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Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

Q: Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

HiI bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

I decided to update Win 8 to the free Win 8.1 a few days ago and went ahead with the download and installation of Win 8.1. However, after a seemingly successful installation, set up and login, a simple reboot resulted in no longer being able to boot. I can boot to safe mode but cannot boot properly no matter what I do.
There is no specific error message when I reboot, the OS simply fails to reach the login stage and reboots again. It then opens the 'Failed startup' page asking if I wish to use advanced options or restart.

I tried turning off all non-Microsoft software like AVG, Comodo, Samsung Keys, etc., but it didn't solve the issue.

I also noticed that Safe Mode boot fails when I attempt to boot to 'Safe Mode with Networking' but is successful when booting to simple 'Safe Mode' or 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'.

I have attempted to burn the Win 8.1 disc as described on this site but from a Win XP system which according to the download software is not possible and unfortunately I do not have access to another system.

Can anyone please help me repair and boot my system?
Thank you for any help.

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A: Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

You said:






Hi, I bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.



Why not use the Win 8 disk & reinstall Win 8 ?

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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Hey all,

I'm working with a Toshiba Satellite Laptop and I'm having some serious issues getting it to run.

First off, I've tried installing two different versions of windows XP. One will finish installation and then when its starting up it will BSOD and restart immediately without giving me a chance to read what the error message was. The other installation just stalls out and gets stuck halfway through the installation. I've left it overnight and the progress bar just doesn't move.

I've tried switching my RAM to another slot, I've deleted and recreated partitions and tried fresh installs of xp multiple times, and now even ChkDsk won't work. So, in the Recovery Console, I type chkdsk /r, and it says:

CHKDSK is checking the volume...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
50% completed.

The progress ALWAYS stalls at 50%. I've seen it climb up to 75% and then it just reverts back to 50% and gets stuck. WTF. I'm running out of ideas to fix this problem.

PLEASE, I've read these forums for awhile now looking for some solutions, but nothings worked so far. I know you guys know your stuff when it comes to computers. If anybody has experienced this themselves or knows how to fix it please let me know. Any and all comments or suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance!
 

A:Laptop restart loop and failed Chkdsk

Just a guess but it could be your harddrive. Does Toshiba supply diagnostic tools?
 

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Hi there,
This morning I was updating the computer and now it's continuously restarting, gets to a point where it says undoing changes made then just restarts again, all I can do is boot the bios menu but I don't see any option in there to boot in safe mode, has anyone
else had this issue?

Thank you for your time 

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I work for a library university. We have a couple hundred computers running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and over the past month or two we have seen a handful of computers that get caught in a loop of requiring a reboot to install updates. There seems to be nothing related to the computers that have this problem. Screenshots follow:





After a restart we get the same thing. It doesn't even seem to even try and process any updates as it boots up and we cannot search for new updates at all when this happens.

When we check the history of updates we see this weird one:


I don't know why Windows 7 is trying to download and process the November upgrade for Windows 10. I thought that Enterprise versions of Windows were unable to upgrade to 10 via Windows Update. (We don't want to do this anyway. When we move to 10 we will make a new image at that point.) There is no way that I can find to delete or disable this update. We only ever see this problem once this has already failed and none of the other computers that don't have this problem ever see this update.

On a number of these computers where we see this problem it seems to resolve itself. Within a couple of hours or the next day the computer is just fine and there is no listed record of this update even attempting to install. There are a handful of computers that did not just fix themselves. We re-image these and this fixes the problem, but I'd like to see if anyone else has seen this and possibly has an easier s... Read more

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I had a bigger update automatically download and install today. It said Windows may need to restart several times during the update. It has been stuck in a restart loop for several hours now. Laptop switches on, after about 15 seconds says restarting and the cycle repeats itself. Not able to get to login screen. When I try to boot from installation media I get the message: "Looks like you started an upgrade and booted from installation media. If you want to continue with the upgrade click Yes. If you want to do a clean install click No. I clicked Yes as I would like to avoid doing a clean install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,
So I have searched a couple of topics about this but no definite fix has been found so I was hoping now there maybe a fix.
Anyway some history, I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and it was working okay until I changed the 'theme colour' of the desktop then the screen went black and stayed black. So I tried booting from safe mode to disable my video drivers but when Windows loaded the screen would just keep flickering the colour I changed the desktop to and nothing would load.
My next attempt to solve this was to try repairing the startup but no errors were found, so I tried the reset option but towards the end it would say Windows was unable to reset.
Finally I tried to use a boot usb to reinstall Windows 10 64bit Pro that way, and it would begin the install then restart and load the installation screen but come up with an error message saying 'Windows encountered and unexpected error press ok to restart' and this would continue to happen so I did some research and found this: http://heresjaken.com/the-computer-r...on-of-windows/
And followed the steps which told me to change a hkey value in the setup file from 1 to 3. This got rid of the error message but now my computer boots normally then the installation screen comes up but is stuck at the 64% installation mark then the computer restarts, which continues to happen with no change.
I have also tried plugging my laptop into the router via Ethernet but it doesn't help.
I would really love to avoid doing a clean in... Read more

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Greetings,

I have a problem with Windows Update. The system(windows update)
returns that must be rebooted to install important updates-
of course after a restart situation is the same

A step that i taken :

FIX tool WU
Stop update service -> change the name of the directory -> restart services
Stop update service -> delete the data in catalogs Download and Data ( c: \ windows \ Software Distribution -> restart services
Windows Update Diagnostic Tool - > at the end I get an error : 80070003
Any update fixes from Microsoft
CHKDSK repair and scannow

I am attaching log ( c: \ windows \ logs and c : \ windows \ Software Distribution

Any thoughts?

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I have a Satellite L645 I put together 4-5 months ago from the wreckage of it and a Satellite P745  Next, will be learning if swapping the CPU from P745 to the MOBO of the L645, but that will be another day
 

 
I recently did a number of repairs on several PC's/Laptops that I restore/refurbish/rebuild to provide inexpensive units to those less financially fortunate.  After 30+ years in the IT industry, and now retired, I can return to computers as the hobby it began as.
 
While doing this latest bunch it appears I picked up a virus either from one of the harddrives in the wreckage, or from the online hunting & scrounging for parts, drivers, apps, etc.
 
WIN10 began, during booting up, telling me I needed to allow the Automated Repair to run, then changed its' mind and said to use the Recovery Media to repair the system.  I tried to force numerous incomplete boots to cause the options menu to appear, but to no avail.

 
The errors progressed to the "a required device is missing or not accessible" when trying to boot from proven USB Recovery AND USB Win10 Install media.  The system tries to boot from the WIN10 DVD boot disk, but after a long wait, that too, fails.
 
These are the various BSOD screens:
 
"KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE."
 

 
"PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA", and
 

 
"SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED",
 

 
 
In so many words, "LOOK ONLINE LATER FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT.... Read more

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I have a MSI laptop (GL72 7QF) I think and about 2 days ago I managed to download a malicious file. I ran scans and stuff but it did not work so I chose to reset my MSI to factory settings. When I did that O was stuck in recovery system screen and now it's just continuous restarts. ( I also got the blue screen with sad face on it with some sort of error before)
 

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HiMy laptop suddenly decided it wont start. I see the power button flashs once and then after 5 seconds again and so on. Listening to the fan it seems its trying to boot up and is stuck in a restart loop. Not even the boot screen shows up. screen is completely black.I tried removing the ram and placing it again, with no success. Can anybody help me?

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Hi Guys,

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 has gotten stuck in a loop where it wants to restart and then when your restart it doesn't do anything update related, it just restarts. Can anyone help?!

Ybotmallah.

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Hello.

Problem: After installing a Internet Explorer update, the computer stated that it had to restart. After restarting the computer loads up to the black Windows loading screen. The screen will act like its loading then the computer will restart from the beginning.

Attempted Solutions: The computer will not start in Safe Mode. It will boot into the Recovery Console command line, but I have no idea what to do there. I attempted a Repair install with the Windows XP disk however it did not fix the problem.

Please help!

A:Computer gets stuck in a restart loop after update

Once you get into the recovery console, type chkdsk /f /r at the command prompt. Restart after this and let us know.

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The update creating this issue: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3140743)

These are the steps of the loop:
1) My PC downloads this update automatically in the background. I have no option to stop my PC from downloading it.
2) I am forced to install this update. There is no option for me to shut down/restart without having to install the update.
3) During the restart, I get a notification that my PC was unable to complete the update and hence the changes are rolled back and the whole process starts again.

This thing has been going on for days, wasting my time and getting on my nerves.

Why is Microsoft so dumb?
A) If at all my PC has downloaded an update, why don't they save it somewhere on my PC till the update process is successfully complete instead of downloading it again and again wasting my bandwidth?
B) Why have they not given options to opt out of (downloading/installing) troublesome updates like this?
C) Is there a solution to this issue?

Thanks!

PS: I have not asked this question in Microsoft answers because they give dumb answers without actually hearing out what the problem actually is. They post some random answer and mark it as the best answer themselves!

A:Windows 10 failed update loop

Originally Posted by Bradex


The update creating this issue: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3140743)

These are the steps of the loop:
1) My PC downloads this update automatically in the background. I have no option to stop my PC from downloading it.
2) I am forced to install this update. There is no option for me to shut down/restart without having to install the update.
3) During the restart, I get a notification that my PC was unable to complete the update and hence the changes are rolled back and the whole process starts again.

This thing has been going on for days, wasting my time and getting on my nerves.

Why is Microsoft so dumb?
A) If at all my PC has downloaded an update, why don't they save it somewhere on my PC till the update process is successfully complete instead of downloading it again and again wasting my bandwidth?
B) Why have they not given options to opt out of (downloading/installing) troublesome updates like this?
C) Is there a solution to this issue?

Thanks!

PS: I have not asked this question in Microsoft answers because they give dumb answers without actually hearing out what the problem actually is. They post some random answer and mark it as the best answer themselves!



Hi Bradex and welcome to Tenforums.
Frustrating, I know...

Please try running sfc /scannow to check the health of your system files. We're looking for "no integrity violations found" as the result. If... Read more

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I have 4 updates minus the IE 11 upgrade which I have no intention of installing, which keep failing. Not only do they keep failing but the system reboots several times before I can get back to my desktop screen.
The updates are KB2868725, KB2868626, KB2862152, and KB2900986. The first 3 are security updates for Windows 7, the last is a cumulative update for ActiveX Killbits of 7.
Let me start with I'm no computer wiz, that is why I had my updates set to auto. It sorts what I really need versus a bunch of stuff I don't. I downloaded the Update readiness tool and ran it. I also ran the troubleshooter for installation problems it says there are no problems. It still does the same thing. Does it restart to revert each update? I've clicked on the online help links but have no idea what they are talking about and when I see the word "registry" I back away. I messed with the registry on an old PC (with the assistance of a Microsoft Tech) and my PC never ran right after that.
I don't get the box like is pictured in the posting instructions that shows the error codes. If I right click on the "failed" line for each I get the following error codes. They correspond with the above sequence of KB's #1 is 8007054F #2 is 80073AA2 #3 is 800F0826 #4 is the same as #3. I have enclosed the logs files, hopes this helps, cause I sure need it!!
I really don't have time for this. I've already lost an entire morning today and an entire morning yesterday trying to get these instal... Read more

A:Stuck in a failed update loop.

Well that didn't work either.
Here are the new CBS logs.

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My computer (I don't think specs matter for this problem), fails to boot, as in, it goes into a restart loop. It was running fine and I'm running vista home premium.
I tried entering safe mode but it gets stuck at loading
\windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

I'm suspecting this had something to do with the power going out.

I don't have a recovery disk as I bought my computer from iBuypower (If it did come with one I've probably lost it)
Now how do I go about fixing this without losing anything on my hard drive?

Anyone care to help me?

A:My computer won't boot and goes into a restart loop

Most likely a damaged file

1. if possible boot into safe mode and and backup any important file(s) (photos, documents, etc.)

2. try to obtain an installation disk (From a friend, buy one, etc.)
NOTE: make sure you obtain the correct installation disk for your computer.

the only other possibility is a virus, but i suspect a damaged operating file

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Please help i contacted windows and they told me I needed a replacement installer to score recovery disk for Windows Vista I do not have a disk it was installed when we bought the computer. I am stuck in this update loop.

A:configuring update 3 of 3 0% complete stuck in restart loop

Could you describe a little bit more of what is happening in this restart loop?

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I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.

A:Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

Originally Posted by Hyphen


I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.



Hyphen

reboot in safe mode (F8 when booting) then you can un-install whatever update is killing your system. You can find out which in event viewer

if you need any help with this let us know

ken

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Greetings Seven Forums crew,

I am having an issue with the Windows 7 Update Service. After installing the latest Microsoft Updates (November 2013), I am now stuck in a "restart your computer to finish installing important updates" message. No matter how many times I restart & check for updates, it keeps giving the same message even though the Update History tells me the updates were all successfully installed. When I restart, the "configuring your computer" message displays briefly with no percentage meter, before shutting down.

Before posting here, I had followed your Windows Update Posting Instructions to no avail.

1.SURT ran fine, installed a hotfix but returned to the same update restart loop message.

2.The sfc scan wouldn't run & gave the error message "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again". Restarting only returned the same error message.

3. I had no update error codes displayed on the requested screen as they were deemed successful but here is an error code from the Windows Update Log-
Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2013-11-15 03:48:22:308 532 d80 Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installed rule, updateId = {5E6A375D-B4CF-4CB3-A8B6-FD35C637F90E}.200, hr

4. Please find the requested CBS log zip attached.

A:Windows Update error, stuck on restart loop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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i was in the middle of installing the sp3 update and the compuiter shutoff and restarted and now will not load into windows at all i just see the loading screen for a sec and it restarts again. safe mode is the same just restarts. is there anythign i can do becides reinsatlling xp again?

A:computer stuck in contiguos restart loop after update.

If you do a reinstall, try repairing (boot from XP CD, choose repair, then automatic repair). Don't try it if you have a large hard disk ( >128GB) AND your have an XP CD doesn't have SP1 or SP2 on it.
Two things you can try, but I doubt they'll yield much. Boot into XP CD (again has to be SP1 or later if your hard disk is >128GB), click repair, and get into recovery console. log into your xp installation, then run
chkdsk c: /p
then type exit and press enter. If the continuous boots aren't gone then i guess there's no option but to do repair-install. (or perhaps wait some - maybe another member of the forum has other suggestions)

P.S: You can run into other problems if you have a SATA hard disk (like no hard disk detected) - if that's the case, press F6 at startup and insert a floppy with the SATA drivers.

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I just purchased this Laptop yesterday, was installing programs and updates. The updates finished installing, asked me to restart the PC which I didn't do right away because I was installing programs. One of the programs asked me to reboot into safe mode so I did. When the PC rebooted, it said the updates were installed 100% but then says SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "Updates failed...reverting changes". This loop as been going on for hours now.

I have had success in getting into the BIOS by pressing F12 upon startup. I tried changing the boot order to boot from my bootable startup repair DVD but it didn't work!

I'm really frustrated and I hope my laptop isn't bricked on the 2nd day I bought it!

Any help/suggestions will be highly appreciated and replied to ASAP!

A:Locked out of computer with failed update loop!

This is the 1st image of the updates being applied 100% upon restart of PC:
The 2nd image of the failed update screen:

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Hello all, I've been having this problem recently ~2-3 weeks ago with my Windows Update.

I am unable to install these 3 updates through Windows Update, as well as downloading them manually from the Microsoft Update site:

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2446710)

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2478662)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2871997)

Sometimes it will install one of the three updates and ask me to restart, while it's step 3 of 3 of the updates it quickly shuts down (sometimes so fast I don't see the message): Update failed, reverting changes or something along the lines of that and automatically restarts, does the same thing until I reboot in safe mode then back in normal mode.

I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes fully updated and installed, and have ran full virus/rootkit scans on both of them and it doesn't pick up anything. My Windows is Genuine.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Also on a side note: Whenever I double-click an image on my desktop and a couple folders and close it my explorer.exe stops responding for about 20 seconds, it only happens in 2 folders and the desktop; could this be malware? If so how can I fix this without reinstalling my windows (I've already reinstalled once, but I never had that problem before.)

A:Windows Update Failed, reverting changes loop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CBA files, for a number of reasons)

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Ok, I have a really horrible problem that I cannot figure out what is wrong. Here is the story, I first tried to boot my computer into safe made after a normal shutdown, because I was going to get rid of an annoying system file. When I tried to boot into safe mode, my computer just went into a restarting loop. It would go the the black screen that says windows XP, where it is loading, and then the screen would go blank and my computer would restart. Then it would continue that loop. I tried loading into all the modes, including last know good config, but it does the same thing. I then figured that my OS was corrupt so I reformatted my HDD partition with windows XP on it and reinstalled. It would install part of the way, but during the part where its copying files before it goes into a GUI mode, it would hang up on keymgr.dll everytime i tried. I read about this and it said to just hold down the enter key (a.k.a. retry) and it would eventually go. This worked and it kept going. When Windows XP install was almost complete, during the saving settings step, it popped up errors that said that there were some bad spots in memory, or something of that nature. So it finished installing and it ran Windows. I started to install updates and during SP2 update install, it crashed (no blue screen) and started the restart loop again. During this restart loop, it would pop up an error message really fast, that i was lucky enough to capture it all, it said "Insufficient System Resources ... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP CANNOT BOOT WINDOWS XP(enters restart loop)

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Hi

Im using an Acer Aspire 4740G
and running Windows 7 (Can't remember which version)

Current restarts force my computer to either check for booting error, which doesn't do anything meaningful.

I have tried multiple methods of booting up but the problem persists.
I checked using the advanced startup to prevent auto restart and found the blue screen error to be Unmountable boot volume

A:Restart Loop/Unmountable boot volume

Most likely the file system is damaged if it was working okay & you haven't changed any cables, hardware configurations or BIOS settings since that time.

Scroll down to the Windows 7 section here: Fixing the dreaded ?Unmountable Boot Volume? error - Tech-Recipes

Also here: Stop 0xED or UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME - Windows 7 Tutorial

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Recently, my mother's computer has come across the infinite restart loop problem. I've searched a lot of places for fixes, but I haven't come across any threads with the same problem. When I try to boot up her pc, it comes to the menu to go to bios, system restore, or different boot options. This appears for a split second before it goes black, flashes the windows loading bar and then either restarting or just remaining as a black screen. If I try to go into bios or system restore it will load either of the two screens for a split second before restarting or going into a black screen. The only thing I'm sure of is that it's not having trouble booting because of the hard drive because I tried putting mine in from my pc and it resulted in the same situations above. Any help would be welcome.

Also I'd like to point out is that since my mother is kind of old, she forgets to turn off the computer when she's done with it, so it could be left on for hours at night time.

A:Win XP restart loop, no safe mode/no cd to boot

Leaving a computer on does not affect it other then you use more electricity and the HDD may wear out faster.
Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD, if you can and run the Short and the Long tests on the Drive. If either test fails the HDD needs to be replaced. You may need to boot into the Bios to change the Boot order to CD rom drive First Boot Device.
If you can't boot off of the CD, there may be another hardware problem like a failing Power Supply Unit.

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Hi,
I turned pc off as normal yesterday with no problems, switched back on today and all hell broke loose. When I boot up in normal mode, pc hangs and then reboots with the option to start normally or in recovery mode. Selecting either mode results in same thing. Tried safe mode and same again but in safe mode, I get to a screen that offers recovery option to repair o/s but there's no o/s in the diaplay options. Sometimes I will get a memory error and sometimes other errors such as wsdcore.dll is is not designed to run with windows etc. anyone have any ideas please.

System is acer aspire x3200
Amd phenom x3 8550
1tb hdd
4gb DDR 2 memory
Nvidia 250 sparkle graphics card
 

A:PC doesn't boot, stuck in restart loop

The hard drive has probably failed... Try to re-install Windows fresh. If this fails, replace the hard drive
 

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Hello and thanks for looking... Long story short: When I power up, say first thing in the morning, the computer freezes on the screen that offers login to POST and BIOS settings. When I restart the system, it attempts to power up for about 2 seconds, then turns off. After about 5 seconds, it tries again for 2 seconds, then turns off again, and will repeat this cycle indefinitely. A few days ago, it would eventually boot up after 25 or so tries, and everything would be fine. Now it will not boot up, just cycle endlessly trying to power up, then turn off...

The computer is less than two years old. I haven't modded or overclocked anything. Internally, the computer is very clean and not overheating. So, I tried reinstalling Vista. Same problem. I carefully cleaned and reseated every connection in the system. No change. I tried booting from CD. No dice. I even took some joker's advice and bought a new hard drive. Waste of time, nothing changed. For a moment, I was able to get into BIOS, but it froze and I had to restart into my endless loop of frustration.

The only clue I have is, if I remove on stick of RAM, the computer will turn on but just leaves me on a blank, black screen... Of course, Vista cannot work around a missing RAM stick, sooo....

Any ideas, anyone? I am thinking either the power supply or bad RAM, but I have no clue. Thank you for any help!
 

A:PC hangs on boot, endless loop restart

Ah yes: if I press the restart button on my case, the system completely powers down before attempting to power up again, whereby it enters the endless power up loop...
 

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Could someone help me please? I have an ASUS x202e notebook PC that boots to the "Preparing Automatic Repair". After sitting on the pretty blue screen for about a minute (or so) it goes straight to the Choose an Option screen. I have tried everything under the sun including chkdsk c:\r and sfc /scannow, bootrec.exe options from RE cmd prompt. There are no system restore points . When attempting to Refresh or Reset it goes through the motions yet fails and say "Unable to Refresh/Reset the PC".

Unfortunately, the owner (my son) did not create the Recovery USB. sigh....... kids!

I am in the process of trying to access the Recovery Partiton through the cmd prompt. this is what I have done so far:


There is tons more in the cmd prompt window. I am hoping someone is familiar enough with the rest of it so I won't have to keep typing.

Any help is most appreciated.

Thank you,
Donna

A:W8 Automatic Repair loop - failed/corrutpted W10 update

Create a recovery USB from this recovery zip file | My Onedrive

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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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A:HP 8710p Failed BIOS update - Now Endless LOOP - Trying to r...

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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Hello everyone, I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop.  It was restarting and booting fine until I upgraded to Windows 8.1.  When I restart the computer, it sometimes gets stuck in a boot loop in the HP logo screen.  Most of the time it doesn't do it, but it does get stuck from time to time in the HP logo screen.  It gets stuck mostly when restarting the computer.  If anyone has had the same problem and/or has a solution,  I would appreciate the help. Thank you

A:Windows 8.1 boot loop stuck on HP logo, mostly after restart...

Hi phillibob41, I understand that you are having a problem with the computer getting stuck in a loop when restarting. I will try my best to help you with this. To better guide you, could you please give me some more information. 1. What is the Model Number of your laptop? LINK: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? 2. How are you getting out of the loop?Please let me know, and I will be happy to help. Thank you,




I worked on behalf of HP.

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Good day,
 
I have an Hp desktop running Windows 7 sp1 Home edition..   started auto update on the 13th,  when i got home later that day it was stuck at 33 percent or so.  left overnight 10 hrs.   no progress.  Shutdown and restarted not a great option but, unit would not do anything else..   Now it tries to install for an hour then does a roll back to previous. It will finish that after 1-2 hours. Then go into shut down.. will never shut down left it for 24 hours no result.. restarts and will be in the loop.  Safe mode same results.   If I can avoid rebuilding it would be great but.
 
Thanks
 
Mitch

A:Windows 7 Update from Friday Nov 13th Failed Now Hung in loop

If you have System Restore enabled tap F8 at boot and select Repair Computer in the options then do a System Restore to a day just before the update.
 

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I am having a problem with a Emachine T3828

When I boot the computer it goes into the normal process but when it starts loading the OS the screen losses connection and the computer restarts. I have tried booting into safe mode and it does the same thing. I have also tried to just restore the computer to original settings I have opened it up and tried some other things but for the life of me I can't figure this out. HELP ME!!
 

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Hey tried to read forums but nothing seemed to fit my specifics so hope this is ok.

System had been left on standby for afternoon while popped out (old machine-Sony Vaio 512Mb 40Gb HD (1.something left on C 253MB on D partition (software preinstalled) 2.66 Ghz machine.

XP wont boot before gets there would reboot with a BSOD flash so seeing forums removed auto restart and got the usual blurb about switched off to ave hardware then possible solutions like Bios, memory etc.

Numbers at bottom: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x85341BCB, 0xF7A1c69c, 0xF7A1c398)

So several things

1) All F8 options wont work just get same reboot

2)Cant find XP disc-sure had it but only thing I can find is the sony recovery disk saying it will wipe C:

3) which dont want to do as want to grab a few things first so how can I do that?

4) How can I get into ChkDsk as it wont get to windows to do the start run cmd etc?

Please help v.much appreciated

Background info- had got XP SP3 and also had some AV problems etc but got AVast and already running Zone ALarm and spybot so thought I'd cleared system, was running fine no visible sign of infection before this......
 

A:Solved: XP wont boot system restart loop on laptop please help!

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Hello, all. I heard about this forum a few months ago when my sister came here for help with her laptop; now it's my turn. Forgive the long post, but this has been a long process that I've been trying to fix for almost a week now; I hope someone here will be able to help me out, too.I'm running Windows XP (I can't recall the Service Pack, but I believe it's 3; I always make sure I keep Windows updated and keep Automatic Updates turned on) Home Edition on a Lenovo J115, Machine Type 7387.Long story short, I was stupid and let my Norton subscription run out and suddenly, I got hit with Antivir 2010. That in and of itself was a grueling process; Antivir's a nasty little thing and wouldn't even let me open programs or open up the Task Manager, so after every restart, I'd literally have to open the programs as soon as I saw my desktop wallpaper pop up; if I waited too long, Antivir would start up and block all processes again. The virus was also preventing me from booting up in Safe Mode, and would force a restart of the computer every time I tried. After using CCleaner, MalwareBytes, HiJackThis, and PCTool's Spyware Doctor, I thought I had finally fixed the problem. Antivir was gone, and my computer was finally back to normal.Well, that's what I thought, anyway.I had to update Spyware Doctor's definition files, and I also updated my Firefox; both of these programs require a system restart, so, thinking everything was back to normal, I ... Read more

A:Stuck in a never-ending restart loop; can't boot in Safe Mode or otherwise.

Please be patient...I've asked one of our Malware Team personnel to take a look .Louis

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I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said:


Code:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system repair, then at the bottom:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: Oxc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data
So I booted off a Windows recovery disk and figured Startup Repair would fix it. Alas, after it says "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options" and asks me if I want to repair, I click "repair and restart" and it says "Failed to save startup options".


Code:
The "repair details" are:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier: {...}

The following options will be added:
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\...\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=D:
I've tried running Startup Repair from the manual options screen and it says it cannot repair automatically. I have two partitions, the 100MB windows System partition, which Recovery Console mounts as C:\ and my main windows partition, which it mounts as D: and I can see all of my files on it.

Running "bootrec /repairbcd" gives me "Total identified Windows Installations: 0"

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A:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
Then, if it doesn't boot, run bootrec /RebuildBcd (from this KB article: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows )

c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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My PC: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, AMD 3800+ 64X2, 2 Nvidia 7800 GT SLI.
Here's the thing... I built it with 64 bit XP PRO on a striped pair of WD 250G SATAII drives using the onboard NVIDIA RAID controller. This works well, but a lot of games (lot'a everything) doesn't like 64 bit XP... so
I created a second Primary partition and installed 32 bit XP Pro. Install went OK, and I tried a couple versions of 32 bit NVIDIA RAID drivers (6.66, 6.70) but after an apparently normal install, 32bit XP won't boot. I get Windows logo and progress bar for aboth 20 seconds, then a blue screen for about 1/10000 of a second (to fast to read or anything) then a hardware restart. No boot option (safe, command line) works better, and logged boot will not produce a log file. Boot Manager works ok and 64bit XP still works fine. Since I can't even get a boot log I assume the OS has a problem working with the RAID. I have removed all cards but 1 vidio card, but no help. I am guessing the OS does not recognize the RAID and load the RAID driver.

I am using original BIOS, which I assume includes RAID controler code. At boot up NVIDIA RAID says it's version 4.81. I don't know BIOS version since it either does not show or flys past too fast during boot. I know that a BIOS update is a reasonable thing to try, but... the mechanics get sticky. ASUS web site has a bunch of BIOS update instructions which seem to talk about every MOBO but the A8N. The ASUS upda... Read more

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My pc (running windows xp) has worked fine for two years but last night I was on the internet and the screen put up a "no signal" message. It then started to boot iself up again but didn't get very far when it went back to the beginning of the booting sequence, then again the booting failed at the same place and it started to reboot again ... and again .... and again. This is all it will do now - oh dear.

When the booting fails, it is after PCI Device Lists and the last thing I see (only for a split second) looks like:

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Invalid Boot INI file

Booting from C:windows

NTD Detect: failed

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Does this mean anything to anyone out there?

I know very little about computers.

Is this something I might be able to sort out?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:PC cycling through failed boot up and restart

Looks like Something Bad has happened to your data on the hard disk.

The easiest solution would be trying to reinstall Windows from scratch. That is if you don't mind losing your data on the computer.

You should get someone with some experience with computers to have a look at it and maybe restore it to the original state.
 

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Hello,

about an hour ago, I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic test on my laptop (I was in Windows, chose to run it fsr and let the computer reboot). It went through both passes with no errors. It then went to boot up Windows 7...and just didn't do it. It hanged on the "Starting up Windows..." bit right before the logo appears and eventually restarted itself. I got the Windows failed to boot error and I immediately went into repair mode, which did absolutely nothing. It was at the Attempting Repairs bit for well over 10 minutes when I shut the computer off (probably not a good idea). I turned it back on and this time, I chose to boot Windows 7 normally and voila, here I am. I didn't get the Diagnostic Memory report, though...

I found it strange that it refused to boot Windows once and but works now. Should I be worried that my machine is going to fail soon? It IS a 4 year old laptop.

Thanks!

A:Windows failed to boot up but then did on restart.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thefairman


...Should I be worried that my machine is going to fail soon? It IS a 4 year old laptop.

Thanks!


No. Not for the reason(s) listed here. Why were you running a memory test?

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Boot loop problem. BSOD c000021a Fatal System Error. Please help I have a custom built computer. Windows 7 64 bit, 8 Gigs Ram. As of two days ago I can't boot into windows. I get to the colored windows logo then it restarts. Same thing in safe mode. I tried a system repair and it fails each time. Tried last known configuration and that didn't work either. I'm running out of ideas. The BSOD reads:

Stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
The verification of a knowndll failed. system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000012f (0x0090d890 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

A:Boot loop, BSOD c000021a, verification of a knowndll failed

An error check of the drive might repair a bad Windows file.
Any .dmp files located in C:Windows/Minidump ? If so post the most recent one if it matches the date and time of one of the crashes.
Run Drive Fitness Test.

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Acer Aspire V5 is the PC I am using. I turn it on, the boot fails and the pc restarts. Then begins an automatic repair, which crashes and the PC turns off. It is a loop I cannot get out of. How do I fix this?

I don't have a Windows 8 Disc or anything like that.

A:Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

You will have to reinstall windows. On the Acer at boot press Alt + F10 to access the recovery process. If unable you may have to order the recovery disks from Acer. I hope you had you data backed up

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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Hey guys.. I am very anxious and frustrated about this issue. I have searched frantically all on multiple forums but the solutions are all over and I just can't..
I have seen some really knowledgeable users here while looking at threads to solve my problem so this is my best bet.. I really do not want to lose all my data :/

I am willing to follow any instructions provided as I am very desperate.

Background Information

My laptop automatically boots into Startup Repair, and once it finishes "repairing", the laptop restarts and boots into Startup Repair once again, looping the whole process. The diagnostic and repair details from Startup Repair showed that the "root cause found" was that the "Boot manager failed to find OS Loader", and the repair action for "File repair" and "Boot configuration data store repair failed".

This is the second time this issue has happened, where I tried to boot up my laptop after hibernating it. Prior to encountering this issue again, reboot, sleep, and shutting down my computer worked fine. Also, I think before the two times the issue happened, I was installing some Windows Updates. I am trying to avoid restoring the disk back to factory state.

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
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My Inspiron 15 is running Windows 8.1. Since an update it has been stuck in a boot loop. I have no cd to boot from nor can I can't any cobinational of keys to get to the advanced settings screen on start up
Can anyone help. Thanks!

A:Boot loop after update

Are you sure you weren't updated to Windows 10?

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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:

"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."

This is constant, never ends.

It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do
it now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some
advice on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my
attempts were successful.

I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.

I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.

I need some help.

Thanks in advance.

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