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Windows 7: windows failed to start, cannot repair, no backup, restore or repair

16 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
windows failed to start, cannot repair, no backup, restore or repair

35+ startup repair attempts and still no dice
Windows failed to start.a recent hardware change may be the cause.
Start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Windows cannot find a system image on this computer
No restore points
No backup or repair discs
Bluescreen/crash with safemode, memory diagnostics tests, and attempts to restore to"out of box" state
Everything redirects to startup repair or start windows normally,
Repair option ends in cannot repair message, start normally ends up in bluescreen/crash and restart.

View problem details> problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature:
01: 6.1.7600.1.16385
02: 6.1.7600.1.16385
03: unknown
04: 21199963
05: autofailover
07: bad driver
OS version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Root cause found:
Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.
I can access the command prompt box but I'm unsure of where to go from there. It is the only thing I've been able to run without bluescreens popping up and shutting down my laptop. Can any one help me restore my POS back to an operable state through there?
I am aware of f key functions, and have attempted setup utility options boot options and still I'm stuck.
I'm stuck with a never ending startup repair/bluescreen fail/system recovery loop

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit

Dead hard drive? Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


If the HD does show up then work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which provide everything needed in the steps. Ask back if you have any questions and keep us posted on your progress.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jul 2014   #4


i have the same problems as after using diagnostics, system automatically goes for repairing but stucks at blue screen
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP


Is the hard drive detected in BIOS setup? Reset to defaults.

Which steps have you performed so far from tutorial in my last post?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2014   #6


yes hard drive shows in bios, and i have apply defaults, but again it hangs at blue screen in repairing option.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP


Continue with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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