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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

18 Aug 2013   #320

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello iDvorak, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you're best bet would be to reinstall and start fresh to save time from troubleshooting.

However, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started may be able to help. If so, then afterwards only install the updates that are checked by default first, and repeat until they are all installed. This way you may be able to spot which one may have been the cause.

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20 Aug 2013   #321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Everyone,

As mentioned in step 13, what is the alternative method to use if all the files are 0 bytes.
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20 Aug 2013   #322

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vaishnavi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually, you could try these options:

A system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened.

If that fails, then you may need to reinstall Windows 7.
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30 Aug 2013   #323

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Any hope?

I have the startup repair offline issue.

The Problem Signature reads:

Event Name - StartupRepairOffline
01 - 6.1.7600.16385
02 - 6.1.7600.16385
03 - unknown
04 - 21200614
05 - AutoFailover
06 - 58
07 - CorruptFile

OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Wisely or not, I've done the following:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

attrib -h -s E:\boot\BCD

del E:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

No luck, so I tried;

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

attrib -h -s D:\boot\BCD

del d:\boot\BCD
bcdedit /createstore D:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /store D:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit.exe /import D:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /set {bootmgr} device partition=D:
bcdedit.exe /timeout 10
attrib -h -s D:\boot\bcd.temp
del D:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /create /d "Microsoft Windows" /application osloader
bcdedit.exe /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} device partition=D:
bcdedit.exe /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} osdevice partition=D:
bcdedit.exe /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
bcdedit.exe /set {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008} systemroot \Windows
bcdedit.exe /displayorder {c0dfc4fa-cb21-11dc-81bf-005056c00008}

Now, I do have a slightly different boot screen. Before this, the "flying windows" did not show on boot. Not it does. However, still going to the startup repair loop.

So I tried this;
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

No luck...
I've run the Western Dig HD diags and no errors are reported.
I've run Farbar and have the log file, if anybody want to take a peek. It's big though and will take a few posts.

Considering Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 as a next step, but will not do anything until, I hear back from you guys...

Anybody have any ideas?
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12 Sep 2013   #324

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have tried and failed everything I've found in this thread. Reinstalling windows fixes the issue, but it comes back in a week. Any ideas?
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30 Sep 2013   #325

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

So glad I found this procedure. I was hung in a "do loop" with Startup Repair until I followed this solution. Worked great for me!!! I have recovered my OS and data.... Whooopee! Only took me 11 days of sweat and struggle to find this fix.
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05 Oct 2013   #326

windows7 home premium 32 - bit
didn't work :(

Hi I'm Duan, I have a custom build PC, windows home premium 32 bit, and I followed every step to the letter space and dot, but when I restart the startup repair screen pops up again... Please help me asap I need the information on my computer urgently, I might lose money if I don't get it on time! Thank you. Duan
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05 Oct 2013   #327

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Duan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For now, you might see if you may be able to use a bootable Peppermint live DVD/USB to get the files you need off your PC.
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06 Oct 2013   #328
Mohammed Adeeb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Cannot Resolve the problem

Im facing this problem when i changed my win7 32bit os to 64bit...
I followed your steps..But i have 0 byte that u told in the 13th step..plz can u tell me what is the alternative method???
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06 Oct 2013   #329

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mohammed Adeeb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Alternative methods would be a system restore or system image recovery.

Hope this helps,
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