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Windows 7: Start up Repair keeps coming up after windows updates

27 Jul 2014   #1
pmurie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start up Repair keeps coming up after windows updates

hi guys,

i just formatted my computer and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. After i installed the windows updates, it reboots and keeps coming up with startup repair.

I have reinstall Windows 7 from scratch many times now but as soon as i run the windows update, same problem.... i have also tried to install a couple windows updates but it keeps coming up with 'startup repair' ???

How do u fix this?


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27 Jul 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

What media are you using for your basic install?

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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28 Jul 2014   #3
pmurie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1. I downloaded the System Update Readiness Tool but in the log directory (%windir%/Logs/CBS), there is no log files

2. Everytime i run 'SFC /SCANNOW' from system repair/command prompt, it says 'There is a system repair pending which requries reboot to complete. Restart Widows and run sfc again. I have ran it 5 times now where i get the same error message.

3. I can't get into windows to see these errors

4. No log files in the %windir%/Logs/CBS directory and %windir%/Logs


My computer was working fine until i purchase a new motherboard cause my old one died. It's the same brand/model motherboard!
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28 Jul 2014   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Strange
Please open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands

DIR C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
DIR C:\Windows\Logs\CBS /AH
ICACLS C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
ICACLS C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
ICACLS C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log
DIR C:\Windows\pending.* /S


Post the results.

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.
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29 Jul 2014   #5
pmurie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hope i did it right! here is the file!
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30 Jul 2014   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The problem seems to be related to the Windows Update Agent - and a locked Hardlink operation.


Please download and save the CheckSUR tool from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
(you'll need to look in the details for Windows 7, downloading from the Microsoft Download Center)

Run it - The tool can take anywhere from 5 mins to a couple of hours to run (or 'Install') depending on how much it has to do, and may exit silently - it may appear to freeze for most of that time, but be patient.
The result is logged in the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log file - and an archive …\checksur.persist.log file

Then zip the CheckSUR.log and upload it to your reply.
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30 Jul 2014   #7
pmurie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it's installed! here is the log!
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30 Jul 2014   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Unfortunately, it found nothing to fix

My other WU experts are on holiday for at least this week - or I'd have asked them to have a look in.
Given the long delay in waiting for them, I think your best bet is going to be to attempt a Repair install (if it works, it should fix things, and if not it shouldn't harm things)

See the instructions here - Repair Install
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01 Aug 2014   #9
pmurie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thx for your help so far Noel

is there any major issue if i don't install the windows updates?
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02 Aug 2014   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Short-term, no - Long-term, your system is likely to get progressively more unstable, until it gets to the point where you'll have to do a clean install, rather than a repair. It will also become progressively more vulnerable to malware.
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