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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

17 Jul 2011   #40

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

I am having this issue and i am pretty sure that it was caused by a virus. I have followed these instructions and they did not work for me. Anything i try to do brings me to the startup repair. Even trying to boot into safe mode. Any thoughts? I am trying to avoid formatting but if that is the only option i wil do it.

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17 Jul 2011   #41

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I complete several steps and at the step 17 the File sizes are quite different. I have partitioned my Computer though if that could be a problem.
Anyway the sizes are as follows:
DEFAULT- 176,128
SAM- 98,304
SECURITY- 24,576
SOFTWARE- 40,955,904
SYSTEM- 13,074,432
Any help would be appreciated.

Oh and after that I manage to get to the starting windows screen (with the Windows Logo) then a BSOD flashes up for a second and Im dumped back to the beginning.
Any help?
Is it a hardware issue?
Ive done your steps several times and everythings fine except for the file size discrepancies in Step 17 (mentioned in previous post).
Sorry if this has been answered in another forum but this is my first forum.
Any help would be appreciated
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18 Jul 2011   #42

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hyperion 1 View Post
Hey, silverblack, welcome to Window 7 forums;

If you already have successfully recovered your windows, then if you have some updates to install like u said, then only select the most important Hotfix, Security update,etc.
All updated everything seems ok.
For info i did a format and it worked ok for a few hours then the dreaded message appeared again.I found this info on the forum and sure enough i had a virus so check that first.
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19 Jul 2011   #43

windows 7 32 bit
infinite loop recovery tutorial

This tutorial did not work for me. I do have the back up file I created in the process. Can you tell me how to activate it?

Thank you
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10 Aug 2011   #44

window 7 home premium 32bit
Black screen after step three

does that mean its over and I have to use the disc? someone please tell me there's other options then letting my computer run for days on start up repair.
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23 Aug 2011   #45

Windows XP

Here's an easy fix I found!

Go through all the steps listed until you get to the command prompt. Once you do type in the following.

bootrec /fixmbr

press enter then type

bootrec /fixboot

press enter and then restart your computer! So far it's been a week without any more Startup repair loops!

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25 Aug 2011   #46

windows 7 x64
startup repair

could the problem be hard drive failing i have tried multiple things and still goes to start up repair
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29 Aug 2011   #47

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I just wanted to say thank you for this solution Peter. I had tried everything and was about to have to complete a fresh operating system reinstall, and consequently lose a lot of data and time in the process, when I found this entry on your forum. I'm very grateful, thanks.
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31 Aug 2011   #48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello !
I don't know if this thread is still alive but I greatly need help.
I was on my laptop this morning when it crashed and brought me to Startup Repair. It had happened twice in the past and the problem had solved itself with the program. But this time, i tried 30 times and nothing happened. I tried everything (I think). I pressed every single F keys (F1 to F12) without anything special. Settings don't change anything, Safe Mode doesn't launch and trying to run the computer with another Driver doesn't work. I also tried to restore my computer to a couple of days without success. Another thing I tried was to start the computer normaly but it always comes back to where I started (Startup Repair). I was so tired of working on it I went on my other computer (which is old and slow) to find answers on the internet. I tried everything in this tutorial 2 times but nothing is happening when I restart my computer because I still am at the Startup Repair. I did everything ''Perfectly'' without any mistakes or errors because I was always triple-checking. School starts tomorrow and I really need my computer. Help would be greatly appreciated. MrDub

P.S: I didn't download anything in the past 2-3 weeks and I scanned that program. I'm running a Dell Inspiron 17, 250G Memory, 4G RAM, Intel Graphic card with Windows 7 64bit. Restoring data is not an option because I have important files on my computer. Loosing them would be a catastrophe.
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09 Sep 2011   #49

Windows Vista

Please help me!!!

I am having an issue with my Windows Vista (32 biT). I am absolutely new to this forum and generally speaking far from being a tech expert.

My windows vista is stuck in a continuous Start up repair loop. I tried following your tutorial but cannot go further than step 13.
When I type the system says "File not Found". In other words there is no config directory. how can it be. What do I do now?
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