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Windows 7: Startup Repair

04 Feb 2010   #30
troyBORG

Windows 7 Pro (32bit) & Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

My laptop has done this twice now. For me it happaned when I was putting the laptop to sleep mode, but I noticed I forgot something so I woke it up right away and when it came back online the battery icon dropped to 0% and then the PC blue screened, and restarted. It tried to start back up and does the whole "you didn't shutdown right do you wanna try normal or safe mode". So I hit normal it shows the Win7 logo flying in and right at they start to appear it will blue screen and restart. Then when it starts up it brings up that option to repair.

If I try to repair it fails. But if I turn the computer off all the way (holding power button). And wait a min or so when I start back up and go into the repair it will show up and tell me that i can repair before the screen you showed. I just click continue it takes like 5+min of repairing then it will restart (with the prompt saying it finished).

I will then start up normal without any problems.


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04 Feb 2010   #31
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by troyBORG View Post
My laptop has done this twice now. For me it happaned when I was putting the laptop to sleep mode, but I noticed I forgot something so I woke it up right away and when it came back online the battery icon dropped to 0% and then the PC blue screened, and restarted. It tried to start back up and does the whole "you didn't shutdown right do you wanna try normal or safe mode". So I hit normal it shows the Win7 logo flying in and right at they start to appear it will blue screen and restart. Then when it starts up it brings up that option to repair.

If I try to repair it fails. But if I turn the computer off all the way (holding power button). And wait a min or so when I start back up and go into the repair it will show up and tell me that i can repair before the screen you showed. I just click continue it takes like 5+min of repairing then it will restart (with the prompt saying it finished).

I will then start up normal without any problems.
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04 Feb 2010   #32
troyBORG

Windows 7 Pro (32bit) & Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

I have the Acer AS5738DG

It looks like its a Western Digital. Device Manager shows "WD WDC".
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17 Mar 2010   #33
mitch1945

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I had a very similar problem and on reboot there are only two choices > Go to Repair Windows (Recommended) OR start Windows. (Running Windows 7 Home Premium). The Start Windows gets as far as the Windows flag forming and going to start Windows but never makes it. The Repair option goes into something similar to "Safe" mode font. Takes an incredibly long time to come up with first question which asks for Keyboard type - US is the only option. Goes away again for ages then asks to identify the operating system (which is blank) and therefore gives choice to install drivers for hard disk. This again goes away and, after waiting around 3/4 hour I decided it was time to go to bed.
I have have the DVD for Windows 7 Home Premium which is a full copy with a reinstall option. Am I left in the same position as The ReaperWaits?
This problem started last night and I wonder if it was caused by a visit and install of some clip-art for my wife. I do have anti virus and firewall running.

Mitch1945
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17 Mar 2010   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mitch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to boot from your Windows 7 installation disc into the System Recovery Options (Method Two) to try a startup repair instead?
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18 Mar 2010   #35
mitch1945

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Start Up Repair

Thanks Brink.
I did manage to get some action from the Windows 7 Installation DVD but the final result was not happy. It did several tests but seemed to have a problem on the final one (or reported one. I begin to suspect a disk corruption in a vital area like where it boots. I was so frustrated last night after spending a hunk of the night going backwards and forwards answering questions as they appeared and at the end failed.
I will try again tonight hopefully and document the results.
I am beginning to fear that I will have to do a clean install of Windows 7 and I don't really want to lose a lot of data. Fortunately most of my user data I have on Drive D, a partition of the main drive. If I have to clean install I guess I will need to re-format the disk and I bet I can't restrict that to the "C:" partition!

Will get back after tonight's effort.

Cheers
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11 Apr 2010   #36
pokeack9

Windows 7
 
 

When I try to start up my computer it goes to screen that is titled Windows Error Recovery and gives me the choice to either go to startup repair or to start windows normally. When I choose to start normally it goes fine but after a while it goes to a blue screen with white writing on it for a split second then returns to the Windows Error Recovery screen. When I select to go to startup repair it goes to the repair screen background, but nothing comes up, I'm still able to move the mouse though. I have a Dell Inspiron 17 with windows 7. Help!
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11 Apr 2010   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pokeack, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might consider selecting the System Restore option instead to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this problem to hopefully be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Apr 2010   #38
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Where do I check if I have Start-up Repair on my hard drive? Would it be in my computer next to my C drive?
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16 Apr 2010   #39
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering Flame View Post
Where do I check if I have Start-up Repair on my hard drive? Would it be in my computer next to my C drive?
Startup Repair is a tool found on the installation and repair disc. It is also built into Windows, but you cannot run it unless you have a startup error.
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