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Bootloop of Death (And Persistance)

Q: Bootloop of Death (And Persistance)

TL;DR

My first build is experiencing lots of problems with booting, and when waking up from sleep.

The History

I know that I have a penchant for colorful language, so I will do my best to be as brief and as detailed as simultaneously possible.

My computer has been experiencing many, many problems starting about 6 months ago. I built it in May, and I later learned that there were a few issues. Some of the mobo screws were not fully screwed into the standoffs, and some of the standoffs were not fully screwed into the case.

After some time, I learned that the motherboard was shorting out, so I replaced the motherboard, took the build apart, fully screwed in the standoffs, and assembled the computer again, double checking each part as I went. This rebuild took place about two months ago.

The Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $195.00)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (Purchased For $130.00)
Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $70.00)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $80.00)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card (Purchased For $200.00)
Case: Rosewill - Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Acer - XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (Purchased For $180.00)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Core Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud Core Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $855.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-06 23:54 EST-0500

The original motherboard was MSI B350M Bazooka but some advice from a PC Laptops technician convinced me to upgrade to an ATX Board.

I have always kept up-to-date with the latest graphics drivers, and recently flashed my UEFI to ver 4.2 (the latest bios ver as of 12/6).

The Problem
In my case, I have an LED Fan, which lights up whenever the system is powered on. When this blue light is on, I shall refer to it as signal 1.
On my case, I have an LED that indicates if the hard drive is active. When this light is on, either steadily flashing or solid, I shall refer to it as signal 2.
Both my keyboard and mouse having backlighting, and when they are lit up, I shall refer to them as signal 3.
And finally, my monitor automatically turns on when it has a signal and goes to sleep when it does not. When the monitor is lit up and receiving signal, I shall refer to it as signal 4.
The case also has some sort of reset switch or CMOS button on the front, which I occasionally use while troubleshooting (as described below).


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Frequently, when I come back from an extended period of inactivity, I will have 1, but not 2-4. Under normal circumstances, I could tap a few keys or make a few clicks, on the system would wake up, having all signals. However, the problem has arisen that the system is unresponsive, no amount of clicking keys or clicks can arouse the system, and I will have to do a hard reset (holding the power button down for 5+ seconds). Upon starting the system up from cold (completely off), I?ll get signal 1 immediately, followed by 2 and three for a brief period of time, then all signals except 1 go dark. Again, the system is unresponsive, unless I do a hard or soft reset (hitting the reset switch).
The reset switch will frequently have the same result as the previously mentioned cold boot, but occasionally, without doing anything differently, it will boot to the UEFI logo, either freezing there, or allowing one or two loops of the ?loading icon? (the swirling dots), before freezing there. In these instances, I will have Signals 1 and 4, but not 2-3, and a hard reset produces a loop of the same type, going to the UEFI screen before freezing.
Sometimes, booting from cold takes me to the previous result, of signals 1 and 4 (albeit frozen), but nothing from 2-3.


Attempted Repairs
/sfc scannow in the command prompt (running as administrator) -> no issues detected
chkdsk in command prompt (run as admin) -> all disks healthy

On occasion, I would be able to boot into the repair screen, and had access to the troubleshooting options.
Automatic startup repair -> an error saying the system could not be repaired, with the following log: https://pastebin.com/eRtscZp7
Updating graphics drivers - > no change
Rolling back graphics drivers -> no change
Booting from flash drive -> this actually experienced the same problems as booting from my SSD
Updating BIOS - > no change


I?ve also included my DxDiag and will send my MSInfo when I can (since pastebin is being silly), in case those are helpful.

Conclusion

I?ve tried a lot of stuff, with no success, and it?s really irritating to have no clue where to even start. Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Bootloop of Death (And Persistance)

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.)

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TL;DR

My first build is experiencing lots of problems with booting, and when waking up from sleep.

The History

I know that I have a penchant for colorful language, so I will do my best to be as brief and as detailed as simultaneously possible.

My computer has been experiencing many, many problems starting about 6 months ago. I built it in May, and I later learned that there were a few issues. Some of the mobo screws were not fully screwed into the standoffs, and some of the standoffs were not fully screwed into the case.

After some time, I learned that the motherboard was shorting out, so I replaced the motherboard, took the build apart, fully screwed in the standoffs, and assembled the computer again, double checking each part as I went. This rebuild took place about two months ago.

The Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $195.00)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (Purchased For $130.00)
Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $70.00)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $80.00)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card (Purchased For $200.00)
Case: Rosewill - Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Acer - XF240... Read more

A:Bootloop of Death (And Persistance)

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Please follow our Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

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Hello,
I have noticed some image persitance on may dell E7440 ultrabook full hd display
I have doubt about this issue, can i fix it with video like video on YouTube or other way, or i have to replace display.
And what cause this problem.
And laptop have warranty in Norway but i change country, can i use warranty for it.

P.S.
Omg DELL why you have community if you don't have employers on it

A:Image persistance, warranty (HELP ME)

Hello!  It sounds like your talking about screen burn in.  Depending on what caused it, it may be covered under your warranty.  If you purchased the unit in Norway and have since moved to another country, make sure that Dell sells your computer model in the country you are currently in and fill out a warranty transfer request by clicking here. 
In terms of your 'PS' message, Dell provides these forums as a means of customer to customer help.  While Dell does have associates to step in from time to time, these are user to user forums. 

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Hello,
 
Recently I've installed windows 8 and I'm probably Infected With some adw/malware
These are persistance, They stay after running jrt/adw/sas/mbam.
 
What are the options for me? And what can i do myself to remove these.
I get surfvox.com as startpage + when i typ in the URL bar and search it opens up with Google custom searches.
 
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Kind regards,
 
-KyoZ

A:Surfvox + google custom searches persistance

This is still open. Does anyone have some time to help me?

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This should be a easy question. The computer is running on windows XP and everytime it starts it the persistence Module Windows pops up and says "persistence Module has encountered a problem and needs to close. The error signature says the AppName name is igfxpers.exe.

Sounds like a broken file. I did a search and four items pop up one in c:/j386 and c:/windows/prefetch and c:/windows/system32 and c:drivers/video/onboard What do I do? Thanks in Advance
 

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My PC doesn't work propetly so i am restore my OS by HP Tool on Windows recovery. When its done, i have get problem. It says in Slovak: Obnovenie sa nedokon?ilo. In English: Recovery doesnt done. There are three buttons: Save log, Details, Try againSo, i pressed Details button and there is it:There might be unexpected reboot** doing [Windows setup].The process will couse CTO panic because the image might not be normal now...And when i press the Try Again button i get again this message, when i reboot same.Please help me.Thanks*Sorry for bad english**I am not registred unexpected reboot. My PC was been on power source so baterry cannot be dischargers

A:Bootloop

With all due respect, the English here is not making much sense. 

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UNMy  HP Stream 11-d010wm 11.6? Notebook - Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz laptop was upgraded to windows ten but had little space left so i tried a factory reset and it got stuck at 65% so i turned it off and turned it back on again and it did the same thing so i turned it back off again and when i tried to turn it back on again it just went to the hp screen then to a black screen qnd then off and then kept doing it over and over again please help

A:Bootloop

Hi, As the machine has been previously upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10, a hardware profile ( Digital Entitlement ) will have been recorded by the activation servers. Therefore, one option you could try, as long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, would be to create your own installation media and perform a clean installation of 10 as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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Hello all
I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 preloaded with Win7 starter.
Since yesterday it boots the Dell splash screen then rebootsbto the dell splash screen and so forth.
I have performed all the on board diagnostic tests with no error.
I am not able to enter safe mode as it doesn't get that far nor have any changes been made to the system
The hdd doesn't make unusual sounds and when I booted using hiren it accessed the hdd no issues.
Could the windows installation be whacked?
Any ideas?

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1 of my computers is in a bootloop after installing PrevX1 to get rid of malware...it's not running anymore as i unplugged the cord with a thankful result of not getting electricuted aswell as blowing a fuse in the computer...so please help...the loop goes on forever...and i can't initiate safemod...

A:bootloop...can't get out...

Hello and welcome to TSF

At what point is it rebooting? Do you have your Windows XP cd? Can you boot to it and initiate a Repair option?
What "fuse" did you blow in the computer?

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I have a Asus h97 pro gamer motherboard with a Samsung 960 evo nvme m. 2 and I am trying to install windows 7 to it. Started the installation and added Samsung's drivers then when setup rebooted the first time it gives me the choice of booting setup or booting my other drive that I have windows 7 on. For reasons unknown My keyboard does not let me into bios now and will not let me select anything and yes I have tried another keyboard. For some reason i can't explain i thought it was a good idea to turn windows timeout to 3 seconds some time ago. The only way I can stop this is by removing the offending drive. I have to remove my monstrous gtx card just to reset cmos or remove the m. 2 drive. After removing the drive to get access to bios if I plug the drive back in it will start all over again. What do I do?
 

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Ok I am fixing a friends computer that went down the other night. I recently put Windows XP on there and it worked fine up until the other day. He said he finished DL'g something and then it froze. So after he restarted it went to a quick BSOD and then the bootloop. I then attempted to go do a system restore and even tried loading all of the safe mode options and even a Mem check but can not view the results because it says there is a poss hardware/software issue. I then put a fresh copy of Vista Ultimate on there and it works fine in my pc but when I put it back in with his tower it's doing the same thing - boot loop. I managed to get the BSOD to stay and it reads WIN 32K.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area
if this is the first time...
Technical information xxx stop:0x00000050 (0xff87A020,0s00000000,0s86E7194d,0x00000000
xxx Win32k.sys - address86E7194D base at 86E00000, Datestamp,45499aea2

I think it is a bad MB driver or something to that effect. It happened after they were playing around with video game emulators. Or it could have been an update. Also I tried all of the safe mode options and they stop at crc and then it boots up again. I even cleaned all of the dust out of it and still am getting the same issue. Thanks in advance for all of your insight.

Also tried looking for the windows/minidump folder but couldn't locate it. I even changed the view in the folder options to show system files and still no folder? I was viewing the HD's contents via a ID... Read more

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Windows XP professional keeps cycling through bootup. I can't even boot in safe mode. Could be one of two things -- I had CC cleaner do a registry cleanse today or a coupon printing program from coupons.com may have been infected. What can I do to either fix it or grab some files off it? As always your advice is much appreciated. -joe

A:Another Bootloop Problem

Can you boot into "Last Known Good Configuration"?

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Had a bit of a problem with our old computer. It booted up into the light blue Windows xp screen, with the logo but no text - it would just sit there and the mouse would work but nothing else would. I did a bit of reading and decided that some necessary system files might be corrupt.

I put in the XP disc (the original one that came with the PC, set the BIOS to prioritise booting from the CD and booted from the CD. I was following this guide (Press F6 to Install a Third Party Driver (Step 3 of 19)) and it all went fine until step 8. Once it had finished doing all that, it didn't progress to the screen in step 9, it just reboots then bootloops (trying to boot from the CD still, I think). I restarted, told the BIOS to boot from the HD but the same happened (bootlooping). Once, it gave me a blue screen error (0x0000007f (0x0000000d, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000), but it didn't happen again.

If I try to start in safe mode, it says "windows xp setup cannot run under safemode".

A:XP needs repairing, goes into bootloop!

Install 3rd party drivers are mostly for SCSI and RAID drives. Unless you have those types of drives loading 3rd party drivers is unnecessary.

Load the cd again choose "Repair" R.

This will bring you to the Windows XP Recovery Console. Select 1 for WINDOWS. Type in the administrator password if any, if no password is used for the administrator just hit enter.

At the command Prompt type

CHKDSK /R

This will attempt to recover any files from bad sectors.

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Hy there, I'm new to this forum and also a new WIndows 8 user. Just bought an Acer Aspire E1-741G with Windows 8 installed. It works great and I'm enjoying it very much, but last night, when I'm done browsing the net and was about to shut down my laptop, the screen shows "Configuring Update". I haven't turned off the windows automatic update and I guess my laptop was downloading updates without I notice it.

I waited for the update configuration to finish, after it reaches 30%, it shut down by itself. Then when I move to my bedroom and turn it on again, my laptop won't bring up the windows. It passes through the startup screen (with acer logo and all) but then after a few seconds, the screen goes dark grey, then blink and shows blank screen and then back to dark grey and so on...

The windows 8 OS was installed when I bought it and I didn't get any installation DVD. The guarantee is actually still available, but stupidly, I can't find the guarantee card. I look through the web and most of them tells me to get into Safe Mode but the tutorial shows that I can get to safe mode when windows able to boot and start properly. Some others said it needs to get into BIOS, but I had no idea how to get into BIOS (tried several ways, still no result). I was going to take the last solution, and this seems to be able to work somehow. Yes, I'll buy a Windows 8 DVD and see if I'm able to repair it from the DVD.

Is there any of you knows how to boot from DVD? Windows 8 Startup scree... Read more

A:[HELP] Windows 8 Bootloop

Welcome to EightForums.

Try a Automatic Repair
How to do a Automatic 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

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the Acer version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Acer Recovery disks.
Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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So I have an ASUS vivobook X541 and it is currently stuck in a bootloop. (On the screen where it says "ASUS IN SEARCH OF INCREDIBLE", the loading circle at the bottom, and a "Repairing disk errors" caption.) It's been doing this for a few hours at this point so I am not sure what to do. Should I wait it out? Is there a way I can manually fix the problem? Or should I take it into a store so technicians can fix it. Please respond if you know the answer because I would greatly appreciate it
 

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Hello my surface pro 3 keeps booting to bios and I can only boot windows for a short while before getting the error Critical_process_has_died
And when I try recovery it says a system partition is missing p's I am on windows 8.1

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So my brother recently downloaded something that wasn't meant for his current OS, do it force shutdown and then it was stuck in a bootloop. I've tried everything and nothing has worked. Every time I try to press F11 for System Recovery, it goes to a blank blue screen and then it would shutdown again and continue in the bootloop. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Desktop unknowlingly bootloops to recovery manager.And since I have no back up I can not format it.It won't enter safe mode.Can you help me recover without deleting my documents? Thanks a lot

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HAY,
I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY WINDOWS VISTA.
I STARTED SOME SETUP PROGRAM (NOT FROM THE DVD, A PROGRAM ON THE HARD DRIVE, BUT NOT MAIN SETUP PROGRAM, SOME OTHER PROGRAM USED IN SETUP, AND WHEN IT STARTS IT SAYS PLEASE WAIT WHILE WINDOWS CONTINUES SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTER...), AND I TERMINATED IT.
HOWEWER, AFTER A RESTART, THAT PROGRAM STARTS BEFORE LOGGING IN AND IT DISPLAYS MESSAGE PLEASE WAIT WHILE WINDOWS CONTINUES SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTER.... AFTER A ABOUT 10 SECONDS IT DISPLAYS 0×80004005: WINDOWS COULD NOT DETERMINE THE LANGUAGE TO USE FOR SETUP.
OF COURSE HE CAN NOT DETERMINE, BECAUSE I NEVER SELECTED ONE, BECAUSE I NEVER STARTED REAL SETUP (THE FIRST SCREEN [SETUP.EXE]), BECAUSE I FINISHED INSTALLATION LONG TIME AGO.
AFTER CLICKING OK, IT JUST RESTARTS INSTANTLY, AFTER REBOOTING, THE SAME THING.
TERMINATING THE SETUP PROGRAM IN TASK MANAGER DOES THE SAME EFFECT, COMPUTER JUST RESTARTS INSTANTLY, AND AFTER A REBOOT, THE SAME THING.
TYPING /LASTKNOWNGOOD (COMMAND FOR USING LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION) AND /SAFEBOOT:MINIMAL (COMMAND FOR BOOTING INTO SAFE MODE) IN THE BOOT CONFIGURATION EDITIOR BEFORE BOOTING VISTA DOES NOT HELP.
THIS PROGRAM POPS UP AGAIN.
BUT, WINDOWS IS PROPERLY INSTALLED, AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR RESTARTING INSTALLATION.
I KNOW WHAT HAPPEND:
I STARTED ACCIDENTLY SOME SETUP PROGRAM (THE LAST STEP OF SETUP, BECAUSE BELEIVE IT OR NOT WINDOWS SETUP HAS SEVERAL EXECUTABLES, EACH ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS OWN PART OF SETUP) AND AFTER I STARTED IT, IT MU... Read more

A:WINDOWS SETUP BOOTLOOP

First off lose the caps. Second, did you try to revert back to a system restore to a previous date?

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Hello all, so I'm trying to fix my girlfriend's Acer laptop but I have had no success.

I believe she was running Windows 8 when the computer automatically upgraded to Windows 10.

The upgrade was unsuccessful and the laptop is now in a boot loop.

On startup the Acer logo comes up, the screen goes black, then it says "restoring previous version of Windows". It could stay like that for a week and nothing would change.

So, I can't access the BIOS, when I hit f2 on boot up it beeps, screen goes black, then goes to the restoring previous version of Windows screen.

I would imagine I'd have to get into the BIOS to prioritize booting from a DVD or something but obviously can't get into the BIOS.

Even if I could get in, I don't even have a Windows 8 CD as she bought the computer from best buy. I do however have a Windows 7 CD, could that be of any use?

Is their anyway to boot up the laptop from a different PC or something along those lines?

What do you guys and gals recommend at this point?

I don't know the exact model of the laptop off the top of my head..It isn't super expensive, just has a lot of pictures and what not on it.

Thank you all very much!

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
 

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Hi there!
I am Shadowtime101 and I'm new here to this forum. Here is my story my computer has gotten malware on it and I didn't do anything about it for like 6 months until it got really slow. So I decided to do a scan with malwarebytes. As it did the scan at the end it asked me to restart my pc to get rid of all of it. I didnt think anything would happen until when it turned my laptop back on it said automatic repair. Then it said some kind of error and said automatic repair couldnt fix the problem or something like that. I tried to get passed it but it just went into the automatic repair loop. Luckily I was able to restore to a later time but it was an infected restore point. My pc right now is very slow and is very bad. It takes like 5 minutes for it to turn off and 2-3 minutes to turn on. It used to be like in a few seconds. I do many scans but it does not find anything other than just some adware and tracking cookies. I got tired of it and I now want to do a reformat but I've done some research and automatic repair loop is some thing to do with hardware failure. I really want to reset my laptop now but I'm afraid of the bootloop and not being able to get back on to my computer. Is it possible for the bootloop to happen or hard drive failure to occur during the reformat? I don't want anything to mess this up.

Thanks,
Shadowtime101

A:I'd like to do a a reformat but afraid of bootloop

What version of windows? You should be able to do a clean install using your windows setup media.. When you get to the partitions screen, remove all the partitions and let windows use the unallocated drive space

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Hello

I had this problem when i did put some downloads at night and my uncle switched off the power supply.

At morning i started the laptop and it was in boot loop.
I have searched and applied many solutions but none worked.

I have cleaned the laptop tried with single rams de attaching usb components and also tried starting laptop without battery supplying power but none worked . windows recovery also not opening aswell f8.

I can only open bios setup.

For more trouble my dvd drive isn't working and Windows recovery also not opening.

My laptop is compaq presario cq 61 420 tu.

I have this damn problem and i need to solve it asap due to exams coming.

Please help it will be nice of you.

Thanks in advance.

A:how to solve bootloop in laptop

You need to run Startup Repair, up to 3 times, to resolve this.

If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

Since your DVD drive is not working, you can create a bootable flash drive.

The easiest way is to use: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Select Windows 7 from the drop down menu, all the way to the bottom.
Point to the Windows 7 .iso file you downloaded
Select your flash drive (I ran out of room on a 4GB flash drive so used a 16GB flash drive instead).

Once done, boot the Flash Drive and select Startup Repair. Do this up to 3 times if necessary.

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Hello, When I turn on my computer, the logo Lenovo appears then disappears continuously. I have ever tried to press on F11, F12 or on the Lenovo button but that doesn't work. It doesn't want to boot on another device as well. What can I do ?Thanks, 

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Hello to everyone, I just bought a brand new Thinkpad P50 with preinstalled Windows 7 Professional. I downloaded Windows 10 from the official Microsoft site on a USB and I tried to upgrade the OS, however the installation failed and I was left with a installation loop after setting region, time zone and stuff like that. Than after a blue screen that said 'Just a moment', my Thinkpad restarts, and I am back at the region/time zone screen, and that goes in an endless loop. After trying several times, I made the bootable USB with the Windows 10 on it, and i realized that my Thinkpad does not recognize my USB even when my other laptop does. The problem is that the BIOS on my Thinkpad is locked by Supervisor Password (which I don't have) and is Read Only, so I can't make any changes. After many hours I tryied to Reset my Windows so at least I have my old Windows 7, and the reset failed as well, (reached only 2%), now I am stuck with only a bootloop, where I get the Lenovo logo and the only option to enter the BIOS, which is locked, and after several seconds, the Thinkpad restarts and that goes in an endless loop as well.   I really have now idea what to do next Thank you in advance to all that will respond Kind regards 

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Today I decided to reset my Lenovo z40 laptop which has windows 10 installed. The process reach 60% then said cannot complete and restarted.Now it's stuck in a bootloop when Lenovo logo comes then a black screen and then Lenovo logo again.f1 and f2 keys don't work and it's not a battery problem.

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I'm having a problem with a computer (That's why I came here, duh) and it is on that Error Recovery mode. Every section (Safe Mode, Start Windows normally, etc) would not work. It would just boot again when I choose one of the questions. I do not have a disk for Windows 7 so how can I factory reset it?

Also, this is my neighbors computer and they have no idea what kind of computer it is, etc. I won't be able to give you a lot of answers.
By the way, I want to switch this Windows 7 into Ubuntu (Linux) but I can't seem to do this without getting this back to normal. Ask me any questions about the computer but I need help!

I'll reply some pictures of how it looks.
 

A:Error Recovery, Bootloop

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I've been given this machine by a friend to fix and I'm lost.It was upgraded to windows 10 and then "reset" but during the reset it hung and was restarted so now it's stuck in a boot loop. the HP logo comes up, the screen goes black and then a few seconds later the logo comes up again. I can get into the recovery options but none of the boot disks I tried worked (I'm not sure which one is best). I can't load anything else because of the UEFI boot lock. I can't launch startup repair or most of the other options because there are no admin users. Doing another reset doesn't work. it sits at 37% then says there was a problem resetting. Help!

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I was originally seeking help in the Vista forum but managed to find out the machine's OS is actually Windows 7, here's the original message with some updates:
Machine isn't mine, we borrowed it from our uncle for my sister to use.
After a couple weeks it stopped working out of the blue, she tells me she was using it one night and it had little battery left and it ended up running out and the machine shut down and she went to sleep, next morning it wouldn't boot.
I imagine the problem is the battery, I used Hiren's BootCD to test it a bit and everything seems fine, I ran a bunch of tests with Mini Windows XP and only thing that seems out of place is the fact that it won't detect a battery when using one of the apps it has that deals with the battery, the laptop does work without being plug in though so I don't know if that's really it.
I tried recovery mode on startup but that doesn't work either, it just goes back to bootlooping.
It's a Compaq.

On the Vista forum someone told me to try Startup Repair with a Vista disc since Vista is the original OS of the machine, obviously it didn't work since it has Windows 7 installed now.
Should I try the same with a Windows 7 disc for starters?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Laptop stuck on bootloop

I would try the startup repair. Startup Repair does the bios see your hdd, by bootloop do you mean that it shows starting windows then reboots.

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I'll go ahead and mention that this might be on the wrong forum as this machine might have had another OS installed but I could find out that this had Vista from the factory (which version of Vista I couldn't find out) so I guess this is my best bet.
Machine isn't mine, we borrowed it from our uncle for my sister to use, computer illiterate as she is she can't even tell me which OS it was using (likely W8 but I never touched it either and asking my uncle about it wouldn't feel right).
After a couple weeks it stopped working out of the blue, she tells me she was using it one night and it had little battery left and it ended up running out and the machine shut down and she went to sleep, next morning it wouldn't boot.
I imagine the problem is the battery, I used Hiren's BootCD to test it a bit and everything seems fine, I ran a bunch of tests with Mini Windows XP and only thing that seems out of place is the fact that it won't detect a battery when using one of the apps it has that deals with the battery, the laptop does work without being plug in though so I don't know if that's really it.
I tried recovery mode on startup but that doesn't work either, it just goes back to bootlooping.
It's a Compaq.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Laptop stuck on bootloop

Try running Startup Repair: Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

Do you have a Vista install DVD you can use to attempt repairs? If not, post here and ask Peter (Ex_Brit) to send you the link to the versions of Vista you need, 32 or 64. Include your E-mail address mucked up, like abc at xyz DOT com then edit your post and remove it as soon as you receive the link.

The ISO Peter provides has both SP1 and SP2 applied.

Using that, follow the directions in the link I provided.

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Hi guys, I've recently tried to install Linux on my Ideapad 100. Here are the steps I took..- I turned off fast boot in Windows 10- used the Windows menu to jump into the BIOS- Turned off secureboot and enabled Legacy mode- Insterted USB and got to work It will now boot when I put in a USB and I successfully installed Linux (using GPT partition table, not MBR) however, when I restart my notebook it won't boot. If there is an ethernet cable plugged in it will try to boot from the network, otherwise it just flashes between off and "skipping network boot". So I suppose I had two questions,1. Now that Windows is gone, how to I access the BIOS? As there doesn't seem to be any keys that activate it or the boot order, and2. Should I be using an MBR partition table to boot now that I have turned on Legacy mode in the BIOS? The USB is I am using to install Linux from is System Rescue CD, which is an ISO based on Gentoo Linux. I'm assuming this is set up as MBR which is why the USB is booting successfully as there was no USB boot option in the BIOS - only Windows 10 and Boot From Network. Any direction at this stage would be great, as I hope I can reaccess me BIOS and haven't killed my notebook! Thanks!

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Hello,

I sat down to my pc last night and found that it had rebooted to the startup recovery application that loads when the OS fails to load. I've tried a number of things on my own however the bootloop continues and I am now seeking your expertise. So here is what's happened and what I've tried;

Found my pc in startup recovery. Let the automatic fix attempt run its course with no success but it told me the culprit file was ci.dll a file apparently required for the OS to boot on the MBR. A quick google search informed me this was a common symptom of a rootkit that was going around and that if I select "disable driver signature enforcement" in the boot menu, the OS will load and I can begin attempting to fix my problem. ***This worked***

I ran Malware Bytes, scanned and it picked up rootkit.tdss on the first run through rebooted (bootloop remained) and scanned again picked up more (both logs shown below)

I later discovered that ping.exe *32 was using in excess of 300K of my memory which drew me back to thinking my system was not yet clean. If I kill this process it returns about 10 minutes later, again using gross amounts of system resources. I was able to create an outbound rule in my windows firewall effectively eliminating it's ability to use the ICMP malicously but naturally I'm still concerned and my system will still not boot regularily unless is select the previously mentioned.

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A:rootkit/bootloop (x64) TDSKILLER

Oh yes, more information. As to further suggest a problem, if i attempt to navigate to some popular virus removal sites IE housecall.trendnet.com I will be redirected.
 

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hello .. need help. i have Hp ProBook 4520s  . today i hibernate my laptop and after i came to turn it on it gave me the restart problem ... cant enter F8 . tryed to format windows aswell but still the same . tryed also turnin on without battery and to hold the power buton for 15 sec .. any help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXI8Iwi9X1I

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So yeah i got the same problem as many others (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/updated-from-windows-10-10122-to-10130-now-stuck/98f02cde-519e-4e1f-a97f-1bd7a92e3f14) straight after it would need that reboot it asked for, to just end up in a reboot every time on the flicking character pre-boot screen (the _) it reboots and just after passing BIOS it does again.
That microsoft supplied a faulty update package is one thing, but getting my PC out of this unusable state is more important for me as method listed there didn't really work, also im not getting a success on boot repair as it also reboots after 3.5 seconds of that animation if it comes around.
 
Anyone knows how to recover it, rollback, or let it just process and finish so atleast i can get my windows back without losing stuff and having to re-install Windows 10, i know its easy to clean install that last build but i prefer an working state of my original system but cant find way to fix it.

A:Windows 10 bootloop after update

After several failed boots the system should revert to the Startup Repair screen.  From there try (in this order) - Startup/Automatic Repair; System Restore, Refresh, Reset (the last one will wipe everything off the computer).
 
If unable to get to Startup Repair, then download a bootable version of the Win10 installation DVD and use that to access Startup Repair.
 
FWIW - it may just be easier to slave the hard drive to another system and back it up that way - then do a clean install of Win10.
 
Good luck!

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My laptop was preforming a hard reset. It got stuck at 69% and went through a boot loop. I attempted to fix this boot loop. To fix it I changed the boot manager to something else and now it says "your pic ran into a problem and need to restart. We'll restart it for you." And then it does this over and over and over again. Please help!!

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My laptop was preforming a hard reset. It got stuck at 69% and went through a boot loop. I attempted to fix this boot loop. To fix it I changed the boot manager to something else and now it says "your pic ran into a problem and need to restart. We'll restart it for you." And then it does this over and over and over again. Please help!!

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I have a hp stream 11 and I was factory resetting it and got some reason I turned it off by the power button which was a bad idea and then I went back on it and it was stuck in boot loop I have tried a lot of things and I'm getting fustratedI have tried turning it on and repeatedly pressing F11 and it this pc needs repaired and f8 for startup settings and enter to try again and esc for ufei firmware settings I can only use EDC because the other f8 and enter just flash black for one second what do I doplease help?

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So I have a HP laptop. It's a notebook and recently I tried to factory reset it. It got to 3% and came up with a message. The message said something like, "Reset failed" or "unable to complete factory reset". I can't remember exactly. Next, it starts bootlooping the HP logo. When going into safety mode, I tried to reset it again and the same thing happened. I went into safety mode and picked the option that tried to find and fix what's wrong. I've done that twice now. It looks like everything's fine again. It turn on. When I go to log in my profile picture is gone and instead of having me put in my pin, it has me put in my password. After doing so, it says preparing windows. After a while it judt brings me to a black screen with a mouse. The reason I tried to factory reset it is because 10 GB magically disappeared from my storage. The Windows drive only had 12 GB usable for me. It was all working fine other than the fact that I couldn't do anything and icons weren't showing up because storage on the Windows hard drive was so low. So I have a HP notebook running Windows 10. 32 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM. If someone could help it would be really appreciated. I just got this laptop for Christmas and my parents would be mad that I already "ruined" it. Please help!

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My girlfriend has a Windows 10 PC. It just started Boot-looping. I can get into the Repair feature but she has forgotten her unique password. She doesn't know it and we've tried everything. It isn't connected to her email so that doesnt work.

So, I can't do anything in the repair section without the password and I can't get into safemode (bootloop too)

What can be done save wiping the OS and HOPING I can find a copy of windows 8 home (I assume) and then HOPING it works with the OEM keys.
EDIT: password issue was from the internet being down.

So update. Startup repair does nothing and fails

PC reset fails

Can't boot into safemode.

A:Bootloop, Forgotten Password, Can't Repair

Any error that is on the screen?

How has been tried to get into safe mode?

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So after trying to reset my windows to clean up the computer, he reset failed at 99%  and now my laptop is stcuk on bootloop that never goes past the HP logo screen.  I do not get any loading circle, I can't get to safe mode, I can only get diagnostic screen and bios screen. Can someone please help me? I have  project that needs to be finished by this weekend and I cant access another laptop during the weekend. I have looked at all the other problems that have been related to this but I cannot say any of the solutions or situations have been like mine or succesul. I have windowws 10 by the way. 

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Hi, I have a problem with my Lenovo G50-70. It started yesterday by getting really slow that the mouse cursor would even respond in a massive delay. The computer restarted to and put me into several attempts of Scanning and Repairing Drives "C://" "/?//SystemPartition". After that I got stuck into a bootloop. Normally what I've seen from other users, they are able to see "Diagnosing" but mines was just a black screen with white cursor after the "Preparing Automatic Repair". I've done System Recovery through Lenovo OneKeyRecovery, but now its just stuck on to Lenovo splash screen with loading dots. I've observed it for several minutes and it got into a BSOD but I wasn't able to see the stop code. It happened so fast. Any Ideas how I can troubleshoot this? Thanks in Advance.

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Hi There!

I Have an ASUS n551JQ Notebook, which I've upgraded with an SSD and reinstalled windows on it. It all works fine except for one thing: everytime when I boot my pc it starts, then shows me the ASUS Logo, and boot again. It keeps doing that untill I press F2 and then press enter; after that it starts up normally for 1 time. Could anyone help me out with this ? Because now I can't update to Windows 10...

Thanks in advance!

Hayo

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I am experiencing an infinite bootloop whenever my new 4TB WD external hdd is plugged in (USB) on start-up (I can't even get into BIOS). As soon as I remove it it starts up fine. With my smaller external hdds I have no trouble. Trying different USB slots or changing the boot order in BIOS didn't work. The drive works perfectly if I plug it in after Windows has started up; the only weird thing: It doesn't display the available/total storage space as it does with the smaller hdd. On another PC, the drive works fine and causes no problems on startup. Motherboard of the PC giving me trouble is a MSI B75IA-E33 with Windows 8.
Any help would be very much appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Bootloop with external HDD 4TB plugged in (USB)

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My laptop is an Acer Aspire R11. I got a virus a while back and all I remember doing is rebooting my laptop and It getting stuck. I would like help getting out of it.

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I was using my laptop writing a small C# program for a college assignment and once i was finished i saved my work, went over to the college forum to post up the file and suddenly the whole laptop stopped responding. This laptop is NOT the computer that i have written down in the specs section of my profile, this is a completely different laptop.

Either way, the mouse stopped working, so i tried ctrl+alt+del, that didn't prompt anything on screen either. Then i removed the charger and came to the conclusion that the screen was frozen completely because the charging icon didn't disappear. Then I made the stupid decision of removing the battery before I tried holding the power button for more than 30 seconds. After removing the battery, the screen stayed on, still frozen. At this point the fan was going crazy and the laptop was heating up.

I wasn't using much RAM, no games or anything were open, it was just Chrome and Notepad++ and then suddenly this happens. Either way, when i start up again i see the BIOS password prompt and then the BIOS startup disappears and the screen stays black. This is as far as i can get.

Has anyone encountered anything like this before? I don't want to try tweaking anything before actually knowing what i'm doing in case i just brick the whole laptop.

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A:Sudden laptop crash and bootloop

I'm more surprised it stayed on for a bit after you took out the batt with no ac connected to it lol, sounds like something hardware related certainly got messed up on it. you have password that is required to turn it on normally, that bios prompt is always there?

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Good morning/afternoon...I have run into the proverbal brick wall with trying to repair my ACER M5-581T laptop. When purchased it was running Windows 8.1 64 bit.  It was recently updated in October 2015 to Windows 10.  The original OS came preloaded on my laptop and I do not have any programs disks or recovery disks for the laptop Just last Monday afternoon, I heard the HDD on my latop spinning around as if Microsoft was trying to download an upgrade.  That evening, I shut down the laptop...well, at least I thought I did.  The next morning, I opened up the screen to discover my laptop was stuck in a bootloop.  I have tried mulitple solutions, but they have all failed. 1.  alt-f10 - unable to get to erecovery2.  attempted to boot computer from bootable ubuntu linix USB - no luck3.  attempted to boot computer from bootable Windows 10 USB     a.  attempted to reset the pc/saving my files and without saving my files - get an error message saying the        drive where windows is installed is locked     b.  tried advanced settings - system restore - no luck     c.  tried advanced settings - system image recovery - no image recovery found     d.  tried advanced settings - startup repair - "startup repair couldn't repair your pc"     e.  tried going back to a previous build - no luck     f.  From... Read more

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