Disable "Startup Repair"

May 28, 2009

Is there a way to disable Vista's "Startup Repair" it's more trouble than it is worth. I can't boot the laptop because of this utility.


Not Booting, Startup Repair Cannot Repair Automatically

Feb 1, 2010

Vista isn't booting on a friends laptop. I'm trying to fix it but have tried everything I can think of. See below

Startup Repair cannot repair automatically (lists the following details)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 1310740
Problem Signature 05: 0xf4
Problem Signature 06: 0xf4
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 2
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 267
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Local ID: 1033

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Hi, i am trying to use the startup repair function booting from my vista disc. I have set it in BIOS so that it boots from the cd/dvd drive first. I put the disc in and restart and when it comes up saying boot from cd/dvd press any key i do so. The problem is everytime i do that my pc just starts up normally and doesn't load the vista disc so i cannot get on the options and run startup repair.

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Mar 6, 2010

Starting today I tried to turn on my pc and I get the startup repair screen. It does a quick scan and says "windows cannot repair this computer automatically". It gives me the option to send the info to Microsoft or don't send, I tried both and both take to an option to finish or cancel. Finish shuts down the pc and cancel restarts. This seems like a never ending cycle, I cannot get to the desktop to use my computer.

My girlfriend said she would notice microsoft office would uninstall randomly which has never happened before, and we also keep our pc on at night and she said it recently started turning off itself. She thinks it may have started when we started putting music onto our mytouch phones with the usb wire and we charge our phones while it stays connected to the of. I'm not sure what to do. Also Im not sure of which uptdates were installed since they are automatically done.Here is a list of the problem details it gives m after the short startup repair:

Problem signature:.............

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Sep 16, 2009

So my dell XPS with vista started acting up today. When I started it up it took forever then went into the startup repair tool. After repeatedly running startup repair I got the blue screen of death. Restarted and then I chose a system restore point, and ran the startup repair again.

Well after about 3 hours of the repair running and having my computer restarting about 40-50 times its still has not allowed me to actually run windows.

I should let you know that my laptop battery is completely dead and no longer works. Today I just yanked the power cord out while windows was running if that has anything to do with it.

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Jun 30, 2009

When I do a startup repair, what will I lose?

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May 23, 2008

I restart it and it doesn't want to start up and it just keeps trying to repair the startup. This then stopped, for the next couple of days all it was doing was going past the BIOS then a black screen with a blinking cursor would appear and it would never boot. Im pretty much sure that it came with Vista preinstalled on it so I dont have a vista CD, I tried the recovery Cd.

Now everytime i restart it it gives me options for safe mode etc I have picked them all and it loads fr a bit then the screen goes to a page with text saying reinstall windows and the registry is corrupt. Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt. Now I cant get into any of the safe modes at all and I dont have a vista CD as it was preinstalled.

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Oct 13, 2009

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Nov 23, 2009

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Mar 22, 2009

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Mar 22, 2009

Startup repair has run several times now without success and on checking the details the only problem noted was this: Root cause found: System volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: File system repair (chkdsk) Result: Completed successfully. Error code=0x0 Time taken=681272 ms Does this mean it was repaired? and if so, why can I still not boot up even in safe mode?

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Mar 24, 2008

The computer is a Dell Inspiron with a recevery partition (D. Iinstalled SP1 two days ago. Since then the computer has been rebooted about 5 times. On the 6th, all hell broke loose. I don't believe any changes have been made since then. Naively, I want to question how RE does not know how to work with Vista SP1. Perhaps RE is on the D: partition and was not updated?

== Startup Repair ==
Number of Repair Attempts: 1

= Tests =
Check for Updates
Error Code = 0x0

= System Disk Test =
Error Code = 0x0

= Disk Failure Diagnostic =
Error Code = 0x0

= Disk Metadata Test =
Error Code = 0x0

= Target OS Test =
Error Code = 0x0

= Volume Content Check =
Error Code = 0x0

== Root Cause ==
The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair.

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Aug 7, 2009

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However, there aren't any drivers listed! What do I do from here? I have a tendency to push the big button that says launch so I just clicked next without selecting any drivers (mostly because there weren't any to choose from). It then began Startup Repair, hooray! But hours went by and finnaly I came home from work and it was finally done repairing. It said it repaired everything and all I needed to do was restart and everything would be just fine and dandy. But was it? Well, that's where you fit in oh great computer gods. Will you answer my prayers? What should I do? Possibly a mouse sacrafice? A computer mouse that is...

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Jul 11, 2009

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Being a little confused about what was happening, I selected the option for “Startup Repair”. When it finished I chose to restart the computer as it noted that if the problem was fixed it would start normally. It didn’t start normally and I went through the same process again when it rebooted. I have tried this option many times today, and it isn’t working. I also have tried a few times the option for “Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool”. It goes trough the tests, says nothing about finding a problem, then the computer restarts to the same situation............

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May 10, 2009

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Jul 12, 2009

Start up repair problem signature reads as follows:
Problem Signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairv2
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386.....

When I boot at the Thoshiba screen (options to boot into setup/multiboot) there are green lines going vertically through the screen. It will not boot if that is the case. It then initializes start up repair which gives me the error above. I have tried to restore from earlier points to no avail. I have reinstalled vista from my disks at which point it worked for a minor peroid of time and this started to happen again. Virus? Once In awhile it will boot without the green vertical lines and will start up just fine, but this appears to be random.

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Root cause found: Startup Repair has tried several times but can still not determine the cause of the problem."

Root cause found: Unknown bugcheck: Bugcheck 7f. Parameters = 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0.
Repair action: system restore Result completed successfully

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Mar 20, 2009

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Partial Bootlog:Code:
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Loaded driver SystemRootsystem32DRIVERSUSBSTOR.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS.....

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Windows wont start and is asks for the installation disc to fix vista however, my PC did not come with an installation disc, just recovery options (which no longer appear). I've run windows start up repair and get the following message:

Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Problem event name: Startup repair v2

Problem signature 01: External Media

Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386

Problem signature 03: 0

Problem signature 04: 65537

Problem signature 05: unknown

Problem signature 06: FailureDuringSetup

Problem signature 07: 0

Problem signature 08: 0

Problem signature 09: unknown

Problem signature 10: 1168

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Apr 24, 2008

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I ran a memory test and all was good.

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I also tried in safe mode and in safe mode as soon as I put in the password in the screen turns all black. It says "safe mode" in the corners and the top of the screen says:

"Microsoft® Windows® (Build 6001:Service Pack1)"
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In wanting to do a repair install (keeping existing programs etc), on running Recovery CD, I get the message.

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I originally sought help for a problem with a hotfix, KB978251, which my machine would not accept. Over in the Updates thread, here, kb978251 cannot install: why? Flavius was gracious enough to respond. After running the diagnostics and posting the results he'd requested, the end result seems to be that my installation of Vista is corrupted.

His advice was to reinstall vista or upgrade to Windows 7. I am loathe to accept either course of action. The reinstall directions by Brink, here, Repair Install For Vista states explicity,

IF YOU HAVE THE VISTA SP2 INSTALLED: This will not work if you have SP1 and SP2 installed unless your Vista installation DVD includes SP2. I, of course, have SP2 installed. My Vista installation DVD did NOT include SP2; I patched my install to SP1, then later, to SP2.

To confirm, is it impossible to repair Vista if SP2 is installed and my DVD did NOT contain SP2?

Without reformatting my computer and starting from scratch, a course of action which seems quite drastic and perhaps not what Microsoft designed their OS to be known for, how can I repair my Vista installation?

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I have been trying for ever to do an upgrade install, vista home premium 64 over vista home premium 64 to solve some WU problems but haven’t had any luck. I have no service packs installed, and are trying to upgrade from a non service pack vista disk. It seems to skip asking me if I want to upgrade at all. It goes like this

Insert vista DVD
Click install now
Product key screen (i don't put it in right now)
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>>This is where it gets different<<
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After I choose the partition that contains my vista installation it gives me a warning that files may already be there and they will be moved to windows.old I went ahead and agreed once and it went to the screen that said copying files 0%... at which point I clicked cancel. I was afraid to leave it to see if it would..............

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Mar 23, 2008

Is there a process by which I can reinstall Vista Ultimate so that it repairs an existing install? Perhaps foolishly, I installed SP1 RC. Initially it ran well. A week (or two?) my hard disk is trashing constantly (like background defrag) and everything's slow as molasses. That includes web screen flips, file reads, email, etc. I suspect it's
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