Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Computer will not boot normally, must use safe mode

24 Dec 2012   #1

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 
Computer will not boot normally, must use safe mode

I've been having this problem for awhile now, and while the problem did subside because I used system restore, the problem has found its way back again.

Whenever I would boot my computer, the splash screen would hang and would not move onto the password screen. I would then have to restart my computer and activate safe mode so I can access system restore, find a restore point and go back to how it was earlier. I know for a fact that the Windows updates have been the key problem here, so I always backtrack a few system restores before that.

Now, the problem has come back and my restore points are ALL GONE. As I'm typing this, I am running SFC /SCANNOW, and here is the message that comes up at the end:

WINDOWS RESOURCE PROTECTION DID NOT FIND ANY INTEGRITY VIOLATIONS.

What does this mean?

Also, I cannot access system protection. On the System page, there are only three options, when there should be four. What is going on here? If I try to restart my computer without safe mode, it will just hang again.

Thank you in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Dec 2012   #2
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It could very well be that there is a problem with the startup programs. Disable them all (for a test) in msconfig >startup button. If that works, you have to disable them one by one to find the culprit. Very often it is the AV program that plays acts like this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It could also be a virus or some type of malware, torjan or worm hidden in the system. Then you would need to run your antivirus and malware software in safemode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Dec 2012   #4

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 

whs - Okay, i'll look into that.
bassfisher6522 - Okay, I'll look into that too. This whole time I haven't thought about using some sort of anti-virus. Currently running Malware Bytes. Will post up the results soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Everything possible to start Windows 7 is included, leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #6

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 

Okay, this might be promising. After opening my system restore page, i find this:

System restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system.

A Volume System Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information (0x80042302)

What does this mean?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

It could be System file corruption, related or not.

Try SysRestore from System Recovery Options, followed by SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #8

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It could be System file corruption, related or not.

Try SysRestore from System Recovery Options, followed by SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
There are no system restore points. There were a few days ago, but now they all disappeared! I dont have a boot CD.

I'm going to try the three startup repair and reboot and let you know if anything changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you try running it from DVD or Repair CD as opposed to onboard WinRe which itself may be corrupt?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #10

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you try running it from DVD or Repair CD as opposed to onboard WinRe which itself may be corrupt?
I dont have a DVD or Repair CD. Thanks a lot, HP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Computer will not boot normally, must use safe mode





Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33