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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

17 Sep 2011   #50

Windows 7 x64

I used a whole day looking for a solution, until i came across this post. Thanks it works perfectly.

Incase you restart your system and still experience having your system rebooting again? (which I did) simply go to the advance option by clicking F8 and choosing 'Select last Configoration that Worked" and you will be Good.

Thank You For This Post. Saved My FILESSSS.

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19 Sep 2011   #51
Mom Jen

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Many Thanks!!!

I could kiss you right now!!! Now I can do my employee payroll and back up the laptop on the external drive! Saved me a lot of angst...
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27 Sep 2011   #52

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Thank You!

I would just like to thank you for posting this! I've spent about a week with this exact problem browsing the web on my phone looking for answers.(I'm only 16 so I'm not computer savvy yet)Anyways, I followed each step exactly and I am now posting on the now, "fixed" computer thanking you!! When I'm out of my house, you need some cash...Call THIS GUY.

-Thanks again
,Antonio L. Walker Jr.

PS: If someone could tell me, how this happens and how/what I can avoid. That'd help.
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28 Sep 2011   #53

Windows 7 home premium x64 bit

Hi Peter..Im having the problem where at start up it does start repair. Usually I go to google when ever I have problem over calling Dell. The answer to everything is do a reinstall of windows. When I call then this time that's what they said. but I'm not trying to lose any my data.. Im a college student which have alot of data and my personal pictures n music that I haven't been able to back up.. Is there any way I can stop his loop. It happen when I was during normal thing on my computer that I do every night.. I close my comPuter top and open back up after five mins.. It had froze so I manually shut down my computer and then start up repair stops.
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28 Sep 2011   #54

Windows 7 home premium x64 bit

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20 Oct 2011   #55

7 home premium 32bit
The file cannot be copied onto itself

EDITED....see correction below...user input error. Still having trouble though if you're interested in a challenge!

I think you have the fix! Hoping!

-all built-in fixes unsuccessful, including the fabled "One Touch Recovery."
-Copied directories to a Tb drive using Ubuntu on a pen drive
-scanned copies using other machine, found the trojan & removed from Tb and then, using ubuntu, located each of those files and deleted them from the c: directory on the Lenovo U150.
-Ran all built-in recovery options again: no luck
-no .iso available, called Lenovo: result: I really don't want to send Lenovo additional money for the recovery, there's no ODD on this machine
-Found this forum and have renewed hope!
-no volume label on c: (that's funny. I'm sure the install was on c:)
-found Default, Sam....on E:\win...config
-Files a little larger than expected but there
-MD Backup created
-E:Win...config>copy *.* mybackup
-7 files copied
-E:\Win...RegBack>copy *.*
--this file cannot be copied onto itself

Where'd I go wrong (aside from downloading the virus)?

Many thanks!

edit: didn't use the '..' at the end of the >copy *.* command string....novice made it happen but that wasn't the problem...

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21 Oct 2011   #56

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
the files in the directory is corrupted and un readable

well peter ,
i got struck ed in a point when i typed CD\windows.......\config it was showing me the file or directory is corrupted and un readable what to do
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30 Oct 2011   #57

Windows 7 Home premium x64

Thank you so much! Was feeling hopeless already, but you're tutorial rocked my world.
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08 Nov 2011   #58

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Thank you it started !

Hi Peter from Peter
PC crashed after using MiniTools partition wizard after operation1.
Searched for one week desperately to reboot. Found your site and procedure and -miracle - it worked. Boots normally again, only a 2 programs and a driver to reinstall.

Thank you so much

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10 Nov 2011   #59

multiple machines/multiple versions of 7
could use just a little more info in the thread

Towards the end, in step 17, you list approximate expected sizes for each of the files in the regback folder, with the warning that if any of the file sizes are zero, the process will not work. When I got to this step, I found that my of the five files, only to matched the sizes you gave, with two being much smaller and one being much larger (one order of magnitude, each directon). As none were zero, and as I needed to try something, I went ahead, but it would be useful to know what it means if the files are the wrong size but non-zero, and also what to do if they are zero (does this mean my HDD is a paperweight, for example?)

Still, a brilliantly written post, and I created an account so I could upvote this and return to the forum because the post was good.
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