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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery


22 Jan 2011   #209
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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24 Dec 2012   #210
RickyTee

Nevada
 
 

Ah, so you're both saying the shop wouldn't be able to do any better? /:
Well, shit.

Okay, last question before I get an external hard drive and such:

Since I'm going to have to reinstall windows, do I need a product key?
Because mine came with a sticker on the bottom and it's worn out to the point where I can't read it.
And I only have upgrade Windows 7 discs.. guessing I'd have to torrent new ones?
And is there a way to figure out if I have a 32 or 64 bit system?

Thanks so much for your help, guys.
Much appreciated.

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24 Dec 2012   #211
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi Ricky,

The only difference between the shop and here, is that we don't charge.

You definitely need the Product Key - we don't provide support for non-genuine installations. Sometimes using a magnifying glass will allow you to discern the 25 characters - give it a try and see how you go with that.

Regards,
Golden
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24 Dec 2012   #212
RickyTee

Nevada
 
 

Touche.

Okay. I have a product key that was for my computer.. would that work?
And is there a way to figure out if I have a 32 or 64 bit system?

Also, would I have to have the install disk..?
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24 Dec 2012   #213
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Each computer has its own unique Product key, using one from a different computer will not work.

This tutorial has everything you need to do the install, including the download location for the installation ISO:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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24 Dec 2012   #214
RickyTee

Nevada
 
 

Makes sense.
Well, see, now the only problem I have is the activation key.
It really is too worn out to the point that the letter isn't even there anymore.
Am I SOL?
Guessing I'd have to buy a new install disk?
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24 Dec 2012   #215
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Yes, unfortunately you will.
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10 Jan 2013   #216
djomla43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello everyone this is my 1st post here,so I wanna say hi.
Last night i got windows update notice,I`m running Windows 7 ultimate 64bit,so I click install,leave my laptop on charger and fell asleep, when I woke up it I saw a that system couldn't start normally and gave me start up repair option,tried it and no luck,tried again after few mins,no go. tried system restore 2 days before update,still no luck. So while I was reading this thread for solution (on my sisters laptop lol) I checked BIOS settings and in sata config I saw it was set on AHCI then I set to IDE and let it boot to see if that's got to do something with my issue,and it booted up nicely with ˝windows finished system restore successfully˝
Wanted to share this with you and to ask what caused this? coz I don't know if it was IDE or AHCI setup before.
Few weeks before I had same issue and resolved it with fresh win install
Anyway cheers.
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10 Jan 2013   #217
Lyndonbj

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hello, i dont know if anybody is still answering here, but it appears that i have this issue and need help because one step doesn't work. I thank you for not being rude about my english, i'm french and haven't a good english level.
So, my problem occures at the step 11, where i should create the backup but when i type MD mybackup, that says they can't satisfy my order because of an error of peripheral E/S. So when i ask to copy it after 0 file are copied.
I dont know if i can go further even with this error and i'm rly afraid about crashing even more my computer.
Thanks you for reading and maybe answering me, have a good night.
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10 Jan 2013   #218
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

To whom it may concern (Brink et al):

I tried the Peppermint Software and I see everything except for the Document files or anything on the desktop. Are they hidden or I lost them for sure? The User Folder is there but I can't see Documents or My Documents. I'm not sure if doing the System Recovery will bring back those files. I'm going to try Knoppix Live to see if those Files are hidden from Peppermint but not to Knoppix.
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10 Jan 2013   #219
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

skunky,

I hope it finds them for you.
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