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startup repair running for 12 hours


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#1 mdoggy39

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:27 AM

I have a friends comp, It was put together by a computer shop. Has 4 gb ram, 500 gb harddrive. been running vista ultimate with no problems for months, then it just wouldnt boot up, black screen. Not really any errors.
I put the vista disk in, trying startup repair, but it has been running for over 12 hours now, im pretty sure it shouldnt take this long. I just tried to cancel it, but it says cannot cancel startup repair.
Should i just reboot and try something else? should i just let it keep going??
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#2 High500

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:19 AM

Hi mdoggy39

I know vista and windows in general has a painfully slow install at times, but that is silly!

Sounds like there might be a harddrive problem, have you got a spare drive you can test with?

It could be any number of factors though to be honest, but I would start with the harddrive as that sounds mighty slow!

Let me know what you try out!

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:23 PM

ok, i will reboot first and try to system restore.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:02 PM

ok that didnt work, i burnt the hardrive diagnostics from western digital, but when i tried to boot to it, said cant find cdrom device.
Now im trying a different diagnostic on the hardrive. we shall see.




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