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Cannot repair vista ultimate!

My son and my son-in-law both had windows updates and both of thier computers crashed within days of eachother. With both computers showing BSOD's I felt like pulling my hair out. My son has a laptop which luckily had a hidden partition so after four attempts and two days later I managed to repair his laptop and turned updates off and his laptop is running the best it ever has, However, here is my problem

My son-in-law has a pc, his pc is running vista ultimate and I have no back up cd's or a hidden partition. I downloaded and ran the startup disk for vista and got to the system repair, I tried repairing it, no joy
I tried restoring it using system restore, no joy
I tried running chkdsk/f, no joy
I tried running chkdsk/f/r, no joy
I tried smashing it open.....only joking (but seriously felt like it) lol
I tried

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
it appeared to work, I got all excited, but still no joy.
I have completely run out of ideas, and as vista was preloaded and I do not have the vista disk so cannot reload it, I have given up on the machine and it is sitting next to me looking sad and unwanted.

Any ideas that I have not tried would be greatly appreciated, i will try anything that sounds logical.

The machine was hand built so I cannot get in touch with a manufacturer for setup disks, and my son-in-law bought it from ebay about a year ago... it was working absolutley fine until it tried to download service pack 1....all other updates in the past year have loaded and ran with no problems....

So all of you guru's and wizards out there.....HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    I have tried this and unfortunatley it will not work.... thanx for trying though

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    It will go to command prompt but only using system repair not using safe mode with command prompt, when I try this it just goes back to the BSOD

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    I have ran command prompt and if you look above to my original post you will see the things that I have tried i.e. chkdsk, etc... etc... what else do you suggest that I run using command prompt?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    okay rockitman187, I have tried this but I did not leave a space, between the sfc and the /. At least i don't think i did),I will post back soon to let you know that outcome!

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    I am just waiting for this disk to load into sytem recovery and I will let you know

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    right from the disk it says, Beginning system scan. This process will take some time. Then underneath it says

    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.



    I have run this before like i thought and I had the same result then too!



    Any suggestions?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    okay I have done that, and it comes back with lots of options such as

    /VERIFYONLY

    /SCANFILE

    /VERIFYFILE

    /OFFBOOTDIR

    /OFFWINDIR

    Then

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    okay I have done that, and it comes back with lots of options such as

    /VERIFYONLY

    /SCANFILE

    /VERIFYFILE

    /OFFBOOTDIR

    /OFFWINDIR

    Then it

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    sorry i didn't finish and pressed enter so the last comment was incomplete, lol

    anywayz.

    Then it says

    sfc /scannow

    sfc/verifyfile=c:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll

    sfc /scanfile=d:\windows\system32\kernel132.dll /offbootdir=d: /offwindir=d:\windows



    what shall i do now?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    okay i typed that in like so sfc /offbootdir and it came back with the same list, did i do a wrong typo?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    it is showing in the command prompt window as X

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    when i type either of those options in obviously the first one the pressed enter I get the same message about Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.



    Is this a no go?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    it is showing administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe



    I just tried sfc /scanfile=d:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows and it came back with

    Windows resource protection could not start the repair service.

    If i change x: to C: and type the same command or any command it always comes back with the same results as x: would

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    it is showing administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe



    I just tried sfc /scanfile=d:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows and it came back with

    Windows resource protection could not start the repair service.

    If i change x: to C: and type the same command or any command it always comes back with the same results as x: would

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    it is showing administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe



    I just tried sfc /scanfile=d:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows and it came back with

    Windows resource protection could not start the repair service.

    If i change x: to C: and type the same command or any command it always comes back with the same results as x: would

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    i apologise for the duplicate comments, it appears as if i haven't posted because the 'thank you for your comment' screen does not display so i hit the add a comment again and then it does display and i have duplicate comments so sorry about that.



    The command prompt does bother me because if i want to schedule to run chkdsk for example on the next boot, it won't boot becasue of the bsod and it consequently will not run the chkdsk. I did run another command earlier on today so i know that the hard drive is not dirty, i am running out of ideas and your help has been most greatfully recieved. :)

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    I will try again, but every mode i try brings me back to the bsod, i will post back with the results in a mo

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 04, 2009

    I don't have vga mode i do have low resolution mode, i tried that without the disk and got the bsod. Is it worth taking out the graphics card and running it from onboard graphics? Or shall i put the start up disk in and then choose low resolution mode? If it runs in low resolution mode with the disk, what shall i do from the system repair option?

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    I am going to try again without the graphics card and see what happens, I have run it in low resolution and i am running another system restore within the system recovery options (i have a sense of humour i know), but knowing this will not work again...... i am them going to remove the graphics card and plug the monitor into the onboard graphics port to see what happens.



    Thank you for taking the time to help me!



    I will let you know the outcome!

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    just for an update, that did not work either, I have decided to put the computer away until another solution has been posted for me to try, I think I have tried just about everything apart from reloading it, but as i do not have it that is not an option.

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    okay rockitman, i have just got in from work, I will try your suggestion in a little while and let you know the outcome.

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    I was not able to type the first command in it said

    an error occured while attempting to reference the specified entry. The system cannot find the file specified

    I was able to type in

    bootrec/fixmbr and that said the operation completed successfully

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    this is the error i get on the bsod



    ***STOP: 0x00000079 (0x00000003, 0x0000007c, 0x00000006, 0x00000000)



    Even though it said fixmbr was completed successfully i still got the bsod.

  • Debs
    Debs Feb 05, 2009

    thanx for your determination in trying to help me resolve the problem. I am giving a fixya for all of your help and time. I am going to save up and buy another version of vista. If I had one i could a reloaded it a hundred times with the amount of hours I have put into trying to fix this machine.



    thanx for your help

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough May 11, 2010

    Will it boot to comand prompt?

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Hmmm... try turning it on then while it's booting windows forece the computer off.
then turn it on again and select launch startup repair. you can try everything from there.
hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Andrew Perrong Feb 04, 2009

    yep. after auto diagnostics you can opt to open a command prompt window, among other things

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Try this,
Open the command prompt and Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow (leave a space between sfc and / )

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Have you tried sfc from disk?

    If so,please post what it said, if it would or wouldn't run.

    This is important

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Ok,Can you try it one more time?,but this time after "sfc /scannow " hit space bar C:\

    so it looks like this sfc /scannow C:\



  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Do this one first OFFBOOTDIR

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Is you cd rom drive D: or E: ?

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Ok,Then This mean you have a recover partition on drive D:

    sfc/verifyfile=c:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
    sfc /scanfile=d:\windows\system32\kernel132.dll

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    what exactly is the Command promt showing for Example C:\windows\blah\blah\?

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 04, 2009

    Ok,Can you restart into boot option and select startup in vga mode?



    The problem is a windows driver is crashing the video driver.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    Does the start up disk have Fixmbr ?



    Press f8 and disable automatic restart on system failure.



    Enter bios and disable automatic restart on system failure.



    Then at the command type.

    bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS



    And if you answered yes to the 1st question,

    From the command prompt,Type Fixmbr



    If that fails,let me know

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    Do you have 2 sticks of memory?,If so,shut down the power to the pc,remove 1 and restart, (you can reinstall it later.)If you are able to start normally,Uninstall the last update from windows.





    If not,



    The system is using out-of-date Ntoskrnl.exe or Hal.dll files. This can occur after manual repairs that involve copying incorrect files to the system. This error also occurs when using mismatched files, such as copying a multiprocessor HAL on to a system using a single-processor kernel (or vice versa). The kernel and HAL files for single-processor and multiprocessor systems are stored on the Windows operating system CD using two different file names. For example, the single and multi-processor versions of the kernel, named Ntoskrnl.exe and Ntkrnlmp.exe respectively. Setup copies either Ntoskrnl.exe or Ntkrnlmp.exe to your system as Ntoskrnl.exe. In Recovery Console, you can use the Copy command to copy the correct HAL or kernel files from the CD to the appropriate folder on the hard disk.

    Restore the original settings used during Windows Setup.

    Because systems that use the ACPI HAL ignore IRQ assignments stored in firmware, you can only manually change IRQ settings for non-ACPI (Standard PC HAL) systems. Some x86-based provide the option to toggle ACPI functionality. To disable or re-enable ACPI, you must change firmware settings and reinstall Windows. Because of the numerous registry and system file changes required, you must run Setup again (an upgrade installation does not work).

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    Thank you and Good luck

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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (The error code, 0x0A, 0x01E, or 0x50 can also be helpful)

Faulty hardware is the most common cause, followed by a buggy system service, antivirus software, or a corrupted NTFS volume.

Disconnect any external peripherals, including the printer. If you have any internal media devices, such as card readers, make sure nothing is inserted in those slots.

Try running the Startup Repair from the Vista installation disk several times in succession. This has been shown to have a cumulative effect, in some cases.

Next try booting to the F8 safe boot menu again. If you get that menu, try the "last known good" option first.

If none of this works, I would recommend that you use your latest backup solution.

If you don't have backup or Windows installation CD, suggest purchase Windows Vista Business. It runs well.

Regards,
Maha

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