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Windows Error Recovery Loop, BSoD after Disable Automatic Restart

Q: Windows Error Recovery Loop, BSoD after Disable Automatic Restart

Hi everyone,
Newbie here so hope I posted this in the right section.

I am not able to boot up my laptop at all so I cannot do the DM Log Collector, sorry!

I own an ASUS R500A laptop that seemed to have crashed for no reason yesterday. I was using it, went afk for a few hours, came back and saw it in Windows Error Recovery. I had 2 options - Start Windows Normally or Launch Startup Repair. Start Windows Normally loops back to Windows Error Recovery. Launch Startup Repair takes me to a blank screen with ASUS logo and a window X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe. I am unable to type anything in this box.

I cannot boot in Safe Mode (loops again). I get BsoD when i choose "Disable Automatic Restart Upon System Error". I did not install any new hardware or software recently. I also don't have a Windows 7 DVD or Recovery Disk to boot from. After a few more times trying to reboot, F8 on start up no longer takes me to the screen where I can choose to boot in Safe Mode. All I get is the Windows Error Recovery window.

Is this something I can fix on my own or should I bring it to a repair shop? I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! I'm heartbroken that I might have lost all my pictures of my beloved pets that have passed on, as well as my school work.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Error Recovery Loop, BSoD after Disable Automatic Restart

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Hello,
 
A few days ago I had to force-shutdown my laptop (HP ENVY Dv6) because it froze, and after restarting it it showed a screen with the hp logo, and under it "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few seconds the BSoD appeared, at 0% (showed it for about a 1/10th of a second) and turned black. Then it shows on the bottom left corner "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu", then goes on again, showing the logo, "Preparing Automatic Repair", BSoD, repeat, forever.
 
I'm fully prepared to factory reset the PC in worst case scenario. I have a Recovery USB which I have created from another laptop after this problem emerged. I tried booting with it, and when I selected "Refresh PC" it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.", and when I selected "Reset PC" it says "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing." I do not have any Restore points or images for recovery, unfortunately. Selecting "Automatic Repair" makes it attempt, but shortly after it says that the repair failed, and gives me two options to Shut down PC, or go back to troubleshooting options. I can open the Command Prompt using this, I don't know if that can be of any help though.
 
Please help!

A:Preparing Automatic Repair + BSoD restart loop

After some reading a post on M$ Answers, it looks like your partitions are mixed up in the boot record. 1. Did you enable bitlocker drive encryption? 2. Does your recovery USB have advanced recovery options, Specifically can you get to the command prompt? 3. Have you tried F11 to boot in to the computers recovery partition?

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The title says it all. I included my .zip from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

I initially had a different processor and motherboard, but after changing both of those due to failures, everything is now working fine, until I do a restart.

The main restart issue is that it gets stuck in an automatic repair loop until I can get to Safe Mode and then restarting from there somehow undoes the updates from Windows Update.

If I keep those updates off, though, and just try to do a general restart, I get a BSOD Watchdog error. I'll include that log, just in case. It'll be in CBS.zip since I'm including the whole CBS folder from Windows\Logs.

I'm really not sure what's wrong here. Thanks for your help and I'll update this post or post more info, if need be. Thanks again.

A:BSOD-Watchdog Restart; Automatic Repair Loop after updates

We'll try to fix the BSOD issues. If that doesn't work, then I'll send you over to the Windows Updates & Activation forums for some expert assistance with your CBS logs.

Your BIOS dates from 2013. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one).

SAlpham64 is blamed in the WER section of MSINFO32. This belongs to your SteelSeries Keyboard Driver. Please uninstall it immediately. Also, if you're able, try another keyboard. After the system is stabilized, feel free to download and install a fresh copy of the latest, Win8.1 compatible version of the keyboard drivers.

Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (17 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web. Removing some drivers may make the system unstable - so if you're unable to find updates, post back for info on the one's that can/cannot be safely removed.

The drivers that are struckout don't have updates available (AFAIK).
DO NOT del... Read more

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Hi,

I seem to have the same issue as this topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

After having uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, a scan found a virus/trojan and a message came up saying that Windows would automatically restart in one minute. The computer is now stuck in a loop of automatically restarting every time Windows opens. I've read the other topics on this and run the Farbar scan. I will put the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I have no other computer at home, so there may be a day or two between me replying to any messages as I try to use either my friend's computer or my computer at work.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista automatic restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 21-07-2012 20:47:32
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

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

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [142104 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [154392 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [138008 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe [102400 2007-08-15] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [topi] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup [581632 2007-07-10] (TOSHIBA)
HKLM\...\Run: [Desktop SMS] C:\Program Files\IDM\Desktop SMS\DesktopSMS.exe /auto [1507328 2007-06-18] (Interactive Digital Media)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [411192 2007-03-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.... Read more

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Windows 10 Home rebooted for an unknown reason this morning.
I woke up and found my pc hanged and unresponsive.
I was able to connect through the vnc server, and saw the dot-circle going round and round. Just stuck there.

I had to hard reboot. When I checked the Event Viewer, I could not determine what triggered the restart.

Yesterday, I installed a new nvidia graphics driver, but did not reboot. It did not ask me to.

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

What other ways does Windows auto reboot? I need to shut them off.

I need my pc to have 100% uptime, and only allow manual reboots. I hate when I wake up to surprises like this.

A:how to disable all automatic restart in windows 10?

Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f







Originally Posted by link626


Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.



That setting works only for a limited time, eventually Windows will restart itself.

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Hello, I have encountered a troubling problem with my ASUS Windows 8 Laptop. Every time I turn on the laptop, it says "Preparing Automatic Repair", then goes into complete black, then the Blue Error screen shows up for about 1 second, then restarts and the cycle keep repeating itself. I am unable to boot from a recovery USB drive, so I an unable to get to the Advanced Startup menu. The laptop did not come with a CD.

Any help is appriciated.

A:Windows 8 Automatic Loop/Blue Error Screen Loop

Hi Kenzilla02 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Could you please post a photo of the Blue Screen so that we could see if there is anything which can help us in diagnosing the problem. You cannot get into the Safe Mode as well?

Anyways, you would need an installation disc for the repairs and to check what is going on.
Let me know how it goes ^_^
-Pranav

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hello everybody, it's my 1st post and i'm glad i find this forum.
I have windows 8 for couple of month , it's all work fine till today.
my computer crash, and it's getting to the automatic repair everytime , it's really suck they windows 8 don't have
the F8 thing.
anyway i have windows 8 installtion USB ( plus i check it that it working on another laptop) and when i plug it into the computer it's loading the windows 8 logo, and after 15 secs of loading it's just show black screen (im sure 100% that it's boot from the USB since i choose it from the bios ) .
I tried this USB on my other laptop and it's work perfeclly fine...
please is there anything i can do ?

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Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistakin... Read more

A:Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!

Jake
 

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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
I have Thinkpad T43, with windows XP professional.

Since few days whenever i launched my ATI catalyst control center I would get BSOD and laptop will boot automatically and then everything would be fine.

Then while browsing my wife downloaded some media player exe, and since then my IE was redirecting to unknown sites (xalab etc) not to mention various ad pop-ups. One of the online video sites gave a message that I have TROJ/Rustok-N. (Also I would like to mention since couple of months my System Restore was not working although everything else was working fine)

I ran spybot, malawarebytes, trojanremover and removed whatever was reported. But the problem persisted, so I renewed my Norton Internet Security (actually got Norton 360), ran scans but it couldnt find anything.

Then I booted in safe mode and ran all these again, last thing I remember trojanremover prompted to remove something like sv~.exe and i did, when i restarted the system in normal mode I got BSOD and laptop rebooted, I disabled automatic restart on failure but it keeps on doing that.

I then went to Access IBM and restored by configuration which brings back the system files to previous state (the most latest point available was 07/2006)
I still got the BSOD while booting into normal mode, but safe mode was working fine.

I then went into safe mode and disabled couple of services on startup, then my laptop booted fine in normal mode, I found that now windows xp was reset to SP2, so i ran windows update w... Read more

A:BSOD 8E while booting into normal mode, Safe mode fine. Disable automatic restart doesnt work.

FWIW: http://kadaitcha.cx/xp/stop_error.htmlAs stated, it's a matter of hide-and-seek, with no guarantee of finding the culprit.Another link that may be useful: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htmLouis

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Hi. I've been trying to fix this problem for a few days now and have officially run out of solutions. My laptop froze on me while using the internet. I held the power button down to restart it and now it refuses to boot. Everytime I try it does the same thing, it will go to a blue screen that says ":( your pc has ran into a problem and needs to restart", under that it says "unmountable boot volume". It restarts itself and tries to prepare automatic repair but the screen just goes black and after about 15 minutes later it restarts itself and does the same thing over again.
I've tried going into safe mode with f8 and shift + f8 but it doesnt work. I've also tried creating a windows recovery usb on a friends computer and tried to boot it by selecting it after pressing f12 but it just shows the lenovo boot screen and goes to a black screen indefinitely.
It is a lenovo y400 laptop, windows 8 64-bit.

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I did a stupid thing an downloaded a keygen from dailykeys.com - it looked sketchy but I ignored my intuitions and ran the .exe....

Then my computer rebooted and just kept rebooting endlessly. It boots all the way to the desktop, pauses for 5-10 sec, then reboots.

I tried pressing F8 but the computer doesn't respond to any input (I can move the mouse around but it won't execute any tasks).

I don't know what to do...I'm running Windows XP Home, is there some kind of boot disc I can download? I don't have one, I got the computer a long time ago...

Any ideas?
THANKS!

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I am having an issue with my Dell Latitude 6530 laptop, running Windows 10, going into a repair/reboot cycle. It just started this morning. Prior to this morning, I have been experiencing at least one "freeze up" per day where in I would be working and have one of my programs just freeze up. I could switch to another program and it would freeze up until eventually everything was froze. I could still move the mouse, but nothing would respond. There has not been any hardware or software changes on this laptop in quite a while(except program/windows updates). There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the freeze up's. The last time the computer was running, it started freezing up and I held the power button to force a shutdown. When I powered it up the next time, it started this cycle of (immediately after the bios screen):


Quote:




Preparing Automatic Repair
Diagnosing your PC
Automatic Repair - Your PC did not start correctly. Press restart ...or Advanced options.




I got into the bios diagnostics and ran the Dell PSA and found a hard drive error "Fail PSA V4220 Error 2000:0142 Hard Drive 0" error. After researching I see that Dell says this is a hard drive failure and recommends replacing it, but I have also seen where other people have recovered their systems when they received this same error message. All other tests in the PSA pass okay.

I have also tried going into the command prompt (via the a... Read more

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I have a XP Pro machine at home and I am in the process of doing some things that will take a long time to complete (several hours). The problem is, Automatic Update just updated and keeps prompting me to restart. I know if I just leave the PC, it will eventually restart on its own which will kill everything I am doing right now. How do I disable automatic restarting so it doesn't do this? I don't have a server or active directory running. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

A:XP Pro, Disable Restart After Automatic Updates

Nevermind I figured it out

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000294.html

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I have had crashing in the past few days (not sure what caused it - that's what I'm hoping to figure out). It started with the PC not shutting down. I would shut down and it would just restart instead.

Afterwards it again BSOD'd on me twice - the second time it went into an automatic repair loop and after several hours of attempting to get it working I ended up doing a PC Refresh.

I ran Memtest 5.01 overnight (~9 hours) and no errors on 5+ passes.

Started messing around in windows again this morning (trying to figure out how to read these .dmp files - any insight there?) and it has crashed again.

Since I had to do the refresh I do not have any programs on here and have not loaded any drivers or anything, so I'm not sure that that would be an issue, but hoping it's not hardware.

I have been running an overclock ([email protected] volts) for about 2 years now without issue - ran the memtest with default clock settings and XMP profile (which I checked - all the settings match the corsair recommended).

Also ran WindowSmart 2013 - no errors on the SSD; can't check the HDD since it's a RAID array.

Any other thoughts?

See attached the SF folder. Also, I have some files uploaded here as well:

My minidump file is located here: http://sdrv.ms/GC2leL

Windows also created the following log files on my windows folder (now windows.old) during the automatic repair:

http://sdrv.ms/1bztopg and http://sdrv.ms/1bztpcV

Here are the new memory dumps from this morning:

http://sdrv.... Read more

A:Windows 8 Pro - BSOD / Crashing / Automatic Repair Loop

So I've gotten some feedback from other forums, but still no confirmation on what is actually causing this.

I reverted to stock clocks (with XMP) and have still gotten crashes (although they are less frequent now). I ran prime95 this morning to see if it might be a heat or cpu issue; it crashed after about 30 minutes of running hitting about 60C max.

I will be running memtest again overnight with 1 of the 4 memory sticks to see if I can definitively figure out that it's not the memory.

With the prime95 test failure though I'm tempted to believe it's the board or cpu - everything is under warranty thank goodness, but I want to make sure I'm sending the right piece(s) back so that I'm not out of commission here for too long.

Any advice on tests to rule out the psu? I've tried using Everest and speedfan, but neither of those is giving me a reading on the 12V (and I don't have any physical tools to read the psu).

Still looking for help with reading the dmp files too to see if there is any insight there into what's going on.

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Hi all,
I'd like to start out by saying, my computer knowledge is rather basic, so please, bare with me.

I've recently purchased a pre-made desktop. Upon arrival and start up today- I got the window's recovery error screen stating that hardware/software changes may be at fault. I have only the basics plugged in-I have tried unplugging them all and making sure all connections are secure, trying my old graphics card, and even dropping the ram down to 2gb. I cannot start in safe mode, nor window's normally. Whatever I choose, it goes to the window loading screen with the little orbs for about 10 seconds and restarts my computer. And ends up going to the recovery screen again. I have a reinstallation cd, but it wont read it. I have yet to call tech support for the manufacturer, but I am hoping this is something I can fix. Any ideas?

A:Stuck on "Window's Recovery Error/Restart" Loop

You say your computer is almost brand new...and I would imagine under some form of warranty.

A new computer should not be presenting with the problems you have listed - & we volunteers should not be putting at risk the rights,YOU, the consumer has under that warranty...
Be aware that attempting any subsequent hardware troubleshooting steps may, in some cases, void your warranty.

I strongly suggest that you should seek further advice asap.
Under Warranty terms a duty of care applies.

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Hy guys. I have a Dell Laptop (and Inspirion 15R SE - 7520) but after uninstaling a beta version of AMD Catalyst, my laptop entered in BSoD loop. Whenever i try to boot it, it restart and try to auto repair. Doesnt work. I alredy tryied to use a restoration point but doesnt work too. Tryied following Windows instructions, fixing MRB (MBR), etc. Nothing. Please guys. Help me!

Sorry for bad english.

A:Windows 8 BSoD restart loop

The next time the system tries to repair, let it finish. On the subsequent boot, hold down your power button while Windows 8 is loading (you'll see a white circle of dots going around) to turn off the system. Start the system up again, then hold down the power button again when you see Windows 8 loading again. Start the system up again, and you should be given advanced options for booting. Use the Troubleshooting options to select Safe Mode.Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode) - Microsoft Windows HelpIn Safe Mode, go into device manager and uninstall your display adapters by expanding the display adapters area, right clicking each display adapter, and selecting the uninstall option. Make sure to Delete driver software for this device when prompted to do so by putting a tick in the box.Open Device Manager

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My Laptop won't get back to desktop. Everytime I power up it goes to "Automatic Recovery" the screen just goes blank/black. Nothing seems like it's loading, hence after hours even days black screen. Note: Can get to BIOS and load Kapersky Rescue Disk/USB and Norton Rescue Disk/USB has problems loading the image.

Is my Laptop fried, Any solutions???
I am using an Asus X552E
AMD dual core E1-2100 1.0ghz
4 GB, 500 GB HDD
Windows 10
Browsers: Internet Explorer,Chrome, FireFox, Edge
 

A:Automatic Recovery Loop?

Not likely to be malware so moved to W10.
This is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence after a failed update
 

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Yesterday my computer was running perfectly fine, I restarted it, then it randomly said it was doing a repair bit it gets stuck at 1%. I tried every repair option possible, none worked. So, I plugged in an old HDD with Windows 7 on it so that I can save some files I needed. After that I formatted the SSD with Windows 8 on it and reinstalled it. Everything seemed to be going really during the installation and then when it was complete I was getting random freezes in the OS. After a while I will get a blue screen that restarts my computer and then it will take around 5 minutes before I get to the login screen. When I log in all the programs I have installed has been completely wiped from the computer. When I try to do the Windows update it could never complete the update because the blue screen will pop up. The blue screen pretty much pops up whenever it feels like it then takes forever for me to login again.

Then it eventually said it was doing an automatic repair after I did a reset and the loop has started again. Does anyone know what is going on with this? My first install of the OS was perfect and now it is really frustrating trying to use my computer since whatever I do just get erased.

Oh yeah I remember one of the error messages after the PC reset saying something about the Weather app.

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Windows 8.1 error.....pls solve issue .......
 

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A:Mini Dump error plz help automatic restart in windows 8!

No Windows Updates installed. Most systems have at least 30 or 40. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). I strongly suspect that this hold true for Win8 systems also.





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help



The memory dump blames your Avast antivirus. Please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest version of Avast
- uninstall your current copy of Avast
- install the freshly downloaded copy of Avast
- IMMEDIATELY update it and perform a full system scan
- continue to monitor for further BSOD's

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rena... Read more

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Hi,

My name is Gil and I've inherited a laptop which I believe was seriously infected (FBI Virus.) I really don't like messing with viruses so I ran malware bytes 100 times, iOBit System Care 100 times and felt like it was running decently for the most part.

Well, after a little bit the computer would no longer load windows and I would receive a BSOD ***STOP: 0x07b error while starting windows. This comes up in Windows Normal and any variation of safe mode. Well when I was messing with it more, I found in system recovery options a factory restore and I ran it. After running this, it is still doing the same thing and continues to BSOD as soon as I get to the starting windows screen.

This could be a hardware issue, but I truly doubt it. I have a second laptop doing the exact same thing within a week of the first one happening.

This has really stressed me out and I truly appreciate any help! Wife has to have a PC to work on for work tomorrow and I really don't want to drop money unnecessarily for a new PC.

Dell Studio 1749
-Win7 64 Bit
-500 GB SATA HDD
 

A:Possible Virus / MBR - Infinite Windows Loading/BSOD/Restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-01-2015 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-7PA78QL on 24-01-2015 23:08:12
Running from F:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Recovery

The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.

Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)

HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] => C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1909032 2010-01-14] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] => C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [487424 2010-01-20] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] => C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3168336 2009-11-03] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelWireless] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe [1926928 2009-09-21] (Intel(R) Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Dell DataSafe Online] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\Data... Read more

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Recently updated my Asus K55VD to windows 8. Had alot of problems so far, so when I got another blue screen of death this evening I wasn't really worried. Unfortunatly, this time I was not able to overcome the problem myself, so I am hoping to get some help from this forum. First time I am on such a forum, so I will begin with describing the problem:

I had some troubles with WinRar, so I uninstalled it meaning to Install it at a later time. For the uninstalment to complete, I had to restart my PC, so I did. But when I booted the laptop, it went straight into Preparing Automatic Repair with the circle of dots running above it. Then, the text dissapears and it leaves an empty screen. I have had automatic repair issues before, so I was expecting to see the Windows 8 troubleshoot menu from where you can refresh or reset Windows and have other options too. But instead of going there, the screen stays empty and after about 10 minutes it sometimes flashes a BSOD screen, or it restarts itself to go to preparing automatic repair again and fall into the same loop.

The frustrating thing is that I do not have any control or options, it just keeps looping. If I can get into the troubleshoot menu, I can reset windows as I have done before but I simply do not have those options.

Some basic information about my PC (from the top of my head):

Asus K55VD SX0 16V
Windows 8 Pro ( without disc )
64 bit
6 GB RAM
NVidia GeForce gt 610M 2 GB RAM

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A:Automatic Repair loop without recovery/troubleshoot menu

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

If you have a System Repair Disc, try this: How to create a Windows 8 system repair disc -
If you don't have a System Repair Disc, see if someone you know (who has 64 bit Win8) can make you one on a CD.

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Hi all,

Recently was running a backup program and suddenly I get the Windows 8 blue error screen (the one with the mocking '' icon) and system dies. I turn on and it seems to booting very slowly then it proceeds to do the pre login screen installation of updates. After half an hour or so and with updates on around 70%, system dies again. Now when I turn the machine on it appears to alternate between either hanging for ever on the Win8 loading screen or attempting to run an 'Automatic Repair' which invariably results in a blank screen and no fix.

Having read several 'Automatic Repair loop' posts on the net, it appears I need to load the recovery disc and run repair or restore programs from there. Of course the CD I made failed (crappy disc?) so I had to search my original licence email and use the provided link to download and create a new installation disc from a working machine. This disc loads and gives me the option to install Win 8 (presumably a fresh install with loss of files) or a troubleshoot menu. Running the automatic repair option results in a rather inane 'Couldn't do it' message and gives a blank path to a log file. The system restore option prompts me to 'Restart and select operating system before trying this' and i'm not sure how to do this as no such option is given at boot.

If it helps, this blog post details what appears to be almost identical symtoms to the ones my system is experiencing http://www.selarom.net/blog/2012/09/01/windows-8-woes Looks l... Read more

A:Automatic repair loop; Recovery options not working

My system gets this all the time, and you are not going to like what I tell you to try:

First, the Repair may not be finalizing, because it cannot fix the problem, which is usually Read Element Failure on your system drive. To Check for that and repair, it, download Hiren's Boot CD from the link below my Sig Pic. Boot to that and go into DOS programs and find GWSCAN. Run it, and check your drive using the SMART and Quick Test tools. If it finds a problem, then exit that app, and find VIVARD in the Hard Disk tools, you have to exit back out to the main Hiren's Menu to get back to it, it's in Hard Drive Tools under Dos.

If you have an SSD drive, don't use any of those tools, you will have to download disk checking and repair tools from the SSD Manufacturer. But for most Winchester Arm hard Drives, ViVard will re-map the whole drive.

When that is done, boot to Mini XP on Hiren's - And ruin a FULL CHKDSK on the system drive, don't worry about non system drives. You can also use a Windows 8 Install DVD, booting to that and from Command Prompt use CHKDSK. However you do it, do a full CHKDSK. You should also so an Automatic Repair from the Install disk as well- Also, you will want to run the Windows 7/8 equivalent of FixMBR and Fixboot, which are in one command now, called Bootrec.exe - Bootrec /FixMBR can repair any MBR problems.

Finally when that is done, just boot from the hard drive, and see if your Automatic Repair starts and finalizes - If it wants to do another full scan ... Read more

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Hi, I recently (foolishly) downloaded something, and shortly after, noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials had been shut off. When I tried to turn it back on, it told me that the service was missing. I performed a system restore, and now every time I turn on my computer, I am told that a critical error has occurred, and windows needs to restart. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. Thank you.

A:"Windows has encountered a critical error and needs to restart" loop

Restart the PCPress F8 on bootupSelect REPAIR YOUR COMPUTERClick on REPAIROn the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptCan you get to this screen?If yesSelect System restoreIf you have restore point before you installed microsoft security essentials restore it or if you have restore point before you were infected would be fine

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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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Hi all,
Recently was running a backup program and suddenly I get the Windows 8 blue error screen (the one with the mocking ':(' icon) and system dies. I turn on and it seems to booting very slowly then it proceeds to do the pre login screen installation of updates. After half an hour or so and with updates on around 70%, system dies again. Now when I turn the machine on it appears to alternate between either hanging for ever on the Win8 loading screen or attempting to run an 'Automatic Repair' which invariably results in a blank screen and no fix.
Having read several 'Automatic Repair loop' posts on the net, it appears I need to load the recovery disc and run repair or restore programs from there. Of course the CD I made failed (crappy disc?) so I had to search my original licence email and use the provided link to download and create a new installation disc from a working machine. This disc loads and gives me the option to install Win 8 (presumably a fresh install with loss of files) or a troubleshoot menu. Running the automatic repair option results in a rather inane 'Couldn't do it' message and gives a blank path to a log file. The system restore option prompts me to 'Restart and select operating system before trying this' and i'm not sure how to do this as no such option is given at boot.
EDIT: If it helps, this blog post details what appears to be almost identical symtoms to the ones my system is experiencing http://www.selarom.net/blog/2012/09/01/windows-8-woes Looks li... Read more

A:Automatic repair fail loop; recovery options not working

The most likely cause for this scenario is a failing hard drive. So, I suggest downloading your drive manufacturer's diagnostics to create a bootable CD, and using it to run the long drive test. The quick tests don't always report problems with the hard drive accurately, and if the drive is under warranty, you will need the long test to generate an error code which you can use for an RMA. I'm a newbie here, but I've run my own computer services company for 14 years, and this is an issue that I see frequently. You might have defective memory or even a motherboard problem, but this scenario is typical for a bad drive.

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Hello everyone. I have a problem with my PC which I'm not sure is strictly Vista related but I would appreciate if someone could help me with it.

My PC specs are as follows: E8400 Processor, one IDE hdd, raid stripe 0 of two more hdd's, and an ATI 3870. (running Vista Ultimate 64bit)

This is my problem: I'm not sure as to how it began (didn't update windows as far as I know) but as I turn on the computer, once it starts loading windows it flashes BSOD right in the beginning (the moment the loading screen comes on) for a fraction of a second (not actually able to read off the error from it) and restarts. Trying to run safe mode, it does the same thing and restarts in the middle of loading the system files.
I tried using the Vista DVD to recover the operating system, but when It starts loading the DVD, it does the same thing and restarts on it's own.
Also tried using a diffrent DVD with only a Vista recovery tool and it does the exact same thing.
Lastly I tried installing Win 7 however once it's past the file loading screen and it ounches up the windows logo, it freezes.
Checking the RAID stripe turned out nothing, the RAID controller recognizes it as healthy (the OS is on that drive) and when I disconnect it and try to install a new OS on the third IDE hdd, it still does the same thing and restarts automatically.

As far as I know, the only two things currently accessible to me are the BIOS and the RAID controller consoles.

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A:Restart loop, recovery won't work

Resolved, faulty memory stick.

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Hi,

I have my cousins laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop - Model: PP41L, With Windows Vista Basic, abd am having issues...

Laptop reboots at the Windows Logon Screen when trying to log into windows. I can log into Windows through Safe mode (and with networking).

Been trying to get an error message off laptop, through BSOD, but reboots too quick to grab.

Have asked a mate and he has said that it refers to video drivers.

Logged into Safe Mode with networking, and tried to download drivers from Dell website, but errors come up with download half way through...

Tried to also re-install windows, using the dell re-installation disc, but unable to see DVD Drive...

Are you able to assist?

Cheers,

Skinster
 

A:BSOD & restart loop at windows logon screen - Vista Home Basic

Try to Start in Safe Mode, once it does, Right click on My Computer Select Properties, then on the left pane select Advanced System Settings

Select the 3rd Settings option under Start-up & recovery.
Uncheck Automatically Restart

This wont help you in anyway to get rid of the issue but will buy you time to note down the BSOD error.
 

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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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I turned on my computer after working with ATT Tech's for wide band and now have a Windows Error Recovery on the screen. I have chosen both options with no results; it just loops back to the same Window Error Recovery screen. I have tried to reboot and completely unplug the computer. Are there any solutions?

T

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try running a repair if you have a install or recovery disc http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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My computer froze earlier today and I thought little of it, so I rebooted my computer and it went to Error Recovery. Unfortunately after choosing to Start Windows Normally it takes a couple minutes and just reboots itself and goes back to Error Recovery.

I've tried Safe Mode, I tried Last Known Good Configuration, and I haven't had any luck. The only OS disc I have is the one Gateway packaged with the computer years ago and it doesn't seem to work at all.

I am fairly computer inept and I have nothing left. Searching the internet hasn't helped me at all and I'm starting to get a bit scared. I need help asap.

Any help anyone can provide would be much appreciated.

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop

Which version of Windows?

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started my pc and recovery error came up. Tried system recovery DVDs, safemode just does nothing n it loops again,, but when i hit startup repair it goes to n empty desktop with just a mouse pointer.

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Have tried it all I saw a post a while back about it but nothing seemed to work for me it always loops back to the error page when I enter my win7 disc it does nothing just brings me to the same exact page. Please help me.

A:Windows error recovery loop

What is on the error screen? Message details?

When you have the Windows disc in the drive must boot set as the first boot device

either in the BIOS or you can use the quick boot menu during startup (varied by make/model)

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I've been working on a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5540 tha's been suffering from a devasting recovery loop. I've tried to rebuild the MBR with all the bootrec commands from the System Recover Repair Disk. Nothing is seeming to work. I've recently came across the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64. I've read good things of this tool, so I ran in on the computer, but am now in need of a fixlist.txt. I don't know how to acquire a fixlist. I do have the FRST.txt. Here it is:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-12-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-9ELQM0K on 09-12-2013 18:51:26
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [SmartAudio] - C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe [316032 2010-12-14] (Conexant systems, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2052392 2010-03-10] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe [590256 2011-05-17] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [TCrdMain] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe [972672 2011-04-27] (TOSHIBA Corp... Read more

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop

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I have a gateway computer with vista that I attempted to perform a factory restore by pressing f8 on startup. I accessed the menu and it completed and brought me to the desktop where I was prompted to reboot the computer for a reason I can't recall and now the computer gives a windows recover error menu and shuts off within a few seconds and pressing f8 on startup does not give me the option to repair windows. Please any help greatly appreciated
 

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It seems that my wife's laptop is stuck in a loop to where no matter the option i choose, Windows Error Recovery loops back to giving me <Launch Startup Repair (recommended)> or <Start Windows Normally>.

If i go into Launch Startup Repair...it cycles back within seconds to the exact same page. If I go into Start Windows Normally, it seems to try to load up with the Windows icon showing and Dell showing, then cycles back after about 1 minute.

I've tried booting into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt to no avail. Seems to cycle back in the end to the Windows Error Recovery again.

It's a Dell Inspiron m5010 with Windows 7 and I have no Windows 7 Recovery/Restore Disc.

I've tried the option of hitting F8 til Recover Your Computer as well...but it also just cycles back to the Recovery screen with no option to hit NEXT and Language settings..

Any suggestions to what I can do? I have no idea what my wife did to her computer. :(

Thanks in Advance!
-Andrew

A:Stuck in a Windows Error Recovery Loop

Use your program CD or boot disc to get to Command Prompt and run chkdsk /p

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Hello,

I have an issue with Windows Vista 32x on my Asus laptop. Whenever i turn on the pc, i am taken to a windows error recovery page and am given two options - both of which take me back to this error recovery page.

Vista was pre installed on my pc, so i dont have a Vista DVD to boot from so i can use windows repair.

My other problem is that i am currently travelling in Europe, and i need to know if i can use a Vista DVD in say French, to perform Windows repair.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Windows Error Recovery Page Loop

Have you tried going through safe mode?

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Greetings: 1st, not sure if I have posted in the right section, moderator please feel free to move.

My computer froze during an update, upon restarting the computer I now I have a endless loop error. :***

A black screen appears with the following message.
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2. Choose your language settings and click next.
3. Click "repair your computer"
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Windows\system32\config\system\
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

The computer is a gateway zx6971-ub10p, No windows installation disc was included,
(I had previously made one but am unable to find it, also don't have the box/packaging anymore). I do not care about recovery anything on the computer, I just need to get the computer working again for school.
Windows Memory Diagnostic found no problems, Various Safe Modes, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally,etc... do nothing.
Was going to try Microsoft Software Recovery but I don't even know my 25 character product key, no warranty from Gateway now, and no $ to take this thing somewhere.

Is this computer toast?!?

A:Re: Windows 7 System Recovery Loop Error

You can borrow my boot media , see if you can replace the hives from \windows\system32\config\regback.

Copy them to \windows\system32\config

A23x86.iso

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I've fixed this problem for other people before and go figure when it happens to me I'm stumped..
just got a new hard drive so before i installed Vista Ultimate x64 i loaded fail safe defaults in BIOS and made sure to boot from CD before HDD...
I put in the Vista OEM installation disk, Boot from CD and after finishing verifying DMI pool data it continues to go right on to windows recovery...instead of giving me the option to press any key to boot from DVD...
I'm guessing it's an option in Bios i'm over looking but i can't for the life of me figure this out. Looking forward to input. Thanks in advance

A:Windows error recovery loop..With a twist..

Originally Posted by SkiilisMyWeaopn


I've fixed this problem for other people before and go figure when it happens to me I'm stumped..
just got a new hard drive so before i installed Vista Ultimate x64 i loaded fail safe defaults in BIOS and made sure to boot from CD before HDD...
I put in the Vista OEM installation disk, Boot from CD and after finishing verifying DMI pool data it continues to go right on to windows recovery...instead of giving me the option to press any key to boot from DVD...
I'm guessing it's an option in Bios i'm over looking but i can't for the life of me figure this out. Looking forward to input. Thanks in advance



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I have the same problem ..
I get windows error recovery when boot the computer..
What isthe solution?

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Greetings:
My computer froze during an update, upon restarting the computer I now I have a endless loop error.    A black screen appears with the following message.
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2. Choose your language settings and click next.
3. Click "repair your computer"
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Windows\system32\config\system\
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."
 
The computer is a gateway zx6971-ub10p, No windows installation disc was included,
(I had previously made one but am unable to find it, also don't have the box/packaging anymore). I do not care about recovery anything on the computer, I just need to get the computer working again for school.  
Windows Memory Diagnostic found no problems, Various Safe Modes, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally,etc... do nothing. 
Was going to try http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery but I don't even know my 25 character product key, no warranty from Gateway now, and no $ to take this thing somewhere.  
 
Is this computer toast?!?    
 
If anyone could help me out I would be so grateful!!!

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop(Windows7), Help Please !

Looks like the computer can't find the registry:

 
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

Several different things could cause this.  Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
I suspect the hard drive, so be sure to run that test.  Also, run the MemTest86+ as I don't trust the results of the Windows Memory Diagnostic
 
Does the computer have a Windows sticker affixed to it?  If so, that'll contain the Windows Product Key

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I bought my wife an ideapad maybe a year or so ago (the exact model isn't coming to me at the moment) and she recently had it die while she was using it due to low battery. When it started up, it was having issues starting up and went stright to onekey recovery. No problem, we've used this feature before... but after the recovery, it gives me the option to restart and it loads automatically to the onekey recovery again. It has done this time and time again. I am able to boot in to bios by pressing Fn+F2 when at the lenovo splash screen but nothing in there seems to give me any help or remedy the situation. The Lenovo splash screen seems to hang for a very long time and also displays "Checking Media" in the upper left corner, reminiscent of a DOS screen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated... Also, I have ensured that the onekey button is not stuck. It seems to click in and out of place pretty obviously. I'm at a loss!

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

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I did a restore point a week back from when my laptop was acting up..since then Ive been getting the bsod then switches to the windows error recovery screen in a loop..now..I cant launch startup repair (it loops back to the error recovery screen) and start windows normally will load but then loops back to the error recovery screen..I can go into f8 but it doesnt matter what I choose none of the options will work..I went into f12 and go into bios setup and i ran a system configuration and every thing is running fine..I also can change the boot sequence...I burned a copy of windows 7 from my desktop because im unsure how to do it from my laptop..I didnt get a cd for my laptop when I bought it and since I cant get to my desktop I can even look for it to reinstall..I have files I need to get off my laptop before I install windows 7 and I wasnt sure how to recover my files in case they get deleted before I reinstall windows 7...im a mess..pleas help..thank you

A:bosd and windows error recovery screen loop

Welcome .
Step #1 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Good Day This the same Problem discriped by jserrata2010 posted 19 july 2012 .. Recently my desktop started getting an error stating: "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now."

I tried running safe mode and disconnecting it from the internet, but the errors keeps popping up causing the PC to restart before I could even back up any of my files.

This is my sisters Machine and it has been run for a while with no anti virus protection.
Iam unable to start windows fire wall
Unable to down load windows update
unable to start Windows defender.

Ran malware bits and a few items were caught

re-boot isue started when i was able to load window esentail security
it showed 2 installer infections and a 1 Trojan Infection.
But because of short time before reboot essential does not have tome to finish.

I can not get auto restart to disable .

Start up in safe mode - still loops to restart.

I had used MSconfig to close startup programs and now i am not able to get msconfig to start up.

Machine is a -- Dell, Inspiron 530S - Windows Vista SP1 - 64 bit system

Following other you have helped I have run a few of the requested steps.

With Flash Drive Run - Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 ,, using Scan and services , info below
---Scan ---

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 02-09-2012 03
Ran by SYSTEM at 02-09-2012 17:27:23
Running from D:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service ... Read more

A:Vista Critical Error Restart Loop Windows keep restarting showing same erro message everytime

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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I've got a problem. This laptop starts over after reboot, within 2 minutes. Gets the error: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute.

MS Security Essentials thinks it has SIREFIR. But wont clean. I cant get MALWAREBYTES to run.

Would hate to reinstall... Attached is FRST log.

What's my next step?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 11:22:11
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Enterprise (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet003

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HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [173592 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [150552 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [843712 2012-01-02] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device... Read more

A:Restart loop: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Windows\Installer\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
C:\Users\Project 9\AppData\Local\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.While you are still booted into System Recovery Options run FRST.

Type the following in the edit box after "Search:" so it looks like this:

Search: services.exe
Click Search button and post the log it makes to your reply.Reboot Normally.

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