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Windows Update caused BSOD - Infinite loop on boot

Q: Windows Update caused BSOD - Infinite loop on boot

Windows 7 Home Premium automatically updated last night and now when the computer gets to the Loading Windows animation, it freezes after about 1 second, then I get a BSOD with a STOP: 0x000007b (0cFFFFF880009A9928, 0xffffffffc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error - I have 2 Windows 7 partitions on a single hard drive - partition 2 has Windows 7 Home Premium as well, but does not have the update (haven't used that partition in months) - the (non-updated) 2nd partition boots up fine (rules out hardware issue).
So far I tried Windows' auto startup repair both from the partition and from a recovery disk with no luck.  Safe mode gives the same error. Any clues on how to undo the Update via Advanced Startup Repair (the automatic repair isn't working and there are no restore points found, so I'd likely have to do it manually via CMD)?  I've tried Chkdsk /f /r already and it showed 0 bad sectors but displayed  "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"
Bottom Line:  Any clue how to fix the startup without reinstalling/formatting?  I'm guessing I'd need to remove the failed patch somehow (Dism.exe?) via Command in the Advanced Repair environment, but I don't know how to.
Computer Specs:
ASUS Bamboo edition laptop (U43F)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Intel i5
RAM: 6gb DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD/Shared

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Preferred Solution: Windows Update caused BSOD - Infinite loop on boot

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.

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My notebook sony VPCEB11FM started a infinite startup repair loop after i downloaded movies with a virus i guess. The windows 7/64 wont boot i only get a infinite loop which says Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. I used FRST to get my computers log. Can anyone help me?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-12-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 05-01-2013 03:53:52
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [9636896 2009-12-15] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe [208384 2009-11-04] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey [1675160 2012-03-21] (McAfee, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [vProt] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe" [997320 2012-11-05] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ROC_ROC_JULY_P1] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\ROC_ROC_JULY_P1.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=ROC_JULY_P1 [1022048 2012-09-03] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] [x]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ApnUpdater] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask.com&... Read more

A:Virus that caused Windows 7 64bit Startup infinite Repair loop


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Hi Everyone, I am new here so forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way. I am usually able to solve problems one way or another but I am at a dead end and I don't know what to do at this point. I have had this problem sporadically since I have built my computer but recently it has become a very regular occurrence and it has me extremely frustrated. Nine out of ten times I am getting a very long "shutting down" screen when I try to restart or shutdown my pc and it usually results in a bluescreen
(Driver power state failure) and a restart where I will need to start the process again. Most of the time I end up having to hold the power button down to completely shut the computer down. On restart I will usually get a message stating "Overclock failed" and I need to enter the BIOS and restart before I can start my PC even though there is no current overclock. I know the basics to building a computer and general trouble shooting but I am at a loss with bluescreens so I would appreciate greatly any bit of advice that anyone may provide. Thank you ahead of time for taking a moment to read this and thank you for any advice you may have!

I cleaned out as many of the repeat dump files as possible to make it easier to go through.

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I have an HP mini 110-1014NR terrible virus. Once I turn on my computer It goes to the windows loading screen, then the blue screen of death after that the boot menu loads up. I've tried putting boot files on an SD card. I cant boot any of my current files such as safe mode or last known configuration. I would prefer anything free and no downloads but I am willing to do anything. I can load roxio back on track but the memory doesn't go back far enough. Please help me fix my computer

A:Hi I have an HP mini 110-1014NR with an infinite boot loop and BSOD

Reinstall the OS - Manuals for HP Mini 110-1014NR PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Recently I made a bunch of changes to my computer, and I'm not sure what may have caused this but I will describe the changes I made, what happened after the changes:
1. Uninstalled a bunch of old different versions of C++ Redistributable up to the 2012 versions. Steam is known for installing a bunch of different versions of C++ Redistributable for different games so I wanted to clean some up.
Results: No visible changes to computer.
2. Installed and attempted to play F1 2013. It was free on Steam so I tried to play it.
Results: No visible changes
3. Installed a Logitech driver for a Logitech Driving Force GT Racing Wheel.
Results: None to computer performance, however, F1 2013 crashed mid-play and would not exit, had to reboot.
4. Attempted to play F1 with racing wheel again. F1 crashed sooner than before, heavy visual artifacting, and BSOD to reboot.
Results: Desktop acting slow. No visible changes.
5. Attempted to play Richard Burns Rally. Game seemed to work fine, except for a problem with flickering at one point. Restarting the game fixed it.
Results: Desktop worked fine, until I attempted to watch a Flash video with Firefox. At that point, the desktop started flickering wildly and the computer BSOD and crashed.
6. Attempted same, restarted computer and booted up Firefox. Seemed to work fine until I started watching flash videos.
Since then the problem has gotten worse. It's gone from fli... Read more

A:Infinite Reboot Loop May Be Caused by Video Driver

It sounds like you may have deleted one or more programs needed by the system to operate correctly.
My recommendation would be to do a clean install of the operating system and then a careful addition of the other programs you have to have. Be sure to include a security suite with a real time scanner to protect yourself.
Keep us posted

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Laptop Model: ASUS k53e

I accidently turned my laptop off during Update Configuration when booting and I think this may have damaged the OS.

When I attempt to boot my laptop, Windows keeps trying to configure the updates, it gets to 35% (each time) then fails and "reverts back to changes" and this process repeats itself infinitely.

I have tried a few methods such as running it in safe mode, which results in the same process of the infinite loop.

System restore cannot be completed due to some error.

The laptop never came with a Windows 7 CD so I think it would be impossible to restore it without having to buy an actual Windows 7 software.

Anyone know any approach to this?

Thank you


A:Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

Are you able to at least enter Safe Mode (press F8 during startup)? If so, try creating a recovery disk using this tutorial.

You can try using the DISM command as explained in the answer made to this thread. Follow the steps in the first reply outta do it. Given that you mentioned System Restore, I assume you are able to get into the Windows Recovery Environment.

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Hi all,

My sister seems to be having a problem with her laptop that I cannot fix, its on Vista Business. Automatic updates were taking place and when it rebooted it went to 3 of 3 complete - 0% and then it just restarts and doesn't do nothing more. I tried LKGD, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, looked online for some resolutions and found nothing, we do not have/can't find the disc that came with the OS, so thats not an option for repair, so I wondered if any of you out there had any ideas?

Thanks =)

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We got power shortage and the computer suddenly shuts down and when I tried to turn it on again, this annoying infinite boot appears. I tried to reformat my computer using Windows 10 bootable DVD but it won't work, also I tried Windows 10 bootable USB but it will still continue on restarting. PLEASE HELP!


A:Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Booting USB/DVD will probably not work, because of missing SATA driver, so HDD will not boot either.
Go to BIOS, pressing DEL: Main - IDE Configuration - ATA/IDE Configuration - switch it to Compatible.
Try to boot DVD or USB and use repair install. Switching back to SATA can be done later, if needed.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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This morning my plan was to finally get the upgrade to win7 sp1 on my system. I've tried in the past, but also failed.
When i try to start the sp1 update (downloaded manually b/c windows update doesn't show the update), it instantly stops because it is unable to determine my windows version.

Looking at windows update, it seems i'm stuck in a loop with KB2977759 and KB3004469.
At this point, i'm still stuck in that loop, after running sfc, the surt tool, the windowsupdatediag tool multiple times. I have also removed the windows update datastore and download dir contents, to no avail.

Can anyone please guide me out of this mess?

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Hello! First post! I read many, many posts at Sevenforums over the last couple days to help remedy this problem. I'll start from the beginning of my problems even though some have been solved. Maybe it will help others.

On March 13, the "tuesday windows update packet" started updating my system automatically. It auto downloaded the updates (which I didn't realize it was even updating) It seemed to be hanging on the shut down screen. I came into the room about 2 hours later and Windows was still shutting down (actually it was on the blue screen that says, shutting down) Not knowing that the computer updating, I shut the computer off by hitting the power button because I thought it was weird it didn't shut down 2 hours earlier. I have read other posts where people also experienced this same scenario... the update seemed to freeze the computer at shutdown.

The next day I tried to boot up... and the computer would not boot to the desktop, even in Safe Mode. I tried to do a system restore, system repair, etc. to dates before March 13... even Feb. 28th... but system restore did not work. I found that I was in a Startup infinite loop which I read about here on Sevenforums.

I posted in a couple forums around the internet and got some good suggestions... which actually remedied part of the problem.

After 5 hours of trying various entries into the command prompt... I found this one that worked.:

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A:Windows Update KB2639308 causes infinite startup loop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums Shaun.

Have a look at this tutorial, which explains how to repair an infinite loop scenario.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

With startup repair, it may be necessary to run it three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

You might also want to run the System Updates Readiness Tool (SURT). The link is for the 64-bit version as your specs point out that you are using 64-bit software.


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First off, I'd like to apologize for not knowing exactly how to go about describing my issue, although I promise to do the best I can.

I guess my first problem was forgetting to write down the day this issue started happening, because that would have helped me narrow down the problem, I'm sure.

Also, I'd like to note that I believe it's something to do with Microsoft Silverlight.

Anyway, every time that I turn my computer on, it logs on with no problem and doesn't have to install any updates. However, every single time I turn my computer off, it "installs" updates... and the same ones are available every time my computer restarts.

Here's a screenshot of all of the failed updates... so many things fail. [CLICK]
EDIT: Just noticed some repetition in that image... "optional" updates are always successful, "important" updates always fail.

Here's another image of something I get with nearly all updates I try to install (Silverlight/MSE/etc.):

I also just tried installing 4 new updates and got error codes 66A and 80070643.

It seems as if there's some error with every update I attempt to install.

A:Windows 7 Infinite Updates (not boot loop)

Have you considered a System Restore point PRIOR to these problems occurring?

The error code 80070643 is a generic error that basically states that an problem was encountered by Windows Installer.

Two links for you to peruse to see if they may be of help.

You receive error 0x80070643, error code 0x643 or updates may be re-offered when you try to install .NET Framework updates when using Windows Update or Microsoft Updates

Error code "0x8007066A" or "66A" when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site to install .Net Framework updates

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Hi there everyone!

I've got an issue with my XP machine. I've got a single update that just keeps showing up as an update in a loop. I can't get rid of it. It is showing as successful when I run the update.
The update in question: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28608

I've searched online and have done the following per suggestions I found.

1) .NET 2, 3 & 3.5 uninstalled and reinstalled.
2) Searched previous updates for a failed install. No failed instance of a patch found.
3) Tried patching from Windows Update website. Showed successful then showed back up as a necessary patch seconds later.
4) Downloaded the patch and ran. Reported creating a system restore point, then patching. Reported success. After restart, patch shows as needing installed on auto update in the taskbar.

I've installed it through various methods over 40 times now, trying different things in the process. I just can't get rid of it. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time!

A:Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

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Hi. GuysI am using x1 yoga 3rd gen on my daily basis.nothing above. But from yesterday it didn't start windows. Just looping boot and stuck at lenovo logo. I searched did following nothing worked. 1. Hard reset by power button2. Reset button on back of laptop3. Battery was removed  Any one has same problem?In my country. Mongolia. There is no service of lenovo.  

A:My x1 yoga 3rd gen infinite boot loop, wont start windows

Without seeing the machine, it is hard to diagnose.  Can you boot into the BIOS?  Can you hit enter at startup and select diagnostics (F10)?  It might be the SSD that has gotten sick.

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Lenovo i3 model, 2.3 GHz , 2 gb ram
I had 32 bit windows 7 ultimate, I decided to install 64 bit windows 7 ultimate through my bootable USB, but due idk now my laptop is not going further than BSOD, BSOD is the last display it's showing, and then it's again restarting and than again.i tried starting in safe mode or any other mode available to me, I tried to install Windows 64 bit and also 33 bit again through different USB but same error BSOD 0X000007E is showing up, I got no backups and no restore points and idk what to do now. I'm attaching some images which got laptop specs and the problem I'm facing pics. The pic of installing Windows show that after that process I'm getting BSOD. Help me! Please!

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A few days ago my computer blue screened with some sort of memory error. When I attempted to start it back up, it began installing windows updates that I had been putting off. After it looked like it had mostly finished, it got to a screen that said "preparing to configure windows. Do not restart your computer". After sitting on that screen for about thirty seconds the computer rebooted, and then went back to that screen. After about 20 minutes of this, I decided that it probably wasn't going to fix itself.

Things I've tried:
Booting into safe mode (when I attempt to boot into safe mode I end up in the same loop)
There's a tutorial on this site about repair the registry hives, I followed it but It had no effect
I found a tutorial on another site that suggested using the dism took to revert pending installations. This also had no effect
I used a windows 7 install disk and a repair disk and have had no luck with them.
The automatic start up repair tool lists error "system file integrity check. Code: 0xa" or something similar

A:Infinite reboot loop after a BSoD and attempted windows updates

Hello Sk8kidamh,

That issue certainly doesn't sound good.

Can you just clarify that you cannot log into your computer, but you can get into options, such as system restore, command prompt, start-up repair?

If so, please open System Recovery Options (What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help) and select Command Prompt. When in Command Prompt, please type sfc /scannow and select enter.

Hopefully we can resolve this issue.

Thank you,

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First of all, hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum

Second, I've been having some really annoying problem since a few weeks, and I've already posted this on another forum, but they don't quite seem to be willing to lend me a hand PooPoo me...

Anyways, here's my problem:

Since a few weeks (more like a month and a half) I've been having an annoying problem with my laptop. Sometimes there's no problem at all, but usually when I boot my laptop I get a BSOD, the laptop reboots and most of the time it repeats the process, once, twice, several or infinite times. Sometimes booting in safe mode and rebooting in normal mode can get Vista booted, but I've had occassions where it doesn't work. Also, that is just a temporary solution to get my system booted.
The BSOD dissappears way too quickly to be able to note it all down, so I don't have that information.... what I do have is the error screen you get when Windows has finally booted which says "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown". The window says:

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2067

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: E2096045
BCP3: BDB47848
BCP4: BDB47544
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

C:\Users\Kissa\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-59873-0.sysdata.xml... Read more

A:Windows Vista Ultimate BSOD in infinite loop at startup

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My name is Gil and I've inherited a laptop which I believe was seriously infected (FBI Virus.) I really don't like messing with viruses so I ran malware bytes 100 times, iOBit System Care 100 times and felt like it was running decently for the most part.

Well, after a little bit the computer would no longer load windows and I would receive a BSOD ***STOP: 0x07b error while starting windows. This comes up in Windows Normal and any variation of safe mode. Well when I was messing with it more, I found in system recovery options a factory restore and I ran it. After running this, it is still doing the same thing and continues to BSOD as soon as I get to the starting windows screen.

This could be a hardware issue, but I truly doubt it. I have a second laptop doing the exact same thing within a week of the first one happening.

This has really stressed me out and I truly appreciate any help! Wife has to have a PC to work on for work tomorrow and I really don't want to drop money unnecessarily for a new PC.

Dell Studio 1749
-Win7 64 Bit

A:Possible Virus / MBR - Infinite Windows Loading/BSOD/Restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-01-2015 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-7PA78QL on 24-01-2015 23:08:12
Running from F:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Recovery

The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> 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: [SynTPEnh] => C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1909032 2010-01-14] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] => C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [487424 2010-01-20] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] => C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3168336 2009-11-03] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelWireless] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe [1926928 2009-09-21] (Intel(R) Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Dell DataSafe Online] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\Data... Read more

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Hi, Im getting infinite bootloops when i trying to do a clean install of windows 7 i did this with no CD just installation files from my old desktop and got no recovery disk or installation disk or what so ever if any could help me pls... thanks

A:windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Hello RJ,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to create yourself a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB flash drive that you could boot from to do a clean install of Windows 7 with at boot instead. The TIP section tells you how to get an official Windows 7 ISO to create this from.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem but my computer can't get past the motherboard boot up screen (the one before bios). The windows loading circle comes up and sometimes, after a few restarts, the windows automatic repair try's to prepare however never loads. I've tried lots of different solutions in the windows repair in advanced settings but none of those seem to solve my issue. I've checked all my hard drive connections to my motherboard too and that isn't the issue so I'm really stuck.

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k so, i move my computer, and i move it back around half an hour later, i start it up, and it infinite loops on reboot, i get loading windowsxp and then it restarts. i need help plz

A:Need Help With Infinite Boot Loop

Did you move it while it was on? Could you have possibly ruined the HDD by crashing the head?

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Any more information would be nice. Changes to hardware/software?

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Greetings!Okay- lonnnng history here, bare with me.I've had an XPS Gen 2 since about 2004. I purchased it as a refurb and it's been nothing but amazing ever since. I've done basic maintenance and have taken it in for checkups regularly. Its been about 2 or 3 years since I last upgraded or did anything with it, I've had no problems minus an incredible slow down over the last year or two. It also told me my battery voltage was low.This week I've installed a new sound card, firewire card, CMOS battery, and upgraded from 4x512mb RAM to 2x512mb & 2x1gb RAM. in that order.On saturday, I installed the new sound card & firewire and it booted fine the first time. Everything installed fine and everything worked properly. I was doing some regular maintenance by cleaning out my startup programs [removing the obnoxious stuff like Weather Channel and MSN Messenger, the usual crud that slows down any startup] It required a system reboot, and when I rebooted it installed 10 new windows updates. Strange enough, all of these updates [when checked via safe mode] were all for Win Security. Since these were installed it will no longer boot properly. It will boot in safe mode with and without networking just fine- however, when i try to boot in regular windows it just sits at the Windows logo with the loading bar- infinitely. I could leave it do this over night and it will not stop until I hard boot the computer. I've checked all boot settings, they are all set ... Read more

A:Infinite Boot Loop?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545Hi and welcome -Was the M/soft link above the one you used to run the "RegFix" that you mention, or is it another program -I only have 8 Security Updates listed for this year , unless you have removed all past updates and needed to install older ones also -Thank You -

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I had a virus, downloaded some subpar anti virus (Yet Another Cleaner) and it deleted the virus... along with some Windows registry or something important along those lines. My computer is now stuck in an infinite boot loop.
Undoed a System Restore to a point before the anti virus killed my comp (earlier I tried system restore to get rid of the virus) but it's still stuck. I'm guessing restoring to an earlier point won't help.
Just finished with Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery once but it's still stuck.
I think I have allowed System Repair to attempt to fix my system 3 times to no avail.
Last known good configuration does not do anything.
I think these are the chronological order of events.
I'd like to get out of the loop without loss of data (obviously...) and I don't think i have the win 7 disk on me (might ask someone if they have one but doubtful), I can get my hands on another computer but i'd like to avoid that if possible.
Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

A:Another infinite boot loop

Worst case you should be able to rescue data via another computer. But before you do that, I would try manually rebuilding the BCD. See Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues. The three important commands are fixmbr, fixboot, and rebuildbcd. Not sure if you can do this via onboard Repair Computer boot, but I think so. If not, a Repair (or Install) Disk is needed.

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I have an Inspiron 7720 laptop I've had for a couple years from the Dell online store and it has always been reliably fast with windows 8. I recently upgraded to windows 10 and it is so slow that I decided to reinstall windows 10 and get rid of all my installed apps and personal files by selecting the recovery option. During the process, it said something was wrong and gave no error code. Now everytime I turn it on, it shows the Dell logo with black background saying it hadn't been properly shut down for about 10 seconds then shows the same thing again infinitely. When I press F12, it just shows a stretched out version of the logo and message. I've looked up about this problem but they all involve removing hardware. I'm not a technical person and am afraid to take out parts of my laptop, especially since it has been working just fine until windows 10 came along.

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My computer is infinitely restarting after a windows update, I was gonna try safe booting it and read that f8 will open advanced boot options but it isnt working so maybe its different for my motherboard (ga-z170xp-sli), all ive been able to do is get BIOS open. Anybody know how to get out of this boot loop hell?

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OS: Windows 7
Maker: Lenovo
Model: Y410p
Type: Laptop
Age: 1.5 years
Warranty: Expired

Known Issues with laptop: Left hinge is broken (design flaw in y410p) which grates on the circuit board for the OKR (one key recovery system). If the screen is angled past 90 degrees the computer shuts off. This usually has been recoverable, until now.

Current Issue: Computer turns on, I get the lenovo logo. Then I enter the Novo Button menu with the following options:

Normal Setup
BIOS Setup
Boot Menu
System Recover
No matter what option is selected or if I select an option the computer shuts off and restarts after about 10 seconds in the menu and then repeats the process in a loop. I'd like to figure out why it is looping and try to boot up normally. When I plug in the AC adapter charger the loop stops and the computer shuts down completely. When I remove the adapter and tilt the screen back the loop begins again.

Attempted Solutions: *Holding Power Button *Holding every F# key (separately) *booting from usb *Hours spent looking for forum posts with people having similar problems.

Notes: I have an ubuntu os on a usb stick. I plugged it in and quickly navigated to the boot menu and selected it. The Boot screen comes up right before the computer's power is cut.

I'm not quite sure what is wrong, whether this is a hardware or software issue. Any insight would be most welcome. Thank you for your time and let me know if you have any other questions.

A:Infinite Boot Loop

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Normally I am a very patient person. Please understand that. But sometimes, my self-built computer cuts its power, and it shuts down. Normally i just hit it on its side (;-; sorry), and the cable reconnects or whatever it is. However, I must have hit it too hard yesterday, because now I am stuck in an infinite loop where I can get to the BIOS menu, but then it just shuts down, and I restart. This goes on forever. Please help me fix this, she is my baby and I will never do it again.

A:Infinite Boot Loop

First of all, no one has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post 500W pw supply; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
Normally i just hit it on its sideClick to expand...

If you are using a mech hard disk and the system is pw when you hit it, you are just asking for a hard disk failure.

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I've installed windows 8 just now and after I install drivers it gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop.
I'm thinking it has something to do with the chipset. The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V.
I downloaded the correct drivers from the Asus website and I've also updated my BIOS to the latest version.
I had the problem when installing the chipset driver from the asus website. I skipped this one after a reinstall and then installed the rest. Seems like that wasn't the problem.
I read around but couldn't get any decent answers. I tried a memtest86+ and that came back negative. Next i tried to set the SATA settings in BIOS to AHCI/RAID/IDE, that didn't help either.
I'm kinda stuck here on what to do.
Intel Core I5 2500K
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB
6 GB Kingston DDR3 PC10600
ASus P8Z68-V
2 other regular SATA hdd's

I've got a bootlog that you can find here.
Thanks in advance.
I just did a refresh of my install, and this time it booted. This is the list of removed apps:

A:Infinite boot loop

Was it booting into windows before it rebooted? One of the first things i always do to avoid the repeated boot loop is dsable the feature. right click computer and select properties , then advanced system settings under startup and recovery select settings. Uncheck automatically restart. This gives you a chance to at least try and troubleshoot any future issues (providing of course your pc hasnt locked up). Its a good idea while in there to uncheck the "overwrite existing file" option in debugging information too just incase you need too loo back on any old dump files.

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem but my computer can't get past the motherboard boot up screen (the one before bios). The windows loading circle comes up and sometimes, after a few restarts, the windows automatic repair try's to prepare however never loads. I've tried lots of different solutions in the windows repair in advanced settings but none of those seem to solve my issue. I've checked all my hard drive connections to my motherboard too and that isn't the issue so I'm really stuck.

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I have a problem with one of my computers, apparently something is wrong when it, because when i try to boot it up, it says "Scanning IDE drives".
After that, it moves on to boot menu asking me if i want to: "Start Windows Normally", "Safe Mode, w. network etc.".

...What is the cause of this? And how can i fix it?



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Okay so here it goes:

My laptop is in dire need of help, it's beyond slow and will no longer install new programs, and I mean anything.
It also is in what appears to be an update loop, as in when it shuts down there are always updates to configure and install but the system freezes and i have to force a shut down manually. This happens every time I shut down.

New installations seem to freeze at 99% or just don't even start....

Windows explorer does not respond 50% of the time.

I have cloned my drive and tried to re-install vista 3 times now, but during one of the many reboots it stalls and leaves me with a black screen and the mouse....
Here are my laptop specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3033 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238433 MB, Free - 194074 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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So a computer that I've been building is making infinite boot loops. It'll turn on for 10 seconds then turn off with no video output. I tried taking the ram out and cycling the ram sticks. I also tried resetting the CMOS near the io shield. I need help on how to fix this problem. I'm going to buy a jumper cap to see if that works as well. Please help!

A:Z77a-g45 infinite boot loop

Disconnect/remove everything except the CPU w/heatsink and the power supply. Then test again. If it still doesn't work, one of those three items is faulty. If it works, then add items one at a time to isolate the cause (ie: RAM, video card, etc.).

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So I wanted installed Intel extreme tuning software and it prompted me to restart my pc. When I hit update and restart it updated the pc. After that it went into an infinite boot loop. I've tried most ways to fix it including cmd. In cmd prompt it told me that bootrec /fixboot was denied access. When I tried fixing that it didnt work. So im thinking the reason why its in a infinite boot loop is because I installed an update.

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I have installed a Samsung 840 Pro 120Gb SSD into my ZT System machine and am trying to get around a clean install. The drive runs but I cannot get AHCI to work when I turn it on in the AMI BIOS. I have made the registry tweaks, three but I cannot remember which three at this time as I am at work and not in front of the machine at home. I also downloaded the latest AMD drivers for my 750G SB700 chipset and installed it (I assume it installed correctly even though kbb something or other now routinely crashes after boot). Problem is when I change the BIOS setting to AHCI, the BIOS boots, next screen is initializing AHCI, all drives are then listed and Windows begins booting. A few seconds later the Windows 7 icon freezes, then a blue screen flashes much t0o fast to read, not a BSOD and the BIOS boots again beginning an infinite loop. I cannot activate the scroll lock key in the BIOS so I have unsuccessfully tried to stop the blue screen with the pause key. I have not been able to locate any log files that tell me the information on the blue screen. I am suspecting it maybe a driver issue. Going into safe mode and logging does not help in that each Win boot the file is overwritten so when I am forced to return the BIOS from AHCI to IDE that boot is the safe mode file that is left. At this time I am seriously considering a fresh install but would much rather not do that. The machine has been on line almost 4 years now. Does anyone have any fresh ideas or possibly a wa... Read more

A:AHCI Infinite Boot Loop

I had same problem with AHCI when I first used it a couple years ago and a fresh install was my fix.

See if this helps ya out:

Enabling AHCI On Windows 7 Post Install | xaueious

Note: Switch BIOS back to AHCI not in play first... do it, then re-enable AHCI [in case that wasn't clear 8)]

Almost 4 years on one 7 install, yikes, I'd be doing a fresh.... muhahaha!

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I have an HPPavilion dv5 2074 dx Notebook running Windows 7 which came with only 3 gb ofRAM. My computer now has very little availableRAM, even after I uninstalled all unnecessary programs and files, so I need toupdate it. I ran a Crucial System Scanand the results indicated that my computer could be updated to 8 gb. I ordered the recommended Crucial RAM (twosticks of 4 gb each) and a friend installed it yesterday. I watched him while he worked and he showedme how he made sure that the RAM was securely installed by lining it up withthe slot and pushing the RAM completely into the slot, so I’m sure it wasinstalled correctly.

When I triedto start the computer it was stuck in a startup repair infinite loop. My friend pulled the new RAM out andreinstalled it, but when I tried to start the computer it still was in therepair loop. My friend reinstalled theoriginal RAM and I was able to start Windows normally (his also shows that hedid install the new RAM correctly). Thismorning the computer is working with no problems. Is it possible that the Crucial System Scanwas wrong about the type of RAM my computer needs? Should I try a different brand of RAM? Would it be best to update to less than 8 RAM? If so, how much RAM would be best?

My friend,who is no computer expert, updated his own Dell Inspiron computer RAM from 4 gbto 8 gb (he used exactly the same type of Crucial RAM that was recommended formy computer) and after he installed it his computer started right up with noproblem ... Read more

A:Solved: Startup Repair Infinite Loop after RAM Update

According to the specs, it supports 8GB.

Specs here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4278971

It's possible the RAM is not supported. Contact Crucial and see what they say. They typically stand behind any product that they recommend without any hassle.

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First time posting here, so I apologize if I my post is too vague.

I started up my laptop (Alienware M14x, Windows 7 64 bit - not sure if it's Ultimate, Home Premium, etc...) yesterday and it displayed a message saying that Windows had failed to boot. I restarted and attempted starting it in Safe Mode and from the last good configuration and both failed, leaving me with the same screen with the two options of starting normally or running startup repair. I also tried disabling driver signature enforcement, which also failed to resolve the issue. I then ran startup repair and just let it go for about 8 hours and it just continuously "attempted to repair." I left it overnight and then let it keep going for most of my day today. Altogether, it was running startup repair for around 30 hours.

I forced a restart and made a system repair disc using another laptop (also Windows 7 64 bit). I booted with the disc and hit next on the language/country menu. Windows 7 showed up as a choice as my operating system, but I could not hit the next button (blue loading circle would replace my cursor whenever I dragged over the window). After a couple minutes, a window appeared that said something along the lines of "identifying disk." This window stuck around for about 5 minutes and when it disappeared I was taken to the system recovery options. On the top of this window it says "Operating System: Unknown on (Unknown) local disk." I do not have my Windows 7 i... Read more

A:Windows 7 will not boot, infinite startup repair loop + "unknown disk"

Work through the rest of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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My Mother shut down her laptop correctly yesterday. She turned it on today, and it went through a check scan as if it had been shut down incorrectly. After it ran through the check scan, it gave a big blue screen with one line of text that said something about a DLL error. Then the laptop shut off, and began it's infinite boot loop, where it would load past the Windows screen only to show that blue DLL error screen. Every time the error pops up, it goes away too fast for us to catch what it says entirely.

We've both tried using the F8 method to start it in the different safemodes, but the boot loop effected those as well. Is there anything else we can do to correct this?


A:Infinite boot loop, safemode not working.

Any chance that you have the Windows XP re-installation disc? Only way would be to either repair your OS with the disc or completely re-install windows XP.

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I purchased the registry repair tool and ran the clean up memory problems option.

It went through some changes and was set to auto restart after repair. That was the last time I was able to run windows with my computer.

When it is at the "step 3 of 3) it is not allowing any access to the computer (ctrl-alt-del does not work). Then it cycles again for another reboot - only to be in the same situation.

If I do a hard power down, it will restart to the options of "start windows normally" or the recommended "repair and diagnosis" options.
I ran the "Startup repair" and it gives the "Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem" with a Repair action: "System files integrity check and repair"

How do I do the integrity check on the system files?

Please advise...

A:infinite loop on (Step 3 of 3) in boot cycle

For now and the future do not use tamper with registry unless you are quite knowledgable. To try to fix this problem, try to get to system restore in safe mode.
System Restore - How to

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Hey all, this is my 6th tech support forum I have joined this week looking for answers.

I have done research on the web trying to find a solution and it appears that I have rare issues on a rare problem, just my luck.

What I mean by that is that there is not much info on the web about my particular problem, and the info I have found has not fixed it while it has fixed everyone elses.

Someone in my family took it upon themselves to "Clean up the C Drive". So hundreds of files were deleted, many of which are critical computer components. I don't know what files were deleted.

When I boot my computer, I get to the screen that tells the system properties and shows any USB's being loaded. After that, the screen goes black like it is about to show the Windows XP loading screen, but the computer just shuts off then immediately restarts itself.

What I have found:

A computer automatically restarts itself when a fatal error occurs in the startup. Since it will fatal error everytime, it is in a infinite loop.

I tried countless times with Disable automatic restart on error. It has no effect, it just loops like before without the blue error screen.

I tried running with last good backup, there was none saved.

I tried running with all other modes including safe mode, safe mode command prompt, ect.

I have tried different power sources.

I have tried removing and reinsterting the C Drive and Motherboard.

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A:Computer Stuck Infinite Boot Loop

Download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
This will not replace any system files that have been deleted. To do this you will need a Windows XP CD. You can borrow one, or get one from Ebay or Craigslist. then you can try a Repair Install

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I am trying to help a friend get their PC back up and running.  Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5201 running Windows 8 OS (unsure if 8.0 or 8.1).  The PC is in an infinite boot loop when all that comes up is the Toshiba Logo.  There is some kind of splash message about windows version (almost impossible to detect, no windows logo at all).  
I am unable to boot to safe mode.    The only place I can get to is the BIOS.    I don't know if this is a malware problem or something else has gone wrong.   

A:PC infinite boot loop no safe mode

Power off the computer. Power on and tap F12. Does a boot menu appear with HDD Recovery as an option? Select that and enter. You should get another menu with the option to use Advanced Options and Troubleshooting. Select Advanced Options and then Automatic Repair.

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Greetings people of Bleeping Computer!
After 2 weeks of troubleshooting, i found out that the cause of my troubles is most likely a short caused by overtightened cpu heatsink.
It all started when i changed the thermal paste and mounted the cooler back on (silentiumpc fera 3) the system would then start for about 2 seconds, shut off, start again, shut off.
I then opened the case, checked all connections and hardware positioning which seemed fine, but i re-seated everything anyway (except the cooler) the system then booted up only to show the same behavior two days later. I have tried to swap the power supply with a unit that im 100% certain works and can handle this machine without any issues - nothing changed. After this process ive decided its probably time to RMA the system and i didnt want to send it with the new cooler on  as it wasnt present when i bought it. I installed the first power supply back in, took the heatsink off and installed intel stock cooler. I then tried my luck once more and the machine booted up just fine! i left it running for about 2 days, did some stress testing with prime95, heaven benchmark and some gaming - no issues. This was the time to try and install my aftermarket heatsink once more only to see the "bootloop"  again. I then re-seated the cooler and made sure to only finger-tighten the screws on it and the machine works again.
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A:System stuck in an infinite boot loop.

It sounds to me like there isn't proper conductivity of the aftermarket heatsink and the CPU. If it is shutting down after a few seconds, it must be overheating, or something else bad with the CPU (it's not an AMD with bent pins is it?).
Does the aftermarket heatsink get warm at all? Also, does the BIOS have any type of temperature monitoring? It would be good to get an idle reading on the stock cooler versus the aftermarket cooler. I've literally had customer-supplied aftermarket heatsinks that are designed in such a way that they are only slightly lifted off from the board, and would not make 100% connectivity with the thermal paste - usually they were ones not rated for the particular board or something.
I'm not an electrical engineer, but in my 8 years of experience on the bench, I've never heard of over-tightening causing a short to be honest - unless you are talking about actually torquing the mount to where contacts on the motherboard bend past the stand-offs and actually make contact with (or come within arcing distance of) the backplate.
I would believe temperature to be more of a factor first just from my experience, and it's certainly easier to check for.

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First off, I'd like to apologize if a topic already exists on this, but I did some searching and found nothing...

Laptop is running windows 7 home, 64 bit. It was infected with the "Security Protection" malware, and I followed the steps listed here


While running RKill, the 'security protection' started running again, and the computer unexpectedly shut down. When it tried to boot back up again, it never made it past the red compaq loading screen before shutting down and repeating the whole process. I can hit esc for the startup options, but cannot hit f8 to start in any sort of safe mode.

This is my friend's computer, and she doesn't have any recovery discs...

A:Security Protection/infinite boot loop

I can hit esc for the startup options, but cannot hit f8 to start in any sort of safe mode. This is my friend's computer, and she doesn't have any recovery discs...You might be doing something wrong. First you need to make sure the computer is completely off. To do so, unplug the power and remove the battery for about 10mins. Then power up the computer and immediately start tapping the F8 button. You should get the Advanced Boot Options menu.After running Malwarebytes in safe mode with networking the rogue anti-virus should be gone. If you really want to run a factory reset on the computer, you can do it from the "Repair Your Computer" option or by pressing F11 on startup (WARNING, this would erase all files and restore the computer back to the factory state)

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I restarted my computer yesterday and now it will not boot. As soon as I hit the power button it starts to boot and then immediately turns off and restarts. I can't get into the bios nor does anything even come up on the screen. I have uploaded a video to youtube to show what it is doing. Any help would be very much appreciated. Running Windows 7 btw.



A:Computer stuck in infinite boot loop

How old is this computer? Has it worked properly before? If you take the side of the case off and blow a house fan directly on the CPU/Heatsink area, does it stay on longer? Are you certain that one of the CPU/Heatsink legs didn't come loose?

Please list your specs including the video card and the brand name and wattage of the power supply.

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