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Disable "Startup Repair"


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.


View 7 Replies (Posted: May 28, 2009)

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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: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Local ID: 1033

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