Startup Repair fails RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, my computer refuses to start up properly and Windows cannot repair my computer automatically. I have searched the site for questions (and answers) similar to mine but haven't found any. Here are the problem details:

    Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2

    Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover

    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000

    Problem Signature 03: 0

    Problem Signature 04: 65537

    Problem Signature 05: unknown

    Problem Signature 06: NoOsinstalled

    Problem Signature 07: 0

    Problem Signature 08: 1

    Problem Signature 09: FixPartitionTable

    Problem Signature 10: 1168

    OS Version: 6.0.6001.

    Locale ID: 1033


    Any help is much appreciated!

    Friday, February 4, 2011 11:54 AM


  • Hi,

    Please try Advanced startup options (including safe mode).

    Some of the things that could cause this issue would be a corrupt file system, bad Ram, or faulty hardware.

    • If you can get into safe mode. Run CHKDSK to fix the file system. Go to a command prompt and type chkdsk /r
    • Check the RAM using Memtest from a bootable floppy or CD. www.memtest.org
    • Check the HDD for bad sectors.
    • If its just a corrupted OS, backup your data and run Recovery to restore Windows to its factory state.

    If the issue persists, in-place upgrade is suggested to resolve the issue.

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.


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    Monday, February 7, 2011 9:58 AM