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I came into my office this morning and found my Windows 7 Ult x64 box is stuck in a "startup Repair" loop. I put the PC to sleep when i left last night, but when i came in, it was off, and now is stuck in this loop.

I unhooked everything that's not necessary including other drives.

I tried every repair option, including bootrec.

I even tried repairing from the disc. It see's my OS, but just won't boot it.

I'm not sure what else to try other than rebuilding...uuugh.

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Question by:Engine101
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by:ded9
ID: 35182550
Did you try system restore.


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by:Engine101
ID: 35182571
I turn off system restore, so i have no restore points.
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by:ded9
ID: 35182580
Try chkdsk /f ad then restart the computer.



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by:ded9
ID: 35182602
Also i would recommend running startup and repair again by booting from windows 7 disc and upload the %WINDIR%\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.log file for analysis.



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by:Engine101
ID: 35182901
In reviewing the diagnostic and repair details of the Startup Repair, it says the ntoskrnl is corrupt.
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by:ded9
ID: 35183194
Run you run startup and repair again and then upload %WINDIR%\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.log
in EE for analysis.


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by:Engine101
ID: 35183281
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Last successful boot time: ¿3/¿9/¿2011 8:17:41 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 14

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 31 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 530 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 32 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 249 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Root cause found:
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Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

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Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 530 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 31 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 250 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Root cause found:
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Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

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Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 530 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
---------------------------
Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 171 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot status test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Root cause found:
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Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.

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by:ded9
ID: 35183615
Just connect mouse keyboard vga cable and power supply cable to the computer and then boot the computer. Disconnect all usb devices like flash drive, ethernet, etc.

Also tap the F8 key and boot the computer in vga mode.

Did you try chkdsk /f and then restart the computer.

Try it and post the results.


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by:Engine101
ID: 35183835
chkdsk /f couldn't run. It says the volume is write protected.

Tried booting in VGA(low res) mode, same problem.
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Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 35183850
run it on D or C drive after you boot from windows 7 disc. Have you used some drive encrypt program.


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by:ded9
ID: 35183883
go into command prompt
then type "diskpart"
type "list volume"
then "select volume xxx" (where xxx is the write protected problem drive)
then type "attributes volume clear readonly"

Then exit command.
Then try to write to the drive. All should be well


Ref:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1229012



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by:Engine101
ID: 35183937
ded9, I appreciate your effort, biut i could have rebuilt that pc in this time. I'm going to give up repairing and just rebuilld. Thanks.
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by:ded9
ID: 35183945
Try this last step

go into command prompt
then type "diskpart"
type "list volume"
then "select volume xxx" (where xxx is the write protected problem drive)
then type "attributes volume clear readonly"

Then exit command.
Then try to write to the drive. All should be well


Gonna take just one minute.


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by:Engine101
ID: 35183946
fyi..i just went through the diskpart commands, and een though all commands were successful, chkdsk still won't run....thus, i'm giving up. Win7 rebuilds are thankfully waaay faster than XP..especially on an SSD boot drive
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ok...sorry i cannot be much of help. Anyways go ahead with clean install.

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