Win7 goes to Startup Repair waking from sleep

August 5, 2010 at 22:26:17
Specs: Windows 7

Hi, I was using my laptop the other day and when I was finished with it I closed the lid and it went into sleep mode, The next day I went to use it but the battery was flat so I plugged in the charger and turned it on...
Now the Problems..
When I turned it on it came up with a white bar stating "Windows is Loading Files" and goes to Startup Repair, None of the options there resolve the problem, I have tried fixing and rebuilding the MBR using the command prompt, I have managed to do something as now between the Windows Loading Files and Startup Repair I get a window with the following information:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your windows install disc and restart
2.Choose your language
3.Click "repair computer.
If you do not have this disc, contact blah blah..

Now I think the vital information::

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\ttfrxxn.sys
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

Now I have googled the file 'ttfrxxn.sys' but nothing comes up, I have the recovery disc and windows 7 dvd if that helps.
Please Help..

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August 6, 2010 at 12:52:37

I would just use the recovery disc you have, as it's most likely your best bet, if you can't even boot into Safe Mode or anything. I tried myself googling the name of that driver, and couldn't find anything.

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August 6, 2010 at 17:53:00

Thanks for the reply but I have tried the recovery cd to no avail and I can't even boot into Safe Mode, It seems my only option is to reinstall Windows but heard somewhere I can get all the data I want to keep (Documents and Pictures) using a Ubuntu Live CD, Any ideas on that. Also one other thing someone has suggested is that it could be a bad RAM stick?

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August 6, 2010 at 18:56:41

Yeah. I don't know how to reseat RAM in a laptop, only desktops. But, yes. Linux is your best bet. I use Mint, but Ubuntu also works. You'll need a blank CD-R/and or RW, and software to burn the .ISO onto the disc (CDBurnerXP works pretty good). Here's the version of Mint I use: Now, I'm guessing you use Windows 7 64bit, correct?. You'll need to download the one that says "x64" "Gnome", once it's burned, pop it into your CD drive and press whatever key to select your Boot order (it should be F10 on Laptops I think), it'll give you a bunch of options, you should select "CD Rom Drive", once Linux loads on your Desktop, don't select "Start the installer only", it should automatically start with a user called "Guest"/and or Live. Once you see your desktop picture liked this: , what you'll do next is click on "Menu", then go to "Computer" and you should see a drive (mine is listed as "100 GB Media", right click on that and it should mount automatically, once there you'll see your "Documents and Settings", and "Programs Files", copy all the stuff you need from that drive to your Desktop, and then unmount that drive by right clicking on it.

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August 7, 2010 at 03:47:03

Thanks for the replies and the very helpful and detailed instructions to help me,
I got the Ubuntu Live CD and booted off that, Now the strange thing is when I navigate to 'Places - Computer, It comes up with what I expected such as the Windows Drive but it also has Generic Usb Card as a removable storage device.
The strange thing is that I have nothing at all connected to any of the Usb ports, also when I first got the errors and Startup Repair came up when trying to boot windows, it stated the problem might have been caused by not removing a Usb device properly which may have been my ipod I was using the night prior to the errors..
Any suggestions on that?

I have saved all required data to an external Hdd via Ubuntu Live CD and reinstalling Windows, But would be piece of mind and perhaps helpful to others if a solution was the outcome of this thread..
Thanks again Everyone!!

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August 7, 2010 at 07:48:33

But would be piece of mind and perhaps helpful to others if a solution was the outcome of this thread

The only solution IMO is to never again put the laptop to sleep overnight on battery power alone. When a battery is about to "flat out", there is no way Windows could safely shut itself down in order to avoid getting itself crashed. A crashed Windows corrupted system files.


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August 7, 2010 at 08:47:51

Are you sure you don't have a memory card in a card reader slot?

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August 8, 2010 at 03:13:34

Yeah I am pretty certain theres no Memory Card inserted.
Thanks though

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August 8, 2010 at 06:34:45

the usb card reader and controller is all your seeing, nothing to worry about,

try to download and create a new ms win7 recovery disk your disk may be currupt.

drop it in the machine, and check the bios that you set it to run from dvd at start up, you maybe able to hit a f key to set boot device, look a message in post..
from the recovery cd you should be able to boot into repair mode,
as its a laptop you should be able to hit a F key and boot into the factory restore, this will allow you to recover the windows installation to the day you bought the machine..
Follow the advice not to leave it over night on sleep while just on the battery, its a probably cause for your original issue

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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August 8, 2010 at 07:45:16

I searched my Windows 7 files and I don't seem to have a file with that name.

Perhaps this file is exclusive to laptops or your particular hardware. Power options?

As you mentioned I couldn't get any hits on that file either. Even tried MS Technet.

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