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Windows 7: Another "stuck in startup repair loop" thread

08 Jul 2013   #31
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If I am not mistaken the Recovery partition should be hidden .


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08 Jul 2013   #32
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you Rerun FRST once again. Delete the FRST.exe file from your USB flash drive Download a new one below

warning   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE


Tip   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool


Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
  • Startup Repair
  • System Restore
  • Windows Complete PC Restore
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
  • Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt

In the command window type X:\FRST.exe and press Enter

Note   Note
Replace letter X with the drive letter of your flash drive.


Tip   Tip
Type the commands below to see what your letter is for the USB drive and press ENTER after each command


Code:
Diskpart
List volume
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file
Please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

Note   Note
FRST.txt and Addition.txt files will be inside the root of the USB Flash Drive
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08 Jul 2013   #33
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Download list parts below and save it to your flash drive

Download link ListParts

Run the same way you ran FRST .

Type in

X:listparts and press [ENTER]

Note   Note
Change X: to your actual drive letter


Once the app opens up click the [Scan] button .

It will create a log called result.txt upload the result.txt file
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08 Jul 2013   #34
jer18

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

That new FRST wouldn't work.. I'm on 64 bit. Do you have a new 64bit version?

Edit: I found them both and running now.. will upload soon.
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08 Jul 2013   #35
jer18

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Files up!

Note: C would be the new Windows 7 I recently installed which I really don't want
and E: (OS) is the drive we're trying to fix!


Attached Files
File Type: txt FRST.txt (201.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: txt Result.txt (4.6 KB, 11 views)
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08 Jul 2013   #36
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

jer18,

Just a few questions...trying to understand the situation.

Was Windows 7 installed on C:\ when you got the Dell Inspiron computer?
Was Windows 7 subsequently installed on E:\?
What remained on C:\?
Were you ever able to boot from E:\?

Hmmmm.....
The entire FRST report addresses C:\, it is the drive recognized with the OS, not E:\
Both C:\ and E:\ are not active.
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09 Jul 2013   #37
jer18

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi cottonball,
Sure, ask away!

  • Originally, Windows 7 was installed on C:\ and D:\ was for data
  • Windows 7 was then installed on D:\
    • Reason 1: C:\ was full of OS and Data
    • Reason 2: Wasn't sure I'd be able to fix the starup repair issue so this was done to start fresh
  • Remaining on C:\ now is a couple random folders for files and the fresh install of Windows 7
  • Never booted to E:\ - I noticed E is a valid drive only when I' m working with Startup Repair and the CMD. It's really the D:\ partition/drive
  • When starting the PC I get two OS options to boot into Windows 7
    • Top option is my new C install [working]
    • Bottom option is the one I wish to recover (orig. OS) that brings me constantly into Startup Repair
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09 Jul 2013   #38
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

jer18,

Please go back to the Advanced Boot Options menu.
Select: Repair your computer

On the System Recovery Options menu, select: Command Prompt

At the Command Prompt, copy/paste (with mouse) the following, and press Enter:
Code:
chkdsk c: /f
Please wait until the checking is done.
Click the Command Prompt window, type exit, and press: Enter

Back at the System Recovery Options, press: Restart

Can you boot normally?

If not, go back to the Advanced Boot Options menu once again.
Get to ListParts like you did before.
At the program console, check: List BCD

Press: Scan

A log new Result.txt is created in the pen drive.

Please attach the Result.txt to your reply.
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09 Jul 2013   #39
jer18

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

The chkdsk took about 10 seconds to run... this is the Recovery.
Was not able to boot normally after run.
Ran listparts64, selected List BCD and scanned.


Attached Files
File Type: txt Result.txt (9.9 KB, 4 views)
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09 Jul 2013   #40
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This issue gets very confusing.

It is not a malware problem, and the knowledgeable members that can best help you with it are in the Installation and Setup forum, which is probably where you came from: Installation & Setup - Windows 7 Help Forums

Use the same procedure, and, this time do the following check:

Code:
 
chkdsk e: /f
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