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Q: unable to system restore from startup repair

hey,
i got a hp pavillion running windows 7
i was installing the windows update and pressed restart now, after this the force restart thing came up but i pressed cancel and it didnt like this, after 2 minutes of program errors it restarted and went straight into startup repair. running it on normal mode doesnt work and safe mode is not available. when it runs startip repair it wont fix anything and tells me to restore, i can get to the windows restore part and have restore points but they do not work and an error is shown, x8000xffff if i remember correctly.

anything i can do?

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Preferred Solution: unable to system restore from startup repair

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A: unable to system restore from startup repair

Switch on your computer and keep pressing F8 on the HP Boot Logo.
Then from the advanced boot options, select Last Known Good Configuration and press Enter.

If this doesn't work, boot into safe mode with command prompt. Then in the command prompt, type rstrui.exe and press Enter. This will launch System Restore. Try restoring your system to an earlier date when it was working fine.

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

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

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

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


This is what the screen says during startup (please see the video first, this is just a... Read more

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

Problem signature name:Startup repair offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

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

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

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

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I have a new Samsung N210 Netbook and I always have to restore it using System Restore every single time I start it up. It takes about 15 minutes to repair. I repair it because it does not boot up at all and it justs says the splashscreen (Microsoft Corportation text with a status bar above the text).

A:Startup Repair & System Restore Every Day

I'd do a clean install to clear the hdd. If it still acts up then you've probably got a hardware issue.

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

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

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

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

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

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

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

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

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

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Hello.

I recently downloaded a damaged file, which caused my computer (not this one) to be unable to start up normally.

The computer now boots up in Startup repair, which is unable to repair my computer "automatically" and when I then click "View advanced options for system recovery and support" and go to the "System restore" tab and choose a Date and time for the restoration, it tells me that "There is not enough free space to restore the disk". I seem to have no options to try and sort out the missing space on the harddisk, which should be unnecessary because I am pretty sure there is still alot of disk space on the C: harddrive.
I dont know if this is a problem you have to solve through the Command prompt..?

Any help appreciated.

A:Problems regarding Startup Repair and System Restore

Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.
Please fill out your computer specs. To have a idea of what is needed check my specs or others, lower left corner of post. What damaged file did you download and from where?

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I'm running Windows7 on a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6067
I believe I'm currently stuck in a startup repair/system restore loop, I stayed up late last night trying every trick in the book to fix it that I know of, but to no avail. I'm currently a college student and I have VERY important files that I need to get(resume for upcoming job fair, schoolwork, etc). This occured after windows was installing a critical update the previous night, I woke up to this problem.
1)Startup repairs gives me error and restarts computer
2)I cannot system restore to any restore point, doing so gives me an error saying that system restore found an unexpected error code 0x80070002.
3)I cannot boot into safe mode and run a system restore. I tried booting to safe mode and got into the startup repair
4) Last known good configuration option throws me into startup repair
5)Going into the command prompt and trying to run chkdsk tells me that Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected 6) I tried sfc /scannow and it gives me an error
7)Trying system image restore doesn't work because I don't have an image saved
8)I don't remember from last night, but I went into the command prompt to copy some files on my drive in an attempt to boot my windows properly but failed
I'm not sure where to go from here.. I'm willing to do a complete wipe and reinstall windows7, but I have some VERY important files I need to have for school on my computer. I'm wondering if there's any way I can g... Read more

A:Startup repair/system restore loop

Boot to "recovery environment"->command prompt. then

Code:
diskpart
list disks
(only 1 disk listed? Anyway select the disk number with win7)
select disk 0
list part
(how many partitions do you see? what number has the win7 partition. Assume it's 7 in this example)
select part 7
detail part
detail vol
exit
is it healthy? NTFS? What is volume letter? Is it readonly?

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When I started the laptop today I got a window titled "Startup Repair" with a message "Your computer was unable to start". Then another window wanting to run system restore. I am running vista on an HP G60-230US notebook pc. I am afraid this may be a malware program and have not run the restore. I will shutdown the laptop until further instructions from this forum, I am making this post from a tablet.
The last program installed on the laptop was Turbo Tax, and i have run the computer and the program several times without issues.

A few months ago I had a problem with Internet Security 2012 malware. I believe I sucessfully removed it following the instructions on the malware removal page. The pc has run normally since then with the exception of an error message for windows defender everytime it boots up.

Any help will be greatly apreciated. Thanks.

A:Startup repair, system restore, Am I infected?

Have you tried the Startup Repair and if so, what did happen, did you get any error message?

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

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

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

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

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

Clicking on 'More details' shows:

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

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1;
Locale ID: 1033

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

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

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

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

A:System Restore failed; now Startup Repair fails too

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

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Hello,

Today, one of my family members' computers (Windows 7, 64-bit) was infected with the System Restore virus, which essentially ran a scan saying that her hard drive wasn't working correctly, and all of her files had been lost. A number of dialog boxes also popped up one after the other with various hard drive 'errors' and warnings.

Because she was panicking, before I had a chance to look for a solution she chose to restart her computer and it is now stuck in a Startup Repair loop. I have tried starting it in the various Safe Modes, but it is met with the same loop. The 'Loading Windows Files' screen comes up followed by the Startup Repair which, after a very brief scan, says no problems were found and the computer should be restarted.

I've tried searching the internet for a solution, but every single one I've found requires access to the desktop (which I don't have) so I'm unsure how I can post a log to better assist you.

A:Startup Repair loop following 'System Restore' infection

My apologies, but 'Startup Repair' actually says 'Windows cannot repair this computer automatically' after about 5 to 10 seconds of scanning, not that no problems were found.

On that screen, I am prompted to send information or not (like an error report), and my other options are 'view diagnostic and repair details' (see below), 'view advanced options for system recovery and support' (which prompts me to enter computer login details and select my keyboard input), and finish or cancel which restarts the computer and begin the loop again.

I'm not sure if it is normal, but the background is black as opposed to the Windows 7 blue logon background.

This is the diagnosis and repair details log:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
Last successful boot time: 10/15/2011 1:17:57 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 11

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

Test Performed:
Check for updates, Internet state check, Event log diagnosis, System boot log diagnosis, Boot manager diagnosis, Volume content check, Target OS test, Disk metadata test, Disk failure diagnosis, and System disk test are all listed under this section. All return 'completed successfully, error code = 0x0' results.

Root cause found:
Startup repair has tried several times but cannot determine the cause of the problem.

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The machine starts to boot normally, but stays on the green scrolling bar loading splash screen window. It doesn't freeze, it just never moves on from that screen. It will not load in safe mode or last known good config either. I've run hardware diags and they all pass with flying colors.

Startup Repair listed the following as the problem details but was unable to fix problem.

Problem Event Name:Startup repairV2

Problem Signature 01: AutoFailure

Prob Sig 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000

Prob Sig 03: 6

Prob Sig 04: 786444

Prob Sig 05: Unknown

Prob Sig 06: NoRootCause

Prob Sig 07: 0

Prob Sig 08: 2

Prob Sig 09: WrpRepair

Prob Sig 10: 87

Is there anything else I can try besides reloading Vista onto the laptop? Thanks.

A:Vista won't boot, System restore/Startup repair can't fix

Hello and welcome to the forum.

We need some more info on your system..

1. Manufacture name...
2. Model Number...
3. Laptop or desktop...
4. 32 bit or 64 bit
5. Name of your anti-virus...

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Hello,

Today, one of my family members' computers (Windows 7, 64-bit) was infected with the System Repair (not restore as the title says - sorry) virus, which essentially ran a scan saying that her hard drive wasn't working correctly, and all of her files had been lost. A number of dialog boxes also popped up one after the other with various hard drive 'errors' and warnings.

Because she was panicking, before I had a chance to look for a solution she chose to restart her computer and it is now stuck in a 'Startup Repair' loop. I have tried starting it in the various Safe Modes, but it is met with the same loop. The 'Loading Windows Files' screen comes up followed by the 'Startup Repair' which, after a very brief scan, has the following to report:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
Last successful boot time: 10/15/2011 1:17:57 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 11

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

Test Performed:
Check for updates, Internet state check, Event log diagnosis, System boot log diagnosis, Boot manager diagnosis, Volume content check, Target OS test, Disk metadata test, Disk failure diagnosis, and System disk test are all listed under this section. All return 'completed successfully, error code = 0x0' results.

Root cause found:
Startup repair has tried several times but cannot determine the cause of the problem... Read more

A:Startup Repair loop following 'System Restore' infection

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

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

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

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

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

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

A:Windows Vista won't run, Startup Repair won't fix it, System Restore won't fix it

What is the make of your harddrive?
 

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So my computer was doing fine. It started acting a little slow, so I decided to shut it down and give it a rest. When I turned it on, this is what came up...

"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

Below it said, Send information about this problem, so I clicked that. I closed that window and at the bottom there was a link that said View advanced options for systems recovery. I clicked that came 6 links; Startup repair, which was thing I'd already tried, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Command Promp and Toshiba recovery wand. I've already tried the Restore and Memory Diagnostic a bunch of times, but the Restore keeps saying that it failed due to error and the Memory thing isn't doing anything. The image recovery won't work and the command prompt does nothing and I'm pretty sure that if I click The Toshiba thing it will erase everything on my computer. I have absolutely no idea of what wouldve caused this. The only thing I could think of is saving some Unicode characters onto a 2010 Microsoft Word Document. But I doubt that's what did it. Anyways, please tell me any suggestions that you might have. I've restarted it a bunch of times and it hasn't done anything. Sorry for the lack of commas and stuff, I had to type this whole thing up on my iPod touch.

A:Not starting, Startup repair, System Restore other repairs not working

Hello HalesXD and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this problem just recently started you could possibly restore your computer to an earlier date/time using a restore point. You might have to access Safe Mode through Advanced Boot Options.

Safe Mode

System Restore

Or you might have damaged/corrupted system files. Run a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two, this tutorial.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It also wouldn't hurt to run a full scan with your antivirus/antispyware of choice. You could also run a couple of free on-demand scanners like Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, Superantispyware, etc because no antimalware product is 100% effective 100% of the time. (If there was such a thing we'd all be using it and everyone else would be out of business.)

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Hello Guys,thank's for looking,

windows explorer started crashing after i used Bit defender tune up option to optimize registries ,later i restored this,still problem continued,though system restore will help,but starting system restore in safe mode also doesn't solve the issue.

SFC/scannow

Says some problem not able to fix,so i have attached the cbs.log file (the size is bigger the limited size to upload here so i converted it in to pdf,pls forgive me its having lots of pages)

Your advise is much appreciated.

A:system restore error-(0xc0000022),startup repair says no problem

Hello Schwarzennegger,

For now, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot.

Please go ahead and use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create a sfcdetails.txt file, and upload it here. This will only have the SFC details to help make it more readable. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

"unspecified error occurred during system restore 0x8000ffff"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I used AVG Rescue CD to remove some pesky viruses off of a friends lenovo Win 7 32bit (upgraded from vista) machine.

I stupidly chose to erase the infected files and something must have been a critical startup file for win7. It wont boot goes into startup repair and then, after a long time says it cant fix the problem. I tried system restore which after a while said it failed as well.

At one point I had a error message (after a failed startup repair) that C:\windows\system32\drivers\rdyboost.sys is corrupt.

I got the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade disk from my friend and booted from the DVD drive and ran startup repair....it says it cant find anything wrong!!! Still wont complete sys restore (tried several points) when booted from DVD or safe mode.

when i boot from the HD same startup repair failure each time.

I didnt back up any files and dont have a external drive to back up to. I guess I will have to go buy one...back up the HD after booting from AVG rescue cd, then do a clean install. (is that possible from a vista upgrade using upgrade disk?)

or does anybody have a suggestion? I might try a upgrade repair install?? from the DVD?

A:Can't System Restore, Boot or startup repair after removing viruses

  
Quote: Originally Posted by seanObeach


I used AVG Rescue CD to remove some pesky viruses off of a friends lenovo Win 7 32bit (upgraded from vista) machine.

I stupidly chose to erase the infected files and something must have been a critical startup file for win7. It wont boot goes into startup repair and then, after a long time says it cant fix the problem. I tried system restore which after a while said it failed as well.

At one point I had a error message (after a failed startup repair) that C:\windows\system32\drivers\rdyboost.sys is corrupt.

I got the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade disk from my friend and booted from the DVD drive and ran startup repair....it says it cant find anything wrong!!! Still wont complete sys restore (tried several points) when booted from DVD or safe mode.

when i boot from the HD same startup repair failure each time.

I didnt back up any files and dont have a external drive to back up to. I guess I will have to go buy one...back up the HD after booting from AVG rescue cd, then do a clean install. (is that possible from a vista upgrade using upgrade disk?)

or does anybody have a suggestion? I might try a upgrade repair install?? from the DVD?




Rdyboot.sys isnt a critical file so it isnt what is preventing the system from booting. You may in fact still have a virus. You can do a clean install from upgrade disk (just goggle it)

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

Thoughts please!

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

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Hello Guys,thank's for looking,

windows explorer started crashing after i used Bit defender tune up option to optimize registries ,later i restored this,still problem continued,though system restore will help,but starting system restore in safe mode also doesn't solve the issue.

SFC/scannow

Says some problem not able to fix,so i have attached the cbs.log file (the size is bigger the limited size to upload here so i converted it in to pdf,pls forgive me its having lots of pages)

Your advise is much appreciated.

A:system restore error-(0xc0000022),startup repair says no problem

Windows 7 doesn't need third party tune up tools or "optimizers". They cause more problems than they solve.

Did you try running the system file checker scan 3 times as suggested? And did you reboot the computer immediately after running each of the 3 scans? You could also try running the SFC at boot to see if that makes a difference.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you're still having problems with Windows Explorer crashing, you might consider doing a repair install. It will try to repair Windows 7 while preserving your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. The repair install take about an hour to run. When finished you'll have to reinstall Windows Updates which could take another hour or more.

Repair Install

You could also use this opportunity to do a clean install and get a superior performng system without all the factory bloatware.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello and thank you in advance for the help provided. I have been working on a Dell N5010 with 4GB Ram and 1TB HDD.
 
The unit would only boot into Safe Mode, however after running a few different virus scans (and a few maintenance tasks) the machine no longer boots into safe mode. I'm not positive if the virus scans are what caused this or (attempting) to fix a few other things like permissions. It could have been after an update, however I am not sure.
 
The BSOD is: 0XF4
 
I checked the HDD and the RAM for errors. (Seatools and memtest86) Everything was fine that way.
 
Startup repair states it cannot fix the problem.
 
When I try system restore it says: "0x80071A91 An unspecified error occured during system restore."
 
I tried sfc /scannow and it states that a System Repair is pending which is required to complete.
 
When using the scannow with /offbootdir and /offwindir it states that it found errors but was unable to fix some of them. Details included in cbs.log
The CBS log does not contain updated information, the last date recorded was 2 weeks ago. I renamed the CBS log in hopes of it created a new one, however it does not create a new log.
 
I tried:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos (Installations of Windows found: 0) 
bootrec /rebuildbcd (Installations of Windows found: 0) 
 
I backed up, renamed the BCD and tried again, but got the same error with 0 installations found.... Read more

A:BSOD at Boot. Startup Repair, System Restore, Scannow and BCD all have errors.

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Hi, I would really appreciate some advice before I go and get professional paid services. This is my business computer and I have important stock control and accountancy programs installed on it, loosing which would cause me big troubles.

Nevertheless, I was stupid enough to play around with it and try to install Magix movie edit pro 11 plus, original genuine program I bought some time ago. I thought it should be ok since it worked perfectly on my old computer. It didn't install correctly. I had to abrupt installation because everything hooked up. I tried to uninstall it, but it wouldn't allow me. Then I used Revo uninstaller pro which claimed to remove incomplete installations. I did install some other programs but I don't think they could have caused a problem.

After few days my computer won't start. It boots up to the windows logo and then freezes on a black screen with a white arrow.
I ran Start up Repair which didn't fix the problem. I also tried to do system recovery and to restore computer to the earlier point of time. For some reason I only got like 3 earlier points. I thought Windows it backing up computer regularly by default.
Start up repair returns these results:
Problem signature: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature: Unknown
Problem signature: 21199998
Problem signature: Auto Failover
Problem signature: No Root Cause

it gave error code 0x0 everywhere

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A:Windows7 won't boot, startup repair, and system restore didn't fix the problem

tap f8 when booting and from the boot options try

last known good configuration

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

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

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

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

Click send details stops and Startup repairgives details log as follows

Files that help describe the problem

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

Click send information,startup repair gives options

View diagnostic and repair details

Startup repair diagnosis and reapir log

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

Several tests performed with same error code =0x0

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

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

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While playing DoTA2, I got a BSOD, and then my computer turned off before I could read all it said. When I start back up, I am prompted to do a startup repair or a system restore. When I attempt to do either of theses, I get the error:

HTML Code:
The instruction at 0xfb9aca53 referenced memory at 0x05847296.
The memory could not be read.
I cannot do anything on my computer, and I am unsure what I should do. Any suggestions?

A:BSOD playing DoTA2, Startup Repair/System Restore non-functional

Welcome to SF Colossal .

If you're able to access your desktop, please follow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If you're unable to follow the instructions rules, please report back.
What is the bugcheck code you're getting?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.
Advanced Boot Options
Upload it here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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After windows did an update last night, PC slowed to a crawl so I ran my anti viris in safe mode, that is when I got the Title message. "your computer was unable to start......startup repair is checking your system for problems". I'm in safe mode with networking right now. I have to click F8 to get here, otherwise PC will not turn on at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II P960 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 930021 MB, Free - 862967 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0X37H9
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Thank you
Lynne
 

A:your computer was unable to start......startup repair is checking your system for pro

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Hi, I am currently having problems with a desktop that's part of a small network. It is running Windows XP Professional SP2. Initially I found it runnig without any Anitivirus protection with the Windows Firwall disabled. I re-enabled the latter, and promtly downloaded malwarebytes, and after a scan in SAFE MODE found and removed 2 viruses.
I then proceeded to download a free antivirus protection and before installing created a restore point. After installation, I attempted an high-prority update to SP3. This hung and so I cancelled following 3 hours. Cancelling the update was not clean since this process itself stalled requiring a forced exit of the process. The system seemed to be fine but was running noticebly slower so I ran a system recover to a restore point created automatically at the beginning of the update to SP3 - the point referred to a check of the system configuration prior to the start of the update.
The restore process started and ended within an hour. Upon automatic restart however the load hangs just after the windows logo appears with the task-loading bar below it. At this point the screen goes black and displays 'no signal input' following which the load process restarts in a continuous loop.
I would be grateful for any suggestions as to what may be happening and how to solve it. As is always the case with these things It is a really high priority to get the desktop up and running again.
Many Thanks.
 

A:system restore hang, failed startup, unable to start OS, No signal input

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Can someone provide some detail about the differences in
content between Win7 system repair disc, system restore point and system image?
And perhaps I should add Dell ISO recovery image to the list.  I don't know (yet) if that is different from the Win7 system image option, or if the latter invokes the Dell ISO recovery image program instead.  If it matters, I have a Dell Precision
5510 laptop.
At the very least, is each option a superset of the other, perhaps in the order that I specify above?
Ideally, what are the folder names that each contains, if indeed their content can be described by complete folders?
I am trying to determine which of those options I need to create in order to have
complete recovery capability.
I have read the following support.microsoft.com articles:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17423/windows-7-create-system-repair-disc
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17101/windows-7-system-recovery-options
Those descriptions are indequate for my purposes, in part because of differences in terminology.
For example, the System Recovery Disc option "can help you repair Windows", whereas the System Restore (Point) option "restores your computer's
system files".
In that context, are "Windows" and "system files" synonyms content-wise; or is one a superset of the other; or do they have some non-overlapping content?
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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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Hello. I am having a continuous issue with my computer. I apologize in advance for being an amateur at computer repair so please bear with me if I need to better understand some terminology.

My computer is continuously crashing. It reboots itself or turns itself off. I don't always see the BSOD when it shows up but I imagine it flickers every time it crashes. One time, I saw it, and it said "BAD POOL CALLER."

Every time it crashes I do the recommended startup repair just to get it to work again. It always tells me that Startup Repair cannot fix this computer and then it reboots and everything works again for awhile. I thought everything was fine and dandy a couple weeks ago and now it is starting all over again. Please help! Thank you

A:BSOD and Startup Repair Unable to Repair This Computer

Backup your data, reinstall windows

Clean Install Windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louis

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

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

Any help and guidance is much appreciated...

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

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

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

If you have Raid > update its Driver.
Memtest.





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

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

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

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

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

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



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






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

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

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My computer is unable to start.*
I had a problem with viruses yesterday but I resolved that and my computer was working normally this morning.*
When I try to turn it on it says that I need to launch startup repair. I do that but then it says that my computer was unable to start and sartup repair is checking for problems. After waiting a while it comes up with a message saying 'startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.' So I click 'send information about this problem'. Then I comes up with 'windows cannot repair this computer automatically' and suggests that contact the computer manufacturer. I can 'view diagnostic and repair details' or 'view advanced options for system recovery and support' from this screen. I don't know if that is of any help.*
I have tried safe mode but it doesn't work. I have a Toshiba an imputed and windows vista. Please help.

A:My computer is unable to start and startup repair is unable to repair my computer aut

Suggestions :

1. Restore to factory state using your recovery partitiion.
http://www.geekpolice.net/t18281-tos...y-instructions

2. If you have the Vista Installation disk. Use it to do a Repair Install
Repair Install For Vista

3. Contact Toshiba and ask for a set of recovery disks. The cost is minimal and you should have them.

Good luck.

t-4-2

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I hv a Asus X661c with win 7, 64 bit Hm Premium Ed Laptop & i'm having a big crash problem, is 2nd crash with no posible Fix with Startup Repair... 2 weeks ago I had to reinstall to factory settings after a similar crash, all ok, had to download 200 + win actualizations and programs, made 2 Restore points & all was fine, but today I tried to open and found was imposible, went through all the sequence to restore but was imposible to start. The restore points dissapeared and as far I know, I will hv to install to factory settings again....
I need suggestions to:
Restore or find a restore point from the BIOS or before start up...
A way to restore after reinstalling and beefing up with all the acts and programs

Thx....

A:Startup Repair won't fix nor Restore

Never saw such a thing Kosmoc. Have you run Memtest+ on that laptop for a few hours to make sure your hardware is not broken?

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

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

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

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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hi im having problems with my laptop. Every time i turn it on it goes through start up repair but always fails and says error code 0x1f and 0x490. I have tried to do system restore multiple times but that also fails. I have tried to do the sfc/scannow thing but says it cannot fix the files. This is what it says...

"2013-09-14 10:59:10, Info CSI 000001c8 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"PINTLGB.IMD" of Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2013-09-14 10:59:12, Info CSI 000001ca [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"PINTLGB.IMD" of Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2013-09-14 10:59:12, Info CSI 000001cb [SR] This component was referenced by [l:202{101}]"Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.WindowsFoundationDelivery"
2013-09-14 10:59:13, Info CSI 000001ce [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:62{31}]"\??\C:\Windows\IM... Read more

A:laptop won't restore or startup repair

Hello sabreen and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd try running the system file checker scan again. Sometimes it has to be run 3 or more times in order to fix damaged, corrupt, or missing files. (See the "Note" in Option Two, Step 4.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If still no joy you might consider a Repair Install. If successful it fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. After repairing your operating system it will be necessary to reinstall Windows Updates. The repair takes about an hour on my machines but due to the number of updates that may take a couple of hours.

Repair Install

If still not fixed you might consider using this opportunity to do a clean install of the operating system. One of the Forum experts prepared a tutorial for clean installing a factory OEM machine, and then there's a generic tutorial for all other machines including a link to doing a clean install with an upgrade disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hey everyone, this is my first thread on this forum but I'm pretty good with computers. I've never had this come up before and need some help.

I've got a laptop I'm trying to fix. Usually it would be an easy fix, just put my handy Dell cd and reinstall the OS. This isn't possible since the cd/dvd player is broken. So, I tried creating a falcon four bootable usb drive, and that wont boot. It keeps saying "remove all media and restart" no matter what BIOS options I change. I've tried a couple of different methods to get it to boot, and nothing has worked. I've tried different programs to create a MBR for the usb drive, and still nothing.

I also cannot get into startup repair at all. It boots to a login screen with "Other User" but no matter what username/password combo I try it will not allow me to login. I've even taken out the hard drive and put it into an external case and scanned it for viruses, but it still will not load windows or the repair partition. I'm completely stuck as to where to go from here.

A:Unable to do Startup Repair

Hi JamesRF,You stated that you have a Dell Installation DVD but the DVD drive is broken. Is this DVD for the system you are working on? Have you tried WintoFlash? If not, download under "Latest Version" from 2nd or 3rd download link. Extract the zip file and run "WintoFlash.exe."Basically, it will make a USB Flash drive bootable and copy the Windows setup files to Flash drive.

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I have a Dell desktop and it's barely over a year old and today it would not start. I've tried Startup Repair about 5 times and get an error. I've tried system restore and it found a restore point but failed to complete the process. I'll attach some pictures I took of the errors. I'm pretty computer literate, or at least like to think so. Please give me some more ideas on what I can do to get this to boot back up and/or fix the problem.
I get this BSOD for a split second after it hangs up for a long time in the "Windows loading" screen then the computer reboots and hangs up on the Dell logo screen.

Attachment 350521

I am able to open a command prompt. I have not tried nor know much about what I can do if I boot into safe mode or bios.

Attachment 350522
Attachment 350523
Attachment 350524

A:Unable to boot windows, repair, or restore

A 0xD1 with iastorA.sys ....

Intel Rapid Storage sometimes fails. It is not very rare.

Boot into the BISO, check the storage controller mode (IDE or AHCI). Let us know.

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Hi,
I am having the following system configuration

XPS L401X Base
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-740QM Processor
6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB)
640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Lately whenever i try to start my computer it pass the Dell Bios and then directly goes to the screen which states
Repair your system or
Start windows normally

When i chose repair system , it start downloading windows files and then launch the windows , but hung up at the sky blue login window with only movable cusor . When i choose to start windows normally it gives me BSOD momentarly ( hard to see the message) and then restarts again .

I tried with the advanced boot up options like
repair my computer , all safe modes , restore to last good configuration but it does the same and hangs at windows loging sky blue window .
I Tried to run the Dell PSA+ Diagnostic and it returns with 2000-0146 error . As per the Dell online solutions for this type of error ,I tried to reinstall the Hard disk but the problem still exist.

My Hard disk has 2 partitions C and D and all my data resides on D drive and Windows installed on C drive.

Please help me in making my computer working , without losing data .

Currently i am away from my home country and have no OS or recovery disk with me .

Regards,
Sunny .

A:Dell XPS Crashes .System repair,system restore ,safe mode don't work

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you have access to another computer I'd suggest you create a system repaiir disc.

System Repair Disc - Create

It won't re-install Windows, but it will get you into the advanced recovery environment, from where you can run chkdsk.

It does seem highly likely there is a major problem with your hard drive.

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Hello...
Please help. I have been unable to boot up my Dell Inspiron 1525 since the weekend. As I boot it up, it appears to boot, and then asks on a black screen whether to "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)" or "Start Windows Normally".

A: If I launch Startup Repair, it flickers a couple of times, the Windows 7 squares appear briefly, there is a flash of a blue screen/white writing which disappears instantly, and then I get a plain black screen, and eventually a white arrow cursor appears, and the mouse works, but just a plain black screen. I have let that run for up to 3 hours, and nothing changes. I have done this more than the 3 times recommened. Should I leave it overnight? Will more time help?

B: If I start Windows Normally, then it seems to boot again, and then its says Starting Windows, I get the Windows squares, and it sits there for a while, then there some flashes, and the screen goes black, and it reboots, back the option to either "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)" or "Start Windows Normally" - excatly where I was... Goes nowhere.

C: I have tried to read the Forum posts, and followed the suggestion to hit F8 repeatedly, and boot up in Safe Mode. It just runs through a whole list of Drivers that it is loading, and then hangs up on a line: Loaded: \windows\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS and then I get a black screen again briefly, and it reboots to the "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)" or "Start W... Read more

A:Startup Repair - Unable to escape...

I hate to say it, but that EXACT thing happened to me. Bad driver was the issue.

Can you boot into Safe Mode again, and roll back to the last restore point? Please say you had System Protection *not* turned off

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Hi, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hello, and welcome . try this please : Download: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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Hi, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hi,

Can you get into safe mode?

Safe Mode

If so, Download this file it & run as an admistrator: -

This will get you back into the system.

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Due to my Asus 64-bit Laptop with Windows 8.1 running very slow and having often Windows Update Errors, I decided to try System Restore, but it was stuck for hours on "preparing files" so I shut the computer down.  But when I started it up again, the Restore continued for an hour and then restarted. I received the error "unable to restore to system restore point". 
 
I decided to do a Refresh of Drive C. On many tries, I received the error message "The drive where windows is installed is locked, try again". Since this didn't work, I tried restoring to a recent System Image I had on an external drive.  I got the error message "versions of windows don't match...". Then I tried Automatic Repair and got "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC". 
I have since used sfc/scannow and in the CBS Log there is an entry many times that says: Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]. 
 
I read somewhere on the net that this might have to do with the Partitions...so I looked at them, and was suprised to see 3 extra partitions of about 300MB each that I had never seen there before...
 
I will include here the logs from Adwcleaner, Junkware removal, Farbars MiniToolbox and Farbars Service Scanner.
 
I would really like to Refresh my computer.  I have no Recovery DVD at my location and want to avoid loss of my personal files.  Please let me know if you can help me to solve this problem.
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A:Unable to Refresh, Restore or Automatic Repair in Windows 8.1

Due to my Asus 64-bit Laptop with Windows 8.1 running very slow and having often Windows Update Errors, I decided to try System Restore, but it was stuck for hours on "preparing files" so I shut the computer down.  But when I started it up again, the Restore continued for an hour and then restarted. I received the error "unable to restore to system restore point". 
 
I decided to do a Refresh of Drive C. On many tries, I received the error message "The drive where windows is installed is locked, try again". Since this didn't work, I tried restoring to a recent System Image I had on an external drive.  I got the error message "versions of windows don't match...". Then I tried Automatic Repair and got "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC". 
I have since used sfc/scannow and in the CBS Log there is an entry many times that says: Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]. 
 
I read somewhere on the net that this might have to do with the Partitions...so I looked at them, and was suprised to see 3 extra partitions of about 300MB each that I had never seen there before...
 
I will include here the logs from Adwcleaner, Junkware removal, Farbars MiniToolbox and Farbars Service Scanner.
 
I would really like to Refresh my computer.  I have no Recovery DVD at my location and want to avoid loss of my personal files.  Please let me know if you can help me to solve this problem.
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Hi,
Brand new win 7 sp1 home premium x32 install on new blank 1Tb HDD. Was working great. I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to do a partition move.

- C: partition had full install/system, etc including boot. Was 200Gb partition. 15gb used.
- All space after C: partition was unallocated.
- 100mb partition at front of HDD (was boot, now unallocated because I moved boot, etc to C: - was working great - no problems after deleting this 100mb partition)

Wanted to reclaim that 100mb and move C: partition to beginning of HDD.

Made System Repair Disk and System Image Disk

Used Easus Partition Master on HDD to move the C: to front of HDD. It froze. Had to manually reboot. Now there are start up problems.

System Repair disk doesn't seem to be able to repair anything. Before I screw anything else up...

Main question is: If the System Repair disk and System Image Disk were made when the partitions on the HDD were organized one way (100mb unallocated, 200Gb C:, 786Gb unallocated) can they still be used if the HDD is now organized differently - say (200Gb C:, 786.1Gb unallocated) assuming the partition move actually did occur?

How can a system image restore work if the partitions aren't in the same place that they were in when the system image was made in the first place?

Same thing with System Repair Disk. In the System Repair tutorial in this forum and the associated tutorials and posts (all of which I've read), there is never any mention of how to use these tools if t... Read more

A:Startup Repair (or image restore) after Partition Problem

Hello buckscaper, welcome to Seven Forums!



First use the outline in Option Two #3 in the first tutorial at the link below to see if the Windows 7 partition is marked as Active if not use #2 to mark it active and do the startup repairs to see if Windows will boot and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

DISKPART : At PC Startup

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I recently had to return my HP Pavilion g7 Windows 8 64- bit only laptop to the manufacturer for repair under warranty. Prior to this I created a system image as the Hard Disc was going to be replaced. Having now received the repaired laptop
I have been trying to restore the saved image. I watched the microsoft video on the subject and followed the instructions implicitly. However having arrived at the point where I clicked NEXT to accept the <Use latest image> option screen and then landed on the screen entitled <RE IMAGE YOUR COMPUTER....... CHOOSE ADDITIONAL RESTORE OPTIONS> the message I then received was:

<To restore this computer Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore shut down this computer and boost it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again. If you don't have a system repair disc you can create one now.>

Well I did have one which I had prepared at the same time as I created the image system but the laptop wouldn't boot from it.................. so I went through the entire procedure again and then pressed the CREATE DISC tab. The next instruction was:

<Select a CD/DVD drive and insert a blank disc into the Drive> Ok, I did that ! Then I pressed the CREATE DISC tab.............only to get the message <System repair disc could not be created. The system cannot find file specified ( 0x80070002)>... Read more

A:System image restore & system repair disc problems

Hi, I just did a system image restore the other day, and I didn't have to use a recovery disc or go through any of those steps you mentioned.
After it scans your system for other images I presume it see's the one you made on the other external hdd. If so make sure to tick select a system image when you get to the "use the latest image available (recommended)" screen prompt. From there it should be pretty straight forward to recovery. If you see reformat/repartition drives is greyed out on the next screen prompt just ignore it and just click next.

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Last night i closed my laptop without shutting it down. I woke up this morning and turned it on and it went to the system repair screen and ran through that. It says there are problems but they are not automatically repairable. I then tried to do the system restore to an earlier point in time and had one option for a couple days ago. I ran through that but it says there is an error and when i expand to see the error one of the things listed is no OS installed.

I have windows 7 64bit.

Does anyone here have any idea what might be the problem. I am very confused as to why it would say i dont have an OS installed but it is running through the system start up repair as well as listing a date that i could restore it back to.

I would really appreciate any input on this as i have a lot of data on that hard drive and i am really hoping its recoverable and not totally hosed.

I have not tried installing the hard drive into a new computer yet. I will try that a little later.

Once again, i appreciate any and all suggestions and help. Thanks.

A:System restore saying no OS is installed, system repair stuck in loop

Hi brian,

Try this on for size: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

How do you plan on running the laptop's harddrive on another computer?

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