 mins and then it will say startup could not detect a problem press finish to restart so i do and get the same thing over again, when i try to go to safe mode i get the same screen ??? i cant even do a restore , anyone got a clue whatto do please ??? running win7 and cant get pasted the startup repair screen


tryed the win7 disk to repair i get to the system recovery options it scans for a bit then i get operating system win 7 the partition size and location (c) local disk i then clink on win7 and press next then i get a pop up saying this version of system recovery options is not compatible with this version of windows you are trying to repair ???

can see all files and folders on hdd when asked to add drives

A:screen saying startup repair every time it boots

if you upgraded to sp1 after making the recovery disk you will need to slipstream sp1 into the win 7 disk with vlite

Download - vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

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I unplugged my computer to take it in another room after shut down.  I don't know if the computer was all the way shut down when I pulled the plug. The screen was dark so I thought it was shut off. It was on a surge protector. When I booted it up, it goes to Auto Repair, then Diagnostic PC, then Attempt Repairs, then cannot repair. The only thing that I remember came up was something about Disk Registry the first time I tried to start up.
 It gave me a logfile: C\Windows\Sys32\Logfiles\Srt\Srttrail.txtAll that shows up is to press Delete to setup.
In the menu tab, I switched HALT ON: to NEVER
System Restore says- No restore points have been created on your computer system drive.(Won't work)
CAN get to Command Prompts and UEFI Firmware Settings, but that is about it.
This is my home-work computer and there is a lot of info I need for work tomorrow.
I will appreciate any help to get me back online.

A:PC boots to Auto Repair but cannot Repair!

What is the make and model of this computer?

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Hi guys, 
I have a fairly new (2 years old) Samsung touch screen computer.
Windows was pre-installed (7 i think) so i have NO WINDOWS DISKS.
Windows automatically upgraded me to win 10 and since then i'm having no end of trouble. Computer freezing taking 5 mins to open a photo.
I tried a "reset" keeping files and settings. This blue screened said "was unable to reset PC" and took me back to the main login. I was able to re log into the computer and still sort of use some things.
So i decided to try a "restore to factory reset and reinstall windows" --> It got to 52% and froze. Then booted into the blue troubleshoot screen. Startup repair is no help. I can now no longer get into the computer.

I don't know what to do next??  Please help.

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We have a Windows 7 computer, fairly new Acer Inspire laptop. Recently, when it had turned itself off for power reasons, when we entered the login it first said 'not found' and then dropped to a screen that looks like the login background but without the login box. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work, you have to force hard boot. On rebooting, it recognizes that startup failed and offers an attempt to repair. I ran this about 40 times, I think it's clear that isn't fixing it. It boots to that plain screen, so it starts windows, but then just sits there.

I'm told the Windows 7 disk has a more detailed startup repair option that might allow us to solve this without losing a lot of critical data on the hard drive. However we cannot find the dang thing, we had a whole stack of info/disks/etc. I thought was in the box it came in, but when we got it down from the closet, box was empty, and we can't find any trace of any of the original materials. I don't know what to do. Is there some way just to get that repair-startup utility without having to purchase a whole new windows 7 disk? We are afraid to send it for warranty repair to Acer because the default 'repair' appears to be reverting back to default settings which would wipe out all our data.

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,

A:Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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Windows will only boot into startup repair no matter what. The issue is startup repair was unable to fix the problem. Here is the log:

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: 21200782
Problem Signature 05: SystemDisk
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033


A:Windows only boots into startup repair

Please try here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

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I installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 the other day, and ever since my computer wont boot into Windows. It boots into a black screen and asks wheather I want to repair windows, or start it normaly. When you pres start normaly it displays a blue screen and reboots. When you press repair it loads the repair wizard. Although this just tells me that I have a registry problem, which I know is not good.

I cannot sysrem restore as I do not have and restore points. I have installed a clean copy of windows vista on a separate partition for now, but I am unable to sort out the problem from here as I cannot repair the registry of the other install, or remove the program that caused the problem.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satallite L300.

I know a fair bit about computers but I'm at a total dead end with this. Only thing I can think of doing is transfering all of the files from the old windows to the new one, or back it all up, and just format over the whole partition, and use the recently installed windows.

Don't really know what my next move is with this to fix the registry. Any help is extreamly appreciated!

Thanks, Joe.

A:Windows boots into repair mode

Can you boot into Safe Mode? Tap F8 as the computer boots and select 'Start in Safe Mode' not 'Start in Safe Mode with Networking'.
Then uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and use the Kaspersky removal tool as well to make sure that any registry entries are also gone.
Then reboot and install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)

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Today, I decided to download SP1, since there was this application that required it. Anyways, it got downloaded without any problems, but while it was installing, it got stuck for over half an hour, but then completed the installation, which made me restart my PC.

However, after that, It booted into startup repair, telling me that Windows won't start and it couldn't fix any problems, which made me do a system recovery and boot up my PC, I also tried installing SP1 again, but had the same exact problem.

Here are the required data and If you need any more information, feel free to ask

I also didn't get any error codes.

A:PC boots up to startup repair after installing Windows 7 SP1

Hmm - not a common occurrence!
let's do a few basic checks before attempting another SP1 install

First - did you attempt the install from Windows Update, or from the standalone installer?

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Hello all,
I am looking for some advice on how to fix my computer please.
These are my specs:
Dell XPS 420 about three years old.
Windows Vista 32 bit running SP2 with OEM disc without SP 1 or 2
Raid mirror configuration
Shut down normally about three days ago, today went to start it up and it went immediately to Startup Repair which was unsuccessful.
I cannot boot into safe mode (no restore points found- I know they are there because I check them regularly)
I cannot boot from the OEM disc
Debugging mode does not work
Last known configuration does not work
I did boot into the diagnostics screen (F2 or F12, I can't remember) and it did a diagnostic on the hardware so I think my hard drives and memory are ok.
I tried startup repair again and it just now gives up after about 20 seconds and says it can't repair my computer.
When I try to 'start windows normally', it starts, the Dell logo comes up, the white bar loads, then the Intel Array info comes up, then the screen with the little green thingie runs back and forth then it goes to a really quick blue screen that says my computer is being shut down to protect it. It goes by so quick I can't read all of it but there is no information there that tells me anything about what is wrong.
I tried Startup repair one last time and when it said it couldn't repair my computer there were error details at the bottom of the screen:
Problem event name: Startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Autofailover
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6000.16... Read more

A:Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

Looks like a BSOD (blue Screen) Please follow instructions and we will see if we can help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello. This is similiar topic on our forum but now i will explain more brighter.
So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.

My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?

Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."

Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere?

I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.

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Title says it all. Tried everything in CMD on Recovery disc but it still does not work.
Im trying to fix the laptop for over a month now. I need it working as soon as possibile!

A:Windows boots into Startup Repair which cannot fix the problem

You might need to do a complete reinstallation.Do you have backups of everything you need on the system?

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My Windows 7 now refuses to boot properly and now only boots into startup repair. This started happening after I shrunk and moved the /dev/sda2 partition (on my computer, the C:\ drive), so I could install Ubuntu. I did notice that Windows failed to boot but I was stupid and didn't fix as soon as I realized. I installed Ubuntu (and with it, Grub) and now Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything and then displays some HP software that gives me a few options (none of which has helped). It may be important to note that I have the option to go to the command prompt.

I have tried all the fixes I have found on the internet (such as the various bootrec.exe commands) to no avail and am becoming desperate! Please help!

Thanks, RibShark.

A:Windows 7 boots into Startup Repair after moving partition.

Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything

Silly question, but did you have the Windows OS Install Disc in the CD/DVD drive, when you were attempting to run the Startup Repair?

If not, please do that, ensure that your Boot Order is set to read discs (look in the BIOS) and try booting from the Windows disc again.

Also refer to Repairing the Master Boot Record via command prompt here.

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I have a Dell Studio 1555, win 7 Home Premium. I am trying to restore the system to Factory default. After pressing F8 at startup, when I select 'Repair your computer', it boots into regular Windows.

I think it has something to do with the Partition identifiers? Please help.


A:'Repair your computer' option boots into Windows regular mode

Welcome to SevenForums. What are you trying to do exactly. Have you changed something in your bios and you want to return to factory default or has an issue developed and you want to restore back to before it began in hopes of correcting as they are two very separate issues?

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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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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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I installed Roxio Easy media creator 7 a while ago and I just did a windows xp repair but now roxio keeps bringing up this message:

* Please wait while windows configures Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition...
- The only opton is cancel...

If I cancel it keeps coming up...

If I let it run through it says

*"Error 1706 no valid source could be found for product Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition windows cannot continue"

then goes back to the first message and tries again...
Roxio 7 still works perfectly fine when I open it from desktop or start!
however whenever I open a browser, or try and rename a folder or save something it comes up with the error mentioned earlier...
it just keeps doing this and stops me continuing my work...

I have lost my Roxio 7 cd so I can't install the disk to fix this problem...

I found however my Roxio 6 disk so I tried just removing Roxio 7 using add remove programs... but this just brings up the same error... and wont uninstall...

does anyone know how to stop this message coming up?
(note roxio works fine I just want to stop the error message- but failing that does anyone know how to get rid of the program altogether)

thanks for your time


A:Error from Roxio Easy Media creator 7 after repair through windows repair

I encountered the same problem awhile back; it's a known bug with the Windows Installer.
MOPER made this suggestion & it worked perfectly for me. Give it a try..

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

Install and run it, look for an entry similar to "WordPerfect". Delete the entry and all should be fine.
[*] NOTE: Please replace "WordPerfect" with the name you got from the Windows Installer"

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My problem started last night as I was trying to boot in safe mode with networking to install and update malwarebytes to get rid of a spyware problem. I was unable to start my computer with safemode using f8, so I used the misconfig boot.ini method and selected safeboot with networking. Then I was able to get to the boot sequence menu, but whichever option I picked (safe mode, normal, last working configuration, etc), the computer just restarts.

Then I tried to repair windows with the xp cd and it completed at 100% and needed to "restart to finish the setup process." However, right now whenever it restarts, it will automatically go into safe mode, and I would get an alert saying "'win xp setup cannot run under safemode. Setup will restart now." I have tried pressing okay, x-ing it out and a manual shutdown. But whatever I do, the same cycle will happen over and over again .

I later found out about the f5 key and tried using that to boot normally, but it still goes into safe mode. My question is.. is there a way to override the msconfig settings so that my computer can boot normally and finish the setup process, OR to get the setup NOT to finish so that I can change the msconfig settings back to original.

I would really like to backup my files before doing a reformat. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance

A:Cannot access windows after win repair -- safe mode & repair setup conflicts

First of all you could use any Linux Live-cd program to make a bootable cd from a downloaded iso file and then boot to Linux and then copy and paste whatever files you need to a usb flash drive or external hard drive.
What I would suggest first though is boot to first "r" for Recovery Console and run "chkdsk /r" to repair the hard drive.

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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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35+ startup repair attempts and still no dice
Windows failed to start.a recent hardware change may be the cause.
Start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Windows cannot find a system image on this computer
No restore points
No backup or repair discs
Bluescreen/crash with safemode, memory diagnostics tests, and attempts to restore to"out of box" state
Everything redirects to startup repair or start windows normally,
Repair option ends in cannot repair message, start normally ends up in bluescreen/crash and restart.

View problem details> problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature:
01: 6.1.7600.1.16385
02: 6.1.7600.1.16385
03: unknown
04: 21199963
05: autofailover
07: bad driver
OS version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Root cause found:
Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.
I can access the command prompt box but I'm unsure of where to go from there. It is the only thing I've been able to run without bluescreens popping up and shutting down my laptop. Can any one help me restore my POS back to an operable state through there?
I am aware of f key functions, and have attempted setup utility options boot options and still I'm stuck.
I'm stuck with a never ending startup repair/bluescreen fail/system recovery loop

A:windows failed to start, cannot repair, no backup, restore or repair

Dead hard drive? Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS?

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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

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?

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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.


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.


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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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.
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


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)



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Fooling around on my laptop ( Acer Aspire 5920 ) last night, set it down for a few minutes while I went to the kitchen and came back to it frozen.

Had to force it to reboot by holding the power button, and when it rebooted it took me to the 'Startup Repair' screen, and then tells me after a few minutes of looking busy that 'Windows Cannot Repair this computer automatically.' I've made 17 repair attempts so far. Apparently my last successful boot time was in 2008.. which is a lie, aha.

I would very much like to save a few files from the computer if it's going to need a complete format, there's a good couple of years worth of writing and artwork that I'd be heartbroken to lose.

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

A:Startup Repair - Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

I've also run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool under someone's recommendation but it doesn't seem to have detected any problems.

I've purchased a recovery .iso from neosmart, but it refuses to boot from USB saying 'Disk Error, press any key to restart', and it ignores me trying to tell it to boot from CD. I don't have any recovery software that's been provided with my laptop, it's just disappeared into the ether if I ever had any.

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I am pretty sure that a virus cause this, right before my computer shut down on it's own my anti virus popped up and said that a Trojan was found but I didn't have to do anything. Then the computer shut down and when it restartrd started to load files and then go into startup repair, only it couldn't fix it. I tried a restore, but again it said that the startup files wern't there. I just quickly scanned the diagnostic details and noticed something that said "boot critical file C:\CI.dll is corrupt".

I am so worried I won't be able to fix this and will lose everything! Any help is so greatly appreciated!!


A:Startup Repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

Reinstall Windows. It's faster and easier. I never do a system repair. Usually installing windows , drivers and most of the useful programs takes about 2 hours and finally You have a new system. Virus scan and system repair takes much longer, and it's not so successful .

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AS the title says, my PC went into hibernation a few days ago and wouldn't wake up. So i had to do a plug switch turn off.

Now when it boots up , it goes into startup repair but i get the message
''Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically''

then i have to send or don't send an error report
then i get 6 options , i cant remember them off top of my head.

I have Windows 7 Professional
but i've long lost the disc, apparently system restore doesn't work either it always fails for some reason.
p.s i ran checkdisk and that didn't find anything wrong, although there clearly is.
( upon boot up now if i press F8 i get the option of 3 startups, now i'm only guessing but 1 and 2 are a jumble of numbers and letters and 3 is normal startup i think . only option 2 works and i boot normally. if i don't press F8 though i get all that malarky above )

What else could it be ?
How do i fix this ?

A:Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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Hello, it's nice to meet you all. I'm posting because I have been unable to boot my ASUS U52F laptop, which runs Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) and Internet Explorer 11. The PROBLEM:I have been unable to boot my laptop since December 9th or so. When I power on, I sometimes I get an initial boot screen that says "Starting Windows" and then a blue screen that says Windows must be shut down.  Other times I boot up and my computer goes to "Windows Error Recovery" where I can either 1. "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally".  Choosing #1 leads to a failedn startup attempt and causes the computer to shut off. Option #2 takes me to the Startup Repair dialogue box.Then it attempts to repair and produces the error code "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically"I have tried logging on as a local user providing an administrator password, with the same failed result. Most RECENT CHANGES:On December 6th, I asked my niece to help me import my contact list from my phone into an excel spreadsheet on my computer. After hours of searching for how to do it through iTunes and gmail and failing, I came across a free software called Copy Trans. I downloaded the software... I think from this website but I can't be sure: http://www.copytrans.net/download.php The software never seemed to successfully sync with my phone. Then my niece used my computer for her school work. She either uploaded or reinitialized something called Vuze software to downl... Read more

A:Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

Greetings Bob and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.When you post your reply, use the button instead.In the ... Read more

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I turned on my computer this morning and it loaded to a blue screen that read "start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" it then gives me the option to send to Microsoft so they can create solutions or to exit and the run computer off. I am able to hit esc when the screen pops up and run a hard drive test. The test did not show anything. How do I fix my laptop? 

A:Start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automat...

Cgadrim Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! If the problem is only corrupted boot files, it might be repairable.You will need access to a working PC in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD.  This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that.This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link:  http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick.  Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.-------------------------------------Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html Yeah, I know that says Win7 but that and Vista have the same boot loader files.You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK.Good Luck

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I started my PC yesterday, and it goes straight to startup repair which fails to fix it every time.
It starts up normally with the HP logo but then it says "Windows is loading files" and goes to startup repair.
I don't have the windows 7 CD and I dont have a restore point to go back to... I tried booting windows 7 from a usb stick but it just went to the startup repair again tho (maybe i didnt do it right, used rufus on a windows 7 iso then simply plugged it in on my pc)
Couldn't get to advanced boot options even while mashing the F8 key nonstop since I turned the computer on. The only thing that seems somehow useful is the command prompt, that for some reason using X:\windows\system32> instead of the usual C.
I'm really lost at that point and any help would be great

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  Hi, just recently I installed Kaspersky total security 2016 anti-virus software, the following day I was unable to bootup.
I could only get has far has ' startup repair , after a short scan I received the error message, ' startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically '
And gave me two options, - send information about this problem ( recommended )  & don't send, but I was unable to select ( mouse did not function )
So I realised that I needed to erase my ' c ' drive and reinstall windows7 , fortunately I have backup.
But the problem is, I don't know how to access 'c ' drive to erase and reinstall win7

So ( not being very technical ) I contacted Kaspersky technical support, for assistance.
They emailed me the download for their rescue disc, and instructions of how to run the disc, so I copied it to disc and usb stick.
Using the rescue disk, I am able to copy my backup files on 'c '  
But I cannot see an option with the rescue disc for wiping the ' c ' drive clean and reinstalling win7?
Have since asked Kaspersky support, replied but not answered.
Can anyone assist please

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I have a Lenovo 0578CTO running Windows 7.

My computer will only boot into the Startup Repair and then it says it could not detect a problem.

I view the diagnostic and repair details and there are no error codes, but the "Root cause found:" is "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"

I can go into advanced options for system recovery and support.

I tried a System Restore, but received the error 0x80071a91.

Any suggestions??

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recently I have bought new laptop Asus X52JC with i3 CPU , 3GB RAM, GeForce 310m etc. I installed Win7 Home Premium 32bits.
After a week computer began to hang up at windows 7 startup: "Please wait... message", no windows logo, full hdd activity and it stays here forever. I tried to launch windows repair, safe mode it just hangs with full hdd activity.
Only one thing worked: startup repair. It repairs computer about 2 hours and then it boots normaly. If i shut it down or restart, it works also. But next day, story begins all over again....
So, I reformated hard drive, reinstaled windows, all newest drivers from asus website and office with skype. Everything worked fine until the next day Problem is identical. The only one thing that is working for me now is startup repair. It repairs computer and works for one day

A:Boots to startup repair only

I downloaded Seagate tools for Windows and DOS. Both tests says:
Short DST - FAIL
Long Generic - FAIL

I guess my hardrive is bad...

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Since yesterday I've been trying to get my pc (running Vista Home Premium x32) up and running again, after the 2nd bsod this week. After the first bsod my pc booted like nothing has happened, but now, whatever I try, it only boots into startup repair.

That wouldn't be a problem, but every time it "looks for problems" only to return that "Vista cannot solve these problems - click 'Ok' to shut down bla bla". I've been googling and found that the problem is more common, but nowhere have I found a good detailed solution. Many hints were given though, that it would be best to use a Vista recovery disc.

However, my DVD drive has never worked properly; even when it sees and detects the drive in the BIOS and Boot menu, and even when it's the only thing selected to boot from, it will still only boot to startup repair.

So I spent the rest of today making a bootable usb key. I followed instructions meticulously (I got a Vista Repair .ISO) and now my pc detects the key, and I can select to boot from it, and the first few steps go as they should (Select USB to boot in BIOS etc), as soon as I select that I want to load the Vista repair utilities, it continues to load as it's done all day and go straight to startup repair.

In other words, my pc will only go for startup repair, which does nothing good, regardless of what I do. It won't boot in safe mode, it won't boot from the Vista boot CD I made, it won't boot from my USB key, no matter what way I set my BIOS.... Read more

A:Vista only boots to startup repair

"I don't want to reinstall Vista and lose all my files"

That's why you should always have backups on a different drive, then re-installing Windows would always be an option without losing anything.

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Recently I had a HAL.DLL error ("hal.dll is missing or corrupt").

I followed this procedure -


Which consisted of doing a - bootcfg /rebuild

Everything went fine, but now I seem to have two boot configurations.

When the computer starts, before it even get to the operating system, the screen stalls (30 seconds) on a black screen with white print that gives me TWO Boot Options.

Windows XP Home Edition


Microsoft Windows Home Editions

Windows XP Home Edition is the new one that I just created.

I've guessing that somewhere there are two boot files, and I have to choose which one. Is there any way to get rid of the old boot configuration so it will bypass this screen and go straight to starting Windows?

At this screen, it has a 30 second time out. After 30 seconds it defaults to the new Boot Configuration, which is the one I want it to default to. So, the computer doesn't freeze or anything, it just adds another 30 seconds to the boot time unless I am there to hit the ENTER key.



A:30 Sec Delay - Two Boots from HAL.DLL Error Repair

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Yesterday night when i came home from work, i turn on my laptop with windows 8.1 and its started loading "pc repair", after it finished i get a message saying it could not repair automaticly.
So i have tried advanced-restore point, it just failed.
Tried cmd- sfc /scannow, and i get a message saying windows is in another repair process and i need to reboot and try again.i rebooted and tried again. But it goes to repair pc again.and so on.
Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online. So i used win 8 bootable thumb drive i made. But it didnt recognized it.(the thumb drive does bootable, I have checked).
Have tried chkdsk. But i get a message drive locked.
So i have rebooted using the win 8 usb thumb drive.
Have tried chckdsk / r /v /f / x on th windows drive(located it as f: this time)
No help there.
Tried safe mode menu, but after i choosing safe mode it goes back to pc repair.

I didnt installed any new drivers and i have windows update settings to install updates manually.
I have two drives in my laptop(thinkpad w500).windows drive is ssd ocz vertex 2, and the second is regular hdd in a caddy instead optical drive.
*i have disabled all defragmenting and indexing on the ssd.
I have tried removing the sad and reinsert it making sure it's connected firmly.

Is there a way recover my pc without refreshing and loosing the entire windows setup?
I have read somewhere that win 8.1 lost or removed pe environment. And... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 boot only to repair PC and unable to repair au

Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online.

Download the Windows 8.1 ISO.

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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Hello there,

I have had an issue since yesterday with my HP laptop running Windows 10. The screen froze so I pressed the power button to turn it off. When it came back on it stayed on the HP loading screen for some time and then went into windows automatic repair. It then came up with the message 'Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC' and I then went into advanced options and have tried multiple methods suggested online to resolve the issue. I have tried a system restore which seemed to work initially but the screen kept going black and then froze. I have also tried using regback in Command Prompt but once I had gone through the process was met with zeros rather than numbers. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Windows 10- Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC

What's the model number(M/N) and product number(P/N) and serial number(S/N) of your "HP laptop"?
Once it's correctly identified and its support site located, it should be easier to address your issues.

Do you know if its built-in system recovery/factory restore partition still exists and is functional?
Do you have Windows 10 reinstall media for it?


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I have an HP DV6-2150us laptop about 1.5 yrs old. It runs Win 7 64-bit. All of a sudden, it won't boot up.

I don't have any flash drives or external hardware devices connected, but I did recently upgrade Norton 360 to a newer version, and also installed some software updates - don't remember exactly which ones - might have been Windows updates, Flash, Java, etc. But it was acting funny before those updates too.

When booting up, it goes straight into Startup Repair. After no more than a few minutes, it says Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Then it launches the HP Recovery Manager.

Here's the error message I get from 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: 21200956
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

The Problem Signatures are sometimes different - this is the most recent one.

If I try to close Recovery Manager, it forces a reboot and stats the Startup Repair all over again.

I tried System Restore, but it was unsuccessful with several different restore points.

It won't boot up in Safe Mode, or Last Known Good Configuration, etc.

I was able to launch the File Backup Program from the HP Recovery Manager, and back up the hard drive.... Read more

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer

Wondering if it would have been better to post this in the HDD hardware forum?

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This is the link i found the repair at.

Help from the moderators needed.

A:Windows XP repair: will this repair my entire installation?

to do a repair install
set the bios to boot from cd first
pop in the disk
choose install
ignore the first repair option [R] and continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation
then do the repair

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My notebook failes to boot.  As it is starting I see the message preparing automatic repair then the blue screen comes up with Recovery  There was a problem with a device connected to your pc.  An unexpected I/O error occured .File:\windows\system32\winload.efi  error code 0xc00000e9 and no matter the option selected the same thing occurs.  Even trying to  boot to recovery.   I downloaded Win10 via the tool and made a usb efi boot flash drive and it fails with a error. Windos has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. File:\windows\system32\boot\winload.efi  same error code. I did load the flash drive with both 32 & 64 bit versions.  The error occurs botting either version.  I finaly got into the diagnostic and ran the complete test with everything passing.  What do I try now?

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