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Windows 7: Startup Repair forces itself to run and then does absolutely nothing

31 Oct 2012   #1

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Startup Repair forces itself to run and then does absolutely nothing

Earlier this morning I was on my laptop, and I must have knocked it or something, because the battery fell out and as a result it shut down. A minor annoyance I thought, but nothing extreme.

I then tried to start the computer up again and it told me "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause"

This had come up before and I always just pressed "Start windows normally" and it works fine. However, this time when I tried it, it didn't work fine. The windows logo didn't come up on the "Starting Windows" screen, and it came up with the "Windows is loading files..." bar that typically comes up on startup repair.

I figured hey, I'll let it do it's thing. It came up with the grey background (The one that it typically loads startup repair on) but it just stayed like that. No box coming up telling me the progress. Nothing, just a screen. The mouse cursor is there and I can move it, but nothing happens.

I thought it might just be slow, went out for a cigarette, came back and nothing had changed. I shut the laptop down and tried to run start up repair. The same thing happened. I shut it down again, pressed ESC and tried to run system recovery. Same thing happened. I tried to run safe mode and the same thing happened again. I tried to run the last known good configuarion and - you guessed it - same thing again.

I have a HP Pavilion g6 with Windows 7 and that's all I know about it.

I don't have the windows 7 discs since I left them when I came to uni - it's under warranty but I also left the recipt so I can't take it back either ha.

Any help? I've been googling for about an hour and couldn't find anything.

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31 Oct 2012   #2
x BlueRobot


You could boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and then run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If your not able to get access to a Command Prompt, then have you considered creating a new System Repair Disc and running Command Prompt from there; you will need access to another computer:

System Repair Disc - Create

Have you still considered trying to take the computer back? Have you lost or just left the receipt behind? Maybe you can get it posted to you.
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