I have a user wo cannot get Windows 7 to start. When He turns the computer on, he gets a menu "Startup Repair" or "Start Normally". Either choice ultimately results in coming back to the same menu.
We tried running Chkdsk /r and Chkdsk /b from the command prompt. Neither found any problem with the disk.
Tyring a System restore resulted in an error 0x800700b7.
I tried "bootrec /rebuildbcd", but I used a Vista procedure. There appears to be no c:\boot directory in Windows 7, and I could not find the old BCD to rename it.
Boot with automatic restart disabled results in a "Stop c0000145. The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000006) click OK to close the application." There is no OK on the page, and there is no indication which application failed.
I don't know if it is significant, but there is a "System Reserved" drive that is normally hidden. When I boot from the DVD, that drive is recognized as C: and what should be the C: drive is recognized as D:.
Since I can't do a repair installation unless I can get into Windows, I would rather not reinstall the OS and consequently everything else.
What can I do to get the current installation of Windows to run?