How can i get out of stuck in windows 7 loop

November 27, 2014 at 19:54:20
Specs: Windows 7
my hp laptop is stuck in failure configuring windows reverting changes windows 7 loop mode I cannot get is to start up and log on to the windows home screen as this appears on the screen all the time telling me not to turn off my computer it just seems to be going in a constant loop

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#1
November 27, 2014 at 20:46:54
"telling me not to turn off my computer"
Don't, wait an hour.

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#2
November 28, 2014 at 09:46:14
Was this after updates or what?

I assume you have tried holding the power button in for 5 seconds or so until it shuts down, and that when you power on again you still get the "configuring" info.

This more elaborate procedure can "sometimes" unstick things:
Turn off computer, disconnect from domestic supply and remove the main laptop battery. Now hold down the Power Off/On button for about 30 seconds which will discharge the capacitors on the motherboard.

Re- assemble and hope you are lucky.

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#3
November 28, 2014 at 18:30:48
"Don't, wait an hour."
Is because it may be running updates and resetting the registry and forcig a shut down may make it unbootable.
Wait...
After a really long wait when it is obvious that it really is not doing anything, then try a press and hold the power button to force a shut down. After the shut down, wait a half a minute and restart, if it gives you a couple of start options, select 'use last known good configuration' in order to get it restarted. Once it is up and running, do a manual windows update.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
November 28, 2014 at 18:59:19
How long you wait depends on the switches used & the size of the drive.

http://www.brazil-help.com/chkdsk.htm

Notes:
Typing chkdsk c: /f (as in 4b above) will only fix errors that are encountered, while typing chkdsk c: /f /r (as in 4a above) will both fix errors and recover lost data. Running chkdsk with both the /f and /r options (as in 4a above) can often take a considerable amount of time—depending upon the size of your hard drive and the amount of data stored on it. For example, a 60GB hard drive with about half the drive filled with data will take about an hour and fifteen minutes when you use both the /f and /r options.

The exact amount of time it takes to run chkdsk with both the /f and /r options (as in 4a above) varies from one computer to another because it is dependent upon both the physical size of the hard drive as well as the amount of data stored on it. As a very general rule of thumb, it will probably take at least as long to run chkdsk with both the /f and /r options as it does to accomplish a full and complete virus scan of your computer. In any case, be prepared to take a long lunch because waiting for chkdsk to finish is somewhat akin to watching paint dry.

While chkdsk is running through each stage, it will display a "x percent completed" notice immediately beneath the stage description. Stages 4 and 5 will take the most time. At times, you may see a "100 percent completed" notice and the program will just "hang." Be patient. It sometimes takes a while for the next stage to begin.


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#5
November 28, 2014 at 21:06:45
Maybe I've missed something but I don't see chkdsk mentioned In the original post.
Hence my question in #2 - I'm not really sure what is going on here and assumed updates.

As there seemed to be about 14 hours between my response and the OP's it seemed fair game to give it some sort of poke.

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#6
November 28, 2014 at 21:19:26
"Maybe I've missed something but I don't see chkdsk"
You haven't, my head went elsewhere.

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#7
November 29, 2014 at 08:15:09
Re #6
Yeah, mine does that at times too.

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#8
November 29, 2014 at 13:34:33
Waiting seems to be the best solution. I had something similar, but at that point I was ready to re-install Windows, so that solution may not be suited for you.

Try getting into safe mode, try getting into BIOS (don't change anything).


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#9
November 29, 2014 at 13:41:35
Re #8

OK except presumably the poster has now been waiting for some 18 hours so I would not be not think there is any point in waiting any longer.

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