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Windows 7: Startup Repair Loop

17 Jun 2011   #1
jesiegel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Startup Repair Loop

I had a virus on my pc, and i cleaned it out, but after i went thru superantispyware cleaner i cant boot into windows anymore. i keep getting this error:

PROBLEM SIGNATURE
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 38
Problem Signature 05 Autofailover
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

chkdsk ran fine

i tried to fix my bootmgr i did all the 4 different resets in the cmd prompt in the startup repair for bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixbmr bootrec /RebuildBcd
one time it showed me 2 os versions of windows 7 after doing the above 3 commands
i chose the 7 ultimate option not the 7 option, and then it continues do go into startup repair mode, i cant get out.

one thing i did notice is that it found windows 7 as an H drive, not sure if it matters...


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17 Jun 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jesiegel View Post
I had a virus on my pc, and i cleaned it out, but after i went thru superantispyware cleaner i cant boot into windows anymore. i keep getting this error:

PROBLEM SIGNATURE
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 38
Problem Signature 05 Autofailover
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

chkdsk ran fine

i tried to fix my bootmgr i did all the 4 different resets in the cmd prompt in the startup repair for bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixbmr bootrec /RebuildBcd
one time it showed me 2 os versions of windows 7 after doing the above 3 commands
i chose the 7 ultimate option not the 7 option, and then it continues do go into startup repair mode, i cant get out.

one thing i did notice is that it found windows 7 as an H drive, not sure if it matters...
Hi,welcome to SF
Its seems that you <confuse> ur system,it showed 2 OS probably because of the <repairs> you have tried,the H is a wrong partition,that created also from the false repair.
Well,
First try the,Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
For ur case it may also help....if you can boot in safe mode you can try this Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS and fix some things.
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If nothing from the above helps then,
You must do the Clean Install Windows 7
BUT if you have any important files that you want to keep please try first the Repair Install
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18 Jun 2011   #3
jesiegel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks im gonna try some of those suggestions now
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18 Jun 2011   #4
jesiegel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the registry copy didnt work, didnt have a backup old enough, and i cant get into windows to do a repair install, but id like to keep my settings, is there anyway to do a repair install w/o losing that?
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18 Jun 2011   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jesiegel View Post
the registry copy didnt work, didnt have a backup old enough, and i cant get into windows to do a repair install, but id like to keep my settings, is there anyway to do a repair install w/o losing that?
Start the pc,enter BIOS set priority boot to cdrom,place the win 7 dvd in the dvd drive,restart,press any key to boot from cdrom and continue with the Repair Install
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18 Jun 2011   #6
jesiegel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it tells me it has to be done within windows... dosent quite make sense to me
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18 Jun 2011   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jesiegel View Post
it tells me it has to be done within windows... dosent quite make sense to me
Please follow my advice,
Start the pc,enter BIOS set priority boot to cdrom,place the win 7 dvd in the dvd drive,restart,press any key to boot from cdrom and continue with the Repair Install
Just ignore the 1-4 steps,for you is start from step 5.
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18 Jun 2011   #8
jesiegel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

as i said i tried that method...

booted off cd,
went into windows setup [EMS Enabled]
it loaded files.
windows 7 startup screen displayed, saying starting windows
i clicked on Next on the Locals page(language time keyboard settings)
i clicked on Install
Setup is starting... message on the screen
accepted terms
Clicked on Upgrade
got a message saying: The computer started using the Windows Installation disc. Remove the Installation disc and restart your computer so that Windows Starts normally. Then, Insert the installation disc and restart the upgrade. (Do not select "Custom (advanced)" to perform an upgrade. "Custom (advanced)" installs a new copy of windows and deletes your programs and settings.)

Close

Close brings me back to the instlal now screen shot in step 5.... what do i do?
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18 Jun 2011   #9
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jesiegel View Post
as i said i tried that method...

booted off cd,
went into windows setup [EMS Enabled]
it loaded files.
windows 7 startup screen displayed, saying starting windows
i clicked on Next on the Locals page(language time keyboard settings)
i clicked on Install
Setup is starting... message on the screen
accepted terms
Clicked on Upgrade
got a message saying: The computer started using the Windows Installation disc. Remove the Installation disc and restart your computer so that Windows Starts normally. Then, Insert the installation disc and restart the upgrade. (Do not select "Custom (advanced)" to perform an upgrade. "Custom (advanced)" installs a new copy of windows and deletes your programs and settings.)

Close

Close brings me back to the instlal now screen shot in step 5.... what do i do?
That means,you can't do an upgrade, you will need to follow my advice, and THIS TIME choose CUSTOM, if you have any files on the Partition that you don't want to loose then don't format the partition, just select it and hit next, all your files will be put in a folder called Windows old.
That in 99% of the cases works.
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17 Jul 2011   #10
triscuitwells

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

panais, you have obviously never attempted what he is asking and which is what i am needing. WE NEED to be able to do the repair setup without booting into windows. we do not want a windows.old folder we want the CURRENT state fixed not a new state.
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