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    Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Ref: 8 month old Acer laptop (64bit)
    My 8 month old (64 bit) Acer laptop will not come up to a menu screen. I turn it on and it goes to Startup Repair screen. It searchs for problems, but then tells me it cant repair computer automatically
    I know very little about computers, but after a little research I am sharing the information below in hopes that some kind person can provide insight. Stupidly I had not Backed Up in quite a while and I cant get to a recovery point. Any and all help appreciated. While computer dumb, I am pretty good at following tutorials


    X:\Windows\system32>chksdsk
    The type of the file system is NTFS
    The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
    Might report errors when no corruption is present
    Volume label is PQSERVICE

    WARNING: F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)…
    9 percent complete (8180 of 9088 file records processed)
    Attribute list entry with type code 128 in file 8872 is corrupt
    Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
    With type 128 in file 8872
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8938 is corrupt
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8942 is corrupt
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8958 is corrupt
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8972 is corrupt
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 8992 is corrupt
    Attribute record (128.’’’) from file record segment 9006 is corrupt
    9088 file records processed
    File Verification completed
    10 percent complete. (1 of 6 large files processed)
    File record segment 8938 is an orphan
    File record segment 8942 is an orphan
    File record segment 8958 is an orphan
    File record segment 8972 is an orphan
    File record segment 8992 is an orphan
    6 Large files records processed.
    File Record segment 9006 is an orphan.

    Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.


    My 8 month old (64 bit) Acer laptop will not come up to a menu screen. I turn it on and it goes to Startup Repair screen. It searchs for problems, but then tells me it cant repair computer automatically.

    The problem signatures are as follows:


    Problem Event Name: startuprepairv2
    Problem Signature 01: Auto Failover
    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
    Problem Signature 03: 6
    Problem Signature 04: 720905 (this one varies each time)
    Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
    Problem Signature 06: NoBootFailure
    Problem Signature 07: 0
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: unknown
    Problem Signature 10: 1168
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.20.0.256.1
    Locate ID: 1033

    F8 safemode sends me to Startup Repair/ System Recovery Options
    Repair your computer …. same vicious cycle
    Safemode…..same vicious cycle
    Last known good configuration same vicious cycle
    Start your computer normally….same vicious cycle

    Choose a recovery tool
    Startup repair Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.,,etc. I have not installed a camera, etc nothing lately
    System Restore 1 , Restore wizard is already running.... 2. no restore points have been created
    Windows Complete PC restore No Valid Backup founds
    Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Runs two tests…no problems detected
    Command Prompt Administrator.X;\windows\system32\cmd.exe



    Diagnosis and repair details are as follows:
    Last successful boot time: 9/1/2009 12:57:15 AM (GMT)
    Number of repair attempts: 12

    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\Windows
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 421 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 109 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    I hate to be the barer of bad news but the easiest and quixkest way waould be to do a clean re0install

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Hello LollyOllie,
    Have you tried a repair from the vista disc at startup ?.
    Follow this tutorial and see if it helps.

    Repair Install For Vista

    Hope this helps, post your results and good luck.

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Thanks,

    I bought this computer online through an office supply store. Unfortunately, I dont think it came with a Vista disc. (is it legal for them to sell me a computer without a hard copy of Vista)

    So I guess I am stuck...unless someone has another idea.

    Could I buy a brandnew Vista disc or could I use one that belongs to my desktop? (although they may be different versions)

    SAVING THE DATA ??
    I wonder if I could take the hard drive out and connect it to my desktop. I read about people using the "slave method" to save their data.

    although with CHKDSK showing corruption, this may not be an option.

    Last edited by LollyOllie; 02 Sep 2009 at 12:25 PM. Reason: add another thought
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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Quote Originally Posted by LollyOllie View Post
    ... I bought this computer online through an office supply store. Unfortunately, I dont think it came with a Vista disc. (is it legal for them to sell me a computer without a hard copy of Vista)
    Unfortunately, yes. I believe that all they are required is to provide you a way of restoring the machine to its original state.

    Some OEMs provide a Recovery CD which boots you into the state where it uses an image in a "hidden partition" to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Vista. Others provide only an indication at boot time of a function key you can press that will do essentially the same thing.

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Thanks,
    Since I nevery created a bup or a recovery disc, do you think

    (1) I could buy a brand new vista cd and use it for recovery
    (2) use my desktops Vista CD (even though it is a different verison?
    .....I am trying to save my data

    (3) there is anyway to get my data off the laptop. Slave? Anything?

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Quote Originally Posted by LollyOllie View Post
    Thanks,
    Since I nevery created a bup or a recovery disc, do you think

    (1) I could buy a brand new vista cd and use it for recovery
    (2) use my desktops Vista CD (even though it is a different verison?
    .....I am trying to save my data

    (3) there is anyway to get my data off the laptop. Slave? Anything?
    Since this is an emergency I would take the hard drive to the other computer and back it up. then you can download a vista image to the other computer and burn it to disc. Your other option is to use you desktops vista cd (if it is not a "recovery" disc but full vista dvd).

    If non of them work. Microsoft is current allowing ppl to download win 7 for "testing" and you can use it for 120 days which should be enough to get you going and see if you like win 7.

    Good luck and let us know if you need help

    Ken

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I would take the hard drive to the other computer and back it up. then you can download a vista image to the other computer and burn it to disc.
    Thanks, do you know if there is instructions on how to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Your other option is to use you desktops vista cd (if it is not a "recovery" disc but full vista dvd). Ken
    So my other computer's full install disc will not kill all my pics and other data?

    Thanks again so much!

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Quote Originally Posted by LollyOllie View Post
    Thanks,
    Since I nevery created a bup or a recovery disc, do you think

    (1) I could buy a brand new vista cd and use it for recovery

    (2) use my desktops Vista CD (even though it is a different verison?
    .....I am trying to save my data
    Any Vista DVD can be used to boot into a recovery mode and run Startup Repair. But I don't think that is going to solve your problems.
    (3) there is anyway to get my data off the laptop. Slave? Anything?
    Hooking the drive up to another PC will allow you to copy files from that drive somewhere else.

    Another possibility is booting into a Linux distro using one of their free LiveCDs, plugging in an external drive, and copying your Vista files to that drive.

    But that involves downloading the ISO, burning the CD, booting from the CD (which may not work), mounting your Vista partition (and that may not work, also), plugging in an external drive (which it might not see), and then figuring out how to copy your files from the Vista partition to that external drive.

    Note: I'm using lots of "mays" here because while, this sometimes works without any problems, it also sometimes has lots of problems.

    So, unless you're interested in learning something very different, it's a lot to go through to copy off your files.

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    Re: Startup Repair fails.... wont boot...

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    If non of them work. Microsoft is current allowing ppl to download win 7 for "testing" and you can use it for 120 days which should be enough to get you going and see if you like win 7.

    Good luck and let us know if you need help

    Ken
    Would downloading Win7 on my corrupt laptop, compromise any of my data?, (especially photos) If not this may be the easiest. I certainly am willing to buy a copy of Vista right now, so I will certainly consider Win7,
    thanks

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