Hello this is quite a bothersome little error, let me explain to the best of my ability.
The Patient: A beautiful custom made computer: H61H2-M12 motherbaord, i5 intel processor, 2 DDR3 8gb ram, with a 1gb Nivida Driver and 500gb Seagate harddrive. Running on Windows 7 Professional if it matters.
The problem: My windows opens on the start up repair when the scan finishes (the scan that doesn't even last 2 seconds) it restats and begains again.
How it began: I do not know, I am however leaning towards a corrupt Hard drive or a Virus (Hoping it is a virus because I really want to salvage the memory on the hard drive.) I left my computer on while I went to watch a movie when I came back the computer was off and the monitor was still on. When I turned it on it the screen froze and so I turned if off by holding on the power button. I waited 10 seconds and turned it on again and that is when the Start Up error began.
How I have tried to solve said problem: first I let it run its course after the fifth time I knew this was not going to get better. I procited to start the computer using the f8 options all of which did a really funny thing.
Safe Mode showed one line of text and then immidiatly to start up repair
Last good config also start up repair
My personal favorite Disable start up repair, took me to.... you guessed it right back to start up repair
I looked for other ways to start it up, so before the start up scan was iniciated I canceld it to recieve other options;
Startup Repair (would do nothing just restart it)
System Restore (Showed that there was no other check point to return to)
System Image Recovery (Also shows nothing doesn't even detect the DVD I have in the drive, which also happens to be the Image Recovery disk)
WIndows Memory Diagnostic ( does abosulty nothing)
Command Prompt is where I had more success I did a chkdsk on the C: dir it showed everything was ok yet I could not see the files it has in its directory using the dir. On the harddisk D: it show something like this
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
Currupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover
Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
to this I responed with the chkdsk /r and the results were almost the same.
After this I gave in to it being a currupt disk until, I was about to re-install windows I saw a repair option as I opened it I found that the windows partition size was 0 normally this should have more. So I looked around and found this link which lead me to a great tool also presented here on bleeping computer the FRST tool. Now upon running this tool I realized a bunch of my files have disappeart and not just normal files, these where critical files that are used to start up windows the Software Hive files and a whole lot of system32 files.
I am now trying to find the files to restore them because well I want to keep the memory if at all possible but if not nuking the memory might be the fastest and easiest way.
Thanks to whom ever took the time to read all this and hope we can find a solution that doesn't involve memory loss. If you need to see the FRST report I will gladdly paste it if it is necessary.