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Windows 7: Windows 7 Start up repair loop

04 May 2013   #1

windows 7 x64 bits
Windows 7 Start up repair loop

Recently I have been dealing with a trojan and I downloaded windows defender offline. I put everything into my USB and booted my system from there. It deletes the trojan and everything and I powerdown the the laptop by holding the power button and then I go to my boot options and put everything to defaults settings and leaves. When it boots up this time it goes to a black screen that asks me to use Startup repair or Run windows normally. I click run normally and it takes me to the starting windows page with the logo and everything and when that is done it sends me back to the black screen again. It cuts off from there. I tried pressing alt+f10 and shows '/NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /MININT'. I've been researching this for a while now and I deleted that text and continued and it worked normally, everything booted up fine and I logged into windows. I was happy until I restarted windows and then the same thing happens. This time when I press alt+f10 nothing shows up or happens. Actually I have the same problem as this thread right here.
The differences is that when I press f8 or alt+f10 it will not work.

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04 May 2013   #2

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

Hi mrkitthemews

warning   Warning

You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Here Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download

Click on the Download Now button that goes with your bit version

Note   Note
Click the Windows icon (), and then 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 the 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 e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note   Note
Replace letter e 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

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)
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05 May 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


In addition here are steps that can be done for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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05 May 2013   #4

windows 7 x64 bits

Ok nevermind guys my laptop works but only if you click alt+f10 at the beginning of the screen. It gives me that message and I have to erase it for it to boot normally.
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05 May 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


It sounds like you are being prompted to run Factory Recovery.

You can do that, but if you have files to rescue you may need to do that first from Step 10 of the tutorial I linked earlier.

If Recovery doesn't run or you'd prefer to get rid of the Asus factory bloatware and have only Win7 in its natural state you can also Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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14 May 2013   #6

windows 7 x64 bits

Sorry guys I haven't marked this as read yet. I am still waiting for a friend to give me back my flashdrive. I will mark this as solved becuz I dont mind deleting the text everytime I start up. I just want to fix it. As soon as I get my flashdrive back I will download it.
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