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Windows 7: System restore still going after 12 hours

19 Feb 2012   #1
matjd23

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
System restore still going after 12 hours

Hi all,

I have an ASUS N55SF and last night i decided to do a system restore from a backup i created to go back to how i bought it which was created on December 8th 2011. I set it going at 11pm last night, it is now 3:30pm the following day and still its not finished, im not sure if it has froze because the icon is still spinning and my hdd light is flashing indicating its doing something (or so i think). I created recovery discs before i created the restore point too if that helps? Im not sure what i am to do about this as i have read i could cause serious harm by turning it off.

Thankyou all in advance for your advice.


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19 Feb 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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How did you create the backup? Or are you talking about "system restore points"?
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19 Feb 2012   #3
matjd23

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Before i made it i was flagged by windows to create a back up, so i did which was saved to an external hard drive. So i opened system restore last night and saw the december 8th restore point so im assuming its a system restore point.
The restore process is just hanging at "system restore is restoring thr registry..."
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19 Feb 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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You can make 2 types of backup in win7
  • System image backup: This is a backup of OS-partition. Maybe more partitions if you wish. It's needed to recover ALL data
  • windows backup: backups the files based on criteria you select.
System restore points are something totally different!!! Based on your sentence: "The restore process is just hanging at "system restore is restoring thr registry..." you are trying that

System Restore
System Protection - Turn On or Off

just power off your machine (what else can you do) and try again. Try a more recent "restore point" maybe that works.

Tell me results.
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19 Feb 2012   #5
matjd23

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Ok i have powered off and rebooted but nothing, i get to windows is starting up followed by a blank screen. The discs i created was using asus recovery can i still use them?
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19 Feb 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

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Please first explain why you tried system restore. Was this because your systen was very unstable for example?
I don't know why system restore lasted so long and was in some kind of loop. What I know is all systemrestore actions are done in 1 transaction. So it succeeeds or it fails. There is no thing as a half restore. But ... harddisk can errors... or system was damaged during last startup. Don't know what happened!!

Do you have a windows x64 system repair cd, or win7 x64 installation dvd?
Or just start up your pc and press F8 multiple times (1 sec in between).
perform a "system restore" from there System Recovery Options
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19 Feb 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matjd23 View Post
Ok i have powered off and rebooted but nothing, i get to windows is starting up followed by a blank screen. The discs i created was using asus recovery can i still use them?
asus recovery is just sort of copy of recovery partition. I't can be used to restore to factory settings. So to go back to the state you recieved the laptop. All software and data you put on the disk is gone if you do this!!!

Don't do it yet!
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19 Feb 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matjd23 View Post
Ok i have powered off and rebooted but nothing, i get to windows is starting up followed by a blank screen. The discs i created was using asus recovery can i still use them?
explaining exactly when the black screen appears.
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19 Feb 2012   #9
matjd23

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

The reason i wanted to restore was to wipe most of my programs and files off and thought it might have been the best option. I understand what your saying. I tried pressing f8 at startup and i just got startup repair which seemed to be looping, so i turned off and rebooted into recovery and at the minute it's on ImageX.
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19 Feb 2012   #10
matjd23

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

All is going well with the recovery as far as i can tell but the black screen would appear almost as soon as "windows is starting up". Im not too bothered about losing all my software and data aslong as i can get it back working again but thankyou for the heads up on that and thankyou for your advice on the matter.
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