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Windows 7: Windows 7 Cannot Repair startup CorruptFile

12 Jul 2011   #1

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Windows 7 Cannot Repair startup CorruptFile

Have an HP Pavillion machine that was working fine, upon start up this last time got the error thate Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unkown
Problem Signature 04: 21200868
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 14
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

We do not want to have to reinstall this to the factory settings, it has a lot of programs on it and would be cumbersome to install them all again, not to mention some of the program install disks are gone... Any help on what to do to get past this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Hi jhubbard530,

So you've already done a Startup Repair? If not, it should help.
Startup Repair

You should also try running the SFC/SCANNOW command. It will fix any corrupted or deleted system files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A repair install might also work. It will fix your currently installed operating system but keep all of your files, data, settings etc.
Repair Install

You could try scanning your system with Malwarebytes. Chances are it won't do much, but if you're getting desperate, it's worth a shot.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

(Second) last resort would have to be a system restore. If you have a restore point from before the problem started, you can revert to that point in time.
System Restore

Now the last resort would be a clean install. That will wipe everything and reinstall Windows 7 so you would have to back everything up if possible.
Clean Install Windows 7

Well, that's justabout all I can think of at the moment. If you're wondering what the links are, the majority of them are tutorials. The exception are the Malwarebytes links which are linked to a couple of download pages.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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