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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

20 Oct 2013   #350
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConnorPhillips View Post
Hello everyone!
This evening, my computer forcibly restarted, and after fussing with it, I was finally able to get to the command prompt. I followed all of the steps provided, yet I was unable to get the computer to boot up normally. In addition, I tried a System Restore which was "successful," though after it was finished, startup repair booted up for five seconds and then claimed that it couldn't do anything to solve the problem. Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem? If any of you have suggestions/tips, they would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time and effort. (I'm doing this on a Dell Inspiron N7010 with Windows 7 if that makes any difference.)
Almost. Did you try all the System Restore shown? Why not try an earlier one until you exhaust them all? If that doesn't work, I'm sure Dell gave you the system with a restoration DVD. Go for it, after saving the Data to another PC or drive. My hellish experience, you can see all my posts from late last year, with Dell Inspiron was ridiculous. That was the first model where you couldn't remove the HD so easily. You needed a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering to take out the stupid HD.


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20 Oct 2013   #351
ConnorPhillips

Windows 7
 
 

Should I try disabling Norton 360 via command prompt first? I've heard that antivirus software sometimes messes with System Restore. I'll try all of the other restore points like you suggested. Thanks!
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20 Oct 2013   #352
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConnorPhillips View Post
Should I try disabling Norton 360 via command prompt first? I've heard that antivirus software sometimes messes with System Restore. I'll try all of the other restore points like you suggested. Thanks!
I've no idea about Norton 360 because I don't trust Symantec. I used to trust Peter Norton but he sold his name more than a decade ago. Try other System Restore points until there are none.
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20 Oct 2013   #353
ConnorPhillips

Windows 7
 
 

I tried going through all of the System Restore points, but still no luck. In addition, I tried re-installing Windows 7 using the disk I bought, but I had no luck with that, either. Furthermore, I don't think I was given a restoration DVD of any sort with the computer. Any idea as to what I should do next?
This is one of the reasons why I try to avoid updates as much as possible... -.-
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21 Oct 2013   #354
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConnorPhillips View Post
I tried going through all of the System Restore points, but still no luck. In addition, I tried re-installing Windows 7 using the disk I bought, but I had no luck with that, either. Furthermore, I don't think I was given a restoration DVD of any sort with the computer. Any idea as to what I should do next?
This is one of the reasons why I try to avoid updates as much as possible... -.-
Download your Windows 7 version (Home Premium, Pro, etc.) from DigitalRiver (ISO files) and start anew. The Windows Lic. /Activation number for your system should be underneath it. Just download the Drivers for your System from Dell itself, by using Dell's Tag Number.

Microsoft (a possible link to DigitalRiver Win 7 Download)
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21 Oct 2013   #355
ConnorPhillips

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I finally got the laptop to do a clean install of Windows. Now all that's left is to fix my internet connection. Thanks for all the help!
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14 Nov 2013   #356
bradley19322

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
help

When I get to step 5 and I Click View advanced options for system recovery and support. It don't bring me to the main System Recovery Options screen. Instead some drop down menu to select a keyboard input method and then when i choose my language a menu opens after i click next and it ask me to choose a recovery tool and i get the options to shut down or restart. Can anyone help
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14 Nov 2013   #357
simono1

Windows 7 Pro- 32bit.
 
 

Instead of going all the way through to step 5, just choose command prompt the first time. It's worth a try.
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14 Nov 2013   #358
bradley19322

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

It does not even let do that.
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15 Nov 2013   #359
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bradley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to boot from a System Repair Disc created on another 32-bit W7 computer and do the Startup Repair tutorial with instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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