Solved Win 7 system restore frozen on initializing

April 7, 2011 at 16:47:30
Specs: Windows 7
My Toshiba laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium. I started to run system restore to fix performance issues (having created backup discs first) but now it has been stuck on the following screen for 3 days - no amount of switching off and on, unplugging, letting the battery run down etc will give me any options to get past this screen...
"Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is initializing..."
How do I get past this so I can get the laptop working again!

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#1
April 7, 2011 at 17:14:39
When you say restore do you mean like a factory restore using Toshiba instructions or do you mean a Microsoft restore point? One is to return to state when you bought it and the other is a time machine deal to go back a few days or weeks.

If it mean Toshiba then you need to start over with the way it wants you to return. May be a F key or put CD in and boot to it.

If you mean Microsoft then you may have to boot to a Windows 7 dvd and try restore point from it or repair.

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#2
April 7, 2011 at 19:55:09
I presume you have tried booting up in safe mode?

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#3
April 7, 2011 at 20:15:17
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Press and hold the power button until it shuts down, usually 10 seconds or less does this. Then restart but boot to Safe Mode (check your manual or online manual for details on the key to hold down while starting) and do a system restore again from there choosing an earlier date. If that does not work, do a factory restore from the hidden recovery partition (again check manual).

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