Laptop running Windows 7 Professional hangs on the 'Startup Repair' before booting into Windows. I have left this screen on for over 5 hours (searching for problems) and nothing happens (clicking cancel does not do anything either, it just hangs)
I have attempted to boot via safe mode/safe mode with networking/safe mode with command prompt (Startup Repair comes up and I get the same problem)
I inserted my Windows 7 Professional disc and launched off this. I selected 'Repair' instead of 'Install'. It hangs on the 'detecting window installations' screen (over 5 hours I have left it on this screen) and it does not detect my install.
Is there anyway to repair a Windows 7 system keeping in mind neither safe mode,repair of a install disc nor startup repair seems to be working.
Most examples I could find on the Internet said just insert the install disc and boot of this, that's all well and good but I can't get any further then 'detecting your windows installation'.