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06 May 2011   #320
Rebbew

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, Shawn...
I can't get into Windows to do a backup, and the laptop is stuck in a StartUp Repair Loop... I can boot from my Installation disk, but it doesn't start Windows - makes an effort, and then nothing! I get a black screen with a white arrow cursor.
I have downloaded a Recovery Disk, but it doesn't seem to boot from that either...
Help, please...
Brett


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06 May 2011   #321
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Brett,

You might see if this may help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery


If still not, then you might post this issue in the Crashes and Debugging forum area to see if we may be able to get it started again for you.
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07 May 2011   #322
Rebbew

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you...
I had already read that tutorial, and tried to implement it - I get stuck between Steps 3 and 4, and can get no further - I even posted at the end of the thread to get help there...

And I've posted in the Crashes and Debugging list, under the title: Startup Repair - Unable to escape...

I'm running out of ideas, and have been chasing this for a week
I need the data on it, and of course, have not backed up in a couple of months...

Appreciate your help!
Brett
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07 May 2011   #323
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hopefully you'll get a solution there soon.
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08 May 2011   #324
Rebbew

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you everyone for your support, advice and solutions!
My laptop is back, up and running, and I'm I'm doing a Backup as I type this! (on another computer)

I eventually took out the hard drive, and went to Best Buy and bought a SATA drive convertor to USB, and accessed the HDD through another computer - I ran CHKDSK, on the drive, and it was able to repair some corrupted files. The data was then readable as an external drive... I then copied my most importnat files onto the other laptop, and then re-assembled my laptop. Booted up, and there it was!!!

I'm doing backups, now, and after that I will run a whole battery of diagnostics on it...

I really appreciate your support - it has been a rough week since the laptop died, and you guys have been invaluable! We may not have solved it directly, but you all gave me the next step to pursue...
Best wishes, Brett
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08 May 2011   #325
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Brett.

Thank you for posting back with your results.
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31 May 2011   #326
peterjones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
User name

Sirs,
Can I enter "Administrator" as the user name at step 11, described in this tutorial? If so, when I am logged in for the first time, is the administrator account is active automatically for me. Or I should again make it active, by the "net users administrator /active:yes" command?
PJ
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31 May 2011   #327
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to use a different name, if it would even let you use that name, since this account setup during installation would not be the built-in Administrator account. Yes, you would have to use that command to activate the built-in Administrator account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 May 2011   #328
peterjones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That is the great answer. I appreciate. Thank you. I had other answers but not as clear as this one. And if you search you become sure. I quote your answer with the source in those places if you do not mind.
PJ
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31 May 2011   #329
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Peter. Sure that would be fine.
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