Stuck in Start up repair....

Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum, any help appreciated.

My windows 7 laptop would nt reboot, so i downloaded the recovery disc and burnt an iso copy. I have rebooted the laptop from the disc and took the "Attempt Automatic Repai" option. This has been running for 2 hours now, still with the activity bar scrolling and "searching for problems..." displayed. Is it normal for it to take so long? Should I leave it running, or cancel and try a command line option?


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It's probably running an advanced disk check. Depending on the size of the hard disk and the amount of data on it, this can take some time.