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Error 0101003 Keyboard no detected, stuck on startup/startup repair

Q: Error 0101003 Keyboard no detected, stuck on startup/startup repair

Hi guys I was cleaning my laptop turned it on and it just wouldn't work so I turned it off and on again and it was giving me this error code saying my keyboard is not detected in start up. It then says there was a problem and shoots me to startup repair where it's just stuck not doing anything. My mouse and keyboard don't work, but I have a wireless mouse that I can use I can't access safe mode either because my keyboard doesn't work and I don't know if I can get a keyboard hooked up since my computer might not be able to recognize it. Sorry for the badly worded paragraph it's really late and I need to go to sleep. How can I solve this problem. Also startup time is really long ( usually 20 seconds) is now 5 min an doesn't even start up some times and I have no recovery disks or anything like that so im really confused what to do
Edit: A quick update, I started my computer in the morning and was not getting error 01010003, and my computer started perfectly fine however my keyboard still isn't working. I think it might be a driver problem, but I can't access Safe Mode... because my keyboard doesn't work. Is the only way of getting the key board to work getting a new keyboard and using that to diagnose the problem through safe mode or?

Preferred Solution: Error 0101003 Keyboard no detected, stuck on startup/startup repair

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: Error 0101003 Keyboard no detected, stuck on startup/startup repair

In this situation, you have to use another keyboard in order to test. I wish you will be luckier than me .... for me it turned out to be a motherboard failure My computer was working normally .... but no USB/PS2 ports were working.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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

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

Kind regards

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

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

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

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

Everything you need is in the following links.


Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

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


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

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

Have more questions, just ask

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Oh my gosh, it's really getting on my nerves!
Here's the thing:
I probably let in some sort of troyan horse, that shut down my firewall and antivirus without me noticing, and thus opening me up to all sorts of hostility...
I almost got everything out after hours and hours of work, only got stuck with this SmitFraud BS... As I was ALMOST done with cleaning it all up, I reboot my system, and DANG, I cannot do anything as it keeps starting up the Startup Repair tool.....
It searches for problems...
And then tells me it cannot help me giving the following:

Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7264.0
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7264.0
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200754
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7264.
Locale ID: 1033

I tried booting in safe mode and all other options, they all give me the same...
When booting with command prompt, I did notice that the last file being started before this Startup Repair is PartMgr.sys

As I was looking on the net for answers, I did run into others having had this same issue, although either the solutions were not posted, or they eventually had to re-instal windows. I hope I can get some usefull help on here...
Thanks so much in advance!


A:Stuck in Startup Repair

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Lets see if our team here at Bleepingcomputer can fill in the empty solutions and possibilities.

You posted under the Windows 7 forum so I am going to assume you have Windows 7 for an operating system.

What type of Windows 7 installation disk do you have?

An OEM copy or a retail copy?

If it is a retail copy is this a full version or an Windows 7 upgrade disk?

Thanks in advance.


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I have a Sony Vaio laptop which is only a few months old. Here is the problem: i was trying to uninstall the trial version of office 2010 (after failing to activate it properly) and after going into control panel and clicking on "uninstall" to remove the office 2010 software, the computer automatically shut down and restarted and went into startup repair. after running this a couple of times, it said it was unable to fix the problems and asked to send the report to microsoft. then it just shut off by itself. i turned it back on and chose to "start windows normally." even then it went into startup repair and was again unable to fix the problems. then it just became stuck with a blank screen so i had to force power off. now i am not sure what to do. i don't want to keep restarting it only to go into startup repair and burn something out by turning it on and off so frequently.

i know the problem has to be with the office 2010 uninstallation and it's not malware or virus.

i'll really appreciate any tips in how to get my brand new computer back and working and also getting rid of the office 2010 junk software!

thanks so much!

A:Stuck in Startup Repair

If you have no image backups of the drive to recover from and no data on the machine that is critical to life, I would suggest restoring the laptop back to factory condition. This can be done by holding Alt + F10 at boot.

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Acer Aspire, no idea what model. Windows 7.

It's on it's last legs. I don't know why it's causing it to go here:

Upon boot, heaps of $ signs that are spread around flash for like 2 seconds then disappear. It then proceeds to ask me to start up System Repair,

I do that, it starts loading the files and the windows vista loading thing loads for a sec, it will then sometimes stay on a blank screen, or proceed to a blue screen with the mouse in the middle and the vista artwork, Don't know what you would call it. I can wiggle the mouse.

If I spam F8 to get into the recovery options. I click on safe mode with cmd to try to do a System Restore, but it blue screens as soon as its finished loading the files. But the BSOD stays for like half of a second and disappears. It then proceeds to restart and asks me to do System Repair again.

Please help! I don't have an option for another computer [Family Reasons]


A:Startup Repair Stuck.

If I was to choose Load last good known Config it loads to the starting windows with the Win7 logo thing but after a moment it BSODS. Again it's to quick to catch the error. Or the logo doesn't load at all and i'm stuck on the Starting Windows. Just those 2 words and the Microsoft Corporation thing down the bottom.

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I left the computer on for the evening and returned to it this morning only to find the Startup Repair Tool. I have attempt a number of different reboot attempts to no avail. Using F8 during start-up is not being recognized so I cannot boot up in Safe Mode.

Here is the Startup Up Repair Tools Readout:

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: 21200754
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 10
Problem Signature 07: Bad Batch
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Note: Problem Signature 06 switched from 8 to 10 to 11 upon restarts.

I am curious whether there is a quick and easy fix to this problem or if I will be forced to either install windows on another hard drive or backup my files some other way and re-install on my current drive.



A:Stuck in Startup Repair

Most of the time a start up repair is just going to restore the computer back to a previous point. If you want if you can get into Safe Mode you can do this yourself.

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Yesterday my laptop crashed and I had to shut it down on the button. When I turned on the windows started to loading files and went microsoft corporation loading and then appeared a black screen with only the cursor in the middle.
I searched and I used my Windows 7 usb to get into the startup repair. However, no OS was available. When I clicked to load some controller files (since there wasnt any OS listed), I could access my partition d, and the size was just normal. However the partition c (where the Windows 7 was installed) was with 0 of size and I couldn't access it.
Then I tried to do diskpart to activate the partition but no disk was listed.
If I try to install a clen Windows 7, it asks for a controller.
Can someone help me please? I'm panicking right now because I had some university works there and I don't know what to do
Thanks in advance.

A:Problem with startup repair - no OS detected

It sounds like an older Notebook I recently worked on and the onboard [on the motherboard] HDD controller had failed, kept giving a 'check cable' warning. There is no IDE cable in a Notebook, the drive plugs into a socket on the motherboard.

I put the HDD in a USB box I use and was able to see and retrieve their files. They opted for a new Notebook instead of getting a motherboard which couldn't be found as new, only as refurbished or used.

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Hi everyone,
I have a question that i hope someone can help me with. I am having a problem with windows 7, when i start the computer it says loading files and then goes directly to startup repair. I cant even get into the computer in safe mode or anything else by pressing f8 when istartup. It just keeps on this startup repair loop.Its states startup repair checking for problems, it attempts repairs but then it says it cant repair this computer automatically. I have tried system restore, sytem image recovery and tried to restore the computer to its factory state. when i try that i get a error 0x4001001300001002. I didnt get any recovery disks when i bought the computer either. Can anyone help, i would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance

A:windows 7 stuck in startup repair


What kind of computer is it? Manufacturer and model.

Sounds like an HP. If it is, they usually have a disk checking program that you can access from the BIOS set up. That would be the first thing to try.

It usually goes something like this...

Turn on the computer and hit F10 about once a second until the Setup screen appears.
Go to the STORAGE tab or menu

There you should see an option to test the disk.

If I'm way off in my guess here, let me know


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My laptop keeps launching start-up repair over and over. It says it is repairing files but it only takes a couple minutes and then it restarts my computer and it just keeps doing this over and over for hours. I have Windows 7.

I have my laptop automatically scheduled to run a defrag on a regular basis and I have not had any blue screens, crashes or mini-dumps (though my kids sometimes use my laptop and may not tell me that, so I will double check with them today).

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get Windows to boot in Safe mode so that I can run some diagnostics and try to figure out what's wrong? I can access the system recovery menu, but I have some files on my laptop I don't want to lose, so I don't want to reset it to factory default settings unless absolutely necessary.

I sure would appreciate any help in getting my laptop to start running again. It has been running a bit slow the past week, but like I said it hadn't given me any serious problems.

I did try to run checkdisk from the recover menu (from the command screen prompt) but it wouldn't let me. I did run the memory diagnostic tool (one of the options you can access from the system recovery) but it said it didn't find anything.

A:Laptop stuck in startup repair

Shut the laptop down the do a startup and tap the f8 key, This should bring the safe mode menu up.

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I'm on Windows 7 x64. As far as I can tell, according to startup repair, the error seems to be a missing os loader. I cannot seem to boot into safe mode/last known good config (pressing F8)

I've tried using the installation disk to do a chkdsk /f and a bootrec /fixmbr /fixboot /repairbcd
I've also tried Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
Also tried DISM /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

Really want to avoid reformatting my drive if possible. Please help.

A:Stuck on startup repair loop

Just gonna reformat it.

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Hello, im new to all of this, so i hope i have posted in the right place. Apologies otherwise.

Anyway, i was playing some online games the other night, and all of a sudden, i started getting errors. I thought, pft, its just something wrong with the game. Restarted it. However, then, about 10 minutes later, my screen went blue, and i got yellow writing to say something was wrong with my pc (it dissapeared so fast that i couldnt even read it). Anyway, after trying to do various Windows Restarts etc, which im not even able to do for some reason. I have found out, due to an error code, its something to do with the harddrive.

Anyway, in my quest to try to fix it, i managed to get onto windows repair. However, i am now stuck on windows repair and im unable to even get back to my windows login screen. My aim is to get back to the windows login screen so i can contact my computers manufacturer to try and get a replacement, as im still within the 1 year warranty.

I have no Windows 7 disks or anything.

Im just stuck on Startup Repair loop, i turn on pc, it says "Windows is loading files" i get onto another loading bar. It then goes to Startup Repair, this then fails after about 10 seconds and i get choice if i "Send" or "Dont send" if i choose dont send, i just select "Finish" or "Cancel" and i then the pc just restarts and goes back to the Startup Repair again. Litrally going in circles.

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A:Stuck in Startup Repair loop!!

Hello Laier, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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

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

A:PC stuck in Startup repair loop

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

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My laptop crashed and after 3 attempts of turning it on it shut itself down. Then it showed me message C000021a error. And after it started running Startup Repair. and gives me the message "Startup Repair couldn't repair this laptop automatically". I don't have CD or dvd to boot from.
Is there solution for this problem.
Please help!
Thank you!

A:Stuck in Startup Repair loop!

You have not mentioned the laptop model. I had the similar problem and i had done this to recover.
            First , try to boot in safe mode by pressing f8 while you switchon. Tab it continuously and if it goes to the screen, then select safe mode and see if it could be booted. if it boots, please i advise you to copy all the files and folders including the mydocuments folder to a pendrive and then try to repair the laptop on the next boot.
                   If you could not boot in safe mode also, then press f10 to go the bios settings and then select diagnostics. There are two sets in my laptop,memory and start up. Please select HDD repair menu if it is there. Then you wait for some one hour, the laptap will check if it is able to boot, lt will check memory and if it passes, then comprehensive test and if 100% passed choose the appropriate menu to save these settings and try for reboot. If 100% is passed then your problem is some what solved. There will be a tab about system information, please check whether it finds the harddisk details. If it is there , then you could be sure that your computer is reading the hard disk and the problem started because of some malware that crept in to your system.
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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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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit is stuck in startup repair and it says it can't automatically fix the problem. I used the instructions in one of the threads here about how to use the regback to try to break the loop but it didn't work. I tried to boot with a disc and do the upgrade option to keep my files but it said to restart it inside of Windows. Is there anything else I can try other than a clean reinstall? What started the problem is we had a power outage, after that the computer wouldn't come on, so I changed out the power supply. The computer would power on but nothing happened. Turns out the motherboard was dead. I couldn't find a motherboard with the same socket type so I changed out the motherboard and processor. Thanks.

A:windows 7 stuck in startup repair

i buddyclm, welcome to the forums.

i think you have answered your own question, " Turns out the motherboard was dead. I couldn't find a motherboard with the same socket type so I changed out the motherboard and processor."

Because you have installed a new mobo and processor the chipset wont be the same as your old setup. so when you boot the drivers will not be the same and you will either get a reboot loop or dropout.

can i ask. 1. have you backed up your data? if yes. then i suggest that with any computer upgrade you complete a fresh install of windows 7.

if no then i would suggest you pull the drive and try to recover your data by docking the drive to another computer. once you have recovered your data then again. complete a fresh win7 install and transfer your data to the fresh windows 7 install.

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Hello everyone. New to this forum, have built a number of machines in my time, hope to contribute to some other threads. In the meantime, though, I would greatly appreciate your help with a problem I'm experiencing.

My Sony Vaio SVE171C11L Windows 8.1 laptop has been having some issues for a while. Here is the sequence of events:

1. Hinges started pulling away from the body when I opened the lid. This didn't seem to impact anything, but was worrisome.

2. When I turned it on, the screen would display colors wrong. Instead of black, I see a red flickering color. The computer is still usable.

3. I read that this issue can be fixed by properly connecting the video cable; or, if this cable is frayed, replacing it. So, I opened up the laptop and made sure the video cable was connected properly. Taking it apart and putting it back together fixed the hinges, but I still had red flickering. I was able to use the computer though.

4. The next day, I booted up the computer and got a "Startup Repair" screen. It spent a good chunk of time trying to "fix" my hard drive, then declared that it couldn't repair the problem.

(Side note: I had the red flickering issue briefly back in December, followed by a Startup Repair cycle, but everything got back to normal and worked just fine after I let Startup Repair run that time.)

I am now stuck at a screen where I can choose "Continue" (which reboots and lands me back at the same screen), Use a devi... Read more

A:Laptop Stuck in Startup Repair

Ok, so the red flickering must have been a "red herring" (heh heh). I opened up the display, jiggled and firmed up the cables, put it all back together, and voila, no more red flickering--colors are back to normal.

But, still stuck in startup repair mode. chkdsk says my C: drive is doing great.

What else could it be? Some loose connection elsewhere? If the hard drive wasn't hooked up right, I wouldn't see the files at all; if RAM wasn't seated properly I don't think the machine would boot. Where does that leave me?

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yesterday i was on my compter when it just restarted on me. it keeps taking me strait to startup repair. i have ran a diagnostic test several times on reg so then i tryed extended but it freezes at the top bar saying 21% done and the one under it is the primary at 10%. i have done system restor 2 times but no results. i dont have a repair cd. my computer didnt come with one now i wish i would have just made one from the start. does anyone have a idea on how to fix this problem. i even tryed safe mode but it just takes me back to startup repair or restarts again. i went to the boot menu and all but no luck unless i forget something....

A:computer stuck in startup repair

Hi and welcome to TSF can you borrow a copy of win 7 to run a start up repair

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I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 running Windows 7. Last night I was printing off PDF files and listening to a CD when the song that was playing got stuck and the print job I'd just ordered stalled. Then a horrible, loud, relentless sort of whirring noise came out of the speakers and wouldn't stop and the computer was completely unresponsive. This has happened before, last December, and I did what I did then...I just forcibly shut it down. When I started it back up, I could choose between starting normally or running Startup Repair, which was recommended. I swear I chose to start normally, but I can't be totally sure. I walked out of the room to do a couple things and when I went back I saw Startup Repair running and it said it could take over an hour. I had to leave for work in 20 minutes, so I decided to just leave it on. 9 hours later, when I got home, it was STILL going. I tried to cancel, and was informed that the current operation could not be canceled. I forced a shut down again (maybe not the brightest thing but I couldn't think of anything else) and even disconnected the battery. Then I started it up...got the same choice and chose to start Windows...and Startup Repair started again. I managed to cancel and shut down with the OFF button again. Restarted and chose Windows...same thing. Restarted and chose Setup Repair, same result. I cannot do or open anything. I don't know if putting the startup discs in it would even register...and I'm not sure I even have any, as Windo... Read more

A:Laptop stuck in Startup Repair and can't do anything at all...

By the way, I have left my laptop on again. I'm going to bed soon (I work nights), so I'll see if it's still the same when I wake up.

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When I was playing League of Legends, my laptop froze so I had to force shut down by holding the power button. Then when I booted up my laptop it gave me the option to start windows normally or launch startup repair. When i choose started it normally I would be stuck with it trying to load then send me back to the two options. Finally when I picked the Launch Startup Repair, the loading bar would keep load and saying attempting repairs and it would takes hours with no progress.

Laptop: Acer Aspire 5552-7803

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 N970
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4150
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 Memory
Storage: 640GB

A:Laptop stuck in Startup Repair

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

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Last night my computer was working fine when I opened it in morning I was getting black screen then I get window loading screen it automatically It run startup repair I even pressed F8 for safe mode but it don't go to safe mode

I have put some pic down their see them tht is wht I get after startup repair finish and I even run cmd chkdsk c: but still same problem I tried system restore it also didn't worked soo someone please help me I don't want to loose my important files

These r startup repair error

This is when I do system Restore and I get this error

This is when I run CMD and type chkdsk c:

A:Window 7 stuck in startup repair

Please attach the pictures directly using paper clip icon in reply box, not some other program.

Everything that can be done to start Win7 is here in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
including the disk which is best to use for repairs and if needed to reinstall. It also shows how to rescue your files as soon as you want.

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

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

A:stuck in startup repair loop

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

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

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

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

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My laptop is acer aspire s3 ultrabook, with windows7 home premium.

I didn't open my computer for few days and when I opened it yesterday, it was not loading up instead just goes to startup repair.
I have tried the safe mode with networking but it freezes after few seconds.
I have changed the bios to default setting.
I have let the startup repair run for almost 10 hours, but nothing.
I can't open the command or anything else on my computer.
If I run the Windows normally it just goes to window image and freezes.

I don't have CD for Windows.

I need help for dummy level since I can't understand technical terms.

Thanks for any advice.

A:computer is stuck at startup repair

Dear Saima,

Try performing clean boot and see if you may able to fix this. Alternatively, you'll need to clean install Windows 7 (I'm afraid that you can't do this as you weren't having installation disc).
See if your friends or colleges have this so you can take advantage of it.

Good luck!!

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I just replaced my laptop's hard drive with a hard drive of another laptop. I guess my move worked but the problem this time is that the screen is stuck on startup repair. It's been about 4 hours now and nothing's changed. I've heard stories that skipping it would cause hard drive problems. I don't really think it would do that much. But can somebody please tell me how to skip that part?

(I'm also planning on installing linux/ubuntu on my hard drive.)

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This might get a little long-winded but I want to give you guys as much information as possible.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1525 Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32. The computer was working fine perfectly until Friday night and then it just would not boot anymore. If I just turn the power button on and let it ride it will take you to the boot options menu and if it times out it will try to boot normal but will get hung up on a black blank screen. Here is what I have tried so far.

Attempt 1 - Safe Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 2 - Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 3 - Recovery Mode
Result - System Hangs on Black Screen

Attempt 4 - Shift and F11 - Dell Recovery Partition
Result - System boots the recovery partition and it takes forever, about 10 minutes, and then gets stuck with a box saying something along the lines of "Application failed to find COMDLG32.dll. Try reinstalling the program to resolve the problem."

Attempt 5 - Download and Burn Vista Recovery Disk ISO
Result - CD Boots and I actually got this thing to work. Got to the point where you had to select your OS, and my OS wasn't listed so I just hit OK, and then selected Startup Repair. Computer ran for about an hour and did find an error and then when it checked its own work it was good to go. Upon reboot, it still did not boot up and then would not boot into the recovery disk anymore.

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A:Vista 32 - Startup Repair, Stuck without options it seems...


Try to install or repair Vista with one RAM stick. Could be bad RAM.

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Pleas I need someone's help

My computer is stuck in a startup repair loop. I am running win7 64bit I think that is what the recovery disk says anyway. My husband bought this computer off of a friend of his and the disk says 64 but when I am in command prompt it says win32 so if someone can clarify that for me it would also help a lot.

anyway the problem signature reads

Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
problem event sig01: 6.1.7600.16385
problem event sig02: 6.1.7600.16385
problem event sig03: unknown
problem event sig04: 21200078
problem event sig05: AutoFailover
problem event sig06: 11
Problem event sig07: NoRootCause
OS Version : 6.1.7600.
local id: 1033

I have tried to run the recovery disc it will not prompt on restart, I went into the bios and tried to change the boot priority, the only thing I could think that the dvd/cd drive could be is the internal optic drive since dvd cd or removable where not in the options. I have tried a system restore but there are no points listed to go from. and I have tried to start in safe mode and it stops loading and stics at

A:stuck in startup repair loop, startuprepairoffline

I found a post with a similar problem and used those steps to fix

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Well here goes. My granddaughter has a laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed. I went to turn it on after charging it and the Startup Repair window comes up. I can't get any System Repair options except for Startup Repair which can not repair the computer automatically.
This is the problem details listed:

I don't have much information on this laptop since we are on vacation. The only thing my daughter told me was that Windows was preinstalled. The laptop is ASUS. I know it isn't much to go on but perhaps someone has a solution or an idea of what is happening.

Please any input would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Startup Repair Screen. Keeps looping.

Startup Repair is to run with either using a installation disk or a system repair disk, to get the best result.

Do you have any ? let us know.

In that case, one more information is also needed. Is it a 32 bit one or a 64 bit one.

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I am running Windows 7 32bit. I have been searching the internet for a fix for days, still no luck. After running SFC, CHKDSK, BOOTREC it still boots to Startup Repair which it then fails to do. I downloaded Farbars recovery tool, ran it and have attached the FRST.TXT file. Hopefully somebody can help.
Mod Edit:  Removed FRST log, not used/allowed in this forum - Hamluis.

A:Computer stuck in Startup repair loop.

Are you receiving an error message with this?
See if the instructions at Windows Seven Forums will resolve this issue.

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I have a Samsung laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and AMD A6 Vision processors. It doesn't really have a specific model name- at least not that I can find- but the sticker on the bottom says "MODEL: NP305V5A." I use it for gaming and schoolwork, and up until yesterday it worked fine. Yesterday, I used it a little in the morning then put it to sleep because I knew I would be gone for a while. I got back at around six and pressed the power button to wake it from sleep but the screen stayed black and nothing happened. I tried to boot it up, but it just sat there for about an hour stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. I ran Samsung's startup repair utility, and that took about an hour to start then just sat there for the longest time on it's loading screen, telling me to "Please Wait..."
Today, I tried using the system repair tool on the Samsung "System Recovery Media" disc (not sure if it's a manufacturer disc or not, but it's only disc the came with the computer), and it got to the system repair screen then just sat there "Searching for Windows Installations." The same thing happened when I tried it again. I tried it a third time and the startup repair window did not even come up.
Though I know it would work, I don't want to reinstall Windows, because the small amount of personal files I have on there are very important and not backed up. While it's still under warranty, I don't want to send it away to be fixed as that ... Read more

A:Windows won't boot and Startup Repair gets stuck!

Hello Doctor K and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared a couple of troubleshooting tutorials that may help. They are time consuming but have helped many if all steps are followed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you could consider this an opportunity to do a superior performing clean reinstall.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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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I am very new to this but hope someone can help.

Yesterday my computer downloaded updates then it restarted and start up repair came up.....I have done it several times. Also tried to use a restore point but it just goes back to startup repair.

I also tried the dell safe restore and I thought it worked until it restarted and brought me right back to startup repair....

Please help.

A:stuck in startup repair after automatic updates

Run the repairs from System Recovery Options preferably on the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk.

If you need a disk it's in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

If Startup Repair after several attempts fails to offer System Restore then run it from the options list. If that fails start at the top of the Troubleshooting list and work through the steps which offer everything possible to start unbootable Win7, or you can skip to the last resort steps to rescue your files and do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Everytime I start my computer it goes into startup repair searching for problems. I tried going to F8 into safe mode but it goes bac to searching for problems in statup repair. Is there any way I can bypass it from going to startup repair page and go into windows. Please help thanks.

A:Stuck on Startup Repair before login to Windows

Does it boot into Windows after the Startup repair has run?

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My laptop is stuck on the black screen, before it brings that up is shows a blue screen for a millisecond. It wont even start in safe mode. How can i fix it?

A:Stuck on launch startup repair screen

also it wont load any disks any more ... doesnt even make a sound so i dont think its even spinning the disk, wont load the recovery disk.

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My computer was acting really slow, so I shut it down manually. Since then I have not been able to use it. Whenever I turn the computer on it says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally." I choose Startup Repair, then it say Windows is loading files. Then it goes to a black screen with just the mouse cursor and stays there. Please advise.
Windows 7 Home Premium
64 bit

A:Computer Stuck in Startup Repair Mode

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

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I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this message, please move if necessary.

Alright, I'm not sure if these two issues are related or not, but I decided to include just in case. Between last night and this morning, I had a total of 3 BSOD, I did not get the error numbers from the first two as I was asleep when they happened. The third BSOD had this information under the technical information "STOP: 0x0000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8007465B30, 0xFFFFFA8007365E10, 0xFFFFF800031D77B0", again I'm not sure if this information is relevant at all, I figured that I would provide everything I had.

Then this morning I was able to start my computer normally and use it for a few hours. After coming back to it after it sat for a bit, it was completely frozen, so I did turned it off by holding down the power button. When I went to turn it back on, it got stuck on one of the start screens for much longer than normal. I did another hard reset and now I'm stuck in this situation. When I try to start now, I have the option between starting the start-up repair or starting windows normally. When I chose the start-up repair, it goes through a few loading screens and then gets stuck at a screen that looks like the background screen of when I log it. It just sits at that screen and nothing pops up. If I try to start Windows normally, it gets stuck at a loading screen and I can't do anything either.

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A:Multiple BSOD, now Startup repair stuck

REboot and tap the F12 key to boot into Dell Utility partition to run full Diagnostics. This will tell you the status of the hardware. Dell Hardware Diagnostics from F12 Menu

If this fails or freezes, boot into BIOS setup to Reset to Defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

If hardware passes work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
which try everything that can be done to start Win7 leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore or do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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My computer was acting really slow, so I shut it down manually. Since then I have not been able to use it. Whenever I turn the computer on it says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally." I choose Startup Repair, then it say Windows is loading files. Then it goes to a black screen with just the mouse cursor and stays there. Please advise.
Windows 7 Home Premium
64 bit

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The computer I am seeking help for belongs to my father so I do not know all of the specs off the top of my head so please bear with me. The laptop in question is a Dell Inspiron 1764 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. The system had been suffering some malware/trojan/worm problems and I had been seeking help via Bleeping Computer (I can post the link to the thread if requested). I believe the work was almost done but I had to leave it for a day or so due to other things going on.

This evening, as my father turned on the system, it got stuck on something of a System Repair loop. I got the following when I sought more information:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200894
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I have tried a couple methods aside from the obvious choice of allowing the program to run and attempt to repair it. I created a system repair disc with my own laptop as it is running the same OS. Unfortunately I could not find any images or restore points. I tried going through the DOS prompt and running three tasks under bootrec.exe but to no avail. I really don't know what else to do right now and I don't want him to lose his data. Can someone help?

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Loop (NoRootCause?)

First try booting into Safe Mode with Networking to install, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes. Then once cleaned run SFC -SCANNOW Command and work through these troubleshooting steps.

If Safe Mode is not working, download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Once the System is clean if it won't start boot into System Recovery Options via the F8 menu or disk as shown in tutorial, run Startup Repair repeatedly no matter what it reports. Post back results.

If this fails, try System Restore from Recovery Options list, then if that fails open a Command Line to run SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

As a last resort boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Explore C to see if your files are intact, make sure C or the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is marked Active, then click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply. If Windows 7 doesn't start and you restored Active flag, run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times.

If these all fail you can copy out your data using your Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon Rescue CD.
System Repair Disc - Create

Then run Factory Recovery from its partition or disks you made or order from Tech Support, or find a Windows 7 installation DVD to clean reinstall using Product Key on COA sticker: Clean Reinstalling Windows 7

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Startup Repair is telling me that my computer was unable to start and that Startup Repair it is checking my system for problems. It is totally stuck on 'searching for problems' and runs for hours without changing screen. the back and the next option are greye out and the only option is to cancel and then the screen freezes totally and I just shut it down with the power button hled in for 3-4 seconds. On restarting it then asks me whether I want to start windoes normally or start repair and then gets stuck again at the ''searching for problems'' screen with the dark blue bar passing along the greyed out long rectangular dialogue box. I can't get it to do anything at all apart from sticking at this screen.........HELP!

Many thanks

A:Startup Repair stuck on searching for problems

Not sure if this will help; but I had a very similar problem just a few days ago. I was playing a game and when I quit the game my computer just shut down and started to restart. The computer then showed me the screen you are referring to so I tried to click Startup repair and nothing happened. So, I just selected start up normally and I was off and running back into windows. When things like this happen to me I always do a "Check Disk" and this normally finds errors on the drive due to the improper shut down, and corrects them. Then all has been back to normal for me.

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I left my pc on the other night. When I woke up I went to start firefox and I received an error message.I restarted to try to fix the problem and Windows wouldn't start. It went into startup repair. Startup repair says it can't fix the problem either.Now that's all I get, startup repair can't fix it, restart and its just the same thing all over again.Can anyone help?Here is the Farbar Recover txt file:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 16-10-2012Ran by SYSTEM at 19-10-2012 23:20:12Running from J:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================HKLM-x32\...\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59280 2012-08-27] (Apple Inc.)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [x]HKU\Default\...\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun [x]HKU\Default User\...\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun [x]HKU\UpdatusUser\...\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun [x]HKLM ... Read more

A:Stuck in an infinite startup repair loop

Anyone have any ideas? I read that I might need to reinstall windows, but I could lose everything by doing that. Is that true?

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Hi guys,

i hope you can help me or at least point me in the right direction
i recently bought a budget tower system
gigabyte f2a68hm-hd2
with amd a8 6600 chip
240w psu
and installed win7 onto it
and all was fine, pc was stable but then
win update found over 200 updates and tried to install them all at once
this failed a number of times and upon shut down it said it was reversing the update
and since then my pc has BSOD a couple of times
after the most recent one the pc will now not start and keeps booting into repair mode
when i try to restore i get an error about referenced memory not being able to be read

it's restarted 12 times now and is telling me that windows cannot repair the computer automatically.

should i just reinstall windows? i'd lose 2 weeks of games downloads from steam

is there anyway of limiting the number of updates that windows will try to install at once?


A:Stuck in win7 startup repair loop

reinstalled win7 and on the initial restart it BSOD
so i reinstalled again, this time it worked
i now have win7 back on
but still need to let win7 upgrade and it is this that caused the original problems
mainly the 200 odd upgrades after sp1
anyone got any tips for making this a smooth process

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Good Morning and Merry Christams, hope you are all doing well.
I have a fujitsu lifebook and cannot turn it on, it gets stuck at System Recovery Options and I get this messages:
"Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically,
problem details:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01:
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 0
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: unknown
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033"
"No restore points have been created..."
I also cannot get into safemode
How do I fix this?

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I suddenly open my viao laptop after few days and I see this startup repair window opening up.
I tried safe mode or command prompt by using F8 key, but nothing seems to be working.
Tried to reinstall windows by using a usb bootable pendrive but nothing is helping.

Laptop: Sony Viao
Windows 7 home basic

The same problem can be seen in the following video:

Please help me out I have to have this laptop working by next week.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 startup repair problem stuck!

Tried to reinstall windows by using a usb bootable pendrive but nothing is helping.Click to expand...

Could you explain - specifically - what didn't happen here? Are you sure the laptop was booting from the pendrive and not just booting from the hard disk?

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