HP Pavillion Laptop running Windows 7 Professional
My computer was starting and shutting down slowly, so I began to explore disabling some unneeded services and processes from starting.
I downloaded Autoruns v 13.4 for Windows after seeing it referenced here. I had Autoruns open and put the computer in sleep mode. It was mistakenly
unplugged (and no battery). Since then it will not start, although it passes startup tests from HP software, as well as a Windows repair disc.
When I try to start it, a blue screen with white lettering flashes briefly, saying that Windows was shut down to prevent damage to the computer. It recommends running CHKDSK but I don't
see how I can do that if I cannot start the machine.
I just tried a Windows startup test it says
Root cause found: Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem
Repair action: System files integrity check and repair Failed Error code = 0x490
Boot ststus test indicates that OS booted successfully
When I try Startup repair, I get the message "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically"
I have a system image, but it is one year old. This is perplexing, since I performed a backup a few days ago before starting with this process. The backup cannot
be found, and the one remaining of a year ago would mean a huge amount of work lost.
I am grateful for any suggestions.
Edited by soyeso, 26 May 2015 - 08:19 PM.