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Automatic Repair looping & I can't get dvd boot for reinstal...

Q: Automatic Repair looping & I can't get dvd boot for reinstal...

My laptop doesn't have a battery currently...it died, and I've been only operating it with AC adapter, for now.I have been running Windows 10 for around 6 months, no problem. It was factory-released with Windows 7 (both OS's are/were 64-bit). This problem began with the PC not booting to Windows after a forced shutdown(I'd accidently pulled the power cord out), and I believe it was still in startup mode.(I had just started the system up). After that, I began getting an endless "Automatic Repair" process. It would sit with the blue screen's windows logo, and a circling dot. I have downloaded and tried booting to a Windows 10 ISO dvd, but the pc won't boot to dvd. I have successfully changed boot order from within BIOS (using the F12 hotkey). I t saves the boot order correctly, yet doesn't actually get to a boot sequence, I am guessing, because of the looping Repair. In the BIOS tab, nothing much is included as menu options...seems wrong. Only the boot order. My BIOS vendor is listed as "InsydeH20" and version is "F.29".**One other thing...I'd tried using a Windows 7 installation cd, previous to the Windows 10, for just getting to a command prompt. It did boot to it, and I puttered around, but changed nothing other than admin password. I'm wondering if that somehow messed up the BIOS setup....but don't have a clue as to why that would cause the pc now to not boot to cd at all.

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Preferred Solution: Automatic Repair looping & I can't get dvd boot for reinstal...

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

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

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

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I have Dell inspiron 15R 5521 with windows 10, while trying for safe mode i accidentally click on automatic repair and then restarting starts. Then While Restarting it shows Preparing Automatic Repair just after booting for a short interval blue screen appears and the loop goes on.
Blue Screen Error Shows SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 
here is the photo ...
Please Help i am a college student , i need i a working laptop,Please Help.

 

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My laptop been stuck in Looping stage for booting and repair I try everything possible I nothing is resolving I need immediate help. While booting I do see blue screen for second then it's reboots
 

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Hi there,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista. It keeps looping to Startup Repair and it will not boot up even when I select Start Windows Normally. I suspect the MBR is corrupt. Can anyone help me?

Thank you!

A:Vista Looping to Startup Repair and Will Not Boot

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 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 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. Select your user account and click Next. On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options: Startup Repair System Restore Windows Complete PC Restore Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Command Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt [*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter. [*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open. [*]Select "Computer"... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm typing this from my blackberry so please excuse any typing errors etc.

This is currently my only access to the internet so if possible please avoid from suggesting download links etc for certain programs and whatnot as I'm rather limited with what I can do.

My problem:

recently my laptop got a virus (not the first time, I'm a download junkie, I bring it upon myself)

The other night it all froze up so I had to force it into shutdown (holding the power key)

Upon trying to reboot it goes straight to the Startup Repair menu.

Yes, I know there is a guide about how it works but after reading it, I'm still confused.

I've had a similar problem before involving a crash dump/bluescreen error but it somehow fixed itself.

Anyway. During Startup Repair, it finds no apparent way of dealing with the unknown problem

I'm then of course given the options of command prompt, system restore, windows memory diagnostics etc etc.

None of the options are helping.

System restore - I have no system restore points to allocate
Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settings
Memory diagnostics - I run the test(s) and all it does is reboot, and go back to Startup Repair after finding no apparent errors.
Command prompt - I'm not a whizz with it so I'm not sure if any commands would help. CHKDSK certainly isn't doing anything to help.

I don't have a Vista OS disc. All I have iis the following:

- HP Pavilion DV5 10... Read more

A:Laptop won't boot. Startup Repair keeps looping.

Full Pc restore - I have data I don't have backed up properly so I'd rather not get it put into factory settingsYou can go to friend, download a Linux Live ISO, burn it on cd, boot it on your laptop and transfer all important data to pendrives, external harddisks etc.

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Hello

Yesterday when I started my computer the usual boot-screen showed up (Windows logo and spinning dots beneath). And it took much longer time for it than usually. I have a SSD so it usually takes just a couple of seconds. Then a blue-screen flashes for about half a second. And the PC restarts with Automatic Repair.

After "Checking disk for errors. This might take over an hour." for about 3 hours I got inpatient and reset the computer. This time the OS wont even boot. So I read a bit in the internet and tried change in bios from AHCI to IDE mode. It have been in AHCI mode for half a year and with no problems. Then it worked but all my Windows settings and applications where gone. Only three icons in the metro slide (Desktop, IE and one more i don't remember).

Anyway I changed back from IDE to AHCI and tried to repair it once more but no progress.

Does anyone know how to solve this?
Thanks for answers.

A:Wondows 8 can't boot and automatic repair won't help.

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

Try installing Windows (no need to activate it - as it's just for a test) on a platter based hard drive (without the SSD in the system). That will help to rule out the SSD as a part of the problem.

If able to get into Windows, Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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HELP!! my windows 10 hp laptop says preparing automatic repair than the screens goes black and does not boot up

A:says preparing automatic repair and won't boot up

Hello @python12321  Welcome to the HP Support forum. This is happening because the computer cannot successfully and fully load Windows. It is attempting automatic repair.This may be hardware problem or software problem. Please, clarify the following: - Did you perform some change recently ,something new these days, last hours before the issue started ?- Could you please post the product number as mentioned here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108- Did you PC come with Windows 10 preinstalled by HP or it had previous Windows before (7/8) and you upgraded it to Windows 10 later ?  Please, perform some basic hardware checks 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately begin hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F2 to open System Diagnostics. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform System Test >> Quick test.This will check major hardware componets for issue (do it just in case) . Here is more info >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 If there are no system checks/no quick tests, perform HDD and RAM check. Let me know the test results.  

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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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A few hours ago I tried to turn off my ASUS A46cm laptop running Windows 8 and when it was at the shutting down screen, the circular spinning thing in the middle stopped. In panic, I tried to force shut down it by holding down the power button. It shut down. But when I tried to turn it on again, it went o this blue screen with writings on it (I think it said that Windows encountered a problem, etc) and it immediately went to a screen that said preparing automatic repair. A few seconds later, the screen disappeared, and I'm stuck at a black blank screen. I tried pulling the battery off, and am waiting until the screen turns on again. Please help, I've got a Windows 8 ce as well but I don't know how to use it to fix my laptop.

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I updated to Windows 10 about 2 weeks ago. Today on starting the PC, the initial BIOS splash screen displayed a while longer than usual then Windows decided to enter an Automatic Repair. I had this happen about a year ago in Windows 8 so repeated what I did then - I just turned of the PC, switched off at the mains and restarted and all appears fine now. There are no errors running SFC /SCANNOW and the boot configuration looks OK (see enclosed file).

What might have been the problem and what should I check to ensure my PC is properly configured?
bcdedit.txt

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Some Three Months ago, I updated online my WIN 8 Pro OS to WIN 8.1,Since when it has run without any problems, but Unfortunately this morning,when I switched on my PC, I got the following Messages.

1. PreparingAutomatic repair
2. DiagnosingYour PC
3. AutomaticRepair
4. YourPC did not start correctly ? Pressed restartbutton
5. Repeatof 1, 2, 3
6. PressedAdvance Options button
7. PressedContinue button
8. Repeatof 1,2, 3
9. PressedTroubleshoot button
10. PressedRefresh your PC
11. Thereis a problem with refreshing your PC
12. PressedStart Up Repair
13. StartUp repair couldn?t repair PC
14. SeeD:\windows system32\logfile\smt\sattrail.txt
15. TriedSystem restore but got a message saying No System restores available
16. Selectedoption for booting from my old WIN 7 Disk

After a short wait my WIN 7 OSbooted up successfully and I was able to see the WIN 8.1 OS Disc . I ran myKaspersky AV on it which came up 'clear', I then ran the OS Disc test which also came upwith no errors.
Also I Cannot find the log messagereferred to in 14

Unfortunately I only have myWIN 8 CD, and WIN 8 System Repair disk, which will not work with my current WIN8.1 installation.
I can get into my BIOS bypressing the ?del? key on boot, but cannot get into the F8 menu for Safe Mode options.

Help - What do I do now ?

A:Getting the Message' Preparing Automatic Repair' on Boot

You are going to have to get a copy of the 8.1 .iso, in order to fix the problem.

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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 just came into possession of a laptop previously owned by my late uncle. It is a Toshiba satellite L675 and the stickers indicate it is a windows 7 model. However, when I open the machine and turn it on, I am welcomed by the windows eight logo. Past this, I get an endless wait time. It alternates from no message to preparing automatic repairs from boot to boot. I have tried to go into its preperscibed setup mode (f2 at startup) and the boot menu (f12 at startup) neither of these have taken me to a bios or any other interface. I have tried ctrl+f8 and have gotten no success. I have also tried every function key and ctrl plus every function key individually. I really don't know how you folks can even help me, youre just my last hope before dropping good money just to see what's up.
Ps: this is its first boot in my possession and can't provide any other information aside from what is on the labeling and what information I could find on this model on my phone (from which I'm posting this ludicrously long message.)

A:cant boot. stuck at preparing automatic repair

You are probably better finding the win7 product key ( maybe under the battery), getting a clean install iso of the correct Edition (e.g. Home Premium), then just install it by booting the dvd.

It is all here:

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I left my computer running before going out today and come back 3 hours later to an automic repair screen, restarting does nothing but bring me to the same screen, I messed around a bit with the repair options and got a log file, SrtTrail, which tells me it did a bunch of tests which were sucessful but all returned an 0x0 error and in the end there's a generic OS failure 0xc000025, also tells my HD is damaged, something about 7a error, parameters 0x4, 0x0, 0xffffe00110628360, 0x7ff5fbdab388, then there's a bunch more tests just saying auto repair can't find the problem.

What can I do? Is my HD the problem? Couple months ago it was acting pretty strange, few times it ran a scan when booting up but stopped after like a week, every once in a while it also took a bit more than usual to startup after login in to windows but never paid it much attention, now this.

A:Windows 8.1 won't boot, automatic repair failure

Download and run hard disk diagnostics from your hard disk manufacturer. Some computer manufacturers have their own diagnostics but without knowing what the make and model of your computer is I can't guide you.

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Hi all,
I'm new here so bear with me if I don't know forum etiquette, but from google searches this seemed like a good place to ask questions.

So here's the situation: last night before going to bed my laptop said it was going to update within a day. I closed the lid as usual and the next day, when I opened it, it was stuck on a blank screen for a few minutes then up came the Asus screen, then into Automatic Repair, then Diagnosing your PC, then "Repairing Disk Errors. This might take more than an hour to complete."

I let it run for about 4 hours but with no effect. I tried a few times to no avail. No matter what I do - F8, F10, F12 - I can't do anything other than get into Bios. I fiddled around with some options, but there weren't many and nothing worked. Finally, I removed the hard drive and attached it to another laptop with a caddy and couldn't get in - it is corrupted and unreadable.

So do I simply need a new hard drive? Or is it possible the problem is even worse? A friend says he has a tool that might be able to retrieve some of my files, but at least my most important ones are in Dropbox.

The other concern I have is that even when I install a new hard drive, I don't know how to get an operating system back up. The laptop didn't come with a disk. How do i go about installing an OS? Windows 7 would be preferable, although it did have 8 on it previously.

oh yeah, the laptop is an Asus Ultrabook S400C. It doesn't have an internal cd drive.

Any assistanc... Read more

A:Can't boot other than BIOS, stuck on Automatic Repair

Can you not boot into windows through your BIOS?

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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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Hello, please help me.My laptop, which is a little over two years old, has stopped working and won't boot at all. Yesterday, it slowed down dramatically, then it went kaput:I switch it on and it instantly goes to Automatic Repair. There is an Error code: Oxc0000185.It says I need to use recovery tools. but when I go into the bios settings and push F11 for system recovery it fails and goes back into Automatic Repair. I have a Windows 10 disc ( but in Boot Device Options there is no option for booting from a CD/DVD. I tried system recovery with disc inserted but it goes back to yet another blue screen and tells me something is wrong with my computer (no s*** Sherlock) and that I need recovery media.   I run diagnostics tests:Start-Up test: FAILEDRun-in test: FAILEDMemory test: PASSED (yeah!)Hard Disk Test (extensive):  FAILEDSystem Tune-Up: FAILED I've also tried a hard reset.  I've consulted with engineer friends and they think I might have to extract the HD and save what I can before trying to reinstall Windows somehow.  Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

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Hey guys,

I have a HP laptop which was working fine when I left it and then when I came back to it it my screen had,
"Automatic Repair"

Automatic Repair couldn't repair you PC, with the following on the bottom=
Log file: E:\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim\System32\Logfiles\SrtTrail.txt

Since then I've tried shutting down multiple times and it keeps bringing me to this screen.

I have also tried various things including the following:

Restart your computer for 3 times to see Windows 10 Boot Options menu.

Choose Troubleshoot.
Click on Advanced Options.
Select Command Prompt.
4. When Command Prompt appears, enter the following command lines and press Enter after each:
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
5. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
I did this and problem wasn't fixed

Also my computer is encrypted using veracrypt. I have the key/password, but I don't know if that also will effect things.

Below is the info I could find out about my computer. As always really appreciate the help everyone gives on this site.

HP Envy x360 m6 Convertible PC (model number m6 aq1X05dx)

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 64 bit

Processor:Intel® CoreT? i7-7500U 2.70-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.50-GHz) processor (2133-MHz FSB, 4.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 15 W)

OR

Intel Core? i5-7200U 2.50- GHz (SC turbo up to 3.10- GHz) processor (2133-MHz FSB, 3.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 15 W)

AND

Intel® Core? i7-6560... Read more

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So I have been having issues with my HP Pavilion Laptop crashing recently, and I thought I fixed it the other day by refreshing the PC through the automatic repair system, but today it crashed again and now isn't working at all.I looked up a few things on it, and got to a screen where I was able to test the systems in the computer, and nothing failed besides my battery, which I don't think would cause an issue like this.I currently just have it sitting on the screen it gave me through the automatic repair process, hoping its actually doing something. I'm assuming at this point it might be a corrupt operating system, and its currently running Windows 8. It was running 8.1 but after the refresh it went back to 8.Has anyone dealt with this issue in the past or can help me figure out how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

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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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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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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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My laptop acer aspire r7-572 was stuck while playing a video. I long pressed the power key and shut it down. After restarting it shows boot logo of acer and below that it shows preparing automatic repair. After that all I see is blank screen. I am so much frustrated that its not loading up windows.Is there any solution? Please can anyone help??

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hello so im stuck with these windows 8 atm. When turned on it goes into automatic repair which ofc does nothing and then just goes to other options screen.
I tried refreshing pc, automatic fix - didnt help. I dont have any restore images. I dont have windows dvd. The pc is some ASUS prebuilt.
However, i connected other HDD with windows 7 in it so i can boot to them and have access to all the files on the other hdd with the faulty windows 8.
Is there a way to tamper with the files so that i could boot win8 normally again?

A:win8 wont boot, automatic repair doesnt help

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

   Information

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

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I have this laptop http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8463779
Computer was running slow so I did a reset of windows. It worked but the problem still existed. My computer froze so I turned my laptop off and back on only to find it stuck in that automatic repair loop. I tried system restore, no luck. I made that bootable usb for repairing and that didn't work either. Straight repair won't work either. I have tried every option and am completely lost as to how to proceed. I need the files off the hard drive but don't have a way to connect it to anything to be able to access the files. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Thank you.
 

A:Laptop can't boot, stuck in automatic recovery and can't repair.

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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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Hey guys, I turn on my windows 10 installed HP Envy 15(early 2012 (model) and the message "preparing automatic repair" pops up. The pc IMMEDIATELY shuts down after. I try it again and again. Same thing. I clicked esc at start up and did a HDD test. Took all night. Said HDD was fine. Tried f2 diagnostics test. Wouldnt run it. Just turn off again. Guys, can you help me? I'm not sure what could be the issue, especially if my HDD *seems* to be fine. ANY suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks guys. - Henry

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello. So i have an Windows 10 Pro.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 was showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair.
When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Then after this i get screen with Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc.


And the interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.
So i formatted disk and all is fine after format ,and windows 10 booting fine.
But i want to know why it happened earlier? That was still hardware issue? Thx for opinion. Somebody said that can be caused by bad ram or other hardware.

Also :
On my old laptop with Windows 10 Pro i made the same operation, i change boot from USB to HDD and on first boot Windows 10 shows Automatic Repair. But it happened once and i cant reproduce. No format was needed.
Weird that pc was needed to be formatted, when on laptop not, because Automatic repair on laptop happened once after changing boot in bios from USB to HDD and no more happened on next Windows 10 Pro boots.


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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

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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Hello. So i have an Windows 10 Pro. Sometimes when i am changing in bios boot order from USB to HDD ( SDD ) windows starts booting with AUTOMATIC REPAIR and then restarting. Is this something with BIOS \ Windows 10 bug related? Tested on pc and on laptop , and sometimes it doing the same.
Situation on PC first,listen:

Few days ago after i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
Then Windows 10 showed at 1 boot Automatic Repair.
When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. But on pc, format was needed to remove completely issue and after format is fine.

Pc :
2x8gb Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz DDR3
SSD samsung Evo 250 gb
4790k stock
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 with UEFI BIOS
Now laptop with old standard bios:
On laptop i made the same operation, change boot from USB to HDD and on first boot Windows 10 shows Automatic Repair. But it happened once and i cant reproduce. No format was needed.

laptop is very old with 2gb ram

Why on pc format was needed when on laptop not?
 

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Hello. So i have an Windows 10 Pro.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 was showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair.
When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Then after this i get screen with Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc.


And the interesting is that if I restart Windows (after procedure mentioned earlier) it will boot normally. This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.
So i formatted disk and all is fine after format ,and windows 10 booting fine.
But i want to know why it happened earlier? That was still hardware issue? Thx for opinion. Somebody said that can be caused by bad ram or other hardware.

Also :
On my old laptop with Windows 10 Pro i made the same operation, i change boot from USB to HDD and on first boot Windows 10 shows Automatic Repair. But it happened once and i cant reproduce. No format was needed.
Weird that pc was needed to be formatted, when on laptop not, because Automatic repair on laptop happened once after changing boot in bios from USB to HDD and no more happened on next Windows 10 Pro boots.


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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

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!

A:BSOD Boot Loop: Preparing Automatic Repair w/ multiple errors

Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
The WimFSF.sys driver is a Windows driver - not a Norton driver.
The Windows driver is most likely related to your file system - so the hard drive is suspect here.
Have you run the built in Dell diagnostics?

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.

Specs:

MOBO: ASRock FM2A58M-HD+

RAM: 1×8GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
 

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Just set up a brand new Yoga 3 for a client yesterday. Installed Office, moved his files over from his old computer, installed Chrome and Firefox and other basic stuff. Restarted the computer but rather than restarting normally for some reason it instead ran automatic startup repair which failed. I went into advanced options and tried to use system restore but had no restore points. Ended up having to factory reset it and start over putting his stuff back in. That went fine and everything seemed fine. Did some reboots and all seemed ok. Today he restarted the computer and again for no reason it went and ran a automatic startup repair which again failed. Again went into troubleshooting and system restore and it still had no restore points I could try. Having him do another factory reset but cannot imagine what the heck is going on with this thing. Its brand new and cannot imagine why the boot configuration is getting hosed like this. There is no unusual software onboard that should cause this. Office, Avast, Chrome, Firefox and also Classicshell because he still prefers the Windows 7 start menu to the Windows 10 one. Has anyone else seen this issue with recent Yoga 3's? Thanks in advance,Adam

A:Brand new Yoga 3 boot get corrupted causing automatic startup repair which fails.

I am facing exactly same problem right now with my Lenovo Yoga 510. No new softwares downloaded, no usb connected, no files transferred yet from old pc.. Still with probably just a windows 10 update and minor personalisations in settings, the laptop asked for system reboot. After that it went into 'preparing automatic repair' and goes to a simple black screen with no options. Tried rebooting 10 times, simply shows blank black screen.I purchased the laptop only yesterday.Kindly help someone.

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Hello

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


Operating system : Windows 10

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

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

Backup any files you want to keep first.

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

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I just had to chime in here.  I just spent the last 5 days fighting this with a Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Ideapad. I could not even get the machine to boot to a bootable Windows 10 USB stick or a bootable Windows PE USB that had some drive recovery software on it.  Although it would boot to the Lenovo Diagnostics that I downloaded from Lenovo on a USB stick and it would also boot to Tails (Linux distro) on a USB stick. I know the machine was crashing because when it would get stuck, I would try to push the Caps Lock on and off and the light didn't change.  During boot kept pushing the Caps Lock it would toggle then freeze after a few seconds. I took the hard drive out and put it in another Lenovo U530 I had at my disposal and it worked fine so I know that the hard drive was working.  The hard drive seemed to be in  some state of a patial update to Windows 10 so that probably caused the initial problem. I was trying to figure out how to flash the BIOS since I though maybe it had been corrupted somehow but wasn't figuring out how to get that done without being in Windows.  The BIOS flash from Lenovo seemed to be dependent on some .NET framework.  Anyway I ran across a video where a guy explained that he had a Lenovo that was acting similar so he opened it up and unplugged the battery and plugged it back in and it fixed it. I was skeptical but figured I hadn't anything to lose and voila it worked.... unbeivable... Here... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Windows 7 (32 bit) will not start.
All I see is the 0X0000007b message.

"Starup repair" is no good either. When you run startup repair it goes in cirkles: It begins the start up, but you get 0x000007b. Computer rebootes. You can choose "startup Repair" og "start windows normally".

You then choose "startup repair". It begins the start up, but you get 0x000007b. Computer rebootes. Etc., etc..

And you can not start windows normally either.

It all began when Norton found something that needed to be taken care off.

What can be done to fix the boot?

Shal I use the "Farbar recovery Scan tool"?
I'm not quite sure how it works...

Are there other things that can be done?

Anything that demands you to use windows one way or another is not possible for the time being as you see.

Best wishes

A:Startup repair is looping

Windows 7 (32 bit) will not start.All I see is the 0X0000007b message.Are there other things that can be done?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

windows 7 desktop keeps looping in startup repair ?   anything i can do ?  thanks

A:startup repair : looping ?

Because I have multiple systems...I would remove the hard drive, put it in another system as a secondary drive...and run chkdsk /r on it.  Then I would reattach it as the primary drive in the proper system...and see what occurs.
 
Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

Hello to BC community.This is my first topic - sorry for my english and thanks in advance for any help.
 
A friend of mine brought me his laptop for repair. I have some experience with many different PC issues and usually I find solutions, but this one seems to behave strange.
Searching online, I've noticed, that few persons had same problem and they did fix it using FRST tool from BC.

But first thing first:
 - HP laptop
 - OS - Win 7 Ultimate, En
 - PC keeps on going to "Startup Repair" no metter what I am trying (Safe mode follows to same, Any command in Command Prompt such as sfc or chkdsk gives a message that it could not be performed because of repair pending)
 - The only details are given after "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and these details are not good enough to understand:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:    StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03:    unknown
Problem Signature04:    21199891
Problem Signature05:    AutoFailover
Problem Signature06:    36
Problem Signature07:    CorruptFile
OS Version:                    6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID:               ... Read more

A:HP laptop keeps looping in Startup Repair

Hello, and Welcome
 
At a command prompt type the following and then try chkdsk or sfc /scannow.

DISM /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

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Ok I have a computer my boyfriend gave me, it was his brothers and he put a lot of it together himself so I don't really know the specs. For the first few days I would switch it on and it would blue screen, restart and then work fine until I switched it off, then that would happen again next time I switch it on. Well today it blue screened and switched off, then attempted Startup repair, which then failed. It keeps doing this exact loop -
Restart - (Option to startup repair or start normally) -
Startup Repair - (runs for a minute) -
"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically) -
Shuts down.
It wont even let me use system restore or anything, the option isn't there. Can anyone help or is it a write off? I only use it to play WoW lol as my laptop wont run it. I DON'T have the Windows 7 CD, which would prob solve everything but I didn't get it with it and cant get it off the brother. Any suggestions??
It wont give me the option for Safe Mode... Cant get to System Recovery (F11) menu, I repeatedly press it but nothing happens, but (F10) brings me to Setup if that's any use? But (Esc) brings me to the Boot Menu which gives me the option to select - HDD Group - ST380013AS - then brings me back to square one

If anyone can help but needs more info I will provide whatever else I can
 

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Hello I am hoping to get some help please. I have a HP mini 110, It seems I have tried everything possible but I am sure there could be more. I boot up the machine and it goes to startup repair and finds nothing, the only thing I can do from there is go to command prompt. I tried all the other options on there and it wont let me. I have no cd or dvd only I can use a thumb drive. It is windows 7. Also I ended up taking the hard drive out and connecting to another computer and got my files off, then I cleaned it real good and put it back together and ran windows defender offline and it came back with error code 0x8004cc01 and then restarted and went right back to system repair. Please help I don't know what to do now.
 
Thank you

A:I need help please, keeps looping back to startup repair

If you are sure you have all your important files backed up and (hopefully you haven't destroyed the built in recovery partition press <F11> repeatedly immediately on boot up. This should take you into HP's Recovery partition. More Info and suggested reading here...
 
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418
 
Recovery from the startup screen (during system boot) will be the section most helpful since you cannot boot into windows.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hello, I am new to the forum, however not new to Virus/Malware removal and usage of Combofix and other utilities. I have been using Combofix for over a year now to assist me in cleaning up the most stubborn of infected machines with extremely good results. Usually if I run into an issue, resolving it took little time and effort.

However, yesterday I cleaned up a badly infected PC with Combofix, as I usually do. This morning unfortunately I got a call from the user, stating that they were unable to log into the PC and getting a Startup Repair box. They attempted a few of the options with no luck in getting into their machine. I requested that they ship their PC to me to take a closer look. It should be arriving today, or perhaps tomorrow.

Out of the many dozens of infected PC's I have fixed, this is the first one that I have seen to have gone into a Startup Repair loop. I am looking for any and all assistance in trying to bring this PC back from the dead.

I have a BA in info sci, and have been an IT consultant for about 5 years now. I am familiar with most of these tools and techniques, but I am stuck with this interesting situation.

Thanks in advance for any help, and thanks Bleepingcomputer.com for providing wonderful tools and information to many who find themselves stuck in situations such as the one I find myself in today.

A:Virus removed, start up repair looping

Hello lifenomad, and welcome to BC! My name is bloopie and I'll be helping you with your problems as best I can! A few things to keep in mind while we are working together:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate it if you let me know.If you are unsure about any of the steps just post what you can and I will guide you!Please tell me if you have the original Windows CD/DVD available.Please copy and paste all logs here unless otherwise instructed!What OS is the machine? XP, Vista, or 7? 32 or 64-bit?Upon completing the steps below I will review your topic an do my best to resolve your issues.==========I'll need you to pass a disclaimer if you are a computer repair tech. Please let me know if you are 100% approved to work on the machine including system failure! This is not always necessary as you know, but sometimes things can go south and I need to know if you and your superiors are aware of this!If you are approved to work on this machine, just let me know here and I will be happy to help you as best as I can. Regards,bloopie

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Well here goes. My granddaughter has a laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed. I went to turn it on after charging it and the Startup Repair window comes up. I can't get any System Repair options except for Startup Repair which can not repair the computer automatically.
This is the problem details listed:
StartupRepairOffline
6.1.7600.16385
6.1.7600.16385
unknown
21200831
autofailover
20
NoRootCause
6.1.7600.2.0.256.1

I don't have much information on this laptop since we are on vacation. The only thing my daughter told me was that Windows was preinstalled. The laptop is ASUS. I know it isn't much to go on but perhaps someone has a solution or an idea of what is happening.


Please any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

A:Stuck on Startup Repair Screen. Keeps looping.

Startup Repair is to run with either using a installation disk or a system repair disk, to get the best result.

Do you have any ? let us know.

In that case, one more information is also needed. Is it a 32 bit one or a 64 bit one.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hey guys, what a mess this machine is.

So a few nights ago we got some nasty thunderstorms, and unfortunately my pc took a toll from it. I have windows 8.1 pro installed on a Samsung 240 Evo 250gb SSD, and it takes well over 30 minutes to boot to the login screen.

Specs:
Processor: AMD fx8350
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
GPU: nVidia gtx 770
OS: 8.1 Pro
SSD: Samsung 240 evo.

I've tried running sfc /scannow and it said it fixed some things but it didn't work. I've tried replacing memory, reseating GPU, connecting the ssd to another computer and using the fix drive tool, but none of these have fixed it.

I've also tried creating a recovery USB off of another computer, but the computer boots to the windows logo and then eventually goes to a black screen. This is also the case for an installation USB, it reaches the windows logo with the spinning circles but eventually goes to a black screen. My motherboard and processor don't support integrated graphics, so I can't test whether or not the GPU is the cause of this.

To make matters worse, I am no longer able to boot into windows regularly. I get a screen saying "Working on updates, 100% complete" and it stays there for hours.

If anyone has ANY ideas for what to do, please let me know.

Thanks,
Justin

A:Windows 8.1 takes >30 minutes to boot, can't even reinstal

Boot into Safe Mode and start with the Recovery Operations. System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8 I would start with the Automatic Repair.

- or go to Command Prompt option and run "CHKDSK C: /F /R" CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8 (assuming C: is the drive you boot from).

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