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11-May-2012, 10:31 AM #1
Unhappy Windows 7 not booting up after update
My Windows updated today (5/11/2012) then the download was stuck at 99%. I tried to shut down and it continued trying to download the update then shut down after failing to download. When I turned it on again, I got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. I restarted the PC and ran the Start up repair, I then proceeded to going to a restore point. Windows then ran normal so I tried to troubleshoot windows updater and ran a disk cleanup to delete the temporary files that were possibly corrupted. The update ran normal and was successful. Windows asked for a restart because it was an important update.

Shutting it down made it configure the updates and I was stuck at 30% then I was back to where I started but this time the start up repair was not able to run. I was stuck with a blank screen after the "Windows is loading files" screen. I also tried booting with the Windows 7 disk, I ended up stuck again in the "Starting Windows" screen.

Any help would be appreciated
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12-May-2012, 07:42 AM #2
I had the same problem a few weeks back, during the Windows 7 SP1 installation. After doing a system restore and getting Windows to boot normally I applied the fix it tool listed here;

If you are not at SP1 you can download it and run it locally;
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24-May-2012, 09:13 PM #3
I did what you said and the computer booted as it should however, it still gets stuck in the starting windows screen if I restarted the computer or turned it on immediately after turning it off
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