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Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

Q: Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop


Laptop Model: ASUS k53e

I accidently turned my laptop off during Update Configuration when booting and I think this may have damaged the OS.

When I attempt to boot my laptop, Windows keeps trying to configure the updates, it gets to 35% (each time) then fails and "reverts back to changes" and this process repeats itself infinitely.

I have tried a few methods such as running it in safe mode, which results in the same process of the infinite loop.

System restore cannot be completed due to some error.

The laptop never came with a Windows 7 CD so I think it would be impossible to restore it without having to buy an actual Windows 7 software.

Anyone know any approach to this?

Thank you


Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

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A: Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

Are you able to at least enter Safe Mode (press F8 during startup)? If so, try creating a recovery disk using this tutorial.

You can try using the DISM command as explained in the answer made to this thread. Follow the steps in the first reply outta do it. Given that you mentioned System Restore, I assume you are able to get into the Windows Recovery Environment.

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Hi all,

My sister seems to be having a problem with her laptop that I cannot fix, its on Vista Business. Automatic updates were taking place and when it rebooted it went to 3 of 3 complete - 0% and then it just restarts and doesn't do nothing more. I tried LKGD, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, looked online for some resolutions and found nothing, we do not have/can't find the disc that came with the OS, so thats not an option for repair, so I wondered if any of you out there had any ideas?

Thanks =)

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Hello! First post! I read many, many posts at Sevenforums over the last couple days to help remedy this problem. I'll start from the beginning of my problems even though some have been solved. Maybe it will help others.

On March 13, the "tuesday windows update packet" started updating my system automatically. It auto downloaded the updates (which I didn't realize it was even updating) It seemed to be hanging on the shut down screen. I came into the room about 2 hours later and Windows was still shutting down (actually it was on the blue screen that says, shutting down) Not knowing that the computer updating, I shut the computer off by hitting the power button because I thought it was weird it didn't shut down 2 hours earlier. I have read other posts where people also experienced this same scenario... the update seemed to freeze the computer at shutdown.

The next day I tried to boot up... and the computer would not boot to the desktop, even in Safe Mode. I tried to do a system restore, system repair, etc. to dates before March 13... even Feb. 28th... but system restore did not work. I found that I was in a Startup infinite loop which I read about here on Sevenforums.

I posted in a couple forums around the internet and got some good suggestions... which actually remedied part of the problem.

After 5 hours of trying various entries into the command prompt... I found this one that worked.:

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A:Windows Update KB2639308 causes infinite startup loop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums Shaun.

Have a look at this tutorial, which explains how to repair an infinite loop scenario.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

With startup repair, it may be necessary to run it three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

You might also want to run the System Updates Readiness Tool (SURT). The link is for the 64-bit version as your specs point out that you are using 64-bit software.


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This morning my plan was to finally get the upgrade to win7 sp1 on my system. I've tried in the past, but also failed.
When i try to start the sp1 update (downloaded manually b/c windows update doesn't show the update), it instantly stops because it is unable to determine my windows version.

Looking at windows update, it seems i'm stuck in a loop with KB2977759 and KB3004469.
At this point, i'm still stuck in that loop, after running sfc, the surt tool, the windowsupdatediag tool multiple times. I have also removed the windows update datastore and download dir contents, to no avail.

Can anyone please guide me out of this mess?

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Windows 7 Home Premium automatically updated last night and now when the computer gets to the Loading Windows animation, it freezes after about 1 second, then I get a BSOD with a STOP: 0x000007b (0cFFFFF880009A9928, 0xffffffffc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error - I have 2 Windows 7 partitions on a single hard drive - partition 2 has Windows 7 Home Premium as well, but does not have the update (haven't used that partition in months) - the (non-updated) 2nd partition boots up fine (rules out hardware issue).
So far I tried Windows' auto startup repair both from the partition and from a recovery disk with no luck.  Safe mode gives the same error. Any clues on how to undo the Update via Advanced Startup Repair (the automatic repair isn't working and there are no restore points found, so I'd likely have to do it manually via CMD)?  I've tried Chkdsk /f /r already and it showed 0 bad sectors but displayed  "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"
Bottom Line:  Any clue how to fix the startup without reinstalling/formatting?  I'm guessing I'd need to remove the failed patch somehow (Dism.exe?) via Command in the Advanced Repair environment, but I don't know how to.
Computer Specs:
ASUS Bamboo edition laptop (U43F)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Intel i5
RAM: 6gb DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD/Shared

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Hi there everyone!

I've got an issue with my XP machine. I've got a single update that just keeps showing up as an update in a loop. I can't get rid of it. It is showing as successful when I run the update.
The update in question: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28608

I've searched online and have done the following per suggestions I found.

1) .NET 2, 3 & 3.5 uninstalled and reinstalled.
2) Searched previous updates for a failed install. No failed instance of a patch found.
3) Tried patching from Windows Update website. Showed successful then showed back up as a necessary patch seconds later.
4) Downloaded the patch and ran. Reported creating a system restore point, then patching. Reported success. After restart, patch shows as needing installed on auto update in the taskbar.

I've installed it through various methods over 40 times now, trying different things in the process. I just can't get rid of it. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time!

A:Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

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Okay so here it goes:

My laptop is in dire need of help, it's beyond slow and will no longer install new programs, and I mean anything.
It also is in what appears to be an update loop, as in when it shuts down there are always updates to configure and install but the system freezes and i have to force a shut down manually. This happens every time I shut down.

New installations seem to freeze at 99% or just don't even start....

Windows explorer does not respond 50% of the time.

I have cloned my drive and tried to re-install vista 3 times now, but during one of the many reboots it stalls and leaves me with a black screen and the mouse....
Here are my laptop specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3033 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238433 MB, Free - 194074 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have an HPPavilion dv5 2074 dx Notebook running Windows 7 which came with only 3 gb ofRAM. My computer now has very little availableRAM, even after I uninstalled all unnecessary programs and files, so I need toupdate it. I ran a Crucial System Scanand the results indicated that my computer could be updated to 8 gb. I ordered the recommended Crucial RAM (twosticks of 4 gb each) and a friend installed it yesterday. I watched him while he worked and he showedme how he made sure that the RAM was securely installed by lining it up withthe slot and pushing the RAM completely into the slot, so I’m sure it wasinstalled correctly.

When I triedto start the computer it was stuck in a startup repair infinite loop. My friend pulled the new RAM out andreinstalled it, but when I tried to start the computer it still was in therepair loop. My friend reinstalled theoriginal RAM and I was able to start Windows normally (his also shows that hedid install the new RAM correctly). Thismorning the computer is working with no problems. Is it possible that the Crucial System Scanwas wrong about the type of RAM my computer needs? Should I try a different brand of RAM? Would it be best to update to less than 8 RAM? If so, how much RAM would be best?

My friend,who is no computer expert, updated his own Dell Inspiron computer RAM from 4 gbto 8 gb (he used exactly the same type of Crucial RAM that was recommended formy computer) and after he installed it his computer started right up with noproblem ... Read more

A:Solved: Startup Repair Infinite Loop after RAM Update

According to the specs, it supports 8GB.

Specs here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4278971

It's possible the RAM is not supported. Contact Crucial and see what they say. They typically stand behind any product that they recommend without any hassle.

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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I recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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I was playing TES4:Oblivion and suddenly my computer was shut down. It said something like this: "Your computer is shut down to protect it from damage. This error was coused because infinite loop of windows. There was a blue screen with white letters. I don't know what should I do.
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A:Windows Infinite Loop

you said infinite loop i persume that it happens all the time. can you right click on mycomputer then properties, advance, performance and find recovery in there uncheck system restart.
right click on my comp then manage and copy any error messages you are getting here. have you got antivirus , antispyware installed in your system.

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Yesterday I was installing XP on one of partitions I made for it,because I had problems recording stereo tracks for studio on Windows 7( in my previous encounters like that,it worked on XP ).After installation of XP it would restart and just give Unable to load operating system and I couldn't boot in Win7 because as most of you probably know,XP overwrites boot section of Win7( but that's an easy fix with EasyBCD ).Now I tried fixing the problem with Win7 installation DVD and startup repair but no use,then I tried MBR tutorial and it got me to splash screen,but that's where my infinite loop started.Then I tried doing backup with command prompt as in one of tutorials here: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery but no results unfortunately.Does anyone know what to do from here? Or am I going to be forced to do clean install? I temporarily installed Windows 8 Release Preview on XP partition just so I can do stuff until Win7 is fixed.

Thanks alot!

A:Windows 7 Infinite Reboot Loop

Hello vChaser and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes things get so badly messed up that a clean install is the best way to go. But you might be able to avoid that if you can roll back your computer to a date/time prior to these problems with a system restore point.

System Restore

Another possibility is a repair install. It may be able to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc.

Repair Install

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so my computer is in an infinite repair loop.... ive tried booting in safemode, doesnt work still stuck in the loop. ive tried bcdedit and i dont have a OS disk sooo any ideas cannot afford to send my computer in for repairs

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I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until it froze one time, I had to restart the computer. After that I was not able to start Windows. I can start Ubuntu without any problems, however Ubuntu cannot mount Windows. Everything is on 256Gb Samsung SSD. When I try to access Windows files from Ubuntu I get error (2) below.
When I try start Windows, it does repair and says (1).

I spent all day trying to figure out how to fix it, but no luck yet. I also don't understand what's wrong exactly.

(1) Root cause found:
System Volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: File system repair(chkdsk)
Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0.

(2) Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/aziza/Windows7_OS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/aziza/Windows7_OS"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_mapping_pairs_decompress() failed: Input/output error
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
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A:Infinite Windows repair loop

Have you tried running Startup Repair from a Windows 7 System Repair Disk or a Windows 7 Install Disk?

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I'm hoping someone with can shade some light on this...please!!! I have a computer that is stuck in an infinite reboot loop; it runs the POST and the splash screen appears but after that it reboots...over and over again. I don't know if I have a virus or some other problem. It happened right after installing a program in Safe mode. I've tryed booting up in several modes and nothing seems to work. I've read that the power source seems to be the problem in some cases but my power source if practically new. I don't know how to proceed. Perhaps reload the OS? I'm hesitant to do this though. I've also read the the video card could be the problem in some cases? But, everything ran fine prior to installing a program in safe mode. I have an ASUS P4S8X motherboard, Windows XP Professional, Award BIOS and an ATI Radeon 7500 64 Mg video card. Thanks to all who can help! Greatly appreciated.

A:Infinite reboot loop Windows XP

What program was installed while in safe mode?

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This morning i started up my pc, left for a little while, came back and noticed my pc reaching a certain point, receiving a BSOD and restarting. It gets past the little windows loading icon then comes up to a dick check - "One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency..." it begins the scan than a BSOD flashes and it restarts.

Ive tried system restore but it came up with an error. Ive also tried booting in safe mode but it just freezes up and restarts. The only thing that seems to work is Boot in last known good configuration.

I haven't installed any new programs or drives and the last windows update i installed was two days ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Windows 7 caught in an infinite loop

Hello and welcome xcorrupt mate any external stuff plugged in if so take them and try.

You need to get into safe mode. Some specs would be good too

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We got power shortage and the computer suddenly shuts down and when I tried to turn it on again, this annoying infinite boot appears. I tried to reformat my computer using Windows 10 bootable DVD but it won't work, also I tried Windows 10 bootable USB but it will still continue on restarting. PLEASE HELP!


A:Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Booting USB/DVD will probably not work, because of missing SATA driver, so HDD will not boot either.
Go to BIOS, pressing DEL: Main - IDE Configuration - ATA/IDE Configuration - switch it to Compatible.
Try to boot DVD or USB and use repair install. Switching back to SATA can be done later, if needed.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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When I start my Dell laptop, it shows "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then shows the blue screen of death. The blue screen of death has following texts.
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you.
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error WDF_VIOLATION.

Now this is going into infinite loop. I'm not getting any other options. Web search brings lot's of video's but they all ends up with "Advance Options". In my case the loop is not even bringing "Advance Option"

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Ok so I have Windows 7 PC and ever since it was purchased, whenever your Restart, it just do an infinite reboot loop. This only happens when RESTARTING and not when SHUTTING DOWN.

I need fix on this as my Windows 10 Upgrade is ready and the upgrade just doesn't complete because during the upgrade, windows tends to restart several times and I'm getting this infinite reboot loop.

A:Windows 7 infinite reboot loop on RESTART only

Is it running an AV like Norton or another anti-virus? If so I would try uninstalling, then running a removal or cleanup tool for that specific AV program. Then clean the Registry with CCleaner.

If none of that helps turn on boot logging in msconfig. The log file is named C:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt. It may give a clue what the fault is.

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I need help. A week ago, my system froze up then provided the BSOD with the error message nv4_disp infinite loop. I have researched the topic until my brain is numb. To be honest, I am not sure whether the video card is the problem, windows, motherboard, or what.

I can only run my PC in safe mode. When I start up windows, there are vertical dashes through the windows logo, I then get a flashing cursor, then then BSOD with the above noted error. I am running Windows XP SP3. I have an NVIDIA GeForce8300 GS card. I have updated the drivers, rolled the drivers back, uninstalled, reinstalled with no success. Several posts claim if the video is bad, my screen would be black. Not the case here. How can I tell if my card is bad without buying one.

If I need more information to get help, please, let me know what you need. This machine is only 3 years old.

A:nv4 display infinite loop @ windows startup

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I'm working on a friends laptop that is stuck in a loop rebooting. It started after she attached her iPhone to the laptop.

I've tried using a repair disk and so far it's not working. I also have tried to boot to safemode (which also fails).

I've also tried sfc /scannow but it doesn't work.
I've tried rebuilding the BCD manually (I'm not sure I did that right)
Is there any way to fix the machine? I really don't want to reformat the machine if I don't have to.

Heres what I see when I boot it up:
When I turn on the computer it has a white bar that says it's loading windows, then I see the normal windows loading screen. After about 5 seconds it goes into system repair. That fails and the process starts all over again.

I was able to get the computer to give me the option to boot into Safe Mode but that failed as well. I also got the option to boot to the last stable configuration but it failed too.

Additionally, when I rebuilt the BCD it doesn't load windows instead it goes to a light blue screen with nothing on it (Not a BSOD type blue screen).

I also ran Bitdefender's bootable antivirus and it removed 4 infections.

I hope this makes sense. I've been working on this thing for over 16 hours and am starting to get confused.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Windows 7 stuck in infinite reboot loop

I forgot to mention I also tried the instructions on the first page of this thread:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

And also there are no system restore points.

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THE FULL TEXT WAS TO LARGE READ, so i left Pastebin links with a title few places.
The 0, and power button does nothing for me no beep either have troubleshoot that a few times I have tried with both Numpad, and keyboard
Well big issue for me guys...
I own a Toshiba laptop, and change the OS quite often/(format it to different OS). And today I had windows 10 pro... and found a trial for free to enterprise 100% legal from Microsoft site but... I went to install it and after a little bit of installation exactly 12 percent it rebooted and gave me some error about not being a able to delete some pointless .TXT log file in system32, error was: 0xc000000f
I couldn't do anything to fix it I was stuck in reboot and some advanced options like CMD
But now, I don't know what happened I tried to find a way to remove windows from my laptop, changed boot iso in advanced option since I spotted 2 of the same OS in the same partition "USB" I installed with USB, but I messed a bit around with those in the start nothing happened but then my windows totally **bleep**ed up by making the installation reboot every 1 minute or less where the screen would **** up a little before. And the installation isn't what it would be saying anymore it would say attempting to repair windows, but rebooted each time in 1 min. and even before it rebooted each min it would try to fix it and fail each time.

What I did in steps..
1.Download 90 day enterprise trial from Microsoft site.
2. Put it on my 4... Read more

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hey all i would appreciate the time if you looked into this matter.

i was using window's harddrive repair function, as my computer was starting to crash frequently. The window repair function hung at 47% at the 4th step, so i shut it off.

Now windows can no longer start, not even in safe mode. Upon loading, the computer will reboot itself.
i know there's some serious harddrive issues, this 110 gig seagate hdd had to be sent in before. I will most likely just transfer the data and start anew if no one has any suggestions.

any advice would be appreciated.

A:win xp hdd repair crashed: windows now in infinite loop

Welcome to TSG....

If this repair function that you were doing is a repair-installation of Windows then exiting out is a big mistake since the process will want to keep going until finished. I would suggest to put the windows install disk back in the drive and follow the prompts and finish the installation.

If this is not available then you might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it into another computer as a slave drive and manually backup any important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive and then return it to this computer and do a clean installation of Windows with a format.

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I've been getting an error message: "Microsoft Explorer has stopped working" followed by "Microsoft Explorer is restarting". This happens repeatedly. Running Windows 7 build 7601 Service Pack 1. This happens in all versions of safe mode as well as the normal start.

I ran sfc /scannow and got a long series of error messages - I can post them if useful.

I don't have the original installation disc.

I tried system restore from the command prompt and it said that it couldn't find a previous restore point.

Any help would be most gratefully received!


A:Windows explorer crashing in infinite loop

Quote: Originally Posted by richardjdixon

I ran sfc /scannow and got a long series of error messages - I can post them if useful.

Welcome to the Forum richardjdixon,

Yes, please post the error messages from the SFC scans. I will call a friend to take a look at it.

You could have a read through this tutorial.Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Also upload your msinfo file.

MSINFO32:Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

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My original os is windows 7. So today I connected a hard drive from a windows xp machine so I could transfer some files. When I powered the computer back on I got a blue screen right after the windows 7 loading screen and the computer rebooted. I then got the black screen asking if I want safe mode last known configuration or start windows normally. I chose start normally and i got bluescreen/rebooted back to this screen. I then chose last known good configuration and was bluescreen/rebooted back to the screen, this time I chose safe mode. Safe mode began to load files and then stopped at mup.sys bluescreened and rebooted.

The system then tried to do the windows repair thing and I did the system restore option and rebooted, this didnt help and I put in my windows 7 installation cd hit repair and tried bootrec.exe, none of the options worked [fixmbr fixboot etc] and the system doesnt recognize that any OS are installed.

What can I do to be able to boot windows 7 again, and connect the windows xp drive without this happening again, i've connected other drives to transfer files a few times but this has never happened before.

Thanks in advance.
The blue screen was flashing by too fast to read so I took a video of it with my phone, the error it gives is:
STOP: 0X0000007B (0XB,.

A:windows 7 infinite bluescreen reboot loop

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I restarted my comp during a reboot while it was installing windows 10 it started looping shutting off then on so I pushed f10 shift childcomp switched from 1 to 3 I also tried to force restart until the automatic repair screen showed but it's still infinitely restarting please help

A:Asus windows 10 infinite restart loop please help

Looks to me that you clobbered the OS and will need to do a clean install of Windows 10.

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Hi guys,
I have a mysterious and serious problem with my computer, relevant details as follows:
i5-3570K HD7850
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 single boot
3 HDD 2 exHDD
Windows Installation disc burned to bootable flash drive
All secondary drives have been temporarily disconnected
Yesterday after a normal restart I encountered what appeared to be an issue with the boot sector. Spent 4 hours figuring it out and finally had to rebuild the bootloader from scratch. Right now the situation is, first hard drive has 100MB System Reserved partition set to Active, Windows on C:\ and no other drives connected. It appears to be a Windows issue rather than a boot issue now.
I can consistently get to the Windows startup screen (or safe mode options if F8 is pressed) but it crashes and reboots halfway through the logo animation.
Reinstalling Windows is not a feasible option as there are various complex software and configurations on the computer which I am using for an ongoing project.
Thank your for your time, your advice is much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 infinite startup loop

Try doing a repair installation.
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
1a)  To burn a ISO file to a DVD please download ImgBurn and install it.
2a)  Insert a blank DVD into your CD/DVD drive tray, and then close the tray.
3a)  Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.

4a)  Click on the Browse for a file icon:

5a)  Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
6a)  Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable DVD.

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Hi guys,

You might be familiar with this extremely frustrating situation where the Windows Explorer crashes upon computer initial load and simply can only be restarted, only to crash again and start with a new restart.

I read a few posts and learned about trojans (scanned with Advanced Systemcare and other programs and got nothing) and about using sfc /scannow in command prompt mode to fix broken files (found some files but after fixing the problem was still there, scanned again and found nothing).

Here is the script from the restart window:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: InPageError
Error Status Code: c000009c
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

I noticed of course right away how come the "Faulting Media Type" which is in contrast to other posts that mention a specific file. Any idea if this has anything to do with anything?

Appreciate ANY help regarding this, I am stuck with this and can't use the computer decently.

A:Windows Explorer restarting in an infinite loop

Someone else had this error and Moderator usasma gave some advice here
You could try that, and report back.

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First off, I'd like to apologize for not knowing exactly how to go about describing my issue, although I promise to do the best I can.

I guess my first problem was forgetting to write down the day this issue started happening, because that would have helped me narrow down the problem, I'm sure.

Also, I'd like to note that I believe it's something to do with Microsoft Silverlight.

Anyway, every time that I turn my computer on, it logs on with no problem and doesn't have to install any updates. However, every single time I turn my computer off, it "installs" updates... and the same ones are available every time my computer restarts.

Here's a screenshot of all of the failed updates... so many things fail. [CLICK]
EDIT: Just noticed some repetition in that image... "optional" updates are always successful, "important" updates always fail.

Here's another image of something I get with nearly all updates I try to install (Silverlight/MSE/etc.):

I also just tried installing 4 new updates and got error codes 66A and 80070643.

It seems as if there's some error with every update I attempt to install.

A:Windows 7 Infinite Updates (not boot loop)

Have you considered a System Restore point PRIOR to these problems occurring?

The error code 80070643 is a generic error that basically states that an problem was encountered by Windows Installer.

Two links for you to peruse to see if they may be of help.

You receive error 0x80070643, error code 0x643 or updates may be re-offered when you try to install .NET Framework updates when using Windows Update or Microsoft Updates

Error code "0x8007066A" or "66A" when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site to install .Net Framework updates

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Hey Everyone,

I built my first ever CPU this past December and I am now running into an issue trying to install Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OEM. I have tried looking up this issue with no luck of finding anyone running into the same problem I have encountered. I am not entirely sure of what information is needed so I am going to explain everything. I am sorry if this is a slightly long post.

CPU Breakdown:
Processor - AMD Bulldoxer X6 FX-6100 Six Core AM3+ 3.3Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ (Does not support on board graphics)
Ram - Kingston Hyper X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Video Card - Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI 2.1
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Sata 3 64mb
Power Supply - Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W V2.3
DVD Drive - Super Ritemaster
Multi Card Reader - iCAN 12 in 1 card reader
Case - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid Tower Case

Here is a run down of what I have attempted so far:
After I put all the pieces together, I initially installed Kubuntu 11.10 64bit since I did not own a copy of windows to install. Everything worked without a hitch and is still running smoothly to date. After obtaining a of Windows 7, I installed a Virtual Machine and installed windows 7 to work within Kubuntu, realizing this wasn't running a fast as I would like, I decided to try dual booting Kubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 side by side. I used Gparted to resize my partition and free up 200GB of unallocated space for my Windows 7 install. I then pu... Read more

A:Infinite 4 Flashing Screens Loop During Windows 7 Install.


I have the same motherboard and the same issue. Have you resolved it?


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HI Everyone, I am working on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 home premium.Problem: windows starts loading then restarts. (forever) I get windows 7 logo screen then black screen with mouse then restart. I have triedchdsk/f several times, first time it fixed some errors after that it was good.I change bios setting AHCI mode and back again made no difference.I scanned with kaspersky came up clean.Can't boot into safe mode.tried to disable auto restart on system failure, it did not work it still just kept restarting instead of show bsod Please help if you can. thanks Here is frst64 log file: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 06-02-2014 (ATTENTION: ====> FRST version is 37 days old and could be outdated)Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-SBKP2UC on 15-03-2014 13:26:30Running from F:\Software\Ketarin-\{downloads}\Security\Farbar x64Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log. The only official download link for FRST:Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted o... Read more

A:Windows 7 home premium infinite restart loop

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Hello! My problem is easy to explain but not easy to deal with. Yesterday, I'd come home from doing things and turned on my laptop to find a Black Screen with a simple non-blinking mouse cursor on it. (Movable cursor but unable to click anything)

So I was confused as to why it'd happened but I looked on the internet and found The Black Screen of Death for Windows 7 computers. Now at this point I was freaking out because I thought there was no solutions out there to fix this. However, people had suggested quite a few different methods to fix this, which I tried to no avail. Nothing different. However, only one stood out using The advanced options screen by pressing F8 rapidly at the loading screen. Going through those options I found "Startup repair". Believing this to be my hope of restoring my laptop to its usual self I clicked on it and it began. The repair went on and on... FOR FOURTEEN hours straight, constantly restarting my laptop only to have the repair start up again! If I try to cancel it or to press the X button and close it it simply states that the operation cannot be closed or something similar.

I've tried so many things after this; trying to go back to the advanced options screen which produced a high pitched whining sound for the length of the press, and many other "solutions."

After so many tries, I've become fed up with trying to fix this myself. Please help! I really need to fix this because the next college semester is coming up... Read more

A:Infinite Startup Repair Loop - Windows 7 64 bit Laptop

Er... tl;dr

- Windows 7 Laptop turned on
- Found Black Screen of Death
- Tried different solutions
- Found Startup Repair
- Tried to use and it is now on a consistent repeat of "repairing"
- What to do?

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I am on Win 7 64bit and for no reason I know of a random infinite loop of windows explorer has stopped working /windows explorer is restarting has started.

I ran malwarebytes and it found some random trojan which it deleted but this loop is occuring every 8-10 seconds.

I saw in another forum to allow dumps to see whats going on and I have those if helps.

I basically cannot use my PC at the moment due to this error, please help!!!

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Hi all,
I'm running an ASUS g60JX laptop with windows 7.

I was recently infected with a virus that froze my startup screen. I went into safe mode and ran & insalled ta bunchl of anti-virus programs (avg,avast,drcureit, etc etc).

They found an infected dll & some tmp files that were "infected" in ie5 landing or something.
Now however, I cannot boot past the windows 7 logo and it auto-restarts. Safemode gives me a c0000135 xhs not found error.

Here's 'what I've tried:

startup repair cannot fix it and originally gave me a root cause but none now. All I get is:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 2120799
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 6: 19
Problem Signature 7: No Root Cause
OS Version: 6.1.700.2.00.2561
Local ID: K33

I've tried running sfc /scannow offbotdir=c:\ offwindir=c:\ (as well as D) & it finds no issues

I've run chkdsk /r and /f on both drives with no problems

I've renamed all of the avg folders and drivers

I don't have a windows 7 CD and am doing this though the f8 repair console (would that change the results?)

I've also tried to read the windows cbs.log to check for problem but couldnt make sense of it.

I am at my wits end! someone save me!


A:Windows 7 infinite restart loop , no safe mode

Please be patient, I have reported this topic to the people who deal with this type of issue.

Can you get access to a Windows 7 CD? It can be OEM or Retail, you may need files off of it.

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Alright, the only way I can accurately portray my predicament is via numbered flow chart:

1. Wake up sleeping computer, nothing happens, starts humming faster and faster, so I pull the plug.

2. Turn on computer, goes through the ASUS screen, then the mother board screen has some weird pixelation on the left scree, like some lines or something. Windows is loading....then black screen forever. do this 1 or 2 more times.

3. Go to System Repair and System Restore. Repair fails and tells me a Boot Driver is failing. Restore fails each time.

4. Hold F1, go to boot menu, hit F8, select Safe Mode. Safe Mode works, fantastic.

5. Do AVG Defrag, Disk Clean, and Disk Repair. Then restart...now I get a blue "Dumping Physical Memory" screen.

6. Go back to Safe Mode, use boot disk, tell it to un/re-install windows.

7. Come back later and find it in Phys Mem dump loop, pop it into Safe Mode again. I then see two Windows 7 OSs to choose from, pick the bottom one. Says it can't complete installation in Safe Mode, restart it normal, Phys Dump loop.

8. I do the same thing for the top Win 7 choice, same thing.

9. I've back up all my files, and have drivers/boots disks for everything I own. How do I wipe my hard drive and start fresh?

A:Windows 7 Safe Mode/Re-install Infinite Loop

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I built my own custom PC through parts I ordered from newegg last week. Putting the computer together was surprisingly the easy part, while installing a windows OS has been ridiculous. I tried installing windows xp for a few days after running into 0x7b bsod errors, finally getting it to the point it would set up and then would reboot and put the monitor in sleep mode. I tried vista which just immediately gave me the "putting the monitor to sleep" thing right after it said "starting windows."

Now i'm trying windows 7 and I once again can't do it. It boots up and does the setting up windows bar, then when it goes to "starting windows" it reboots itself, and does that on repeat. I really hope somebody can help, it's incredibly disheartening to spend $500+ just to have it do anything within its power to not work.

I've tried unplugging everything that isn't neccesary, running 1 stick of RAM, I've tried setting it to IDE, RAID, and HCPI. I have tried 2 separate Windows 7 discs. I've reformatted the HD (using xp) multiple times and tried multiple partitions. Windows 7 simply wont even let me get into the installation portion.

Anybody who could help it would be greatly appreciated, I've been trying to troubleshoot this for a few days now and it's getting tiring.

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A:Cannot get any windows version installed, infinite reboot loop?

It boots up and does the setting up windows bar, then when it goes to "starting windows" it reboots itself, and does that on repeat.

Are you saying it gets to the end of the installation? At which step does it fail? Clean Install Windows 7

If it fails at the stage where devices are being started you can try entering Device Manager to uninstall any Devices in error (likely Display) to see if install will complete, then update driver from desktop.

Next try resetting BIOS to defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI.

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself or is it retail? Where did you get the alternative disk? Try burning the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop modelT135D and it doesn't want to startup I've tried all the options when I pressed F8 and still nothing. When I choose the launch repair option all that shows up is the cursor and a black screen and I left the black screen on for more than an hour and nothing happens. I've noticed though that when it attempts to start up the little bar after the windows logo loads up doesnt load up as well. This all happened when I turned off my laptop while the windows update was still going at 9 out of 11 . My laptop doesn't have a cd drive either.

A:Windows not starting up-infinite loop and black screen

Help would be nice .__.

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Last night, I shut down my computer like normal, and went to bed. This morning I turned on the computer, and got this message (not exact message, basic)

Could not start windows, following file missing or corrupt \Winnt\system32\config\system

Can attempt to repair by starting windows 2000 setup using original setup floppy or CD-ROM. Select R at first screen to repair. "

Okay, so after screwing with the windows 2k setup, I find I need to have an Emergency repair disk, which I didn't have. So I go online on my other computer, and try to find out how to fix the problem using the emergency recovery console.


I did that. It worked. But now that I can start windows, it goes into a infinite reboot loop. Right after the Windows 2k startup splash screen, it reboots, over and over.

I tried going back into the recovery console, and now it doesn't accept my admin password.

I'm out of answers. I'm trying my best to stay away from formatting my drive.

Please help...

A:First windows 2k doesnt start, now infinite reboot loop

Welcome to TSG.

There are acouple of things you could try;

1) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315396
Start in Safe Mode then go to Start/Settings/Control Panel / System/Advanced/Startup and Recovery then uncheck the box for automatically reboot and then click ok.

2)Quote from: http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...e&selm=3D227D5B.5DA0CFAF%40hotmail.com&rnum=8
"Getting the infinite reboot will always happen if the BIOS is switched from
ACPI to not ACPI or vice versa after W2K has been installed. What you need
to do is to restore the BIOS setting for ACPI that was in effect when the
system was installed."

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Hello SevenForums community, I am new here and I really need some help ;_;
I have an Advent Quantum Q200 and it's running on Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) and I decided to reinstall it again to its factory settings. I used the same process of when I upgraded to ultimate (creating a bootable USB) however this time around when I tried selecting the ISO image to use, the USB tool would say that the ISO image isn't a valid one (though it was the same image I used to upgrade). So I extracted the ISO and placed its content into the USB along with some other bits and bots on the USB which I wanted to save. Then I ran the setup.exe and I begun the installation and everything was fine and then it came to the part where the system needed to reboot to continue installation. Then it rebooted and was on the final stage and the progress halted and the progression bar didn't move for a good 15 mins. I needed to be somewhere and shut the laptop and went out and when I came back I tried turning it on it would start and say windows failed to boot a recent hardware change might be the cause etc and then I went in start windows normally and then it said setting up services and an error window would pop up saying installation failed and needed to restart so I opened up command prompt with F10 + and shift and opened up the directory of my USB and typed setup.exe and ran the setup and after I hit next the laptop restarted and the error screened appeared again with the windows failed to boot screen ... Read more

A:Installing windows, Setting up services infinite loop.

Where did you get the Win7 license? How is it being activated? If you download the corresponding ISO for your licensed version and it won't write to stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool, try UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

You'll have to move your data off the flash stick and format it first before it can be made bootable. You need a bootable installer to delete all partitions during the install, or if necessary wipe the hard drive with the commands given in Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums which resolves 90% of install failures.

If you wipe the HD then the Upgrade version key will be rejected during install. Leave the key box blank and then afterwards do the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to activate Upgrade version on a wiped hard drive.

Be sure to follow the steps also in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will assure you get a perfect install, handle drivers correctly for Win7, and the other tools and methods which have worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here since beta.

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Hey, I turned of my PC and went to bed, just woke up and it's stuck in a infinite reboot loop. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I don't want to format my PC though, as I have a FPS game I have been working on for about.. 7-8 months on there, and I still am, and if it gets formatted it's just a waste of time. So, I got Ubuntu on it, and I mounted the drive, is it possible to like, copy my boot folder, or any other load up one and replace it from my working Windows 7? Like fixboot, and fixmbr as my windows 7 disk doesn't work, so I can't use it there D:

A:Infinite Reboot Loop (Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit)

check out this link and see if it helps ya out any:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hi, I've seen this issue all over Google but this seems to be a unique problem.

A few days back in tried to turn on my laptop only to be faced with a a screen telling me that Windows will try to repair a problem and that it could take a few hours. The problem is, this loops itself over and over again... Infinitly!

When I searched Google, every result told me to insert my recovery CD, however, this laptop being pre-installed with Windows 8 (all laptops) no longer come with recovery disks.

When I phoned Toshiba they told me to send it back to them and this could take 4 weeks, with some idiot on the other end telling me that I need a new HDD, as they do not offer recovery disks, apparently. But this would be half the problem as I am currently abroad and won't be back for a few months, which just adds to further frustration.

So I got a hold of a USB stick and downloaded the official Windows 8 X64 Core ISO and copied it to the drive with the official ISO maker from Microsoft.

I plugged in the drive and booted up the laptop only to be faced with the message "checking media presence no media present" followed by the infinite repair screen of death!

After HOURS or searching I found out it had something to do with UEFI settings however they got rid of the option completely in BIOS unless you (get this) go into Windows and disable the option!!!

What a load of bull. Microsoft royally outdid themselves here. I've seen my fair share of MS screw ups in the past but this ... Read more

A:Windows 8 Infinite Repair Loop [Unique Problem]

What kind of hard drive do you have, is it a regular HDD or is a a SSD? You will have to download Toshiba's Disk Checking utility and get it onto a Bootable CD or Flash Drive - Boot to that, and run a full scan on your boot drive and all other partitions on it, the Utility will do this by default.

After you do that, you will need a Windows 8 install DVD (Or a flash drive with the installer on it) - Boot to that, tun the Advanced Repair options, command prompt - Run CHKDSK x:/ /x /f where x = your boot drive/system drive. The Toshiba utility will find and fix any errors on the drive, and CHKDSK will fix any other errors - Try that and then see if it boots. If it does, cancel out of any Disk checking it wants to do.

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:

"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."

This is constant, never ends.

It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do
it now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some
advice on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my
attempts were successful.

I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.

I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.

I need some help.

Thanks in advance.

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