Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work


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Hi 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

- Tried Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

- Tried chkdsk /r command in Command Prompt (which resulted in loads of indexes being deleted and still no boot)

- Even Safe mode doesn't boot

- Tried booking from a Vista startup disk

Thanks, any help would be great.

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    Intel I5-2500K @3.3GHz
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 750 Ti SC 2GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    auria eq2367
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    1TB WD Blue
    1TB Hitachi
    SeaSonic X 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Corsair H60, Three 140mm case fans
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M310
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K520
    Internet Speed
    Wave Broadband ~ 100 down 5 Up
    Other Info
    Laptop specs: HP g7-1365dx /
    CPU: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics /
    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64


Regarding "... - Tried booking from a Vista startup disk..." - was this a
Vista DVD? If you can boot from the Vista DVD, select the repair option
fromt he initial setup screen - the first repair option will be the
"Recovery Console" - ignore and proceed - setup will notify you that it has
found a windows installation and ask if you wish to repair it - select yes
and setup will continue. The repair is actually an upgrade installation.
If setup does not indicate it has found a Windows installation your option
is a clean install.

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Peter Foldes

No it will not work. Depending on the make of your computer there is a hidden
recovery file on your system Call the manufacturer or the store where you bought it
and ask them how to access it without a installation disk.
Failing the above bring your computer to a repair shop and not to a big store or
Geek Squad.


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"mrdogcat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> My bad, it wasn't a Vista disk, I don't have one (how annoying is it
> that you buy a computer and are not given the disk of the OS you've
> pretty much paid out for?!)
> I had to download a Vista recovery disk:
> 'Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files'
> (
> Would this still work?
> --
> mrdogcat

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