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Locked into a boot loop, windows repair has no effect

Q: Locked into a boot loop, windows repair has no effect

I was running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (not sure if my actions changed this)
Athlon 2400+ GA-7VAXP, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Raid 0

I experienced a random reboot, that locked into a reboot cycle until I disabled GoBack this seemed to fix the issues although I had some sever performance issues at this point (boot took about 3x longer than normal). For that reason I ran Norton System Works 2006's 1 button checkup and accepted all changes. After the reboot from this I got an Explorer.exe application error 0xc0150002, which prevented anything other than my wallpaper form loading. After checking the Microsoft forums the only solution I could attempt was running the Windows repair from the installation CD. During the repair run I had a COM+ error from csetuputil.cpp stating it could not locate catsrv.dll. I accepted that and the run appeared to continue normally. Later during the run I received notification that directdb.dll, wab32.dll, inetcomm.dll, and msoe.dll were missing or corrupted. The repair seemed to finish normally after this until it attempted to reboot. The usual XP load screen popped up, screen went blank, cursor appeared and then the system rebooted, this loop had continued for 3-4 cycles until I shut the system down. I then booted into the recovery console and attempted to copy the corrupted files in, but the Program Files directory was inaccessible...the two I was able to copy in (catsrv.dll and inetcomm.dll) had no effect on the boot.

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Preferred Solution: Locked into a boot loop, windows repair has no effect

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Hello, community

Well... I have a desktop running Windows 10 x64. Yesterday I was copying some files from a folder to another. (no other software open). To have no problems, I did something I've been doing since I installed Windows 10: I'd go to the task manager, close the "explorer.exe" and would open it again as administrator, so I wouldn't have to confirm each folder I'd enter on another drive.
But what happened this time is that the explorer wouldn't open, leaving only the black screen and the cursor.

So I rebooted and then windows entered automatic repair mode. When trying to use any options, it said there are no admin accounts on windows (although there are three).

A few things I tried:
*System recovery from windows boot cd (there is only one system recovery point, and it couldn't complete the recovery, presented an error)
*Automatic recovery from boot cd
*Using Windows boot disk to enter command prompt to allow the hidden administrator account (which worked, but windows still don't recognize it, or don't see it, I'm not sure which)
*Chkdsk on system drive
*Used Hiren's Boot CD to reset password in my account and created a new Admin one
*Tried overwriting "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" in order to use command prompt in Windows instead of boot disc so commands there would take effect (I'm guessing many cmd commands won't work from the Windows Boot Disk command prompt)
*MBR fix, boot fix, bcr rebuild

What I can't do:
*Log ... Read more

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Hello, community

I firstly want to thank for being able to post and possibly get help here, and to anyone who gives attention to this request, as it's my first topic here.

Well... I have a desktop running Windows 10 x64. Yesterday I was copying some files from a folder to another. (no other software open). To have no problems, I did something I've been doing since I installed Windows 10: I'd go to the task manager, close the "explorer.exe" and would open it again as administrator, so I wouldn't have to confirm each folder I'd enter on another drive.
But what happened this time is that the explorer wouldn't open, leaving only the black screen and the cursor.

So I rebooted and then windows entered automatic repair mode. When trying to use any options, it said there are no admin accounts on windows (although there are three).

A few things I tried:
*System recovery from windows boot cd (there is only one system recovery point, and it couldn't complete the recovery, presented an error)
*Automatic recovery from boot cd
*Using Windows boot disk to enter command prompt to allow the hidden administrator account (which worked, but windows still don't recognize it, or don't see it, I'm not sure which)
*Chkdsk on system drive
*Used Hiren's Boot CD to reset password in my account and created a new Admin one
*Tried overwriting "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" in order to use command prompt in Windows inste... Read more

A:Locked out of Windows - Auto Repair Loop and No Admin Accoun

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

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

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

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Hello everyone. First time poster here...

I have already conducted numerous searches for the solution to this problem that I'm having... none of the solutions that I have found work.

My problem started when my computer became infected with Tidserv... Symantec, MBAM, Adaware, and RootRepeal did not find anything wrong, but any time I went to Google and conducted a search, I would click on one of the results and get redirected back to Google/webhp. Google was my default homepage, and when I would launch it, I would also get a survey from the websitesurvey.com that stated somethng about rl3822x.cn. Anyway, I looked into these issues, and found that Tidserv was most likely causing it. Attempts to get rid of Tidserv did not work. I decided to try to repair windows as a last result. Prior to this, my computer was running Windows XP Pro SP3 fully patched with the latest stuff... I have a legit Windows XP SP2 cd, so that's what I booted with for the repair.

After the repair, the computer is now stuck in a boot loop if I try to boot normally. I CAN boot into Safe mode, but not safe mode with networking. While in safe mode, there's a message that says that this copy of Windows is not activated... the kicker is that I cannot activate it while in safe mode, and I cannot boot into normal mode due to the boot loop, so I'm stuck. Any advice that you can provide is greatly appreicated. I start school again on Jan 4th, and plan on trying to fix this issue hopefull... Read more

A:Windows XP Boot Loop After Repair

You cannot do a repair install of XP...with a CD which reflects less than the current SP installed on the system.

The result is usually a clean install of the older O/S, rather than a repair.

Louis

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Hello,
I am on a HP Pavilion p7-1517c Running Windows 8.1 - I am looking at this computer for a friend... and while I am pretty good this one got me stuck for 10 hours. I give hopefully one of you guys can help me. When Windows boots up it keeps going to the automatic repair... then diagnose then to blue screen... I have tried a lot of different things and I am still STUCK! ugghhh I have a windows 8.1 disk also. Also I have another computer that sees the hard drive of the infected/ messed up windows 8.1 Any ideas anyone? I believe the virus is Trojan.Dealply

A:Windows 8.1 Repair Boot Loop

Hi MansterLeeb I see that no one picked up your thread. Do you still need assistance with your issue?

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Shortly after the Windows XP load screen appears, flashed out and cursor appears mid screen...the screen flashes blank and a reboot starts. As the title states I have attempted a windows repair from the install CD to no avail. I am unable to run a virus scan from my Norton CD's because the drivers for my boot volume's RAID are not given the opportunity to load. The only luck I've had in booting is with Bart PE. With this it appears the drive is intact, and it passes all the scans, however due to the fact that the DLL's aren't being loaded I can't run any of the diagnostics installed on my hard drive. I attempted running the diagnostics from my Norton CD in this environment as well, when they should begin an empty error box appears and then nothing happens when it gets closed.
 

A:Boot loop, Windows repair did not help

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Running W8 on a machine with motherboard RAID 5 (five drives, Intel z68 SATA controllers) with an SSD cache. Machine has run fine for about 6 months. While running, froze up. Rebooted but got Automatic Repair, which did not work. Neither Reset nor Refresh
will work, as they report drive is locked. BIOS shows RAID array is functioning; did a sync of SSD with the array, no help. Comand line shows an X drive that appears to be my C drive. DiSKPART shows no disks at all. CHKDSK will not work, reports drives locked.
Tried Win8 install disk, it reports no drives.
I have check cables and power. I am not convinced this is a hardware issue since the command line shows my boot drive files.
Any recommendations about what to do?

A:Windows 8 will not boot or repair: drive locked

Hi,
Here is a similar post for your reference.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-crash-refresh-hard-drive-locked-unlock/a6bb04ff-5dba-4e10-a849-644cd0851bc6 Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,
 
    I am currently running an HP touchsmart tx2-1370OUs Windows 7 64 bit. Recently my computer began to act very "sluggish." I ran Malwarebytes Antimalware with no success. After searching my computers symptoms online it seemed that a Java Updater virus could be the culprit. I uninstalled Java using Revo Uninstaller Pro, and restarted my computer. After restarting, it hasn't worked since.
 
   When I attempt to boot windows normally, the HP logo is displayed, and then the computer freezes and restarts on the windows logo. When I attempt to boot into safemode, the computer restarts again with no success. I have attempted to use system repair, system restore points, and a windows 7 repair disc. All of which had no success. I have also booted with a Kaspersky Rescue disc, and Hiren boot CD, both of which found and removed viruses, but did not fix my boot loop.
 
   Any help with this issue would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

A:Windows 7 64 bit Repair Boot Loop Virus

I'm guessing that you've already tried Safe Mode, correct?

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First off long time visitor to this great forum have learned so much over the years THANK YOU for all you do. I was asked to look at a laptop for a friend that is stuck in a boot loop? I tried system repair , last known good configuration, running Kapersky rescue disk, Malwarebytes with no luck. Figured I'd try the experts before telling him to just re-install.. Can anyone please help?
 
 
If posted in the wrong area my apologies....
 
Thanks In advance

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Hello,

I have an Acer Aspire V3-551 and recently, it can't boot, I tried a backup & restore using Acer's eRecovery management software. It was able to backup my files but hasn't made it past restoring, now I can't even go in start up repair and it keeps rebooting on windows 7 installation no matter which advanced boot options I choose, it ends up going back to "Setup is starting services" or "Windows Error Recovery". How do I get out of this loop or back into startup repair? All safe mode options don't work and I've already tried Last Known Good Configuration. Do I have to result in a clean installation of windows 7? I don't have the installation disc with me so will buying a new one work?

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 is in a boot loop and I can't launch startup repair

Hi Andrew

See if this tutorial below will help

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I haven't installed anything lately and I can only think that it was maybe due to shutting down the computer directly from the power button (heard sudden shut downs could cause problems).

I tried startup repair, I tried doing a "refresh" but it won't accept the cd, I tried doing a safe mode boot and a debug boot, I tried changing the sata cords on my drive, I tried doing a system restore to 3 different points and they all give me the same error "System Restore did not complete successfully, System restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive E:\" (I find this strange since there is no drive E: on my computer, maybe this is the problem).
Can anyone help me out? I've run out of options. I've only installed 8.1 on this 120gb 840 evo 2 months ago. I really can't just reinstall 8.1 and erase everything, I have to figure out a way around this if anyone knows?

A:Windows 8.1 wont boot up, stuck in repair loop.

Welcome to EightForums

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi everyone

To start off, my laptop is quite outdated, although I have upgraded to Windows 7. However I noticed that it's been running pretty slow lately and I occasionally got the blue screen of death (been meaning to get it repaired, but didn't really have the time to do so). Yesterday, I tried to restart the laptop, but the next thing happened was this "Windows is loading files" screen and it went to Startup Repair to scan the problems, and when I clicked Finish, it would shut down (without solving the issues) and repeat the same process over and over again. I couldn't get into Safe Mode either since it would bring me back to the same screen as I mentioned above. Below are the problem details from the scanning:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 45
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

So I'm wondering if there are any ways I could get the Windows to boot again, or at least get into safe mode so that I can recover some of my data and files. Any suggestions and recommendations are welcome.Thanks very much in advance :]

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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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Screen went blank today and restarted saying there's and error and windows is going to fix it automatically. The furthest it gets is a screen where it says "diagnosing your PC".

A:Windows 8 HP laptop stuck on repair boot loop.

Perhaps you can find the answer at the HP Support Forums.
It deals with Windows 8.1 in particular.

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

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

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

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

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My desktop came preloaded with Windows 8 so no install discs. Have only had it a week and didn't yet make a recovery disc. Everything was working wonderfully as I got used to the new Windows 8 from my old pc running Xp. Three days ago I did a restart for Windows to update to 8.1 and all was good. Then two days ago I did another restart and when it was updating we had a power outage. Since then I have been stuck in the repair, diagnosing loop. I can boot to BIOS with the delete key, but have not been able to boot to safe mode with the F8 or shift+F8 and can't find anything that can tell me what Gateway might have used instead of the F8 key. I have no clue how to force a factory reset if I can't access windows. My son gave me this computer and we restored it to factory settings before I started using it. I am beyond frustrated at the moment since I am used to fixing all my own computer problems. I diligently stick with it until I find a solution, but this has me stumped. I've only been working with that computer for a bit over a week and any suggestions are welcome at this point as I am back to my old XP one until I can figure out a fix. I am not averse to a factory reset since I can easily replace anything I put on it already. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:preloaded Windows 8 stuck in repair loop - no boot discs

See if this helps:
Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Issue

Rich

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Hello,
 
Specs:
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X Evo.  Bio: 1708
CPU: AMD fx 6100 Six-Core
Memory: 12272 MB DDR3 1439 MHz
 
My name is Ness. My computer received an unexpected shutdown. When I tried to boot it up it when into an auto repair loop. System restores did not help.  So I tried to load my Boot Manager, however it instantly crashes.  I assume there is something wrong with Booting Files. I was hoping to repair the Master Boot Record with Windows Preinstallation Environment. I tried using WinPE from a boot-able usb, however the program doesn't fully initialize and it hangs on "wipeinit" in the command prompt.I do have the Windows 7 Disc at the moment. I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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

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

Background Information

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

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

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
System restore to the point before the Win... Read more

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

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

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

 
"PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA", and
 

 
"SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED",
 

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

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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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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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Hi there

Everytime I turn on my laptop the loading bars go through and then it loads up startup repair which tries to search for errors and a few times it has attempted repairs too. But every time it says:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
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In the view problem details it has this information:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 196611
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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When I click Finish on that, it just shuts down and the same thing happens again when I turn it back on. I have tried to enter Safe Mode and Last Known Good Config but the same problem occurs.

I have tried using some bootrec commands to fix the mbr etc but they haven't worked, and I have also tried to perform a repair install using a copy of Windows Vista x86 32bit but that won't work as the upgrade option is greyed out and this error message displays:

Upgrade has been disabled

- To upgrade, start the installation from Windows.
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The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7920G (I think - would have to check to be sure), I think there is a recovery partition on the hard drive but I'm not sure how t... Read more

A:Can't boot - Startup repair loop

hi try alt and F10 at boot to get to recovery partition
 

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I get into startup repair everytime i boot my pc which is never successful. I am definitely goin to explain it in detail but dis is basic problem nd plz dont mind typing coz m typing fast on iphone which may cause errors in typing!!

Yesterday,i used my pc for 7-8 hrs continuosly which is not big deal but due to it i can't figure out my action which caused problem. I kept it on for downloading at night nd when in morning i got boot screen which comes when pc is directly turned off. I did Start Windows Normally nd i got usual windows 7 loading animation for a secong nd den it started startup repair after that everytime i boot it takes me to startup repair resulting in continuos failure. I hv googled nd found many threads but none matched my exact one. Startup infinity loop didn't work. Below r given few conclusions nd obstacles-
1.) i can't get into advanced boot options using F8. But i can get into recovery menu using install dvd nd view advanced options frm startup repair.
2.) System restore din't work. I mean its not successful in restoring.
3.) bootrec.exe didnt work
4.) imp point to be noted is my last update was on 23 dec while pc worked fine on 24 th & 25th dec means dont knw wat happened 25th night that caused this problem on 26th morning.
5.) sfc/scannow says "a startup repair is left to be completed." it says to complete that first then use sfc/scannow.
6.) chkdsk results in last line saying failed to transfer log......
7.) i also get a report like man... Read more

A:Startup repair boot loop!

are you able to enter safe mode?

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Just reinstalled windows 8, loaded everything up and had it perfect. Then I installed a windows update (could it have been 8.1?) and then my computer would not boot. It got stuck on the windows 8 logo with the circle just spinning. After I restart it tries to automatically repair but that doesn't work. I popped the win8 disc in and tried to do a system restore using a restore point but it said "You need to select an OS. Please restart the system and select an OS". ??? I'm not dual booting! Win8 is the only OS installed!

Tried safe mode but the windows logo just hangs. Help? Any possibilities to salvage this before doing yet ANOTHER reinstall or refresh or whatever.

Thanks everyone

A:automatic repair loop. Can't boot. Can't do anything.

Just unlplugged all HDD except ssd where win8 lives, and switched the 1 stick of ram in Dimm slot 1 to 3, using a new stick. It booted right up and into win8. ARGH! what's the deal?

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I am having a very serious problem with the Automatic Repair Loop. Last night the computer updated but during the update I had some sort of dram problem which started a boot loop with a ram beep error. After resolving that I found myself stuck in the Automatic Repair Loop for windows 10. None of the buttons inside teh boot loop screen work. I have tried going to advanced options and restoring, no restore points available. I tried to use md backup and regedit but this wasn't an option because it is a fresh install of windows 10. I can't get safemode to boot it tells me an error has occured and says it will restart the computer to me which puts me back in the loop. I would really like to not have to install a new OS and lose everything if possible. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here are links to videos describing problems others have had. I tried every option in these.

Please help me o.0
 

A:Boot Repair Screen Loop

Do you have a Win 10 DVD ? If not, go download the MS Media Creation Tool and create an ISO. Right click on the ISO file and select Burn Image. This will give you a Win 10 DVD. Then boot the problem machine with it and select Repair. See if that works.
 

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I had W10 in another partition, it updated and my laptop got on fire at very high temperature.

I went to W8.1 and it also updated and also started to overheat.

I removed all updates installations and still was very hot.

So I decided to format W10 and with EasyBCD to fix the boot, but it didn't work. On reboot, it failed and remained totally black without any message or nothing. Just black.

So I tried to repair, recover and reinstall from my W8.1 and my W10 USB sticks, but nothing worked saying that the drive is locked.

I tried to follow a YouTube tutorial to solve it but failed on the MS-DOS at the very last instruction.

Does anyone know what I can do? I think that the laptop is broken again and needs to be sent again to Asus for the overheating, but I can't send it without the boot, they will say I caused the damage.

Thanks.

A:Can't boot, can't reinstall, can't repair (locked drive)

I would say that is a hardware problem. Your cooling does not seem to work to specifications. I would send it in and explain what happened.

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Hi all
After install win10 updated motherboard drivers from relevant website caused crash and boot loop received 'whea unfixable error' now won't even engage monitor please any help be great thanks

Ga-z7170xp-sli motherboard
I5 6600k
120gb Pny ssd
1tb seagate
850w mod psu
 

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have an old vist machine that keep bsod at boot but could get into safe mode did repair bootloader

 perfmon.zip   137.29KB
  1 downloads
 SysnativeFileCollectionApp.zip   1.37MB
  1 downloadsder
after booting from instal disk but would be grateful if you could check thse logs thanks baz

A:pc wont boot in repair loop vist

Microsoft 6to4 adapter in Device Manager has problems.
Please right click on it and select "Uninstall", then reboot and check to see if the problem is gone
 
Only 415 mB of free RAM.  Please only run one program at a time and eliminate as many startup programs as you can.
If possible, check to see if you can upgrade the memory (RAM) to help the system perform better.
 
The latest memory dump (in the WER section of MSINFO32) blames video.  Should the errors continue, please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/35-video-tdr-timeout-0x116-0x117.html#post29532
Also, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Beyond this, as there aren't any memory dumps in the upload, I have these 4 suggestions:
1.  Get ALL available Windows Updates.  It may take several trips to get them all
2.  Get ALL available, compatible updates for your OS from the manufacturer's website.
3.  Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
4.  If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/verifier.html
 

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(Posting the same as on Eightforums as I didn't get any response there :/ )


Hello!
(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible.... Read more

A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

Kingston Tech Support is very good and will swap out the RAM if it isn't spec'd correctly, or help you get the seller to do so. Otherwise make sure it's spec'd precisely which can be double-checked with Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer.

You may need to replace the other stick to resolve the problem and so you can run the scanner.

If not then use the Win7 installer System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair which should automate System Restore if it finds nothing else. If not run it from the options list.

You can use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when the others don't.

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Hello!
(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible. Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

So if anyone got any tips don't hesitate to post, I'll ... Read more

A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

So I went to buy a new USB drive at the store because I needed one, and it's completely new and I get permission denied (!!!!)
Does anyone know what the problem is here???

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I was playing WOW the other night on my month old PC and all of a sudden I got a full red screen. I restarted the comp and this auto repair screen popped up and it freezes and just same thing over and over. the bottom of the screen is cut off and the only other window i can get into is the bios setup utility window. Cant get into any kind of safe mode nothing.
my computer is an
Gateway SX2370-UR12

A:stuck on auto repair boot loop

can i make a recovery disk from a different comp? it is under warranty but I did read reviews on the repair center and not a single good review everyone was on there looking for an answer asking where their computer was lol anyone know of anything we can do at home to try and figure out what is wrong?think this is a hardware issue ?

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Hey all! so system was running perfectly (custom pc, win 8, samsung pro ssd), just did a clean install, fresh drivers, etc. It was running great! ASUS Sabertooth p67 mobo, latest bios.

then out of the blue, mid game, i get a hard lock up stall. no blue screen but just lock up. shut down and when i reboot, bios didn't find my samsung ssd. unplugged my 2nd sata drive, booted again and now it found the samsung ssd however i got the "no disk found press ctl alt delete"

at this point i ran windows recovery console and did the bootrec fixboot, fixmbr, rebuildbcd, chkdsk party. everything said it was completed successfully

now when i boot however i am stuck in an auto repair loop and can never boot into windows 8.

i am thinking the crash is somewhat power supply and/or mobo related. new power supply is on the way and mobo being RMA'ed.

however, i still think this is a software situation and would love to fix it rather than do a full clean install

thanks!
 

A:Win8 auto repair loop can't boot

no ideas? =)
 

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Hello!
So i got my sisters NETBOOK (OMG) to fix.
I will start from the beginning.
The comp is a few months old Samsung N220 Plus with Windows 7 starter SNPC OA and with no CD/DVD ROM.

THE ONLY REASON I WONT DO A CLEAN INSTALL IS BECAUSE THE NETBOOK HAS A LOT OF DATA ON IT THAT SHE NEEDS TO SAVE, SCHOOLWORK, PICTURES FROM AROUND 10 YEARS AGO AND SO ON. SO THAT LEAVES ME WITH NEEDING TO RECOVER THE DATA FIRST AND THEN DO THE CLEAN INSTALL.

When i boot up the notebook, it shows me the message:
"SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2: SAMUNG HM250HI - (S1)
WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive.
A failure may be imminent."
Press F1 to continue.

So i do.

It takes me to the startup repair, which it unfortunately wont complete. It simply says "a hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting".
And i have only the options to finish and shut down/restart computer.

THINGS I HAVE TRIED FOR THE PAST 2 DAYS:

1. F8-boot with ALL different modes (safe, last known good config etc.) Same - it goes to the startup repair anyways.

2. All the options under "view advanced repair options" or something like that.
None of them got me anywhere, ofcourse i tried different things with the CMD.
a. tried to run explorer.exe through cmd.
b. tried to run iexplore.exe through cmd (in order to navigate to the partitions after.)
c. tried different bootsect repairs.
d. tried chkdsk
The problem was that even if i navigated to different... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot boot. (startup repair loop, tried everything). PLEASE help!

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After a random freeze I had to restart the machine via a button push and was confronted by a continuous repair loop. After some considerable investigation I found two errors on my SSD boot hard drive, I tried to start in safe mode and try a system restore. Neither worked. I edited the registry using advice about changing the BOOTMGR. This had the undesired result of completely locking me out of the advanced windows options menu as any option chosen brings me to windows failing to load and a black screen. I tried booting with my windows 7 DVD in the drive (which worked before the registry editing) but after loading brings me to another black screen. 
 
So just to recap:
- I can't load the Windows 7 DVD at startup and therefore cannot reinstall windows.
- I cannot edit the registry or change the settings for booting as pressing any of the F8 options does not work.
- Loading windows brings up this info:
 
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware blah blah...
Insert windows installation disc and restart...Then below that it says:File \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
 
In the advanced windows options menu the 'repair' option is missing.
 
I obviously have windows 7 it's the 64bit version it's on a Sandisk SSD for boot, while I have my files on a seperate hard drive.
At this moment I would love a fix- if not then I suspect a new SSD and a reinstall of windows is on the cards...
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A:Boot failure after startup repair loop.

What makes/made you think that your SSD has/had a problem?
 
https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000f/
 
When trying to overcome a problem that only concerns the Windows drive...I suggest temporarily removing all other hard drives, leaving only the optical drive and the Windows drive.
 
Louis

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I was playing WOW the other night on my month old PC and all of a sudden I got a full red screen. I restarted the comp and this auto repair screen popped up and it freezes and just same thing over and over. the bottom of the screen is cut off and the only other window i can get into is the bios setup utility window. Cant get into any kind of safe mode nothing.
my computer is an
Gateway SX2370-UR12

A:stuck on auto repair boot loop

Try reseating your RAM and video card. This happened to me and I thought the hard drive was bad and I spent hours trying to replace and reinstall software/hard drives to have it continuously restart to the automatic repair loop. I removed the bad RAM from my system and it rebooted and acted like nothing had ever been wrong. That is where I would start.

Reseat the RAM - reboot
If auto loop starts up then
Reseat the Video card - reboot
If auto loop starts up then
If you have 4 sticks of RAM, REMOVE two (I would check the RAM sticks and use a matched pair by brand) - reboot
If you auto loop starts up, remove the remaining RAM and then reinstall the two you removed from above - reboot

Hopefully, one of the above will help you out. Let us know how it goes.

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Hi, everyone. First post in this forum. I appreciate any advice you can offer me. Here's the story: My HP laptop (about 5-years old, Windows 7 Home 64 bit), which showed no signs of performance problems beyond what you'd expect for a five-year old machine, suddenly shut off. Not a proper shutdown sequence. Just BANG -- off. As if suddenly all power was yanked.

Then it automatically started booting again, but it could not complete the boot. It got about as far as the Windows splash and then booted again. This time, it presented the option of doing a Startup Repair. (This screen here.) Running Startup Repair, it could get as far as Loading Files or, once or twice, even as far as the actual Windows Startup Repair tool, but it never completed a repair and kept rebooting in an endless Startup Repair loop.

Now, almost all of the time, it doesn't boot anything at all. Not even BIOS. When I hit the power button, the fans run (and possibly the HD spins? hard to tell), but nothing else happens. Every once in a while, it can boot a little bit, and I can get into the BIOS settings, but those times are becoming fewer and fewer. It hasn't booted anything at all since mid-yesterday.

At first I assumed the boot files somehow became corrupted, but the initial weird shutoff and the recent inability to do anything at all except spin fans is making me wonder if this isn't a hardware problem. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

A:From Startup Repair endless loop to no boot at all

Try loading defaults in BIOS.
Try remove battery/AC adapter/RAMs and press and hold power button for 30 seconds.

Remove battery and try with AC adapter alone.
try with battery alone.
Remove HDD and see if at least BIOS is reachable consistently.
If there are 2 RAMs, try with one in the 1st slot. Try with 1 in 2nd slot too (some laptops won't work with 1st slot empty)

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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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Here's a fun one for you, I recently picked up a google redirect on my netbook. while trying to get to rkill or an eset online scan, I decided to reboot the machine into safe mode with networking to see if it would make the downloading and searhing process more efficient. I was using both internet explorer and google chrome in my attmpts to repair the system with no luck, hence the move to safe mode. However, on reboot, the system went into system recovery mode.

Once in revoery mode, I tried the traditional startup repair, however, it finally came back saying that kdcom.dll was corrupted and could not be repaired. after some google searching from another computer, I came to the following sites:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/308510-kdcomdll-is-corrupted-cant-access-normal-or-safe-mode/
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1024998-kdcom-dll-windows-7-corrupt.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

Following the directions on those sites, I've still had no luck being able to boot into safe mode or anything else. In the case of copying kdcom.dll, I used a copy from my working machine to copy over, keeping a copy of the original in the open directory of the troubled computer. Furthermore, I attempted to us one of my Windows 7 upgrade disks, however I could not manage to boot from those either to get to a recovery console. The computer itself has a recovery partition, but I'm unable to reach that as well. I'... Read more

A:Startup repair loop, can not boot from recovery files

Hello RKollas I will be helping with your computer problems.From this point on, it is very important that you refrain from doing anything else to your computer other than what I have requested of you.I do not mind if you browse the web, do basic tasks, or even test to see if the problem(s) you are experiencing are still occurring with the computer while we are working together, but do not run any tools/fixes unless I or another helper from this thread has asked you to do so.Remember that you came here for help, so allow us to help you If something does not run, make a detailed note of what problems you encountered along the way (exact error messages are preferred), but continue onto the next steps until you reach the end of my post.Always do the steps they are listed in (left to right, top to bottom).I prefer that you complete all the steps while you are in Normal Mode. However, I understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you are unsuccessful in getting a tool/fix to run from Normal Mode, but Safe Mode works, then use Safe Mode.If you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask.Let's begin: Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options.To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears. Use the arrow keys to select the Repair ... Read more

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I was working in Office 2013 and system became unresponsive. Attempted to reboot but now I have the dreaded automatic repair loop running as soon as I boot up. I have run the repair item for over half a day and still not working.Cant get an option to run in safe mode or anything. I have my windows 8.1 disk but dont want to risk losing all the stuff I have on my hard disk - holiday pics, spreadsheets, the works.

Anyone help???

Cheers

Steve

A:PC wont boot, goes straight to automatic repair loop

Try booting into safe mode via your disk and try from there automatic repair

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When I try to start my Dell Inspiron 1721 with AMD 64X2 processor 2G RAM 80G SATA HDD it only goes into a loop. The pc was apparently closed during installing updates by someone other than me late last night. I cannot get to safe mode (and therfore cmd prompts) and it only loops immeadiately back to the same page stating the 2 choices of launch statup repair or start window normally. I have done diagnostics of the HD, processor, fan, board, video, screen everything! for many hours and EVERYTHING is working including the HDD so please don't give me the rudimentary change your HDD or re-install or clean installation, because it is fine and I no longer have the discs... moot point. It acts as though when it was shut down during installing updates it will only go into BIOS and the various options, safe, repair, etc. and only loops back to the same screens after windows tries for about 2 seconds to boot (literally). PLEASE HELP! Should I hook it as a slave to another pc (I have the cords to take it out and run externally or will I risk infection to the other computer?) or can I get to cmd prompt w/o safe mode?
 

A:Boot loop, no safe mode, no startup repair

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I am having this issue where my laptop with windows 8 just won't boot. I see my acer splash screen, then I see a blinking _ then it goes blank for around 20 min, and then it would say "automatic repair, diagnosing" I've waited nearly 20 hours, almost an entire day leaving my computer on, just still no use.

I am having a very very similar problem as this guy, (as well as many others who pretty much lost all their valuable datas in their HDD after installing WIN 8)
:

Windows 8 Woes

The person who wrote that was actually in RTM version, but the problem still persists in the most updated Final build version as of last week. I am quite disappointed in Microsoft. I am currently on my friend's mac.
I have my windows 8 original copy bootable on my usb drive. Insterting my usb drive, it boots and all, and I went into the repair option. I tried all of the repair options, all of them would either stuck in their screen or say that my disk is read only and locked.

I do have access to the cmd though in that repair mode, but it seems to be quite limited.

I tried to enter safe mode by pressing shift+F8, it doesn't work!!! Tried it so many times, just doesn't work.
It gives a loud beeping sound if I hold it for more than 2 sec.

EDIT:
I am now successfully able to boot Ubuntu from my Portable Hard Drive and it runs smooth and really well.

I originally had 2 partitions, C and D. C is where my windows 8 was installed, so it's unaccessable now, it doesn't appear in the ... Read more

A:HELP! Stuck at automatic repair loop... WONT BOOT.

Your problem sounds very serious. I am very sorry. And, I am sorry I know of no way to help you. The best I can do is suggest that you take the computer or drive to a data recovery specialist.

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Recently, my computer had a few files that were "corrupted and unreadable" and upon restarting or powering on the PC, it would run chkdsk before booting to Windows. It failed a few times, but once I luckily managed to get it to boot after running Startup Repair for the first time. This was when I only had 2 options (startup repair or run normally, which would fail and keep looping). My PC loaded really slow and I experienced even more corruption like files not reading, games not running, etc. So I restarted and tried Startup repair again. This time it took extremely long (left it over night for about 10 hours, woke up still hanging) so I just manually turned off the PC. Now it keeps doing the same useless looping without really fixing my HDD.

Today I tried booting from the install DVD, using Recovery Environment to run cmd prompt, then "chkdsk /f /r" (based on some online tutorials I found) , but it would take at least 2 hours each time, and mostly says "file record segment is unreadable" around 180000 all the way up to around 300000+. It didn't say whether anything was fixed, it just deleted a lot of random files near the end.

I have a 600 gb WD velociraptor split into 2 partitions. Through the recovery environment, I noticed that:

C: was system reserved at 100 mb,
D: was the first partition (which was blank and said 0 MB for some unknown reason), and
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A:Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

Try looking through the following: TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

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NOTE: I don't know if this is the right section to post this in, I'm new on this forum.
This PC has been a pain in the ass for a few months already, and it's only getting worse. I think it finally hit the brick right now, but I feel that I should still ask for last minute help.
First of all, I'd like to point out that my PC freezes from time to time - stays like that for about a minute or so, and then works fine again. While it's frozen, the red lamp next to the Power button is constantly shining, and while it works fine, it flickers. I'll mention this again later on.
So, the first issue I have is that upon starting up the PC, I get this message:






Quote:
Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace
Press F1 to continue


I know that I can still keep using the PC with this error, although it is recommended not to. However, I found this to make me unable to reach the boot menu, as my PC freezes with a black screen for about 40 seconds after this screen; I repeatedly tried mashing F8 (AND holding it), no good.

Which brings me to my second problem, the infamous Startup Repair Loop. After the "Black Screen of 40 Seconds", I get to choose between the startup repair or starting Windows normally. When I choose startup repair, it takes about a minute to get it over. When it's done, the Starting Windows screen looks different - there's a loading bar similar to the one from XP, but after it, the PC just restarts, and it's t... Read more

A:S.M.A.R.T. status bad, startup repair loop, can't reach boot menu.

Pleasure to assist. It's simple. Either you need a new primary hard drive, or you can attempt to fix it with a utility like Spinpoint for arguments sake.

When you began seeing the SMART warning was the time to have done this really.

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Win 10 upgrade on Dell Optiplex desktop suddenly looping Preparing Automatic Repair then flashes to

"Attempted Write To Readonly Memory" or  "Page Fault in Nonpaged Area". What Failed: WimFSF.sys

 

I've tried to get it to boot options so I can go to Safe Mode but it always loads Preparing Automatic Repair. Several forums say the WimFsf.sys is a Symantec file, but I know there were no Symantec products installed. I reaseacrched BSOD logs at top of the foump but I don't know how to get the DUMP files if I can't get a cmd line. Please Help!

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