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#1 Cerca Trova

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hi,

Thanks for being there. I have a 2-year old Sony Vaio laptop - VGN AW4 ZRF, with an ATA Toshiba MK5055GS internal Hard Drive.

Yesterday, instead of booting normally, it would start to load Windows 7, suddenly it would show a quick "Flash" of the blue screen, and then re-boot...again and again.

I tried all the usual Win 7 Console Repair tools, all the diagnostics, and it was giving me this:

" Root Cause Found:
ACLs on file C: \Windows\system32\slui.exe are not proper.
Old Value = 0x1f0ldf
Repair Action: Access Control Repair
Result: Completed successfully
Error Code = 0x0 "

When I tapped F10 on starting my system, it took me to the "Edit Boot options" Screen

and it said: Path: \Windows\System32\winload.exe

Partition 1:
Hard Disk ( a few numbers)

[NOEXECUTE=OPTIN/MININT ]

I found in this site a reference to this "MININT" thing and I deleted that section of the code,

so it just read : [/NOEXECUTE=OPTIN]

And low and behold, Windows started, as normal, booting to an old Norton Ghost image I had installed after formatting C: after getting nowhere for 2 days.

BUT....the same problem is happening every time I re-boot, the MININT thing is re-appearing and bringing the blue screen and not loading Windows.


Can someone please show me how to stop this happening?

Thanks...

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#2 Cerca Trova

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

Hi, does this mean this problem is unsolvable and I will forever have to tap F10 and load Boot options and delete a string of code before my computer will boot preperly?

How can it be that this problem wasn't solved even when I formatted my C: drive and re-installed an old clean Ghost image?

Can no-one here help me?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

Hi

If the changes to 'Startup and Recovery' settings described for you at the other forum do not help let us know. Or if I'm mistaken and you aren't the person I see at the other forum let me know :)

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

Thank you,

My problem seems to have been solved, but I have asked some important questions in follow - up.

Thanks once again.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

Hi

You're welcome, I wish I saw this sooner and could have helped but you found a proper answer.

This is the only forum that I have an account on :)

Your follow up question is exactly what I wanted to talk to you about. You wonder if this problem may have been initially caused by a virus or malware that may still have remnants on your drive.

This is something that can be caused by a virus but that might not be the case. If you are unable to get a definitive answer elsewhere I recommend that you follow up with a post in the 'Am I Infected' subforum here...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

James




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