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Hung up on system restore

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#1 JayMoon


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Last night I chose to hibernate rather than to shut down. This morning when I woke it up outlook wouldn't start. I clicked the icon a bunch of times out of frustration then the screen went dark and the tower started beeping. If I remember correctly it was three long tones in succession repeating. I forced it to power down holding the power button, restarted it and went to the recovery/repair options. I started a system restore to which I had only one option to restore to a windows update from 12:01am this morning. The SR started but has been hung on "restoring files" now for over two hours. Options?

Not that it makes much difference but it's an HP h8-1260t with windows 7 pro.

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#2 ranchhand1


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Give it another hour, and then try Last Known Good Configuration option, see if that will work. It may not because you forced a shutdown, but it won't hurt anything to try. Have you been creating backup images of your OS regularly?

Edited by ranchhand1, 30 November 2012 - 04:06 PM.

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