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Windows 7: stuck on setup is starting service

29 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
stuck on setup is starting service

I reloaded Windows 7 and now when I rebooted, it is stuck on the message "setup is starting services" how do I fix it?
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30 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

I found a post here at W7F from 2014 on this very subject. I'll quote a post by diamonded that fix a number of folks here.

Originally Posted by diamonded View Post
1) On the same error screen press SHIFT+F10 and it will open up a black Window. (a command prompt window) 2) In the black windows type the word "regedit"(without the inverted commas and hit enter. That will open the registry editor. In the Registry Editor.. Browse to.... HKLocal machine/SYSTEM/SETUP/STATUS/ChildCompletion, and after highliting childcompletion,on the right hand side check for setup.exe. if the value is 1 change it to 3.(by double clicking on setup.exe and changing the value shown in the box). Then close the registry editor and then also close the black window. Then click on OK for the error and the computer will restart and the installation may complete. just try it and let me know if it worked.
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30 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thank you, I will try your solution.
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05 Sep 2017   #4

Windows Home Premium 64bit
This works

I was having similar issues myself, did this and my computer booted right up. Thank you so much! :)
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