Windows Vista Home Premium won't start.. System repair wont fix it

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. I have no idea what from but when i turn on my laptop, it comes up with the option to either start normally or system repair. I tried system repair, it didn't work. Then I tried start normally it didn't work either. After using system repair In the error report it comes up with:

Problem event name:          StartupRepair V2
Problem signature 01:         AutoFailover
Problem signature 02:         6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03:         0
Problem signature 04:         65537
Problem signature 05:         corruptvolume
Problem signature 06:         corruptvolume
Problem signature 07:         0
Problem signature 08:         3
Problem signature 09:         chkdsk
Problem signature 10:         2
OS Version:                        6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID:                          1033

I can't fix it because my laptop just stops at the microsoft corporation loading bar, and eventually I just turn off my laptop manually. Please, can somebody help me. I have important files on this laptop. Thanks!

P.S :
At the details of start up repair diagnosis it say's 
root cause system volume on disk corrupt or something like that.
 

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Hi,
  • What were the changes made before the issue occured?
  • What is the exact error message do you receive?
  • Did you try starting you computer in safe mode?

If no, you may check this issue in safe mode.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

If above does not work, you may refer these methods:

Method 1:

I suggest you to run run check disk from Winre, you need Windows Vista DVD, boot the computer to Win RE from the elevated command prompt, and try to do a CHKDSK. You can follow these steps to run CHKDSK :

1) Use the Windows Vista DVD to start the computer in Windows Recovery (WinRE).
2) In WinRE, open a command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Install Windows screen, select the appropriate Language to install, Time and
currency format, and Keyboard or input method options, and then click Next.
3) Click Repair your computer.
4) Click the Windoes Vista installation that you want to repair, and then click Next.
5) Click Command Prompt.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
chkdsk <drive letter>: /f /r

Disclaimer:
Important: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost

Method 2: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and clickNext
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.
8. Click Finish to restore the system.

To know more about “System Restore” visit the following link:
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I've tried system restore and recovery. I haven't tried safe mode, and the exact error was :
Problem event name:          StartupRepair V2
Problem signature 01:         AutoFailover
Problem signature 02:         6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03:         6
Problem signature 04:         58933
Problem signature 05:         CorruptVolume
Problem signature 06:         CorruptVolume
Problem signature 07:         0
Problem signature 08:         1
Problem signature 09:         Chkdsk
Problem signature 10:         0
OS Version:                        6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID:                          1033


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Okay, so a few minutes ago I tried to enter my laptop in safe mode, and it works fine :). This means that it isn't a hardware problem right? What do I do to enter my computer in normal mode ??

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While on safemode, I ran a full computer scan and then checked if all my drivers were working. I didn't have any viruses, but I had some locked files. I also had 1 driver error and  I think it's the cause of why my laptop stays at the microsoft corp loading bar. It is "Consumer IR Devices"
It says :
"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.(Code 31)"

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Hi,

This could be a serious error and need tech support from a real computer shop (not leeks and peeks
at a BestBuy or other BigBox Stores) or your System maker's Support.

This is my entire troubleshooter for this issue - if you have already run StartUp Repair from a Vista
Boot Disk (not just from recovery) then skip down to "Possible fixes for that error are the same for
these :" section. If you have not used an actual Vista Boot Disk start at the top and how to make
one below.

Are  you able to access Safe Mode - repeatedly tap F8 as you boot?

Go into Setup/Settings (BIOS/CMOS) often F2 as you boot so watch screen as you startup. Set the
boot order to CD/DVD to use Vista disks. Remember to set back when done.

With a Vista or Repair disk try Startup Repair - (the possible fixes are same as these though the titles
are named differently.)

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or use a Vista Disk
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/326b756b-1601-435e-99d0-1585439470351033.mspx

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Vista disk.

How to do a Startup Repair
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html 

Possible fixes for that error are same as for these :

Unable to boot in windows vista- windows boot configuration data file is missing required information -
Repair Corrupt Boot Manager
http://www.troublefixers.com/unable-to-boot-in-windows-vista-windows-boot-configuration-data-file-is-missing-required-information/

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair
startup issues in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html

Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing
required information"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

Vista Tip: Repair "BOOTMGR is missing" error - a quick how to
http://lifehacker.com/251733/vista-tip--repair-bootmgr-is-missing-error

See this section here - To repair/rebuild the Boot Config Data Use the Bootrec.exe Tool
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/163304-dual-boot-using-free-partitioning-software.html

After using the above methods run StartUp Repair TWICE (if not 3 times).

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If you do not have a Vista disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy protected. Your
System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already own Windows. Also you
can make a repair disk on another computer.

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc - Free methods
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

NeoSmart now charges $9.75 for their ISO images to make the disks.

How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7050.aspx

Download: Windows Vista 32 bit (x86) Recovery Disc and Windows 7
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc and Windows 7
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/

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These "may" help :

Also from the COMMAND PROMPT of Recovery Console (if possible) or a Vista disk

SFC /scannow
Hit Enter

and after that runs

chkdsk /f /r
Hit Enter

( Spaces between C and /   k and /  and f and / )

Retry Startup Repair after Chkdsk.

If needed after those you can retry System Restore from the Recovery or Vista disk.

How to Do a System Restore in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

Or from the Command Prompt :

C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe

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Saving any needed data and re-installing Windows Vista might be the best option though here
are a few others.

You can save your files by putting the drive in another computer as 2nd drive (best) or an
External USB drive case and then backing them up to removable media such as CD, DVD,
or other USB drives. Of course a real computer shop or your System maker can help recover
the files.

Or you could use an Ubuntu boot CD to back up the data.

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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Read my name please, and then reply with easier shorter instructions. Also, I tried /chkdsk /f /r and it said :
"The type of file system is NTFS.
cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the veolume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be 
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)"

I then typed y and entered. Then it said it will be checked.
Also, if you read what I wrote, I can go into safemode.

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Hi,

Sorry there are not easier shorter instructions. In fact from those they only get more
complex. Possibly a family member or friend can help. See the note about this being
a very serious issue at the top of the original reply.

As I said I posted the entire troubleshooter for this error which starts with the "Are
you able to access Safe Mode"question.

This may help with the checkdisk issue though maybe not with the original issue.

How to Fix Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/130824-chkdsk-will-not-run-startup-vista.html

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Check the section headed by :

Possible fixes for that error are same as for these :

Each link there has complete methods with step-by-step help.

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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I said "I can open safe mode" Also, are there any alternatives, I really would rather have a solution that can be home-done.

P.S I succeeded in running chkdsk and it said Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

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Hi,

There are methods to make Repair Disk and instructions above.

How were you able to run chkdsk? Same method should help to try the other steps.

You can run those commands from the Menu and/or the Command Prompt of a Vista
disk.

This a very tough problem and a fix may not be possible at a user level.

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

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Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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I'll try to create one because I have a few blank cd's handy. Also to answer your question, I was in system repair and I clicked other repair or something like that and I hit command prompt and typed chkdsk.
I hope I can fix it. Thanks for all your help, and happy holidays to you as well. Please keep up with this topic in-case I have any more problems (read my name) :P.

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