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Windows 7 - To disabled Startup Repair on computers with BitLocker intalled

Q: Windows 7 - To disabled Startup Repair on computers with BitLocker intalled

We are looking at disabling the Startup Repair on all Windows 7 computers across the organization.
Some of these computers, has BitLocker installed on them.
Few Questions:
1. Will disabling Startup Repair bring any impact to computers with BitLocker installed?

2. Does Startup Repair cause computer to disjoin the domain?
3. Is there a way to disable Startup Repair using SCCM? or is it better to do it via GPO?
Thank you

Best Regards,

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 - To disabled Startup Repair on computers with BitLocker intalled

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.)


We want to Disable Startup Repairs on all Windows 7 computers with BitLocker Enabled. Because we have thousands of computers out there, we would like to avoid BitLocker from asking for Recovery Password upon restart & detecting there are changes made on the BIOS.
Disable Startup Repair will be pushed via a gpo startup script.

We tried manage-bde -off C: -- however, it does not fit the purpose as it took times to decrypt C: and when we turned BitLocker back on manage-bde -On C:, BitLocker is asking for Recovery Password key.

Is there a way to achieve for BitLocker machine not asking for Recovery Password when detect a change on BIOS? and can that be achieve via GPO/SCCM?

Thank you

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Has anyone try to disable Startup Repair for Windows 7 Enterprise computers using SCCM? Could you please share some ideas how to achieve this?

Thank you

Best Regards,

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Hello, need help.

My computer froze while my Chrome browser was on and I had to bail out using the power key and Windows Startup Repair ran for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit edition. After this, I must say my computer is not acting the same way. Usually, my Acer Aspire 5472Z laptop would always work well whenever it got stuck and I bailed out pressing the power key, but now it seems that it needs to go through the startup repair each time.

It's hanging for longer durations and my Windows Defender would not start until I go into the safe mode. I ran the scan on Windows Defender and it did not detect malware. Same was the case with Spybot S&D, which only pointed out harmless entries associated with usual Windows programs. However, in the normal mode, Spybot S&D is prompted to be out of date.

In Windows Defenser, the original message reads:

A problem caused this program's service to stop. To start the service, click the Start now button or restart your computer.

Interrupted scans and disabled antivirus after Windows Startup Repair
When I try starting Windows Defender service in normal mode, I get this error.

This program's service has stopped. You can start the service manually or restart your computer, which will start the service. (Error Code: 0x800106ba)

The Windows Defender started working in the Normal mode actually but I was left with an uncompleted scan with blue screens of death with some .sys file cited as teh reason.

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Hello, need help.

My computer froze while my Chrome browser was on and I had to bail out using the power key and Windows Startup Repair ran for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit edition. After this, I must say my computer is not acting the same way. Usually, my Acer Aspire 5472Z laptop would always work well whenever it got stuck and I bailed out pressing the power key, but now it seems that it needs to go through the startup repair each time.

It's hanging for longer durations and my Windows Defender would not start until I go into the safe mode. I ran the scan on Windows Defender and it did not detect malware. Same was the case with Spybot S&D, which only pointed out harmless entries associated with usual Windows programs. However, in the normal mode, Spybot S&D is prompted to be out of date.

In Windows Defenser, the original message reads:

A problem caused this program's service to stop. To start the service, click the Start now button or restart your computer.

Interrupted scans and disabled antivirus after Windows Startup Repair
When I try starting Windows Defender service in normal mode, I get this error.

This program's service has stopped. You can start the service manually or restart your computer, which will start the service. (Error Code: 0x800106ba)

The Windows Defender started working in the Normal mode actually but I was left with an uncompleted scan with blue screens of death with some .sys file cited as teh reason.

I also have Avast antivir... Read more

A:Interrupted scans and disabled antivirus after Windows Startup Repair

UPDATE: I have been able to reinstall Avast, but the scans are not being credibly completed in normal mode of Windows. The boot time scan does not run and you can't scan in the safe mode.

Earlier, tried doing it with networking on and everything hangs and no keyboard commands work. Windows explorer disappears. All I see is a dialog box with the title Microsoft Windows. This application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait. Do you want to end the process? Buttons: End Process, Cancel. In this situation, I am not even able to restart the computer, and I don't want to shut down by pressing the power button to avoid the Windows Repair.

Lately, running scans with wi-fi turned off. Systems acting in a more stable manner. But it's yet to be seen how it continues to behave. Antivirus is the biggest worry at the moment, as well as the possibly well hidden malware. No serious results in Spybot S&D.

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Noticed that after BitLocker enabled computers
received the gpo to Disable Repair Startup. The compiter is asking for
BitLocker Recovery Password everytime the computer restart.
Is this normal behaviour?
Is there a workaround?


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Yesterday my laptop went had to go through startup repair and it is still running after 1 day (it says it is repairing disks errors and this may take a few hours) and then the next day my desktop had to go through startup repair (startup repair is finished on desktop and computer is working)
Both computers turned themselves off and then when I turned them back on a few minutes later (i thought it could possibly be an overheating issue) they needed to go through startup repair.
Both computers are also on the same home network, but i'm not sure if that has anything to do to with it.
Please help me fix this problem! I'm writing this from the only other laptop I have!

A:Startup Repair Needed on Two Computers

Are all 3 computers networked?
Seems odd that 2 out of 3 are afflicted, but the 3d is not.

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I've had this computer since 2006 and bought it at Office Depot. Vista Home Basic x32/Compaq Presario pc SR5010NX and this message popped up after a restart. I don't know what else to do since I followed the directions and even tried the use the recovery discs I purchased from HP last year. I also tried to boot the computer in safe mode and it came back to this blue screen. Nothing works please help!

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A:Startup Repair Disabled

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources

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Is there a way to Disable Startup Repair to all BitLocker Enabled Windows 7 computers without having BitLocker asking for Recovery Password upon restart and detect there is change on the BIOS?

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Hello everyone.  I searched for this problem every way I could think of and I can't find anyone talking about it on here (or anywhere else online) so I'm starting this thread.  Here's what I can tell you:
A few days ago I restarted my computer using "restart" in Windows (can't remember why) and when I came back to it, startup repair was running.  I didn't select it or anything, it was just up and scanning when I came back to the computer.  I decided Windows must have had a reason to do it, so I let it go.  
Here's my problem:  I have been running the computer with RAID 1 since I built it.  The motherboard (Asus P6X58D) has a built-in RAID controller.  Windows is on this RAID array as are all of my files (no other hard drives in the computer).  Startup repair seemed to be taking forever so I left my house and ran some errands.  When I came back home, Windows was on the login screen.  I logged in, opened Windows Explorer, and instead of there being just a Local Disk C: (and D: the DVD-rom) there's now a System Reserved E: (a boot partition assigned a drive letter) and a Local Disk F:  From what I can tell, startup repair somehow changed my BIOS setting from RAID to IDE and Windows 7 is now seeing one of the 2 RAID 1 hard drive as C: (everything that was on the RAID array) and the former mirror as F:
What's weird is that F: is not even close to being a perfect mirror of C:  It had at least... Read more

A:Startup repair disabled my RAID 1 and made it 2 drives + a boot partition?

FWIW:  Sounds to me like your RAID broke first...then Windows reacted to that.
AFAIK, you must rebuild the RAID setup, then reinstall Win 7, just as you did initiatly.
If it were me...I'd run diagnostics on the drives in question...before insvesting any effort.
It's your decision whether to ditch the RAIS or not.  IMO, there's more uncertainty in any RAID than there is with today's reliable.backup/cloning programs.

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a toshiba laptop, windows vista basic, started it and was going to take off norton and mcafee it came with and put a coujple of programs on so went to the accounts and click to disable the uac so it wouldn't ask about administrator all the time and went to restart the computer and now it won't bring windows up, acts like it is trying but then just gives you a choice of F2 OR F12. I tried safe mode and when you try to get into the admin account it says it has been disabled and if I try the account that had the name on it it just acts like it is going to try to boot but just goes as far as giving you a choice for the F2 OR F12, I tried the guest account same thing, am I going to have to put the system back on again or is there a way to get bvack in? I tried system restore it says there is no restore point, tried the last know good configuration and it didn't work. tried the fix startup problems and it went through a few things when I clicked finish it still didn;'t start, Can someone help me with this? If I have to do a clean install there is a recovery disk with it and a driver disk do you do it the same as you would windwos xp? Please hellp When I first started it it started up fine, I must have turned the account off not knowing it. I went into the user account and disabled the UAC and clicked ok and it said it had to restart so I said ok and thats when all this happened.

A:Windows Vista basic-disabled the UAC -won't startup now-says account disabled-Please

Yes, a restore disk with restore your PC back to its clean state as if you got it new. Not sure why its preventing you from logging in, some sort of configuration error. Pleasse note, if you use the restore disk, you lose any data on the HD.

If data is important, try using a Live Linux CD and boot from that, then you can access the HD and copy files of it before using the restore CD.

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Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot load, chkdsk freezes, sfc scan cannot perform the requested operation

Hi, I cannot start my Windows 7 at all. With power on, the system tries to load up but: ' windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause'. Trying to open safe mode or last good configuration doesn't work, it goes automatically to startup repair but after about an hour trying it says ' Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer ' (tried a few times). After another reboot with a windows 7 repair disk in the drive I managed to open the recovery manager from the DVD instead of the HDD and tried all the options - system recovery does not work, i have no previous images of the system, I ran a scan on the memory - it was all clear but still windows not starting. Then I did CHKDSK and it froze at 11% on stage 4 of 5, that happened a couple of times so I decided to run an sfc scannow but another error: 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation'. So I'm totally stuck and don't know where to go next, I've got no windows installation disk, only repair disk. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

A:Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of the computer,is just a repair disc or is it a recovery disc does your machine have a recovery partition,have you tried removing and reseating the ram or running any diagnostic test like memtest 86 + or seatools for dos

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All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. When it gets to the "Windows" screen with the small moving dots that form the windows logo, it crashes just as they start their animation.

I've tried using Startup Repair, as well as command line repair (possibly the same thing?), but they are telling me that they aren't finding anything wrong. Also reverting to a previous state results in an error and I can't do a system restore because I have no system restore points. I was able to backup all of my most important files, thanks to that excellent guide on here which tells you how to use the "load driver" window to do it. So, I'm confident that my hard-drive is still mostly functional, since searching through it went fine, with no corrupt files or anything noticed. At first I thought the problem was something other than my hard-drive/installation, so I put my hard-drive into another computer (which was working fine) and experienced the same problem.

I read about the "repair install" option and got really excited that this might fix my problem. However, I read that you can only do it while logged in (which, again, I cannot do) and this was confirmed when I tried to do it anyway. This sounds like the perfect option for me, but I can't get the computer to let me log in, whether in safe mode or not.

Does anyone have any other ideas about what I can do? I'd really like to avoid doing a fresh install of Windows 7, if at al... Read more

A:Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install

Have you tried running a sfc\ scannow from command prompt?

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

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

Kind regards

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

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

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

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

Everything you need is in the following links.


Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

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


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

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

Have more questions, just ask

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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'm trying to decrypt a USB drive that gives this error: The BitLocker encryption on this drive isn't compatible with your version of windows. Try opening the drive using a newer version of Windows. 
When I go to run the Bitlocker Repair Tool I get the error message: Installer encountered an error 0x80096002. The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found.

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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, just recently I installed Kaspersky total security 2016 anti-virus software, the following day I was unable to bootup.
I could only get has far has ' startup repair , after a short scan I received the error message, ' startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically '
And gave me two options, - send information about this problem ( recommended )  & don't send, but I was unable to select ( mouse did not function )
So I realised that I needed to erase my ' c ' drive and reinstall windows7 , fortunately I have backup.
But the problem is, I don't know how to access 'c ' drive to erase and reinstall win7

So ( not being very technical ) I contacted Kaspersky technical support, for assistance.
They emailed me the download for their rescue disc, and instructions of how to run the disc, so I copied it to disc and usb stick.
Using the rescue disk, I am able to copy my backup files on 'c '  
But I cannot see an option with the rescue disc for wiping the ' c ' drive clean and reinstalling win7?
Have since asked Kaspersky support, replied but not answered.
Can anyone assist please

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Fooling around on my laptop ( Acer Aspire 5920 ) last night, set it down for a few minutes while I went to the kitchen and came back to it frozen.

Had to force it to reboot by holding the power button, and when it rebooted it took me to the 'Startup Repair' screen, and then tells me after a few minutes of looking busy that 'Windows Cannot Repair this computer automatically.' I've made 17 repair attempts so far. Apparently my last successful boot time was in 2008.. which is a lie, aha.

I would very much like to save a few files from the computer if it's going to need a complete format, there's a good couple of years worth of writing and artwork that I'd be heartbroken to lose.

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

A:Startup Repair - Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

I've also run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool under someone's recommendation but it doesn't seem to have detected any problems.

I've purchased a recovery .iso from neosmart, but it refuses to boot from USB saying 'Disk Error, press any key to restart', and it ignores me trying to tell it to boot from CD. I don't have any recovery software that's been provided with my laptop, it's just disappeared into the ether if I ever had any.

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Hello, it's nice to meet you all. I'm posting because I have been unable to boot my ASUS U52F laptop, which runs Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) and Internet Explorer 11. The PROBLEM:I have been unable to boot my laptop since December 9th or so. When I power on, I sometimes I get an initial boot screen that says "Starting Windows" and then a blue screen that says Windows must be shut down.  Other times I boot up and my computer goes to "Windows Error Recovery" where I can either 1. "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally".  Choosing #1 leads to a failedn startup attempt and causes the computer to shut off. Option #2 takes me to the Startup Repair dialogue box.Then it attempts to repair and produces the error code "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically"I have tried logging on as a local user providing an administrator password, with the same failed result. Most RECENT CHANGES:On December 6th, I asked my niece to help me import my contact list from my phone into an excel spreadsheet on my computer. After hours of searching for how to do it through iTunes and gmail and failing, I came across a free software called Copy Trans. I downloaded the software... I think from this website but I can't be sure: http://www.copytrans.net/download.php The software never seemed to successfully sync with my phone. Then my niece used my computer for her school work. She either uploaded or reinitialized something called Vuze software to downl... Read more

A:Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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

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AS the title says, my PC went into hibernation a few days ago and wouldn't wake up. So i had to do a plug switch turn off.

Now when it boots up , it goes into startup repair but i get the message
''Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically''

then i have to send or don't send an error report
then i get 6 options , i cant remember them off top of my head.

I have Windows 7 Professional
but i've long lost the disc, apparently system restore doesn't work either it always fails for some reason.
p.s i ran checkdisk and that didn't find anything wrong, although there clearly is.
( upon boot up now if i press F8 i get the option of 3 startups, now i'm only guessing but 1 and 2 are a jumble of numbers and letters and 3 is normal startup i think . only option 2 works and i boot normally. if i don't press F8 though i get all that malarky above )

What else could it be ?
How do i fix this ?

A:Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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I started my PC yesterday, and it goes straight to startup repair which fails to fix it every time.
It starts up normally with the HP logo but then it says "Windows is loading files" and goes to startup repair.
I don't have the windows 7 CD and I dont have a restore point to go back to... I tried booting windows 7 from a usb stick but it just went to the startup repair again tho (maybe i didnt do it right, used rufus on a windows 7 iso then simply plugged it in on my pc)
Couldn't get to advanced boot options even while mashing the F8 key nonstop since I turned the computer on. The only thing that seems somehow useful is the command prompt, that for some reason using X:\windows\system32> instead of the usual C.
I'm really lost at that point and any help would be great

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I am pretty sure that a virus cause this, right before my computer shut down on it's own my anti virus popped up and said that a Trojan was found but I didn't have to do anything. Then the computer shut down and when it restartrd started to load files and then go into startup repair, only it couldn't fix it. I tried a restore, but again it said that the startup files wern't there. I just quickly scanned the diagnostic details and noticed something that said "boot critical file C:\CI.dll is corrupt".

I am so worried I won't be able to fix this and will lose everything! Any help is so greatly appreciated!!


A:Startup Repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

Reinstall Windows. It's faster and easier. I never do a system repair. Usually installing windows , drivers and most of the useful programs takes about 2 hours and finally You have a new system. Virus scan and system repair takes much longer, and it's not so successful .

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Hello Support,
I have a disk divided into 2 partitions and enabled Bitlocker. I have Bitlocker recovery key on the first partition (installed Windows 7) but do not have key on the second partition. When I turn on computer, it always ask me input Bitlocker recovery key
for these 2 partitions. I cannot startup computer to Windows. Could you please help?

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kindly let me know script to check admin share is disabled or not 
assume i have list of machines how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

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I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 on the same login.

I have been modifying network settings, and I have noticed that if my laptop has network discovery totally disabled, but I enable it on my desktop, my desktop can start accessing the laptops files. The same thing works vice versa.

Is this because both computers use the same login? Otherwise this seems like a big security flaw! How do I fix this?

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Okay, so I tried to disable unimportant startup programs for 7 by using Autoruns for Windows. Apparently I disabled something crucial because now the computer won't start up at all. I can't get past the startup repair screen, and I don't have any images or system restore points to revert back to. Here's my problem details from Startup Repair:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: same
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21203910
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID

Obviously I'm an idiot, but is there anything I can do? I can't get beyond the startup repair screen, I've started with f8 and tried safe mode, none of that works. Any help will be truly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Startup Failure, Disabled Startup Programs

In my opinion, once you get to a point where even startup repair fails, the easiest way is to start again.

So, back up your data. One way you can do this is by using Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Then wipe the drive with Killdisk and install Windows again.


Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

Boot from the CD/USB and wipe the drive - be careful which drive you are wiping, as it is designed to make data recovery near impossible

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I have an HP DV6-2150us laptop about 1.5 yrs old. It runs Win 7 64-bit. All of a sudden, it won't boot up.

I don't have any flash drives or external hardware devices connected, but I did recently upgrade Norton 360 to a newer version, and also installed some software updates - don't remember exactly which ones - might have been Windows updates, Flash, Java, etc. But it was acting funny before those updates too.

When booting up, it goes straight into Startup Repair. After no more than a few minutes, it says Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Then it launches the HP Recovery Manager.

Here's the error message I get from 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: 21200956
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

The Problem Signatures are sometimes different - this is the most recent one.

If I try to close Recovery Manager, it forces a reboot and stats the Startup Repair all over again.

I tried System Restore, but it was unsuccessful with several different restore points.

It won't boot up in Safe Mode, or Last Known Good Configuration, etc.

I was able to launch the File Backup Program from the HP Recovery Manager, and back up the hard drive.... Read more

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer

Wondering if it would have been better to post this in the HDD hardware forum?

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I have the weirdest problem with this computer I built over a year ago. Sometimes on boot up the windows logo will appear and then just hang there. The hard drive activity light stops blinking too. If I reset then it will come up say windows did not shutdown normally and wants to run startup repair. I select ok and it does its thing but in the end it comes back and says startup repair could not automatically fix windows. It states that if I have a recently attached device to the computer that I should remove it and restart. But that is not the case so I select the view diagnostic and repair details and it states in session details

System disk = \device\harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\windows
Autochk run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

I don't get it. Windows is on my C: drive. It is a crucial c300 ssd. My d: drive is my DVD burner and my E: drive is a Samsung hard drive.

What is going on here and how can I fix this?

A:Windows logo hangs, startup repair cannot repair windows

Check all of your cables and connections.

Test your hardware and work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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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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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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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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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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I have ordered my Copy of Windows 7 that comes out in October.

I have decided to install the Release Candidate and use it until then.

So far everything in compatible except for the following:

Green Print World (fails to install)

Zone Alarm (says I need to "upgrade" to Vista SP1, which I assume that it doesn?t recognize Windows 7)

Kodak Easy share Camera C813 (Kodak did say that they will release Windows 7 drivers in the future)

Does anyone use the above items, if so are you having problems? Can you even use them at all? If so what did you do to solve it?

Also, should I still be using security software I had before, like I had with Windows Xp?

Spyybot search and destroy
Spyware blaster
Super Antispyware

I am using Avira right now with no problems.

Also if i cant find a Windows 7 driver should i try to use a driver for Windows Vista?

A:Intalled Windows 7

For right now, using Vista drivers is working a majority of the time. I think you'll see a pretty big push from manufacturers to get drivers out there for their relevant products as Windows 7 is shaping up to be a big shift in the OS market (according to some sources). It make sense for these manufacturers to get their drivers out and circulating before or shortly after this goes live in Oct.


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I've been unable to access my custom build computer since around 5:00 yesterday. I chose to restart my computer at around that time just because it was slowing up a little and I usually do that to help, I had not installed any updates or new programs since 2 days ago when there had been a few windows updates.

Upon returning to my computer I noticed that it had been unable to startup and had gone straight into system repair with it being 'unable to repair this computer automatically.' I rebooted several times and noticed that it was not a visible BSOD but as soon as the 'starting windows' icon began to appear it went straight into startup repair. I tried to boot into safe mode, tried to load previous good configuration and all of the other advanced recovery options (including system restore/image and many command prompts).

This is what it shows after being unable to repair automatically:

Problem signature name:Startup repair offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

This diagnostic occurs every single time I run the startup repair. Also, command prompts I have tried using the WindowsRE command prompt and the one found on the 'repair your PC' option on the windows 7 installation disk are:

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A:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I tried installing windows 7 on my HCL laptop.
Installation terminated abruptly and on restarting i received the message
that BOOTMGR missing. I restarted the laptop with installation CD, tried windows repair option and got following messages:
startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically
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: -1
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: MissingBootManager
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

please suggest me what can be done to fix the problem or how can I have an absolute new windows. Data backup is not an issue. thanks a lot.

A:startup repair cannot repair in windows 7

Try installing Windows again. I'm guessing the installation failed, but after it left the hard drive unbootable.

At what point did the installation terminate? See my guide http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...solutions.html.

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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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just getting the black screen and the mouse pointer I've seen others posting about.  I've tried booting in safe mode with command prompt, but nuthin.  Help?

A:Accidentially disabled userinit.exe with Windows Repair - No Win 7 boot disk.

Do you have an HDD Recovery partition?
If so, boot into Recovery & select "Windows System Restore".  The restore to a prior period will hopefully fix this issue for you.
If no Recovery partition, you'll need to obtain Windows replacement media -
Regards. . .

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Hi ,
The Bitlocker autounlock for an External drive on my PC got disabled and it asks for Recovery key after i ran a PC Cleanup. It is not able to recognize my PC anymore. The worst part is i am not able to locate my Recovery Key.
I can try to recover files deleted by the cleanup tool but i am not sure which particular file stores the key information to help Bitlocker recognize my PC.
Please let me know if there is any other way i can unlock my Drive.

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Intalled Windows 7 onto dell Vostro 230 and now it says no network adapter. The computer on the very far right lower corner has a red X and when I trouble shoot it syas that there is no network adapter or improperly installed. I have no idea what to do. help please!

A:Intalled Windows 7 onto dell Vostro 230 and now it says no network adapter.

Hey,I wrestled with trying to find the right Broadcom NIC driver  for a Dell Vostro 230 for several days.  (This driver turned out to be an audio driver!)  Arrrrgh.  I finally found this download which did the trick.  [remove this]www.dell.com/.../DriversDetails[remove this]

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My PC at home is suffering from a serious issue, I've now pretty much given up on it and will have to re-install Windows (unless someone here can help me!!).

The problem started when I would startup Windows and soon after starting up, it would totally freeze. There didn't seem to be any pattern, or a particular program that would make it crash, and I'd have to restart, but it would do it every time. The problem worsened to a point where I couldn't get past the logon screen without it freezing, and now it will only get to the Windows XP 'loading' screen (black background with XP logo) then it will restart itself. It won't get past that, and I've given up on it.

Now at work, on a PC I set up for my boss a similar problem is occuring. On startup, Windows will display a 'Windows recovered from a serious error' message, and within a minute or two, Windows will completely sieze up, and I'll get a BSOD (I've disabled the automatic restart when it crashes).

It really is getting frustrating! I can't seem to do anything to fix it. On the 2nd PC, Windows won't stay functioning for long enough for me to install Spybot or something and run a scan. I'm starting to think it's a fault of mine or something I'm doing!

Please help TSF!

UPDATE: I've just just on the 2nd PC (my boss' PC) and have got a black screen with the following text come up before any Windows loading screens:

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A:Two computers now with the same problem...Windows freezes soon after startup...

Hello axemblack

Machine at work
It would have helped more if you had posted the BSOD error message,such as
STOP *****

That is a corrupted registry message and there is a fix for it. I don`t think this is a malware issue.
Try this


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I have a very nice gaming keyboard, I installed a better CPU fan a long time ago so now everytime the computer starts up I get "CPU FAN ERROR Press F1 to continue.", No problem there, except that my new keyboard is incapable of pressing F1 until it reaches the user selection. Anytime I press a button where I have to press F1 the light-up keys turn off until I let go of the key, but it doesnt do anything.

What can I do to make this keyboard work from the start?, its very annoying that I have to goto my other computer and take out the keyboard, just to plug it in to press F1 everytime I need to start up this computer.

A:Keyboard is disabled until windows startup.

Plug in the other keyboard, go into the CMOS setup and disable "Halt on all errors."


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Hello,This is my first post, so I'm sorry if I leave out any required information. I did a search for this problem and other people have asked about it, but I couldn't find anything that described a possible malware infection. I developed this problem after visiting some questionable websites:At startup, I started getting the message that Windows Firewall is turned off and "Your computer may be at risk." When trying to enable it manually I get a message "Due to an unidentified problem windows firewall settings cannot be displayed." But immediately after that, the firewall turns on by itself. Then I got a message saying that updates are ready for my computer and asking me to click to install. I still haven't installed those updates. I'm worried that this is a symptom of some malware I picked up from a website. I am running Windows XP Home 2002 SP3.Here is my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:29:14 PM, on 11/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WIND... Read more

A:Windows Firewall Disabled at Startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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