After Windows Updates, Can't Start Computer!

Discussion in 'CPU, Motherboards and Memory' started by johnpham, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. johnpham

    johnpham Geek Trainee

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    Hello everyone,

    First of all, I want to state I really don't know too much about computers. I know a little but I really don't know all the names/fuctions/etc. and I'm going to try and make this say exactly what my computer is doing but I may have a few of the words jumbled because my computer is at home being stupid and I'm at work trying to earn money to buy a new one. :p

    Anyway, last night my computer automatically restarted itself in order for my latest set of Windows updates to take affect. After it restarted, it came up with the usual screen that states it is installing the updates, Step 1 of 3 and then the percentage of it being complete. After completing the first and sometimes the second step, my computer will suddenly restart again and then the screen with state "Loading Files" and then come up with a screen that says Windows could not start and that it is scanning the files to repair. After doing this for several minutes it tells me that it must restart and to click "Finish" to restart. I do so and my computer restarts and then loops right back to the Installing Updates screen and once again, after completing Step 1 or Step 2 it restarts and goes to the Loading Files screen and then to the Windows cannot start and the the repair scan. It looped like this all night long and then again was doing it this morning when I left for work.

    Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Opearating System: Windows 7

    Also, I don't really know how to do a System Restore and am concerned I will loose all my files. I also don't have a backup, though most of what is on my hard drive is music (all gotten in the legal way though a complete pain to import).
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    Try pressing F8 before Windows loads and start Windows at safe mode.
  3. Daniel Galvan

    Daniel Galvan Geek Trainee

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    You need to fresh install Windows 7, properly boot your system with boot-able device including USB. Start Windows 7 installation.
    Provide proper information including time, location and others. After installation complete restart your PC again.
  4. sofiabold

    sofiabold Geek Trainee

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    1. Restart your computer.
    2. As your computer restarts, press and hold the F8key before the Windows logo appears to open the Advanced Boot Options menu.
      If the Advanced Boot Options menu doesn't appear, restart your computer after the Windows logon prompt appears, and try again.
    3. Use the Arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer, and then press Enter.
    4. Select your language settings, and click Next.
    5. Log on as an administrator, and click OK.
    6. Click System Restore, and then click Next.
    7. The most recent restore point is the default choice and the best place to start.
    8. To choose a different restore point, click the Show more restore points check box, and then click a restore point.
    9. Click Next, and then click Finish to confirm your restore point.
    10. To start the restore process, click Yes.
    11. Once the system restore is complete, click Restart to restart your computer.

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