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help I can't boot... AGAIN

  1. #1


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    help I can't boot... AGAIN


    I have no idea what happened this time but I can't boot my 8,1 computer.

    it boots into automatic repair,

    Your pc did not start correctly, press restart to restart your pc, or press advanced options.

    I've even done a system restore point to 11/21/13 that didn't help.

    Help please, sadly I did not make a backup... FAIL on my part.

    just a restore point from a few days ago.


    tried safe mode, tried system restore,

    it seems like start up recovery sees my system as teh wrong drive.

    i'm using a 250GB Samsung EVO SSD in ahci mode as my boot disk, and i have a WD 2TB sata drive also. I booted to a command prompt and was only stuck on an X:/ drive couldnt get switched to C or anything

    just clicked startup repair and its 'attempting repairs' dont know what its doing

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  2. #2


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    how do I read this log file at

    C:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    this is infuriating, this is almost a fresh install as it is, I just had to reinstall not long ago, and hadn't god around to make a back up yet, I updated windows defender today, that was about it other than doing homework and playing bf4 for an hour.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ok I booted to a ubuntu boot disk and read that log file

    Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
    ---------------------------
    Last successful boot time: ‎11/‎25/‎2013 8:01:37 PM (GMT)
    Number of repair attempts: 11

    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot status test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 15 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Setup state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Registry hives test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 375 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Windows boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\msisadrv.sys is corrupt.


    Repair action: File repair
    Result: Failed. Error code = 0x2
    Time taken = 844 ms

    Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
    Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
    Time taken = 233313 ms

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 15 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 47 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 47 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 47 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 15 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------

    I bolded an obvious issue
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  5. #5


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    someone hook me up with their windows 8.1 msisadrv.sys file so i can drop it into the folder and hope it fixes my bsoding
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  6. #6


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i have an 8.1 iso and one burned to a disk but I'm on a live cd right now I don't think I can eject it, how can I browse the ISO file from linux ubuntu live cd? I don't think it has a iso browsing/mounting package on the livecd
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  7. #7


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i have an 8.1 iso and one burned to a disk but I'm on a live cd right now I don't think I can eject it, how can I browse the ISO file from linux ubuntu live cd? I don't think it has a iso browsing/mounting package on the livecd
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  8. #8


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ok i got a copy of the file from a friend but it didn't fix my boot issue,
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