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Solved: Launch Windows Repair????

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by brothepro, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. brothepro

    brothepro Thread Starter

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    My son has taken to a new online game called MineCraft. It seems to be very addicting. It also seems to attract a lot of viruses and suspicious downloads. I noticed some suspicious files on his system and removed them about two weeks ago.
    Then, yesterday, his system (Windows 7) shuts down and when you try to re-boot instead of the typcial, "Windows did not shut down properly, would you like to restart in Safe Mode or Normally", we are getting the message:

    "Windows did not shut down properly, would you like to Launch Window Repair or start Windows in Normal mode?"
    I have never seen this before and suspected a virus so I tried normal mode a couple of times and received the same blank error page from Toshiba (btw he has a Toshiba Satellite laptop, couple of years old) stating that "An Error has Occured, please hit the OK button". When you hit OK the system shuts down again.

    Before I try the "Launch Windows Repair" mode, just curious if anyone has seen this before and if it truly is a virus or malware.

    thanks,
    Brothepro
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Windows repair is normal, comes with Win 7. It can fix startup problems.
     
  3. rainforest123

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    If you accept the option, you might encounter this.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

    Which version of W7? Which model & model # Toshiba?

    If you can get to Windows normal mode, please download & install this forum's system info program; then post the results.

    It is true, as LunarLander states that Windows repair is part of Windows. However, it is not normally presented as an option when the computer is running well.

    RF123
     
  4. brothepro

    brothepro Thread Starter

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    Thanks to all for responses and I apologize for the delay in getting back with updates. As it turned out, I had the recovery discs, loaded them up and sure enough, "Launch windows repair" was an option. So I took it and everything appears to be running smoothly again.

    However, not sure if I trust this game/site, Minecraft. If anyone has every heard of it and has info/comments regarding safety, would welcome the comments.
     
  5. huggie54

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    hi.my youngest son plays minecraft online with his friends,never had any problems,hope this reasures you huggie54
     
  6. simsboy27

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    Hello,

    Minecraft itself has always been fine for my household. We've never had any problems with it. One thing you do need to be careful of though on Minecraft is the Minecraft Modding. Many of those mods you can download can contain viruses and most you have to go through adfly (a redirecting website, you are shown a boatload of ads).

    Here's the MyWot report for Minecraft, all the comments are positive.
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/minecraft.net
     
  7. rainforest123

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    Congratulations!
    Thanks for providing your solution.

    Please mark the thread "solved" when you are satisifed with the status of the computer.

    EXCELLENT POINT, S 27

    There is no free lunch.

    unsubscribed

    RF123
     
  8. rainforest123

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    If the malware is a rootkit, a repair or re-install, not even with disk format, will catch a rootkit.

    RF123
     
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