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Windows 7: Win 7 won't start

08 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Win 7 won't start

Win 7 64 bit won't start. After recent Windows update. Start up repair failed multiple time. Unable to open in Safe Mode as Startup Repair begins anew with no results. Tried booting from Win 7 CD and tried "Repair this computer" repair with no luck. Am now back to square one. The issue appears to be with Problem Signature and here are the details:
Problem Event Name StarupReapirOffline

problem signature 02 6.1.7600.16385

problem signature 03 unknown

problem signature 04 21200656

problem signature 05 AutoFailover

problem signature 06 12

problem signature 07 CorruptFile

OS Version 6.1.7600.

Locale ID 1033

Can anyone help? Please.

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08 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Hello RedwoodHiker. Welcome to the Forum.

Please try this:

Boot or Restart the computer, and after the initial boot screen appears and before the Starting Windows screen appears press the F8 key repeatedly. This should bring up the Windows Boot Menu.

Then tab down to highlight "Last Know Good Configuration" and then press ENTER.

See if that helps.
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08 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks but tried that before posting this issue and that doesn't work. I have also tried a system recovery which brings me back to the startup repair all over again with no results. Feel as if I am on a merry-go-round with this problem.
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08 May 2011   #4


Hey, I am still learning Win 7, did a search for your issue take a look at the following link and see if this helps.
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. - Microsoft Answers
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08 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


You may need to run System Recovery Options from the Wn7 DVD or Repair CD so it doesn't depend on possibly corrupt system files. System Repair Disc - Create

Boot in to try Startup Repair again several times from Disk. If it fails, try System Restore or SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot using the options list Command Line.

You can copy out your files using DVD/CD with this: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If Win7 is too corrupted to start, you may need to run Factory Recovery if this is factory OEM, use Recovery Disks if you've made them, or find a Win7 installer for your version: Reinstalling Windows 7
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08 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Gregrocker. I will try your options tomorrow as the suggestions you offered sound promising. I was not aware I could run the Startup Repair from my Win 7 CD and it would then bypass possible corrupt system files. Will try the command prompt as well. Will also copy out any files I neglected to back up to CD from my Win 7 CD. You have given me hope. Thanks a million. Will give you an update once I get er done....
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08 May 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP


Is this Factory OEM with a Recovery Partition on the HD, and if so did you make the REcovery disks?

Do you have access to a Win7 installer?
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