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Startup Repair Loop


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#1 Tandy1000

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:34 PM

I used the HP recovery program to recover my hp laptop. After it successfully was completed, the computer restarted and it brought me to this startup repair screen which will fail and restart (or shutdown) the computer afterwards. How do I get out of the loop if I do not have a vista recovery disc?

Also, I do not have the option to use F8 during system bootup. It only has F10 which brings me to the bios settings.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:21 PM

I am still stuck in this Startup Repair Loop. Here is the log that I get each time I try to boot up my HP laptop running Vista 32-bit:


Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

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 = 0 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 = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 47 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 1123 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

Root cause found:
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Boot manager failed to find OS loader.


Repair action: File repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x2
Time taken = 156 ms

Repair action: Boot configuration data store repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x2
Time taken = 0 ms

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The problem must be with the OS loader. So what steps should I take to correct this?

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

More background information: My laptop is a hp dv6408nr. Previously I replaced my old hard drive with a newer hard drive. I used Acronis software to make a backup image of my files a while back. I cannot remember if I needed to use a disc to boot the Acronis software or not, but now I believe that my dvd drive is going bad so I may have to get a new one. Also, my recovery discs from hp do not work and I think it is due to my dvd drive. I also tried to use a windows vista recovery disc that I downloaded, but only got as far as this screen before it froze up (I got a black screen after I pressed enter):

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The disc kept spinning and the laser kept making a high pitched sound as if it was trying to read the disc.
Do I need to get a new dvd drive in order to use my recovery discs or is there another way of getting out of this mess?

One more quick question.. I used the hp recovery tool, so does this mean that after my hard drive was formatted, all of my files will be lost on each of my partitions or just for the C partition which has vista installed on it? I have 3 partitions: C: (windows) D: (recovery) and F: (where I keep most of my files).
I would hope that I could still be able to get at my F partition after I get my computer recovered. I think that only my C partition was formatted but I am not positive.




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