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System immediately boots to Startup Repair - No access to F8

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

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.

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Preferred Solution: System immediately boots to Startup Repair - No access to F8

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

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

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

A: 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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Hi,

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

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

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

A:Computer immediately boots into Startup Repair

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

Roy

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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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Hello,

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

A:Boots to startup repair only

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

I guess my hardrive is bad...

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I have a Lenovo 0578CTO running Windows 7.

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions??

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Hello,

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

Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200782
Problem Signature 05: SystemDisk
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Thanks!

A:Windows only boots into startup repair

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

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Hey,

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

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

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

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

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

A:Vista only boots to startup repair

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

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

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

A:Computer boots to startup repair and no farther

Hello.

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

How long has this issue been occurring?

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

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

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

~Blade

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

thanks

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

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

A:screen saying startup repair every time it boots

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

Download - vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks, RibShark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim

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Hello,

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

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

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

A:startup repair loop - only boots into debugging mode

Hello hyukj,

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

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Repair Install For Vista

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Hello,

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:

-All bootrec.exe ( /fixmbr /rebu... Read more

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

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

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,
PJ

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

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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I 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.
Thanks,
Alsvid

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?

http://il.packardbell.com/pb/en/IL/content/download

Louis

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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.
Memtest.





Quote:
*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






Quote:
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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My laptop hasn't been in use for about a few weeks and all of a sudden, I am getting a Windows Error Recovery on Startup. I am given two options: Launch Startup Repair (recommended) and Start Windows Normally. Nothing happens when I try to restart Windows normally -- I only see a black screen. Upon selecting System Recovery, a teal screen pops up with "System Recovery Options" telling me to select a keyboard layout. Then it tells me to select my OS, but it comes up blank, telling me to load drivers for my hard disks. I stopped right there.

I am a little hesitant about using the System Recovery in fear of losing important files. If this is a possibility, I may try to backup my files using an alternate OS, like Ubuntu. Or are my files already long gone? Is this just a restore for important Windows files or a complete restore of Windows back to factory settings?

I have not installed any new software or devices. Running Windows Vista x64.

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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System boots fine to XP PRO. When I try and access files on C: drive ( OS is on F: drive), I get an error that the HARD DRIVE IS NOT FORMATED? I cannot access any file on C: drive at all. I tried running DEFRAG on this drive and get an error about 2 files that non readable, etc. How can I access the drive to delete the files, I tried SAFE MODE but same problem. Norton shows no virus?
 

A:Solved: System boots but can't access C:?

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When I shut down the Vostro 230 it re-boots by itself a few seconds later. I have to unplug the power lead to stop it re-starting. Any suggestions.

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Gateway DX4720-03, Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Living is south FL can be a bitch when the rains come as there often is a ton of accompanying lightening that plays havoc with the electrical system, even though I have surge protectors inside and outside the house. We just had some very heavy rains with lightening and my computer shut down several times, but I could restart it each time...except for the last time when Windows wouldn't startup. At that point, Start Up Repair came into play. Although I routinely backup on an external drive, of course I never did it this month-DUH!

Results from SUR were error free (error code=0x0) on all the parameters tested, however there were the following error codes reported:

"Unspecified change to the system configuration might have caused the problem."

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

There were more options to select for a recovery task, but I didn't try them as they didn't seem to be as salient as the two above..

As System Repair and System Restore failed, please advise what i should next do.

A:Windows won't startup, System Repair and System Restore failed.

What's the date of the most recent backup that you have?

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My laptop just developed a problem. It immedately boots after you've inserted the AC cord. It used to require pressing the power button.

Does anyone know what happened and how this can be fixed?

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop immediately boots after inserting AC cord

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Hi! I have Lenovo Thinkpad L560 (Type: 20F1-0029MH). After ~2 weeks of usage, I faced a weird problem - there was no way I could power it off.The following actions:- shutdown- hibernate- press power button for 12swill shutdown the computer, but it will start up again immediately. Laptop has all the updates from Microsoft and Lenovo, including latest BIOS. The only solution, which worked, was to reset CMOS by removing the BIOS battery. I did it 2 weeks ago, but today I faced the same problem again. Removing battery fixed the problem again! But is there any better solution to try?      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,
After thinking I had succesfully removed the pseudo government
ransomware that I was infected with a few weeks ago, I began
intermittently experiencing redirects and cookie issues on secure sites.
So I ran Malwarebytes last night, went through about 5 scans before it
apparently removed all detected objects. I then decided to do another
update after that and the next scan detected 15 objects. Upon reboot, I
now cannot enter safe mode or system repair - they both hang on loading
and then crash and reboot.
What can I do? and thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:No access to OS, startup repair or Safe mode....

PS - running Windows 7.
 
FYI - Early on into the System Repair process - during 'Loading Windows Files'
- the screen goes black and my tv (monitor), flashes it's input
information;
"PC - Analog - 640x480hz" ; as if there was a video driver issue that
alters the signal to the tv - although I can hear the CPU still running
yet no sounds of new activity.
There seem to be no issues with video otherwise - 'Last known good
configuration' and 'Start Windows Normally' gets me to the Windows logo,
and then crashes and reboots. Safe mode crashes and reboots while
loading a CLBStor.sys file.

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

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

Hi, check the following link.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-gb
Boot from the Vista DVD
Follow the link above to reach - Command Prompt.
At Command Prompt - Type.
bootrec.exe
Press Enter.
It will now give you some options.
Type
bootrec /fixmbr
Press Enter.
Let it finish fixing the Master Boot Record.
Type Exit and exit Command Prompt [remove the DVD] and restart you pc.

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

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

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I have a new Samsung N210 Netbook and I always have to restore it using System Restore every single time I start it up. It takes about 15 minutes to repair. I repair it because it does not boot up at all and it justs says the splashscreen (Microsoft Corportation text with a status bar above the text).

A:Startup Repair & System Restore Every Day

I'd do a clean install to clear the hdd. If it still acts up then you've probably got a hardware issue.

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Hi i saw this thread but it is old so I'm posting here
bcdedit won't work!
I have tried the solutions of the command prompt with the bcdedit.... but it doesn't work!! Mostly pc has been ok to startup normally, but today it went into the repair loop and couldn't be cancelled. Freshly reformated last month, and i have some precious games i don't want to erase
So i powered off manually and find nothing is wrong with it. I don't really want to mess up the internal pc stuff.

Hope someone can answer me! thanks

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My desktop started acting up yesterday. Now starts, goes directly to black screen saying windows in loading data then to the start up repair tool. Here it says it cannot fix the issue and gives option to shut down, restart or go to further repair options. After running a SFC scan and that saying it fixed some issues the computer should be restarted all options but the repair tool disappeared from the list (ie the option to run a memory check, open command prompt or set the computer back to an earlier version). Starting in last good configuration was one of the first things I did but it didn't fix the issue and starting in safe mode does nothing to change this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

A:System in startup repair loop

Are you able to boot into a Windows CD?I think your only option is to reinstall Windows.

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Is there a reason why changing my system locale would cause my computer to be unable to startup properly and launch startup repair?
 

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I have a system Hp pavilion dv6 6121tx with windows 7 home premium installed in it..
I recently factory resetted my laptop due to some problem and it worked well at the first time.. then I restarted my system and I got window indicating System recovery.. Which I found during my factory reset time.. And each time I restart my system the recovery option is displayed..
How to disable or get over this problem???
Help

A:disable system startup repair

Welcome to Seven Forums Mainong. See if this tutorial addresses your problem. If not, post back.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

A Guy

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to put this. My computer has gotten stuck into some kind of loop. I start it up but then it goes almost immediately into the startup repair which just says after the repair "windows cannot repair this computer automaticallly."

I saw a tutorial on this site (or maybe another) on how to fix this problem, but it requires me to get into the command prompt. I can't select advanced options after the startup repair either. If I clcik on it sort of freezes after selecting the keyboard type and after a few minutes I get an error message saying a password is required, but the box to put in the password never comes up.

I've been to a lot of sites and talked to a lot of people trying to figure out how to fix it, and so far everyone either hasn't known how to fix it or just ignored my questions. So I'd really appreciate it if someone here could help me out.

A:Infinite Startup Repair Loop. Can't Access Advances Options

Sorry, I forgot to include in my last post that I'm using windows 7 professional, and my computer is a lenovo thinkpad. Also, I tried using options like safemode to get into my computer, but it just goes straight to startup repair too.

And I'm sorry for the double post. I'm writing this on my phone so it's difficult to go back and edit my posts.

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Having read previous threads which seem to have my problem i have attached my Farbar scan report . Any help will be much appreciated :)

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 12-11-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-11-2012 2130
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [LManager] C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe [866824 2009-02-18] (Dritek System Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Microsoft Default Manager] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume [439568 2010-05-10] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [kdx] "C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe" -all [1041960 2009-01-02] (Kontiki Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [8546848 2010-07-01] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [DivXUpdate] "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW [1230704 2011-01-10] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [DivX Download Manager] "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\DDmService.exe" start [63360 2010-12-08] (DivX, LLC)
HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corpo... Read more

A:System won't boot , Startup repair offline

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

This is not the place for Virus removal.

Please read all of the instructions found here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

After reading all of the intructions found above post the required logs here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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I'm running Windows7 on a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6067
I believe I'm currently stuck in a startup repair/system restore loop, I stayed up late last night trying every trick in the book to fix it that I know of, but to no avail. I'm currently a college student and I have VERY important files that I need to get(resume for upcoming job fair, schoolwork, etc). This occured after windows was installing a critical update the previous night, I woke up to this problem.
1)Startup repairs gives me error and restarts computer
2)I cannot system restore to any restore point, doing so gives me an error saying that system restore found an unexpected error code 0x80070002.
3)I cannot boot into safe mode and run a system restore. I tried booting to safe mode and got into the startup repair
4) Last known good configuration option throws me into startup repair
5)Going into the command prompt and trying to run chkdsk tells me that Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected 6) I tried sfc /scannow and it gives me an error
7)Trying system image restore doesn't work because I don't have an image saved
8)I don't remember from last night, but I went into the command prompt to copy some files on my drive in an attempt to boot my windows properly but failed
I'm not sure where to go from here.. I'm willing to do a complete wipe and reinstall windows7, but I have some VERY important files I need to have for school on my computer. I'm wondering if there's any way I can g... Read more

A:Startup repair/system restore loop

Boot to "recovery environment"->command prompt. then

Code:
diskpart
list disks
(only 1 disk listed? Anyway select the disk number with win7)
select disk 0
list part
(how many partitions do you see? what number has the win7 partition. Assume it's 7 in this example)
select part 7
detail part
detail vol
exit
is it healthy? NTFS? What is volume letter? Is it readonly?

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My system undergoes startup repair everytime i start my computer and after a long process of searching for problems it restarts and the same startup repair problem arises.
It also displays the message "This may be caused due to a recent change in any hardware or software of the system".
I hv infact installed windows 2-3 times since this prblm started bt still this problem arises.
Plz help me out......

A:System undergoing startup repair without any results

Try booting in safe mode and see if the problem reoccurrs

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When I started the laptop today I got a window titled "Startup Repair" with a message "Your computer was unable to start". Then another window wanting to run system restore. I am running vista on an HP G60-230US notebook pc. I am afraid this may be a malware program and have not run the restore. I will shutdown the laptop until further instructions from this forum, I am making this post from a tablet.
The last program installed on the laptop was Turbo Tax, and i have run the computer and the program several times without issues.

A few months ago I had a problem with Internet Security 2012 malware. I believe I sucessfully removed it following the instructions on the malware removal page. The pc has run normally since then with the exception of an error message for windows defender everytime it boots up.

Any help will be greatly apreciated. Thanks.

A:Startup repair, system restore, Am I infected?

Have you tried the Startup Repair and if so, what did happen, did you get any error message?

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Before this problem appears pc was very slow for a long time. I tried all safe modes but they didn't work. In the results of system repair i found this : the archive c:/windows/system32/drivers/ASPI.sys is destroyed (i translated from greek). Can anyone help please?

A:Win 7 won't startup, perfoms system repair without findind anything

Hello and welcome Vanesa sorry for the wait now I am assuming you ran the sfc and chkdsk an still have no working machine and if so I can only suggest this if it is indeed that bad Repair Install

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I am running windows 7 on my desktop and I can't get it to start.
When I try startup repair on the "windows error recovery" screen it will go to a windows loading files screen, load the bar, and back to the windows error recovery screen.

If I try to choose starting normally it will go to the starting windows screen, then to a hp menu screen where you see all the f_ otions, then a raid options window, them again back to the windows error recovery screen.

I've tried a restore and it didn't fix the problem. Also, all the diagnostic tests come up as everything is working.

The only thing is, after trying to run the repair a few times, I got this:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16380
Sig 2: " "
Sig 3: unknown
Sig 4: -1
Sig 5: system disk
Sig 6: q
Sig 7: NoOsInstalled
Os version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale I'd: 1033

I don't know what any of that means.
I'm willing to restore to factory settings and see of that works if I can back up my files... Which o also don't remember how to do, but I'd rather not.
Any suggestions?

A:System won't boot: startup repair offline?

Sig 6 is 1 not q. Sorry, I'm typing on my iPod.

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I have seen many postings about this virus and no one other than USASMA has been able to give a helping hand. The way it started was a window opened while i was in IE and asked if i would like to allow (something) to run...I assumed it was java or something and clicked allow...2 sec later a blue screen of death is in front of me for a brief second and it resarts....every time it restarts it is the same thing...loading windows files...then a green loading bar above the word windows...it then brings me to the Start up repair and recovery and the same message comes up...Start up repair could not repair windows....I have tried everything from Image recovery to system restore and they do not work...I have run both a hard drive diagnostic and a mem test provided by USASMA and they say everything is 100%....i am not sure if i have the Win 7 disk...the laptop is a year old sony vaio and I actually have this problem on another laptop and have had no success....any help is really appreciated!!!

A:Startup Repair Offline system error

Hello and welcome to the forums :)

Have you tried to boot the computer in safe mode?

If you can boot it in safe mode, you could run a virus removal software, if you get it running again, may I suggest Microsoft Security Essentials?

Best of luck,
Marco.P

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Hello.

I recently downloaded a damaged file, which caused my computer (not this one) to be unable to start up normally.

The computer now boots up in Startup repair, which is unable to repair my computer "automatically" and when I then click "View advanced options for system recovery and support" and go to the "System restore" tab and choose a Date and time for the restoration, it tells me that "There is not enough free space to restore the disk". I seem to have no options to try and sort out the missing space on the harddisk, which should be unnecessary because I am pretty sure there is still alot of disk space on the C: harddrive.
I dont know if this is a problem you have to solve through the Command prompt..?

Any help appreciated.

A:Problems regarding Startup Repair and System Restore

Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.
Please fill out your computer specs. To have a idea of what is needed check my specs or others, lower left corner of post. What damaged file did you download and from where?

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Hi everyone,

At the moment i have a slight problem with my laptop.

It wont start and it goes into a sort of boot menu where i can try to mend it with startup repair. This wont work and it does not find any problem codes.

I tried to do a system recovery but when i try to do this it says i need to put system security on in my C-disk. But because of the fact that i can't startup my system, i dont know how to put my C-disk on in this startup repair mode.

I sincerely hope someone here know what to do!

(I am running Windows 7 X64, don't know what servicepack, Dell Studio 1555 laptop, can't find the windows 7 disk)

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair System Recovery

Running the System Recovery will erase the drive and set everything back to default.

Restart the PC and press <F8> during startup to get to the Advanced Option > choose Repair Your Computer > follow prompts

If still unable to run boot to the Dell diagnostics and test the hard drive.

How to Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell PC

If needed you can order a recovery disc from Dell.

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