Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Stuck in startup Repair Loop

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts

Dell VOSTRO #%^)


several days after I removed some malware using Combofix my son installed the game X3, and he drivers for an xbox controller.


Then reboot.


nothing - it was like the HD failed.


windows recovery and farbar could not find OS


went into BIOS and saw the HD was set to "Intel smart store technology, and not AHCI or ATA as expected.


AHCI was the same - I ddint think it was ACHi at setup


ATA allowed me to boot into a console from setup media, used diskpart to find drive letter, and verify directories would open and files could at least be dumped to console


Was able to run Farbar, after which the drives started showing up at expected drive letters and Startup repari ran sucessfully after finding problems twice


after about 6 runs tho I cant escape the startup repair which lauches after normal boot activity (APPARENTLY) FAILS -


I dont get the white on black text modescreen offering to run startup, it goes straight to normal boot and sometime after "loading files" the screen resets and the GUI startup repiar starts as if it were the boot option




Attached Files

  • Attached File  FRST.txt   38.32KB   163 downloads
  • Attached File  psa.txt   4.94KB   266 downloads

  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP