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Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Q: Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen. I?ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including:

Avast Free Antivirus
Malwareytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
Glary utilities

None of these turned up virus, malware, or issues; and didn?t help my boot time. Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the ?startup repair? screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally. I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore. I select system restore which works. Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I?m get the ?startup? repair? screen.

I checked the event log and found several events in error. I?ve attached the event id and message.

I?m running Window 7 64 bit

Any help would be appreciated,,

Preferred Solution: Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

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A: Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Establish a Clean Boot to get the freeloaders off of your Startup, test the hardware, check the logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilize the System Resources from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if this is the factory preinstall then that's the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, so I would finally experience native Win7 performance by doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get rid of the crippling bloatware. Until then at the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen.  I’ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including: Avast Free AntivirusMalwareytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-RootkitSuperAntiSpywareSlimCleanerCcleanerGlary utilities None of these turned up virus, malware, or  issues; and didn’t help my boot time.  Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the “startup repair” screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally.  I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore.  I select system restore which works.  Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I’m get the “startup” repair” screen. I checked the event log and found several events in error.  I’ve attached the event id and message. I’m running Window 7 64 bit Any help would be appreciated,Source: SideBySideEvent iD: 80Task: NoneCategory: "Activation context generation failed for ""c:\program files (x86)\ESET\eset online scanner\ESETSmartInstaller.exe"".Error in manifest or policy file """" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-control... Read more

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

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My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen.  I’ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including:
Avast Free Antivirus
Malwareytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
Glary utilities
None of these turned up virus, malware, or  issues; and didn’t help my boot time.  Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the “startup repair” screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally.  I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore.  I select system restore which works.  Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I’m get the “startup” repair” screen.
I checked the event log and found several events in error.  I’ve attached the event id and message.
I’m running Window 7 64 bit
Any help would be appreciated,

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Uninstall Glary Utilities and Slim cleaner...and see how the system performs.

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Hi I have 3 years old Toshiba L300-D.
1 year back I upgraded vista to windows 7 Home premium.
3 days back I had problem - my starting windows page was hanged and was not proceeding forward, also All types of safe mode was getting stuck on classpnp.sys.
After reading many forums I booted with USB (mounted with windows 7) and used command prompt and deleted all "pcmcia" realted files from C drive. Now using F8 function
I can't use any option (all option safe mode, low resolution, startup repair,etc won't work, even changes in Bios setting won't work). Also now while booting my PC with USB, after starting windows page, black screen appears with white arrow and it won't go further this black screen so now I can't even use command prompt & Installation option .
Now I don't know what to do
Any help will be appreciated

A:Classpnp.sys, black screen during startup repair and boot

Have you tried any other boot utilities? You can backup your info and format the drive using PartedMagic. You can download the boot CD using the Downloads link under Navigation on the left pane of the page. That may allow you to boot the Windows Installation.

Another trick that sometimes allows bootable media to work is to turn off the computer, remove the AC adapter, remove the battery, and hold the power button down for thirty seconds to reset the BIOS software to hardware connections. This also cleans up any temporary memory corruption that can cause boot media to fail due to it not being able to write to the memory properly.

You could also clear the CMOS and see if that allows you to boot.

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello and welcome, try this to see if you have something that's going you don't know about. Use the free version.

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:

The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.

However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

What should I d... Read more

A:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

A:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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I just finished reading this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cannot-boot-windows-startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer-automatically-663898.html as I'm having the same issue. Here's a brief history.

My computer was built by me and has been fine up until a few days ago after I removed some USB cables for devices that I then hooked up to another PC I have and reconfigured some USB devices as a powered hub I was using would not let them be recognized by Windows. When I opened the Attached Devices window to see if my devices were now recognized it took forever to open with the blue bar at the top never getting to the end. I Googled the problem and found that Bluetooth was may be causing the issues and to disable it. That didn't fix the issue so I tried other recommended fixes such as disabling printspool -- none worked.
I then started having the Cannot Boot problems so I let Windows try and fix it which it could not. I tried to let it restore from a previous good point but that failed and I would click Send Report and then it would shut down. This kept happening for several days until I came across the aforementioned thread here on the forum.
Last night I turned off the power and went to bed. This morning I switched on the PC and let it boot up. Lo and behold WIN7 started right up no problems -- the Attached devices window opened right up as well. Then I saw that it was loading drivers for 3 attached devices -- all USB devices and one r... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

I unplugged two USB cables leaving just the keyboard and mouse an rebooted. Windows starts just fine but then starts to install drivers for three USB devices. Not sure what they are as all I have plugged in are the keyboard and mouse. Any way of finding out what devices Windows installed drivers for?

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Hi, everyone.

Today, after restarting my computer, I was faced with the Startup Repair tool, unable to boot Windows 7.
A couple hours later, after running startup tool a total of 29 times I have been unable to solve the problem.

I have also:

Tried booting in safe mode[didn't work]
Tried last known good config[didn't work]

Based on some advice I read elsewhere, I also ran chkdsk /r/f c: . It completed successfully.

Even just knowing how I can extract my files so that I can re-install windows would be a big help.
Startup tool doesn't take over a minute to complete, and displays these details:

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: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 8/25/2012 11:35:21 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 29

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk1
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically


Can you boot into safe-mode?

Also, do you have either a recovery partition, recovery disk, or the windows installation disk? (some of the tools could help, especially if safe mode doesn't work)



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I have an IBM T41P Thinkpad, actually a company notebook with Windows XP Pro,

Recently, after installing SP2 myself, but not right away, I started getting the following problem.

When I come from the office to home and boot up my PC it goes through the XP startup and user login fine, then plays the login sound and the blue screen, (blank desktop defined) then it just sits for anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes before the start menu and the rest of the desktop appear, no errors or other clues, the hard drive spins occaisionally but not much.

The first entry in the system event log is the event log starting and then the only errors are related to the DHCP and Domain controller not found, but these occur a few seconds apart in the system event log, so this problem is happening before the event log is started, I think.

Any ideas or similar experiences with SP2 out there?

A:Slow Stalled Boot - Blue Screen on XP Pro Startup

Just to start with I would run an on-line anti-virus check from Trend Micro's Housecall to see if there is any virus present. Then, if you are not doing so already, use AdAware SE, SpyBot SD, SpywareBlaster and the new Microsoft Antispyware program (Beta) to see if you have any unseen problems.

You could also run a Hijack This log and either analyse it yourself, or post it here for the experts to be able to analyse it and advise you.

I would run checkdisk on all drives/partitions.

A hard drive has to spin all the time at a fairly constant rate. You are referring to the hard-drive activity being intermittant.

Another program which is very worthwhile using is Everest. See links below.

Particularly take a look at the processor temperature and cooling fan speed.

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Upon booting my computer, I'm presented with the option to go into startup repair, or start normally. If I start normally, it loads the logo, but before it gets to the login screen, it crashes to the boot screen. If I select the startup repair option, it shows a loading bar, which completes, but then the screen just goes completely black, no cursor.

I tried to use the disk system repair that Microsoft recommended, but it just shows a blue screen (not a bsod), and just the spinning load cursor. I'm currently writing this from Ubuntu running on livecd from the same computer, running at native resolution (in case it was an issue with the graphics card).

My specs are:
Packard Bell iPower X3.0
Intel? Core? i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz ? 8
ATI Radeon 5570
2x 500GB HDD

A:Crash to bootscreen on startup, startup repair black screen

See if disconnecting the hard disk allows you to boot from the repair disc off your CD/DVD drive. Avoid Static Damage to Your PC when removing the hard disk connection. Also, before removing the hard disk connection, make sure the power is drained from the system by turning off the computer, unplugging it from the wall/surge protector, and holding down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and allow power to dissipate from components.

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Dear Tech guy,

I sure hope you can assist me to get my sony vaio vgnfw44jb to boot into windows 7 again. Its been 3 days of wrestling and I got to the end of what I know.


My Sony Vaio started to run weirdly and do random things; I figured it was infected so here's what I did.

1. downloaded and ran the free malwarebytes tool. >> some things removed but system still buggy
2. system restore > chose a 'good restore point' >>> ran slowly > result system restore failed
]tried older restore points> system restore result> failed
3. Vaio stopped booting into win 7 >>> able to boot into safe mode>> inserted win 7 system build cd to reinstall but thats not allowed in safe mode
4. downloaded Kapersky rootkiller cd >> ran this overnight >> forgot to save log to usb drive >> vaio stopped booting at all
5. downloaded the Hiren CD ( yes, read its all pirated not asking for help with that) ran mbrfix tool >> no change
6. found techguy site, browsed around, joined, downloaded ubcd > burned to cd
7. tested vaio : power on > windows starts but does not complete > vaio care begins> not able to repair, suggests I repair registry
8. viao now has ubcd in cd drive, powered off

Any advice on how I can fix my pc and get it to boot or... reinstall win 7 without losing my latest data?

Is there a way to strip off the data and applications so I can restore to vaio after fix?

Oh hear my tale of woe, tech ... Read more

A:After using a boot CD and Combofix, no boot & startup repair fails on sony vaio

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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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Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone could help with me with a problem I've got.

I turned on my laptop this morning after hibernation and said there was a fatal error coming out of hibernation, so I turned it off and chose "Launch Startup Repair" which was recommended, instead of "Start Windows Normally." After about half an hour it looked as though all had been fixed after a system restore.

However, on restarting my laptop everything went slowly, start up was slower than usual. I couldn't open anything on the desktop or click the start menu without it freezing. After getting sick of this, I clicked shut down which also took forever as well.

If anyone could help me with this it would be much appreciated, and if you need any other information I'll try and give it.

Thanks very much.

A:Slow Laptop after Startup repair


Kindly follow the below mentioned steps which could fix the issue:

Run a test on the Hard Drive to confirm functionality. If you get any error code, make a note of the error code.

Check the performance in safe mode/ Safe mode with networking. Proceed to next step in case the performance still lags.

Check if the antivirus software has detected any virus/ malware/ spyware, if yes proceed with the Antivirus/Spyware/Malware troubleshooting.

Limit how many programs run at startup by using “Autoruns” or “msconfig”.
Auto Runs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Try running the below mentioned troubleshooters which could fix the problem:http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9740820
If the issue still persists, then try creating a New User account and check if the symptom appears in the New User account or not.

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After i did a reapiar instaill to fix a problem i had, windows 7 has been starting up slow, it takes about 25sec on the starting windows Logo, but what i found was after that, i get a black screen with a loading mouse for about 5 then a please wait screen for like 3sec then welcome to about 15sec.

before after the starting windows it would go straight to welcome...

how can i get it back to that?

A:Slow startup after repair instaill


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Running Win7x86, and it started getting extremely slow, within 2 days of this it started refusing to load at all.

The system is brand new (ready built from ebuyer), and the only alterations have been a sysfan, spare hdd, spare dvdrw.

When trying to load the boot screens take AGES, often sitting blank black for 2/3 mins. Then it sticks on the windows 7 flag for a few minutes and restarts. Upon restart it defaults to the repair centre, where the "windows is loading files..." bar slllooooowwwwlllyyy drags itself to full over 10 or so minutes.

I've managed a few successful start-up repairs, but to no improvement.

I would rather get this fixed myself than resort to the arduous process of ebuyer returns.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.


A:Slow boot, followed by crash and reset. Very slow repair center load

Repair centre load quickly from disk. Currently running memory diagnostic - starting to suspect hdd issues

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Hardware Information (This is from memory and may not be completely accurate):

The computer model is emachines
The processor is a dual core Intel Pentium
The graphics card is NVIDIA (Can't remember the model.)
4GB of RAM installed

Software Information (Also from memory, but this is likely to be more accurate than the hardware.):
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Antivirus software is Comodo Internet Security - Also the firewall (product information).
I often used Advanced System Care for optimization. - product information.

Okay, so, after searching the internet for ways to fix my problem for the past three days, I'm at a complete loss. I was told by a professional that my registry was likely corrupted and that my best bet would be to re-install Windows entirely. I was hoping it wouldn't come to that, but was prepared nonetheless.

So I inserted the installation disk, and wouldn't you know it, the installer wouldn't recognize my hard drive (BIOS recognizes it though). Searching for reasons why this was happening only turned up people saying to make sure it was recognized by BIOS, which I considered a no brainier. When it still didn't work for people in certain threads, they were told to try wiping their hard drives. I've done it. Windows still doesn't want to notice my hard drive.

After that, I decided to try and install Windows to an external hard drive. I know this isn't how Windows was designed, and I knew it wasn't how Windows was meant to be used, but I wa... Read more

A:Windows 7 Won't Boot (Can't even boot startup repair)

Did windows update your Atheros wireless driver lately? If so I can help.

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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

Normal Boot (i.e. Not Safe Mode):
Time shown next to event is for when ... Read more

A:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

Hi and welcome to TSF I have changed the title for you hope it is now ok.
Did you try running any diagnostics like seatools for dos on the HDD SeaTools for DOS tutorial

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Yesterday I tried logging into my computer and was given the message: Incorrect Password. I immediately restarted the computer because I knew something was up since I was unable to remote into it from my wife's computer previously. As soon as I clicked on the restart button at the login screen, I was given a Blue Screen with error code 0x000000F4. The computer rebooted, loaded the windows 7 splash screen for about 20 seconds then blue screened again and rebooted. This time I tried to go into safe mode but the exact same thing happened. The blue screen was up just long enough for me to see it but not read anything that it said before the computer restarted.
I looked online and saw I could try a startup repair to fix the error code. So I hit F8 during boot this morning and selected repair windows. I then started a startup repair. After 5 hours, the repair finished. However, after the repair, my computer has been taking several minutes to load each of the following: the windows splash screen, the login screen, the welcome screen, my desktop (without any of my desktop icons), my desktop icons, and a very select few of the services which are supposed to load while others that are supposed to load are not loading at all.
Windows Action Center told me that I needed to turn on BitDefender Antivirus; even though the program was running, the antivirus software was not. It also said I needed to perform a check disk scan due to being unable to access files as well as n... Read more

A:Windows 7 64-bit super slow after Startup Repair

Good chance chkdisk ill find the issue, there may be some files that got botched during the repair.

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I let myself get talked into a repair installation of XP by a Dell tech support (it didn't solve the problem, but I figured out that one on my own), and ever since then, the bootup has been rather slow. During the day, its not bad, but seriously I'm timing 3-4 minutes between the time I turn on the computer, I log in, and the desktop finally loads. I have checked msconfig and I have no new items in the startup menu. What I do have is Open Office; a Charter-branded F-Secure security suite, MS AntiSpyware, Google's Desktop search. I think thats about it other than a few system progs.

Someone recommended that I try Bootvis. Optimizing didn't help, and the log file it created is some 70 megs, so I can't reallly post it here.

Any recommendations?

A:Solved: Slow startup after a repair installation of XP

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Started getting an error this morning on boot up of Windows 7. Goes into Startup Repair and says it cannot repair the computer automatically. Looking at diagnostics most of the checks completed with a 0x0 error code. Root Cause Found: Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem. I ran SFC/Scannow and got There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Upon reboot, I still get the same error. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for help.

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Hi people, found your forum via Google. I have an issue with Windows 7 Professional.

It is a new install (2 days old) and every time it is booted it launches into start up repair. Is there anyway I can completely disable it so this doesnt happen?

After it goes through it boots correctly but still comes up after a clean shut down. Also, if we reset the PC during startup repair then manually tell it to boot normally, it does so successfully.

A:Launches startup repair on every boot

Change the boot sequence in the bios. Set your hdd as the first boot device, save changes, exit.

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Every time I try to boot up my PC it goes to startup repair and fails to fix anything. Is there a way to do a system restore through the boot options (F8) or anything I can do to fix this? It wont let me even boot in safe mode without jumping right back to system repair.

Any help much appreciated.

A:PC will not boot. Startup repair keeps failing.

Hello ERen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I'm doing a degree in IT, so I am well knowledged.

I'm trying to help a friend (over the phone so not the easiest way) of fixing his computer.

On boot it is taking him to the windows 7 startup repair which fails with StartUpRepairOflline AutoFailover CorruptFile

I have suggested the following, all which have failed to make a difference:

bootrec.exe with /fixmbr /fixboot and /RebuildBcd

Run chkdsk

Startup repair

System Restore - two dates tried

The pc is about a month or so old, and I'm thinking it could be a hardware issue, hard drive?

Two things I am going to try when I get there is a WD Diagnostics on the Hard drive, and the sfc I'm just wondering if you guys have any other suggestions to what could be causing this, or something that I may have missed?

A:Computer going into startup repair on boot

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I get into startup repair everytime i boot my pc which is never successful. I am definitely goin to explain it in detail but dis is basic problem nd plz dont mind typing coz m typing fast on iphone which may cause errors in typing!!

Yesterday,i used my pc for 7-8 hrs continuosly which is not big deal but due to it i can't figure out my action which caused problem. I kept it on for downloading at night nd when in morning i got boot screen which comes when pc is directly turned off. I did Start Windows Normally nd i got usual windows 7 loading animation for a secong nd den it started startup repair after that everytime i boot it takes me to startup repair resulting in continuos failure. I hv googled nd found many threads but none matched my exact one. Startup infinity loop didn't work. Below r given few conclusions nd obstacles-
1.) i can't get into advanced boot options using F8. But i can get into recovery menu using install dvd nd view advanced options frm startup repair.
2.) System restore din't work. I mean its not successful in restoring.
3.) bootrec.exe didnt work
4.) imp point to be noted is my last update was on 23 dec while pc worked fine on 24 th & 25th dec means dont knw wat happened 25th night that caused this problem on 26th morning.
5.) sfc/scannow says "a startup repair is left to be completed." it says to complete that first then use sfc/scannow.
6.) chkdsk results in last line saying failed to transfer log......
7.) i also get a report like man... Read more

A:Startup repair boot loop!

are you able to enter safe mode?

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My OS is Win7 Ultimate x64 and its boot by vhd.

One day, it failed to go to Windows and stuck at Startup Repair. I think it was caused by invalid driver.

But anyway, my concern is the Startup repair is unable to repair a Windows that is installed in a vhd. Then what should I gonna to do?

A:Boot from VHD startup repair failed

Try rolling back using System Restore from System Recovery Options

If this fails you may need to reinstall.

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Hi, My friend has gotten a virus in which it shows STartup repair and basically goes in infinite boot. Also it says BOOTMGR is missing please help!

A:STartup repair/ Infinite Boot

Hello, what version of windows is this? Vista or 7? Do you have the installation DVD or a repair disk?

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Here are the problem details of startup repair.


Problem event nameStartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01
Problem signature 02
Problem signature 03
Problem signature 04
Problem signature 05
Problem signature 06
Problem signature 07
Problem signature 08
locale ID

A:Cant boot into windows, startup repair cant fix.

Have you checked the integrity of the disc?

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Every time I try to boot my pc it crashes and recommends I enter startup repair. It's an Acer T180 running Vista Home premium and I'd appreciate any help I can get.

A:Windows won't boot and startup repair can't fix it.

Hello Fjork and welcome to the forums

Does booting into safe mode work?


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Hi there

Everytime I turn on my laptop the loading bars go through and then it loads up startup repair which tries to search for errors and a few times it has attempted repairs too. But every time it says:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
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In the view problem details it has this information:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 196611
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
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When I click Finish on that, it just shuts down and the same thing happens again when I turn it back on. I have tried to enter Safe Mode and Last Known Good Config but the same problem occurs.

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

Upgrade has been disabled

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

A:Can't boot - Startup repair loop

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Startup repair wont boot up

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

I would have just used a cd.

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

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Start up repair problem signature reads as follows:
Problem Signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairv2
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem signature 03: 3
Problem signature 04: 65537
Problem signature 05: unknown
Problem signature 06: BadDriver
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 3
Problem signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
System specs are as follows:
Toshiba Satellite P105-S9339
Core 2 Duo 2GHz T7200, 2GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Vista Ultimate 32bit
Gforce Go 7900gs

When I boot at the Thoshiba screen (options to boot into setup/multiboot) there are green lines going vertically through the screen. It will not boot if that is the case. It then initializes start up repair which gives me the error above. I have tried to restore from earlier points to no avail. I have reinstalled vista from my disks at which point it worked for a minor peroid of time and this started to happen again. Virus? Once In awhile it will boot without the green vertical lines and will start up just fine, but this appears to be random. I would appreciate any help that can be provided. Thank you.

A:Startup Repair and failure to boot.

Your Startup Repair log shows a bad driver as the cause - and you're having video problems - so it's not a far reach to figure that the video drivers may be the cause.

Can you boot into Safe Mode? To do this, try rapidly tapping the F8 key just before the Windows Splash Screen shows up.

If you get in, try Safe Mode with Networking Support - and then download a new copy of your video drivers from the video card manufacturer's website (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc).

Then uninstall your current video drivers through Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program. Then install the new drivers and see if that helps.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite L875D-S7332 Part No. PSKFQU-008003 With Windows 8 x64 Preinstalled. I created a Startup Repair Disk with a DVD. My problem is i cannot boot from this DVD. I changed the Bios to boot from DVD but it still doesn't work! Can Anyone help me? Thank You, heaven5733

A:Cannot Boot From Startup Repair Disk

Reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware, back to the old setting.

Boot the DVD from the One Time Boot Menu, in UEFI mode.

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After a random freeze I had to restart the machine via a button push and was confronted by a continuous repair loop. After some considerable investigation I found two errors on my SSD boot hard drive, I tried to start in safe mode and try a system restore. Neither worked. I edited the registry using advice about changing the BOOTMGR. This had the undesired result of completely locking me out of the advanced windows options menu as any option chosen brings me to windows failing to load and a black screen. I tried booting with my windows 7 DVD in the drive (which worked before the registry editing) but after loading brings me to another black screen. 
So just to recap:
- I can't load the Windows 7 DVD at startup and therefore cannot reinstall windows.
- I cannot edit the registry or change the settings for booting as pressing any of the F8 options does not work.
- Loading windows brings up this info:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware blah blah...
Insert windows installation disc and restart...Then below that it says:File \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
In the advanced windows options menu the 'repair' option is missing.
I obviously have windows 7 it's the 64bit version it's on a Sandisk SSD for boot, while I have my files on a seperate hard drive.
At this moment I would love a fix- if not then I suspect a new SSD and a reinstall of windows is on the cards...
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A:Boot failure after startup repair loop.

What makes/made you think that your SSD has/had a problem?
When trying to overcome a problem that only concerns the Windows drive...I suggest temporarily removing all other hard drives, leaving only the optical drive and the Windows drive.

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install AC 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show me startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk... still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now conveniently lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
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A:Solved: Can't boot into Windows, Startup Repair can't fix.

You borrowed a Win 7 disk? Is it a legal copy? Where did you get the activation key? Win 7 stops working after a period of time if it is not activated. If it's an illegal copy, you won't find help here.

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Hi there,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista. It keeps looping to Startup Repair and it will not boot up even when I select Start Windows Normally. I suspect the MBR is corrupt. Can anyone help me?

Thank you!

A:Vista Looping to Startup Repair and Will Not Boot

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 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 your computer menu item. Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next. Select your user account an click Next. To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc: Insert the installation disc. Restart your computer. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings. Click Repair your computer. Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next. Select your user account and click Next. On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options: Startup Repair System Restore Windows Complete PC Restore Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Command Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt [*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter. [*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open. [*]Select "Computer"... Read more

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

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

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

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

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


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Hi everyone,

I'm typing this from my blackberry so please excuse any typing errors etc.

This is currently my only access to the internet so if possible please avoid from suggesting download links etc for certain programs and whatnot as I'm rather limited with what I can do.

My problem:

recently my laptop got a virus (not the first time, I'm a download junkie, I bring it upon myself)

The other night it all froze up so I had to force it into shutdown (holding the power key)

Upon trying to reboot it goes straight to the Startup Repair menu.

Yes, I know there is a guide about how it works but after reading it, I'm still confused.

I've had a similar problem before involving a crash dump/bluescreen error but it somehow fixed itself.

Anyway. During Startup Repair, it finds no apparent way of dealing with the unknown problem

I'm then of course given the options of command prompt, system restore, windows memory diagnostics etc etc.

None of the options are helping.

System restore - I have no system restore points to allocate
Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settings
Memory diagnostics - I run the test(s) and all it does is reboot, and go back to Startup Repair after finding no apparent errors.
Command prompt - I'm not a whizz with it so I'm not sure if any commands would help. CHKDSK certainly isn't doing anything to help.

I don't have a Vista OS disc. All I have iis the following:

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A:Laptop won't boot. Startup Repair keeps looping.

Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settingsYou can go to friend, download a Linux Live ISO, burn it on cd, boot it on your laptop and transfer all important data to pendrives, external harddisks etc.

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Hi All

I have a HP dv6500t CTO notebook running windows vista home premium 32 bit.

Recently i replaced the HDD on the notebook and recieved two restore disks from HP, to restore the system to its original factory settings.

I restored the system, and it worked fine, but now, everytime I restart the system, startup repair runs. If I restart the system the system boots properly, but if i **** down the system and then start after say 2-3 hrs, start up repair runs again.

I am at my wits end and any help would be much appreciated

A:Startup repair runs everytime I boot

Hello sporadic77, welcome to Vista forums!

Have you made sure that all connections are good at the SATA cable? Maybe the cable is bad.

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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

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

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

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

Please finish the thought.

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

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


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I have a Gateway 64 bit tower that had been functioning just fine, but it was running IE8. I downloaded and attempted to install IE9, but it wouldn't install because the OS was only on SP1. So I downloaded SP2.

After it completed, the computer rebooted itself and after the splash screen it displayed a series of little one line items on the now black screen. Finally it showed !! 0xc0190036 !! 1343/87277 faultrep.dll.

And it just stayed there. After 15 minutes of not moving I held in the power button, and hoped that it would boot normally. It did not. Again with the 1 line items, and again with it stopping at the faultrep.dll error (same numbers as before).

I then rebooted and tapped F8 getting the startup options screen and assumed that a quick 'Repair your computer' would do the trick. It never went beyond the splash screen. An hour later I again held in the power button.

It won't boot in safe mode or last good config or directory restore, so I put in the Vista 64 disk, clicked on Repair which initiated a startup repair. It has now been running for just under 48 hours. And of course, it can't be canceled. And of course, I can't get to the command prompt or system restore options until this completes.

It seems ridiculous to think about having to reinstall Vista just because I tried to update Internet Explorer.

Is there ANY way to get directly to the Advanced Options screen so I can do a restore? Or a chkdsk? Or an sfc /scannow? Or is there another t... Read more

A:Used Disk to Boot Vista 64 - Startup Repair Won't End

How important is the software and data on the PC for the girl?

SP2 Install Error - !! 0xc0190036 !! 1343/87277 fault rep.dll


Where did you get SP2 from? Sounds like the OS has become corrupted.

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I shut off my computer earlier today and when I tried to turn it back on, it will not load beyond the blue login screen. I've tried starting it in safe mode but again, it won't go beyond the blue login screen. I've tried repairing it and it says that there is no problem. When I try to run the command prompt, it says hat it can not complete the task because a system repair is in process. Please help me, I have important files om there for clients.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, startup repair won't work.

Hello MahLiiSah and welcome to Seven Forums.

I found this Microsoft Answers thread that may help you. Particularly about using Ubuntu (or any other live Linux CD) to access your important files.

Windows 7 will not boot, startup repair, recovery disk useless. - Microsoft Answers

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I recently tried to install Rollback Rx on my windows 7 Professional Desktop, it told me after I installed it that the program didn't have a signed digital driver or something, which I didn't think would be a problem. It then asked me if I wanted to restart my system, which I said yes.

Rollback Rx started before windows booted up, trying to install. After a half hour, it hadn't even gotten past 0%, so I hit escape, and that's when my problems started. It tries to boot and I get a quick BOD, but it only flashes and doesn't give me enough time to read it, my computer will not start. It asks me if I want to run Startup repair, which I say yes to, but that can not fix it either. It says Startup Repair can not repair this computer automatically under problem details I have:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200026
Problem Signature 05: Autofailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: No root cause
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID 1033

Then it has the privacy statement URL, which I can not access, because I can't start the computer.

A:Windows 7 won't boot-startup repair information

Try and boot into your recovery partition or with your Windows DVD and select "Windows System Restore" if available.

Regards. . .



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I am running windows 7 on my desktop and I can't get it to start.
When I try startup repair on the "windows error recovery" screen it will go to a windows loading files screen, load the bar, and back to the windows error recovery screen.

If I try to choose starting normally it will go to the starting windows screen, then to a hp menu screen where you see all the f_ otions, then a raid options window, them again back to the windows error recovery screen.

I've tried a restore and it didn't fix the problem. Also, all the diagnostic tests come up as everything is working.

The only thing is, after trying to run the repair a few times, I got this:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16380
Sig 2: " "
Sig 3: unknown
Sig 4: -1
Sig 5: system disk
Sig 6: q
Sig 7: NoOsInstalled
Os version: 6.1.7600.
Locale I'd: 1033

I don't know what any of that means.
I'm willing to restore to factory settings and see of that works if I can back up my files... Which o also don't remember how to do, but I'd rather not.
Any suggestions?

A:System won't boot: startup repair offline?

Sig 6 is 1 not q. Sorry, I'm typing on my iPod.

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Newest laptop in the family refuses to boot up. Never done this before today. Ran Startup repair and it won't repair automatically.

I'm looking for a place to start. Here are the problem signatures that came up.

Problem event name: startupRepairOnline
Problem signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 unknown
Problem signature 04 21200508
Problem signature 05 AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 5
Problem signature 07 CorruputAcl
OS Version 6.1.7600.
Locale ID 1033

A:Windows 7 64-bit won't boot startup repair failed

More info these were in the diagnosis details These were the root causes found:

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\Dumpata.sys are not proper.

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\dumpfve.sys are not proper.

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\dxapi.sys are not proper.

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My computer is a HP pavilion M7750N with vista was using it today walked away and came back and the screen was black with a blinking curser. I couldn't do anything else so I had to hold the on/off button.

When I turned on the computer it says " windows error recovery" and I launch windows startup repair. It says Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

I tried restarting to a restore point but it says there are to restore points.

I put the vista disk in selected "repair computer -> command prompt and entered chkdsk /r and it says "the type of the file system is NTFS. cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is right protected.

I have a back up computer but I would love to get this one working again even if it just to back up photos and emails since the last time I backed up.

Any help would be appreciated!!

A:Computer won't boot up and startup repair doesn't help

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