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.
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.