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Windows 7: Unable to get past 'starting windows' screen

07 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 32
 
 
Unable to get past 'starting windows' screen

While watching a live feed on the internet, it stopped responding, so i held down the power button on my laptop to turn it off with the aim of restarting it. Unfortunatley now it won't restart and freezes no the 'starting windows' page. I have tried safe mode with networking, restaring at last known good configuration, booting from cd and repairing but nothing has worked.

Any ideas what i can do?

Thanks


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07 Jul 2012   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried a system restore to a point earlier in time when it worked?
System Restore
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07 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 32
 
 

Yep tried that. However when i posted i was trying to boot from the cd and i thought it was frozen, however it now appears it is trying to work from the cd....fingers crossed
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07 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meldives View Post
Yep tried that. However when i posted i was trying to boot from the cd and i thought it was frozen, however it now appears it is trying to work from the cd....fingers crossed
Try to run startup repair from the cd. Also, try to run System Restore from the cd.
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07 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meldives View Post
Yep tried that. However when i posted i was trying to boot from the cd and i thought it was frozen, however it now appears it is trying to work from the cd....fingers crossed
Try to run startup repair from the cd. Also, try to run System Restore from the cd.
Trying the startup repair now. If that doesn't work do i try the system restore?
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07 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 32
 
 

Hmmm, not sure what has happpened but it appears to be working again

Ran system repair and got the following messages
Problem event name: startup repair offline
Problem signature 1; 6.1.7600.16385
2: 6.1.7600.16385
3: unknown
4: 486
5: external media
6: 1
7: no root cause
Os version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locaie id: 1033

Then another message
Root cause found - unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem
Repair action: system files intergity check & repair
Result: failed error code =0x490

It gave the option to restart, so i did and it has booted up fine. Not sure what the problem was but glad my laptop is working again!
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07 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meldives View Post
Hmmm, not sure what has happpened but it appears to be working again

Ran system repair and got the following messages
Problem event name: startup repair offline
Problem signature 1; 6.1.7600.16385
2: 6.1.7600.16385
3: unknown
4: 486
5: external media
6: 1
7: no root cause
Os version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locaie id: 1033

Then another message
Root cause found - unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem
Repair action: system files intergity check & repair
Result: failed error code =0x490

It gave the option to restart, so i did and it has booted up fine. Not sure what the problem was but glad my laptop is working again!
It looks like startup repaired something even thoughthe operation failed. I have had similar things happen with System Restore. Sometimes, Windows just does weired stuff
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07 Jul 2012   #8
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Windows does do things like that. Once, I did a system restore, and it said it failed, but when I restarted on got to desktop, it said System Restore completed successfully. That's Windows for you I guess
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07 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Windows does do things like that. Once, I did a system restore, and it said it failed, but when I restarted on got to desktop, it said System Restore completed successfully. That's Windows for you I guess
Yea, that's what I had happen.
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07 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Wish I had a few GBP's for every occasion that Windows tells me that something cannot possibly be corrected. Then it is, seemingly with no input from me ...
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