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: Repair Install Hangs in Windows 7...Help

06 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7
Repair Install Hangs in Windows 7...Help

A VSS Writer System File was corrupt in Windows 7 and I decided to try a repair install. The repair appeared to be running fine (up to step 9 in the tutorial on this site) but hung while attempting to reboot.

My boot manager is showing 3 systems...the attempted repair setup, my original Windows 7, and Windows Vista.

I've tried booting Windows 7 thinking I'd try to rerun the repair after disconnecting all of my devices. Windows 7 starts normally but I can't access my C drive and when I try to run setup from the DVD I get an access denied message. Any way I can get control of my DVD?

I've also booted from the Windows 7 install disk and tried the repair option. I get a message saying that repair is unable to help.

I considered booting from Vista and running the upgrade but I don't get to choose which system to upgrade and I don't want to upgrade my Vista.

I may have to redo a fresh install of Windows 7 but I'd really prefer to retry the repair install.

Please share your suggestions....Thanks!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jul 2009   #2



You can try booting from the Windows 7 DVD and selecting 'Repair Options' then command prompt. Once open type sfc /scannow this will scan all system file integrity & replace any that have been changed or become corrupt.

Hope this helps

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Repair Install Hangs in Windows 7...Help

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Repair Install Hangs in Windows 7...Help
Thread Forum
Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install General Discussion
Windows logo hangs, startup repair cannot repair windows General Discussion
Windows 7 Startup repair hangs General Discussion
Windows 7 install Hangs Installation & Setup
windows 7 startup hangs after install Installation & Setup
Windows 7 hangs on fresh install on SSD Installation & Setup
Windows 7 hangs during install Installation & Setup

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 02:39 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