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Z570-Restart Loop during windows 10 update 1803 No Automatic Repair - unable to enter setup as well

Q: Z570-Restart Loop during windows 10 update 1803 No Automatic Repair - unable to enter setup as well

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

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Preferred Solution: Z570-Restart Loop during windows 10 update 1803 No Automatic Repair - unable to enter setup as well

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

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Have a Dell inspiron 17r that recently starting failing to boot (Windows encountered a problem blue screen) and then goes into a automatic repair loop.

Things that I have tried
- Ran Dell internal diagnostics, no errors or issues.
- Booting to safe mode or command prompt. I can't access safe mode or CMD due to the auto repair loop
- Restore to a previous recovery point. When I try any option in the advanced menu Windows give an error that I must log in as an administrator and that there are no administrators configured on the system. (single user who is an admin on the system)
- Boot with Windows 8.1 install disc. Unable to launch bcdedit as discussed in many articles, tells me it can't load the boot configuration.
- Ran system restore from 8.1 CD which runs for about 30 minutes and then give an error that a file could not be accessed.
- From Windows 8.1 CD I have run chkdsk (no errors) and SFC (no issues found)
- There are no external devices connected to the laptop, no USB mouse, etc.

I've spent a few hours going over all the MS articles along with anything I could find on a forum, given what I've attempted so far is there anything else I can do.

A:Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop - unable to fix this

One other thing I tried was to manually replace the registry files in System32\Config from the last backup. That did not help.

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Upgrade went fine and it was working.  
After booting up back up for the first time since the install, I've become stuck in an automatic repair loop. 
I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair", then "Diagnosing your PC" before getting the error "Your PC did not start correctly". 
General advice on this issue is by using the advanced troubleshoot options, I can use Startup Settings to access Safe Mode.  However, when selecting Startup Settings and restarting, the loop continues - no Startup Menu. 
I have tried every option within the advanced options:
- Startup Repair: Couldn't repair your PC
- System Image Recovery and Go back to Previous Build: no image/no previous build
With System Restore, I think I might have found the primary issue.  I get two options for a restart - both critical windows updates and spaced a minute apart. When scanning for affected programs on either restore point I get the error:
"There was an unexpected error: The Configuration Registry Database is corrupt. (0x800703F1)"
If I do try to proceed with the restore, I get the option to restore from the OS (D:) System), but then get the error that the "disk OS (D:) has errors.  Windows has detected file system corruption on OS (D:). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored." Upon checking for errors Windows tells me no errors were found.
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A:Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop. Unable to access Startup Settings

michalephuong,You can click the link below for information on resolving this error. What is the model of Dell Computer do you have that is giving you this error?How to fix Configuration Registry Database Is Corrupt 0x800703f1 Error?

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Dell Desktop Inspire stuck with Preparing Automatic repair and not start up.On year ago this computer updated from window 7 to window 10. But yesterday this computer can not start up and stuck with Preparing Automatic repair. I try to start with USB window 10 installation media. It does not work. So what I should fix this computer?

A:Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop. Unable to access Startup Settings

Thank you for your message.Has there been any recent software changes like Windows updates, game or anti-virus installation?Restart the computer & when at the Dell logo turn off the computer using the power button, do this 3-4 times &  you should be taken to the advanced repair screen from where you can try to reset the computer.Once on the reset screen follow the steps on this link http://dell.to/2wCLdjG to reset the computer.For my record, please click on my Dell username & send a private message with the service tag, registered name & email address.

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Hi. I've been trying to fix this problem for a few days now and have officially run out of solutions. My laptop froze on me while using the internet. I held the power button down to restart it and now it refuses to boot. Everytime I try it does the same thing, it will go to a blue screen that says ":( your pc has ran into a problem and needs to restart", under that it says "unmountable boot volume". It restarts itself and tries to prepare automatic repair but the screen just goes black and after about 15 minutes later it restarts itself and does the same thing over again.
I've tried going into safe mode with f8 and shift + f8 but it doesnt work. I've also tried creating a windows recovery usb on a friends computer and tried to boot it by selecting it after pressing f12 but it just shows the lenovo boot screen and goes to a black screen indefinitely.
It is a lenovo y400 laptop, windows 8 64-bit.

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I am having an issue with my Dell Latitude 6530 laptop, running Windows 10, going into a repair/reboot cycle. It just started this morning. Prior to this morning, I have been experiencing at least one "freeze up" per day where in I would be working and have one of my programs just freeze up. I could switch to another program and it would freeze up until eventually everything was froze. I could still move the mouse, but nothing would respond. There has not been any hardware or software changes on this laptop in quite a while(except program/windows updates). There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the freeze up's. The last time the computer was running, it started freezing up and I held the power button to force a shutdown. When I powered it up the next time, it started this cycle of (immediately after the bios screen):


Quote:




Preparing Automatic Repair
Diagnosing your PC
Automatic Repair - Your PC did not start correctly. Press restart ...or Advanced options.




I got into the bios diagnostics and ran the Dell PSA and found a hard drive error "Fail PSA V4220 Error 2000:0142 Hard Drive 0" error. After researching I see that Dell says this is a hard drive failure and recommends replacing it, but I have also seen where other people have recovered their systems when they received this same error message. All other tests in the PSA pass okay.

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Running windows 8.1 on an Asus G56JR laptop. UEFI BIOS and UEFI boot. The laptop has no TPM.

Im trying to configure bitlocker on the laptop. Since ive got no TPM chip ive used policy edit to enable password authentication.

On going into BitLocker and turning it on the menu works happily, i select the drive, a passkey, back up the key to a USB stick and it then runs the system check and all passes. I get the "restart to encrypt" box as expected.

After restart i get the bitlocker screen along with a request to enter my password.

I enter the password (verified 100% correct, no typos). Once ive hit enter the computer restarts itself completely and im back in the bitlocker password screen. This happens with the USB recovery stick in and out and the password is verified correct.
Pressing Escape to troubleshoot bitlocker also just reboots the machine and back into the bitlocker password prompt screen.

After a few attempts at that the computer gets stuck in a "Preparing to automatically repair" boot loop. It just hangs on that screen, a reset goes straight to that, no more bitlocker screen, no F8 rescue, nothing.

The only way out of it is to physically remove ALL my USB devices (mouse,keyboard, hub, memory stick) and then Windows boots normally followed by a dialog box saying unable to encrypt device.

Any idea whats causing this or how i can enable bitlocker on the computer? The drive (SSD) passes all checks and is 100% healthy, the system is up to ... Read more

A:Bitlocker - automatic repair loop on setup?

This forum offers several excellent tutorials on Bitlocker setup. At the bottom of each tutorial you will find links to other tutorials relevent to Bitlocker. Perhaps one of these can help you.

BitLocker - Turn On for Removable Data Drives in Windows 8

BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

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Hello,
 
A few days ago I had to force-shutdown my laptop (HP ENVY Dv6) because it froze, and after restarting it it showed a screen with the hp logo, and under it "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few seconds the BSoD appeared, at 0% (showed it for about a 1/10th of a second) and turned black. Then it shows on the bottom left corner "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu", then goes on again, showing the logo, "Preparing Automatic Repair", BSoD, repeat, forever.
 
I'm fully prepared to factory reset the PC in worst case scenario. I have a Recovery USB which I have created from another laptop after this problem emerged. I tried booting with it, and when I selected "Refresh PC" it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.", and when I selected "Reset PC" it says "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing." I do not have any Restore points or images for recovery, unfortunately. Selecting "Automatic Repair" makes it attempt, but shortly after it says that the repair failed, and gives me two options to Shut down PC, or go back to troubleshooting options. I can open the Command Prompt using this, I don't know if that can be of any help though.
 
Please help!

A:Preparing Automatic Repair + BSoD restart loop

After some reading a post on M$ Answers, it looks like your partitions are mixed up in the boot record. 1. Did you enable bitlocker drive encryption? 2. Does your recovery USB have advanced recovery options, Specifically can you get to the command prompt? 3. Have you tried F11 to boot in to the computers recovery partition?

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The title says it all. I included my .zip from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

I initially had a different processor and motherboard, but after changing both of those due to failures, everything is now working fine, until I do a restart.

The main restart issue is that it gets stuck in an automatic repair loop until I can get to Safe Mode and then restarting from there somehow undoes the updates from Windows Update.

If I keep those updates off, though, and just try to do a general restart, I get a BSOD Watchdog error. I'll include that log, just in case. It'll be in CBS.zip since I'm including the whole CBS folder from Windows\Logs.

I'm really not sure what's wrong here. Thanks for your help and I'll update this post or post more info, if need be. Thanks again.

A:BSOD-Watchdog Restart; Automatic Repair Loop after updates

We'll try to fix the BSOD issues. If that doesn't work, then I'll send you over to the Windows Updates & Activation forums for some expert assistance with your CBS logs.

Your BIOS dates from 2013. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one).

SAlpham64 is blamed in the WER section of MSINFO32. This belongs to your SteelSeries Keyboard Driver. Please uninstall it immediately. Also, if you're able, try another keyboard. After the system is stabilized, feel free to download and install a fresh copy of the latest, Win8.1 compatible version of the keyboard drivers.

Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (17 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web. Removing some drivers may make the system unstable - so if you're unable to find updates, post back for info on the one's that can/cannot be safely removed.

The drivers that are struckout don't have updates available (AFAIK).
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I am unable to boot my laptop with Windows 8 Pro. It was working fine after upgrade finished from win 7, but IE10 locked up and I pressed the power button for 4 secs to shut it off, when turning it back on it's locked on a loop ? preparing auto repair, diagnosing , Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC , shut down or advance options," every thing I try goes back to restart the same loop. Is there a way to bypass the prep auto repair on startup? I tried booting from installation disk but at a certain point it tells you to remove installation media and boot from OS and again the same loop. Help!!!!!!

A:Preparing automatic repair loop unable to boot

I had this happen on a laptop with an SSD that was refurbished, but tested ok. At this point it's kinda scary and I'm not sure if I can really trust the OS. I'm going to try a different SSD, but that repair loop is a bad, bad sign. Hopefully they can get this fixed ASAP.

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

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

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


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

Any help is most appreciated.

Thank you,
Donna

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

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

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I just bought a new Envy m7 n011dx with Windows 8.1 loaded on it from image, for my church. After I entered my information the first thing it did was ask me to install Win10, which I wanted. But it keeps choking on the video drivers, and I can't stop MS from updating them, and I can't be certain what is happening. HP Assistent is giving me one version automatically, MS is giving me another version, automatically, and NVidia Experiance is giving me something else automatically, and I am happily trying to force the drivers I got from NVidia that are the most current of all. If I remove the Intel and Nvidia drivers in Device Manager I can get it to boot into Windows, but then all the stupid auto vid updaters start cranking and I need to reboot to finish their install -- Automatic Repair comes up and doesn't repair anything. The only thing I can do is Safe mode and remove the Intel and Nvidia drivers, which starts the cycle over.  I feel I am missing a step here, and neither HP, NVidia, Intel, nor Microsoft are telling me that I can't have Windows 10 with these hardware pieces.

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Hi,

I am unable to start up my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium). TOSHIBA Satellite C660-1J6
It is stuck in a loop of 'attempting to repair this computer', which is unsuccessful and restarts.
There are no restore points to use.
I have received the BSOD which disappears quickly during startup.
I am able to start up in Safe Mode - however when I get to the login screen, the mouse and keyboard do not work.

I would highly appreciate any help or advice with this.
I am happy to reinstall windows as I have everything backed up. However I am unsure how to do so as I do not have a CD.

Kind regards

A:Startup Repair- windows cannot repair; Stuck in restart loop

Firstly, a Windows 7 install disc is a dvd, not a cd.

You would have to find a working PC to download a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Iso File, either 32 or 64 bit, let`s assume you need 64 Bit.

After you have downloaded the iso file you have to burn it to a dvd at no faster then x4 speed. So the PC has to have a dvd burner and you`s need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

You can also use a usb stick to put the iso file on using Rufus. The usb stick must be at least 4 GB in size.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

You must also have a readable key on your COA to activate windows after you install it.

You will also have to install at least your network/ethernet drivers to get online. Then get your other drivers, and run Windows Update, which will take a long time, sometimes 24 hours.

Have more questions, just ask

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I Just bought a new computer with Windows 8 already installed, started using it, and every 30 minutes after i booted it, it crashed. So i tried to restore the initial definitions of the computer by using the option to do so. While the computer was being restored, it crashed, and then started my problems. I booted the computer again, but now it goes automatically into automatic repair, goes to diagnose and the computer restarts, repeating the automatic repair "loop". I already tried shift+F8, it makes a screen appear for a few seconds saying to press ESC to get to the startup menu, no matter what i do at that moment the computer starts the "loop" again.Please Help Me!

A:Windows 8 automatic repair loop

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
I would return to the Retailer for Repair or Replacement.

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Last night I tried to restart my computer and when I came back it was in a loop with Windows 10 automatic repair. It said it could not be fixed and gives me a ?inaccessible boot device? reference code.

I tried a few things before I got myself in too deep since I know just barely enough to get me in trouble.

After a few google searches I have tried the following (not necessarily in order)

1. Disable early launch anti-malware protection
2. I have tried to run SrtTrail.txt from command prompt but it says ?system cannot find path specified?
3. Did windows system restore to a point yesterday afternoon (only one available) but the issue still remained
4. Ran ckdsk and it said no bad sectors were found

I have a HP pavilion p7-1254 upgraded with windows 10
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Good Afternoon and Happy New Year, hoping this is the right board lol, the issue I'm having is concerning my sister's Windows 10 cpu. It will not load Windows, but instead keep coming to the screen indicating preparing automatic repair where I then go to the repair/boot options screen. No matter what I do, I will continue to come back to this module. I've tried to restart in safe mode(fail), system restore and to even reset the cpu to no success. In thinking that it may be a virus, I tried boot recovery rescue programs from Norton and Bitdefender. Both scans yielded items that were low risk which were cleared. So with that not working, I am now here. Per your prep instructions here are logs from FRST.... Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 02.01.2018Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-TF49PLP (05-01-2018 15:16:57)Running from l:\Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 14393.1715 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11Boot Mode: RecoveryDefault: ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0... Read more

A:Windows 10 CPU on automatic repair loop

Greetings RashaadT83 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter proble... Read more

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Well Hello! First things first, sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forums.

But late last night I went to bed, and about 2 ish hours ago I woke up to find my Laptop in an reboot loop.

I would like to specify that unlike other instances, my computer only seems to show the Windows 10 Logo, the text "Preparing automatic repair" and then it reboots. Repeat.

I don't know what caused it, and I don't own a repair disk, nor do I have the money to buy something like EasyRE.

Any help at all would be appreciated.

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Hello, last night, I was using my computer fine, playing a few League of Legends games before I turned off my PC and went to bed. This morning, I tried to turn on my computer and lo and behold, I encountered Windows 8.1 trying to "automatically repair" and it wouldn't boot me to the desktop. I have tried most of the options on the options menu that pops up after automatic repair "fails" and they don't work. I can't restore to a previous restoration point and I cannot boot into safe mode as well.

From what I have gathered online, one option that I didn't try was to use a Windows 8.1 installation disc to try to fix this problem. Unfortunately, on my laptop, the OS that was installed was Windows 7 and through some (ahem, illegal means), I upgraded to Windows 8.1. Therefore, this means I do not have any Windows 8.1 installation discs. Is there anyway I can fix this without a disc? This is really frustrating as my laptop is not functioning on me one week before I start classes again.

Any kind of response of help is greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I'm not particularly computer savvy and a lot of terms I ran into online such as booting, BIOS is unfamiliar to me so explaining this process in layman terms as much as possible would be great.

A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

We can't help you to use cracked software. It isn't considered morally right in the host nation of this site.

You must have a win7 license, so install win7 instead. It is much better anyway.

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I have a toshiba laptop with windows 8 installed on it.  Getting a infinti loop with automatic repair.  cant get into advance boot options with shift f8 or f11.  I dont have the recovery disc or installation disc.  Need to figure out how to get it to stop looping.   Need help ASAP

A:windows 8 automatic repair loop!

Is this an actual Win 8 or 8.1 machine, or is it an older computer that you've upgraded.
In other words, I'm trying to establish if you have a recovery partition on your machine.

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Hello!
 
My friend's laptop is unfortunately stuck in the automatic repair loop. We've tried using command prompt lines bootrec and chkdsk on C drive, but so far no luck. 
It displays a message saying it couldn't repair the system and mentions this path: C:\windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
 
His laptop has an SSD, an considering the chkdsk command did not find any bad files in the C drive, maybe there could be an issue with the SSD?
 
Currently, he doesn't have any back-up of his files or a recovery drive, so that's why I'm hoping to find an alternative way to make the laptop bootable again.
 
Edit: We figured out System32 was installed on drive X, but when trying to run checkdisk, it gives a message saying: 'Windows cannot run disk check on this volume because it is write protected' or something similar. Any way to get around this?
 
Hopefully someone can help!

A:Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop with SSD

chkdsk /f

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Alright, I'm so frustrated right now so I'll try to not let this turn into a rant :D.
 
Yesterday I was trying to install Visual Studio so I can brush up on my C++. But, the installation failed . So, I tried to open Control Panel so that I could uninstall it and start over; but the search bar in the home menu wouldn't open up. The computer started to get bogged down and all of the program tiles on the home screen had these little X's at the bottom right. So, I decided to restart my computer to let it refresh.
 
But, the computer went through the "Repairing your PC" and then "Automatic Repair" and so on (I can't remember the exact phrases). Then, it gets to the "Choose an Option" page. Pressing "Continue" does the loop again. "Use a Device" is easier said than done. I don't have a disc drive. And, unfortunately to use a USB, apparently I would need a Windows Key, which I can't get because it was pre-installed. Pressing "Troubleshoot" brings me to the next page. 
 
Here is where it gets really frustrating! I figured I'll just "Refresh My PC", however, pressing that brings me to a page that says "You need to sign in as an administrator to continue, but there aren't any administrator accounts on the PC". I only have one account on this computer, which is mine. I always thought that it had Administrator Privileges but maybe not? 
 
So, I figured, maybe there is a way to activate Admin through Command Prompt, apparently there is. BUT, I get the same "N... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

There is a hidden admin. account created when Windows is installed.  Have you tried to create an admin. account?
 
Press the Windows key  and the X key, in the menu that opens select Command Prompt.
 
When the command prompt is open copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
sfc /scannow
 
When the scan is complete reopen the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click/tap on this to open the log, copy and paste it in your topic.

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 I went out of the house for half an hour, and when I returned my computer was shut. I was in the middle of writing a paper, I wasn't even downloading anything and wasn't overloading it with programs - but since then it keeps on looping the automatic repair loop.It says "the operating system couldn't be loaded because the NLS data is missing or contains errors."Error code: 0xc0000102 I had tried literally everything to get it up. It wouldn't consider any safe mode, so I went to system recovery. I tried refreshing it, auto repair, Image recovery and System restore. System restore was really my last hope - I had a restore from the 16th of august and an earlier one from 11th, I tried them both.  It just finishes it, then says; "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: System Restore failed to replace the file (c:\programs files\windowsapps\8251macrorinaldi.notetiles_10.2.0.0_x64_9rvmmrcs6zgr6\sqlit... with its original copy from the restore point.An unspecified error occured during system restore (0x80070780)"  I went to the library, downloaded windows 10 on a usb drive, and tried to repair from it, but to no avail. It just says a problem occured and I can' install it. I decided perhaps to reinstall(upgrade) it, but it just says that the installtion started and that I need to take out the usb, reenter into windows and resume it in windows - but it never even log... Read more

A:Cannot get out of the Automatic Repair Loop - Windows 10

At this point, I have to agree that there might be more wrong than meets the eye.  I would first try to boot to a different OS, IE a Linux distro, maybe Ubuntu.  If that works OK, then it most likely is a Windows problem.  Or just replace the harddrive and try to install Windows 10 again.  If that goes OK, then try to retrieve the data from the old harddrive by placing it in a external enclosure.

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So I just had this problem.
I just left my laptop for 30min. with no app or window open...just my desktop and i come back to automatic repair loop.
i tried everything from command prompt, F8 or F12 start up, tried fixing up my BIOS, tried resetting my computer to wipe out everything but it keep saying error, etc...
It wont read my hard drive when we try to reboot it with that but when we used command prompt to check if the hard drive was broken or damaged...it read it just fine and says everything is ok.
so im not sure whats going on...
Dell isnt helping either because they wont let mw download Dell OS tool because my windows version is 10 S and they dont support that..
someone please help me....

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When I turn my HP Pavillion, it shows "preparing automatic repair" and then becomes a black screen. I've tried booting from my installation disc but after loading for a while, it also becomes a black screen. F11 for HP recovery doesn't work either. Running a system test showed that the hard disk is okay although it doesn't appear in UEFI boot options. It does appear in legacy boot options. Any ideas?

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Hello,

I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for $33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop

Originally Posted by Sentinel


Hello,

I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for $33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.



Since no replies have a look here first:
I need a windows 8 ISO file [Solved] - Windows 8 - Windows 8

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To view the msinfo32 and the last available events log, please click here:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvQidR--7QwobNDrRo41bxm_aJE

(abbridged)This is an Acer box with Windows 8.1 Home Edition, 8gb ram. Antivirus was AVG but has been removed. It belongs to a friend who couldn't upgrade to Windows 10. She took it to a local shop and they couldn't either. I said I would try. She wants the upgrade so she won't lose programs. Ok. Essentially I have run some troubleshooters, chkdsk, and tried repair from the recovery disk. Nothing. I try reinstalling Windows 10 again. It was very slow loading and froze at 99% (frustration). I took the msinfo and event log at that time. Everything was still working at that time so I went into command line and did sfc /scannow. Nope. But, now it won't boot. Caught in the dreaded Automatic Repair Loop. I cannot enter safe mode. I can access media on usb but not disk. (I have set bios to boot 1st from disk but not working). I ran a chkdsk. It found no errors but could not post to a log.

I notice a lot of people on here don't get answers to this particular problem, and I understand why. I think this is even a mystery to Microsoft. However, here are some strategies for others to try if they can't find an answer:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1/bfc92bc7-031f-45d4-b623-bcb4847d32fd?page=1
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A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

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Stuck in automatic repair loop, did a test everything was fine. Computer keeps turning on and off again.

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Hi,

I seem to have the same issue as this topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

After having uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, a scan found a virus/trojan and a message came up saying that Windows would automatically restart in one minute. The computer is now stuck in a loop of automatically restarting every time Windows opens. I've read the other topics on this and run the Farbar scan. I will put the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I have no other computer at home, so there may be a day or two between me replying to any messages as I try to use either my friend's computer or my computer at work.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista automatic restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 21-07-2012 20:47:32
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [142104 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [154392 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [138008 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe [102400 2007-08-15] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [topi] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup [581632 2007-07-10] (TOSHIBA)
HKLM\...\Run: [Desktop SMS] C:\Program Files\IDM\Desktop SMS\DesktopSMS.exe /auto [1507328 2007-06-18] (Interactive Digital Media)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [411192 2007-03-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.... Read more

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Hi everybody, how are you?
 
I am looking at my sibling's Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop running Windows 8 and now 8.1.
I went to uninstall Norton Internet Security 2014 through Revo free.  After I restarted the laptop, it keep going to the "automatic repair" screen then to the repairs failed.  I could not get in Safe Mode (when I tried, it went back to the "automatic repair" screen), but the only way I got into Windows 8.1 is to press option #8 - "Disable early launch anti-malware protection".
 
During one of the failed boots, I was told that the log file can be found under Windows\System32\logfiles\rt\srttrail.txt.
Once I opened the above log file, I scrolled to find only one issue - C:\Windows\system32\drivers\NISx64\1501000.012\SymELAM.sys is corrupted.
 
I downloaded Norton Removal Tool, completed successfully, and dafter a restart, laptop seems back to normal - I even can boot into Safe Mode.
 
My question - can I have an expert eye look over some logs to check if I have any virus/malware/etc still hiding in the system?
 
Newest Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 & Malwarebytes scanned without finding any problems.

A:Windows 8.1 Norton & automatic repair loop

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First off, I'd like to note that refresh/reset is not an option unless someone knows how to fully backup everything (programs, app settings, filesystem, etc.)

My system specs:
Intel i7 4770
AMD Radeon HD 7770
16GB RAM
MSI H81M mono
2TB HDD

Problem:
Possibly after a video card driver update, I restarted my computer only to get a "loading automatic repair" loop then it tells me that it wasn't able to repair automatically, etc. and just gives me options to get into a command prompt, reset or refresh and a couple other options.

Steps I've tried to fix:
1. Flashed updated BIOS
2. Tried safe mode, boot logging, low res mode, etc.
3. Took it down to a couple local repair shops that ran a chkdsk (fixed some files but didn't work) and tried to run the auto repair from a Windows 8.1 install disk. Came to the conclusion that I need to reinstall and that there's no way to update programs

Please help lol. If you need any additional information or logs, feel free to ask and direct me on how to get it, thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 stuck in automatic repair loop

Look here
How to Fix the Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

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Hi all, I have a Lenovo Y580 with windows 10.1 on it. It worked fine until today. Today I started to enter something that called a Windows automatic repair loop. I keep getting the message the Windows ran into a problem and need to restart with an error message of FAT_FILE_SYSTEM of NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. I Googled the subject and in the BIOS the "Intel Virtual Technology" is Enabled and the "SATA Controller Mode" I tried both AHCI and Compatible. I always got the same error and could not enter the Windows. Can someone give me a hint on what to do? Thank you in advance!

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Hello ,
Ok , so this is my first post in the form
I have HP Pavilion g6 2321ee with windows 8 Singal language (original camed with the laptop )
It all starte with windows update error 800703f1
& SFC /scannow error : Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operetion .
I tried command : dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
and came with error 1009 / the configuration registry database is corrupted .
Then is was Stupid when by mistake i opened old registry Backup named : Backup.reg with over 500MB .
and now everytime i restart windows i get message : Preparing Automatic repair and then it coudn't repair your computer .
the only way i can continue to windows 8 is to go to troublshoot > Advanced Option > StartUp option > restart > Disable Anti-malware delyad startup and it continue normally to windows .
My question is how to get back at least the normal rstart with getting into automatic repair loop ?
Note : i have tried to restore to factory settings but it always request recovery disk which i dont have because Windows 8 already comed with the laptop .
Sorry for the bad post because i am in hurry .

A:Help With windows automatic repair loop and registry , etc

Try to restore via the recovery partition in the computer. Continuously tapping the F11 key at boot to get into recovery manager to restore to factory conditions. You can also order the recovery disks from HP Customer Care in your country if still available:
Contact HP | HP? Official Site

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Hello,
I have a Toshiba,  I upgraded to windows about a month ago.
I am now getting the Automatic repair loop.  I let the laptop battery drain.  I get to the Gui interface Toshiba setup utility window.  From here I can change the boot order.  I changed it to USB first, and  I have tried to boot
from USB.  I get to the windows set up menu, but after a few seconds the Automatic repair loop kicks in AGAIN.  I can not complete the install. How do I turn off Automatic repair loop so I can finish install?

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I have had this loop for 4-5 hours now, and I have not found any fix for it. I am using build 10240. I have tried reverting back to windows 7, and that failed. Tried start-up repair, that failed. Tried system restore and image recovery, those failed too. Even resetting my pc has failed. I have tried cmd commands, and those also failed. I have upgraded to windows 10 via online from Windows 7, and I do not have a disk or another computer to work with. Nothing has even caused this issue. I just booted my pc like any other day and I was sent into this loop. I have a Gigabyte USB 3.0 powered motherboard.

A:Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop

Welcome to Ten Forums. If you still have the Win 7 product key and aren't worried about losing your data here is a link to create Win 7 install media on the sister site Seven Forums. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html . Then just do a clean install, but then you totally start over with nothing leftover. The other choice is to create Win 10 media and try to repair your installation from there. You might have a better chance at repairing it using bootable media. Here is a link from the tutorial section Windows 10 ISO Download . Here is a link for a repair install / inplace upgrade. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade . This might not work for you, but maybe you can get back to a stable situation.

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Hi Everyone -
Needing your help with my situation. I have been dealing the issue on my laptop, it has been running Windows 10 for 4 months until the other day my pc won't boot and I have received the error: Preparing automatic repair (In a loop) and goes black screen after. After trying some fixes like checking if it's a hardware failure or issue. The error turns into: Preparing automatic repair and goes on a recovery error.
Please help to fix my laptop.
Would appreciate your assistance!

A:Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

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Please post the system model that you are having this issue on. You can click the link below for information on possibly resolving this issue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8U-bWQ8tqY

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Hi,

I seem to be having some problems with my Windows 8 installation and was wondering if anyone might be able to help? A couple of days ago, I cut the power to the base station suddenly (by accident), so Windows didn't shut down properly. My monitor was off at the time, so I don't know what state the system was in. After powering back on, the OS doesn't boot up and I'm getting this 'automatic repair message' with a black screen, then getting kicked into the blue builtin diagnostics tool.

I tried to refresh the system from there and that failed. I then ran the hardware diagnostics in the BIOS and it looks like the hardware is all ok, so I'm assuming this is a Windows issue. I hunted around a bit on several forums and it sounds like a few people have had similar issues; however, i wasn't having much luck with the Windows diagnostics, so I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu and I've managed to boot up using that ok (thinking that might at least give me access to the hard disk).

The machine is a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with Windows 8, which I bought just over a year ago. It has an Intel Core i5 processor and about 8GB RAM. I confess that I didn't get round to creating a recovery disk or make any system backups (I know, my bad ...). I know there is an option in the Windows diagnostics to reset the system back to 'factory settings'; however, I haven't tried that yet as I'm still hopeful of being able to recover my files.

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A:Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Issue

Hi Time4Tea, Welcome to 8 forums.

Insert the Windows 8 installation DVD in the DVD ROM and restart your computer.

a) After you boot your computer using Windows DVD or System Repair Disc, a black screen appears with gray text "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD". Press any key.
b) Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
c) Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
d) Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
e) Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
f) Click Automatic Repair from Advanced Options screen.
g) Next, choose the operating system by clicking on its button.
h) Windows 8 will then looks for problems on hard drive(s) and verify that all required files are intact.
Please move to the next method if the issue is unresolved.

Method 2: Perform System Restore from Advanced Options screen.

System Restore allows you to restore your computer to a previous state quickly and easily without losing any of your files or personal settings. Sometimes when you install programs or drivers, they may affect some of the system settings and prevent other programs from working correctly. You can use System Restore to revert these settings back to their previous state

Follow the steps:

a) After you boot your computer using Windows DVD or System Repair Disc, a black screen appears with gray text "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD". Press any key.
b) Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
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Hi I have a PC with Windows 8.1 on it.
I recently got a blue screen of death with a Watchdog Violation that rebooted my PC. Now it is stuck on start-up saying that it's preparing to automatic repair. I went to several forums and read what people say, however, in my case it's different.
The loading circle keeps sticking up all the time without fail. After about half an hour with it sticking and then going it will then reboot and the cycle continues.
During all of that there are no prompts to do anything, just a black screen with Window's blue logo on it and the "preparing to automatic repair" caption.
I tried unplugging the PC and plugging it back several times, I even put in a boot CD and still there's nothing new happening after the prompt to press any button to use CD/DVD. What can be wrong and how can I fix this?
I am a basic user of PCs so I never went to DOS, if it's required please let me know how to do it.

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I am unable to update Windows 10 version 1803 due to an Avira AntiVir that says it needs to be manually removed before I can update.  I have tried several different "supposed" solutions to get rid of this program with no avail.

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Hi, I have a clean install of Windows 10 where I am not able to install the latest Windows 1803 update. During the update process after some reboots Windows restores to earlier restore point. Afterwards I get error 0x80070002.  I have tried several times with the same error. Also tried the windows update repair tool, but no change. All drivers is up to date according to the Lenovo support driver download page.  Anyone else having problems with the 1803 update?  I have a Thinkpad X1 5th gen. PC. Model nummer 20HRS1MU00 Regards,Stian

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My laptop is in a constant auto repair loop, I have tried just about every troubleshoot I've found via google and youtube, defaulting the bios doesn't working, the 'hold power button for 10,15, 30,60 secs' doesn't work. I dont have a windows boot disk as my laptop didn't come with one. I cannot get to the option to do a system restore, I can;t afford to get a windows boot disk and I don't have anyway of putting it on a usb and booting from there. I don't know what else to do as no forums are helpful for my problem.

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My computer, an XPS 8500 originally running Windows 7 but upgraded to Windows 10, is stuck in a diagnose/repair loop.
When the computer turns on, I see the Dell logo and I have the ability to press F2 or F12.Then a black screen comes up with the Windows logo and spinning circle of dots and it says, "Preparing automatic repair".Then "Diagnosing your PC".Then "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete."Then the Dell logo and F2/F12 prompts again.Then "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): 0% complete".Then it starts over from the beginning.
-When I press F12 I have the option to run Dell's diagnostics on the hard drive which comes up with no errors or problems.-I can't start in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key; it just pauses at the Dell logo screen until I let go, then it starts the auto repair sequence.-I have a Windows 10 installation USB and I've tried using it to do a Startup Repair but that seems to be the same as the automatic repair my computer is already trying to do and it just keeps repeating what I typed above.-Using the Windows 10 installation USB to access a command prompt, I tried the four boot rec commands I saw in other posts (fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd); they all completed successfully but didn't help my problem.-I have no restore points to go back to.
Before I do a complete reinstall, can anyone think of anything else I can try to get me into Windows long enough to c... Read more

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So I was trying to install the driver to my steelseries apex keyboard and during the installation the computer blue screened with a kernel inpage error.

The computer restarted into automatic repair and unsurprisingly it failed. Rebooted and it kept doing this over and over again, however I was able to boot into my other partition with vista on it.

Vista successfully booted and I immediately went to my computer: the windows 8.1 partition was nowhere to be found, looked in disk management, it was classified as "free space" but I saw a blank entry in the disk management and it said "EISA configuration".

Is my windows 8.1 install gone?

A:Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop after installing drivers

I fixed it by installing minitool partition wizard and doing a partition recovery on my vista partition.
Immediately found and brought back my windows 8 partition with ease and it acts just like it did before... after it made me do a chkdsk of course.

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I have had crashing in the past few days (not sure what caused it - that's what I'm hoping to figure out). It started with the PC not shutting down. I would shut down and it would just restart instead.

Afterwards it again BSOD'd on me twice - the second time it went into an automatic repair loop and after several hours of attempting to get it working I ended up doing a PC Refresh.

I ran Memtest 5.01 overnight (~9 hours) and no errors on 5+ passes.

Started messing around in windows again this morning (trying to figure out how to read these .dmp files - any insight there?) and it has crashed again.

Since I had to do the refresh I do not have any programs on here and have not loaded any drivers or anything, so I'm not sure that that would be an issue, but hoping it's not hardware.

I have been running an overclock ([email protected] volts) for about 2 years now without issue - ran the memtest with default clock settings and XMP profile (which I checked - all the settings match the corsair recommended).

Also ran WindowSmart 2013 - no errors on the SSD; can't check the HDD since it's a RAID array.

Any other thoughts?

See attached the SF folder. Also, I have some files uploaded here as well:

My minidump file is located here: http://sdrv.ms/GC2leL

Windows also created the following log files on my windows folder (now windows.old) during the automatic repair:

http://sdrv.ms/1bztopg and http://sdrv.ms/1bztpcV

Here are the new memory dumps from this morning:

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A:Windows 8 Pro - BSOD / Crashing / Automatic Repair Loop

So I've gotten some feedback from other forums, but still no confirmation on what is actually causing this.

I reverted to stock clocks (with XMP) and have still gotten crashes (although they are less frequent now). I ran prime95 this morning to see if it might be a heat or cpu issue; it crashed after about 30 minutes of running hitting about 60C max.

I will be running memtest again overnight with 1 of the 4 memory sticks to see if I can definitively figure out that it's not the memory.

With the prime95 test failure though I'm tempted to believe it's the board or cpu - everything is under warranty thank goodness, but I want to make sure I'm sending the right piece(s) back so that I'm not out of commission here for too long.

Any advice on tests to rule out the psu? I've tried using Everest and speedfan, but neither of those is giving me a reading on the 12V (and I don't have any physical tools to read the psu).

Still looking for help with reading the dmp files too to see if there is any insight there into what's going on.

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Since upgrading to windows 8/8.1 x64 i have twice had this situation when during boot up windows tries automatic repair & fails , every time i restart same repair fail happens , its stuck in this cycle , neither "Refresh" or "Reset" option works , . I have to do a fresh format & install , loose all my files stored in the OS partition , I even tried to recover the files using linux boot cd but the folders were inaccessible/corrupted .

I tried every solution i could find to make it boot including Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fails in Windows 8 but nothing worked .

This has happened twice in the one year since i have been using Win 8 , Is there any way to avoid this from happening i future ?

A:How to avoid Windows 8.1 Automatic repair boot loop ?

This video claims to demonstrate how to escape the loop.

Also read comments. One claims rebooting with no USB devices connected broke out of the loop. I see lots of complaints on MS but I didn't see a fix.

Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Fix - YouTube

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