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Windows 7: Startup repair info while "windows is loading files"

12 May 2012   #1
Jscott323

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Startup repair info while "windows is loading files"

I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6677. I3-2310m. It has been performing the startup repair for over a day. It's now, finally (I think), saying "windows is loading files". It has been doing this for HOURS! Can I simply turn it off and attempt a different method or will that make it worse? BTW: it came with zero discs of any kind when I purchased it new in July 2011. I appreciate any time you are able to give. This is my work comp too and I can't lose the info that's on it.


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12 May 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which disinfect then attempt to repair system files to start Win7.

If these fail the steps work up to copying out your files to run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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12 May 2012   #3
Jscott323

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. Very much. Will do. Should I wait until the "windows is loading files" process is completed? The progress bar is maybe 15% finished after 6 hours or more.
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12 May 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I wouldn't but it is up to you.

I would also test hardware to get that out of the way. See note at top of tutorial.
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12 May 2012   #5
Jscott323

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your time. Honestly. I'll report back. First time on here. Trying to learn the ropes.
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12 May 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Take your time. We'll help you get it sorted soon enough.
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12 May 2012   #7
Jscott323

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I cant believe how friendly and willing most every pro on here is. I'm beyond impressed. You give this site a great name. Thank you... Again. Lol.
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13 May 2012   #8
Jscott323

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

After over 48 hrs I decided to force a shutdown. It took 3hrs to fully produce the Advanced Option screen. I'm able to arrow to the Safe Mode but no farther and I'm unable to select an option. It seems to like to beep at me.
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13 May 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd copy out my files and then test the hardware first as given in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Next reset the BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then work through the steps in tutorial.
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