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Z570 - Stuck in Restart Loop during windows 10 Update - not able to enter setup/Boot options

Q: Z570 - Stuck in Restart Loop during windows 10 Update - not able to enter setup/Boot options

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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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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Hi Guys,

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 has gotten stuck in a loop where it wants to restart and then when your restart it doesn't do anything update related, it just restarts. Can anyone help?!

Ybotmallah.

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Greetings Seven Forums crew,

I am having an issue with the Windows 7 Update Service. After installing the latest Microsoft Updates (November 2013), I am now stuck in a "restart your computer to finish installing important updates" message. No matter how many times I restart & check for updates, it keeps giving the same message even though the Update History tells me the updates were all successfully installed. When I restart, the "configuring your computer" message displays briefly with no percentage meter, before shutting down.

Before posting here, I had followed your Windows Update Posting Instructions to no avail.

1.SURT ran fine, installed a hotfix but returned to the same update restart loop message.

2.The sfc scan wouldn't run & gave the error message "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again". Restarting only returned the same error message.

3. I had no update error codes displayed on the requested screen as they were deemed successful but here is an error code from the Windows Update Log-
Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2013-11-15 03:48:22:308 532 d80 Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installed rule, updateId = {5E6A375D-B4CF-4CB3-A8B6-FD35C637F90E}.200, hr

4. Please find the requested CBS log zip attached.

A:Windows Update error, stuck on restart loop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Hello everyone, I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop.  It was restarting and booting fine until I upgraded to Windows 8.1.  When I restart the computer, it sometimes gets stuck in a boot loop in the HP logo screen.  Most of the time it doesn't do it, but it does get stuck from time to time in the HP logo screen.  It gets stuck mostly when restarting the computer.  If anyone has had the same problem and/or has a solution,  I would appreciate the help. Thank you

A:Windows 8.1 boot loop stuck on HP logo, mostly after restart...

Hi phillibob41, I understand that you are having a problem with the computer getting stuck in a loop when restarting. I will try my best to help you with this. To better guide you, could you please give me some more information. 1. What is the Model Number of your laptop? LINK: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? 2. How are you getting out of the loop?Please let me know, and I will be happy to help. Thank you,




I worked on behalf of HP.

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So I've been having the well documented inability to wake the laptop for some time, however now I am unable to even boot the laptop as it gets stuck in a loop of constant reboots. I can't even get the diagnostics as it reboots before. I can get in to the bios and I reset to defaults however this does not help

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Hey everybody!
I just bought an Asus U31S laptop a couple of weeks ago for school and all was great until today. It suddenly crashed and gave BSOD. I was just on youtube or something, nothing special, but it had been running for a few hours.
So now it won't boot up, it simply reboots constantly. I can't even get into safe mode. BIOS I can get into, but I'm unable to do anything, since it appears to freeze, when I get in there.
I searched for a solution, but so far I've been unable to find one. Any suggestions?


PS English isn't my native tongue...

A:Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode

first suggestion is this.
Startup Repair

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I had a bigger update automatically download and install today. It said Windows may need to restart several times during the update. It has been stuck in a restart loop for several hours now. Laptop switches on, after about 15 seconds says restarting and the cycle repeats itself. Not able to get to login screen. When I try to boot from installation media I get the message: "Looks like you started an upgrade and booted from installation media. If you want to continue with the upgrade click Yes. If you want to do a clean install click No. I clicked Yes as I would like to avoid doing a clean install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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When I turned on my laptop it seemingly went through the normal boot process before loading the light blue boot options screen, where I had the option to restore or reset the computer or continue to windows 10. I initially assumed I had accidentally pressed some button to bring up this screen (as I have previously when this PC has refused to boot correctly) but after briefly showing me the windows logo and 'Please Wait' I was presented with this blue options screen again.

I have tried continuing to Win10 multiple times, have turned the PC off and on again, allowed the battery to drain before trying again etc. I attempted to refresh the PC but unfortunately the profile I was last logged in as is not an administrator and therefore the folders containing the OS are locked. I know the administration password if there is any way to enter that?

Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas? Thanks for your time and help.

A:Stuck in blue boot options loop

Unfortunately I can't download the .exe file to scan my computer as I'm posting this from a phone!

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Good afternoon all, My z570 is about 5 years old but still works/worked fine unitl  was rudely forced to install windows 10 creators 2 weeks ago, there was no option to not install and now stuck in the boot sequence.My z570 shipped with win 7 originally, then to win 8 and fianlly we had the free upgrade to windows 10 last year and all without any problems, everything worked untill the forced install was thrust upon me.As you can see in the picture that's how far my laptop gets and no further, this is obviously a win 10 creators edition issue as the previous win 10 worked great.I've tired safe mode and it will boot into safe mode but I can not find out how to fix it. Does anyone have a solution to this?


























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Hello.

Problem: After installing a Internet Explorer update, the computer stated that it had to restart. After restarting the computer loads up to the black Windows loading screen. The screen will act like its loading then the computer will restart from the beginning.

Attempted Solutions: The computer will not start in Safe Mode. It will boot into the Recovery Console command line, but I have no idea what to do there. I attempted a Repair install with the Windows XP disk however it did not fix the problem.

Please help!

A:Computer gets stuck in a restart loop after update

Once you get into the recovery console, type chkdsk /f /r at the command prompt. Restart after this and let us know.

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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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Please help i contacted windows and they told me I needed a replacement installer to score recovery disk for Windows Vista I do not have a disk it was installed when we bought the computer. I am stuck in this update loop.

A:configuring update 3 of 3 0% complete stuck in restart loop

Could you describe a little bit more of what is happening in this restart loop?

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i was in the middle of installing the sp3 update and the compuiter shutoff and restarted and now will not load into windows at all i just see the loading screen for a sec and it restarts again. safe mode is the same just restarts. is there anythign i can do becides reinsatlling xp again?

A:computer stuck in contiguos restart loop after update.

If you do a reinstall, try repairing (boot from XP CD, choose repair, then automatic repair). Don't try it if you have a large hard disk ( >128GB) AND your have an XP CD doesn't have SP1 or SP2 on it.
Two things you can try, but I doubt they'll yield much. Boot into XP CD (again has to be SP1 or later if your hard disk is >128GB), click repair, and get into recovery console. log into your xp installation, then run
chkdsk c: /p
then type exit and press enter. If the continuous boots aren't gone then i guess there's no option but to do repair-install. (or perhaps wait some - maybe another member of the forum has other suggestions)

P.S: You can run into other problems if you have a SATA hard disk (like no hard disk detected) - if that's the case, press F6 at startup and insert a floppy with the SATA drivers.

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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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Hi,
I turned pc off as normal yesterday with no problems, switched back on today and all hell broke loose. When I boot up in normal mode, pc hangs and then reboots with the option to start normally or in recovery mode. Selecting either mode results in same thing. Tried safe mode and same again but in safe mode, I get to a screen that offers recovery option to repair o/s but there's no o/s in the diaplay options. Sometimes I will get a memory error and sometimes other errors such as wsdcore.dll is is not designed to run with windows etc. anyone have any ideas please.

System is acer aspire x3200
Amd phenom x3 8550
1tb hdd
4gb DDR 2 memory
Nvidia 250 sparkle graphics card
 

A:PC doesn't boot, stuck in restart loop

The hard drive has probably failed... Try to re-install Windows fresh. If this fails, replace the hard drive
 

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Hi All,

I have read many, many other threads that address infinite reboot loops, but none of the solutions have resolved my issue. I am hoping the community might be able to help me identify this problem.

I have just recently replaced my CPU and MB with the items listed below. After installing hardware, I ran KillDisk on the HDD, which will zero out the entire drive. The computer boots normally and will load into windows installation without issue. However, once Windows reboots to start windows for the first time, it is unable to do so. The load windows logo screen will load, and approximately right before Windows would normally load my screen goes black, the system turns off, sits off for about 1-2 seconds, and then turns itself back on and repeats this boot process. It turns off and restarts at the same time every time.

Steps I have done so far in an attempt to resolve the issue but failed with no change in the rebooting behavior:

1) removed all non-essential hardware (CPU, 1 stick of RAM, DVD drive, and Video card were the only things left), and tried reinstalling windows.

2) Swapping out one of the 2 RAM sticks I have to make sure it wasn't defective.

3) Trying to install Windows on a new harddrive to rule out that the HDD was defective.

4) trying to boot from the CD (After the initial install had partially finished) to see if HDD was related in anyway.

5) Installed a very simple DVI video card to see if ATI card may be the cause.

6) Resetting CMOS and rein... Read more

A:One initial Install Restart, Windows gets stuck in a restart loop

Sorry you are having these problems. You have already done the most logical things. If it's not the memory, or the video card, or the hard drive, and the only things you have changed are the cpu and mobo, then you might wonder if there is a problem with one of the two. You could always boot a live CD of Ubuntu to see how your computer responds. Or XP installation sounds like a great idea for a test.

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Hello, all. I heard about this forum a few months ago when my sister came here for help with her laptop; now it's my turn. Forgive the long post, but this has been a long process that I've been trying to fix for almost a week now; I hope someone here will be able to help me out, too.I'm running Windows XP (I can't recall the Service Pack, but I believe it's 3; I always make sure I keep Windows updated and keep Automatic Updates turned on) Home Edition on a Lenovo J115, Machine Type 7387.Long story short, I was stupid and let my Norton subscription run out and suddenly, I got hit with Antivir 2010. That in and of itself was a grueling process; Antivir's a nasty little thing and wouldn't even let me open programs or open up the Task Manager, so after every restart, I'd literally have to open the programs as soon as I saw my desktop wallpaper pop up; if I waited too long, Antivir would start up and block all processes again. The virus was also preventing me from booting up in Safe Mode, and would force a restart of the computer every time I tried. After using CCleaner, MalwareBytes, HiJackThis, and PCTool's Spyware Doctor, I thought I had finally fixed the problem. Antivir was gone, and my computer was finally back to normal.Well, that's what I thought, anyway.I had to update Spyware Doctor's definition files, and I also updated my Firefox; both of these programs require a system restart, so, thinking everything was back to normal, I ... Read more

A:Stuck in a never-ending restart loop; can't boot in Safe Mode or otherwise.

Please be patient...I've asked one of our Malware Team personnel to take a look .Louis

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My computer has been stuck in a reboot loop for the past 24 hours. I can't get past the windows logo, some of the solutions online didn't apply to me. I tried putting in a windows 10 CD I created using the windows media creation tool but that didn't work at all. I didn't install any new programs or update any drivers. When it reboots it gives me a bunch of different blue screens of death
 

A:Windows 10 stuck in a restart loop

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-stuck-in-endless-reboot-loop

Then scroll down to, and start following the instructions where it starts with "If you cannot enter Safe Mode, then you may then have to boot into Windows 10 with your Windows Installation Media or Recovery Drive and ..."
 

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My laptop is stuck in a restart loop after attempting to factory reset. I am selling the laptop so I exported all of my files and then went to wipe it by doing a full factory reset. About 50% into the reset it told me that it failed, and then asked if I wanted to restart. I hit yet and now it will only load the blue HP symbol, shut down, restart, get to this same screen and then so on. I have ran the short diagnostic, and the extensive diagnostic and both have come back with no errors/failures/etc.  HELP ME PLEASE.

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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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Hi all,

Please someone help.

I am installing windows 2000 over the top of 98, but it keeps getting towards the end of the process and then restarting and doing the last section again - it has been doing this for about three hours now.

The point at which it restarts it when it is performing the "final tasks", specifically whilst it is updating system files. When it starts back up, windows loads but instead of going to a desktop it returns to the bit of the installation where it says "windows is installing hardware such as keyboard, mouse etc".

Help!

Thanks,
Carl.
 

A:Windows 2000 setup seems stuck in a loop

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Hello, Please somebody help becuase I dont know what else to do. Ive expenden days trying to fix  and we need our notebook back to work urgently. By some reason, the notebook get stuck in a black screen after hibernating or restarting. [LOOP]  Switching power button, it enters in a automatic repeir process.I try to correct this with CHKDK /f /r and this allow me to log on windows.I installa new antivirus, clean the system and reboot.But after shutdown it gets stuck  in the black screen.Back to LOOP. This loops occurs for every solution I have tried:- removing trojans, temp files,- changed the beahvior of "power button" to avoid hibernating- Automatic repair: boot repair- Automatic repair: restoring rescue point- Fixen MBR and **bleep** (SFC, CHDSK, DISM)- Booting from USB (not recognized) - Restonring System: failed, when the instalaton try to restart .. .guess what? it gets stuck  in the black screen.It gets WORST: it gets on loop!!!!!!!!I get the message: "windows instalation failed, restart instalation", press OK and again, enters in the loop  message -> restart.Now the system recovery option from the BOOT menu (power + ESC) , send me to the windows installation loop, not the recovery menu with many options.  After all this, I though it could be a hardware problem, maybe overheating because this is a warm city. Or maybe, problems with the cooler.  Please.. any idea? Ive tried everyt... Read more

A:stuck at restart, repair loop even after restoring Windows...

Hi, How about updating the BIOS of the computer?Make sure to run ONE antivirus program only.Go to start menu and start diagosing the drive (for failure id) Kindly update us with the current status of the computer.Cheers!




"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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So, since yesterday, Windows 8.1 tries to boot, then gets halfway through, shows a sad face for a second, and then restarts. It does this again and again. Just get the message "Failure configuring Windows updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer" then "Configuring Windows updates, 30% complete. Don't turn off your computer".
Then it boots, does the same thing again.
I've tried booting from the install media, but Refresh doesn't work, nor restarting in safe mode. Weirdly, pressing F2 to load BIOS, which always used to work, no longer does, it just continues trying to load Windows.
I've got an oldish PC, around 4/5 years old, with Windows 8 installed. Its got a fairly decent processor (at the time), a Q9550. Intel DP43TF motherboard.
Any ideas?
C

A:Windows 8.1 stuck in restart loop. Configuring updates...

Hi, Welcome to Eight forums.

Have you tried this? "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates

This might help resolve your issue

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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 a emachine W3080 with AMD Athlon XP Processor windows xp home edition preinstalled service pack 1. I was trying to update to windows service pack 2, halfway through the installation I got a message saying some file was missing, I dont remember wich one, service pack 2 couldnt install so only half my computer was updated, so I went to remove programs to remove service pack 2, then it restarted it started to boot 2 or 3 sec later it will shut off and restart again. the computer is stuck in a restart loop. even in safe mode. would a windows xp recovery disc fix it? I heard something about amd processors on HP computers having problems with service pack 2 is that something similar to what I have? and i also dont have a recovery disc, I bought this pc in a garage sale. PPLLLEASSSE HELP

A:computer stuck in a restart loop after trying to install windows service pac

When you first start booting your computer, press F8. There should be an option for "last known good configuration" try that let us know how you go.

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Hey guys, I am hoping you can help me. Last night I was watching a dvd on my desktop when all of a sudden a blue screen came up with a frowning face and said that "Your computer ran into a problem and needs to restart, its collecting info and will restart." It happened quickly so I didn't see what the error was but now my PC is stuck in a loop where it restarts and loads into an empty blue screen. It stays on that blue screen for a minute or so and then restarts again. I tried going into my BIOS or starting in safe mode but my PC won't go into them. Can I fix this?

A:Windows 10 crashed and now stuck in restart loop with a blue screen

Originally Posted by Vagahan


Hey guys, I am hoping you can help me. Last night I was watching a dvd on my desktop when all of a sudden a blue screen came up with a frowning face and said that "Your computer ran into a problem and needs to restart, its collecting info and will restart." It happened quickly so I didn't see what the error was but now my PC is stuck in a loop where it restarts and loads into an empty blue screen. It stays on that blue screen for a minute or so and then restarts again. I tried going into my BIOS or starting in safe mode but my PC won't go into them. Can I fix this?



if you can create a windows 10 boot USB pen it might help, would need to do from another PC or a friend, make sure you chose the same version use windows media creator to download and install windows 10
to a USB pen, then boot from this and choose repair....option in bottom left of screen after entering language etc.....it also has option to go back to a previous restore point if you have set one....

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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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I bought new memory but it's not really working so far.
I know I won't be able to use the full 4gb memory but that's okay.

Current Memory:
1GB Twinmos 001-667-TWI-240-U-16-H-5.0
1GB Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G
www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_1G.pdf

New memory

2x 2GB KINGSTON KVR667D2S5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2S5_2G.pdf
Or KINGSTON KVR667D2N5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

I put 1 stick on the board(to see how it goes) on Slot 1. Bios says 2048 ram in post and within the setup itself it displays the correct information DDR2 667 mhz 2048 mb.

Now when I start windows it is stuck in an infinite boot loop, Last known config, safe mode, nothing works.

Windows 7 setup from boot also gets stuck while loading before it even starts( no reboot)

Motherboard:
Asrock 775 twins rev 2.0

I read now that the memory is So-dimm ddr2.. does it matter much?

I bought it 2nd hand and it just said ddr2 667 mhz nothing about sofimm so I bought it assuming it's normal ddr2 667 mhz..


The package says:
KVR667D2S5/2g
2gb PC2-5300 CL5 200 - Pin SODIMM

On the memory it says:
KVR667D2N5/2g --sp 1.8v.

A:Memory upgrade 2GB stick windows reboot loop/ setup stuck

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chrisssj2



Current Memory:
1GB Twinmos 001-667-TWI-240-U-16-H-5.0
1GB Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G
www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_1G.pdf

New memory

2x 2GB KINGSTON KVR667D2S5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2S5_2G.pdf
Or KINGSTON KVR667D2N5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

Now when I start windows it is stuck in an infinite boot loop, Last known config, safe mode, nothing works.

Windows 7 setup from boot also gets stuck while loading before it even starts( no reboot)

Motherboard:
Asrock 775 twins rev 2.0

I read now that the memory is So-dimm ddr2.. does it matter much?

The package says:
KVR667D2S5/2g
2gb PC2-5300 CL5 200 - Pin SODIMM

On the memory it says:
KVR667D2N5/2g --sp 1.8v.


SO-DIMMs are usually used in notebooks. They are only 6cm long, and won't fit in your motherboard. Check out this link. SO-DIMM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is the specifications for your memory:http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

It ain't so-dimm.

Do you have access to another working computer? You might want to download and burn Memtest 86+. Then install both dimms in your motherboard, and boot from the CD and run some tests to see if the memory checks out ok.

You didn't say if you get stuck in the boot loop with your original memory installed? Can you clarify?

thanks

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Hey guys,

I have a problem I have never experienced before. I'm running an HP Pavilion 20 SKU Number H5N96AA#ABL which has:
AMD Dual-Core Processor E1-1500 (1.48 GHz)
4 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD
Windows 8.1
AMD Radeon HD 7310

The problem: I am stuck in a restart loop with windows constantly saying that the system has encountered an error and a restart is required. With 'system thread exception not handled" as a reason.

My attempted solutions:
- I have ran several memory tests, including Windows Memory Test, and have not found any RAM issues
- I disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy mode.
- I have attempted to use a Windows 8.1 Home disc image (burnt to a DVD) and boot from there. While it does seem to be booting from the CD/DVD, I get the same error.
- I have attempted to use a windows 10 upgrade image to see if I can attempt to update to windows 10 and solve the issue. I get the same error that it has encountered an error, but the reason changes to "Memory_Management".
- I have attempted to run in safe mode from the USB, attempted to disable automatic restarts, run safe mode with command prompt, enable boot logging, enabled boot logging mode and even tried low resolution mode with no success at extracting any more information.
- I have been able to run Knoppix off a DVD with no problems.

3533mb of RAM were detected.

In Knoppix, trying to mount the NTFS drive that has Windows yields an interesting error. It is:

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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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Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
Intel i5-3550 3.3 GHz Processor (not overclocked)
Gigabyte-nVidia GTX-460 1GB VRAM Graphics Card
8 GB DDR3 RAM - 1600 MHz
520W Dynex Power Supply

So, all of a sudden, while playing Minecraft, Skyping and Spotifying, my computer blue screens and turns off. The blue screen flashes too fast to read it. I turn it back on and attempt to run Windows normally, and it shuts off while booting windows. After that, I attempt to run Windows in safe mode, but it doesn't make it past BIOS. Then it restarts and will attempt to boot up for about 2 seconds until it restarts again, without going to BIOS.

I opened the case up, and watched the system go with the power on, and I noticed the CPU fan wasn't going. I switched the CPU fan to a different plug (from CPU_FAN to SYS_FAN3) and the fan now works, but it still won't POST.

I'm assuming it's a motherboard problem for not supplying power to the CPU fan, and causing the CPU to overheat. However, 4 hours should be ample time for the CPU to cool down. The problem doesn't seem to be an issue with the power supply (or hard drive, which I've disconnected to attempt POSTing).

I'm hoping the processor isn't toast thanks to a motherboard malfunction. The heat sink around the processor doesn't feel exceedingly hot, but it's a heat sink...
 

A:Computer won't enter BIOS; infinite restart loop

After 6 hours, I started it, and it was able to POST. It's what I suspected. An overheated processor...

It works fine now, and Windows loads. The fan works on SYS_FAN3. What should I do for the future? I plan to call the Motherboard manufacturer tomorrow.
 

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I work for a library university. We have a couple hundred computers running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and over the past month or two we have seen a handful of computers that get caught in a loop of requiring a reboot to install updates. There seems to be nothing related to the computers that have this problem. Screenshots follow:





After a restart we get the same thing. It doesn't even seem to even try and process any updates as it boots up and we cannot search for new updates at all when this happens.

When we check the history of updates we see this weird one:


I don't know why Windows 7 is trying to download and process the November upgrade for Windows 10. I thought that Enterprise versions of Windows were unable to upgrade to 10 via Windows Update. (We don't want to do this anyway. When we move to 10 we will make a new image at that point.) There is no way that I can find to delete or disable this update. We only ever see this problem once this has already failed and none of the other computers that don't have this problem ever see this update.

On a number of these computers where we see this problem it seems to resolve itself. Within a couple of hours or the next day the computer is just fine and there is no listed record of this update even attempting to install. There are a handful of computers that did not just fix themselves. We re-image these and this fixes the problem, but I'd like to see if anyone else has seen this and possibly has an easier s... Read more

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Hi,
So I have searched a couple of topics about this but no definite fix has been found so I was hoping now there maybe a fix.
Anyway some history, I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and it was working okay until I changed the 'theme colour' of the desktop then the screen went black and stayed black. So I tried booting from safe mode to disable my video drivers but when Windows loaded the screen would just keep flickering the colour I changed the desktop to and nothing would load.
My next attempt to solve this was to try repairing the startup but no errors were found, so I tried the reset option but towards the end it would say Windows was unable to reset.
Finally I tried to use a boot usb to reinstall Windows 10 64bit Pro that way, and it would begin the install then restart and load the installation screen but come up with an error message saying 'Windows encountered and unexpected error press ok to restart' and this would continue to happen so I did some research and found this: http://heresjaken.com/the-computer-r...on-of-windows/
And followed the steps which told me to change a hkey value in the setup file from 1 to 3. This got rid of the error message but now my computer boots normally then the installation screen comes up but is stuck at the 64% installation mark then the computer restarts, which continues to happen with no change.
I have also tried plugging my laptop into the router via Ethernet but it doesn't help.
I would really love to avoid doing a clean in... Read more

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Greetings,

I have a problem with Windows Update. The system(windows update)
returns that must be rebooted to install important updates-
of course after a restart situation is the same

A step that i taken :

FIX tool WU
Stop update service -> change the name of the directory -> restart services
Stop update service -> delete the data in catalogs Download and Data ( c: \ windows \ Software Distribution -> restart services
Windows Update Diagnostic Tool - > at the end I get an error : 80070003
Any update fixes from Microsoft
CHKDSK repair and scannow

I am attaching log ( c: \ windows \ logs and c : \ windows \ Software Distribution

Any thoughts?

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I recently attempted to plug my Main drive from my dell optiplex gx150 into my hp pavillion x1410n. after failing in getting the hp to recognize my drive from the dell, i reinstalled it into my dell and got the following message after my bios started up, strike F1 key to restart F2 to enter setup. the jumpers on both drives are set to cable select and the C: drive is connected at the end of the ribbon cable, my storage drive in the middle. ive entered setup to find that my bios is configured for auto detect of ide devices and its reporting the correct name and size of both of my hard drives. I inserted my xp home setup cd and selected the repair option. typed in fixboot at the prompt. then rebooted my machine. this time upon booting i got message in the upper left corner of my screen that read a series of letters with failed at the end. it displayed for a second then my comp restarted itself. so i then decided to simply reinstall windows completely. after following the prompts and selecting format with ntfs, setup copied the files needed for setup to my drive. (This means that drive is readable and writable yes?) then it restarted again and it still refuses to boot this time again showing ::stirke F1 key to restart F2 to enter setup:: I need this machine up and running to retrieve my important files from my storage drive. any help or advise i can get would be appreciated. (id rather not try hooking the storage drive up to my hp like the main one to retrieve the files, then ha... Read more

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Hello. I'm having an issue with Windows update where it seems to install correctly and says successful. I reboot my system, and the windows update icon is still on the task bar at the bottom and it prompts me to install the same updates. I'm not quite sure what's going on. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

Jeff
 

A:Windows Update Stuck In a Loop

Are the updates actually installed or not? Have you checked in "Add or Remove programs"?

You can also use a program called WinUpdatesList.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822798
 

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I have a 4ish year old HP Pavilion g7.  It is not my every day computer, so I haven't signed on in a while. Now when I turn it on, it automatically goes straight to the Windows 10 download. The download is unsuccessful, so it restores to the old OS and restars. Immediately on restart, it tries downloading Windows 10 again. It's been stuck in this loop for hours. How can I bypass the whole thing to just be able to use the computer? 

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When I went into windows update. It was already checking for updates. It found a definition update for windows defender kb2267602 but is stuck downloading 0%. And just not moving, it's not had a chance to find todays cumulative updates yet! But the concerning thing is the screen (and only the update windows keeps flickering), ie. the downloading 0% keeps moving up and down and nothing is happening. What should I do?

I tried restarting the whole machine but it didn't work. When I return to the update screen it starts doing it again. It's like it's stuck in some horrible loop

The screen keeps flicking between these two shots every couple secs

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For about the last 2 weeks my computer has been stuck in a loop. When I restart my computer Windows will try to install updates. It will get to 97% install then fail. After the fail it will revert back to the last restore point. This takes over 30 minutes. I have ran eset scanner and Malwarebytes with only minor things wrong. I have disabled my companies virus scan (Symantec). I have even ran the window fix it tool. Nothing. I have attached a screen shot of the fails. Any help would be appreciated. I have had lots of problems with updates on this computer. The others in the office that are the exact same updated just fine. 
 
Windows 7 processional
Service pack 1
32 bit
 

A:Windows Update stuck in loop

Apparently you didn't attach the screen shot.
 
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 
 

 
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
 
 
 
What happens if you try to boot into Safe Mode?
 
You posted that after the failure the computer will revert to the last restore point.  Is Windows functional at that point?

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I'm trying to install all the windows updates and keep getting failed attemps. This is na kegal copy of windows but I have removed some of the extra software I do not want nor have room for on this tiny laptop. Can someone assist me in getting through this loop and install as manyb updates as possible? I would greatly appreciate your assistance as I have been working on this for awhile but under my current situation am unable to contine on my own..

Thanks a Ton
David
 

A:Stuck in a loop on windows update

Windows Update Repair Tool 0.41 Beta beta
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Windows_Update_Repair_Tool/1123680932/1
 

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Hi, trying to run windows update
I get a message saying: Windows cannot install important files while the system is using them, please restart your computer.
 
However restarting the computer does not help. Tried to run sfc scan, here is the message received:
There is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and try sfc again.
 
However no mater how many times i restart it stays the same
 
Any idea what can be done to resolve thsi issue?
 

A:Windows update is stuck in a loop

You have an active topic in the Am I Infected forum which Broni posted a reply this morning.  
 
You need to stick with this topic until this issue is resolved to the extent of what can be done in that forum.
 
I would suggest that you not respond to any suggestions in this topic.  This can only add confusion and make Broni's job more difficult.

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This morning my dad was using his Packard Bell laptop not even 4 months old with barely anything on it but Microsoft Office. Whilst checking his emails, Windows Update automatically decided to restart to apply the latest updates and since then it starts up in the Windows 8.1 troubleshooting menu, where the recovery and full system restore options are, each tool requiring a password that when entered it gives me a message saying that the password is incorrect, I tried 4 different passwords about 3-4 times each, checked cap-locks and keyboard language, etc. When I bought it and set everything up on the first time boot, I entered a password which I remember every single letter of, once the laptop was all set up I removed the password right away since I didn't need it so in theory the laptop doesn't even have a password yet it still says it's incorrect, there's also a Forgot Password option that requires the laptop to restart for the password recovery menu, but once the laptop restarts it once again shows a little message saying that there's been an error with a big "" face at the top, then it restarts again and initiates the troubleshooting menu.

I'd prefer not to have to go on a 40 minutes drive to the store where I bought it just to have it taken by a technician for 2 weeks just so they can tell me at the end of it that they can't do nothing with it.

There's not really anything worth saving on the HDD so a full restore is is ... Read more

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I recently formatted and reinstalled my Windows 7 OS. Windows has since detected hundreds of updates and has been installing them. Unfortunately, upon restarting Windows has informed me that it has been unable to install updates, and had to revert to old settings. Then when I shut down it attempts to install them again, only to fail upon reboot, revert to old settings, and repeat the cycle again.

I have disabled automatic updates for the time being, with the hope this will temporarily correct this problem, but I need a more permanent fix. Any advise would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Stuck in Endless Update Loop

Go to your control panel in windows. Once it opens . Scroll down to the trouble shooting icon. Then click on it. Once it opens . Click on System and Security Icon. From here it should fix your windows update problems. Hope this helps.
 

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My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
She tried ESC (quit without saving) but after it went black and the samsung logo came up it then returned to Main page of bios. Also she tried F10 save & exit but again returned to bios. She has tried both theses using F keys and also arrow keys/enter. She swears she touched nothing else.
I have arrived at her house and unplugged a camera cable she had plugged in USB port and then restarted machine but again back at bios. I have checked the disc drive and that is empty. I have also tried removing the USB wifi keyboard & mouse and restarting machine but again back to bios. I have also unplugged power supply and restarted. Also tried F9 setup defaults and then exited but back to bios.
Can anyone help? Very frustrated.
Thanks.

A:Stuck in bios loop after windows 8 update

Question? Will the bios boot from a Disc? Is the bios set to boot from Hard Drive. or did some how the bios disable the hard drive?

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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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