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Windows 7: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

29 Mar 2019   #1
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

Comodo Internet Security couldn't start properly one day. I uninstalled and restarted. Then reinstalled but failed. It asked me to restart. I was no longer able to boot into Windows after that.

When Windows started, it went directly into Startup Repair. After about 15 minutes, it stated it failed to repair with the following errors:

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 04 292
Problem Signature 05 Autofailover
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOSLoader
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

I tried system restore but failed. The error message was as follows:
(not exact wording since using another language)
System restore failed while logging in to restore from the restore point.
An unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0x80070003)

I tried twice to boot into safe mode but failed.
I tried to press F8 rapidly or held down F8 key once computer started . None worked. They simply went straight to the "Startup Repair" loop.

What's up? How could I fix so it could boot again?
Using Windows 7. Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
Comodo Internet Security couldn't start properly one day. I uninstalled and restarted. Then reinstalled but failed. It asked me to restart. I was no longer able to boot into Windows after that.

When Windows started, it went directly into Startup Repair.

I tried twice to boot into safe mode but failed.
I tried to press F8 rapidly or held down F8 key once computer started . None worked. They simply went straight to the "Startup Repair" loop.
Try booting into the installation DVD/USB [if you have one] and run Startup Repair from the System Recovery Options menu.

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #3
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi masterton,

Welcome to SevenForums!



Try booting into the installation DVD/USB [if you have one] and run Startup Repair from the System Recovery Options menu.

I hope this helps!
I created a bootable USB drive using Rufus with the following settings:
  • Partition scheme: MBR.
  • Target System type: BIOS or UEFI-CSM.
  • File System: NTFS.
  • Cluster Size: select the 4096 bytes(Default).
I changed the boot sequence and chose USB drive as the first one. Still it won't boot and jumped straight to the startup repair (and failed). What's wrong?

I still want to fix if possible.

If not, what is the best way to backup all program data/settings and files from the laptop in this case? Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Mar 2019   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
I created a bootable USB drive using Rufus with the following settings:
  • Partition scheme: MBR.
  • Target System type: BIOS or UEFI-CSM.
  • File System: NTFS.
  • Cluster Size: select the 4096 bytes(Default).
I changed the boot sequence and chose USB drive as the first one. Still it won't boot and jumped straight to the startup repair (and failed).
Where did you get the ISO from to create the bootable USB from?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
If not, what is the best way to backup all program data/settings and files from the laptop in this case? Thank you.
If it comes to that then I will post a method for you to be able to backup your data.

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #5
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I made a mistake and chose USB FDD, instead of USB HDD. It could boot to the USB drive now.

I ran the startup repair from the USB drive but failed. What else should I do?
Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
I made a mistake and chose USB FDD, instead of USB HDD. It could boot to the USB drive now.

I ran the startup repair from the USB drive but failed.
Did it give an error message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton, have you tried running system restore [a point before the issue started] from the installation USB?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #8
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Did it give an error message?
Yes, the error was slightly different.

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 -1
Problem Signature 05 ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 NoOsInstalled

OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi masterton, have you tried running system restore [a point before the issue started] from the installation USB?
I couldn't run at all.

When I ran the system recovery option from the USB drive, the system did not list any operating system or drive in the list.

This is what is normally shown, but the list is empty in my case.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Where did you get the ISO from to create the bootable USB from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #10
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Paul Black, ISO from Microsoft.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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