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Windows 7: System restore stuck on restoring the registry

30 Dec 2011   #1

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System restore stuck on restoring the registry

I just got a hp laptop running windows 7 and had to do a system restore due to a problem with an Office download. But my computer is stuck in the restore-has been "restoring the registry" for over an hour now. When I turn off the computer, it goes right back to that screen-I can not start it in safe mode. How do I fix this?

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30 Dec 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I don't suppose you have any kind of win7 boot media?
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30 Dec 2011   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Turn off the computer. Turn it on and quickly keep tapping F8 on the BIOS screen. Then select Last Known Good Configuration and press Enter.
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30 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 professiona;l

Thank you both for your replies. I ended up having to go back to factory settings which was not a big deal at this point because the computer is so new. Thanks again.
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