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Windows 7 randomly failing to boot


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#1 goom

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:19 AM

More than 3 times now (yesterday was most recent time it's happened) I've run into the problem where upon turning on my computer, I am greeted with the message "windows failed to boot" (looks like this).

After scanning for issues, it reports nothing was found. I'll power off and try again, but this time it appears fine, making it to the start screen without issues and allowing me to login and use my computer.

 

Today it's been working fine, but this underlying issue haunts me, and I'd like to get to the bottom of it, since it didn't appear to be just a one time fluke. chkdsk yielded no results, so I thought I'd turn to you guys, since this site has helped me in the past. :)

 

I'm using windows 7 64bit. Computer is about a year old, built it myself. Has not been overclocked. Let me know what other error logs or information I should provide, if needed.

 

Help much appreciated!



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#2 MzLindyOne

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:51 AM

Did you happen to install a second anti-malware program right before this started?  Any two scanning at boot will almost always cause this sort of problem.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:35 AM

Did you run both CHKDSK R/ F/ ? Have you checked the event viewer log ? Look for errors. Errors have red in the left hand column. Look for errors that say app hang, or app crash, or anything related to the problem.

 

If you have a system repair disk you could run Startup Repair.

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

FWIW:  The chkdsk /r command...includes chkdsk /f functions.  The difference is that /r performs 1 additional step that /f will not perform.

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

Did you happen to install a second anti-malware program right before this started?  Any two scanning at boot will almost always cause this sort of problem.

 

nope. I've only got avast. I use malwarebytes for on-demand, but that shouldn't be a problem.

 

FWIW:  The chkdsk /r command...includes chkdsk /f functions.  The difference is that /r performs 1 additional step that /f will not perform.

 

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I'll try that and report back.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

Just trying to ascertain which chdsk function was used as some users have been known to run /f only.

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:41 AM

Just trying to ascertain which chdsk function was used as some users have been known to run /f only.

 

 

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Yeah, I ran r last night on boot. Here's the log file.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:09 AM

I also ran sfc /scannow and found no problems. Can anybody analyze my log?






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