Computer will start, but it doesn't load Windows 7... and it keeps restarting.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows 7; 32 bit. 

Everything was working fine until today 4-25-2010. When I turn the laptop on it starts fine  until the little windows flag pops up to the start windows page... then the computer restarts at the beginning all over again. 

I've tried to start it in safety mode.. but it won't start.

Startup Repair says: Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.  

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name:   StartuoRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 03: unknown

Problem Signature 04: 21200934

Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover

Problem Signature 06: 12

Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1033

When I hit the F12 button and goto the Diagnostics everything passes...


Debugging mode doesn't do anything...but windows still won't start up.


I need help please.


You could use this process instead:

1. Set your BIOS to use the DVD drive as the primary boot device.
2. Boot with your Windows 7 installation DVD or the Windows Repair CD.
3. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …" appears.
4. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
5. Click Repair your computer.
6. Select the Command Prompt.
7. Identify the correct drive letter for your Windows installation. It could be a drive other than C: but it won't be X:. You do it by typing the commands
    dir C:\Win*
    dir D:\Win*
    dir E:\Win*
    until you find the Windows folder.
    I will call that drive "Q:".
8. Type these commands:
    cd /d Q:\windows\System32\config
    xcopy *.* Q:\RegBack\
    cd RegBack
9. Examine the dates of the Software, System and SAM files. Were the files created before or after your problem became apparent?
10. If they were made before the problem became apparent then you can type these commands:
    copy /y software  ..
    copy /y System  ..
    copy /y Sam ..
    (the two dots are part of each command)
11. Reboot normally. If things do not work out then you can backtrack by copying the original registry files from Q:\Regback to Q:\Windows\System32\config.

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