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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 on reboot after boot defrag

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Can't boot into Windows 8.1 on reboot after boot defrag


    Ok so here is the deal I have been using PerfectDisk forever previous to version 13 which was released with an update for Windows 8.1 I have never had a problem running a boot defrag...What happens was i usually defrag my boot files on reboot everytime i restart with NO PROBLEMS..It would defrag them on reboot then restart afterwards boot into windows with no problem but this time it did not....it does the job fine but when it restarts I get the error your computer must be restarted ignore windows recovery screen after restart hit any key to restart immediately restarting in blah blah with countdown timer

    Things I have done so far
    - I have used startup repair etc etc in the advance bootup options Windows recovery disk..(I do not have restore points)
    - I can boot into safe mode using a command prompt to change the bcd which will boot it right into the mode
    - I have run sfc command in safe mode a few times as well

    I think it might have something to do with either the registry or the bootup files being screwed up for some odd reason by PerfectDisk13 by Raxco any help would be appreciated

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try running Start up Repair from a Windows 8.1 x64 DVD/USB disk.

    How to do a Automatic Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Tried that already got nowhere with it..Also a refresh/reset pc is not possible
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  4. #4


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    Are you using a Windows 8.1 x64 DVD/USB disk.
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  5. #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Are you using a Windows 8.1 x64 DVD/USB disk.
    yes obv
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    I would Restore using your last System Image backup you made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I would Restore using your last System Image backup you made.
    I do not have this option i said all this in the first post
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    What happens was i usually defrag my boot files on reboot everytime i restart with NO PROBLEMS..It would defrag them on reboot then restart afterwards boot into windows with no problem but this time it did not
    What do you mean when you say "defrag your Boot Files"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    What happens was i usually defrag my boot files on reboot everytime i restart with NO PROBLEMS..It would defrag them on reboot then restart afterwards boot into windows with no problem but this time it did not
    What do you mean when you say "defrag your Boot Files"?
    its a thing that programs such as perfectdisk /ultradefrag/smart defrag do..i believe it provides a quicker boot time this is what i found for explanation regarding windows 7 so it will apply here Defragment Boot Files on Windows 7 FAQforge ...imo its just like defragging your hard drive it provides quicker access to files/folders but in this case speeds up the boot process by moving around junk that slows it down
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure you weren't trying to defrag a System or System Reserved partition since those don't need to be messed with.

    What the program does appears to be related to the hiberfil.sys file. Since the Windows 8 Fast Startup makes special use of such a file, it might be effecting its composition. Don't know if such a think might cause boot problems, but you seem to know about the BCD Store, can you attach a copy of a Bcdedit /enum all listing?
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