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Startup repair taking forever!!

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#1 DunphyBomb


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:23 AM

Hello, I need some help please!! Computer was running really slow the other day so I decided to restart it. When it booted back up it went to a windows repair screen. I have researched this for hours but no one seems to have my exact problem! :/. It's an acer aspire laptop (64-bit) so I received no boot disk with it. Have tried goin to safe mode but I can't get to the screen with that option. I even gave up and tried alt+F10 to start from scratch but the computer doesn't recognize the command, always goes straight to startup repair screen. Have F2 and F12 options only. Been stuck in that loop for 1.5 days. Power lights flashing. Anyone know of something i could try? Really can't afford another computer right now. Thanks in advance for replying! :)

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

If you hard kill it by holding the power button for approx 5 seconds, doesn't it offer to repair or start the computer normally, on the next boot up?

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 09:06 AM

You will need a Windows 7 Installation disc to do the following.  Use the instructions below to download a ISO image which you will burn to a disc to create a bootable installation disc.


If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 


How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Dick] burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close
Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
Use the tutorial at Windows Seven Forums to stop the repair loop.

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