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Windows 7: laptop won't system repair or restore.

09 Jun 2012   #1
tinkerbell

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
laptop won't system repair or restore.

Been getting blue screen for the past 4 days... now I switched laptop on its says startup system repair tried doing this but nothing happened after 3 hours just grey screen.


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09 Jun 2012   #2
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
I'd either re-install fresh or recover from a backup image.

First though see if Windows boots in SAFE mode. (Press and Hold F8 key on Windows Boot). If it does then just shut down again and try and boot normally.

If you haven't got a backup / restore program it's ALWAYS worth spending a little money on buying one. You can also make bootable media so you can restore via booting from a DVD or USB device.
Backup shouldn't take you more than 30 mins to an hour and really will get you out of a hole many many times.

In a way this is a good experience to understand why a backup program is necessary -- computers DO go wrong for all sorts of reasons --a decent backup gets you out of all sorts of messes.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Jun 2012   #3
tinkerbell

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried safe mode it flashed then went back to windows error recovery..I'm new to computers
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09 Jun 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.
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