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Windows 7: Startup System Recovery Repair Loop

06 Sep 2017   #1
Maricha

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Startup System Recovery Repair Loop

My PC Windows 7 will NOT:
- start in Normal
- start in Safe Mode
- start in Last Knows Good Configuration
- Repair and fix
- find System Restore points
It all startet out with the PC continuously on for a few days and I believe that an update has taken place. On the next startup it started a Repair with a Diagnosis and Repair detail:
Root cause found: Boot critical file ntfs.sys is corrupt -> Repair Failed
and
Boot critical file ksecdd.sys is corrupt - Repair Failed
I tried Checkdsk but disc is fine.
Tried SFC a lot but now it only gives:
"Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."
my syntax is:
set windows_tracing_logfile=f:\temp\cbs.log.file.name
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=f:\ /offwindir=f:\windows
Ex. Info: At the time it got corrupted I had 3 monitors attached - but now only 1.
I am trying to avoid Reset to Factory Settings with a new install and are hoping for a kind of magic update or fix to make it run a little longer before I eventually will reset it.

I attached the cbs.log and sfcdetails.txt {find "[SR]" f:\TEMP\cbs.log.file.name > f:\TEMP\sfcdetails.txt} If anyone can guide me to an upstart I would really appreciate it!

Thanks for reading so far.




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File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (266.8 KB, 5 views)
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07 Sep 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
 
 

Hello and welcome Maricha I know you have run the chkdsk but was it just a plian chkdsk if so run it again pleas and use the /r switch as well see this
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums < 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 Option 2

Now just how old is this machine ?? as your specs area bit scant and do you have an AV on board and what is it??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2017   #3
Maricha

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Reply to ICIT2LOL

Hi ICIT2LOL.
Thanx for replying.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL
Now just how old is this machine ?? as your specs area bit scant and do you have an AV on board and what is it??
The pc is an older model as between 2010/2011.
[I'm afraid that I'm not sure what you are asking as the last part. I have nothing connected atm except the most needed - a monitor, mouse, keyboard.
The motherboard has an internal graphic/sound card
] {Deleted Pictures as AV=AntiVirus and not Audio/Video }

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL
I know you have run the chkdsk but was it just a plian chkdsk if so run it again pleas and use the /r switch as well see this
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums < 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 Option 2
It is a little while ago but I'm sure it was a /f switch only.
I tried again to day first the /f and then the /r - in both cases it says "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems." and yet it says in the end "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50."

With the little options I have in the cmd prompt session I tried to find the chckdsk-log but didn't succeed. I only found the Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log txt-file and disklayout.txt with the DiskPart info.

------ edited ------
Ahh, just found the chkdsk-logs - and the day it crashed the log is mega-large and it said: "Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
- Correcting errors in the volume Bitmap.
- Windows has made corrections to the file system.
"
The next checkdsk it is replacing some bad clusters.
The next 5 checkdsk's Windows found no problems! but SrtTrail says "Root cause found: Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."
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07 Sep 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try this boot media:

17514x64-v3.iso
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07 Sep 2017   #5
Maricha

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Try this boot media:

17514x64-v3.iso
And it will do what? A little info on what it is would be great....

If my trouble was "I have no money" and your suggestion in other words would be "Try rob a bank" - it might at first seem like the solution, but also create a whole new set of problems

I guess the iso should be copied on a bootable cd?
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07 Sep 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
 
 

hmm I am not sure what that media is that SIW 2 has linked but if they are ISO's for the system then you will need DVD's not CD's.

The other thing I asked is the AV just what antivirus are you using ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2017   #7
Maricha

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
hmm I am not sure what that media is that SIW 2 has linked but if they are ISO's for the system then you will need DVD's not CD's.

The other thing I asked is the AV just what antivirus are you using ?
LoL - Thought you were asking of Audio/Video...
I think it was only Microsoft Security Essentials. Where will I get the info? I have had installed a few AntiVirus prg during the time from KasperSky, Avast, AVG to MSE - MSE might even have been turned off for a periode when the update/crash happened...
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07 Sep 2017   #8
ICIT2LOL

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

Just a quick query did you use the proper removal tools when you uninstalled those other AV's ?? because if you didn't they could be causing conflicts within your system.

I use Kaspersky exclusively on my machines and even though it has a good removal tool it still leaves registry entries behind and a couple of the ones you mentioned I wouldn't touch them with a dirty stick let alone install them on my machines.
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07 Sep 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maricha View Post
I guess the iso should be copied on a bootable cd?
Yes, the iso is only about 380mb - burn it cd/dvd or extract to usb using rufus or similar.

Boot it up.

See if you have any shadow copies - use shadowcopyview. It is under start menu\Datarecovery.

If you can use windows, you can use that boot media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2017   #10
Maricha

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, the iso is only about 380mb - burn it cd/dvd or extract to usb using rufus or similar.

Boot it up.

See if you have any shadow copies - use shadowcopyview. It is under start menu\Datarecovery.

If you can use windows, you can use that boot media.
That sound confusing! I already said windows won't start:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Starting Post
My PC Windows 7 will NOT:
- start in Normal
- start in Safe Mode
So I can't use the boot media after all when windows fail to start normal???
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