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Windows 7: System Restore taking too long?

13 Jun 2010   #1
fatwalrus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
System Restore taking too long?

I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?


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13 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatwalrus View Post
I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?
I would kill it (cold boot) and look in the event viewer (type eventvwr in search) to see what the problem is


Ken
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13 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello fatwalrus, welcome to Seven Forums!



Do you have a proper Windows 7 install disk or a Windows 7 created repair disk?
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13 Jun 2010   #4
fatwalrus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I'll check for a CD, but if I don't have it, you're sure its alright to cool kill it? I really dont want to mess up my system...

EDIT: Cannot locate disk, is it necessary? And I would like to system restore...my drivers are a little tweaked and need to be reverted back to what they were orginially
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13 Jun 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The odds are pretty good you're going to have issues as it is now, hence the question about the disk. If you don't have one have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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13 Jun 2010   #6
fatwalrus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Alright, I'll follow the link, so should I just turn it off right now? I hate doing it...
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13 Jun 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatwalrus View Post
Alright, I'll follow the link, so should I just turn it off right now? I hate doing it...



It's not really a good thing to do though you have no other options.
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13 Jun 2010   #8
fatwalrus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Okay, so this system repair fixes all startup problems, will I be able to fix my drivers if all goes according to plan, then use system restore after it? My goal is to revert back to my old driver so I can get sound through my computer, and I don't want any long term damage to my computer. Will this fix it?
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13 Jun 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let's do one thing at a time, let's see if the PC will boot after the hard-shutdown.
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13 Jun 2010   #10
fatwalrus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

"System Restore is complete, none of your documents have been altered."

Thank the Lord...and my sound works now. ZigZag, you are a genius! (And Thanks Bare Foot Kid for willing to help me out had this took a turn for the worse... )
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