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Windows 7: startup repair

05 May 2012   #1

win 7 64 bit
 
 
startup repair

I have a Toshiba Satalite p205 which came with Vista pre-installed.
I installed full version of Win Ultimate and everything was fine for awhile.

Later on after numerous updates it started to want to do a startup repair 3 out of 5 times.

My last resort was formatting and re-install. Same problem.

Anyone have a solution for this?


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05 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Simply formatting is often not enough.
Make a 100 % clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7

Report back to us immediately, before you install anything other than MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, as to the status.
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05 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Simply formatting is often not enough.
Make a 100 % clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7

Report back to us immediately, before you install anything other than MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, as to the status.
Of course, simply formatting is not enough. After formatting all you have is a totally clean disk with no information; ie, a totally blank disk. But the OP clearly stated after formatting s/he installed the operating system. A clean install simply does the same thing using a one step process, but the results are are no different. If you could cite any reputable data source to the contrary I would be interested in reviewing it.
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05 May 2012   #4

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying.
Ok, I see a disagreement. I'm no novice at installing WinX. The disk I used was a full version OEM. I may have fdisked the drive before installing. Regardless, I know I formatted the drive with no system prior to the install and still got the same problem.

Please explain with some details.

Thankyou
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05 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judd View Post
Thanks for replying.
Ok, I see a disagreement. I'm no novice at installing WinX. The disk I used was a full version OEM. I may have fdisked the drive before installing. Regardless, I know I formatted the drive with no system prior to the install and still got the same problem.

Please explain with some details.

Thankyou
My point was that you have already done what most would call a clean install, but additionally formatted prior to installing. So, there is no reason to repeat the process and install again, there would be no benefit. At this point I don't have a solution for your problem, but I will continue in my efforts to find one.

Hope this helps to clear things up.
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05 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judd View Post
I have a Toshiba Satalite p205 which came with Vista pre-installed.
I installed full version of Win Ultimate and everything was fine for awhile.

Later on after numerous updates it started to want to do a startup repair 3 out of 5 times.

My last resort was formatting and re-install. Same problem.

Anyone have a solution for this?
Have you installed any new hardware or made changes to any of the hardware connections?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #7

win 7 64 bit
 
 

No, nothing to change in a laptop.
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05 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judd View Post
Anyone have a solution for this?
Have you ever been able to successfully activate the Windows 7 Ultimate installation?

Does an sfc /scannow run to conclusion with no errors?
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05 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judd View Post
No, nothing to change in a laptop.
Good point, I overlooked it.
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05 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judd View Post
I have a Toshiba Satalite p205 which came with Vista pre-installed.
I installed full version of Win Ultimate and everything was fine for awhile.

Later on after numerous updates it started to want to do a startup repair 3 out of 5 times.

My last resort was formatting and re-install. Same problem.

Anyone have a solution for this?
Is this happening with just the clean install or did you, also, install updates?
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