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Startup Repair Doesn't Repair Anything

Q: Startup Repair Doesn't Repair Anything

I have Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX. Whenever I start it, I receive "Launch Startup Repair" and it never repairs any thing. Unfortunately, I don't have a recovery disk. Would you please give me some help?

Preferred Solution: Startup Repair Doesn't Repair Anything

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: Startup Repair Doesn't Repair Anything

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I 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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when I start my dell laptop it comes up with a window error recovery message with two options. first :h startup repair (recommended) and second start windows normally. When I click startup repair it go's to a startup repair screen saying searching for problems now the message says that this should only take a few minutes and that the computer may restart several times during the process But it does absolutly nothing at all but search for hours and hours I even left it on all night one time. Also if u click cancell the computer freezes. Now if u click start windows normally it acts as if its going to start than goes to a black screen again doing nothing for five minutes then goes back to the windows error recover screen. Please help what happened? or what can I do to fix the problem?

plz help me plz plz plz also i ca'nt get to the desktop through the safe mode

A:startup repair doesn't help me

A Clean Install would probably be the quickest & neatest way of getting your computer up & working again.
Clean Install Windows 7

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my teenage daughter has had a tantrum and slammed her laptop. When trying to start normally I get BSOD so tried startup repair both from the laptop and installation disk. It loads but just then stuck on a blueish windows screen. I'm guessing she has managed to actually damage the hardware but wondering if any other steps before attempting a fresh install of OS?

Thanks for any advice

Frustrated father!!

A:Startup repair doesn't load

Hi Masplin,

Could you provide more detail on what the BSOD error is? I know you will be unable to post logs of this however the error code would be most helpful to us.

- A helpful member

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Here's the list:

Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: unknown
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: NoOsInstalled
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 1
Problem Signature 09: FixPartitionTable
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

I just ran a diagnostic startup and it didn't work. Can someone tell me what's wrong?

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I started my computer this morning and it went straight to a black screen where I have to pick from two options:Launch startup repair or Start Windows normally. If I start normally, it just restarts my computer and goes back to the black screen. If I launch the startup repair, it goes to a screen with a Windows-style background and stays there doing nothing. From what I've seen online, there should be a window where I can choose to repair or reinstall Windows, etc. but I don't even get to those options.

I tried starting in safe mode and it looks like it's going through a long list of system files, then it stops and restarts my computer and it goes back to the black screen. Every solution I've seen online requires that pop-up window, which I never get to.

I also tried booting from my recovery discs and they just take me to the blank Windows background again. My computer was fine last night when I shut it down and I haven't downloaded or installed anything in ages.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows Startup Repair doesn't launch

Sounds like you may have suffered a hardware failure preventing machine from running or completing any tasks, you could try some bootable hardware tests on your RAM and hard drive to show if they are operating correctly
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure using something like SeaTools | Seagate

Have you tried entering bios ? does all your drives etc still show ?

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Hi, and thank you for your time.

Guess I'll start from the beginning. My laptop (Asus x401u windows 7 home premium 64bit) was abruptly disconnected from it's power source, and I haven't been able to get into windows since. Upon startup i'm sent to the windows error recovery screen with two options available: "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

Upon selecting the first option windows attempts to load files ultimately resulting in a black screen with the cursor appearing several minutes later, requiring a hard shutdown (holding the power button).

Upon selecting the second option windows tries to start, but ultimately fails, ending with a quick flash of a blue error screen (pic related), then reboots, taking me back to the windows error recovery screen.

Now, after having no luck with those two methods, I went to the advanced boot options, which offers the following 12 selections:

1. repair your computer(which attempts to load files and ends in another black screen),

2. Safe mode (which attempts loading files but gets stuck at "\ Windows\ System32\ drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS", then reboots to windows error recovery screen,

3. Safe mode with networking (same result as safe mode),

4. Safe mode with command prompt (again, same result),

5. Enable boot logging (haven't tried it),

6. Enable low res video (640x480) (seems irrelevant),

7. Last known good configuration (advanced) (windows attempts to start, but a... Read more

A:I can't get into windows and startup repair doesn't work

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exactly do you mean by "abruptly" was the battery removed while powered on ?
Also your attachment is upside down could you please edit your question with an edited/ rotated image and re-upload it ?

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Hi there,

I've been trying to do a system REPAIR INSTALL, following the tutorial. My system goes through the process up to the point where it is supposed to be transferring the settings. At that point it shuts down and does not start up again. The next process if it did start up would be to put in my installation key.

Before trying the Repair Install I tried the STARTUP REPAIR and went through that 3 times; it finished the third time with no errors. The first time I ran it though, it found this error:

Root cause found:
Bugcheck c000021a Parameters = 0xfffff8a00450e330, 0x0
0xffffffffe00000001, 0x100540
Root critical file is corrupt

Repair action File repair failed; error code = 0x2

Repair action System restore failed; error code = 0x1f

Repair action system files integrity check and repair failed;
error code = 0x40

Any suggestion what to do next? I was seriously trying to avoid doing a complete reinstall if possible.

Thank you.

A:Repair Install shuts down and doesn't startup again

Hello Kimbolini, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, if you haven't already, sometime it is needed to run several times to complete successfully.

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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My computer is a HP pavilion M7750N with vista was using it today walked away and came back and the screen was black with a blinking curser. I couldn't do anything else so I had to hold the on/off button.

When I turned on the computer it says " windows error recovery" and I launch windows startup repair. It says Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

I tried restarting to a restore point but it says there are to restore points.

I put the vista disk in selected "repair computer -> command prompt and entered chkdsk /r and it says "the type of the file system is NTFS. cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is right protected.

I have a back up computer but I would love to get this one working again even if it just to back up photos and emails since the last time I backed up.

Any help would be appreciated!!

A:Computer won't boot up and startup repair doesn't help

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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 have a Packard Bell easynote (TM98-GN-030UK), and have had it since Christmas.

On Wednesday, it failed to startup, flashing a quick blue screen and then immediately rebooting. Therefore I cannot get information from the blue screen.
The startup repair option goes to a default blue screen with green nature-y bits. It loads no options, even if I leave it for an hour.

I have tried the system repair disk. It goes to the same background, asks for my language/keyboard settings, and then when I click 'next' again does nothing.

So, I cannot access any kind of repair or restore options as neither does anything beyond show me the default background.

A:Both Startup Repair and System Repair Disc just go to blue backgrounds - no options given!

Have you read the...PB documentation on using these disks?



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Firstly, thanks for reading.

My PC runs Windows 7 x64. I built it myself about a year ago for gaming.

Occasionally running games I would BSOD and it would suck. I'd update all my drivers or try some game-specific fix and usually if I didn't fix it, I would just start playing something else until I remembered it and by then, some Windows update or my own tweaking or just divine providence would have stopped the bluescreens. A few games, like GTA IV, Bioshock Infinite and Spec Ops: The Line remain unplayable for me, as they constantly bluescreen no matter my alterations or updates, but that's another story.

My problem is with Startup Repair. I was playing Max Payne 3 last night, all was well, then BSOD. To note, I never actually see the blue screen, the video cuts and the audio stutters for a moment, then the computer restarts. But in the .dmp files they're always reported as BSODs. Anyway, I restart and do some other stuff, then turn it off for the night. Today, I turn the PC on, and it prompts me to Start Windows Normally or launch Startup Repair. I chose to repair, thinking it was probably time I let Windows have a shot at it for once.

Well, I'm sitting a feet away and watching the screen right now, and it's going through the third consecutive automatic repair. In the past few hours I've run memory diagnostic, gone through the Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery thread with the MD mybackup stuff, attempted chkdsk (can't due to a lack of write privileges, even... Read more

A:Startup Repair to infinite reboot loops, Repair errors 0x5 & 0x490

Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums so we can check your disk config.

If you can complete collecting the info requested in Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums post it up in Crashes forum if this thread is not moved there.

Otherwise work through these same steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything to repair unstable Win7 including hardware tests if indicated, and if necessary getting a baseline perfect Clean Reinstall.

You also want to do your System repairs only from the WIn7 DVD (provided) or System Repair Disk, not the automatic repair which depends on possibly corrupted files.

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We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

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

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

I'm requesting this thread also be deleted.

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


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We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

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

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

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I have a problem with my HP Pavilion MS228UK. When I power it on, it runs Startup Repair and then gives me the mesage 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. In the details all the tests were completed successfully with error codes '0x0' except the last one which gave 'error code 0x490' with the message 'No OS files found on disc'. I ran the memory diagnostic tool which found no faults. I have tried to boot system recovery using F11 but that is not working either.

All help appreciated

A:Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically(No OS files found on disc)

Does the BIOS detect the hard drive? Is there a hard drive diagnostic that can be run (there usually is when a memory diagnostic is also included)?

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Hi I need some help to fix my Sons computer It's 3 years old:
Acer Aspire - M5640 Standard
Intel Core™ 2 Quad  CPU - Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Ram 3.00 GB
Sys Type 32-bit Op Sys

--> Running Windows  Vista Home Premium > co PA 201. 101

I have started it in "Safe Mode" (and it is in that state now) and ran "Kaspersky Quick scan" NO threats were found?

Before starting in "Safe Mode" I started it (5) times with the "Windows has encountered.... ETC" Blue start-up page with White Writing" and then ran the Start up Repair Page' and this is the result. See Attachment(01)... your site won't let me add the 2 attachment? Error You are not permitted to upload this kind of File??
So I have to Paste it!

Windows cannot repair this computer automatically
Problem Signature
Problem event Name StartUp RepairV2
Program Signature 01 Auto Fallover
02 6.06000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
03====/ 6
04 ====/ 327685
05 ====/ Bad Driver
06 ====/ Bad driver
07 ======/ 0
08 =======/ 1
09 ----- system restore
10 ========== / 6.0.60000.2.0.02561
Diagnosis and Repair Details
Every Test Performed in the Start Up Repair Log was Completed successfully = Error code = 0x0
Root Cause Found
A recent Driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting

And when it had had enough of that" this was the Log of all that the i... Read more

A:computer only starts in Safe Mode Cannot repair in Startup Repair

1) Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

2) You said you ran a Kaspersky "quick scan". Please run FULL system scans with BOTH Kaspersky and with MalwareBytes

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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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Hi All,

Looking for some advice. I had a sudden BSOD earlier and upon restarting my PC it came up with Startup Repair, only to have it fail to repair the issue. I have been following this thread which seems to have stemmed from the same issue. I too am running Avast, so I suspect that may be the problem.

I have been following the steps in that thread and have reached the point of removing Avast keys in Regedit. I previously ran checks and also attempted to repair from the Win7 OS CD as was suggested in that thread.

I think that following the steps to remove Avast files may be the solution to my issue - however, as I am aware that Regedit can be dangerous to mess around with I wanted to check in and make sure I am following the steps correctly.

System info: Self-built PC, running Windows 7 on a Crucial M4 SSD, with two WD Caviar Black HDDs as storage drives.
CPU: Intel i5-2500k (not OCd)
GPU: EVGA nVidia 970 FTW
RAM: 4x4GB

It appears to have re-mapped my drives, my SSD is C: normally while my HDDs are E: and F:, but the system is currently reading C: as the Windows reserved partition of the SSD, the rest of that drive as F:, and the HDDs as D: and E: instead. This is in line with the user (Lethorio) in the earlier thread, however.

So, where I'm at now. I am around posts #65-70 in that same thread and have found avast keys. Here are the keys in the first folder which appeared in the search results:

(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
Capabil... Read more

A:Avast Issue - Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer Automatically

Use the Avast uninstall tool. It's not necessary to make a Registry change.

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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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Hi, everyone.

Today, after restarting my computer, I was faced with the Startup Repair tool, unable to boot Windows 7.
A couple hours later, after running startup tool a total of 29 times I have been unable to solve the problem.

I have also:

Tried booting in safe mode[didn't work]
Tried last known good config[didn't work]

Based on some advice I read elsewhere, I also ran chkdsk /r/f c: . It completed successfully.

Even just knowing how I can extract my files so that I can re-install windows would be a big help.
Startup tool doesn't take over a minute to complete, and displays these details:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 8/25/2012 11:35:21 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 29

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk1
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically


Can you boot into safe-mode?

Also, do you have either a recovery partition, recovery disk, or the windows installation disk? (some of the tools could help, especially if safe mode doesn't work)



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I 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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HELP !!!
I have an Acer desktop running Windows 7 SP1. When I try to start it up I get the Windows Error Recovery screen ? Windows failed to start.

I launched the recovery option it runs for about 20 mins with the message Startup Repair cannot repair the computer automatically.

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: 382
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: 0x7f
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 7/29/2016 09:50:09 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
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 = 0ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 78 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 63 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken 484 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Boot manage... Read more

A:Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically - wont bootup....jxl

Hi, have you tried running it from your install disc Repair Startup in Windows 7 from the Windows DVD

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on the 20th i turned my PC on i had been playing left 4 dead 2

and minecraft, the latter of which needing an update, and i

think dungeon defenders and frozen synapse had updated

themselves through steam, i then turned it off. when i came

back to it a few hours later it finished loaded windows but

before it came up with the accout login screen it blue

screened. the computer then automatically re-started and

launched startup repair, which failed. i then tried rebooting

pressing F8 did the startup repair manually, this time writing

down the details:
Problem Event name: startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Manual repair
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6001.18000.6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: 0
Problem signature 4: 65537
Problem signature 5: unknown
Problem signature 6: OS version mismatch
Problem signature 7: 0
Problem signature 8: 0
Problem signature 9: unkown
Problem signature 10: 1168
OS version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

after trying this a few times and getting now joy i tried to

boot from last known good configuration, which led to the same

result- the blue screen at the same point. i have been able to

get in via safe mode and tried a system restore to the 17th,

which while it did complete the system restore, did nothing to

help the problem. i then tried not telling the system to

automatically reboot on crashing and wrote down what was on

the blue screen:


Technical info:
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A:computer won't start, startup repair can't repair os version mismatch,

Hi and welcome to TSF this is about your error code
The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check has a value of 0x00000074. This bug check indicates that there is an error in the registry.

The following parameters appear on the blue screen.

Parameter Description
1 Reserved
2 Reserved
3 Reserved
4 The NT status code (if it is available)

The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check occurs if the SYSTEM hive is corrupt. However, this corruption is unlikely, because the boot loader, known as NT Loader (NTLDR) in versions of Windows prior to Vista, checks a hive for corruption when it loads the hive.

This bug check can also occur if some critical registry keys and values are missing. Thee keys and values might be missing if a user manually edited the registry.

Resolving the Problem
Try restarting the computer by selecting "last known good configuration" in the boot options.

If the restart does not fix the problem, the registry damage is too extensive. You must reinstall the OS or use the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) that you previously created by using the Windows Backup tool.

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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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So I'm going to try to be as specific as possible. About a month ago, I finally updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop. It seemed to work fine, but I started getting an error every time Windows would start up or if I would "awake" the computer from Sleep mode. The error was "please insert disk into removable disk E:" I never had this error before. Apparently, this drive was my SD card and I've never even used that drive at all. Other than being an annoyance though, this error didn't seem to have any impact so I rolled with it for the time being figuring I could fix it later or just deal with it.
Well, after about two weeks, my computer froze up, so I tried to restart, and it wouldn't startup again. I would turn it on and it would just go to a black screen with a white arrow and stop. Sometimes it would take me to a black screen and say "Operating System Not Found." After several failed startup attempts, Windows seemed to take me to some diagnostic screen and I went through several prompts following whatever advice Windows 10 was giving me to fix the startup error. After several failed attempts, somehow miraculously I got it started again. Quickly, in fear of this happening again, I decided to revert back to Windows 7 hoping this would fix any problems. I let it run over night and the next morning, the computer was back to Windows 7 as normal. I was able to use the laptop as normal and there were no error messages. It seemed everything was fine.
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A:Windows Won't Start, Startup Repair Doesn't Work

Please run System File Checker
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.

Copy and paste sfc /scannow in the command prompt, then press Enter to start the scan.  
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
When the scan is finished and if intergrity issues are found (corrupt files that couldn't be repaired), please do the following.
Click on the Start orb then copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box.
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Double click on this icon to  
the CBS log, copy and paste the log in your topic.
If this fails to place the icon on your desktop run the command from the Command Prompt.  Use the instructions I provided at the start of thi... Read more

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Windows won't start. I get a a black screen saying some hardware or software has changed and the only options are to press enter to continue, or escape to exit.

I tried booting my Win 7 64 bit recovery disc (aka system repair disc) but in the second screen where it tells you to select an operating system, it is blank! I attempted to add hard disk drivers but i couldn't figure out how.

So i pressed next and got to the screen with various options. I selected "Startup Repair" but that won't work.

It says that "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically",

The error details are as follows:

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01:

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03: unknown

Problem Signature 04: 0

Problem Signature 05: unknown

Problem Signature 06: 1

Problem Signature 07: unknown

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1033

So i can't do any type of recovery to repair my Windows 7. Would finding the appropriate hard disk driver in the beginning of the startup repair process (the second screen) be a solution to be able to select the appropriate OS to fix? if so, how?

What else can I do besides backing up all my important files and reinstalling everything? I'd really like to "fix" this.

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A:Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do?

Instead of going to startup repair in the recovery options, choose command prompt and run an offline sfc scan.

How to Run the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) Offline in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

What about safe mode, have you tried that?

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Hello, I am a new member and this is my very first post. My daughter's laptop doesn't boot up, and I read some of the posts here and hope somebody can help me with a fixlist.
Windows 7 x64, no Windows CD available, attempting a restart my computer will not boot and I cannot get it to start in any safe mode option or get to an earlier time through system restore ( I get errors 0x800700b7)
So I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick and run it via the Windows 7 64-bit repair CD and the log FRST.txt from the farbar recovery scan is in the attachment.
Can you please help me with a Fixlist.txt solution so that I can use this to resolve the problem?
Thanks in advance,

A:Win 7, stuck during startup, Windows repair doesn't work

Lets give it a try.
Here is the file: 
 fixlist.txt   2.19KB
The tool will make a log in the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
Attempt to boot in Normal Mode and let me know the outcome.

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Hello, this is my first time posting here and I'm at a loss for what to do, so I'm going to be ridiculously thorough in my explanation of the problem.

My computer is a Dell XPS 8300. The only hardware change since I bought it is the video card, from a Radeon 5450 to an Nvidia GT520.
My specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5 (can't access the specifics)
HDD Space: 1 TB

For the past couple of days, my computer has been taking longer than usual to run programs. (This may or may not have anything to do with the problem.) When I did a hard reboot, the Windows symbol appeared as normal, but it was there for longer than normal. Then, a blue screen flashed, fast enough for me to not be able to read what was on it, and then the screen went black.

I rebooted it after that, and it gave me the option to use Startup Repair or to start windows normally. Starting windows normally results in the same issue.

When I use startup repair, it spends some time running, then has the error, "Startup repair cannot repair this problem automatically". The problem details are as such:

Problem Signature:

Problem Event Name:

Problem Signature 01:

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03:

Problem Signature 04:

Problem Signature 05:

Problem Signature 06:

Problem Signature 07:

OS Version:
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A:Windows 7 SP1 won't boot, startup repair doesn't work

ACLS means Access Control List or permissions to that particular driver.
You will need a Windows DVD or reset your computer back to Factory Defaults from the Recovery Partition.
If you have a Windows DVD you can boot off of that and choose Repair Your Computer.
If you don't have a Windows DVD, then most likely you have a Recovery Partition.
Restart the computer and hold the CTRL key down and press F11 to enter Recovery: Dell System Recovery Partition Hotkey & Instructions (Dell PC Restore)

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Hi everyone hoping you can help me out.
I have just formatted an old IDE drive connected to my computer - and when i restarted I recieved an error: "Boot MGR is missing" press CTRL ALT DEL to restart.

Obviously i forgot that when i installed Windows XP around 6 months ago that the boot manager was on the drive i just formatted and therefore have deleted the boot manager.
Consequently i cannot boot into my newly installed windows 7 or windows XP.

My next move was to put my windows 7 disk in the drive and use the repair utility. However my problem lies when i come to the menu: "Select an operating system that you want to repair" - I have neither windows XP or windows 7 available to select i.e. there are no options. Despite this, when use the option "if your operating system isn't listed, click load drivers" - all of my hard drives are then listed.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

p.s i tried the XP recovery utility also - but when i select which the system to repair - it asks for an administrators password - which it keeps claiming is incorrect when i enter it but i swear it not. weird.


A:Startup repair menu doesn't see an operating system

Mark WIn7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) Active, boot the WIn7 DVD System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

To Mark Partition Active press Shift F10 at first screen when booting DVD or Repair CD, or choose Command Line from Repair Console's Recov Tools list, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (confirm from list this is WIn7 HD #)
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with WIn7 part #)

Now return to Recov Tools list to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times with reboots to write MBR to Win7.

If this fails everything possible that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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Hello, I have an Emachines E627 laptop. Last night I was doing some school work on my laptop, but then my laptop freezes, gets the blue screen of death and turns off. I then turned it back on, and the Window's screen pops up, quickly goes to startup repair and then it does the repair thing. After about 5 minutes into it, it freezes for about 10 min, then says: "Your computer will now turn off". So, it turns off, I turn in back on again, it goes to the windows start up screen, and does the same process over again! Please help. I'm not an expert at doing these kinds of things.

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair freezes for 10 minutes then doesn't fix PC?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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I'm receiving the Bootmgr is missing messagem e.I looked up solutions for it and most of them said that the best thing to do is run the startup repair on the recovery disc/windows disc. I tried that but it failed saying it cannot repair it automatically(one of the things listed in details under Problem Signature 7 was MissingBootManager. I tried another solution to this by rebuilding the BCD but it said that there aren't any Windows installations(only the drive with Windows is plugged in) and I tried this solution:
?If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

But with the second line, it can't find the file to rename

Is there a way to get it booting again without re-installing Windows?

A:Bootmgr is missing,startup repair doesn't work

Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.

Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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When I reboot my computer it doesn't start normally. I receive a black screen and it gives me the option to repair computer or start windows normally. If I don't choose anything it goes into repair computer and then I get an error saying that the computer couldn't be repaired. HELP!!!

A:Windows doesn't boot up normally and startup repair issue

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

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 327685
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225705
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 1117
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Startup Repair Cannot Repair this Computer Automatically

Assuming that you do not have a Vista DVD

On another computer burn a recovery DVD

Create a Recovery Disc

If you do have a Vista DVD, post.

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I am in major crisis mode because my laptop is stuck in startup mode and can't repair itself. I've tried a few command tricks but most of them require safe mode, which I can't access at all. Also, many threads have mentioned reinstalling windows 7, which would be fine if my disk drive hadn't burnt out recently. I am terrified of losing all my files so I don't want to toy around with anything. Thoughts?

A:Startup Repair on laptop cannot repair computer automatically.

Welcome DelaneyNicole.

Sounds like a shame that you do not have a backup of your files.

Some things you could try:
> Try accessing windows repair from boot (press F8 and select the recovery option),
> Borrow a disc drive from another system (maybe a friends?),
> Use a bootable USB drive with say some version of Linux on it to access your files.

Do you know what happens to cause this problem?


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

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

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

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


A:Startup Repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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

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Hi everybody
I recently cloned an SSD with Windows 7 Pro on from an HP EliteBook to an SSD from the same brand and the same size.

Edit; The cloned SSD is being used in a HP ProBook

When booting the cloned SSD, I'm getting a BSOD. I used the repair disk to perform a startup repair. When done I got the following message;
problem details:
Problem signature
Problem Event name : StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 : unknown
Problem signature 04 : 21199729
Problem signature 05 : External media
Problem signature 06 : 6
Problem signature 07 : BadDriver
OS Version : 6.1.7600.200.256.1
Locale ID : 1033
Other things I've done and did not show any results;

sfc /scannowchkdsk
Is there anything else I can do, since I really want to avoid a fresh install (A lot of personal configurations on the employees' device)
Thanks in advance

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

A:Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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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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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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Hi all.

Tried to boot up my computer this morning and was given the message: 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.'

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200400
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 13
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, installed onto a Crucial M4 SSD.
It won't let me boot in safe mode, and gives the same message.
I have no system restore points.
chkdsk /r doesn't work in command prompt and comes up with: 'The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

Would anyone be able to help me resolve this? Thanks a lot.

A:[SOLVED] Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.



Originally Posted by Lethorio

...chkdsk /r doesn't work in command prompt and comes up with: 'The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected...

Try chkdsk c: /r /x (/x forces dismount of the drive).

If the chkdsk scan runs but does not fix the issue, then please go back to the Command Prompt and enter sfc /scannow. Reboot once finished to see if it has fixed your issue.

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

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

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

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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Hello. 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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hello all,

i have a Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook PC and during Windows startup, it goes into "Startup Repair" with the error "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically". following is the problem details:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 2621480
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

i have tried F8 to invoke Safe Mode boot options and tried all 3 safe modes. but still returned to the "Startup Repair". i also tried the option "Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" several times but no use.

i have created a Knoppix v6.2.1 bootable DVD and started up through the CD-ROM drive to access my harddisk. it appears my file structure is ok and i copied/backup/retrieved as much files and file directories to an external USB drive (through Knoppix operating system). i can see that my User Profile is still there so i do not want to re-install the entire Windows Vista o/s again.

from System Recovery Options, i can enter Command Prompt and tried these actions:
bootrec /RebuildBCD
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
however the "To... Read more

A:(2010) Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Im not there, so I can only guess. I do not think that you did a boot from the DVD, but rather the OS

Boot Priority - Change
same for 7

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