Windows 7 won't boot, corrupt file message
Posted on 2011-09-19
Hi Win 7 Experts,
Have a machine that ran great last week and over the weekend it somehow got itself into a loop where it won't boot. It'spossible the last user on it downloaded something, really hard to say but the user rememebers using it fine on Friday but over the weekend now in a reboot it displays Windows System Repair everytime and eventually leads to a message that Windows can't boot . . .startup repair offline - problem signature (bunch of data here) - and the mesage in the end is corrupt file - os version. It doesn't list the file though.
Is there any information that it posts here that we can use to narrow down the error? If not, what's the best way to proceed? Hardware diagnostics (built in OEM stuff) seems to think the machine is okay.