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MacBook Pro 2011 - Startup Repair BSOD after every Hard Shutdown

Q: MacBook Pro 2011 - Startup Repair BSOD after every Hard Shutdown

I've been working on this for about 4 days now, and I'm officially asking someone else for help. I even dished out $30 for RegCure Pro, hoping that it would fix some magical registry madness that is causing my problem.

I've installed a legit "System Builder" copy of Windows 7 Professional on a client's MacBook Pro 15" (2.3 quad-i7) 2011 model, on the Bootcamp partition that's formatted NTFS. It boots fine, and it restarts just fine, but when I actually shut the thing down and let it sit for longer than 60 seconds before turning it back on, the BSOD occurs on startup.

After 60 seconds or more of being completely off, a startup to the Windows partition will result in an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD, and then it goes to the Startup Repair screen. It doesn't matter if I skip Startup Repair or run it - the system will boot either way, right after the BSOD. I can reboot the system 10 times in a row with no issues after this, but the second I shut down and leave it turned off for more than 60 seconds, the error returns.

I've attached my SF diagnostic file, so hopefully someone here can make some sense of this. This is a fresh install, by the way. This laptop had no issues for three years, then I replaced the stock RAM with 16GB of Patriot 1333 Mac RAM, a Crucial M4 512GB SSD, and I replaced 32bit Win7 Pro with 64bit Win7 Pro. I've run the Windows memory test from the DVD, and it found no memory issues. I ran the Mac version of memtest for 5 passes (about 4 hours), and it found no issues with the RAM.

Ideas?

Edit: Forgot to mention I installed the most recent version of Bootcamp (5.0.5033), so all the drivers are whatever Apple decided on.

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Preferred Solution: MacBook Pro 2011 - Startup Repair BSOD after every Hard Shutdown

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: MacBook Pro 2011 - Startup Repair BSOD after every Hard Shutdown

Hi caseyfriday.

One of the BSODs are blaming AVG.

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 1, fffff80002ca6150}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgldx64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgldx64.sys
Probably caused by : avgldx64.sys ( avgldx64+2032d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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So better you uninstall AVG. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Also, Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the results.
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Code:
BugCheck A, {10, 2, 1, fffff80002ca6150}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgldx64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgldx64.sys
Probably caused by : avgldx64.sys ( avgldx64+2032d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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BugCheck 1A, {8886, fffffa800c4593f0, fffffa800c4594e0, 105}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+19c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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BugCheck 4E, {99, 41784b, 2, 4177ca}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Hello fellow users of Windows 7,

I am having some real trouble with booting up Windows 7. The other day, I was dealing with a virus (or two, or heck, even more, at least System Security 2012 and Privacy Protection, both rogue spyware), and decided to reboot into safe mode. However, maybe it was because I was stupid, I held down the power button as the screen read "Shutting Down..." with the little spinning pinwheel thingy. As I turned on the computer, I was dismayed to find that Windows said the following:





Quote:
Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and the click "Next".
3. Click "Repair your computer".

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.


When I attempt what the above recommends (because my computer is Windows 7 Home Premium, but I only have Windows 7 Ultimate OEM disc, so some features are not available), which is to repair, the System Recover Options dialog successfully found my OS, then I used the built-in Startup Repair program, I get the following:






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Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Numb... Read more

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair error 0x490, hard shutdown problem

Oops. Sorry guys. I fixed the problem myself using the bootrec.exe tool. I just had to rewrite the MBR. Thanks if you are reading this anyway.

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This is my first post, so I apologize in advance for omitting any important information or additional ignorance on my part. I'm far from a computer expert.

My Gateway NV53 had a meltdown in late July (unable to boot, would crash in safe mode, unable to restore, etc.) and I was forced to restore the laptop to factory settings, losing all my files in the process.

It was working fine for about a month until last week it unexpectedly shutdown. On rebooting I got the BSOD Stop: c000021a error. After about 4 tries I finally got the advanced boot menu to load the system/startup repair, which seemed to fix the problem after about 30min or so.

I thought everything was fixed, but I got the same problem yesterday afternoon: suddenly crashes (no BSOD, just shuts down), with the c000021a error on re-start until I run startup repair which fixes the problem.

Any ideas on why this keeps happening? I have read that c000021a is often caused by 3rd party software updates interfering with WinLogon, which compromises the security of the system, but the crashes aren't occurring after downloading anything or installing new software (intentionally, at least). The first crash happened while I was using Skype, the second time while watching a YouTube video.

When I reboot after the startup repair, my Norton Antivirus definitions are out of date and must be updated, and there are always Windows Updates to install upon shutdown. This past time I also had to re-install Chrome.... Read more

A:Recurring unexpected shutdown and BSOD c000021a, Startup Repair

DUDE just post the problem .................
LONG STORIES r kindda anoying !

Just the full error that appears on that bsod

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Hi There,

I'm inquiring on behalf of my flatmate, who is entirely clueless about computers. Her laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro of an unknown spec, somehow became infected with a ransom-ware program called Vista Total Security. I told her I'd take a look and, after stopping the process (the first stage of a guide I found) the computer restarted itself, and never came back up fully.

I tried to enter Safe mode, but the computer reset itself. It suggested I try Startup Repair, but this only took me to a VGA screen with an alert window saying "The installed program cannot start, click OK to turn off the computer". Sure enough, clicking OK turns off the computer.

I'm able to open the F8 menu to try and enter safe mode, but all of those options simply flash up a BSOD with the message:
A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation, or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for any update ddrivers. run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000024 (0x00190444,0x86D87B10,0xC0000102,0x00000000)Click to expand...

Now, here I'm a little stuck. If it were my own computer, I'd reinstall widows or repair... Read more

A:Vista Total Security 2011 - Broke Startup Repair

I was able to use a Linux Live CD (good old Knoppix, seems to have started doing text to speech the whole time though... Weird.) to have a look on my flatmate's machine.

The files are all there, which is good, there are also two partitions. One labeled Vista, the other labeled Data. There's some stuff on the (largely empty) data disk that looks like recovery stuff, but I don't know how to boot this, or is this what windows tries to do if I select the "Repair" option at the F8 prompt?

In any case, I cleared some space on one of my external drives and copied her files onto it just in case.

I spoke to her, her main concern is that she's very busy and doesn't have the time to reinstall everything at the moment. Also, if we're unable to get the recovery to work, she has no installation disk so she'd need to buy a new copy of windows. I'm thinking of taking it back to where she bought it, but she's lost the receipt so she'd have a lot of trouble trying to get them to help her for free.
 

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Hello,
I have a 2011 Macbook Pro that seems to have recently developed issues with recharging. When the battery power is less than 100% and connected to a power source with the charger showing an amber light, sometimes the battery percentage increases, as would be expected. However, sometimes the percentage *decreases* under the exact same conditions. This varies using two different chargers. Is this a common symptom of a problematic battery? It has used about 550 cycles. I have uploaded a screenshot:

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~palexand/Screenshot.png

Thanks very much!
 

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

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

Any help and guidance is much appreciated...

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

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

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

If you have Raid > update its Driver.
Memtest.





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

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

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

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

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

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



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






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

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

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Hello. I am having a continuous issue with my computer. I apologize in advance for being an amateur at computer repair so please bear with me if I need to better understand some terminology.

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

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

A:BSOD and Startup Repair Unable to Repair This Computer

Backup your data, reinstall windows

Clean Install Windows 7

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Well last week Tuesday my power supply blew on my work PC when I turned it on.  New power supply finally came in yesterday.  I was out but our office tech installed the new Power supply and booted the PC - said it booted OK, however no mouse (I had un-plugged the logitech wireless USB mouse receiver to use with another computer), no biggee.
 
There may have been Windows updates before on left on the 4th - I don't recall
 
Turned on the PC this morning and plugged in the USB Mouse receiver and BSOD.
 
Restarted the PC and Startup Repair option came up - ran the Startup Repair and as usual (my experience), it was unsuccessful in detecting any problems.
 
Tried another boot, same issue - BSOD - System "Stopped to prevent Damage ..."
 
Re-booted and did F8 to try Last Known Good - no luck.
 
Tried System recovery with Windows Install disk, no restore point found :-(
 
At this point I've tried every Non-Destructive recovery option that is available with no success.  Looking at the log files, there are no *.log files in the \Windows directory showing today's date - only .log files are from yesterday.
 
setupact.log shows activity from an IE10 patch update.
 
error.log only shows one line from yesterday 2015-09-15 "NT Service build 1100 starting"
 
 
Any ideas how I can get this system to ignore the "Bad Driver" and boot?
 
Way too many licensed programs on this PC to consider a clean install of Windows ...
&... Read more

A:Win7 Pro64 - BSOD followed by Startup Repair - Can't repair

I would love to post some of the suggested diagnostic files that you indicate in your BSOD posting guidelines, but unless I can do them from the command line, I'm SOL as I can't get beyond the Startup Repair console - No Safe mode etc.
 
Rob

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As the title suggests, my Acer Aspire has been running startup repair for over 20 hours following a BSOD yesterday. I'm not sure if it's worth the wait so maybe you all can shed some light. Yesterday I was stressfully trying to search for something (using Chrome) and the website I was on froze; admittedly I slammed the heels of my hands down on the laptop at that point. The site unfroze after less than 30 seconds, I continued using my laptop without incident, then let it hibernate for about an hour. Started up fine after that, and at that point I was beginning to rip a DVD (one that I owned; I just wanted the files on my computer) using a program that I've used successfully in the past, but the rip failed. So I began using VLC instead, and hadn't actually started ripping any files when my laptop froze. I had been trying to point to a file path for saving but hadn't saved anything. The laptop was completely unresponsive after several minutes, so I hit the power key to restart, which is when I got the BSOD. It flashed too quickly for me to read or remember anything other than the word KERNEL. I've been wracking my brain trying to remember if it said kernel error or kernel memory error or what.

After the BSOD I had the option to start normally or in startup repair; I hit "start windows normally" but it went to repair anyway. It was on the grey screen with the cursor but I thought it had frozen again, so I did another hard restart. No BSOD this time, but again the opti... Read more

A:BSOD on startup, unknown error, startup repair running too long

Bump...how can I tell if the startup repair is working?

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i purchased a new magsafe 1 power adapter to replace my broken one when it arrived i noticed it was the larger 85w version and it won't charge my macbook pro, does this mean i can't use it, or did i just get it doa?
 

A:Solved: 85w magsafe 1 adapter not charging early 2011 13" macbook pro

Looks like quite a few people have had issues with that specific charger. Based on the content of the reviews I would say DOA unit and likely a unit that will not last long or not charge correctly.
http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/M...-power-adapter-for-15-and-17-inch-macbook-pro
 

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Consistent BSOD during Windows startup for both normal mode and safe mode. BSOD problem started shortly after buggy installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x64, Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, and AMD Catalyst Drivers 13.9; and turning off Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1.

Startup Repair is consistently unable to fix: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff800033bf6d6, 0xfffff880009a7578, 0xfffff880009a6dd0).

I accessed the dump file of the BSOD-inflicted drive by usb-connecting it to the same pc, but that's now running a functioning, system hard-drive.

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:
atikmpag.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys

The hash of the atikmpag.sys from the BSOD-inflicted drive is identical to the one in the functioning drive, so I don't think this is the root problem.
However, the hashes of the two dx files (dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys) are different. I have replacement files for the broken dx files, but I don't have, nor know how to get, the access permission to replace them.

I'm at a loss for what I can try at this point. I used DM Log Collector and uploaded the resulting file. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:BSOD during windows startup; can't safe mode; startup repair can't fix

Henry,

The cause of the problem may be related to a Windows 7 installation which has never seen any updates.

Code:
Host Name: HENRY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
Can I just confirm, you have no way of booting into Windows at the moment. Correct?

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Please see the attached logs. This is a fresh installation of Windows 8. System Specs is on my user profile.

A:BSOD when I do shutdown and then startup (Fast Startup on)

The memory dumps shows that the probable culprit is nvhda64v.sys. This is the nVidia HDMI Audio Device (nForce chipset driver). Please consider updating or reinstalling these driver on the NVIDIA drivers page.

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Hey guys. I got a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ470E about a year ago from my uncle, who just got a new laptop. The laptop was cleaned completly, and a brand new copy of windows 7 was installed on it. Anyways it was working fine up until until yesterday, where it crashed. After rebooting a message appeared to boot into windows normally of to run startup repair. I chose to boot into windows normally, but it crashed soon after (on the Windows Logo). The second time I booted it into startup repair and let it run. After I came back screen was no longer on startup repair and instead was displaying a black screen with "Operating System Can't be found on it". I know this message pops up if your hd gets loose, so I turned teh computer off, popped it over, and made sure the hd was securely in place. I booted it up again but I still got the message, so I grabed my home premium disk to boot into the system recovery options. I ran startup repair again, but got an error saying that startup repair can't fix the problem because it can't detect a hd. After that I went into System Image Recovery, and into the advanced tab to see if the hd was still showing up there. It wasn't but there was a new drive named Boot ( X: ) which contains a Windows Folder and a Setup application (Windows Installer) (Also the drive is showing that is has 28.4 MB free of 30.9MB, which doensn't make sense because the Windows folder alone is 819 MB). I even attempted to reinstall windows to see if... Read more

A:Hard drive gone after startup repair

Sounds like your hard drive has failed to me.
You need to look in the BIOS to see if it is detected.
With older Sony models, you pressed F1 as the laptop was powering up.
 

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Hi,

I have a two year old MacBook Air (13") which now has bad liquid damage after I stupidly used it while cooking two nights ago. I have been quoted as NZ$899+VAT to replace the logic board/fix it. So after GST I may swell buy a brand new one as it would be only an extra hundred or two more or less. But I have a few questions...

1. Is this NZ$899+GST cost about right to replace a logic board? I am asking around different places for repair quotes. I have no insurance on it by the way. It seems like a hell of a lot of money thats all, but I have no knowledge of this area!

2. If I do end up buying a brand new one, does that mean I lose all the documents and packages on my broken laptop? I suppose I would with documents not on iCloud but what about packages like Microsoft Word/Excel etc which I bought about a year ago?

3. If I try sell the broken one for parts, can I somehow delete all my personal documents and data (stored passwords etc) beforehand or am I safer to just keep it/chuck it? I can't turn it back on so I'm not sure if this is possible but other people seem to do it...?

4. What would you do in my situation?

Thank you!

M x
 

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I am using my cellphone because my computer is stuck in startup repair mode. I have windows vista.I can choose repair or normal, both run start up repair. It always fails after multiple attempts. I chose advanced options after failures and tried to do a hard drive restore to several different dates. It always says its successful and restarts, but goes into startup repair again every time. I have called ms tech support, and not surprisingly my problem requires advanced help that costs money. They did have me restart and push f8 to launch safe mode, but it ended up in startup repair also. I have agreed to pay them but set up an appt for next tues. They said i can cancel and get my money back if i want. They said my problem is fixable and my photos and files will be there. I just feel like i may have a better option and I'm hoping this website is it. I can restart my computer and give the details if its needed. I am desperately seeking your help and would definitely donate if you can fix my computer and i dont have to pay ms. I am not a computer idiot, but definitely NO expert.
 

A:stuck in startup repair, vista startup repair, repair failures

Hi, check the following link.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-gb
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
bootrec.exe
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
Type
bootrec /fixmbr
Press Enter.
Let it finish fixing the Master Boot Record.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

If the above does not work - use the DVD and back to Command Prompt.
Type
bootrec /fixboot
Press Enter
Let it finish fixing the boot sector.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

I would try and back up any needed data and files first, before you do the above.
How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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While attempting to perform a startup repair....I get a hard disk could not be found. I have a HP dv6 -3050 US....I'd like to know if this is for sure a hardware issue...before wasting time and money on ordering HP recovery disks...Any help would be great.

Thx

A:hard disk could not be found when doing startup repair

Will the HD Drive show in BIOS?

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




   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi.

So, yesterday, I turned my computer off so it could update. It turned off correctly.

The next morning, I turn on my computer, and windows starts, and then configures it's updates. After this windows restarts my computer. When the computer restarted, Windows couldn't start. I tried multiple times, but got nowhere. System restare didn't work, I got errors when trying to restore. (I have tried 2 different restore points.)

Startup repair, after a few tries, finally gave me an error. It said:

Root cause found:
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Bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a001342c00, 0xffffffffc000009c, 0xdda0b8c0, 0xfffff900c0780000.
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Every other test ran without errors.

This was somehow caused by windows update, because my comp has worked perfectly until windows installed these updates.

How can I fix this problem I'm having?

Thanks,
- Pilot

A:Startup Repair: bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ThePilotGuy


Hi.

So, yesterday, I turned my computer off so it could update. It turned off correctly.

The next morning, I turn on my computer, and windows starts, and then configures it's updates. After this windows restarts my computer. When the computer restarted, Windows couldn't start. I tried multiple times, but got nowhere. System restare didn't work, I got errors when trying to restore. (I have tried 2 different restore points.)

Startup repair, after a few tries, finally gave me an error. It said:

Root cause found:
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Bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a001342c00, 0xffffffffc000009c, 0xdda0b8c0, 0xfffff900c0780000.
-------------------------

Every other test ran without errors.

This was somehow caused by windows update, because my comp has worked perfectly until windows installed these updates.

How can I fix this problem I'm having?

Thanks,
- Pilot



Please explain why you turn off the computer to update...

I suggest you run Check Disk.

Disk Check

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Hello,
The hard drive on my laptop recently failed and I purchased and installed a new one to replace it. I cloned as much of the data off of the old drive as possible. However, when I go to boot from it, it gets stuck in a startup repair loop. Startup repair doesn't find any problems, but it is unable to boot windows. I installed windows 7 on a new partition see if I could do a repair install to the other hard drive, but that does not appear to be possible. I've ran chkdsk and it does not find any errors. Is there anything else that I should try to be able to run the older install, or should i just start reinstalling everything.
Thanks.

A:new hard disk-startup repair loop

sounds like you need to do a proper wipe then start from step 0

follow these in order, it should give you a nice clean functioning install.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

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A month ago I was shutting down my laptop and while it was shutting down i closed the lid and then the next day when i turned it didnt boot like normal. It gives the option to do startup repair or to start windows normally or something and when i click start windows it takes me to startup repair still. My vaio laptop has been stuck scanning startup repair for about a month now. I let it scan for a whole week and nothing. I did some searching to try to fix the problem and it lead the start up repair saying "A hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting" so basically the disk is damaged or whatever. And that "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. It gives me the option to send information about this problem or dont send. When i go into system recovery options i tried doing a system restore and system image recovery and those didnt work. I know i need the windows 7 installation disc which i dont have for some reason. Could someone please help me if there is another way to fix or if i really need the disc (i will buy it) and if i do need it then how or what do i do step by step and will i still have files like photos and documents saved. Thanks
 

A:Laptop stuck on startup repair (bad hard disk)

you can download and run a hdd checker from most manufacturer's websites. If you don't know the make download Seagate's bootable "Seatools"
Run this to see if there's an actual issue with the disk.

If you have an option to get a Command Prompt under repair options you can run a "chkdsk /r" That will attempt to locate and re-assign bad sectors on the drive.

Lastly, you can remove the disk and get a USB converter cable, connect to a different machine and get files off that way. Assuming that the disk isn't completely dead.
 

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So I was playing the battlefield 1 beta one night when all of a sudden everything freezes. No keys or anything responded, even my reset button did nothing when I tried to press it, so I figured the only option was to cut the power. After I did and my PC started to boot back up, I noticed it was oddly slower than normal. The startup screen lingered longer than usual, and the black screen after that stayed for a longer time than normal too, not an abysmally long time but long enough for me to notice. When everything does finally start up, it isn't different speed-wise than before the crash, however I've noticed that some things that worked with zero problems before suddenly didn't, like embedded videos in chrome not showing up. Not sure what happened to my PC, but from some of the threads I've seen before it looks like it may be a hardware issue, in which case I have no clue what to do, hope someone can help out.

A:Windows startup running slow after crash and hard shutdown

Hello and welcome vjc if you can get into safe mode then run these for starters
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

SFC is often best run for three scans

Edit: Plus this please System Info - See Your System Specs

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So I was playing the battlefield 1 beta one night when all of a sudden everything freezes. No keys or anything responded, even my reset button did nothing when I tried to press it, so I figured the only option was to cut the power. After I did and my PC started to boot back up, I noticed it was oddly slower than normal. The startup screen lingered longer than usual, and the black screen after that stayed for a longer time than normal too, not an abysmally long time but long enough for me to notice. When everything does finally start up, it isn't different speed-wise than before the crash, however I've noticed that some things that worked with zero problems before suddenly didn't, like embedded videos in chrome not showing up. Not sure what happened to my PC, but from some of the threads I've seen before it looks like it may be a hardware issue, in which case I have no clue what to do, hope someone can help out.

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Hello

I sometimes get a BSOD when im turning off the PC. It shuts down but for some reason all the usb devices are on, and it boots back up when pressing a random key on the keyboard. As soon as I get into windows it tells me it had a error resulting in a BSOD.
Once when shutting down it did a restart and booted up by itself, same error and bsod message.

And sometimes when I turn the pc on, all usbdevices are dead, the screens black and I get no reaction. Only solution is to hold the powerbutton down and reset it. When I then boot up im hit with a error resulting in a BSOD.

I have not overclocked the system. I've run memtest86+ for 8 hours, not a single error.
Thanks in advance, Glenn Eric ?vreb?

A:BSOD's on shutdown/startup

You have 3 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:




1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.



Initially the Leaf Networks Adapter caught my eye.
Later on I found that it was associated with the NetGear firewall and other Netgear ReadyNAS stuff listed in the networking adapters section of MSINFO32.
A couple of the BSOD's blamed Leaf drivers, but the others blamed networking in general.
Then I spotted the Leaf driver in the memory dump that dates from 2008.

This is most likely a problem with this software and it should be uninstalled immediately.
Once you determine that this was the cause, then you can feel free to install the latest, Win8 compatible version of the Leaf software if so desired.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

leafnets.sys Thu Apr 24... Read more

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My laptop (a Thinkpad T30 model 2366-97U running XP Pro) has been getting progressively less and less stable over the past few weeks, and today it seems to have snapped. Since about a month ago I've had eight blue screen crashes -- never while I was using the machine, but e.g. I would wake up in the morning and find that it has restarted after a crash. Today, a significant turn for the worse: the computer blue-screens every time I shut it down, always at the point when XP says it's saving my settings. It also blue-screens on startup if I'm "too eager" -- if I wait for 30 seconds after the login page appears before I log in, I'm fine, but if I log in immediately then it crashes soon afterwards.

The error today is always PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, and when I'm starting up the error info is

0x00000050, 0xFFFFFFEC, 0x00000000, 0x8054A832, 0x00000000

while the shutdown error is

0x00000050, 0xFFFFFFF6, 0x00000000, 0x8054A832, 0x00000000.

My hardware is exclusively the original hardware, save for the motherboard which was replaced (by the manufacturer, under warranty) a year ago after one of the RAM slots stopped working -- I gather that this is a notorious problem with the T30. I restored my hard drive to the original configuration and reinstalled all software in December (I do this once every 12-18 months as a matter of routine).

CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M 2GHz
Motherboard: IBM
RAM: 512MB (2 256MB sticks), 133MHz
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A:BSOD on shutdown and sometimes startup

Dear all,

To follow up: the problems described above continue unabated. Any advice would be appreciated -- I think I've reached the end of what I am able to do without the help of someone who can interpret minidump files. I've attached two more minidumps: one from a crash overnight while I was asleep, another which occurred instants after I logged in this morning.

Thanks.
 

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MY PC started acting up last week, crashing every time I tried to shut it down - immediately after I hit "shutdown", it would go to the BSOD:

STOP 0X0000001E (OXFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0XFFFFF80002EB7117, 0X000000000000000, 0X000000007EFA0000)

This prevents me from using system restore, as when it goes to restart the PC will instead hit me with the BSOD instead of restoring. I reinstalled the OS hoping that would fix it up but no go, so I'm hoping to get a bit of help from the folks who know more than I (which is about all of you I would suppose!)

Attached you'll find the SF information requested in the BSOD thread instructions. In the event that my system specs aren't displayed in this post, here they are:

Windows 7 Home Premium
Gigabyte GA990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
AMD FX6100 6-Core Processor
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 (2 x 4GB)
Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W PSU
2 1TB Western Digital 7200RPM Hard Drives

Thank you for your help! Let me know if I've missed any information required.


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ETA - From "WhoCrashed" utility:

On Sun 10/7/2012 11:52:55 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\100812-35833-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atapi.sys (atapi+0x2101)
Bugcheck code: 0x1E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF8000337EFEA, 0x1, 0x18)
Error: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: ATAPI ... Read more

A:BSOD @ Shutdown/Startup

Welcome






Quote:
STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS


Software concern:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Security Suite Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Security Suite Public
Norton is a known cause to BSoDs. Please uninstall and replace with MSE (at least to test)
→ Norton Removal Tool
→ Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

If you have any 3rd part remote control programs, uninstall them while troubleshooting.

Look for an update on your BIOS Version:

Code:
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F5, 10/13/2011
Get all windows updates including Service Pack 1 installed:

Code:
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Let us know the results.

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i had a bsod 3 days ago with no reason when its at Welcome screen and my startup items are not loaded at all(all drivers programs etc.). i tried to reboot and my pc gone wild. it cant even see welcome screen cuz of bsods. also i am having black screens when booting up. sometimes its just freezes before welcome screen with distorted pixels on screen. it starts with no reasons. i didnt install anything before that.

tried to change my bios settings to default nothing happened. i also cant repair my startup cuz i am having an error when i choose my layout at very beginning of repair thing, recenv.exe or something like that with 0x038972(sth like this) error. tried f8 and last good config. but nothing changed.

i reinstalled windows 2 times just for solving this. when i reinstall nothing happens for first startup. then its same again. i've never oc'd my pc. its all default settings. i hear that voices even when i mute all voices comes from my pc.

i upload my last bsod dumps and sfc scannow logs and msinfo32 for today and my specs are

win7 64bit
cpu i5 2500k
gpu msi gtx 560 ti twin frozr oc 2
rams 8(2x4)gb corsair lp 1600mhz
psu 600w xilence r3 gaming psu
mb gigabyte d3sh z77
sandisk extreme sata 3 120gb ssd, seagate barracuda 500gb, samsung 80gb
controllers blackwidow, deathadder 2, ms intellipoint wireless mouse
btw i also hear strange noises from my pc after my last reinstall. actually hearing cpu and hdd noise from my speakers. so weird. dont know what to do but its real... Read more

A:BSOD at startup, cant repair startup

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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So I have had this new hard drive since October of this year after my last one of five years went kapoot and my computer slowed to a crawl. Came home after a week of vacation and when I booted up my computer, it worked fine. Restarted it again just for something and now it?s acting weird. It will make the beep after my motherboard logo (Gigabyte) and start up windows before saying ?loading your files? and then bringing up the startup repair screen. I don?t know what to do and I think it?s going to do a repair loop. I?d hate to have to get another hard drive but damn. Just my luck.
 

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron N41110 that ran like a dream for the whole 13 months I've had it--until last night, when it froze, I forced a reset, and it got stuck in the Startup Repair loop.  At first Startup Repair said the problem was a corrupt registry, but now it says it can't figure out the root cause at all.  I tried this tutorial, but the computer couldn't copy a couple of the files due to an "I/O error," so it's still stuck in the loop. System Restore wouldn't work--it told me there were no restore points.  Then, after spending hours getting my personal files off with Paragon Rescue Kit, I ran the Dell diagnostics from the boot menu, and the hard drive failed the test with error code 2000-0142.
 
Finally, I decided to run chkdsk for the heck of it . . . and it's been stuck on "Correcting error in index $130 for file 4897" for four hours now. 
 
What should I do now?  I'm not especially technologically savvy (obviously) and this is my first encounter with the startup repair loop, so even though I've now read tons of threads and articles on it I still have no idea what to do with my computer.  I've read a lot of stuff that says reinstalling Windows 7 is the only way to fix it, but now I'm wondering if the hard drive is the root cause and can't be fixed.  Is there any way to tell for sure what's going on, or should I just get a new hard drive and be done with it?  (I'm definitely not happy at the prospect of needing a ne... Read more

A:Startup repair loop - Reinstall Windows or get new hard drive?

ERROR CODE :2000-0142 from the Dell Forum - Also From DellYour worst fears are true. HDDs can last 1 year or 15 years, I have found it is just luck and care that makes it longer or shorter. Have you dropped or crushed the unit, as this can also shorten the life - Thank You - and Sorry - 

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I got a Blue Screen saying nothing except Unknown Hard Error on windows 7. So I restarted the computer and when I booted Seven, windows first popped up with a message saying windows is loading files and then Startup Repair popped up saying

Startup repair is checking your system for problems.

It completed once and restarted but same thing happened again. And now startup repair keeps going on and on.

Can someone help me out?

I'm through the same comp using windows xp on a dual boot so I don't think hardware is acting up.

This is the thread on BSODs I kept having on the seven:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...bsod-help.html

A:Unknown Hard Error - Startup Repair is checking your system..

now xp isn't booting either.

it says load needed dlls

should i just reinstall the OS'?

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My pc is a stock Asus G53SX-A1, no hardware changes. Yet it says the reason I got a blue screen was due to hardware changes. My computer froze and rebooted during a video game. So I have been experiencing the classic startup repair loop and I tried everything I could find on google without progress. When I try to the option to fix the problem automatically it says it wasn't able to help and tells me the root cause is because there is no hard drive detected, and that if a hard drive is installed it is not responding. I can't detect in command prompt, but somehow I can see contents of it through BIOS so its really odd. When I tried to reinstall windows it says it can't find a hard drive to install on and I need to insert a drivers disk so I can set up the hard drive to continue. So I put in my Asus drivers disk and yet it tells me there's no drivers detected. I looked at the Asus website and all the downloads they have available are the same as on that same drivers disk it said it couldn't find drivers on. So right now my main problem is my pc doesn't detect that I have a hard drive at all even though I do, the same one the pc came with. This laptop has worked fine for almost a year and this issue just came out of nowhere, so any ideas as to why my HD would suddenly disappear in my computers eyes? I even moved the HD to the secondary slot to see if maybe the primary slot had gone bad since I had an issue once with my desktop that was fixed by moving my RAM stick to a different ... Read more

A:startup repair loop, root cause: no hard drive detected

What must have happened when your computer locked up is that the OS lost the ability to write to the hard drive while in the middle of writing to it, which compromised the safety protocols and damaged the MBR or other system file that has compromised the operating system.

You have access to a working computer in order to make this post. I would attach your Asus G53SX-A1 hard drive to this one as a secondary device and run some disk utilities on it. Try a chkdsk repair or better yet, use a feature rich 3rd party diagnostic tool.

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Before I start this happened after updating the motherboard BIOS from version 1.4 to 1.7, I went to 1.6 after just in case the latest BIOS had a bug

I've been stuck on the startup repair for almost 5 hours saying that it's repairing my hard drive or whatever (i forget exactly what it said), I first booted linux to check the SMART data on the HDD (i now know that I can do it with HBCD too) it came back all fine. I am now running Hirens Boot CD and DRevitalise to scan and repair bad sectors.

System Specs:

i5 3570k @ stock
MSI Z77 GD55 BIOS Version 1.6
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz
Running HD4000 graphics
500GB Blue WD HDD

I do have a DxDiag on the desktop of the pc in question which I could get if needed (to tired to do
now)

Edit: Reinstalling is not an option I will consider unless there is nothing else that I can do.

Edit: Turns out there is a tool from WD for HDD testing, am running that now instead if the last one.

A:Stuck on startup repair screen saying repairing hard drive

Test ran with no errors shown, SMART data says drive is OK.

EDIT: I have also tried booting in safe mode, goes straight to the same screen. (should have mentioned I tried this first)

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Hi Everyone. So, here's what happened, I dropped my laptop running Windows Vista on a Thinkpad R500 That is about 3 years old, while it was streaming audio from the net nonetheless

I had to reseat it, but since then it won't boot - it goes into "startup repair" saying its fixing errors and hangs there indefinitely (for days at a time).
What I've tried:

-I was able to use the system rescue cd to mount my drive and copy the needed data to an external drive, although I know it encountered some errors.
-I've run lenovo's hd diagnostics and it says there are errors in the drive, but I just need a way to fix it.
-I do not have a vista dvd so I cannot run chkdsk.
-I downloaded a Vista startup repair disk image but when I boot from that cd and choose repair your computer it never gives me the option to go to command line or system restore, it goes straight to startup repair and its does not recognize the drive. MS website says this is because lenovo has its own restoration libraries, which DO NOT contain anything to fix a hard drive. I am apparently supposed to order a dvd from support if I need one.
So, I'm looking for a reliable Hard drive repair tool, essentially a free equivalent of chkdsk that I can run through my cd drive to try to find and fix the errors. Or, if there is a chkdsk redistributable out there, even better.
Linux based is fine, I think fixing the physical errors might be worth it.

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A:Dropped my hard drive - Startup Repair Hangs- no vista DVD

Chkdsk cannot fix a dropped drive. Or partitions. It only fixes the file system. You better just buy a new one. That one is about to quit completely in all likelihood.
 

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Dear SevenForums,

For some time now, I have been experiencing infrequent BSODs with the error of IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL when I start / shutdown my PC. I am running windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and my SF file is attached to this thread.

I should note a few other important details. I tried reformatting my computer. For about a month's time, my PC did not BSOD. Then, all of a sudden a few weeks ago, it started giving me the same BSOD again. I also tried disconnecting all of my USB devices from the computer thinking that perhaps one of my USB devices might be causing a driver conflict of some kind. Unfortunately, my system continues to BSOD on an infrequent basis. Finally, I have also noticed that my PC will BSOD occassionally when I am installing games via Steam. Usually this occurs whenever Steam is installing drivers for DirectX. No idea what to make of that last observation as my system has never BSODed during other programs' installation processes.

Any help y'all can offer me would be most appreciated. Thanks so much!

Kind regards,

Rik3Rr

A:BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL on Startup/Shutdown

cmudaxp.sys : C-Media Audio Interface Driver (WDM) by C-Media
ASUS Xonar DG Audio Interface driver
HTO CLARO Audio Interface Driver

The highlited in red i belive is yours, to double check me go to device manager and look for it under sound video and game controllers. If it is the HTO CLARO
Download this driver : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nqik433sjaxv8ic/pvA8SFDm9A
Please uninstall existing driver and rebooting system before new driver installation!

I also suggest using this for your american megatrends : http://biosagentplus.com/ami.php

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I'm new here, so I don't know exactly where this thread should go.

I made a really stupid mistake, even for me; I hard-shutdown (long press power button) while the system was preparing to hibernate.
I changed the settings so that one press of the power button would hibernate, and then a while later, accidentally pressed it. Nothing happened, though, so I thought I hadn't. Then explorer froze up, and I couldn't open the task manager, so I shutdown.
Tried to start it again, got a BSOD, which flashed too fast too read. Now Windows is telling me to insert my Windows Disc and run startup repair. One problem though: I don't have one. I tried opening HBCD and running chkdsk on the 100 MB boot partition and the main partition. That fixed some errors, but I still can't boot. The tools available to me are:

HBCD
Ubuntu 12.04 live USB (which I'm writing this from)
Internet (obviously)

I've run Windows Memory Diagnostic with no errors. I have no aversion to losing data, since there isn't anything I don't have a backup of, though I would like to avoid reinstalling Windows, since I do not have the disc handy, and I do not plan on purchasing a copy. I should mention that this is not the OEM Windows that came with the laptop. That got messed up some time ago, and the one I have now is reinstalled from the store (I think they used the license key under the laptop?). Yes, I am very accident prone. Anyway, I'm inclined to believe it's a partition or partition table error of some sort, though ... Read more

A:Shutdown while hibernating - BSOD on startup

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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If i shutdown my laptop en after that startp again i always get a BSOD. Attached is the minidump folder content. Let me know if your need more details.
Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Windows 8 BSOD during startup after shutdown

solved this by installing te latest intel sata controller driver

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?
OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
I don't know, I bought the machine on February
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
Same as previous

Hello,

I've googled a lot looking for a solution, tried everything that found on the way..

temps..
hardware.. (even ran 3D Mark 11 without problems)
drivers.. (used DriverFinder to update everything)
diagnostics from Alienware among others..

Can't find a fix for this!

At first, everything worked perfectly, suddenly a BSOD claiming BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER after installed a brand new Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000. Unistalled the driver and got a new one and again, same thing so I stopped using that mouse..

Tried TuneUp app, CCleaner, etc.. every solution I found on the web for this problem.

Nothing..

Now, after a couple of days, the blue screen is only happening sometimes, not as often as before, but at least once a day, without warning the machine reboots itself.. no matter if I'm working on something or it's just on there doing nothing. Also, it started to take about 90 seconds on start up and around 30 to shutdown.

Please help me!

A:BSOD, slow startup and shutdown

Code:
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e)
This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: 0000000000000000, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Parameter 1 of the exception

Debugging Details:
------------------
EXCEPTION_CODE: (Win32) 0 (0) - The operation completed successfully.

FAULTING_IP:
+3833656132363233
00000000`00000000 ?? ???

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 0000000000000000

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 0000000000000000

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0 - STATUS_WAIT_0

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_0

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880032b0828 -- (.exr 0xfffff880032b0828)
ExceptionAddress: fffff880055e10a9 (usbehci!EHCI_sMode_PollEndpointSlot+0x0000000000000131)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880032b08d0 -- (.trap 0xfffff880032b08d0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000... Read more

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I tried to install Ubuntu and failed. i removed it using the ubuntu boot-repair so i will at least have my windows 7 back. now i get the message "Bootmgr is missing", and the windows repair (the one from the installation disc) doesn't even recognize my hard drive. when i'm loading the ubuntu installation or boot-repair it does recognize my hard drive.

i backed up all my files in case i need to format and install windows 7 again, but right now i can't do that because the installation disc doesn't detect my hard drive.

any suggestions?

A:Bootmgr is missing, startup repair doesn't detect hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by orivolfo


I tried to install Ubuntu and failed. i removed it using the ubuntu boot-repair so i will at least have my windows 7 back. now i get the message "Bootmgr is missing", and the windows repair (the one from the installation disc) doesn't even recognize my hard drive. when i'm loading the ubuntu installation or boot-repair it does recognize my hard drive.

i backed up all my files in case i need to format and install windows 7 again, but right now i can't do that because the installation disc doesn't detect my hard drive.

any suggestions?


Just curious, why are you still running ubuntu's installation or boot repair? I appreciate the fact you may just be testing things, but I would suggest leaving well enough alone.

You may want to check the following link for some help;

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

HTH

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I have tried many things to fix this, however I am open to whatever ideas you have. I have no log files of the blue screen, but I know it happens because I see it flicker and then my PC restarts. Here is what happens:

> I press the power button on my desktop PC to turn it on
> Logo comes up of manufacterer
> Gets to the screen where it says Starting Windows (the splash), blue screens and flickers
> PC restarts
> Logo comes again
> Asks for startup repair, I say yes
> It finds nothing, and asks me to restart/shutdown
> I restart, and it starts from the 2nd step again and loops forever.

My PC is unable to access F8 advanced options due to it being an old PC...

Things I've done already:

sfc /scannow - nothing was wrong
chkdsk /r /f - nothing was wrong
Fix my boot files using bootrec.exe through CMD
Tried to disable auto reboot when system crashes in registry, found out it was already disabled, but it still auto restarts without my permission.
I'll add more things as I think of them.. too many things I have done lol.

ATM, I am on a bootable Ubuntu OS from a CD.

A:Getting BSOD along with startup repair loop

Can you tell us what is the bugcheck code? A few of them behaves this way, and the necessary actions to debug them are somehow different.

Also, Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi all,

I've had quite a few issues in the past with BSODs being triggered by outdated video drivers; however, once I updated those, they've stopped. But, I still get a periodic error when playing video on the internet (usually whilst also browsing in other windows) that I can't figure out. Basically, what happens is the computer simply shuts down with no error message (straight to black). Upon turning it on again, it usually gets part of the way into the startup process and then shuts down again (in the same fashion). After doing this about twice, windows offers to launch 'start up repair', which I do, and this solves the problem (generally by doing a system restore). However, I can't seem to figure out what's causing this (as I think all of the relevant drivers are up to date, MalwareBytes/AVG/Spybot all say no problems, and there aren't any logs of this in the BlueScreen View). I also am not exactly sure what triggers this, however, the computer (or Chrome) does seem to 'lag' before it happens so I can generally expect it though it doesn't always trigger when playing videos. Outside of playing videos though, no errors appear so I think it is related to the graphics card in some way.

I've attached the Srt log from the most recent StartUp Repair (and one from a past one; the most recent one says 'unspecified changes', the older one gives the error code c000021a), and two files that have system information. If you nee... Read more

A:Strange BSOD / StartUp Repair

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I have had an Acer Aspire One D270 for about a month now. The laptop was running fine until one day the BSOD popped up. When it restarted it wanted me to run a Startup Repair and System Restore. After the restore the laptop worked fine until the next time i turned it on. It did the same thing again until i did System Restore again.
However sometimes it will work fine and then it will want be to do startup repair without the BSOD showing up. After doing System Restore and Startup Repair it usually runs fine but once or twice it has not worked after and I have had to do it two or three times before usual service resumes.
This error seemed to start after I pressed the power button to turn off once instead of the usual method as was in a rush and had to go immediately
Just wondering if anyone has a fix for this or not
Many Thanks

A:BSOD Startup Repair Problem.

Startup repair may need to run upto 3 times with reboots in between to successfully complete all actions

Also if you want your dump files looked at have a read of this

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Right guys I don't know what's happened but I've tried turning my laptop on today and when it's on the windows logo loading at the start after 2 minutes I get a bsod saying process operization failed then it takes me to start up repair which says : windows cannot repair this computer automatically
Problem details: problem signature 07: bad disk
I've tried command prompt rebuildbcd
So now I'm stuck on how to fix this?

All your help will be much appreciated!✌️

A:Stuck on startup repair after bsod

Get bootable Partition Wizard free, and make CD/USB (Bootable Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition). Boot with it and take a photo. Attach here Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

bad disk is not a good sign

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Hi all. I know very little of repairing PC's but hopefully you all can help me out. I recently got the BSOD and tried several fixes including downloading a Vista recovery disk and attempting the startup repair tool from it. Here is the message I continue to get.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: External Media
Problem Signature 01: External Media
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 4
Problem Signature 04: 327685
Problem Signature 05: 0xf4
Problem Signature 06: Corrupt Volume
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 1
Problem Signature 09: chkdsk
Problem Signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. I have done several google inquiries on this issue with no responses.

Thanks!

A:BSOD - Startup Repair Failure

I messed up already...the Problem Event Name is StartupRepair V2.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi, I'm new here, don't know too much about diagnosing BSOD errors so I would be very grateful for any help.

Here's the deal, I was getting a few driver IRQL BSOD's when my system was running, I have had it built for about a week now.
But now I can't even boot, i get KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED and some other errors I believe, after one of these comes up it says prepairing automatic repair then that will also crash and this then loops. I had seen other people saying they solved similar problems by removing the graphics driver in safe mode, but I can't even access safe mode so that made me think it might be a hardware fault.
I don't know how to save the dump file as I can't even get in to windows, can only access the BIOS
I have also tried running the windows disc to access advanced start up options to get in to safe mode but this also gives me a blue screen error.

Please help me before I go insane

I have a 4770K and Asus Maximus VI Hero mobo and 4x8GB Corsair RAM

A:8.1 x64 BSOD on startup even with repair disc

I've built PC's for around 30 years - and it wasn't until a bit over a year ago that I finally got one to work right the first time I booted it.

The first step (IMO) is to unplug the system from the wall, ground yourself (to prevent damage due to static discharge), and then check all your connections. To do this, you unplug each and every thing in the system and then carefully plug it back in - double checking that it's cleaned out and firmly seated.

When you use the windows disc, can you access Startup Repair? If so, does it give you a BSOD when you attempt to run Startup Repair?

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Error recovery reports a BSOD during shutdown
Issues with toggling LAN adapter after internet connectivity breaks
Grab all in zip file attached
Thanks for the help.

A:[BSOD or error during shutdown][recovery pop up on startup]

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\GFI Software\VIPRE Internet Security Public:Start Menu\Programs\GFI Software\VIPRE Internet Security Public
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Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other antiviruses/internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Good and Free system security combination




   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Perform a System File Check to check the integrity of all protected Windows 7 :Click on the start
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type
Code:
SFC /scannow

Full tutorial here:SFC /Scannow Command - System File Checker
Disk Check on your hard drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it.How to run Disk Check on Windows 7
Reduce items at start-up. Nothing except anti-virus is required plus improves the time for logging in windows.Startup Programs - Change
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Star... Read more

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Hi,

I have recently (just a few days ago) put together a computer using this barebones kit from TigerDirect:AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Unlocked APU/Asus A55BM-E mATX MB/4GB DDR3 1600 Patriot Viper Xtreme Memory/500GB Seagate 500GB SATA HDD/2X LED Case Fan/Ultra Xblaster V2 case w/450W PSU Barebones at TigerDirect.com
I have also added a PNY XLR8 120 GB SSD and the computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. Windows is installed to the SSD, which is designated as Local Disk (C:).

The BSODs I have been seeing seem to follow the same pattern. For some reason, my computer will automatically restart (at some point during the night). When I log on the following day, several error messages will show up each saying something was unable to load. As a result, I will not be able to open programs such as Google Chrome, or sometimes even Windows Explorer. After some time, the computer will crash and display a blue screen. Sometimes, it will not automatically crash, and instead just have a useless screen with only the desktop background (no start button or desktop files), at which point I manually shut down using the power button. I have been able to temporarily recover from these blue screens by using System Restore (by either booting from disk or through safe mode), but the next day the computer will have more errors. I originally suspected the issue was related to Restarting, so I disabled automatic windows updates and sleep/hibernation mode. All that has changed is tha... Read more

A:BSOD on Computer Startup after Unexpected Shutdown

Your ATI graphics driver has been flagged.


Code:
fffff880`0b88c628 fffff880`04f07ea7Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x82ea7
Download the 13.9 driver from here then use AMD Uninstall Utility to remove all traces of your current driver, CCC etc. Reboot and install the 13.9 driver.



   Note
When installing choose 'Advanced' or 'Custom' (whichever option is available, just not Express) and uncheck everything except the video driver.
Download and run MemTest86+ to test your RAM.



   Note
Run MemTest86+ for at least 8 passes. Ideally set it off before you go to bed and leave it overnight, we're looking for zero errors here. A single error will show something's going bad with your RAM.

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Hi there. Had this computer for about a month and a half. For the past couple of weeks, I've been plagued with a BSOD every so often, mostly occurring either during startup or shutdown, as well as once while playing a game. As far as I know, all my drivers are updated. That said, I'm fairly newbish when it comes to the more technical aspects of computers, so who knows. My basic system specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4280K @3.70GHz
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Harddrives: 256 GB SSD - ADATA SP900, 500 GB WD50, 3 TB Seagate external harddrive
Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 780
Network Adapter: ASUS PCE-AC68 802.11ac


Also attached the .zip file containing info collected via DM Log Collector. Any help to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated. :]

Thanks

A:BSOD On Startup and Shutdown, error 0x0000007E

Hi DeathbyKimchi.

Try to update ASUS Utility\PCE-AC68 WLAN Card to version 2.0.8.4 from
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download PCE-AC68

The BSODs are all pointing to it.

Let us know the results.
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Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bcmwl664.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bcmwl664.sys
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880088c5661, fffff8800394d4d8, fffff8800394cd30}

Probably caused by : bcmwl664.sys ( bcmwl664+221661 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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5: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLE... Read more

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I am having some trouble out of my Windows 7 Pro computer. I use my computer continuously throughout every day. When I wake it up the next morning from sleep (or even from a shutdown state) mode everything works fine for about 5-10 minutes then I receive the BSOD almost on schedule! Once it happens for the day, the computer works perfectly fine after that until the next day. Occasionally if I use the computer in the morning and it is left idle for 5-8 hours, it will BSOD again on me. It's becoming quite frustrating. To my knowledge, nothing has been updated or downloaded recently on the machine.

Occasionally when it crashes, the screen turns into many black and white/colored tiny horizontal lines (similar to a barcode) that flicker which leads me to believe it may be some sort of video card/driver issue. This does not happen every time but when the BSOD begins to dump I have noticed it specifically lists a file by ATI (if memory serves me correctly). Strange because I'm pretty sure the video runs off the Intel chipset...

I went ahead and downloaded the DM log collector and ran the program. I have attached the file generated by the program per the instructions for the forum.

I have been using this machine with no issues for roughly 4 years.
If you need any additional info let me know. I appreciate your help!

A:BSOD 5 minutes after startup from sleep or shutdown every day

Hi Deadeteruck I have looked at the last few dump files
The last one is

Code:
kd> lmvm netw5v32
start end module name
93004000 93417000 netw5v32 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: netw5v32.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netw5v32.sys
Image name: netw5v32.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 26 11:10:37 2009 (49CBA8FD)
CheckSum: 0040AB14
ImageSize: 00413000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Which lists the cause as netw5v32 Intel Wireless WiFi Link Driver which can be updated at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

Another one lists memory corruption which could cause you a lot of issues

Code:
BugCheck 1A, {5003, 8d000000, c84c, c861088}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiAllocateWsle+6f )
Followup: MachineOwner
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I would suggest running Memtest86+ Which can be downloaded from that link. I suggest you use the 4.20 Version and it must be run for 8 complete passes to do a complete job. The 8 passes must be run all at one time which will take several hours, so it is best run overnight. If you get an error you can stop the test right then. You can download the ISO zip file unzip it and burn to a CD using the windows image burner or any image burner you may have. It must be burned to the CD, not copied. or the preconfigured USB installer file to install to a USB flash drive. Just boot off the media you prepared and let it run.

You had... Read more

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