Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cannot stop startup repair

23 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7
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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

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)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Cannot stop startup repair

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33