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Windows 7: Startup Repair Error

26 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7
Startup Repair Error

Hello everyone,

Iím posting because Iím having an issue with my laptop. Itís a Toshiba with Windows 7.

I used it yesterday with no problems whatsoever, but this morning when I booted it up, I very briefly saw a blue screen with coding, and it continued on. Everything seemed normal until a screen came up that read:

ĒWindows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally.Ē

Then it gives me two options:

ďLaunch Startup Repair (recommended)Ē

ďStart Windows NormallyĒ

If I click on Launch Startup Repair, it gives me nothing but a blank screen, and it stays that way without
actually taking me to startup repair. If I click on Start Windows Normally, it just loops back to the original

This has happened to me once before, and on that occasion, I used system restore. I have all my major files
backed up in various places, but I would prefer to not to have to reupload and reorganize them all again,
because thatís a total pain. Iíve looked elsewhere online, but all Iíve found are tutorials leading you through
jungles of complex code. Iím not as technologically literate as they come. Disaster results whenever I try to code anything at all. Iím afraid that Iíll just screw it up more. Does anyone know what is happening here, and how I might fix it without resorting to system restore?

Any help on this matter will be deeply appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Why dont you try popping in a windows 7 live cd , boot from it and try to use the repair option from there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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