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

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

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 options for normal or startup repair; this time I hit startup repair, waited 5-10 minutes, and it started actually running startup repair. It's been doing this for over 20 hours at this point; the HD light on my laptop is not on. Not flashing, nothing.

I give all this information because I'm trying to decide if I should continue waiting or if I should punt on the startup repair and try to troubleshoot. I'm afraid that if I shut down the laptop, I will damage the hard drive. I did not run a chkdsk on it, but I'm anxious to know whether it went into startup repair because of a memory error or because of a damaged hard drive from my slamming my hands on the thing in my stupid impatience. Am I wasting my time? I can keep waiting, but I'm wondering if anyone's had experience with this to know a) if I should just cancel now, remove the HD and try to salvage information from it, then reinstall Windows 7 or b) if I should wait longer and hope for the best.

(Sorry if this is in the wrong place; please advise.)

Preferred Solution: BSOD on startup, unknown error, startup repair running too long

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

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

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

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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I got a Blue Screen saying nothing except Unknown Hard Error on windows 7. So I restarted the computer and when I booted Seven, windows first popped up with a message saying windows is loading files and then Startup Repair popped up saying

Startup repair is checking your system for problems.

It completed once and restarted but same thing happened again. And now startup repair keeps going on and on.

Can someone help me out?

I'm through the same comp using windows xp on a dual boot so I don't think hardware is acting up.

This is the thread on BSODs I kept having on the seven:

A:Unknown Hard Error - Startup Repair is checking your system..

now xp isn't booting either.

it says load needed dlls

should i just reinstall the OS'?

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Hi guys,
My Sony Vaio laptop with Vista home is completely unable to start (safe mode or otherwise). Instead I'm brought to a screen that tells me windows was unable to start and given the option to use startup repair or start windows normally. The latter obviously doesn't work, leaving me stuck on a windows loading screen ad infinitum.

Using startup repair gave me an option to use restore points the first three times. However, now I am given the stop code 0x00000050 with four similar but longer codes following.

This issue seemed to arise randomly but I did improperly power off my laptop after the last time I used the laptop. I have not installed any new hardware or left anything connected to the laptop.

Please help! I have to use this laptop urgently for scholarship applications and would prefer not to wipe the drive (although not out of the question).

Thanks for any advice it help

A:Vista unable to start in any mode, running startup repair gives BSOD

Test the hard drive first to get that out of the way before trying anything else, since trying to fix anything with a hard drive that's failed is pointless. You will need the drive maker's Diagnostic Software for DOS, & the links are here:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (if your drive maker does not have diagnostic software (eg Toshiba), you can use the Seagate software SeaTools for DOS from here: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/

The DOS version is an ISO file from which you can create a bootable CD using IMGBurn: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your faulty laptop from the CD to test the drive.

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

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

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

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:

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

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

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


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

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

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Windows explorer was not responding yesterday so I had no choice but to hard reboot. Since then life has ceased to exist as i knew it.
I cannot get into safe mode. Pretty much I can't do anything but linger here in startup repair land. Going on 11 hours now. blue screen for about 4-5 hours last night until the "attemptingrepairs" startup repair screen came on. My excitement is quickly growing into despair as I have been watching the blue lines cross the status bar over and over now. My whole life is on this thing and I am pretty poor at backing up anything.....<lesson learned a little too late....> I did read the posting instructions, but was afraid to touch anything while this system is working. plus I have no idea how, and my boyfriend who does know how left me here alone with this levithon and won't be back until tonight.

So my question is: What in the world is it doing during startup repair? And why did they say it might take over an hour to complete vs saying it might take over one month to complete...

Has startup repair ever ended well for anyone?

Thank you in advance for any input and please excuse the amature post.



A:Stuck in startup repair. How long is too long?

This may be useful to read - 'Startup Repair' on Win7 - how long does it take?

Why do you start Startup Repair? Did Windows prompt you or recommend to do so?

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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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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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Or is this sort of like asking "how long is a piece of string?" :lol:

My laptop was attacked by my 9 year old computer illiterate child this morning and has since failed to bootup. I got as far as the startup repair which kicked in automatically but after several cycles (each lasting a few minutes) it has now been "attempting repairs" for over 4 hours. It won't let me cancel and I don't want to cut the power in case it is still working and not actually hung.

Any advice please? Should I let it carry on running? Should I cut the power? Any keys I could use to bypass?

Sorry I can't provide a lot of info about the machine or what happened on the run up to the error.

A:How long should startup repair run for?

Originally Posted by femmefan

Or is this sort of like asking "how long is a piece of string?" :lol:

My laptop was attacked by my 9 year old computer illiterate child this morning and has since failed to bootup. I got as far as the startup repair which kicked in automatically but after several cycles (each lasting a few minutes) it has now been "attempting repairs" for over 4 hours. It won't let me cancel and I don't want to cut the power in case it is still working and not actually hung.

Any advice please? Should I let it carry on running? Should I cut the power? Any keys I could use to bypass?

Sorry I can't provide a lot of info about the machine or what happened on the run up to the error.

turn it off, during bootup after "POST" (Right before windows starts) Hit F8 repeatedly...

you should get a screen, ask to boot up into "Safe Mode"

once into safe mode... perform a system restore.

If you want to though, you can try to load up with "Last known good configuration" that may work....

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Windows 7 is refusing to boot. so I burned a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit iso to a DVD and started the Startup Repair. I started it at about 5 PM Chicago time yesterday. Its taking more than 24 hours. I know its supposed to be a long time but I didn't expect it to be THIS long. How long is it supposed to take on a 300 GB hard drive? And if it is not supposed to take 24 hours, how do I cancel it?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in so, if neccesary, move this post to the right forum.


A:[Startup Repair] 300 GB, how long?

Bumpbump. Can someone please help me?

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Hi this is my fist thread . So my win7 home premium x64 was crashed while playin mw2 game . Then it restarted my pc . When it start up it goes to windows error recovery .there you have two options .
Launch startup repair( recommended)

Start windows normaly . At first i tried the second option and the windows couldnt startup and was restarting over mad over again. Then i chone the first option and then it said : the windows is loading files.... The after two time the loading bar finished th BSOD appered and the technical information was :
Stop : 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005,0xFFFFF8000F4ECB74,0xFFFFF88002B55968,xFFFFF88002B551C0)

And i tried f8 button to go to boot manager but it goes to windows error recovery again
The i tired to reinstall my windows so i put my windows CD the the same thing happened . Please guys help me !

P.s : i with my mobile phone so i cant upload any pics right now .

A:BSOD startup repair error 0x0000007E

Have you tried a second startup repair? It sometimes takes three tries to fix the problem.

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Hello all,

My desktop (Medion Akoya, i3 processor) running Win 7 Home Premium refused to go any further after getting to the login stage ( it accepts the password but after that, the screen goes black), so I attempted the 'Startup Repair' option on the Recovery disk.
I'm now at the point where the system is attempting to repair disk errors, but this has been running for over 14 hours now and shows no sign of going past this point. I tried clicking on the 'Cancel' button, but all I get is a message saying "the current repair option cannot be cancelled"

The HD is fairy large at 1TB but only 30gb of this has data on it. So, my question is : will the system eventually finish checking for disk errors and move on to the next stage of the repair, or does it sound like something is stuck and I need to power off/power on?

This is my first time trying to repair a Win 7 install and also my first attempt with a disk of this size. Is there anything else I can do - or should I sit on my hands for a while and leave Win 7 to get on with its job?

A:'Startup Repair' on Win7 - how long does it take?

Wait for someone to answer who knows for certain.

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We've been getting a BSOD on one of our computers on startup recently. The exact message the BSOD gives varies but often mentions atapi.sys. Having done extensive research we've come to the conclusion that it could be a rootkit or it could be the fact that we have Daemon Tools installed on the computer. The problem is, when the BSODs first started (entirely at random - we'd done no updates and changed nothing, except perhaps to install a game or two, not sure), repeatedly trying to start the computer would eventually make it start (after 4 or 5 attempts) and it would be fine after that, but they've gotten worse and no matter how many times we tried, we've been unable to make it start, safe-mode or otherwise. If only we could get the thing to start up, we could run heaps of rootkit scans.

We'd really rather not do a format and full reinstall, so we're looking for solutions that can be done by hand.

So far, we've tried renaming atapi.sys and copying a fresh (hopefully clean) version from a different computer via Recovery Environment's cmd prompt, but the BSODs still occur. We've tried Startup Repair, but it gives this message:

Root cause found:

Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck 3d. Parameters = 0xfffff88002ffb020, 0x0, 0x0, 0xfffff88000e012b8.

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
We have no USB keys plugged in when doing the Startup Repair.


Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel Core 2 Quad (can't remember the e... Read more

A:BSOD on start, Startup Repair: Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck 3d

Additional information is required.

1. Download this .BAT file to your desktop

2. Right-click the .BAT file and then click 'Run as Administrator'
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hi all,

Firstly my specs:

? Windows 7 (64 Bit)
? Originally Windows 7, still running same install
? Purchased through a company that builds PC for you (pcspecialist)
? System approximately five years old
? OS install same as system age

? CPU Intel i5 (unsure of exact spec but around five years old, and I can't check due current circumstance)
? Palit GTX 470
? Unaware of brand but 600W

? pcspecialist.co.uk

So, I originally was getting a few graphical glitching errors in a few games I've been playing recently, Company of Heroes and Red Orchestra 2: mass colour changes (which I can only describe as massive swathes of white/grey colour amassing on any 3D rendering) and hanging in the games. I only started having these problems with the installation of RO2, since I have been playing CoH fine with no problems, yet that might just be a coincidental correlation as opposed to the cause of my problems.

However, I started getting CTDs accompanied by a BSOD very shortly after. This BSOD code was 0x00000116 (VIDEO_TDR_ERROR) related to the driver nvlddmkm.sys. I also, previously to this, had a few BSODs with the error code 0x124, but these would be fairly sparse and I'm not sure these are related.

It then got to the stage where whenever I would boot into windows normally, it would spend around 5 minutes on the initial pre-logon splash screen, the display would go blank, then shut off, come back on but blank, and then BSOD with the code 0x116. ... Read more

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It restarted for an update 7 hours ago and now wont come back on Startup repair cant fix it all I get is
Startup repair is offline
bad driver local 1033
error 6.1.7600.16385
Please help me Im borderline crying cause I feel bad doing this to my wifes laptop

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i had a bsod 3 days ago with no reason when its at Welcome screen and my startup items are not loaded at all(all drivers programs etc.). i tried to reboot and my pc gone wild. it cant even see welcome screen cuz of bsods. also i am having black screens when booting up. sometimes its just freezes before welcome screen with distorted pixels on screen. it starts with no reasons. i didnt install anything before that.

tried to change my bios settings to default nothing happened. i also cant repair my startup cuz i am having an error when i choose my layout at very beginning of repair thing, recenv.exe or something like that with 0x038972(sth like this) error. tried f8 and last good config. but nothing changed.

i reinstalled windows 2 times just for solving this. when i reinstall nothing happens for first startup. then its same again. i've never oc'd my pc. its all default settings. i hear that voices even when i mute all voices comes from my pc.

i upload my last bsod dumps and sfc scannow logs and msinfo32 for today and my specs are

win7 64bit
cpu i5 2500k
gpu msi gtx 560 ti twin frozr oc 2
rams 8(2x4)gb corsair lp 1600mhz
psu 600w xilence r3 gaming psu
mb gigabyte d3sh z77
sandisk extreme sata 3 120gb ssd, seagate barracuda 500gb, samsung 80gb
controllers blackwidow, deathadder 2, ms intellipoint wireless mouse
btw i also hear strange noises from my pc after my last reinstall. actually hearing cpu and hdd noise from my speakers. so weird. dont know what to do but its real... Read more

A:BSOD at startup, cant repair startup

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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I am using my cellphone because my computer is stuck in startup repair mode. I have windows vista.I can choose repair or normal, both run start up repair. It always fails after multiple attempts. I chose advanced options after failures and tried to do a hard drive restore to several different dates. It always says its successful and restarts, but goes into startup repair again every time. I have called ms tech support, and not surprisingly my problem requires advanced help that costs money. They did have me restart and push f8 to launch safe mode, but it ended up in startup repair also. I have agreed to pay them but set up an appt for next tues. They said i can cancel and get my money back if i want. They said my problem is fixable and my photos and files will be there. I just feel like i may have a better option and I'm hoping this website is it. I can restart my computer and give the details if its needed. I am desperately seeking your help and would definitely donate if you can fix my computer and i dont have to pay ms. I am not a computer idiot, but definitely NO expert.

A:stuck in startup repair, vista startup repair, repair failures

Hi, check the following link.
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
bootrec /fixmbr
Press Enter.
Let it finish fixing the Master Boot Record.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

If the above does not work - use the DVD and back to Command Prompt.
bootrec /fixboot
Press Enter
Let it finish fixing the boot sector.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

I would try and back up any needed data and files first, before you do the above.
How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc

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Windows 7, 64bit. Dell Inspiron 7720.
On Start without CD, no OS is detected. I have tried taking the HardDrive out, and putting it back in, to ensure that it is properly attached.
Unable to boot past BIOs, and having trouble repairing computer.
Hard Drive has been renamed to "Boot (:X)", and is now 32.5mb.
Where "Windows 7" should be during the repair process, is empty.
I have tried every option on the recovery CD, with no avail.
Startup Repair just loops, at attempting to repair files.

If anything else is needed, feel free to ask.
I appreciate any help given.

NOTE: Ran diagnostics;
Error Code: 2000-0332
Validation 67315
Msg: Video Memory - Video Memory Integrity Test Discrepancy

From what I see, it almost seems like a harddrive failure, but I am not receiving any messages regarding a harddrive failure in diagnostics.

Ran Diagnostics again, and saw that it was skipping over HardDrive.
Ran Harddrive diagnostics specifically, and...
Error Code 2000-0142
Validation: 68901
Msg: HardDrive 0- SN (Not giving serial number) short self test unsuccessful.

A:Computer Failure; Unknown OS, Unable to perform Startup Repair

Hello ERies and welcome to the Forums Try this Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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so everything was fine when my laptop started to become very slow and i used to get the BSOD very often so i decided to recover the system to the initial state . i did that and everything was fine , then i updated the windows 7 service pack 1 and finished the installation and rebooted my computer , the start-up at least took half an hour at that time and the service pack 1 installation showed "not successful " i tried to again to update the service pack1 which showed 73.6mb - 892.6mb so i updated it again and again the same thing happened.

then i researched and found out that there is some problem with the windows service pack 1 and some daemon tools driver sptd.sys is also involved or something so i uninstalled daemon tools as well as windows 7 service pack 1 from control panel .

now the system is back to its normal speed once it starts up fully , and unless i switch it off there is no problem , but when i restart the system it takes at least half an hour to start up sometimes more than that , sometimes it never starts and i see the BSOD after the welcome screen with error 0x000000f4 and the physical memory dump fails with error 0xc0000010 .

i had also found something about minidump files which i didnt understand anything about , but i still tried to find the folder but i couldnt find the minidump folder in c:/windows/ so i figured maybe i didnt have a minidump folder.

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A:BSOD on startup , error 0x000000f4 . startup takes half an hour

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Is there a way to run startup repair after the PC is up and running, or is it only possible upon startup.

I have very erratic startups and just cannot find a solution.

A:Startup Repair after PC is up and running

type msconfig in the search box - in the pop-up that appears, you'll see a tab called Startup
have a look through the entries listed, to see if there are any that you can disable in order to clear the problem..

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Hi, I have an HP with Vista home (13 months old). My computer had been locking up from time to time and I would have to cut it off and then restart. Tuesday night when I did this the computer would not come on. I got a screen stating that the computer had not shut down correctly and suggested I run 'Startup Repair". So now this program has been running (very slowly) for over 24 hours. It says it might take several minutes.
Has anyone else had problems like this? How did you solve this problem. Both the 'startup repair' and the origional problem of lockingup?
I am sitting here with the laptop, watching the bar slowly go from one end to the other and start over. Under the bar is a note that says Attempting repairs....

A:Running Startup Repair

Vista runs many different tests in Startup Repair - so it's difficult to tell where it's hung up at.You can locate the logfile in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txtHere's a log I ran when my system wouldn't boot not long ago (note that the 0x0 error code means success):Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log---------------------------Last successful boot time: 8/9/2008 4:34:15 PM (GMT)Number of repair attempts: 1Session details---------------------------System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0Windows directory = E:\WindowsAutoChk Run = 0Number of root causes = 1Test Performed: ---------------------------Name: Check for updatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: System disk testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk failure diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 266 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk metadata testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 31 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Target OS testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 78 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Volume content checkResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 110 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Boot manager diagnosisResult: Complete... Read more

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Had an issue with startup unmountable boot issue. Ran windows startup. The sucker has now been running for days.

Small laptop t61. Will not let me cancel. Are there any good options to exit out of this startup repair?


A:startup repair running for day can I end it

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Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hey everyone, i've been working on PCs for some time, and a friend of mine gave me his laptop to fix it/optimize it.

Now, I checked the startup with tuneup utilities and I saw those programs running:

Java Update Scheduler
Windows Problem Reporting
Bluetooth Adapter
Catalyst Control Center Launcher
Command Prompt
Delayed Launcher
Microsoft Security Client User Interface
Synaptic Pointing Device

Which of them should I disable? I was surprised to see tasktray, delayed launcher and command prompt on startup.

Also, through the tuneup program deactivator I saw some odd programs running:
Broadcom Bluetooth Software
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
AMD Catalyst Install Manager

and others i am familiar with.

Which of these 4 should I disable temporarily? Are any of them needed for the correct usage of the laptop?

Thank you for your time

A:Unknown programs running at startup

Tasktray, I have no idea what that is but it is for some program that is installed so do a Goolge search.
Bluetooth adapter. Does the owner use any Bluetooth devices?

Command Prompt you should be able to shut down. Not sure why a CMD Prompt is starting with the system.

Delayed Launcher, No idea, again Goolge.

Cat Control Center, Not needed as who changes screen resolution and or makes other changes to the graphic card on a regular basis. Once it is set to what works most everyone leaves the resolution alone.

MS Security client interface doesn't need to be starting with the system startup.

All other are needed and should be left as is.

Broadcom and Intel are OK. If the owner doesn't use any Bluetooth then that could be disabled. As noted above.

LSI HDA Modem? Who uses a Dialup modem these days? Maybe for faxing? But if the owner doesn't do that then it can be shut down.

AMD Cat Install MGR not needed as more then likely you can only install Graphic drivers from the makers website and not directly from AMD.

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Started the day with a corrupted Admin profile. Thought it was due to Win Updates running last couple of days so did sys restore to Saturday. After that, starting machine brought up a boot-type screen asking if I wanted to start into RAM settings or into Windows Vista (recovered).

That didn't seem right. So I booted to a Vista Repair CD I created from a tutorial on this site and selected Startup Repair.

After getting past the "choose your language" screen there was no OS listed on the "select your OS to repair" screen. I saw a couple of posts where folks were advised to click next anyway so I did.

Now it's been running for about 5 hours - trying to cancel or close window brings up a message: This operation cannot be canceled.

It says "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems..." and the progress bar is still moving at same speed across screen under which it says "attempting repairs".

The machine's fans are running but I don't hear ANY HDD activity and no flicker on the HDD light.

I'll need the machine to work in the morning. I've read some horror story posts about folks hard booting and wrecking their HDD.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Startup Repair Can't Be Cancelled - still running...

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Have you tried or can you boot into safe mode if not heres how..

Safe Mode

Oh and is your computer a desktop or laptop

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I have a friends comp, It was put together by a computer shop. Has 4 gb ram, 500 gb harddrive. been running vista ultimate with no problems for months, then it just wouldnt boot up, black screen. Not really any errors.
I put the vista disk in, trying startup repair, but it has been running for over 12 hours now, im pretty sure it shouldnt take this long. I just tried to cancel it, but it says cannot cancel startup repair.
Should i just reboot and try something else? should i just let it keep going??
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:startup repair running for 12 hours

Hi mdoggy39

I know vista and windows in general has a painfully slow install at times, but that is silly!

Sounds like there might be a harddrive problem, have you got a spare drive you can test with?

It could be any number of factors though to be honest, but I would start with the harddrive as that sounds mighty slow!

Let me know what you try out!


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Last week my HP Pavilion Slimline S3400f decided it hated me. The system rebooted and brought up a screen that the computer had been shut down illegally and it gave me 2 choices...startup repair or start normally.

Well...it would not allow me to choose either of those and it began startup repair. It ran that way for 3 days and then gave me a message that said:

"err1err3 Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter"

What do I need to do?

A:Startup Repair running for days

and welcome to the Forum

I would start with runing diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex i7 desktop and it came with Win7 Pro 64 bit installed, no CD of any kind. The other day it was running when the electricity shut off. When I tried to start it, after downloading files(?) it went into Startup Repair and after six hours of that I gave up and shut it down.

Besides the fact that I might have to let Startup Repair run for days (what's the point in having a computer that is disabled so easily?), I'd like to know if there is any other way I can fix this problem. Remember that I don't have the original disk.

I'm used to WinXP where such a problem just means that DiskCheck will run for 5-20 minutes and then it will start up. What's so different about Win7 that it can't handle something like this.

I hope someone can show me an alternate fix. Thanks... John

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I took delivery of a new (and expensive!) PC in January but last week it started giving me constant and varied errors.

The isssues range from Blue screen, black screen, failing to load windows, startup repair needed often, system restore needed often, and when it does load windows there are various error messages.
System info:
Intel Core i5 2500K
Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
Original OS installed on the system, an OEM version
PC just a few weeks old

Any help and guidance is much appreciated...

A:BSOD, Startup Repair, System Repair and other errors on nearlly new PC

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

If you have Raid > update its Driver.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you c... Read more

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I have run HiJack this and have attached the log. Can anyone review and feedback what might be slowing startup? Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:24 AM, on 9/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Pervasive Software\PSQL\bin\w3dbsmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:Running Startup scripts - Takes tooo long for computer to start up

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Well last week Tuesday my power supply blew on my work PC when I turned it on.  New power supply finally came in yesterday.  I was out but our office tech installed the new Power supply and booted the PC - said it booted OK, however no mouse (I had un-plugged the logitech wireless USB mouse receiver to use with another computer), no biggee.
There may have been Windows updates before on left on the 4th - I don't recall
Turned on the PC this morning and plugged in the USB Mouse receiver and BSOD.
Restarted the PC and Startup Repair option came up - ran the Startup Repair and as usual (my experience), it was unsuccessful in detecting any problems.
Tried another boot, same issue - BSOD - System "Stopped to prevent Damage ..."
Re-booted and did F8 to try Last Known Good - no luck.
Tried System recovery with Windows Install disk, no restore point found :-(
At this point I've tried every Non-Destructive recovery option that is available with no success.  Looking at the log files, there are no *.log files in the \Windows directory showing today's date - only .log files are from yesterday.
setupact.log shows activity from an IE10 patch update.
error.log only shows one line from yesterday 2015-09-15 "NT Service build 1100 starting"
Any ideas how I can get this system to ignore the "Bad Driver" and boot?
Way too many licensed programs on this PC to consider a clean install of Windows ...
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A:Win7 Pro64 - BSOD followed by Startup Repair - Can't repair

I would love to post some of the suggested diagnostic files that you indicate in your BSOD posting guidelines, but unless I can do them from the command line, I'm SOL as I can't get beyond the Startup Repair console - No Safe mode etc.

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Hello. I am having a continuous issue with my computer. I apologize in advance for being an amateur at computer repair so please bear with me if I need to better understand some terminology.

My computer is continuously crashing. It reboots itself or turns itself off. I don't always see the BSOD when it shows up but I imagine it flickers every time it crashes. One time, I saw it, and it said "BAD POOL CALLER."

Every time it crashes I do the recommended startup repair just to get it to work again. It always tells me that Startup Repair cannot fix this computer and then it reboots and everything works again for awhile. I thought everything was fine and dandy a couple weeks ago and now it is starting all over again. Please help! Thank you

A:BSOD and Startup Repair Unable to Repair This Computer

Backup your data, reinstall windows

Clean Install Windows 7

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Help! My system takes forever to load up and then all I see for about 10 mins is my desktop background. Here's my HijakThis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:41:35 PM, on 9/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\program files\iomega\IoSecur.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
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A:WinXP long startup, no icons or task bar @ startup


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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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First off, I apoloise if I fail to follow the posting guidelines or don't provide enough information, as I don't frequent these kind of forums and am not familiar with many of the terms used here. I'm also not a native english speaker. Since I lack the vocabluary and knowledge to locate and explain my problem, I'll try describing it the best I can.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS UL30J. The computer was bought little over half a year ago, and up till now I've never experienced any major problems.

Today the computer crashed while I was using Photoshop CS4 64bit. Google Chrome was the only other active program. This has happened once before, and that time I think it was from overheat. This time I was taken to a bluescreen (which did not happen the first time),and while I tried to locate any information on the nature of the problem, I couldn't find anything.

The first time I attempted to start the computer the screen remained black for a long time. Then I got a brief glimpse of the blue Windows screen before it shut down. The next time I was given a set of options, of which "startup repair" was recomended. I tried running it and it wanted to do a "system image recovery", but could not find a system image. I did make a backup of the system on DVD when I first got the computer, which I assume could be used. However, I assume I would then lose all my data. Thus, I would rather use "system restore", but when I try to run that I ... Read more

A:System crash, problems with running startup repair

Can you get into Safe Mode for this computer? On startup you press F8 until you get the boot options screen. Once in Safe Mode find "System Restore" and look for the most recent Restore Point and try that.

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Hi Everyone,

About a week ago I had trouble with my computer not loading and I posted a topic about it. Nothing was working so I ended up formatting my hard drive and starting over.

It's been working fine for about a week, but then yesterday afternoon after I finished with it and left for class, I can back to start it up only to see that it won't start.

The fading/flashing windows logo shows but then as the bottom progress bar is still loading, the screen turns black.

After a few minutes I get a black screen and my cursor on it.

I've unplugged my external monitor, any USB attachments, but they don't work.

I've also tried running repairs, booting from CD with my Win7 Disk I burned after my fixing my computer last week, but the screen still turns black when it says windows is loading.

I can't even activate safe mode because I still get the black screen with the cursor.
Does anyone have any ideas and can help me? I got this computer a year and a half ago and I've already had trouble starting it up twice this week.

Thank you so much in advance!

Here are my specs
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Model ASUS M50Vm-A1
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26G
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 160GB SATA 5400RPM
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
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A:Running Startup Repair Leads to Black Screen

Have you tried testing your RAM with Memtest86?

You can also try updating your BIOS: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

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

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

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

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

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

Can anything be done?

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

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a strange case I can't figure out. When starting either Word 2000 or Outlook Express for the first time the system hangs (at the splashscreen if starting Word for example), for a long time until it finally continues to load.

This happens only once with the first Office program to be launched (in this case the only two installed are Word or Outlook Express). Once the first has launched the second launches fine, or the first can be shut down and restarted no problems.

The programs both work fine but whichever one launches first gets stuck in the launch.

Is it some common Office file that's corrupted?
Problem reading something into memory?

Thanks for any suggestions,

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I am having issues with the comp, a friend built the computer for me quite sometime ago, for some reason recently I started getting random startup repair pops upon startup.

Today, it went one step further, during the startup repair, it stated could not repair due too then gave a list of error codes all of which were 0x0 until it got down to the bottom where it listed the code 0x490.

When I try to do any type of other repair nothing works. Have tried repairing via command prompt to no avail. I am able to get into safe mode. However if I restart and try to get into normal windows mode, the computer acts like it's disconnected from the monitor, I get the standard win startup chimes, however nothing to the monitor.

Checked vid card, everything seems fine there, and if that was the issue I don't think I would be able to see anything on the screen during a safemode session.

Checked for viruses using Avira, as well as ran a quick scan using malwarebytes, and ran a hyjackthis, posting log here just in case I am missing something.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:20:54 PM, on 5/25/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

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A:computer giving 0x490 after startup failure and startup repair fails

Please do not post HJT logs here due to Forum rules that we cannot comment on any malware issues.
on Another computer Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature boot off of the newly created CD on the troubled computer and run the short and long tests. If either tests fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

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I recently tried updating a computer through the Windows Automatic Update and while configuring the update the computer got stuck on "Shutting Down..." Every time after that I was stuck in a startup repair loop in which the Startup Repair was unable to automatically fix any problems with startup.  I followed this guide to fix the loop: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html.
Since fixing the startup loop, I can make it to the desktop but it takes almost minutes for the Start Menu to open.  I tried running a System Restore and got this error message:
System Restore failed to extract the file
(D:\Windows\winsxs\ManifestCache\a786a517e28d5687_blobs.bin) from the restore point.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore.  (0x80070017)
Is there anything I can to fix this problem without doing a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit?
Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Computer Running Extremely Slow After Fixing Startup Repair Loop

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 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Okay, I'm looking for anyone to help me... this is sort of a long story. First I noticed my background picture had disappeared and was just black. My immediate thought was oh great, I bet I have a virus. Other than that there were no other noticeable symptoms. Anyway, I ran Spybot and it found malware called "smitfraud-c.generic". I told Spybot to fix the error, it looked like it did, then said I needed to restart, but after restart I ran Spybot again to make sure it was gone, but it kept coming back each time I restarted. So, I called a local computer guy who said I should get rid of Spybot, download SUPERantispyware and AVAST, and shutdown system restore from system properties because when I restart the system restore keeps putting the virus back on the computer. Of course when I shutdown system restore it removed all previous restore points, which it warned me of, but thinking the smart computer guy said to do it so I did it. Then I ran SUPERantispyware which found numerous tojans! I was shocked because my computer hadn't been running slow or anything. I had only noticed my background picture was gone. After SUPERantispyware was finished I told it to fix the problems and restarted my computer. It started up fine. I then ran Avast to make sure there wasn't anything lingering that SUPERantispyware didn't find. Avast did find another trojan and what I think was some kind of rootkit. I told Avast to fix the problems, it did and told me I needed to reboot the computer... Read more

A:Stuck in Startup Repair Loop after running Avast/No safemode option

Hello flusterated, and welcome to Sevenforums

Try this tutorial by Dzomlija and see if it helps you with your problem: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

If you can escape try this one: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot by Bare Foot Kid

Let me know how it goes.

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I am trying to help a family member with problems with their laptop. Over the past few months it has been slowing down badly, with anything from photos to websites to excel taking minutes to load. Usually I was able to fix this by identifying the programs slowing the PC and ending them in task manager. In the worst case scenario restarting would fix it

This evening, someone tried to turn it on, and on return found it on start up repair. After waiting a while, I realized it was in the notorious start up repair infinite loop. After turning off the computer, and trying a normal boot, it loaded the windows logo, before going back to the start up failed screen. After choosing the start up repair option, the windows background appeared, but the start up repair failed to appear. Multiple restarts have also failed to have the startup repair appear. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

(Extra point, as it is a family PC, the owner is not too keen on me messing around in bios or safe mode)

3 year old Sony Vaio
Intel Core i5
Nvidia Geforce

A:Computer slowdown, Startup now fails and Startup repair won't launch

Good news to you then, boot into Safe Mode

Start with this as AVG had a recent issue, perhaps you are experiencing the same

Windows 7 stuck on "starting windows" screen - includes a link to how to uninstall AVG if you can't boot into Safe Mode.

Also set the laptop to run a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup (keep security software checked)

You can try re-installing AVG or go for Microsoft Security Essentials. Also scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (you can start the free trial, easy to revert to free when trial is over).

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Best Regards,

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I have a Dell Inspiron and a while ago I shut down my PC and the next morning I was faced with options to repair my computer. It hung on the screen for ages before it actually came up with startup repair and supposedly fixed the problem. A few days later, everything got very slow and started to freeze a lot and before long, booting the computer got very slow as well as it hung for about ten minutes on a black screen after the 'welcome' screen before finally starting up. I decided to reinstall the operating system (I did NOT reformat the C drive), so I borrowed my Grandma's external hard drive and copied my files. After reinstalling using a Dell Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Re-Installation DVD, I copied and deleted the files off the external hard drive onto my PC (I didn't know it would create a Windows.old folder) and started installing programs. Then I left it overnight to install quite a big program. This morning, somehow it had turned off. I turned it on and it gave me the safe mode options and a 'start windows normally' option. I chose the latter and after typing my password it hung on the welcome screen again. I left it for ages and it just went back to the user login screen again. I pressed the red button in the corner to shut it down but it just hung once again on an empty screen so I did a hard shutdown (held down the power button). I turned it on again...startup repair. It gave me the option for system restore, which I did (then realising when it finished that I had... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't startup properly - Stuck in startup repair loop

You will need a Windows 7 repair disc to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:


The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

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

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

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

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

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

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I'll give some background first. One day Norton Antivirus 2006 was complaining to me that I needed to download the next version, 2008. I did, and when I ran the installer, It had me uninstall 2006 first. All's going well, except then I run the installer again after it uninstalls and I get an error about halfway through and it closes. I figure I'll just try another time. Then, I notice in the task bar, 2006 is still there, even though I swear I just uninstalled it. So I try to uninstall it again, no luck, says missing the .msi. I didn't have time so I decided to figure it out later. Now, whenever I start up, all goes well till the user screen. I click my user, and it takes a good 2-3 minutes to load. WAY longer than usual. Even better yet, the other day out of nowhere I get a blue screen of death. And today, best yet, I login, and nothing comes up, just a black screen. Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and Windows is running fine, but theres no explorer So I run explorer.exe and alls well so far. How should I start troubleshooting my problems? Any ideas?

A:Ridiculously long startup, Windows Error

Hi pnrule and welcome to TSF

I think that in order to uninstall Norton Antivirus you have to use Norton's removal tool.
After that, you should be able to do a good install of the newer version.

The tool can be downloaded from here:


Hope this helps

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Hello guys!
Recently (2 days) I have installed an LGA771 CPU into my motherboard, and it is a bit undervoltaged too.
And today, when my PC booted to the desktop it started beeping. I don't know where, because the headphones were on the case and I turned it off quickly. It wasn't the PC speaker. IT 'S NOT the headphones. The sound is like when a fan is full with dust. It occured for 4-5 seconds and no more. No reboots.
I checked the cables and it started successfully. What could be this?
Minidump attached, real dump is big. I have forced shut down before it could really finish.

"Az oper?ci?s rendszer hibaellenőrz?s c?lj?b?l ?jraind?totta a sz?m?t?g?pet. A művelet a k?vetkező volt: 0x00000050 (0xffffe0006853c2e4, 0x0000000000000001, 0xfffff8014227fca0, 0x0000000000000002). A mem?riak?p mentve a k?vetkező f?jlba: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Jelent?s azonos?t?ja: 071114-19406-01"

Also I have other problems in the event viewer:
Windows mobile device center errors (as I see it was there always since the installation, and it works)

That's the other one: Kernel-PnP

The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device SWD\SensorsAndLocationEnum\LPSensorSWDevice.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD for unknown reason, at startup

Egy hardverhiba t?rt?nt, amit a rendszer kijav?tott.A hib?t jelző ?sszetevő: Processzormag
Hibaforr?s: Korrig?lt g?pellenőrz?s
Hibat?pus: Gyors?t?t?rhierarchia-hiba
Processzor APIC-azonos?t?ja: 2

(my translate)
A hardware issue occured which the systrem fixed. The device causing the issue: CPU core



[ Name]

[ Guid]








[ SystemTime]



[ ActivityID]


[ ProcessID]

[ ThreadID]




[ UserID]


















435045521002FFFFFFFF03000200000002000000A00300000C0206000B070E14000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000BDC407CF89B7184EB3C41F732CB57131B18BCE2DD7BD0E45B9AD9CF4EBD4F89017A4B45E CD9CCF010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000... Read more

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