I'm using a Toshiba laptop and running Windows 7 Professional. The other day I was using my computer and everything was fine. Then I turned it off, and that was the last time it's worked. The next day when I turned it on, it got to the "Starting Windows" screen and then it blue screened with the following message.
*** STOP: 0x00000074
I tried Last Known Good Configuration but that just blue screened too. My System Restore feature hasn't worked in a long time so I couldn't use that. I ran System Repair but that couldn't fix it. System Repair originally said the root cause found was "Registry is corrupt". But then I ran a disk check and it said it deleted a number of corrupt "attributes". I also followed some instructions I found about this problem and went to the Command Prompt and put in some bootrec(?) commands. I wasn't able to do all the commands the instructions said since my computer didn't respond to the commands like the instructions said it should have. However, since doing whatever I did, the System Repair now no longer says the root cause found is corrupt registry. It now says: "Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."
Can anyone help with this? My computer is useless but I can't re-install Windows because I have some important files that I didn't get to back up yet. There has to be another way.
Edited by TechnicalDifficulty, 18 August 2014 - 02:38 AM.