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Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

#1
All right, I can't seem to get rid of this on my startup. And I want my computer back. :<

Anyways, here's the whole story: (don't laugh at me if I made any dumb mistakes I might have made D:)

I was just sitting at home after band practice one day and went to go watch YouTube, like what any normal 17 year old does after a busy day. Then I realized something.... my computer wasn't playing sound and couldn't find its own speakers. After a little internet research, I check for some drivers, which my computer didn't have the option for... so I kept searching and I see to do a system restore. So, I check and there was an update the night before that might have done something. I go ahead and do the system restore and then I kept getting this Startup Repair coming up. And it won't go away. That's my story.

Now, for more details:

After the system restore, the startup repair would keep popping up, and now it won't go away. It's been about 3 days now. When I go to see the problem, I get this:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.60001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: MissingOsLoader
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: FixBootConfig
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Upon startup, I can get other options such as a system check, command prompt, and other options, which I don't want to mess with like a factory reset.

My computer is an HP Pavillion dv2500 with Windows Vista. Only other disk I can find with it is a disk that has "Upgrade your Windows Vista Experience" with in small print "Includes 32-bit software."

I've seen other people with similar errors and was hoping for some help. I will do anything as long unless it's inevitable to do the factory reset. I will also retrieve any other possible info I can get. Thank you!
 

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americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
Hello and welcome to the forum.

Do you have a full version of vista or do you have a set of recovery disks...

Try going back a week to week and a half on the system restore. Heres how to do it properly.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/194765-system-recovery-options.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66971-system-restore.html

I threw in one more for you to read, it is better to print the tutorial and read from it while you are repairing your system if this does not work please let me know and we will figure it out. LOL
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#4
Ok let me do some reserch and will get back to you tonight.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive
#5
Oh, and I can't get rid of the startup repair thing. It comes up automatically when I start my laptop and have no idea what to do from there. I just want my files and not have to do the factory reset. That's the only thing I want.

EDIT: All right, decided to put out a little more info. So, the probably is after a system restore on a speaker problem, my computer automatically goes to startup repair, and I can't get rid of it. I do have a possibility for this disk to do something, though. It's labeled "Upgrade your Windows Vista Experience." Would that help fix it? Because I don't have any backups or any other discs. This is the only thing I have.
 
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americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#6
Hello I am still researching you problem but can you narrow this done a little more.

1. HP-Pavillion
2. Laptop
3. I need the model number....
4. 32 bit

I am close to finding the fix for your system but I need the above information.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive