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Windows 7: Start up Freezes

16 Oct 2010   #1
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 
Start up Freezes

Hello WSF,

I have a problem, My Dell 430 Vostro is new and running W7.

Last night the screen went a little odd whilst on my browser, next thing is that It will not start up, gets as far as login, into the welcome screen and then just sits doing nothing!

I can enter in safe mode and have gone to system restore but this still does not help.

I have created a repair disc.

I am about to use the system repair tool, by using this will damage/loose any of my files, I do have a back up.

Any help/advice would be appreciated, I only have a basic knowledge but don't like pressing keys if it's going to do more harm.

cheers


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16 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you have an installation disc?
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16 Oct 2010   #3
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 

I have an OS re installation DVD

but do I lose anything by using this?

I can get to the startup repair screen via F8 and following brinks instructions on your forum

just a bit paranoid after experiencing an ext. HD crash!
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16 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

if you run it from boot do you get a repair option? If so, you should have, under that, startup repair option which would detect problems with starting windows and attempt a repair. This will not change any of your settings or files.
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16 Oct 2010   #5
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 

OK, just run the startup repair (three times as recommended) it keeps coming up with a message "if you have recently attached a device to this computer camera/music player remove and restart, if you continue to see this message contact your admin or PC manufacturer for assisitance.

just tried to re boot and it still stops at welcome.

I only have Ext. drive/printer/wifi connected to the usb's not had any other connections

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stop press, I am back in! it's working again, phew!

Many thanks for your support Liquid snake, appreciated.
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16 Oct 2010   #6
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

My pleasure Come back for all your issues
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16 Oct 2010   #7
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 

I have placed the WSF in my bookmarks but will hang around
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18 Oct 2010   #8
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 

Spoke too soon!

It's started again, just freezing after login.

I start repair, same message, this time I disconnected all usb's but no response.

Any further suggestions?
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18 Oct 2010   #9
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you run CHKDSK?

I believe you can run it from the command prompt that you can open from the language select screen on the installation disk...

"CHKDSK c: /F /R" is the command (without quotes)
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18 Oct 2010   #10
cat ryan

windows 7
 
 

Just been onto Dell, they have told me to reboot f12 and then boot to utility and perform an express test, is this the same? if not once this has finished I shall follow your instruction LS.

Lucky I have my lappy to continue with.
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