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Ok guys, I have a challenge for you.

Our power flickered during a storm today (enough to set off my PC surge protester, but nothing else). Now I can't get my PC working right. I BSOD at the end of startup (just before desktop, but after even audio and video drivers load).

I tried all the usual (that I know), safe mode won't boot, last known good configuration won't work, scan disk came up with nothing, startup repair is a no-go, "sfc /scannow" showed errors, but said it didn't fix them. Ahh, yes, my OS is Win7 HP x64, and all SSD tweaks done, etc. Ran stable without issues for months before this...

The kicker is, the PC starts up in the "Directory Systems Repair" mode (whatever the heck that means). It seems to be safe mode w/ networking? I am typing this on the PC now....

The BSOD throws out an error about "win32k.sys", and searching the code ( I don't remember it now, and I would have to reboot again to get it) shows that the file is either corrupted (I think this is the most likely with the improper shutdown).

Does anyone now how to repair/ replace this? Google gave me a suggestion on renaming it to win32k.bak, and windows would automatically replace it, but I don't want to try that yet unless someone can confirm it's safe.

Thanks!
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Hmm, interesting. So you can get into windows in safe modes, but normal boot is a no-go? There is a chance that power was cut right as windows was accessing important files, but uncommon in my opinion.

Have you tried clearing the cmos?
     
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What gets me is the safe modes DON'T boot, they still bsod. The only thing that will boot is the "directory service repair mode", which my all visual appearance is identical (even says safe mode in corners).

Regardless, resetting cmos is a good idea, I'll try that now
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Ok guys, I have a challenge for you.

Our power flickered during a storm today (enough to set off my PC surge protester, but nothing else). Now I can't get my PC working right. I BSOD at the end of startup (just before desktop, but after even audio and video drivers load).

I tried all the usual (that I know), safe mode won't boot, last known good configuration won't work, scan disk came up with nothing, startup repair is a no-go, "sfc /scannow" showed errors, but said it didn't fix them. Ahh, yes, my OS is Win7 HP x64, and all SSD tweaks done, etc. Ran stable without issues for months before this...

The kicker is, the PC starts up in the "Directory Systems Repair" mode (whatever the heck that means). It seems to be safe mode w/ networking? I am typing this on the PC now....

The BSOD throws out an error about "win32k.sys", and searching the code ( I don't remember it now, and I would have to reboot again to get it) shows that the file is either corrupted (I think this is the most likely with the improper shutdown).

Does anyone now how to repair/ replace this? Google gave me a suggestion on renaming it to win32k.bak, and windows would automatically replace it, but I don't want to try that yet unless someone can confirm it's safe.

Thanks!
Is this a Domain Controller?

Directory Services Restore Mode is used to perform checks, maintenance tasks and also authoritative restores of an Active Directory database on a domain controller.
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