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Windows 7: Perpetual start up repair purgatory.

06 Jul 2014   #1

7 home premium
Perpetual start up repair purgatory.

Hi, my first post here after finding this forum on an internet search.
I have a 2 1/2 year old toshiba lap top.
Yesterday morning, I tried to start the lap top as usual, after seeing the window graphic for a few minutes a page with white text on a black background told me windows was unable to start.

There was an option for normal start up and repair start up which was recommended.
I went with the recommended start up, this is a dark blue/black screen with a large cursor.

I have let it sit in this mode for around 15 hours now.
A stint of 3 hours and another of 12 hours...When you try to start up you never get any further.

I tried to start in normal mode, it tries for a minute of two then the recommended start up repair screen default appears.

I have recovery discs made when the lap top was new.
I have tried putting them in the d drive, they spin up but seem to be ignored.

Prior to ceasing to start up, I had no problems with the laptop, I use anti virus and malaware bytes.
Any ideas of what to do next would be gratefully appreciated.

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06 Jul 2014   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hello clubsport , Welcome to the Forums : Lets go right to this then: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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06 Jul 2014   #3

7 home premium

Thanks for such a prompt response.

The only thing is I never get to see such options om screen.

It never tells me if windows couldn't find a solution

For 15 hours I have had nothing but a large white cursor on a plain background.

The only options I have are normal start up and recommended start up.

I have windows 7 home premium if that makes any difference?
Thanks again.
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06 Jul 2014   #4
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Are you able to go right to steps 5 and 6 ?
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06 Jul 2014   #5

7 home premium

I don't get the chance to see so many options.
Certaimly not command prompt.

The normal start up and recommended start up repair are the only options in plain text without any fancy boxes

I really do appear to be stuck in a loop with such restricted options.
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06 Jul 2014   #6
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Try using this and see if you can get right to command prompt.. then if so.. follow the other tutorial from that pt on . Advanced Boot Options
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06 Jul 2014   #7

7 home premium

I pressed F8 to get a few more options. As per the last link.

I selectef safe mode with command prompt as this was the only option that gave command prompt.

A page opened showing a list of windows/32
And please wait

I waited for 5 mins and then it flipped back to my now familiar choices of normal or recommended repair start up and the large wjte cursor.

Thanks for your help up to now, I really do seem to be stuck in this loop!
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06 Jul 2014   #8
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Well, there are other things to try, Have you thought about this : Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 or this : Repair Install.. See which one would be best for you
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06 Jul 2014   #9

7 home premium

I tried the re install using the recovery discs made when the laptop was purchased.
I hot F2 to change the boot order to put Cd/Dvd as pririty.

I load up the recovery disc, press any key to start windows and windows loads files.

Guess what happens next?

The screen goes black/blue with the large white cursor.

I have been back into F2 to check the boot order and Cd/Dvd is in white at the top of the list.

Still stuck in this perpetual loop!

It's not playing fair is it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2014   #10
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Well, I am not sure what to suggest next . cept. maybe a long shot .see if you can go to step 7 : SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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