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Windows 7 - The Startup and Recovery options - to disable Repair on Startup

Q: Windows 7 - The Startup and Recovery options - to disable Repair on Startup

In Computer > Properties > System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery,
the option "time to display recovery options when needed".
Can we use this option to disable Windows Startup repair so that Windows 7 will startup Windows normally at all time?
This option is currently no selected, however the Windows is starting up with the Startup Repair screen when it went into bluescreen etc.

If we select this option and change to 0 seconds (without
running bcdecit /set {default| recoveryenabled to No), will Windows start up normally without going to Repair option?

Noticed that even on machine that has recoveryenabled set to No. bcdebit /set {default} recoveryenabled No --- the "time to display recovery options when needed still remains uncheck.
are these two: recoveryenable No vs time to dipsplay recovery options option related/same?


Best Regards,

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 - The Startup and Recovery options - to disable Repair on Startup

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


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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Yes, I searched but I admit I am too lazy to look at my boot files and see if I can figure this out myself. I did try tons of different google queries and sevenforums queries though.

My PC, EVERY time I cold boot, I get a blue screen on or before the Starting Windows screen. I have taken a wild guess that this is my video card or my mainboard because I remember seeing an "nv" in one of the errors a long time ago and I have dual 9600 vid cards and an NForce mainboard. This has happened since the PC was brand new, running Vista 64, but I never cared because after letting the box literally warm up, I can boot and reboot fine and everything. I am totally OK with this problem even though I have tried to fix it unsuccessfully without putting too much effort into it because I don't want to work on this all day ever as long as I can boot. It's cool. That has very little to do with my question though, but I am just presenting it as the cause, but I require any suggestions on fixing it the bluescreen. Its part of my life now, and I would probably feel weird without it at this point. Anyway... Done.

The actual problem is that i usually turn the PC on, walk away, come back in a few min to a bluescreen and then reboot, walk away again adn and Vista would come right up and be ready when I got back.

Windows 7, after a failed boot, will kindly and with the best intentions assume that i want to fix that problem and will select Windows Startup Repair as the default boot... Read more

A:Disable Windows Startup Repair as Default Option

have you tried disabling the automatic reboot option? iirc it should be in the menu after you hit f8 at boot. i'm not sure if this will help with your problem but it may give you the options page if you reboot manualy after the crash.

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I have a Packard Bell easynote (TM98-GN-030UK), and have had it since Christmas.

On Wednesday, it failed to startup, flashing a quick blue screen and then immediately rebooting. Therefore I cannot get information from the blue screen.
The startup repair option goes to a default blue screen with green nature-y bits. It loads no options, even if I leave it for an hour.

I have tried the system repair disk. It goes to the same background, asks for my language/keyboard settings, and then when I click 'next' again does nothing.

So, I cannot access any kind of repair or restore options as neither does anything beyond show me the default background.

A:Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

Have you read the...PB documentation on using these disks?



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Hi everyone,

At the moment i have a slight problem with my laptop.

It wont start and it goes into a sort of boot menu where i can try to mend it with startup repair. This wont work and it does not find any problem codes.

I tried to do a system recovery but when i try to do this it says i need to put system security on in my C-disk. But because of the fact that i can't startup my system, i dont know how to put my C-disk on in this startup repair mode.

I sincerely hope someone here know what to do!

(I am running Windows 7 X64, don't know what servicepack, Dell Studio 1555 laptop, can't find the windows 7 disk)

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

Running the System Recovery will erase the drive and set everything back to default.

Restart the PC and press <F8> during startup to get to the Advanced Option > choose Repair Your Computer > follow prompts

If still unable to run boot to the Dell diagnostics and test the hard drive.

How to Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell PC

If needed you can order a recovery disc from Dell.

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When I boot up my laptop (asus ee series) while trying to load files some problems occur. It scans for errors but the diagnostics tool cant find any automated repair solution. I've tried running last working setups, running all the start up options in F8. There are no disks or external drives connected. Restoring to factory settings or formatting is NOT an option because I have important documents stored. These problems occured recently, I can in no way enter my user account .

Heres what the windows diagnostics had to say:

problemsignature : unknown
problem signature 04 : -1
problem signature: autofailover
problem signature 06: 17
problem signature 07: corrupt registry

operative system: windows 7.

Any solution for this ?

A:startup problems (windows recovery cant repair)

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Hi there,

I have a lenovo think pad x100e with windows 7. Two days ago while using the word processor it began to freeze and show weird translucent screenshot like images. I suspect this started to happen after I installed f.lux to decrease blue light on my screen. The first time the freeze happened the system eventually unfroze but the second time, I tried many times to press Ctrl+alt+Del and the system rebooted and since then I have not been able to get into the operating system. It keeps indicating that windows is loading and showing the bar indicating progress and then it will send me to the thinkvantage rescue and recovery 4 screen. After 10 or 15 minutes a window will indicate that the rescue and recovery workspace is starting and it may be another 15-20 minutes before it indicates it is checking for repairs. It appears to still be processing and not frozen (I can move the mouse/cursor) but I've left it on overnight before and it never completes the repairs or restarts like it indicates will happen once they are completed. Occasionally it won't even get to the checking for repairs window.

This process happens whether I choose the option to continue with windows normally or the option to check for repairs. Also if I interrupt normal startup and hit f11 or try to go into the setup utility. When I try to run diagnostics I get errors. Verification failed.

I was just at the end of writing a 250 page book and I'd like to be able to recover that file and othe... Read more

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My desktop computer started (out of the blue) acting up with a "windows error recovery" screen on boot up. It gives me the choice to "Launch startup repair" or boot to windows normally. The first option does not fix it. It gives an error code 0x0. It leads to a dialog box that says system recovery options that gives some details and some advanced options, but it tells me it does not recognize my username and password! The second option, to boot to windows, gives me a BSOD. What to do.

A:windows error recovery- startup repair fails to fix

Here is a FRST log: (if that is helpful)

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 22-08-2012 02
Ran by SYSTEM at 22-08-2012 19:05:13
Running from I:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RAVCpl64.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [Skytel] Skytel.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [LogMeIn GUI] "C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x64\LogMeInSystray.exe" [57928 2008-02-28] (LogMeIn, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [LXBSCATS] rundll32 C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\LXBStime.dll,RunDLLEntry [28672 2007-02-22] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [CanonSolutionMenu] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe" /logon [644696 2007-05-14] (CANON INC.)
HKLM\...\Run: [WrtMon.exe] C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\x64\3\WrtMon.exe [20480 2006-09-20] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon [2782096 2010-07-25] (CANON INC.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [497648 2010-09-16] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Pro... Read more

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I'v installed Windows 7 64Bit as dual boot with 32Bit. I'v landed up with a list of issues for some unexplainable reason and still left with 2 big issues I need help with.

This is what happened: After files were copied on reboot I got boot error "NTLDR" not found. Then I did a repair to get into my current installation and found boot manager saying Windows 7 (recovered). (The recovered part is new.)

Now both installations are marked like this and in My Computer the disk "System Reserved" is showing all of a sudden and it has the same drive letter as my external ( E: ). My external drive is now not showing any more.

How do I fix this...

Please help.....

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We run the below cmdlets to disable start up repair
dcdebit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
dcdebit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy displayallfailures
- this stopped the Windows 7 computer from showing up this screen when it got power off/on

However, user still manage to go into the Advanced Boot options by pressing F8 key

How can we stop user from getting to this Repair your computer mode?

Thank you

Best Regards,

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To disable startup repair (specially target Windows 7 Enterpirse computers). we have set up a gpo startup script to run these:
bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled NO
bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
bcdedit /set {default} displaybootmenu NO

1. What would happen to NON-Windows 7 Enterprise computers (E.g. Windows XP) when received this commands?

    Will Non-window 7 enterprise computers simply "do nothing" or it will break the boot configuration of those computers?

2. What could cause the above cmdlets failed to run & is there error codes for them?

thank you

Best Regards,

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Startup repair has been disabled on all the Windows computers in our environment - so Windows will always startup normally.
Just wondering on a scenario where upon starting up Windows computer -- and when the Windows confirmed a possibly corrupted OS --- previously after this stage, PC goes into startup
however, after disabling start up repair, it does not start up.
Is it by design? and what is the behaviour (with start up repair disabled) when Windows confirmed a possibly corrupted OS? Does it:
- shut down the computer? or attempt to load windows normally anyway? or ?
please kindly confirm

Best Regards,

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Hey During the startup phase of windows my computer freezes. I think one of my programs/applications is doing it and I would like to disable the startup programs so I my computer won't freeze. However I can't disable it through windows obviously since it freezes on startup. I have a Dell XPS 1330 and I can get into a command prompt screen. What can I do to disable my startup applications? (oh and my safe mode doesn't work)

A:How do you disable startup applications if windows freezes on startup?

Get to command prompt and type msconfig and follow clean boot directions
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
You may want to try from an administrator account.

Odds are its the AntiVirus, but thats just a hunch.

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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.

Attempt 6 - Download Vista Home Premium... Read more

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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Hi Everyone... A video codec/driver seized on my machine and corrupted vista/vista startup so that it will not boot... There are no recovery/repair options in the Advanced Boot Menu...Vista x64 came pre-installed...and the supplied recovery discs have no reppair options...only reformat and reinstall...thereby loosing everything... I booted Hirems and scandisk says that there are no disk errors...so it is an OS corruption...

When trying to load OS in any mode, the blue screen reads:

Shut down to prevent damage to computer.
STOP: 0x0000000ED (0xFFFFFA8006981A40, 0xFFFFFFFFC00000B5, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

It seems that my problem is that Asus did not provide me with discs that have repair options...nor pre-install any... There has to be a way to repair Vista without having to loose everything with a re-install???

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Recently my computer has been randomly just giving me the BSOD. Normally this problem was resolved by a simple restart but tonight about an hour before I posted this, the blue screen sent me back to startup but instead of giving me the usual "Security mode" and Regular Startup. It gave me Startup Repair and normal startup. After clicking normal startup just to see if it would correct itself like normal,my pc instantly BSOD'd, bringing me back to my two options. I've been sitting here staring at the startup repair screen for about an hour now. Help please. (This was typed for a different computer)

A:Two Options: Startup Repair or boot into BSOD

If more information is needed. Please ask.

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Hi i saw this thread but it is old so I'm posting here
bcdedit won't work!
I have tried the solutions of the command prompt with the bcdedit.... but it doesn't work!! Mostly pc has been ok to startup normally, but today it went into the repair loop and couldn't be cancelled. Freshly reformated last month, and i have some precious games i don't want to erase
So i powered off manually and find nothing is wrong with it. I don't really want to mess up the internal pc stuff.

Hope someone can answer me! thanks

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I have a system Hp pavilion dv6 6121tx with windows 7 home premium installed in it..
I recently factory resetted my laptop due to some problem and it worked well at the first time.. then I restarted my system and I got window indicating System recovery.. Which I found during my factory reset time.. And each time I restart my system the recovery option is displayed..
How to disable or get over this problem???

A:disable system startup repair

Welcome to Seven Forums Mainong. See if this tutorial addresses your problem. If not, post back.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

A Guy

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Blue screen of death upon partial start up but startup repair finds no problems....does this mean its a hardware issue? Running hard disk self check at the moment....

A:windows crashes during startup, but startup repair detects no problem???

Details...of the BSOD error message...would help.

It never hurts to know hard drive functional status, no matter what the problem might be.


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

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

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

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:

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

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

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


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

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

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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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I was called to fix a PC from the other department. It's stuck with preparing automatic repair. Here's what I tried so far:
1.Tried selecting enable safe mode but after pressing #4 on keyboard, it just restarts and loop again.
2. Tried system restore. it shows rstrui.exe error.
3. command prompt to disable recoveryenabled - no changes
4. command prompt and ran chkdsk /f /r /x C: - done; still looping
5. diskpart listed all volumes to be NTFS. no RAW. - tried bootrec /fixmbr ...
6. Inserted windows 8.1 installation disc
6.1 boot priority shows: HDD, DVD containing win8.1, and another UEFI DVD containing 8.1
6.2 tried different boot priorities
6.3 problem with drive being locked

I'm out of ideas. I'm planning to connect the HDD to other PC's SATA and will act as external drive. What can i do with the files inside aside from backing them up? I'm suspecting a windows update last friday caused this. Thanks in advance

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I am wanting to restore my Windows 8.1 laptop from a System Image stored on an external hard drive.
I opened the ?Charms bar? and clicked on ?Settings? then ?Change PC settings? then clicked on ?Update and Recovery? then ?Recovery? and selected ?Restart Now? under ?Advanced Startup? I then selected ?Troubleshoot? to get to ?Advanced Options? where there should have been options such as ?System Restore?, ?System Image Recovery?, ?Startup Repair? and ?Command Prompt? but all there is is ?Startup Settings?.

Can someone please help me to restore these missing options.



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I have the same problem Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive


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My computer is stuck in Start up Repair Mode, I have spent days trying to figure something out. Is the only thing i can do let it restart and restart and eventually it will fix itself? I have tried all F2 booting options and theres really nothing in F12 i can use. But the problem is, when i go to hit F8 or shift F11, the computer just beeps at me and nothing happens. i have tried without the battery and holding the power button for 30 sec. Is there any other options or is this the end?
Dell Inspiron 1420 Home premium 32bit. Do not have vista disks.
thanks, Tyler

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

hi can you borrow a disc from a friend

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My computer is stuck in Start up Repair Mode, I have spent days trying to figure something out. Is the only thing i can do let it restart and restart and eventually it will fix itself? I have tried all F2 booting options and theres really nothing in F12 i can use. But the problem is, when i go to hit F8 or shift F11, the computer just beeps at me and nothing happens. i have tried without the battery and holding the power button for 30 sec. Is there any other options or is this the end?
Dell Inspiron 1420 Home premium. Do not have vista disks.
thanks, Tyler

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Mode - no advanced start up options

Try this. VISTA - REPAIR LOOP - Microsoft Community

Also see this: Repair Vista Options - Preferred Sequence

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I did let it run and left for awhile... I was able to scroll through the report, and copied the errors. All other test report no errors: (I left one auto repair in text. See if you can spot it... )

Number of repair attempts: 2

All other tests perfumed successfully?

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory - E:\windows
Autocheck Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Root cause found:
Unspecified changes to system configuration may have caused the problem

Repair action: System Restore
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 00
Time taken = 402171 ms
Repair action: System integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 894167 ms

System Disk = \Device\dHarddisk0
Windows directory - E:\windows
Autocheck Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Root cause found:
Unspecified changes to system configuration may have caused the problem

Repair action: System Restore
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 00
Time taken = 402171 ms

I have no Repair Disk

No Startup Repair
No system restore points??
No System Image to recover?
Doesn?t appear to be a Memory Problem
Command prompts. Any suggestions?

I can get into the Aptio Setup Utility
It is now in advanced boot options hoping? for some remedy to it?s current malaise

A:Unable to Auto Repair on startup - now in Advance Boot Options

A little groggy from all this, but I seem to recall earlier being able to start with F4 opening windows, it just takes a really long time. So I believe I have an opportunity to rescue my stuff, but don't want to leave Advanced Boot to confirm.

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to put this. My computer has gotten stuck into some kind of loop. I start it up but then it goes almost immediately into the startup repair which just says after the repair "windows cannot repair this computer automaticallly."

I saw a tutorial on this site (or maybe another) on how to fix this problem, but it requires me to get into the command prompt. I can't select advanced options after the startup repair either. If I clcik on it sort of freezes after selecting the keyboard type and after a few minutes I get an error message saying a password is required, but the box to put in the password never comes up.

I've been to a lot of sites and talked to a lot of people trying to figure out how to fix it, and so far everyone either hasn't known how to fix it or just ignored my questions. So I'd really appreciate it if someone here could help me out.

A:Infinite Startup Repair Loop. Can't Access Advances Options

Sorry, I forgot to include in my last post that I'm using windows 7 professional, and my computer is a lenovo thinkpad. Also, I tried using options like safemode to get into my computer, but it just goes straight to startup repair too.

And I'm sorry for the double post. I'm writing this on my phone so it's difficult to go back and edit my posts.

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Lenovo V460 laptop running Windows 7 (64 bit) won't startup.
Several "Problem Signatures" =
Startup Repair offline
Corrupt Acl
I ran FRST64.exe through WIndows Recovery mode and the log file is attached.

A:Cannot Startup Windows 7 - Startup repair offline

Hmm..don't see the attached file on the post...here's the logfile in case you can't download it:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-S5EOK7M on 13-10-2013 21:26:25
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] - C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [11772520 2011-01-04] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [ETDCtrl] - C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [2588968 2011-02-13] (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelWireless] - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe [1933584 2010-11-02] (Intel® Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [TpShocks] - C:\Windows\System32\TpShocks.exe [231328 2010-03-15] (Lenovo.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Energy Management] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management\Energy Management.exe [9769888 2011-08-02] (Lenovo (Beijing) Limited)
HKLM\...\Run: [EnergyUtility] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management\Utility.exe [5908928 2011-08-02] (Lenovo(beijing) Limited)
HKLM\...\Run: [Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Le... Read more

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion p6-2060a installed with Windows 7. (no disc came with the computer)The night before, I was impatient and forced shutdown and went to sleep. The next day, I booted the computer to find a message at the beginning aboutrunning a disc check. I skipped it and proceeded with the normal booting. The desktop had changed to a default format and the bubble at the right hand corner stated that I was in a temporary login.I Googled how to return to my usual desktop and majority of the advice was to restart or log off (I only have one user)So after logging off/restarting the computer a few times my original desktop and files returned. The next morning when I booted my computer, the "disc check on startup" message appeared again but I was too late to skip it and it started the checkup.I needed my computer so I forced shutdown and restarted the computer, and I was again logged in to the temporary profile. I came back home around 6 after uni and booted the computer and ran the disc checkup. The computer restarted afterwards and then gave me the options;startup repair or start windows normally. I selected start normally, but it returned to the HP screen then gave me the two options again. I've tried to do startup repair but it just stops at the blue background with the mouse only moveable. None of the advanced options seem to work either, such as safe mode, etc.I've tried starting the HP recovery system but that doesn't work too.In short. Stupi... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't start up constantly left with startup repair or start windows normally options.

The next day, I booted the computer to find a message at the beginning about running a disc check. I skipped it and proceeded with the normal booting.Hello and Welcome -Have you ever let the diskcheck run the full range ?? It runs 5 stages, takes about 1 hour, and will not harm your system.If you wish to run the check, it may cancel the restart problems - Please follow these directions >>Start your computer in Normal Mode -Run a Disk Check on your C: drive in Windows :•Click Start and open Computer•Right-click on C: (or your Hard drive letter) and select Properties•Click on the Tools tab•Under Error-checking click the Check Now... button•Mark the 2 boxes next to Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors•Click on the Start button•When the message box pops up, click the Schedule disk check button and >> Restart your computer•Once your computer restarts it will check the drive, don't press any keys so that it is allowed to do soAllow about 1 hour (on average) for the check to complete and it will Reboot itself back to Normal Mode -Next -Go - Start > Programs > Accessories > Find Command Prompt > Right click and select Run as Administrator > Then type sfc /scannow > Press Enter - Note the space between c and / > Allow about 15 to 20 minutes (on average) -This will Check System Files against original installation -Try these 2 simple procedures first to rule out... Read more

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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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MY laptop won't boot up. When I turn it on, it says that ME is in recovery mode and then windows tries to repair itself. Gives me various options. I tried start up repair and this is what it says:


I clicked on the details and this is what they show:






What I can get from that is that the computer can't find the OS files.

I looked up on google and found Dell's website talking about how the ME error is caused by bad BIOS and one needs to update their BIOS for that. They also said that that makes it difficult for the system to communicate with the hard drive. Which kinda explains why "No OS files were found" message was shown by the test result.

Is there a way to safely repair the start up without losing my files?

Now I have the options to go with Startup Repair again or one of the following:
- System Restore (update: tried it and it says that I have no restore points saved. I doubt if that is actually true)
- System Image recovery (update: similar issues as above)
- Windows Memory Diagnostic (Done but that has nothing to do with anything and didn't help)
- Command Prompt ( no clue how to use this for anything relevant)
- Lenovo Product Recovery (this ... Read more

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My laptop is a Gateway with 1Gb RAM. It has had problems for several months where it will just reboot. Now, however, when I try to boot it, the machine displays the screen that says that there is a problem and asks me to start the Startup repair. If I choose this, the repair runs for several minutes, then says, "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically."

I had this same problem a few months ago, and took it to a PC repair guy. He didn't even charge me because he said the problem was so simple to fix, it only took him a couple minutes. He told me what he did, but I have forgotten what it was, and I can't get in touch with him again.

Any suggestions on what I can do so as not to lose my data would be greatly appreciated. There is just 1 file on this system that was created last week that I can't afford to lose. Anything else is not critical, but I do need to get this one file.

Thanks, in advance, for the help.

A:Error recovery and startup repair no help

Hi do you have a recovery or install disc to attempt the repair from

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I'm having a problem. When I boot some PC, startup repair starts. It doesn't matter if I start it in safe mode, last good known config or any other option. The sad part is that startup repair always fails to identify the problem. Her is the result of the startup repair:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200842
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 61
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1060.

I would gladly put a fresh system on that PC but...

There is some data (digital bank certificate) I need to recover. So I'm wondering if I start the repair from the win7 boot DVD and try to repair the problem will I lose that data? My main concern are the registry storages and user profiles on that system.

I'm also wondering does anyone know how to extract a bank certificate from the hard drive if i connect it to another working system? I need to extract a certificate from IE8 or firefox. To bad the user didn't have a backup. Some say that it is possible to extract it from firefox but not from IE8. Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any advice on this matter!

Regards, Teo!

A:Startup repair - Certificate recovery

Hi Teo & welcome to the forums

I have succesfully used a Linux Live boot CD to recover data from a non-booting Windows installation. Once the live CD boots (making no changes to your harddrive) you can mount the NTFS non-functioning Windows volume and recover your data.

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Help Guys, i did a startup repair infinite loop recovery, because my desktop hard disk wont boot normally

so after the successfully of the repair, all my files in partition drive "D" is also back on the earlier files.
how to get back to the previous windows registry.

please help,
thanks in advance

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Everything possible is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Why did you start with Infinite Loop Recovery? Did you perform it exactly according to Step 11?

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I now hope I am in the right spot to get some help. I am new at this stuff and I couldn't figure out how and where to post my problem.

Now I implemented the tutorial about my problem and it worked just great except that whenever I start or restart, the problem is still there and I have to use the tutorial again to use my PC. I am now thinking of leaving it on 24/7.

Is this all because of some lousy updates from Microsoft as some others are saying. Do I continue to update. I need some help in this matter. Anyone have some suggestions other than reloading again because I did that and the problem came back.

Ciao, Jim

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

try following the steps in the following link and see if that helps ya out:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I started up my laptop the other morning an just as windows is loading a BSOD flashes for a millisecond and then the computer restarts. It did this 5 times in a row before I finally gave up. I found the windows vista cd that came with the computer and booted from it. Once the DVD loaded I clicked accept and it took me straight to a new install with no repair function which should be included on the recovery disc. I rebooted multiple times, here is no repair option. To make matters worse, I only have 5.9 gigs free on my hd and vista requires 6.6 to install. The only option I have is to reformat the drive, which is out of the question as I have lots of documents saved that I cannot lose. So at the moment the recovery DVD is useless to me, and I cannot load windows to delete some files to make room for a new install.

I took a video of the loading screen and was able to pause it at the frame when the BSOD flashes, here is the stop message: STOP: 0xc0000005, 0x00000200, 0x83354964.

I tried removing one stick of ram at a time thinking maybe one had gone bad it didn't make a difference. I'm at a loss right now. No matter how I try to load windows, safe mode, etc, I get a BSOD and it restarts, and my windows recovery DVD is useless with my hd nearly full.

A:BSOD during startup, no repair function on recovery cd

Nobody? There's no way to delete files/folders without using the command prompt on the recovery disc?

This really makes no sense and I'm beyond frustrated. Why is there no repair selection when I boot from the vista DVD.

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Hi all.

Alienware m17xr3, the hard drive died.

Got a new hard drive, booted from the recovery dvds

This seems to work, reads both dvds, gets to 100%, ejects dvd and I click reboot.

I can see a bsod for a split second, then it launched startup repair which fails every time with the following

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: 21200078
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 5
Problem Signature 07: Failure During Setup
Problem Signature 08: 6
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033"

I have tried various things (reformatted and re-installed dvds numerous times)

Have gone into a command prompt

bootrec.exe /FixMbr
bootrec.exe /FixBoot

both completed successfully

bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD

Successfully scanned windows installations
Total Identified windows installations 0:
The operation completed successfully

So for some reason it's not finding any windows.

E appears to be the windows partition, files all seem top be there.

Have gone into diskpartition and made the E partition active, still no windows found.

List Partition
Partition 1 OEM 1835MB (31KB offset)
Partition 2 Primary 18 GB (1836 MB offset)
*Partition 3 Primary 911 GB (20 GB offset)

There's no system restore to restore from due to it being a new drive.

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A:new HD, reloaded recovery disks, Startup repair offline?

I have got an actual windows 7 install dvd, it's worked fine doing this, now just need to get the drivers

going to be a long day

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Here's a fun one for you, I recently picked up a google redirect on my netbook. while trying to get to rkill or an eset online scan, I decided to reboot the machine into safe mode with networking to see if it would make the downloading and searhing process more efficient. I was using both internet explorer and google chrome in my attmpts to repair the system with no luck, hence the move to safe mode. However, on reboot, the system went into system recovery mode.

Once in revoery mode, I tried the traditional startup repair, however, it finally came back saying that kdcom.dll was corrupted and could not be repaired. after some google searching from another computer, I came to the following sites:

Following the directions on those sites, I've still had no luck being able to boot into safe mode or anything else. In the case of copying kdcom.dll, I used a copy from my working machine to copy over, keeping a copy of the original in the open directory of the troubled computer. Furthermore, I attempted to us one of my Windows 7 upgrade disks, however I could not manage to boot from those either to get to a recovery console. The computer itself has a recovery partition, but I'm unable to reach that as well. I'... Read more

A:Startup repair loop, can not boot from recovery files

Hello RKollas I will be helping with your computer problems.From this point on, it is very important that you refrain from doing anything else to your computer other than what I have requested of you.I do not mind if you browse the web, do basic tasks, or even test to see if the problem(s) you are experiencing are still occurring with the computer while we are working together, but do not run any tools/fixes unless I or another helper from this thread has asked you to do so.Remember that you came here for help, so allow us to help you If something does not run, make a detailed note of what problems you encountered along the way (exact error messages are preferred), but continue onto the next steps until you reach the end of my post.Always do the steps they are listed in (left to right, top to bottom).I prefer that you complete all the steps while you are in Normal Mode. However, I understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you are unsuccessful in getting a tool/fix to run from Normal Mode, but Safe Mode works, then use Safe Mode.If you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask.Let's begin: Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options.To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears. Use the arrow keys to select the Repair ... Read more

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I have a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic. Within 10 days of purchase, my hard disk crashed and was replaced. At that time the authorized service centre installed OS Windows Vista Business. I have created a set of recovery disc which contains the factory settings of my laptop (I mean which I got after hard disk replacement-Vista Business,and also contained promotional offers of 60 days free Norton Internet security and 60 days free Microsoft office).

I checked my OS for its genuineness status on microsoft's website. It reports my OS to be GENUINE.
Now my problem is "Is my OS really genuine?" I don't have the product key as the sticker which I got on the laptop contains Vista Home Basics's Product Key. I found the product key using a 3rd party utility that tells me keys of all installed softwares.

My next problem is I don't have a Vista disc. What I have is the recovery disc, which is very different from OS disc and is not useful in many situations. How can I get Vista ISO from recovery disc?

I believe if what I am trying to do is not possible, in that case can I get such an ISO from microsoft?
And if even that is not possible, if I somehow get a disc from my friend and then install Vista from it by entering my own product key(which I have discovered using 3rd party tool), will my installation still be genuine? Can I copy my friend's DVD for future use?

I am so keen on getting Vista disc instead of recovery dis... Read more

A:Genuine OS, create ISO frm recovery disc, startup repair

If your programs are designed for Vista, they will work in Win7.

EasyBCD claims it can handle dual boots Windows and Linux. But, being that Fedora is a cutting edge distro, it may have something new that EasyBCD can't recognize. I would call up EasyBCD to ensure that it works with Fedora 13.

There is another option for running Linux instead of dual booting. I use SUN's Virtual Box. It is a free virtual machine, similar to VMWare ( ~$160 ). So I can run Linux while I am inside Windows. Works great for me.

Since you're planning to install Win 7, I would save the money and not order a Vista disc.

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I am having a nightmare with my Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. At the moment it runs a continuous loop of start up repair and will not allow me to even attempt to get into Windows 7 until this has been done. When it runs the test it stops, giving the error message no OS files found on disk. Everytime I restart this process just continues.

It is a work laptop, so I do not have and windows recovery disks.

To make matters even worse, before the startup repair loop the laptop wouldnt even let me into the Windows system, even in safe mode. After attempting to get into safe mode it would stop at the driver classpnp.sys. Further tests would also show up the error message 2000 0146.

I am not technical at all, so am hoping this is going to make sense to someone who can explain it in very simple lanuage.

Just to reconfirm, I do not have any windows recovery disks - and cannot access safe mode at all.

Can anything be done?

A:Laptop running startup repair in a loop, no recovery disc

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a 2.5 year old Toshiba Satellite L300-04N, which has decided to crash during exams.

Earlier today when I brought it out of sleep everything was frozen. I couldn't get into Task Manager so I turned it off using the power button.

When I turned it back on, it said that there may be disk errors it wanted to do a disk check (I don't remember the exact message). I've had this problem before, but usually it does the disk check and all is fine. This time it never started the actual disk check, so after waiting a while I hit the power button again.

Now when I try to start it, I get the Toshiba start up screen but then it gets stuck on a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. When I press any key it makes angry bleeping noises at me.

I've tried doing a startup repair (a couple of times) with the recovery disk. The first time it did a repair, now when I do a repair it tells me it can't detect a problem. I tried to do a system restore, but it told me there are no restore points. I searched the forums for a while, but I couldn't find any other ideas.

I am more or less competent with computers, but I don't know a lot of computer jargon. Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT: I also tried F8 at startup. Did nothing.

A:Black screen with blinking cursor at startup, repair and recovery did nothing.

Your computer did a repair, so at what stage is it at?
Does Vista boot, do you get the flashing cursor?

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EDIT: This is added by moderator. The problem system has been "restored" to factory defaults, so you can skip to post # 11 and be missing only some history. I have also at this time moved the thread from Networking to Windows 7.

Okay, this is my boyfriend's laptop. He's left it with me to see if I can fix it. I'm at work right now, and it is at home, so I can't try anything until I get home tonight. Here'e the situation, as best I can tell:

He has 2 laptops...one is old, and connects fine, the other is probably 6 months old - a Dell - Windows 7, and this is the one that is having problems. The other laptop has no problem with its connection - it is just the Dell laptop. He brought it over to my house last night, and it is doing the same thing. It finds and connects to my network, but it states that it is a "limited access" connection, which essentially means you have no internet connection (apparently).

So here is what I have found out. For one, his laptop came with few months subscription to McAfee...and apparently that is now expired. He's never renewed it. I did put MalwareBytes on there for him, when he got the thing, but I don't think he runs it unless he thinks there is a problem. I've told him to keep it updated, but I guess he thinks I can fix it if there is a problem. Again... (Once we get this fixed, he WILL keep this stuff current..darn it.) Anyway...he said he kept getting some popups - the ones that... Read more

A:Solved: Startup Repair Loop--after Recovery to factory defaults

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I factory restored my Windows 7 HP desktop (no SP1), then recovered my files from an external hard drive through the HP File Restore program and now I get the window saying "Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?" at every
Long story short, I was not able to find much help online as this seems to not be a common problem. This was the closest solution I could find on this same forum:
However, I was never able to find the "Recovery.txt" file I need to delete for the problem to go away.
Now I have restored to factory settings once more and the window continues to pop up at every startup.
I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Startup > LEDs working > Fan working > Blank screenPavilion dv5BACKSTORY: After some ocassional crashes it finally wont boot windows, problems started with a "fan cleanup" and my notebook came back with pirated windows, no speakers, and battery problems 4 years ago... Ocassional crashes started 6 months ago with no problems on bootingPROBLEM: (Startup > LEDs working > Fan working > Blank screen) I try to press the f keys to open up startup options like recovery, diagnose, etc. But my f keys look uresponsive, is there another way to press f keys? (Ex. fn + f8 / fin + f2) Or another way to open startup options? Also tried plugging a 2nd monitor, no display...Im willing to reset my computer to factory, I leaved personal info on my desktop... I prefer a hard drive / info reset than someone probably to see it if they repair it and recover all info somehow... 

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I recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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