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

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

Hello, community

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

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

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

What I can't do:
*Log into Windows or even get to the login screen
*Boot in safe mode (I can't login)
*Use any repair option in system recovery options because it says there are no admin accounts on the pc (so, no command prompt, no system recovery, no automatic repair). I already done all three from the Windows boot media, and none worked

What are my problems:
*Windows says there are no admin accounts on the PC
*Infinite automatic repair loop (doesn't log into Windows)

I used Ubuntu live disk verify the files in the drive and there are no missing or damaged files, so I'm guessing a Register problem?

I really, really don't wanna format and reinstall Windows. It's not only my personal files, but my software which will be very hard to install everything again (I had tons of software... all trusted, no malware here).

Is there anything else I can do?

Thanks for any attention and even more for possible cooperation with this request.
Best regards,
Lucas Almeida

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Hello, community

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

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

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

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

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

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Yesterday i was restarting my laptop, i was doing this by holding down the power button to force shutdown, i accidentally removed my finger from the power button before this was complete, i started holding the button down again straight away, this time i held it until it turned off, now whenever i turn it on it starts auto repair then goes to a screen that that says auto repair could not repair your computer, could anybody help?
 

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i did a refresh on my aspire V5-573 and it was working fine until i did updates , now I am stuck in auto repair loop
 

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

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

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

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My inspiron 660 is struck in an auto-repair loop
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A:Windows 8 struck in auto-repair loop

acher76
Hello,
I seems that I have similar case. My laptop has stuck in reboot loop of windows 8. Unfortunately, I can't force my laptop to start recovery procedure. I think I need some kind of installation or recovery media from Dell. Do you think you can help me with this?
Looking forward for your reply. 
Run diagnostics:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/f12-preboot-diagnostics/
If they pass perform A Clean Install of Windows 8 Service Pack 1 (otherwise known as Windows 8.1):
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/a-clean-install-of-windows-8-1/
Installation media may be downloaded here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/

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DELL INSPIRON 3847
Thank you in advance! I am helping a friend get his Dell out of the Repair Loop. Upgrade from W8 TO W10, worked for a month and then went into the loop. Sorry, I don't know the details. Ran Chkdsk with no issues. Need some guidance please.

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Hello, this is my first post here.

A while ago, I started my windows, and my windows account suddenly turned into a limited account upon starting up. I didnt even notice until I tried to go to an address in windows explorer. I checked the user accounts and it says the account itself is a admin account, I tried switching it from admin to limited to admin, but to no avail. Since turning into a limited account, I cannot go to addresses in windows explorer, ctrl+alt+del for the task manager or even have a SIMPLE shut down button, meaning, there is no shut down button in the start menu, I have to log off and do it there. A great inconvenience.

So then, I went and created a new admin account. I was using it for a while(like 10 minutes?) when, BAM! I tried to ctrl+alt+del and it said it was a limited account and was unable to use the task manager. I checked the start menu and I still saw the shut down button, I pressed it, and it also said it was a limited account and was unable to use the shut down button.....

I think its a virus or something, but I have no leads on it..

I have included a hijackthis log to see if it will help..

Thanks guys.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:24:00 AM, on 7/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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Hello,
 
Specs:
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X Evo.  Bio: 1708
CPU: AMD fx 6100 Six-Core
Memory: 12272 MB DDR3 1439 MHz
 
My name is Ness. My computer received an unexpected shutdown. When I tried to boot it up it when into an auto repair loop. System restores did not help.  So I tried to load my Boot Manager, however it instantly crashes.  I assume there is something wrong with Booting Files. I was hoping to repair the Master Boot Record with Windows Preinstallation Environment. I tried using WinPE from a boot-able usb, however the program doesn't fully initialize and it hangs on "wipeinit" in the command prompt.I do have the Windows 7 Disc at the moment. I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Hello , i updated some updates for w8.1 and i got a message saying : restart is required for the updates to apply , and so i did.. Then i got the auto repair loop witch just when u turn on ur pc you get: Prepearing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing your pc(after)
And it says : there is a problem with turning on your pc. 2 options given (RESTART NOW/ADVANCE OPTIONS)
Alot of people had this problem , for more details : look up to youtube : windows 8 Automatic repair loop..
Can anyone help? cant access to my pc in a few days://

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My husband and I upgraded to Windows 10 ages ago.  After a few initial hiccups, all has been well - until last night.  My husbands HP laptop turns on just long enough to display the automatic repair message, then turns off.  Hitting ESC
to get into the boot menu simply turns the computer off more quickly. All fixes I've read are not only years old, they require the computer to stay on long enough to reach further screens.  I'd appreciate any help I can get!  PS:  I'm no techie,
but not a technidiot, either.  Thx!

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Hi,

My HP laptop, model # g7-2240us has been stuck in an Automatic Repair loop since trying install the Win 10 anniversary update a couple weeks ago.

I'd previously updated from the original Win 8 to Windows 10, and it had been working fine before this last update.

It only boots into Automatic Repair, but none of the provided fixes there (startup repair, etc) have worked. I haven't tried a reset yet.

I'm able to get to command prompt, but not boot into safe mode. I'm pretty sure this is a driver issue based on reading through a lot of forums!

More details, I've already unsuccessfully tried:
sfc /scannow
chkdsk - everything fine
system restore - no restore points found
last known good config
go back to previous build - none found
disabled early launch anti-malware
disabled secure boot in BIOS
tried fixing the bootrec
tried using Regback to copy registy files using this tutorial - failed (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums)

I've looked at the log file - Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt
SrtTrail.txt - but while it says number of root causes=1, it doesn't identify any corrupted files and all tests complete successfully. It says "Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."

So finally, I tried disabling automatic repair through bcdedit to see what would happen. I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere, since now it boots to Recovery screen with the message &qu... Read more

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Have you tried a System Restore to a date before the Anniversary Edition? Have you tried deleting the Update leading to the installation of the Anniversary Edition?

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Into advanced settings. Can someone please help?

The precursor was being prompted to scan the drives for errors, tried to do that, it froze, then went into the auto-repair loop on startup. To make matters worse, I don't have a bootable copy of win 8, since it just came installed on the machine (and I didn't get around to creating the USB boot
Disk or backing up my
Data to my portable) hdd

A:Please Help: stuck in auto-repair loop

Hello,

Follow this to get a command prompt open:
Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

Once this Command prompt is open run these commands:

bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /Fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBCD

Then:

Chkdsk /r C:

I also recommend you are trying to boot this with as little things plugged in. I am not talking about things inside your case but outside perphirals for example if you have USB drives and that plugged in.

Hope that helps Cheers.

Harry

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks!
 

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my computer is an
Gateway SX2370-UR12

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

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A couple days ago, I was casually playing Warframe. Tried to alt+tab out to check an IM and my screen went black. Not sure what happened as I could still hear the mouseover sounds as though Warframe were still active. Fiddled around for a few minutes and couldn't get Task Manager to come up, so I decided to just hold the power button on my laptop until it shut down. No harm done, right? Wrong.

When I booted back up, Windows greeted me with a "Diagnosing Your PC" message under the normal Toshiba boot logo. After it hung there for a few seconds, it moved on to the "Attempting Repairs" screen. Didn't take long for it to decide it wasn't too happy with me for suddenly shutting it down.

Since then, I've been stuck in an auto repair loop. So far I've googled everything I could think of, but it seems my efforts were in vain. Tried putting Hiren's on a thumbdrive and booting from there, and for some reason, Windows just boots right back into the auto repair screen. I've even wiped my 1TB external and put the recovery image from my work PC on there. That didn't work either. I've gone through every thread google's given me and I feel like I'm banging my head against the wall.

I should probably note that formatting is not an option for me. I'd try installing Ubuntu on my external, but since the recovery won't even boot, I feel like that'd be in vain.

Thanks in advance for any help guys.


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Hi I had the same problem a few days ago I had a look on you tube seems to be quite a common problem.I Should say I am also running windows 8.1 on my Dell laptop , they suggested putting in the windows 8 disc which you probably don't have as I didn't . But they did say that a windows 7 disc somehow recognises windows 8 I have a windows 7 upgrade disc so I put that in the drive rebooted my laptop and it eventually loaded up. Had a rather large update to download but it's fine now. Good luck

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I was playing WOW the other night on my month old PC and all of a sudden I got a full red screen. I restarted the comp and this auto repair screen popped up and it freezes and just same thing over and over. the bottom of the screen is cut off and the only other window i can get into is the bios setup utility window. Cant get into any kind of safe mode nothing.
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Try reseating your RAM and video card. This happened to me and I thought the hard drive was bad and I spent hours trying to replace and reinstall software/hard drives to have it continuously restart to the automatic repair loop. I removed the bad RAM from my system and it rebooted and acted like nothing had ever been wrong. That is where I would start.

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

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

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Greetings!

Since I got my Toshiba Satellite L50-A- 1EJ, the updates are an obligation and when the time comes, I cannot turn off my computer without actually updating my software. Lately, each update has ended with a message stating: "windows couldn't be updated, undoing changes" or something of the sort. But the last update brought a problem (which seems quite common), where your computer asks you if you want to automatically repair your computer, and after a while the same message comes again, called the auto repair loop. I saw a quick and simple tip to fix it on youtube:
1/turn on computer
2/hold "0" key
it opens a dialog box of some sort to get to a restore menu or something like that
3/press yes
you arrive in a menu with different options: -continue to W8 -turn off PC -use USB device to retore -troubleshoot (refresh/reboot PC)
4/choose troubleshoot
5/choose refresh
6/follow the different steps to the refresh

I don't know if this tip is the ideal way to fix my problem, but I know everything was going well until I clicked on the troubleshoot button... It just highlighted the icon in white and froze, and I was unable to do anything but turn it off again . When I came back and clicked on turn off PC or continue to W8, it didn't freeze and turned the PC off and went back to the auto repair loop respectively. So I don't know what's wrong in the end...
Do not hesitate if I wasn't clear or missed some details

Thanks in advance!
Cheers

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Obviously I can't click on anything or type anything because the loop is constant. I've been reading forums etc for the past couple of days for a fix for this Automatic Repair loop..nothing that would help and I notice many others the past year also never found a solution.

I burned on a dvd a Windows 10 bootup thing- as suggested by someone. That doesn't stop the loop either- and yes, I did get to the page via F12 that allows to change it to boot from the DVD etc.

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When you try to boot from the DVD, when it prompts you to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD", are you hitting a key to continue the boot?

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Hi,

OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570


Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back. System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.
Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...


It loads up to the Windows 10 icon > After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a > It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead > It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options. This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options. It's like the screen has frozen/crashed > The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.


The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now. I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do. It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as possible, as I work from home and am currently losing money because ... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

System Restore would not have recovered your lost Word file. Hopefully you made a Windows Repair Disc and you can do a Startup Repair or use another option now. If not, you can download one from another unit.

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Hi,
OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back.  System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.

Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...
 

It loads up to the Windows 10 icon  >  After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a  >   It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead  >  It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options.  This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options.  It's like the screen has frozen/crashed  >  The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.
 

The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now.  I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do.  It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as pos... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

Because Windows 10 uses a hybrid shutdown the procedure I am outlining may not be able to mount the drive so you can access your data. If you use a Windows Live account to login to windows the data may be encrypted.
 
On another computer download Fatdog64. This is a linux distro that will boot and hopefully recover you data to an external hard drive. 
 
Here is the iso file.  Fatdog64-702.iso
 
Once downloaded you can burn the iso to a CD or DVD by right clicking the iso file and selecting Burn Disk Image. You may need to access your BIOS/UEFI to make your optical drive the first boot device. Depending on the make and model of the computer you can press a key at boot to open a boot menu where you can select your boot device.
 
At the Fatdog Desktop you will see your hard drive partitions listed as sda1....sda2... sda3 etc depending on the number of partitions on the disk. For a Windows 10 computer your files may be on sda3. Click once on a sda partition. If the partition can mount a File Manage window will open. Clicking once on a folder will open it. If you do not see your files then close the file manager and select another sdaX partition.  If you are able to see your files then post back and I will give instructions on copying files to a USB flash drive or USB external drive. This will at least get your important data back if the partitions can mount. Hopefully they will.

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Hi,

OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570


Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back. System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.
Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...


It loads up to the Windows 10 icon > After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a > It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead > It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options. This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options. It's like the screen has frozen/crashed > The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.


The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now. I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do. It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as possible, as I work from home and am currently losing money because ... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

System Restore would not have recovered your lost Word file. Hopefully you made a Windows Repair Disc and you can do a Startup Repair or use another option now. If not, you can download one from another unit.

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

Hi,

I am unable to start up my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium). TOSHIBA Satellite C660-1J6
It is stuck in a loop of 'attempting to repair this computer', which is unsuccessful and restarts.
There are no restore points to use.
I have received the BSOD which disappears quickly during startup.
I am able to start up in Safe Mode - however when I get to the login screen, the mouse and keyboard do not work.

I would highly appreciate any help or advice with this.
I am happy to reinstall windows as I have everything backed up. However I am unsure how to do so as I do not have a CD.

Kind regards

A:Startup Repair- windows cannot repair; Stuck in restart loop

Firstly, a Windows 7 install disc is a dvd, not a cd.

You would have to find a working PC to download a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Iso File, either 32 or 64 bit, let`s assume you need 64 Bit.

After you have downloaded the iso file you have to burn it to a dvd at no faster then x4 speed. So the PC has to have a dvd burner and you`s need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

You can also use a usb stick to put the iso file on using Rufus. The usb stick must be at least 4 GB in size.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

You must also have a readable key on your COA to activate windows after you install it.

You will also have to install at least your network/ethernet drivers to get online. Then get your other drivers, and run Windows Update, which will take a long time, sometimes 24 hours.

Have more questions, just ask

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Hello,

I've been unable to access my custom build computer since around 5:00 yesterday. I chose to restart my computer at around that time just because it was slowing up a little and I usually do that to help, I had not installed any updates or new programs since 2 days ago when there had been a few windows updates.

Upon returning to my computer I noticed that it had been unable to startup and had gone straight into system repair with it being 'unable to repair this computer automatically.' I rebooted several times and noticed that it was not a visible BSOD but as soon as the 'starting windows' icon began to appear it went straight into startup repair. I tried to boot into safe mode, tried to load previous good configuration and all of the other advanced recovery options (including system restore/image and many command prompts).

This is what it shows after being unable to repair automatically:

Problem signature name:Startup repair offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

This diagnostic occurs every single time I run the startup repair. Also, command prompts I have tried using the WindowsRE command prompt and the one found on the 'repair your PC' option on the windows 7 installation disk are:

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A:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

The last time I logged into the system was the beginning of the month and tried to log in yesterday with the correct password for user with admin priv and I got locked out and it would not reconize the admin password either. I have auditing turned on so no passwords can be set to a blank password so just about all the free software out there won't work, and used software that was supposed to allow me to change password that didn't work either. I have tried to boot into safe mode and use the command line that didn't work either. The OS came pre-installed so I don't have the CD does anyone know if I can use any windows 7 cd and try to either repair or do a restore point?

A:Locked out of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (admin)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dprules


The last time I logged into the system was the beginning of the month and tried to log in yesterday with the correct password for user with admin priv and I got locked out and it would not reconize the admin password either. I have auditing turned on so no passwords can be set to a blank password so just about all the free software out there won't work, and used software that was supposed to allow me to change password that didn't work either. I have tried to boot into safe mode and use the command line that didn't work either. The OS came pre-installed so I don't have the CD does anyone know if I can use any windows 7 cd and try to either repair or do a restore point?


Welcome to the Windows 7 forums.
I recommend that you fill in the system specifications especially the make and model of the computer so that someone can give you effective advice.

good luck.

Rich

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

Hi all

after searching for solutions and getting near to pulling my hair our i've decided my best bet is asking the internet!

6 months after putting my PC into storage and buying a new(30gb hard drive ) laptop i'm frustrated at the lack of space and applications on my laptop and i'm finally set up in my flat and ready for my pc!

Somehow i have forgotten my password- I've tried everything i can think of(i'm hoping maybe one day it'll hit me)

I have lots of applications that i've paid for on my desktop so i don't want to have to buy them again so i'm trying anything and everything.

Looking online there are several solutions

- reset password through command prompt? found several tutorials where you can login as another admin to reset another user account- problem is it was solely my PC so there is only an admin account for me- there is a guest

- download a program to crack into it- problem is even if i was to download a program i can't install anything as a guest without an administrator password

- Boot from operating system disc to reset- my operating system is on my harddrive- it was preinstalled when i bought it many years ago


So apart from waiting until that moment where my brain just throws my 6 month ago password i'm out of ideas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Working from this laptop is driving me nuts

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

My laptop is having windows xp and it has only one login which is also the local administrator. Currently the login is disabled and whenever I try to login I get the message that the login is locked out. I know the password and there is no need to reset the password.

Is there a way I can enable a login which is currently locked out? Please help.
 

A:Windows XP - How to enable the admin login which is currently locked out

I wasn't aware this was a possiblilty in XP. What is the exact message you are getting? Does this sound familiar >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q242917/

And if you boot in Safe Mode and choose the built-in Admin account (not your normal account), can you get in?

Probably everything there is to know about XP passwords can be found here:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_passwords.htm
 

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Experiencing Constant "do" loop of windows explorer shutting down and restarting (every 15 seconds or so). Suspect a virus. Also get pointed to websites selling anti-virus software. Earlier restore points seem to be deleted (only one availabe is after I suspect I received a virus) - so I cannot replace. Ran Norton Virus Scan and adaware - but no fix.

Any suggestions?

New Computer Sony VGN-SZ640 with Vista Business (32 bit)
 

A:Locked in Loop of Windows Explorer shutting down and restarting

Hi paulmellon

You got a bigger chanse to get this solved or answered in the "General Security forum"

Maybe someone can move it there if you can't!?
and yes it's probably something like a Badware you got, do you 've a red icon down to the right popping up and telling you this? or just popups?
SeYa/Ambrose...
 

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Hello to everyone:

My problem and questions;

I am locked out WinXP 30 days after the activation period passed.
Now, after I turn on the laptop I get the message: "Do you want to activate your product now?" If I click "NO" I stay on the log on screen, if I click "YES" than I go to the screen than say that my product (Win XP) is already activated, my only option is to click "OK" or "x" and than I go back to the logon screen again; endless loop-

I can access my windows files from another operation system: UBUNTU, on the same computer.

1. What files should I copy from my windows files to external drive to get everything that I need, I don't want to miss something (I already copied "user files from 'documents and settings' and I also copied Program Files.
Is there anything else that I should copy so I don't miss anything?
Is that a good way to copy files or I should copy everything completely?

2. Is there any way to "repair" this activation issue accessing windows files from Ubuntu?

3. If I reinstall win XP, will the activation problem be back? By this I mean; Do all the windows products now need to be activated, regardless when were they bought?

Thank you for your help.

A:Locked Out From Windows XP - Endless Loop Activation Request

Hi helphelp7,

This article should help you out. It involves removing the script that may be causing the issue.

Also, as you have you XP CD, you could also try a repair install, without loosing your data.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

I have tried to reset and press f-8 it sends me back to my profile icon, safe mode does the same and im locked out. i dont have internet acess excet my phone. i dont have a disc because it was purchased used. i need help to fina way in so i change my login and get my photos and music off..looking for backdoors... anything would be greatly appreciated.

A:hp dv1000 windows 7 professional os, locked out of admin account

How could you get locked out of your account? Don't you use the password regularly?

Use the DVD provided to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the licensed version. If under 4gb RAM use 32 bit, otherwise 64 bit.

There is a step there to rescue your files using the DVD or rescue disk.

Stick closely to the steps given and you'll end up with a perfect install, which you can then save as an image so you never have to reinstall again.

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I am running WinXP in LenovoT61

Panda Active scan result :

ANALYSIS: 2008-09-11 22:05:38
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 3
SUSPECTS: 0
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.1 No Yes
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
00039703 Application/Pskill.A HackTools No 0 Yes No C:\cg\SUPPORT\PSKILL.EXE
00099501 Application/Psexec.A HackTools No 0 Yes No C:\cg\SUPPORT\psexec.exe
00139064 Cookie/Atlas DMT TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\PUXG\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
SUSPECTS
Sent Location VULNERABILITIES
Id Severity Description 182048 HIGH MS07-069
170904 HIGH MS07-043


Hijackthis Log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:51:42 PM, on 9/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
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A:Windows NT password getting auto locked within 1hr of unlocking

Hello, pgpuneet
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hello.Saturday night I got a notice from my virus checker (Norton 2004) of a Trojan attack. I thought that it had been successfully blocked, but when I rebooted on Sunday I started getting the following popup about every 5 minutes (mispellings and all):Windows Security AlertWarning! Potential Spyware Operation!Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent any unathorised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover...I also discovered that I am locked out of many administrative applications (e.g. task manager)I followed the instructions in the Preparations Guide before posting to this forum, but I am still getting the popup and I am still locked out of administrative applications. I have pasted my HijackThis log below.A few other notes which I hope are helpful:I ran Adware 2007 5 times; it reported over 310 infections the first time and indicated that it had repaired them. However, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th times I ran it, it showed 118 infections each time, even though it indicated that it had repaired them each time. Also after running Adware, I started getting an error message each time I shut down stating that that reg.exe had failed to initialize with the following error code: 0xc0000142. Now, intermittantly on restart, Windows stalls at a blue screen with the Windows logo and "Please wait..." It eventually it gets past this and loads.One of the virus checkers recommende... Read more

A:Bogus Windows Security Alert; Locked Out Of Admin Tools

Addendum: I also ran Spybot as outlined in the Preparation Guide. After running it a few times (and rebooting between each scan) I got the same 5 problems detected each time. As with some of the other scanners, Spybot indicated that the problems were fixed, but each would reappear with each subsequent scan.

Whee.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Mike

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hey,
I am running windows 7 x64 and figured I had malware from the behavior of the computer. I installed several antivirus/rootkit removers and when I started loading them bam computer froze. When i restarted i was prompted to repair windows, so when I start the repair it goes on for about 20 min until it tells me it cannot resolve the issue. This is after I recovered windows. Help?
 
NestKiNG

A:Windows Repair Loop

Hello, sorry you got lost.  I will ask another to look here.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

My laptop froze on me. I went to restart it and now It Shows the HP Symbol and it says "preparing automatic repair." Then the screen goes to a blank black screen. Is there anything I can do?

A:Repair loop windows 10 HP

Sounds as if the hard drive is dying and will have to be replaced. Immediately after powering on start tapping the esc key. This should open a menu where F2 System Diagnostics is a choice. Tap F2 key and run the tests.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Good evening.
 
I am trying to repair a friends computer that is stuck in Windows Repair Startup. 
 
When it boots up I have two options
 
1)  Windows Repair Startup (recommended)
2) Launch Windows Normally
 
 
If I chose Windows Repair Startup, I see the spalsh screen, then I see wallpaper, but nothing else.  No icons, windows key does not work.  However the mouse is responsive. 
 
If I choose launch windows normally, I see the Windows splash screen, it appears to load, but then reboots itself.
 
 
I am unsure if it's 32 or 64 bit.  
 
Any suggestions?  My friend thinks it may be a virus, but I can't even boot it up to run Maleware Bytes to confirm. 
 
 
 
 

A:Windows Repair Loop

Boot into advanced boot options. (F8 on startup,) repair your computer, then choose last known good configuration. See if you can boot normally after that.
If not, in advanced boot options..use system restore to restore back to an earlier point in time.
 
if you want to try and run malwarebytes, i suggest trying to boot into safe mode and see if that works for you, then run malwarebytes from there.
-alex

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hi guys i have been trying to get this laptop to work for 5 days now

i had been following this (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic448339.html/page__pid__2654556)
but i take it the os and This script was written specifically for this user.

So hoping some 1 can help me plz.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name : StartupRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200561
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 43
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-12-2012 (ATTENTION: FRST version is 6 days old)
Ran by SYSTEM at 17-12-2012 12:43:53
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Professional (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [9955872 2010-01-12] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [fspuip] %ProgramFiles%\FSP\fspuip.exe [3771392 2010-02-03] (Sentelic Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Configuration Center] C:\Program Files\Configuration Center\bin\McaMaster.exe [1583104 2010-03-... Read more

A:Windows 7 pro ( in repair loop)

ListParts by Farbar Version: 30-10-2012
Ran by SYSTEM (administrator) on 17-12-2012 at 18:15:07
Windows 7 (X64)
Running From: G:\
Language: 0409
************************************************************

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 13%
Total physical RAM: 3894.78 MB
Available physical RAM: 3386.88 MB
Total Pagefile: 3892.93 MB
Available Pagefile: 3386.5 MB
Total Virtual: 8192 MB
Available Virtual: 8191.91 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (SYSTEM) (Fixed) (Total:332.88 GB) (Free:250.42 GB) NTFS
2 Drive e: (DATA) (Fixed) (Total:124.78 GB) (Free:11.62 GB) NTFS
3 Drive f: (GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD) (CDROM) (Total:3 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
4 Drive g: () (Removable) (Total:7.21 GB) (Free:7.2 GB) FAT32
5 Drive x: (Boot) (Fixed) (Total:0.03 GB) (Free:0.03 GB) NTFS
6 Drive y: (BOOT) (Fixed) (Total:0.1 GB) (Free:0.07 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 465 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 7386 MB 0 B

Partitions of Disk 0:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 OEM 8 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 100 MB 8 GB
Partition 3 Primary 33... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hi, I recently purchased a laptop from dell that worked fine for about a month. I tried turning it on one morning and found it would just try to access automatic repair start it get to 0% then instantly restart my computer to repeat the loop forever until I stopped it. I ran the thorough system diagnostics from the boot menu and it returned with no errors so I figured the solution would be as simple as reinstalling my OS. I called dell since I did not receive a windows disk or Product key from them and after some troubleshooting they agreed to send me out a USB I could use to reinstall from. So today I got the USB today and tried to get it to boot from it by selecting it from the boot options menu, If I try to do it from the UEFI it just doesnt even register that I'm trying to boot from usb, just tried to autorepair and loops like normal. if I try in legacy mode it gives me a No boot device found error. I have a relatively limited knowledge of computers, I do know how to install an OS though and usually how to change the boot order to allow it (or thought I did). Any help is much appreciated, thank you in advance.

A:Windows 8 repair loop

Quote:




I recently purchased a laptop from dell that worked fine for about a month.




Contact Dell again and claim your warranty. They will fix it for you by either sending somebody to you or having you ship it out to them.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Recently I have been dealing with a trojan and I downloaded windows defender offline. I put everything into my USB and booted my system from there. It deletes the trojan and everything and I powerdown the the laptop by holding the power button and then I go to my boot options and put everything to defaults settings and leaves. When it boots up this time it goes to a black screen that asks me to use Startup repair or Run windows normally. I click run normally and it takes me to the starting windows page with the logo and everything and when that is done it sends me back to the black screen again. It cuts off from there. I tried pressing alt+f10 and shows '/NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /MININT'. I've been researching this for a while now and I deleted that text and continued and it worked normally, everything booted up fine and I logged into windows. I was happy until I restarted windows and then the same thing happens. This time when I press alt+f10 nothing shows up or happens. Actually I have the same problem as this thread right here.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic...up-repair-loop
The differences is that when I press f8 or alt+f10 it will not work.

A:Windows 7 Start up repair loop

Hi mrkitthemews


   Warning

You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Here Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download

Click on the Download Now button that goes with your bit version



   Note
Click the Windows icon (), and then right-click Computer .Select Properties .Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System
Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

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

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repa... Read more

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