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Windows update reboot loop

Q: Windows update reboot loop

Okay so I just got a new laptop today. It has Windows 8.

First thing I did when I started it up was remove some of the pre installed programs that I didn't want. Next I went to windows update. There were 79 updates I needed to install. Did that. It rebooted, now it said configuring, etc. Then it said windows failed configuring...yada yada yada. I think it got to 98%, might have gotten to 100%. So it rebooted and the same message keeps going. Does this in a loop.

How do I make it stop?

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A: Windows update reboot loop

You did see that the message stated that you should not restart correct?

Do you have your Windows 8 Install CD?

What programs did you actually uninstall?

It sounds to me that you did more then what your saying.

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I need some help here if possible. I tried doing a windows update on my PC last week and it got stuck in the famous reboot loop. It tried 3 times over an hour-and-a-half and finally decided to revert the changes, which took another couple attempts and another hour. For a while after that it couldn't even find any updates to let me try again, even though it clearly failed as the log showed most of the various updates that day failed.

Today I tried it again, since it showed all the updates available again, and the same exact thing happened, only now it can't even seem to revert the changes. After 3 attempts at updating, it says "windows updates failed - reverting changes", where it gets stuck for a half-an-hour before rebooting or shutting down. But it won't revert changes now - it keeps trying and fails and then reboots and tries again. I'm in safe mode right now. I didn't update any optional updates - only the important ones checked by default.

Why is this happening and what do I have to do to get this problem solved? This happened once before last year and a few weeks later it seems to update okay when I tried it again. It's getting so I'm afraid to run windows update. Ridiculous.

I ran this just now:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-update-issues

It said:

Issues Found:

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not fixed

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not Fixed

Service registration is missing or corrupt
Re... Read more

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I need some help here if possible. I tried doing a windows update on my PC last week and it got stuck in the famous reboot loop. It tried 3 times over an hour-and-a-half and finally decided to revert the changes, which took another couple attempts and another hour. For a while after that it couldn't even find any updates to let me try again, even though it clearly failed as the log showed most of the various updates that day failed.

Today I tried it again, since it showed all the updates available again, and the same exact thing happened, only now it can't even seem to revert the changes. After 3 attempts at updating, it says "windows updates failed - reverting changes", where it gets stuck for a half-an-hour before rebooting or shutting down. But it won't revert changes now - it keeps trying and fails and then reboots and tries again. I'm in safe mode right now. I didn't update any optional updates - only the important ones checked by default.

Why is this happening and what do I have to do to get this problem solved? This happened once before last year and a few weeks later it seems to update okay when I tried it again. It's getting so I'm afraid to run windows update. Ridiculous.

I ran this just now:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-update-issues

It said:

Issues Found:

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not fixed

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not Fixed

Service registration is missing or corrupt
Re... Read more

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Hi all,

I've been having a problem with Windows updates on my (Win7) pc for some time now.

Downloading the updates usually works, but after rebooting it says "error configuring Windows updates reverting changes". That's when the loop starts: my system reboots and tries to configure the updates again, fails and reboots etc. The only way to get out of this is to press F8 and use system recovery. After this happened today I checked Windows update. All of the updates failed except for one(?).

- So far, I downloaded (and ran) the SystemUpdate Readiness Tool.

- I ran the SFC scan. It identified a number of problems, but it was unable to fix all of them.

- I can't include Windows update error codes in this post, because they do not appear (anymore). Therefor I check the update history instead.

I wanted to attach the log collection in this post. However, the zip file I created exceeds the 8mb limit. How could I best share the zip file (9.45mb) on this forum?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Bas

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i was having a pc problem of pc hanging so I took apart the pc cleaned it real good it was very dirty all the fans,connectors,all that well husband did any way i decided to go ahead and just reformat my c drive since i moved my apps to another drive so not to lose them and reinstalled Win2k but after i did the windows updates i had the continuous reboot problem only after i installed updates. i already checked and made sure everything is in its place good nothing loose and its clean
 

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Hello all,

I have a lab (of about 20 of the same machines).
windows 7 professional, 32 bit OS, 4gigs ram...

Three of these machines recently have become stuck in an endless loop after some windows updates. They reboot at "applying windows operation 1170".

I've recently put Deep Freeze on these machines, and they're stuck in a frozen state right now.

I've tried safe mode, startup recovery, unfreezing via the server console... with no luck with anything.

So, I'm assuming Deep Freeze is the cause of the problem. Is there anyway I can get into the computer to disable it?

A:Endless reboot loop from windows update

Did you try Safe mode?

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Hi all,

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

Thanks =)

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Hi all,

I've been having a problem with Windows updates on my (Win7) pc for some time now.

Downloading the updates usually doesn't pose a problem, but after rebooting it says "error configuring Windows updates reverting changes". That's when the loop starts: my system reboots and tries to configure the updates again, fails and reboots etc. The only way to get out of this is to press F8 and use system recovery. After this happened today I checked Windows update. All of the updates failed except for one(?).

- So far, I downloaded (and ran) the System Update Readiness Tool.

- I ran the SFC scan. It identified a number of problems, but it was unable to fix all of them.

- I can't include Windows update error codes in this post, because they do not appear (anymore). Therefor I check the update history instead.

Please see the log collection attached to this post.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Bas

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Hi!

My brother's laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed. Yesterday Windows installed a lot of updates and asked for the usual restart to complete them. Computer was rebooted and ever since it's stuck at the blue Welcome screen. "Configuring updates, do not turn off your computer" this is the last thing you see for 1-2 minutes then it reboots automatically.
My first thought was that System Restore is gonna solve this, as it has helped me in the past too.
The problem is, of course, that Windows cannot complete the boot, so the usual "type cmd in the search bar" doesn't work. I've tried "Safe boot with command prompt", it cannot complete boot either.
I've tried with a Windws 7 (Prof 64bit) install DVD, I clicked on the System Restore and it gave me an error message: specify operating system! reboot and choose an operating system". I don't even understand, it only has one op. system installed.
Also, aut. repair gave me another error message that this installation disc is not compatible with the Windows the computer has installed. This could be the problem??
If I download the same version (Ultimate 64-bit), make a bootable pendrive and try restoring with that, it's gonna work? This is what I hope, otherwise I'm out of ideas. Obviously, the quickest and most simple way would be a clean install (but there's only one drive, with a lot of personal data, so those would be lost).

Any idea guys???

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Hello,
I am having problem with the windows Vista 64 bit that is stuck in a Stage 3 of 3 reboot loop. I tried using the f8 key upon restart, no luck. My system restore disk of 4 years would not run. HP does not keep factory restore disk after 2 years. I did some research and found the problem is 2 files, located in c:\windows\sxs. They are pending.xml and cleanup.xml. They need to be delete in the cmd mode. Since I can not get there, I removed the hard drive from the computer and added to a laptop as a secondary drive. I still could not delete them. They were protected files. How can I delete them? Also, the hard drive is starting to fail. Can I copy the factory recovery file/folder to new hard drive once it is set up?
If the file can be move, then I will not worry about the re-loop.

Mark

A:Windows update Stage 3 of 3 reboot loop.

If you Take Ownership then you should be able to delete those 2 files.
If you do get your system to boot I would make a backup image using Macrium Reflect or Easus ToDo Backup Free in case the drive does fail you can image to another drive. Or check out drive cloning free software. Some products are better than others when it comes to restoring onto a bigger HD(and I assume you'd buy bigger if it's cheap again to do so instead of getting the exact same size HD.)

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Quote:




Microsoft's first cumulative update for Windows 10 - KB3081424 - is causing havoc for some users. How do I know this? Because I spent a good part of my Sunday morning dealing with it, that's how.

The problem, in a nutshell, is that the update puts affected systems into an endless crash loop. The update tries to install, gets to a certain point, fails, and then displays the unhelpful "We couldn't complete the updates, undoing the changes."

If it stopped there things wouldn't be too bad, but because Microsoft now forces updates onto Windows 10 users, the OS kept trying - and failing - to install the update, which in turn placed the system into a periodic crash/reboot loop that put quite a dent in my productivity.




Windows 10 cumulative update causes 'reboot loop' havoc for some users | ZDNet

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My last thread on this subject appears to be dead so I am starting a new one.

W7 Ultimate installed via ISO from USB.
The reboot loop started months ago...
recently did upgrade/repair but it did not solve anything
Ran the mr. fixit tool
Ran SURT tool which installed some updates but I am still suck
Ran SFC in elevated cmd.
Still stuck!

Posted is the CBS.log
Thanks!

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My computer shut off during an update and when I tried to restart it I kept getting the "failure to update windows reverting changes" screen and subsequently a shutting down screen that did not turn off my computer even after 5 days.
 
All my restore points are gone and I even tried making a repair disk to use for help.
 
Any suggestions?

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Can't find anyone with this issue anywhere.
I restarted the computer and upon starting up windows keeps trying to update itself and around 70% it gives me the sad face blue screen and restarts.

It's been in this loop for hours. I can't get into safe mode by mashing shift and f8.
First thing I'd do in safe mode is uninstall comodo security suite.
Any ideas of what I could do?

This is a new toshiba laptop purchased from best buy about a week ago.

A:Reboot loop mid startup update

does it not have a system recovery at bios startup ?
what system is running in the laptop ?

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After an automatic windows update 4 days ago, my Dell Inspiron 1501 keeps saying it is configuring the third of 3 updates, then immediately shuts down, reboots, and goes through the same loop again and again. I have tried system repair and system restore, but neither fixed it. I saw on some geek sites that this is not an uncommon problem, but the suggested fixes mentioned above didn't solve it. Any suggestions would be very welcome.

A:continuous reboot loop after automatic update

When you restore system:Hold & Stop Windows Update service
and try use any alternative tool for update-for example Offline Update
http://www.technize.com/2009/05/31/5...omment-page-1/

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http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8656

Another reason Not to use McAfee products.

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A:Recent McAfee Update causes XP reboot loop

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I have a Compaq Presario f700 a friend brought to me asking for help. It seems that after a windows vista update the updater is stuck in a loop. Iíve looked around online and found various suggestions for help. Iíve done the following my results have been the same. Every time I restart that same configuring updates 3 of 3 messages appears. The message will stay onscreen for a few moments then the laptop will restart and here we go again.

I tried to do a system restore but the is no restore point prior to when the updates were installed. I donít have a disk as vista came preloaded on the pc. I followed the steps regarding going in and renaming the pending. xml, then removing the XMl identifier in the regedit. Does anyone have any other suggestions I can try?
 

A:Solved: Vista stuck in update reboot loop

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Today windows downloaded and installed SP1 automatically. After that, the power went off, when it came back and I booted the PC it started updating as it would usually do, it finished updating then rebooted and started updating again, this happened around three times (no failure, just installs over and over again). I became tired so I shut it down and it displayed "Failure configuring Service pack. Reverting changes", after that it rebooted again but began installing the SP once more, I rebooted again in safe mode and it began reverting changes once more only to reboot again and attempt to update once more.

Right now it's reverting changes once more and I'm just sitting here waiting and I don't know what to do (also, it's been reverting for quite a long time, around 30 minutes)

A:Service Pack 1 update - escaping the reboot loop

NEVERMIND - It finally finished recovering and it booted normally, however, are there any steps I should take before attempting to install SP1 again, if I should attempt at all

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Hi, i have a bunch of thin clients that are stuck at a reboot loop for a windows update. I know the write filter should have been disabled before hand but it wasn't. The write filter being use is a EWF. Is there a boot disk or some way to disable the write filter without having to reimage the thin clients? I can not find anything to help with this at all. I have tried safe mode and it says the updates failed and tries to revert back from the updates and makes it reboot. This is windows 7 embedded standard 32bit

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Greetings,

Here is a problem with a Gateway M350I laptop with Vista SP1 factory installed.
Since June, when bought it has a dual boot setup with PClinuxOS with no problems until now.
The laptop was not shut down for a couple days after patch tuesday.
When fired up on Friday 13th morning, an error message : ireboot side-byside error. Not to blame ireboot. Any app started such as firefox gets same error.
it almost seemed to be so much like malware. Antivirus and spyware turned off by windows security warning in systray etc.
But it looks like patch tuesday february 2009 broke this system.
When trying to install the update, it goes into a reboot loop. it gets to 83% the computer reboots, gets to 83% and reboots again.
This laptop is used by a savy woman with auto update on, avg antivirus, does not open attachments or click on links in email. and uses firefox.
During this week noted firefox should be updated to 3.6, and ie7 was a target.
thanks in advance, and apologize for not hanging around in here to help others. All my linux clients don't have malware or update issues, but they have friends with windows.
I will peer in here to help at times, but for hardware tech stuff. Keep up the good work!

A:update reboot loop after sidebyside errors from february 2009 patch tuesday

Installing the Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) seems to fix most side by side errorshttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Hello,

I have been using my hp stream 11 inch laptop for a while now, and I wanted to give it a fresh start, so I factory resetted it. While it was finishing and rebooting, an error occurred in the system and the reboot restarted again and again and again and won?t stop rebooting. Plus it only turns on with charge. I?ve tried going into the system with F10 and troubleshoot, but it was no use. I want my computer back please help!

Thanks
Mo
 

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I managed to log on through start up and get run frst.exe
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-02-2013
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-02-2013 19:20:23
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [254696 2011-06-09] (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Video Web Camera\traybar.exe" [630784 2009-04-13] (Chicony)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot [273528 2011-10-12] (RealNetworks, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Samsung PanelMgr] C:\Windows\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe /autorun [618496 2010-06-23] ()
HKU\Askboutme\...\Run: [DS3 Tool] C:\PROGRA~1\MOTION~1\ds3\DS3_Tool.exe -mini [112400 2011-12-05] (www.motioninjoy.com)
HKU\Askboutme\...\Run: [cdloader] "C:\Users\Askboutme\AppData\Roaming\mjusbsp\cdloader2.exe" MAGICJACK [50592 2011-08-23] (magicJack L.P.)
HKU\Askboutme\...\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear [98304 2007-09-04] (NVIDIA)
HKU\Askboutme\...\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Askboutme\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c [136176 2011-12-03] (G... Read more

A:Reboot Loop on Windows 7

Open Notepad and Copy & Paste the contents of the code box below into it. To do this highlight the entire contents of the box, right click on the highlighted area and select Copy then right click in the Notepad window and select Paste. Save it to the flashdrive as fixlist.txt <--- it is very important to spell this name exactly as written here.
Code:
start
TDL4: custom:26000022 <===== ATTENTION!
end
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Plug the Flash Drive back into the infected PC and enter the System Recovery Options and select the Command Prompt using the same instructions you followed to run the first scan.
In the command window type e:\frst.exe (or for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
NOTE: if you receive an error message "the system cannot find the drive specified" go back into Notepad and check the drive letter for the Flash Drive.
When the FRST window opens click on the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please Copy & Paste it into your next reply.
Let me know if the system will now boot up.
 

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You may be thinking this should probably not be in the Hardware Forums, but I'm convinced of the possibility of a hardware problem. Please hear me out.

So yesterday, I tried to install my new video card. ATI Radeon 9800. I uninstalled all my old drivers before installation. It's a card that requires a direct connection to the power supply of my CPU. OK, no problem there. Hook it up, doesn't work. I get all sorts of garbeled symbols and horizontal/vertical fuzzy lines (draw problem?) in the Bios screen as well as in Windows.

OK, now I have an old VGA monitor that I have plugged into the DVI converter so it can connect to the video card. Obviously, that didn't work, so it was suggested that perhaps my CPU was configured to default to VGA and wouldn't read the DVI adaptor (or some kind of mix up of that sorts).

So I'd been trying to mess with the display settings in such a way that I could default to the right connection (DVI-VGA) so that my Vid card would work. Well, all of a sudden, my computer restarts, and now is stuck in a rebooting loop. I get through the Windows loading splash, but then a blue page pops up (too fast to read) and the system restarts itself. And this goes on again and again. I can't get into safemode. Even switching cards doesn't work. I put my old card in trying to get it to work, so that I can accually read what is being said on my screen without all the garbled sometimes flashing symbols.

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A:Windows Reboot Loop

What sort of video card/adapter did you have previously? Was it onboard or another card?
 

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I downloaded Windows 10 (free upgrade - NO disk) some months ago. It has been running fine up until 3 days ago.  Now in continuous BSOD loop which I can't break into to take any corrective action. Gives me the HP blue startup screen followed by:  Black screen with flashing cursor top left (runs for between 30 secs and 30 mins!), followed by: Windows image, 'Preparing Automatic Repair', followed by: 'Your PC ran into problems and needs to restart. We're just checking some error info, and then we'll restart for you.' Displays 'WDF_VIOLATION' message, alternating with BAD_SYS_CONFIG message underneath. This is non stop.  Tried F8 and F12, to no avail.  Tried repeatedly turning on and off, to no avail. No disks of any kind available.  Just can't do anything to get past this. Desperately need to use computer. Any help gratefully accepted! 

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP and when I turned on my computer this morning it displayed the screen informing me thatt Windows had not shut down properrly and gave me the options of how to start it:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

I tried each in turn but before Windows could load, it rebooted the system and returned to the same screen described above.

I then pressed F8 at Startup to enter the Advanced Options Menu and disabled automatic restart on system failuree. This time when trying to load Windows, I got the BSOD and the following message:

'A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make suree it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:
***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFA2F4528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000 0x00000000)'

I don't have the Windows XP recovery disc and can't create one as my only CD burner is on the damaged computer. I've tried restarting to no affect and don't know how to perform virus checks or anything without entering Windows first. I didn't insta... Read more

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Yesterday, my computer's surge protector became unplugged a couple of times while i was using it. After the 2nd or 3rd time, I restarted it and it got to the Windows Login screen and just rebooted. It keeps doing that, If I left it on, it will just restart itself every time it gets to the windows log in screen.

I have tried safe mode and the same thing happens. When I get to windows login screen, the thing just restarts again. I tried VGA mode also, same thing happens.

I guess I'm looking for help to try and fix this problem. I'm thinking it has something to do with the computer trying to protect against the power failure when the plug was kicked out. But, I honestly don't know. Any answers you guys have would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I purchased Windows 10 pro the other day and still cannot get it installed.  Whenever i go through the process of installing, the computer reboots and attempts to boot to the windows 10 setup and then suddenly reboots.  The computer then boots back into windows 7 and the install stops.  I am trying to do a clean install.  When I boot directly from a usb drive, i get the constant reboot.  This is all while trying to install the 64 bit version.  When i try the 32 bit version, it takes me to the setup and option to install.  Please help!!

A:Windows 10 reboot loop

This is the error I am getting so far with the x64 install no matter how I try to install it

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Just like another poster I am having the same reboot loop problem. So far 6 computers at my work place have started having the same issues within the last 4 days. Very strange as this many PCs going down in such a short time has never happened. Will not load safe mode and just reboots when it goes to load windows.

Have used ubcd4win to run a virus scan, malware scan, restore registry files to a previous version. Used windows cd to run a chkdsk, fixmbr, fixboot. Also ran hard drive diagnostics which came back with no errors. I have not yet done a repair install of windows.

No go on any of those solutions. Anyone have any other ideas about this problem? I am a little puzzled and will post the complete STOP error in just a short bit.

Made a new thread as I didn't think hi-jacking the other one was in good manners. ;)

A:Windows reboot loop

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D3528, 0xC0000034, 0x0000000. 0x0000000)

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Hi Everyone, I'm new around here and I have been following the progress of Windows 7 through beta stages. I currently operate on Windows XP SP3 which runs great, however Ive very recently decided to go for WIndows 7 beta. I completely backed up all my information, booted from DVD, formatted and then started to install.

It copies/ expands all the files to 100%, then does a normal restart, It then comes up with starting windows> registering entries etc, the carries on finalising the install only to reboot itself????

After the reboot it gives me the windows recovery screen. If it tries to boot up it just goes into a reboot loop. I am sooo confused....

The thing is I would say I know my way around PC software and Hardware very well. I have tried different BIOS settings, Optimising defaults, Load-Fail Safe Defaults, Creating New Partitions etc...Please can anyone help??

My Spec is as follows:-

Intel E4400 Socket 775 2x2.00GHz 800MHz
Inno 3D SL7N73PVM - Onboard nVidia 7100 / Realtek HD Audio
2GB DDR OCZ Memory
500GB WD HDD
Pioneer Dual Layer DVD-RW

Your help is much appreciated, I just want to taste this new OS

Regards

Phil

A:Windows 7 Reboot Loop?

Have you tried another fresh format and install?

And make sure you unplug any hardware you don't need connected during install... computers sometimes don't like being poked that much and reboot on attempting to load.

If such hardware is connected, disconnect and try turning it on then, see if that solves it, if not, i would suggest trying another install.

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My brother downloaded some file off the internet and executed it and now the computer just constantly reboots. Even when i try to go to safe mode it reboots after it loads certain .sys files. I also switched the infected drive to another computer and it would also reboot on that as well so its not a hardware issue. Will someone help me diagnose and fix this problem.

A:Reboot Loop - Windows XP SP3

and welcome to the Forum

Any idea what file he downloaded? . .

What Brand/Model is the pc?

Do you have the XP installation disc?

Not booting on another pc is normal . . that will happen anytime the operating system try to run on a system other than it was installed on.

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ok i have a problem with my windows xp
its a
pentium 4 processor
process speed 2400/533 MHz
memory size 1152mb
em dont know what else u would need
keeps rebooting in a loop and it wont go to the logging screen, i have no reboot disk.

i found a video on you tube whcih explanes exactly what is happpening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99JmKLrJ11A
 

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Hi
my e-machine laptop is stuck in an infinite reboot.. its not because of the windows vista sp1 update thing ive read about.
i was clearing away some malware id somehow picked up on a download, upon rebooting i got the missing ntdlr message so i think i fixed that, rebooted again and now is stuck in a never ending reboot loop..
its been driving me mad and for the life of me cant work out what it is, any help from anyone out there would be greatly appreciated
thanks

by the way im not sure if ive put this thread in the right category, ive only used this website once before

A:windows vista reboot loop

Quote:




upon rebooting i got the missing ntdlr message...




How did you get that, nltdr is for XP, unless you have a duel-boot. If so, are you able to boot into any OS?

Also, do you have any of the installation disks or recovery disks?

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Hi there,
Can someone please help? I installed windows xp sp3 last night. It all installed fine but on restart i am stuck in a reboot loop!
I can't access safe mode or system restore or any of the other options.
I tried to use recovery console to help solve the problem but to no avail.
This is driving me crazy and really need to get this problem solved.
If i reboot in safe mode it starts to boot but then hangs and falls over at windows\sys32\Zonelabs\srescan.sys.
I assume this is a problem with Zone Alarm but had no issues till sp3 was installed
Any help would be most appreciated

A:Windows XP sp3 has stuck me in a reboot loop!!!!

hmmmmm thats a strange senerio you got going on there. can you at least uninstall zonealarm. if not you might have to do a clean install. never heard this problem before.maybe someone else on the panel might be able to help you. good luk with this. i will check back to see if you got it figured out.

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Specs
>Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
>MSI p67 g43
>G Skill 4 gb DDR3 (single stick)
>Corsair 650w
>ATI Radeon 5750
>Seagate 500gb 7200 rpm

so my pc never starts and is stuck in a reboot loop. Ive done literally everything basic in trying to fix what might cause the reboot loop. however one time i left my pc in my car in cold weather. when i took it inside it started for about 20 min and acted wierd then i got the following BSOD error

0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFF80000003, 0xFFFFF88004BE1818, 0xFFFFF88005BE34A8, 0xFFFFF88005BE2000)

anyway anyhelp would be greatly appreciated guys!
 

A:Reboot loop/ BSOD on my Windows 7 PC

Is this a laptop?
 

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I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.

A:windows 7 reboot loop during installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by liaobert


I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.


You may need to remove USB key before reboot.

IBM Thinkpad T43 may be a bit old for win7.

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Hello,

I am wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I am doing a Windows 7 migration which is going smoothly for the most part however there are some snags from time to time which i am trying to eliminate. Most of the systems in the enviroment are HP anything from HP 7800 Elite to 8200. The odd system seems to go into a reboot look and it seems like it was ones that had either dual monitors with display port connections, now it can even be DVI with a display dongle at the end. It generally stops after unplugging one of the monitors however I am wondering if anyone knows what the root issue could be just to try and avoid this from happening and delaying the process?

Thanks,
-David

A:windows 7 imaging reboot loop

Sounds like the Video drivers need to be installed.

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Hi,
 
  I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P running Windows 8.1.
 
I wanted to do a side-by-side Ubuntu install next to my Windows 8.1.
Following instructions from here, I ran AOMEI Partition Assistant (PA) Standard Edition. When AOMEI finished creating a partition (running from within Windows) it rebooted the PC.
From then on, the PC is stuck in a reboot loop.
After the Lenovo splash screen, I immediately get a blue screen saying "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info and then we'll restart for you.". Just before it reboots it displays a small line of text which appears so briefly, I had to video the event to read the text: "If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".
 
I cannot seem to be able to boot into the BIOS, nor get to the Safe-Mode screen. I've never done it on a Windows 8.1 machine, so I might be doing something wrong.
 
Please advise!
 
 AOM dddEI Partition Assistant (PA) Standard Editio

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Alright, here we go. I rarely post in forums asking for help as I find searching the internet will find my question and in turn the answer. I searched and searched and searched and every time I found my question, there was no answer. Every thread ended with no problem solved.

Heres the problem.

I have an HP Pavilion I bought from a friend. This computer was working fine for the last 4 months. I am using the original 320gb HDD connected with SATA, a DVDRW also connected with SATA. I have added 2GB's of DDR2 ram bringing my total ram to 4GBs. I have added a GEForce 210 1gb ddr2 PCIE 2.0. Finally I upgraded the intel e4600 to an intel e6400. Originally before adding these items I reformatted the HDD and installed windows XP with no problems. Each item I added another component everything booted up and recognized just fine.

The problem started with me noticing my HDD was starting to load slower and slower, with 280Gbs still free. Windows xp began loading slower and I noticed games and programs loading slower. The last straw was when Windows xp loaded and froze at my desktop screen. I then turned off the computer and tried trading the SATA cables for my HDD and my DVDRW. Upon turning on my computer I got an error, windows was missing its system file/folder and needed to be repaired. I switched the cables back to no avail.

I said screw it, popped in my windows XP cd and did the full format. After formating the disc, copying the files, I never hit enter and let the computer... Read more

A:Windows XP Pro installation reboot loop (help)

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Dell Studio Xps 8000 Core i7

Windows 8 installed 3 weeks ago, This was the only no issue install I had.

Unit was sleeping and when it awoke frowny face stating a problem occurred
and attempting to repair, Error 0xc000021a

It will restart and repeat endlessly

A:Endless Windows 8 Reboot Loop

Are you able to access the system at any time? Or do you always fail to start Windows?

If you can get into Windows, Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html to provide the crash reports.

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I just finished building my computer. Clean SSD and HDD.

I boot on USB with Win 8 in it.

I go through with it, installing on partitioned first and after failing that on unallocated space.

Both ways result in the installer preparing files, going through everything fine. Then at the end of that window my computer restarts and starts the whole set up all over again.

I can install Win8 in my SSD, right?

A:Windows 8 installation reboot loop

I figured it out..

I had to pull out the bootable USB out when it restarted because it would boot from the USB with Win8 again and again.

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My friend's computer, running Windows XP SP2, reboots every time right after the boot splash screen. The computer even reboots when we try booting to safe mode. I can boot into an Ubuntu as well as a SystemRescueCD live CD with no problems.

This same exact problem was occurring a couple weeks ago, so I reinstalled Windows from scratch, and like I said, it's back.

Does this sound like a hardware problem (e.g. bad harddrive; bad memory)? Boot sector or BIOS virus? Windows virus? The computer booted fine several times after the reinstall.
 

A:Windows XP stuck in reboot loop

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Hi everyone... I am having a problem with the installation of windows 7 pro...

The installation disk is totally legitimate because as a student at our university, I get a free licence key, so the problem doesn't lay in the installation disk...

So, I put the disk in the CD-Rom, it gives me the autoplay screen where I click the install now button... Then I download the required updates and everything, and the installation begins... The copying and the extraction... Then it does a first reboot and then, this sh** happens... It goes numb when it says Installing now... I try to restart the computer, but when I do that, it goes in the reboot loop...

If you have any ideas, leave a post...

Thanks in advance...

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Hello!

I've been experiencing a constant reboot loop with my Windows 7 64 bit installation. It will automatically boot into safe mode (Without any prompt screen saying it's using minimal resources) and will say "Setup is preparing your computer for first time use".

Then, a dosbox pops up saying it's "flushing folders" and it just restarts from there. I tried using the "Infinite Boot Loop Guide" here, but it didn't help as my Regback folder was totally empty.
I've already tried doing chkdsk /f /r and Startup Repair but it didn't help.

I have the Windows 7 install disk and Hirens Boot Disc.

How do I fix this?

Thank you for reading.

A:Windows 7 reboot loop issue.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

The steps check for infection and try every possible repair for Win7 OS and boot, file rescue, everything needed for Clean Reinstall or Factory Recovery.

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Ok im gonna tell you what i have tryed so far and beg for help . i am normally pretty good with computers so this is a last ditch effort. i have a 2 or so old emachines computer that is running a amd 3500 processoer 2 gigs of ram (4 sticks of 512) a geforce 7600 and200 gig hard drive plus a 160 gig drive i have also added. while i was at work i guess it crashed and my wife had to force boot it after a reboot it wouldnt do anything but post and get through bios then it would just blink a cursor forever. so i decided to do a windows restore. after the restore it would post show emachines flash and graphics card post then hit xp flash screen and reboot not even showing any BSOD (blue screen of death). so i ran a memtest and let it go for 7 passes everything checked out i tried restoring on another hard drive i have that i know is good same issue. so i rolled the dice and went and bought a new power supply. after coming home and installing power supply and booting it passed the flash screen and said windows wasnt propperly installed try again so i re restored and rebooted after flash screen it popped the BSOD and rebooted cant use safe mode cause it technically hasnt ever finished setup of windows. ok so after trying to boot a few more times hoping to get a flash of the bsod i got another idea i will try running Knopix and see if it will boot that so i know if its hardware or software. knoppix boots up and works fine. but still bsod reboot into windows. it has to be a ... Read more

A:Windows xp media Reboot loop

What do you mean by a Windows 'restore' ? Sounds like you mean 'install'.

I would suggest removing all but one ram module and trying that way. If you get a problem, try at least once more with a different ram module.

Make sure nothing is attached to usb except mouse/keyboard.
 

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Did the SF scannow nothing wrong don't have the original CD or any system restore points to go back to I have looked at so many of these forums and still can figure it out also did the clean start up didn't work and I don't have the problem in safe mode plz help me thank you :-)

A:windows 7 explorer reboot loop

Hello Xdean82x, welcome to SF!

You're not giving us much to go on... please fill out System Spec's (post 4 here http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...rum-rules.html)

And follow: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

The latter can be done in Safe mode w/ networking.

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

Thanks alot!

A:Windows 7 Infinite Reboot Loop

Hello vChaser and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore

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

Repair Install

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