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1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Q: 1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Looking a for some guidance here. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5222 laptop that went into the dreaded "Automatic Repair Loop". I attempted to boot in Safe Mode to go from there. Upon rebooting (in Safe Mode), my laptop remained at the "Please wait" screen with the spinning dots for hours. After another hard reset, I attempted to boot it up again. This time with a recovery thumb drive I made from from my son's desktop. Same thing.... "Please wait" for hours. Frustrated, I decided to boot up in system recovery by holding down "0" while powering up the laptop. Same thing..... "Please wait". I am at my wits end and know of nothing else to do. The laptop will not boot past "Please wait" now. I am running Windows 8.1 but unsure of which version (32 or 64 bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Preferred Solution: 1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

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A: 1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Have you tried restarting it shutting off 3 or 4 times quickly to get advanced boot options ?

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I have a Lenovo G500S Touch running Windows 8.1. I am stuck in the endless loop, which I've researched and still haven't found a solution. For many hours, all it would do is just show a black screen with "Lenovo" on it. Then it went into this loop, and nothing I do can get out of it. Help??

A:Lenovo laptop stuck in "Automatic Repair loop"

Note: I can get the "Startup Settings" screen, but following that, I CANNOT get the options to select; so I can't select, say, Safe Mode, or whatever.

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I posted this in wrong forum, in "security". So, I am re-posting it here.
Hello, I would appreciate help fixing my PC. System: Toshiba C75D-B7300, Windows 8.1. For a few weeks the pc was running slow. It would freeze frequently. Initially the mouse would be stuck for a while and then resume. It was like every keystroke took several
minutes to execute. Then it started freezing to the point where i had to restart to get out of it. Then it became so frequent that it became impossible to use the PC. The problem existed both in normal mode and in safe mode.

I have not installed any new programs before this began. I tried restoring to previous date, but it said "failed".
So, I looked up solutions on line and tried them. scannow, chkdsk, etc. (scheduled at restart) The results showed "errors were found, some errors could not be fixed". Every method I found on line I tried. After one of the methods, and I believe
it was some version of scannow.exe  with several alphanumeric /. After running that, the PC is stuck in a "automatic repair loop". The PC has been on for two days and I can see the windows go through  "preparing to do automatic repair",
"repairing disk errors: this may take over an hour" etc over and over for two days. Finally I turned the PC off from the power button. Then restarted the PC. Now I am unable to go to the start options to get into safe mode (it did before this loop)
and it goes ... Read more

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i tried to clone a backup hard drive to my computer and canceled the operation about halfway through because it was taking way too long. Now my computer is stuck in a "preparing automatic repair", "diagnosing your PC", and then "repairing disk errors", then restart loop

A:Stuck in "automatic repair" loop

I have an Asus motherboard and bios, and I'm on a desktop 64 bit Windows 10

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I have had my Dell Inspiron 17 5758 Laptop since around Feb 10, 2015 so almost 2 years now.  The lap top was working fine up until mid day yesterday now it is stuck in the "preparing sutomatic repair" loop and ends with either a black screen, saying my laptop didnt start correctly or that it couldnt repair my laptop and when i try to run a diagnostic on it it says that my hard drive is not installed. Also now the hard drove is simply not running. Is this because the hard drive as failed? Its in transit a lot and occasionnaly hits a bumps on the seat of my car when driving.
Also if i have to buy a new hard drive how would i install windows 10 on my laptop again? Will i have to pay for it again?

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Earlier today, I noticed that my laptop wasn't automatically adjusting its screen brightness. I often fixed this recurring problem by putting the laptop in a state where the screen would turn off. I decided to quick press the power button to quickly put my laptop into sleep mode. However, the computer's internals were still operating, so I forced the computer to shut down. When I logged back in after I re-booted the computer, I was greeted by a window that said that the hardware settings had been changed and that the computer required a restart, so I obliged. When I rebooted the computer again, I was met with a boot screen that said "Preparing Automatic Repair." My computer loaded to the "Your PC did not start correctly. This can usually be repaired with a restart." I have not been able to load the OS proper. Please help!

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Hi, after sifting through many threads about this problem I'm still not getting anywhere. I can run recovery from the boot menu but it goes nowhere. I have a recovery CD and a USB but when I choose them in the boot menu nothing happens. I also disable secure boot. I don't care about the data at this point, just want it to boot up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Toshiba P75 "preparing automatic repair" loop

You appear to have a Toshiba Satellite P75 series laptop.

What is its complete model number?
(A dash and additional characters after P75 comprises the complete model number)

What "recovery CD and USB" are you referring to?
Did they come with or were they created in that laptop?


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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!


p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.

A:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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I'm wondering if anyone could help me with this problem I'm having. The other day I installed a few microsoft security updates as per usual (I can't recall the exact names, I think they were mostly xp service updates). I shut my computer down and the next day booted it up, however once it went through the XP loading screen it got stuck. Before it got to the login screen with my username, it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. I left it loading for a number of hours but to no prevail, it just stayed on the black screen with the mouse cursor.

After reading several forums I chose to do a system repair using my installation disk. I installed and repaired the system and upon rebooting it went to the Installation welcome screen where it says "setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes". The only thing is this never changes. It stays on this with no change to the time, even after leaving it for hours. I've tried restarting it several times and taking out the CD but still get the same thing. I opened up the setupapi.log file hoping the problem was in there but it wasn't. Im guessing that it's a fault with my Video Card that won't make it progress as whenever I play games from a CD they always get stuck and freeze.

I don't particularly want to go pulling my computer apart, mainly because I don't know that much about the insides of computers. Could anyone please give me some suggestions as to what I can do? I'm running a Medion PC 7, type:... Read more

A:XP Repair - "Setup Will Complete In Approximately" Stuck in Loop

Welcome to TSF

Yeah possibly your video card. Does the system have on-board video too? Remove the card and try to continue with the repair to see if it gets past that point. Then replace the video card. If you have no on-board video try another card.

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Hey all,

Having major troubles starting my Win 7 Dell Inspiron. It's stuck in the Windows Startup Repair loop.

Please know I have consulted with the following forum topics:
1.Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
[With these steps (at #13), my DEFAULT/SAM/SECURITY are far above this file size. But I proceeded anyway and didn't have success ]
2.Windows 7 Machine Stuck in Start Up Repair Loop ...
3.Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

The drive had a virus and only about 60MB, yes MB of free space. I used Hirens Boot CD to eliminate the 3 infected files in SysWOW folder and also freed up space by deleting the hibernation.sys file. This cleared the viruses and freed up an additional 2 GB. I let the startup repair run after a restart and still no resolve..

Now because this C Drive was partitioned for the OS and D was free with loads of space, I had reinstalled the Windows OS onto the D drive and now have that as the boot drive. So I now have a fast but clean drive with the former OS as the now D Drive. I planned to use the EaseUS Partition Master and merge the drives together, but unsure how that would work.

To sum it up, should I merge the drives and will it affect Program Files and C:\Users etc.. as I would like programs to be listed in the Start menu etc..
Or, is there advise on how to rectify the startup repair loop in this situation?

Thanks much!!

A:Another "stuck in startup repair loop" thread

You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Download the Tool from a non infected PC

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64

Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System

Plug the flash drive 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 Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next... Read more

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I have a client who was haing issues with firefox. yesterday he attempted a system restore on his Lenovo k410 (win 8 64bit) desktop (without my blessing). it then got stuck in the infamous windows repair loop. the lenovo screen starts then it says attempting repairs, screen goes black and then it briefly flashes "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you".

Well I assumed (and google told me) I need to enter advanced startup options. the problem is nothing I do will get me there!

I've tried to boot to a retail iso just to do a repair install. I've also tried to boot to win 8 repair media created on my win 8 machine (both x64). when attempting to boot with either one the win 8 blue square "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you" and then it gets stuck. it then returns to the original screen, rinse and repeat.

and no luck getting into safemode!

I've found many folks with the similar issues and the only answers revolve around getting into advanced start up options. obviously I can't do it via windows and again I'm unable to boot properly from repair disc (cd or usb) or retail iso.

once at the clients house I was able to hit f2 to get to lenovo's one key rescue. I did not start it because I had not yet backed their data up. I booted to ubuntu and got the data off. now I am unable to even get to the f2 options!... Read more

A:stuck in "repair" loop, can't boot to repair disc or install disc...

Run Seatools long test. Remove all but one stick of RAM and run Memtest on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors (Red) that stick is bad and needs to be replaced. Tell us how you get along.

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen or "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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Hi, my Lenovo laptop has had a virus in it for quite a while and I recently did a factory reset, (I wasn't trying to get rid of the virus, I was just trying to clean out my old files) and it shut off. I turned it back on after I thought the reset had finished and all that came up was a black screen with the words Lenovo and it said "preparing automatic repair", and would go to another screen and say "diagnosing your pc". It would stay in a constant loop. I haven't been able to fix it on my own, any ideas?

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My aunt just purchased a Dell Inspiron 3455 all-in-one. After Windows installed I would do the basic set-up and set-up the wi-fi connection. Afterwards it would reboot then when it goes to the Windows "just a moment..." screen with the circle of animated dots it will stay on that screen and not do anything. I left it for hours and nothing happened. I tried the installation again without setting up an internet connection and same thing happens. 
What can I do to fix this problem?

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I have been experiencing an issue for the past two hours or so. I booted up my laptop only to find that the laptop would not boot past the "Please Wait" screen. From here, there is absolutely nothing I can do other than move the cursor. I tried looking for a way to boot it into safe mode, but I was stunned to find there is no way of doing it without booting into the OS itself at least once, and the method of 'turning it off and on three times using the power switch' did nothing. From here, I have no idea what my options are. From what I've read this issue is typically the result of a interrupted update. This could very well be the case, since I unplugged my laptop this morning and set it to shut down, so it very well could have run out of energy during the process.

What can I do from here? I should have a recovery drive on the second partition of my Hard Drive, however I don't know how I could boot that from the recovery menu in the BIOS options. Can someone help me with what I can do to fix the problem?
All help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8 Asus K55VD stuck at "Please Wait" boot screen.

Hi have you tried CTRL+ALT+DEL that should take you into a menu where on of them is to do a factory reset or run the trouble shooter.

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I'm running Windows 8 Pro 32 bit.

A message came up saying that Windows has to reboot to install an update. The screen went blue with white text saying "Restarting" with a circle of white dots moving around next to it. It stayed that way for about 10 minutes, so I shut the computer off and restarted it manually. Then it became stuck a blue screen saying "Please wait" for an hour or so. If I restart it either becomes stuck on the "Please wait" screen again or it becomes stuck on a screen that says something like "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer."

I've tried to access safe mode by holding shift and mashing F8, but this does nothing. I've also tried to boot from my windows disc (when it says "press any key to boot from CD/DVD I press keys on the keyboard), but this doesn't change anything. My keyboard seems to be recognized, because something popped up asking if I want to turn on sticky keys. Pressing ctrl+alt+delete or hitting the windows key does nothing, however. I can also move my mouse cursor around on the screen, but going to the corners of the screen does not bring up any menus.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen after auto-update


I managed to successfully boot from my Windows CD using the boot menu. That is, I hit F12 when starting up the computer then selecting boot from CD.

From the Windows CD boot I rent to Repair -> Troubleshooting -> Advanced -> System Restore. I chose to restore to April 8th before Java 7 Update 12 (the most recent option it gave me), but then ran into an error. It said:

"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive D:\ The drive might be corrupt. You might want to retry System Restore after running chkdsk on this disk. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x81000204). "

Regarding my hard drive setup: I have a RAID controller with 2 disk groups. My C: drive is comprised of two hard drives mirroring each other and there is another disk group also comprised of two hard drives. However, my second disk group is being seen as a foreign configuration which I haven't managed to import, so I haven't been able to use it. In Windows only a C: drive is recognized.

I'm not sure if "D:\" is referencing my CD/DVD drive or my second hard drive disk group. Could it be indicating a problem with the CD?

I disconnected the two hard drives comprising the second disk group and restarted the computer. This time I got to a screen that says "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): x% complete underneath th... Read more

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My wife downloaded the most recent update for windows 7 pro. Upon reboot, the pc is stuck in the "please wait" screen. Have tried safe mode, safe more with networking. Nothing seems to work. Is anyone else having issues with the update? Any advice?

A:Dowloaded update and stuck on "please wait" screen on reboot

how long have you tried waiting to see if the system was just taking awhile to process the update for whatever reason?

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My laptop, when powered up started automatically launching Windows Start Repair and loops for hours in fixing problems. I do not know what prompted this cycle to even start. I have entered the F2 screen at the start up and made it so it starts from a disk vs hard drive. I then put in the 1st recovery cd and restart. It automatically loads into the screen "Please wait a moment" and never proceeds. Help

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Hello, a co-worker of mine has a computer that is stuck on the "Please Wait" when trying to boot in Windows 8. I have managed to get into command prompt by using Shift+F8 (after 3 tries), and ran dskchk, it returned two errors that it "corrected" but it didn't solve the problem. I also tried booting into Safe Mode in all its various forms, all of which still hang on the "Please Wait" screen.

This machine had issues in the past with Outlook causing issues when attempting to search, it would have to "re-index" the "mail file" before it could search, and then would just crash Outlook over and over again. This issue went away for a month or two, but resurfaced yesterday, and then about 5 minutes after the first Outlook crash, it crashed the machine with what I was informed was a "kernal error" that was at "21%" and then the machine just shut off.

Any ideas? Suggestions as how to fix this without reinstalling Windows? All I have access to is Command Prompt.

A:Windows 8 Stuck at "Please Wait", will not boot in Safe Mo

So I made some progress, we got it booted by doing a system restore, and so I tried to start sfc /scannow , and it failed to start, and crashed the process every time. I found out via Windows Modules Installer Error:126 - Microsoft Community how to fix that issue in the registry, which I did, and the sfc /scannow did work, up until it got past the verification step, where it then crashes again. In the log, it listed that, "Failed to ping TiWorker, looks like TiWorker crashed, re-launch it". So now that is where I am. I have the CBS.log file, and 44,000+ lines in it, and no idea how to make the sfc work properly to fix this issue. Can anyone help?

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I had installed a mac theme for windows 7 which involved installing an 3rd party installer and when it finnished it involved a restart. and when rebooted it was all fine but when it got to "please wait" the monitor just flickers on and off unable to go any further. now at the moment im on safe mode. i had unistalled it with safe mode but when rebooted even with original settings theres no result. Please help. i need to play planescape before i die inside.

A:Installed MAC Theme - Windows 7 stuck "Please Wait"


Have you tried a system restore to a point before you installed the mac theme? Also, try going to your pc manufacturer's website and download and re-install the graphics driver. Hopefully one of those will make a difference.


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Good Day People,

I have a little problem with my computer and its running right now on windows 8.1, When i tried to switch other profile from my main profile i will stuck on the scree "Please wait" i've tried to wait for it for a day and its still stuck on that screen and i am forced to manually shutdown the computer and reboot it back. Is this a known issue on windows 8.1? Can anyone help me with this one.

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Hello there fellow vista users,
Here's my painful vista installation scenario:

Booting from DVD"Windows is loading files... (white progress bar) (takes ~1 minute)Blue/green vista background (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 20 minutes for the next screen)I get to select languages, then click on "install now"Next I get a "please wait..." screen (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 40 minutes for the next screen)If I'm "lucky" I get this next - "A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing" pop-up and that's as far as I was able to go
The same happens with Windows 7, the screens differ a little, and I think the waiting times between these screens a even longer, but it's the same deal
Windows XP installs fast and without an errors

What I've tried so far:

Updated BIOSTried different settings in BIOSTried different RAMSwitched DVD drive to slave/masterBunch of other desperate stuff Updated the DVD drive firmware to the most recentChecked with Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor (no issues found)
My specs are in my profile, if you need more information on the matter, please ask
Thanks in advance

A:Cannot install Vista, stuck on "please wait" screen

First try running the free Windows 7 upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

If you've got XP installed, also run the free Vista upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

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Hi all,

Last night I did something pretty dumb and must have gotten my laptop infected in some way after downloading something from "www.roms43.com". As soon as this happened, my computer started freezing and windows explorer crashed. I restarted my computer and attempted to run a full scan using Trend Micro but when I tried to scan, windows explorer crashed once again. This happened a few more times before I booted up in safe mode and ran Malwarebytes & Kapersky. From what I could see, the only unwanted software put onto my computer was "Super Optimizer" which I was able to successfully remove.

During somewhere in the middle of all of this, Windows 7 began freezing on the "Please Wait..." screen when attempting to boot the computer normally. In safe mode, everything works perfectly.

I am coming here hopeful that anyone could assist me on this matter. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I ran the System File Checker tool and it came up with "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows 7 stuck on "Please Wait..." on startup

Try a system restore to a date prior to the issue.

Also, I see both Kaspersky and Trend Micro in System Specs. If both are AV, uninstall one.

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I have a toshiba laptop, windows 8. I am trying to do a factory reset of my laptop.
However, once I proceed through the advanced options screen and select next for a reset I come to a blue screen with the words "Reset your PC" and below it please wait. The little white-dot circle keeps running but nothing is happening and it is not proceeding past this screen. Is it usual for this to take a little while? Should I be worried once it passes a certain time?

Thank you

A:Reset you PC screen stuck on "please wait"

Originally Posted by windows89

I have a toshiba laptop, windows 8. I am trying to do a factory reset of my laptop.
However, once I proceed through the advanced options screen and select next for a reset I come to a blue screen with the words "Reset your PC" and below it please wait. The little white-dot circle keeps running but nothing is happening and it is not proceeding past this screen. Is it usual for this to take a little while? Should I be worried once it passes a certain time?

Thank you

Hi 'windows89', welcome to Windows EightForums!

Let it do its thing. I had one take 3? hours. DO NOT abort anything!

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Ok, so I'm trying to fix my fiances computer, and I'm having some difficulties pinpointing the problem's origin. She has a dell studio 1535, running Vista Home Edition, 3 Gb of RAM, Intel duo 6400 processor (I believe) and an ATI Mobile Radeon 3400 Graphics Card.

The problem is when it tries to boot into normal mode, it goes through the boot screen, then tries to load the accounts at the login screen but the accounts never come up. Instead you see "Please Wait" -> Black screen -> "Please Wait" -> Black screen over and over again until you turn off the computer (rarely the computer will restart itself). The cursor is still seen and moveable(doing the loading circle constantly) but otherwise that's all that can be done.

You can get into Safe Mode without a problem, and I talked her through how to restore it to before Christmas over the phone (which she did) but it didn't fix the issue. I've tried to restore further back than that but for some reason all of the restore points have been deleted now. I've tried installing KAV to run a scan in safe mode, but even running as admin, it begins to run the install file then just goes away without a reason. Also as it turns out she hasn't had an Anti-Virus software running for about 9 months (I have no idea why) and she is on the internet a lot.

I've tried messing with the display drivers (disabling them and restarting in normal mode) but with no success, as we... Read more

A:Vista stuck at "Please Wait" on login

Hi there are a couple of options you can try with a install or recovery disc 1 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
2 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
3 http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

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My friend is unable to enter information on her laptop, and I am trying to help her out. She says she has seen other users of HP laptops complain of similar problems, also using Windows 8.1. She likes to play various SIMS games. She runs a McAfee scan everyday, but it is not the top of the line McAfee. Have you encountered this problem from any other users?


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When I started to reset my laptop to factory settings it got stacked in automatic repair loop

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I am not sure about what caused this problem. My suspect is the notebook had got shutdown during autoupdate of the OS, though I am not 100% sure. Upon restart, the system got stuck in automatic repairloop. I selected F2 and ran extensive tests on Hard drive and memory. Following error appeared on Hard drive Extensive Test. Hard drive Short DST Check: FAILED FAILURE ID: 9K7LR0-80P8K8-MFPWLK-60QS03  Kindly help me out on this. Thanks in advance.

A:Stuck in Automatic repair loop

Hi Ganesh,Hard drive had failed. This is what caused the loop error.Only solution for this is to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm thick SATA HDD or SSDIf you're within warranty, HP would replace it free of cost. Contact HP technical support in you're region.Manual: page 36, 37http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04655191Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/model/9629691/do...It's pretty simple to reach HDD bay, carefully open bottom cover - now you'll see itUse recovery discs/USB that you must have created via HP recovery manager after first setup of this laptop, to factory reset after replacement.Get at least 250gb drive for recovery media to work.You can alternatively clean install Wiindows 10 Home edition using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB.RegardsVisruth

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I tried to launch an app today on my computer and it wouldn't launch, so I restarted and now I'm stuck in an automatic repair loop

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Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop!
Tried sfc with the offbootdir & offwindir options & get the reply that it's found things wrong, but can't fix them.

A:Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop

Originally Posted by texan767

Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop!
Tried sfc with the offbootdir & offwindir options & get the reply that it's found things wrong, but can't fix them.

Did you know this (quote from an EF tutorial):

If SFC could not fix something, then run the command again to see if it may be able to the next time. Sometimes it may take running the sfc /scannow command 3 times restarting the PC after each time to completely fix everything that it's able to.

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Hi, so you know, automatic repair loop.
How it happened:
Was doing a factory reset, then I accidentally powered it off.
*Edit* I turned it on again and I was brought to a blue screen with said advanced repair, but since my internet died I didn't know what to do. So I turned it off.
When I turned it on again it began the repair loop.
The laptop is a Vostro 5460.
Pls send help.

A:Help! Stuck in automatic repair loop!

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly follow the steps below :
Solution 1
This solution is to disable the automatic repair from starting if your computer fails to boot into windows.
What you will need - A Windows 8 or 8.1 CD/USB Key
Step 1: Place the CD/USB Key in your drive and proceed to boot from it
Step 2: When the install screen pops up, look to the bottom left and select "Repair Your Computer".
Step 3: You will now see a screen that says "Choose an option". Select "Troubleshoot", then "Advanced Options", and finally "Command Prompt".
Step 4: You should now see the command prompt. Type "bcdedit" (without quotes) and hit enter.
Step 5: A list should have appeared. Towards the top, you should see "resumeobject" (It is under "default"). Highlight the long number, including the brackets, and copy.
Step 6: Now type "bcdedit /set (the long number you copied) recoveryenabled No" (Without quotes). Hit enter.
Step 7: You should now see the message "The operation completed successfully"
Step 8: Type "Exit" (Without quotes)
Step 9: Reboot
Solution 2
Booting into safe mode first, then rebooting the computer.
What you will need - nothing
So you are at the screen that says something on the lines of "Windows did not load properly".
Step 1: Select "Advanced repair options&quo... Read more

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Okay soo my windows 8 hp laptop is stuck on automatic repair loop and i try f11 to go to recovery mode but when i did i got stuck on a blank blue screen with a curser how do i get pass this

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I have a Toshiba Satelite laptop with windows 8.1 factory installed. The computer has only been used to for ebay and nothing else. Been stuck in automatic repair loop for 4 days now. I've tried system reset and restore, no luck. I've tried several things and nothing works. I do not have any windows 8.1 disk or any recovery disk. PLEASE HELP!!!

A:Stuck in automatic repair loop

What's the specific model of the Satellite? If you don't have any personal data you'd like to retrieve from it, you could try this option for doing a factory reset.

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Hi all.
I am am having a major issue with my laptop. It is a Toshiba satellite C855D-S5307 running windows 8. It previously was updated to 8.1 but I factory resettled it for reasons unrelated to this issue and prefer windows 8. It has an AMD processor though I don't know exactly what one and 4gb of ram. I've had the computer a year and a half.
So, I previously had the game The Sims 2 on this computer. It went on the laptop with no issue on windows 8 when I first installed it. When I factory reset it a month and a half ago I lost the game.
I was was lucky enough to find the entire line of TS2 expansion packs for crazy cheap, brought them home, and tried to install it. Something went wrong with the installation, I'm not exactly sure what. I have since read that many experience issues with comparability with TS2 but have found suggestions to install it in the future.... If I can fix my computer that is.
The issue is... Immediately after install laptop was acting weird the game wasn't showing up and so I went to start and restarted the computer. It has never booted back up.
The toshiba screen comes up with the loading circle then it quickly flashes a light blue screen. It's so brief I am not 100% sure what it says. I think it says the computer encountered a problem and that it will restart for me. There's also a large sad face. It then goes back to the Toshiba loading circle page briefly and says preparing automatic repair and then to a black screen then light blue sad face scree... Read more

A:Please help stuck in automatic repair loop

I don't know computers well either, but, I just ran into an issue when trying to use the Recovery Partition.  If it goes into a loop - like I think what you are saying - you will have to boot up with a partition tool editor.  Then Un-mark the Recovery:Drive as "Active" as it is trying to boot from the Recovery Partition which isn't working for some reason.  Then Mark the C:Drive as active.  This might not help you either if something else is wrong with the 8.1 install.  I don't think you should have tried to revert to the 8 this way, and, this is just an idea of what might be wrong.  So wait to get some better help, but you can always google it and get a little knowledge until then.  

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

My system specs:
Intel i7 4770
AMD Radeon HD 7770
MSI H81M mono

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

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

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

A:Windows 8.1 stuck in automatic repair loop

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

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Hey . I have a Lenovo G500s . I have it for 3 months . 1 week ago i turned off with the power button in the recovery mode bcuz it was so slowly recovering my G500 . When i turned on again the laptop . I got a screen with Lenovo Logo & the loading circles . The laptop said preparing automatic repair then it loads another black screen with Diagnosing your PC :// what can i do. any keys or recovery boot?

A:G500s stuck in "automatic repair loop"

Hi AnisHuG500,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the information you have provided the turning off the computer forcefully while the recovery is processing will automatically affect the features. I suggest you turn the computer and then click on OKR (One Key Recovery) button located beside the power button and check if the Recovery Menu loads, please let me know the findings.
Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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This has been happening for a couple of days now. When the blue screen of death shows up and states that "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your screen,"  and under it is Log file D:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt. What I have tried to do was go through the Advanced Options, but none of them seemed to work. I can't use a device because my laptop apparently doesnt support using a USB. Reset this PC, System Restore, Sytem Image Recovery, Startup Repair, UEFI Firmware Settings and Startup Settings all tell me that someting goes wrong within the process of trying to complete that action. I even tried OneKey Recovery, but when I try to restore from the initial backup, I get a message that says " The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect. You may have to recreate the partition to continue."  Any ideas of how to fix this problem? I really need this laptop to work since the school year just started.

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The symptoms started yesterday. I can't print from my printer, it displays itself as offline. What I did was to download a driver online from Epson website, and then installed it. When I tried printing it encountered an error. I've tried to restart the computer, hoping that it would finally solve the problem. My Toshiba Satellite laptop was stuck in the Preparing Automatic Repair Loop, after which it displays that it can't diagnose the PC. I've tried entering to Safe Mode (which didn't work since I can't get Windows to load) and doing System Restore (which did nothing).
My attempt shifted to trying to retrieve the files I have in my hard drive before reseting the installation. Right now I'm using Linux MInt Live Boot, but I can't access the root folder from Linux Mint.
What are the chances my files are doomed? There are still other options I haven't tried, including disabling the antivirus software.
(My hard disk has ~500GB and 100GB is the free space; I have huge amounts of files there that I want recovered)
I thank you in advance :D

A:Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repair loop

Do you have any system images? What about recovery discs/USB sticks (though those will only get you as far as the windows recovery environment at which point you will need a system image.)? CAn you get to the "advnaced options" rather than letting windows try to repair itself automatically? Have you tried going into the "system image recovery" options and seeing if there is already a system image hidden on a partition of the hard-drive, some manufacturers do this.

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Hi guys,

I'm having an issue with my 8.1 on my desktop PC. Have had 8.1 installed for a couple of months now without issue until recently. Computer will not start, ending on a sad smiley face BSOD with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Error codes 0x80070571 and 0xc0000001 have been seen.

Sounds to me like a corrupted hard drive. Did a bit of reading and went into command prompt armed with various chkdsk, /r and /f commands all of which were carried out showing no issues. A few guides said to carry a few bootrec commands (/fixMBR, /rebuildBCD, /fixBoot), which I've also done without much success.

Also tried this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGPVKk79JCc

No change there either.

I chucked the installation disk in and tried to run a repair, but it says the hard drive is locked. Woo. Some attempts to unlock said drive has resulted in the above actions.

I appreciate any input available. Thanks for your time.


A:Stuck in automatic repair loop, can't start.

Hi Anti & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

This bug check indicates that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost access to the system partition during startup.

Did you try with another HDD? I would suggest you doing the Disk Diagnostics and report back the results -
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Furthermore, have you tried re-plugging the cables with which your Hard Disk is connected?

Let me know how it goes ^_^

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My system is just stuck in this loop to no end. It keeps restarting and going back to the frowny faced screen where it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs a restart'. But, restart results in going back to same screen. I am even unable to activate the system recovery or safe mood. Please help!

A:Stuck in 'Preparing Automatic Repair' loop

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Regards, DP-K

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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.

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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my computer is in a boot loop. No matter what options I choose at start up e.g. safe mode, start windows normally, ect. it always loads right into asus preload wizard. My goal is to get back to my desktop without losing any information from my hard drive.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Asus laptop stuck in Automatic Repair loop.

Create a Live distro of Linux on a CD or FD. See if it will boot (you will have to go into the BIOS to select the proper boot order to OD or USB). If it boots then there is a problem with the HDD or the OS. Let us know if Linux boots up.
Create a Live disk ... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/write-a-cd-dvd-image-or-iso/ .
Linux distro with a small footprint ... http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm .

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Please help with my laptop. I've never had a problem with it before but today a screen popped up saying I needed to restart my computer so I did and when it came back on, a screen appeared saying automatic repair and I've tried a lot of stuff I seen online but nothing seems to be helping. It's stuck in this loop, and I have so much important files. Please help

A:Hp Hewlett Packard stuck in automatic repair loop. PLEASE HE...

Tap F2 as you power up to enter diagnostics or tap esc and look for a menu that includes F2 and see if you can get into component tests and run them to see if something has gone bad like maybe the hard drive. 

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