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Startup Repair RSS Feed Subscribe to the RSS feed Originally Added to Website:  14 Sep 2009
Last updated:  23 Jul 2014

Older version of this page is below (for XP/Vista/7)
Startup Repair - Windows 8.1u1


I ran Startup Repair on a fully updated, fresh installation of Win8.1u1 in a Virtual Box VM on 22 Jul 2014
This installation is not associated with a Microsoft Account - it's a local account named "Owner" (without the quotes)

It generated the following 5 files (in the C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt directory (links are to the text of the files further down the page - there's also a "Top" link there which will bring you back to the top of the page)
-  bcdinfo.txt - 4 kB
-  bootfailure.txt - 1 kB (this is an empty document - likely because the boot didn't fail)
-  bootstat.dat - 66 kB (interestingly, this file was modified 1 hour before the others - and this was before the VM actually existed.  The other times (created/accessed) are the same as the other files - 1 hour later)
-  disklayout.txt - 5 kB
-  SrtTrail.txt - 5 kB

Some info on bootstat.txt here (dates from Vista in 2009):  http://www.geoffchappell.com/notes/windows/boot/bsd.htm
The Windows bootstat.dat file is located in C:\Windows (in Win8.1u1) and is changed (it seems) at each boot

ToDo:
- experiment w/failed boot scenarios
- run Process Monitor boot log w/Startup Repair

BCDINFO.TXT:                    Go to TOP

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
integrityservices       Enable
default                 {default}
resumeobject            {3ee24199-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
displayorder            {default}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 8.1
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {current}
integrityservices       Enable
recoveryenabled         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=D:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {3ee24199-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{3ee2419c-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Recovery Environment
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
displaymessage          Recovery
osdevice                ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{3ee2419c-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
systemroot              \windows
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
winpe                   Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier              {3ee24199-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description             Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {current}
recoveryenabled         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
filedevice              partition=D:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
bootmenupolicy          Standard
debugoptionenabled      No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier              {memdiag}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \boot\memtest.exe
description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess         Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier              {emssettings}
bootems                 No

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier              {dbgsettings}
debugtype               Serial
debugport               1
baudrate                115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier              {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier              {globalsettings}
inherit                 {dbgsettings}
                        {emssettings}
                        {badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier              {bootloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}
                        {hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier              {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype     Serial
hypervisordebugport     1
hypervisorbaudrate      115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier              {3ee2419c-10ed-11e4-97a4-cabe18acc45d}
description             Windows Recovery
ramdisksdidevice        partition=C:
ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi


BOOTFAILURE.TXT:                    Go to TOP
    This is a placeholder as the document has no contents

BOOTSTAT.DAT:                    Go to TOP
    This is a placeholder as the document isn't readable in text

DISKLAYOUT.TXT:                    Go to TOP

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600

Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MININT-NKCO7OG

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online           25 GB      0 B        

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

VBOX HARDDISK
Disk ID: 721C26AA
Type   : SATA
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0D00)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 1     C   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    350 MB  Healthy           
  Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy           

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     E                       CD-ROM          0 B  No Media          
  Volume 1     C   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    350 MB  Healthy           
  Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy           

Volume 1 is the selected volume.

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
* Disk 0    Online           25 GB      0 B        

Read-only              : No
Hidden                 : No
No Default Drive Letter: No
Shadow Copy            : No
Offline                : No
BitLocker Encrypted    : No
Installable            : Yes

Volume Capacity        :  349 MB
Volume Free Space      :   88 MB

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

VBOX HARDDISK
Disk ID: 721C26AA
Type   : SATA
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0D00)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 1     C   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    350 MB  Healthy           
  Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy           

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary            350 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary             24 GB   351 MB

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

Partition 1
Type  : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 1     C   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    350 MB  Healthy           

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

VBOX HARDDISK
Disk ID: 721C26AA
Type   : SATA
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0D00)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 1     C   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    350 MB  Healthy           
  Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy           

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary            350 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary             24 GB   351 MB

Partition 2 is now the selected partition.

Partition 2
Type  : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No
Offset in Bytes: 368050176

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition     24 GB  Healthy           


SRTTRAIL.TXT:                    Go to TOP
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Last successful boot time: ‎7/‎22/‎2014 11:06:29 PM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 1

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

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

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

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

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 140 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

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

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

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

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

Root cause found:
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Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.

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Startup Repair - XP and Vista (7 is similar to Vista)                    Go to TOP
Last updated:  08 Nov 2010

XP Recovery Console ISO:  http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
Thanks to hamluis! :  http://www.markharding.com/xp_recovery_cd/recovery.iso

ISO Recorder Power Toy (XP Versions):  http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/v2.htm

XP Recovery Console Tutorial:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html

Vista Startup Disk (32 bit):
http://coblitz.codeen.org/neosmart.net/downloads/guides/Vista_Repair/Vista_Recovery_Disc_x86.iso

Vista Startup Disk (64 bit):
Unable to locate :0(

Vista Startup Disk (32 & 64 bit versions) - torrent site:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

Vista Startup Disk (32 & 64 bit versions):
http://www.go-vista.de/forum/systemtools/vista-recovery-cd/

ISO Recorder Power Toy (Vista Versions):  http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/Vista.htm

Vista Startup Repair Tutorial:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Here's a link to a more in-depth description of Startup Repair:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722188.aspx
Also, it states that the logfile is located at %WINDIR%\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

Startup Repair log:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
---------------------------
Last successful boot time: 8/9/2008 4:34:15 PM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 1

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

Test Performed: 
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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: 
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 266 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 31 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 78 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 110 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 31 ms

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

Test Performed: 
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Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 62 ms

Test Performed: 
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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 = 0 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Setup state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 532 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Registry hives test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 2406 ms

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

Test Performed: 
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Name: Bugcheck analysis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 625 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: Access control test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 8797 ms

Test Performed: 
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Name: File system test (chkdsk)
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

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

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

Root cause found: 
---------------------------
Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code =  0x2
Time taken = 456172 ms








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