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Unable to boot windows 8 or get into safe mode

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    Unable to boot windows 8 or get into safe mode


    Hi, I'm in the SH@ here good and proper!

    I am trying to run sfc /scannow to try and fix my boot problem but I keep getting "windows resource protection could not start the repair service"

    I have found a few threads that mention this but they go off on a tangent and do not deal with what I am facing.

    I have the original win8 CD but it has never managed to fix a thing for me, it just says it cannot! I really cannot to a clean install as all of my work files are on there!

    Please help!

    steve

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  2. #2


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    I also start in x:\sources>
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  3. #3


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    This should be right up your alley!

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    You are the Don one!.... One problem tho. It's saying "There is a system repair pending that needs a reboot"

    i have rebooted, repeated the steps and get the same "there is a system repair pending......." Message!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Here is where I am at now...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Same old same old!
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Are you running it in Administrator command prompt ?

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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    How can I log is as admin in command prompt? I have been at this for hours now mate and am rapidly running out of ideas.

    Many thanks
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Yes mate, I'm in as admin
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Trumes View Post
    How can I log is as admin in command prompt? I have been at this for hours now mate and am rapidly running out of ideas.

    Many thanks
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