Replacing Corrupted or Missing Files with Startup Repair

Startup Repair, the first item on the System Recovery Options menu, is designed to get you back up and running when Windows won't start because of damage to (or deletion of) one or more essential system files. Generally speaking, if you're not sure why Windows won't start, you should begin your troubleshooting by running Startup Repair. (Under some circumstances and depending on how your system has been set up, Startup Repair might run automatically when Windows fails to boot.)

Startup Repair begins by displaying the following:

After a few moments, Startup Repair reports its results . This is not a promise that your system has been fixed—but it is encouraging. If you respond by clicking Finish, the system reboots. If no problems remain unsolved, you'll be heading straight back into Windows. If more repair is needed, Startup Repair runs again

If you want more information about what Startup Repair has done, click the link at the bottom of the dialog box—View Diagnostic And Repair Details. Something akin to the following will appear, and you can use the scroll bar to read the full report

Startup Repair

Diagnosis and repair details:

Startup Repair

Diagnosis and repair details:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log


Last successful boot time: 7/9/2009 6:01:24 PM (GMT) Number of repair attempts: 1


Session details

System Disk = V^eviceVHarddiskO Windows directory = D:\Windows AutoChk Run = 0 Number of root causes = 1


View advanced options for system recovery and support

If Startup Repair is unable to solve your problem, you're likely to see a request that you consent to informing Microsoft about the problem . You might also see a message proposing an alternative troubleshooting approach—such as running System Restore

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