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Startup Repair wont load - TG_Recovery 'Invalid Picture'

Q: Startup Repair wont load - TG_Recovery 'Invalid Picture'

I havent a clue what is wrong with my vista lpatop, it was working earlier, i shut it down. then when i later turned it on, it was loading, then it asked me if i wanted to start windows normally or run start up repair (recomended) so i clicked on start up repair. as it was loading a message popped up that read:
Invalid Picture
Then when i click ok or cross, it restarts the computer, it keeps goin on and on.
also for some reason when it loads and i press F8 nothing happens, so that wont load.
any help plz?...

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A: Startup Repair wont load - TG_Recovery 'Invalid Picture'

1) What happens when you click on "Start Windows Normaly"?
2)Do you have a recovery disk? If no, contact the Manufacture of your Laptop and they can send you one, sometimes free, sometimes for a small fee.
Or go to the store where you bought the laptop and they can help
3)Is your Laptop still under warranty? If yes, bring it back to where you bought it.

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

A:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

A:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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HELP !!!
I have an Acer desktop running Windows 7 SP1. When I try to start it up I get the Windows Error Recovery screen ? Windows failed to start.

I launched the recovery option it runs for about 20 mins with the message Startup Repair cannot repair the computer automatically.

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: 382
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: 0x7f
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 7/29/2016 09:50:09 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details

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

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

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

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 78 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 63 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken 484 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Boot manage... Read more

A:Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically - wont bootup....jxl

Hi, have you tried running it from your install disc Repair Startup in Windows 7 from the Windows DVD

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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My computer froze, as it's done before and so was turned off at the power button. On start up, initially it said "Operating Server Not found". On restart again, I have the option to run Startup Repair, or Load Windows Normally. Starting normally has me on the "Starting Windows" screen for, well, ever; and Startup repair gets past the file loading, displays a mouse and blue-plantish background but never loads the dialogue box.

I've actually been in this situation before, but start up always loaded after restarting 6 or 7 times. It's been 20+ this time and there's no sign of it.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit on a Sony Vaio Laptop - without any discs.

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Ok, heres what happened:

Vista got stuck on the loading splash screen with the green bar moving along the bottom. Left it for 15 minutes & didnt budge.
Reset the PC & tried again - same thing.

So, I booted of a recovery disk & ran CHKDSK /R.
Found a few errors & repaired them & rebooted.

Now, Vista didnt boot at all & i just got the message:
'Operating System Missing'

So, I booted from a Vista disk (Ultimate)
Chose repair but was greeted with an empty 'System Recovery Options' box.
Clicked next anyway & got to the repair menu.
Select 'Startup Repair' & it went off on its merry way for about 3 minutes but then reported back that there wasnt any operating system to repair.

So, went back to the repair menu & went opened up the Command Prompt.
Went through the usual boot repair methods:

bootrec /fixmbr
(this operation was completed successfully)

bootrec /fixboot
(this operation was completed successfully)

bootrec /ScanOS
(Successfully Scanned Windows Installations. Total Identified Windows Installtions: 1
[1] D:\Windows

This i thought was odd, why D: ? normally Vista is on C:

Anyway, carried on:

bootrec /rebuildbcd
(Successfully Scannec Windows Installations. Total Idenified Windows Installtions: 1
[1] D:\Windows
Add installation to bootlist? Y, N or All)

Selected Y & then got this error message:
'This Volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all requi... Read more

A:Vista PC wont boot - need help to repair the BCD to load OS

What was the last thing you were doing/installed before this happened?

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just wondering why i created a windows repair disk an im trying to test it out to make sure it works in case i ever need it. when i restart my computer to boot it into options of repair tools or whatever it says dont reconize disk or media. was wondering if some could help me fix this issue. i have a hp pavillion p2-1122 computer with windows 7 64 bit operating system.

A:windows 7 64 bit repair disk. wont load.

Did you create the disk using the HP program or the Microsoft program?
Have you tried creating it again?  What are you using (what kind of disk, what size USB)
Are you able to boot from other bootable disks?

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my teenage daughter has had a tantrum and slammed her laptop. When trying to start normally I get BSOD so tried startup repair both from the laptop and installation disk. It loads but just then stuck on a blueish windows screen. I'm guessing she has managed to actually damage the hardware but wondering if any other steps before attempting a fresh install of OS?

Thanks for any advice

Frustrated father!!

A:Startup repair doesn't load

Hi Masplin,

Could you provide more detail on what the BSOD error is? I know you will be unable to post logs of this however the error code would be most helpful to us.

- A helpful member

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I have a Sony Viao with Win 7 Home Premium and I just deleted some form of Trojan with MS Security Essentials and then I ran windows updates before I restarted the machine. Windows update installed some security updates along with Service pack 1 and IE9. Now the computer will not load Windows. It goes straight to the startup repair but cannot fix the problem. There is not restore points other that when SP1 was installed and I gives an error every time I try to restore it. I can get to a command prompt and I have tried to run sfc /scannow but it tells me there is a system repair pending which requires a reboot and then does nothing. I also tried check disk(just as a last chance) but that didn't do anything. Is there any other way that I can repair windows without re-installing windows?

A:Windows will not load/Startup repair cannot fix

I got a system restore error code of (0x8000ffff).

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Hi all,
Lately my computer has been acting really strange via startup.

I got a WP7 Phone for Christmas, and installed Zune so I can sync to/from the phone (and Zune was/is a nightmare!). That was all sweet. The next day I started up my computer but it would not finish loading. It would display starting windows, with the clip playing and still continuing, but after 10 minutes or so it would not go past it. I launched startup repair, and it detected an issue on boot and still didn't work. I went into safe mode, and noticed that the day before Windows had installed an update. I uninstalled it and it fixed it. I booted up my computer fine after that.

However, the next day, it did the same thing. I went into startup repair, and it couldn't detect anything wrong with it (I created a restore point the day before incase I needed to do it again). I went into safe mode, and disabled Zune from starting up on boot. I restarted my PC thinking that it might be fixed, but it wasnt. I started up startup recovery again, and it said 'Unspecified changed to sstem configuration might have caused the problem. repair action: system restore'

The system restore didn't work. I went into safe mode again, had a look around, and looked for any more latest installed updates, incase it updated again, but the latest update was last month. I restarted my PC, and it still didn't boot. I tried booting up in debugging mode, and I was able to log in, but shortly after my compute... Read more

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Hello i would appreciate all the help i can get. I have an acer aspire 5742 laptop. I was running windows 7. I do not have a disc as it was already loaded onto laptop that was a gift. Machine was running ok, it would overheat from time to time as i think the battery was on its way out, anyway thats not the problem. 2 days ago it switched itself off, when i tried to reboot i got a screen saying windows failed to start with options to -launch startup repair or - start windows normally.
when i choose start startup repair it says in grey at bottom of screen loading windows files then it goes to a black screen and freezes.
If i choose start windows normally it says starting windows and logo appears, then it just crashes. Please help me.

A:Windows will not load and crashes on startup repair

What is on the crash screen?
Boot into advanced boot options Advanced Boot Options
and select :
Disable Automatic Restart on System FailurePrevents Windows 7 from automatically restarting if an error causes Windows 7 to fail. Choose this option only if Windows 7 is stuck in a loop where Windows 7 fails, attempts to restart, and fails again repeatedly.

Now crash information stays on your screen.

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I don't know what changed, but the computer won't boot anymore. I let it run Startup Repair overnight, but it was never able to fix the errors. I also tried a System Restore Point, but it said that the file was corrupt. Booting into Safe Mode didn't work either.

This computer had an SSD failure a few weeks ago, so it's a pretty fresh install. I was just getting it back to where it was

My next step is to try booting it from the Win7 disc and trying to run Repair from there. Any other thoughts or suggestions?

A:Win7 won't load, unsuccessfully tries to run Startup Repair

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My computer closed down when i started it i got the message start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. My details are Acer 3812 win 7 no windows start up disc or original windows 7 microsoft disc. Im told best get a new computer as it wont reboot. This is only a few yrs old and i have info on it that i dont want to lose anybody got any ideas how to get back on to win7 thanks for looking guys. Alison

A:startup wont repair

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The computer came with windows 7 when purchased and windows 10 was installed a while later. The computer was reformatted about 4 months ago, and since then it would not completely download the upgrades, and therefore after the download, it said upgrades not downloaded and removing upgrades now.   This would take almost an hour. We then reformatted the computer again about a month ago, and everytime the computer while browsing would freeze, and we would have to restart.  This kept on happening up until April 23, 2017 when we turned the computer on, we got a msg saying "your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.  We'll restart for you"  Then a blank screen and then at the bottom left it said to press the escape button and then another screen said "Preparing to repair", but it went to a blank screen and it stayed like that. 

A:startup will not load-repair msg"unmountable boot volume"

sounds like a bad hard drive

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I was installing a system image in windows7 and my pc froze up and I needed to restart but after that it just said operating system is missing. I can not get my PC to boot a startup repair disk made from my other pc running windows 7..... on a new dvd 16xrecordable. The PC just says No Boot Device Available. I can not find my original windows 7 disk.
I want to try and reload my system image on D drive that is unaffected but I can not get windows repair to load. I have my DVD drive set to be the first boot drive.

I followed the Directions exactly as seen here Create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7

My PC wont load the startup repair DVD Recordable disc that was created.

Would it be possible to put the startup repair files on a USB DRIVE and then set my first boot device to be the external USB drive?

The same startup repair disk works on the pc it was created, but not on the broken PC. I am wondering if my dvd drive on my broken pc is also broken or if the C drive is too corrupted from been disturbed during a system image operation.

A:Startup repair wont boot up

First off, is this the same system repair dvd you were using to do the re image ?

I would have just used a cd.

Did you test the disc on the pc you made it from ? Does it work there ?

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Hi guys, about a week ago I ended up shutting down my Acer laptop whilst seemingly (judging by the speed it was running) it was installing updates in the background.

Ever since I startup the laptop Windows just hangs before it can even get into the operating system, black screen is seen before it shuts down.

I've tried start-up repair, same thing. Safe mode won't run either. I've also tried last good known configuration. Finally went & got a disc to re-install & even that would hang?!

Has anyone got any ideas?

A:Startup repair, install, safe mode etc. refusing to load further!....Help please!

You should never shut down a computer in the middle of downloading updates.
If you have a Windows 7 DVD, put that in the drive and restart the computer. If it doesn't start to boot from the DVD, boot into Setup (Bios) usually F2, and find Boot Sequence and change the boot order to CD/DVD drive First boot device. Restart with the disc in. Choose Fix Your Computer. if this fails, it will take you to the RE (Recovery Environment) here choose Command Prompt here type chkdsk /R and press enter. Check Disk will try and fix any file errors and test the drive.

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Ref: 8 month old Acer laptop (64bit)
My 8 month old (64 bit) Acer laptop will not come up to a menu screen. I turn it on and it goes to Startup Repair screen. It searchs for problems, but then tells me it cant repair computer automatically
I know very little about computers, but after a little research I am sharing the information below in hopes that some kind person can provide insight. Stupidly I had not Backed Up in quite a while and I cant get to a recovery point. Any and all help appreciated. While computer dumb, I am pretty good at following tutorials

The type of the file system is NTFS
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
Might report errors when no corruption is present
Volume label is PQSERVICE

WARNING: F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)…
9 percent complete (8180 of 9088 file records processed)
Attribute list entry with type code 128 in file 8872 is corrupt
Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
With type 128 in file 8872
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8938 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8942 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8958 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8972 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8992 is corrupt
Attr... Read more

A:Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

I hate to be the barer of bad news but the easiest and quixkest way waould be to do a clean re0install


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I have a pavillion dv6- laptop that's stopped being able to boot up windows. It only goes to the screen with the option of starting windows normally (which brings me back to the same screen) or going to startup repair. When I go to repair it says
Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.

A:laptop wont boot up (can only go to startup repair

WHICH dv6 laptop?
Look on the bottom of the lappy for a mailing label sized label.

When I go to repair it says Click to expand...

Please finish the thought.

Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.Click to expand...

Remove the hard drive.
Connect it to a computer running W7 or W Vista
Access your files
Copy them to a flash drive AND 1 or more DVDs


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I have a laptop with Windows 7. I was using it yesterday night but I needed some sleep so I just closed the cover and went to bed. I had never done it before but I have seen people do it many times so I thought it was okay. However during sleep I woke up because it was too noisy. As I lift the cover the screen was showing ONLY the image I have as the wallpaper but nothing else so I had to shut it down by pressing the power button and went back to sleep.

The very next day I turned it on but now it wont start. It gets stuck at the windows logo and I cant get past it no matter how long I wait so I turned off the power again and restarted it. I chose Repair start up but after loading like 1000 files it gets stuck on a screen that says "preparing" or something like for 2 hours. Then it finally changed to a blue screen (its not the BSOD) but now its stuck there and nothing happens. I can only move the cursor. I had previously tried in safe mode too but it gets stuck as well. What can I do?

Thank you.

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Hi hopefully someone can help me because not being able to access my pc sucks big time. Basically its stuck on startup repair I have tried starting normally, last known good starting point all to no success. It's the second time it happened in the last 3 days both after it installed windows updates which makes me think it has something to do with it. I have had this happened in the past over the years but it always worked rather quickly. I did have a blue screen saturday night cant remember exactly but i think it said something about the hardware not working but not sure if related. 
Specs - Gateway DX4831-01e
2.93 Intel Core i3
6g ddr3
Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Thanks in advance
Edit: After leaving the pc on for a while a system recovery menu popped up. I started startup repair and when it finished it said that it cannot repair this pc automatically. I am now in the menu once again with the same options i tried system restore and there isn't a restore point. 
At this point I literally have no idea whatsoever on what to do. I have the following options, Startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, command prompt and recovery management. I really need help please

A:PC wont start stuck on startup repair.

Do you have the installation disk and can you boot from that?
If all of the possible repair options fail it may be a case of reformatting and reinstalling everything. Hope you have a current backup to recover your data.
Keep us posted

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Hey guys, i know a little about computer but not to much.... i have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop, the hard drive went in it, so i ordered a new hard drive, when it came in a installed it...i went to load XP from the XP cds i got with the computer from dell...all the computer tells me is "invalid system disk"..whats is going on with it...i have tried setting the BIOS to load from the CDROM..same message given..

A:XP wont load. "invalid system disk"

I assume your hard drive was formatted....

you will have to boot off your CD rom that has windows....

if it won't boot, your CD is bad OR
Dell has your previous HD serialized..... and the CD is trying to detect a hard drive that is not installed.

I never buy name brands if I can help it - just for this reason.

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The other day I tried to turn on my computer and I got the Startup Repair tool, I ran it and it could not repair the computer automatically. I sent the info into microsoft, which was the recommended setting, and looked at the problem list, I got
Problem Event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 61.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 61.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 11
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
I tried to restore my computer and that did not work, I have been searching for the problem online and found alot of post saying that there was not much that I could do. I am just on my last limb here trying to find a solution to this problem any info needed, I can provide, Thank you for the help guys.

A:Computer wont start up, just goes straight to startup repair!

Is this a Dell? If so Tap F12 at boot and run the Diagnostic. But from Problem Signature 07: BadDisk you may have a bad disk or corrupt file system.
If not a Dell, download and burn the iso of Seatools for DOS. Run the short and long tests. You may have to change from AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS if Seatools does not detect the drive.

SeaTools for DOS Guide - Seagate

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Major thanks in advance for anyone that can help.

Problem started on 11/29. Had a power failure during a Windows Update. Computer has since been unable to start. Startup Repair is unable to automatically fix the problem and it wont let me restore to an earlier point.

I followed much of this thread but was still unable to solve it.

I finally gave up and tried to install windows using the recovery partition on the HD but i'm getting an error message saying the windows installation is unable to complete.

I cannot do a complete wipe because this is my business' computer and there are pertinent files on there.

Can anyone help please? Thanks

A:Startup Repair failure - Now wont let me reinstall windows

Hi eMachine, Welcome to Sevenforums.

There is a cool feature of the Windows Vista and 7 installers. If you have a previous install of Windows on the HDD (be it XP, Vista or 7) and start the new install it will actually do whats called a Old Files so long as you do not format the HDD.

What it does is it will install 7 and tak the old Windows install and put it on C:\ in a folder called 'Windows.Old'. This includes the entire old C:\ from the previous install including Program Files, Windows folder and User folder.

What you need to do is get into your BIOS (or if you have a OEM computer such as a Dell, HP or Toshiba press the button to open the boot manager) and tell it to boot to the CD/DVD. Have the Windows 7 install disk in the drive and boot to it. When it starts, tell it to install Windows and when you get to the part with the HDD, do not format it. Just click next. It will tell you it found a previous Windows installation and that it will move it to 'Windows.Old'. Continue with the install and there ya go.

You will have access to all the old files you had before, minus Programs since they wont be registered properly but will still be there.

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Startup Repairs is checking your system for problems;  it runs for hours,  no changes, screen said your computer might restart several times during this process. but never does ?  what do I do next ?

A:Windows 7 wont boot up, "launch startup repair" just never c...

@Reckart Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! This situation is usually caused by a corrupted file system -- which can often be caused by a failing hard drive. To check that, you have to follow these steps:1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu -- that will look similar to the image below ...3) press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.Please report back the test results. If the hard drive checks out OK, then you MIGHT be able to fix the filesystem problem using a Windows Repair Disk. You will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD. This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that. This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.To make a bootable USB stick from it, you will need to download and install RUFUS: https://rufus.akeo.ie... Read more

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Windows will not boot up, just goes to a blue screen and never loads. I have tried "launch startup repair" but it ran for a whole day and never completed. what should I do next? Thanks

A:Windows 7 wont boot up, "launch startup repair" just never c...

Tried System Restore from the same section??

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everytime i start my cpu, my documents opens up on a black screen, and i have to ctrl+alt+del to run explorer.exe. funny thing is on the task manager it shows thats it running already. but like i said all i have is the black screen with the documents folder opened. i have two virus scans going AVG 7.5 and Live OneCare. both show no problems. heres my hijack logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 6:21:28 AM, on 7/22/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\explorer.exeC:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exeC:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exeC:\Windows\System32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Download Manager\DLM.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\s... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Wont Load On Startup

Hi kane_4009, If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you. A new version of HijackThis has now been released, so before you repost your log please download and install the new version by following the instructions in Step 9 of the Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log. Note that it is unnecessary to uninstall the old version because the new one will be copied to a different folder.Thanks for your patience!

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My SIL has messed this up badly. I am very good at following directions and usually figuring out computer problems, but now I cant do anything. The computer boots, shows windows XP loading and then stop. No error message. No blue screen. NOTHING. Just empty dark blackness. And I am at a loss what to do. I know they have viruses on their computer and I was trying to help them get the computer fixed. Now I dont know what to do. Any help for a lost newbie?

A:Need help! Computer wont load or run startup AT ALL

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when start up this message appears

error loading
c:\windows\sys32\dctrolh dll

how to fix this

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On my Windows 7 I have 3 programs that should launch on startup, hamachi and DFX never launch and I have to start them manually, and steam which does start, any idea how to fix this?

edit: just to be clear these programs are set to load on startup.


A:Programs wont load on startup

Have you tried reinstalling these programs? Do they appear in msconfig>Startup?

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When i start my computer i get an error messege saying. RunDLL, Error loading w054c9fe.dll, module no found.

Could anyone tell me how to resolve the problem thank you.


A:Wont load a certain dll file on startup

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Sounds like spyware/malware to me.

Plz follow these instructions in this link

First Steps at Removing Malware

..... then post a HiJackThis log in the HiJackThisLog Help Forum

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I have windows vista sp1 and a toshiba satelite notebook.
I had gotten some trojans a couple of days ago, but I thought I got rid of them with AVG Free...I was using my computer today, and a bunch of viruses came up, so I restarted and booted to safe mode...I ran AVG there, and it said it had found viruses and deleted them, but then my computer pretty much died on me. I tried to restart it, but I cant open windows normally, or in any safe modes..

When I tired startup repair, I got this in the problem details:

problem signature : StartupRepairV2
problem signature 01:AutoFailover
problem signature 02:6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
problem signature 03: 5
problem signature 04:393222
problem signature 05:0xf4
problem signature 06:CorruptVolume
problem signature 07:0
problem signature 08:1
problem signature 09:Chkdsk
problem signature 10:0
OS version: 6.0.6001.
locale ID 1030

I tried system restore, but it says that i have no restore points...


A:Windows Vista wont run in safe mode, and startup repair cant fix

Run chkdsk /r on that drive. Then run Startup Repair again, and if it doesn't boot, again. It may take more than once to repair everything.

I just bought a Toshiba Satellite last week. But I immediately removed the recovery partition, made an image of the entire drive on the external, and then upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate. So it is hardly the same machine any more. But at least I know how they are set up.

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After installing SP2 successfully...

My startup program lists on msconfig is cleared up and not even a single program
(av, firewall,etc) will load up.. when i check on these program's preferences, the
'load at startup' option automatically unchecks! i checked that after every boot...

i even tried 3rd party softwares to add them on startup registry, but after another
boot.. none of them will load again!

A:Startup programs wont load after installing SP2

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Hey folks,
Been researching all sorts of options but unable to find one that works. I have a synology NAS connected to a HP desktop and I recently installed a new Samsung SSD running Windows 7. Since doing so, the OS now loads so fast that the mapped drives do not load in time for my XBMC software to recognize the folders.
The mapped drives show the red X and once you click on them once, they load and open just fine. After a reboot, same Red X. I need the mapped drives to load immediately after a reboot being my XBMC software (for video playback) is in a startup folder and loads each time the pc is restarted.

I tried various things I found online but none worked. I am lost when it comes to batch files and from my understanding, this might be an option if someone is willing to walk me through creating one


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ok tonight i went to open a file and my computer froze so i held down the power button till it turned off turned it back on and it loaded up to the point where i could see my desktop, yet there was no desktop icons it had stopped loading, and my taskbar was missing, i pressed ctrl alt delete and there was no programs running then i went to processes there was no explorer.exe but i could type in the comands for other programs and they would work fine, i typed in explorer.exe and nothing happened what i did notice was that my firewall and anti virus (zonealarm) wouldnt load up, i sort help from some friends who said to start up in safe mode but say no to fully loading it up so i could do a system restore i done that and still didnt work, i tried loading fully in safe mode still wouldnt load fully, please help anyone as i dont want reformat my computer but its a last resort

A:[SOLVED] Explorer Wont Load On Startup

Sorry i forgot to tell u about my system
i am running:
Windows Xp Professional
service pack 2
Asus m2n sli deluxe mother board
AMD X2 3800+
2gb ram (2x 1gb sticks)
320 gb maxtor hard drive
creative x-fi fatality
recently had trouble with my lg dvd rom drive but that has been replaced
it is a computer that me and a mate built 10 months ago

(id go into more details about my pc, but i dont no the cmds to get to control panel or device manager sorry)

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Hi, im new on here but have used the site many times when looking for solutions to my problems.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 (win 7) which ran out of battery and shut down as normal. When i went to restart it it said that it could not restore the session so i could try again or delete the data and start again. I initially went for the restore (twice) but it failed to load up, causing the machine to abruptly shut down. I the decided to use the delete session and start again option which again, did not work and led to the machine abruptly shutting down.
I started the machine up again and was prompted to runthe startup repair software which again caused an abrupt shutdown. I managed to start in safe mode which lasted for 5 mins but again shut down abruptly.
On the last start up i got a blue screen saying something about a serious error, it only stayed on screen for 20 secs or so so i couldnt write it down.
I cant do anything as the machine shuts down anytime up to 5 mins after powering on - never getting windows 7 running.
The fan is also running constantly and appears to be working very hard.
I have not installed any new software (to the best of my knowledge)
Is it a HDD problem? or something else?
Can anyone please shed some light as to why this is happening and suggest a fix if possible. I need my computer back!!!
Thanks in advance,

A:Dell Inspiron1545 wont start up - system shuts down using startup repair

Hello! One small thought! Is your fan running and when is the last time you cleaned your vents??

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There other day my windows 7 computer blue screened, which ultimately led to it not working as it should anymore. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to fix the problem and I can't seem to find any sort of system restore.

I've tried:Booting into safemode (wont work)
Trying the "Repair your computer" option (wont work)
Restarting it from the last good configuration (wont work)
I don't know what else to try. I dont have a windows 7 disk, and I don't have anyone who is able to help me fix it.

Is there anyone here who can help me with my problem?

A:Windows 7 wont load, Startup blue screens.

Hi Houtz96,

Since the system does not start in 'Safe mode', it may point at a possible 'Hardware Failure'. Please follow the steps listed in the following tutorial and check if they help: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

As suggested in the tutorial, you may want to run Hardware Diagnostics on the 'Hard Drive' to confirm its functionality Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Hope this helps.

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i let the video load for over an hour and all of a sudden it just pops up and started playing.. as well as every other video of the same type.. once i restarted it went back to the way it was.. i have absolutely no clue what this could possibly be.. i didnt even make any changes and it just randomly started playing and every video that is similar also played instantly. now they wont play again after a restart

so i have a strange issue, flash player works on certain websites, but doesnt work on other websites.. on youtube, everything works, but everything seems to be in some kind of a different format on there, when i right click the youtube video it says something about html5

the 2nd video seems to be just flash player, such as on espn.com, this video also works normally. when i right click this video it says flash player and a few other things..

the 3rd video which i always seem to have issues with is one that says flash player version as well as JW player version, this video never works after a few minutes of startup.. the strange thing about this video is that it works when i first start up windows.. i have tried it 4-5 times

when i start up my computer i try to open opera, firefox and IE together to see if ti works in all 3.. however opera opens immediately and ie/firefox take awhile to open at startup which im guessing means something in the background on this computer is still opening which is preventing these 2 programs to open.. during the time that ff and ie cant... Read more

A:very weird! certain videos wont load after few minutes of startup!

I would not use a computer without an anti virus program like MSE:


Might try running chkdsk:


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was watching a video when my computer shut off. Now My acer notebook will not load windows xp. when trying to start in safe mode, last config, it just reboots. It flashes a blue screen but its to quick to read anything. I dont have a hard drive on this computer. Any suggestions.

A:acer notebook wont load windows xp or startup in safemode

you could use a ubuntu cd to try and access the drive, see following Link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD. You could then see if there are any error messages related to hardware in event viewer, and also save any important data. When you download the distro it is a .iso which has to be burned to a disk, not just copied.
In the days previous to the shut down had you received any error messages at all? Once you have your data saved you could consider downloading the hard drive diagnostics program from the HD manufacturer.

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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.
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
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.
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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plz help someone you can get me on yahoo messager justloosingit or here i tried anything i could think of just wont work...and there is no disk in im thinking its a virus i have no cd burner or win98 software disks is there any other way around it?

A:My PC wont startup keeps sayin invalid sys disk no disk in

its a virus what can i do? plz help soon its win 98 os

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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've been getting a box with the Invalid Picture message when I start Ultra CPU Monitor Portable, but not every time, and not consistently.

I use a batch file to start this program, along with a couple others; only this one shows this problem. When this happens, I run my desktop shortcut and the program opens without the problem.

Is there something I can modify to stop this from happening?

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I am currently using windows 7 ultimate x64. I was in the middle of a process restoring my computer to a few days back and suddenly it froze. i did a power shut down and when i turned it back on, i wasn't able to get back into windows. i was brought to startup repair and it gave me errors. 'Boot manager failed to find OS loader." there was options for restoring, but all my restore points were gone. recovery wasn't able to find image backup. "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" so i did some research before i came here. i was told to go into safe mode to restore, but whenever i enter safe mode, startup repair would take over and shows the same errors,also i read a tutorial using a repair disc ( made a copy of it on someone elses ultimate x64 computer) and i get the 0x00000e9 error if i boot from disc. what can i do? as of now i dont have the installation disc with me. i wont be able to get hold of it until tomorrow. theres a lot of important files in that hard drive and i really cant lose any. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

A:Failed to Find OS Load. Startup Repair FAILED

If you can't use a system repair disk, then you could simply reinstall Windows on the same hard drive. You don't need to format the hard drive during installation, just select your main hard drive and install, that way you can preserve your files. The files will be in "Windows.Old" after installation in your "Local Disk".

Also, make sure your repair CD is 64-bit, like your system. Try to access your BIOS, by pressing the "Delete" key; it's different for various mktherboards, and select your CD-ROM to be first to boot. Might help, I'm not sure. If it helps, we'll start from there.

You'll want to select "Command Prompt" from the repair disk, we'll need it.

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when i try to open up the content manager in Ultimate Trainz Collection by Auran - i get this runtime error '481' - invalid picture - this never happened before. any help would greatly be appreciated - ive googled but nothing relating to my problem

A:i get a runtime error '481' - invalid picture

THIS should hopefully lead to your solution if it accepts the URL.

if the URL doesn't work, search for the Visual Basic 6 runtimes service pack 6 or 'vbrun60sp6.exe'

as i did a google and found the same errors on both a spyware site and a forum for digital cameras both were 'error 481' but were for different programs, yet the solution in both cases pointed to the microsoft visual basic runtimes, it seems part of your game may have been created in visual basic.

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