CLEAN INSTALL/FORMAT IS NOT AN OPTION
Okay first i apologize if i leave something out however since i need an answer quickly i'm going to be writing this quickly. Also i i accidently posted this in the wrong place, feel free to move it. In a nutshell i cannot boot to pretty much anything. Safe mode, disabled driver signatures, normally last know good configuration, etc none of them work.
Before I forget I am running windows 7 ultimate x64
It started a few months back, where basically i was getting an annoying post message about a video driver, so i ended up just rolling back the video driver and the performance was much better however, the annoying post message was still there and it was no longer about the video driver it had added a bunch of other bs it said was wrong also. Basically i tried everything to get rid of it but it wouldn't go away.
It was annoying because when it would display at post time, i had to manually shut down the computer and power it back up. So....it was annoying but it was easily solved, just shutdown and power back up and it was gone, also i only display about once out of every three times i restart/shut down my computer.
Well eventually it started happening like every other time i shutdown/restart my computer, then it happened every time. It got to the point where i just didn't power it down cuz it was such a pain in the ass to deal with. I usually just stuck it on standby and there was no problems. Of course stupid windows update was there to ruin the day, as usual though. So it does its thing and i have to restart my computer, and of course it does the stupid video driver error thing, but after a few mins i get back to the desktop and im good to go.
So skipping ahead the next time i had to restart i knew it was gonna do it so i figured i mine as well write down some the the "supposed" problems it found, so i could look them up and see if there was something i could do...... The weird thing about the messages was that at this point they were showing every time i restart or powered it on, however there was like an array of different crap that t would randomly pick from to show as the error. It always said it failed to start because of some file, and that the file was either missing or corrupt. So far i have seen it throw out:
ntoskrnl.exe, ci.dll, CLFS, acpi.dll, tcpip,dll, ntfs.dll, and i think a few others i forgot.....
However i found a way around it one day, all i had to do was just start windows with driver signatures disabled and everything worked perfect. Windows updates still worked, virus protection was fine, networking was fine, nothing was behaving incorrectly. So while it may not be good practice, i figured well it ain't hurting it, so mine as well.
Sooooo continuing on, i ran it like that for prolly two or three months, worked flawlessly however, last night piece of s**t windows update installs something and of course it has to restart. Well by this time, i sorta had gotten the hang of how it worked, basically if it had to restart you just had to sorta deal with it giving you the errors over and over and then all the sudden it would just go. More specifically when it would restart it would always give some file error, so at that point i hit repair computer, well when you did that it would BSOD. (I realize this sounds bad but bear with me) Before it would end up hooking so to speak, you had to enter the repair my computer screen a few times and it would usually BSOD a few times, then (again always random) one of the times when it would restart again, starting with driver sigs disabled would work.
Well... that brings us to now i'm not sure what windows update installed however it put it in a state where i can't do anything. I did the whole automatically repair thing (not because it has literally EVER worked, but because it usually tells you the root cause) and suprisingly it didn't say autofailover or unknown it said badPatch -_______________-
Now in theory the logical thing to do would be to just uninstall the updates however since i can't get safe mode, normal mode, last know good config, disabled driver sigs, or any other state to start, i'm basically just stuck trying to piece through it at the recovery console.
Heres why i finally just decided to post, i am by no means in hell even a tenth as knowledgeable as ppl on this forum however in the most humble way possible i know a pretty good amount computers (that's what im getting my degree in right now). I haven't had a comp problem for prolly 7 or 8 years i haven't fixed myself, it's amazing how useful google is.....
But this current HELLHOLE is making me homicidal. And what makes this just the absolute epitome of abysmal hell is that right now as i',m typing this (on a friends tablet) i'm in finals, which i have to assume i now am going to miss.
So to expediate this lemme just run down what i have already tried:
Starting in safe mode, normal mode, disabled driver sigs, last known good config
I have tried going to the recovery console specifically from hitting f8 and selecting it
i have tried going to the recovery console by just letting it normally boot up and get the the screen where it says windows didn't shut down right blah blah
(i mention them both, because ive noticed the only time the recovery console seems to work is when accessing it thru the advanced menu)
I have tried accessing the recovery console from a repair disc
I have made a bootable flash drive with a recovery console on it
i have made a bootable flash drive with the actual OS installation on it
I have tried replacing the "corrupt" driver with copies from "X:\Windows\System32"
I have actually open the win7 install.wim and extracted the files it says are corrupt and than replaced them on my computer (which is annoying as hell having to do thru the recovery console)
I have tried bootrec/fixmbr
I have tried bootrec/fixboot
I have tried bootrec/rebuildbcd
^ those three about 100 times
OH YEAH i tried to do the repair install thing for the actual disc, and despite being the disc I USED TO INSTALL THE OS, when i tried to repair install it says that the installation wasn't compatible with the current os or something.
^^^^^^ None of those did anything, even the brand new working files from the actual installation ...............................................................
So i eventually figured maybe i can do something about the updates it install that are messing it up, however when i ran the line to see if there was any pending updates it didn't show any.
So i did some poking around in the windows folder and managed to open the windowsupdate.log so i could hopefully get some sorta data about what it was that updated.
From what i can tell, the group of updates that messed it up was one or more of these, and the description next to them i just added so i could keep track of them, as i was having to copy them out of the windowsupdate log:
kb2565063 visual c++ 2010 sp1
kb2767916 office update
kb2932965 visual studio 2013 update
kb2993928 asp mvc 4.0 security
kb3102433 net framework 4.6.1
kb3122648 net framework 3.5.1
kb3122656 net framework 4.5.2
kb3127220 net framework 3.5.1
kb3127229 net framework 4.5.2
kb963665 office help
kb963673 office help features
With those in hand i figured the only thing to do would be to just start uninstalling them one by one and hope that something works; however when i tried to use 'wusa' to uninstall them, every single one just said catastrophic failure. I don't what i can do at this point, because i know that my data is still on there, perfectily in tact. Hell, i can browse to my personal folders when i am in recovery console, which is why i don't see the need to wipe anything out. But the place I'm at now, im basically helpless and in reality prolly now going to fail my classes
I have spent the last 40+ hours without sleep, without food, and without luck trying to fix this. Please please please please help me guys
Edited by theomega76, 07 March 2016 - 03:07 AM.