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Windows 7: PC stuck in Startup repair loop

23 Sep 2014   #1
Curto

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
PC stuck in Startup repair loop

My PC became stuck in a startup repair loop 2 days ago and I have tried several things to fix it without a fresh install as I need the data on my SSD. The main thing I have noticed is that my startup repair does not say it is unsuccessful it just restarts and loops over again. I have tried this tutorial
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
but do not have a RegBack folder when I follow the steps. I am fairly certain I have Windows 7 64bit. I do not have an installation CD.

Please help!! I need whats on my computer for university!!


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23 Sep 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Well, depending on your time frame, finding out the main cause and fixing it could take a while. If you need it ASAP, your best bet would be to physically remove the hard drive, and plug it into another machine (keep in mind if you have a warranty, opening the case could void it). Remove the data and I would take that time to backup and other data you need then as well. After that, I would perform a test on the hard drive while its plugged into that other computer. Seagate and Western Digital both have good tools to test hard drives.
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24 Sep 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Curto mate if you ant to save the data you can use this mind you will need access to another machine to make the boot disk

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOSto boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY.You can of course remove the hard driveand any other drives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only driveleft in the machine then the BIOS willonly find it to boot from.

When it isfinished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open thedrive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the materialyou want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on"dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.


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