Stuck in Start up repair....

#1
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?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
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.