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Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

Q: Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

Hello all,
I am looking for some advice on how to fix my computer please.
These are my specs:
Dell XPS 420 about three years old.
Windows Vista 32 bit running SP2 with OEM disc without SP 1 or 2
Raid mirror configuration
Shut down normally about three days ago, today went to start it up and it went immediately to Startup Repair which was unsuccessful.
I cannot boot into safe mode (no restore points found- I know they are there because I check them regularly)
I cannot boot from the OEM disc
Debugging mode does not work
Last known configuration does not work
I did boot into the diagnostics screen (F2 or F12, I can't remember) and it did a diagnostic on the hardware so I think my hard drives and memory are ok.
I tried startup repair again and it just now gives up after about 20 seconds and says it can't repair my computer.
When I try to 'start windows normally', it starts, the Dell logo comes up, the white bar loads, then the Intel Array info comes up, then the screen with the little green thingie runs back and forth then it goes to a really quick blue screen that says my computer is being shut down to protect it. It goes by so quick I can't read all of it but there is no information there that tells me anything about what is wrong.
I tried Startup repair one last time and when it said it couldn't repair my computer there were error details at the bottom of the screen:
Problem event name: Startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Autofailover
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 3: 6
Problem signature 4: 196611
Problem signature 5: Bad driver
Problem signature 6: Bad driver
Problem signature 7: 0
Problem signature 8: 3
Problem signature 9: Wrp Repair
Problem signature 10: 2
OS: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Local ID 1033

Any help at all would be very appreciated.
Thank you
Edit: PS I forgot to say that the computer was working beautifully up til this point. No new software, hardware, upgrades or any changes at all.
Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

Looks like a BSOD (blue Screen) Please follow instructions and we will see if we can help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hey,

Since yesterday I've been trying to get my pc (running Vista Home Premium x32) up and running again, after the 2nd bsod this week. After the first bsod my pc booted like nothing has happened, but now, whatever I try, it only boots into startup repair.

That wouldn't be a problem, but every time it "looks for problems" only to return that "Vista cannot solve these problems - click 'Ok' to shut down bla bla". I've been googling and found that the problem is more common, but nowhere have I found a good detailed solution. Many hints were given though, that it would be best to use a Vista recovery disc.

However, my DVD drive has never worked properly; even when it sees and detects the drive in the BIOS and Boot menu, and even when it's the only thing selected to boot from, it will still only boot to startup repair.

So I spent the rest of today making a bootable usb key. I followed instructions meticulously (I got a Vista Repair .ISO) and now my pc detects the key, and I can select to boot from it, and the first few steps go as they should (Select USB to boot in BIOS etc), as soon as I select that I want to load the Vista repair utilities, it continues to load as it's done all day and go straight to startup repair.

In other words, my pc will only go for startup repair, which does nothing good, regardless of what I do. It won't boot in safe mode, it won't boot from the Vista boot CD I made, it won't boot from my USB key, no matter what way I set my BIOS.... Read more

A:Vista only boots to startup repair

"I don't want to reinstall Vista and lose all my files"

That's why you should always have backups on a different drive, then re-installing Windows would always be an option without losing anything.

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When computer boots up, it automatically goes to the Startup Repair tool, which searches for a problem but then concludes that it "cannot be automatically repaired".

I've tried booting in Safe Mode, same problem. I've also attempted to recover the "Last Known Good Configuration" but that hasn't given me any success either.

After the Startup repair tool fails to repair the problem I can view the details of the problem--it provides me with the following list.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have attempted the following tasks (which didn't solve the problem):

1.System Restore - Result: Cannot find a previous restore point

2.Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - Result: No problems found,
system reboots, and automatically goes to "Startup Repair" - Gives
the same dialog of problem details listed above.

3.Command Prompt - Result: tried bootrec /fixboot & bootrec
/fixmbr, but after restart it automatically goes to "Startup
Repair" - Gives the same dialog of problem details listed above.

4.Chkdsk - Result: No bad files or errors found. After reboot ... Read more

A:Please Help - Vista boots directly to Startup Repair Tool

It sounds like you have about exausted your options. If you have an actual Vista install disk, you could try:

Repair Install For Vista

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Hello,

First of all, thanks anyone for your help. I've come here twice over the last few years and gotten awesome help both times.

My parents laptop is having a problem I can not fix.

It's running Vista, I'm not sure which version.

Unfortunately my parents arent very computer savvy, so weren't helpful as to what caused the issue.

When I turn on the laptop it boots straight in "Startup Repair" window, "Startup repair is checking your system from problems" . This is the only window. The rest of the screen is blue. No task bar or start button or anything. After it runs, a new window pops up "Microsoft windows" which says "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Ms create solutions" Two options "send info or dont." Under the see problem details drop down it gives:

"problem event name: startup repair V2"
"auto fallover" and mentions "corrupt file" twice.

I click "dont send info" and it goes back to the startup repair. When i click the finish button, the computer turns off.

When I restart/reboot:

If I press F10, I get to "PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility" in which I ran "Hard disk self test" under the Diagnostics tab. It said everything on the hard disk was fine.

If I press F8 I get to "Advanced Boot Options"

Whether I select "repair your computer" "safe mode" "last known g... Read more

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Ok I got to a login window and picked user "owner" and entered the password.

It took my to the "System Recovery Options" window. I tried to restore it to a previous point, but "no restore points have been created..."

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When computer boots up, it automatically goes to the Startup Repair tool, which searches for a problem but then concludes that it "cannot be automatically repaired".

I've tried booting in Safe Mode, same problem. I've also attempted to recover the "Last Known Good Configuration" but that hasn't given me any success either.

After the Startup repair tool fails to repair the problem I can view the details of the problem--it provides me with the following list.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have attempted the following tasks (which didn't solve the problem):

1.System Restore - Result: Cannot find a previous restore point

2.Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - Result: No problems found,
system reboots, and automatically goes to "Startup Repair" - Gives
the same dialog of problem details listed above.

3.Command Prompt - Result: tried bootrec /fixboot & bootrec
/fixmbr, but after restart it automatically goes to "Startup
Repair" - Gives the same dialog of problem details listed above.

4.Chkdsk - Result: No bad files or er... Read more

A:Please Help -- Vista boots directly to Startup Repair Tool ...

I had the same problem with my Acer Aspire 6920G laptop. I finally used a Apricorn Live Wire and connected the hard drive directly to my desk top. I was able to see some files but none of the Picture files I had downloaded to the computer. I made an image of the drive using the supplied EZ Gig II software that came with the Apricorn hardware. I will return the computer to where it was purchased and hang on to the image in hopes that the future may advance something that will allow me to recover the data. I know that this doesn't help much......I posted a note like yours I think on Sunday but have not received any replies.

Tim

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Hello,

Windows will only boot into startup repair no matter what. The issue is startup repair was unable to fix the problem. Here is the log:

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: 21200782
Problem Signature 05: SystemDisk
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Thanks!

A:Windows only boots into startup repair

Please try here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

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Today, I decided to download SP1, since there was this application that required it. Anyways, it got downloaded without any problems, but while it was installing, it got stuck for over half an hour, but then completed the installation, which made me restart my PC.

However, after that, It booted into startup repair, telling me that Windows won't start and it couldn't fix any problems, which made me do a system recovery and boot up my PC, I also tried installing SP1 again, but had the same exact problem.

Here are the required data and If you need any more information, feel free to ask

I also didn't get any error codes.

A:PC boots up to startup repair after installing Windows 7 SP1

Hmm - not a common occurrence!
let's do a few basic checks before attempting another SP1 install

First - did you attempt the install from Windows Update, or from the standalone installer?


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Title says it all. Tried everything in CMD on Recovery disc but it still does not work.
Im trying to fix the laptop for over a month now. I need it working as soon as possibile!

A:Windows boots into Startup Repair which cannot fix the problem

You might need to do a complete reinstallation.Do you have backups of everything you need on the system?

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Hello,

My Windows 7 now refuses to boot properly and now only boots into startup repair. This started happening after I shrunk and moved the /dev/sda2 partition (on my computer, the C:\ drive), so I could install Ubuntu. I did notice that Windows failed to boot but I was stupid and didn't fix as soon as I realized. I installed Ubuntu (and with it, Grub) and now Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything and then displays some HP software that gives me a few options (none of which has helped). It may be important to note that I have the option to go to the command prompt.

I have tried all the fixes I have found on the internet (such as the various bootrec.exe commands) to no avail and am becoming desperate! Please help!

Thanks, RibShark.

A:Windows 7 boots into Startup Repair after moving partition.

Quote:
Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything


Silly question, but did you have the Windows OS Install Disc in the CD/DVD drive, when you were attempting to run the Startup Repair?

If not, please do that, ensure that your Boot Order is set to read discs (look in the BIOS) and try booting from the Windows disc again.

Also refer to Repairing the Master Boot Record via command prompt here.

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I have a Lenovo 0578CTO running Windows 7.

My computer will only boot into the Startup Repair and then it says it could not detect a problem.

I view the diagnostic and repair details and there are no error codes, but the "Root cause found:" is "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"

I can go into advanced options for system recovery and support.

I tried a System Restore, but received the error 0x80071a91.

Any suggestions??

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Hello,

recently I have bought new laptop Asus X52JC with i3 CPU , 3GB RAM, GeForce 310m etc. I installed Win7 Home Premium 32bits.
After a week computer began to hang up at windows 7 startup: "Please wait... message", no windows logo, full hdd activity and it stays here forever. I tried to launch windows repair, safe mode it just hangs with full hdd activity.
Only one thing worked: startup repair. It repairs computer about 2 hours and then it boots normaly. If i shut it down or restart, it works also. But next day, story begins all over again....
So, I reformated hard drive, reinstaled windows, all newest drivers from asus website and office with skype. Everything worked fine until the next day Problem is identical. The only one thing that is working for me now is startup repair. It repairs computer and works for one day

A:Boots to startup repair only

I downloaded Seagate tools for Windows and DOS. Both tests says:
Short DST - FAIL
Long DST - FAIL
Long Generic - FAIL

I guess my hardrive is bad...

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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.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-gb
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
bootrec.exe
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
Type
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.
Type
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,

So, I have a computer that I have to give to someone. The problem is, that every time I boot the computer up, it shows "Starting Windows" for just 1 second and immediately boots into Startup Repair. Startup Repair then fails to fix the error, but from the info I got, it seems that the registry is corrupted.
The things I have done:

1. Copy new files from the DVD to the config folder - Nothing changed.
2. Check the HDD for problems. Seagate SeaTools - Passed the long and the short test.
3. Check the RAM - Memtest86+ v5.01 - no errors.
4. How I got the error: First, I tried to install SP1, but it rolled back. Second, then I installed the drivers for the computer and restarted every single time it asked. Tried SP1 again, but this time I got this issue.

System specs for that computer are after slashes (for every part).
Sorry for any grammar mistakes.
P.S. Can't access the CMD from anything (From Startup Repair, from DVD).

A:Computer immediately boots into Startup Repair

Hi Haexagon,
As the comp hasn't got SP1 on it, and your passing it on.
Why not clean install, dont forget to change Bios order to DVD as first boot option.

Roy

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Hello all i have a problem with my laptop running windows 7. When i turn on my laptop it says "windows is loading files" then it briefly shows as if windows is starting up, then a window sayin startup repair comes up that reads "startup repair is checking your system for problems" and then it says "startup cannot repair this computer automatically" i Don't get a start bar or anything i can't even see the desktop i have tried to start it up many times and i always get the same screens i will appreciate any help you guys may provide

A:Computer boots to startup repair and no farther

Hello.

In order to know which route we should take to properly diagnose your issue please answer the following questions.

How long has this issue been occurring?

To your knowledge, have you been infected with malware recently?

Have you made any recent hardware or software changes to the machine?

What is the last thing you did before the issue began?

~Blade

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hi all need some help please booted up pc yesterday and was found with a screen saying startup repair that runs for about 30 mins and then it will say startup could not detect a problem press finish to restart so i do and get the same thing over again, when i try to go to safe mode i get the same screen ??? i cant even do a restore , anyone got a clue whatto do please ??? running win7 and cant get pasted the startup repair screen

thanks

tryed the win7 disk to repair i get to the system recovery options it scans for a bit then i get operating system win 7 the partition size and location (c) local disk i then clink on win7 and press next then i get a pop up saying this version of system recovery options is not compatible with this version of windows you are trying to repair ???

can see all files and folders on hdd when asked to add drives

A:screen saying startup repair every time it boots

if you upgraded to sp1 after making the recovery disk you will need to slipstream sp1 into the win 7 disk with vlite

Download - vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

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acer aspire, win7 home premium x64. it froze while using VLC (i had not downloaded or installed anything new), shut down, flashed a BSOD kernel error, then started an infinite startup repair loop. i have tried advanced boot options; all of them just begin running startup repair (which runs for hours and then hangs before it completes) except for debugging mode, which boots up just fine.

running a chkdsk now from the debug mode. previously i had put my HDD into an external so that i could run it through another comp and figure out if it was a hardware failure. the drive showed no filing system, so i ran recuva and backed up all the data. ran chkdsk /f and it repaired a couple bad sectors. then the drive opened normally, no errors. ran chkdsk R/ to be sure, but it hung on stage 4 for 8 hrs so i ended the process.

after replacing the hdd into the aspire and figuring out that i can boot into debugging mode, i'm re-running the chkdsk. it seems to have frozen again. is this an indication that the HDD is failing? should i just replace it and re-install win7?

A:startup repair loop - only boots into debugging mode

Hello hyukj,

You might see if this may be able to help with the startup repair loop.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So lately my computer's firewall has decided to not work so I searched around and eventually concluded on doing a upgrade reinstall.
As I didn't want to lose any of my files, drivers or programs.
All seemed like it went well until the computer rebooted for the last time before it reaches the
" Setting up for first use " dialog
Though before this was able to happen the computer went into a reboot loop with bsod 0x0000001E

After a large amount of reluctant clicking
The computer NOW only boots to the System Recovery Options window and the ONLY option is Startup Repair ; There is NO command prompt no diagnostics, nothing,
Just Startup Repair, in which start up repair is unable to do anything and continues to loop itself with a Don't send dialog

I have tried inserting the installation disk and accessing the Repair Computer but it presents an incompatibility error.

I have no F8 menu at all, (no safe mode, which I can't access anyway because the computer can't set up for first use).

Need any Assistance, all is welcome, thanks.

A:System immediately boots to Startup Repair - No access to F8

Please fill in your System Specs in bottom left corner of your post.

Running any OS without having your files backed up is careless. Running a Repair Install or Reinstall without backing up your files is reckless.

You can try to rescue your files now using step 9 in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
however I doubt there is anything to repair since the reinstall aparently failed.

So I would skip to running Factory Recovery or getting the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail) which will yield a perfect install if you stick with the methods and tools given.

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I apologize, I'm relatively new at support forums but I am concerned on the status of my Laptop.

Anyways, here's the deal. Last night I put my computer into hibernate (which I do every night, so this is a brand new occurrence) and this morning I turned it on, according to the start up screen, Windows failed to shut down properly and it asked me if I wanted to continue start up normally. I accepted. Then, it started up in System Repair mode (which was visually, safe mode) and apparently, fixed something. Everything runs fine afterwards but it's irritating me that something might be wrong with my Computer.

I checked my Hard drive manager, it said everything was "Healthy", I did a "SFC/Scannow" and that repaired some things, but not everything (according the CBS.log). I did a virus scan and then restarted (I can restart without an issue), but after that I tired to hibernate and the same issue persisted.

So it's related to Hibernating only.

I went to my Event Viewer to see if it would shed any light and in the critical section, these came up. http://i47.tinypic.com/4v1gd3.png They're at the same times this happened so could it be a power issue?

I have a warranty so I can get anything repaired but I personally don't want to wait if I can just fix the issue myself, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

A:System fails to shut down after Hibernate and boots w/Startup Repair

Sorry for the bump, but I'm really urgent on this. I hate having to shut down every time I stop using my computer.

Another tid-bit, this also happens when I go into sleep mode. Do you think System Restore would fix this? If I restored back in time, would any viruses I had previously be restored as well?

Thanks again and I apologize.

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We have a Windows 7 computer, fairly new Acer Inspire laptop. Recently, when it had turned itself off for power reasons, when we entered the login it first said 'not found' and then dropped to a screen that looks like the login background but without the login box. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work, you have to force hard boot. On rebooting, it recognizes that startup failed and offers an attempt to repair. I ran this about 40 times, I think it's clear that isn't fixing it. It boots to that plain screen, so it starts windows, but then just sits there.

I'm told the Windows 7 disk has a more detailed startup repair option that might allow us to solve this without losing a lot of critical data on the hard drive. However we cannot find the dang thing, we had a whole stack of info/disks/etc. I thought was in the box it came in, but when we got it down from the closet, box was empty, and we can't find any trace of any of the original materials. I don't know what to do. Is there some way just to get that repair-startup utility without having to purchase a whole new windows 7 disk? We are afraid to send it for warranty repair to Acer because the default 'repair' appears to be reverting back to default settings which would wipe out all our data.

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,
PJ

A:Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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I've been having the same problem as big0 
 Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair
And in your post try a windows repair from windows disk i go to part b  step 6b but  System Recovery Options does not find Windows 7 operating system What do i do now 
 
Moderator Edit: Split from another topic to prevent confusion
Roger

A:Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

Hi, Is this the same computer as here?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524720/startup-repair-loop/
 
Thank You
Roger

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windows update was canceled (purposely by teen) and now computer starts in repair mode.  We selected repair and message says could not be repaired and shuts down.  In recovery tools - tried to load to last known working version and no restore point is available.  Disks did not come with this computer (Dell Inspiron 1545).  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair

You could try going into safe mode, hit F8 during boot up.  Not real sure but I would then go to windows update, it may see the bad load.  It is worth a try!
 
Phil

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By mistake i posted in wrong forum, here is the correct one.I am working a laptop computer.It automatically goes to startup repair.after it runs the repair mode for some time it tells me that cannot repair the problem.Last succesfull boot time 5/7/2009Number of repair attemps 23System Disk = Device harddisk0Windows Directory = c:\windowsautocheck run =0number of rootchecks = 1All different test were succesfull.Log again.I tryed to do a system restore but no restore point available.Being a laptop machine came without windows vista install disk.Please helpThanks

A:Windows Vista Startup Repair

Hi Iedq

do you have a seperate recovery partiion?

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Hello,

I am having a problem, whenever I try to start my HP laptop, a blue screen appears with a window called "Startup Repair". The window says "Your computer was unable to start", and it starts to run a scan to see what the problem is.
Usually, it says it was unable to fix the problem, the computer restarts, and the same process is repeated.

I cannot even access my desktop, and the same thing happens when I try to start in safe mode.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:Windows Vista Startup Repair

Greetings,

Here is a link that may help you..

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

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I am writing from my clean computer because my son's laptop has only a black screen with Startup Repair which states Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. A smaller "send/don't send" window appears on top of this which shows problem details. Lists of Problem Signature 01 through 10 as follows: StartupRepairV2, AutoFailover, 6.0.6001/18000.6.0.6001.18000, 6, 655370, NoRootCause, NoRootCause, 0, 1, SystemRestore, 0
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have tried to restart in safe mode without success.

As I am semi-illiterate, I will need step by step instructions. I can get to the screen that has System Recovery Options and have tried Startup Repair, System Restore, and Command Prompt without success.

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.

A:Windows Vista Startup Repair Help

Hi and welcome to TSF what make and model of laptop is this, do you have either the install or recovery disc look in the manual to check if it has a recovery partition

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Currently running Windows Vista "ViewSonic"
Problem: I've clicked repair computer to fix the problems I've been having with Trojans and malware and now it's stuck in startup repair!
The computer was filled with all sorts of malware and Trojans, and I'm guessing one of the viruses caused the bootup to fail and causing me to do a startup repair every time I go on the computer. First,startup repair pops up saying it's trying to repair, but now It says go to a earlier restore point, so I tried going to a earlier restore point, but it says if the problem still occurs windows will start normally, but it keeps going In a loop!
Pictures of the situation:
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A:Windows Vista Startup repair Loop!

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I'm new here, so if there are problems with the way I'm asking for help please tell me.

So, I use a Windows Vista Basic on a Compaq, and a few hours ago I got a message asking to restart my computer for updates. I delayed it for about an hour because at the time I was having a computer programming class, and when the class was over I restarted. When the computer started up again, however, instead of showing the regular startup animation (a little box at the bottom with moving green lines, and a © Microsoft Corporation thing below that), it showed a plain black screen with a white line at the bottom and the message: "Windows is loading files...".

After that, it showed a blue screen and a dialogue box with a format similar to those of the old Windows computers, which said "Startup Repair". Below that, the text was:
"If problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.

No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes."

Below that was a blue loading bar with the text "Searching for problems...".

But after a few minutes, the dialogue box changed and instead read: "Windos cannot repair this computer automatically.
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A:Windows Vista Startup Repair Problem

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? Try rapidly tapping the F8 key just before the Windows splash screen shows up.
If so, let us know and we'll start with some troubleshooting stuff.

While you're waiting for a reply, I'd suggest backing up your stuff immediately. There's no telling where this problem will take us, so it's a good idea to have a backup made "just in case".

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RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Sons Acer Aspire 5536 laptop

comes up with Launch Startup Repair / start windows

What ever i try it fails to repair - safemode does not work - and we are in a loop
can enter the bios OK - set to boot off CD

put in UBUNTU CD - booted and managed to copy all the data off onto a USB drive

I have the recovery CDs I created when first purchased 2 or 3 years ago now I guess ...

any suggestions what to do next before I try a complete rebuild

is there a configuration tool - like belarc etc , i can use under UBUNTU to at least get a list of all the Hardware
i also need the windows key if possible as the CoA label is worn out

thanks
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista. On starting up, it says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." then offers to "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows normally".

When asked to start normally, it tries to start, but fails, returning again to this page.
When asked to launch startup repair, it opens the programme, scans the system for several minutes, and then says "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

When clicking on the diagnostic and repair details, it says:

"Last successful boot time: 10/3/2011 3:42:52PM
Number of repair attempts: 8

Session details
System disk = \Device\Harddisk
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Name: Event log diagnosis
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A:Windows Vista won't run, Startup Repair won't fix it, System Restore won't fix it

What is the make of your harddrive?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

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

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

problem signature : StartupRepairV2
problem signature 01:AutoFailover
problem signature 02:6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
problem signature 03: 5
problem signature 04:393222
problem signature 05:0xf4
problem signature 06:CorruptVolume
problem signature 07:0
problem signature 08:1
problem signature 09:Chkdsk
problem signature 10:0
OS version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256..1
locale ID 1030

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

PLEASE HELP ME....
 

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

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

A:Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2

Hi jessie,
Did you get any factory recovery disc's when you purchased the PC, Or do you have any repair disc's from microsoft, If you do, try them, Try going into safe mode and doing a system restore,let me know how you do, good luck patch41

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

A:Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2

Please stop posting the same thing over and over. Once is enough. Be patient. Someone will reply in Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2.

I'm requesting this thread also be deleted.

Anyone responding, please use the above thread instead of this one.

Thanks!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

Hi All,

I'm having a serious issue. I left my desktop on last night and I think it automatically tried installing a critical update. Now the the computer is in a continuous reboot.

1 - Gateway logo comes up
2 - Windows logo appears
3 - Just a blank screen
4 - BSOD flashes for 1/2 a second and goes back to Gateway
5 - Then goes into "Windows Error Recovery"

Keeps rebooting into "Windows Error Recovery" and there are two choices:

1 - Launch Startup Recover
2 - Launch Windows Normally

I've tried all the options under startup recovery but my desktop keeps rebooting into that mode.

I am running Windows Vista x64. Any ideas why this is happening? I do have the Gateway OS disk but I do not want to reformat as there are a lot of things I did not back up.

I've tried the del pending.xml but that doesn't work.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Vista keeps rebooting into Windows Error Recover - Startup Repair

One thing to mention is that the last thing I downloaded was AVG's free antivirus program. I also downloaded their PC Tuneup package and ran it once. It was doing some registry cleaning.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Hi,

Please help!! I tried starting up my computer and I got this problem!

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 327685
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225705
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 1117
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Startup Repair Cannot Repair this Computer Automatically

Assuming that you do not have a Vista DVD

On another computer burn a recovery DVD

Create a Recovery Disc

If you do have a Vista DVD, post.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

As the title says,Windows Vista SP 2 will not boot on a Dell Inspiron desktop computer.  As Vista is going out of service in a few days, a friend asked me to upgrade the system to Windows 10.  Stupidly and regretfully I did NOT perform a system backup.  (BTW however, I have installed a minimal Windows 10 on another hard drive on this same computer and it works fine, which should prove that the hardware is OK.)
 
Specs are:Pentium CPU, 3GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive of which about 300 GB are reported to be free.  
 
I have tried every possible technique I could find to attempt to repair it, including running Startup Repair and attemping to roll back to a previous Restore Point,attempting to boot into SAFE mode, and from the Windows Vista Repair Disc running bootrec.exe /FIXMBR, bootrec.exe /FIXBOOT, as well as  CHKDSK /F /X C: from the command line.
 
After the computer is turned on, the green and black Microsoft Corporation logo comes up and runs for some time, before giving up and going to Startup Repair.  (This has been tried numerous times).
 
By the way, I am a retired computer support professional with experience with various versions of UNIX, as well as experience with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X, mainframes, etc.  I am comfortable working from the command line and with scripting etc.
 
I would appreciate help in getting the system to boot.  Thanks.

A:Windows Vista Won't Boot - Can't Use Safe Mode, Startup Repair or Restore Point

If upgrading to Windows 10 why not pull the personal data with a live linux disk to a USB external drive then do a clean install of Windows 10? A Vista computer cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 as far as I know, only from Windows 7 and 8.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Let me start off by saying thanks for any help. I used a friends computer to download and burn an image file to disk. In the course of doing so i had to download and install a img burner(i think it was called ISOBURN) which i then uninstalled. Sometime later that day the system was rebooted and now the system no longer boots normally, it boots to a WINDOWS98 startup selection. If i try and select any of the options from this menu it returns that it "cannot find himem.sys...blahblah...please enter the path to command.com.
I have already restored the registry to an earlier backup and rolled back the entire system 2 weeks using the OEM restore disk niether of which corrected the issue. Any assistance will be truly appreciated.

A:Help Vista boots to windows98 startup selection screen?

I suspect the image file itself...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

I installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 the other day, and ever since my computer wont boot into Windows. It boots into a black screen and asks wheather I want to repair windows, or start it normaly. When you pres start normaly it displays a blue screen and reboots. When you press repair it loads the repair wizard. Although this just tells me that I have a registry problem, which I know is not good.

I cannot sysrem restore as I do not have and restore points. I have installed a clean copy of windows vista on a separate partition for now, but I am unable to sort out the problem from here as I cannot repair the registry of the other install, or remove the program that caused the problem.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satallite L300.

I know a fair bit about computers but I'm at a total dead end with this. Only thing I can think of doing is transfering all of the files from the old windows to the new one, or back it all up, and just format over the whole partition, and use the recently installed windows.

Don't really know what my next move is with this to fix the registry. Any help is extreamly appreciated!

Thanks, Joe.

A:Windows boots into repair mode

Can you boot into Safe Mode? Tap F8 as the computer boots and select 'Start in Safe Mode' not 'Start in Safe Mode with Networking'.
Then uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and use the Kaspersky removal tool as well to make sure that any registry entries are also gone.
Then reboot and install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

My computer won't boot so I can't run TSG SysInfo. But it is a Dell Studio 540 Desktop and I am running Vista 64 bit. Here's what is happening: After I power on, the Dell splash screen appears and the BIOS seems to load OK. Then, the Microsoft status bar appears at the bottom of the screen as the OS tries to load. Then "Startup Repair" screen appears and indicates that it's checking for probs and will fix them automatically. No BSOD appears at any time. Then after "Startup Repair" runs for a few minutes,, it says it can't repair the computer automatically and gives two options: 1. View Diagnostic and Repair Details; system disk=\Device\Harddisk0, Windows Directory=C:\Windows, Autochkrun=0, Number of Root Causes=1 2.System Recovery Options; Startup Repair, System Restore, Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, Command Prompt.

The system restore option won't work because there are no restore points. The windows complete PC restore won't work because there is no image available.

I have looked at another post describing a situation that seems to be similar to mine ,except I have no BSOD. http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/840277-vista-stuck-startup-repair-blue.html I have tried doing a Manual System Restore as described in the link, but there is no change. I have tried re-booting from the Reinstallation Disk that came from Dell, but it still goes to startup repair. I have an adapter that will all... Read more

A:Vista: startup repair won't repair my OS

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and

choose 10.04 ) http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/ Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then

navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58

Hello. This is similiar topic on our forum but now i will explain more brighter.
So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.

My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?

Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."

Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere?

I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

This is our 3rd attempt to update this laptop! We have done the following (3 times now) with the same failure to boot after the IE 11 install:
1) Boot with Windows 7 Pro (sp1) x64 CD and delete existing partitions. Create new partition and install Windows 7 Pro x64
2) Install DELL drivers for the PC (and reboot)
3) Perform Windows update (arduous task as there are 202 updates...takes hours to complete) (and reboot)
4) Install Acrobat / Flash / Java
5) Install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 x64 (and reboot)
On reboot system goes directly into repair mode!

In one attempt we just did Windows 7 Pro x64, then Dell drivers, then updates, then IE 11. Still same thing. After IE 11 finishes and reboots the system goes directly into repair mode (and fails to repair. Just wants to email Microsoft about this issue but
doesn't give a clue WHY it won't boot.)

ANY suggestions for a fix for this are appreciated. We need IE 11 on this machine as all the websites the user needs for work require IE 11 to be working.

Also, it would be nice to know what IE 11 install does that causes this fatal boot issue! If I boot into Command Prompt mode I can see the drive and all the files (shows up as D: and everything is there!)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

I recently repaired my installation of Windows XP Home. I ran the repair because I downloaded a virus or some malware that deleted a bunch of systems files and somehow blocked me from visiting many websites, including antivirus sites and Microsoft.

After I successfully repaired Windows, activated it, and logged on for the first time I tried to install Malwarebytes to get rid of any remaining problems from the original virus. When I tried to install Malwarebytes, I got a message saying the Windows Installer was loading for another program, so I cancelled it and tried runnign the setup file for Malwarebytes again. Then my computer froze and I was forced to do a hard power off. Now when I start the computer it goes through the initial Windows logo loading screen and then it goes to a black screen with a mouse pointer that I can move, but there are no options to click, and none of the usual keyboard hotkeys have any effect. I can successfully boot Windows using Safe Mode, but I'm not saavy enough to know what my options would be with that. I tried using the Run > sfc /scannow command, but it apparently doesn't work in Safe Mode.

Please help if you can. I'm almost ready to completely reformat and start from scratch, but I'd like to be able to save my data and settings if possible.
 

A:Windows XP Home Boots to Black Screen with Mouse Pointer after Windows Repair

idk if this is a problem but:

my computer does this is i have a rather full HD it just takes a while to load.

how long did u leave it before restarting (the black screen)?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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

Hi-

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)

Regards,

Mark

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

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

Update
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?
Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi,

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.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

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.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

I have a Dell Studio 1555, win 7 Home Premium. I am trying to restore the system to Factory default. After pressing F8 at startup, when I select 'Repair your computer', it boots into regular Windows.

I think it has something to do with the Partition identifiers? Please help.

Thanks.

A:'Repair your computer' option boots into Windows regular mode

rkay,
Welcome to SevenForums. What are you trying to do exactly. Have you changed something in your bios and you want to return to factory default or has an issue developed and you want to restore back to before it began in hopes of correcting as they are two very separate issues?

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