"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically"
And then I was given the option whether or not to send information about this problem. Underneath this option was also a tiny button that said view problem details. When I clicked this, a dialog box opened that said the following:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200496
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 19
Problem Signature 07: BadPatch
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033"
I didn't know what any of this meant really, so I closed the dialog box and hit "Don't Send".
This brought me to another window, and one option was to view the startup repair diagnosis and repair log. I clicked on this and the following showed up:
"Last successful boot time: 8/18/2011 7:27:05 AM
Number of repair attempts: 19
System Disk = \Device\harddisk2
Windows Directory= C:\Windows -->* See! it says C drive here again, when it should be checking I:...
Number of root causes=1
Then it went through a series of tests which it had performed, and for all of them they were completed successfully
Check for updates
System disk test
Disk failure diagnosis
Disk metadata test
Target OS test
Volume content check
Boot manager diagnosis
System boot log diagnosis
Internal state check
Root cause found: Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot fix the problem."
So in the end, my hard drive passed all of these diagnostic tests and I still did not know what was wrong. I clicked on advanced options and tried to do a system restore, but it said that there was none available (even though I clearly remember making one not too long ago before installing a game)
What's the deal? Why won't it let me just restore to before the windows update and get on with my life? It looks as though the boot program is confused about where my windows 7 install is. When I look on paragon partition manager it clearly says Windows 7 (I:) and Windows XP (C:). how can i get my computer to recognize that windows 7 is installed on I? Should i maybe just swap the labels for xp and 7 or something? I tried every option on the recovery cd with no effect, please advise me what to do! thanks! and if this isn't the right form please point me in the right direction
*edit: also, after posting this topic i just opened a command prompt and opened up disk part. According to diskpart, I have Windows XP on C and Windows 7 on I. so diskpart is correct..i am very confused why the windows 7 recovery CD wants to repair a Windows 7 on C:
Edited by nickdevanney, 27 October 2011 - 01:38 PM.