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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair - not working - please help!

10 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
Windows Startup Repair - not working - please help!

PLEASE help. my computer, a windows netbook, i think caught a virus. The internet started spazzing out and when I restarted it, it would give me an option of booting the computer with regular settings or start up repair. Everytime i choose regular settings, it takes a good ten minutes and then says the computer could not be booted.
So when I try start up repair, it just goes to a blue screen (like some type of blue wallpaper) and nothing happens. I've waited an HOUR to see if anything happens and it doesnt.
PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS. I am a writer and I cannot access my 250 pages that i have written! And please don't lecture me on saving my work, I had emailed it to myself chapter by chapter but not in one whole i really need to access my story! PLEASE HELP I am PANICKING!!!!!

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10 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Boot your computer in Safe Mode
Advanced Boot Options

And run a scan of Malwarebyes
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10 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Do you have the Windows 7 installation DVD ? If yos, very good ! If no, Download the appropriate version of Repair Disk and burn it in a disk , and run startup repair for at least three separate times with restarts , and report back with the results.

Win7 Repair Disk Download

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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10 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7

I've tried safe mode and it just goes back the main menu and says Windows failed to reboot. And my computer is a Netbook Mini, it doesn't have anywhere to put a CD. :/ I have no clue what to do. Is it a harddrive problem? Is it unfixable? :///
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10 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Run the repair disk from a pen drive then .

Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos

You need not to follow steps one and two, as you are using a downloaded iso file.
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10 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Did you try a system restore from a restore point - That should leave all your user files intact.
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