Windows 7 Boot Failure and Startup Repair Error code 0x79

Original Title: Windows 7 Boot Failure

My computer was working perfectly fine until yesterday, when it suddenly froze.  I forced shut down and rebooted but Windows would not load (got stuck on the Windows Logo).  Repeated process with same results.  Startup Repair is unable to fix the problem:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: -1
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: CorruptBootSectorCode
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Boot sector code for system disk partition is corrupt
Error code = 0x79

Also, I can not revert to previous date, run in safe mode, etc.  On top of that, I bought a license for digital upgrade and have no disk (I do have a valid license).

Hello EnsignSimmons,


You may contact your computer manufacturer for Windows 7 installation disc and request for the reimbursement.


If you have downloaded the ISO image and burned it onto a USB drive then refer the following article to perform clean installation of Windows 7.


Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive


Note: Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.


Hope this information helps.

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Last updated August 7, 2019 Views 2,971 Applies to: