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Windows Update endless loop

Q: Windows Update endless loop

I just reinstalled my copy of Windows 7 and I am currently having trouble with Windows Update. When I check for updates it searches endlessly, there are no errors and I am not sure what is causing this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 285260 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K50IJ
Antivirus: Total Defense Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

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The person who posted fix instructions has been banned. Since his instructions didn't work, I'm guessing I should do a new original topic. Here it is:
 
 
 
Endless restart notification began several weeks ago. 
Last installed updates on 3/22/16: KB3102429, KB3035583, KB2952664, which remain.
That day, I individually uninstalled all updates from beginning of 2016; endless update checks ensued.
 
About 9months ago installed Windows10, then shortly afterward resorted to Windows7. Windows10 always downloaded along with subsequent updates but I was able to prevent its installation.
 
 
Original hard drive was damaged and replaced following drop to floor. Tech/advisor no longer available to me.
 
From current Speccy;
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium T4400 @ 2.20GHz 53 °C
Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0K138P (Microprocessor) 58 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Storage
119GB ATA Crucial_CT128MX1 SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 45 °C
Optical Drives
MATbleepA DVD+-RW UJ890 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
 

A:Endless Update Search and Endless Restart loop

Hi,
 
First let's try to find what is going on...
 
Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Restore Points
Click on Go.
Post the resulting log in your next reply.
 

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I recently formatted and reinstalled my Windows 7 OS. Windows has since detected hundreds of updates and has been installing them. Unfortunately, upon restarting Windows has informed me that it has been unable to install updates, and had to revert to old settings. Then when I shut down it attempts to install them again, only to fail upon reboot, revert to old settings, and repeat the cycle again.

I have disabled automatic updates for the time being, with the hope this will temporarily correct this problem, but I need a more permanent fix. Any advise would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Stuck in Endless Update Loop

Go to your control panel in windows. Once it opens . Scroll down to the trouble shooting icon. Then click on it. Once it opens . Click on System and Security Icon. From here it should fix your windows update problems. Hope this helps.
 

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Hello all,

I have a lab (of about 20 of the same machines).
windows 7 professional, 32 bit OS, 4gigs ram...

Three of these machines recently have become stuck in an endless loop after some windows updates. They reboot at "applying windows operation 1170".

I've recently put Deep Freeze on these machines, and they're stuck in a frozen state right now.

I've tried safe mode, startup recovery, unfreezing via the server console... with no luck with anything.

So, I'm assuming Deep Freeze is the cause of the problem. Is there anyway I can get into the computer to disable it?

A:Endless reboot loop from windows update

Did you try Safe mode?

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Hi,

I have a Dell XPS 8500, OEM Windows 7 64-bit installed, nvidia geforce GT640.
I did a Windows update last week but i stop halfway due to thunderstorm, i did a system restore and then continue Windows update the next day.

now my PC restart automatically after a few hours, so I did another system restore but this time the system restore was not successful, and now my PC is stuck in endless restarting cycle.

Can someone assist me? thank you in advance!

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Hello, my daughts 1 yr old lenovo laptop got a windows update, it now boots to lenovo, white screen flashes, flashes attempts to recover, then says for about 3 seconds undoing changes to computer, back to lenovo screen, black screen, lenovo screen, restarts laptop and starts the whole thing over.  Done this probably 20 timre. Any ideas how to get past this or get to recovery? Thank you

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Hello,

I'm new to this forum and want to send a shoutout and a Thanks for all that everyone does on here.

I have a Gateway Win 7 64 bit desktop PC, that is having issues with Windows Update.

I guess that I have not been paying attention to my Windows Updates and I have not done a normal shutdown of my PC in a while. There were strorms coming up and I decided to power down. It said configuring updates, do not turn off PC. The next thing I noticed a few hours later, it was on my grey Gateway start up screen saying something along the lines of Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes...." After like three hours, I was back in business. Well, the computer at random times tries to re-run the updates with the same message. Finally, yesterday I searched and found Microsoft's "Windows Update Troubleshooter." I ran it and it said that it fixed all of the updates. I even did a couple of reboots and Windows started normally.

BUT, last night, my wife noted that it said that the computer needed to reboot to allow updates to finish processing and of course, it went through the whole Failure configuring windows upates, reverting and such. Arrgh!

How can I fix this? I thought that the Troubkeshooter tool might work (and iot looked like it did) but then it tried updates just a few hours later.

Thanks for any guidance!
 

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Hi! Can anyone help? My HP is stuck on a blue screen stating that the last update was not completed and that it is undoing changes. It's been this way for days and so far nothing I do will change the screen.
 

A:Endless update loop

If you feel its stuck in a loop close it down and force the advanced boot options. Exit and continue to Windows 8.1 which triggers a reboot with options. System restore is one. A feature to return the laptop to an earlier time.
 

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mu hp support assist indicates that i have messages or updates. so, i ck and it is updates that go on a loop of hours and hours but no results.i have also noticed that this support assistant does not seem to realize that i have windows 10. perhaps that is the challenge ???any suggestions about what i should be doing ??

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Im having some issues with my update..

recently restored my laptop windows 8, and i have

93 recommended and 3 optional, and its been "updating" for over an hour and its still 0kb and 0%

I ran a troubleshooter and it "repaired 2 issues with windows updates" but still not updating..

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While away my wife laptop got stuck in a endless stage 3 update. Is there a ctrl break to stop the update process everything I tried does not seem to work start in safe mode, c prompt, I can used the rescue function on the laptop but that will formate her hard drive and reinstall everything trying to save her data first.
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A:Endless stage 3 update loop

MS about this:The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7
instead Vista DVD use special recovery disk Create a Recovery Disc

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Over the past 2 months, Windows update (Win 8.1, HP Pavilion) has failed three times. After selecting the recommended downloads, the PC goes into a permanent loop of updating, restarting, failure to update, return to previous configuration and then attempting to install updates again with subsequent failure & endless loop. I have to use the 3-finger salute to interrupt and regain control. I have currently disabled automatic update. This odd pattern occurred last fall with my Vista laptop (Toshiba), but after ignoring all updates for about 2 months and then re-enabling updates that laptop seems fine & recent updates have gone smoothly. Now the problem is the Win 8.1 PC and its inability to install updates. Suggestions?

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Hey all. I updated my friends system to the f.20 bios - and it now comes up that the bios update did not succeed, and then it restarts. This is an endless loop - which never lets me boot into windows - so I cannot go back to a previous version of the BIOS. I have been reading around the forums and discovered a method to try an emergency recovery by getting the rompaq bios and holding down the Windows Key + B when I turn on the system. Just bought an external USB Floppy drive to try this emergency recovery. I tried the USB - but it wouldn't work. I am getting different results here - but not what I want. With the USB Floppy plugged in: When I hold down Win+B - the caps light flashes  for a lot longer now, it looks like it initializes the floppy drive (green light comes on for just a moment) - but then nothing - just flashing caps lock for a bit and then finally a restart again into the doom loop. It never appears to begin to read the floppy disk or search for a bios file. What am I doing wrong? What can I try? Does the disk need to be leabeled a certain way? Does my BIOS file need to be renamed? Any help would be GREAT!!!!











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I had a very similar experience.  Here is how I fixed it. Download sp41954.exe from here  or search for it.  Double-click on the file to launch the application.  If you are running Vista or higher, close the program, go to where it extracted (C:\swsetup\sp41954) and find the file FirmwareUpdater.exe.  Right-click on the file and select properties.  Click the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Launch FirmwareUpdater.exe and create a bootable diskette.  If you are running XP, you can create the bootable diskette from the sp41954 directly. Power off the laptop.  Connect the USB Floppy drive with the newly created diskette to the laptop.  Hold down all four arrow keys while turning on the laptop.  Continue to hold down the four arrow keys until you see either the num-lock or cap-lock key flashing ( don't remember which).  It should be reading from the diskette.  After a minute or so, the laptop should reboot and operate normally. When I did this, I disconnected everything from the laptop and removed the battery.  I do not know if it was necessary to remove everything or not. Hope this helps.

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I am currently stuck on build 10532. My frustration is due to the mandatory reboots that Windows 10 keeps scheduling during the middle of the workday, often when I am away from my computer. I have disabled this "feature" in the update settings but it persists. Windows 10 has downloaded build 10547 and keeps insisting that it needs to reboot to install it, but reboots never attempt to install anything; it is a routine reboot.

In troubleshooting this issue, I attempted to opt out of the Insider Program and downgrade to RC builds. When looking at those options, however, I discovered an error message: "Your Microsoft account requires attention to get insider builds." I clicked on the "fix" button and it had me log into my Microsoft account, including all that dual authentication stuff. In the end, the wizard closed out and I was presented with a "next steps" button to click. So I clicked that and it looped me right back into that same login wizard requiring dual authentication, at the end of which I found myself right back at the "next steps" button and the persistent error that "Your Microsoft account requires attention to get insider builds."

Clicking directly on the "stop insider builds" hyperlink below that button produces a popup box stating that "We need you to do a few things to stop receiving builds." Below that statement is a hyperlink titled "How do I opt my device out of In... Read more

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I have also experienced this effect but have only the user profile (not corrupted) and despite repeated attempts to update, cannot initiate build 10547.

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Hi, i have a bunch of thin clients that are stuck at a reboot loop for a windows update. I know the write filter should have been disabled before hand but it wasn't. The write filter being use is a EWF. Is there a boot disk or some way to disable the write filter without having to reimage the thin clients? I can not find anything to help with this at all. I have tried safe mode and it says the updates failed and tries to revert back from the updates and makes it reboot. This is windows 7 embedded standard 32bit

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Fresh from iOS' embarrassing Messages bug that could crash iPhones with a random string of text, a similar flaw is hitting Skype across platforms. Specifically, sending a message containing only "http://:" sends the app into an endless crash loop in...

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A:This simple message sends Skype into an endless crash loop, update out now

Every system has this. Just hasn't been discovered yet on the others.
 

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Endless restart notification began several weeks ago. 
Last installed updates on 3/22/16: KB3102429, KB3035583, KB2952664, which remain.
That day, I individually uninstalled all updates from beginning of 2016; endless update checks ensued.
 
About 9months ago installed Windows10, then shortly afterward resorted to Windows7. Windows10 always downloaded along with subsequent updates but I was able to prevent its installation.
 
 
Original hard drive was damaged and replaced following drop to floor. Tech/advisor no longer available to me.
 
From current Speccy;
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium T4400 @ 2.20GHz 53 °C
Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0K138P (Microprocessor) 58 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Storage
119GB ATA Crucial_CT128MX1 SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 45 °C
Optical Drives
MATbleepA DVD+-RW UJ890 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

A:Windows Update endless seach & endless restart

Hello,
 
In order to resolve the issue, please try the following steps:
 
Click on Start and in search box type Services.msc and hit enter.
 
In services window, right click and stop the following services: Background 
 
Intelligence Transfer Service, Cryptogrpahic and Windows Updates.
 
Leave the services window open and access c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution. 
Clear all the contents of Software Distribution folder. 
 
Next access c:\windows\System32\catroot2. 
 
Clear all the contents of Catroot2 folder. 
 
Go back to the services window and restart the 3 services that were stopped. 
Restart the computer. 
 
Disable any 3rd party security software and retry Windows updates.

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I am a fairly well experienced computer user, and I have been using Windows XP Professional ever since it came out. I usually can fix my own problems, but this one has me stumped.

Due a corruption problem I wanted to reinstall Windows XP, so after backing up all of the files I want to save, I used the original Windows XP Installation CD to reinstall Windows. The first part of the process worked fine; files were copied from the CD, the configuration was saved and the computer re-booted. After the reboot the computer continued to install Windows. The first message on the screen indicated that the installation would complete in 39 minutes. The installation process continued for about a minute, and suddenly the computer re-booted again. After this reboot, the Windows logo appeared, and the message appeared again that the installation would complete in 39 minutes. After about a minute, it rebooted again. This same process kept repeating several times until I gave up. The computer was stuck in an endless reboot loop.

I tried 2 different hard drives, and got the same results. I disconnected all of the hardware in the computer, except the motherboard, the graphics card, and the Ethernet card; I took out all of the memory, except for one stick (500 megabytes), and I still have the same problem.

I am out of options. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem? What I should do next?

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Hello mate. It sounds like the install CD could have a read fault or be scratched or dirty. It's obvious the computer has difficulty reading it when it gets to a certain point.

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Dell Studio Xps 8000 Core i7

Windows 8 installed 3 weeks ago, This was the only no issue install I had.

Unit was sleeping and when it awoke frowny face stating a problem occurred
and attempting to repair, Error 0xc000021a

It will restart and repeat endlessly

A:Endless Windows 8 Reboot Loop

Are you able to access the system at any time? Or do you always fail to start Windows?

If you can get into Windows, Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html to provide the crash reports.

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Hello,

I'm trying to escape and endless loop of a failed Windows install. Details below, the bolded part at the bottom is the part I am specifically having trouble with.

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I'm getting this error saying that "SETUPORG.exe does not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD". There's a RETRY and SKIP options and technically, i will choose the SKIP button. The installation will finish but when the computer reboots itself, it won't continue saying that there's a missing file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND!
(setupORG.exe - > Original windows Setup.exe)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1. "Presetup.cmd" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD
"setupORG.exe" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD

2. Check your "Txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif: -------------------------------------
[SourceDisksFiles]
setupORG.exe = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
presetup.cmd = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
--------------------------------------------------------

SETUP ABORT

when i press OK, the system will reboot and will go on a loop just like this. I don't know how to solve this. I've went through various forums and it seems that most of them haven't found the answers yet. I thought you can help me with this. I can't use my laptop now even if i run it in safe mode.

A:Windows XP Installation Endless Loop

If I were a betting guy, I would suspect the disc that you have.
Is this a Manufacturer branded PC ?
Is this the original disc that came with the computer ?

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Hello,

I'm trying to escape and endless loop of a failed Windows install. Details below, the bolded part at the bottom is the part I am specifically having trouble with.

//

I'm getting this error saying that "SETUPORG.exe does not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD". There's a RETRY and SKIP options and technically, i will choose the SKIP button. The installation will finish but when the computer reboots itself, it won't continue saying that there's a missing file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND!
(setupORG.exe - > Original windows Setup.exe)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1. "Presetup.cmd" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD
"setupORG.exe" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD

2. Check your "Txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif: -------------------------------------
[SourceDisksFiles]
setupORG.exe = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
presetup.cmd = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
--------------------------------------------------------

SETUP ABORT

when i press OK, the system will reboot and will go on a loop just like this. I don't know how to solve this. I've went through various forums and it seems that most of them haven't found the answers yet. I thought you can help me with this. I can't use my laptop now even if i run it in safe mode.
 

A:Windows XP Installation Endless Loop

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After reviewing other queries on the MS Answers and Technet forums, I'm coming to suspect that this is a fairly widespread issue among Windows 7 users. I've tracked it down on my system to a service, wuauserv, which simply runs forever, taking about 25%
of the CPU, and never concludes. Disabling the service cures it but at the expense of preventing all updates.  I doubt if the problem is with the service; I think it is following faulty instructions. This may be due to hiding updates like those to prepare
for Windows 10; but restoring all hidden updates did not cure it; "Checking for updates" continues to run endlessly. At this point the only 'solution' seems to be disabling wuauserv and doing without future updates. The alternative is no updates
and a drained battery.  I suspect this needs some higher level Microsoft attention. I have tried nearly all of the proposed fixes short of re-installing Windows 7, and none of them have solved the problem.

FWIW I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and the problem appeared somewhere around April 20 without any action on my part that I am aware of.  I have saved the 1.6 megabyte WindowsUpdate.log, but it does not show any obvious problem to my untrained eyes.

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Hi all, I hope someone can help. Everytime I go to start my windows xp sp3 media edition computer it keeps looping and doesn't make it to the log on screen. I can't start in safe mode either. When I press F8 at start up and get to system recovery consoul I run CHKDSK / R and everything comes up ok. No new hardware or software has been added. I am not sure if it is a virus or what.

Thanks
 

A:Windows XP endless boot loop

I checked the ram also and it is ok. I hit F8 on boot and disabled auto restart and this is the Blue Screen Of Death Error Message I get.

***Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF798B524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Any ideas?
 

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Hey everyone,

this is my first time on the forum. I have a dell dimension 3000 , p4, 512 ram running windows xp. It has been working flawlessly for the last 2 years. I recently decided to try to use the standby and hibernate mode. After one day of these settings I came back to the computer and tried turning it on.. Nothing! I restarted it and a note came on the screen that a file nadtl32 ? not 100 % sure of that. could not be found. I went on to some sight and it gave me the solution. I promptly went back to the computer and did what it said. The computer started and then it gave me a blue screen. i shut it down and restarted and it just seems to be in a continuous loop of the windows startup screen coming on and then restarts again.
Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,,tile4fun
 

A:windows in endless loop on startup

What, you went to a website to follow a solution. ouch. I suggest you buy an external HD backup all your stuff and then format that drive. can you boot in safe mode ?
 

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Hey guys, I'm having the problem where windows explorer stops working and restarts endlessly. I've read a bunch of threads, some here, about it but every single one seems to end up with different stuff going on so I don't know how to follow them.

The details:
I didn't download anything. At the time it first started I was ripping a blu ray with makemkv (which I think was actually done) and I was browsing Craigslist. Didn't click on any weird links. Nothing else going on. The last file I downloaded was at least 3 days ago. I tried rebooting in safe mode, but no go, error occurs just the same. Some threads have talked about going into control panel, etc but I can't do anything on the comp. As soon as it restarts the error immediately begins. All I can do is run a command from the task manager. I have windows 7 64-bit. Any help is appreciated.

If I'm going to have to download some programs, let me know all at once because I will have to go to another house. Only machine I have.

A:Windows Explorer restarting endless loop

Hi have you tried a start up repair from your install or recovery disc

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Hi there,I attempting to help my cousin fix his only computer remotely. The Dell laptop will start up fine in safe mode with networking but keeps restarting in normal mode. I have included the DDS log and the GMER although nothing was detected. I attempted to run GMER but it didn't correspond with the instructions from BC exactly so I need some direction. It's my first experience with a 64 bit OS. Thank you in advance and here's the logs!DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK Run by Carl at 17:52:04.30 on Tue 11/16/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4057.3070 [GMT -5:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSe... Read more

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Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

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Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello! Before I begin to explain my problem, I wanted to mention that I am essentially an average user without a significant background in diagnosing computer problems. I have attempted to scour the web for solutions to my problems but the problems themselves have changed often enough that I am completely lost at this point. I am hopeful that someone on this forum will be able to guide me to resolution, even if that doesn't mean I end up with a fully operational system.

Quick background: I bought my computer (Dell Latitude D830, Intel Centrino Duo processor) used from a fellow who refurbished older machines as a hobby. He sold it to me running Windows 7. I cannot recall which version it was but I think it was home or home premium, pretty sure it was 64 bit. He did not provide me with a copy of any software. It has been almost completely problem free until about 2 weeks ago. That day, when I turned the computer on it took something like 10 minutes to boot, and windows was very slow/delayed in processing the simplest commands. I ran a full virus scan, a malware scan, disc cleanup, and defragmenter and no problems were found. I learned about sfc /scannow and every time I ran it it found problems it couldn't fix. I ran checkdisc several times as well and it was always finding bad clusters and repairing them. The computer's performance improved incrementally but it kept trying to download and install the same updates over and over unsuccessfully, which slowed things ... Read more

A:Windows 7 endless startup repair loop, no CDs available

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Programs
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

If defective, replace it then reinstall Windows 7. Is there a COA sticker on the computer with the Windows 7 install key? You will need that to reinstall.

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Hello everyone. I decided to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 on my gaming PC using the disc that came with it. It went through the installation, but I am at a stand still. I seem to be stuck before the setup screen. I enter the country, time zone, etc.....then it asks if I want to customize settings or use the recommended. I click that and it says "just a moment" with the spinning circle. I know it's supposed to go into a setup screen after this, but it just reboots and does this same continuous loop. I have searched and searched for a resolution, but nothing I found helps. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
 

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I am running a Dell Computer with Windows XP. Recently I added "System Mechanic 7" to clean up computer, which it did. On bootup everything worked ok except Windows Install started up and requested I put in WordPerfect 12 in CD. I do not have a copy of CD as it was not given to me when I bought computer. If I hit cancel, I get and error and it restarts again. If I CTRL-ALT-Del and end task, it closes application but about 10 sec later it starts again. How do I disabble this from happening. My wordperfect still works ok, and the rest of the computer is ok. I just can't get rid of this nuisance icon.
 

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Hi.

I found here a question that seems similar to mine at http://forums.techguy.org/t89521/s538815f89570195b29fe85fb0630ea4e.html
but in my case it doesn't seem to be the hard drive because the "Starting Windows..." screen comes on and I can even press f8 to try starting in safe mode - so theres obviously contact with the HDD. problem is, right after that screen it reboots etc. in an endless loop. It doesn't either seem to be the CPU temp - because if I just let it sit it will stay on, only starting windows shuts it off (wether in normal or safe mode). btw, BIOS tells me that the temp of the CPU is 43 C, and the overall system temp is 38 C. I have no idea what the normal temp is supposed to be.
Anyway let me paste here some more background that I e-mailed to someone (and I was on the phone with a technician too, all to no avail)...

I just started using again a computer (which had a couple of months ago been working fine). The computer would give me an error about CMOS checksum but let me press F1 and go further.
Then the Starting Windows.... screen would come. after that, the computer just reboots again, over and over. Aside from these issues, the power button wouldn't shut off unless I held it down- the second I let go it powered up again.
I discovered the CMOS wasn't keeping time so I changed the battery, and theres no Checksum error anymore. Also the power switch started to work properly.
But I'm still having the problem with it rebooti... Read more

A:Windows 2000 reboots in endless loop!

Invalid drive using a MS DOS boot disk may just indicate the file format for HD is NTFS which DOS can not see.

Rebooting is a hardware/driver problem on computer most likely

How much ram do you have / how many physical chips??
What video card?
Sound card?

etc......

The more system info you can give the better!!!!!!

PS: have you installed anything new onto computer which may have started this??
 

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Hi everyone

To start off, my laptop is quite outdated, although I have upgraded to Windows 7. However I noticed that it's been running pretty slow lately and I occasionally got the blue screen of death (been meaning to get it repaired, but didn't really have the time to do so). Yesterday, I tried to restart the laptop, but the next thing happened was this "Windows is loading files" screen and it went to Startup Repair to scan the problems, and when I clicked Finish, it would shut down (without solving the issues) and repeat the same process over and over again. I couldn't get into Safe Mode either since it would bring me back to the same screen as I mentioned above. Below are the problem details from the scanning:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 45
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

So I'm wondering if there are any ways I could get the Windows to boot again, or at least get into safe mode so that I can recover some of my data and files. Any suggestions and recommendations are welcome.Thanks very much in advance :]

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Hokay. So my brothers computer used to emit this loud long high pitched "beep" which we just fixed, and then suddenly on the next restart, we can't load windows at all. It just fails, and goes back to the mobo logo (hehe that sounds funny), says some crap about IDE's not being detected on any of 4 devices (also, in BIOS there is no primary, because "auto" will not detect it for some reason), then goes to the screen asking if I wanna start in safe mode, and no matter what option I choose the Windows load screen comes up, but then freezes and goes to a blue screen with a message saying "windows has encountered an error and will restart, blah blah blah, contact your peeps, blah blah." (If you want a picture of this message let me know, because it pops up so fast my video was unable to even get it. It just basically says check new hardware, but there is none.) This same exact occurrence of events will just loop over and over until the computer is turned off.

Here's a video of what happens:

(video still uploading)

Specs: (since I can't get into dxdiag I don't have everything)

Windows XP SP2
Asus P5LD2 Mobo
Intel Core 2
550W PSU
8800GTS (most recent omega drivers)
AData 4gb DDR2 RAM

If anyone knows a solution or even just a similar problem I can track that'd be greatly appreciated

A:Computer restarts in endless loop due to windows failure

You can delete this, gave the system to a supposed "expert" so we'll see if he gets anywhere with it.

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I'm upgrading one of my PCs from Vista Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. This is from a CD. Everything went great until it restarted itself and this message showed up: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error windows installation cannot proceed". It then tells me to reboot in order to restart the installation. When I do that, I just keep getting the same error.

I read on the Microsoft website that you need to select Vista at the boot menu, but I don't have that option. I've also tried doing a rollback, and have gone into safe mode, but nothing works. It's stuck

A:Endless Reboot Loop When Upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I don't know whether you were aware, but you can use your Windows 7 upgrade disc to carry out a clean install.

The Windows Vista product key is the main criteria as far as Microsoft are concerned. As long as you have that you don't have to have Vista instsalled first and a clean install is always better than an upgrade from a previous operating system.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Please help. My acer desktop won't go passed the System Revovery Options and Start up repair options no matter what I do. Each time I restart my computer, the Microsoft logo will load but then it'll take me right back to the start up repair. The start up repair can't locate my OS or anything. Each option I choose gives me an error message.
I tried to start Windows using safe mode but my computer doesn't even give me the option anymore. It only takes me back to Start-up repair/System Recovery.

I tried clicking Alt+F10 but that doesn't work either. I do not have a windows 7 disc or a disc from thr manufacter, but i did create one but apparently it did not work.
I'm stuck.. What should I do?? Can someone assist me step by step? :/ thank you

A:Windows can't go past start up repair? Endless loop

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hello to everyone:

My problem and questions;

I am locked out WinXP 30 days after the activation period passed.
Now, after I turn on the laptop I get the message: "Do you want to activate your product now?" If I click "NO" I stay on the log on screen, if I click "YES" than I go to the screen than say that my product (Win XP) is already activated, my only option is to click "OK" or "x" and than I go back to the logon screen again; endless loop-

I can access my windows files from another operation system: UBUNTU, on the same computer.

1. What files should I copy from my windows files to external drive to get everything that I need, I don't want to miss something (I already copied "user files from 'documents and settings' and I also copied Program Files.
Is there anything else that I should copy so I don't miss anything?
Is that a good way to copy files or I should copy everything completely?

2. Is there any way to "repair" this activation issue accessing windows files from Ubuntu?

3. If I reinstall win XP, will the activation problem be back? By this I mean; Do all the windows products now need to be activated, regardless when were they bought?

Thank you for your help.

A:Locked Out From Windows XP - Endless Loop Activation Request

Hi helphelp7,

This article should help you out. It involves removing the script that may be causing the issue.

Also, as you have you XP CD, you could also try a repair install, without loosing your data.

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Dell Latitude D830 laptop, Vista OS

I had to format and reinstall Windows and used Windows Update to install fixes. When it needed to reboot, I would occasionally get caught in an endless reboot loop. The computer would POST and the progress bar on the Windows loading screen would get about halfway across then blue screen and reboot. I am able to use my Windows CD to do a system restore but that would undo some updates. I changed the setting so it wouldn't automatically reboot and got these errors:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80403bA0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

A:Windows Updates causing endless reboot loop

If I am not mistaken 7B points to an inaccessible boot device, may be a defective hard drive. Since you are using DELL, may be it has a recovery partition that you can use to fix/undo any changes. Can you into Safe Mode? Did you try Last Known Good Configuration?

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In this first screenshot of Lenovo Vantage running under Windows 10 (64) on my X1 Yoga (1st generation), please notice where it says that I need to install Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105.  However, in the second screenshot, please notice where the Installation History shows that Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 was successfully installed already. Everytime I boot up and run Lenovo Vantage to check for updates, it tells me that I need Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 so I let it install it. Everytime I install it, the installation appears to be successful and my computer reboots, but then after rebooting, Lenovo Vantage again tells me that (1) I need it, (2) I already have it. This is crazy.  In the third screenshot (looking at Windows Device Manager) I see the Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A. The fourth screenshot shows that it is disabled.  I will enable this and then retry to install the updated. I'll report back in a second posting on this thread whehter it works.  (I would leave this posting open and finish it later, but I'm afraid it woud all be lost when I reboot).   

A:ENDLESS LOOP: Lenovo Vantage Tells Me To Update a Driver That Vantage Says Is Already Up to Date.

After enabling the driver in Windows Device Manager, then again trying to update, the update was successful. After another reboot, Lenovo Vantage no longer show that this needs to be updated.  I'm no programmer, but it seems to me that the Lenovo Vantage update program ought to be able to see whether a driver is disabled and to tell the user to enable it in order to allow successful of updating of the driver. My 2¢.

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I'm upgrading one of my PCs from Vista Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. This is from a CD. Everything went great until it restarted itself and this message showed up: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error windows installation cannot proceed". It then tells me to reboot in order to restart the installation. When I do that, I just keep getting the same error.

I read on the Microsoft website that you need to select Vista at the boot menu, but I don't have that option. I've also tried doing a rollback, and have gone into safe mode, but nothing works. It's stuck!

A:[SOLVED] Endless Reboot Loop When Upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

Hi,

Have you tried booting from the win 7 cd and using the start up repair option? If that doesn't work go to the command prompt on the cd type C: and hit return (this changes the drive from x: to c:) then type sfc /scannow and post back if these work or not

Good Luck

Steve

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Hi
I have "endless immediate reboot loop in Windows Logon Process" problem. This is with special computers and with special domain user only at logon! Other users have no problem on this computers!
only event is: Power-Kernel event ID:41.
Any Answer...
Regards.

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I'm trying to fix my Acer netbook, the problem is that whenever I turn it on it turns on normally, I can press F2, screen comes up, I can press F8, screen pops up, that stuff works fine, but the issue is that after it goes to the Windows XP loading screen, it loads fine but then after the loading it just goes back and does the whole process over and over again, it's in an endless loop and is there any way I can fix it? As you probably know, there's no place to put a CD in a netbook.

edit: safe mode doesn't work either.

A:Acer Aspire One Netbook Windows XP Endless Loading Screen Loop

On another computer create a bootable Flash drive with Seatools for DOS. How To Create Bootable USB Disk For Seagate SeaTools For DOS
On this computer, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority, choose USB as First boot device. Put the flash drive in and restart. Do the Short and the Long tests on the HDD. If either test fails, you will need to replace the HDD.

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Hello, One of our ThinkPad Yoga goes into an endless loop when attempting to reboot. The O/S was upgraded from Windows 8.x (as shipped) to Windows 10 (MS free upgrade) a long time ago and there have been no previous issues restarting. I believe the version of Windows is 10 Home Edition. The HDD is almost fully utilised (1 gig free). Irrespective of the options taken, on boot up the screen flickers what looks like a CMD window in the top left of the display twice very quickly, then after the Lenovo splash screen is displayed:Preparing automatic repairThen Diagnosing your PCAutomatic RepairYour PC did not start correctly Restart just continues in the loop irrespective when continue or repair is selected. I?ve taken Advanced options:Continue ? Just continues in the loopUse a device ? I?ve tried creating another rescue boot disk from another yoga without a CD Rom ? attempting to create it on a USB stick but the create repair disk in Windows 10 Pro doesn?t allow USB stick as an optionSystem restore point shows me 4 states however when selecting any I get the message the backup drive cannot be foundI can access a CMD promptStartup repair - couldn?t repair your PC  see log file c:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\SrtTrail.txt.  I?ve attached this file that I copied to USB via the CMD Prompt.  I have renamed the file from txt to doc. The error message in the log file states The operating system version is incompatible with Startup RepairHow... Read more

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My issue on my friend's Windows 7 Home Premium, is that he at one point probably somehow made safemode booting as default (I think it's prob virus and other stuff honestly). Well to solve this issue we tried factory reseting the laptop (The laptop is Dell Insprion 14) to when it first came out, hoping to rid of the excess files, virus, and to end the safemode issue (oh yea, when we boot the computer up it starts to make a window of black and white letters saying "Loading Window files" which it's loading system, x32, drivers, then it ends the window and then says it's loading the 4 processors (multiprocessor kernel), then says smh like booting safemode- minimal services. But when we restored the computer to when it first came out it worked, then restarted the computer, but when it restarted it still booted in safemode the exact same way like before also. After doing that it leads to smh like, "seting up for first use" and pops up a little window with tons of files being loaded or deleted (not sure) afterwards, it says setup will continue after restart, which it does and when it restarts it repeats the safemode and setup thing again, so to solve it I tried to do startup repair, which failed, and then saw that I can use command prompt, but now I have no idea what to do, plz help...

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A:Windows Factory Reset Problem,Endless Loop of Setup and Booting Issue

Try this to get out of Safe boot.

When you are booted go to System Configuration.
Select Boot and uncheck Safe Boot and then Restart.

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I keept getting the blue screen a few times a day with messages such as Critical Process Died, so I decided to a factory reset. Now the PC has entered an endless loop (spinning wheel).  I did multiple hard shutdown and restart, but keep getting the same result. I aslo tried to let it process for over 24 hours and still won't emerge from the endless loop.  Doesn't matter which key I hit, it won't offer me any option to boot from USB or anything else. Anyone has experienced this issue before?    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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So I can't boot my computer anyway I try. If I use last know configuration, start windows normally, any of the safemodes is starts loading then flashes and restarts. I've already tried to use the disable automatic restart on system failure function and when I do I get a blue screen that says " a problem has been detected and windows needs to be shut down o prevent damage to your computer

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
Check to see if sée software.........(but had the usual here)

If problem continues.....( the usual)

Technical information

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8AC70A68, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000

Additional information: I dont have a installation cd for it
 

A:Endless loop

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
 

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