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Windows 7: Problems with Startup Repair/Disk Consistency Windows 7

11 Mar 2017   #1
litefoot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Problems with Startup Repair/Disk Consistency Windows 7

I went on holiday 1st March and didn't get back until 6th. My Lenovo PC was working fine the day I left. On my return, I switched it on and couldn't get into Windows (7). So I rebooted and it went into Startup Repair. It ran for two days straight. After that it started a disk consistency check. That took many hours, and once finished, the PC restarted... and went into disk consistency Check again. And again. And again...

Each time the Disk Consistency message showed, I tried cancelling it, but the computer just hung, so I had to reboot again.

I looked for help online and found this thread which described similar problems.

One of your disks need to be checked for consistency

I rebooted again but this time used F8 before the Disk Consistency message. I opened a Command Prompt (which strangely started with drive X). I switched to C and typed

fsutil c:

as described in that thread. It found no errors so I rebooted again. Disk Consistency showed up but this time when I cancelled, it eventually loaded Windows.

Logging in took an age - and the desktop was completely black for five minutes, except the cursor - but eventually the desktop appeared. Windows Explorer ran incredibly slowly. And clicking on applications had no effect. I was able to open some notepad files and move stuff to Recycle Bin but nothing else. So, I rebooted again.

This time I was prompted to use Startup Repair... so I'm back to square one.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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11 Mar 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok now am assuming you can get into safe mode so run these for starters
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f switch and if this does not make any improvement then just run this switch instead /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary

if you get it into "normal" mode then I think you would best to run these too
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If you are running Kaspersky as the main AV then it might need disabling it when trying ADW because it does not like it at times)

I am just thinking too when you were away did you leave the machine plugged in? - it might be worth asking your neighbours if there have been any power disruptions while you were away eg lightning strikes etc and is there any possibility someone else eg a family member has used the machine in your absence??
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13 Mar 2017   #3
litefoot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok now am assuming you can get into safe mode so run these for starters


I am just thinking too when you were away did you leave the machine plugged in? - it might be worth asking your neighbours if there have been any power disruptions while you were away eg lightning strikes etc and is there any possibility someone else eg a family member has used the machine in your absence??
I can't get into Safe Mode. When I try, it loads Windows Files very slowly, and eventually freezes at this point:



I did leave the machine plugged in, but there were no lightning strikes, nor did anyone use the PC in my absence (no one here is computer literate except me).

My antivirus software is Eset Smart Security, I've not had a problem with viruses or malware since I've been using it. Which is not to say nothing could get past it, of course!
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13 Mar 2017   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok well that is a blow and I think that if it could be malware it might be worth running a rescue disk that is a scanner that runs in a non Windows environment but you might know this already.

So if you have access to another machine download and make a bootable disk or stick (I prefer a disk) of this
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk it takes only a short time to run and checks everything in the machine
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15 Mar 2017   #5
litefoot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok well that is a blow and I think that if it could be malware it might be worth running a rescue disk that is a scanner that runs in a non Windows environment but you might know this already.

So if you have access to another machine download and make a bootable disk or stick (I prefer a disk) of this
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk it takes only a short time to run and checks everything in the machine
OK, I have gotten hold of a USB stick and put the download file on it. When I reboot, the screen says:

invalid system disk, press any key

and takes me to the Windows normal safe mode options etc.

Have I done something wrong or is it the PC?
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15 Mar 2017   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No mate you just need to make the stick bootable you just cannot copy the download to the stick and use it like that.

It put simply is on power up because the BIOS looks for system boot command from whatever device is in the machine and because the stick is not bootable it will then go to the next bootable device - eg your hard drive

This looks complicated but really is not How to make an USB Bootable? (5 Methods) - Bootable USB | Bootable USB if you get into strife just ask.

Now one thing you will have to do too is to set the boot order in the BIOS to the USB option and I would set the hard drive to last option. After you have finished re scan then revert the boot order back.

Again if you are not sure or are having difficulties please post back
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05 May 2017   #7
litefoot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
No mate you just need to make the stick bootable you just cannot copy the download to the stick and use it like that.

It put simply is on power up because the BIOS looks for system boot command from whatever device is in the machine and because the stick is not bootable it will then go to the next bootable device - eg your hard drive

This looks complicated but really is not How to make an USB Bootable? (5 Methods) - Bootable USB | Bootable USB if you get into strife just ask.

Now one thing you will have to do too is to set the boot order in the BIOS to the USB option and I would set the hard drive to last option. After you have finished re scan then revert the boot order back.

Again if you are not sure or are having difficulties please post back
Sorry about the loooong delay. I was getting so frustrated I needed some time away from it.

OK, I have a new USB stick and I've put the 300MB disk image file on it (kav_rescue_10) from the link you gave above.

But i'm confused about what you want me to do next. I don't understand the 'how to make a USB Bootable' link you gave me above. What is it on that page I have to do exactly? For example, the first method for making a USB bootable is this:

"1st Method: Install Any Operating System on your Personal Computer, using your USB Flash Drive

Step 1. Search for Command Prompt. Now run Command Prompt, by right-clicking on it and choosing Run as administrator. If its required, insert the password of your Administrator account.
This tutorial will make a bootable USB Flash Drive. Copy the whole disc of your operating system installation. Now you have a portable and bootable USB drive."

I don'r know how to 'copy the whole disc of my operating system'. Contrary to what was said above, this is getting very complicated!

Can someone give me a simple step by step guide? Thanks
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05 May 2017   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have a resore point to a time before the problem, suggest you use system restore from booted repair media.
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05 May 2017   #9
litefoot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, I have an update. I asked someone on Skype to help me. I downloaded ImageUSB (Passmark Software) and used that to write the Kaspersky disc image to the USB drive.

I plugged it into the PC and switched on. I didn't need to go into the BIOS, it booted straight from the flash drive. It showed the Kaspersky Rescue Disk screen. I selected 'Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic Mode'. It showed the Kaspersky logo again (with a white progress bar at the bottom?). Then I got this screen:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/394087...etaken-public/

It hangs permanently at that point. I tried using the USB sockets on the back of the PC as well but all gave me the same result.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you have a resore point to a time before the problem, suggest you use system restore from booted repair media.
The only discs that came with the PC are Windows 8 (I don't know why they sent me these when the PC is installed with Windows 7). I never made any discs.
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05 May 2017   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can borrow this:

17514x64.iso
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