How long should I let Windows Startup Repair run?
Initial Repair takes 15 to 45 minutes MAX!
How long can Windows startup repair take? Startup repair in Windows 7 should take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. If it takes longer, something is wrong. Why is this taking so long? This can be for two reasons: either it’s stuck or Windows just can’t solve the problem.
Does Windows Startup Repair work?
Startup Repair can fix most Windows problems. However, if startup repair does not resolve the problem, back up your personal data and reinstall the operating system.
Does the initial repair ever work? Yes – it’s pretty useless and rarely seems to work. In my experience, most startup repair cases are caused by broken boot files. I am using the “fix Windows startup problems” option on my Macrium Reflect winpe drive, which works much more often than the post-boot repair.
When should I use Windows Startup Repair?
If Windows does not start properly, or there are other problems that indicate system corruption, you can use the System Repair Tool when Windows Starts to troubleshoot. This will allow Windows to start successfully without problems.