Stuck on "Starting Windows" after holding down power button (Windows 7 Home Premium, Desktop)

Jun 11, 2018
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So I held the power button down to quickly turn off my computer to attend to something. The next day when I tried to turn it on, it was stuck on the "starting windows" screen (The glowing/dimming Windows animation was still occurring). I restarted it and chose the "Repair my computer" option, but after loading windows files, it was stuck loading on the screen that says "Microsoft Corporation".

So I went onto the internet to find answers, but many of them didn't provide me with any results. Here are some things that I have tried to do:

  • -Go into Safe Mode (with networking, with Command Prompt) = During "Loading Files", the process stopped at CLASSPNP.SYS
    -Repeatedly press F8 to go that menu with Safe Mode and try "Use previous successful settings" (Not sure what it was exactly called) = Did the same thing as it sat at "starting windows".
    -Change SATA from AHCI to IDE (vice-versa) = When changed to IDE, I was flashed with a BSoD along with an immediate restart. AHCI provides the results that I stated in the beginning.
    -Use system recovery with a Windows 7 installation disc/USB = Since I do not have a Windows 7 Home Premium installation disc, I made a bootable device with a USB. When I connected it and booted my computer from the USB, it would go through "Loading windows files", but become stuck at "starting windows" like before. If I unplug my hard drive and then try to boot from the USB, it proceeds normally to the Installation menu, but I can't do anything since my hard drive is unplugged.
There might have been other things that I have tried, but I can't remember. Please help me resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Spec:
Intel Pentium G3258 3.2 GHZ Dual Core Processor

WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive

Corsair CX430 Power Supply (430 Watts)

MSI Video Card (Nvidia Geforce GT 730, 2GB DDR3 Low Profile)

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR3

MSI H81M-E34 Motherboard

I have been using this PC for almost 2 years and this has been the first time I have encountered this problem. Thanks for the help in advance!

 
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Welp after a couple more hours and having more patience, I eventually arrived at the repair my computer screen. I chose startup repair, to which it said that it couldn't resolve the issue, but it had identified 3 causes. I looked at the causes and one of them was that the "OS was booted successfully". So I decided to restart my computer and see if it gets past the starting windows screen. It got past it and everything was back to normal.
 

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