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Windows 7: Stuck in startup repair. How long is too long?


06 Aug 2013   #1

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Stuck in startup repair. How long is too long?

Hello,
Windows explorer was not responding yesterday so I had no choice but to hard reboot. Since then life has ceased to exist as i knew it.
I cannot get into safe mode. Pretty much I can't do anything but linger here in startup repair land. Going on 11 hours now. blue screen for about 4-5 hours last night until the "attemptingrepairs" startup repair screen came on. My excitement is quickly growing into despair as I have been watching the blue lines cross the status bar over and over now. My whole life is on this thing and I am pretty poor at backing up anything.....<lesson learned a little too late....> I did read the posting instructions, but was afraid to touch anything while this system is working. plus I have no idea how, and my boyfriend who does know how left me here alone with this levithon and won't be back until tonight.

So my question is: What in the world is it doing during startup repair? And why did they say it might take over an hour to complete vs saying it might take over one month to complete...

Has startup repair ever ended well for anyone?

Thank you in advance for any input and please excuse the amature post.

Reguards,

Eboz

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06 Aug 2013   #2

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This may be useful to read - 'Startup Repair' on Win7 - how long does it take?

Why do you start Startup Repair? Did Windows prompt you or recommend to do so?
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06 Aug 2013   #3

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Windows prompted me and recommend I do so. Thanks for the link! I read it a perhaps there is hope......
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06 Aug 2013   #4

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Do you know how large the hard drive(s) are?
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06 Aug 2013   #5

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1TB Drive
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06 Aug 2013   #6

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That's going to take a while, and you have to also consider the level of repairs to carry out.
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06 Aug 2013   #7

windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks! I will resist the urge to mess with it then, and continue with my prayer dance.
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06 Aug 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eboz View Post
Thanks! I will resist the urge to mess with it then, and continue with my prayer dance.
Hi ! First of all .. if U want to back up something now .. just put in the win 7 repair dvd..
go the command prompt .. and type notepad.exe .. this will start notepad..

from there .. Click file .. save as .. and select all files .. now .. go to any folder .. click it and save it to dvd
or Usb (or external USB hard disk)

Hope this helps
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06 Aug 2013   #9

windows 7 64
 
 

If I had a win 7 repair disk...... also, it wont let me do anything while repairing I guess. If I can find a repair dvd what will it back up? Will it save data from accounting programs and Adobe Illustrator? Outlook? Excel Data? oy!
I can certinatly try it if the repair fails .... Thanks for the input I will let you know if I get to try it!
Eboz
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06 Aug 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eboz View Post
If I had a win 7 repair disk...... also, it wont let me do anything while repairing I guess. If I can find a repair dvd what will it back up? Will it save data from accounting programs and Adobe Illustrator? Outlook? Excel Data? oy!
I can certinatly try it if the repair fails .... Thanks for the input I will let you know if I get to try it!
Eboz
It can back up anything .. Any Data.. all U have to do is Copy the folder that contains the files that interest U .. and copy it to Ur Usb pen drive or .. Usb Hardrive.
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