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Windows 7: Windows keeps booting into recovery mode on startup

08 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Windows keeps booting into recovery mode on startup

HI there, I'm going to be as precise as possible in the hopes one of you tech geniuses out there can maybe figure this out, or have some good suggestions as to what this could be.

I am running windows 7 professional 64 bit. This is a custom built (laptop) computer, and put together by a good independent company of professionals. The computer is still relatively new, only about a year old. Recently, I have been having problems. I have no idea what it could be causing this either.

One (and the biggest issue) -- every time the computer boots up, it automatically goes into recovery mode. I can then eventually get it to reboot back into windows, but obviously it would be best to eliminate and track down this error. I will later be explaining exactly how this error happens in detail.

Two - I have noticed some instability in general. Sometimes, especially when it has started up or rebooted, and has loaded everything, any open windows will start going crazy. Let me explain. Like, if I load a browser, and it doesn't matter what browser it is either, then go up to the window portion, and say, click minimize, then the window will start going nuts, like constantly maximizing itself then going back, and flickering constantly, and even the start button in the lower left corner will be like, pulsing or flickering -- it's bizarre, to say the least. Eventually, if i bring up the task manager, then it stops, and it will settle down, and operate normally.

Three - strangely, my left shift key no longer works with the "A" key. This is yet another odd thing that has occurred recently, this is not such a big deal because I use another keyboard most of the time that I have hooked up to my laptop, but still, it is annoying.

OK, I have tried all the standard things you would expect to fix this. I have scanned for viruses, I have anti-virus installed (Avast premier). No viruses, nothing. I have scanned with Malware bytes a few times, again, nothing. I even tried a system restore from a few days ago, and it didn't help.

Here is the problem in detail, on startup:

After restart, the computer says "Loading Files"
This makes weird noises come from the computer during this time, for some reason, and then stops making noises after a few seconds.

Then, the computer boots into a recovery screen. It lists system recovery options. I have tried "start up repair" and it runs, then says it can find nothing wrong (oddly).

I then choose "Windows memory diagnostic" and "restart now" and it comes back with an error message; "File:\boot\memtest.exe
status: Oxc0000428
Info: The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified"

I have looked this up on the internet, but there are various things said about it. It appears not easy to pin down.

Anyway, I then am offered a message to insert my windows installation disc, and see if that fixes it, I tried that, and I just get the same options, unless I want to try a system image restore, or to reinstall windows, which i don't want to do, if possible to avoid this.

I then press enter to reboot again, and it finally loads windows normally most of the time. I can then use windows normally, (except for that instability I already talked about above) Also, last time, I did get a blue screen error, that one saying "drivers less IRQ or equal error", that was a first for that one during this whole process.

Anyway, any ideas what this problem is? I would appreciate it! I am trying to avoid having to take it into a computer repair shop, but if I have to, I will. I do have a system image back up, on another portable drive, and also have all the original discs, like the Windows disc, and the drivers they used to first boot up my computer when they built it.

The problem is, I'm not even sure how to restore the system image, to be honest. It seems kind of complicated process. Like, if my drive inside the computer only has 365 GB of space left, and my system image was my compressed data of about 635 GB or so, (my computer has a total of 1TB on its internal drive) how would it restore it to that drive, because my laptops internal drive only has 365 GB of empty space left. Does it first erase the drive in order to write the image back onto it? I don't understand how it works.

Anyway, thanks for your patience to read all this, and any suggestions or help is appreciated!

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09 Apr 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi SevenSeas,
That looks like you've scheduled Memtest86 to run on the next boot.
You could uninstall it, sounds like a corrupt installation, see if the error is gone.
If not go
Controlpanel>>AdministrationTools>TaskScheduler>>TaskSchedulerlibrary>>Delete any related to Memtest.

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