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Windows failed to start after clean install

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December 30, 2012 1:10:40 AM

My computer was having some problems every time I booted it up. Upon start up, I would receive an error message saying "windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might have caused the problem" and would give me some options to pick from like Safe Mode options and Start Normally. I would click "start windows normally" and my computer would boot up normally and run just fine. But every time I turn my computer off, I come back the next day with the same error message. I tried running the windows repair option but it would never find anything. I decided I would just perform a clean install and just be done with it, but after doing that, I tried booting my computer to have the SAME error message. Same thing happens, I just click start normally and it works fine. It's just a total hassle to have to deal with this error message every time I try turning my computer on. Since I performed the clean install, I have very little things re installed to the computer like Java and what not. I wouldn't think it would be Java because I have had that the entire time I have owned the computer and only recently got the error messages. Any and all help would be appreciated.
December 30, 2012 5:44:23 AM

How do you turn off your computer? Do you go to the start menu and click Shut down? Or hold down or press the power switch on your computer?
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December 30, 2012 5:10:24 PM

The Stealthinator said:
How do you turn off your computer? Do you go to the start menu and click Shut down? Or hold down or press the power switch on your computer?


I click the start menu and then click Shut down. It's strange because I have done the same things I have always done with this computer and it started doing this.
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December 31, 2012 12:59:25 AM

So it shuts down normally? You might want to turn on boot log under msconfig.exe and then while starting up or shutting down, you can see verbose info about what is happening.
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January 3, 2013 8:41:29 PM

The Stealthinator said:
So it shuts down normally? You might want to turn on boot log under msconfig.exe and then while starting up or shutting down, you can see verbose info about what is happening.



I turned on the boot log, but I don't see anything upon start up or shutdown. Is there somewhere to see this?
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January 3, 2013 11:06:52 PM

The Stealthinator said:
So it shuts down normally? You might want to turn on boot log under msconfig.exe and then while starting up or shutting down, you can see verbose info about what is happening.


I thought I would add some additional details. I checked my event log and noticed some interesting things that have occurred during the last 2 days.


I saw 18 errors saying:

Source: WMI
Event ID: 10

With the details of the error stating:

SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99
0x80041003



I also saw 3 Critical saying:

Source: Kernel Power
Event ID: 41

With the details of the critical stating:

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0






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January 4, 2013 5:12:55 PM

To see verbose info, for example where it usually says "Welcome" while logging in, it would say "Preparing Desktop..." or "Starting User Profile Service..."
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May 19, 2013 1:32:27 AM

Sorry to dig up an old thread, however I get the same problem. Build a brand new computer and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 and every time I reboot I get windows failed to start. Sometimes it is possible to boot into windows and then it runs absolutely fine. But sometimes I can't get past that screen. I did install windows with UEFI mode on my bios as I have a GPT 3TB HDD and didnt want to partition it.

EDIT: Also found this error after restarting and checking event manager.

Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Date: 5/19/2013 12:17:59 PM
Event ID: 46
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ReDLiNe-PC
Description:
Crash dump initialization failed!
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="volmgr" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">46</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-05-19T08:17:59.787644400Z" />
<EventRecordID>4946</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>ReDLiNe-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\HarddiskVolume3</Data>
<Binary>0000000001000000000000002E0004C0041000000D0000C000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>
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