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Boot Manager is corrupt after running Startup Repair

Q: Boot Manager is corrupt after running Startup Repair

I am running VMWare Fusion 3.1.3 on a Mac. I cannot boot into Windows 7 using Fusion since it results in a non-blinking cursor on my screen. After booting up to my Windows 7 DVD and running Startup Repair it stated my boot manager is corrupt.

Startup Repair was not able to resolve this issue automatically.

If I boot again to my Windows 7 DVD and re-install the operating system under Fusion will I not lose any Word or Excel I have created?
Ok, I've given up. I am copying the files from the the Windows 7 partition to an external hard drive and then re-installing Windows again. How can I get to the Outlook folder to back it up after I boot off of my Windows 7 DVD? It is currently hidden
Thank you for looking.

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Recently, my computer had a few files that were "corrupted and unreadable" and upon restarting or powering on the PC, it would run chkdsk before booting to Windows. It failed a few times, but once I luckily managed to get it to boot after running Startup Repair for the first time. This was when I only had 2 options (startup repair or run normally, which would fail and keep looping). My PC loaded really slow and I experienced even more corruption like files not reading, games not running, etc. So I restarted and tried Startup repair again. This time it took extremely long (left it over night for about 10 hours, woke up still hanging) so I just manually turned off the PC. Now it keeps doing the same useless looping without really fixing my HDD.

Today I tried booting from the install DVD, using Recovery Environment to run cmd prompt, then "chkdsk /f /r" (based on some online tutorials I found) , but it would take at least 2 hours each time, and mostly says "file record segment is unreadable" around 180000 all the way up to around 300000+. It didn't say whether anything was fixed, it just deleted a lot of random files near the end.

I have a 600 gb WD velociraptor split into 2 partitions. Through the recovery environment, I noticed that:

C: was system reserved at 100 mb,
D: was the first partition (which was blank and said 0 MB for some unknown reason), and
E: was my second partition with some data and an old image, which surprisingly I can brows... Read more

A:Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

Try looking through the following: TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

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dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



A:sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

Quote: Originally Posted by wailab

dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



Are you by chance running a modified Kernel (ie a non original MS OS)?

ntkrlstaforce.exe isnt a "standard" OS file?

"from a malware blog site"
you're using a modified kernel (NTKRLSTAFORCE.EXE). That's not supported by anyone. Since all kaspersky versions provide extended protection with deep ties into the kernel, expect it won't work.
so basically, if you're using a modified kernel:
-if it works: good for you
-if it doesn't: s***s for you

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Hello, This 1 of 2 of my posts about related issues about a desktop and a laptop. This is post is about my DESKTOP. My laptop issue is different enough to warrant a separate post. I was surfing on the net a few days ago and the W32.Blaster.Worm virus came through Firefox automatically. The fake scanning program was running and everything. Eventually, my laptop stopped booting up. A day later, my desktop started to freeze after booting into windows, then would stall while booting up. They were previously connected through the network and I'm positive this is why I had this problem. I can start my desktop in Safe Mode. I ran Malwarebytes Antimalware, Spybot S&D, Adaware, and a Symantec Blaster removal tool. None of them found Blaster, but they found some other malware and removed it. The desktop still hangs during bootup when the colored orbs are swirling around. When I boot it using the repair disc, Startup Repair cannot solve the problem and gives this error message: Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline PS1: 6.1.7600.16385 PS2: 6.1.7600.16385 PS3: unknown PS4: -1 PS5: ExternalMedia PS6: 1 PS7: MissingBootManager PS8: 6.1.7600. LocalID: 1033 I don't have System Restore available and I don't have any System Images (gonna set this up from now on....). I think the virus messed with the registry. Please let me know if I should re-post this in the Virus section. Thanks! (Sorry, I don't know why the site is removing my carriage returns....)

A:Startup Repair: Missing Boot Manager

Please post in the Virus Malware section for more help.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Hey guys.. I am very anxious and frustrated about this issue. I have searched frantically all on multiple forums but the solutions are all over and I just can't..
I have seen some really knowledgeable users here while looking at threads to solve my problem so this is my best bet.. I really do not want to lose all my data :/

I am willing to follow any instructions provided as I am very desperate.

Background Information

My laptop automatically boots into Startup Repair, and once it finishes "repairing", the laptop restarts and boots into Startup Repair once again, looping the whole process. The diagnostic and repair details from Startup Repair showed that the "root cause found" was that the "Boot manager failed to find OS Loader", and the repair action for "File repair" and "Boot configuration data store repair failed".

This is the second time this issue has happened, where I tried to boot up my laptop after hibernating it. Prior to encountering this issue again, reboot, sleep, and shutting down my computer worked fine. Also, I think before the two times the issue happened, I was installing some Windows Updates. I am trying to avoid restoring the disk back to factory state.

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
System restore to the point before the Win... Read more

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Hi all, recently my computer rebooted on it's own and started the Startup Repair loop problem, every time stating that my ci.dll is corrupt. It will not let me run in safe mode and I can't find my Windows 7 installation disc at the moment, I plan to look more thoroughly tomorrow. I've tried the farbar recovery scan tool but when I try to run the tool in cmd, it says that the necessary subsystem needed to run it is not present. If anyone is able to shed some light on how to fix this virus/trojan it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Startup Repair Loop/ci.dll corrupt

Hi Rolf35,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.You are running the x32 (x86) version, that is the reason you get the error. You should download and run the x64 version.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.[*]Press Scan button.[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on... Read more

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Hey I really need some help with something and I'm at wit's end with this thing. My Windows 7 Dell laptop refuses to boot up past startup repair. When startup repair finishes, it says it can't fix the problem automatically. Upon reading the logs of startup repair, it says file d: \ci.dll is corrupt. I have no idea how to fix this so any help would be really, really, really, really appreciated.

A:D: \ci.dll is corrupt...can't get past startup repair.

can anyone please help? i'm really stumped...

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Hey I really need some help with something and I'm at wit's end with this thing. My Windows 7 Dell laptop refuses to boot up past startup repair. When startup repair finishes, it says it can't fix the problem automatically. Upon reading the logs of startup repair, it says file d: \ci.dll is corrupt. I have no idea how to fix this so any help would be really, really, really, really appreciated.

A:D: \ci.dll is corrupt...can't get past startup repair.

Do your have your windows 7 disk??

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Forgive me if I'm going about this wrong, but I found a post with a similar problem, so I'm following that lead and pasting my log from the Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool. Windows 7 computer suddenly rebooted into Startup Repair loop and can't repair any issues. Seems to indicate corrupt ci.dll file. Here's the log. Thank you so much for any help you can provide.Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.2.1Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-08-28 17:02:34Running from J:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [8306208 2009-10-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [161304 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [386584 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [415256 2010-08-25] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1436224 2010-11-30] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology ... Read more

A:Startup Repair loop ci.dll corrupt

Hello iffer23,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please give me a summary of the steps you have already taken.Seems to indicate corrupt ci.dll fileIs this the error startup repair is giving you or it is your own idea?

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having the same problem, but file jmlbm.sys is corrupt,
started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete lost as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance,

A:Corrupt jmlbm.sys, startup repair fails

hello, ive been searching the forums and notice alot of people in the last few days having the same/simular problem, but my file jmlbm.sys is corrupt, so i assume its a random 5 letter+.sys type

started with a antimalware doctor infection out of no where, and a message saying
Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off in 1 min.
60 sec later comp restarts and the trouble begins,
normal,safemode, any other mode jumps straight to a files loading program for startup repair
the startup repair either hangs forever or will say unable to repair automaticly

finally after alot of trying different things, a vista repair disk gets me to a scan with a log that says the driver/jmlbm.sys is corrupt
at a complete loss as to how to fix, ive gotten into a command promt but it either comes up as X:/windows/system32 or X:/Sources
and doesnt seem like i can change to C:

thank you for any help in advance!

update: after getting into cmd and messing aroudn a bit, i have more information
tried to run sfc.exe and got a windows cannot perfomr this action message, verified that i WAS running as administrator

also tried to run chkdsk, went fine, but chkdsk /f would not waork, failed with an unspecified error.

ran tests on memory, HDD, processor, all cleared
at this point it seems im still infected somewhere
i was able to open notepad with cmd and using save as can browse files and see that my files are still there, and can look at system files, but unsure of what im looking for... Read more

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Hi Guys.

Hoping you guys can help.

We have a computer running windows 7 and yesterday it developed a problem where it will keep going to startup repair when it starts up. It will then say there was a problem with startup repair and it will give something along these lines as the error:

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: 21201049
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: CorruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I tried Last Known Good Configuration, but it just loads up Startup Repair, I tried system restore, but still loads up startup repair.

I can't do a repair install as I can't access windows and it will not let me do it from the DVD.

Safe mode will also keep going to startup repair too.

I don't know what else to try other that start a fresh which I wanted to avoid really.

Any ideas?


A:Startup Repair loop and Corrupt Registry

Welcome to 7Forums...

Can't you access at all at the SFC/SCANNOW figure in Windows?

You might try aswell some options here:
Advanced Boot Options

This thread might give you some clue:

Repair Install

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As the title suggests, my Acer Aspire has been running startup repair for over 20 hours following a BSOD yesterday. I'm not sure if it's worth the wait so maybe you all can shed some light. Yesterday I was stressfully trying to search for something (using Chrome) and the website I was on froze; admittedly I slammed the heels of my hands down on the laptop at that point. The site unfroze after less than 30 seconds, I continued using my laptop without incident, then let it hibernate for about an hour. Started up fine after that, and at that point I was beginning to rip a DVD (one that I owned; I just wanted the files on my computer) using a program that I've used successfully in the past, but the rip failed. So I began using VLC instead, and hadn't actually started ripping any files when my laptop froze. I had been trying to point to a file path for saving but hadn't saved anything. The laptop was completely unresponsive after several minutes, so I hit the power key to restart, which is when I got the BSOD. It flashed too quickly for me to read or remember anything other than the word KERNEL. I've been wracking my brain trying to remember if it said kernel error or kernel memory error or what.

After the BSOD I had the option to start normally or in startup repair; I hit "start windows normally" but it went to repair anyway. It was on the grey screen with the cursor but I thought it had frozen again, so I did another hard restart. No BSOD this time, but again the opti... Read more

A:BSOD on startup, unknown error, startup repair running too long can I tell if the startup repair is working?

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Hello, I ran SFC and it complained that some corrupt files could not be repaired. Is this something I should be concerned about? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Here's the relevant part of the log:

2014-09-17 00:06:45, Info CSI 00000520 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2014-09-17 00:06:45, Info CSI 00000521 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-09-17 00:06:46, Info CSI 00000522 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_prncacla.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_9590ba64d5b91f79\Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB do not match actual file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" :
Found: {l:32 b:qg77/qQs441g+ZIx8QDLkTBPdj7tPhJrWa4wITdL/ro=} Expected: {l:32 b:n520k714Uu3utHa5JGQ6HQYbZphKhlMWq5pEmfnCDuw=}
2014-09-17 00:06:46, Info CSI 00000523 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.16384, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-09-17 00:06:48, Info CSI 00000524 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_prncacla.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_9590ba64d5b91f79\Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB do not match actual file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" :
Found: {l... Read more

A:Errors while running SFC: couldn't repair corrupt files

Hello Justas,

You might see if doing the items listed in the blue not box at the bottom of OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to allow SFC to repair the files afterwards.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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This is my first post on these forums; I'm pretty competent with computers but I'm at a complete loss with my current problem. Also as a little disclaimer, my only access is via my phone so please ignore any crazy autocorrected words!

So, my problem:

I have an acer aspire 5920g which has been running vista perfectly fine up until now. Completely out of the blue, with no recent downloads or updates that I can think of it became really slow and kept freezing. It got rapidly worse until now.

It now loads Startup Repair on every boot. No matter what option I choose from boot options, inc safe modes, it will load Startup Repair. But every time it runs I get the message "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and tle problem details are as follows:

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: 1376277
Problem signature 05: CorruptRegistry
Problem signature 06: CorruptRegistry
Problem signature 07: 3221225485
Problem signature 08: 3
Problem signature 09: RollbackRegistry
Problem signature 10: 0
OS version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

There are no recovery CD's and I am hesitant to factory restore as I have heard that may not solve the cause and I really hope there is a way to keep my files.

Even a way to CMD prompt could be helpful...

Thanks in advance!!

A:Startup Repair Loop, Corrupt Registry. Please assist :)

Just another detail: I tried "complete PC restore" and got the message "the file or directory is not a reparse point" 0x80071126

And system restore has no points.

So it seems as though I don't even have restore as a back up plan.

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Hi, this is my first thread post. This morning my laptop worked fine and I was browsing around the net when my desktop decided that it was high time it froze. So I did a hard reset as I have done many times before on many different computers. Only when I rebooted, my system shut itself down immediately after the first boot up screen.

Eventually (miraculously), after around 10 hard resets, it got past that screen to the windows logo screen, and got stuck for around 10min there, and then got through to the login screen. When I log in, I get a blank screen with only my cursor showing up. I read around that you can display the desktop again by ending the explorer.exe process and restarting it in the task manager, which unfortunately didn't work for me. Rebooting again does exactly the same, and when I open up the repair screen by pressing F8, only safe mode seems to actually load anything (so I guess there's not too much wrong with my harddrive since I can access everything through safe mode).

Both startup repair and Safe Mode with Networking give me exactly the same error:

"Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer" ... Read more

A:winload.efi missing or corrupt error when trying to use startup repair

I?ve got the same issue, done same manouvers as copied below:

Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

Attempted fixes

1 - Press F8

Screen flashes quickly but nothing else happens
2 - Reboot computer with installation media (USB 3 stick)
Computer failed to get past POST check
Moved USB stick to another port and booted from it and followed this procedure:
Automatic System Repair - Didn't work
System Restore - Didn't work
BootRec /RebuildBCD, BootRec /FixBoot, BootRec /FixMBR - No difference here either
Refresh PC from repair DVD - "An error ocurred while refreshing your PC, no changes were made"

Ran diskpart etc:

Volume 0 - Ltr D - label *none* - Fs *none* - type DVD-ROM
Volume 1 - Ltr C - Label *none - Fs RAW - type Partition - Size 217GB - status healthy - info none
Volume 2 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Partition - Size 100MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 3 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Patrition - Size 900MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 4 - Ltr * - Label *none - FS RAW - Type Partition - Size 20GB - Status Healthy -... Read more

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Hi, everyone.

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

I have also:

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

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

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

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

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

Session details

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

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

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

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

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


Can you boot into safe-mode?

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



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I just finished reading this thread as I'm having the same issue. Here's a brief history.

My computer was built by me and has been fine up until a few days ago after I removed some USB cables for devices that I then hooked up to another PC I have and reconfigured some USB devices as a powered hub I was using would not let them be recognized by Windows. When I opened the Attached Devices window to see if my devices were now recognized it took forever to open with the blue bar at the top never getting to the end. I Googled the problem and found that Bluetooth was may be causing the issues and to disable it. That didn't fix the issue so I tried other recommended fixes such as disabling printspool -- none worked.
I then started having the Cannot Boot problems so I let Windows try and fix it which it could not. I tried to let it restore from a previous good point but that failed and I would click Send Report and then it would shut down. This kept happening for several days until I came across the aforementioned thread here on the forum.
Last night I turned off the power and went to bed. This morning I switched on the PC and let it boot up. Lo and behold WIN7 started right up no problems -- the Attached devices window opened right up as well. Then I saw that it was loading drivers for 3 attached devices -- all USB devices and one r... Read more

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

I unplugged two USB cables leaving just the keyboard and mouse an rebooted. Windows starts just fine but then starts to install drivers for three USB devices. Not sure what they are as all I have plugged in are the keyboard and mouse. Any way of finding out what devices Windows installed drivers for?

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So I tried using the Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery) and It did not work for me.

I tried the Startup Repair and It said "Hard Disk could not be found"
On another instance, It said "Registry is corrupt"

Checked BIOS in one instance and it showed 2 boot drives, but now it only shows one.
Is there any way to recover the files in my laptop without reformatting it?

Note: Asus Music Now can access the drive where Program files, windows and Users.
I can even listen to music using that and browse the internet using it but that was all I could access through it.

Using Windows 7 Home

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop, Cannot Find Hard Disk, Registry Corrupt?

Hello and welcome Noel mate can you try the drive/s out on another machine using a USB to SATA adaptor? (see pic)

Alternatively you could make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from optical and use the TRY version any rives hooked up can be read in that OS data recovered etc

Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu

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Hello there,

I would really appreciate some advice as I have messed up my computer I need to work on!
Basically, I had a freeven pro virus which I have identified by some malware software and I have deleted the registry folders where my several viruses were located. In the process I also I disabled the SYSTEM to control my account (task manager?).
The effect is that the computer at start up shows weird signs instead of English (so I can't even identify troubleshoot- but by now ive tested all options anyways and there is no reaction) but also doesn't want to log in.

The windows key is on the system of the computer (how smart) and I have no access to original cd as im away. Can I automatically repair it somehow from boot or how do i put a windows on usb to repair the computer from it? Any other ideas?

Please help me out! ;(


A:Registry corrupt- how do I repair Win 8 from boot?

Welcome to the forum Dorothy, I'm afraid you are in a very bad situation. The only thing I can think of is if you had a boot CD/DVD with a serious virus cleaner on it and ran from there. Sounds like you have a very bad virus. Deleting registry folders is not good either. You could have deleted good with the bad.

You most likely will have to re-install your system after a complete wipe of the hard drive. Maybe one of the wizards here have a better solution, I don't.

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Boy, where do I start.
I had a duel boot linux and win 7 laptop and wanted to get rid of the duel boot and linux partition.
So before I muck this up my hard drive had 4 partitions, the first one was some win instillation file partition (1.7 gigs), the second was the win 7 OS (120 gigs), the third was the linux OS (25 gigs) and the forth was the linux swap partition.
Using a partition manager in windows, I deleted the 3rd. and 4th. partitions and resized the 2nd. partition (windows 7 OS) to take up the now freed up space.
I now have 2 partitions, the first and second.

When I rebooted, I got an error "Grub not found".
Grub is the boot record that linux uses to enable duel booting of two different OS's.
I figured that Grub had replaced the original win7 mbr when setting up the duel boot system. So I figured that if I just re-install the win7 MBR that it would fix the problem.

Here in lies a bigger problem, I am currently located 300 miles north of the arctic circle and do not have an optical drive in my laptop but I do have the win7 installation disk on a bootable thumb drive.
So when I boot off of the thumb drive and I go to repair the installation, it does its thing and says that the "boot manager is corrupted" - " click yes to repair the boot manager and restart" So I click yes and it reboots and noting, still no win7 boot.
I have also applied a system restore back to a few days ago and it said "restore complete" but... Read more

A:Boot Manager Is Corrupt - Help!

Try this:
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I couldn't boot into windows and received the message 'boot manager is corrupted'

Created a bootable windows 10 thumbdrive and booted from it, clicked on repair and it just stayed at the loading screen. Happened similarly if i tried to install windows 10. I confirmed it can work when booting from it on a laptop.

Next i tried to boot from a windows 7 dvd and on clicking install, screen also stayed at setting up windows.

Unplugging the ssd where windows 10 was installed then allows me to get into setup.

This means i cant repair windows 10 or install any windows onto the ssd. Any ideas how to fix the boot manager of the ssd if i cant access it via bootable windows repair?

If i need to install windows onto my hard disk with data, will the data on it remain or be wiped off? It has 200gb free out of 1TB.

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I returned home today to find my computer off and not able to boot. My wife said all she had done was web browsing and then sleeping the computer. At this time the computer tried to Auto-repair the startup but would cyclically fail (indicating an issue with NETIO.SYS). I performed the following steps:

1. Did a scandisk with repair options that recovered some files on the boot SSD (all future scans have been clean)
2. ran bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr bootsect with a few more options including ALL
3. Tried to use windows Automatic Startup Repair and still had cyclic failures and got worried that perhaps there was a virus.
4. Re-flashed the BIOS with an updated BIOS
5. Ran Avira from a boot CD, scanned for viruses, and only things that turned up were a java virus in a random file or patch. Seemed unrelated to any of the problems.
6. Ran bootrec to restore the MBR
7. All throughout this process tried the windows Startup Repair with no luck

Now instead of automatically going the Startup Repair it tries immediately displays a Windows failed to start problem. With NETIO.SYS and a status of 0xc000098 (Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt). I don't have a recent enough system restore point to recover from. I am desperately trying not to do a full re-install to preserve installed program data. Startup Repair from DVD of course still fails with a detailed signature of: StartupRepairOffline - AutoFailover (sig5) - CorruptFile (sig7).

System info:
MB: Asu... Read more

A:Can't Boot or repair - NETIO.SYS missing/corrupt

Welcome aboard, Robert.
Can you post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we may obtain the necessary information to help you here?

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Just as i was installing a program, my computer crashed. I saw a blue screen with lots of writing on it, foolishly I just thought what ever and turned my computer off. Now everytime i turn it on, it comes up with opions to start windows normally ect. But whatever i click, it flashed with the blue screen again and just restarts.

So i try the re-install CD, i select language and then it come up with select a driver. There are none. No C drive, nothing. So I just clicked next, and then it comes up with options like repair starup ect. when i choose repair start up, after 5 minutes it fails and says to report it to windows. Then i click on detailed report, and i find down the bottom it says:

Boot manager is missing or corrupt
Repair action: File Repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x15
Time taken = 0 ms

I would also apreciate it if my files whernt deleted, there are some very important ones there.

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Hey Folks,

After a longtime i'm posting on the site.
Issue: Every time i'm booting my laptop i keeping getting Boot Manager Image is Corrupt followed by BSODs.

Steps I tried: Installing the OS again but after copying the systems file from the CD/DVD when the system is about to start the installation of the OS i get the BSOD again and back to square 1.

Does this mean my HDD is bad and i've to replace it or are there any hope of getting it back????? kindly help!!!

A:Boot Manager Image Corrupt!

Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar

Hey Folks,

After a longtime i'm posting on the site.
Issue: Every time i'm booting my laptop i keeping getting Boot Manager Image is Corrupt followed by BSODs.

Steps I tried: Installing the OS again but after copying the systems file from the CD/DVD when the system is about to start the installation of the OS i get the BSOD again and back to square 1.

Does this mean my HDD is bad and i've to replace it or are there any hope of getting it back????? kindly help!!!

I hope it didn't install anything yet! hopefully it put the files on some temp folder. Delete that folder later to reclaim space.

You have an win7 installation DVD as you were trying to reinstall.
Boot from that dvd (be sure it boots from dvd!! So change bios settings).
boot into System Recovery Options (option 2) then "command prompt"


bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
commands succeed successfuly?

try to boot normally

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

A:Running Startup Repair

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

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

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


A:startup repair running for day can I end it

Welcome to SevenForums.

Is this tutorial helpful?
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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

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

A:Startup Repair after PC is up and running

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

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

A:startup repair running for 12 hours

Hi mdoggy39

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

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

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

Let me know what you try out!


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Last week my HP Pavilion Slimline S3400f decided it hated me. The system rebooted and brought up a screen that the computer had been shut down illegally and it gave me 2 choices...startup repair or start normally. would not allow me to choose either of those and it began startup repair. It ran that way for 3 days and then gave me a message that said:

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

What do I need to do?

A:Startup Repair running for days

and welcome to the Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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

Hello and welcome to the forum.

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

Safe Mode

Oh and is your computer a desktop or laptop

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It's my daughter's computer. A little e-Machine, 250G HD, Windows 7 32-bit on it. Out of nowhere her computer wouldn't boot up. I can get it to try to boot using the Windows disk, it gets so far, and then the repair fails saying:

The file or directory C:/Boot is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility.

I try to re-install. Thankfully she had backed up everything on my external just days before. It gets near the end, and then the same error comes up. I cannot get into anything else. Nothing else will load. I don't even know how I can run chkdsk. Unfortunately the computer is about three years old and she can't remember the specifics except there is only one HD in it. She had no internet at her place so it's not because she suddenly installed something. She was using it to watch movies and listen to music mostly. I'm at wits' end, can't figure it out. Any help (will have to be detailed, sorry. I know some stuff about computers, but am no expert) would be greatly appreciated. I've read through some of the other threads, but they're not exactly like what the problem is here.

A:Boot corrupt and unreadable, repair/re-install of Windows fails

Hello Sujichan. Welcome to the forum.

It is possible the hard drive died, but it is equally possible a corruption happened in the file table.
If it is the latter then Chkdsk could fix it.

First you need to get to a Command Prompt. For that use Option Two in this tutorial:
System Recovery Options
And choose Command Prompt from the list of recovery options.

Then at the Command Prompt type this: chkdsk C: /f
And then press ENTER

Let it run all 5 tests without interruption.
Good luck.

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What a mess, did a XP install on my 350 GB drive, then win 7 install on my 1TB drive, everything was working fine could boot to either XP or win 7 at boot screen. Then I decided to setup up 0 raid with 2 TB drives for win 7, that worked fine, but have to change boot drives in bios to work correctly. I hosed my bootmgr file in XP, I had to rename it in win 7 so I could get XP to work. How can I restore the boot manager so I don't have to change boot drives in bios to access each version of windows.

A:Repair boot manager

2002z06, have you tried to do a repair install with Win7 install disc, with both HDs connected? It should recognize the XP install and create a new boot manageer in Win7 that would allow you to access XP (will probalby be called "Earlier versions of windows") and Win7.

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Well, this one is a doozy. I have installed Vista x64 on a new hardrive after formatting it. Everything runs great until I Windows Update installs Service Pack 1.

I've been getting the same as a previous thread here, Boot Manager Failed to load - ntoskrnl.exe, but I'm able to use Auto Recovery with the Windows CD to get it working again.

Question: is the Service Pack 1 bugged from I have installed 3 times to get the same result.

Is there another mirror to get SP1?


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Dear Tech guy,

I sure hope you can assist me to get my sony vaio vgnfw44jb to boot into windows 7 again. Its been 3 days of wrestling and I got to the end of what I know.


My Sony Vaio started to run weirdly and do random things; I figured it was infected so here's what I did.

1. downloaded and ran the free malwarebytes tool. >> some things removed but system still buggy
2. system restore > chose a 'good restore point' >>> ran slowly > result system restore failed
]tried older restore points> system restore result> failed
3. Vaio stopped booting into win 7 >>> able to boot into safe mode>> inserted win 7 system build cd to reinstall but thats not allowed in safe mode
4. downloaded Kapersky rootkiller cd >> ran this overnight >> forgot to save log to usb drive >> vaio stopped booting at all
5. downloaded the Hiren CD ( yes, read its all pirated not asking for help with that) ran mbrfix tool >> no change
6. found techguy site, browsed around, joined, downloaded ubcd > burned to cd
7. tested vaio : power on > windows starts but does not complete > vaio care begins> not able to repair, suggests I repair registry
8. viao now has ubcd in cd drive, powered off

Any advice on how I can fix my pc and get it to boot or... reinstall win 7 without losing my latest data?

Is there a way to strip off the data and applications so I can restore to vaio after fix?

Oh hear my tale of woe, tech ... Read more

A:After using a boot CD and Combofix, no boot & startup repair fails on sony vaio

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

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

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

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

A:System crash, problems with running startup repair

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

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you so much in advance!

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

Have you tried testing your RAM with Memtest86?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anything be done?

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

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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got a bunch of strange exe's running in my task manager and a ton of unmarked startup exe's in my msconfig startup list names of all of them are.

Startup List: Deploy.exe - pi.exe - bf.exe and those 3 again but in startup all users and startup my username the first 3 are installed in program files and meant to start from there so 8 entries all together

Windows Task Manager: System-dllhost.exe - System-jqs.exe - System-ekrn.exe - System-lsass.exe - System-csrss.exe - System-smss.exe - Local Service-alg.exe - Kamui (my user name on xp) hasp-upd.exe
Some of those might be harmless but i feel like a fool using that file i mentioned in my former locked post so i want to be sure and extra careful to get everything.

sorry about posting that log only skimmed through the posting rules was little nervous wanted help fast, hoping you guys can help me clean my system so i don't have to format again. thanks for your time.

A:Strange exe's running in task manager And slated to startup with pc

Hi Kamui

A lot of those ones you mention are normal Windows operation. At the top of every page here, is a STARTUP tab - check the ones you are not sure of there.


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Hi everyone,

As many of these stories go, my PC was running fine until a minute ago. It was beginning to bog down which made me realize I hadn't restarted it in quite some time. I went ahead and did a full power down. Shutdown, switched off and d/c PSU and then booted everything back up. Upon logging back into my account I noticed something was wrong.

All my desktop icons and taskbar were no longer there. Ctrl + Alt + Del appears to do nothing, and the same goes for Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Due to the first set of symptoms I suspect that explorer.exe is failing to start for some reason. Since I do not have access to the task manager I can't confirm this, or even attempt to re-launch it.

I can boot into safe mode just fine. While there, I hopped into msconfig and disabled some of the unnecessary services as I thought maybe one of those might be causing the issue. No luck. I am still stuck trying to determine the cause of the issue so I can attempt to resolve it. I would appreciate some help troubleshooting/debugging this as I really don't know where to start.

Thanks in advanced!

A:Explorer.exe not running on startup. No access to task manager.

Have you tired File Check? Here is the link to explain. Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
BTW, do you have access to the Admin account? If so, you could create a new account.
The Admin account should allow you to try and fix whatever is causing the problem.

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any advice it help

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

Test the hard drive first to get that out of the way before trying anything else, since trying to fix anything with a hard drive that's failed is pointless. You will need the drive maker's Diagnostic Software for DOS, & the links are here: (if your drive maker does not have diagnostic software (eg Toshiba), you can use the Seagate software SeaTools for DOS from here:

The DOS version is an ISO file from which you can create a bootable CD using IMGBurn:

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

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

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

Hello flusterated, and welcome to Sevenforums

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

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

Let me know how it goes.

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

A:Computer Running Extremely Slow After Fixing Startup Repair Loop

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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

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

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

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

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

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tl;dr: Hang on the splash screen. Windows 7 repair disk or install disk (.iso from Digital River) brings me to the text-based Windows Boot Manager, not the GUI I expect. Boot Manager options didn't work. Now Boot Manager is skipped entirely and booting from either the HD or the DVD result in a hang on the splash screen.


No new hardware or software installed recently.

Windows hangs on the splash screen, with "Starting Windows" displayed but the pulsing logo never appears.
Restart gives me Windows Error Recovery.
If I follow the recommendation and Launch Startup Repair,
"Windows is loading files..." (bar reaches the end rather quickly and then nothing happens. I'm frozen.)

So! At this point I can't enter Windows normally and I can't use Startup Repair.

Booting with F8, I chose Repair. As before (we've got consistency, at least), Windows is loading files... (bar reaches the end and nothing happens.)

Reset, F8, this time shooting for Safe Mode. Trying for Safe Mode results in a fair list of drivers loaded. we get to \windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys and everything freezes.

At this time it seems worthwhile to introduce other media. To my great surprise, I can't find my installation disks. I use a friend's machine to burn a Win7 Repair Disk and also the Win7 Home Pro install disk .iso from Digital River.

Change boot order in BIOS.
Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... (key pressed)

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A:Repair Disk takes me to text Windows Boot Manager, not GUI

Everything that possibly can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Burn a new DVD or flash stick installer from the link using the tool in Step 5.

You'll need to be able to boot the disk. If necessary Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot. Are you getting a prompt to "Press any key to boot DVD?"

If not try the BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen. If that fails try the flash stick installer with HD set first to boot in BIOS. If that fails unplug the DVD drive.

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Hardware Information (This is from memory and may not be completely accurate):

The computer model is emachines
The processor is a dual core Intel Pentium
The graphics card is NVIDIA (Can't remember the model.)
4GB of RAM installed

Software Information (Also from memory, but this is likely to be more accurate than the hardware.):
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Antivirus software is Comodo Internet Security - Also the firewall (product information).
I often used Advanced System Care for optimization. - product information.

Okay, so, after searching the internet for ways to fix my problem for the past three days, I'm at a complete loss. I was told by a professional that my registry was likely corrupted and that my best bet would be to re-install Windows entirely. I was hoping it wouldn't come to that, but was prepared nonetheless.

So I inserted the installation disk, and wouldn't you know it, the installer wouldn't recognize my hard drive (BIOS recognizes it though). Searching for reasons why this was happening only turned up people saying to make sure it was recognized by BIOS, which I considered a no brainier. When it still didn't work for people in certain threads, they were told to try wiping their hard drives. I've done it. Windows still doesn't want to notice my hard drive.

After that, I decided to try and install Windows to an external hard drive. I know this isn't how Windows was designed, and I knew it wasn't how Windows was meant to be used, but I wa... Read more

A:Windows 7 Won't Boot (Can't even boot startup repair)

Did windows update your Atheros wireless driver lately? If so I can help.

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Hello! Let me start by saying thanks for reading. A little help would mean alot to me.

I'm having some confusing problems with my tower right now.

Yesterday, I shut it down and restarted it to try to solve a network adapter error. I do this regularly.

It seemed to be booting up normally: it passed the XPC Shuttle screen, showed me a screen that told me:

Verifying DMI Pools
Boot from CD: _
Then, instead of skipping to the windows logo and booting normally, it told me:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupted:
It told me there that I needed my XP boot CD and to press 'r' on the first screen to start repair. I got this tower hand-me-down, so it did not come with a disk set and I neglected to make my own (silly me). I downloaded a file and used it to make a boot disk. However, when I put this boot disk in the drive, it did not boot from disk as I expected. It did not give me that option, nor can I find any way to boot from disk manually.

Instead, this is what happened: XPC screen, "verifying" screen, and then it flashes a breif, quick OS selection menu which shows TWO options of Windows XP Professional, instead of just one. I'm thinking, wait a minute, where did that come from? No matter which I select, I get the following error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupted:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
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A:Corrupt hal.dll on Boot - Running into Recovery Console Problems, Need HELP!


"to obtain a replacement disk, telephone the Microsoft Order Desk at (800) 360-7561, and request a replacement for your damaged disk. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, visit the following Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site: ("

That's the best approach IMO. They use to say 'damaged or lost' afair so I believe that's still the case.

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I'm an intern with an NGO organization where one of the desktop computers started having problems about a week ago. The computer is a Dell running Windows 7. Every morning, the first person to turn it on sees a whole bunch of updates being installed. The boot screen is irregular, it doesn't include the F2 or F12 options for changing the setup, and it never goes to the log screen. Instead, it goes to a "Startup Repair" window, runs a "scan" that can't be canceled, and then reports that Windows was unable to fix the problem and offers an option to restart. If I click to see the full diagnostic, everything checks out except the last item, which says that "critical boot file ci.dll is corrupt." If I go to "Advanced Diagnostic Tools," it doesn't allow to me do a system restore or much of anything else besides open the command prompt, and I can do only limited diagnostic tasks from there. If I restart, though, it restarts and functions perfectly normally. I installed Avast on there when I started working with it and the full virus scan finds no problems. The computer functions normally for the rest of the day; however, when I go to shut it down after 5 oclock, it says that it's installing 67 updates, every single day.

I can't figure out whether this is some bizarre virus that just makes it take a little longer to use the computer every morning, or a much more malicious virus whose effects simply haven't mani... Read more

A:Once-a-day startup problems, saying "boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt"

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I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows Recovery Environment (repaired) These were my only choices. I could not get to the Recovery Console or other menu without accepting the repair. Right now, nothing is broken. Windows boots normally every day. I am afraid if I let the new disk make a &quot;repair,&quot; it may really give me a problem. What to do? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had not made a repair disk before because I had installed Acronis backup, which prevented it. It was only yesterday that I found the registry edits needed after uninstalling Acronis so that Windows Backup would run.

A:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I wouldn't be afraid of running an offered Repair, and would probably after reboot go back to run a couple more Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything else. It isn't going to harm anything and may find more to correct as it already has.

You can also post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us if it's correctly configured.

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Motherboard: Asus M5A99X Evo.  Bio: 1708
CPU: AMD fx 6100 Six-Core
Memory: 12272 MB DDR3 1439 MHz
My name is Ness. My computer received an unexpected shutdown. When I tried to boot it up it when into an auto repair loop. System restores did not help.  So I tried to load my Boot Manager, however it instantly crashes.  I assume there is something wrong with Booting Files. I was hoping to repair the Master Boot Record with Windows Preinstallation Environment. I tried using WinPE from a boot-able usb, however the program doesn't fully initialize and it hangs on "wipeinit" in the command prompt.I do have the Windows 7 Disc at the moment. I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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I'm doing a degree in IT, so I am well knowledged.

I'm trying to help a friend (over the phone so not the easiest way) of fixing his computer.

On boot it is taking him to the windows 7 startup repair which fails with StartUpRepairOflline AutoFailover CorruptFile

I have suggested the following, all which have failed to make a difference:

bootrec.exe with /fixmbr /fixboot and /RebuildBcd

Run chkdsk

Startup repair

System Restore - two dates tried

The pc is about a month or so old, and I'm thinking it could be a hardware issue, hard drive?

Two things I am going to try when I get there is a WD Diagnostics on the Hard drive, and the sfc I'm just wondering if you guys have any other suggestions to what could be causing this, or something that I may have missed?

A:Computer going into startup repair on boot

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Here are the problem details of startup repair.


Problem event nameStartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01
Problem signature 02
Problem signature 03
Problem signature 04
Problem signature 05
Problem signature 06
Problem signature 07
Problem signature 08
locale ID

A:Cant boot into windows, startup repair cant fix.

Have you checked the integrity of the disc?

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I was installing a system image in windows7 and my pc froze up and I needed to restart but after that it just said operating system is missing. I can not get my PC to boot a startup repair disk made from my other pc running windows 7..... on a new dvd 16xrecordable. The PC just says No Boot Device Available. I can not find my original windows 7 disk.
I want to try and reload my system image on D drive that is unaffected but I can not get windows repair to load. I have my DVD drive set to be the first boot drive.

I followed the Directions exactly as seen here Create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7

My PC wont load the startup repair DVD Recordable disc that was created.

Would it be possible to put the startup repair files on a USB DRIVE and then set my first boot device to be the external USB drive?

The same startup repair disk works on the pc it was created, but not on the broken PC. I am wondering if my dvd drive on my broken pc is also broken or if the C drive is too corrupted from been disturbed during a system image operation.

A:Startup repair wont boot up

First off, is this the same system repair dvd you were using to do the re image ?

I would have just used a cd.

Did you test the disc on the pc you made it from ? Does it work there ?

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My OS is Win7 Ultimate x64 and its boot by vhd.

One day, it failed to go to Windows and stuck at Startup Repair. I think it was caused by invalid driver.

But anyway, my concern is the Startup repair is unable to repair a Windows that is installed in a vhd. Then what should I gonna to do?

A:Boot from VHD startup repair failed

Try rolling back using System Restore from System Recovery Options

If this fails you may need to reinstall.

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Started getting an error this morning on boot up of Windows 7. Goes into Startup Repair and says it cannot repair the computer automatically. Looking at diagnostics most of the checks completed with a 0x0 error code. Root Cause Found: Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem. I ran SFC/Scannow and got There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Upon reboot, I still get the same error. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for help.

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Hi there

Everytime I turn on my laptop the loading bars go through and then it loads up startup repair which tries to search for errors and a few times it has attempted repairs too. But every time it says:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
Click to expand...

In the view problem details it has this information:
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: 196611
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
Click to expand...

When I click Finish on that, it just shuts down and the same thing happens again when I turn it back on. I have tried to enter Safe Mode and Last Known Good Config but the same problem occurs.

I have tried using some bootrec commands to fix the mbr etc but they haven't worked, and I have also tried to perform a repair install using a copy of Windows Vista x86 32bit but that won't work as the upgrade option is greyed out and this error message displays:

Upgrade has been disabled

- To upgrade, start the installation from Windows.
Click to expand...

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7920G (I think - would have to check to be sure), I think there is a recovery partition on the hard drive but I'm not sure how t... Read more

A:Can't boot - Startup repair loop

hi try alt and F10 at boot to get to recovery partition

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Start up repair problem signature reads as follows:
Problem Signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairv2
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem signature 03: 3
Problem signature 04: 65537
Problem signature 05: unknown
Problem signature 06: BadDriver
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 3
Problem signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
System specs are as follows:
Toshiba Satellite P105-S9339
Core 2 Duo 2GHz T7200, 2GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Vista Ultimate 32bit
Gforce Go 7900gs

When I boot at the Thoshiba screen (options to boot into setup/multiboot) there are green lines going vertically through the screen. It will not boot if that is the case. It then initializes start up repair which gives me the error above. I have tried to restore from earlier points to no avail. I have reinstalled vista from my disks at which point it worked for a minor peroid of time and this started to happen again. Virus? Once In awhile it will boot without the green vertical lines and will start up just fine, but this appears to be random. I would appreciate any help that can be provided. Thank you.

A:Startup Repair and failure to boot.

Your Startup Repair log shows a bad driver as the cause - and you're having video problems - so it's not a far reach to figure that the video drivers may be the cause.

Can you boot into Safe Mode? To do this, try rapidly tapping the F8 key just before the Windows Splash Screen shows up.

If you get in, try Safe Mode with Networking Support - and then download a new copy of your video drivers from the video card manufacturer's website (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc).

Then uninstall your current video drivers through Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program. Then install the new drivers and see if that helps.

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Every time I try to boot up my PC it goes to startup repair and fails to fix anything. Is there a way to do a system restore through the boot options (F8) or anything I can do to fix this? It wont let me even boot in safe mode without jumping right back to system repair.

Any help much appreciated.

A:PC will not boot. Startup repair keeps failing.

Hello ERen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I get into startup repair everytime i boot my pc which is never successful. I am definitely goin to explain it in detail but dis is basic problem nd plz dont mind typing coz m typing fast on iphone which may cause errors in typing!!

Yesterday,i used my pc for 7-8 hrs continuosly which is not big deal but due to it i can't figure out my action which caused problem. I kept it on for downloading at night nd when in morning i got boot screen which comes when pc is directly turned off. I did Start Windows Normally nd i got usual windows 7 loading animation for a secong nd den it started startup repair after that everytime i boot it takes me to startup repair resulting in continuos failure. I hv googled nd found many threads but none matched my exact one. Startup infinity loop didn't work. Below r given few conclusions nd obstacles-
1.) i can't get into advanced boot options using F8. But i can get into recovery menu using install dvd nd view advanced options frm startup repair.
2.) System restore din't work. I mean its not successful in restoring.
3.) bootrec.exe didnt work
4.) imp point to be noted is my last update was on 23 dec while pc worked fine on 24 th & 25th dec means dont knw wat happened 25th night that caused this problem on 26th morning.
5.) sfc/scannow says "a startup repair is left to be completed." it says to complete that first then use sfc/scannow.
6.) chkdsk results in last line saying failed to transfer log......
7.) i also get a report like man... Read more

A:Startup repair boot loop!

are you able to enter safe mode?

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Hi, My friend has gotten a virus in which it shows STartup repair and basically goes in infinite boot. Also it says BOOTMGR is missing please help!

A:STartup repair/ Infinite Boot

Hello, what version of windows is this? Vista or 7? Do you have the installation DVD or a repair disk?

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite L875D-S7332 Part No. PSKFQU-008003 With Windows 8 x64 Preinstalled. I created a Startup Repair Disk with a DVD. My problem is i cannot boot from this DVD. I changed the Bios to boot from DVD but it still doesn't work! Can Anyone help me? Thank You, heaven5733

A:Cannot Boot From Startup Repair Disk

Reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware, back to the old setting.

Boot the DVD from the One Time Boot Menu, in UEFI mode.

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Every time I try to boot my pc it crashes and recommends I enter startup repair. It's an Acer T180 running Vista Home premium and I'd appreciate any help I can get.

A:Windows won't boot and startup repair can't fix it.

Hello Fjork and welcome to the forums

Does booting into safe mode work?


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Hi people, found your forum via Google. I have an issue with Windows 7 Professional.

It is a new install (2 days old) and every time it is booted it launches into start up repair. Is there anyway I can completely disable it so this doesnt happen?

After it goes through it boots correctly but still comes up after a clean shut down. Also, if we reset the PC during startup repair then manually tell it to boot normally, it does so successfully.

A:Launches startup repair on every boot

Change the boot sequence in the bios. Set your hdd as the first boot device, save changes, exit.

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Ok. So when i installed W7 i also had the evaluation copy of W7 on another drive. Everytime i boot the computer it asked me which copy of windows i want to boot to. I erased that driver so i could get rid of that problem but its still there. Even if i try to boot into that drive it errors out and restarts. I want to boot my computer and it boot strait to my ONLY os.

So, How do i get rid of this annoying boot manage?

A:Boot Manager on startup---only 1 OS!!!

Quote: Originally Posted by thomas0zero

Ok. So when i installed W7 i also had the evaluation copy of W7 on another drive. Everytime i boot the computer it asked me which copy of windows i want to boot to. I erased that driver so i could get rid of that problem but its still there. Even if i try to boot into that drive it errors out and restarts. I want to boot my computer and it boot strait to my ONLY os.

So, How do i get rid of this annoying boot manage?

You have to fix the MBR and delete the other entry. E.g with EasyBCD.

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My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen. I?ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including:

Avast Free Antivirus
Malwareytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
Glary utilities

None of these turned up virus, malware, or issues; and didn?t help my boot time. Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the ?startup repair? screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally. I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore. I select system restore which works. Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I?m get the ?startup? repair? screen.

I checked the event log and found several events in error. I?ve attached the event id and message.

I?m running Window 7 64 bit

Any help would be appreciated,,

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Establish a Clean Boot to get the freeloaders off of your Startup, test the hardware, check the logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilize the System Resources from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if this is the factory preinstall then that's the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, so I would finally experience native Win7 performance by doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get rid of the crippling bloatware. Until then at the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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My system crashed on my acer laptop - I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary - It wouldn't boot back up. Would boot into safe mode so I did this & followed instructions to stop all other programs running other than microsoft, still wouldn't boot up - just hangs at the win7 logo screen. I tried system repair a few times & it reported problems that it couldn't fix. Then it wouldn't even boot up into safe mode, just get blank screen with cursor.

I created a new repair disk from my PC which is running fine, booted my acer laptop up from this ran system repair & it says it could not detect any problems, but still can't boot up even in safe mode.

A:Win 7 x86 can't boot up, startup repair could not detect problem.

Work through these steps which include everything possible for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a pavillion dv6- laptop that's stopped being able to boot up windows. It only goes to the screen with the option of starting windows normally (which brings me back to the same screen) or going to startup repair. When I go to repair it says
Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.

A:laptop wont boot up (can only go to startup repair

WHICH dv6 laptop?
Look on the bottom of the lappy for a mailing label sized label.

When I go to repair it says Click to expand...

Please finish the thought.

Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.Click to expand...

Remove the hard drive.
Connect it to a computer running W7 or W Vista
Access your files
Copy them to a flash drive AND 1 or more DVDs


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So i got my sisters NETBOOK (OMG) to fix.
I will start from the beginning.
The comp is a few months old Samsung N220 Plus with Windows 7 starter SNPC OA and with no CD/DVD ROM.


When i boot up the notebook, it shows me the message:
"SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2: SAMUNG HM250HI - (S1)
WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive.
A failure may be imminent."
Press F1 to continue.

So i do.

It takes me to the startup repair, which it unfortunately wont complete. It simply says "a hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting".
And i have only the options to finish and shut down/restart computer.


1. F8-boot with ALL different modes (safe, last known good config etc.) Same - it goes to the startup repair anyways.

2. All the options under "view advanced repair options" or something like that.
None of them got me anywhere, ofcourse i tried different things with the CMD.
a. tried to run explorer.exe through cmd.
b. tried to run iexplore.exe through cmd (in order to navigate to the partitions after.)
c. tried different bootsect repairs.
d. tried chkdsk
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A:Solved: Cannot boot. (startup repair loop, tried everything). PLEASE help!

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated!!

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

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Recently my computer has been randomly just giving me the BSOD. Normally this problem was resolved by a simple restart but tonight about an hour before I posted this, the blue screen sent me back to startup but instead of giving me the usual "Security mode" and Regular Startup. It gave me Startup Repair and normal startup. After clicking normal startup just to see if it would correct itself like normal,my pc instantly BSOD'd, bringing me back to my two options. I've been sitting here staring at the startup repair screen for about an hour now. Help please. (This was typed for a different computer)

A:Two Options: Startup Repair or boot into BSOD

If more information is needed. Please ask.

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Newest laptop in the family refuses to boot up. Never done this before today. Ran Startup repair and it won't repair automatically.

I'm looking for a place to start. Here are the problem signatures that came up.

Problem event name: startupRepairOnline
Problem signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 unknown
Problem signature 04 21200508
Problem signature 05 AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 5
Problem signature 07 CorruputAcl
OS Version 6.1.7600.
Locale ID 1033

A:Windows 7 64-bit won't boot startup repair failed

More info these were in the diagnosis details These were the root causes found:

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\Dumpata.sys are not proper.

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\dumpfve.sys are not proper.

ACLs on the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\dxapi.sys are not proper.

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I have a Gateway 64 bit tower that had been functioning just fine, but it was running IE8. I downloaded and attempted to install IE9, but it wouldn't install because the OS was only on SP1. So I downloaded SP2.

After it completed, the computer rebooted itself and after the splash screen it displayed a series of little one line items on the now black screen. Finally it showed !! 0xc0190036 !! 1343/87277 faultrep.dll.

And it just stayed there. After 15 minutes of not moving I held in the power button, and hoped that it would boot normally. It did not. Again with the 1 line items, and again with it stopping at the faultrep.dll error (same numbers as before).

I then rebooted and tapped F8 getting the startup options screen and assumed that a quick 'Repair your computer' would do the trick. It never went beyond the splash screen. An hour later I again held in the power button.

It won't boot in safe mode or last good config or directory restore, so I put in the Vista 64 disk, clicked on Repair which initiated a startup repair. It has now been running for just under 48 hours. And of course, it can't be canceled. And of course, I can't get to the command prompt or system restore options until this completes.

It seems ridiculous to think about having to reinstall Vista just because I tried to update Internet Explorer.

Is there ANY way to get directly to the Advanced Options screen so I can do a restore? Or a chkdsk? Or an sfc /scannow? Or is there another t... Read more

A:Used Disk to Boot Vista 64 - Startup Repair Won't End

How important is the software and data on the PC for the girl?

SP2 Install Error - !! 0xc0190036 !! 1343/87277 fault rep.dll


Where did you get SP2 from? Sounds like the OS has become corrupted.

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After a random freeze I had to restart the machine via a button push and was confronted by a continuous repair loop. After some considerable investigation I found two errors on my SSD boot hard drive, I tried to start in safe mode and try a system restore. Neither worked. I edited the registry using advice about changing the BOOTMGR. This had the undesired result of completely locking me out of the advanced windows options menu as any option chosen brings me to windows failing to load and a black screen. I tried booting with my windows 7 DVD in the drive (which worked before the registry editing) but after loading brings me to another black screen. 
So just to recap:
- I can't load the Windows 7 DVD at startup and therefore cannot reinstall windows.
- I cannot edit the registry or change the settings for booting as pressing any of the F8 options does not work.
- Loading windows brings up this info:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware blah blah...
Insert windows installation disc and restart...Then below that it says:File \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
In the advanced windows options menu the 'repair' option is missing.
I obviously have windows 7 it's the 64bit version it's on a Sandisk SSD for boot, while I have my files on a seperate hard drive.
At this moment I would love a fix- if not then I suspect a new SSD and a reinstall of windows is on the cards...
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A:Boot failure after startup repair loop.

What makes/made you think that your SSD has/had a problem?
When trying to overcome a problem that only concerns the Windows drive...I suggest temporarily removing all other hard drives, leaving only the optical drive and the Windows drive.

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Hello all. First post here but have utilized sevenforums for years for many issues. Anyway....

I did a windows update yesterday and the notification to restart was popped up on the desktop when I left for work. I get home this morning and the PC was shutdown. Upon startup, I would just get a blank screen after BIOS.

After many attempts, I then was able to actually get to the menu for SafeMode. When attempting to boot into safe mode I would actually get the Windows emblem for a few moments and then the black screen reappears. Sometimes the logo shows up and sometimes it does not. Either way, it won't go past the logo.

System repair on the boot menu would not do anything.

I inserted Windows 7 DVD and attempted to follow this tutorial Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Startup problems could not be prepared so I moved on to step 6 for comman prompt.

Now, once at this step I changed the drive to C:. Now, I know that this is my boot drive. But when I go to DIR of this drive it is showing my files from D: All my drives are reduced by one letter. All my drives including my proper C: are showing up okay in BIOS. Also, I know that System Restore has made save points but they do not show up as the C: is not showing

So, to get to the point....Where is my C:? This is obvioulsy related to why the PC will not boot. Any thoughts? Thanks so much

A:Startup Repair Missing Boot Drive

In normal win7 and in recovery mode the drive letters can be different. Very normal. How can the recovery mode know what drive letters you gave to the partitions???

"After many attempts, I then was able to actually get to the menu for SafeMode."=> what did you do to be able to boot to safe mode?

Did you try "Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery"? Not needed as far as I know in this situation.

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When I start up my computer, It shows the DELL logo. Then, it shows a grey bar that spans the screen saying "Windows is loading files..." Next a green bar that says: "Microsoft Corporation" Startup repair automatically starts. It runs for a little while and then it says:

"Startup Repair cannot repair cannot repair this computer automatically
Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.
->Send information about this problem (recommended)
->Dont Send
[V] View problem details"

The problem details are:

"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: 21200906
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 14
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033"

If I click advanced View advanced options for system recovery and support, I get a list of things to do.
System Restore and System Image Recovery have no restore points. The Windows Memory Diagnostic comes up with nothing. I do have access to the Command Prompt.


A:Computer will not boot. Startup repair is offline?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? Have you installed any new drivers recently or installed any new software.

If you can get into Safe Mode you could try running the system file checker.

Open a command prompt with elevated privileges and type sfc /scannow then press Enter to run the command.

Are you able to remember what you were doing prior to this problem showing up?

Check this Microsoft article for further help: After you install a device or update a driver for a device, Windows Vista or Windows 7 may not start

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

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

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

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

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16380
Sig 2: " "
Sig 3: unknown
Sig 4: -1
Sig 5: system disk
Sig 6: q
Sig 7: NoOsInstalled
Os version: 6.1.7600.
Locale I'd: 1033

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

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

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

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I have a Windwos 7 64 bit laptop that does the endless Startup Repair Reboot. I have ran CHKDSK /r /f and the results came back ok. I scanned the hard drive externally with Malwarebytes and MSE.

After the MBAM log I posted the results from the FRST64 Log.

Microsoft Security Essentials found : Trojan:Win32/Tracur.AV / and removed it.

Malwarebytes found the following:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2012.09.26.09

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
User :: MININT-E4PQ26H [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

9/26/2012 12:49:14 PM
mbam-log-2012-09-26 (12-49-14).txt

Scan type: Custom scan (F:\|)
Scan options enabled: File System | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | Heuristics/Extra | P2P
Objects scanned: 117243
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 6 minute(s), 33 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
F:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Temp\E6A.tmp (Rootkit.0Access) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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A:Windows 7 64 - Endless Startup Repair Boot

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKU\Shane\...\Run: [Adobe] rundll32.exe "C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Apple\Adobe\eltdwvz.dll",DllRegisterServerW [357376 2012-09-16] (Intel Corporation.)
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:


* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
You can get help on disabling your protection programs here
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Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen.  I’ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including: Avast Free AntivirusMalwareytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-RootkitSuperAntiSpywareSlimCleanerCcleanerGlary utilities None of these turned up virus, malware, or  issues; and didn’t help my boot time.  Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the “startup repair” screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally.  I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore.  I select system restore which works.  Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I’m get the “startup” repair” screen. I checked the event log and found several events in error.  I’ve attached the event id and message. I’m running Window 7 64 bit Any help would be appreciated,Source: SideBySideEvent iD: 80Task: NoneCategory: "Activation context generation failed for ""c:\program files (x86)\ESET\eset online scanner\ESETSmartInstaller.exe"".Error in manifest or policy file """" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\ Read more

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

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I have a Samsung laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and AMD A6 Vision processors. It doesn't really have a specific model name- at least not that I can find- but the sticker on the bottom says "MODEL: NP305V5A." I use it for gaming and schoolwork, and up until yesterday it worked fine. Yesterday, I used it a little in the morning then put it to sleep because I knew I would be gone for a while. I got back at around six and pressed the power button to wake it from sleep but the screen stayed black and nothing happened. I tried to boot it up, but it just sat there for about an hour stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. I ran Samsung's startup repair utility, and that took about an hour to start then just sat there for the longest time on it's loading screen, telling me to "Please Wait..."
Today, I tried using the system repair tool on the Samsung "System Recovery Media" disc (not sure if it's a manufacturer disc or not, but it's only disc the came with the computer), and it got to the system repair screen then just sat there "Searching for Windows Installations." The same thing happened when I tried it again. I tried it a third time and the startup repair window did not even come up.
Though I know it would work, I don't want to reinstall Windows, because the small amount of personal files I have on there are very important and not backed up. While it's still under warranty, I don't want to send it away to be fixed as that ... Read more

A:Windows won't boot and Startup Repair gets stuck!

Hello Doctor K and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared a couple of troubleshooting tutorials that may help. They are time consuming but have helped many if all steps are followed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you could consider this an opportunity to do a superior performing clean reinstall.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi everyone,

I'm typing this from my blackberry so please excuse any typing errors etc.

This is currently my only access to the internet so if possible please avoid from suggesting download links etc for certain programs and whatnot as I'm rather limited with what I can do.

My problem:

recently my laptop got a virus (not the first time, I'm a download junkie, I bring it upon myself)

The other night it all froze up so I had to force it into shutdown (holding the power key)

Upon trying to reboot it goes straight to the Startup Repair menu.

Yes, I know there is a guide about how it works but after reading it, I'm still confused.

I've had a similar problem before involving a crash dump/bluescreen error but it somehow fixed itself.

Anyway. During Startup Repair, it finds no apparent way of dealing with the unknown problem

I'm then of course given the options of command prompt, system restore, windows memory diagnostics etc etc.

None of the options are helping.

System restore - I have no system restore points to allocate
Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settings
Memory diagnostics - I run the test(s) and all it does is reboot, and go back to Startup Repair after finding no apparent errors.
Command prompt - I'm not a whizz with it so I'm not sure if any commands would help. CHKDSK certainly isn't doing anything to help.

I don't have a Vista OS disc. All I have iis the following:

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A:Laptop won't boot. Startup Repair keeps looping.

Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settingsYou can go to friend, download a Linux Live ISO, burn it on cd, boot it on your laptop and transfer all important data to pendrives, external harddisks etc.

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Hi there,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista. It keeps looping to Startup Repair and it will not boot up even when I select Start Windows Normally. I suspect the MBR is corrupt. Can anyone help me?

Thank you!

A:Vista Looping to Startup Repair and Will Not Boot

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive. Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC. Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options: Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears. Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item. Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next. Select your user account an click Next. To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc: Insert the installation disc. Restart your computer. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings. Click Repair your computer. Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next. Select your user account and click Next. On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options: Startup Repair System Restore Windows Complete PC Restore Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Command Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt [*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter. [*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open. [*]Select "Computer"... Read more

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install AC 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show me startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk... still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now conveniently lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
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A:Solved: Can't boot into Windows, Startup Repair can't fix.

You borrowed a Win 7 disk? Is it a legal copy? Where did you get the activation key? Win 7 stops working after a period of time if it is not activated. If it's an illegal copy, you won't find help here.

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I have searched on this forum and google to see if others are having the same issue. After updating Windows last week, my computer has been in a consistent state of decline. Today, I powered the CPU down and it will not start-up again. I have attempted to use the windows repair disc, but am now told that startup repair cannot fix my problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Startup Repair Not Working - Won't Boot Windows

Hello and Welcome -
First thing to look at - Does the fan work ? If so, you may want to replace the CMOS Battery.

Please list the Maker and Model -

Thank You -

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I noticed this morning when i turned on my computer it said windows was loading files right after the bios then automatically goes into startup repair. It wont let me run my computer in safe mode because it goes into startup recover right away.

Also the startup repair doesn't even work here are the problem signatures:

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: 8
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07:NoOsInstalled

I also tried the advanced options for system recovery like system restore they don't work either please help me.

A:Windows 7 won't boot and automatically goes into startup repair.

Hi Ryansixty6,

What is the brand/model of your computer? Do you have a desktop or laptop computer? Try testing the computer hard-drive for any errors. Go to the manufacturer's website of the HDD and download the "HDD Diagnostics Utility". Put the program onto a CD and boot the computer up to the CD. Then test the computer HDD for any errors. If the program comes up with errors, then I recommend taking out the HDD and connecting it to a working computer via USB adapter. Transfer the important files you have on the HDD onto the working computer.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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Ref: 8 month old Acer laptop (64bit)
My 8 month old (64 bit) Acer laptop will not come up to a menu screen. I turn it on and it goes to Startup Repair screen. It searchs for problems, but then tells me it cant repair computer automatically
I know very little about computers, but after a little research I am sharing the information below in hopes that some kind person can provide insight. Stupidly I had not Backed Up in quite a while and I cant get to a recovery point. Any and all help appreciated. While computer dumb, I am pretty good at following tutorials

The type of the file system is NTFS
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
Might report errors when no corruption is present
Volume label is PQSERVICE

WARNING: F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)…
9 percent complete (8180 of 9088 file records processed)
Attribute list entry with type code 128 in file 8872 is corrupt
Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
With type 128 in file 8872
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8938 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8942 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8958 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8972 is corrupt
Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8992 is corrupt
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A:Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

I hate to be the barer of bad news but the easiest and quixkest way waould be to do a clean re0install


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Hi All

I have a HP dv6500t CTO notebook running windows vista home premium 32 bit.

Recently i replaced the HDD on the notebook and recieved two restore disks from HP, to restore the system to its original factory settings.

I restored the system, and it worked fine, but now, everytime I restart the system, startup repair runs. If I restart the system the system boots properly, but if i **** down the system and then start after say 2-3 hrs, start up repair runs again.

I am at my wits end and any help would be much appreciated

A:Startup repair runs everytime I boot

Hello sporadic77, welcome to Vista forums!

Have you made sure that all connections are good at the SATA cable? Maybe the cable is bad.

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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

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

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

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

A:System won't boot , Startup repair offline

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

This is not the place for Virus removal.

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

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

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I recently tried to install Rollback Rx on my windows 7 Professional Desktop, it told me after I installed it that the program didn't have a signed digital driver or something, which I didn't think would be a problem. It then asked me if I wanted to restart my system, which I said yes.

Rollback Rx started before windows booted up, trying to install. After a half hour, it hadn't even gotten past 0%, so I hit escape, and that's when my problems started. It tries to boot and I get a quick BOD, but it only flashes and doesn't give me enough time to read it, my computer will not start. It asks me if I want to run Startup repair, which I say yes to, but that can not fix it either. It says Startup Repair can not repair this computer automatically under problem details I have:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200026
Problem Signature 05: Autofailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: No root cause
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID 1033

Then it has the privacy statement URL, which I can not access, because I can't start the computer.

A:Windows 7 won't boot-startup repair information

Try and boot into your recovery partition or with your Windows DVD and select "Windows System Restore" if available.

Regards. . .



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I am trying to fix my girlfriend's laptop.. Windows 7, acer laptop.
So on startup the most usual think u can see is this ( just recorded )

Sometimes it opens but mosttimes it is like the video.. F2 works sometimes again.. Realy strange problem.. :/
What can i do?

A:Can't fix laptop, can't boot from cd to make a startup repair..

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Hi, everyone. First post in this forum. I appreciate any advice you can offer me. Here's the story: My HP laptop (about 5-years old, Windows 7 Home 64 bit), which showed no signs of performance problems beyond what you'd expect for a five-year old machine, suddenly shut off. Not a proper shutdown sequence. Just BANG -- off. As if suddenly all power was yanked.

Then it automatically started booting again, but it could not complete the boot. It got about as far as the Windows splash and then booted again. This time, it presented the option of doing a Startup Repair. (This screen here.) Running Startup Repair, it could get as far as Loading Files or, once or twice, even as far as the actual Windows Startup Repair tool, but it never completed a repair and kept rebooting in an endless Startup Repair loop.

Now, almost all of the time, it doesn't boot anything at all. Not even BIOS. When I hit the power button, the fans run (and possibly the HD spins? hard to tell), but nothing else happens. Every once in a while, it can boot a little bit, and I can get into the BIOS settings, but those times are becoming fewer and fewer. It hasn't booted anything at all since mid-yesterday.

At first I assumed the boot files somehow became corrupted, but the initial weird shutoff and the recent inability to do anything at all except spin fans is making me wonder if this isn't a hardware problem. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

A:From Startup Repair endless loop to no boot at all

Try loading defaults in BIOS.
Try remove battery/AC adapter/RAMs and press and hold power button for 30 seconds.

Remove battery and try with AC adapter alone.
try with battery alone.
Remove HDD and see if at least BIOS is reachable consistently.
If there are 2 RAMs, try with one in the 1st slot. Try with 1 in 2nd slot too (some laptops won't work with 1st slot empty)

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I shut off my computer earlier today and when I tried to turn it back on, it will not load beyond the blue login screen. I've tried starting it in safe mode but again, it won't go beyond the blue login screen. I've tried repairing it and it says that there is no problem. When I try to run the command prompt, it says hat it can not complete the task because a system repair is in process. Please help me, I have important files om there for clients.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, startup repair won't work.

Hello MahLiiSah and welcome to Seven Forums.

I found this Microsoft Answers thread that may help you. Particularly about using Ubuntu (or any other live Linux CD) to access your important files.

Windows 7 will not boot, startup repair, recovery disk useless. - Microsoft Answers

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