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Windows 7: Boot problems, windows gets hung

14 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
Boot problems, windows gets hung

Windows did an auto update on my computer about 2 weeks ago. Since then, when i try to start my computer it says it wants to check my C drive and that if i want to skip i should hit any key. However, when i hit a key nothing happens, and when i let the 10 seconds pass where it should begin the disk check nothing happens. It gets hung up or something. I can't do anything and it won't do anything. It just sits there. What can I do short of wiping my computer.

Additionally, if it helps, i have a partitioned hard drive that has both Linux Mint and Windows 7 to boot from. Thus far i can still use my computer if i boot into Linux from the grub screen. In Linux i can still access all my files. Is there someway i can perform a system recovery or access a certain file to allow window to boot?

Thank you for any help

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


I would first try these free diagnostics:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)
If it still has problems, then try Startup Repair using this guide: Startup Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

In addition to usasma's excellent advice, you may consider trying a system restore to get to a point before the troubles.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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