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Windows cannot start, Automatic Repair Fails, and more!

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64-Bit

    Windows cannot start, Automatic Repair Fails, What to do?

    Well it would figure that the first post I make on the forums is a problem.

    I seem to have royally messed up my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion G7 that came stock with Win7 that I upgraded to Win8 about a year ago. It was working perfectly fine until this morning, when it seems the walls came crashing down.

    Here's a rundown of the events that have transpired:

    -Got to work, started laptop, said "restart to finish updates" so I did
    -Before it restarted it crashed to the "new" BSOD with an error of memory_management
    -Restarted and it booted well, said configuring updates, then logged in fine
    -Opened chrome, crashed again, this time with "page fault in nonpaged area"
    -Restarted, logged in, didn't touch anything and crashed even sooner to memory management error
    -Booted into Advanced startup and went to system restore, restored and booted again, another crash
    -Tried to restore further back, restore failed (couldn't extract archive MicrosoftZuneVideo or something like that), said restore point was corrupted
    -Try to restore again, no restore points exist now (???)
    -Boot into recover command prompt, run chkdsk C: /f /r /x, gets to step two and 12% then crashes to BSOD with no error and automatically restarts
    -Boots to "Preparing Automatic Repair"
    -Runs to "Attempting Repairs" then displays "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC"

    This is where I'm at now. I've tried to restart several times, but every time Windows boots to Automatic repair and can't repair. I can't figure out what could have gone wrong, as there was almost nothing wrong with the laptop before this morning. No signs of failure or anything.

    I would love to get any help I could with this. I am prepared to just fresh install when I get off of work but I'd love to know if this is a bigger problem than just software. The laptop is from 2010 so it's near the end of its life. HDD failure could be the culprit I suppose.

    Last edited by Papkee; 15 Jun 2014 at 13:58.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Check the health status of your hard drive (Smart) using the diagnostic tool from the hard disk manufacturer.
    More than likely a ram issue. Run memtest 86 to verify. This will take a while.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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