Slow windows 7 recovery

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Tittles, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    I got my aunts laptop with windows 7. When it starts it says windows is loading files and then it goes to a desktop wallpaper for along time then starts to scan to fix windows. I waited 3 hours and it still doesn't do anything but search. I can't boot into any type of safe mode it just does the same thing.

    Any clues? She doesn't have a windows 7 cd because she lost it.
     
  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Never mind

    Did a HD test and got a error code that ended up saying online that the HD is bad. Sad its only 6 months old and already bad HD.
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    HDD's will either die in the first 6-12 months or last longer than you :D

    As for reloading windows 7 - as long as you have a valid key just grab an untouched MSDN iso from somewhere :)