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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by mrdogcat, Feb 1, 2010.

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    mrdogcat Guest

    Hi Vista isn't booting on a friends laptop. I'm trying to fix it bu
    have tried everything I can think of. See belo

    - Startup Repair cannot repair automatically (lists the followin

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV
    Problem Signature 01: AutoFailove
    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.1800
    Problem Signature 03:
    Problem Signature 04: 131074
    Problem Signature 05: 0xf
    Problem Signature 06: 0xf
    Problem Signature 07:
    Problem Signature 08:
    Problem Signature 09: WrpRepai
    Problem Signature 10: 26
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.
    Local ID: 103

    - Tried Windows Memory Diagnostic Too

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

    - Even Safe mode doesn't boo

    - Tried booking from a Vista startup dis

    Thanks, any help would be great
    mrdogcat, Feb 1, 2010
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    derekimo Guest

    derekimo, Feb 1, 2010
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    Al Guest

    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.
    Al, Feb 2, 2010
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    mrdogcat Guest

    My bad, it wasn't a Vista disk, I don't have one (how annoying is i
    that you buy a computer and are not given the disk of the OS you'v
    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, Feb 2, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    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.
    Peter Foldes, Feb 2, 2010
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