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BSOD at Boot. Startup Repair, System Restore, Scannow and BCD all have errors.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

Hello and thank you in advance for the help provided. I have been working on a Dell N5010 with 4GB Ram and 1TB HDD.


The unit would only boot into Safe Mode, however after running a few different virus scans (and a few maintenance tasks) the machine no longer boots into safe mode. I'm not positive if the virus scans are what caused this or (attempting) to fix a few other things like permissions. It could have been after an update, however I am not sure.


The BSOD is: 0XF4


I checked the HDD and the RAM for errors. (Seatools and memtest86) Everything was fine that way.


Startup repair states it cannot fix the problem.


When I try system restore it says: "0x80071A91 An unspecified error occured during system restore."


I tried sfc /scannow and it states that a System Repair is pending which is required to complete.


When using the scannow with /offbootdir and /offwindir it states that it found errors but was unable to fix some of them. Details included in cbs.log

The CBS log does not contain updated information, the last date recorded was 2 weeks ago. I renamed the CBS log in hopes of it created a new one, however it does not create a new log.


I tried:

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /scanos (Installations of Windows found: 0) 

bootrec /rebuildbcd (Installations of Windows found: 0) 


I backed up, renamed the BCD and tried again, but got the same error with 0 installations found.



I used FRST.EXE and the search command. The files are attached.


I hope there is a solution to this (that could be figured out soon possibly).

Again, thanks for anyone that is interesting in helping me.

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Edited by dontknowitall, 14 February 2014 - 11:38 AM.

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