Had to reinstall Windows 7 and apps a few days ago (had 2 other Qs related to the problems, since closed). Ran smoothly for multiple days and reboots, and had hundreds of updates processed. Still booted OK.
After many updates, ran backup and created a backup image of computer, but on the wrong external USB drive. It backed up OK, ran for a few reboots, saw the backed up image and suddenly when issuing shutdown command, BSOD but too fast to read anything and immediate on reboot went into Windows started the STARTUP REPAIR process and that was more than 3 hours ago. I cannot stop it, cancel is not allowed.
Your help is appreciated.
I've spent far too many hours on this. Suspect another HDD failure or as on prior problem BOOTMGR missing, so some other corruptions.