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my computer screen is locked with the windows 7 repair page

Q: my computer screen is locked with the windows 7 repair page

i had to rollback windows 10 due to frequent hangups mostly after the updates,went to windows 7 professionaland now im having the same problem,im now suspecting a boot sector problem,the windows repair tools dontwork the startup disk dont work,they only get me so far. narrow to 3 problems hardwaresoftwareor --hp thanks i need help

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Preferred Solution: my computer screen is locked with the windows 7 repair page

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Hey all... a friend of mine has an Hp All in one desktop running windows 8. Or 8. something. I'm not sure when she last did system updates. (full computer specs here) From what she was able to tell me, her computer was running slow so she did a system restore. (not sure if that's what she actually did or not). The system restore was taking too long for her liking so she turned the computer off before it was complete. (I assume she just turned the power off). When she turned the computer on again later, it cycled between diagnosing computer and computer repair messages at the bottom of a logo screen. As far as I know there are no recovery/system discs. The various "F" keys... escape key... delete... etc got me no where. Is there a way to fix this computer or should I tell her she needs to go back to a manual typewriter and call it a day?

Thanks for your time,
Bonnie
 

A:Solved: computer locked in repair cycle

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My computer starts up but is stuck on the first page and I can't get to the sign in page. The little circle keeps going around on the screen and it's been doing this for hours.

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hello, I am an experienced user and I use windows 10. I have tried everything to find the problem and failed to identify it, here are the steps I took. I ran scans with spybot, malwarebyte, ccleaner, avast, adwcleaner it all came up clean. I also inspected my running programs with autoruns with virustotal it also came up clean. I also tried to uninstalling chrome and reinstalling it. to make sure it wasnt a browser addon, the malware then opened firefox to the spam page. So yeah I need some help. Best description of the problem is that every couple hours my default browser opens itself to a russian gaming spam page even when the computer is locked.

A:Help: browser opens itself to a russian page even when my computer is locked

Welcome to BC...
 
Post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner.
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.
At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next
post. Please do that.
 
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you
will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.

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My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6028 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 914 GB (403 GB Free); F: 931 GB (931 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire XC600
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Disabled

Currently operating out of Internet Explorer.

Use Firefox 64-bit for Windows 8.

QUESTION:

I got a security alert in my Firefox browser as follows:

"requesting your username and password. The site says: ?Internet Security Alert: Your Computer Might Be Infected By Harmful VirusesnCall Windows Technical Support: (Toll Free) (866) 504-4999 (Toll Free)?

Although it locked my computer, I was able to close Firefox by running an analysis in CCleaner which forced it closed. Then I tried to open Firefox up again and it went straight to the security alert page, locking my computer again. So I forced it closed the same way again (and even restarted my computer by turning it off for 10 seconds) but the message came up again.

Then I tried to operate out of IE, which I still am now, to find a solution on how to get rid of it, trying malware/adware removal downloads and nothing worked. So I re-installed Firefox and when I opened it up, I was locked again! I have spent 3 hours trying to fix it before joining this forum.

The other related problem I have is that for the past... Read more

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Running W8 on a machine with motherboard RAID 5 (five drives, Intel z68 SATA controllers) with an SSD cache. Machine has run fine for about 6 months. While running, froze up. Rebooted but got Automatic Repair, which did not work. Neither Reset nor Refresh
will work, as they report drive is locked. BIOS shows RAID array is functioning; did a sync of SSD with the array, no help. Comand line shows an X drive that appears to be my C drive. DiSKPART shows no disks at all. CHKDSK will not work, reports drives locked.
Tried Win8 install disk, it reports no drives.
I have check cables and power. I am not convinced this is a hardware issue since the command line shows my boot drive files.
Any recommendations about what to do?

A:Windows 8 will not boot or repair: drive locked

Hi,
Here is a similar post for your reference.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-crash-refresh-hard-drive-locked-unlock/a6bb04ff-5dba-4e10-a849-644cd0851bc6 Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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I was running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (not sure if my actions changed this)
Athlon 2400+ GA-7VAXP, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Raid 0

I experienced a random reboot, that locked into a reboot cycle until I disabled GoBack this seemed to fix the issues although I had some sever performance issues at this point (boot took about 3x longer than normal). For that reason I ran Norton System Works 2006's 1 button checkup and accepted all changes. After the reboot from this I got an Explorer.exe application error 0xc0150002, which prevented anything other than my wallpaper form loading. After checking the Microsoft forums the only solution I could attempt was running the Windows repair from the installation CD. During the repair run I had a COM+ error from csetuputil.cpp stating it could not locate catsrv.dll. I accepted that and the run appeared to continue normally. Later during the run I received notification that directdb.dll, wab32.dll, inetcomm.dll, and msoe.dll were missing or corrupted. The repair seemed to finish normally after this until it attempted to reboot. The usual XP load screen popped up, screen went blank, cursor appeared and then the system rebooted, this loop had continued for 3-4 cycles until I shut the system down. I then booted into the recovery console and attempted to copy the corrupted files in, but the Program Files directory was inaccessible...the two I was able to copy in (catsrv.dll and inetcomm.dll) had no effect on the boot.
 

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Dear TSG

I'm using a Lenovo Ideacentre B340 running windows 8.1 with the following spec:

Intel Pentium CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz
DDR3 SDRAM
Lenovo Mahobay motherboard
440GB Hard Drive

My system crashed yesterday during a windows update. I can't boot to safe mode or use system restore.

I tried a "refresh" but it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again. I do not have a back up disk.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards

Pyxidium
 

A:Solved: Can't repair Windows 8.1, hard drive locked.

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My windows 8 drive has become locked.  Using Hiren's boot disk I can see that content is on there and I see many drives.  However, chkdsk doesn't recognize the drive and gives data cyclical redundancy errors.
 
I don't mind doing a reinstall; but, it has many pictures and files I'd rather not loose.
 
 
It's been in the automatic repair loop for some time.  I can't even do the one start refresh (it's a lenovo).
 
 

A:Windows 8 locked drive can't refresh - automatic repair loop

Additionally....the only way I coudl get it to boot to a Windows 8 DVD was to change it to legacy mode.  With it in UEFI it wouldn't boot to the DVD at all.   I've created a USB recovery disk from another laptop (same OS) but, it won't boot off of it.
 
But, being in legacy does appear to lock up the drives.

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Hello, community

I firstly want to thank for being able to post and possibly get help here, and to anyone who gives attention to this request, as it's my first topic here.

Well... I have a desktop running Windows 10 x64. Yesterday I was copying some files from a folder to another. (no other software open). To have no problems, I did something I've been doing since I installed Windows 10: I'd go to the task manager, close the "explorer.exe" and would open it again as administrator, so I wouldn't have to confirm each folder I'd enter on another drive.
But what happened this time is that the explorer wouldn't open, leaving only the black screen and the cursor.

So I rebooted and then windows entered automatic repair mode. When trying to use any options, it said there are no admin accounts on windows (although there are three).

A few things I tried:
*System recovery from windows boot cd (there is only one system recovery point, and it couldn't complete the recovery, presented an error)
*Automatic recovery from boot cd
*Using Windows boot disk to enter command prompt to allow the hidden administrator account (which worked, but windows still don't recognize it, or don't see it, I'm not sure which)
*Chkdsk on system drive
*Used Hiren's Boot CD to reset password in my account and created a new Admin one
*Tried overwriting "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" in order to use command prompt in Windows inste... Read more

A:Locked out of Windows - Auto Repair Loop and No Admin Accoun

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Hello, community

Well... I have a desktop running Windows 10 x64. Yesterday I was copying some files from a folder to another. (no other software open). To have no problems, I did something I've been doing since I installed Windows 10: I'd go to the task manager, close the "explorer.exe" and would open it again as administrator, so I wouldn't have to confirm each folder I'd enter on another drive.
But what happened this time is that the explorer wouldn't open, leaving only the black screen and the cursor.

So I rebooted and then windows entered automatic repair mode. When trying to use any options, it said there are no admin accounts on windows (although there are three).

A few things I tried:
*System recovery from windows boot cd (there is only one system recovery point, and it couldn't complete the recovery, presented an error)
*Automatic recovery from boot cd
*Using Windows boot disk to enter command prompt to allow the hidden administrator account (which worked, but windows still don't recognize it, or don't see it, I'm not sure which)
*Chkdsk on system drive
*Used Hiren's Boot CD to reset password in my account and created a new Admin one
*Tried overwriting "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" in order to use command prompt in Windows instead of boot disc so commands there would take effect (I'm guessing many cmd commands won't work from the Windows Boot Disk command prompt)
*MBR fix, boot fix, bcr rebuild

What I can't do:
*Log ... Read more

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Startup stops at windows 7 logo.. Can not reach desktop. can I reach desktop due to forgotten pw change
 

A:Locked in windows logo page for password

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

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

Hi, Is this the same computer as here?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524720/startup-repair-loop/
 
Thank You
Roger

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

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

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

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My computer that had been on for a few hours suddenly locked up or something. I hadn't used it for 30 minutes and was then going to check something on the internet. The monitor was black, and nothing happened when I pressed keys or moved the mouse.
The led was still shining on the comp though.
So, I restart and nothing... The PSU fan is spinning, the processorfan is spinning and I think the harddrive is working, but theres no startup beep from the motherboard whatsoever. Nothing on the monitor either.
I removed all RAM sticks and then the motherboard made some error beep sound when I tried to start up again.
So I replaced and tried one memorystick at a time, same result, just silence and a black monitor. I tried different slots for the memorysticks...same result.
Whats up? Dead motherboard? All memorysticks dead?
Any help appreciated!

Perhaps this should be posted in the hardware forum, I dunno...
 

A:Computer locked up, no screen, no beep

Check monitor on another computer.
 

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My husband started using my daughter's old laptop 2 weeks ago.  He was on the "guest" account with no password enabled.  The FBI warning screen came up and he shut down the browser.  Now on the guest account the address bar shows "blocked.us" instead of google as it previously.
 
Also does not let you go to Netflix on either account.  On administrator's account it says the connection was broken and on the guest account a screen shows up asking for your email address to "verify your account".  I checked with Netflix and they said they don't have such a screen.
 
I am basically computer illiterate when it comes to viruses, ads, etc.
 
This computer is an HP running intel core i3 and windows 7 premium-64 bit-service pack 1.  Bios is F.37
Security program is Avast and their safe search application.
Firefox addons:
Do Not Track Me
Updated AdBlocker for Firefox 11.0+
Mask Me for email addresses only
 
Laptop also has OutFox TV.  I uninstalled with Revo Uninstall at level 4, but it is still on the browser for the guest account, although it is gone from the admin. account.
 
Other problems are Firefox repeatedly unresponsive for few minutes and and script errors on Java plug in.
 
Please help.
 
Pat

A:This laptop getting screen saying computer is locked by the FBI

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result.
 
 
Please Download the Norton Power Eraser.
https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
Right Click NPE and run as Admin.
Go to advanced Options and perform a system scan.
Remove all it finds post the log here.
Update and do a quick scan with Malwarebytes remove all that it finds and reboot.http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
Post the log here,
Please download Adware cleaner from the link below.
http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner
Save it to your desktop.
Right click run as admin.
Hit the scan button.
Allow completion.
Make sure all items are ticked.
Hit the clean button.
Even if no items are displayed to be ticked hit the clean button anyway.
The machine will reboot this is normal.
Post the log in your next reply.
 
Please download JRT from here & double click to start the program.
Hit any key when prompted and allow it to run through it's process.
Post the log when it's finished.

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

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

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

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

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hey guy, I have this problem with my Laptop...
I have a windows 7 32 bit and for some reason it wont load. Its just stuck on the windows logo and nothing happens. I tried going into Safe Mode, and all the other F8 options but nothing works.

So I read a little online and they suggested I repair the windows with my CD which I got when I bought the laptop.

So I inserted the CD and I clicked on the repair button. Now I get a blank page with nothing on it... No repair stuff...

What should I do?

A:Repair windows via CD gives me a blank page

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include a link to the latest installer ISO download and tools to write to stick or burn to DVD.

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Hi, everyone.

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

I have also:

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

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

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

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

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

Session details

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

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

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

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

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

Hi-

Can you boot into safe-mode?

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

Regards,

Mark

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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

I recentley downloaded an alarm clock program by the name of '' Alarm Master Plus '' in evaluation trile. when I shut my computer off, instead of shutting it down I ask for the computer's sleep mode or '' Mettre en veille '' option (in french). The next morning I always find myself in front of the a screen which has two buttons. One says '' Verrouiil? '' (locked), and the other one says '' change user '' . When I click on the '' Locked '' button I find myself on my desk with my alarm starting '' Always late '' !

Is it possible to put my computer in sleep mode and have it stay on my desk without getting locked ?

You have my thanks !

A:How to put the computer in sleep mode without the screen going locked

If you goto the power options and tweak around with them you will find an option that says prompt for password when coming out of standby just uncheck it and you're good!

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

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

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

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

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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

A:Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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

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

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

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

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

Danielle

A:Startup Repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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

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Hi, I began following this thread this morning...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493286/virus-please-connect-to-internet-white-screen/ ...it describes my trouble fairly well.  Dell Laptop, Latitude D530Win XP Pro SP3I have tried a couple of different removal processes and they always seem to find problems, but the system always reverts back to the same issues as before.  I have tried Kapersky Rescue Disk.  I have tried HitMan Pro.  This morning before I began anything else, I removed my wireless card so that my laptop can no longer connect to the internet.  I downloaded the OTLPES product and burned the disk.  I booted the infected computer and ran the REATOGO-X-PE Desktop and ran the OTLPES app.  Below is the text file that it generated.  Any help you can offer will be appreciated.  Thanks! ==================== OTL logfile created on: 12/20/2013 8:19:53 AM - RunOTLPE by OldTimer - Version 3.1.48.0     Folder = X:\Programs\OTLPEMicrosoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = SYSTEMInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 2.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 2.00 Gb Available Physical Memory | 87.00% Memory free2.00 Gb Paging File | 2.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 97.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 2046 4092... Read more

A:Your Computer is Locked / Connect to Internet White Screen

Update:
Re-Ran HitMan Pro (Kickstart - 3 times back to back) until it came back with no hits. 
At this point, I disconnected all access to the internet and was able to successively log into Windows. 
Then as quickly as possible after boot, I ran TDSS-Killer form Kaspersky and it came up clean. 
Now, I am running MalwareBytes (Full Scan) to be sure there are no dregs from anything remaining. 
We'll see if this works. 
Any other suggestions would be appreciated. 
Thanks,
Gary

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this is the second time it happens in this months,n and a huge amount of important info lost

many untiled not saved notepads...
btw tednotepad is garbage since is not autosaving the notepads
but anyway te problem is

i leave the computer on, and when i come back the screen is off like it should, but when i move the mouse or hit the keyboard.. the screen remains off

i hit the power buttom to try to hibernate
nothing
i hit the sleep button and nothing, ctrl alt del, nothing

what is this?

A:ok i am tired of this, computer completly locked, black screen

Hello Kharl mate I am assuming you can cold start this machine so try getting into safe mode and just for starters run these if you haven't already
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

if no go then

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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I'm running a Lenovo Y500 Ideapad with Windows 8. I've had it for just over a year now, with no problems really whatsoever. Until now. I was playing Fallout: New Vegas, and my computer crashed and I had to turn it off using the power button. Once that happened, it got stuck into a "Preparing to Repair" loop. However, somehow, it eventually got to the troubleshoot menu. I tried to refresh it, but it said it didn't have access to the drive. I'd (obviously) rather not restore my pc to factory settings (and I'm not even sure if it would let me). I tried the other options in troubleshoot, but the System Restore, System Image Recovery, and Automatic Repair didn't work. 
 
I do have access to the Command Prompt and UEFI Firmware Settings. I've done some googling, but I don't exactly know what I should do with either of these at this point, and I'm kind of nervous about making the situation worse by just trying stuff that worked in similar situations that I don't fully understand. 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

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my computer satellite l750 was fallen and the screen is locked,when I press any
key the caps lock's key light get on and the num luck simultaneously
 

A:computer toshiba satellite l750 screen locked( black)

Sounds like you need a new keyboard, at least.

Try turning on the screen with the Fn keys and I think it's Fn4 or Fn5 along the top.
 

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Hello,

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

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

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

Here's the error message I get from Startup Repair:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200956
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer

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

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A user has locked her computer but forgot her password. She usually has all of her work up and running so I can't just log in as admin because she will loose some work. I don't have a problem with logging in as admin but she will be a problem with loosing some work. Any ideas? I have tried to change her domain password but it will not her use that changed password until she unlocks the machine.

 

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My dell inspiron laptop was working fine, I was using Adobe Lightroom when it gave me
An error prompt and shut down. I tried rebooting the computer in safe mode and regular mode, no matter what I do I reacts the same. Takes me to the login screen where I am able to type in my password, then it goes to the welcome screen and stays there. I have a lot of work on this computer and it hasn't been recently backed up. Am I going to lose all my information and what should I try next?

A:Windows is locked up at welcome screen

Do you have a windows disc that you can boot from?

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Hello

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


Operating system : Windows 10

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

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

Backup any files you want to keep first.

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

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hi - Am sure this is a mudane question - but how do you enable xp to show the window "Computer Locked" when you lock the computer> my Computer always displays the window where you need to enter username password. It does not show the closed window "Computer locked" - how to enable it? Can any one help!
 

A:How to enable "Computer Locked" screen in Xp Prof - when we lock the computer

Welcome to TSG....

Try this article from Microsoft it may help.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294317
 

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Greetings,
I cant seem to figure out how to enable the password for Administrator when im logged in as Administrator and the pc is locked. I can just click the name and i get in with no password. Any suggestions please?
Thanks,

A:Windows 7 locked screen Administator

There you must enter again the same password as you used to login with that user, that apparently has no password set.

When logged on, simply press ctrl+alt+del => change password. There you'll be prompted for the old (blank) password and enter the new one. After that it will be requested every time you login or try to unlock the computer.

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Hi
Everything was fine.
I rebooted my computer and the password screen came up

Photos:
http://www3.telus.net/m1000/passwordlocked2.JPG

http://www3.telus.net/m1000/passwordlocked.JPG

Please help

Thank you
Mark

A:Im locked out of Windows 7 / password screen

I don't know for sure but i would think you have a virus.i have never known a password to expire. I think if i saw that on my PC i would use a CD or DVD Rescue disk. Something like the Comodo rescue Disk Boot from the CD/DVD & let it scan for a virus.it looks like one of them ransom ones to me. I don't know for sure but if it happened to me that is what i would do
[url]https://www.comodo.com/home/download/during-download.php?
The URL is really long but if you got to the one i put you will see RESCUE DISK on the left at the bottom of the free stuff

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My son has an Acer Aspire One Netbook. When the computer is turned on, it gets to the blue Windows XP screen and will not go further. I have tried to start in safe mode and it does the same thing. I have tried all of the selections on the Windows Advanced Options Menu and they all go to the same blue Windows XP screen. Help...

A:Acer netbook locked up at Windows XP screen

What does the number say at the very bottom next to STOP: ?

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I am getting quite used to the start screen on Windows 8 (as opposed to a start menu (?) - this change in nomenclature is sure to confuse users...)
I followed the tip on organizing into groups - quite helpful and useful.

However, once I have my start screen organized the way I like, I find that within groups icons tend to 'shift' positions randomly - which is irritating.

Just wondering if someone has a way to 'lock' them so once they are in position - one would think MS would have thought of that already - thanks!

UPDATE:
Hmmm - noticed something interesting - I am on a dual monitor set-up and when I open the start screen on a different monitor the organization of the start screen changes. Maybe that is why it is not an option (?) ...

A:Windows 8 Start Screen - Can the icons be locked?

Hi rlaw77. Welcome to EightForums.

Different brand monitors? Different resolutions? 8 is resolution specific.

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i would like to know how to disable the (locked) screen on windows 7. if im not do anything on the computer for a while the screen goes off and when i return it comes up with a little box saying locked what u have to click on to get your desktop back up ( u know what im on about dont u).i would like to know how to disable it completely so the desktop stays on please or at least lengthen the amount of time it takes until it locks itself?
 

A:Solved: disabling (locked) screen on windows 7

Go to Start > Control Panel. On the top right corner of the window, there's a little drop down list that says "Sort by: category". Change that to Sort by: large icons. Then find "Power Options". Double click on that, and you can change the settings. Make sleep and hibernate take longer to come into action.
 

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I was trying to play a game the other day after not playing for a long time. I hadn't restarted the computer in days. The game wasn't loading properly so someone suggested restarting the computer. I decided to restart my PC. Waiting for it to restart i was met with a Windows failed to start or something like that. I clicked advanced options i first clicked System Restore and of course all the restore points i set every month were somehow gone. Because i waited and waited and waited and suddenly it told me there was no restore points found. I then tried opening up the command prompt and switching to the D: drive because for some reason my HDD becomes D in the automatic repair. But anyways i punched in chkdsk /f. I was surprised at how much it found. I then thought it might actually start now! I restart. It doesn't work. I turned off the computer last night and haven't touched it since. Any help would be appreciated!

P.S. I also tried Resetting. That failed too.

A:Computer goes right to Automatic Repair after BIOS screen. Cannot fix.

Suggest you boot from your Windows DVD or recovery USB and check the presence & integrity of the partitions on your system drive. It's possible you may have a bad drive or maybe the power or SATA connections are disconnected. Also go into the BIOS at boot to check the drives are being detected correctly.

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I have Windows 7 32 bit and had a virus. Well, I ran Hitman Pro and apparently deleted more than the virus. Can anyone help so that I don't have to reinstall Windows? I saw a previous post that has been closed and I ran Frst and have a frst.txt, which I will paste below. Looks bad to me. Hope someone can help me.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 15-01-2013
Ran by SYSTEM at 17-01-2013 16:43:51
Running from G:\
(X86) OS Language: English(US)
Attention: Could not load system hive.
Attention: System hive is missing.

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

Attention: Software hive is missing.

ATTENTION: Unable to load Software hive.
==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================
==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) ====================
==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================
==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========
==================== One Month Modified Files and Folders ========
==================== Known DLLs (Whitelisted) =================
==================== Bamital & volsnap Check =================

C:\Windows\explorer.exe IS MISSING <==== ATTENTION!.
C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe IS MISSING <==== ATTENTION!.
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe IS MISSING <==== ATTENTION!.
C:\Windows\System32\services.exe IS MISSING <==== ATTENTION!... Read more

A:Ran Hitman Pro and now my computer is stuck on the repair screen

FRST isn't able to read the system hiveall may not be lost, let's see if list parts will workFor scans and fixes in Recovery Environment ....Download ListParts to a USB flash drive.Plug the USB drive into the infected machine.Boot your computer into Recovery EnvironmentRestart the computer and press F8 repeatedly until the Advanced Options Menu appears.Select Repair your computer.Select Language and click NextEnter password (if necessary) and click OK, you should now see the screen below ...Select the Command Prompt option.A command window will open.
Type notepad then hit Enter.Notepad will open.
Click File > Open then select Computer.Note down the drive letter for your USB Drive.Close Notepad.[*]Back in the command window ....Type e:\listparts.exe and hit Enter (where e: is replaced by the drive letter for your USB drive)ListParts will start to run.
Press the Scan button.When finished scanning it will make a log Result.txt on the flash drive.[*]Close the command window.[*]Boot back into normal mode and post me the Result.txt log please.[/list]

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