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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery


22 Jan 2011   #9
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

How to Recover from an Infinitely Looping Startup Repair Loop without Reinstalling Windows

If you've ever experienced a Startup RepairClick here to read the entire tutorial


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30 Jan 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baton Charge View Post
Using the DVD I managed to kick start the system after many attempts, got back to system recovery, tried the tutorial above, got all the way through this time, rebooted, did start up repair x 3 but still no luck, any further ideas? Alex.
Try a sfc scan 3-4 times either from command prompt or after booting from dvd. To run from dvd, see walkthrough here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ompt-boot.html

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30 Jan 2011   #11
Baton Charge

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Many thanks for your speedy responses, I am booting from my DVD, HD not wanting to play, sometimes it gets no further than "press any key" before dieing, others almost to the finish of "windows is loading files" and then dies. If I go in using the HD it requires me to do diagnostics test or memory test, they start but also die in action. Any ideas, have we gone terminal? Thanks Alex.
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31 Jan 2011   #12
Baton Charge

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Guys, I thank you for your software help, I am now pretty sure it's a hard ware issue, I am thinking a thermal cut out of some sort as the fans work fine, it's clean and not running excessively hot, the good news is it's on warranty so it's going back. But again thank you for your interest, Alex.
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31 Jan 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Alex.



That sounds like the best way forward and thanks for the update.
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31 Jan 2011   #14
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Excellent Tutorial for a Laptop Owner!!!

SFC /Scannow done 3-4 times during session & at boot (@Bill2) do it aswell moving files in order. But this tutorial is top!
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01 Mar 2011   #15
Baton Charge

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Just thought I would put my issue to bed, yes it was a thermal cut out and due to warranty dell picked up and sorted, thanks guys, Alex.
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18 Mar 2011   #16
DirtSquirt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you so much. After a full day of Googling and trying different fixes, and a call to Dell (who wanted $130 for a one time support call, No Thanks!) I finally found this tutorial. This, along with downloading the Windows 7 Start-Up repair CD from here, fixed my problem in under 10 minutes. Nice clear instrucions. Thanks again!
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18 Mar 2011   #17
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtSquirt View Post
Thank you so much. After a full day of Googling and trying different fixes, and a call to Dell (who wanted $130 for a one time support call, No Thanks!) I finally found this tutorial. This, along with downloading the Windows 7 Start-Up repair CD from here, fixed my problem in under 10 minutes. Nice clear instrucions. Thanks again!
Thanks DirtSquirt. I'm glad it worked out for you, although I'm sure Dell will be upset with us for "cheating" them out of $130...

Welcome to the forums!
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23 Mar 2011   #18
lukiej

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi there, bit of a computer novice and tried your steps to the letter, which were very clear and easy to follow!
Checked the screens and they all matched up too.
I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1545 which was made with Vista then upgraded to 7.
Tried your method but no luck
I would like to re-install windows 7 but I have lost the disc!
Also I'd like to backup my files to an external hard drive.
Is all this possible without the disc?
Thanks!
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24 Mar 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lukiej, welcome to Seven Forums!


You can use the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below to copy your data to the external Hard Disk Drive.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista



Here's some other information to use to reinstall Windows using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone


If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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