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Re set my pc back to factory settings stuck in reboot loop

Q: Re set my pc back to factory settings stuck in reboot loop

Today i decided to reset my pc as program installs had broken and i think i had acquired a virus so i went to setting recovery reset pc and quick reset i left the computer alone for about half an hour assuming it would take time to reset when i came back an error message showed up saying an error occurred while resetting and the only option was cancel i cliked this then i choose continue now my computer boots up the gigabyte splash screen black screens then restarts and i cant find a way to boot windows i was running windows 10 when i reset but my pc came preloaded with windows 8 currently i have an inefficient radiator in my room and would like to be able to use it please help.

most information i can give or find out im not sure what info is useful

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Newbe here.  I was wondering if anyone can help me with resetting my Dell XPS (2005) with Windows XP OS? 
I am reinstalling the OS manually with the CD that came with the computor.  I followed the instructions for a manual restart and added the first disc Dell XP OS all was going well when a window poped up.  It says "the file 'ha20x2k.sys' on Creative Installer CD-Rom is needed."  "type in the path where the file is located and click ok."  Well I am assuming they mean the Creative Sound Blaster X-fi cd and I put it in and nothing happens.  Also the arrow/cursor doesn't move nor can I type anything in, what I am doing wrong?  The window also doesn't let me see if time is elapsing on the installation of the first CD.

A:Resetting Back to Factory Settings - Stuck Help please

Has the OS already loaded... and now you are installing the driver suite?

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3000 J115 Desktop (7389-24G) I restored to original using F11 and following the instructions.  No errors were noted and when it requested a reboot to continue, the computer reboots and for a moment shows a white screen before rebooting again and again...  I re-did the restore to factory (F11) again and had the same results.  Do I need to load drivers or something?  I don't have any original disks or restore disks.   

A:Factory reset (F11) causes reboot loop

hi Slim_Whitman,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
If you get as far as Step 20 of this guide, but just shows a white screen then there's probably an internal problem on the unit (could be bad sectors on the HDD). To verify this, you will need to run a diagnostic on the drive,
To create a diagnostic disc:
1. Download the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
5. On the diagnostic options, navigate to HDD > Diagnosis > & choose the diagnostic software depending on the brand of your HDD (i.e. choose Seagate for DOS if you have a Seagate HDD, Data Lifeguard if you have a Western Digital HDD, etc..)
To burn the diagnostic softwre on a flashdrive, follow this guide
If you get any errors, you will need to contact lenovo for service.
If you don't get any errors, the recovery partition might be faulty and you need to contact lenovo and obtain a copy of the recovery disc.
Hope this helps.

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I have a windows 10 pc (dell latitude 3470)
I did a factory reset and now it won?t let me get past the screen. After the install that took forever
am now stuck in a forever loop.
Right after the screen that asks me for my Timezone and stuff I get a screen saying There's a problem that' keeping us from getting your PC ready to use, but we think an update will help get things working again. Then it tell me to update
I have the computer plugged directly into my network via cable and I click on Next. Then it does the exact same thing again. It can never get past this screen. It kept happening over and over again

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I brought a laptop that was the display model at Sam's yesterday.  I was trying to do a factory reset, but once it gets to "Installing Windows" it does a continuous loop.  It will start off at 64% then go to 100%, then restart.  When it comes back on, it is still "Installing Windows" and goes right to 64%, then 100%, then restart.  I started at 10:45pm last night (7/28/2016) and it is still saying the same thing. What can I do to stop the cycle?

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A:Laptop Stuck in Continuous Factory Reset Loop

Hey @GwenC,  Thanks for trying the steps as prescribed by my colleague. The next path to resolution would be performing an HP System Recovery. You can learn more about that process here. If you have not already created recovery media, I would advise you to contact our tech support team here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ak100-Notebook-(Touch)/10282847/model/10402445 The alternative to that is taking the PC back to the point of purchase for an exchange (if you're still within their return timeline).  I hope this helps. Good luck! 

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Hi all,
I'm just about ready to put a gun to my head, so I hope someone can help me. for the secoond time, I am getting the following error when I try to start windows 7:

0x0000007B, (OX80786B58, OXC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

I have tried everything I can think of to fix this. Using windows repair option does not help. Fixing the MBR does not help. After going through the windows repair option this is what it tells me about the problem:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201077
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

System restore and safe mode do not work either.

As I said, I am about to lose my mind over this one. I hope someone here can help me. Thank you all in advance.


A:stuck in reboot loop. HELP!

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Hi everyone,

I am stuck in a Reboot loop and I need some help if someone can. I have as much info as I could get based on my reading so here goes nothing!

HP Pavillion
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service pack 3
Installed on C:
partitioned for the HP_recovery (G: Drive)

---I have tried to repair using the HP disc with the operating system on it, the only option that it will give me is to format which I have not done.

---I also have a hard drive enclosure which I have placed the HDD in and tried to access from two other computers. It shows F:local disk and G:HP_recovery. I tried accessing the F: local disk and it give the following message--- F: is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Next stop - Recovery console.
---This is what confuses me. As said earlier, my operating system is on C drive. When asking me what drive I wanted to run Recovery Console on, I was given these two options:
1 D:\MiniNT
2 F:\Windows

Hard drive tests ok as tested by the short and long test in the BIOS

---I have ran CHKDSK /p and /r (on the F: drive several times(never found any problems so it never claimed to repair anything) I ran it on the D:\ MiniNT and it found errors and fixed them.
---Tried FIXMBR (re-wrote successfully)
---I have not tried FIXBOOT because I haven't had enough time to read to make sure there aren't any harm that can be done, (plus I don't know which drive to tell it, Please see above under the par... Read more

A:Stuck in a Reboot loop, please help

Hi there h-owens!I have spent an hour or so researching this issue as one of my interests happens to be win xp stop errors. After reading many pages of text the best info I have found seems to corroborate the following:Stop 0x00000024 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEMIn newer versions of Windows, this error message almost always points to either corrupted system files on an NTFS volume or to bad blocks on the hard drive. In either case, I recommend running the chkdsk tool with the /F switch to correct the error. Although chkdsk can repair many types of disk errors, you may end up having to reinstall the latest Windows service pack so that system files are overwritten with clean versions.Which if any Service packs have you installed? If you are able to set a "System Restore point" please do so and then try uninstalling your latest service pack and then attempt to re-install it once again the idea being to refresh those files contained in your latest service pack.If you have SP 2 installed but haven't yet installed SP 3 then try installing SP 3 Go to your recovery console once again and attempt chckdsk/F and see what happens going that route.One thing I'm fairly certain of with error code 0X00000024 this is related to some type of corruption within your NTFS File System.In my own personal experience the few times I have gotten BSOD on any of my confusers only once was I able to fix the problem by exchanging a PCI card (Modem) on two other occasions it was necessary for ... Read more

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i have tried it but its stuck in reboot loop .. i boot from usb it shows the first screen loading windows then it reboots ..
background of the problem:
mine is dell 755 c2d 8gb ram home pc . it has 250gb hdd with three partitions . initialy it had wind xp 32 bit later i upgraded ram and installed win 7 ultimate 64bit as a dual boot . for some reason i didnt liked the windows 7 .. though i wanted to retain it just in case i can get used to it as i have been using xp since day 1 and have no issue with it and love it . ... so i in love of win xp wanted to install xp 64 bit on it .. not as a triple boot system . but i wanted to formate the xp drive and install the 64bit xp . since i have no cd/dvd i wanted to create a usb setup and downloaded wintoflash program
after reading about it on this site
WinToFlash Guide - Install Windows XP from USB Flash drive

as i ran it it gave me some warning that it cant access the usb drive .. do i wnat to force unmount it . at that time i was not doing anything on usb . so i clicked yes and voila my system immediatley rebooted .(all of this was being done in win 7) and it gave me error 0xc000000e .. and also when i tried to boot to xp i got ntldr error ..i.e. both oses were rendered useless.. so in the boot entries i had xp system recovery mode and i issued fixboot command and now in the boot menu i only see xp .. and able to boot successfully into it..

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A:stuck in reboot loop

Write the Win7 ISO for your licensed version to stick using the tool in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Boot it to Mark 7 Partition as Active (Method Two)

then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts install EasyBCD to add XP.

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XP stuck in reboot loop
HI all

I could use expert advice please. I am trying to fix my Desktop. It is a
Hp running Windows XP Pro. Service pack 2. It is stuck in a reboot loop -msg=
We are sorry for the inconvenience...this may be due to a software or hardware problem-
the options given are:
safe mode
normal boot
last known good config
etc... when trying to boot goes right back to that screen everytime thanks in advance ryoby18

A:XP stuck in reboot loop

Can you boot in safe mode or last known good config?..... I can't and I've got the same prob.

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OK, I am not very computer techy so if it sounds like I don't know what I am talking about....well that is because I don't :)
We have 2 IBM Thinkpads T6o I believe. They both have Windows 7 on them. We are only having problems with one. We bought them preowned with win 7 loaded on them. I started having problems over the weekend and thought we might have a virus of some sort. We have microsoft security essenctials. I tried downloading a free AVG trial but it did not work. It said it was an invalid license number???
We did any updates we had pending...java...windows whatever. Seemed to be fine. Then today my mouse was stuck. When I started the computer it would not move from the center of the screen. Now I am stuck in this reboot mode. When I turn it on it says ...
windows is starting
then it stops and says a problem has been found and windows is shutting down to prevent damage.
Then it says startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

I tried creating a system recovery disk from the other laptop and tried to reboot from dvd which has not worked. I have been working on this all day. Any idea what I can try?
Thank you so very, very much for any help.:)
A very distressed mama of 7

A:Stuck in reboot loop please help


Originally Posted by heidip2p

I tried creating a system recovery disk from the other laptop and tried to reboot from dvd which has not worked. I have been working on this all day. Any idea what I can try?

When you tried to boot from recovery disk what error did you get?

Have you tried booting in safe mode?

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Pent 4 - Intel 915G/PCI Express, 4 GB memory, Western Digital WD2000JD SATA HD
I noticed a couple of computer restarts during random work on computer. Next day installed a Netgear wireless adapter for internet. Worked fine no problems. Updated MSN softare and virus protection. All good. Microsoft must have downloaded a few updates in the background as upon shutdown I noticed shutdown and install updates? I clicked OK. Next day upon startup I am now in a reboot loop. I get directed to the windows adv. options screen (without F8) it highlights start windows normally. at this point I have no mouse or keyboard, clock counts downs and the loop goes on & on. I have tried the windows disc and the computers recover disk. No luck. I will try taking HD out and installing it into another working computer to test integrity and save any files not already saved. Any other suggestions? I need to get out of the loop!

A:stuck in reboot loop

Are you using a usb keyboard, if so try using a ps/2 keyboard and mouse.

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I was running Windows XP with SP2 and all the updates when it suddenly crashed and tried to reboot. As soon as it passes the Windows splash screen it shows a BSOD for a split second and then attempts to reboot.

I turned off the "restart on system failure" option to read the BSOD and it says "SYSTEM3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED".

I tired to boot into "last known good configuration" and that yields the same results. Then I tried Safe Mode and that doesn't work, it seems to freeze and then reboot.

I reset CMOS in hopes of it changing something but nothing changed. I also tried to repair with a windows cd but it doesn't recognize that another copy is already installed so i doesn't give me the option of a repair.

A fresh format wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing since I really need (2+ years now) but none of my information is backed up....I know, stupid of me.... My drives are also RAID0'ed Seagate Barracudas.

What options do I have here? Should I buy another drive and then install the OS on that and then access the other drives as additional drives?

Thanks for the help guys!

A:Stuck in reboot loop

I pulled another hdd from an extra computer I have and tried a fresh install on it. It got about 5% into the windows install before it rebooted and attempted to start windows like normal. This happened ever time I tried it, I'm starting to think some other piece of hardware is failing. What should I be checking?

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RE: Windows XP Home, SP 3/ Have Windows Recovery Console Installed. Have Sony Recovery Disk.

FYI?.Prior to this problem, I had other issues from running CC Cleaner registry cleaner I think.
I ran Malware Bytes full screen, Spybot Search and Destroy, Trojan Remover and Avast Antivirus full scan. No issues except a false positive with Trojan remover (it seemed) over Jawbone Uninstaller.

Description: Computer was hanging when trying to reboot. Hangs at ?Computer is shutting down? so I installed Microsoft user hive fixit repair to it would shut down. Restored an old registry file from a couple weeks ago because of other issues including Internet explorer 7 not starting, windows update problem etc. Computer would not reboot as it was hanging again. Forced a manual shutdown.

Upon reboot, computer in endless reboot loop loading bar going across then flashes of the following: windows screen, flash of blue screen, no input signal, Sony screen, XP system options. Hit f8 to windows advanced Options Menu. Tried last known good config twice but same loop. Tried rebooting to safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking but still same loop. Booted to windows recovery console and ran chkdsk /f /r but still same loop problem. Selected disable automatic restart then Microsoft Windows XP and get BSOD. I power down and manually reboot and the endless loop starts again.

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A:PC won't reboot-Stuck in Endless Loop

STOP 0x7B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE this can mean that the boot file has become corrupted or that the HDD has failed. Download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Extended tests on the drive. If either test cannot fix the problem, or fails, then the drive needs to be replaced.

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Hi there,
Can someone please help? I installed windows xp sp3 last night. It all installed fine but on restart i am stuck in a reboot loop!
I can't access safe mode or system restore or any of the other options.
I tried to use recovery console to help solve the problem but to no avail.
This is driving me crazy and really need to get this problem solved.
If i reboot in safe mode it starts to boot but then hangs and falls over at windows\sys32\Zonelabs\srescan.sys.
I assume this is a problem with Zone Alarm but had no issues till sp3 was installed
Any help would be most appreciated

A:Windows XP sp3 has stuck me in a reboot loop!!!!

hmmmmm thats a strange senerio you got going on there. can you at least uninstall zonealarm. if not you might have to do a clean install. never heard this problem before.maybe someone else on the panel might be able to help you. good luk with this. i will check back to see if you got it figured out.

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First off much respect and many thanks to those of you that spend your time lending a hand to us illiterates. Ok, first time ever posting to anything ever and not especially tech savvy this may take a little hand holding. I've also messed around with things a bit before looking for sites to help out so my apologies up front.

Down to business, I've got a pentium 4, 1.8Ghz, 511 megabytes of memory, and 2 hard drives (40Gig & 140Gig,) it's running windows xp, with avast antivirus.
I've gotten the virus "xp Defender" for the second time now, the first time I managed to get rid of any noticeable signs of it with Malwarebytes; the second time (currently,) it has managed to block me from opening the program. The computer will now reboot when I try and start in safe mode. The problem being that I foolishly went and took some advice from a similar yet unrelated post and clicked an option (I can't remember where exactly) that automatically reboots in start mode. Now I'm stuck in a reboot cycle with my computer trying to start in safe mode and the virus not allowing it. It reboots at the Windows loading screen.
I've tried using "Hirens boot cd 10.3" but it can't start up the mini xp mode in order to get into the antivirus section of it and the screen goes blue, (Don't know if that info helps).
That's all the info I can think to give at the moment so I'll leave it at that.

Thanks for your help/time.

A:Stuck in viral reboot loop.

Bump please.

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  I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P running Windows 8.1.
I wanted to do a side-by-side Ubuntu install next to my Windows 8.1.
Following instructions from here, I ran AOMEI Partition Assistant (PA) Standard Edition. When AOMEI finished creating a partition (running from within Windows) it rebooted the PC.
From then on, the PC is stuck in a reboot loop.
After the Lenovo splash screen, I immediately get a blue screen saying "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info and then we'll restart for you.". Just before it reboots it displays a small line of text which appears so briefly, I had to video the event to read the text: "If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".
I cannot seem to be able to boot into the BIOS, nor get to the Safe-Mode screen. I've never done it on a Windows 8.1 machine, so I might be doing something wrong.
Please advise!
 AOM dddEI Partition Assistant (PA) Standard Editio

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Recently I started up my pc and had no internet connection for some reason.
Skype was working completely fine but the browser was saying that there was no internet connection.

So I decided to restart my system, after which my computer has been stuck in a reboot loop at the welcome screen.

It boots normally with 1 beep, goes to the welcome screen for 2 minutes and restarts.

I was unsuccessful in finding someone with the same problem or a solution to this.

Any help or guidance is appreciated.


A:Stuck in reboot loop at the welcome screen

First of all, no one has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post 8gig of ram. Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact brand, model# and service tag#

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I attempted to factory reset my laptop after running into some errors with applications suddenly. My computer stopped halfway through the restart saying something along the lines of 'restart failed' and it gave me some options to chose from. I chose shutdown by accident. Now, when I attempt to turn my device on, it simply displays the HP logo which flickers on and off the screen every few minutes. Please help, I don't have the money to service my device.

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My computer shut off during an update and when I tried to restart it I kept getting the "failure to update windows reverting changes" screen and subsequently a shutting down screen that did not turn off my computer even after 5 days.
All my restore points are gone and I even tried making a repair disk to use for help.
Any suggestions?

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When I turn on my PC everything goes normally until it starts booting up windows. Windows splash screen shows up, then BSOD flashes very briefly (not even for a second) and PC reboots itself, bringing everything back to beginning and creating endless loop. I can't start PC even in safe mode or access bios menu, because I have no keyboard access during boot (I use wireless keyboard and its receiver doesn't seem to be working during boot process). Is there any way to fix it myself or should I just take the PC to professionals? Before problem occurred couple of times windows showed pop up table saying "windows detected a hard disk problem".

A:PC stuck in reboot loop after BSOD

Welcome to the forum. Have you got a install CD it sounds like a hard drive problem it may only need and install CD and keyboard mouse which would be a lot cheaper than taking it to shop

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After installing the Catalyst 10.7 hotfix, I rebooted my PC, and as soon as it hit the login screen, the sound repeated the same sound byte in an infinite loop until I hard reset the PC.
I have no idea what caused this, but it's got me incredibly worried.
I've tried rebooting 3 times since, and I haven't had the issue. I've also checked eventviewer which reports no errors or critical errors in application security or system tabs.

Totally confused.

A:PC was stuck on infinite loop after reboot?


I've tried rebooting 3 times since, and I haven't had the issue

So, the problem doesn't occur anymore right?

Also, please follow these steps (yes i know that you are BSOD-free, but these reports collect useful data): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

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My friend's computer, running Windows XP SP2, reboots every time right after the boot splash screen. The computer even reboots when we try booting to safe mode. I can boot into an Ubuntu as well as a SystemRescueCD live CD with no problems.

This same exact problem was occurring a couple weeks ago, so I reinstalled Windows from scratch, and like I said, it's back.

Does this sound like a hardware problem (e.g. bad harddrive; bad memory)? Boot sector or BIOS virus? Windows virus? The computer booted fine several times after the reinstall.

A:Windows XP stuck in reboot loop

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Earlier tonight my daughter's computer had a blue screen error while watching Youtube videos. After rebooting, a Spywareguard message popped up stating a BHO setting was changed involving a file named "geBuutQG.dll." The computer then restarts whether you are fast enough to click the deny change button or not.

I am able to boot into safe mode with networking. I have run Spyware Blaster, Adaware, Avast and a couple other programs. It found a lot of stuff and removed most of it. I then manually deleted the file mentioned above. I even uninstalled Spywareguard out of desperation in case the pop-up window was causing the restarts. Nothing has affected the reboot cycle.

I did run a Hijack log while in safe mode, that looks really strange to me, but I am not well-versed in such things. Any ideas? Thanks VERY much.
[02/07/2009, 21:36:10] - VirtumundoBeGone v1.5 ( "C:\Documents and Settings\Denise2\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe" )
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - Detected System Information:
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - Windows Version: 5.1.2600, Service Pack 3
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - Current Username: Denise2 (Admin)
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - Windows is in SAFE mode.
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - Searching for Browser Helper Objects:
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - BHO 1: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} (&Yahoo! Toolbar Helper)
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - BHO 2: {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} (AcroIEHlprObj Class)
[02/07/2009, 21:36:13] - BHO 3: {3CE1A2BD-0623-... Read more

A:Computer Stuck in Reboot Loop

Apparently this place is just too busy, so I will close out my request for assistance and probably resort to reformatting since I can't figure out what is wrong.

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I tried to reset my computer today after 3 years of using it without any sort of re-formatting, and all three times the reset got stuck on 65% before a blue screen appeared and said that an error occurred. It would then give me the options of either:
a) returning back to my windows 10, with nothing changed
b) Trying to reset again
c) advanced options.

I tried the reset 3 times, and after the last try failed I went to advanced options to look at other ways to approach the issue, such as checking if there were any restore points that I could restore to (which there were none).

After that didn't work, I clicked on the first option of just returning back to my windows 10, and that was when it would not start up anymore.

My computer now is stuck on a infinite loop of the launch screen of the ASUS logo, it flashes, then goes onto the second ASUS logo, and this is all it does, go round and round.

I tried to boot it on F8, F9 (the ASUS recovery button), and the 'delete' button. NOTHING WORKS.

I finally tried F2, which led me to the BIOS page? And I clicked on the boot tab and disabled the first boot configuration option, and still to no avail. It returned to looping, and when trying F8, F9, after disabling that BIOS option, and it still won't do anything but loop.

Any ideas?

A:Win10 factory reset failed 3 times. Stuck on startup loop now

Obviously you have another computer that is working.
The following is to do a Clean Install Of Windows 10.
Use the link below and download the current Windows 10 ISO file > then burn it to a bootable media ( DVD or USB ).

Note : make sure you select the same language, and bit version as your Asus computer.

Take the bootable media to your Asus computer > go to the Bios ( F2 key ) > set the boot order to CD/DVD or USB (depending on which bootable media you are using ) > insert the media > restart computer.
Installation will begin.
You will be asked for a product key. Click the Skip option ( or a "I do not have a product key" option ) and continue.
Activation should be automatic.

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Have got 2 computers both using xp. Both crashed while downloading microsofts tuesday update.
Both are now stuck in a loop of reboots without ever getting into windows.
Safe mode does nothing as does last known working.........
If anyone finds a work round please post

A:Windows stuck in reboot loop after updates


Since your problem was a completely different issue than was being discussed, I've split it off into it's own thread. In the future, please do not piggy back onto another thread with an issue different than what is being discussed.

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I'm working on a friends laptop that is stuck in a loop rebooting. It started after she attached her iPhone to the laptop.

I've tried using a repair disk and so far it's not working. I also have tried to boot to safemode (which also fails).

I've also tried sfc /scannow but it doesn't work.
I've tried rebuilding the BCD manually (I'm not sure I did that right)
Is there any way to fix the machine? I really don't want to reformat the machine if I don't have to.

Heres what I see when I boot it up:
When I turn on the computer it has a white bar that says it's loading windows, then I see the normal windows loading screen. After about 5 seconds it goes into system repair. That fails and the process starts all over again.

I was able to get the computer to give me the option to boot into Safe Mode but that failed as well. I also got the option to boot to the last stable configuration but it failed too.

Additionally, when I rebuilt the BCD it doesn't load windows instead it goes to a light blue screen with nothing on it (Not a BSOD type blue screen).

I also ran Bitdefender's bootable antivirus and it removed 4 infections.

I hope this makes sense. I've been working on this thing for over 16 hours and am starting to get confused.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Windows 7 stuck in infinite reboot loop

I forgot to mention I also tried the instructions on the first page of this thread:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

And also there are no system restore points.

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OK so the problem started when I was playing a game and it crashed on a loading screen, I then could only boot into windows extremely slowly so I knew something was wrong.

Since then I have booted into safe mode and done a virus check and it found nothing, I had then done a start up repair multiple times and for one reason or another the system would then reboot just as the login screen is loading.

I have recently de fragmented the drive externally and run a slow disk check which found nothing. I've launched start up repair again which says it's unable to fix the problem and I can't boot into safe mode because it'll reboot.

I should also mention I was having problems with the drive a few weeks ago where I was getting different error messages before booting but I managed to sort that out. If a solution can't be found it would be safe to say the drive is failing.

Here is the bsod when I disabled automatic rebooting along with the startup repair error.

STOP: c00002e3 Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning (presumably the hard drive)

Error Status: 0xc0000001. Please click ok to shutdown this system and reboot into safe mode, check the event log for more detailed information.

Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
problem event signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
problem event signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
problem event signature 3: unknown
problem event signature 4: 2120... Read more

A:Windows 7 stuck on reboot loop just before login

hi there
can you get into windows to do a disk check ? please read brinks tutorial How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7 >>> Disk Check

another check to do is System File Checker tutorial How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker >>> SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I recently purchased a new 500gb HD which I intend to use as a new boot drive for my system with a fresh install of windows. There's various problems going to be ahead I fear with trying to get the stuff from the old boot disk onto it. However, I'm having problems even installing Windows XP pro on the thing. I disconnected all my other drives and only have the new HD attached.

It booted from the XP install cd and asked me if I wanted to install windows, I said yes and created a new 150gb partition on my HD to act as the boot partition. Everything seemed to be working ok, it formatted the drive and then said that it was going to reboot for the installation to continue. However, upon rebooting, it merely took me back to the original screen asking me if I wanted to install windows.

If I say yes to this, it tells me there is already an OS on the drive, but if I overwrite this, it merely goes through the same thing as it did previously and I end up getting a 'disk boot failure' message on the reboot and then it goes straight back to booting up the cd and asking to install.

It is already set up to boot from the hd first.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows XP Install stuck in a reboot loop (new hd)


First I would plug back in your old hard drive and use the new one as a slave and check to see if the new hard drive has a Windows folder if so follow the below instuctions:

(New hard drive only)

Go here and follow option 3 to get to the Recovery Console

Then follow the Using the Command Console within Windows Recovery Console section to log on to the Command Prompt and type fixboot

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Hello all,

A new problem which has never occured is now, well, occuring. I was just finishing up with the install of Norton Internet Secrity 2003 and was doing the final (must restart computer for settings to work..etc) and I had left to the store to go get something. I come back to find my computer in a continous reboot. It goes through all the motions of loading windows, get to the desktop screen for about 2 seconds, the reboots again. Please help!

A:Stuck in Reboot loop after software install!!

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Coworker's computer: Everex GA3400, 2.2GHz, 4G RAM, 100G HD, XP Home, recovery disk, recovery partition.
Issue: XP boots to a certain point then reboots, process repeats. Happens in normal mode and all safe modes. Last file listed in Safe Mode boot is DiskFilter.sys

Backup made of his desktop and My Documents. Hiren's boot CD loads Mini XP slowly and a few CRC errors during some program extractions but file operations work OK after loading. System is stable.
There is a recovery partition which is accessable with Hiren's. When I attempt to use the recovery process from bootup, the system hangs while performing a system check.
1. Is there a log file I can view for more information?
2. Does this sound like an MBR issue? If so, possible to use hidden recovery partition to repair boot partition?
3. Any other ideas? I know there could be a million reasons.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck with a load reboot loop

hi herpfan. TSF frowns on hiren. I suspect our ms friends wont help you

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I reformatted my hard drive to install a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit (I had Windows 7 Premium, 64bit before) and the installation ran just fine. After the installation, it boots up to what I guess is the desktop, waits a few moments, then just reboots. Every time before it boots it goes to the "Windows is loading files..." screen. I also tried 32bit, but got the same results. If you need more information, just ask and I'll be glad to provide it for you. A USB stick was used to install.

Thank you.

Edit: I just looked through all the forums and I might of posted this in the wrong section, deeply sorry if that is the case.

A:ASUS laptop stuck in reboot loop.

Have you tried booting into safe mode (F8)? Have you tried booting from the win 7 DVD?

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Hey there! My name is Kat. I have lately been having problems with my Notebook PC. It is HP and runs on Windows 8.1 (not too sure if it is 32 or 64 bit). I got the computer in 2015, so I've been with it for a while, but it's not really too old. I have a lot of personal files on this computer that are very important, such as image files, taxes, resumes, family tree, etc. I do not have any access to CDs or Hard Drives for a system recovery, and I do not have any other devices to make some. There is very little space on my computer as well. Unfortunately, I have been getting an alert about Primary Battery Storage. I cannot use my computer without hooking it up to a charging port, and I have not gotten around to buying a new battery. I have basically just used the computer this way. Every now and then it will accedently unplug from the charger and the computer will shut off without properly shutting down. However, like a trooper it always manages to start up again. Unfortuetly, though, a situation like this happened. I turned on the computer and ignored the battery warning like always and started it up. This time, it said "Preparing Automatic Repair" at the bottom of the screen. It then went to a blue screen for a few seconds before the same HP logo came up, but instead of preparing automatic repair, it said "Diagnosing Your PC". I let it do its thing before it came up to another blue screen. It told me that my PC hadn't started correctly and gave me two options, either to restar... Read more

A:HP Notebook Stuck in Infinite Reboot Loop

Hi,You can try repair install of Windows 8.1 but it would require you to create Windows 8.1 installation USB using another PC: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.htmlTo salvage data from this laptop, you can also create LiveCD from another computer and boot from it in this laptop. Then copy the files you need to external hard drive.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDRegardsVisruth

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My Dell 4700 is stuck in a reboot loop, everytime it gets past teh xp logo loading screen (before blue welcome screen), it reboots. I tried to go to Windows Recovery console with a XP CD but every time after i hit "r", it goes to a blue screen. Any suggestions? Before this I had error messages about memory and I reseated the memory chips. That problem is now gone but now I have this problem.

A:Solved: Computer Stuck in Reboot Loop

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I recently purchased a new 500gb HD which I intend to use as a new boot drive for my system with a fresh install of windows. There's various problems going to be ahead I fear with trying to get the stuff from the old boot disk onto it. However, I'm having problems even installing Windows XP pro on the thing. I disconnected all my other drives and only have the new HD attached.

It booted from the XP install cd and asked me if I wanted to install windows, I said yes and created a new 150gb partition on my HD to act as the boot partition. Everything seemed to be working ok, it formatted the drive and then said that it was going to reboot for the installation to continue. However, upon rebooting, it merely took me back to the original screen asking me if I wanted to install windows.

If I say yes to this, it tells me there is already an OS on the drive, but if I overwrite this, it merely goes through the same thing as it did previously and I end up getting a 'disk boot failure' message on the reboot and then it goes straight back to booting up the cd and asking to install.

It is already set up to boot from the hd first.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows XP Install stuck in a reboot loop (new hd)

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my pc has been stuck in a reboot loop since yesterday - for some months it had been saying low disk space. yesterday, when i wasn't looking, I think it automatically installed some kind of windows update - and it hasn't started since then. I can't get it to start in safe mode. I can get it gto display the CMOS set up utility - is there anything I can do here to get over this? any help much appreciated - its an old machine but the hard drive has stuff on it i want (particularly photos)

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I recently formatted my girlfriend HP notebook. It originally had windows vista on it and i wanted to put xp on it because that's the only OS I have on hand and she wasn't quite enjoying Vista. I used a XP SP2 cd that i slipstreamed a ton of HDD drivers on because i couldn't disable SATA in BIO. I finally got it to format and install xp but after I finish the part of setup where you enter what you want the computer name and timezone information it gets stuck in a reboot loop. It asks if i want to start in any of the safemodes (with networking etc.) or normally. Every selection does the same thing. It brings up the windows logo with the loading bar underneath (doesn't animate though) and then imediately reboots. Flashes an error on the page for a split second before rebooting too. I can't figure it out. I'll be very upset if I messed up her laptop. I just wanted to help and give her a fresh format and set it up so it'll run faster and less crap that the original factory install came with. I just wanted to help. I hope someone can help me. Thank you

A:Fresh Install stuck in Reboot Loop

and welcome to the Forum

What was the original reason for reinstalling? Have you run diagnostics on the hard drive?

Did you slipstream the SATA Controller drivers? Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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My brother's laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed. Yesterday Windows installed a lot of updates and asked for the usual restart to complete them. Computer was rebooted and ever since it's stuck at the blue Welcome screen. "Configuring updates, do not turn off your computer" this is the last thing you see for 1-2 minutes then it reboots automatically.
My first thought was that System Restore is gonna solve this, as it has helped me in the past too.
The problem is, of course, that Windows cannot complete the boot, so the usual "type cmd in the search bar" doesn't work. I've tried "Safe boot with command prompt", it cannot complete boot either.
I've tried with a Windws 7 (Prof 64bit) install DVD, I clicked on the System Restore and it gave me an error message: specify operating system! reboot and choose an operating system". I don't even understand, it only has one op. system installed.
Also, aut. repair gave me another error message that this installation disc is not compatible with the Windows the computer has installed. This could be the problem??
If I download the same version (Ultimate 64-bit), make a bootable pendrive and try restoring with that, it's gonna work? This is what I hope, otherwise I'm out of ideas. Obviously, the quickest and most simple way would be a clean install (but there's only one drive, with a lot of personal data, so those would be lost).

Any idea guys???

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I did a search but could not find a thread that relates to my problem. If one exists and I missed it, sorry.

This morning I discovered that the computer at my work had rebooted and is stuck in an endless scandisk/reboot loop.

After each scandisk completes (with no bad sectors or errors) the computer seems as if it will boot up (I get to the Windows 2000 splash screen and status bar), but when the status bar completes and I should be at desktop, the computer reboots and runs scandisk again!

At the top of the scandisk a message reads that "a scandisk has been scheduled."

I have tried to boot into Safe Mode, but the exact same thing happens!

I have Panda Titanium 2005 antivirus installed, and it has been "detecting" and "disinfecting" network viruses on an almost daily basis. I do not know if the problem is a virus, but it is possible.

for whatever it may be worth, the computer has several hard drive partitions, the scandisk runs on C: and then the U: drives only. Indicating the problem may be on the U: drive, if that helps at all in the diagnosis.

This is a business computer with some important files that I need to save if at all possible. So I would hope to avoid a reformat and reinstall if I can.

Please help ASAP - the computer runs the security system and all is down while this problem exists.

Thanks in advance!


A:Please Help - System stuck in scandisk/reboot loop!

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Ok, so this all has its beginnings when battlefield 2 would freeze right after the intro movie. I found somone who fixed the same problem on the same graphics card by setting the AGP settings to x4, so I set about doing that. As it turns out, my AGP settings are disabled, and no matter what I do in smartgart, it keeps changing back after restart. I checked bios, and it's all enabled there. I got a shareware program that was very helpful (called ever-something) and showed the brand/type of all the components on my computer. It also showed that the chipset driver had disabled AGP settings on the video card. So I went to the chipset company's website, downloaded the most recent version, installed it, and restarted.

Then instead of loading windows, it gives me the screen where I can choose to run in the last successful settings, safe mode, normal, etc. No matter what option I choose, the computer restarts a couple seconds after that, I don't even see the windows loading screen.


**When I choose safe mode, if displays a bunch of gibberish before rebooting, my friend said it sounded like it wasn't detecting the HD. I went into BIOS and tried to auto detect it and it didn't work.**

I just got this PC a couple weeks ago. since I can't load it I can't go look at exactly what it has, but from memory it has an AMD processor, 1.8gig, 40gig HD, cdrw drive, the mobo is a gigabyte GA-K8U running I think the F3 BIOS(I flashed F5, no differ... Read more

A:re-installed chipset, stuck in reboot loop

oh and I'm running windows xp. I don't have a recovery cd or anything like that. Thanks!

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Hi there, Today my X1 Carbon 2016 suddenly refused to come out of sleep mode. After a reboot, it refuses to go any further than the boot splash screen. I can enter the BIOS setup screen (F1) and do changes there, but booting anything results in a reboot, including e.g. PXE (never makes it to the actual PXE boot, reboots before that) or even the Lenovo Diagnostics tool (also reboot before making it to the tool). I tried doing a hard reset through the reset button at the bottom of the laptop but it didn't seem to help. Is this a known problem? Should I just get a motherboard swap? I'm a bit disappointed since I've owned the laptop for less than 4 months now... Cheers,

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I upgraded to Win 10 only to find printer and software not compatible so I tried to revert back to Win 7.
Instead of going back to the way things were it just keeps trying to load and gives up. Goes back to the Bios page and tries again. if I leave it it continues in this loop
Its an HP Pro 3010 Microtower PC normally running win 7 Pro OA
I'd like to restore it to win 7 without losing data
could someone please advise


A:Stuck in a loop trying to get Win 7 back

If you are referring to the startup repair loop, I had that happen on my Windows 7 laptop a while back. I went through several days of tearing my hair out and the end result was that I had to format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and reinstall the few apps that I had on it.
Fortunately, I had my data duplicated elsewhere and didn't lose anything.
I don't remember what steps I took but there are quite a few guides online about it:

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i have a compaq PC (windows vise) and i need to put it back to when i first got it. i have system restoration kit cds but i put the first cd in and restart my computer then it pops up boot hard disk or CD rom.

A:help, get back to factory settings.

When it gives you that option to boot from hard drive or CD Rom, select CD Rom and go from there.

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Hi ive just reformated my laptop "TOSHIBA Qosmio F20"then i done all the "windows updates" now when i try to burn music onto a CD its not burning my discs are "varbatim" and they worked before the format

A:Back To Factory Settings

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I recently set my computer back to factory settings....The reason is involved, but the end result is what I need help with. I have a file on my desktop with all apps removed after going back to factory settings. It is an external drive with bigfish games.. Does anyone know how to reinstall the lost apps with the games back to my computer.When I launch the game the message is bigfish manager no responding. I have tried reinstalling game manager and I get the same message..I got a message at one time asking me which app do I want to use. I tried internet explorer and nothing happened...I did get a message asking me which one I wanted to use and did I want to use it for every bigfish item.I can't get that message back..I know this is very specific to my problem but I'm at a loss. I am afraid of making matters worse. HELP please..

A:back to factory settings

Have you tried going back to the official site and re-downloading the games you have paid for? Games for PC, Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac & Online | Big Fish

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A family member's notebook (Pavillion g7 with Intel I3-2330M 2.2GHz CPU) was unintentionally upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now it is stuck in a loop where it starts the normal startup but within 2 minutes, reboots itself with a Windows 10 error (   giant Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.  We're just collecting some data and then we'll restart for you. (xx% complete). / SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (ks.sys).  I can do very, very little before the reboot starts so initiaiting a roolback to Windows 7 appears difficult.  I can get to to the System Startup menu but would like to know if there are any options before an F11 System Recovery.

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What a mess...I feel like a complete idiot because i didn't save a backup outside my boot drive
So my computer suddenly started performing very slowly in every aspect. I go to task manager to see what's up. I click on processes and It has several instances of iexplorer.exe running using A LOT of resources. I then download hitmanpro to get rid of it. I run the scan, and it tells me what's on the computer that's bad(several trojans, some ransomware). So when the scan is finished i tell hitmanpro to delete it, then it says "preparing malicious software for removal, searching for repair file for (something in system32 that was a .dll, can't remember the exact name) Then it blue screens on me, and now it only boots up to gateway recovery service. I tell it to reinstall windows and keep my files on a backup. Now when i boot it up it says

"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation."
Now i'm stuck in this loop. I cannot afford to lose my files

I apologize if this is not enough information,I am not the most tech savvy person. Let me know if you need any other info.

A:Stuck in a reboot loop after blue screen, trying to reinstall w7

Do you want to recover your files and then re install windows ?

Let us know exactly how you want to proceed

Here are some tutorials to look over.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

You could try option #2 in this tutorial.

System Restore

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