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Windows 7: Repair Install shuts down and doesn't startup again


01 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Repair Install shuts down and doesn't startup again

Hi there,

I've been trying to do a system REPAIR INSTALL, following the tutorial. My system goes through the process up to the point where it is supposed to be transferring the settings. At that point it shuts down and does not start up again. The next process if it did start up would be to put in my installation key.

Before trying the Repair Install I tried the STARTUP REPAIR and went through that 3 times; it finished the third time with no errors. The first time I ran it though, it found this error:

Root cause found:
Bugcheck c000021a Parameters = 0xfffff8a00450e330, 0x0
0xffffffffe00000001, 0x100540
Root critical file is corrupt

Repair action File repair failed; error code = 0x2

Repair action System restore failed; error code = 0x1f

Repair action system files integrity check and repair failed;
error code = 0x40

Any suggestion what to do next? I was seriously trying to avoid doing a complete reinstall if possible.

Thank you.

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01 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Kimbolini, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, if you haven't already, sometime it is needed to run several times to complete successfully.


How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
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01 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Start your computer with the DVD in tray to see if it will resume Repair. Doubtful.

Next boot the DVD into Repair, accept any offered Repair, boot back in to Startup Repair if necessary to try running it a few times. It might have enough of an installation to repair.

If not, see if you can copy out your files if you failed to back them up already: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then wipe the HD to clean reinstall Windows 7: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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01 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Kimbolini, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, if you haven't already, sometime it is needed to run several times to complete successfully.


How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
Thanks for the suggestion Bare Foot. It seems I am now unable to log into Windows at all, it goes into a loop of either trying the repair windows (I've run that a couple of times), or "start Windows as normal" option (doesn't work, it tries to initiate but then shuts down after offering to send a message to MS about the problem). So, I'm unable to try the System File Checker that you pointed me to.
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01 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Start your computer with the DVD in tray to see if it will resume Repair. Doubtful.
You are correct!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Next boot the DVD into Repair, accept any offered Repair, boot back in to Startup Repair if necessary to try running it a few times. It might have enough of an installation to repair.
Yep I tried that a few times already, but alas it has not worked in the end.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If not, see if you can copy out your files if you failed to back them up already: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
I had already backed up everything because I knew something was wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then wipe the HD to clean reinstall Windows 7: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Well I guess I am going to have to do this, which is what I was trying to avoid.

Thanks for your help.
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01 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Okay I have decided to do the complete clean-install. I've reformatted the HD, and the system install starts up and appears to begin installing. Then at some point it shuts itself down and does not start up again.

This is what I see happening:

Process goes through "copying Windows files" (check)
Expanding Windows files (check)
Installing features (check)
Installing updates (check)
restarts
****white on black window shows Windows 7 loaded twice)****
Completing installation
restarts
Windows can not configure on this computers hardware
shutdown
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02 Oct 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Kimbolini.



First.

If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner


Second.

A format 'removes' nothing from the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as is widely believed and old Windows code could be causing issues, this causes problems in about half of the issues we see and a wipe "secure erase" sorts it; have a look at the info below.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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02 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Hello again,

I have followed the tutorial for optimizing the system for clean install. Then, followed the tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. (I didn't re-burn the ISO file, as I have to download it again; I am a student and had to get the files again through my college. I thought though that the original disk was fine as it was successfully installed before on both my computers, and finding all my passwords etc. to do that was very time consuming.)

This is what happened; it went through the process of installation - got as far as the final restart, shut down and did not come back up.

Since the Windows 7 install didn't work, I installed Windows Vista, just to see if that works, as a way to see if it is perhaps the HD itself. And, Eureka, it installed! So I guess it was my Windows 7 installation disk. Lesson learned.

Thanks so much for your help!
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02 Oct 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Glad you seem to have found the issue and thanks for the update; be sure to post back when you have the final solution sorted to let us know.
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02 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Newest development:

I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and tried to install it. It went through the process, up to the point of the final restart, but did not restart. When I turned it on again, I received the message that the installation was not successful. Changes made during the installation are being undone. The system reverted back to the Vista OS.

Once again I tried to load the Windows 7 OS, but this time it did not revert to Vista and also did not boot. It seems to be "on", as the PC on light is lit, but there is nothing on the screen, although the monitor light is on as well. I am just going to leave it for now... I can hear the drive doing something. Will post again in the morning.
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