Win7 Startup fails have to re-boot laptop

Lenovo thinkpad / T400
June 19, 2010 at 23:42:29
Specs: Windows 7
Everytime I boot my laptop it gets to the point of showing my desktop, but when i try to launch anything from the bottom taskbar, the round browser display just keeps circling forever and nothing can be clicked. I have to manually turn it off and re-start and then it works.
I also tried to do the system scan of computing.net but I just get an error note on the desktop. Tried to re-install Java but made no difference...

Can anybody help?

Here the summary at the bottom of those notes:
OS: Windows 7 Build 7600

CPU:total 2 (2 cores per cpu, 1 threads per core) family 6 model 23 stepping 10, cmov, cx8, fxsr, mmx, sse, sse2, sse3, ssse3, sse4.1

Memory: 4k page, physical 4087820k(2419832k free), swap 8173740k(6445084k free)

vm_info: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.3-b01) for windows-x86 JRE (1.6.0_20-b02), built on Apr 12 2010 13:52:23 by "java_re" with MS VC++ 7.1 (VS2003)

time: Sun Jun 20 16:34:17 2010
elapsed time: 1 seconds


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#1
June 19, 2010 at 23:55:50
try booting into safe mode, press f8 when the windows menu pops up at boot, in safe mode do a system restore to a date before the issue started, or to the earliest date in the restore catalogue, if that fails and you made a repair disk when you first got the laptop, then run a repair,
if that fails boot to safe mode, save your files to another drive/usb (if you can) then run a factory restore from the system restore disk, ,(this deletes all files and restores the laptop to the day you bought it)

Follow these steps:

1. Pressing F11 will start the Product Recovery program. When you see the Product Recovery Program Main Menu, select Full Recovery or Factory Contents and follow the instructions on the screen.
2. After the software has been reinstalled, copy your personal configuration and data files back into their original directories on the hard drive.

if that fails, then return the laptop to the supplier/manufacturer if its still under guarantee.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
June 20, 2010 at 04:34:11
Thank you, I will give it a go...

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#3
June 20, 2010 at 10:13:08
Done, and its working so far. Thanks for your help!!!

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#4
June 20, 2010 at 22:08:48
Have you tried booting in safe mode? If you can get in on safe mode then you might want to try the following.

In the start menu search bar type CMD, right-click CMD when it appears & select 'Run as administrator'. Once open, type sfc /scannow which will scan your system file integrity & should restore any corrupt files.

Kristain Hayes


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#5
June 22, 2010 at 10:32:06
A power failure always has the potential to be catastrophic on a running system. This really isn't much different than any other Windows OS in the past ten years. If the OS starts up and says it can't, and wants to do a repair, and cannot self-repair, there's not much else you can do except "wipe and start over".

Even if you could get it "repaired", or to boot up, there's always the question of "what else was damaged that's not yet been discovered".
Don't blame this issue on the operating system, when the real issue is not having adequate power-failure protection on the computer in the first place.


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#6
June 22, 2010 at 22:23:04
mr Hayes,
either you are not reading the posts, randomly adding comments, or just have too many windows opened at once,
sfc/scannow, takes 10x as long as repair from dvd..it was good for xp but really unneccesary for win 7.
there is no mention of power failures in the posters initial or further comments.
when win 7 starts and says it wants to repair, it usually does a good job and if it fails offers you the choice to do a system restore and will also reinstall from the stored system image, very quickly. it works very well!
and to spank some-one in a post with not only incorrect information but information not pertaining to a post is a bit naughty and in this case the last comment from the original poster is that the issue was resolved...
maybe you require less intoxicants ;-)

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but cant help myself....


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