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Windows 7: Start up taking 8 hours

31 Jan 2012   #1

Start up taking 8 hours

My Windows 7 hung itsself up this morning. I had to use the power button to restart. I chose Safe Mode. I now have the screen:

Start up repair.
Start up repair is checking your system for problems
Might take an hour

That was 8 hours ago and it is still running.
I pressed the Cance button and got the answer "Cannot cancel"

What now? Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Hold down on the Power Button, or turn it off using your power plug.

If you have a Windows 7 Disk you could try booting Normally, if not run a Repair Install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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