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Windows 7: Cannot stop startup repair

23 Jul 2010   #1

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Cannot stop startup repair

I bought a lenovo last month, with windows 7 pre-installed. It worked fine in the begining, but is having start-up problems now. Says 'windows failed to start', recommends start-up repair (which went on for more than 12 hours with the message 'Attempting repairs', says it has found some disk errors which may take more than an hour to repair).

I tried canceling the startup repair because it took so long with no results, but it gives a message saying it cannot canel the undergoing repair.

What should I do? Should I force shut down the computer? Is there any way I can save my data on it?


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23 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Saving data may require that you slave the hard drive to another computer (using a device like this: CoolDrivesSATA and IDE Hard Drive & Optical Drive USB Adapter Kit COMBO )

To check your system, please try these free, bootable diagnostics:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)
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23 Jul 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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