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Win10 BSOD, boot loop, Failed Automated Repair & Boot from Recovery USB/DVD

Q: Win10 BSOD, boot loop, Failed Automated Repair & Boot from Recovery USB/DVD

I have a Satellite L645 I put together 4-5 months ago from the wreckage of it and a Satellite P745  Next, will be learning if swapping the CPU from P745 to the MOBO of the L645, but that will be another day

I recently did a number of repairs on several PC's/Laptops that I restore/refurbish/rebuild to provide inexpensive units to those less financially fortunate.  After 30+ years in the IT industry, and now retired, I can return to computers as the hobby it began as.
While doing this latest bunch it appears I picked up a virus either from one of the harddrives in the wreckage, or from the online hunting & scrounging for parts, drivers, apps, etc.
WIN10 began, during booting up, telling me I needed to allow the Automated Repair to run, then changed its' mind and said to use the Recovery Media to repair the system.  I tried to force numerous incomplete boots to cause the options menu to appear, but to no avail.

The errors progressed to the "a required device is missing or not accessible" when trying to boot from proven USB Recovery AND USB Win10 Install media.  The system tries to boot from the WIN10 DVD boot disk, but after a long wait, that too, fails.
These are the various BSOD screens:



In so many words, "LOOK ONLINE LATER FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT." I really like that last one.

But just now I got the scariest yet. I have lines of color in distorted patterns, but uniform, mind you.
Oops, again.

Some errors only occur when trying to boot from the HD and Windows, going to "Repairing your PC", but never getting the Advanced Troubleshooting options.
I swapped out 4 harddrives, 2-Toshiba's and 2-WD, and all produce the same results. I have even REMOVED the HD and memory DDR3 dimms, and STILL get the same results, leading me to think the CMOS/BIOS is infected. 
With the HD removed, no USB thumb-drive, no DVD, and no memory DIMMS, where else is there that "simulate" the Windows Recovery screens and produce these errors?
I look forward to your response, suggestions and instructions on how to proceed, taking into account there are 4 harddrives to correct, and the Toshiba is not alone. I also have a Compaq CQ62 that behaves identically, under all the same configurations previously described.
You indicate in the previous reply I should follow the steps to produce the requested logs.  I would have attached them now, but don't know what utility to run, or what files from my system you might be referring to.  In reading while looking for a solution I could handle myself, I came across an Ubuntu boot tutorial that seems capable of booting a Windows system that is dysfunctional. How Clever!
Let me know what to do, Gary, and I'll get right on it.  
Let me say before we begin, that I have had the best experiences in all my years of PC & server support, end-user desktop support and network administration, when solving a problem of MINE on MY hardware, 
led by the capable, cool-headed, concise, precise, get-it-right-the-first-time-guys like yourself,
right here at www.bleepingcomputer.com
David Reed

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Preferred Solution: Win10 BSOD, boot loop, Failed Automated Repair & Boot from Recovery USB/DVD

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Acer Aspire V5 is the PC I am using. I turn it on, the boot fails and the pc restarts. Then begins an automatic repair, which crashes and the PC turns off. It is a loop I cannot get out of. How do I fix this?

I don't have a Windows 8 Disc or anything like that.

A:Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

You will have to reinstall windows. On the Acer at boot press Alt + F10 to access the recovery process. If unable you may have to order the recovery disks from Acer. I hope you had you data backed up

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Here's a fun one for you, I recently picked up a google redirect on my netbook. while trying to get to rkill or an eset online scan, I decided to reboot the machine into safe mode with networking to see if it would make the downloading and searhing process more efficient. I was using both internet explorer and google chrome in my attmpts to repair the system with no luck, hence the move to safe mode. However, on reboot, the system went into system recovery mode.

Once in revoery mode, I tried the traditional startup repair, however, it finally came back saying that kdcom.dll was corrupted and could not be repaired. after some google searching from another computer, I came to the following sites:

Following the directions on those sites, I've still had no luck being able to boot into safe mode or anything else. In the case of copying kdcom.dll, I used a copy from my working machine to copy over, keeping a copy of the original in the open directory of the troubled computer. Furthermore, I attempted to us one of my Windows 7 upgrade disks, however I could not manage to boot from those either to get to a recovery console. The computer itself has a recovery partition, but I'm unable to reach that as well. I'... Read more

A:Startup repair loop, can not boot from recovery files

Hello RKollas I will be helping with your computer problems.From this point on, it is very important that you refrain from doing anything else to your computer other than what I have requested of you.I do not mind if you browse the web, do basic tasks, or even test to see if the problem(s) you are experiencing are still occurring with the computer while we are working together, but do not run any tools/fixes unless I or another helper from this thread has asked you to do so.Remember that you came here for help, so allow us to help you If something does not run, make a detailed note of what problems you encountered along the way (exact error messages are preferred), but continue onto the next steps until you reach the end of my post.Always do the steps they are listed in (left to right, top to bottom).I prefer that you complete all the steps while you are in Normal Mode. However, I understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you are unsuccessful in getting a tool/fix to run from Normal Mode, but Safe Mode works, then use Safe Mode.If you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask.Let's begin: Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options.To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears. Use the arrow keys to select the Repair ... Read more

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Hey guys.. I am very anxious and frustrated about this issue. I have searched frantically all on multiple forums but the solutions are all over and I just can't..
I have seen some really knowledgeable users here while looking at threads to solve my problem so this is my best bet.. I really do not want to lose all my data :/

I am willing to follow any instructions provided as I am very desperate.

Background Information

My laptop automatically boots into Startup Repair, and once it finishes "repairing", the laptop restarts and boots into Startup Repair once again, looping the whole process. The diagnostic and repair details from Startup Repair showed that the "root cause found" was that the "Boot manager failed to find OS Loader", and the repair action for "File repair" and "Boot configuration data store repair failed".

This is the second time this issue has happened, where I tried to boot up my laptop after hibernating it. Prior to encountering this issue again, reboot, sleep, and shutting down my computer worked fine. Also, I think before the two times the issue happened, I was installing some Windows Updates. I am trying to avoid restoring the disk back to factory state.

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
System restore to the point before the Win... Read more

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System : WinXP SP3 on a Packard Bell something or other, 8yrs old.

I'll start by saying that I've had no heart stopping problems since January this year until........

I recently un-installed ESET security suite after 60 day (trouble free) trial expired. I then discovered my XP F/Wall was unable to load as Windows couldn't find the "ICS" (module?), I gave up on that for a while and tried a couple of 3rd party options but after spending more time answering pop up questions on whether to allow or dis-allow (3 in 1 s/ware d/load ? OTT !) I decided to do a disc recovery to regain the XP F/wall.

During the disc recovery, it announced that it couldn't find a total of 11 .dll/.exe files ** (I thought that was what recovery was for ?!?), I was given the option of manually finding them which I did. All went well until 5 minutes to the end when it announced that :~
''Windows cannot load the Internet Configuration Library ( ICFGNT.DLL ).
The Following error occured: The specified module could not be found.''
On clicking OK no option to locate this was given and the recovery run continued to the end.

At this point (as it does) it went to the start position, went through the BIOS (? push F2 or 12) screen and white progress bar and promptly jumped back to the start position and has been doing this loop ever since.

I ran a floppy NTLDR which I discovered gets you as far as I can anyway !!

I then un-plugged all (both, mouse and wireless !) peripherals and ... Read more

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Hi  I have problem in my laptop lenovo yoga 520  "Default Boot Device Missing or boot failedInsert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."  Cannot start windows 10  Thank you

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Boot loop problem. BSOD c000021a Fatal System Error. Please help I have a custom built computer. Windows 7 64 bit, 8 Gigs Ram. As of two days ago I can't boot into windows. I get to the colored windows logo then it restarts. Same thing in safe mode. I tried a system repair and it fails each time. Tried last known configuration and that didn't work either. I'm running out of ideas. The BSOD reads:

Stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
The verification of a knowndll failed. system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000012f (0x0090d890 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

A:Boot loop, BSOD c000021a, verification of a knowndll failed

An error check of the drive might repair a bad Windows file.
Any .dmp files located in C:Windows/Minidump ? If so post the most recent one if it matches the date and time of one of the crashes.
Run Drive Fitness Test.

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Win 10 upgrade on Dell Optiplex desktop suddenly looping Preparing Automatic Repair then flashes to

"Attempted Write To Readonly Memory" or  "Page Fault in Nonpaged Area". What Failed: WimFSF.sys


I've tried to get it to boot options so I can go to Safe Mode but it always loads Preparing Automatic Repair. Several forums say the WimFsf.sys is a Symantec file, but I know there were no Symantec products installed. I reaseacrched BSOD logs at top of the foump but I don't know how to get the DUMP files if I can't get a cmd line. Please Help!

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

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

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Win 10 upgrade on Dell Optiplex desktop suddenly looping Preparing Automatic Repair then flashes to

"Attempted Write To Readonly Memory" or  "Page Fault in Nonpaged Area". What Failed: WimFSF.sys


I've tried to get it to boot options so I can go to Safe Mode but it always loads Preparing Automatic Repair. Several forums say the WimFsf.sys is a Symantec file, but I know there were no Symantec products installed. I reaseacrched BSOD logs at top of the foump but I don't know how to get the DUMP files if I can't get a cmd line. Please Help!

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Yesterday I got a blue screen for no apparent reason.
About a month ago, I got the same screen, but when I rebooted everything appeared to be working normally.

This time, I shut it down after the bsod, and started it today. I booted in Safe Mode, just to make sure everything was working properly, but it froze, and brought me to Startup Repair. Startup Repair asked me if I wanted to try to restore to an earlier version, and I said yes, but now it's saying 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

I attached a picture of the blue screen and the startup repair.

I don't really know where to go from here...

I really don't want to lose my personal files! I just ordered a 200gb external hard drive off amazon to back my stuff up, and I would hate it if I lost all my stuff before I got the chance.

Any ideas?
(I'm on my friend's computer right now, if you were wondering.)

A:Computer won't boot after BSOD and failed startup repair

If its a laptop just pull out the drive and use a usb ide/sata connector to salvage what you dont want to lose to your friends computer if they will let you. Then put the info on cds/dvds until you get the external hard drive. On cds they will be safe for a long while until needed again.

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I have a Yoga 2 pro.
I recently formatted my drive and got rid of all partitions. The reinstalled windows 8.
Everything worked fine until I went to the bios and changed it from legacy support to uefi boot.
I now get this pop up when i boot up.
Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select 'boot manager' to choose a new boot device or boot recovery media.
I have no reccovery media.
I tried to restart the mchine while pressing F2 but I always get into the same screen.
If I press enter I then go from the pop up to the boot manager where the list is empty so i cannot boot any other drives since there are non to select.
I am not sure what else to do...
Please help.
Mod's Edit: System model added to Subject line to improve visibility / clarity


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A:Yoga 2 pro - Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key.

Shutdown the laptop
Press NOVO button to start
Select BIOS setup from the menu that shows up
Change back to Legacy
Exit saving changes
Reboot and check.

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System: HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook (2008 laptop)
OS: Windows 8.1


I ran the "verified" command initially. After rebooting my laptop, tried numerous things that I found online to troubleshoot DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION.

-Tried to run verifier via CMD (Driver Verifier Manager) to remove settings (did not work). Nothing is enabled.

-Tried to do Restore, it failed and when I tried to restore to a different date all restore files seem to disappear.

-Tried to do Startup Repair (did not work)

-I have a windows 8.1 DVD but it seems like my cd/dvd drive is not working. So I connected my external DVD to USB and changed boot order so USB came up first. Still no luck.
The system currently in Automated Repair Loop.
When I choose troubleshoot option then advanced option then command prompt, it comes up in x:\windows\system32 versus c:\windows\system32

I don't know what else to try. Need help please ..... Mia ;)

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Just recently dusted off an old w510 from a friend.  Went ahead and slapped a new SSD in it and bumped it up to 16gb ram.  Also bought a fresh install of windows... and thats where my problem begins.  No matter how I do the boot order, it always shows the logo for a minute then just reboots and repeats.  Any luck on your end?  I would like to do a clean install using this SSD, don't exactly want to use the old HD it came with.
Moderator comment: New post, with replies, created. Subject edited. Was: Re: W510 not compatible with Win10 pro 1703 ???!!!????

A:W510 - Boot loop with fresh Win10 install

I cannot even begin to address the problems that are being experienced at your machine level, however - let me address the basics. First, restore the W510 with a factory image, if a Win10 image is not available - use the Win 7 that the machine shipped with - it is available from the recovery archive center. Once you have a stable factory image, consider that the window for a free Win10 upgrade has past..

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I am having all those issues but, I thought about posting on one of the other similar posts but, none of them are exactly like mine so I decided to make my own.

I built this rig quiet a few months ago for my neighbor and by the looks of things, it appears the problem lies after a Windows Update... I know, Impossible right?

OK, let's begin...

Basic Office Rig... ASRock B75M-DGS... CX430W... Intel G850... Corsair 4x2 1600... Spinpoint 1.0 TB (partitioned)... Samsung DVD/?/?/?... Windows 7 64bit Pro.

My neighbor tells me that it has a problem, that the computer won't start, I go check it out and I immediately see the loop and I suspect a corrupted boot, easy fix I thought, oh boy, how wrong I was... all hell breaks loose on me and here are more details.

1.- Startup Repair is my initial reaction as this has worked extremely good in the past... Nope, it lets me know that it can not repair itself OK, first sign that today will not be a good day for me.

2.- No worries, lets go back and try a system restore... first one I see is yesterday "Windows Critical Update" so I figure it damaged something or my neighbor stopped it in the middle of it, etc, etc, so I choose another one 05/10/2013, got almost all the way when it tells me it can not use it (or something to that nature), I tried the one before that one, same consequences, so I figures, wth, let me try the one from yesterday... Nope, same deal, I am dead in the water!

3.- Command Prompt is next and I see somet... Read more

A:Infinite Loop, BSOD KnownDLL Failed, No safe Mode, No repair...

Do you have access to another computer right now? If so, download Partition wizard Bootable CD (the last one in the link). Burn it in a blank CD or in a USB flash stick.

Boot into Partition Wizards GUI following this instructions. When you are on the last screen, take a camera snap of the screen and upload the snap here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

We need to see the partitions and parameters.

Also, have you followed it ? If not, try it.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi,I am Dr Simon Andrew casey. I have a Edge 15 that displays the Lenovo logo with dots moving in a circle during booting, it will stay like that for hours. What are my options to fix it besides boot from an installation USB and reinstall the OS?p.s. This problem suddenly appeared about two months ago, I am guessing after installing one of those Win10 updates on its own.

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I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system repair, then at the bottom:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: Oxc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data
So I booted off a Windows recovery disk and figured Startup Repair would fix it. Alas, after it says "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options" and asks me if I want to repair, I click "repair and restart" and it says "Failed to save startup options".

The "repair details" are:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier: {...}

The following options will be added:
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\...\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=D:
I've tried running Startup Repair from the manual options screen and it says it cannot repair automatically. I have two partitions, the 100MB windows System partition, which Recovery Console mounts as C:\ and my main windows partition, which it mounts as D: and I can see all of my files on it.

Running "bootrec /repairbcd" gives me "Total identified Windows Installations: 0"

I'm not sure if there might be something fishy with the way it's detecting my partition table... Read more

A:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
Then, if it doesn't boot, run bootrec /RebuildBcd (from this KB article: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows )

c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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Help! My Yoga 720 15 went into boot loops, I can't get to anywhere excepts for BIOS. Here's the error sequence 1) Lenovo logo screen2) green screen, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED3) reboot by itself, logo screen with ''reparing automatic repair"4) screen flashes once5) logo screen with 'diagnosing your PC'6 blue screen, SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION The only thing I could do is hit F2 enter BIOS. in the bios screen, I tried disable secure boot, reset to setup mode, restore factory keys, disable fast boot, (somehow I am stucked with UEFI boot mode), nothing helps me boot normally. Please help! 

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I am on a HP Pavilion p7-1517c Running Windows 8.1 - I am looking at this computer for a friend... and while I am pretty good this one got me stuck for 10 hours. I give hopefully one of you guys can help me. When Windows boots up it keeps going to the automatic repair... then diagnose then to blue screen... I have tried a lot of different things and I am still STUCK! ugghhh I have a windows 8.1 disk also. Also I have another computer that sees the hard drive of the infected/ messed up windows 8.1 Any ideas anyone? I believe the virus is Trojan.Dealply

A:Windows 8.1 Repair Boot Loop

Hi MansterLeeb I see that no one picked up your thread. Do you still need assistance with your issue?

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Just reinstalled windows 8, loaded everything up and had it perfect. Then I installed a windows update (could it have been 8.1?) and then my computer would not boot. It got stuck on the windows 8 logo with the circle just spinning. After I restart it tries to automatically repair but that doesn't work. I popped the win8 disc in and tried to do a system restore using a restore point but it said "You need to select an OS. Please restart the system and select an OS". ??? I'm not dual booting! Win8 is the only OS installed!

Tried safe mode but the windows logo just hangs. Help? Any possibilities to salvage this before doing yet ANOTHER reinstall or refresh or whatever.

Thanks everyone

A:automatic repair loop. Can't boot. Can't do anything.

Just unlplugged all HDD except ssd where win8 lives, and switched the 1 stick of ram in Dimm slot 1 to 3, using a new stick. It booted right up and into win8. ARGH! what's the deal?

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Hello everyone. First time poster here...

I have already conducted numerous searches for the solution to this problem that I'm having... none of the solutions that I have found work.

My problem started when my computer became infected with Tidserv... Symantec, MBAM, Adaware, and RootRepeal did not find anything wrong, but any time I went to Google and conducted a search, I would click on one of the results and get redirected back to Google/webhp. Google was my default homepage, and when I would launch it, I would also get a survey from the websitesurvey.com that stated somethng about rl3822x.cn. Anyway, I looked into these issues, and found that Tidserv was most likely causing it. Attempts to get rid of Tidserv did not work. I decided to try to repair windows as a last result. Prior to this, my computer was running Windows XP Pro SP3 fully patched with the latest stuff... I have a legit Windows XP SP2 cd, so that's what I booted with for the repair.

After the repair, the computer is now stuck in a boot loop if I try to boot normally. I CAN boot into Safe mode, but not safe mode with networking. While in safe mode, there's a message that says that this copy of Windows is not activated... the kicker is that I cannot activate it while in safe mode, and I cannot boot into normal mode due to the boot loop, so I'm stuck. Any advice that you can provide is greatly appreicated. I start school again on Jan 4th, and plan on trying to fix this issue hopefull... Read more

A:Windows XP Boot Loop After Repair

You cannot do a repair install of XP...with a CD which reflects less than the current SP installed on the system.

The result is usually a clean install of the older O/S, rather than a repair.


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Shortly after the Windows XP load screen appears, flashed out and cursor appears mid screen...the screen flashes blank and a reboot starts. As the title states I have attempted a windows repair from the install CD to no avail. I am unable to run a virus scan from my Norton CD's because the drivers for my boot volume's RAID are not given the opportunity to load. The only luck I've had in booting is with Bart PE. With this it appears the drive is intact, and it passes all the scans, however due to the fact that the DLL's aren't being loaded I can't run any of the diagnostics installed on my hard drive. I attempted running the diagnostics from my Norton CD in this environment as well, when they should begin an empty error box appears and then nothing happens when it gets closed.

A:Boot loop, Windows repair did not help

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Hi there

Everytime I turn on my laptop the loading bars go through and then it loads up startup repair which tries to search for errors and a few times it has attempted repairs too. But every time it says:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
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In the view problem details it has this information:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 196611
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
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When I click Finish on that, it just shuts down and the same thing happens again when I turn it back on. I have tried to enter Safe Mode and Last Known Good Config but the same problem occurs.

I have tried using some bootrec commands to fix the mbr etc but they haven't worked, and I have also tried to perform a repair install using a copy of Windows Vista x86 32bit but that won't work as the upgrade option is greyed out and this error message displays:

Upgrade has been disabled

- To upgrade, start the installation from Windows.
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The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7920G (I think - would have to check to be sure), I think there is a recovery partition on the hard drive but I'm not sure how t... Read more

A:Can't boot - Startup repair loop

hi try alt and F10 at boot to get to recovery partition

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I am having a very serious problem with the Automatic Repair Loop. Last night the computer updated but during the update I had some sort of dram problem which started a boot loop with a ram beep error. After resolving that I found myself stuck in the Automatic Repair Loop for windows 10. None of the buttons inside teh boot loop screen work. I have tried going to advanced options and restoring, no restore points available. I tried to use md backup and regedit but this wasn't an option because it is a fresh install of windows 10. I can't get safemode to boot it tells me an error has occured and says it will restart the computer to me which puts me back in the loop. I would really like to not have to install a new OS and lose everything if possible. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here are links to videos describing problems others have had. I tried every option in these.

Please help me o.0

A:Boot Repair Screen Loop

Do you have a Win 10 DVD ? If not, go download the MS Media Creation Tool and create an ISO. Right click on the ISO file and select Burn Image. This will give you a Win 10 DVD. Then boot the problem machine with it and select Repair. See if that works.

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I get into startup repair everytime i boot my pc which is never successful. I am definitely goin to explain it in detail but dis is basic problem nd plz dont mind typing coz m typing fast on iphone which may cause errors in typing!!

Yesterday,i used my pc for 7-8 hrs continuosly which is not big deal but due to it i can't figure out my action which caused problem. I kept it on for downloading at night nd when in morning i got boot screen which comes when pc is directly turned off. I did Start Windows Normally nd i got usual windows 7 loading animation for a secong nd den it started startup repair after that everytime i boot it takes me to startup repair resulting in continuos failure. I hv googled nd found many threads but none matched my exact one. Startup infinity loop didn't work. Below r given few conclusions nd obstacles-
1.) i can't get into advanced boot options using F8. But i can get into recovery menu using install dvd nd view advanced options frm startup repair.
2.) System restore din't work. I mean its not successful in restoring.
3.) bootrec.exe didnt work
4.) imp point to be noted is my last update was on 23 dec while pc worked fine on 24 th & 25th dec means dont knw wat happened 25th night that caused this problem on 26th morning.
5.) sfc/scannow says "a startup repair is left to be completed." it says to complete that first then use sfc/scannow.
6.) chkdsk results in last line saying failed to transfer log......
7.) i also get a report like man... Read more

A:Startup repair boot loop!

are you able to enter safe mode?

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Just got my Z10T and decided to upgrade to Win10. Problem is the Win10 upgrade hung and now I can't fix Win10.

Nor can I restore Win 8.1 from SSD recovery partition or from USB recovery image I made before trying Win10 upgrade.

So, I am hoping that someone can throw me a lifeline, otherwise I have a very expensive ultrabook that I can't use at all.


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Hi all
After install win10 updated motherboard drivers from relevant website caused crash and boot loop received 'whea unfixable error' now won't even engage monitor please any help be great thanks

Ga-z7170xp-sli motherboard
I5 6600k
120gb Pny ssd
1tb seagate
850w mod psu

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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.
my computer is an
Gateway SX2370-UR12

A:stuck on auto repair boot loop

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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have an old vist machine that keep bsod at boot but could get into safe mode did repair bootloader

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after booting from instal disk but would be grateful if you could check thse logs thanks baz

A:pc wont boot in repair loop vist

Microsoft 6to4 adapter in Device Manager has problems.
Please right click on it and select "Uninstall", then reboot and check to see if the problem is gone
Only 415 mB of free RAM.  Please only run one program at a time and eliminate as many startup programs as you can.
If possible, check to see if you can upgrade the memory (RAM) to help the system perform better.
The latest memory dump (in the WER section of MSINFO32) blames video.  Should the errors continue, please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/35-video-tdr-timeout-0x116-0x117.html#post29532
Also, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Beyond this, as there aren't any memory dumps in the upload, I have these 4 suggestions:
1.  Get ALL available Windows Updates.  It may take several trips to get them all
2.  Get ALL available, compatible updates for your OS from the manufacturer's website.
3.  Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
4.  If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/verifier.html

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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.
my computer is an
Gateway SX2370-UR12

A:stuck on auto repair boot loop

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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After a random freeze I had to restart the machine via a button push and was confronted by a continuous repair loop. After some considerable investigation I found two errors on my SSD boot hard drive, I tried to start in safe mode and try a system restore. Neither worked. I edited the registry using advice about changing the BOOTMGR. This had the undesired result of completely locking me out of the advanced windows options menu as any option chosen brings me to windows failing to load and a black screen. I tried booting with my windows 7 DVD in the drive (which worked before the registry editing) but after loading brings me to another black screen. 
So just to recap:
- I can't load the Windows 7 DVD at startup and therefore cannot reinstall windows.
- I cannot edit the registry or change the settings for booting as pressing any of the F8 options does not work.
- Loading windows brings up this info:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware blah blah...
Insert windows installation disc and restart...Then below that it says:File \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
In the advanced windows options menu the 'repair' option is missing.
I obviously have windows 7 it's the 64bit version it's on a Sandisk SSD for boot, while I have my files on a seperate hard drive.
At this moment I would love a fix- if not then I suspect a new SSD and a reinstall of windows is on the cards...
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A:Boot failure after startup repair loop.

What makes/made you think that your SSD has/had a problem?
When trying to overcome a problem that only concerns the Windows drive...I suggest temporarily removing all other hard drives, leaving only the optical drive and the Windows drive.

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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


A:Win8 auto repair loop can't boot

no ideas? =)

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So i got my sisters NETBOOK (OMG) to fix.
I will start from the beginning.
The comp is a few months old Samsung N220 Plus with Windows 7 starter SNPC OA and with no CD/DVD ROM.


When i boot up the notebook, it shows me the message:
"SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2: SAMUNG HM250HI - (S1)
WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive.
A failure may be imminent."
Press F1 to continue.

So i do.

It takes me to the startup repair, which it unfortunately wont complete. It simply says "a hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting".
And i have only the options to finish and shut down/restart computer.


1. F8-boot with ALL different modes (safe, last known good config etc.) Same - it goes to the startup repair anyways.

2. All the options under "view advanced repair options" or something like that.
None of them got me anywhere, ofcourse i tried different things with the CMD.
a. tried to run explorer.exe through cmd.
b. tried to run iexplore.exe through cmd (in order to navigate to the partitions after.)
c. tried different bootsect repairs.
d. tried chkdsk
The problem was that even if i navigated to different... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot boot. (startup repair loop, tried everything). PLEASE help!

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(Posting the same as on Eightforums as I didn't get any response there :/ )

(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible.... Read more

A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

Kingston Tech Support is very good and will swap out the RAM if it isn't spec'd correctly, or help you get the seller to do so. Otherwise make sure it's spec'd precisely which can be double-checked with Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer.

You may need to replace the other stick to resolve the problem and so you can run the scanner.

If not then use the Win7 installer System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair which should automate System Restore if it finds nothing else. If not run it from the options list.

You can use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when the others don't.

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    I am currently running an HP touchsmart tx2-1370OUs Windows 7 64 bit. Recently my computer began to act very "sluggish." I ran Malwarebytes Antimalware with no success. After searching my computers symptoms online it seemed that a Java Updater virus could be the culprit. I uninstalled Java using Revo Uninstaller Pro, and restarted my computer. After restarting, it hasn't worked since.
   When I attempt to boot windows normally, the HP logo is displayed, and then the computer freezes and restarts on the windows logo. When I attempt to boot into safemode, the computer restarts again with no success. I have attempted to use system repair, system restore points, and a windows 7 repair disc. All of which had no success. I have also booted with a Kaspersky Rescue disc, and Hiren boot CD, both of which found and removed viruses, but did not fix my boot loop.
   Any help with this issue would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

A:Windows 7 64 bit Repair Boot Loop Virus

I'm guessing that you've already tried Safe Mode, correct?

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(Mom's computer is Windows 7 whilst mine the acer has Windows 8)

Yet again I have problems with my Laptop (Acer 5755G)

Anyways here's what I did, I replaced the 2 gb ram stick with a 4 gb, for a total of 8 instead of six, now the new stick was a Kingston HyperX SODIMM 1600mhz CL9 204-pin.

So after I replaced the 2 gb with the new one I tried booting up the laptop, and it went directly to automatic repair, now I figured this had to do with the new ram but the screen just went black, I could move the cursor but it stayed like that for 30 minutes, tried rebooting several times with no progress.

So today I've just been trying to make a bootable usb/hdd but none of my usb's or harddrives work....
The windows 7 usb/dvd tool won't even recognize the original ISO downloaded from the microsoft site as a ''Valid Iso file''

And since when you're creating a bootable usb it has to be FAT32, so I connected a harddrive partitioned it with 8gb and set the fs to fat32, the usb/dvd tool won't even recognize that as a portable media either.

So now, I've been trying to extract the Iso file into the external hdd partition but it took forever, I guess since my mom's computer is an ancient relic of a computer.
I also connected the SSD to a sata controller from another portable hdd but got the message ''Drive I: needs to be formatted before you can use it'' and then a ''I:\ is not accesible. Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

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A:Automatic Repair loop, laptop won't boot!

So I went to buy a new USB drive at the store because I needed one, and it's completely new and I get permission denied (!!!!)
Does anyone know what the problem is here???

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Hi, everyone. First post in this forum. I appreciate any advice you can offer me. Here's the story: My HP laptop (about 5-years old, Windows 7 Home 64 bit), which showed no signs of performance problems beyond what you'd expect for a five-year old machine, suddenly shut off. Not a proper shutdown sequence. Just BANG -- off. As if suddenly all power was yanked.

Then it automatically started booting again, but it could not complete the boot. It got about as far as the Windows splash and then booted again. This time, it presented the option of doing a Startup Repair. (This screen here.) Running Startup Repair, it could get as far as Loading Files or, once or twice, even as far as the actual Windows Startup Repair tool, but it never completed a repair and kept rebooting in an endless Startup Repair loop.

Now, almost all of the time, it doesn't boot anything at all. Not even BIOS. When I hit the power button, the fans run (and possibly the HD spins? hard to tell), but nothing else happens. Every once in a while, it can boot a little bit, and I can get into the BIOS settings, but those times are becoming fewer and fewer. It hasn't booted anything at all since mid-yesterday.

At first I assumed the boot files somehow became corrupted, but the initial weird shutoff and the recent inability to do anything at all except spin fans is making me wonder if this isn't a hardware problem. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

A:From Startup Repair endless loop to no boot at all

Try loading defaults in BIOS.
Try remove battery/AC adapter/RAMs and press and hold power button for 30 seconds.

Remove battery and try with AC adapter alone.
try with battery alone.
Remove HDD and see if at least BIOS is reachable consistently.
If there are 2 RAMs, try with one in the 1st slot. Try with 1 in 2nd slot too (some laptops won't work with 1st slot empty)

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I am having a problem with a Emachine T3828

When I boot the computer it goes into the normal process but when it starts loading the OS the screen losses connection and the computer restarts. I have tried booting into safe mode and it does the same thing. I have also tried to just restore the computer to original settings I have opened it up and tried some other things but for the life of me I can't figure this out. HELP ME!!

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HiI bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

I decided to update Win 8 to the free Win 8.1 a few days ago and went ahead with the download and installation of Win 8.1. However, after a seemingly successful installation, set up and login, a simple reboot resulted in no longer being able to boot. I can boot to safe mode but cannot boot properly no matter what I do.
There is no specific error message when I reboot, the OS simply fails to reach the login stage and reboots again. It then opens the 'Failed startup' page asking if I wish to use advanced options or restart.

I tried turning off all non-Microsoft software like AVG, Comodo, Samsung Keys, etc., but it didn't solve the issue.

I also noticed that Safe Mode boot fails when I attempt to boot to 'Safe Mode with Networking' but is successful when booting to simple 'Safe Mode' or 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'.

I have attempted to burn the Win 8.1 disc as described on this site but from a Win XP system which according to the download software is not possible and unfortunately I do not have access to another system.

Can anyone please help me repair and boot my system?
Thank you for any help.

A:Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

You said:

Hi, I bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

Why not use the Win 8 disk & reinstall Win 8 ?

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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First off long time visitor to this great forum have learned so much over the years THANK YOU for all you do. I was asked to look at a laptop for a friend that is stuck in a boot loop? I tried system repair , last known good configuration, running Kapersky rescue disk, Malwarebytes with no luck. Figured I'd try the experts before telling him to just re-install.. Can anyone please help?
If posted in the wrong area my apologies....
Thanks In advance

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I am having this issue where my laptop with windows 8 just won't boot. I see my acer splash screen, then I see a blinking _ then it goes blank for around 20 min, and then it would say "automatic repair, diagnosing" I've waited nearly 20 hours, almost an entire day leaving my computer on, just still no use.

I am having a very very similar problem as this guy, (as well as many others who pretty much lost all their valuable datas in their HDD after installing WIN 8)

Windows 8 Woes

The person who wrote that was actually in RTM version, but the problem still persists in the most updated Final build version as of last week. I am quite disappointed in Microsoft. I am currently on my friend's mac.
I have my windows 8 original copy bootable on my usb drive. Insterting my usb drive, it boots and all, and I went into the repair option. I tried all of the repair options, all of them would either stuck in their screen or say that my disk is read only and locked.

I do have access to the cmd though in that repair mode, but it seems to be quite limited.

I tried to enter safe mode by pressing shift+F8, it doesn't work!!! Tried it so many times, just doesn't work.
It gives a loud beeping sound if I hold it for more than 2 sec.

I am now successfully able to boot Ubuntu from my Portable Hard Drive and it runs smooth and really well.

I originally had 2 partitions, C and D. C is where my windows 8 was installed, so it's unaccessable now, it doesn't appear in the ... Read more

A:HELP! Stuck at automatic repair loop... WONT BOOT.

Your problem sounds very serious. I am very sorry. And, I am sorry I know of no way to help you. The best I can do is suggest that you take the computer or drive to a data recovery specialist.

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I am unable to boot my laptop with Windows 8 Pro. It was working fine after upgrade finished from win 7, but IE10 locked up and I pressed the power button for 4 secs to shut it off, when turning it back on it's locked on a loop ? preparing auto repair, diagnosing , Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC , shut down or advance options," every thing I try goes back to restart the same loop. Is there a way to bypass the prep auto repair on startup? I tried booting from installation disk but at a certain point it tells you to remove installation media and boot from OS and again the same loop. Help!!!!!!

A:Preparing automatic repair loop unable to boot

I had this happen on a laptop with an SSD that was refurbished, but tested ok. At this point it's kinda scary and I'm not sure if I can really trust the OS. I'm going to try a different SSD, but that repair loop is a bad, bad sign. Hopefully they can get this fixed ASAP.

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Hi everyone

To start off, my laptop is quite outdated, although I have upgraded to Windows 7. However I noticed that it's been running pretty slow lately and I occasionally got the blue screen of death (been meaning to get it repaired, but didn't really have the time to do so). Yesterday, I tried to restart the laptop, but the next thing happened was this "Windows is loading files" screen and it went to Startup Repair to scan the problems, and when I clicked Finish, it would shut down (without solving the issues) and repeat the same process over and over again. I couldn't get into Safe Mode either since it would bring me back to the same screen as I mentioned above. Below are the problem details from the scanning:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 45
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

So I'm wondering if there are any ways I could get the Windows to boot again, or at least get into safe mode so that I can recover some of my data and files. Any suggestions and recommendations are welcome.Thanks very much in advance :]

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I was working in Office 2013 and system became unresponsive. Attempted to reboot but now I have the dreaded automatic repair loop running as soon as I boot up. I have run the repair item for over half a day and still not working.Cant get an option to run in safe mode or anything. I have my windows 8.1 disk but dont want to risk losing all the stuff I have on my hard disk - holiday pics, spreadsheets, the works.

Anyone help???



A:PC wont boot, goes straight to automatic repair loop

Try booting into safe mode via your disk and try from there automatic repair

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I haven't installed anything lately and I can only think that it was maybe due to shutting down the computer directly from the power button (heard sudden shut downs could cause problems).

I tried startup repair, I tried doing a "refresh" but it won't accept the cd, I tried doing a safe mode boot and a debug boot, I tried changing the sata cords on my drive, I tried doing a system restore to 3 different points and they all give me the same error "System Restore did not complete successfully, System restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive E:\" (I find this strange since there is no drive E: on my computer, maybe this is the problem).
Can anyone help me out? I've run out of options. I've only installed 8.1 on this 120gb 840 evo 2 months ago. I really can't just reinstall 8.1 and erase everything, I have to figure out a way around this if anyone knows?

A:Windows 8.1 wont boot up, stuck in repair loop.

Welcome to EightForums

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Since upgrading to windows 8/8.1 x64 i have twice had this situation when during boot up windows tries automatic repair & fails , every time i restart same repair fail happens , its stuck in this cycle , neither "Refresh" or "Reset" option works , . I have to do a fresh format & install , loose all my files stored in the OS partition , I even tried to recover the files using linux boot cd but the folders were inaccessible/corrupted .

I tried every solution i could find to make it boot including Unable to refresh or reset PC after Automatic Repair fails in Windows 8 but nothing worked .

This has happened twice in the one year since i have been using Win 8 , Is there any way to avoid this from happening i future ?

A:How to avoid Windows 8.1 Automatic repair boot loop ?

This video claims to demonstrate how to escape the loop.

Also read comments. One claims rebooting with no USB devices connected broke out of the loop. I see lots of complaints on MS but I didn't see a fix.

Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Fix - YouTube

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