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Windows 7 boots into Startup Repair after moving partition.

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


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

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

Thanks, RibShark.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 boots into Startup Repair after moving partition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200782
Problem Signature 05: SystemDisk
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033


A:Windows only boots into startup repair

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

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

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

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

I also didn't get any error codes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,
I am looking for some advice on how to fix my computer please.
These are my specs:
Dell XPS 420 about three years old.
Windows Vista 32 bit running SP2 with OEM disc without SP 1 or 2
Raid mirror configuration
Shut down normally about three days ago, today went to start it up and it went immediately to Startup Repair which was unsuccessful.
I cannot boot into safe mode (no restore points found- I know they are there because I check them regularly)
I cannot boot from the OEM disc
Debugging mode does not work
Last known configuration does not work
I did boot into the diagnostics screen (F2 or F12, I can't remember) and it did a diagnostic on the hardware so I think my hard drives and memory are ok.
I tried startup repair again and it just now gives up after about 20 seconds and says it can't repair my computer.
When I try to 'start windows normally', it starts, the Dell logo comes up, the white bar loads, then the Intel Array info comes up, then the screen with the little green thingie runs back and forth then it goes to a really quick blue screen that says my computer is being shut down to protect it. It goes by so quick I can't read all of it but there is no information there that tells me anything about what is wrong.
I tried Startup repair one last time and when it said it couldn't repair my computer there were error details at the bottom of the screen:
Problem event name: Startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Autofailover
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6000.16... Read more

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

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

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

A:Boots to startup repair only

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

I guess my hardrive is bad...

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I have a Lenovo 0578CTO running Windows 7.

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions??

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When I press F8 and run Startup Repair instead of Recovery console normal Windows is booting.

I have just System Reserved partition and then one C: partition.

Here's my BCD to check - what should be corrected here ?

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {584476bf-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
device unknown
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice unknown
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path ... Read more

A:Windows Startup Repair from System Reserved partition does not work

F8 should get you to a screen where you have several choices, including safe mode. If you boot directly to Windows 7 you might need to press F8 sooner in the boot process.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Vista only boots to startup repair

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

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

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after a kernel data inpage error bsod, My windows 7 laptop won't get past the "select operating system to boot to" (Windows 7), after I choose Windows 7, I get a black screen with a typing cursor in the upper left corner, and won't do anything else. It will sit for days like that if I let it. No windows 7 logo, no boot. So I booted up with a Windows 7 DVD and attempted startup repair which kept freezing in itself. eventually it asked me what OS I wanted to repair. all I had was an option to repair drive D, not C. and it said "Windows 7 (correct), and partition size: 0 MB (incorrect). My creative art stuff for work is on that computer so I desperately need help. Please help.

A:Windows 7 won't boot. startup repair reports: Windows 7 partition size 0MB

hi , didn't mean to get your hopes up with this reply.. but I posted a similar problem and I haven't got any replies yet either... I'm pretty screwed btoo.. sorry to hear what happened to you. I was just writing to you because i wanted to ask you if someone helps you out, do you think you could msg me to send the cure my way too plz and thanks ?? just desperate man..... happened out of nowhere

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

A:Computer boots to startup repair and no farther


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

How long has this issue been occurring?

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

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

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


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


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

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

A:screen saying startup repair every time it boots

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

Download - vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

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

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

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

A:Computer immediately boots into Startup Repair

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


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

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

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

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Repair Install For Vista

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

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

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

A:startup repair loop - only boots into debugging mode

Hello hyukj,

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

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I restart/reboot:

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

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

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

A:Laptop w Vista only boots into "Startup Repair" infinitely

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

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

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

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

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

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

Need any Assistance, all is welcome, thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So it's related to Hibernating only.

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

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

Thank you in advance.

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

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

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

Thanks again and I apologize.

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Ok, so i was trying to install some new hardware, and it got installed sucessfully. Then, as i was booting to my Ubuntu harddrive, i selected to boot to my Vista harddrive, forgetting that the HDD #'s had been switched around due to the new computer (Ubuntu was now on HDD # 0, Vista #1, i can give you the exact harddrive directories if you want). So, somehow it rebooted, and it booted to the Utility Partition. When i unplugged my Vista harddrive, after loading the BIOS it would say "No operating system found" which implies somehow my Ubuntu got messed up. When i unplugged my Ubuntu and plugged my vista in, it would boot to utility partition. I re-installed Vista (x64 Ultimate) on my original Ubuntu drive, and I'm using it right now. I'd just like to know how to boot into my OS on my old Vista drive, it has a lot of stuff I would sorely miss if i had to format.

Full specs are as follows.
Maker: Dell, Inspiron 530D
4GB of RAM (2x 1gb sticks, 1x 2gb Corsair stick, would have more but mobo supports just 4GB)
Intel P35 Mobo
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800GT (OC'd relatively high- can't remember exactly though, sorry)
300-watt PSU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 1.8ghz, can't OC, BIOS is locked...
(Old)Triple boot of... Vista Ultimate x64 edition, Ubunutu 8.04 x86 edition (Dominant- it controls all my bootable operating systems through the Grub bootloader, uninstalled due to above problem), Sabayon Linux (uninstalled- i need a more "compatible" Lin... Read more

A:Solved: Harddrive boots to utility partition on startup

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

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

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,

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

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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

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

Hi, Is this the same computer as here?
Thank You

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

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

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

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Hello. Windows 7 startup repair is it's own OS, right? So it must be stored somewhere. Does anyone here know where?

A:Modify startup repair partition

Post a picture of a full screen Disk Management window please.

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Brand new win 7 sp1 home premium x32 install on new blank 1Tb HDD. Was working great. I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to do a partition move.

- C: partition had full install/system, etc including boot. Was 200Gb partition. 15gb used.
- All space after C: partition was unallocated.
- 100mb partition at front of HDD (was boot, now unallocated because I moved boot, etc to C: - was working great - no problems after deleting this 100mb partition)

Wanted to reclaim that 100mb and move C: partition to beginning of HDD.

Made System Repair Disk and System Image Disk

Used Easus Partition Master on HDD to move the C: to front of HDD. It froze. Had to manually reboot. Now there are start up problems.

System Repair disk doesn't seem to be able to repair anything. Before I screw anything else up...

Main question is: If the System Repair disk and System Image Disk were made when the partitions on the HDD were organized one way (100mb unallocated, 200Gb C:, 786Gb unallocated) can they still be used if the HDD is now organized differently - say (200Gb C:, 786.1Gb unallocated) assuming the partition move actually did occur?

How can a system image restore work if the partitions aren't in the same place that they were in when the system image was made in the first place?

Same thing with System Repair Disk. In the System Repair tutorial in this forum and the associated tutorials and posts (all of which I've read), there is never any mention of how to use these tools if t... Read more

A:Startup Repair (or image restore) after Partition Problem

Hello buckscaper, welcome to Seven Forums!

First use the outline in Option Two #3 in the first tutorial at the link below to see if the Windows 7 partition is marked as Active if not use #2 to mark it active and do the startup repairs to see if Windows will boot and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

DISKPART : At PC Startup

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After running startup repair, the details state the root cause to be "No OS files found on disk. Repair action: Partition table repair. Result: Failed. Error code = 0x3f8"

I have Partition Wizard and have a funny feeling that might help, but I'm not 100% sure how to use that software for this case.

Thank you.

A:Need Partition help? Startup repair says no OS files found on disk.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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

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

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

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

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

The laptop is a Toshiba Satallite L300.

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

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

Thanks, Joe.

A:Windows boots into repair mode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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i am in the following situation:
2 years ago, i installed vista x64 on a partition which was on a raid-0.
some months ago, the raid controller told me that there was a problem with one of the drives involved in the raid-0, and also in windows i got errors.
then i bought a new harddisc as i had went out of space anyway and installed a clean windows vista x64 on that new harddisc.
while i installed the new vista, i made a mistake: the (damaged, but still working) raid-0 was activated and the partition with the old vista installation still existed, so it seems the new vista detected the old installation and chose to (without asking me iirc) install a bootmanager on the old partition located on the damaged raid-0 to allow me to chose which OS to load when booting.
is it possible to make the new installation work without the old raid?
the computer does currently not boot when i deactivate the raid-0.
i dont feel too good having my windows installation depend on (the boot sector) of a damaged raid-0, and as i dont use the raid-0, the working harddisc of the two is currently not usable.
any help is appreciated, i have some experience working with ubuntu live cds if that helps.
best regards,

A:How to change the partition Windows boots from

Have you tried looking into using EasyBCD or Vista Boot Pro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

idk if this is a problem but:

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

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

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

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

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

Everything you need is in the following links.


Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

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


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

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

Have more questions, just ask

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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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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Several months back, I installed Windows 2000 on my wife's drive E. It has become problematic because of the way I have my network set up and I am now wishing I had put it on drive C.

Is there a way to move the WINNT and Program Files folders from E to C and maybe edit BOOT.INI without having to just reinstall everything?

A:Moving Windows from one partition to another possible?

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My computer has the following :
Local Disk C: size 15.5GB, free space- 188MB
Local Disk D: size 183GB
Local Disk E: size 99.1GB free space- 99.0GB
System Reserved H: size 99.9MB free space- 61.6MB
Right now windows 7 is on C drive and I keep getting the message of having low disk space. As of now only 188MB is free and other than windows there are hardly any other software installed.
D drive has my personal files. Drive E is almost empty and System Reserved H has 61.6MB free on 99.9MB.
I want to shift windows 7 to E drive, which is a bigger drive.
Please let me know the steps in layman's language. 
Thank you!

A:Moving windows 7 from one partition to another.

Actually, you don't need to shift it, here is what you do.
1.  (*) Look under the windows folder, for a folder called "SoftwareDistribution"  This is where Windows stores all downloaded updates, before they're insalled.  This folder isn't needed.  Delete all folders and files under it.  Some won't delete, but it could clear up hundreds of MBs.
2.  (*) Look for the hidden folder C:\MSOCACHE, and deleted all folders and file under there.  This is the Office equivalent of #1.
3.  (*) Search for, and delete all *.BAK files.
4.  (*) Search for, and delete all *.TMP files.
5.  (*) Search for, and delete all temporary internet files.
6.  Now, if that doesn't help, or help enough, continue on.
7.  Download and burn a CD of the program GPARTED Live CD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/), it's free.
8.  Completely backup all your critical files off the "C" drive, and verify it is AOK.
9.  Defrag all your drives.
10.  Boot the computer from the GPARTED CD, and it will allow you to resize your partitions.  Basically, you move a "slider" to change the size of the partitions.  Then hit apply, and it does the work for you.  However, depending on the amount of data on the resized partition (e.g. "D" drive, it might take awhile to do).
The problem you'll have is that some programs hard code their install location.  For instance, I have programs that are 32-bit programs, but instead of installing to "C... Read more

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I have Windows 7 RTM installed.

I am trying to move my Win 7 partition to a different partition.
I have made an exact hard drive replica, using Acronis True Image.
The only problem I'm facing is that when I installed Windows 7, it also made a "System reserved" partition, which I think contains the boot files.

What I want to know is:
How do I restore my exact hard drive replica on my new partition, and let the computer boot up successfully to my new partition?


A:Help moving Windows 7 to different Partition

Quote: Originally Posted by ouchwhat

I have Windows 7 RTM installed.

I am trying to move my Win 7 partition to a different partition.
I have made an exact hard drive replica, using Acronis True Image.

The only problem I'm facing is that when I installed Windows 7, it also made a "System reserved" partition, which I think contains the boot files.

What I want to know is:
How do I restore my exact hard drive replica on my new partition, and let the computer boot up successfully to my new partition?


According to your picture, you only have one HDD = Disk 0, Basic, 931 GB.

You say you've made a backup using Acronis True Image.
The Win 7 RTM system is intact and working.

You have 2 partitions on your one HDD.
Which "new-Partition" do you intend to put the Acronis image on?
The one that its already on?

AFAIK, one does not restore a 'Disk-image' to a 'Partition':
A 'Disk-image' is usually the entire HDD, all partitions included, thus the name.

Is your computer not booting up successfully, with your current configuration?
Do you wish to 'create' a new partition?

Could you clarify your post, please?
There seems to be a major misunderstanding somewhere...

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I originally had Vista on this machine and did an upgrade install. However, I find the system is unusually slow (more than Vista I think). Maybe it's the hardware. This machine is about 4 years old, although it is well maintained.

Anyways, I was wondering if there was a way to make a new partition and copy my old Windows 7 install onto it without losing all my data. This hard drive is 2 TB and it has about 400 GB of free space, and I don't have a big enough hard drive to back it all up.

So I basically just need to copy the Windows 7 install (programs & Windows 7 installation files), not all my video files I have stored on here. Is that possible without losing my data?

A:Moving Windows 7 to another partition

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu.

Moving Win7 to another partition won't affect performance noticeably and can cause new problems.

The problem is likely the inferior Upgrade install. You need to clean reinstall to a wiped/formatted partition at the beginning of your HD.

YOu should always back up your data or risk loss due to HD failure, however if you place the data in another partition, then you can boot the Win7 DVD and as long as you are certain that you are choosing only the first target partition for install the data should be there when you finish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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