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sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

Q: sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



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A: sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

Quote: Originally Posted by wailab

dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



Are you by chance running a modified Kernel (ie a non original MS OS)?

ntkrlstaforce.exe isnt a "standard" OS file?

"from a malware blog site"
you're using a modified kernel (NTKRLSTAFORCE.EXE). That's not supported by anyone. Since all kaspersky versions provide extended protection with deep ties into the kernel, expect it won't work.
so basically, if you're using a modified kernel:
-if it works: good for you
-if it doesn't: s***s for you

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Hello when this problem started i have tryed to fix it with startup repair but with no luck and i tryed to make a system restore also but it said it hasnt fount any restore points. I have created a log with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. Can you please have a look and tell me what i should do ?
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 10-03-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-03-2013 13:29:25
Running from F:\FRST
Windows 7 Ultimate   (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [10996368 2012-06-11] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKU\User\...\Run: [AdobeBridge]  [x]
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer]
==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================
2 Autodesk Content Service; "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe" [19232 2012-01-31] (Autodesk, Inc.)
3 cphs; C:\Windows\System32\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe [277024 2012-10-10] (Intel Corporation)
3 FLEXnet Licensing Service; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe" [1044816 2013-02-04] (Flexera Software, Inc.)
3 MozillaMaintenance; "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe" [115608 2013-02-28] (Mozilla Foundation)
2 SepMasterService; "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.2015.2015.105... Read more

A:Windows 7 Fail to boot and Startup repair Offline say Bad Driver

can someone help me please ?

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This problem happen 3 days ago but thank god i install 2 window
in my pc [ actually i accidentally install it ]

The problem window is my main OS' Window stater' cant boot/starup!!
This is not a black screen/blue screen problem........and right now
I have to use my another OS ' Window Ultimate' and gratefully the
OS fine.....


When i turn on on my pc, suddenly the word 'Window is loading file...'
appear on the bottom of the screen, then it take me to ' Startup Repair'.
But after several minute the ' startup repair' fail!!!

I try to make a system recovery but it wont work! still it wont startup/boot!!

Before this thing happen i make some changer on the boot screen
with the ' windows 7 boot updater'......i think that the problem....

Attachment 148135

Here some image for my problem : -

First this image appear when i want to start up my OS
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Then this
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After that this
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Follow with this one
Attachment 148133

For the system recovery........look at this image : -
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A:window 7 can't start up and startup repair fail/error

When you say "you installed OS twice on your pc" can you tell is it two different OS or is it same OS installed???

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I am running VMWare Fusion 3.1.3 on a Mac. I cannot boot into Windows 7 using Fusion since it results in a non-blinking cursor on my screen. After booting up to my Windows 7 DVD and running Startup Repair it stated my boot manager is corrupt.

Startup Repair was not able to resolve this issue automatically.

If I boot again to my Windows 7 DVD and re-install the operating system under Fusion will I not lose any Word or Excel I have created?
Ok, I've given up. I am copying the files from the the Windows 7 partition to an external hard drive and then re-installing Windows again. How can I get to the Outlook folder to back it up after I boot off of my Windows 7 DVD? It is currently hidden
Thank you for looking.

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Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

A:Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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Recently, my computer had a few files that were "corrupted and unreadable" and upon restarting or powering on the PC, it would run chkdsk before booting to Windows. It failed a few times, but once I luckily managed to get it to boot after running Startup Repair for the first time. This was when I only had 2 options (startup repair or run normally, which would fail and keep looping). My PC loaded really slow and I experienced even more corruption like files not reading, games not running, etc. So I restarted and tried Startup repair again. This time it took extremely long (left it over night for about 10 hours, woke up still hanging) so I just manually turned off the PC. Now it keeps doing the same useless looping without really fixing my HDD.

Today I tried booting from the install DVD, using Recovery Environment to run cmd prompt, then "chkdsk /f /r" (based on some online tutorials I found) , but it would take at least 2 hours each time, and mostly says "file record segment is unreadable" around 180000 all the way up to around 300000+. It didn't say whether anything was fixed, it just deleted a lot of random files near the end.

I have a 600 gb WD velociraptor split into 2 partitions. Through the recovery environment, I noticed that:

C: was system reserved at 100 mb,
D: was the first partition (which was blank and said 0 MB for some unknown reason), and
E: was my second partition with some data and an old image, which surprisingly I can brows... Read more

A:Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

Try looking through the following: TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

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Hi, this is my first thread post. This morning my laptop worked fine and I was browsing around the net when my desktop decided that it was high time it froze. So I did a hard reset as I have done many times before on many different computers. Only when I rebooted, my system shut itself down immediately after the first boot up screen.

Eventually (miraculously), after around 10 hard resets, it got past that screen to the windows logo screen, and got stuck for around 10min there, and then got through to the login screen. When I log in, I get a blank screen with only my cursor showing up. I read around that you can display the desktop again by ending the explorer.exe process and restarting it in the task manager, which unfortunately didn't work for me. Rebooting again does exactly the same, and when I open up the repair screen by pressing F8, only safe mode seems to actually load anything (so I guess there's not too much wrong with my harddrive since I can access everything through safe mode).

Both startup repair and Safe Mode with Networking give me exactly the same error:

"Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer" ... Read more

A:winload.efi missing or corrupt error when trying to use startup repair

I?ve got the same issue, done same manouvers as copied below:

Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

Attempted fixes

1 - Press F8

Screen flashes quickly but nothing else happens
2 - Reboot computer with installation media (USB 3 stick)
Computer failed to get past POST check
Moved USB stick to another port and booted from it and followed this procedure:
Automatic System Repair - Didn't work
System Restore - Didn't work
BootRec /RebuildBCD, BootRec /FixBoot, BootRec /FixMBR - No difference here either
Refresh PC from repair DVD - "An error ocurred while refreshing your PC, no changes were made"

Ran diskpart etc:

Volume 0 - Ltr D - label *none* - Fs *none* - type DVD-ROM
Volume 1 - Ltr C - Label *none - Fs RAW - type Partition - Size 217GB - status healthy - info none
Volume 2 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Partition - Size 100MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 3 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Patrition - Size 900MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 4 - Ltr * - Label *none - FS RAW - Type Partition - Size 20GB - Status Healthy -... Read more

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Hi, first time poster here.  I work for a composer managing/troubleshooting his computers.  One of them recently started failing to reboot and I can't even get into Safemode.  Trying to system restore fails with the error 0x800700b7.  I read a few other threads having the same issue resolved by the Farbar Recovery scan then fix.  I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick, ran it and created the attached FRST.txt log.  Can someone help me with a Fixlist.txt solution as well?
Many many many thanks in advance!

A:Win 7, startup fail, Windows repair fail

Hi composerken
I will be handling your computer issues to help you get up and running again. Please give me some time to look over your situation and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.

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Last night I shut my Dell Inspiron N5010 down and came home. When I got home, windows wouldn't load. It stuck on the starting windows screen. I tried to boot in safe mode, it got stuck in mid boot. I tried to boot it with system repair, it said it was loading files and then it got stuck on a screen that said copyright Microsoft Corporation and had a green loading bar. My husband's laptop is exactly the same as mine, so I used it to create a system repair cd. I set the laptop up to boot from cd and tried it, but I got the same thing with it sticking on the green loading bar. I ran a diagnostics on my computer and everything passed except a hard drive test in which I got the error 2000-0146. I checked that error on the dell support website and it told me to take the hard drive out and plug it back in. I have not done this yet as the instructions to do so required me to disassemble the whole computer just to get at the hard drive. After some online research, I created a Knoppix (Linux based os) 6.7 boot cd and booted from the cd drive. This worked beautifully and I am now in the process of transferring all my important data from the hard drive to an external hard drive.

So here are my questions. Everything I read about error 2000-0146 says it's a hard drive failure but if that were the case, why does the hard drive seem to work fine when accessed from a Linux OS? Also, how would disconnecting and reconnecting the hard drive fix the problem? I really don't want to take it apa... Read more

A:Windows won't boot, system repair fail, error 2000-0146, knoppix cd

Try running other hard drive tests. I suggest the Seagate Seatools and the Hitachi DFT. Instructions are at this post: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Hard drives are funny creatures and depending on how they are failing they can produce different problems.
I have no idea of how Linux works, so I'll just guess that it uses different functions when accessing the hard drive.

The main point of a dying hard drive isn't why it works using different techniques/OS's - but rather one of "When is it going to completely die?" So backing up your stuff is the most important thing to do (which you are doing).

Disconnecting/reconnecting may help if the connection between the hard drive and the motherboard is bad/dirty. And this sort of problem will give many of the same symptoms that a dying hard drive will give.

FWIW - The other day we took a Dell Inspiron N5010 apart at work. It's not an easy task, but there are plenty of directions available on the web.

Could the windows boot files somehow be corrupted causing it not to boot, ...

If that were the case, then you'd be able to boot to the System Repair disc. System Repair is a tool that checks and repairs (if needed) the Windows boot files.

In the US a hard drive will cost you between $50 to $90 (shop around for a good price on a brand name drive on the web) - and it'll take you a couple of hours to take the system apart in order to get at the hard drive, and maybe a little less ... Read more

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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

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Last night windows did 174 updates and then shut down, now I started up all it does is the start up repair and it is not able to repair the problem, I cannot get to my desktop the Internet anything I can get to a system recovery options doing a start up repair system restore system image recovery Windows memory diagnostic and command prompt obviously sort of prepared does nothing it will not do the system restore system recovery will not do anything The Windows memory diagnostic came up with nothing so I am left with is the command prompt I called geek squad and they told me to take it up to Best Buy to have a start up disk put in is there anything else that I can do without doing that

A:Startup repair fail

Hi Conradd00,

Please don't take your computer to Geek Squad. Geek Squad's main focus is SALES and most likely the tech who will look at your computer, will probably tell you that your computer is all jacked up and it's best to buy a new one. I know someone who was a Manager at Geek Squad but quit due to the fact that they didn't focus on repair...just sales.

Let me help you out, turn on your computer and keep on tapping the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe menu comes up, select "Boot to the Last Known Good Configuration." See if this does the trick.

If not, try booting your computer to safe mode and see if your computer boots up to safe mode at least. Let's take things once at a time, please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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Hi guys, I also posted another topic - Laptop Will Not Load -

I have tried to run startup repair but it fails with an error cose 0x45d

Does anybody know if there is a way to fix this?

Acer Aspire V5-471
Windows 7 64 SP1

A:Startup Repair Fail

Hi you can try the info here Windows startup repair module: Result: failed. Error code - Microsoft Community

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Hi Guys,

I have a major problem which I need help with,

Usually I can resolve most issues myself but this one appears to have stumped me so I am graciously turning to you in my time of need.

I am unable to boot Windows 7 on my Acer Ferrari One F0200 netbook. It has Windows 7 home premium 64-bit installed but due to an unknown problem or possibly persistent virus I have been unable to boot into windows. I have tried pretty much all I can think of save reformatting at this point as that is truly my last resort and wondered if you had some further suggestions.


below is a list of things i've tried up til now:

Tried to boot in all safe mode options (failed)
Tried to boot from last known good configuration(failed)
Tried to system restore from all available restore points (failed)
Tried multiple Startup Repairs(all failed)

"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 : 21200943
Problem signature 05 : AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 : 17
Problem signature 01 : NoBootFailure
OS version 6.1.7600.
locale ID: 1033

Then I tried the steps at the following link: http://www.sevenfo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Startup repair fail

Is there a Recovery Partition on the harddrive?

Do you have the Recovery DVD or OS DVD? (You could purchase an external CD/DVD Drive if necessary)

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Every time the computer is turned on or restarted it runs Starup Repair. When i look at the diagnosis it says 'boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt'. I have already tried to restore the computer but i don't have the discs where i have backed up the computer. I have also run a virus scan with Avira and it did pick up 4 viruses and i removed them but the error still occurs. If someone could help me and give me guidance it'll be much appreciated.

A:Startup Repair error : Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupted

After the PC tries the start up repair, select advanced options. From there you should be able to access CMD.

Once you get CMD open run this command. sfc /scannow -This will scan the integrity of all protected system files and repairs the system files if needed.

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

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

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

How do I fix this...

Please help.....

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If a computer has a corrupted Master Boot Record, at what exact point doing bootup will the computer fail? When you see the Windows logo & moving line of dots? I have a computer that keeps reverting back to the System Recover Options menu (Vista) but it does this "late" in the startup. I suspect that if boot sector corruption exists, then the failure to boot should happen sooner in the startup process. True?

I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and bootrec.exe /fixboot but this hasn't fixed it. My next step is a repair install.

A:If MBR is corrupt, when will boot fail?

i would imagine after the post and before the windows screen

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I'm sorry but I can't follow all the BSOD post guidelines because I can't get into my computer! I took a screenshot with my phone though, sorry for the bad quality.

First, some computer info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit (Vista 64-bit was OEM)
Computer is 3 years old. Installed Windows 7 maybe 1.5 years ago
4GB RAM, 750GB Hard Drive
Intel QuadCore Processor (Can't remember which one, sorry), 2.66 Ghz
No Viruses, Memory Problems, etc. - I ran a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware just yesterday and they came clean.

Today I restarted my computer because my USB Flash Drive wasn't being detected. However, it would not start back up. I did NOT download anything new recently, and my latest system update was maybe 2 days ago.

When I try to boot up my computer, i get this BSOD error.
- This happens when I try to start it up in Safe Mode too (and all of the other Safe Mode options).
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited

Here are those codes listed at the bottom. Not even sure they matter but I took several pictures and managed to get the whole thing...
0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8007522B30, 0xFFFFFA800750A340, 0xFFFFF800339AF40)

I tried System Repair, but the wizard said that this error could not be repaired automatically.
- To fix this I tried the infinite loop technique (http://www.sevenforums.com/register....2959acad0ae9f2), but this didn't work.

I also tried System Restore, which said it worked, but I still get ... Read more

A:BSOD when trying to start up ANY mode - Startup Repair/SysRestore Fail

It appears that those codes on the BSOD change so the ones I posted may be inaccurate (if they even matter).

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Hey I really need some help with something and I'm at wit's end with this thing. My Windows 7 Dell laptop refuses to boot up past startup repair. When startup repair finishes, it says it can't fix the problem automatically. Upon reading the logs of startup repair, it says file d: \ci.dll is corrupt. I have no idea how to fix this so any help would be really, really, really, really appreciated.

A:D: \ci.dll is corrupt...can't get past startup repair.

Do your have your windows 7 disk??

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Hi all, recently my computer rebooted on it's own and started the Startup Repair loop problem, every time stating that my ci.dll is corrupt. It will not let me run in safe mode and I can't find my Windows 7 installation disc at the moment, I plan to look more thoroughly tomorrow. I've tried the farbar recovery scan tool but when I try to run the tool in cmd, it says that the necessary subsystem needed to run it is not present. If anyone is able to shed some light on how to fix this virus/trojan it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Startup Repair Loop/ci.dll corrupt

Hi Rolf35,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.You are running the x32 (x86) version, that is the reason you get the error. You should download and run the x64 version.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.[*]Press Scan button.[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on... Read more

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Forgive me if I'm going about this wrong, but I found a post with a similar problem, so I'm following that lead and pasting my log from the Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool. Windows 7 computer suddenly rebooted into Startup Repair loop and can't repair any issues. Seems to indicate corrupt ci.dll file. Here's the log. Thank you so much for any help you can provide.Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.2.1Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-08-28 17:02:34Running from J:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [8306208 2009-10-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [161304 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [386584 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [415256 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1436224 2010-11-30] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology ... Read more

A:Startup Repair loop ci.dll corrupt

Hello iffer23,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please give me a summary of the steps you have already taken.Seems to indicate corrupt ci.dll fileIs this the error startup repair is giving you or it is your own idea?

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Hey I really need some help with something and I'm at wit's end with this thing. My Windows 7 Dell laptop refuses to boot up past startup repair. When startup repair finishes, it says it can't fix the problem automatically. Upon reading the logs of startup repair, it says file d: \ci.dll is corrupt. I have no idea how to fix this so any help would be really, really, really, really appreciated.

A:D: \ci.dll is corrupt...can't get past startup repair.

can anyone please help? i'm really stumped...

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Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:Sfc, windows update, inline repair all fail

Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek

Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Do a repair install.

Repair Install

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having the same problem, but file jmlbm.sys is corrupt,
started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete lost as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance,

A:Corrupt jmlbm.sys, startup repair fails

hello, ive been searching the forums and notice alot of people in the last few days having the same/simular problem, but my file jmlbm.sys is corrupt, so i assume its a random 5 letter+.sys type

started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete loss as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance!

update: after getting into cmd and messing aroudn a bit, i have more information
tried to run sfc.exe and got a windows cannot perfomr this action message, verified that i WAS running as administrator

also tried to run chkdsk, went fine, but chkdsk /f would not waork, failed with an unspecified error.

ran tests on memory, HDD, processor, all cleared
at this point it seems im still infected somewhere
i was able to open notepad with cmd and using save as can browse files and see that my files are still there, and can look at system files, but unsure of what im looking for... Read more

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Hi Guys.

Hoping you guys can help.

We have a computer running windows 7 and yesterday it developed a problem where it will keep going to startup repair when it starts up. It will then say there was a problem with startup repair and it will give something along these lines as the error:

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: 21201049
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: CorruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I tried Last Known Good Configuration, but it just loads up Startup Repair, I tried system restore, but still loads up startup repair.

I can't do a repair install as I can't access windows and it will not let me do it from the DVD.

Safe mode will also keep going to startup repair too.

I don't know what else to try other that start a fresh which I wanted to avoid really.

Any ideas?


A:Startup Repair loop and Corrupt Registry

Welcome to 7Forums...

Can't you access at all at the SFC/SCANNOW figure in Windows?

You might try aswell some options here:
Advanced Boot Options

This thread might give you some clue:

Repair Install

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This is my first post on these forums; I'm pretty competent with computers but I'm at a complete loss with my current problem. Also as a little disclaimer, my only access is via my phone so please ignore any crazy autocorrected words!

So, my problem:

I have an acer aspire 5920g which has been running vista perfectly fine up until now. Completely out of the blue, with no recent downloads or updates that I can think of it became really slow and kept freezing. It got rapidly worse until now.

It now loads Startup Repair on every boot. No matter what option I choose from boot options, inc safe modes, it will load Startup Repair. But every time it runs I get the message "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and tle problem details are as follows:

Problem Event Name: startuprepairV2
Problem signature 01: Autofailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1376277
Problem signature 05: CorruptRegistry
Problem signature 06: CorruptRegistry
Problem signature 07: 3221225485
Problem signature 08: 3
Problem signature 09: RollbackRegistry
Problem signature 10: 0
OS version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

There are no recovery CD's and I am hesitant to factory restore as I have heard that may not solve the cause and I really hope there is a way to keep my files.

Even a way to CMD prompt could be helpful...

Thanks in advance!!

A:Startup Repair Loop, Corrupt Registry. Please assist :)

Just another detail: I tried "complete PC restore" and got the message "the file or directory is not a reparse point" 0x80071126

And system restore has no points.

So it seems as though I don't even have restore as a back up plan.

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I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system repair, then at the bottom:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: Oxc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data
So I booted off a Windows recovery disk and figured Startup Repair would fix it. Alas, after it says "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options" and asks me if I want to repair, I click "repair and restart" and it says "Failed to save startup options".

The "repair details" are:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier: {...}

The following options will be added:
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\...\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=D:
I've tried running Startup Repair from the manual options screen and it says it cannot repair automatically. I have two partitions, the 100MB windows System partition, which Recovery Console mounts as C:\ and my main windows partition, which it mounts as D: and I can see all of my files on it.

Running "bootrec /repairbcd" gives me "Total identified Windows Installations: 0"

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A:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
Then, if it doesn't boot, run bootrec /RebuildBcd (from this KB article: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows )

c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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I am running Windows 7 Home x64.
I've tried to restore my ASUS laptop (i think the model name was k53e or something similar) to factory settings, but I couldn't do so (????) because while other people told me to press f9 at bootup, when I pressed f9, I only got the choice of either booting up as "Windows 7" or starting the "Windows Memory Diagnostics" (or something like that).
Thus I got iso file of Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and since I didn't have large enough of a CDrom to burn it on CD, i used my 4gig USB drive to "burn" it on there using a Microsoft software.
I booted up the Windows 7 install page successfully after pressing "esc" button on bootup and I think I somewhat installed Windows 7 on my laptop to some extent (I went passed that point where it asked me to put the name of the laptop and if i wanted a password to protect this laptop).
However, after the windows 7 installation was "complete", the laptop restarted by itself, and then..well.. infinite loop started.
the infinite loop takes this process
(turn on computer) ASUS logo pops up -> "Windows is loading files" -> windows logo&"Starting Windows" -> a background photo (ASUS on the background, never downloaded this before, probably means that the windows 7 installation has occurred) and an oversized mouse pointer (probs the resolution is not set)... and then the computer restarts.

this is what i have tried

1. Installed Windows 7 a... Read more

A:Restore Fail. Boot at infinite loop. Memtest.exe missing/corrupt.

I installed win7 x64 Home. Now it is working fine. Not sure what happened with the Ultimate. I'll try upgrading this to ultimate, but for now this is fixed!

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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
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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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So I tried using the Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery) and It did not work for me.

I tried the Startup Repair and It said "Hard Disk could not be found"
On another instance, It said "Registry is corrupt"

Checked BIOS in one instance and it showed 2 boot drives, but now it only shows one.
Is there any way to recover the files in my laptop without reformatting it?

Note: Asus Music Now can access the drive where Program files, windows and Users.
I can even listen to music using that and browse the internet using it but that was all I could access through it.

Using Windows 7 Home

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop, Cannot Find Hard Disk, Registry Corrupt?

Hello and welcome Noel mate can you try the drive/s out on another machine using a USB to SATA adaptor? (see pic)

Alternatively you could make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from optical and use the TRY version any rives hooked up can be read in that OS data recovered etc

Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu

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Hello there,

I would really appreciate some advice as I have messed up my computer I need to work on!
Basically, I had a freeven pro virus which I have identified by some malware software and I have deleted the registry folders where my several viruses were located. In the process I also I disabled the SYSTEM to control my account (task manager?).
The effect is that the computer at start up shows weird signs instead of English (so I can't even identify troubleshoot- but by now ive tested all options anyways and there is no reaction) but also doesn't want to log in.

The windows key is on the system of the computer (how smart) and I have no access to original cd as im away. Can I automatically repair it somehow from boot or how do i put a windows on usb to repair the computer from it? Any other ideas?

Please help me out! ;(


A:Registry corrupt- how do I repair Win 8 from boot?

Welcome to the forum Dorothy, I'm afraid you are in a very bad situation. The only thing I can think of is if you had a boot CD/DVD with a serious virus cleaner on it and ran from there. Sounds like you have a very bad virus. Deleting registry folders is not good either. You could have deleted good with the bad.

You most likely will have to re-install your system after a complete wipe of the hard drive. Maybe one of the wizards here have a better solution, I don't.

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URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/ALL Repair/Install Fail
Dell T3500 2 15.T hard drives with RAID 0
Windows 7 x64 Ultra
My newly bought T3500 has been unable to boot up since Sunday (Apr 25).
Whenever it boots up, it crashes and yields a blue screen.
Dell tech support has been unable to resolve the issue over the phone and refused to deploy a Windows 7 specialist to resolve it on site.
Using Win 7 Ultra CD, a repair attempt yields the following log:
Root casuse found:
Unknown Bugcheck: Buckcheck 6b, Parameters = 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0,
Repair action: System files integreity check and repair
Result: Failed, Error Code = 0 x490
Time Taken = 651039 ms
1. Boot-up results in blue screen.
2. Unable to repair with the Win 7 CD.

It appears Win 7 can't access the boot drive.
It appears most system files are inaccessible.
Days before it could boot, it has the following issues:
1. sfc yields: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
2. Repair Install yields: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.
3. Windows Installer: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

Please help.


A:URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/Repair/Install Fail

KB article for this error (may/may not apply to your situation): "STOP: 0x0000006B" Stop error message during startup on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Also, FYI, we've had an issue at work where the system was missing the smss.exe file (this was on XP systems and was caused by the McAfee command line scanner). I would suggest using the command prompt in the Startup Repair menu to replace system files - but unfortunately I can't say which one's are needed.

You may also try running sfc.exe /scannow from the command prompt - it may/may not help.

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Hello, my first post here.

I am in deep trouble with my laptop Samsung RF511-SD3. I don't know why but it doesn't want to boot anymore. It freezes in the windows loading bar screen. I tried to start the system recovery using [F4] but then i'm presented with a message

"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and then everything happens again. I've accessed my HD thru SATA-USB adapter and all my data is there, but it seems that the SYSTEM partition (100MB) is empty.

Windows repair take hours to do simple tasks and in the end it doesn't work. I don't have Windows DVD because it's OEM.

I've tried to launch MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable CD, but it works until boot options screen, but after a while it simples reboot my laptop and ends in the CD boot options screen again.

Help? (yep bad english detected)

A:Boot fail - system repair doesn't work - Samsung RF511

Just took this picture. I tried once more to boot with Windows recovery CD and for the first time a partition showed up as option. In the other tries the list was blank.

But I'm going to bed now, just updating the situation.

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Hello everyone!

Hope i stuck this in the right forum, anyway, here goes:

My computer gave off a BSOD when i was watching a bit or World Cup action and has failed to boot since. I've been mucking about with all kinds of fixes for the last 4 days but i've been unable to get it running again. I don't want to do a format / reinstall, i've got some important data i'd like to keep hold of.

I've tried a few things:

- Did a full virus scan with the Kaspersky Recue disk. Removed a number of dodgy files. Let me to believe my MBR might be ruined
- Did a CHKDSK on all my drives. Everthing checks out OK, even tho it took ages.
- Tried to fix my MBR with BootRec, but to no avail. Gives off a Element Not Found message when tring FixBoot and RebuildBcd
- Ran the Repair Tool a few times, gives the same message each time: "The partition table does not have a valid System Partition" in the log

When i boot up it gets past the animated logo but restarts after briefly showing a black screen with a cursor, which i can move around. Same goes for safe mode.

I'm at wits end here guys, i've been able to fix every problem i've had by myself, but i'm not working this one out. Understand my agony of not being able to watch the World Cup on my computer (i dont own a TV) and having to rely on my radio, which is fun as well, but you know Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:System boot fail resulting BSOD / OS isn't listed in Repair Tool

Troubleshooting windows 7 and pc guide:

Follow all steps and report results after having done so:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

99% of the time all issues can be resolved with problems starting windows with this tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a topic that is unresolved with my system not booting(goes into repair mode).   Cannot use safe modes either.
Topic was looked at in malware forum and it was determined their that malware is not the cause of the failed initializations.
I thought it would be transferred to this forum via sysadmin,  but it wasn't.

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

Using the flash drive previously used to access the system... Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 . Louis

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Ran FRST64.exe as found on the forum and need assistance creating the fixlist.txt file.
Sorry for the screen shots.   

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

could it be the epson driver loading at startup is bad or invalid?   if so how would the fixlist.txt file read to remove that run statement at startup
ASUS laptop,  frst64.exe is running off d: data partition.

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I returned home today to find my computer off and not able to boot. My wife said all she had done was web browsing and then sleeping the computer. At this time the computer tried to Auto-repair the startup but would cyclically fail (indicating an issue with NETIO.SYS). I performed the following steps:

1. Did a scandisk with repair options that recovered some files on the boot SSD (all future scans have been clean)
2. ran bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr bootsect with a few more options including ALL
3. Tried to use windows Automatic Startup Repair and still had cyclic failures and got worried that perhaps there was a virus.
4. Re-flashed the BIOS with an updated BIOS
5. Ran Avira from a boot CD, scanned for viruses, and only things that turned up were a java virus in a random file or patch. Seemed unrelated to any of the problems.
6. Ran bootrec to restore the MBR
7. All throughout this process tried the windows Startup Repair with no luck

Now instead of automatically going the Startup Repair it tries immediately displays a Windows failed to start problem. With NETIO.SYS and a status of 0xc000098 (Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt). I don't have a recent enough system restore point to recover from. I am desperately trying not to do a full re-install to preserve installed program data. Startup Repair from DVD of course still fails with a detailed signature of: StartupRepairOffline - AutoFailover (sig5) - CorruptFile (sig7).

System info:
MB: Asu... Read more

A:Can't Boot or repair - NETIO.SYS missing/corrupt

Welcome aboard, Robert.
Can you post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we may obtain the necessary information to help you here?

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It's my daughter's computer. A little e-Machine, 250G HD, Windows 7 32-bit on it. Out of nowhere her computer wouldn't boot up. I can get it to try to boot using the Windows disk, it gets so far, and then the repair fails saying:

The file or directory C:/Boot is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility.

I try to re-install. Thankfully she had backed up everything on my external just days before. It gets near the end, and then the same error comes up. I cannot get into anything else. Nothing else will load. I don't even know how I can run chkdsk. Unfortunately the computer is about three years old and she can't remember the specifics except there is only one HD in it. She had no internet at her place so it's not because she suddenly installed something. She was using it to watch movies and listen to music mostly. I'm at wits' end, can't figure it out. Any help (will have to be detailed, sorry. I know some stuff about computers, but am no expert) would be greatly appreciated. I've read through some of the other threads, but they're not exactly like what the problem is here.

A:Boot corrupt and unreadable, repair/re-install of Windows fails

Hello Sujichan. Welcome to the forum.

It is possible the hard drive died, but it is equally possible a corruption happened in the file table.
If it is the latter then Chkdsk could fix it.

First you need to get to a Command Prompt. For that use Option Two in this tutorial:
System Recovery Options
And choose Command Prompt from the list of recovery options.

Then at the Command Prompt type this: chkdsk C: /f
And then press ENTER

Let it run all 5 tests without interruption.
Good luck.

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Today I had 15 important updates waiting for me on Windows 8.1 so I decided to run them. After downloading the updates it asks to restart the PC.

I got to the startup screen with the blue windows logo and the white dots circle spinning around. Then the "Updating your system (..%)" message appeared. But then, I got the following message:

Fatal Error C00000B5 applying update operation 155 of 30953 (SMCon...)

The white dots circle keeps spinning but the message was stuck at this. So I decided to reboot.

It did the normal boot checks... memory checks... hard drive checks... DMI Pool checks... etc as its supposed to normally, but instead of going to the windows startup screen I got the following....

Blue Screen:
Your PC couldn't start properly.
There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.

Error Code: 0xC0000017

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

This is a very strange message since I have 20GB of RAM and the memory check in the BIOS was fine indicating the 20GB present. So there is enough RAM for it to do whatever it needs to do.

I pressed Enter and then got the same Fatal Error C00000B5 after it tried to install the updates again.
I rebooted again and entered F8 and tried to enter Safe Mode, but it tries to install the updates even when trying to enter Safe Mode also and then fails. So I am stuck and cannot get into the PC.

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A:Urgent: Updates fail installation in startup, cannot boot

Ok seems like I've managed to fix it for now!

I ran chkdsk on the C drive through the cmd prmpt that's available through the installation disk. It took forever but it did find some bad sectors. After the scan finished, I restarted the PC and it installed the updates!

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

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

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

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As the title suggests, my Acer Aspire has been running startup repair for over 20 hours following a BSOD yesterday. I'm not sure if it's worth the wait so maybe you all can shed some light. Yesterday I was stressfully trying to search for something (using Chrome) and the website I was on froze; admittedly I slammed the heels of my hands down on the laptop at that point. The site unfroze after less than 30 seconds, I continued using my laptop without incident, then let it hibernate for about an hour. Started up fine after that, and at that point I was beginning to rip a DVD (one that I owned; I just wanted the files on my computer) using a program that I've used successfully in the past, but the rip failed. So I began using VLC instead, and hadn't actually started ripping any files when my laptop froze. I had been trying to point to a file path for saving but hadn't saved anything. The laptop was completely unresponsive after several minutes, so I hit the power key to restart, which is when I got the BSOD. It flashed too quickly for me to read or remember anything other than the word KERNEL. I've been wracking my brain trying to remember if it said kernel error or kernel memory error or what.

After the BSOD I had the option to start normally or in startup repair; I hit "start windows normally" but it went to repair anyway. It was on the grey screen with the cursor but I thought it had frozen again, so I did another hard restart. No BSOD this time, but again the opti... Read more

A:BSOD on startup, unknown error, startup repair running too long

Bump...how can I tell if the startup repair is working?

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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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I have an Acer Aspire Ethos laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. SP1 is installed according to system properties (came installed).

Windows update was working fine until maybe June or May of this year.

I have tried a number of hotfixes, several microsoft fixit (automatic normal and aggressive runs), the sfc /scannow in admin CMD mode, and also uninstalled the last ten or so updates. I have also deleted the contents of the /Downloaded Installation Files/ within C:/Windows but that also did not fix the error.

Have also tried disabling my antivirus but that did not change anything, windows update will not self-update at all.

Nothing seems to work. Please help.

Below see a typical update attempt from the log (repeats almost every other day more or less the same.

2012-08-27 13:31:58:097 1088 162c AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2012-08-27 13:31:58:097 1088 162c AU #########
2012-08-27 13:31:58:103 1088 162c AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {DC5A4D0A-1B62-43F8-ABF1-BED8250E87B9}]
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent *************
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent *********
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=... Read more

A:Windows Update Self-update Fail Error 80073712

agreed. I am facing a similar problem as you. Help

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Dear Tech guy,

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I recently updated to Windows 8 and just now have gotten a pop up that ran a System Repair on my computer identifying many corrupt files on C: and D: drives.

System Repair
SVChost.exe Corrupt Disk
Explorer.exe Corrupt Disk

Windows Read Errors (popups that keep appearing in succession

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate my situation.



A:System repair error - Explorer.exe corrupt disk

See if you can boot into SAFE MODE (boot time, strike F8 1/sec until you see the list->Safe Mode

now get a command prompt (search CMD and hit enter)
type CHKDSK C: /F /R
if this is a laptop, be sure you have A/C cord attached - - this can run for a VERY LONG TIME - -
do not interrupt or terminate it while running

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