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

07 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Another "stuck in startup repair loop" thread

Hey all,

Having major troubles starting my Win 7 Dell Inspiron. It's stuck in the Windows Startup Repair loop.

Please know I have consulted with the following forum topics:
1.Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
[With these steps (at #13), my DEFAULT/SAM/SECURITY are far above this file size. But I proceeded anyway and didn't have success ]
2.Windows 7 Machine Stuck in Start Up Repair Loop ...
3.Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

The drive had a virus and only about 60MB, yes MB of free space. I used Hirens Boot CD to eliminate the 3 infected files in SysWOW folder and also freed up space by deleting the hibernation.sys file. This cleared the viruses and freed up an additional 2 GB. I let the startup repair run after a restart and still no resolve..

Now because this C Drive was partitioned for the OS and D was free with loads of space, I had reinstalled the Windows OS onto the D drive and now have that as the boot drive. So I now have a fast but clean drive with the former OS as the now D Drive. I planned to use the EaseUS Partition Master and merge the drives together, but unsure how that would work.

To sum it up, should I merge the drives and will it affect Program Files and C:\Users etc.. as I would like programs to be listed in the Start menu etc..
Or, is there advise on how to rectify the startup repair loop in this situation?

Thanks much!!
J

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Jul 2013   #2

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

warning   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE


Tip   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64


Note   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System


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 (for x64 bit version type X:\FRST64.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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks for quick reply and tips, I have a usb drive and will use the 64 bit. I did begin a "sfc /scannow" that just finished and that didn't find integrity issues. Will post back soon with update.
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07 Jul 2013   #4

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

You might have a rootkit so let's see what the FRST tool shows .
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07 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hm, I selected the checkbox for Optional Scan - Addition.txt but my output was only the one txt file.
FRST.txt attached.


Attached Files
File Type: txt FRST.txt (84.4 KB, 13 views)
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07 Jul 2013   #6

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

Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad).
Please copy the highlighted contents below.


start
LastRegBack: 2013-07-05 19:23
end

(To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt

Run frst64.exe and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
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07 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Looks successful..


Attached Files
File Type: txt Fixlog.txt (894 Bytes, 4 views)
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07 Jul 2013   #8

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

jer18

Are you able to boot to the desktop ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Negative. Still bumps me into Startup Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

bootrec procedure in the steps didn't work?

When rebooting off the disc (BIOS boot sequence DVD drive first) into WinRE.
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