i have a Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook PC and during Windows startup, it goes into "Startup Repair" with the error "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically". following is the problem details:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.163184.108.40.20601.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 2621480
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
i have tried F8 to invoke Safe Mode boot options and tried all 3 safe modes. but still returned to the "Startup Repair". i also tried the option "Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" several times but no use.
i have created a Knoppix v6.2.1 bootable DVD and started up through the CD-ROM drive to access my harddisk. it appears my file structure is ok and i copied/backup/retrieved as much files and file directories to an external USB drive (through Knoppix operating system). i can see that my User Profile is still there so i do not want to re-install the entire Windows Vista o/s again.
from System Recovery Options, i can enter Command Prompt and tried these actions:
however the "Total identified Windows installation: 0" and problem still persists ........
next, i inserted the Dell reinstallation DVD for Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. this bootup through CD-ROM drive also entered "Startup Repair" with similar error details as above, i.e. Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. the Dell reinstallation DVD provide an additional option for "Dell Factory Image Restore" and since my notebook was bought in May 2008, i understand that doing this image restore will erase all my personal files and User Profile.
please help!!!! what else can i do to fix my notebook? i have read similar threads going back to 2008 but did not see a solution.