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Windows 7: Laptop keeps booting into Startup repair after failed Windows Update

15 Aug 2014   #1
Lord Castabarus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Laptop keeps booting into Startup repair after failed Windows Update

Hello,

Yesterday my laptop overheated, so I put it in a position to cool off and turned it on again 1 minute later. I went away and when I came back it was off (It clearly overheated again). I put it near my window and booted it up again and it booted into Startup Repair and ran its auto-fix (Which failed) and I went into System Recovery Options and I remembered that before it overheated the first time a Windows Update was qued. I figured it must have overheated the second time during the Windows Update. I tried 2 restore points and kept getting this error "An unspecified error occured during System Restore. (0x800700b7)".

However upon closer examination, the System Restore Options is telling me this "Operating System: Windows 7 on (D Acer". Note the D: - because I know for a fact my OS is indeed on D: (I checked using Command Prompt). The problem is System Restore is trying to restore the C: when it should be doing D:

I believe this to be the problem. I was wondering whether it is or isn't the problem, and how do I get System Restore to restore the D: and not the C:

(I have no backup disks of any kind so my personal files hang in the balance)

Thank you,

Lord Castabarus


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15 Aug 2014   #2
Lord Castabarus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Never mind, I've screwed it up even more now and it says winloaded.exe is unverified digital signature ect.

I'm just gonna buy a Windows 7 Repair Disk and hope it doesn't delete my files.
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15 Aug 2014   #3
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I'd be VERY careful about that.
1) Recovery disks generally wipe the main drive
2) your errors look to me as if they may be caused by a hard drive failure. Any reinstall could kill the drive permanently.

Post back with some more detail if you can!
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15 Aug 2014   #4
Lord Castabarus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Probably should have been a bit clearer - I mean Win 7 Install disk. Gonna let recovery do its thing after that. Win 7 Install Disk might make a difference.
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17 Aug 2014   #5
Lord Castabarus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Things are looking up - got a Win 7 Install Disk and gained access to recovery once again. Nothing I try seems to fix my errors errors. I'm just going to do a fresh install in Win 7. The disk did however provide me with a means of accessing my hard drive h, I can now put my files on an external hard drive before the fresh install. I have a question however, if it is a USB hard drive, will it be detected by the laptop?

Thanks,

Lord. C
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17 Aug 2014   #6
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

It should be - make sure that it's plugged in before you boot from the disk
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