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Windows 7: Shutdown computer during Win7 Update

16 Jan 2012   #11
Rinzler

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Bit
 
 
Still no luck

Its been on Startup Repair for around 4 hours now. It says "Attempting repairs".
Should I restart the desktop, or let it continue? I have a feeling its going no where.


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16 Jan 2012   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

According to this thread, it can take some time - 3.5 days in one case!!

Restarting beforehand can corrupt the data on your hard drive.

Startup Repair -- how long is too long? - Microsoft Answers

Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

I'd seriously consider getting hold of a Windows DVD and carrying out a clean install.

I gave you this link earlier: Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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16 Jan 2012   #13
Rinzler

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
According to this thread, it can take some time - 3.5 days in one case!!

Restarting beforehand can corrupt the data on your hard drive.

Startup Repair -- how long is too long? - Microsoft Answers

Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

I'd seriously consider getting hold of a Windows DVD and carrying out a clean install.

I gave you this link earlier: Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
That is REALLY long. I guess I'll have to sleep without air conditioning for the next week and bare with this hot weather. I'll leave it on for one more day, and pray that it works. Anyways, thanks a lot for the help. I'll be up early tomorrow morning, and check my desktop.

Edit:

I've been running the Startup Repair for around 7-9 hours. Apparently, it took some of those people on the forum 12 hours. I'll just wait and hope for the best.
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16 Jan 2012   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Please keep us updated one way or the other.
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16 Jan 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
If I did that, would my files be deleted? Sorry, I'm not really a computer expert.
There are ways to use the recovery environment to backup your users folder and any other important folders so you do not lose your important files. Let us know if you need assistance doing so. You can also use PartedMagic to Backup Files Using PartedMagic by following steps 1-7 in that post linked to in the second link.
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16 Jan 2012   #16
Rinzler

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Bit
 
 

A sleepless night for me.
I just checked my computer, and it gave me the option to System Restore, after 10 hours of Startup Repair.

That DEFINITELY solved the problem of my corrupt reboot.xml as the file is no longer there.
However, I still can't boot it up. The pending.xml file is still in X:\Windows\Winsxs and that is the reason my desktop wont boot up, according to the details of the boot. Said something like "A Patch is causing your desktop a bad reboot."
I think there would be a different pending.xml file in a different drive. Anyways, I'm filled with relief right now.
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16 Jan 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
A sleepless night for me.
I just checked my computer, and it gave me the option to System Restore, after 10 hours of Startup Repair.

That DEFINITELY solved the problem of my corrupt reboot.xml as the file is no longer there.
However, I still can't boot it up. The pending.xml file is still in X:\Windows\Winsxs and that is the reason my desktop wont boot up, according to the details of the boot. Said something like "A Patch is causing your desktop a bad reboot."
I think there would be a different pending.xml file in a different drive. Anyways, I'm filled with relief right now.
From following this thread, it seems that you have only run the startup repair once. You may need to run it two more times with a restart in between each. See Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times for further reading.
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16 Jan 2012   #18
Rinzler

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
A sleepless night for me.
I just checked my computer, and it gave me the option to System Restore, after 10 hours of Startup Repair.

That DEFINITELY solved the problem of my corrupt reboot.xml as the file is no longer there.
However, I still can't boot it up. The pending.xml file is still in X:\Windows\Winsxs and that is the reason my desktop wont boot up, according to the details of the boot. Said something like "A Patch is causing your desktop a bad reboot."
I think there would be a different pending.xml file in a different drive. Anyways, I'm filled with relief right now.
From following this thread, it seems that you have only run the startup repair once. You may need to run it two more times with a restart in between each. See Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times for further reading.
I'll run it again today.
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16 Jan 2012   #19
Rinzler

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Bit
 
 

I ran the startup repair again, and my computer is finally fixed. Thanks for all the help, appreciate it. I'll make a back up disc soon. Thanks again!
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16 Jan 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
I ran the startup repair again, and my computer is finally fixed. Thanks for all the help, appreciate it. I'll make a back up disc soon. Thanks again!
You should thank seavixen32 by giving rep through the scales icon (upper right corner of his post) between the red triangle and the (blue - circle or orange + circle). He gave very good advice.

Very glad you got your system back up and running.
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