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Windows 7: Is registry fault the cause of a continuous loop in Startup Repair?

16 Jul 2015   #1

64bit Windows7 Home Premium
Is registry fault the cause of a continuous loop in Startup Repair?

As I suspected a registry fault was the cause of a continuous loop in Startup Repair, I carried out the Registry Repair described in:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Although Windows no longer loops, it now hangs at the startup screen.

The contents of config, regback and the recently created mybackup are as follows:-

The files copied from regback and now in the config directory are all dated today’s date.
· DEFAULT, 552,960, SAM 57,344 and SECURITY 24,576 files
(should each be about 262,000 bytes in size
· SOFTWARE file 107,016,192
(should be about 26,000,000 bytes) .
· SYSTEM file 21,495,808
(should be about 9,900,000 bytes).

These were copied to config and are the same files

These were previously in config prior to trying to making changes
· DEFAULT, 786,432, SAM 57,344 and SECURITY 24,576 files
These 3 are all dated 6/6/15, which is between the date of initial failure and today
· SOFTWARE file 262,144, dated today’s date .
· SYSTEM file 21,495,808, dated today’s date.

Can anyone give suggestions form a possible solution?

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18 Jul 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome Dave sorry for the wait mate but have a look at this as the author is one of the best
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31 Jul 2015   #3

64bit Windows7 Home Premium

Thanks for the link. I think I've gone through all the steps but am no closer to success. After booting, the laptop currently hangs on a black screen with a cursor arrow (that is controllable by the mouse) on the screen. This is whether or not I use Safe Mode or not. I have also tried RK14 Free from Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition - Overview and although it did allow me to look at the partitions and files that were previously hidden in the faulty laptop, and transfer data to a external hard drive, I am still looking for a solution. I believe that ultimately, the fault will probably be a simple fix, and for this reason I have been slow to taking it to our local computer shop and paying their fees.
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