Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Win 7 will boot until just before User icons show, then hangs.

04 Nov 2012   #1

Win 7 will boot until just before User icons show, then hangs.

My win 7 laptop seemed to hang at user logon, no mouse or keyboard response.
I did forced shutdown.
After that Windows detect some problem, want to do the recovery boot.
It goes to the point where I see windows screen, I never see a logon icon.

How long should I wait ?

I try to boot from CD, the same. it hangs and I never see the user icons.
I try to run the repair option from CD. It hangs at Starting setup.

How can I, 1) schedule a chkdsk ? or 2) force a reinstall of Windows 7?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Hello Zqax and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try booting into Safe Mode from the Advanced Boot Options menu. If you can do so, see if you can roll back your computer to a date/time prior to the first incident using a system restore point.

Safe Mode

System Restore

Still in Safe Mode, see if your computer has any damaged or corrupt system files. Run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot th ecomputer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If none of the above helps try these troubleshooting tutorials:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If still no joy you might consider a complete reinstall of the operating system.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #3

Safe Boot NG

I had tied t oboot in Safe Mode.

When the lap top gets to a later point in the process, there is momentary blue screen for core dump and then immediate rest and reboot.

Same as whem I try t oboot with out the repair option.

When I boot from Win 7 CD
For the repair tools I get the language selection but I never get to the screen where I get the repair options.

If I try to simply reformat, I get starting setup, Forever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Nov 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Just for clarification, are you able to get into System Recovery Options by clicking the F8 key at startup (Step 4)?

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #5

F8 Works Just Fine

I tried the options there, I cannot enter safe boot even from here. When just about to enter Windows, I get the instantaneous blue screen followed by reboot.

I cannot seem to get the point where I can to set chkdsk and restart windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Win 7 will boot until just before User icons show, then hangs.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
How to Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications in Windows 7 and Windows 8 The notification area is a part of the taskbar that provides a temporary source for notifications and status. It can also be used to display icons for system and program features that are not on the desktop. The...
Windows Explorer hangs trying to show computer resources
Hello all Windows Explorer no longer shows computer resources on my Windows 7. When I open "Computer" the green bar keeps growing very slowly and no content is shown. I've already tried to clean all temporary files and reboot many times. There are many issues on Google about this but I couldn't...
General Discussion
Taskbar>Show Hidden Icons>Customize- old icons still there
Taskbar > Show Hidden Icons > Customize > there are some items there by description only (no actual icon next to it) that are from programs that were uninstalled. The drop down for show/hide etc is there for these items. After choosing Hide/No notifications and restarting, these items for...
General Discussion
Help icons show on admin but not limited user
i installed Tixati and theres no start menu icon or in the all programs menu. it shows in add/remove programs. also i can create a short cut by right clicking the desktop .but if i switch to admin user theres icons in the start menu. same happens if i try to install utorrent:mad:
Background slide show hangs up on one picture
I set a folder full of picture to run as a slideshow in the background of my screen. After several hours it reverts to one picture. Why?
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09.
Twitter Facebook Google+