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Changed Hardware and had to Repair XP

Q: Changed Hardware and had to Repair XP

Hi,
I recently changed out my motherboard from a board that supported only a Socket 478 1.7 GHz and USB 1.1 for one that supported a Socket 478 2.6 GHz processor and USB 2.0. The system is running XP Home.

Well after this change I booted my system the first time it would go to the splash screen and then reboot. This was followed by it going to the screen showing the option to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Good Configuration or Normally. I tried all the options and was sent back to previously described screen every time.

My only option was to put my XP Setup disk in and do a repair to XP. This worked but my problem is that I had Office and Frontpage installed on my computer. Now when I try and access them I get the following screen: see attachment.

Is there a way to get my Office and Frontpage programs to work short of digging out the original install disks and reinstalling them again.

Thank you in advance.

A: Changed Hardware and had to Repair XP

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Hi, I repaired my Windows 8(using a Windows 8 RP DVD), because I had some issues, and now my bootscreen is changed to the Windows Vista one.

How can I get the original Windows 8 bootscreen back? This one is extremely ugly..

Thanks in advance!

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I recentlly had a problem with my PC where when i turned it on the HDD light would just stay on and nothing would start or come up on screen (no beeps but all fans started). I purchased a new CPU (same model and speeds) to see if that was the problem and it still did it so i got a new motherboard (same model) and again still nothing. I changed the power supply with another i have on a PC i KNOW works and its STILL the same. I even used the power switch out of the other PC as well as trying with no ram and different ram but STILL the same problem. I dont understand how that can be possible when EVER part is different from that of what is in the computer. No HDD or sata or IDE drives were connected, no cards or anything but still the thing wont start.

New/different motherboard
New/different CPU
Different Ram
Different case & power switch
NO other cards or devices

So WHY is there STILL the same problem ????????

The stats of the PC are as follows

AMD Sempron 3000+
Asus K8V-VM Motherboard
1GB DDR400 Ram

Any help would be VERY much appreciated because i am COMPLETELY stumped on what the problem is when ALL the parts are different and i cant afford to be spending any more money on the system.

Thank You
 

A:PC Wont Start Even when Hardware Changed !

Bump, can someone please help
 

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I just installed a new motherboard, CPU, memory, and video card into my computer. I'm not looking to salvage my old OS install, and have all important data backed up, so I planned to just put the hardware in and boot off my windows disk to do a format and reload. However no matter what I do I can't get windows setup or an OS to load. When loading the installer it locks up at the windows splash screen. I've tried booting off the hdd and it does the same thing. I tried it in safe mode and it locks up before it finished loading all the files. I also tried booting mini XP off my Hirens 15 disk and that locks up at the splash screen too.

So at this point I ran memtest to see if it was my ram causing problems but it all tested ok. So anyone got any idea on how to boot off my disk so I can format and reload?

A:Changed hardware, now won't boot off hdd or disk.

What windows installation disk do you have - is it a retail disk or a disk burnt from your previous recovery partition.

Also, for a test try to install a Linux distro - maybe Ubuntu and see what happens. Even a live CD may give you some insight.

Provided your hardware funtions properly, I suspect there is a driver problem. But that is not certain at this level of info.

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Hello,
every time I restart my laptop, I get this annoying message:

" Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these changes to take effect !! "no matter how many times I reboot.

What's the cause, is there a fix or only a clean reinstallation of Windows ?

Thanks

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I had a stock system from Dell (an inspiron 530)

[Windows Vista]
Intel E4400
Foxconn G33M02 (OEM motherboard)
2GB DDR2 RAM (upgraded to 4GB)
160GB Seagate HDD for OS
640GB WD HDD (additional) for Storage
NVidia 8600GT

Today I recieved my new Asus P5N-D [NVidia 750i chipset, second hand came with no driver CD =S ] and installed it. It booted up and then came to an error saying that a vital system driver was corrupted (acpi.sys)
I tried many things, like repairing with CD, booting into safe mode etc. but nothing worked (I was unable to enter safemode due to more system files being damaged/corrupt)

I decided to disconnect the WD HDD and wipe the other hard drive using active@ killdisk.
Killdisk ran and deleted the existing Windows partition so I could install a fresh copy of Vista.
When installing Vista from the CD a status bar appears with "Windows is loading files..."
When it reaches the end it reboots into an cycle that leads nowhere.

My guess would be that it is hardware or driver related and that I may have to change some BIOS settings, but I have no idea what is wrong or how to fix it.



Thanks in advance,

Harry

A:[SOLVED] Changed hardware - OS won't install

Turns out one of my memory sticks was defective (must have got zapped when swithing between motherboards)

Oh well =]

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I hadn`t connected my windows to an account , not that I remember doing that, but now i cant reactivate it cause it saying that its being used by a different device ,checked both of my emails that it could be linked to , but none of them worked.

A:I changed the hardware on my PC and now my Windows 10 is not genuine.

Hi ! Welcome to Windows Central! Your post makes no sense to me compared to your title. If you changed hardware then your W10 might not be genuine!
Here's link from Windows Central that might help. If you need more help, please join the forum! How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change | Windows Central Join the Windows Central Community!

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The hardware has changed significantly, you must reactivate Windows XP. I've getting this message since I upgraded my motherboard, cpu, and ram. Also the message say's I must do it within three days, so does that mean I can't have windows after 3 days? I've used that copy of winodows for 5+ years, and never gotten that message. Also for some reason my mouse is not being recognized by computer. Help needed. Thank you

A:The hardware has changed significantly, you must reactivate Windows XP

Did it activate over the internet? It is a quick nd easy call to activate . . no reason not ot do it. . . and yes . .if you do not, Windows will quit working

You will need to load the motherboard specific drivers

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Such window appears now when system starts. "Hardware change has been made , reset your computer for applying hardware change" something like that , I translated this from my native language.

pls help, I dont have ant idea how remove this, I removed one of my hardware profile on Administrator account but it not helps.

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Ugh this is more annoying than a real problem. I was running vista on a 512 meg ram machine that was locking up. I took out the HDD and placed it in a 1.5ghz ram machine. Of course different hardware yadda yadda yadda. The funny thing is it installed like a dream which I was not expecting. The ONLY driver it did not find on its own was a the video card and I made that change manually. Of course after all this on the next reboot it says multiple components were changed this requires reactivation. I tried to reactivate it and it failed. Sure enough each reboot it says reactivate but it never does but I am able to continue using it.
I know a rebuild will clean it all up but is there any way around this reactivation loop I seem to be in?
 

A:Solved: CHanged hardware... tells me it needs to activate but won't?

This download may help.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...09-4F42-484C-A871-747AB97F23D8&displaylang=en
 

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After hours of research, it appears that virus contracted in April 2011 changed my product key, and also left me with the inability to reactivate my real/original product key (the service doesnt exist).
Below is my diagnostic report... I can tell you that the product key shown is not the key under my laptop.
I successfully activated my key when I purchased, so I know the one on my computer is correct. If anyone can tell me what steps I can take to repair and to reactivate my product key, I would be forever in your debt. I would think that windows has proof that I activated my original key???
I have been working at this for almost a year. (needless to say, I could use a Windows update) Thank you.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070424
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {FDC3347D-53ED-4BDE-A0F3-F365EA127E1A}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, h... Read more

A:Error 80070424 after virus changed Product key. How to repair?

dawnth1,

Please read through each link carefully.

Windows Update error 80070424

Error Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall, Defender in Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

Error message 0x80070424 when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates, or when you launch Windows Firewall

Windows update error 80070424

Error Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall and "Base Filtering Engine Service" Not available in services database list. - Microsoft Reduce Customer Effort Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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Tuesday 1-September (hello Football Season)
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My Safely Remove Hardware Icon (in System Tray - Notification Area of Taskbar) has changed the way it was working.

For 5 years, when I clicked on the Safety Remove Hardware (SRH) Icon, I got a small skinny pop-up window immediately over the icon listing my USB devices by Drive Letter. I would click which device/drive letter I wanted to remove and it would unmount ! Simple & Quick (no Fuss - No Muss). See #1 jpeg.

Recently, clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon has not produced the normal function shown in jpeg #1. Instead - the larger Safely Remove Hardware Dialog Box opens up - requiring a series of mouse clicks to select and unmount the USB device I want stopped. See jpeg(s) 2 & 3

How do I regain the way the Safely Remove Hardware icon worked as shown in jpeg #1 ?

Thanks for any help !

BVR
Joe B!

1 jpeg: Normal SRH Function I lost (want to regain)

2 & 3 jpegs: The way SRH's working now (want to revert to #1 jpeg functionality)
 

A:Solved: Safely Remove Hardware: Windows XP Changed the Way it was Working

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Does anyone know any good hardware repair books?
 

A:Hardware Repair Books

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Hi,
I have just purchased a new PC except the hard drive and i want to use the copy of XP i have already on the Hard Drive. How do you run a repair so that you can re-install windows without loosing everything.
 

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plz help me i habe been always asked on eash window startup for starup repair and some times it wont work and some times i have a blue screen so i always reinstall window and same problem still exist so i changed to many hard discs and the problem still exist

A:what is the hardware problem when always needs a startup repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sambidich


plz help me i habe been always asked on eash window startup for starup repair and some times it wont work and some times i have a blue screen so i always reinstall window and same problem still exist so i changed to many hard discs and the problem still exist


Are you using good antivirus? sometimes virus will also corrupt your OS.

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I thought I had done a repair install, but now it's just like it was a totally new installation of XP in that I've lost the desktop I had and associated folders on the desktop (which I kind of expected - any way to get them back?)
The big problem is that when XP restarted, it didn't automatically reload/search for drivers for any of the hardware. I try to manually install them for example the modem driver, but it won't do it (seems to think it already has it, but not found in device manager at all). Add New Hardware doesn't want to work either.
Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

J
 

A:XP Repair install not recognizing hardware

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so I am an audio guy with an old p4 2.0 ghz pentium setup... and I was wondering if there are any limitations to taking my operating system drive with everything on it installed and repair installing it on a new mobo / cpu combo ...

I figured any p4 would work but not sure about the athlon 64fx or the dual and quadcore... or the migration from a 32 bit setup to a 64 bit setup...

can someone please let me know what I can get away with here.... reinstalling everything would be more of a headache than you know...

Cheers.!
 

A:xp repair hardware install limitations

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My AMD based system died back in late November, this happened without me being able to prepare the system for a major hardware change. This weekend I finally got around to building a new system based on Intel. I have two HDD's which are fully accessible and healthy as far as I can tell with CHKDSK. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with Service Pack 1. I have a retail OEM DVD.

The system has tried and failed to repair itself. I tried using the install DVD to "upgrade" as a means to repair but the installation utility complained about a wrong version. I'm confused about that as I thought Windows Seven remained on Service Pack 1.

I can get to a utilities screen and to a command prompt. I don't know how to proceed from there in order to put the OS back in a generic drivers state from which I could boot into the GUI to then install the correct drivers for the new hardware.

I want to repair this but if I am forced to I will go out and purchase 8.1 and use that as a repair means. I really don't want 8.1 at this time as I am waiting on 10 to be released. I also don't like "upgrade" versions which might be required in this case (I don't know). I always purchase full versions.

I'm also wondering if the new UFEI architecture might be an issue as I got the following message when I was exploring possible options:




Quote:
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A:Forced hardware change, Windows can't repair itself

Are you saying that you're trying to start Win7 on different hardware? If so boot free Paragon Adaptive Restore CD (provided) to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

If Win7 was installed to legacy BIOS on MBR disk, then first enable Legacy BIOS or CSM in BIOS setup. There may also be a setting for Legacy First to boot. Then make sure the Win7 disk or System Repair Disk is booted as a non-UEFI device. Surely you noticed that you were booting the disk now as a UEFI device.

If there are further problems report back exact error message and at which step, along with all BIOS settings choices for CSM, Legacy BIOS, EUFI, EFI, and BIOS Boot Priority. Confirm that Secure Boot is disabled in Security tab.

You may need to reinstall to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

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When I travel I like to apply the exact image of my desktop to my laptop to take with me. I was ready to do this with the Win8 I have dual booting on my desktop, imaging it over to a second partition to add a laptop Dual Boot.

Normally I would use Acronis Universal Restore to adjust the image to new hardware as it images over. However it strangely didn't offer Universal Restore option so I was prepared to do the PNP Adjust using Paragon Adaptive Restore CD after image was applied.

Then things got stranger. The image couldn't be found to adjust by PAR, so I decided to boot into 8 repair to see if it was seen by that. Using flash stick installer repair it not only found the installation but when I ran Startup Repair it appears to have adjusted it to the significantly different hardware. At reboot I was given the Dual Boot menu which I'd previously added using EasyBCD from 7. It booted into Win8 after making several other adjustments which almost looked like first start after SysPrep. All I needed to add is my older lappy graphics and wireless drivers. It already runs as well on the laptop as it does on the desktop.

Since the SATA and most IDE drivers are almost always in the installer/Repair CD anyway, I've wondered why WinRE couldn't in previous Windows do the driver adjustments on changed hardware. Normally the deal-breaker is storage controller, but I've learned that SID and HID also play a role in the adjustments required.

A:Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

Yes, that makes sense.

If you are running Win8 from usb - it will need to adjust to whatever you plug it into.

Probably don't need to run startup repair , even.

(You must be running an earlier version of Paragon - v12 can see win 8 and will run p2p adjust. It works fine - but from what you just said - it probably isn't necessary)

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I kept the pc Bown out frequently, But it is not helping.I can't even watch tv online or youtube after a few minutes black out then shuts off.then won't restart of about half hour maybe it starts.I tried the bios down load but it shuts off instead of restarting. this is out of warrantee And I can't aford another.If this can't be easily resolved. I won't be Buying anotheer HP product.My other hp pavilion dv6 my grand son spilled water on it and its dead too.What Am I to do???? 1000.00 dollars down the tubes Wow!

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I installed a new motherboard, CPU & memory today. Prior to this, I decided not to do a clean install of windows, but just to boot up & repair if needed when the new configuration booted up. I DID do a backup of data before dismantling the old system, so I have that saved.

However, when I started the new system, the repair will not work. I can't get Windows to see the external drive where the backup data is stored.

I'm now re-installing Windows over the top of the old installation using the custom option, & my main question is this: Can I restore using the backup I made before the upgrade or will I lose all that data? When using the custom installation option, does it automatically save the old data?

A:Unable to repair Windows 7 after hardware upgrade

The correct way to start Win7 when changing major hardware is to SysPrep the HD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Your backup should work after reinstall. Enter Backup and Restore Center if you used Win built-in file backup. Backup User and System Files

If you have an image backup you can use it now from the booted DVD or REpair CD to reimage rather than reinstall Win7. System Image Recovery

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Hello.
Eh getting weird problem with Windows 10 Pro.

So few days ago when i ran memtest few hours without error, but after finished test i reboot pc and Automatiic repair started before windows. Is this something with memory ? Memory trigger that error? Or it is software issue? Coincidence ?

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem occurs only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i need 2 boots to boot properly to windows.
My disk is Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD. I run HD TUNE but no errors and CrystalDiskInfo Smart is fine 100% GOOD. Rams are 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhhz.

Memtest86 not showing errors.


So its a hardware related or not? What you think about it ? Thx for answer.

A:Windows 10 - automatic repair after memtest session - hardware faulty

That error could raise due to various reasons of causes like corruption in the registry, or file system or something.

Is the firmware of your SSD updated?

Could you show some screenshots of HD Tune?







Diagnostics Test

 HDD TEST

Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run following tests
Short Drive Self TestShort genericLong generic
If the short generic fails, no need for the long generic.

   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

Run HDTune to
scan for errors, no quick scan but full scancheck the health,benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
Let me know what the results are
of the error scan,make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,post screenshots with the benchmark of the
transfer rate,access time,burst rate,cpu usage.




Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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The other week my computer was attacked by this virus called System Repair, which I could stop and remove with the instructions found here (thank you very much by the way, really helpful material!).
The detail that I've overseen though, I had my external hard disk connected on the computer when the virus hit me, and I disconnected it right after I realized I have to do with a virus, hoping it hasn't spread on it too!
As you explained, the virus moves all the files shortcuts to the Temp folder, to make the hard disk seem as it's unreadable and erased, so I took care not to empy the Temp folder until I got all my computer files unhidden and restored. But once my computer was clean and functioning again, I did a general cleanup which deleted my Temp folder as well.
Now, after a few days, I realized my external hard disk can't be read - the content is there, I can see it by checking its capacity, I can also see the hard disc is connected, but nothing on it is seen or readable by any computer or scanning program. I can't restore any of the data, my Temp file is long emptied and gone! It also makes the computer slow and weird, as if the virus would be back, but none of the antivirus software detects anything (RKill, Malwarebytes, Webroot Internet Security). I've tried some File Recovery programms (PCTools) but they are also helpless - can't find any content on the disk. Can you recommend me something?

A:external hardware made inoperable by System Repair virus

Is space still being taken up on the external? Do you have your folder viewing options set to "view hidden folders and files"?

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Hello.
Eh getting weird problem with Windows 10 Pro.

So few days ago when i ran memtest few hours without error, but after finished test i reboot pc and Automatiic repair started before windows. Is this something with memory ? Memory trigger that error? Or it is software issue? Coincidence ?

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem occurs only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i need 2 boots to boot properly to windows.
My disk is Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD. I run HD TUNE but no errors and CrystalDiskInfo Smart is fine 100% GOOD. Rams are 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhhz.

Memtest86 not showing errors.


So its a hardware related or not? What you think about it ? Thx for answer.

A:Windows 10 - automatic repair after memtest session - hardware faulty

That error could raise due to various reasons of causes like corruption in the registry, or file system or something.

Is the firmware of your SSD updated?

Could you show some screenshots of HD Tune?







Diagnostics Test

 HDD TEST

Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run following tests
Short Drive Self TestShort genericLong generic
If the short generic fails, no need for the long generic.

   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

Run HDTune to
scan for errors, no quick scan but full scancheck the health,benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
Let me know what the results are
of the error scan,make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,post screenshots with the benchmark of the
transfer rate,access time,burst rate,cpu usage.




Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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Problem...
1 yr old (no physical damage) n450, 2gb ram, Win 7 netbook was stuck in startup repair loop. Would boot to safe mode, and safe mode w/ networking. Now after attempting an F9 factory system resore it gets to loading drivers, then fails, says it has to restart then fails again.

Things I've done...
System restore to several point-all successful, no change in problem
chkdsk- no problems
Windows memory diagnostic- no problems
Tried repairing with a full Win 7 disk in an ext DVD drive. Failed.
Windows

I'm thinking a hardware issue...but where do I start?

My wife LOVES this little machine, so any help is much appreciated!!

A:ASUS EEEPC 1005 startup repair loop-hardware issue?

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

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

UPDATE: I completed the second part of the diagnostics; I passed.

A:Upgraded hardware on Inspiron 7559, now stuck in Automatic Repair loop?

So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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(I hope this post is in the right place. If not, I apologize.)

Hi everyone,

I'm having some problems with my Windows XP SP3 desktop computer after a crash a few weeks ago. I took the computer in and had it repaired (the people said they did a repair installation of windows, which I had tried myself and failed). After a little tweaking, it seems to be back to normal except for two things: my webcam and my scanner needed to be re-installed, only re-installing them gave me the message "There was a problem when installing your new hardware. Your new hardware might not work properly" and now my webcam program (bundled with the webcam) "amcap" and my scanner program "Scanwizard" both say that I don't have the respective hardware attached to my computer when I try and run them. I have tried uninstalling the hardware and restarting then re-installing them and have had no success. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I would greatly appreciate some advice and/or technical help.

Thanks in advance,

Jomon
 

A:Imaging hardware centralized driver code 39 after Windows XP repair install

The repair install might not have been the right thing to do. You may be dealing with partial drivers left-overs... You might try using a "driver cleaner" and see if to can remove these partial drivers
 

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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hi guys!

when i update my catalyst 15.7 to any new version of amd radeon i got this erorr after a while:
http://serv2.gulfup.cc/i/00026/oxf13ug1630p.png


what's wrong . . and what do i have to fix this problem!

i can't tell you guys how much i've tried to fix it and i falled . . so please help me


this why i call it the hardest problem


g510 lenovo notebook
windows 10 64 bit
amd radeon r7 265 series
procsser: intel i7
intel hd 4600 graphics card

*my bois is uefi and it's updated".

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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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Hello

My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)


Operating system : Windows 10

I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.

Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "

I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.


By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point



My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them

NOTICE : I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs

and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc

A:Automatic repair couldnt repair your PC (Repair screen win10)

You might be better off doing a clean install. You won't need to enter the key as its already been associated with your computer.

Backup any files you want to keep first.

I am not certain but it may take the install files from the recovery partition (perhaps someone can confirm this), I know this worked with a recent HP job I did.

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Thank you for looking and offering any suggestions to cleanse my system.
This is my symptoms:
Sometimes is not possible for me to shut down the computer.
My wallpaper on my XP Home Edition (version 5.1) w/SP2 has changed to a reddish background with three reddish wishbone imags. It also says YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER! DOWNLOAD PRIVACY PROTECTION SOFTWARE NOW!
I also receive different kinds of Spyware Alert pop-up boxes.
My home page is repeatedly being changed to :
http://www.ucleaner.com/main.php?wmid=6010&mid=MjI6Mjo4OQ==&lndid=2
More over I found dangerous: XVORFWBD.DLL in C:\WINDOWS
I tried to manually delete the same, but could not do the same.
On startup I receive a dialog box stating the following:
Windows Security Alert
Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt....
Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts, and spyware! Click here to download spyware removal for total protection.
When I am not connected to the Internet a box appears asking me if I want to work offline or try again.
--I have downloaded HJTInstall.exe.
After he scanning, it created log file. I am pasting the entire log file here:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:21: VIRUS ALERT!, on 24/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.... Read more

A:Wallpaper changed to YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER, Home page changed to www.ucleaner.com

The latest addition to the problems is: The 'All Programs' has disappeared from the 'Start Menu'.
Please help!
 

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Hi guys, so I have a little problem, I've downloaded FileTypesMan because I wanted to change the .exe files appearance on my computer.

I did this using this program - all .exe file icons changed, however, with them changed ALL the shortcuts to all the programs that I have on my laptop - now they all look the same.

I can't figure out how to change it all back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
THanks
Max
View image: Capture - how my Desktop looks now

A:Programs shortcuts'icons changed when changed exe file icon appearance

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe item in the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default association and registry entries for exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Hi all-
Apologies in advance as I am not exactly technologically sound.
I tried plugging in my digital camera today, and though it did not come up, I hunted down the Removable Disk (E) drive, which I figured would open it. It told me that I had to choose a program to open it with, so I chose some kind of picture viewer. Then all the icons on my desktop turned into said picture viewer, and I cannot open anything but that program from the desktop. Also, when I go into Programs and try to open them, they don't work there either. Help!
I am using Windows 7. I have tried System Restore but it told me that it could not complete it and gave me some kind of error message with 0x80070005. It recommended that I turn off my protection or whatever to complete it, but I have Norton 360 and no idea how to turn it off!
Any help is greatly appreciated- we just bought this computer in November and now my husband is ticked off!
 

A:Solved: accidentally changed removable disk, now changed every program?

Welcome Tuckersmom !
When I connect my camera to either of our computers, the camera itself indicates on the viewer how to handle the pictures....
To replace the icons on the desk top, right click any empty place and select refresh, I think this should restore them for you.
My daughter uses Norton 360 and we have found that it disables the system restore. She does regular backups with Norton 360. If you have done that, you should be able to restore from one of those backups.
GOOD LUCK
Let us know how it goes.
Vicks
 

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Turned on my comupter this morning and got the following errors: I have not opened the computer tower, I have not added or removed any drives:

Primary IDE channel NO 80 Conductor cable installed
Flopply Disk 40 missing

Then restarted system and got this message:
"cpu has been changed or CPU Ratio change failed"

Hit F1 to continue or DEL go to into setup

I have gone to CMOS set up and used f7 to optimize and hit f10 to save
come back with the third error.

this computer has always done a memory test when it starts up 99% of the time I let it run, total startup time if I do, 10minutes, if I skip memory test still 10 minutes.

Now slower than ever trying to start up

I have read your various threads and none I found discuss these errors just suddenly apprearing. This computer was a built from scratch by an IT friend of mine who has moved away I have all the documentation that came with it.

I have tried system restore back one week did not work, I was following ASK tech page guide and downloaded REGSERVO program came back with 6800 errors and wanted 39.00, well as you know the economy is in the tank and I do not have the extra money, but i do have the extra time if someone could walk me through what to do.

I use Norton utilities and clean the drive/registries/and explorer weekly.
Please send any advise possible
Thank you
NascarLady
 

A:sudden error message CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed failed

REGSERVO is a Rogue program that tells you, you have problems and "we will fix them for you for $39.00!" "But. Wait! for an extra amount for shipping and handling we will really screw your Windows installation up!"

Of course they make you wait until they find the registry errors to tell you that you have to pay $39.00. I just did a google search on REGSERVO and the only ones that give RegServo good reviews are, and hear is the drum roll, Regservo itself. Stay away from any of these programs that say they will fix your registry then want money to fix the problems they found.

Also there is no need to run any registry cleaner. More often than not it will not help your problem or speed up your computer, and can indeed break your registry to the extent of having to reinstall windows.

If this is the system in yur Computer specs, have you been having any problems with needing to adjust the date and time lately?
 

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this is very confusing to me ive never seen it so i found a way back onto the internet by using a shortcut i had.

not even sure how to start this. i dont know exactly what i did but everything was changed. i was going to try to watch a movie thats on my laptop, it said 'avi' and when i clicked on it nothing happened. i dragged it into itunes to see if it would play there, nope. i right-clicked it, picked 'open with' VLC, still nothing. right clicked it again and chose windows media center, nothing happened. i tried transfering the folder with the option available in media center, still didnt play.

when i closed media center i saw all my desktop stuff was changed to open with media center, i knew immediatly i screwed up pretty bad somewhere. i right clicked internet explorer and changed it to open with internet explorer, it then changed everything to open with internet explorer. when i clicked on internet explorer it didnt open, but it did open the download bar as if i downloaded it. it says "Internet Explorer.Ink" or .lnk. when i click open, the window comes up but closes right away.

can someone help me by telling me how to get everything back to normal?

A:[SOLVED] changed one thing to open with a different application and it changed everyt

It sounds like what you've done is associate a .lnk file (shortcut type) with an application and now all shortcuts will run with that application. The avi file you were referring too may be just that as well: a shortcut.

This has also been known to be caused by a malware infection, in which case if you suspect it, you'll have to report it to our security team in the appropriate Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help subforum.

This may help with the situation.

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Hi,
I recently purchased the

Wintergreen PM800-M2 Socket 478 Barebone Kit / 52x32x52x CD-RW / Modem / 350 Watt Power Supply / Keyboard / Mouse / Speakers

I put in the Prescot 3.0E 1M L2 Catch CPU and 512MB Kingston 3200 DDR ram also it has a Maxtor 60GB 7200RPM hard drive

When I start the pc it gives the message above, also it does not let me save the cmos settings for cpu i.e. it just hangs but it does let me change the settings for date time etc so I think it rules out a bad cmos battery.

I have also double checked the heat sink and fan connection + the memory.

The CPU is running at 58 degrees according to the cmos/bios

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.
 

A:Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU ratio changed fail.

I had the same problem (but on an Abit board) - it turned out to be defective memory so I siggest you run memtest for an hour ( www.memtest.org), which is a bootable CD or Floppy.
 

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So my DNS was changed and then changed back but the work emails under that domain do not receive anything in their inboxes. I need help determining who exactly is the server since the server is down and what do I need to do to recover the emails. Network solutions only hosts the domain but our email is not consolidated with that account. when you visit the website it says the server is down. HELP PLEASE ASAP EMERGENCY
 

A:DNS was changed and changed back now email is gone

Who hosts your email account?
 

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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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A slight problem I have had for a while now which has recently become more frequent and problematic:

The Windows XP Hardware Insert and Hardware Remove sound effects keep playing, one after the other, at varying speeds and regular intervals, when there is no hardware being inserted or removed!

Furthermore, when this happens it affects the computer adversely, causing it to hang momentarily while the 2 sounds play. This is a particular pain when recording video, as it leaves moments of frozen frames on the file.

It used to occur quite rarely, but at the moment it is very frequent and is driving me up the wall!

Any help would be really appreciated, thanks.
 

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A slight problem I have had for a while now which has recently become more frequent and problematic:

The Windows XP Hardware Insert and Hardware Remove sound effects keep playing, one after the other, at varying speeds and regular intervals, when there is no hardware being inserted or removed!

Furthermore, when this happens it affects the computer adversely, causing it to hang momentarily while the 2 sounds play. This is a particular pain when recording video, as it leaves moments of frozen frames on the file.

It used to occur quite rarely, but at the moment it is very frequent and is driving me up the wall!

Any help would be really appreciated, thanks.

A:Random Hardware Remove/Hardware Insert sounds causing major problems

Hello Duke1401.
Could you please give details of any USB Devices you may have inserted?

Thanks,
Jordan

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)
 

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?
 

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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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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: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
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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Hi,
I installed Roxio Easy media creator 7 a while ago and I just did a windows xp repair but now roxio keeps bringing up this message:

* Please wait while windows configures Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition...
- The only opton is cancel...

If I cancel it keeps coming up...

If I let it run through it says

*"Error 1706 no valid source could be found for product Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition windows cannot continue"

then goes back to the first message and tries again...
Roxio 7 still works perfectly fine when I open it from desktop or start!
however whenever I open a browser, or try and rename a folder or save something it comes up with the error mentioned earlier...
it just keeps doing this and stops me continuing my work...

I have lost my Roxio 7 cd so I can't install the disk to fix this problem...

I found however my Roxio 6 disk so I tried just removing Roxio 7 using add remove programs... but this just brings up the same error... and wont uninstall...

does anyone know how to stop this message coming up?
(note roxio works fine I just want to stop the error message- but failing that does anyone know how to get rid of the program altogether)

thanks for your time

Miki
 

A:Error from Roxio Easy Media creator 7 after repair through windows repair

I encountered the same problem awhile back; it's a known bug with the Windows Installer.
MOPER made this suggestion & it worked perfectly for me. Give it a try..

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
here

Install and run it, look for an entry similar to "WordPerfect". Delete the entry and all should be fine.
[*] NOTE: Please replace "WordPerfect" with the name you got from the Windows Installer"
__________________
 

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My problem started last night as I was trying to boot in safe mode with networking to install and update malwarebytes to get rid of a spyware problem. I was unable to start my computer with safemode using f8, so I used the misconfig boot.ini method and selected safeboot with networking. Then I was able to get to the boot sequence menu, but whichever option I picked (safe mode, normal, last working configuration, etc), the computer just restarts.

Then I tried to repair windows with the xp cd and it completed at 100% and needed to "restart to finish the setup process." However, right now whenever it restarts, it will automatically go into safe mode, and I would get an alert saying "'win xp setup cannot run under safemode. Setup will restart now." I have tried pressing okay, x-ing it out and a manual shutdown. But whatever I do, the same cycle will happen over and over again .

I later found out about the f5 key and tried using that to boot normally, but it still goes into safe mode. My question is.. is there a way to override the msconfig settings so that my computer can boot normally and finish the setup process, OR to get the setup NOT to finish so that I can change the msconfig settings back to original.

I would really like to backup my files before doing a reformat. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance
 

A:Cannot access windows after win repair -- safe mode & repair setup conflicts

First of all you could use any Linux Live-cd program to make a bootable cd from a downloaded iso file and then boot to Linux and then copy and paste whatever files you need to a usb flash drive or external hard drive.
What I would suggest first though is boot to first "r" for Recovery Console and run "chkdsk /r" to repair the hard drive.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265
 

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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: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
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.

Thanks!

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Hi all - my laptop refuses to boot and when I start in repair mode I get the BSOD with just the cursor visible and nothing happens.

If I reboot in safe mode then it hangs at windows\system\drivers\bootdefragdriver.sys

I have researched and believe this driver is linked to Glarys Utilities, but am obviously unable to uninstall the program or driver because I can't boot into Windows.

I therefore downloaded an ISO file and created a USB boot disk (as per one of your tutorials) with the intention of rebooting into repair mode, but when I boot from the USB and press F8, there is no repair mode option. All it does it try to reinstall windows from scratch, which I am reluctant to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions of how I can either delete the bad driver (if that is indeed the problem) or how I can still get into repair mode from the USB drive?

Many thanks

A:BSOD upon repair mode, UBS boot disk created but no repair option

I think if you don't want to reinstall then you could try booting the laptop with a Linux live cd/usb and renaming/deleting bootdefragdriver.sys and seeing if that helps

Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup

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Hello, what is the repair cost
for repairing a CPU socket on a Sandy Bridge motherboard?
Sadly i didnt know my motherboard had a damaged CPU socket until the reseller told me and therefore they also refused a refund wich also was the reason i sent it back to them in the first place, same day as i recieved it, when i later on read on hardware forums that intel recalled all Sandy Bridge motherboards.


Sadly these kinds of damages is not covered by the warranty, and I have also been told that
i wont get a refund, and its my word against their and really I dont see how I could have damaged the CPU socket when i didnt even had ordered a CPU yet.

But, not much to do against a big company and therefore i would like to know what the cost is to repair a CPU socket on a motherboard. I have read on some other forums like xtremesystems that moderators there telling that its about a 25 $ cost on repairing or replacing the motherboard CPU socket, and I would like anyone here to confirm this for me, or what other kind of prices there is for repairs that is not covered by the warranty, and sadly my reseller didnt accept the motherboard and told me i damaged it, which i didnt but i cant proof that they are lying so.

Is it true that there is about a 25 $ cost for repairing or replacing a CPU socket on a motherboard, and if not what is the cost?
 

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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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Hi,

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
Thanks
 

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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I need some help, please.
I couldn't find Windows 7 Repair Disc / Repair System / rewrite MBR for x64
Can you give me some advices, please ?
Thank you

A:couldn't find Windows 7 Repair Disc / Repair System / rewrite MBR

Please give us the exact problem you're experiencing if there is one.

Otherwise: System Repair Disk
System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options

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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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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

Update
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?
Thanks

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Hi,
 
My system recently got infected with a virus and i cleaned it using my antivirus software but my command prompt is acting weird.
 
Example:
 
I open command prompt and it gets directed to my "c:\documents and settings\admin\> ping 17.120.0.1" when i ping my router from here its able to ping no problem.
 
Now i type in 
 
"c:\documents and settings\admin\>cd c:\
 c:\>ping 17.120.0.1
 c:\>ping 17.120.0.27
 c:\>
 c:\>cls"
 
It automatically pings another ip and clears it repeatedly
 
What should i do and how to replace/repair command prompt without running a OS repair.
 
OR IS MY COMPUTER STILL INFECTED
 
 

A:Ways to repair/replace command prompt other than a OS repair due to infection

What do you get if you type:
 
dir c:\ping.*


 
at any command prompt?

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(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.

A:Advanced boot with repair partition does not show repair option.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SuperTechyCow


(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.


Visit the following site;

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

HTH

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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: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
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:

Bad_System_config_info

Technical info:
*** STOP: 0x00000074
(0x000000000... Read more

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

Hi and welcome to TSF this is about your error code
Bug Check 0x74: BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check has a value of 0x00000074. This bug check indicates that there is an error in the registry.

Parameters
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)


Cause
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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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.
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

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Hi,

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.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

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.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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

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

Have more questions, just ask

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Hi 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:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
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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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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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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PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME.
35+ startup repair attempts and still no dice
Windows failed to start.a recent hardware change may be the cause.
Start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Windows cannot find a system image on this computer
No restore points
No backup or repair discs
Bluescreen/crash with safemode, memory diagnostics tests, and attempts to restore to"out of box" state
Everything redirects to startup repair or start windows normally,
Repair option ends in cannot repair message, start normally ends up in bluescreen/crash and restart.

View problem details> problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature:
01: 6.1.7600.1.16385
02: 6.1.7600.1.16385
03: unknown
04: 21199963
05: autofailover
06:35
07: bad driver
OS version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Root cause found:
Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.
I can access the command prompt box but I'm unsure of where to go from there. It is the only thing I've been able to run without bluescreens popping up and shutting down my laptop. Can any one help me restore my POS back to an operable state through there?
I am aware of f key functions, and have attempted setup utility options boot options and still I'm stuck.
I'm stuck with a never ending startup repair/bluescreen fail/system recovery loop

A:windows failed to start, cannot repair, no backup, restore or repair

Dead hard drive? Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS?

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Hello, I recently got hit by an aggressive trojan that started with disabling my sound, and crippling my internet connection to finally causing my windows XP to stop booting correctly. It would just freeze moments after the desktop loaded, becoming completely unresponsive.

I tried to do an OS repair but that too failed. Repair was unusually slow then ground to a halt at the 29 minute mark (Performing Configuration Stage) with some sort of +COM failure (sorry forgot to write down the exact details). Repair setup is not able to go beyond that point, so I restart the process. Same thing happens, repair gets stuck at the same point, and now I can't boot up XP at all because it goes straight into repair.

Is there anything I can do to save this installation? A reformat and reconfiguration of my PC takes days to do and I'm short on time.

A:XP repair has failed and computer is stuck in a reboot-repair loop

I doubt there is anything you can do at this point to avoid a full wipe and reinstall. You can run off a live linux version if you need to get work done before you get around to actually reinstalling XP and configuring your computer, but your XP applications will obviously not run in such a setup.

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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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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

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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, 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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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

Hi-

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)

Regards,

Mark

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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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Dear sir, I wanted to know if my NIC has HW support for PTPv2 protocol(IEEE 1588) and hardware time stamping . I also wanted more details on the network interface that i haveThank You in advance for any help 

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Got an HP Envy 17 3200 CTO loaded at the time. Quad core, Radeon HD 7850M, etc.Well the other day the thing blue screened but froze during that process and the graphics glitches during that screen. Corruption and blocks appeared and disappeared. I was forced to shut it down during the blue screen as something big wasn't working during the crash dump process, it stood at 0%.Upon restart the unit screen doesn't turn on and no noises are made like beeps indicating an issue. The Bluray makes its usual prep sounds it does at every start up. It sits with a blank screen that doesn't even appear to be powered on. The only other indicator is the caps lock key flashes a few times and goes off, then flashes a few times and goes off, repeating this sitting there..What part likely died on this sucker? CPU? Dram? Motherboard? Graphics card? How can I trouble shoot it if it doesn't power on ..While it sits there various LEDs on the keyboard are on as said .. Caps lock flashing.Power LED on. I think the wireless LED is on too.. The HP envy light on the hood is also on.. Coming here for tips because I do self repair. No warranty. I will purchase the required part and self install like I always do for my laptops.

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I've been running chkdsk r/ scan to fix HHD Bad Block and it keeps getting stuck at 10% any Ideas what to do tks

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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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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

A:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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Apparently my computer had double files on the c drive so I deleted ten yesterday, before running a disk clean up. I also deleted several miscellaneous programs (not on C) installed when I bought it. today however it failled to start normally. I've tried what was recommended on system recovery options ( command prompt, window memoery diagnostics) but is hesitant to do a system restore/system image recovery as I don't have a piint in time for it to restore too.It has some really important pictures that I don't want to lose. please help me figure out what is wrong.

A:start up repair failed to automatically repair computer

After "startup repair" you have a choice to click. Something like "view diagnostic details". Click on it. What tests were done and don't have status code 0x0? Give all details please.

You uninstalled programs the way you should?

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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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hey guys
i kinda screwed up my gfs toshiba laptop
anyways it's in the start up repair infinite loop but i think i found the perfect fix i need where i can keep her files on the computer too
i'm trying to do this Repair Install
i tried doing this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
but didnt work
anyways when i boot from windows 7 cd and try to upgrade from there. it says there is a compatibility report. it tells me to remove the cd then restart the upgrade so windows loads normally <- but mine will just start in the start up repair infinite loop

any suggestions guys? just looking to keep files that are on the laptop and get rid of the infinite loop
sorry if this is the wrong place to post this

A:how to do repair install with start up repair infinite loop?

   Information
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.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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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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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.
 
Rob

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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!!

Danielle

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 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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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.

Hello,


Quote:





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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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
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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: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
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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We recently enabled folder redirection for a few staff members. After their PST file is migrated to the network share, Outlook can't read it. When we run the Outlook Inbox Repair Tool. We get this error: This data file appears to have been created using a newer version of Microsoft Outlook that this Inbox Repair Tool does not support.

The Office version has not changed on these machines - they are running Office 2013. SCANPST is being ran from these machines as well.

Does anyone have a solution?

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Hey Guys,

Background - I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.
It was a friend of mine who used the disc last time so ive had to google how to do it but it doesnt seem to be happening.

Switching my computer on a couple weeks ago i was met with black screen and this:

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status 0xc00000e9

Info Windows failed to load as system registry file is missing or corrupt

It wont work in safe mode or last good configuration

So ive went into BIOS and changed the boot order so the Disc Drive is no 1.

Restarted Computer - nothing came up saying press any key to boot from disc (ive read that in few forums that should be what comes up) and it just goes back to black screen

So only option i have seems to be f12 Boot device menu where i select Onboard or USB CD-ROM drive and disc makes some noises before :

Selected boot device not available strike f1 to retry boot , f2 for set up utility

And basically thats the loop im in

Guess what id like to know as well as your expertise is

1. Does the specific error/status mean anything particularly bad
2. Is there something else i need to alter in BIOS to boot from CD
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A:Win7 - Cant seem to boot from repair disc or repair computer

I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that Dell desktop?
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.Click to expand...

Can you provide the Amazon webpage link to that "Windows 7 repair disc" you bought?

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I originally was experiencing a BSOD every time my notebook was off power supply and found several comments on the web that said to completely uninstall Norton 360 with the NRT which I did, and did not change the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. So I continued to look for solutions and found the jcgriff2 MVP Driver Verifier posts, created a Win7 Pro 32 Repair Disk and followed jcgriff2's instructions to perform the Driver Verifier process. I experienced a BSOD during the process that informed that a driver had exceed allocated memory. I then tried to boot the repair disk which attempted to perform a Startup Repair, but failed saying the 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. There appear to be no options to restore the computer using the repair disk. When I view the startup repair details the problem is 'Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck d6. Parameters = 0xb6dd1000, 0x0, 0xaa20fc0c, 0x0. Error Code 0x490 I've looked in my C:\windows\minidump folder and there are no current *.dmp files for the BSODs I've experienced today since my effort to run Drivers Verifier!! The most recent is 7/22/2011 at 8:09AM, long before I attempted the Driver Verifier process. What's going on and how do I recover to the Repair Disk image so I can get my computer back??

A:HELP - Can't Repair Verify Drivers BSODs with Repair Disk

How to Enable a Memory.dmp File Capture Using the Graphical User Interface or the Registry

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PC Specs
Notebook Model = HP 2000 Notebook PC
Product Number = B5R65UA#ABA
System Board ID = 188B
Born on Date = 10/28/2012
Processor Type = AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Processor Speed = 1400 MHz
Total Memory = 8 GB
BIOS Version = F. 34
BIOS Vendor = Insyde
Factory Installed OS = Win7 (Home Premium x64)

Hello, I was wondering if you guys could help me out with a system repair?
I've tried everything on the repair disc but none of it seems to be working for me.
It doesn't even detect my operating system when it asks me to choose a recovery tool.
The OS just says "Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk". When I try fixing it with Startup Repair it tells me that startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

Code:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 47ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 421ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94ms

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As you are at Sevenforums I suppose you're talking about Win 7.
Please give us more info about your hardware (Laptop) as brand, model, amount of memory etc.
Is your windows disk from the laptop manufacture?
Do you have a backup of all your data files?
If you're trying to do a clean install, don't you have a BIOS factory recovery option (beware, it formats your HDD)?

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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

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I turned on my computer this morning and it loaded to a blue screen that read "start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" it then gives me the option to send to Microsoft so they can create solutions or to exit and the run computer off. I am able to hit esc when the screen pops up and run a hard drive test. The test did not show anything. How do I fix my laptop? 

A:Start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automat...

Cgadrim Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! If the problem is only corrupted boot files, it might be repairable.You will need access to a working PC in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD.  This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that.This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link:  http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick.  Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.-------------------------------------Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html Yeah, I know that says Win7 but that and Vista have the same boot loader files.You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK.Good Luck

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I've been having this problem for the last few days where I attempt to boot the pc and goes into the system repair loop where I cannot repair and have attempted to re-image my machine but to no avail,
the problem signature i keep getting is :

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: -1
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 18
Problem Signature 07: CorruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033


any help would be greatly valued.
if you need any other information feel free to ask

thanks again
MrPcWannabe

A:[SOLVED] Start Up Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Tell us make and model of pc or hardware if custom build...we can't help you with no knowledge of what you are using.

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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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I'm trying to fix my brother's friend's laptop - my suspicion is he dropped it - the hard disc is almost certainly where the problem is.

That said, I hooked it up to my desktop and it's "usable" in the sense that I can access the repair tools via my W7 OEM disc to try and run utilities on it. The problem is that I'm probably going to be stuck running CHKDSK, and I don't want to tie my main desktop up to do this.

Now, the irregularity is that it took about 40 minutes to finally load through the dialogs and get a CMD open. After which, it took about 5 minutes for CHKDSK to finally access the failed HDD (G:, in this case). The first 9 file segments came back unreadable, so it's clearly not in the best way.

Anyhow, I'm trying to use his laptop to do this job so I don't have to tie up my desktop doing it. It will boot from the System repair disc, but it just boots to the background (that blue Windows 7 one) with a moving mouse. It could just be taking a really long time, but I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to get this working or if it's worth my while to wait.

If not, does anybody have any suggestions for how to get the data off the HDD?

Thanks

A:Sys Repair Disc does not load repair tools - just background

Try a linux live cd.

They are often better than MS tools for this kind of thing.

The HD might be too far gone already, but it is worth a try.

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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?

Regards
Stephen

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