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Windows 7: Cannot Start System Resore

08 Mar 2012   #21

Windows 7

Okay I'll try that later thank you, but for now I have managed to get the next screen up, but the cursor is just a blue spinning loading circle, would it be best to wait and maybe if it loads I can start the repair?

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08 Mar 2012   #22

Windows 7

Last bump just to see if there's anything else I can do.
It's now been on that blue spinning loading circle for 7 hours and no change,

I'll probably have to take it to a shop

Thanks for the help guys
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09 Mar 2012   #23

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Try to create another win7 install dvd, system repair cd. Or create an bootable usb stick.
Or create on linux ubuntu live cd. Or partition manager live cd.

Try at least that you can see your harddisk.

Or perform a memory check.
  • bad dvd
  • bad dvd drive
  • bad hard disk
  • bad memory
check all of them!
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09 Mar 2012   #24

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bazingle View Post
Last bump just to see if there's anything else I can do.
It's now been on that blue spinning loading circle for 7 hours and no change,

I'll probably have to take it to a shop

Thanks for the help guys
As already stated...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
It could also be a physical drive failure or memory issue. You can often go to your hard drive manufacturer's website and download a disk utility as a bootable .iso that you can burn to a cd and boot from to run hard disk diagnostics.

As for checking memory, download and burn this to a CD. Boot from the CD and let it run through the tests 3 times. There should be no errors found.

However, if it is one of the above, it doesn't mean that the Win7 installation won't require a complete reinstall, which it sounds like it does.
Have you tried either of these?
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10 Mar 2012   #25
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Work through these steps for when Windows 7 fails to boot.

You may need to wait longer for the Repair CD to load. If not then in the last-resort steps to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM it provides a Win7 official installer with SP1 ISO download to burn to DVD or write to flash stick to also try the repairs, or Clean Reinstall as a last resort. I would try the flash stick as an alternative.

If these fail to boot, then reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set HD first to boot and trigger the disk to boot using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen. Otherwise use this: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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