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Windows 7 Failed to start, Startup Repair Failure

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#1 charber


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

At some point my desktop Dell running Windows 7 rebooted and startup failed.

I have attempted to run startup repair and this process fais with the following information:


Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 01: unknown

Problem Signature 01: 21200510

Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover

Problem Signature 01: 7

Problem Signature 01: NoRootCause

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1033


I have also run chkdsk from a command prompt and no errors/problems were found.

I have attempted to restore the system to the only last known recovery point but that process fails as well.

I do not want to use the built in system restore option as there are a lot of files on this fairly new machine that I have not backed up, particularly video files I was recently converting from VHS tapes that are very large and took a lot of time to create.

I have used notepad through the cmd prompt to move a lot of files to an external hard drive, but that process is very time consuming.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

The fact that Startup Repair is reporting "NoRootCause" is not good. It could be anything from hardware failure to a virus that has damaged the operating system. Have you tried running sfc /scannow from a command prompt?

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