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Boot loop after update

Q: Boot loop after update

My Inspiron 15 is running Windows 8.1. Since an update it has been stuck in a boot loop. I have no cd to boot from nor can I can't any cobinational of keys to get to the advanced settings screen on start up
Can anyone help. Thanks!

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A: Boot loop after update

Are you sure you weren't updated to Windows 10?

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I have a notebook running Windows 7 ultimate and recently installed a program called Deep Freeze, which removes any changes every time the machine is rebooted unless an admin bypass is used before restarting.
Unfortunately, I should have, but forgot to reconfigure windows update so that it would not be installing new updates on every restart. So now when I start the laptop it goes to the configuring update 1 of 91 etc. screen, goes through the updates, restarts, at which point deep freeze kicks in and removes the updates, so that they are started all over again. So upon reboot how can I prevent/stop that configuring updates operation so I can get into windows and fix the cause of the problem? Is something like the old windows 98 start in safe-mode option available with windows 7?

A:Boot up loop due to Windows update

How are Windows Updates handled on Deep Freeze protected computers? - Powered by Kayako Fusion Help Desk Software

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I cannot reach windows, system tries to load 18000 updates then loops and does it again. Command prompt accessible. Also on restore window it lists OS C: as selectable but fails to restore. I believe system is on D:. Can I change the name of D: to C:?

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Today I updated to latest major win 10 update. But just it finished updating the updayes made my PC go on a boot loop which never boots to the desktop. I tried mamually restarting but the PC keeps boot looping. What do I do???!!

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the system is a panasonic cf-30 toughbook, with win xp sp2, the prob started after a office worker allowed the auto updates to install, the system went into a repetitive reboot. then they decided to boot into safe mode and choose a restore point from before update. that worked, but now the ms sql server 2005 wont start, the errors are "package microsoft sql management sudio failed to load,then the sql screen disappears. When i got there, i checked the services running and notice the donet 2.0 is failing and the sql reporting service wont start, even when manually started. further to this i tried to remove or repair the dontnet and got a setup error that it encountered a prob during setup then shuts down. I dont want to reinstall everything but it does not look good, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi All,

Having an issue updating a laptop. this is a laptop loaded with a custom image which i deploy via SCCM. The image is currently on build 1511, so the update im doing is from 1511 to 1607.

The way im updating, is using the Windows 10 update tool:

Before i go on to explain, i should tell you, i can re-image and replicate this issue over and over, so its probably an issue somewhere down the line with the the image, but the update tool for some reason still mentions the laptop is ready for the upgrade. (oh and the image, that i know of to date, has no issue, and all prior windows updates are applied)

The Issue:
I download the aforementioned tool, it goes through its motions of advising whether my laptop is compatible, once it decides its fine it downloads the update (normal behavior). It then proceed to prompt me my laptop will restart in order to install the upgrade. No issue there, it press "Restart"and it goes through the motion of installing it.
It all goes well, rebooting a few times (again, normal behavior) HOWEVER, once it reaches 99% (every time) it reboots and then gets stuck in a loop.
UEFI --> Windows boot ( so this screen http://i.stack.imgur.com/hvUhO.png)--> Reboot --> UEFI --> Windows Manager --> Reboot etc etc etc......loop loop loop
It does this eternally (or at least, my patience was limited to 3 hours)
As i said before, i can then reimage my machine via a PXE boot, and... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You said:

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

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

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My Windows 7 was running 24/7 and I had 65+ days of uptime without any issues, then...
I installed Windows update KB4474419, rebooted, everything seemed fine, then

I installed 2020-01 KB4535102 (.NET rollup), reboot, ok, then

I installed Malicious software removal...
and this caused a boot loop :(
I managed to start Windows with Last known good config...
and now my raid array are resyncing... it will take a while, I hopefully won't run into any issues, but for now I'm done with windows updates...
In Windows event log:
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa801b6e4010, 0xfffff8800fed302c, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-120900-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-120900-01.
6008 The previous system shutdown at 21:26:00 on ?2020.?02.?13. was unexpected.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff88001a1fd6e, 0xfffff880217a87c8, 0xfffff880217a8030). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-122257-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-122257-01.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
6008 The previous system shutd... Read more

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I work from home. Recently IT asked me to bring in my laptop so they could update the Encryption Anywhere software. A week after leaving it with them I found out they were still working on it. They told me as soon as they put the update CD in the computer got stuck in a boot loop and that is how it is now. Today I went to pick it up since they have been unable to do anything to fix it. At that time they told me that they had the exact same thing happen to another laptop like mine (Dell Latitude D800). I can't find anything on the Dell website that deals with this problem.

The first thing that comes up after booting is the Encryption Anywhere logon screen (like always). I can sign in there and it shows Windows starting up but after about 10 seconds it completely re-boots and the Encryption Anywhere screen pops up again. It will do this endlessly. I've tried telling it to use Safe Mode and all other options at that page. I've booted from the original Windows XT CD but still get stuck in the same boot loop. I've run system diagnostics from a CD and everything checks out although a couple times it has told me that pci.sys and isapnp.sys are corrupt.

Is there anything else I can try? I really need to get some of the data off this laptop and would hate to have to do a complete wipe and start over.

A:Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

So you've tried to do a full Windows repair ? Your data is kept intact and only the Windows portion is reinstalled.

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I have updated my T430 BIOS to the latest one (2.74) using https://support.lenovo.com/ca/fr/downloads/ds029253 After the update (everthing was fine), the laptop is stuck in a  reboot loop.After the lenovo splash screen, I have the message "Configuration changed - Restart the system" and then reboot.I can't interrupt the normal startup and go the BIOS settings or press any F8/10/12 key.I have tried to remove the battery / AC adapter then press the power button for 30s-1min and reboot with the battery / AC but nothing changed. Any ideas ? Regards

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Yesterday I shut my laptop down because it needed to install updates, and since it was late I figured I'd just turn it back on in the morning. Now it gets to the "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3 - 0%" screen and just sits there spinning the HDD for a while and shuts down. I tried the safe modes and last known good config options. From what I understand, I need to boot the thing from a Vista install disc and repair the installation - but that's the catch, since I got this laptop by repairing it for a friend, I don't have any of the media that came with it, nor would it have come with a Vista install disc. I do still have the key for Vista attached to the bottom of the laptop case. How can I repair the Vista installation, preferably without losing my data or at least giving me time to offload some of my work?

Gateway MT6821
Vista SP2

A:Gateway laptop stuck in boot loop following update

I would suggest contacting Gateway, requesting Recovery Media CD from them - might cost a few $, but you'd be able to repair the laptop to factory specs.
While waiting for the CD from Gateway, you might be able to recover any data from the disc by connecting it to a HDD dock, and copying files onto another computer.

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Hello. My Windows XP Pro computer boots to the splash screen, then reboots automatically. I've pressed F8 at boot and chosen all the options (even start to command prompt and safe mode) and all do the same thing. This started after installing Microsoft Critical update KB824146. I tried reinstalling windows with the CD, but the CD doesn't want to do this, only giving me the option of wiping my current installation and starting over. I don't want to do that. I did install another copy of XP next to my main one in a different directory (c:\winxp instead of c:\windows). That one boots and works fine, but I don't have permission to access My Documents from the other install and of course I'd have to reinstall everything if I'd just keep this one. If I choose the old install at boot it still does the same thing. I CAN access the old windows install with the recovery console on the XP CD.

So my question is the obvious: does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? While the Windows update I installed is the Blaster virus one, I don't have the Blaster virus (I just scanned from my new XP copy). I would like to try manually uninstalling the update, but to do so I'd need to access the registry and I know of no way to do this (anyone? Would there be a way to access the registry on one installation from the other?). I'm afraid this is a lost cause, but if anyone has any ideas so I can avoid wiping my whole computer and starting over I'... Read more

A:windows xp boot loop after installing update KB824146

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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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I have Lenovo U41-70. It was working perfectly fine until recently windoew did an update. Now I get a Boot Menu screen which leads back to itself even after clicking Enter. I saw few solution online where they are asking to Click Fn + F2 -> goto configuration tab and  change Boot priority to Legacy first and change Boot type to Legacy.My doubts are:-1). I do not have option to change Boot Priority2). Will changing boot Mode to Legacy cause any problems like data lost etc.Boot Menu screen Configuration screen 

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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I had auto update for Windows Vista turned on and at some point it updated this latest update, and when I shut my computer down and restarted it I got into the same loop. I have done some research and found out that this is happening all over the place and Microsoft put out a flawed update. I found a forum with the solution, but you need to get to a command prompt. I can't get there because my HP pavilion only lets me get to one after windows boots? Well vista can't boot because of this loop, ergo I can't get to a command prompt to fix the problem! Microsoft URL for the fix is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358 but none of the remedies listed on this page will work on mine. SO I am UP a CREEK for NOW. Any suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated. I am currently using a system utility supplied on my computer to back the whole thing up, but through a USB port it is taking forever.


A:Microsoft Update perpetual loop on step 3 of 3 Computer is hung in loop

Can you get into Safemode by tapping the F8 key immediately on startup and using arrow keys to select safemode and hit Enter key.

Did you get a Vista disc with the operating system on it?

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Hi, all. New member here. I was updating my friend's laptop using the automatic driver update on the lenovo site and there was a bios update listed, it installed all drivers and then the BIOS. After the BIOS update the laptop has been in an infinite boot loop, and I've tried everything. First I thought it was the HDD, but I tested it and it's not I even placed another one in.I took out the CMOS battery for a few minutes, took out the laptop battery, tried the whole hard reset thing and the Pin Button on the Side (Novo Button) and it just boots up the laptop, shows the Lenovo Logo and literally crashes in the same second and reboots again, I can't access the bios or anything. I tried F12, F10  plus power button, Fn plus R plus Power Button, holding the power button, I don't know how to reset the BIOS. Another thing is that the laptop clicks whenever it crashes and boots up again (a clicking/tick sound just once per crash). Please help.

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Hi ALL ,Today only i got new laptop and i am facing same above :I was updating my laptop using the automatic driver update on the lenovo site and there was a bios update listed, it installed all drivers and then the BIOS. After the BIOS update the laptop has been in an infinite boot loop, and I've tried everything. First I thought it was the HDD, but I tested it and it's not I even placed another one in.I took out the CMOS battery for a few minutes, took out the laptop battery, tried the whole hard reset thing and the Pin Button on the Side (Novo Button) and it just boots up the laptop, shows the Lenovo Logo and literally crashes in the same second and reboots again, I can't access the bios or anything. I tried F12, F10 plus power button, Fn plus R plus Power Button, holding the power button, I don't know how to reset the BIOS. Another thing is that the laptop clicks whenever it crashes and boots up again (a clicking/tick sound just once per crash).Please help for that ,  if find any solution please try to reach me +91-8096001082  

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I'm using "3" Broadband, which doesn't have it's own email, so I am using my Hotmail addresses and download these through the Outlook Connector programme, which is not very satisfactory at the best of times.

This morning when I opened Office Outlook, I got a message saying I had to update Outlook Connector, which I duly did but now it seems to be in a loop and I still get a message to download the update, even though I have done so, so the update has obviously not updated properly.

Without this updatge I cannot read any new emails through Microsoft Office Outlook and I have to go to my Hotmail account.

Does anybody know how to fix this? I have Windows Vista and my firewall is Comodo and my antivirus is Avira.


A:Microsoft Outlook Connector Update does not update and becomes a loop

This is what happened last time - I posted more or less the same question and then the Connector decided to work, but only after I had updated it about 4 times!!

So, once again, I don't seem to need anybody's help, but thank you for reading this, if you have.


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

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

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



In so many words, "LOOK ONLINE LATER FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT.... Read more

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hi guys...am new here...
two months ago i ran the msconfig and i guess i messed up with the boot.ini file...now my pc had been in a boot loop since then.i have looked for solutions and found them but due to no support for xp,most methods have not been successfull.
and now i read about editing the boot.ini file and decided to enslave my hard drive on a friend's pc so that i can edit the file...
now my question is how to find the file after i enslave it on the pc,and if i edit the file i will be able to boot the pc successfully once more??

i surely appreciate any replies,for real....peace and thanks in advance

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Current situation: When Windows XP boots it displays Windows logo, black screen and then a small error window with title "User Interface Failure" and text "The logon user interface dll msgina.dll failed to load. Contact your system administrator ..." There is a button to restart the system. Booting causes a loop back to the same state; I cannot get the system to boot to safe mode. Other than the lack of a logon and desktop the rest of the boot process seems to continue OK; I can access network shared drives from another system. Using BartPE I can see that msgina.dll is in C:\windows\system32 as it should be. Unfortunately much of the data I need to access for my work is not on shared drives and cannot be accessed by BartPE so I am in big trouble.

Background: The express version of SpyCatcher was installed a few daus ago. All was OK until I restarted the system and arrived at the current situation. I also have BartPE which I have used to look at the SpyCatcher logs and found entries that msgina.dll was quarantined (along with many other safe items). I believe this is the cause of the problem and not anything else.

I know that if I can get to a desktop to run SpyCatcher I can reverse all the items it wrongly quarantined. The question is how to get to the desktop? I have tried the following with no success:

- boot to safe mode
- verified msgina.dll is in the correct location,
has same hash code as original dll, and
doesn't have security set to prev... Read more

A:SpyCatcher blocks logon after boot; System in boot loop

Did you try 'Last known good config', and do you know if you have Restore point turned on?

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hi guys...am new here...
two months ago i ran the msconfig and i guess i messed up with the boot.ini file...now my pc had been in a boot loop since then.i have looked for solutions and found them but due to no support for xp,most methods have not been successfull.
and now i read about editing the boot.ini file and decided to enslave my hard drive on a friend's pc so that i can edit the file...
now my question is how to find the file after i enslave it on the pc,and if i edit the file i will be able to boot the pc successfully once more??

i surely appreciate any replies,for real....peace and thanks in advance

A:How to find and edit the boot.Ini file, and if it will solve boot loop

Rather then edit the boot.ini file, put the drive back into the troubled computer, and boot off an XP CD or USB Flash drive. Get to the Recovery Console then try these commands to fix the boot sector: 103 - Fix or Repair XP if it is not booting (using the XP Recovery Console) - RMPrepUSB

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This Problem has been happening since the Later Updates of Windows 10. (I remember when Windows 10 was first released, I had Zero problems with the OS, my PC was running fine. So, it confuses me, makes me think that it could be Windows 10, but it could also just be a problem with my PC System. Again, it could also possibly be Drivers. I need help please! Take Note: I am now using a Clean-Install of Windows 10, (Reboot) I no longer have anything on my PC, just the default Windows 10 files. I do have Java installed, a few games, and that's it. Nothing else, so what could be causing this problem? I HAVE NO IDEA!
Hello Windows10Forums Community, I've really been having issues lately, as of Windows 10 installation. I've found that there are several problems occurring at once.
The real problem itself is to do with how Windows 10 & my PC are playing along together. My first thoughts were it must be Windows 10, right? Not so sure now.
After discovering that the BsoD (blue screens of death) are occuring with errors that are related to drivers (no doubt) I'm starting to think that it might be drivers.
But then after a conversation with my father, I've found that it could also be the PCU not living long enough due to my System Specs, it might not be working together.
The PCU could be outdated, not so much compatiable with my Graphics Card. I have no idea, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on solutions, on what it might be that's
causing these Windows 10 conflicts with my system. ... Read more

A:[Failured-To-Boot-Up] BsoDs+Boot-Loop+AutoRestarts (Windows 10)


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So I recently got some laptop parts to upgrade my laptop with from my friend who had the same model. Everything was working until I switched the harddrive (Big mistake). I thought since the model of laptops was the same, it could just be swapped in, but I was wrong and now I can't completely bootup my laptop with either drives. (I'm currently trying my fixes on my original drive)

On a restart after it downloaded some drivers, the device scanned the harddrive for consistency which deleted a few things. Since then it is mostly unable to boot (there have been a few times that it booted up but they are few and eventually they shut itself back down) and throws me in a bootloop even after I switched the original harddrive back in. I can boot it up successfully into safemode and use my windows recovery disc to boot up my laptop but neither of those are permanent fixes.

I've tried using the built in startup repair multiple times but it says it is unable to fix the problem. Looking at the logs of the scan, it says the root of the problem is a corrupt system volume disk.

I've also tried using system restore to earlier time but no luck. I've tried last known good configuration but didn't work.

I've tried performing a chkdsk function which was not able to fix the problem.

I've tried using bootrec. one of the functions showed that I had 0 windows installed. looking up and following the /rebuildbcd function from the microsoft site I fixed that problem so that it shows ... Read more

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my computer cannot boot and has followed error. file:\Boot\BCDerror code: 0xc00000e9 this problem can happen when a removable storage device is removed while it's in use or is failling. properly connecting any removable storage and restarting your pc may fix this problem.  this problem start when i remove my battery when the notebook is not totally closed as the battery is very low, i need to change to another battery. try all kind of restart method and it does not work.try F8 and it does not work. i do not know if this is a hard disk failure or what? 

A:my notebook computer cannot boot and loop into boot error pa...

Hi,You can try tapping F2 key as you power on laptop and do Extensive hard drive and memory tests from BIOS /UEFI System Diagnostics.Do you have Recovery USB created after first setup of this notebook?Have you successfully upgraded and activated Windows 10 previously?RegardsVisruth

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Sorry for the long post but I'll try to give as much info as I can...

I've just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and Linux Mint 12 on a Compaq Presario CQ60.

I created a 25Gb partition for Windows, a separate partition for data (around 180Gb) and then installed Linux Mint 12 on another 25Gb partition.

Edit: just to clarify I installed Windows first.

Windows was working fine - I installed all the necessary drivers, security software and Windows updates etc before installing Mint 12.

After installing Mint 12 I booted back into Windows to check everything was fine and to format the data partition to NTFS from within Windows. After this I restarted the machine and booted into Mint to check all was fine on that side of things - it was.

I then left the PC for a while but when I came back to it I tried to boot into Windows and it just keeps restarting the PC when it gets to the Windows logo. It happens over and over again.

I tried booting from the Windows disk to do a start up repair but that doesn't work either.

The one thing I did notice though was that the start up repair tool reports that Windows is now residing on drive E instead of C!! This is weird as it had definitely assigned drive letter C to the main Windows partition last time it booted. Perhaps this is the root of the problem?

What I don't get though is that after installing Mint I booted back into Windows and everything was great. So now I don't know if Windows, Linux or perhaps GRUB is to blame fo... Read more

A:Win 7 stuck in a boot loop on dual boot machine

I've never used Linux so in that respect I'm no expert, but you might want to check these tutorials,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hello and thanks for letting me join this forum!
I recently bought a new pair of RAM sticks as well as an SSD to upgrade my system. But after changing the RAM and adding the pcie SSD the system can't get past the boot process after the bios. It also results in windows trying to do an automatic repair on the system but it always fails to fix anything. I then tried to recover the system to a previous point but sadly I have no build to go back to. I also tried removing the SSD to see if that was the cause of the problem but the result was still the same. I also tried to change back to my previous ram but that didn't work either. Could there be an issues with the bios settings or am I doing something else wrong? Any input would be highly appreciated.
Please tell me if you need any additional info and I will do my best to acquire it for you.

System specs:
Cpu: i9 9900k
Gpu: gtx 1080 8gb gddr5x
Psu: Corsair tx850
Mb: z390-f
Previous ram: ddr4 hyperx 2x8gb 2666MHz
New ram: ddr4 hyperx 2x16gb 3200MHz
SSD: 240gb kingston (sata)
New ssd: Samsung 970 evo plus 1tb (pcie)

Edit: I didn't know whether to post this thread in the windows section or the hardware section as I do not know the exact source of the problem. Sorry if causing any trouble.

A:Computer unable to boot after bios(boot loop)

set uefi to legacy boot

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So, my boyfriend a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334 that is running XP Media Center 2002. This morning he woke up and it wouldn't finish booting. It POSTs, it sees the hard drive and the operating system. But as soon as the XP logo appears, the computer reboots. we turned off automatic reboot and got the following error:
STOP: 0x0000007B(0xF78AE524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
We cannot boot into safe mode, last known good configuration, cds, or USB, and we don't have a floppy drive.
we have tried an XP installation cd, a media center installation cd, and hirens bootcd, and it wont boot into any of them.
Last night he was messing around with drivers, because his SD card reader wasnt working and he needed to install a new one. We are assuming he somehow corrupted or accidently removed a necessary driver because that is the only reason we can think of why safe mode won't boot when the hard drive and the operating system are clearly recognized.
We pretty much need to know if anyone has any options that don't include reinstalling, that is our next step, but would like to avoid it if at all possible.
Thanks so much

A:Solved: Computer won't boot- endless boot loop

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So, I was an idiot for allowing an unknown .exe to access the internet. All of a sudden, command prompts invade my screen. They seemed to be launched from my local files. Each one, the cursor leaped at random places, not sure if there was a particular pattern for each .exe that launched. Around 10 launched and I was able to close all of them.

I performed a System Restore, and this is where I'm stuck in the boot loop. I tried launched Safe Mode and normal. No luck, the trojan(s) re-boot my computer.

Obviously, I can't provide a HijackThis or ANYTHING because I can't excess any programs at all. Although, can anyone provide any help?

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I use Thunderbird as a client for a few email accounts. It said it had downloaded updates and needed to restart to complete the update installation. I clicked OK, and it went into this loop:

Dialog box 1:
'Software Update Failed' One or more files could not be updated. Please make sure all other applications are closed and that you have permission to modify files, and then restart Thunderbird to try again.

So I close everything else down (and I've also restarted the computer several times), then click OK on the above dialog box.

Dialog box 2:
'Software Update' Thunderbird is installing your updates and will start in a few

(That's where the above dialog ends - it's not a typo.)

Dialog box 2 will stay open for maybe 4 seconds, then dialog box 1 pops back up again.

How can I at least stop Thunderbird from trying to update?

I am logged in as administrator with User Account Control turned off - so I have all permissions. Even if Thunderbird is the first (and only) program started after restarting the computer, the same thing happens.

Computer specs:
Asus P5W DH motherboard
Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz
Vista Home Premium
4x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 ram
4GB readyboost
2x Asus 7600GT 256MB video cards
650w Seasonic psu
150GB WD Raptor HDD
2x 500GB Maxtor HDD
3x LiteOn DVDRW drives

A:Thunderbird Update loop (won't update)

Backup the TB profile (just in case).
Uninstall TB from Add/Remove.
Reboot and Reinstall.

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Howdy...I recently installed windows 8 on an Asus Q200E....i have an external DVD drive attached.

Windows 8 installed fine....I partitioned and Installed 7...install seems to have went well, I was able to see the dual boot screen once (select the OS)....I selected 7 and now I am stuck in a boot loop as soon as the computer boots up...it doesnt go to the select OS screen...or even start windows at all....just loops back to the ASUS screen....tried Windows repair from the Win 7 disk....no luck....

Any Ideas???? PLEASE

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I had some issues with Xp being deleted from my boot options. I am running a dual boot with Xandros and XP Pro. I have a lilo boot loader that I had to edit to get Xp to boot up again. After I got that issue resolved, Windows booted up, which hadn't been booted in almost three weeks. My Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 had a corrupt data base, so I thought that I would uninstall it then reinstall it. I used the add/remove from control panel and the, later, found out that I had to use the Kaspersky removal tool before I could reinstall it. I downloaded it, used it, romoved Kaspersky, had to reboot for changes to take effect.

Now when I boot my pc, I get a message after hardware detection that says <press F1 to resume>. I had never seen this message before, so I just pressed F1 and it took me to my boot options, and when I tried to boot into XP I got a black screen with a white bar at the bottom of the screen that looks like it is loading something. After the"load" it takes me to the XP splash screen. After about 10 seconds my pc reboots and I am put back to the F1 prompt. I tried booting into safe mode, and it did the same thing. There are no error messages associated with the message and from what I can see everything is detected as normal.

I have read that this can be
a) a BIOS issued
b) the CMOS battery is getting low.

Any suggestions?

A:XP boot loop. Can't even boot to safe mode.


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could somebody please explain me, what this could mean?
We have approx. 10-15 clients which couln?t boot this morning and all with this dump-files.

Loading Dump File [C:\temp\Mini090610-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: C:\windows\symbols
Executable search path is:
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x80554040
Debug session time: Mon Sep 6 08:45:13.406 2010 (UTC + 2:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:24.968
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debuggi... Read more

A:boot problem, boot loop, win xp, ntoskrnl.exe

Hi GOE, Looks like your entire system is infected with the funlove virus. Fortunately allthough it's unpleasant and a real pain, it's fixable. The first link is to tell you what it is and how it infects you. The second link is to show you how Microsoft and Symantic recommends fixing it. I hope this helps buddy. Take care.



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I appear to be trapped in a Windows update loop where updates are downloaded and then applied. But the update fails with the following:100% complete

We couldn't complete the updates

Undoing the changes

Don't turn off your computer
There must be a fix for this problem

Here is some additional info:
Package KB3194496 failed to be changed to the Installed state. Status: 0x800f0922

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I have a Dell Laptop using Vista that is currently in the update "stage 3 of 3 0%" loop. It will restart and come back to the same update screen again and again.
So far I have managed to use System Restore to get myself back to the log on screen and do everything as normal. Whenever I shut down or restart, I encounter the same problem again.

I?ve read that I have to rename/delete pending.xml file but all I get is access denied messages. Tried using Command Prompt to delete it but again, access denied.

I have no idea what to do to stop the loop happening again.
I dont have any Vista install cds, I?ve read most of the sites that promise a fix but so far with no luck.

Hoping someone on this forum knows how to get rid of the problem.

A:Update Loop

You probably need to revert the pending installs, rather than just delete the pending.xml file.

This is the command to run when booted offline at a recovery command prompt

dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

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I appear to be trapped in a Windows update loop where updates are downloaded and then applied. But the update fails with the following:
100% complete

We couldn't complete the updates

Undoing the changes

Don't turn off your computer
There must be a fix for this problem

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Hi there,
This morning I was updating the computer and now it's continuously restarting, gets to a point where it says undoing changes made then just restarts again, all I can do is boot the bios menu but I don't see any option in there to boot in safe mode, has anyone
else had this issue?

Thank you for your time 

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Hi! Can anyone help? My HP is stuck on a blue screen stating that the last update was not completed and that it is undoing changes. It's been this way for days and so far nothing I do will change the screen.

A:Endless update loop

If you feel its stuck in a loop close it down and force the advanced boot options. Exit and continue to Windows 8.1 which triggers a reboot with options. System restore is one. A feature to return the laptop to an earlier time.

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A friends computer running Vista Ultimate Home is stuck in a Windows Update loop.Will not boot in safe mode,and when PC is turned off and back on, it goes straight to update. It says'' configuring update 3 of 3 do not turn off computer.''The update hangs at 64%,and goes no further.Cannot get to sign in screen,or access anything at this point.Anyone having this problem,or has any info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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Hey! WIndows 7 will no longer load.
This morning I woke up to a neverending windows update loop.  It will attempt to load Windows 7 and then say 'Failure to Configure WIndows, Attempting to Revert Changes' and this page does not go away, even after hours.
As windows will not load, all of the fixes I've found online are useless - I have pressed F8 and then attempted to load Windows 7  in safe mode with Command Prompt but it still gets stuck at the same screen.   My guess is I will have to somehow reinstall Windows.   I tried my Windows Boot cd but it doesn't seem to be working (even when loading the dvd from BIOS) - maybe there is another way or a different boot cd I can make.  
Any thoughts on what I can do? Thanks.

A:Windows Update Loop

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OK, so, four days ago I started to notice that after an update, several of my metro apps would not open. I tried running all the troubleshooters and solutions, but nothing worked. Yesterday I gave up and decided to do a Refresh on my laptop and just start over. I was trying to update it so that I could get it to Windows 8.1, but now it's stuck in a failure loop and I don't know what to do. It just says, "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." It's restarted twice, but I can't do anything. It boots and then goes right back into the failure message and I can't get to an active screen anywhere. I tried F8 but it didn't work.

A:Update failure loop

Hi Cecilia,
I think the only work-around is to hold down the power button for 6 seconds or so until it's definitely switched off - then switch on but just as it's starting to load Windows (might be just a second or two from hitting the power button) again hold down the button to switch off.  Repeat twice more and then let it boot - it should then give the "repair" options and you should be able to try system restore and set it back to a point when the update wasn't installed.
Warning - contant sudden switch-off might corrupt the hard drive.
Good luck and let us know what happens.

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been having this serious issue with my pc, its going through this never-ending loop, i had to update my desktop (Its windows 8.1 accer inspiration) and like the update wouldn't work so i shut it down.. when i turn it on now it says could not complete update, then undoing changes 35% then resets.. i cant access main screen, lock screen nothing... When i go to automatic repair by turn off 3x and its just a blank screen!

I dont have a "windows cd" neither do i have the $.. I need a fix thats free, and i just have no idea whats wrong, i can leave it on hours it wont do anything,

Remember i cant access nothing so i cant get to start, the main screen, the login screen NOTHING.. just see the loop..

A:Win8 Update LOOP HELP!

i think you have downloaded and installed incomplete or corrupted updates and softwares because of shutting down the pc while it is being installed.
can you get it to the startup repair screen.
try the system restore option.

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First of all I'm not sure if this is in the correct forum...wasn't quite sure where it fit in.

I have Microsoft Automatic Updates enabled. I get a notification that updates are ready to install, in particular it's the Microsoft Virtual Machine. I run the update, and get an error message:

Microsoft VM
This setup will only upgrade over an existing version of the Microsoft VM.

I click OK and it says I need to restart the computer...when I restart, it's telling me I need to install the update again! I've read a couple of posts regarding this, but they seem pretty outdated and don't really apply to my operating system. The Microsoft support site just confused me more...

I'm running Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002

Thanks for any help anyone can provide,

A:Microsoft Vm Update Loop

The Microsoft Java Virtual Machine was discontinued in 2001 in response to the Sun Microsystems lawsuit. Your build is dated 2002, I would delete the update and ignore it.

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