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Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

Q: Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

I work from home. Recently IT asked me to bring in my laptop so they could update the Encryption Anywhere software. A week after leaving it with them I found out they were still working on it. They told me as soon as they put the update CD in the computer got stuck in a boot loop and that is how it is now. Today I went to pick it up since they have been unable to do anything to fix it. At that time they told me that they had the exact same thing happen to another laptop like mine (Dell Latitude D800). I can't find anything on the Dell website that deals with this problem.

The first thing that comes up after booting is the Encryption Anywhere logon screen (like always). I can sign in there and it shows Windows starting up but after about 10 seconds it completely re-boots and the Encryption Anywhere screen pops up again. It will do this endlessly. I've tried telling it to use Safe Mode and all other options at that page. I've booted from the original Windows XT CD but still get stuck in the same boot loop. I've run system diagnostics from a CD and everything checks out although a couple times it has told me that pci.sys and isapnp.sys are corrupt.

Is there anything else I can try? I really need to get some of the data off this laptop and would hate to have to do a complete wipe and start over.

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A: Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

So you've tried to do a full Windows repair ? Your data is kept intact and only the Windows portion is reinstalled.

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Yesterday I shut my laptop down because it needed to install updates, and since it was late I figured I'd just turn it back on in the morning. Now it gets to the "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3 - 0%" screen and just sits there spinning the HDD for a while and shuts down. I tried the safe modes and last known good config options. From what I understand, I need to boot the thing from a Vista install disc and repair the installation - but that's the catch, since I got this laptop by repairing it for a friend, I don't have any of the media that came with it, nor would it have come with a Vista install disc. I do still have the key for Vista attached to the bottom of the laptop case. How can I repair the Vista installation, preferably without losing my data or at least giving me time to offload some of my work?

Gateway MT6821
Vista SP2

A:Gateway laptop stuck in boot loop following update

I would suggest contacting Gateway, requesting Recovery Media CD from them - might cost a few $, but you'd be able to repair the laptop to factory specs.
While waiting for the CD from Gateway, you might be able to recover any data from the disc by connecting it to a HDD dock, and copying files onto another computer.

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I have Lenovo U41-70. It was working perfectly fine until recently windoew did an update. Now I get a Boot Menu screen which leads back to itself even after clicking Enter. I saw few solution online where they are asking to Click Fn + F2 -> goto configuration tab and  change Boot priority to Legacy first and change Boot type to Legacy.My doubts are:-1). I do not have option to change Boot Priority2). Will changing boot Mode to Legacy cause any problems like data lost etc.Boot Menu screen Configuration screen 

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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

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My Dell Inspiron with Vista OEM is stuck in an update loop. It will POST, start booting into Windows, and say it's updating stage 3 of 3 0% compleate. after about 30-60 seconds, it will restart. It won't boot in safe mode either. I did a system restore in the recovery menu too a day or two back. But then it said stage 1 of 3 0% complete, rebooted, and this time it said 3 of 3 again. I have left it going through the loop for almost an hour, but no change.
 

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This morning when I turned on my lappy it came up with "configuring updates 3 of 3 0% as described below. I've tried to enter safe mode using the method below but it just takes me back to the same screen. I have also tried to restore using the "Startup Repair" function several times but no luck so far. I've just managed to get into system restore (though not sure how) I selected restore point as 28/09/09 but now get an error message "windows has detected file system corruption on S3A6261D001 ( c: ). You must check the disc for errors before it can be restored" I did a disc scan earlier today & it said everything was fine. I have selected the "check disc for errors" and am currently waiting for it to finish. Any suggestions for what next if the disk check comes back ok?

After installing updates from Windows Update, you may get into a Reboot loop
where you machines gets to “configuring updates 3 of 3. 0% complete” then
reboots. The machine then continues to reboot.

Solution:

1a. Boot to the Windows DVD and choose the repair option in the lower left
hand corner, choose System Restore, and select a Restore Point predating the
attempted installation of the updates.

1b. If you don't have the DVD and the Vista came preinstalled on the
machine, boot to the Safe Mode options using F8 during startup (tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...l61.html#vista).

Once in Safe Mode, invoke Syste... Read more

A:Stuck in update loop

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installed some microsoft updates and now my comp is stuck in a loop and wont start. it keeps saying "configureing update 3 of 3" i tried system restore but it didnt work, safe mode, safe mode with network and command promt and every other option it gives me. i got no disks with my PC but i can access the recovery centre but nothing there is doing anything either. the only option ive got left is to format.

if anyone can help me out as ive got loads on the PC that i cant afford to lose so i really, really dont want to format unless its absolutley neccesary. thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer stuck in a loop after update

nothing?????
 

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Help! I used Microsoft's Windows Update tool under the start button to download critical updates for the OS(W2K Server) and browser. The download went fine but the installation keeps failing and I can't install any other way without getting an error message that another installation has been started and needs to be completed. I'm stuck in a continuous loop that I don't know how to resolve. It was installing IE6 and/or service packs for IE6 when it began to have a problem. Rebooting the machine just brings me back to a window asking me to continue with the install but it always ends in a failure.

Any solutions out there? Thanks in advance.
bhill
 

A:win critical update stuck in loop

I use 98 and had a similar problem. Perhaps this thread may help you as well.....
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?postid=1022710#post1022710
 

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My Dell xps is stuck on 3 of 3 update configuration. What do I do?

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Wait
 
 
 
(how long has it been stuck?)

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Hello. I'm having an issue with Windows update where it seems to install correctly and says successful. I reboot my system, and the windows update icon is still on the task bar at the bottom and it prompts me to install the same updates. I'm not quite sure what's going on. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

Jeff
 

A:Windows Update Stuck In a Loop

Are the updates actually installed or not? Have you checked in "Add or Remove programs"?

You can also use a program called WinUpdatesList.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822798
 

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When I went into windows update. It was already checking for updates. It found a definition update for windows defender kb2267602 but is stuck downloading 0%. And just not moving, it's not had a chance to find todays cumulative updates yet! But the concerning thing is the screen (and only the update windows keeps flickering), ie. the downloading 0% keeps moving up and down and nothing is happening. What should I do?

I tried restarting the whole machine but it didn't work. When I return to the update screen it starts doing it again. It's like it's stuck in some horrible loop

The screen keeps flicking between these two shots every couple secs

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32601 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 462 GB (397 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (1862 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 09J8KV
Antivirus: Norton 360, Enabled and Updated

My Pavillion is stuck in an update loop. How can I get passed this?
 

A:Pavillion 23 stuck in update loop

According to your TSGSIU log, you're using a third-party antivirus app, Norton 360, with Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
You should use Windows 10's built-in antivirus app, Windows Defender Antivirus, because it can have issues with using a third-party antivirus app.
One of the most common issues is Windows 10 updates failing to install.

You appear to have a Dell Inspiron 17 7773 2-In-1 Desktop which came with Windows 10 64-bit.
What's the exact 7-character "service tag" number on it?

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I'm trying to install all the windows updates and keep getting failed attemps. This is na kegal copy of windows but I have removed some of the extra software I do not want nor have room for on this tiny laptop. Can someone assist me in getting through this loop and install as manyb updates as possible? I would greatly appreciate your assistance as I have been working on this for awhile but under my current situation am unable to contine on my own..

Thanks a Ton
David
 

A:Stuck in a loop on windows update

Windows Update Repair Tool 0.41 Beta beta
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Windows_Update_Repair_Tool/1123680932/1
 

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Today when I turned on my laptop it said it was updating, at the end it restarted and just went back to updating.
I run Windows Vista SP1.
I have tried running it in safe mode but it just updates when it boots.
I have tried the automatic Startup Repair which either says it cannot fix the issue, or that I should do a system restore. When I hit system restore it just sits for a minute then turns off. Upon booting it is once again updating.
I have also tried booting in safe mode with command prompt to do a manual system restore but it just boots up into the updates once again.
Any help would be appreciated, I really don't want to lose all of my files. Never had a backup because I don't have the money for external HDD's.

Also now when I try to boot it up in BIOS Mode (when trying to follow some instructions from online) it just seems to turn itself off for no reason.
 

A:Vista Stuck in Update Loop

If possible, purchase a USB hard drive enclosure, and use it to backup your drive so you don't lose any of your data if the computer booting issue isn't repaired.
 

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I had a bigger update automatically download and install today. It said Windows may need to restart several times during the update. It has been stuck in a restart loop for several hours now. Laptop switches on, after about 15 seconds says restarting and the cycle repeats itself. Not able to get to login screen. When I try to boot from installation media I get the message: "Looks like you started an upgrade and booted from installation media. If you want to continue with the upgrade click Yes. If you want to do a clean install click No. I clicked Yes as I would like to avoid doing a clean install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have 4 updates minus the IE 11 upgrade which I have no intention of installing, which keep failing. Not only do they keep failing but the system reboots several times before I can get back to my desktop screen.
The updates are KB2868725, KB2868626, KB2862152, and KB2900986. The first 3 are security updates for Windows 7, the last is a cumulative update for ActiveX Killbits of 7.
Let me start with I'm no computer wiz, that is why I had my updates set to auto. It sorts what I really need versus a bunch of stuff I don't. I downloaded the Update readiness tool and ran it. I also ran the troubleshooter for installation problems it says there are no problems. It still does the same thing. Does it restart to revert each update? I've clicked on the online help links but have no idea what they are talking about and when I see the word "registry" I back away. I messed with the registry on an old PC (with the assistance of a Microsoft Tech) and my PC never ran right after that.
I don't get the box like is pictured in the posting instructions that shows the error codes. If I right click on the "failed" line for each I get the following error codes. They correspond with the above sequence of KB's #1 is 8007054F #2 is 80073AA2 #3 is 800F0826 #4 is the same as #3. I have enclosed the logs files, hopes this helps, cause I sure need it!!
I really don't have time for this. I've already lost an entire morning today and an entire morning yesterday trying to get these instal... Read more

A:Stuck in a failed update loop.

Well that didn't work either.
Here are the new CBS logs.

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My computer shut off during an update and when I tried to restart it I kept getting the "failure to update windows reverting changes" screen and subsequently a shutting down screen that did not turn off my computer even after 5 days.
 
All my restore points are gone and I even tried making a repair disk to use for help.
 
Any suggestions?

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Hi

Last night a windows automatic update failed and the result is my laptop is stuck in an update loop. It just keeps going to "now installing 3 of 3" and then restarting.

I tried safe mode. No go, because the update is prior to the OS running.

I tried (from the same menu as safe mode) to revert to an earlier working point and it just went into the update loop.

I tried using an OEM Vista disc and using repair and it only repaired the startup, which did not fix the problem.

I am at a total loss for how to proceed. Normally I would just wipe it and start over, but my wife downloaded 1yrs worth of our babies videos and didn't back them up. I cannot afford to lose those. Everything else can go. They are right there on the desktop, but I can't access it.

So, where to next? Is there a way to get windows to use a previous restore point somehow? Could I buy an upgrade disc, say for Ultimate, and install it without losing personal data? I know I have done that in the past with XP installs. I actually have 2 partitions and could theoretically install Vista onto the other partition and leave the original Vista OS partition, then just delete all the files.

I'm so lost as to how to proceed. Obviously I'd rather just use an old restore point from a month ago and call it a day. But how?

A:Vista Stuck in Update Loop

I have the same problem as you! The updates are the problem I have a toshiba laptop with vista ( hate it ) but I tried safe mode too no go then tried my dics lost for words . It appears the only way is to start clean. I have it now being looked into by a pro, he said he can save all my files I am yet to wait on he call .My prob was when installing 3 of 3 it got to a point it stopped at 37% wouldnt go any further, before that system repair got me in , but now no go.

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Hi, trying to run windows update
I get a message saying: Windows cannot install important files while the system is using them, please restart your computer.
 
However restarting the computer does not help. Tried to run sfc scan, here is the message received:
There is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and try sfc again.
 
However no mater how many times i restart it stays the same
 
Any idea what can be done to resolve thsi issue?
 

A:Windows update is stuck in a loop

You have an active topic in the Am I Infected forum which Broni posted a reply this morning.  
 
You need to stick with this topic until this issue is resolved to the extent of what can be done in that forum.
 
I would suggest that you not respond to any suggestions in this topic.  This can only add confusion and make Broni's job more difficult.

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I have a 4ish year old HP Pavilion g7.  It is not my every day computer, so I haven't signed on in a while. Now when I turn it on, it automatically goes straight to the Windows 10 download. The download is unsuccessful, so it restores to the old OS and restars. Immediately on restart, it tries downloading Windows 10 again. It's been stuck in this loop for hours. How can I bypass the whole thing to just be able to use the computer? 

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For about the last 2 weeks my computer has been stuck in a loop. When I restart my computer Windows will try to install updates. It will get to 97% install then fail. After the fail it will revert back to the last restore point. This takes over 30 minutes. I have ran eset scanner and Malwarebytes with only minor things wrong. I have disabled my companies virus scan (Symantec). I have even ran the window fix it tool. Nothing. I have attached a screen shot of the fails. Any help would be appreciated. I have had lots of problems with updates on this computer. The others in the office that are the exact same updated just fine. 
 
Windows 7 processional
Service pack 1
32 bit
 

A:Windows Update stuck in loop

Apparently you didn't attach the screen shot.
 
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 
 

 
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
 
 
 
What happens if you try to boot into Safe Mode?
 
You posted that after the failure the computer will revert to the last restore point.  Is Windows functional at that point?

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So, I was an idiot for allowing an unknown .exe to access the internet. All of a sudden, command prompts invade my screen. They seemed to be launched from my local files. Each one, the cursor leaped at random places, not sure if there was a particular pattern for each .exe that launched. Around 10 launched and I was able to close all of them.

I performed a System Restore, and this is where I'm stuck in the boot loop. I tried launched Safe Mode and normal. No luck, the trojan(s) re-boot my computer.

Obviously, I can't provide a HijackThis or ANYTHING because I can't excess any programs at all. Although, can anyone provide any help?
 

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Hi,

Sorry for the long post but I'll try to give as much info as I can...

I've just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and Linux Mint 12 on a Compaq Presario CQ60.

I created a 25Gb partition for Windows, a separate partition for data (around 180Gb) and then installed Linux Mint 12 on another 25Gb partition.

Edit: just to clarify I installed Windows first.

Windows was working fine - I installed all the necessary drivers, security software and Windows updates etc before installing Mint 12.

After installing Mint 12 I booted back into Windows to check everything was fine and to format the data partition to NTFS from within Windows. After this I restarted the machine and booted into Mint to check all was fine on that side of things - it was.

I then left the PC for a while but when I came back to it I tried to boot into Windows and it just keeps restarting the PC when it gets to the Windows logo. It happens over and over again.

I tried booting from the Windows disk to do a start up repair but that doesn't work either.

The one thing I did notice though was that the start up repair tool reports that Windows is now residing on drive E instead of C!! This is weird as it had definitely assigned drive letter C to the main Windows partition last time it booted. Perhaps this is the root of the problem?

What I don't get though is that after installing Mint I booted back into Windows and everything was great. So now I don't know if Windows, Linux or perhaps GRUB is to blame fo... Read more

A:Win 7 stuck in a boot loop on dual boot machine

I've never used Linux so in that respect I'm no expert, but you might want to check these tutorials,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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It was doing some system update and when I turned it back on it was stuck on a loop. Ive already tried ejecting the battery and holding the power yet its still stuck. Is there any way I can fix this other than a factory reset? 

A:G50-45 stuck on boot loop.

Hi BootLoops  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
If there is no opportunity to go to the advance repair options. some would intentionally crash it to force the recovery screen to appear just like turning it off and on suddenly with 2-3 attempts. 
 
Else you can proceed with this option:
Booting to Recovery Environment with Windows 8/8.1 installation media or Recovery Drive/System Repai... 
 
Take time to review as it offers several options to repair boot and use which best work for you. 
If the data within are essential before doing anything , you can try booting the machine on a rescue live media to backup or place the drive on an external harddrive enclosure to slave it on another machine. 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
Regards

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hi
I tried to boot into safe mode but it wouldn't work. So I tried selecting safeboot in msconfig but now when it boots windows stops saying it didn't start sucessfully.

None of the options available work, safe mode, last good config, start normally etc.It just crashes again and repealts this routine.

How can I disable the safeboot in msconfig if i cant access my desktop?

Thanks
 

A:stuck in loop cant boot

You could attempt a repair of Windows with the Windows CD. Do you really have Safeboot, the encryption software, on your hard drive?
 

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My brother's pc has XP Home on it, and this is the second time since I built the computer a month ago that windows has gotten stuck in a boot loop. It won't boot into safe mode either. The last time I fixed it running chkdsk found some errors and I repaired the mbr and the boot sector. Then it just booted right up. I bought burnintest and ran the snot out of that and it didn't find any problems. I also ran complete seagate diagnostics tests, all the tests pass. Plus I fully ran memtest+86 twice. Never finding any errors.

So my question is not how to fix the boot loop, but what in the heck is causing this to happen? How do I figure this out? I don't want to but I was going to just format the drive and start fresh again to try that.
 

A:XP Keeps getting stuck in boot loop

i dont know...i just dont trust memory testers that much...i have tested ram with memtest and it said passed but the ram was faulty and swapping it out sorted the problem. there again you could have a problem with the board. maybe cables to drives etc
 

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Hi there, my PC is stuck in a boot loop. I cannot boot into safe mode, when I turn on the PC the Windows screen pops up and then it brings up safe mode options but it doesn't let me select one of the options, it reboots all over again and stuck in a loop. 
 
I think what started this is that my boyfriend deleted his msointl.dll file and it that is where things went from bad to worst. 
 
I know I need to use a Windows XP recovery disk but I don't have one. 
 
Any help will be helpful, 
 
thanks,
d1furebear
 
 

A:PC stuck in a boot loop

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When I turn my laptop it always goes to boot menu/app menu. I tried switching boot priority in setup and it worked before but it doesn't work now. I have lenovo g580
 

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My PC running Windows XP SP3 seems to be stuck in a boot loop---please help!!!
Iím working on a different machine as I type this. I am at a loss as to why this happened. I shut it down the other night and everything appeared to work normally. Then the next morning, it kept rebooting over and over. It would get all the way to the desktop and then reboot. I unplugged the machine for a while and came back to it. This time I got a screen asking something to the effect of did I want to start the computer in Safe Mode or Use The Last Known Good Configuration. I tried the Use The Last Known Good Configuration option. This seemed to work, making me both relieved and happy. However, it turned out to be a temporary fix!! When I turned my PC on this morning, it was stuck in the same boot loop!!!!
What can I do to fix this problem? Please let me know what information I need to provide about the machine to help aid in finding a solution. I thought about using the Last Known Good Configuration option again so I could go save my files to a flash drive before messing with the machine but will this cause further problems? Iíve tried to Google search various solutions but I am a novice at this and I am having trouble figuring out what exactly to do. If anyone has any advice on how to remedy this error, I would GREATLY appreciate it! Thank you!!!!
 

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My pc (Cyberpower i7 Andromeda Infinity, Vista64) seems to be stuck in some sort of loop at start up. Since rebooting my pc this afternoon the following happens:

Starts with the normal small message...

'NVIDIA Geforce....etc' (Can never catch what it says. Its too quick and is partially obscured by a monitor pop up (Which is normal. Also mentions VGA bios)

Then a new black screen with...

'Award Bootblock V1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software. inc

Scanning Bios image in hard drive...' Whilst also attempting to access the DVD drive (green light is on).

Then it restarts and goes through the process again.

This goes on until i hold down the power button and turn it off (which makes me cringe!).

Checked inside the casing and everything's still connected as far as i can tell.

Been searching around and apparently this seems to be something to do with the BIOS and is a common problem with GIGABYTE motherboards, which i have.

Sorry if the info I'm giving is a bit vague, but this is totally new to me. Posted on the Cyberpower forums but so far no replies. Any ideas?
 

A:Stuck In Loop At Boot Up

Turn off automatically reboot on error in Control Panel, System, Advanced Options. You probably have a hardware driver gone wrong
 

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My lap-top is stuck in a boot loop. It is a Gateway with Win 7 Home Premium. Only 9 months old. I've tried an F8, with a system restore, but that didn't last long before it looped again. I've disabled restart after system failure, but then it just freezes. I use AVG antivirus, and MalwareBytes. Any help in restoring my computer, without losing my programs, (if that can be done) would be much appreciated.
 

A:Stuck in a boot loop.

Hi goodk9,

You say it is stuck in a boot loop but at the same time say you were able to run AVG and MBAM.

Also you got some respite when you carried out System Restore.

So are you saying that it sporadically goes into a boot loop or maybe it carries out a reboot after a period?

If you can, please post the MBAM log and tell me the answer to the above.
 

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Hi my pc is about 3 years old now and I have had a few problems with, but nothing to where I couldn't even get to the log in screen. So about a day ago I woke up turned on my pc and it was fine until Bout 4 hours of play it started to freeze every few minutes and then unfreeze and then freeze again etc. So after I finished my game I was gonna restart it to see if that would help, but when I went to go restart it it froze again and this time for the longest ever so I hard shut it down with the power button. When I press the power button again to turn it on id when it started happen. I got stuck in a boot loop. My pc turns on to the toshiba symbol stays there for a few seconds then goes to a black screen and then it cuts off and does it again without me even touching it. I have no idea how to fix this and I haven't downloaded a virus or anything so I have no idea. If anyone or someone could help me with this problem that would be great.

Thank you,
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 that is stuck in a loop during boot up. It had a virus and stupid me didn't write down the name. I ran Windows Security Essentials and it recommended me to run WDO. I created a disc and ran that and now it will not boot. It flashes a blue screen then goes to the Error Recovery screen. The Startup Repair will not work and if you choose start windows normally it all starts again. I ran FRST and have attached a txt file. Thanks for any help.

A:Will not boot up, stuck in a loop

Use F8 to boot the the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Disable automatic restart (or similar wording). Post the info from the BSOD here.

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Hello,

I got a pc for christmas (https://www.bol.com/nl/p/play4ever-o...0000065187865/)

Today I tried starting it up and immediately got confronted with the infamous blue screen. Basically telling me that my boot device is inaccessible.
I've tried various troubleshooting solutions recommended through various tutorials but nothing works.

- i can't access safe mode
- none of the options for system repair work
- i don't have another pc that has windows 10 so i can't try the media stick booting solution.
- only hardware connected to it are mouse, keyboard and monitor.
- only remaining solution is 'restart' so i'm basically stuck.

Any tips on how to overcome this?

Thanks,

Tommy

A:Stuck in boot loop (new pc)

Did this work before? Or do you have to install Windows on it first?
If it had Windows on it and it's brand new, take it back and get another one. You shouldn't have to mess around with a new computer, it should work out of the box, if not, it is under warranty.

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Hello,

I got a pc for christmas (https://www.bol.com/nl/p/play4ever-o...0000065187865/)

Today I tried starting it up and immediately got confronted with the infamous blue screen. Basically telling me that my boot device is inaccessible.
I've tried various troubleshooting solutions recommended through various tutorials but nothing works.

- i can't access safe mode
- none of the options for system repair work
- i don't have another pc that has windows 10 so i can't try the media stick booting solution.
- only hardware connected to it are mouse, keyboard and monitor.
- only remaining solution is 'restart' so i'm basically stuck.

Any tips on how to overcome this?

Thanks,

Tommy

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hi my cpu cooler fan died and i replaced it and did a factory recovery that said it completed successfully. but when i restarted my comp it sets me back at the safe mode page i have triied all boot options and the comp just goes into a restart and sets me back to the safemode screen or it will just freeze. my question is how do i determine if its my hard drive or processor or possibly even motherboard i havent ruled out the cdrom and power supply but i figure if the recovery was sucessfull then mostlikey the cdrom is working correctly. ive read a few similar storys about the same things happening to other types of computers but the fixes didnt seem to work on my system cause it wasnt the same kinda comp this comp is a celeron systemax with a 2.4g processor. i also turned on S M A R T on the bios but doesnt seem to be helping any. i also was able to run a diagnostic test off my recovery cd and recieved error number 16 during the hard drive part of the test. does this mean i need a new hard drive? im not a computer tech but im verry mechanical id like to fix this issue on my own i just dont wanna buy 5 different parts to do it. so before i go buy a new hard drive i would like a second opinion on if its most likely the hard drive or possibly something else

A:stuck in a boot up loop

sorry to double post but i dont see a edit button. i just hooked the hard drive up 2 a diff comp and seemed to work fine now im totally lost on wut 2 look at

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Hello
Just recently, I bought a new motherboard to replace a defective one
I put everything on, cpu, ram, and videocard
Everything fits in perfect,
It's just when i try to boot up, it gets past the windows logo screen then it throws me back at the start of the startup process
When i tried startup repair
I got an error similar to this

Problem Event Name
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21350101
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Local ID: 1033

Do i need to repair my Windows installation or is it caused by bad hardware?

A:I am stuck in a Boot loop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by inforis


Hello
Just recently, I bought a new motherboard to replace a defective one
I put everything on, cpu, ram, and videocard
Everything fits in perfect,
It's just when i try to boot up, it gets past the windows logo screen then it throws me back at the start of the startup process
When i tried startup repair
I got an error similar to this

Problem Event Name
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21350101
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Local ID: 1033

Do i need to repair my Windows installation or is it caused by bad hardware?



Bad driver. You probably just moved the HD over with an old driver on it that has changed. Is there anything different between this mobo and the old one?

Ken J

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I've received a hard drive from a client and I am trying to get it to work on a pc of mine but it gets to the Windows XP start up graphic and then goes straight back to the initial motherboard boot up screen. Initally I thought it was something to do with the Ram, so I put more Ram in it... New ram in it but it still didn't work...

I then tried the same hard drive in a lower spec pc with 512mb of Ram and it worked fine?!?

Anyone know what's up with it? I presume it's something to do with the bios settings?

Cheers,
Joe

A:Stuck in a loop at boot up...

Can you start in Safe Mode?


Edit: read this -> wrong link -brb

IF you can get to Safe Mode:

Change the settings to disable automatic rebooting:

1.Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2.Click the Advanced tab.

3.Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.

4.Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times to back out.

5.Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Then when it crashes again write down the error code (from the Blue screen) to post here then hopefully someone can tell you what it means.

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My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
She tried ESC (quit without saving) but after it went black and the samsung logo came up it then returned to Main page of bios. Also she tried F10 save & exit but again returned to bios. She has tried both theses using F keys and also arrow keys/enter. She swears she touched nothing else.
I have arrived at her house and unplugged a camera cable she had plugged in USB port and then restarted machine but again back at bios. I have checked the disc drive and that is empty. I have also tried removing the USB wifi keyboard & mouse and restarting machine but again back to bios. I have also unplugged power supply and restarted. Also tried F9 setup defaults and then exited but back to bios.
Can anyone help? Very frustrated.
Thanks.

A:Stuck in bios loop after windows 8 update

Question? Will the bios boot from a Disc? Is the bios set to boot from Hard Drive. or did some how the bios disable the hard drive?

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Hello.

Problem: After installing a Internet Explorer update, the computer stated that it had to restart. After restarting the computer loads up to the black Windows loading screen. The screen will act like its loading then the computer will restart from the beginning.

Attempted Solutions: The computer will not start in Safe Mode. It will boot into the Recovery Console command line, but I have no idea what to do there. I attempted a Repair install with the Windows XP disk however it did not fix the problem.

Please help!

A:Computer gets stuck in a restart loop after update

Once you get into the recovery console, type chkdsk /f /r at the command prompt. Restart after this and let us know.

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I started up my HP Touch Smart today and it started autmatically updating. It has been stuck on Update 6 of 8 for several hours.
 
How can I safely get out of this loop?
 
Thank you.

A:Stuck in start up "Installing update 6 of 8..." loop

  Normally you don't want to power off during these updates, but sometimes when something like this happens, you have no choice.  Just power off, wait a few seconds, then power back on and hope for the best.  Usually that works.
 
Good luck.

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Hi Guys,

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 has gotten stuck in a loop where it wants to restart and then when your restart it doesn't do anything update related, it just restarts. Can anyone help?!

Ybotmallah.

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I recently formatted and reinstalled my Windows 7 OS. Windows has since detected hundreds of updates and has been installing them. Unfortunately, upon restarting Windows has informed me that it has been unable to install updates, and had to revert to old settings. Then when I shut down it attempts to install them again, only to fail upon reboot, revert to old settings, and repeat the cycle again.

I have disabled automatic updates for the time being, with the hope this will temporarily correct this problem, but I need a more permanent fix. Any advise would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Stuck in Endless Update Loop

Go to your control panel in windows. Once it opens . Scroll down to the trouble shooting icon. Then click on it. Once it opens . Click on System and Security Icon. From here it should fix your windows update problems. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi!

My brother's laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed. Yesterday Windows installed a lot of updates and asked for the usual restart to complete them. Computer was rebooted and ever since it's stuck at the blue Welcome screen. "Configuring updates, do not turn off your computer" this is the last thing you see for 1-2 minutes then it reboots automatically.
My first thought was that System Restore is gonna solve this, as it has helped me in the past too.
The problem is, of course, that Windows cannot complete the boot, so the usual "type cmd in the search bar" doesn't work. I've tried "Safe boot with command prompt", it cannot complete boot either.
I've tried with a Windws 7 (Prof 64bit) install DVD, I clicked on the System Restore and it gave me an error message: specify operating system! reboot and choose an operating system". I don't even understand, it only has one op. system installed.
Also, aut. repair gave me another error message that this installation disc is not compatible with the Windows the computer has installed. This could be the problem??
If I download the same version (Ultimate 64-bit), make a bootable pendrive and try restoring with that, it's gonna work? This is what I hope, otherwise I'm out of ideas. Obviously, the quickest and most simple way would be a clean install (but there's only one drive, with a lot of personal data, so those would be lost).

Any idea guys???

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This morning my dad was using his Packard Bell laptop not even 4 months old with barely anything on it but Microsoft Office. Whilst checking his emails, Windows Update automatically decided to restart to apply the latest updates and since then it starts up in the Windows 8.1 troubleshooting menu, where the recovery and full system restore options are, each tool requiring a password that when entered it gives me a message saying that the password is incorrect, I tried 4 different passwords about 3-4 times each, checked cap-locks and keyboard language, etc. When I bought it and set everything up on the first time boot, I entered a password which I remember every single letter of, once the laptop was all set up I removed the password right away since I didn't need it so in theory the laptop doesn't even have a password yet it still says it's incorrect, there's also a Forgot Password option that requires the laptop to restart for the password recovery menu, but once the laptop restarts it once again shows a little message saying that there's been an error with a big "" face at the top, then it restarts again and initiates the troubleshooting menu.

I'd prefer not to have to go on a 40 minutes drive to the store where I bought it just to have it taken by a technician for 2 weeks just so they can tell me at the end of it that they can't do nothing with it.

There's not really anything worth saving on the HDD so a full restore is is ... Read more

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