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Windows 7: Repair Taking 32 hours....

16 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premiun
Repair Taking 32 hours....

Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which I have had for 12 months. More recently it started to run very slowly and I had to constantly refresh IE (version 9) I had tried to run avast antivirus scan on it to see if there was anything untoward but after 2.5 days the scan (simple scan, not full scan) wasw still not complete. A few days ago I shut down the laptop a few times to see if it made a difference, it didn’t. I tried to restart in safemode, it wouldn’t, it goes to a black/blue screen with no cursor or response from any keys.
I have now tried to boot in normal mode, last known good config etc and also repair, the laptop got to a repair screen and too 4 hours to get to the “we are fixing anything broken” box, which was “fixing” for 32 hours at which point I had given up.

Can anyone recommend a next step aside of a sledge hammer?

Many thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premiun

How can I get that when I cant get my laptop to boot up? Is there a backdoor on computers that I am unaware of?

Thank you for your response.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 home premium x64

You might consider downloading the bootable version, create a boot disc or USB device. The purpose is to check faults on the drive, often it helps not to have the drive and OS loaded.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premiun

I have made a disc but use an external DVD drive and my system doesn't seem to register it. I can get to f8 screen with list of options and have now selected repair system and apparently but "it" couldn't be fixed.

Any advice on how to boot the disc up or just wipe the damn thing and start again.

I have read a few things and it seems a partition on my hd would be a good thing but I don't have that. Can I do that from an f8 menu? The system support which is f4 on the system fails also.


Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Is this a manufacturer pre-install ?

Do you have a recovery partition?

Does one of the options on F8 lead to manufacturer recovery?

Did you run off the recovery discs ( or recovery usb) - I suppose not from your description.

Do you have a windows 7 installation disc?

I assume your external dvd normally works fine - it is just the disc you made which doesn't boot ?

What disc did you make ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premiun

I have a 64 bit installation disc, I don't have a copy of windows 7.

I don't have a recovery partition.

Thanks for your response.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


For your external dvd, try pressing F12 at boot, to see if the drive shows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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