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Windows 7: startup repair is just detecting problems and thats it! nothing else!

27 Dec 2014   #1
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 
startup repair is just detecting problems and thats it! nothing else!

My issue is that my sony vaio VPECH laptop windows 7 wont start like it used to.
this issue arised a few days ago, basically the problem is that everytime i start my laptop it gives me two options
Launch startup repair (which was recommended)
Or
start windows normally
i chose the recommended option. So the startup repair is detecting problems and it did warn me that it would take over an hour or so, so i waited and waited and came to check up on it and it still said the same thing, now its been a whole day and it still has that same mesage, along with that there is a black empty screen, its was minimised at first i just maximised it to see what it was.
I just dont know what i should do?
i have a ton of essays saved on the laptop have no idea if the files are backed up
or anything like that. Please id really appreciate any kind of help?!
i did try to start the laptop normally, thing is everytime ig reached the windows logo it just oaused for a minute and then a quick flash of a blue screen appeared then disdisappeared, and started the whole process again.
thats my issue, please any help i would really appreciate!


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27 Dec 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Have you tried booting in to "Safe Mode" ?. If not and you don't know how to, please read the below tutorial.

Safe Mode

Let us know whether the system can boot to "Safe Mode" without issues.
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27 Dec 2014   #3
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your suggestion, i did try that but it always directs me back to startup repair.
any other ideas?
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28 Dec 2014   #4
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would suggest saving all your important data to an external medium first. To do that, you can use a live Linux disc like "Mint".

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Once all data are saved, enter in to "Advanced Boot Options" menu by pressing "F8". Then choose "Disable automatic restart on system failure".




How to disable automatic computer restarts following a system failure in a Microsoft Windows environment using the F8 key

Hopefully Windows will stop at the blue screen error screen until you manually power down the machine. Take a clear screenshot of the BSOD screen using a digital cam or smart phone and please upload it with your next reply.
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28 Dec 2014   #5
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 

I will try that and I'll get back to you, thank you!
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28 Dec 2014   #6
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 

Thank you but before i could do anything, It seemed to have finished the startup repair but now the issue is that i have lost all my documents and files and ive tried system restore but it wouldnt let me create a restore point because shadow copy has timed out. Now i desperately need to restore my previous files and documents, any suggestions?
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28 Dec 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamilah View Post
My issue is that my sony vaio VPECH laptop windows 7 wont start like it used to.
this issue arised a few days ago, basically the problem is that everytime i start my laptop it gives me two options
Launch startup repair (which was recommended)
Or
start windows normally
i chose the recommended option. So the startup repair is detecting problems and it did warn me that it would take over an hour or so, so i waited and waited and came to check up on it and it still said the same thing, now its been a whole day and it still has that same mesage, along with that there is a black empty screen, its was minimised at first i just maximised it to see what it was.
I just dont know what i should do?
i have a ton of essays saved on the laptop have no idea if the files are backed up
or anything like that. Please id really appreciate any kind of help?!
i did try to start the laptop normally, thing is everytime ig reached the windows logo it just oaused for a minute and then a quick flash of a blue screen appeared then disdisappeared, and started the whole process again.
thats my issue, please any help i would really appreciate!
Most likely startup repair was checking your disk drive (can take a long time). Or "system integrity" of files (can take long time but not 1 day!).

In "recovery environment" ->command prompt:
Code:
dir  c:\users
dir  d:\users
dir  e:\users
What is the drive letter in recovery environment (so where do you see your username)? I use P in this example (replace with actual drive letter):

Code:
chkdsk/f  P:
Does it report errors? All repaired? Run it twice to prove all errors are repaired.
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28 Dec 2014   #8
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 

I will try that and I'll get back to you, thank you!
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28 Dec 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamilah View Post
Thank you but before i could do anything, It seemed to have finished the startup repair but now the issue is that i have lost all my documents and files and ive tried system restore but it wouldnt let me create a restore point because shadow copy has timed out. Now i desperately need to restore my previous files and documents, any suggestions?
So "startup repair" did finish? Click "view diagnostic and repair details" afterwards and tell us which checks ended in another status than 0x0 (which means success). So what went wrong with what status code?
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28 Dec 2014   #10
Jamilah

windows 7
 
 

That's no longer there, ive tried to get system restore up but it doesnt seem to find it.
do you know why?
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