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Windows 7: Windows startup frozen

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows startup frozen

I did the clean install from upgrade months ago, and it has all worked very well.
Yesterday, using MSE, I got a 'severe threat' warning. I think I told MSE to clean the computer, and it showed after I clicked on that button that no threat now existed. Maybe that was my mistake. I know one of the other buttons was 'take recommended actions' or something like that.
Regardless, it all worked fine, and I shut it clear down. Today it hung on startup and wouldn't get to the logon window.
I don't have a system image.
I booted from the Windows 7 disk and initiated 'Startup Repair'. It has been "searching for problems" for 30 minutes now.
Just getting to the Startup Repair took a long time.
This is on an HP laptop with plenty of memory and disk space.
I do have system restore points and have not tried them, went straight to Startup Repair.
Thanks!

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11 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

If you ever had a virus, it might be on those restore points.

Also, the startup repair can take a long time, just let it sit.

Worst case, you can make a repair install, which is basically just doing an upgrade install over your install now.
If even that fails, then I would just nuke and reinstall (IMO).
Come back and talk to us before you go down that route though.

~Lordbob
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11 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
did not try a restore until now

I walked through reboot with the install CD;Startup Repair; System Restore and waiting....let you know what happens next.
It does show a command prompt open window that is in X:\windows|....
right now. I haven't messed with that.
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11 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallypedal View Post
I walked through reboot with the install CD;Startup Repair; System Restore and waiting....let you know what happens next.
It does show a command prompt open window that is in X:\windows|....
right now. I haven't messed with that.
That is just startup repair running. I ran it one time for like 3 hours...

~Lordbob
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11 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 
after running system restore

It told me I didn't have any restore points, but I KNOW I made one just a few days ago manually. It only offered to make a new restore point. So I cancelled out of that.

System repair finished and reported it had found zero problems. Do I need to run system repair 3 times as suggested elsewhere in the forums? I tried to reboot from the hard drive after it said zero problems, and its hung in the 'Starting Windows' mode again.
Thanks!
Wallypedal
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11 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds like it might be worth running it again then.

If the 3rd time does not work, do a repair install.

~Lordbob
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Lordbob,
Is there a tutorial on the 'Repair Install' procedure? I want to preserve files/folders if I can...
Wallypedal
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11 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Repair Install

~Lordbob
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11 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Since the first instruction says "Start Windows 7, and log on to an administrator account." and I can't start Windows 7 or login, this doesn't work too well for me.......
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11 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Boot into it, and do an UPGRADE install over it.

~Lordbob
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