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Locked In Automatic Repair / Can't Refresh

Q: Locked In Automatic Repair / Can't Refresh

I have a Windows 7 / Windows 8 dual boot setup that was initially working fine. When attempting to update the graphics drivers in Windows 8 last week, something went wrong and the system crashed. Now when I attempt to boot into Windows 8, it goes into the Attempting Automated Repairs loop which never finishes, even when left running for several hours. I attempted to boot off of the Windows 8 installation CD and do a Refresh but it just errors out saying Windows could not be refreshed. Any other suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: Locked In Automatic Repair / Can't Refresh

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Locked In Automatic Repair / Can't Refresh

I see lots of Google hits for this problem but no fixes other than to do a reinstall.

One post indicated a Windows Update was the cause of the problem, but the fix was still to reinstall.

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My windows 8 drive has become locked.  Using Hiren's boot disk I can see that content is on there and I see many drives.  However, chkdsk doesn't recognize the drive and gives data cyclical redundancy errors.
 
I don't mind doing a reinstall; but, it has many pictures and files I'd rather not loose.
 
 
It's been in the automatic repair loop for some time.  I can't even do the one start refresh (it's a lenovo).
 
 

A:Windows 8 locked drive can't refresh - automatic repair loop

Additionally....the only way I coudl get it to boot to a Windows 8 DVD was to change it to legacy mode.  With it in UEFI it wouldn't boot to the DVD at all.   I've created a USB recovery disk from another laptop (same OS) but, it won't boot off of it.
 
But, being in legacy does appear to lock up the drives.

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I will quote from an article on the Microsoft site, Article ID: 2823223

Quote:
Consider the following scenario:
You have Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on your PC.
Your PC fails to boot into Windows and launches Automatic Repair to attempt to repair Windows.
Automatic Repair is unable to repair your PC and you select "Advanced options".
After selecting "Troubleshoot", you choose to either "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC".

In this scenario, recovery may fail and you are returned back to the main WinRE screen.

This issue may occur if the System or Software registry hives have become damaged or corrupted.

To attempt to resolve this issue, follow the steps below.

NOTE: Following these steps should only be used if you are attempting to use the "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC" options in Windows RE because your system is in a non-bootable state.
After Automatic Repair fails to repair your PC, select "Advanced options" and then "Troubleshoot".
Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".
If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.
At the Command Prompt, go to the \windows\system32\config folder by typing the following command: cd %windir%\system32\config.
Rename the System and Software registry hives to System.001 and Software.001 by using the following commands:
ren system system.001
ren software software.001

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A:Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fails

Ok, I'll bite...

If the message is correct, it appears something still has control of the file. I suppose two questions come to mind. Have you done a cold boot prior to trying the procedure, and how and with what media exactly did you boot into command prompt?

If you are doing the boot correctly, all I might think is that a recovery drive might not allow you to boot completely offline, or the recovery/restore process still has some type of control of the files.

Depending on your reply, I will try to see what mine does.

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Due to my Asus 64-bit Laptop with Windows 8.1 running very slow and having often Windows Update Errors, I decided to try System Restore, but it was stuck for hours on "preparing files" so I shut the computer down.  But when I started it up again, the Restore continued for an hour and then restarted. I received the error "unable to restore to system restore point". 
 
I decided to do a Refresh of Drive C. On many tries, I received the error message "The drive where windows is installed is locked, try again". Since this didn't work, I tried restoring to a recent System Image I had on an external drive.  I got the error message "versions of windows don't match...". Then I tried Automatic Repair and got "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC". 
I have since used sfc/scannow and in the CBS Log there is an entry many times that says: Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]. 
 
I read somewhere on the net that this might have to do with the Partitions...so I looked at them, and was suprised to see 3 extra partitions of about 300MB each that I had never seen there before...
 
I will include here the logs from Adwcleaner, Junkware removal, Farbars MiniToolbox and Farbars Service Scanner.
 
I would really like to Refresh my computer.  I have no Recovery DVD at my location and want to avoid loss of my personal files.  Please let me know if you can help me to solve this problem.
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A:Unable to Refresh, Restore or Automatic Repair in Windows 8.1

Due to my Asus 64-bit Laptop with Windows 8.1 running very slow and having often Windows Update Errors, I decided to try System Restore, but it was stuck for hours on "preparing files" so I shut the computer down.  But when I started it up again, the Restore continued for an hour and then restarted. I received the error "unable to restore to system restore point". 
 
I decided to do a Refresh of Drive C. On many tries, I received the error message "The drive where windows is installed is locked, try again". Since this didn't work, I tried restoring to a recent System Image I had on an external drive.  I got the error message "versions of windows don't match...". Then I tried Automatic Repair and got "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC". 
I have since used sfc/scannow and in the CBS Log there is an entry many times that says: Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]. 
 
I read somewhere on the net that this might have to do with the Partitions...so I looked at them, and was suprised to see 3 extra partitions of about 300MB each that I had never seen there before...
 
I will include here the logs from Adwcleaner, Junkware removal, Farbars MiniToolbox and Farbars Service Scanner.
 
I would really like to Refresh my computer.  I have no Recovery DVD at my location and want to avoid loss of my personal files.  Please let me know if you can help me to solve this problem.
 ... Read more

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Hello I'm new here. I just recently been plagued with the Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop.

When it boots and cannot automatically repair it states "Automatic repair cannot fix your computer Log file: C:\windows\System32\Logfile\Srt\SrtTrail.txt" and then gives me the options to Refresh my PC or Reset my PC.

I attempted to refresh and it said "The drive where Windows 8 is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"

I also attempted a reset and it said "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."

Then I attempted to use the command prompt in Advanced options to chkdsk /f C: but it said "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

and also attempted sfc /scannow and it said "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"

I'm running low on options and my last resort is to send it to a computer shop. Although I seen a method using diskpart in CMD but I'm not too familiar with it and it says it could possibly make things worst so I haven't attempted that.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

-Xian

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My PC fails to boot into Windows and launches Automatic Repair to attempt to repair Windows. When i try to refresh or reset alway get msg " there is a problem resetting your pc, no changes are made" My PC is preinstalled so no I don't have recovery CD/DVD
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A:Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fail

It may take an Automatic Repair several times to complete a repair. If you have allowed it to do that, have you tried any of the Startup Settings on the advanced options to see if you can repair it?

Do you have any idea why it might have gone into the repair mode?

Have you tried doing the Factory Reset procedure for the system?

Edit: When you system does an automatic repair, it is supposed to create a log file called srttrail.txt. This file is located in the directory below. If you can get into the command prompt and navigate to that location, you might be able to copy the file to a flash drive so you could attach it. Maybe it will have some information.

C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt

If you need to find the drive letter for a flash drive, use diskpart.

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This seems to be a real challenge!
 
I am Unable to refresh or reset Windows 8 after Automatic Repair fails. One error says out space but it is not. another error says hard drive is write protected. I have scanned the drive and removed 10 virus and performed CHKDSK.
 
Any help provided would be much appreciated.

A:Unable to refresh or reset Windows 8 after Automatic Repair fails!

I'm going to guess that your system isn't clean yet.
I'm also going to suggest to a moderator that this thread be moved into the forum where you can get the expert assistance you need
Keep us posted

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I will quote from an article on the Microsoft site, Article ID: 2823223

Consider the following scenario:
You have Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on your PC.
Your PC fails to boot into Windows and launches Automatic Repair to attempt to repair Windows.
Automatic Repair is unable to repair your PC and you select "Advanced options".
After selecting "Troubleshoot", you choose to either "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC".

In this scenario, recovery may fail and you are returned back to the main WinRE screen.

This issue may occur if the System or Software registry hives have become damaged or corrupted.

To attempt to resolve this issue, follow the steps below.

NOTE: Following these steps should only be used if you are attempting to use the "Refresh your PC" or "Reset your PC" options in Windows RE because your system is in a non-bootable state.
After Automatic Repair fails to repair your PC, select "Advanced options" and then "Troubleshoot".
Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".
If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.
At the Command Prompt, go to the \windows\system32\config folder by typing the following command: cd %windir%\system32\config.
Rename the System and Software registry hives to System.001 and Software.001 by using the following commands:
ren system system.001
ren software software.001Click to expand...

I did all that b... Read more

A:Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fails in Windows 8

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Hi.
I accidentally removed a usb cable from a powered usb hub , and a volume slider of some other program appeared superimposed and floating above my music making program , so I restarted the pc.
From then on , it wouldnt start , and kept saying preparing automatic repair, then reached 40% and wouldnt go any further.

I unplugged my 2 external drives because they werent showing in the bios , and plugged them into my laptop to check they were ok , and im relieved to say they are.

Since i removed the drives , my desktop ( asus ) will eventually arrive at the blue recovery screen , but all these things that are supposed to help fix it , arent working.

When I try to refresh , it says the drive where windows is installed is locked
Ive tried to do a system restore from 3 different restore points and none of them have worked ( one actually cited a mozilla profile as being the cause )
Re-image wont work because it cant find the image file , which is on one of my external drives which are now unplugged.
Automatic repair diagnoses , but then says it cant repair.
It also will not boot into safe mode.

I can use command prompt, and was hoping I could rename the system hive name , but the command prompt says
X=\windows\system32.
Ive tried cd%windir%\system32\config , but it says " the drive , the path, or the filname is not valid"
I have successfuly ran regedit from the command prompt , but to be honest , im out of my depth and dont know what im doing , but at least somethi... Read more

A:Stuck in Automatic repair loop. refresh/restore wont work

Would you be able to reinstall Windows?

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My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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Hello

My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)


Operating system : Windows 10

I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.

Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "

I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.


By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point



My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them

NOTICE : I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs

and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc

A:Automatic repair couldnt repair your PC (Repair screen win10)

You might be better off doing a clean install. You won't need to enter the key as its already been associated with your computer.

Backup any files you want to keep first.

I am not certain but it may take the install files from the recovery partition (perhaps someone can confirm this), I know this worked with a recent HP job I did.

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Is there a setting that allows me to make either IE7 or FireFox refresh the screen at short intervals so I don't have to click it myself?

A:Automatic Refresh?

If I remember right, Firefox has an extension that allows you to set the refresh interval for your tabs.
I'll see if I can find it, and post back.

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Hi All,

We are facing some issue with our application where the page refreshes automatically with IE 6.0 & 7.0 ..

with IE 7.0, refresh happens when you have multiple tabs open with one of the tab being our application.

with IE 6.0, refresh happens, when you double click on browser header to maximize & minimize ..

If someone has come across this issue, please let me know the possible fix.

thanks
-Vinod.

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Hi, when surfing around discussion forums, I find they haven't been refreshed since my last visit some hours previously (ie new posts aren't showing up), and I have to hit the F5 refresh button to update the site and make them show.
Is that normal? Shouldn't my Win XP Home automatically refresh all sites whenever I re-visit them, without me having to hit the refresh button?

A:Manual or automatic refresh?

Thats a cookie issue. Its not remembering cookies.

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I'm finding in Windows 7 that when I do things like delete files, after the deletion is complete, the Explorer file window doesn't automatically refresh.

I'm pretty sure this never happened before...

any way to set it to automatically refresh or is it a feature of W7?

A:can I set automatic window refresh?

Try this with a system restore point first.
Never had a problem, so dont be the first; System Restore can reset the registry if you do not like the results
Good luck

This should work
Click on Start at the lower left
Type the word regedit in the search box and hit enter
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find
Type dontrefresh in the search box and then hit enter
You will see DontRefresh, right click it to Modify the settings, set it to 0
Boot your computer. It should be set properly.
Be sure to make a system restore point first, to restore registry if necessary.

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WINDOWS STARTS UP AND LOADS BUT WHEN IT LOADS THE ITS LIKE THE DESKTOP KEEPS ON REFRESHING...I DOWNLOADED HIJACK THIS AND THE LOG IS AS FOLLOWS...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:48:20 PM, on 10/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CAPM5RSK.EXEc:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\CAPM5SWK.EXEc:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagen... Read more

A:Desktop Automatic Refresh

The log is clean. What do you mean by the desktop refreshing? How much memory do you have?

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I have little problem with my pc.....when im on TSG, after i post in thread..then click on same thread, i cant see my post but i click refresh...its there....i wonder why not it should refresh automatic themself when i click every page...understand?

maybe something missing tick in internet options (advanced)?

anyone, help me.

thanks.
 

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Does anyone know if it is possible to set a window in IE to automatically refresh after x seconds or x minutes? Say I want to keep the Vista Forums main menu page open but want it to refresh automatically every 30 seconds so I don't have to keep pushing the refresh button to do so and thus be able to notice new posts faster (as I don't refresh manually anywhere near that often).

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I'm using IE9 Beta, but suspect the procedure, if it exists, will exist and be the same or similar in IE7 or IE8.

A:Automatic page refresh in IE

Glad to help
How can I turn ON auto refresh in Internet Explorer 7 | Computer Tips And Tricks, Gadgets, How-To, Life - 2.0 Style

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My Compaq CQ58 Laptop on start up read Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your Laptop.Log file: C:\Windows \System \Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txtAfter running a hard disk test the result reads:PLU3F-6M985W-MFKTOK-60XJO3Please assist in getting my system back.Thanks

A:Compaq CQ58 Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC

Hello,Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. Welcome! I am sorry for the issue you experience. It seems to me that your HDD is failing - in this case you need to purchase new HDD or better SSD and replace the faulty component.  ** If your computer is still under active warranty period - you need to contact HP support for assistance and free replacement.>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html   ** If your computer is not under active warranty period - you need to purchase it on your own. You can buy one from big tech stores in your area or online (2.5 inch SATA HDD) . However, I'd recommend you get SSD instead of HDD as they are more reliable, a lot faster and way better compared to old-fashioned HDD. More reasons you can find here >>http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001396.htmSSD vendors/brands I'd recommend - Samsung, Intel, Toshiba... Here is how to replace the faulty HDD with new HDD or SSD >> https://de.ifixit.com/Guide/Compaq+Presario+CQ58+HDD+Replacement/28934  Once you replace the faulty component, you will need to install fresh copy of the desired operating system.  Usually the computer comes with Windows preinstalled by HP (OEM Windows).  If you have previously created recovery media, you can use them to install back Windows and restore to factory default condition. If you do not have recovery media, you can such from HP (about 30 U... Read more

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I have tried a number of times to reboot and followed instructions on how to turn off the PC 3 times and a repair windows but no luck.

The PC does not want to end this loop.  Any suggestions on how to get my machine to at least get me to the blue AUTOMATIC REPAIR window.

A:Preparing Automatic Repair loop does not end and take me to any repair options

HGS Dell owner,How to resolve the Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop ProblemWindows 10 has been seen to stick in a infinite loading Windows. To resolve this problem please follow these steps:1.Hold the FN (Function key) down while powering on the system. 2.Still holding the FN key, start tapping the Windows key to bypass the issue 3.This should bring up the login screen

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Could you at least, answer on the problem of refresh rates on the 4k uhd display on Y50?why don't you answer?48hz?the native samsung display mounted on the laptop is 64hz, and the chipset intel 4600 goes to 60hz in 4k!so why 48hz?fix it please. 

A:Help Y50 4k UHD 48hz locked refresh rate and low n...

At least provide us 60hz in 1080p....

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System Spec:
OS - Windows 7 x64
VGA - Radeon 4890
Monitor - Asus VH222H (x2)
Adpapter - DVI
Resolution - 1920x1080


Straight to the point, I am unable to change the refresh rate of my monitors from 60Hz tp 75hz. 60Hz is the only option available in the windows display manager and the ATI CCC can force the 75Hz but changes the resolution to a maximum of 1280x1024 rendering the displays useless.

The reason I need 75Hz is basically becuase of some latency issues in certain applications, I should mention here that this is not a lagg issue as I am always well above 40fps in the most demanding of games.

Any body got some ideas of where to start with this one?

A:Refresh rate locked to 60Hz

The Maximum refresh rate for 1920X1080 fro this monitor is 60 Hz. The 75Hz refresh rate can only be used on 1280X1024 or smaller.

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Is it at all possible to disable the automatic folder refresh when I view folders in Windows Explorer (XP Home Edition)?

I work with directories containing 1000's of files. I don't want -moved files- or -renamed files- to cause a refresh until I want the directory refreshed.

I moved 50 files to another directory and had to wait until the old directory refreshed FIFTY times before I could work with other files in that directory! What a pain.

I can't find a solution posted online anywhere tho this question has been asked in a somewhat different form previously.

 

A:XP - how to disable the automatic folder refresh?

not sure if this is what you want but check out item 157
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Model: HP ENVY 15T TS j000 I can't boot from USB to install windows, can't refresh, can't reset, too. Somebody help me, please! Here is the image when I use ADVANCED STARTUP to refresh my computer:











Solved!
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A:Can't refresh or reset windows 8.1 because drive is locked

HI Thiet, Thank you for your inquiry, I am happy to help! I grasp that you are unable to do a refresh or a restore, that you get the error message the drive is locked.I regret you are having this difficulty. Here are some links to  assist you.  Windows crash - Refresh - Hard drive locked, unlock hard drive ( from answers.microsoft.com) Drive where windows is installed is locked  ( from tom'sHARDWARE) Here is a link to assist you with the recovery option. Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8)During this process you will receive the opportunity to backup your personal files to prevent data loss.If you have not already done one, I suggest you do it now.   Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 8)  Good Luck! 

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I have an hp pavilion model # 14-b109wm serial - 5cd33431m5 product - e0x7oua#aba  for the past 2 years since I've had it there has been nothing but continuous issues starting with when I updated it for the first time, repair getting stuck in a continuous loop, crashes, not starting up. Etc. I decided to purchase a 32gb usb which would be the recovery usb  I would use to reset my laptop to factory settings, it worked and I decided to turn off automatic updates so that my windows would not update and mess my computer up again. It worked for the first few months without a hitch, suddenly my laptop would crash randomly and not load up anything. My laptop was in a useless state, I had configured it to be the reason of my disk usage being at 100% . I've read severel forums on how to prevent 100% disk usage but nothing helped me I tried disabling super fetch, Windows search. I've tried resetting my laptop to factory setting again. Still sadly facing this inconclusive issue. As I was trying to fix this 100% disk usage issue which included me to turn off my laptop and turn it back on I was faced with the message - not able to boot, insert boot disk and press any key. Something like that, so I inserted my recovery usb to maybe refresh or restore my laptop it would inform me that the Windows drive was locked. I'm at a loss honestly, I have no idea what's caused this or why even my recovery usb won't fix this. But I am not able to reach to hp chat support ( frustrating ) ... Read more

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Have decided to take the plunge to reset my computer (because Windows Store would not open). Booted from the installation disk but cannot Reset or Refresh, I get "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."

Never used Bitlocker and chkdsk checks out OK. My mind is not working on all cylinders today and unable to resolve.

A:Unable to Refresh or Reset, drive locked

you could try this:

diskpart
list volume
select volume xxx (where xxx is the write protected problem drive)
attributes volume clear readonly

EDIT: If you are already booting from installation disk you could just format and do a clean install (just a thought). It might be quicker.

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Hi, kindly help me pls. my laptop cannot proceed to my desktop.

Kernel data inpage error always occurs recently and now my laptop coud'nt proceed to desktop.

And now my laptop goes like this below.

1. Opened my laptop. With a message "Preparing automatic repair"
2. "Diagnosing your PC"
3. A Blue screen with a message "Automatic repair could'nt repair your PC"
Has 2 option "shut down" or "Advance option"

4. I choose " advance option".
5. I choose "troubleshoot"
6. ........then i choose "refresh".
7. ..."The drive where the Windows is installed is locked. Unlocked the drive and try again."

So now, im stock and cannot access my desktop. Please help me with this.

Thank you in advance.

A:Automatic repair coud'nt repair your PC problem

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Forgive me if I posted in the wrong section, I wasn't sure if the "Crash" section was the right place. Here is what I posted on microsoft and no one has helped me there.

Hi all,

My laptop suddenly turned off because the battery was drained and I didn't have the power hooked up. Upon restarting windows, I got this message

screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/RH3WP.jpg

so I clicked on the troubleshoot option and selected "Automatic repair" and then got this message

screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/GoBqq.jpg

I went back to the main screen and just shut my laptop down again, only to be met with the same "trouble shooting" screen. I then tried to do the "disc image" option and got this message

screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/dlNNd.jpg

since that didn't work, I decided to try the "refresh your pc" (save all files) option

and got this error message

screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/4uyWe.jpg

How can I get my laptop working again? I downloaded the upgrade to windows 8 online so I don't have a disc. I can't clean install it, I have a 10 page paper I've been working on for two weeks, that needs to be turned in tomorrow. I can't lose that paper! Please tell me there is hope??

*I really feel like crying, this had to happen at the worse time.

A:Can't boot into windows 8,hard drive locked, can't refresh

Welcome to EightForums.

Did you not make the ISO & burn to DVD?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...edownload.html

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Hi Brink,

Was there ever any kind of resolve for Forced Automatic Refresh & Sorting of files and folders in Win7 (I'm not talking about Auto Arrange and I need that like it is)

It's when you copy/paste files into a folder and they instantly disperse and sort themsleves upward within the list of files, instead of staying at the bottom of the list Waiting until a refresh/close action to then find their place.

A:Any resolve for Forced Automatic Refresh & Sorting of files/folders

Hello Endeavor,

Auto Refresh is one of those features that just seems to be a bit buggy still. Sometimes it may refresh automatically, and other times you have to manually refresh. So far, there hasn't been an exact cause or solution found that works in all situations.

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
One of the greatest problems now is that whenever I use files and folders (moving, renaming, deleting...) there is NO automatic change in file explorer, desktop or recycle bin unless I refresh them manually. Is there a fix for this ?

A:Automatic refresh doesn't work in File Explorer, Desktop, Recycle etc.

You can try
SFC /Scannow
from an elevated command prompt.

Then there's
DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums

Failing that, you could try an in-place upgrade repair install.

But I understood from your other post you are trying to upgrade to the anniversary edition. If you can succeed with that, that may well resolve that as you will have a new copy of Windows, unless the problem is caused by a setting which is copied over.

Note that the anniversary edition resolves the bug where an item is deleted from explorer search list and the display was not refreshed.

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Hello guys
im Trying to repair my windows 8 because after installing xp , i cannot boot windows 8 anymore
and i used my windows 8 dvd to repair it , but when i press repair or refresh your pc , it says : This option is not supported on the operating system you selected
why is this happening ?

A:I cannot refresh or repair my windows 8

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Getting blue screen automatic repair couldn't repairC:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrial.txt

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Sadly, today my computer fell over and hit the ground. Now when I start it up it gets diagnoses goes to a blue screen saying Automatic Repair. It says:

Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC
Press "Advanced Options" to try other options to repair your PC or "shut down" to turn off your PC.
Log file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
 

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After suffering this problem, I have made some progress. By accessing Notepad via the Command Prompt in Recovery Options, I could access my hard-drive. Though now, about eighty percent of it has been wiped -- most files are gone, including all non-initial installation applications. Some personal files remained, that I managed to get off on a USB (all through the Open/Save function of Notepad).

Running CHKDSK, it froze once. Trying again, it repaired some bad areas.

When trying to Refresh my PC the message I get is:

There was a problem with refreshing your PC. No changes were made.

When trying to Restore my PC the message I get is:

This is very strange, as Reset had a different message not long ago -- regarding hard drive partitions.


What is more important to me is seeing if I can recover files and recover my Windows 8 product key. I have my installation disc, but I cannot find the code.

Any help would be most appreciated, comrades.

A:Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC

Find your key using option 3 or 4 from this tutorial:
Product Key - Find for Windows 8

You would also be advised to perform hard disk diagnostics through the BIOS

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 8, and whenever it attempts to update, it freezes around 15% then resets to display "Failure Configuring Windows 8 Updates." Last night, this happened for the third time this week, and after about four hours of this screen I hard reset it. It continued to revert back to that message every time I hard reset it until I tried the F8 key upon booting, but the first time I did that, none of the options worked, so I shut down and restarted again. Now whenever it boots it shows "Preparing Automatic Repair" followed by "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC." In the Advanced Settings I have tried System Refresh, System Restore, Automatic Repair, and all of the Startup Settings, but none of these have worked as it's still stuck in the Automatic Repair loop. What can I do to get it to boot normally?!?!? I've been searching forums and videos all morning, but nothing i've learned has worked. I also don't have a Windows 8 installation disk, and I really don't want to reset the system, wiping all of my files. Please help, I'm currently typing this from a family desktop computer, but I really need my laptop in normal working order ASAP. What should I do? Thankyou.

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My pc won't  restart it goes automatic repair done everything and still won't start 

A:Re: Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Hi there @Rhonda-lee, May the Forums be with you! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is stuck in an automatic repair loop. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please verify that you have already tried the things in these two Microsoft support posts: Windows 8.1 is stuck in boot up loop - answers.microsoft.com, Windows 8.1 Laptop stuck in Automatic Repair loop - No disc - answers.microsoft.com. Of course that is assuming that they are relevant to your current operating system.What else have you tried, and can you provide details about what happened prior to the repair loops starting? Was there an upgrade performed, or new hardware installed? Was there a power issue?Please let me know.

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HELP PLEASE!!This is driving me up the wall!!Manually installed Windows Updates, restart PC and now stuck in stupid 'automatic repair' loop (diagnosing problems, auto repair tries to fix, couldn't repair your PC).Can't boot in safe mode, can't refresh, can't restore etc. Managed to disable secure boot, but don't have recovery DVD; did hard reset...tried everything I can think of!Just need to boot Windows and uninstall Windows updates...I think that will solve the issue.PLEASE HELP!!

A:Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Hi there @MadgeMagic,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are stuck in a repair loop. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Here are a few posts I found on Microsoft's Support forums that could be of help.Windows 8.1 is stuck in boot up loop - answers.microsoft.comWindows 8.1 Laptop stuck in Automatic Repair loop - No disc - answers.microsoft.com Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Woke up this morning and when I start up my computer(windows 8) it starts to go into repair mode after I put my bios password in???? Got my stumped here guys!! I dont want to loose some of my files so I tried to refresh, but it failed!! I tried to repair serveral times but it fails. I went into adnaced mode so I can go back to a certain restore point but it shows none!! I tried to go back to a image but it says I have none!! What the heck!! I dont want to reset/restore it bc I dont want to lose files, pics, and programs I paid for bc I downloaded most my programs and dont have the discs...I really dont like windows 8 Any Ideas I can get from the windows 8 crew here

PS. I even tried safe mode along with all the other ones that I have within my other options..

Thanks
 

A:cant refresh, restore, repair, or get to my desktop

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System is an Inspiron 9300 XP Media Center OS with built-in Intel 2200BG wireless connection and Belkin N+ router.

Though wireless connection doesn't work, I'm able to hard-wire to the router and hit the internet with no problem. The problem is that I can't hit this router, nor any other.

1. I've read several posts that relate, and run through the suggested tests. Here are the results of IPCONFIG/ALL:

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\rc>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tchoups
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-E9-81-18

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-E4-E8-DF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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A:Can't Connect/Refresh/Repair Wireless Networks

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Laptop: Gateway NE56R49U
I'm not sure if it's running Win 8 or 8.1.

So I got this laptop from my employer to use as a work computer. It had belonged to someone else and I wanted all the files wiped and basically I wanted it back to an out-of-the-box state before I started working on it.
EDIT: Let me get this out of the way: The company I work for is a very small company with very few established systems or processes and no actual IT guy. This laptop was just lying around and basically thrown to me with a "If you can use it, it's yours." So going to my IT dept is not a thing here. I'm on my own with this. Besides I know more about this kind of stuff than anyone else at the office (I work in the oilfield industry so my company is filled with a bunch of older guys who have no clue about this kind of stuff), so no help here.
Going through the RESET option, I chose to "Fully clean the drive"

Well about 40% of the way through this, it reported an error and booted me back to the repair menu.

Now I cannot boot back to Windows. I get stuck in a repair loop. Reset doesn't work. Refresh doesn't work.

I can get to the command prompt via the Advanced Options.

I attempted a couple of things as seen on Microsoft's website.
So I tried this option, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2823223/en-us which is to:
"Rename the System and Software registry hives to System.001 and Software.001 by using the following commands:
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A:Windows 8(.1?) repair/refresh/reset loop

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Hi

a few days ago I saw a post by Brink, I think explaining the Refresh, Reinstall, Repair options, what they did and how
to do them.

I cannot find that post and would appreciate it if someone who knows could post a link for me.

Thanks

Daniel

A:Where is the post on Refresh, Reinstall, Repair options

This one ?

Repair Install Windows 8

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 3810T laptop (which does not have a DVD drive). My version of Windows 8 pro was downloaded and I still have the product key. I think I got a virus, Windows 8 said there was a problem loading. It tried to repair and said it was unable to. If I load normally, I get the blue window logo, then the screen goes blank with no cursor and keyboard unresponsive. If I boot the recovery applicartion on USB stick, I get to advanced options, I tried Restore but didnt have points to go to. I tried Refresh but the software was downloaded, and it asks me to insert media. I went to command prompt and tried "sfc/ scan now" but the security wouldn't allow me to do it I tried getting into safe mode but I'm unable to via f8 and also tried manually via command prompt but once again I get blue windows logo for a second, then black unresponsive screen. When windows was attempting to repair I did get error code:0xc000021a. I tried to get a clean copy of windows from microsoft via another pc, but you have to be on the pc your loading it to! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Can't:Refresh,Restore,Repair,Safemode,error:0xc000 021a

If clean install is an option, just download W8 on other PC, but don't installit, then create bootable usb stick. Or just call MS tech support, I think they should provide you with a way to download W8 upon the verification of purchase.
 

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Hi
I have Windows
7 SP1 64-bit and I upgraded it with
the Windows Update service.

Now, I have noticed that, from the Services window,
the Microsoft Antimalware Service
is locked on the Automatic startup type
and I can neither set it on other startup type
nor stop it. How come?
Thanks
ByeBalubeto

A:The Microsoft Antimalware Service is locked on the Automatic startup type

So true! I think part of it is the "know it alls" feel completed to say something. It's very annoying. 
I've even seen some who post simply to say "I don't know". Which is truly pointless.

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Hi there , i know that there are a few threads posted about this problem but OP's never post enough info on the problem , after fiddling with the startup options and the general recovery process im going to post here before trying a clean install , i need to get to the bottom of this!

A Quick overview :

I made a clean install for windows 8 through my USB (used the windows 7 tool for that) , installed windows 8 without a single problem , used it for 3 days straight without any problems (some minor freezes here and there) , games were working fine and 3D applications (Maya , Unity3D..etc) worked fine. I updated my Windows to the latest update (some drivers were included through the update) , the night before this nightmare started i turned it off and went to sleep , next morning i woke up turned it on but i had to leave so i turned it off on the lock screen (before logging in). turned it on later that night and this problem happend.

Problem :

"Automatic Repair" saying "Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC".
The file is "F:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt".

I went to advanced options and tried the following:

1- Restore from system point :

gave me an error that the system Protection service needs to be activated.

2- CMD :

tried SFC / scannow and it gave me the same error above "system Protection service could not be started" .
tried chkdsk and it said that no problems were found.

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A:Win8 Stuck Repair Bootloop - No Safe Mode / Refresh/ Reset

same thing happened to me... I bought a new hard drive, installed from the USB, and when I tried to activate WIN 8 the upgrade key wouldn't work. now I've spent a very very long time waiting for tech support (after they auto-called me back indicating that I was at the head of the line) and finally give up. looks like I'll have to waste all the work I've done setting up WIN 8, reinstall Win 7 and then upgrade again. That will probably take less time than actually getting reasonable help from Microsoft. Why don't I switch to Apple?

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A:Automatic Repair

Let it finish, overnight if necessary.

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