What is a startup repair

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If i shut down my machine it can only start after a startup repair. However, if i hibernate it starts normally. What this means therefore is that i am no longer able to install new updates successfully especially those that require a shut down for a complete successful installation. What should i do?
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  1. Startup Repair is the first of several Windows 7 System Recovery Options. Startup Repair basically Fixes certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, which might prevent Windows from starting correctly at a given time.

    From what I gather, your MBR might be damaged. Here is what I will suggest you do. Use the /fixmbr option in Bootrec.exe tool from the link below and that should do the job.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

    Good Luck and post back to let me know how it goes.
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