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Endless Reboot after formating and reinstalling XP from OEM Disk

Q: Endless Reboot after formating and reinstalling XP from OEM Disk

Got an old computer the other day that the owner requested the hard drive reformatted before giving it to me. I did reformat the drive using the OEM Operating System cd. Says that the os was installed successfully and begins reboot but only pulls up the Gateway logo and loops over and over. Tried to boot into safe mode and last good configuration with no success. Will not boot from the OS disk and have no way to create the floppy disks for startup.

Does have two hard drives and for some reason loaded the os on both drives separately, one with NTFS and the other FAT32. Tried going to repair and formatted each again and installed the os only on the C drive. Didn't work either. Was running slow before this process started.

Any ideas on what to do? This has been the computer from hell as I have never had this problem before. Oh, the disc is in good condition with very light and minimal scratches. Does not give any error messages.


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A: Endless Reboot after formating and reinstalling XP from OEM Disk

Sounds like the CD is damaged, no matter what the light scratches....Try cleaning it with a glass cleaner and paper towel carefully and then see if it will work..

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ok this is for my friend far away....like can he just pop a xp cd in the cd driv..then go to my computer and select xp from there and install it......he dont know how to boot from cd on start up or other stuff. so this would be his best way

is this possible?

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He will have to get it to boot from the CD.

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hi all
i want to format and reinstall windows on my pc since it is running really badly at the moment

i have seen my m8s do it all the time since they repair comps for a living. I know what to do but i am bit curious on the formatting bit. I have 2 hard drives, Harddrive "A" has all the window/program files as well as other programs like games and documents.

Harddrive B is where i keep all my big files like videos and movies

of course i want to format harddrive A but the thing is that harddrive is split in to 3 drives (C:, G:, F. I dont mind formating the c drive since it is all windows/program files but i dont really want to get rid of the G/F drive. I kno you can format the harddrive through the installation process of windows but i was wondering if it is possilbe to just to format the C: during that process or does it only format the whole harddrive

Thanks A Lot Guys (I apologise if this thread is confusing 0


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oh yea just to let you kno

my 2nd harddrive is a SATA harddrive and it is connected via sata controller.

i was wondering will it still recognise this harddrive when i reinstall windows or do i need to install drivers for the controller

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Hey guys really hope you can help im shitting it at the moment.
Ok probably best to start from the beging
Basicly i wanted to restore my familys PC to factory settigns to get rid of all my junk etc. Thought it would be easy since i did it on my laptop with no problem.
Ok so hadnt got the original xp disk since couldnt find it but used a program i found on the internet to find my activation key thingy. Also got an xp iso file or sumit of my friend so i could load it on. Followed his intructions to set it up. Done it all fine. so formated the other 2 partions of my harddrive. However now im missing sum drives. TBH i dont no tht much about computers and really stuck. So the problems ive occured so far are i cant get on the internet, so tried to load the ntl disk up but says i need a network adapter to do so ?
Second problem its saying i have no sound
third is that when i start up my computer it gives me 2 options either my old xp os or me new xp os. the old one when i log on is really dogey e.g. the search doesnt work etc. the new one is the one i described above.

Pls pls can you guys help me was just trying to make the computer better for my parents without them having to forcout a fortune which they dont have to sort it out.

Im really not sure about certain things so if you could explain things slowely and in stages would be helpfull

sorry about this mess but parents are going to kill me if they find out
cheers for any help

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A:Pls pls pls help formating/reinstalling gone wrong

Hello and Welcome to TSF

What is the make model of the computer?
The "missing" drives as you explain was probably a partition set by the manufacture which may have contained restore software. If you format the whole drive you lost this. But it doesnt sound like you formatted at all as you are faced with 2 options of windows to log into, the old os and the new os.
It sounds like you need to format and reinstall the o.s fresh. The only way to do this is with the Windows cd and the o.s license which should be found on the side of the case.

The no sound and no internet connections sound like you need to install the motherboard drivers to allow the o.s. to communicate with the hardware installed.

Without the proper "tools" (cd, license, driver disks) this is going to be a very difficult procedure for you

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Each time I start Windows, about half-way through the desktop load-up the system restarts. It boots back up, I sign-on at the user account screen, the desktop begins to load, then off it goes and restarts. The desktop doesn't get far enough along to permit any other actions, such as using the Run prompt or opening My Computer. I attempted a reinstall of XP from the computer manufacturer's Windows recovery disk, but the reinstall did not take (the CD drive works fine, however; and this is after resetting BIOS to start with the CD drive). I was able to get into Safe Mode and access the desktop, but once there was unsure what else to do. I tried resinstalling drivers at that point, but somehow that process stops, without any error specifications--the download just sort of freezes.

What next? Thank you for any suggestions.

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I have a laptop running Vista. I have run all the Windows updates and now I can't even start up. I just have ? Microsoft Corporation and a progress bar with a green bar crossing the screen endlessly.

I have tried an f6 start and tried a Windows to fix the problem and it said that Windows could not fix the problem. I tried a f8 safe mode and, same thing, ? Microsoft Corporation and a progress bar with a green bar crossing the screen endlessly.

I don't have system discs - I bought the PC with the system installed.

If anyone has any ideas I would be extremely grateful.

A:Endless reboot

Please start with these free, bootable diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

If those pass, then you'll have to obtain a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer of your laptop. There's ordering info at the following link if you're in the USA: http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html

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My son has an older computer with a PCCHips M817 motherboard, AMD 1.3G Thunderbird CPU running XP with SP2. He tried to install a Canon Canoscan Scanner (3-4 yrs old) but had no luck with it working. He detached it and uninstalled the program, then did a system restore to a point before he attempt. The computer worked for a while, but now it just goes into endless reboot. I tried another restore point and it worked for a while, then the reboot problem started again. I kept backing it up in time, but it kept catching up. Now a system restore won't work. I can boot into safe mode, but that's it.
The system starts to boot, but then it seems like the boot drivers aren't all loading. I have intermediate skills here and I'm over my head. Can you help?


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make sure it isnt listed in the device manager.

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I've been attempting to fix my brother's computer that pick up some malware/viruses. It seems that after rebooting the computer will not go futher than the user screen. When I attempted to go into safe mode the same thing happens. I also cannot go back to an earlier point in time/date either. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might try I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Windows XP Home Edition
P 4 2.8 G
512K Ram

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Are you getting an error message/?

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My son has an older computer with a PCCHips M817 motherboard, AMD 1.3G Thunderbird CPU running XP with SP2. He tried to install a Canon Canoscan Scanner (3-4 yrs old) but had no luck with it working. He detached it and uninstalled the program, then did a system restore to a point before he attempt. The computer worked for a while, but now it just goes into endless reboot. I tried another restore point and it worked for a while, then the reboot problem started again. I kept backing it up in time, but it kept catching up. Now a system restore won't work. I can boot into safe mode, but that's it. I don't think I see the scanner in the device manager.
The system starts to boot, but then it seems like the boot drivers aren't all loading. I have intermediate skills here and I'm over my head. Can you help?

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I'm not sure where to put this as I don't know if it is a windows 7 problem or a hardware problem, but here goes. Last night my computer was working fine, I uninstalled Puran Defrag Free Edition and it asked me to restart the computer, to which I clicked yes. It restarted and when it came to the boot screen with the windows 7 logo and pleas wait, it took way too long to load and then I got a glimpse of a BSOD for a split second and then it restarted again and did the same thing. I tried to go to safe mode and it did the same thing, took forever to load and then crashed. I tried the windows repair, but as far as it goes, it goes to a black screen with a white cursor that I can move around. That is all I get. I tried the Toshiba recovery media disk and had it load from the dvd drive but it goes to the same black screen with the cursor. I'm not sure if it is the hard drive or something with windows but it is driving me nuts!! Thanks in advance for any help.


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I have an HP Vision laptop that all of a sudden has entered an endless reboot showing this error code.
error oxc000021a
Any ideas how to get it to reboot. This laptop didn't come with the discs so I can't boot from that.

A:Endless Reboot

try a boot into safe mode

what windows version is on the pc

for windows 8/8.1 http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-safe-mode.htm

- try safemode
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode - see if that works

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Have a pc I'm working on, home built system running xp pro sp2. Someone, when working on it changed, in msconfig, the startup to diagnostic startup to startup in safemode. Now it is stuck in an endless reboot cycle, you get the safe/normal/last known good screen, none of them work, all just boot over and over again.

Any suggestions?

Only thing weird I found in the BIOS is that it was set to have CDRom as 1st boot device, tried changing that, no luck.


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Have you installed any new driers and\or hardware? Have you plugged in a USB memory stick?

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My first installation of a new Soltek Nvidia nForce Ultra 400 board with a Barton core 2800 CPU has resulted in an endless reboot sequence. Any ideas as to how to resolve this?
Also, is thermal paste required when installing the CPU to the MB?
Many thanks in advance.

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Originally posted by peejh Also, is thermal paste required when installing the CPU to the MB?Click to expand...

NO. Thermal paste only goes between the cpu and heat sink. If you've placed it between the cpu and MB then that could be the source of your reboot problem if it is an electrically conducting type of paste.

Originally posted by peejh
My first installation of a new Soltek Nvidia nForce Ultra 400 board with a Barton core 2800 CPU has resulted in an endless reboot sequence. Any ideas as to how to resolve this?Click to expand...

All settings (voltages, FSB, etc.) at default?

I would suggest you walk through a process of component additional if you've not previously.
- disconnect all components except video card. It should boot in bios and stop.
- connect hard drives and boot.

Does it go into the reboot cycle with HDs? If not continue adding components till the problem occurs.

If it reboots with HD addition I would do a clean re-install of the system.

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I'm usually very cautious about what i open on the internet. i guess i had a moment of weakness and opened a file that I'm guessing was infected,because shortly after i did,my computer restarted itself and keeps restarting iteself in an endless loop. it gets to the windows loading screen,loads that up for a few seconds and restarts. im in safe mode with networking right now. none of my anti-virus programs are working right,and my computer is too new for the problem to be caused by RAM or hardware malfunctions in general. my computer is all i have to do,and i havent been able to use it for about a week....im going a little stir crazy. couldnt find any help by reading other peoples problems so i decided to ask it myself and see what shows up. please help.

A:PC in an endless reboot loop

Have you tried using Last Know Good Configuration?

When you start to boot into safe mode...arrow up to Last known Good Configuration and hit enter.

If you are still unable to boot into normal mode, then run the following scans in safe mode:

You may need to download them using a different computer and transfer via USB if safe mode with networking wont allow you to download them:
Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.

Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds.pif to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here or here.

Extract the contents of the zipped file to desktop.
Double click GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent .
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.
Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which ... Read more

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My wifes computer is running XP. After an update from Microsoft last night the computer goes in an endless cycle of reboot. It will not let me reboot in Safe Mode. It gives me all of the options to do so but will default back to the general XP reboot.

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RE: Windows XP Home, SP 3/ Have Windows Recovery Console Installed. Have Sony Recovery Disk.

FYI….Prior to this problem, I had other issues from running CC Cleaner registry cleaner I think.
I ran Malware Bytes full screen, Spybot Search and Destroy, Trojan Remover and Avast Antivirus full scan. No issues except a false positive with Trojan remover (it seemed) over Jawbone Uninstaller.

Description: Computer was hanging when trying to reboot. Hangs at “Computer is shutting down” so I installed Microsoft user hive fixit repair to it would shut down. Restored an old registry file from a couple weeks ago because of other issues including Internet explorer 7 not starting, windows update problem etc. Computer would not reboot as it was hanging again. Forced a manual shutdown.

Upon reboot, computer in endless reboot loop loading bar going across then flashes of the following: windows screen, flash of blue screen, no input signal, Sony screen, XP system options. Hit f8 to windows advanced Options Menu. Tried last known good config twice but same loop. Tried rebooting to safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking but still same loop. Booted to windows recovery console and ran chkdsk /f /r but still same loop problem. Selected disable automatic restart then Microsoft Windows XP and get BSOD. I power down and manually reboot and the endless loop starts again.

This is an old Sony Desktop but I have a lot of software etc. without original disks so I... Read more

A:XP Won't Reboot-Endless Loop

I have basically the same problem (Compaq, 9 year old computer, prefer not to lose what I have on it, no real backup) and my error codes are: STOP 0X00000024 (0X000190203 0X84F7A9F8 0XC0000102 0X00000000) XP screen for 1/2 second or less, compaq screen, then, black screen with options (safe modes , last known, windows normal, etc.) I never get to anything but those 3 screens. I'm at my wits end! What do I do??? Thanks!!!

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no matter which option i pick on my screen ( safe mode, safe mode w/ command prompt, reg, last settins) the computer reboots in the windows loading screen before the log on screen.. in safe mode the last thing i loads before it asks if i want to cancel load ( hit esc) is sptd.sys...

plz help me...i have no idea what to do...(i do have my windows disk, and have run /chkdsk /r from the repair option but other than that i dont know where to start.

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try to reinstall ur xp...

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Can anyone help!!

Turning my computer on one morning I got a screen saying that XP is sorry for any inconvenience but it was unable to load properly last time. I get the options to boot in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking, or normal mode.

On the previous use the machine was shut down normally with no problems.

On selecting any of the options the XP Pro splash screen appears, the green bar moves across a quarter of the way amd then the machine reboots to the POST screen, then the 'inconvenience' screen. Selecting any of the options results in the same loop.

I have tried downloading the six floppy bootup disks from MS. It loads the first disk, checks the system configuration and then comes up with an error saying bios info.inf could not be found, error code 4096, setup will have to exit. I dont know if this is due to the disks or the hardisk.

The other thing I tried was booting straight from the XP cd. In this case it stated Atapi emulation could not be found, press a key to boot from cd. When a key is pressed the 'sorry for inconvenience screen pops up.

Its driving me mad..does anyone have any solutions?

Many thanks

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I was using my 3 year old mini Bauer laptop which uses Windows XP Sevice Pack 2 and I always have it plugged in since the battery has been rubbish and not lasted beyond ten minutes lately. The connection was a bit dodgy and all of a sudden it switched off as it had been running on battery power and not the mains which had disconnected. I got a screen I have seen before which normally when I go to start windows normally it will reboot and XP will open.

However this time I got the dreaded BSOD and took a note of the STOP codes:


Since then, I have been stuck in a constant reboot loop, trying every option, safe mode doesn't work at all I just get a flash of the BSOD then it starts all over again. Because its a mini laptop I only have an external DVD drive but cannot find my installation CD anyway.

What I am most concerned about is my files. I have already got a lot backed up but not all of them and I really need to know if they can be saved.

I have searched and searched the internet for a solution, but it either goes on about safe mode which I cannot get into at all, booting an external CD which I don't understand, repairing Windows but I cannot get out of this constant loop to try this and also CHK DSK (or similiar) repair but this concerned me as it seemed like files would be lost.

I really need some advice as everything I have found is far too complicated, I need to know if theres any hope of recovering my... Read more

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My wife had Auto Update enabled on her Dell Inspiron 6000, running WinXP Pro SP2. It downloaded and installed XP SP3, but now when it boots, we get "lsass.exe - unable to locate component" and then "failed to start OLEAUT32.dll not found"

Help! This is her work computer with client files on it, and naturally she hasn't backed the danged thing up (I guess this will end up being my fault, eventually, LOL).

Any ideas? I'm trying a USB bootable Linux distro to try and copy the file back into the dll folder to see if that helps.

A:Endless reboot after SP3 install

Nah. WAY too complicated. Boot to Safe Mode and do a system restore to before SP3's installation.

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hi i have a compaq laptop and it was working fine i switched it off properly but when i came to it two days later i switched it on and after the windows logo apeares with the loading bar it displays a blue screen with a lot of writing on i'll try to get a pic as it only stops on for 1-2 seconds then it reboots

i have tryed safe mode but some how my keyboard and mouse will not work its never done this before

now i know a bit about compuers and know what to deleat and what not it always gets shut down correctly and never gets smashed about i treat it like my baby and it does this to me



A:Endless Reboot on my laptop

just managed to see what is says on the blue screen by dissabeling the auto restart on system failure

is says a lot of things but the main thing


*** STOP: 0X00000008E (0XC0000005, 0X00000156, 0XF9636708, 0X00000000)

then it says under that
beginning dump of physical memory
memory dump compleat
contact your system administer or techical support group for assistance

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I had thought that vista had fixed this Issue, It seems not.

After spending most of two days on this computer I'm about to call it quits. Computer when it was given to me was booting up till the Login screen of Windows Vista. I Formatted the disc and installed Ubuntu 10.10, but really did not want Ubuntu on this laptop. So I once again formatted the drive and installed windows vista. Via the disc that I got with the unit. Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit with SP-1. Installed and worked great, installed Avast, Malwarebytes, and windows updater installed 3 new updates. Computer was shut down a restarted a number of time to see if the OS took 100%. Started up the system last night about 3am before bed, when i can down to check on it at 9am it said a reboot was needed to install updates... So i shut the computer down. It then told me that it was installing 93... YES 93 updates... I watched it till it got to 23 of 93 then decided that it didn't need me to watch it while it did it's thing. I came back to it a few hours later to it being off... So I hit the power button booted it up all nice and fine. then when it was just about ready to get to the login screen it flashes a blue screen so fast that I can't read anything only to go into a cycle of endless reboots.

I can only assume it has something to do with that 93 updates that windows installed to the computer, and almost wonder if that wasn't the problem when it came into my possession. I'm assum... Read more

A:Endless Vista Reboot

We had a similar problem with our desktop, which runs Vista, entering a constant reboot cycle. we called Dell(Studio XPS), and they came out and replaced our RAM and video card...and everything worked great...no problems since...that's the only advice I can give...

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RE: Windows XP Home, SP 3/ Have Windows Recovery Console Installed. Have Sony Recovery Disk.

FYI?.Prior to this problem, I had other issues from running CC Cleaner registry cleaner I think.
I ran Malware Bytes full screen, Spybot Search and Destroy, Trojan Remover and Avast Antivirus full scan. No issues except a false positive with Trojan remover (it seemed) over Jawbone Uninstaller.

Description: Computer was hanging when trying to reboot. Hangs at ?Computer is shutting down? so I installed Microsoft user hive fixit repair to it would shut down. Restored an old registry file from a couple weeks ago because of other issues including Internet explorer 7 not starting, windows update problem etc. Computer would not reboot as it was hanging again. Forced a manual shutdown.

Upon reboot, computer in endless reboot loop loading bar going across then flashes of the following: windows screen, flash of blue screen, no input signal, Sony screen, XP system options. Hit f8 to windows advanced Options Menu. Tried last known good config twice but same loop. Tried rebooting to safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking but still same loop. Booted to windows recovery console and ran chkdsk /f /r but still same loop problem. Selected disable automatic restart then Microsoft Windows XP and get BSOD. I power down and manually reboot and the endless loop starts again.

This is an old Sony Desktop but I have a lot of software etc. without original di... Read more

A:PC won't reboot-Stuck in Endless Loop

STOP 0x7B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE this can mean that the boot file has become corrupted or that the HDD has failed. Download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Extended tests on the drive. If either test cannot fix the problem, or fails, then the drive needs to be replaced.

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Hello and greetings from Sweden.

My problems started july 6 when I downloaded what I thought was a videocodec. After trying to fix it and only making it worse, I shut down the computer and have now come back from a short vacation to try to fix it again. I have changed my codes to the bank, but I have a lot of stuff on the computer that I would not want to loose, especially family photos. Luckily, I also have a laptop that I?m writing from right now.
The infected computer is a P4 2.8 Mhz desktop, 1024 mb ram, 160 Gb harddrive with 3 cd/dvd-drives, that has always been very stable. I have an XP pro Sp2, Panda Titanium 2006 (valid to 2009) (both of which have been continuously updated) and Ad-aware. As far as I know I haven?t had any infection before.
Around 11.30 july 6 I downloaded this malicious "codec" and a popup from the activity bar started to warn me about security problems and urging me to download software. I immediately understood that it was malicious and avoided to click popups, instead shutting them down with ctrl-alt-del. I ran Ad-aware, which found 16 malware items (usually it only finds harmless ones), and I think thats where I saw the name "Win32.TrojandownloaderZlob", or maybe it was written on the ballons from the activity bar. I didn?t have much time then to fix it, so I worked between shutdowns a few more times before the system crashed. Every time I booted up the system, disccheck started and went through the drive and found some... Read more

A:Endless Reboot After Zlob-infection


One thing before I give you instrutions:
You really can't get into windows anymore?

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Dell Studio Xps 8000 Core i7

Windows 8 installed 3 weeks ago, This was the only no issue install I had.

Unit was sleeping and when it awoke frowny face stating a problem occurred
and attempting to repair, Error 0xc000021a

It will restart and repeat endlessly

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Are you able to access the system at any time? Or do you always fail to start Windows?

If you can get into Windows, Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html to provide the crash reports.

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I have an endless reboot loop. Toshiba laptop. Fresh Windows 7 install. Even though I have set the dvd as the primary boot device, I can't seem to be able to find a command prompt to fdisk and start all over. Safemode and command prompt says I can't complete the install in safe mode and returns me to the black screen where safe mode and start computer normally. I have this endless loop of the PC restarting to this screen no matter what I select. I have even tried booting with an old xp cd with the view that I could fdisk from there. Notta.

A:Solved: An endless reboot loop

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This is a relatively new build computer. Today, I booted up, checked email, checked woot of the day (usual routine), then tried to launch my video editing software (Ulead). Received error that the system couldn't find mpgaout.dll. "Hmm... that's strange'" I thought to myself. So, I did a file search and found the file in the C:/Program Files/Common directory. I copied the file to the Ulead program directory just to see if it would help. Clicked the launch icon again. This time, it couldn't find mpgvout.dll. So, I searched, found and copied to program directory. This occurred a third time with another .dll. Then, no lost dll files, but the program would not launch.

So, I rebooted into safe mode and ran chkdsk, in case there were any impending disk corruption issues. And, that's where the real trouble began. Now, it starts to boot into Windows, runs chkdsk, then continues booting into Windows. Then, there is a half-second flash of what appears to be a blue-screen-of-death, and it repeats the whole thing over again.

I am unable to boot into Safe mode. I see the hard drive activity light showing disk activity. But, then it reboots with the "Windows didn't boot up properly" error, or something like that.

I don't know what is causing the problem or what to do.

I built the system of all new components just before Christmas and I have had absolutely no problems of any kind up until this point.

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This was yesterday.

I had been doing a lot of work when I noticed the laptop lagging, so I finished up and planned on rebooting after CCleaner. CCleaner needed a update, did that and went to restart. Background programs stalled that, canceled, closed explorer, went to reboot. Another undescribed background program stalled again, forced reboot. As it was rebooting said something about Windows updates, do not shut off. After 10 minutes with no progress I hit the power button, shut down and restarted in safe mode.

Tried system restore. Same Window updating, do not shut off. Same no progress whatsoever.

I hit the power button again, restarted and went looking for my Windows reinstall CD.

Miraculously, windows starts, a little slow, windows checking for problems. I get online, things seemed fine, windows still checking for problems. tells me to back up! Says nothing about system restore.

Here's the message and possible problem, which i think is related to a WD external drive, I can't recall attaching recently.

Driver software installation
Problem: Could not install driver software
Files that help describe the problem:
xmlprn.inf setupapi.app.log
View a temporary copy of these files

Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

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A:Configuring Windows Endless After Reboot

I'm think this may be the problem. Would it be safe to uninstall? Odd, doesn't show in installed updates.

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My Windows 10 updated last night with the cryptic message "Your files are Safe" update. Then none of my programs would open.

When i rebooted I became stuck in an endless reboot cycle. I don't know how to get out of the cycle.

I get to the login page then the laptop automatically reboots itself if i don't try login. If I try to login it also reboots. So i can't get past the initial login page

Any information or fixes would be helpful.

A:Endless Reboot after Windows update

also, is there any way to break the login loops cycle by logging to safe mode?

I read that the traditional method no long works.

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Hi, this is my first post here.

I need help with a computer that will not boot without having a BSOD.
Avast and/or Security essentials is disabled, and when I try to turn them on, or update, I get BSOD

So. Can you please help me?

edit: I cannot get networking, cdrom or usb (memory stick) services to run, and there is no floppy disk...


A:Am I infected with something? Endless reboot loop, BSOD

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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The Windows 7 Profressional 32bit Machine I was working on got infected so I ran Malwarebytes and MSE which removed a few items but was still having issues connecting to google, bing, and couldn't send out emails via Outlook. So I ran FixTDSS and now the machine wont boot.

The BSOD error is as follows:

**Stop: 0x0000007E (Oxc0000005,0x8ae92211,0x80786988,0x80786560)
** WDFLDR.SYS - Address 8AE92211 base at 8AE89000, Datestamp 4a5bbf1d

I ran a chkdsk /f /r and the rusults came back clean. I've tried to do a repair, Last Known Good, and ran a few commands bootrec.exe /fixmbr : sfc /scannow found and error but could not fix it.

I have read a few posts on the issue on your site so I ran FRST.EXE

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!


Results from FRST

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 16-09-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 17-09-2012 16:37:44
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Professional (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [7739936 2009-09-11] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Intuit SyncManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Sync\IntuitSyncManager.exe startup [1337608 2010-01-26] (Intuit Inc. All rights reserved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Prog... Read more

A:Windows 7 FixTDSS Caused Endless Reboot

Hello Cody,Welcome to the forum.I think you meant WDFLDR.SYS and not WDFLR.SYS.Boot to System Recovery Options and run FRST.Type the following in the edit box after "Search:".wdf01000.sys;wdfldr.SYSNote: The file names should be separated by semicolon (;)Click Search File(s) button and post the log it makes to your reply.

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Hello all,

I have a lab (of about 20 of the same machines).
windows 7 professional, 32 bit OS, 4gigs ram...

Three of these machines recently have become stuck in an endless loop after some windows updates. They reboot at "applying windows operation 1170".

I've recently put Deep Freeze on these machines, and they're stuck in a frozen state right now.

I've tried safe mode, startup recovery, unfreezing via the server console... with no luck with anything.

So, I'm assuming Deep Freeze is the cause of the problem. Is there anyway I can get into the computer to disable it?

A:Endless reboot loop from windows update

Did you try Safe mode?

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First off, computer specs:
Hp a1720n Desktop pc running windows xp professional 32 bit (sp3)
Motherboard asus p5lp-le (oem for hp)
Processor Pendium D 2.8ghz Dual core socket 775
Ram: 1 gig pc2-4200 ddr2 sdram
HD: Samsung sp2504 250gb 7200rpm hd
Video Card: ati something or other, cant remmber
PSU: Thermaltake silent purepower 480w
Soundblaster Live! soundcard

So last night the power in my house shut off, and flickered on and off about 10 times and then stayed off. After it came back on, I tried to turn on my computer. The computer gets to the windows xp loading screen, loads for .5 seconds and restarts, it will do this endlessly unless I shut off the power. I put in the windows xp disc and tried to get to the automatic repair service and it says no hard drive is found.

I took the hard drive out and hooked it up as a slave to another computer, while this computer was recognizing the hard drive, it ran a repair utility and found several errors and repaired them, I thought this may be all that it needed, swapped it back to the endless restart computer and same thing: endless restarts.

I then put the hard drive as a slave on the working computer again and tried to get my files out of it just in case it was on its way out, during this time, I tried using an ide hard drive with the endless restart computer, I loaded a fresh copy of windows on it and had no issues installing all the way to the desktop, I did this to make sure everything else in the system worked and i... Read more

A:Endless Reboot Cycle after Power Outage

FWIW: There is no need to install SATA drivers, since the motherboard has native SATA support.


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Hi there,

I have a dell inspiron 1545, I've had it a couple of years now and it's had its ups and downs but is generally OK. The other day the hard drive messed up, but I replaced it and has been fine since.

However: today I booted into windows for the first time in a while (I'm normally on ubuntu), after doing what I had to do I shut down and this is when the problem started...whether or not it has anything to do with Windows I don't know..

Basically It starts up, the fans go whizz, the dell screen comes up and the bar goes all the way along. Next a cursor blinks about 3 times in the top left corner and boom! It restarts.

I managed to get into the diagnostics program and everything reported fine...
I put in the ubuntu live CD and managed to get into the hard drive and back up all my stuff. But I don't know what to do now...

I have a deadline tomorrow night so would like to be able to work as soon as I can!!

Please somebody heeeelp!!

EDIT: It might be worth mentioning I tried with a different hard drive (the one I replaced before - which is not completely broken but runs really slowly), and the computer booted up fine. But when I backed up my new one in the live CD I didn't notice any slugishness or any sign of fault with it...so I don't know what's going on.

If you can access data on a hard drive perfectly well when running off the live CD, is there any chance it is still faulty to the point that you can't boot from it?

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A:Computer won't post, endless reboot cycle

Let us know how it turns out...

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Recently my video card died, and so my system went kaput. Originally I had thought it might be a driver problem so I uninstalled all Nvidia drivers from my system - including by accident my motherboard chipset drivers (I have an Asus A8N-SLI).

Now when I try to boot with a new video card swapped in I get an endless reboot cycle. I disabled automatic rebooting and I got a blue screen with STOP 0x0000007B. I do have a clean installation of windows on another partition that I keep around for troubleshooting, and that works fine.

Is there any way to save my current installation short of a complete reinstall?

A:Endless Reboot cycle after uninstalling drivers?

can you boot into safe mode ?
tap F8 as it boots

on the stop screen is there a filename

if you get into safe mode - you maybe able to re-install thedrivers

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Alright, the computer I am about to post issues about is NOT my computer. This is my father's computer that has some troubling symptoms I have yet to fix.The first problem is that the computer is stuck in an endless reboot cycle, including Last Known Good Config, but Safe Mode works great. The computer will boot all the way to the desktop, and then maybe 10 or 15 seconds after the desktop is shown, the computer immediately reboots. Occasionally, I'll see something about "winlogon.exe has stopped working", but the error code is unintelligible to me.The other issue I have is that the computer appears to have a broken TCP/IP protocol, however, fixing that problem is impossible because the stuff relies on ControlSets that are constantly changing with this auto-reboot crap, but anyways, here's the HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:08:51 PM, on 8/5/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeE:\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU�... Read more

A:Endless reboot loop - winlogon.exe (And a bonus)

Hi dormedas,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.STEP 1 - Preparation GuidePlease follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide until you have reached step 6. You may stop once you have finished step 6 and continue with the instructions here.STEP 2 - MBAMNote: In the event that you already have MBAM installed, you do not need to reinstall it. Simply Updating it and doing a Quickscan is sufficient.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double... Read more

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Hello and thank you for reading and help me or providing any kind of supports, I want my computer reboot. To do this, I had attempted: - I can't do a basic reboot by the BIOS because or Windows because it is protected by ThinkVantage=> So Rescue and Recovery - Rescue and recovery updated 4.52 ( supposed to be the last one) => Impossible to proceed to the reboot or make a rebooting factored                                                                                                                                     USB key. So after, I looked for a ready to use Rebooting                                                                                                                                                   emergency key - Using Lenovo Support... Read more

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Today I had two family PC's waiting for me when I came back from traveling that kept rebooting without any acknowledgement of the hard drive. So I started through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start yet Startup Repair found nothing even though the Disk Check showed good and HD tested good.

So I moved the Partition Marked Active from 100mb System Reserved to C and ran Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which only required two separate repairs from boot using the disk to move the boot files to C and make it bootable, and it started and is running fine. I just deleted the System Reserved partitions.

As this is becoming a more chronic scenario, I'm wondering if an Update is futzing the SysReserved partition in some way.

A:Won't start with endless reboot. Something corrupting System Reserved

If it is an update I haven't had an issues on my other machine with the 100mb reserved partition
My other 2 machines don't have it still no issues :/

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot up anylonger.
I think, not sure though it began by one of my kids accidentally powered off the PC while it was sleeping, and then restarted it immediately, anyhow here's what's up.

Appears to start normally through bios and config stuff at boot up, windows begins to load until I see the message:
Stop c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000135 {0x00000000 0x00000000} The system has been shut down. In other words, it hates me.

I tried Safe Mode, last known good configuration, disable reboot on error and start windows normally to no avail. I tried a repair using my XP disk, which appeared to go well. Yet upon reboot, (set up is being re-started) I end up with the same message as above. How can I beat this logon problem?? Thanks all.

A:endless reboot-Fatal system error c000021a

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Hey everyone!

I have an HP Pavilion running Vista Home. Awhile ago (like 6 months or so) I turned my laptop off and when I attempted to reboot, it would get stuck in a restart cycle. After some extensive googling, this turned out to be an infamous Windows Update issue and after doing a system restore to a previous point it booted up.

However, it only worked that first time. Every time I turned off my laptop it would go to the initial loading screen (with the HP logo) and then after about 15 seconds it would turn off and back on and then just a blank screen appears. After another 15 seconds-ish it turns off and on again tot he same blank screen. Being in the middle of classes I just kept turning it off and on and off and on and eventually it would catch and boot up. But the second I turned it off or put it to sleep it would do the exact same thing all over again.

I found that if I put it into "hibernate mode" (which saves the session to disk so that it loads right into my last session) it would work like 75% of the time. Regardless, however, if I let it run in the continuous turn off/on/turn off/on for long enough it would eventually catch and boot up and work perfectly until I turned it off again.

After moving home for the summer I attempted to turn my laptop on and got stuck in this same process except that after 3 days it still wont boot up. Furthermore, the initial screen with the HP logo usually displays the F10 and F11 comma... Read more

A:"operating system not found" and endless reboot cycle

When I ran across this problem, I had to reformat the hard drives and reinstall my OS.When you can get it to work, try to backup all of your data.There are means of saving your data by purchasing a new hard drive and putting an OS on to that one.You can hook up your busted hard drive and attempt to salvage some data that way. This would involve a desktop, not a laptop, though, and it seems to me you have a laptop.If there is personal information on the drive and you decide to trash it, try Darik's Boot and Nuke. This will securely delete all the information on your hard drive with no chance of recovery.

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Dell Latitude D830 laptop, Vista OS

I had to format and reinstall Windows and used Windows Update to install fixes. When it needed to reboot, I would occasionally get caught in an endless reboot loop. The computer would POST and the progress bar on the Windows loading screen would get about halfway across then blue screen and reboot. I am able to use my Windows CD to do a system restore but that would undo some updates. I changed the setting so it wouldn't automatically reboot and got these errors:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80403bA0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

A:Windows Updates causing endless reboot loop

If I am not mistaken 7B points to an inaccessible boot device, may be a defective hard drive. Since you are using DELL, may be it has a recovery partition that you can use to fix/undo any changes. Can you into Safe Mode? Did you try Last Known Good Configuration?

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Hey all,
It's been quite a while since my last post but I've been having a problem with Windows Update.

I have 32 pending updates (I've had to do a system restore twice now) and every time I install them, several of them fail.

After installing these updates my computer is sent into an endless reboot loop where it can't reach past the login screen.

My only guess is that either the failed updates, or a successful yet damaging update is the source of the problem.

Also, I've been living in a new place for about a month which has caused a few problems as far as network connection goes. Whenever I boot up, the internet connection takes about 20-30 seconds to initialize which causes a few program errors, not sure if this has anything to do with it. Although, I installed updates around 3 weeks ago on the same network without any issues.

Here is a screenshot of my failed updates:

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I am using an Intel Core 2 processor. With motherboard Gigabyte 945. I have xp pro version 2002 service pack 3, v.3244. I am also using Ubuntu 8.04 and I use grub boot loader.

My problem is when i want to shut down xp it shuts down and within 1 sec it starts again. I have tried starting in safe mode and "sc config intelppm start= disabled" writing this command in cmd but this didn't help.
My pc shut downs properly in Ubuntu 8.04.

A:Endless reboot problem in XP sp3 (intel Core 2 processor)

I have the same issue and what it seems is that MICROSUCK is not doing anything about a fix for this issue. I have to press the power button on my new system to force a shut down.
Rumor has it that there's already a class action against MICROSUCK for thier latest **** UP. God a hate windows!
From what I read around the web, we're better off doing a clean install and forget about SP3 until those dumbmothers get their **** together.

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OK geeks, I have not a clue what's happening, so please any ideas are welcome.

I have Belkin N1 Vision router, about one year old. I have been extremely satisfied.

Second time now, the router suddenly rebooted, and stayed in loop trying to reboot again and again. It's not yet 7 AM here, Angie sleeps and I am currently not able to get out of the bed without help, so I could only watch how the router (located under the bedroom TV) tried to boot and reboot and reboot...

I counted about 20 reboot tries, then it suddenly booted. The text on router's LCD display is so small I couldn't see it, but when I finally could use the router's web interface to check it, the page opened in first use wizard, so it had restored itself to factory settings.

No problem, I thought, for I'm paranoid enough to keep a backup copy of router's configuration file on my computer. I used the web interface to restore settings and configuration, which of course caused router to reboot. And same circus again, now I counted 18 reboots before it finally really booted.

This time, I configured it manually (I also keep ISP's user credentials on a file on every computer I have, in a Bitlocker protected partition) and am now back online.

As I told, this was second time now. I don't remember exactly when this happened first time, it was before my strokes some time last summer, but this video I found from my computer has a date stamp of 28th of June. Video shows how router is trying to reboot, but when p... Read more

A:Belkin N1 Vision Router in endless reboot-loop

Avoid Belkin....
I personally went through two Belkin routers had horrible reception. So I bought an expensive Belkin exact same issues. Took that one back and bout a Linksys and no more random signal loss and drops.
Granted the one you have is much nicer than Belkin 4-5 Years ago, but I still see bad performance from most of my customers that use Belkin.

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okay, I don't know if this is related to upgrade problems I've been reading about. I think I update a while back (and no, I don't remember when, it was an auto update). Tried to start laptop, got "updating part 3 of 3".
Then it shut down and rebooted. Tried to get into safe mode to get into
vista. Same messages. Next tried to use recovery disks. New message
says they are not recognized. This is HP DV 2200 about year or so old.
I do have a linux partition, but it does not have wireless capabilities. Does have internet ability. Any hints? thanks, don.

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I got a virus a few days ago and ran a malewarebytes scan. I dont remember exactly what it was but i cleaned it out and when i restarted i get a quick flash of BSOD and then it goes to the choices for safe mode, last known good configuration, and normal. If I select anything other than safe mode the computer looks like its starting then just reboots, flashes BSOD again and then comes back to the choices screen. If i select any type of safe mode it shows the drivers text screen and just stays there. I left it for a good 30 minutes and it doesnt do anything.

I recorded the BSOD with my camera phone and managed to get a set of numbers on the bottom as it flashed: stop 0x0000007e 0xc0000005

I have Windows XP Pro (don't remember if it was service pack 2 or 3), Dell XPS 400. I have the windows XP SP2 & SP3 disc handy in case i need to use it. I cannot get into windows at all, its stuck in that endless loop. I am particularly stressed because I have a wedding video on my hard drive that i need to burn to DVD! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know what else you need. Thanks.

A:Computer infected, endless reboot loop, BSOD

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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