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System in startup repair loop

Q: System in startup repair loop

My desktop started acting up yesterday. Now starts, goes directly to black screen saying windows in loading data then to the start up repair tool. Here it says it cannot fix the issue and gives option to shut down, restart or go to further repair options. After running a SFC scan and that saying it fixed some issues the computer should be restarted all options but the repair tool disappeared from the list (ie the option to run a memory check, open command prompt or set the computer back to an earlier version). Starting in last good configuration was one of the first things I did but it didn't fix the issue and starting in safe mode does nothing to change this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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Preferred Solution: System in startup repair loop

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A: System in startup repair loop

Are you able to boot into a Windows CD?I think your only option is to reinstall Windows.

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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'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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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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Hi, my friend recently got a new Dell Latitude E6420 laptop and he asked me to download some essential for him such as Malwarebytes, CCleaner, and antivirus program. He only had it for one day and there seems to be a serious problem. Upon running a quick scan with Malwarebytes, I found two trojan viruses. I then downloaded Avast antivirus and ran a quick scan and found another virus. I can't remember what it is. Happened all to quickly. I also noticed that when I was on google searching for stuff it would redirect me to some fake bogus site of what I would be searching for. Avast then popped up with a screen saying it blocked a virus and needed to reboot. So I rebooted my friends laptop and I can't seem to reach the login screen. It keeps going to a Startup Repair screen and basically doesn't accomplish anything. It says Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically and click finish to exit. I can't boot into safe mode either. f8 doesn't do nothing at all. f5 brings me to the boot manager, but there isn't any option for safe mode. I ran diagnostics and nothing happened. It pretty much loops into that Startup Repair screen everytime I shut down or restart. I can't login to the laptop. Any help would be appreciated it. Thanks!

A:Startup Repair is checking your system for problems... loop

Hello, please start the computer and tap F10 until the Edit Boor Menu screen comes up. Let me know what is listed between the brackets (usually it looks like [/noexecute=optin....]

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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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Hi,

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

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

Kind regards

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

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

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

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

Everything you need is in the following links.

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

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

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

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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

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

Have more questions, just ask

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My wife's PC crashed today and got into a startup repair loop. I'm hoping that I can do a repair install, but I can't figure out how to do so. Here's the details:

Her system is just a few months old. Here are the specs:
ASUS P8Z77-Mpro motherboard
Intel i5-3570K (not overclocked) - intel cooler
8GB RAM (can't remember what kind - maybe G.Skil)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti video card
Corsair TX-850 PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit from a clean install on a Corsair SSD (including Program Files/Program Files (x86)
Users directory on Samsung SATA drive with other stuff that isn't installed in Program Files directories.

The problem:
Today she wanted to play Skyrim, so she ran the Skyrim Nexus Mod Manager.
It had an update. She downloaded and installed the update, the tried to run the game.
When the game launched it started Steam and tried to download updates (there is a new update to Skyrim that came out a couple of days ago), and she walked away.
When she came back it was on Startup Repair screen saying it could not repair the problem. The Error text is:

Code:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: 21200018
Problem Signature05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature06: 24
Problem Signature07: Corrupt File
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A:Startup Repair loop, how to do a repair install

BTW, I also tried to manually replace the registry files by copying from c:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\
software
system
Sam
security
Default
to the c:\Windows\System32\config directory (after backing up the original files of course).

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Dear all,

A little over a week ago, my system BSOD'd (too quickly for me to see the first time) and eventually after a number of restarts rebooted normally and ran fine for the next day or so. The following day, I was unable to get the machine to post, with fans spinning but not a lot else. Resetting the BIOS seemed to work, but I was then stuck at the startup repair screen, looping without success. I had a spare HDD so installed another copy of 7 Pro and managed to book ok, but after several more BSODs it looked like a hardware fault. I changed the motherboard today for a similar (same chipset) model and reconnected the original HDD, but once again I am stuck at startup repair with the following error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200795
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 24
Problem Signature 07: Corupt Registry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I cannot get into Safe Mode in any guise without the system heading back to the unsuccessful startup repair. I have also tried the advanced F8 menu/ignore non-signed driver option, however this caused a fast and immediate BSOD just after the Windows splash screen -way too fast to grab any kind of info.

If at all possible I would like to retain the programs/files already on the HDD (looking through the inventory with Command Prompt, it se... Read more

A:Startup Repair loop -repair installation?

You may find Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery helpful.

You will need a Windows 7 repair disc or you can use the Advanced Boot Options to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:






Quote:


   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

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I have a Dell Inspiron and a while ago I shut down my PC and the next morning I was faced with options to repair my computer. It hung on the screen for ages before it actually came up with startup repair and supposedly fixed the problem. A few days later, everything got very slow and started to freeze a lot and before long, booting the computer got very slow as well as it hung for about ten minutes on a black screen after the 'welcome' screen before finally starting up. I decided to reinstall the operating system (I did NOT reformat the C drive), so I borrowed my Grandma's external hard drive and copied my files. After reinstalling using a Dell Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Re-Installation DVD, I copied and deleted the files off the external hard drive onto my PC (I didn't know it would create a Windows.old folder) and started installing programs. Then I left it overnight to install quite a big program. This morning, somehow it had turned off. I turned it on and it gave me the safe mode options and a 'start windows normally' option. I chose the latter and after typing my password it hung on the welcome screen again. I left it for ages and it just went back to the user login screen again. I pressed the red button in the corner to shut it down but it just hung once again on an empty screen so I did a hard shutdown (held down the power button). I turned it on again...startup repair. It gave me the option for system restore, which I did (then realising when it finished that I had... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't startup properly - Stuck in startup repair loop

You will need a Windows 7 repair disc to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:






Quote:


   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

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Ok, I'm trying to help a friend get her laptop going. It has the Startup Repair Loop which I surmise from other threads is a virus. the startup repair runs when the PC is turned on and never allows windows to start. All startup options including Safe Mode give the same result. I downloaded and ran frst64 and I will post the log below. I really appreciate any help, thanks.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 13-05-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-05-2012 18:26:57
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2392360 2010-10-08] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [Power Management] C:\Program Files\eMachines\eMachines Power Management\ePowerTray.exe [1796200 2011-02-22] (Acer Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [EKIJ5000StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\EKIJ5000MUI.exe [1832960 2009-04-07] (Eastman Kodak Company)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Norton Online Backup] C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuClient.exe [1155928 2010-06-01] (Symantec Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader... Read more

A:Startup Repair Loop

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Hi people I am experiencing the startup repair loop which i know is not uncommon, however I have not seen a post where its exactly what im experiencing. When I boot up my laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote Tk) it takes me to screen asking me if want to start normally or go to startnup repair. When starting normally it fails and goes to startup repair. When choosing startup repair it just hangs, the bar just continuously going left to right. When going down the f8 on startup route, all 3 options, safe mode, safe mode with networking and safe mode with command prompt it says loading windows files at to9 of screen then says windows is loading files at bottom of screen then it goes to startup repair. This also happens when selecting last known configuration. I have not backed up any files, I have know windows 7 disc, but determined to sort this out myself rather than put in for repairs. Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:startup repair loop

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
1. Please let us know what Windows version you have and if it's 32- or 64-bit.
2. Is the computer bootable in any mode?
Hold on there....

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Hey looking for some help and think this could be the right section. I am running windows 7 on a Asus k50in laptop but on going to start it up today windows would not load up, I had to force a restart at which point it ran a system scan and rebooted at which point I ran a system repair which advised it had completed a repair but restarted and kicked in again, it again tried a repair then restarted. At this point it advised it could not repair automatically, and on each restart I do it just kicks straight in to system repair. The details it gives for the problem even are as follows: event name - startuprepairoffline, signature 01 - 6.1.7600.16385, signature 02 - 6.1.7600.16385, signature 03 - unknown, signature 04 - 21200980, signature 05 - autofailover, signature 06 - 10, signature 07 - corruptregistry, os version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1, locale is - 1033. Any instructions greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:win 7 startup repair loop

Good evening. This part of the site is for malware related issues. You would be better starting a new thread in here.

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Mod Edit:  Merged posts, moved topic from Win 7 to Malware Removal Logs - Hamluis. I have been stuck in loop for days now cant find a fix and dont have start up windows CDtried windows repair disk no goodit wont let me keeps going back to startup repair  than windows cant fix this computer shows after it runs through HELPLast known config dosen't work no new drivers installedran malwarebytes last found 9 items hit button to remove .PC shut down to restart . Upon restart it went into start up loop saying windows can repair computerwindows repair disk not helpingPress F8 at boot and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure. Does it throw a blue screen? If it does, what does it say?Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 16-02-2014Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-NUS4K33 on 19-02-2014 16:24:58Running from F:\Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 11Boot Mode: Recovery The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.  The only official download link for FRST:Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/ Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/ Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outda... Read more

A:Startup Repair Loop

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Okay, so my firefox got hit with a redirect virus that sent to site, as soon as it opened my computer restarted and I was stuck on the recovery screen. Startup repair keeps on saying it can't work. I'm at a total loss, does anyone know what to do?*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Malware Removal Logs-no logs included. Let's start here. If advanced logs are needed you will be directed to the Prep Guide. ~ Queen-Evie*

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Hi All,

If one uses Windows 8.1 O/S, Dell laptop, and gets the startup repair loop, they also tried different things

1. disconnected power lead, removed battery, pressed power button for 1-2 minutes and reconnected back but still the same

2. tried reset, refresh, restore but no restore point available, unable to reset or refresh since it says refreshing or resetting 1% and comes back t same position

3. With command prompt

- Open notepad to check rstrui and found only E drive with recovery options and no rstrui
- Type bootrec.exe with options..

/FixMbr, /FixBoot, /ScanOs and /RebuildBcd.

still startup repair comes up

Please help

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I recently installed windows 10 but wasn't satisfied so I went to my files and selected windows.old and followed the steps to revert back to the windows 7 model I originally had. When I clicked the final prompt and the progress with reverting back was finished my pc gave me the 2 options to launch automatic startup repair (recommended) and start windows normally. When I select auto startup repair it says that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When I click start windows normally I get stuck in a loop that just takes me back to those original 2 options. Please help I have tried everything and I can't find a solution.
 

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Hello all.

I'm sorry if this is the wrong section to post in, but anyways, on my Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, I left to the mall earlier leaving the laptop locked out of the user, without turning it off, when I came back, the laptop was obviously in some state of hibernation or sleep, I turned it back on, and It went straight to startup repair, for hours now, all I've been doing is trying to follow tutorials online that assist me in hopefully fixing this, I tried the normal repair, and after the restarts it would just take me back to the Startup repair, the repairs always fail, I have no recent System Restore points, and there is a tutorial on this site for using the command prompt in solving this issue but unfortunately I ran out of ideas, and I really don't wish to lose my files on that laptop, I hope someone here can assist me with this situation cause I honestly ran out of ideas...


Thank you all,
Ray95


PS: here is the link for the tutorial I tried.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

A:Startup Repair Loop

i don't quite undeerstand: "here's the link to ...."

What are you trying to say?

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2 days ago my laptop (Acer Aspire v3) would not startup and suggested I do a startup repair. I let startup repair run for 2+ days after showing the same screen for so long and eventually decided to turn it off (i've read that the faster you fix the problem the more likely your data won't get erased?). The progress bar was always moving so the screen wasn't frozen and the entire time it said it was attempting to repair disk errors.
 
https://flic.kr/p/nrpgdp
 
When I turn on the laptop again it says the same thing and starts running startup repair again.
 
The laptop was having overheating issues and the fan hadn't been cleaned in a long time... that's the most likely cause, right?
 
Also, the only thing the laptop will let me do is run startup repair or enter BIOS
 
 
 
 

A:Startup Repair Loop

Have you run a hard drive diagnostic...to check the functionality of the drive itself?
 
Can you remove the drive and make it a secondary in another system or via USB...and see if you can routinely access the files on the drive?
 
Louis

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I hope this is the correct forum. If not, please advise me where to post and I will gladly do so.

As the title states, I am having the issue where I can not get to Windows. It starts by saying "Windows is loading files" then goes straight to the startup repair screen. Startup repair does not work and my only options are to view advanced options and something else I can remember(I am at work right now).

I followed the steps in the link below to try to fix the problem. Not only did it not work, but now I do not even see the option to go to Command Prompt, System Restore or anything else when I click "View advanced options for system recovery and support" after the repair fails. The only option I have ironically is Startup repair now. I at least had access to System Restore and Command Prompt prior to following these steps. I am certain I followed the steps exactly as outlined.

Prior to this I was unable to go into Safe Mode at all either. it kept sending me to Startup repair. Two nights ago I decided to attempt to overclock my GPU for the first time using MSI Afterburner. I have a GTX 560 non TI. I was slowly going up to see where I was stable. Around 930 on my core clock at .998 volts the game I was playing crashed. It kind of scared me and the fps gain was minimal, so I just reset the GPU to default and that was it. I played fine the rest of the nightthough, but I have a feeling this is directly related to my current issues. Last night, Dragon Age and W... Read more

A:Startup repair loop

Hi SwerveCity,

I would start by following the information in the link below; however if you do not see an operating system listed at the 'System Recovery Options' screen then you will not be able to repair your installation using Windows.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32523/how-to-manually-repair-windows-7-boot-loader-problems/

Assuming that the above worked, then GREAT! However if it did not work you should consider investigating the hard drive itself, particularly the partition structure. This can easily be done with MiniTool Partition Wizard (http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html), however you will need to download this software and burn the ISO to CD/DVD (so you are going to need a second computer to proceed further).

Once you have Partition Wizard loaded on your troubled computer take a photo of the partition layout (using your mobile phone) and then post back...

Good luck.

Regards,

Davo
 

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To be honest I have no idea what happened and if I hadn't bought this laptop two months ago I'd simply have taken a sledge hammer to it rather than deal with this.

So today I noticed that my computer had shut down in the night, I hadn't shut it down it had simply been closed. I ran it just fine, wasn't doing anything crazy with it, when suddenly it went black and appeared to reboot itself. Only it didn't reboot like normal and went into this crazy Startup Repair screen. I let it go for a few minutes then pulled the battery and tried to restart manually, choosing to bypass the screen. Instead it went straight back into it, saying that Windows had failed to initialize. For an hour I let it go on with the repair, it said it was done, I click ok, and it restarts and goes straight back into startup repair.

Now it goes into "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and from there I went into a system restore and chose two different dates and both, when completed, simply restarted and brought me back to the startup repair screen. I didn't install anything on the computer nor did I choose to update it. The only disc I appear to have for this is a Drivers and Utilities disc. And when I thought about calling Dell or Microsoft they both kept asking for numbers that I needed to get off of the computer only I can't get anywhere on it.

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A:Startup Repair Loop

Please follow this tutorial to see if your problem still occurs

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery



   Note
This is an advanced tutorial and may take some time
If you do recover your system please run a Full scan for any Malware

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Every so often my Win 7 PC will boot into the startup repair loop, leaving me to either re-image or rebuild the BCD.  I'd really like to figure out what is causing this so I can fix it for good.
 
I read somewhere that a bad HDD could cause this, but I don't want to pull the trigger on a new one until I'm sure that's the problem.
 
So if anyone knows what generally causes this to happen, I'd appreciate the help.
 
Thanks.
 

A:Startup Repair Loop cause?

Hi
 
Yes, a failing hard drive can cause the file system to corrupt which leads to continues startup repair. You don't need to change the hard drive without confirming whether it is faulty or not. Please run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tool and verify the health condition of the disk first.
 
It is better to run the bootable version of the diagnostic tool than the Windows version. 
 
 For Western Digital drives, use WD lifeguard diagnostics :  http://www.box.net/shared/gl0fifqgj4
 
Run "extended test" to verify full sectors.
 

 
 
 For Hitachi drives, use Drive Fitness Test :
 
 http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v416_b00.iso
 
Run advanced test with it.
 

 
 For Seagate, Samsung, Maxtore and other brands, use Seatool for DOS :
 
http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/seatools/SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO
 
Run "long test" with it.
 
 
 
 
I recommend using Imgburn to write ISO to blank CD.
 
http://www.imgburn.com/?act=download
 

 
Report whether the diagnostic test detects any errors during the test. If the tool offer to repair any found bad sectors, please cancel the repair. Repaired drive won't be reliable for data storage.

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Hey looking for some help and think this could be the right section. I am running windows 7 on a Asus k50in laptop but on going to start it up today windows would not load up, I had to force a restart at which point it ran a system scan and rebooted at which point I ran a system repair which advised it had completed a repair but restarted and kicked in again, it again tried a repair then restarted. At this point it advised it could not repair automatically, and on each restart I do it just kicks straight in to system repair. The details it gives for the problem even are as follows: event name -startuprepairoffline, signature 01 -6.1.7600.16385, signature 02 - 6.1.7600.16385, signature 03 - unknown, signature 04 -21200980, signature 05 - autofailover, signature 06 - 10, signature 07 -corruptregistry, os version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1, locale is - 1033. Any instructions greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:win 7 startup repair loop

Worth reading, IMO:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/corrupt-registry-root-cause-in-startup-repair/f77d5355-b8be-41d6-af24-cae994e1768f .
 
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I had a virus on my pc, and i cleaned it out, but after i went thru superantispyware cleaner i cant boot into windows anymore. i keep getting this error:

PROBLEM SIGNATURE
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 38
Problem Signature 05 Autofailover
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

chkdsk ran fine

i tried to fix my bootmgr i did all the 4 different resets in the cmd prompt in the startup repair for bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixbmr bootrec /RebuildBcd
one time it showed me 2 os versions of windows 7 after doing the above 3 commands
i chose the 7 ultimate option not the 7 option, and then it continues do go into startup repair mode, i cant get out.

one thing i did notice is that it found windows 7 as an H drive, not sure if it matters...

A:Startup Repair Loop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jesiegel


I had a virus on my pc, and i cleaned it out, but after i went thru superantispyware cleaner i cant boot into windows anymore. i keep getting this error:

PROBLEM SIGNATURE
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 38
Problem Signature 05 Autofailover
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

chkdsk ran fine

i tried to fix my bootmgr i did all the 4 different resets in the cmd prompt in the startup repair for bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixbmr bootrec /RebuildBcd
one time it showed me 2 os versions of windows 7 after doing the above 3 commands
i chose the 7 ultimate option not the 7 option, and then it continues do go into startup repair mode, i cant get out.

one thing i did notice is that it found windows 7 as an H drive, not sure if it matters...


Hi,welcome to SF
Its seems that you <confuse> ur system,it showed 2 OS probably because of the <repairs> you have tried,the H is a wrong partition,that created also from the false repair.
Well,
First try the,Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
For ur case it may also help....if you can boot in safe mode you can try this Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS and fix some things.
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If nothin... Read more

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4 hours... 4 solid hours of research and ive come up with nothing.

Heres the problem:

My computer crashed and i restarted the computer and was instantly pushed into start up repair (no error messages or beeps) Startup repair ends up saying "cannot fix it automatically" (or something along those lines)... system restore does not work what so ever, safe mode dosent work, and booting into last know good configuration. nothing is working, ive been pulling my hair out over this. i cannot deal with it anymore.

My 4 long long long hours of research has leg me to believe it is something wrong with the registry, i tried this tutorial (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery) and that did not help.

One main question i have is, can some one make me a copy of their registry and would i be able to insert it for my own use? or do i have to restore?

Also if I restore, does windows 7 home premium have a feature to reinstall windows while keeping all data and programs on the computer?

Please get back to me, this has gone on too long and i need a way out.

Thanks in advance!

A:Startup repair loop

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged.

Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows


If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

For better help, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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Hello, my son’s computer seems to be in a Startup Repair Loop that I haven’t been able to find a resolution for.
 
The Lap Top is a Dell Inspiron, 64bit, with Windows 7. He was apparently watching youtube vids one evening, shut down and in the morning it wouldn’t boot past the Startup Repair window.
 
I have run FRST64 several times, tried restore points (there weren’t many and they are VERY old) and tried booting in safe mode with no success.
 
He cannot find his discs to do a full restore. I have made a windows 7 repair disk (I hope properly) from my PC…
 
I ran FRST64 again and have attached the results for your review
 

A:Startup Repair Loop

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.
start
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [DATAMNGR] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchcore Toolbar\Datamngr\datamngrUI.exe [1693120 2012-03-04] (Discordia, LTD)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] - [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ApnUpdater] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe [1561768 2012-05-04] (Ask)
AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~2\SEARCH~1\Datamngr\x64\datamngr.dll => C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchcore Toolbar\Datamngr\x64\datamngr.dll [1778584 2012-03-04] (Discordia, LTD)
AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~2\SEARCH~1\Datamngr\x64\IEBHO.dll => C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchcore Toolbar\Datamngr\x64\IEBHO.dll [1791384 2012-03-04] (Discordia, LTD)
AppInit_DLLs-x32: C:\PROGRA~2\SEARCH~1\Datamngr\datamngr.dll => C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchcore Toolbar\Datamngr\datamngr.dll [1234880 2012-03-04] (Discordia, LTD)
AppInit_DLLs-x32: C:\PROGRA~2\SEARCH~1\Datamngr\IEBHO.dll => C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchcore Toolbar\Datamngr\IEBHO.dll [1233816 2012-03-04] (Discordia, LTD)
C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Temp\.exe
C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Temp\ApnStub.exe
C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Temp\GoogleToolbarInstaller_en32_signed.exe
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Trying to restore/repair the MBR on my system disk. Was tinkering with Acronis Recover CD and when I gave up and restarted...Windows will not boot.

I do not even get a OS Boot screen...just the following:
MBR Error 1
Press any key to boot from floppy (no floppy in my system)

Inserted Installation DVD and chose #1...Startup Repair.

It started right up saying it will look for problems and fix if possible...problem is it's been running for over 30 minutes now...nothing has happened. It does say "attempting repairs"

If I try to close/stop the operation...I get a "the current operation can not be cancelled".

What's my next step to try to get Win 7 Pro 64bit to start properly. (I do have BDedit on the C: drive)

Thanks...TiminAz

A:Startup Repair seems to be in a loop ?

What was it you were trying to repair the MBR for? Do you remember what you did? Did you move the Active flag?

Confirm the Active flag is on the correct partition (Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved, preferred if you have it) partition with Mark Partition Active

then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

If this fails work through the rest of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi,

Working on a friend's VAIO laptop suspected to have a virus. McAfee would not complete a full scan in normal mode. Malware Bytes found/removed TVFanatic virus, but McAfee still will not complete full scan.

Ran McAfee full scan in Safe Mode successfully, but it took over 24 hours.

Thinking the McAfee may be infected. Plan was to download clean version before uninstall/re-installing. While copying folders/files to an external drive, after 10 minutes, no progress. Ctl-Alt-Del and stopped the process. Re-booted, now it is in the start-up/repair loop.

From a similar thread regarding this, I ran FRST tool. Below is the results of the scan:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 06-03-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 06-03-2012 15:53:36
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [10775584 2010-05-31] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVBg] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /FORPCEE3 [2040352 2010-05-31] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe [212480 2010-05-31] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
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A:Startup Repair Loop

Download the enclosed file and save it in the USB drive.
 fixlist.txt   33bytes
  11 downloadsInsert the USB drive into the ailing computer.Now please enter System Recovery Options and run FRST64 as you did before, except that this time around, press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flash drive (Fixlog.txt). Copy and Paste the contents of the Fixlog.txt in your next reply.Attempt to boot in Normal mode.

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I have searched if there were other threads regarding my problem, sorry if this is a repost. I have a gateway computer preloaded with windows 8. Not sure what my other half did that the computer starts in automatic repair mode and when I Select Troubleshoot it gives me various options to try and recover files, etc but I cannot do anything as it says I am not signed in as an administrator and that there aren't any administrator accounts on this pc.
 

A:Startup repair loop

Try holding down F8 or F10 or F12 (one of these should work depending on your motherboard), then the advanced start up will show you what types of boot option you want to opt for (e.g Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Start Windows Normally etc.) Try logging in with Safe Mode then run a diagnostic as to what this problem may be.

And does it prompt you for any sign-in when it says you must be administrator to do the process? Your other remedy would be to reset the device to factory settings but you should explore this as the 'final-solution' if the other methods don't work and after saving your personal datas.
 

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Since yesterday morning, I've been getting the startup repair loop and I can't get past this (at first a few blue screens but now they dont show up). The few days before that, I've been getting windows updates. Once its done scanning, it says no errors were detected and I can go into the other recovery options (i tried all of them, all tests were passed, system restore does not help) or restart. Once it does, it will go straight back to startup repair. I can get into the F8 menu but none of those options work, straight back to startup repair. I did one memory check test I believe and it said I had a missing file "driver/ddftaizg.sys" I think it was. In startup recovery diagnostics and repair details, it says at the bottom: Root cause found: boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ddftaizg.sys is corrupt. the file ddftaizg.sys will not appear in google anywhere. My main concern is can I get this fixed without losing my personal files on my harddrive? I tried burning a vista disc x32 on multiple discs and multiple vista iso files but once I choose to install, it says cannot find file D:\Sources\Install.wim from the vista disc. I'm freaking out! I should also mention that a false antivirus software was installed somehow on my computer and I closed the program with the task manager. I cant say for sure what the file was called, maybe dfftaizg, but it did make that rogue software close and not appear. I also ran SuperAntiSpyware removal, remove... Read more

A:StartUp Repair Loop, can't log in

Get a linux live CD like Fedora 14. That will boot you into linux and you can see all your folders on the HD. Copy out your data onto a USB memory stick.

Since you have an infection. I would post in the malware forum, and ask for help there.
 

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Well first things first, I'm new to these boards and not the best with computers so please bear with me!

Basically the issue is that my computer won't boot. I have had it for just over a year and have never had any issues with it. It's protected and isn't used for anything dodgey, my brother uses it for SWTOR and I use it mostly for uni work and a bit of gaming here and there.

Anyway out of nowhere it failed to start. Its done this once before and last time I just told it start Windows normally and everything was fine. This time not so much.

It loads up Startup Repair even if I select start Windows normally as it fails to do so and restarts itself automatically. I left it to detect errors but when I checked it a few hours later it still said searching so I cancelled and left it. I tried again yesterday and have left it on for approximately 25 hours to no avail, it still says searching!

I've scoured the internet on my laptop for hours but most people at least get a window telling them that no issues where found and there are even ways of fixing it from there but mine won't even do that.

I have a lot of stuff I haven't backed up so if I can save it it would be greatly appreciated!

Also note that there are no pieces of hardware plugged into the machine at all, only the mouse, keyboard and monitor.

Thanks in advance and if you need any more info about my computer please ask.

Basic Info :-
Acer
Windows 7 x64
8 GB Ram
500GB HDD
NVIDIA G Force 950

A:Startup Repair Loop, really need help!

Try running a Startup Repair three more times.

You could also try booting to the Recovery Management if you have not deleted the Recovery Partition or the PC/Laptop did not come with one.

To boot to eRecovery, try pressing ALT+F10 at the same time simultaneously, then select Restore to factory defaults. Select OK and the restoration process will begin. Finally press OK to reboot.



   Note
You will lose your data whilst trying to attempt this


You may also be able to purchase an Acer Recovery Disk if you do not have one:
Acer Store | Recovery CD

If this fails, your last option would be a Clean Install or a Repair Install

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Since yesterday morning, I've been getting the startup repair loop and I can't get past this (at first a few blue screens but now they dont show up). The few days before that, I've been getting windows updates. Once its done scanning, it says no errors were detected and I can go into the other recovery options (i tried all of them, all tests were passed, system restore does not help) or restart. Once it does, it will go straight back to startup repair. I can get into the F8 menu but none of those options work, straight back to startup repair. I did one memory check test I believe and it said I had a missing file "driver/ddftaizg.sys" I think it was. In startup recovery diagnostics and repair details, it says at the bottom: Root cause found: boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ddftaizg.sys is corrupt. the file ddftaizg.sys will not appear in google anywhere. My main concern is can I get this fixed without losing my personal files on my harddrive? I tried burning a vista disc x32 on multiple discs and multiple vista iso files but once I choose to install, it says cannot find file D:\Sources\Install.wim from the vista disc. I'm freaking out! I should also mention that a false antivirus software was installed somehow on my computer and I closed the program with the task manager. I cant say for sure what the file was called, maybe dfftaizg, but it did make that rogue software close and not appear. I also ran SuperAntiSpyware removal, remove... Read more

A:StartUp Repair Loop, can't log in

I fixed it. I simply made that linux disc, ran Fedora, looked for the ddftaizg.sys file in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\ folder, deleted it and trashed it. Reboot and started up as it use to. THANKS SO MUCH LUNARLANDER <--- Life saver
 

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I tried to to use win 7 home and i did the startup repair and it hasn't found any bad repairs. i need help

A:Startup loop repair

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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I used the HP recovery program to recover my hp laptop. After it successfully was completed, the computer restarted and it brought me to this startup repair screen which will fail and restart (or shutdown) the computer afterwards. How do I get out of the loop if I do not have a vista recovery disc?

Also, I do not have the option to use F8 during system bootup. It only has F10 which brings me to the bios settings.

A:Startup Repair Loop

I am still stuck in this Startup Repair Loop. Here is the log that I get each time I try to boot up my HP laptop running Vista 32-bit:Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log--------------------------------Number of repair attempts: 1Session details--------------------------------System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0Windows directory = C:\WindowsAutoChk Run = 0Number of root causes = 1Test Performed:--------------------------------Name: Check for updatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: System disk testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: Disk failure diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: Disk metadata testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 47 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: Target OS testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 94 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: Volume content checkResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 1123 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: Boot manager diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed:--------------------------------Name: System boot log diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 ms... Read more

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Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Dual core CPU
3GB memory
1TB sata HDD
Nvidia GT220 GPU

While browsing the web last night I came across a page which had an awful lot of popups. Next thing I knew the PC rebooted itself and I was stuck in a loop of system repair. I have tested all of my hardware which has passed every diagnostic test, ran chkdsk, restored registy backups and ran system restore. None have worked.

Posting this on my iPhone so all help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Startup repair loop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jakezie


Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Dual core CPU
3GB memory
1TB sata HDD
Nvidia GT220 GPU

While browsing the web last night I came across a page which had an awful lot of popups. Next thing I knew the PC rebooted itself and I was stuck in a loop of system repair. I have tested all of my hardware which has passed every diagnostic test, ran chkdsk, restored registy backups and ran system restore. None have worked.

Posting this on my iPhone so all help is appreciated. Thanks.


You might want to download malwarebytes and run in safe mode just to be on the cautious side.

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Hello all, my laptop is stuck in a startup repair loop. I can't get into my system and I've tried most things I could find on my own, but so far nothing has solved my issue. I can only get to the command prompt after login on, but this requires a password which I don't know because I have not set it. Can anyone help me?

A:Startup repair loop

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Check out this tutorial. Might help you.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hello,

My mothers laptop has this problem where it keeps looing the startup repair, and i cant acces windows, not even safe mode.
i tried disabling the startup repair by typing C:/Windows/system32>bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
it then says that "the system cant find the given file" but i know its there .
Sorry for the crappy english, i am from europe

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My PC became stuck in a startup repair loop 2 days ago and I have tried several things to fix it without a fresh install as I need the data on my SSD. The main thing I have noticed is that my startup repair does not say it is unsuccessful it just restarts and loops over again. I have tried this tutorial
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
but do not have a RegBack folder when I follow the steps. I am fairly certain I have Windows 7 64bit. I do not have an installation CD.

Please help!! I need whats on my computer for university!!

A:PC stuck in Startup repair loop

Well, depending on your time frame, finding out the main cause and fixing it could take a while. If you need it ASAP, your best bet would be to physically remove the hard drive, and plug it into another machine (keep in mind if you have a warranty, opening the case could void it). Remove the data and I would take that time to backup and other data you need then as well. After that, I would perform a test on the hard drive while its plugged into that other computer. Seagate and Western Digital both have good tools to test hard drives.

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PC is a Dell Inspiron all in one running Win 7 64 bit home premium (I think). When I power it up, I get informed the last boot didn't complete and can choose between starting the Launch Repair Service or Starting Windows Normally. Choosing the repair service results in it hanging. Choosing the normal start results in a reboot and ending up where I just started.

Safe mode doesn't work. And I don't have a recovery disk or an install disk (only one of my four machines that I don't have the disk, go figure). I tried booting the last known good configuration but that just started another reboot.

I'm out of ideas. Any help would be much obliged.

A:Endless Loop of Startup Repair

You'll need the disk for repairs. It's provided in these steps which try everything possible for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

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Hi there

Everytime I turn on my laptop the loading bars go through and then it loads up startup repair which tries to search for errors and a few times it has attempted repairs too. But every time it says:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
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In the view problem details it has this information:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 196611
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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When I click Finish on that, it just shuts down and the same thing happens again when I turn it back on. I have tried to enter Safe Mode and Last Known Good Config but the same problem occurs.

I have tried using some bootrec commands to fix the mbr etc but they haven't worked, and I have also tried to perform a repair install using a copy of Windows Vista x86 32bit but that won't work as the upgrade option is greyed out and this error message displays:

Upgrade has been disabled

- To upgrade, start the installation from Windows.
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The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7920G (I think - would have to check to be sure), I think there is a recovery partition on the hard drive but I'm not sure how t... Read more

A:Can't boot - Startup repair loop

hi try alt and F10 at boot to get to recovery partition
 

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I'm not sure if I am in the right category but I'll just leave it here. I downloaded a corrupt file and my computer went crazy and so I shut it off and now it keeps going through the start up repair over and over. It'll say that it's rapaired and it will restart but then it will go straight back into doing it over and over. Can someone please answer this quickly because finals are next week and I have unfinished papers and websites and animations on my computer that need to be handed in pronto. Thanks in advance.

By the way, F8 does not get me into the advanced boot options. I also see no way to get into safe mood.

A:Startup repair infinate loop

Hello MahLiiSah,

You might see if this may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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My computer shut down and then started into the system repair but it could not repair it.
 
I read some other threads where this happened to others but solutions are computer specific so here goes.
 
The computer is a Gateway laptop, windows 7 64 bit.
 
I ran the farbar recovery scan tool and will copy the results.
 
One thing I have found interesting, in command mode, the drive letters are wrong.
it has the system drive as d: not c:  after I ran the farbar, the drives we normal. 
tried restarting again, and same problem.  drive letters wrong again
 

A:stuck in startup repair loop

for some reason I cannot paste in this window.
so I will attach the file (Pasted it for you - oneof4.)
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 26-10-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-PJVP2T7 on 26-10-2013 10:35:07
Running from G:\
WIN_7 Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Boot Mode: Recovery
Attention: Could not load system hive.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
ATTENTION: Software hive is not loaded.
Startup: C:\Users\2011\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Dropbox.lnk
ShortcutTarget: Dropbox.lnk ->  (No File)
==================== Services (Whitelisted) =================

==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) ====================

==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================

==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========
2013-10-26 10:34 - 2013-10-26 10:34 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2013-10-26 09:21 - 2013-10-22 16:08 - 00262144 _____ C:\regback
2013-10-25 20:54 - 2013-10-25 20:54 - 00000000 ____D C:\Windows\System32\config\mybackup
2013-10-22 16:11 - 2013-10-22 16:11 - 00003777 _____ C:\Users\2011\.recently-used.xbel
2013-10-22 08:18 - 2013-10-22 08:18 - 00283640 _____ C:\Windows\Minidump\102213-44288-01.dmp
2013-10-20 15:50 - 2013-10-20 15:50 - 00846864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Users\2011\Downloads\IE10-Windows6.1-en-us.exe
2013-10-19 22:11 - 2013-10-19 22:11 - 00283584 _____ C:\Windows\Minidump\102013-460... Read more

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Hey Guys,

Have a friend that has given me their PC to fix. It's running Win7 HP 64 bit and is stuck in a Startup Repair Loop. None of the Safe Mode options boot, neither does the Last Known Good Configuration option.

I have tried using a Win7 HP disc to repair Windows, run a chkdsk on the OS drive, scanned the drive for any viruses with and AVG rescue disc. I have also removed the rive and plugged it externally to a working PC and found all files to be intact, or so it would seem.

I have read a couple of forums and tried a few other things like this >> Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery which still does not work.

Unfortunately no restore points were created and I do not have access to replace all of the programs & games that my friend has installed.

Does anyone know of any other options?

This is the only information I get from the system after the failed 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: 21199410
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 30
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OSVersion: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have noted that Problem Signature 6, increase each time the Startup Repair fails.

I have also tried an MBR Rebuild through Easeus Partition Master and this was still unsuccessful.

I have some more information below in regard to the startup repai... Read more

A:7 HP x64 - Startup Repair Loop, NoRootCause

Welcome to our forum Alex.

Take a read through this tutorial by Dzomlija and see if it helps.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

I have a toshiba satallite laptop which is completely stuck in a start up repair loop no matter what I do I have tried accessing in safe mode which will not run allowed me to click on it but straight after back up comes the repair box any help would be great
 

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Hello,

I am having issues with the Startup Repair continuously looping and it is not letting me open my computer.
Once it comes up, it runs to try and find a problem, and then does not find the problem. It says "If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer".
I do not have anything attached, but i will say when it first happened, i did have my flash drive attached. Since then, it is not attached.

Here is the Startup Repair Diagnosis and repair details:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Last sucessful boot time: 5/24/2010 4:31:12 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 18

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

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

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

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 140ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 141ms

Test Performed:
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A:Startup Repair Loop Problem

Do you have the Operating System disc...is it vista or win7
 

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My laptop had been running fine until recently my browser stopped loading just google.com. Fearing a virus, I ran microsoft security essentials, which then prompted me to run a second Microsoft virus removal tool. Having (successfully) cleared the computer, when I went to restart it keeps going to the start up repair tool, which never repairs anything. I cannot open in safe mode. The only thing I can do is after the start up repair fails it gives me advanced options, which are start up repair, system restore, memory check, and command prompt. I tried system restore, but I get a message saying that it failed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

A:Startup repair infinite loop

Hello Christopherlyma! I would recommend performing the startup repair.

Let us know how it turns out.

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