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Windows 7: Startup repair - system files integrity check failed


25 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Startup repair - system files integrity check failed

Yesterday my Windows 7 machine crashed a couple times - the first time the screen just went black, and the second time it looked like a video driver problem. There was no BSOD either time, I had to do a hard power off and then restart.

When I started up the computer after the second crash, Windows gave me an option to do a Startup Repair, so I did that. After a half hour or so, it told me that some sort of system files integrity check had failed and it couldn't fix it. But still I was able to boot into Windows and everything seems to be working OK.

I looked in the event log to see if I could find that error about the system files integrity check failing, but I couldn't find it. Should I be worried about the fact that the integrity check failed?


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25 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Run sfc /scannow from a Elevated Command prompt. I believe that is what the repair process was talking about.
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25 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just ran "sfc /scannow" from an elevated command prompt and it told me "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Weird.
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25 Oct 2013   #4

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello delerious, now restart and try the Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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26 Oct 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

You can go over your install thoroughly and also optimize it at the same time working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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31 Oct 2013   #6

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Please post back results, so we can mark this closed upon being resolved
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31 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My computer is getting worse. It crashed yesterday coming out of sleep mode (it is a laptop) and also crashed after I restarted and tried to login. Seemed like a video-related problem because I saw the video on the screen go crazy before the crashes. I did update to the latest video driver yesterday. But now I can't even boot into Windows anymore. (Note that I am running Windows in a Boot Camp setup on a Macbook Pro.) I'm going to try to back up all my Windows data from within Mac OS X before I try booting into Windows again.
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31 Oct 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You may want to ask for help in an Apple forum, if there is such a thing.

Have you run Startup Repair as well as checked for infection and System File integrity? These can be done from boot using steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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