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Windows 7: Attempting repairs hang for 24 hours... USB install.

22 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
Attempting repairs hang for 24 hours... USB install.

Okay, so my little brother broke my moms laptop because it was attempting repairs... and he shut it off. Then I got an error when I turned it back off telling me to pretty much re-install. I can get the error code it gave but I dont know if I should turn the repair off. Im doing this from A USB install. The computer that im trying to fix is a 64-bit Acer laptop.. My laptop is a 32-bit Toshiba laptop.

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22 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Run Startup Repair again but from the Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk if possible. If you need a Windows 7 installer to run Repairs or if necessary reinstall then download and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Steps 1 and 2 here.

If Startup Repair fails work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot to do everything possible to repair Windows 7, leading up to possible file rescue if needed, Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Wait until last resort but if you need it here is how to run Acer recovery: Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
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23 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

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23 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run Startup Repair again but from the Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk if possible. If you need a Windows 7 installer to run Repairs or if necessary reinstall then download and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Steps 1 and 2 here.

If Startup Repair fails work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot to do everything possible to repair Windows 7, leading up to possible file rescue if needed, Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Wait until last resort but if you need it here is how to run Acer recovery: Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
None of those options helped. Now im at a black screen with only my cursor and I dont know what to do.. It boots up says starting windows. then its just a black screen with my cursor. This is my laptop..http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/no...7741Zsp2.shtml im using a USB so I can do a clean install.
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23 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This may help:

Startup Repair
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23 Jun 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Instead of posting back that you "don't know what to do" how about reporting back on each of the steps given you for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot?

If you've tried every step successfully without needing additional help, then you are at the steps to rescue your data and run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. I've also given you the steps to do either of these.

So what exactly is it that you don't know what/how to do?
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23 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Instead of posting back that you "don't know what to do" how about reporting back on each of the steps given you for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot?

If you've tried every step successfully without needing additional help, then you are at the steps to rescue your data and run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. I've also given you the steps to do either of these.

So what exactly is it that you don't know what/how to do?
I go to boot into safe mode with networking.
1. Acer logo comes up and I press F8
2. Windows is loading files... (Im trying to reinstall with USB.)
3. Black screen with movable cursor and nothing changes.
4. ??? Stuck on 3
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23 Jun 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I'm sorry but cannot understand what you are saying. You seem to be describing trying to get into safe mode but then suddenly mention you're trying USB reinstall.

Do you have a bootable USB stick correctly written with the Windows 7 installation ISO? How was this done?

If so why are you using the F8 key when to boot into such a stick requires the Acer F12 key?

If you are no longer trying to repair but now want to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow the steps in the blue link.
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23 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm sorry but cannot understand what you are saying. You seem to be describing trying to get into safe mode but then suddenly mention you're trying USB reinstall.

Do you have a bootable USB stick correctly written with the Windows 7 installation ISO? How was this done?

If so why are you using the F8 key when to boot into such a stick requires the Acer F12 key?

If you are no longer trying to repair but now want to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow the steps in the blue link.
Okay, sorry for being confusing. Im trying to do a clean install with my USB stick. I have all the files on it.. There all put on correctly. But Im stuck on step 8 of the link you posted. When I try and boot. My screen goes black after the windows logo, and the only thing there is my cursor.
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23 Jun 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Tell us how your "prepared" the USB stick for use.
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