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16-Apr-2009, 07:30 AM #1
Windows Startup Repair Tool
Hey guys.
Basically, I must have a dodgy driver on my Vista becuase everytime I start my computer, the Startup repiar tool trys to boot. I can still choose to boot Vista instead.

But the tool can't detect or repair the problem and the action report doesn't say what the problem is.

Any ideas on how I can go about finding out the cause? then I might be able to do something.
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16-Apr-2009, 08:19 AM #2
l man:
Which Vista? Which SP?

Can you make it to safe mode?
I suggest the F8 method.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...utorial61.html

Do you have a Vista operating system DVD? Does your computer have a recovery partition?

Desktop or Laptop? Which brand,model, model # if from a computer manufacturer?

Are you familiar with Vista's Recovery Environment?

Here's a download site for a Vista Recovery Disk, 64 bit even.
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/downlo...recovery-disc/

http://www.web-articles.info/e/a/tit...Windows-Vista/

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

Any error messages displayed?

Which recovery / repair options have you tried? I don't want to bore you with suggestions for methods you have already tried.

Can you access the advanced options menu? Can you access the cmd prompt? Have you run: chkdsk /f ?

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16-Apr-2009, 08:22 AM #3
Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum, by the way.

Is this computer related to the 30 Mar 2009 XP computer with XP?

Did you share files between these computers?

Do you suspect that this computer has the same virus as you suspected with your XP computer?

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16-Apr-2009, 10:35 AM #4
Hey. sorry.

Vista Premium SP1. Yes, safe mode and the computer will boot to normal windows, just wanna get rid of the startup repair screen.

Have not managed to get files from old computer yet.

The error report just says, there's a bad driver:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 3
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: BadDriver
Problem Signature 07: 6
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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16-Apr-2009, 10:54 AM #5
l man:
Thanks for the requested information.

In safe mode
start > start search
type: msconfig.exe
enter / OK
The system configuration will open.
The following assumes you are in normal mode.
"services" tab > click "hide all Microsoft services" ; then click "disable all". This will leave the Microsoft services enabled.
"startup" tab > disable all
Reboot. If you can get to the desktop, disconnect your internet connection.
Report results

Then, return to the system config utility.
services > hide microsoft services. Then click on the "manufacturer" column heading. Then enable all of your computer's security [ firewall, anti virus, anti spyware ] items.
Do the same at "startup" tab.
OK
Reboot.

If you can reach the desktop, continue adding things in the system config utility in a similar manner.

Keep meticulous notes. Items may change order so don't rely on "enabled 1st 3 things" .

If you can reach in safe mode, but enabling anything causes problems, your issue is probably with a device driver.

More later.

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16-Apr-2009, 11:02 AM #6
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Do you have a Vista operating system DVD? Does your computer have a recovery partition?

Desktop or Laptop? Which brand,model, model # if from a computer manufacturer?

Are you familiar with Vista's Recovery Environment?
OR, it could be an intermittent hardware problem.

Run ram diags for > 8 hrs using the mem diag on the Windows DVD or advanced options menu.

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