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how to recover from startup repair loop


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jdrobin

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My computer automatically goes to startup repair and then says it cannot repair automatically and it does this on each reboot. this is what i have tried so far.
1. Performed a system restore to about a month ago....same thing
2. Copied the files for the REGBACK folder to the system\config folder....same thing
3. ran chkdsk /f .... same thing
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See here, see if it helps: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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That was the first thing i found. It didnt work.
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Try running System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console as follows:

How to run chkdsk or System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console
  • Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
  • When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
  • At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
  • At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C:) and click Next
  • At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
  • Run chkdsk or SFC
  • If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
  • For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C:).
  • For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7: If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River
Download Official Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit)

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

If that doesn't help then perhaps it's time to backup your data and restore to factory state via the Recovery partition on the hard drive?
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It finished without finding any problems. Im running a chkdsk now.
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