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Laptop doesn't start - automatic repair does not work

Q: Laptop doesn't start - automatic repair does not work

When I start my laptop automatic repair appears at the bottom of the screen. This makes the screen turn blue, nothing else happens. Any ideas?

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A: Laptop doesn't start - automatic repair does not work

Hi

What notebook model do you have exactly?
Did you try to recover the notebook using Recovery Medium or the HDD recovery option?

In my opinion the system recovery should be done as next because the automatic system repair does not work.

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Hello. I have an ideapad z580. It was functioning pretty well until I travelled to China. It started freezing randomly, didnt restart for approx 10 min etc. And finally today it crashed after I restarted it. I can't reach windows, it says preparing automatic repair, and fails, giving a screen says "a required device isnt connected or cannot be accessed". And adds that I need to use recovery tools. I didn't get any cds because of OKR. I restarted with the novo button. Selected recovery. 'Loading files' appeared, waited nearly 5 min and a blue screen with a sad face appeared. So I can't reach windows, cant recover it, in another country with nothing but a smartphone and internet connection. I didnt install any softwares, updated my OS to windows 10 a month ago. If there is a solution Ill be glad because I need the pc and my documents in the following days. Thank you for your help. 

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Windows won't start. I get a a black screen saying some hardware or software has changed and the only options are to press enter to continue, or escape to exit.

I tried booting my Win 7 64 bit recovery disc (aka system repair disc) but in the second screen where it tells you to select an operating system, it is blank! I attempted to add hard disk drivers but i couldn't figure out how.

So i pressed next and got to the screen with various options. I selected "Startup Repair" but that won't work.

It says that "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically",

The error details are as follows:



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



So i can't do any type of recovery to repair my Windows 7. Would finding the appropriate hard disk driver in the beginning of the startup repair process (the second screen) be a solution to be able to select the appropriate OS to fix? if so, how?

What else can I do besides backing up all my important files and reinstalling everything? I'd really like to "fix" this.

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A:Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do?

Instead of going to startup repair in the recovery options, choose command prompt and run an offline sfc scan.

How to Run the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) Offline in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

What about safe mode, have you tried that?

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Hey guys, I've been looking all over the internet to find a solution, but failed to find any. I hope you can help me out.

A couple of days ago, I fell asleep in front of my notebook (Asus X54H, which I have for about a year now) and when I woke up, I couldn't connect with the wireless. Hoping it would solve anything so I didn't have to go downstairs to fix it, I decided to restart my notebook. I don't recall seeing a BSOD, but after it showed the Asus logo, there was nothing, just a black screen. This time, I timed how long it took, and after 7 minutes it said: "Windows is loading files". This doesn't take too long, but then I get a black screen again, but this time with a cursor for about a minute. Then I get the Windows 7 background with the cursor and after a minute or two, the System Recovery Options screen appears. There I'm asked to select a keyboard input method (which is Belgian (period) in my case). When I click on next, another window gives me two possibilities:

- Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.
- Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier.

As I didn't create any system images, I go for the first one. As there aren't any operating systems loaded, it tells me to click on the Load drivers button. As I don't have a clue what I should do choosing Load drivers, I just click on next. Then the following options are presented to me:

- Startup Repair
- System Restore
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A:Can't start my notebook and system repair doesn't work

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

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 Hi,
So I'm going to try to be as specific as possible. About a month ago, I finally updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop. It seemed to work fine, but I started getting an error every time Windows would start up or if I would "awake" the computer from Sleep mode. The error was "please insert disk into removable disk E:" I never had this error before. Apparently, this drive was my SD card and I've never even used that drive at all. Other than being an annoyance though, this error didn't seem to have any impact so I rolled with it for the time being figuring I could fix it later or just deal with it.
Well, after about two weeks, my computer froze up, so I tried to restart, and it wouldn't startup again. I would turn it on and it would just go to a black screen with a white arrow and stop. Sometimes it would take me to a black screen and say "Operating System Not Found." After several failed startup attempts, Windows seemed to take me to some diagnostic screen and I went through several prompts following whatever advice Windows 10 was giving me to fix the startup error. After several failed attempts, somehow miraculously I got it started again. Quickly, in fear of this happening again, I decided to revert back to Windows 7 hoping this would fix any problems. I let it run over night and the next morning, the computer was back to Windows 7 as normal. I was able to use the laptop as normal and there were no error messages. It seemed everything was fine.
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A:Windows Won't Start, Startup Repair Doesn't Work

 
 
Please run System File Checker
 
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
 
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
 
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.
 

 
Copy and paste sfc /scannow in the command prompt, then press Enter to start the scan.  
 
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
 
When the scan is finished and if intergrity issues are found (corrupt files that couldn't be repaired), please do the following.
 
Click on the Start orb then copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box.
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Double click on this icon to  
the CBS log, copy and paste the log in your topic.
 
If this fails to place the icon on your desktop run the command from the Command Prompt.  Use the instructions I provided at the start of thi... Read more

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My laptop (Predator Helios 300, i7-7700HQ, 16Gb DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD) doesn't start up for some reason. So I wanted to start it in safemode so I can backup my crucial data before formatting my pc. When it started "Preparing Automatic Repair" it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. It doesn't get further than that. If I repair or reinstall Windows 10 using a flash drive, will I loose my original license key?
 

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I have an HP Pavilion dv5-2135dx laptop... I don't know what went wrong but I randomly have a &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen when i turn it on: &quot;Windows Failed to Start. A recent hardware/software change might be the cause&quot; and i can either choose &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; or &quot;Start Windows Normally&quot; BUT when i attempt to start windows normally, it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; Screen. If i click &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; it doesn't do anything but stay on another screen and i've let it be on that screen for a whole day and nothing happens. I've tried safe mode and again it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen. I've tried all the debugging options and it goes back to the error screen. When I shut it down and tapped F10 to enter the bios menu, i went under the diagnostic tab and ran both the Hard Drive Test and Memory Test. Here are the results:<br>Primary Hard Drive Test- Hard Disk Full (305)<br>Memory Test- Passed<br>But i have no idea what that means because my laptop is brand new and it has 500gb... so the harddrive shouldnt be full. I'm in need of help because I don't know what to do after looking through abunch of forums... Please help me.

A:Windows Failed To Start & Startup Repair Doesn't Work!!!!

Hi: If you can live with losing your files, etc, you can try a system recovery back to factory specs. Boot up the PC and tap the F11 key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to launch the recovery manager. Follow the prompts to reset the PC to factory specs. That is probably your only choice at this juncture. Paul

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

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

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

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

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Hello, I hope you guys can help me. I have A Dell Laptop with Windows 7.

Today my laptop stopped working. When I try to turn it on normally, it will go to request to either launch the start up repair or to try booting it up normally again. When I try to launch the start up repair it will state that it's loading, but then it will stick to the windows 7 blue screen and stay there, nothing will happen. I tried to see if I can launch the Recovery manager by pressing F8 while the dell logo appeared and selected the 'Recover your Computer' option but it gives the same windows 7 blue screen. It also wont work on Safe Mode.

I hope there is a solution for this, I do not have a recovery disk.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 will not boot, repair start up launch also doesn't work

Hi Welcome to the forum

i would try running the dell diagnostics. start computer start tapping F12 and run the tests on hard drive

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I have a Samsung RF511 that on startup flashes the BSOD for a fraction of a second and the automatically attempts to restart. It then gives me the option of launching Startup Repair, which does nothing at all (I have left it for more than an hour in case patience was all that was needed) or start Windows normally which will start to load and flashes the BSOD before restarting and presenting me with the options above. I do have the factory recovery disc but my DVD drive died a while ago so I can't boot off that. I don't own a external optical drive. What are my options. I have a second laptop that has two HDD slots. Is there a way I can use that to repair Windows on my samsung HDD or can I transfer my factory recovery disc to usb and make it bootable?
I'm about a 5 out of 10 in terms of computer savvyness so any help would be appreciated in fairly simple terms.

A:BSOD on startup then auto reset. Start up repair doesn't work

I've just take the Samsung HDD out and pluged it into an external enclosure. It's a 1tb hard drive but it is displayed as 100mb and called system reserve. I'm assuming this is a hard drive failure and i'm about to lose everything?

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

A student brought in her Sony Vaio laptop.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance
 

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My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option
 

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So every time automatic disk repair won't work, it says there's a problem with srttrail.txt. So I tried looking at the logs to see what the problem was and nothing stood out(not sure what to look for but nothing flashed red lights as to there being a problem)and the file doesn't exist if I try to open it so I can't delete it. Then I tried refreshing but the disk was locked. I tried to create a new partition with no success due to there not being enough space or something. Then I torrented a copy of Windows 8 to load on from a different comp, but I'm not getting the option to load it from a flash drive in troubleshooting. Not sure what other options I have, if any. I'm open to anything, even if that means losing everything on my computer, I don't care at this point. I'm on an asus x551ca if that matters

A:Automatic disk repair and pretty much everything else won't work

First off, lose the illegal copy of Windows 8.  There is a forum rule which states:
 
No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.
 
You can download a legal copy of Windows 8.1 from Microsoft.  There is no need to use the illegal copy.
 
Let's rebuild the BCD (Boot Configuration Data).
 
Press the Windows key and the X key at the same time.
 
In the menu that opens click/tap on Command Prompt (Admin), this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.
 
When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste bootrec /rebuildbcd in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.
 
You will see the following.
 
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
 
This may take a while, please do not stop the scan.
 
If this was successful you will receive the following message.
 
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.

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I was an idiot and forgot to make a recovery disc, and didnt buy the disc after buying the 40 dollar upgrade. Why are my options? Do I have to buy another windows 8 to get the recovery disc? After I try to do the automatic update, the screen just goes to black with a cursor. Ugh. Any help would be great!

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Hello.

Suddenly a few days ago I was playing my Xbox & noticed my laptop with Windows 10 (I upgraded it to Windows 10 online via their free upgrade from 8 thing) restart. I kinda thought it to be weird because I was pretty sure it just updated the day before, but I just figured it must be another one. When it finally got restarted & to the screen to enter my password, the graphics (the background pic) was flashing weird, kinda reminded me on maybe keys stuck. It wouldn't keep from flashing long enough to enter my password, ctrl alt delete did nothing, along with esc, & anything else I tried. I finally had to turn it off via power button. I waited a minute & restarted but got the blue screen saying windows couldn't start.

I have tried all the options, to no avail EXCEPT I do have Windows 7 on it too. I can boot into Windows 7 (I'm using it now) with no problem. Also from what I can tell when I'm in 7, looking at the drive with Windows 10 on it, it seems to definitely be there. In fact I can open up my files (on the 10 drive) as usual from the Windows 7.

A REALLY odd & scary thing is that one of the 1st choices I tried was to restore back. The 1st time I chose it, it gave me my restore points. I chose one, etc etc. It seemed to take forever and I think it said it was successful, however when it went to reboot it came back up & said the same bs as before... Now if I go to restore. it shows NO restore points!!!

Of course I have also tried the ... Read more

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Hi, I have an acer E1-531-4694 laptop and it will no longer start up, when I press power, it goes to acer's startup screen :

"acer
explore beyond limits"

"your pc ran into a problem and need to restart. we're just collecting some error info, and than we'll restart for you ( 0%)"

"Preparing Automatic Repair.."

than the screen just turns black..

it will just restart the same thing

I tried booting into safe mode but nothing happens.

is there anyway to fix this ?

A:HELP ! Windows 8 won't start,keeps saying automatic repair

How did you try to boot into safe mode ?

EDIT-- If you don't respond you won't get much help.

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I have another forum here and I have been told to post here because I can't update windows and system restore doesn't work. I have tired everything stated on the other forum please help. :D Thanks.

A:Automatic Update Doesn't Work.

I looked at the other thread. Assuming you now have a clean system, you should be able to do Windows updates. You didn't tell where it stops.
When you get there, does it begin scanning your computer or do you get an error? If error, they now have automatic answers - if you just follow their links to fix, they'll tell you to add 3 Microsoft urls in your Internet Explorer. Also do permit some ActiveX components to load and run. They're needed for updates.
Then after you do all that, click on ZoneAlarm client and on the Main tab just turn off privacy completely, just for this one job. After you're able to download the updates, turn privacy back on. I found that it was not enough in v6.1 to change Microsoft site settings. It has to be done on the Main tab. I repeat, TEMPORARY switch only.

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Hi. So i have an Windows 10 Pro. But i got issue.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 started showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair and Diagnosing Pc. 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. And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine.
This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Your pc did not start correctly i click restart i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.

Pc :
4790k
2x8gb 1600mhz Hyperx DDR3
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 UEFI
Samsung Ssd 250 Gb Evo

Is this something with hardware or windows problem? HDD smart is fine, memtest86 not showing errors.

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Hi. So i have an Windows 10 Pro. But i got issue.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 started showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair and Diagnosing Pc. 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. And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine.
This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Your pc did not start correctly i click restart i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.

Pc :
4790k
2x8gb 1600mhz Hyperx DDR3
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 UEFI
Samsung Ssd 250 Gb Evo

Is this something with hardware or windows problem? HDD smart is fine, memtest86 not showing errors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On startup it's taking automatic repair and ending to a black screen with only the cursor moving.i tried with the bios roll back.it didn't work .also there's a hard disk short dst failure when I tried to check the hard disk.the smart hard disk is working fine. Plz give me a solution.

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Hello ! , i have some problem. why everytime im turning on my device is always start automatic repair and then black screen. but the cursor can moving. please help me. thankyou for help me !!

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Hi peeps,

I have an odd one and was hoping one of you gurus could advise

First I ran a setup.exe file which I think was a virus or trojan or whatever you call them. I double-clicked the file, nothing happened but immediately the little red shield appeared and when I clicked on that automatic updates was turned off.

Tried to turn back on and got message saying could not be started.

Went into Services and the Automatic Updates services wasn't there.

Did cntr-alt-del and looked at the processes, wuauclt.exe wasn't there.

Ran Malwarebytes, Spybot, Superantispyware and Avirascan, none picked up anything installed on the machine, but Superantispyware did flag the setup.exe file as a false alert and deleted it but not anything that was installed after I clicked the exe file if that makes sense?

I found a site that gave instructions for start and repair of the service. I tried the following as CMD

net start wuauserv

didn't work.


Tried below saved as a cmd file in notebook, didn't work.

net stop "Automatic Updates"
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
net start "Automatic Updates"
wuauclt.exe /detectnow

Tried the following saved as .cmd file in notebook and it DID work:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\atl.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\jscript.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll
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A:Automatic Updates service won't start without repair

Hi:

We don't work on logs in this forum. But from what I can see you have a least a worm. We can't fix it here.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


BG

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Hello,

I'm having problems with my windows 8 laptop.
This afternoon I shut it down, and went to work. A few hours later when I came back home I noticed the little blue lights on the keyboard (showing me that the pc was charging and that my wifi is on) were still on. Normally these are off when the pc is turned off.

I tried starting the laptop but nothing happened, the screen stayed black. I held down the 'on' button to force it to turn off, and turned it on again.
I then got a textmessage on the startup loading screen that there were problems with my C drive (only drive the laptop has), so it went to automatic repair.

*my laptop's language is set to Dutch so I'm translating everything :)*

It gave me 2 options:
1: Restart computer
2: Advanced options.

I tried option 1, didnt work ofcourse, it just restarted and I got back to this screen, so I checked what option 2 had to offer.

I got to a screen with 3 options:
1: Continue to windows 8
2: Solve Problems
3: Shut down

When I tried option 1 the computer just restarted and went back to the same screen.
When I tried option 3 it shut down as it should.

Option 2 gave me 3 other options:
1: Renew PC
2: Factory reset
3: advanced options

Option 1 just restarted my pc and took me back to screen 1.
Option 2 I havent tried yet, because it erases all of my files. This is a last resort.
Option 3 gave me 6 other options:

1: Systemrepair
2: Repair with installationcopy
3: Startuprepair
4: CMD
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A:Windows 8 won't start - can't acces automatic repair

Hi there
Do You have the windows disk?
If so have you tried to do a repair with the disk.
If not you can borrow one from someone if you know of anyone who has one.
I know you don't have a DVD drive but you may need to try and either buy an external DVD drive or borrow one.

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Hi guys,

I'm having an issue with my 8.1 on my desktop PC. Have had 8.1 installed for a couple of months now without issue until recently. Computer will not start, ending on a sad smiley face BSOD with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Error codes 0x80070571 and 0xc0000001 have been seen.

Sounds to me like a corrupted hard drive. Did a bit of reading and went into command prompt armed with various chkdsk, /r and /f commands all of which were carried out showing no issues. A few guides said to carry a few bootrec commands (/fixMBR, /rebuildBCD, /fixBoot), which I've also done without much success.

Also tried this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGPVKk79JCc

No change there either.

I chucked the installation disk in and tried to run a repair, but it says the hard drive is locked. Woo. Some attempts to unlock said drive has resulted in the above actions.

I appreciate any input available. Thanks for your time.

Martin

A:Stuck in automatic repair loop, can't start.

Hi Anti & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

This bug check indicates that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost access to the system partition during startup.

Did you try with another HDD? I would suggest you doing the Disk Diagnostics and report back the results -
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Furthermore, have you tried re-plugging the cables with which your Hard Disk is connected?

Let me know how it goes ^_^

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Hello ! , i have some problem. why everytime im turning on my device is always start automatic repair and then black screen. but the cursor can moving. please help me. thankyou for help me !!

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Hi,
So, my house envy dv6 notebook pc is not starting properly. I have already tried unplugging it, forcing it off, taking the battery out, etc. I can't seem to get it to turn on. Any help would be so wonderful! Thank you!
 

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Hi, my HP laptop shows a black screen after "automatic repair" and sometimes it shows the start up loading page and then the black screen. I cannot use a CD/DVD installation to fix it, due to the fact that this laptop didn't come with the opening for it.please help, thanks.

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Hello,

I'm having problems with my windows 8 laptop.
This afternoon I shut it down, and went to work. A few hours later when I came back home I noticed the little blue lights on the keyboard (showing me that the pc was charging and that my wifi is on) were still on. Normally these are off when the pc is turned off.

I tried starting the laptop but nothing happened, the screen stayed black. I held down the 'on' button to force it to turn off, and turned it on again.
I then got a textmessage on the startup loading screen that there were problems with my C drive (only drive the laptop has), so it went to automatic repair.

*my laptop's language is set to Dutch so I'm translating everything *

It gave me 2 options:
1: Restart computer
2: Advanced options.

I tried option 1, didnt work ofcourse, it just restarted and I got back to this screen, so I checked what option 2 had to offer.

I got to a screen with 3 options:
1: Continue to windows 8
2: Solve Problems
3: Shut down

When I tried option 1 the computer just restarted and went back to the same screen.
When I tried option 3 it shut down as it should.

Option 2 gave me 3 other options:

1: Renew PC
2: Factory reset
3: advanced options

Option 1 just restarted my pc and took me back to screen 1.
Option 2 I havent tried yet, because it erases all of my files. This is a last resort.
Option 3 gave me 6 other options:

1: Systemrepair
2: Repair with installationcopy
3: Startuprepair
4: CMD
5: UEFI firmware settings
6. Startupsett... Read more

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I am working on an HP 2000-2b09wm laptop running windows 8.   When you start the computer, it shopws the hp sign and under it is says, "WIndows Automatic Repair" then after it runs for a few minutes, it goes to a black screen?   I cannot get to the windows desktop to start repairing it or starting a virus scan.   I am kind of new to windows 8.  How can i fix this?  How do i start it in safe mode so i can install and start i virus scan?  Any help would be great.  THANKS!

A:How to start in SAFE MODE? Stuck on automatic repair?

From the Windows 8 Help & Support, here's the procedure
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Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)
With Windows Startup Settings (which used to be called "Advanced boot options") you can start Windows in different advanced troubleshooting modes to help you find and fix problems on your PC.
To get to Windows Startup Settings
1.     Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2.     Under PC settings, tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
3.     Under Advanced startup, tap or click Restart now.
4.     Once your PC restarts, on the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot.
5.If you don't see the Startup Settings option, tap or click Advanced options.
6.     Tap or click Startup Settings.
7.     Tap or click Restart.
8.     On the Startup Settings screen, choose the startup setting you want.
9.     Sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.
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Hi.
I accidentally removed a usb cable from a powered usb hub , and a volume slider of some other program appeared superimposed and floating above my music making program , so I restarted the pc.
From then on , it wouldnt start , and kept saying preparing automatic repair, then reached 40% and wouldnt go any further.

I unplugged my 2 external drives because they werent showing in the bios , and plugged them into my laptop to check they were ok , and im relieved to say they are.

Since i removed the drives , my desktop ( asus ) will eventually arrive at the blue recovery screen , but all these things that are supposed to help fix it , arent working.

When I try to refresh , it says the drive where windows is installed is locked
Ive tried to do a system restore from 3 different restore points and none of them have worked ( one actually cited a mozilla profile as being the cause )
Re-image wont work because it cant find the image file , which is on one of my external drives which are now unplugged.
Automatic repair diagnoses , but then says it cant repair.
It also will not boot into safe mode.

I can use command prompt, and was hoping I could rename the system hive name , but the command prompt says
X=\windows\system32.
Ive tried cd%windir%\system32\config , but it says " the drive , the path, or the filname is not valid"
I have successfuly ran regedit from the command prompt , but to be honest , im out of my depth and dont know what im doing , but at least somethi... Read more

A:Stuck in Automatic repair loop. refresh/restore wont work

Would you be able to reinstall Windows?

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Hi all -New to the community.  I've been reading the threads for a solution to my son's Lenovo Y50-70 laptop that would not boot up and gets stuck on the "preparing automatic repair" screen.  So far - I've tried: 1. Removing battery and plug, holding down power button for 15 seconds and then putting all back together for a "hard reset".   This resulted in the same ending - Preparing Automatic Repair screen. 2. Clicking on F2 during bootup (Or was it F8?) - and got into Boot menu. Switched from UEFI to legacy boot, and switched to Legacy as primary boot, saved and exited.  Resulted in the same outcome. He's a big Steam player and I worry that its viruses, but we've been running Malwarebytes religiously and this seems to be a new problem. I suspect something in the HD or the BIOS but I'm stuck. Can I ask this group for some advice? Let me know if I haven't provided you with the needed information.Thank you - and Happy Holidays! RG

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Hello,   I could not start Windows on my laptop, kept getting Automatic Repair messages and got into infinite loop.  I tried System Recovery but after starting Windows and it attempted to load files it stopped there.  I cannot get into Command Prompt.  I tried Hard Drive Test and gotten Short DST failure.  The failure ID:  M09KM9-55G8KA-XD6U3G-60UR03.Much appreciated for any help I can get to resolve this problem.  Please help. 

A:Cannot start Windows, Automatic Repair loop, Short DST failu...

That means the hard drive must be replaced. Where do you live (country)? We can assist you with finding and installing a new hard drive and since it is Windows 10 reinstallation of the operating system is easy, too. 

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My computer went into automatic repair loop recently (was using windows 10 at this point) . I have tried all the solution options given by windows but nothing has worked. Tried the trinity recovery kit but that didn't work as well. My drives are wiped clean and I have tried to re-install windows 7, but whenever I restart, the computer goes back into loop mode on windows 10. Help pls!

A:laptop on automatic repair loop

Your drives have been wiped clean? How sure are you of this? It looks like the Windows 10 recovery partition might still be there.

What happens when you try and reinstall Win7? How far through the installation do you get?

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I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?

THanks.

A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!

Rgds

A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
One of the greatest problems now is that whenever I use files and folders (moving, renaming, deleting...) there is NO automatic change in file explorer, desktop or recycle bin unless I refresh them manually. Is there a fix for this ?

A:Automatic refresh doesn't work in File Explorer, Desktop, Recycle etc.

You can try
SFC /Scannow
from an elevated command prompt.

Then there's
DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums

Failing that, you could try an in-place upgrade repair install.

But I understood from your other post you are trying to upgrade to the anniversary edition. If you can succeed with that, that may well resolve that as you will have a new copy of Windows, unless the problem is caused by a setting which is copied over.

Note that the anniversary edition resolves the bug where an item is deleted from explorer search list and the display was not refreshed.

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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Hi guys,

is there a HW savvy guy here?
I seem to have a problem, my laptop works ok then all of a sudden hangs, reboots and goes into recovery mode/automatic repair.

could you recommend some software to test the HW part out?

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(Posting the same as on Eightforums as I didn't get any response there :/ )


Hello!
(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible.... Read more

A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

Kingston Tech Support is very good and will swap out the RAM if it isn't spec'd correctly, or help you get the seller to do so. Otherwise make sure it's spec'd precisely which can be double-checked with Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer.

You may need to replace the other stick to resolve the problem and so you can run the scanner.

If not then use the Win7 installer System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair which should automate System Restore if it finds nothing else. If not run it from the options list.

You can use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when the others don't.

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my laptop charger started smoking so i took it out really quickly and binned it, i then bought a new charger, charged my laptop and found that it now gets struck, it says "preparing automatic repair" then goes onto black screen. i have looked at many forums and i have checked my hard drive etc, they all passed. i have taken the battery off and held down the power button etc, but still nothing works. do i now have a dead laptop or can i save it. some people say i need a re boot disc but it doesnt have a disc drive and i havent been able to find anything i can put on a usb stick. i am stuck and i cant afford another laptop.could someone please help?victoria

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Hello!
(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible. Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

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A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

So I went to buy a new USB drive at the store because I needed one, and it's completely new and I get permission denied (!!!!)
Does anyone know what the problem is here???

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My laptop HP pavilion 15 had stuck on preparing automatic repair screen . I had called HP centre . Then he had filed my report and said will call back after 3days working . But now it had been 2 weeks ?

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