How long should Startup Repair take?

I have a Windows 7 acer laptop. I have never noticed it doing anything unusual until yesterday.

It wouldn't start up in safe mode(it would stop while loading a driver then never finish)

I attempted Startup Repair upon being told to do so.

It has been running for 16 hours.

Sorry if I'm being vague, I can provide details if needed.

Thanks.
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  1. That's too long. What messages did you see? Are they coming out like ten minutes apart, or did it get to a certain point and freeze? If so, what were the last messages that you saw?
  2. WyomingKnott said:
    That's too long. What messages did you see? Are they coming out like ten minutes apart, or did it get to a certain point and freeze? If so, what were the last messages that you saw?

    The Startup Repair? "Just"Attempting disk repair This might take over an hour to complete"
  3. Oh, disk repair - I thought you were doing a repair installation. First guess is that your disk is hosed.
  4. WyomingKnott said:
    Oh, disk repair - I thought you were doing a repair installation. First guess is that your disk is hosed.


    Thought so. Should I stop the repair;what is your advice from here?
  5. That depends on whether or not you have backups, I am afraid. Do you? Do you have another machine available? I'd like to check the drive to see if it's bad or if there's some other, less obvious issue.
  6. WyomingKnott said:
    That depends on whether or not you have backups, I am afraid. Do you? Do you have another machine available? I'd like to check the drive to see if it's bad or if there's some other, less obvious issue.


    I have backups of everything absolutely important, but there is alot of stuff I wouldn't want to lose.

    I have a Lenovo which I can use for whatever you need me to do.

    What do you want me to do with it?
  7. What I would do in a case like this is try to check the disk while not trying to run from it. Either (or both)
    1) Boot the machine from a boot CD like PartedMagic or Hiren's and attempt diagnostics
    2) Take the drive out of the current machine and attach it to the motherboard controller on a different (tower) machine.

    Hey, other storage experts, weigh in here!
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