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windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Question: windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Hi, Im getting infinite bootloops when i trying to do a clean install of windows 7 i did this with no CD just installation files from my old desktop and got no recovery disk or installation disk or what so ever if any could help me pls... thanks

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

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Answer: windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Hello RJ,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to create yourself a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB flash drive that you could boot from to do a clean install of Windows 7 with at boot instead. The TIP section tells you how to get an official Windows 7 ISO to create this from.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So i have made a huge and horrible mistake. im not sure what exactly caused this but today i booted up windows it would take a super long time on the windows flashing colors screen and then just freeze. so i was like whatever ill just reinstall windows it doesnt matter ive been wanting to anyways. so i install it and it still happens on the boot screen. i say wtf, and thought maybe something on hdd was causing it so i format my hard drive, try to install windows again, bad decision there. I cant use startup repair because it says noosinstalled even though i have installed it it just wont boot. ive tried bootrec.exe and nothing really happens it says successful but yeah its not. cant get in safe mode, nothing. in the install ive gotten as far as it saying completing installation but then nothing it just does the whole boot like normal and freeze on color screen. i remember vaguely seeing an error message saying it couldnt detect which hard drive to use or something like that from my first installation but that message hasnt come back since. i clicked try again on it and it auto restarted my comp and thats when the problem got serious. Im trying to give as much info as possible as i am just stumped. i havent installed ANYTHING new whatsoever and my computer is well kept. i really dont think the hdd could be a problem because its been working fine no signs of probs whatsoever before this.

Answer:Cant boot windows, wiped hdd, tried to clean install now stuck in loop

I take it you have a Windows 7 DVD, whether OEM or MS blue-disk - no matter. Forget Startup Repair. After you boot that Windows 7 DVD, after choosing US keyboard, etc., what choices are presented to you on the next menu screen?

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Hello,

I just build a new machine with a Gigabyte B85M-D3H mobo, Intel Pentium G3258 CPU, 4GB Corsair Value Select DDR3 1333 and 120GB Samsung EVO SSD. I now want to clean install Windows 10 Home (64-bit) from USB drive (created with media creation tool), but the machine is stuck in boot loop. The Windows logo appears for a few seconds and then the machine reboots, I don't have clue where in the boot process something goes wrong.
I already tried with a usb stick with Windows 8 installation files and this starts without issues. I made sure Fast boot en secure boot were disabled but without success. Also already reset the BIOS with optimized settings.
Someone any idea what might be the cause and how to solve this?

The stick boots till the first screen on different other machines.

Regards

Guy

Answer:unable to clean install windows 10 from usb on home build - boot loop

Hi and welcome to the forum

Just to confirm. This is a new device without any previous Windows edition installed previously yeah?

If so, then please check that:

Your bios is configured correctly.When configuring you bios, double-check it is set properly as either EFI or Legacy. It appears from your post that this may already have been doneAssuming you want EFI system, you need to ensure that the USB installation is booting as an EFI disk. Not sure if this would cause the loop you are trapped within. But it is worth confirming.

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Good evening!

I recently started using my older laptop which has windows 10. I restarted my laptop after normal use and it started doing automatic repair. Windows defender check up starts running every single time. Sometimes it finished and sometimes it doesn't. Every time after the completed or failed check up, the laptop restarts and does it again (~15 times now).

- Windows 8.1 installation disk has been inside the machine for last three hours (~5 restarts)
- USB-stick with windows 10 installation media made with rufus has been plugged for almost the same duration.

DVD-drive starts up during restart, but the installation doesn't start
Laptop doesn't react USB boot device. (Device works since I've tested it on this PC and used same device on this PC).

I've installed windows to various PC's several times including the laptop in this case, so I have knowledge of the basic installation procedures. The laptop doesn't react to boot devices and BIOS can't be accessed via hotkeys during boot.

I've been browsing forums and web pages for last three hours and haven't found any working solution.

Any advice or stuff I should try?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck, in windows defender check at boot (infinite loop)

villevanille,

Welcome to Ten Forums!

These may be factors:
Windows 8.1 installation disk has been inside the machine for last three hours (~5 restarts)
Aren't you trying to work with Windows 10? Why would you have an W8.1 installation CD in the drive?

USB-stick with windows 10 installation media made with rufus has been plugged for almost the same duration.
(Rufus is not considered a very reliable way to prepare a USB flash drive that will boot.)

You also need to select the drive from which to boot in the Boot Order section of the BIOS.

To engage in the process again , you may want to consider the following:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

Use Option 6, and save your files/settings.

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Hey Guys,

On another PC im having a big problem that came out of no where... First I get the boot up screen to either startup windows normally or to enter startup repair. Both options results to a loop of nothing and I keep getting prompted for the same options. The startup repair does attempt to load windows files but after that it will just reboot again.

Okay so I figure since i have the windows 7 install CD i will use that, so i enter the CD and press any key to boot from CD... again it will say "windows is loading files..." after the load bar is full it will says loading windows then simply reboot again and the whole process is repeated. So im not sure what I can do at this point as all options just keep looping. I did get stuck on the Starting windows screen at one point I waited 5 minutes but it seem to have been stuck.

From how it seems I wouldnt even be able to reinstall windows since I cant get into the windows 7 CD.

Thanks in advance... BTW i am using Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Boot Loop + And with CD

Update: I got into startup repair, I used the automatically fix errors and right now its attempting repairs for about 10 minutes now. Hopefully it is actually working and not going to be stuck here for hours as I have heard this happen with others.
 

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We got power shortage and the computer suddenly shuts down and when I tried to turn it on again, this annoying infinite boot appears. I tried to reformat my computer using Windows 10 bootable DVD but it won't work, also I tried Windows 10 bootable USB but it will still continue on restarting. PLEASE HELP!

THIS IS THE VIDEO THAT IT KEEPS ON RESTARTING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VQBhCG9isg&feature=youtu.be

Answer:Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Booting USB/DVD will probably not work, because of missing SATA driver, so HDD will not boot either.
Go to BIOS, pressing DEL: Main - IDE Configuration - ATA/IDE Configuration - switch it to Compatible.
Try to boot DVD or USB and use repair install. Switching back to SATA can be done later, if needed.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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We got power shortage and the computer suddenly shuts down and when I tried to turn it on again, this annoying infinite boot appears. I tried to reformat my computer using Windows 10 bootable DVD but it won't work, also I tried Windows 10 bootable USB but it will still continue on restarting. PLEASE HELP!

THIS IS THE VIDEO THAT IT KEEPS ON RESTARTING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VQBhCG9isg&feature=youtu.be

Answer:Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Booting USB/DVD will probably not work, because of missing SATA driver, so HDD will not boot either.
Go to BIOS, pressing DEL: Main - IDE Configuration - ATA/IDE Configuration - switch it to Compatible.
Try to boot DVD or USB and use repair install. Switching back to SATA can be done later, if needed.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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First off, I'd like to apologize for not knowing exactly how to go about describing my issue, although I promise to do the best I can.

I guess my first problem was forgetting to write down the day this issue started happening, because that would have helped me narrow down the problem, I'm sure.

Also, I'd like to note that I believe it's something to do with Microsoft Silverlight.

Anyway, every time that I turn my computer on, it logs on with no problem and doesn't have to install any updates. However, every single time I turn my computer off, it "installs" updates... and the same ones are available every time my computer restarts.

Here's a screenshot of all of the failed updates... so many things fail. [CLICK]
EDIT: Just noticed some repetition in that image... "optional" updates are always successful, "important" updates always fail.

Here's another image of something I get with nearly all updates I try to install (Silverlight/MSE/etc.):

I also just tried installing 4 new updates and got error codes 66A and 80070643.

It seems as if there's some error with every update I attempt to install.

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Updates (not boot loop)

drxthirst
Have you considered a System Restore point PRIOR to these problems occurring?

The error code 80070643 is a generic error that basically states that an problem was encountered by Windows Installer.

Two links for you to peruse to see if they may be of help.

You receive error 0x80070643, error code 0x643 or updates may be re-offered when you try to install .NET Framework updates when using Windows Update or Microsoft Updates

Error code "0x8007066A" or "66A" when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site to install .Net Framework updates

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My roommates laptop is infected with ghostware, which I know because its the second machine I've seen infected with Reg Clean Pro. Anyway after attempting to boot it into safe mode and use portable apps to remove it, which wouldn't load the machine now won't load or boot from anything that uses Windows. However, it will boot from a Linuxmint installation usb drive. I created a Windows 8 USB installation disk but it still won't boot from that as well as the Windows 8 installation DVD I created, so I'm definitely not going to be able to use either one of those for the repair. Refresh and reset don't work from the Windows 8 already installed as well and I don't want to reset if I don't have to, because I'm not sure I was able to back up all their files while booting from the Linuxmint USB flash drive, which I was only able to allocate 500GB of my 1 TB mac external hard drive to NTFS for their windows files. Does anyone know another way I could repair it? The following is what I did to make the bootable USB flash drive considering the drive letters for the optical drive is D: and the flash drive letter was G:.

1: Insert a flash drive ( 8GB )
2: Command Prompt (DOS PROMPT)
3: DISKPART
4: LIST DISK
5: SELECT DISK ( DRIVE NUMBER)
6: CLEAN
7: CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
8: SELECT PARTITION 1
9: ACTIVE
10: FORMAT FS=NTFS Quick
11: ASSIGN
12: EXIT
13:Go back to your command prompt and type – assuming D: is your DVD drive with the ins... Read more

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This morning my plan was to finally get the upgrade to win7 sp1 on my system. I've tried in the past, but also failed.
When i try to start the sp1 update (downloaded manually b/c windows update doesn't show the update), it instantly stops because it is unable to determine my windows version.

Looking at windows update, it seems i'm stuck in a loop with KB2977759 and KB3004469.
At this point, i'm still stuck in that loop, after running sfc, the surt tool, the windowsupdatediag tool multiple times. I have also removed the windows update datastore and download dir contents, to no avail.

Can anyone please guide me out of this mess?

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Hey Everyone,

I built my first ever CPU this past December and I am now running into an issue trying to install Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OEM. I have tried looking up this issue with no luck of finding anyone running into the same problem I have encountered. I am not entirely sure of what information is needed so I am going to explain everything. I am sorry if this is a slightly long post.

CPU Breakdown:
Processor - AMD Bulldoxer X6 FX-6100 Six Core AM3+ 3.3Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ (Does not support on board graphics)
Ram - Kingston Hyper X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Video Card - Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI 2.1
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Sata 3 64mb
Power Supply - Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W V2.3
DVD Drive - Super Ritemaster
Multi Card Reader - iCAN 12 in 1 card reader
Case - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid Tower Case

Here is a run down of what I have attempted so far:
After I put all the pieces together, I initially installed Kubuntu 11.10 64bit since I did not own a copy of windows to install. Everything worked without a hitch and is still running smoothly to date. After obtaining a of Windows 7, I installed a Virtual Machine and installed windows 7 to work within Kubuntu, realizing this wasn't running a fast as I would like, I decided to try dual booting Kubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 side by side. I used Gparted to resize my partition and free up 200GB of unallocated space for my Windows 7 install. I then pu... Read more

Answer:Infinite 4 Flashing Screens Loop During Windows 7 Install.

Hi,

I have the same motherboard and the same issue. Have you resolved it?

Thanks

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Alright, the only way I can accurately portray my predicament is via numbered flow chart:

1. Wake up sleeping computer, nothing happens, starts humming faster and faster, so I pull the plug.

2. Turn on computer, goes through the ASUS screen, then the mother board screen has some weird pixelation on the left scree, like some lines or something. Windows is loading....then black screen forever. do this 1 or 2 more times.

3. Go to System Repair and System Restore. Repair fails and tells me a Boot Driver is failing. Restore fails each time.

4. Hold F1, go to boot menu, hit F8, select Safe Mode. Safe Mode works, fantastic.

5. Do AVG Defrag, Disk Clean, and Disk Repair. Then restart...now I get a blue "Dumping Physical Memory" screen.

6. Go back to Safe Mode, use boot disk, tell it to un/re-install windows.

7. Come back later and find it in Phys Mem dump loop, pop it into Safe Mode again. I then see two Windows 7 OSs to choose from, pick the bottom one. Says it can't complete installation in Safe Mode, restart it normal, Phys Dump loop.

8. I do the same thing for the top Win 7 choice, same thing.

9. I've back up all my files, and have drivers/boots disks for everything I own. How do I wipe my hard drive and start fresh?
 

Answer:Windows 7 Safe Mode/Re-install Infinite Loop

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Windows 10 infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7.
Failed at around 30% and is trying to revert OS.
It's been infinite rebooting for around an hour now.
Going through the same screens:
- Boot screen
- (Flickers through 2 different screens really fast, one is the the F8 screen)
- Windows is loading files...
- (spinny ball)
- (flashes what looks to be a cmd window)
- Attempting to recover installation...
- Restoring your previous version of Windows...
-> (Loops)
RIP laptop.

Answer:Windows 10 infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7, how to fix?

I have the same problem, but we have no answers yet! Please, help!

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I've had this problem for a while and I've recently with help of someone else, been able to get to the login screen and acutally log in by booting through a USB. But then when I try to revert, it restarts and when it reboots. It get's locked in a screen that has a blue Windows logo and a black screen with nothing else. Please help, because I'm worried I won't find a solution to this in time for me to revert because I only have a month.

Answer:I can't revert back to Windows 7 due to an infinite boot loop.

See if this helps:
Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:
"Restart you computer to install important updates" "Windows can't update important files and services while the system is using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and then try to check for new updates."
This is constant, never ends.
It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting Windows 10 (later) and realized that was a bad mistake. I DO NOT WANT WINDOWS 10 right now.
Thanks in advance.

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Greetings,
 
Windows 7 Home Premium automatically updated last night and now when the computer gets to the Loading Windows animation, it freezes after about 1 second, then I get a BSOD with a STOP: 0x000007b (0cFFFFF880009A9928, 0xffffffffc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error - I have 2 Windows 7 partitions on a single hard drive - partition 2 has Windows 7 Home Premium as well, but does not have the update (haven't used that partition in months) - the (non-updated) 2nd partition boots up fine (rules out hardware issue).
 
So far I tried Windows' auto startup repair both from the partition and from a recovery disk with no luck.  Safe mode gives the same error. Any clues on how to undo the Update via Advanced Startup Repair (the automatic repair isn't working and there are no restore points found, so I'd likely have to do it manually via CMD)?  I've tried Chkdsk /f /r already and it showed 0 bad sectors but displayed  "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"
 
Bottom Line:  Any clue how to fix the startup without reinstalling/formatting?  I'm guessing I'd need to remove the failed patch somehow (Dism.exe?) via Command in the Advanced Repair environment, but I don't know how to.
 
Computer Specs:
ASUS Bamboo edition laptop (U43F)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Intel i5
RAM: 6gb DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD/Shared

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I saw no reason not to accept Microsoft's offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. I figured if there were any hitches, I could work them out. I am reasonably computer savvy, though I have no certifications or licenses to prove it.

Anyhow, the installation went fine. Mostly. It took awhile, but eventually it appeared to be up and running. Then it requested to perform an update. I told it to go ahead. And then there was a problem.

I can't recall the specifics, but I know that I eventually told Windows 10 to take a hike and give me back my Windows 7. It said it would be glad to do this. It lied. I have ended up in an infinite loop where Windows 10 tells me that it is attempting to restore my previous version of windows, then after about 20 minutes it blinks and restarts, and then tells me it is still attempting to restore my previous version of Windows. It does this for hours, and nothing changes and nothing gets restored.

I have interrupted the process using Samsung's F4-at-startup to keystroke to review my restore options. It looks like I can save individual files to an external drive, but there do not appear to be any official backups or restore points to which I can return other than the one that was generated when I got the computer 4 years ago. When I access the command prompt, I am told I am in the X: drive and cannot access the C: or D: drives (which means I cannot run CHKDSK on either, because DOS seems to think they are not there. I am also told th... Read more

Answer:Infinite loop at boot after Win 10 install & attempt to return to Win7

it may be that the partitions are there but no drive letters are assigned
win 7 repair cd or usb..
goto command prompt
do..
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0 (or 1) which ever applies to u
list part (see if there are any partitions)

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:
"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."
This is constant, never ends.
It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do it
now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some advice
on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my attempts were successful.
I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.
I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.
I need some help.
Thanks in advance.

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Hey,

I'm installing Windows 10 onto new new SSD, the setup will say its needs to restart, then it restarts and doesn't continue the install and then restarts the whole install? Any idea?

Thanks

Answer:Clean Windows 10 Install Loop

It's installed now. Please feel free to delete this post

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I have been trying to install a clean compy of xp home on a new western digital 250 gb hard drive in a compaq presario desktop. First off I never get the prompt to boot to cd, it just does it The set up files are copied to the hard drive fine. then when it is suppsoes to reboot to the gui portion of set up it just loops back to the begging again and againI have tried setting the cd rom as the first boot device, I have large disk support enabled in the bios , I have tried alternating memory sticks to rule out faluty memory , I sent the cd back to comp usa and they sent me a replacement to rule out a faulty cd. I have repartioned and formatted the drive with each failed attempt. making to partitions smaller does not help, I have tried clearing the cmos , Does any one know how to solve this issue, I really need this machine up and running again for my home business. thanks is advance .triggs

Answer:infinite loop during clean XP installation

If you're not getting the press any key to boot option, that's why it re loops.It automatically boots from the cd and starts the process all over again. Is this a genuine Win cd? Check the BIOS for different cd rom options. When you set the boot order to boot from cd rom, see if you're using the correct cd rom choice. Some bios settings allow you to use different cd types.

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First time posting here, so I apologize if I my post is too vague.

I started up my laptop (Alienware M14x, Windows 7 64 bit - not sure if it's Ultimate, Home Premium, etc...) yesterday and it displayed a message saying that Windows had failed to boot. I restarted and attempted starting it in Safe Mode and from the last good configuration and both failed, leaving me with the same screen with the two options of starting normally or running startup repair. I also tried disabling driver signature enforcement, which also failed to resolve the issue. I then ran startup repair and just let it go for about 8 hours and it just continuously "attempted to repair." I left it overnight and then let it keep going for most of my day today. Altogether, it was running startup repair for around 30 hours.

I forced a restart and made a system repair disc using another laptop (also Windows 7 64 bit). I booted with the disc and hit next on the language/country menu. Windows 7 showed up as a choice as my operating system, but I could not hit the next button (blue loading circle would replace my cursor whenever I dragged over the window). After a couple minutes, a window appeared that said something along the lines of "identifying disk." This window stuck around for about 5 minutes and when it disappeared I was taken to the system recovery options. On the top of this window it says "Operating System: Unknown on (Unknown) local disk." I do not have my Windows 7 i... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 will not boot, infinite startup repair loop + "unknown disk"

Work through the rest of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi everyone,

Win 7 user here, wanting to dual boot with Windows 10 preview (on a different partition).

So I made a Win 10 usb boot disc, and it installed it fine. Played around with the new Windows for a few mins, whilst it downloaded an update, and after installing the update, it said it needs to restart, naturally. So I did.

However, since then, the PC keeps restarting, showing a Windows 10 logo, and below that is the text, "preparing automatic repair". Then it just resets, and goes in this endless loop.

Why is this happening, and how do I resolve it?

Many thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 clean install caused Repair Loop Error

Well, I thought I'd try again from scratch. I did a format of the partition. Win 10 worked fine for a while. But after rebooting, the same problem occurs. The PC just keeps restarting, with the same message, "preparing automatic repair".

Does anyone have some idea as to what could be causing the issue? Pretty stumped right now.

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ok this is the second time i've installed win7 ultimate to my pc, its the x64 version

ok the reason i had to reinstall it was due to after removing linux i corrupted my mbr and didn't have anything important so i just reformated my drive and reinstalled windows
my issue is after the installation, it reboots at windows is setting up for first use, or freezes on windows is starting and reboots, i've checked around and read i may have to rename pcmcia.sys to pcmcia.bak

however when i try that either a: the file can not be located or B: syntax error

now the file is there in the drivers directory.

i do wish to get windows up and running asap. (thank you all for those who help)

Answer:clean install (boot loop)

Hello zack d, welcome to Seven Forums!






As you have been fooling around with Linux you'll need to clean-up the mess; have a look at the info below; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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Hello there internet peeps,Ok, so, possibly a simple problem. Windows 7 wont boot. Its stuck in one of those interminable loops which i just can't resolve. When I try to log on i get a windows error recovery message saying that I have damaged or incorrectly configured windows files and get offered a chance to launch start-up recovery (which leads to loading bars, a black screen and ultimately an unresolved problem) which recovers nothing and refers me to the manufacturer's start-up recovery which also does exactly nothing. The second option is to start windows normally. This option just leads to windows almost getting to the log-on screen but then restarting and taking you back to the error message I mentioned earlier.The background to this is that about a year ago the charger to the laptop broke. No problems like this before then. Took me about a year to replace it. When I did, it worked fine for about a minute then I get this blue message (attached) which I don't get anymore. I've installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive and tried to access it that way but i get a similar message (attached) that I dont really understand.The goal is to gain access to the hard drive to recover some files and then format so I never have to look at windows again. If i can do this by by passing windows entirely all the better. If anyone could tell me the quickest way to do this or a description of the problem in a way that I can understand I would be most grateful. Puppies and kitte... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Loop

Best /quickest way to retrieve all the data from the HDD would be to get and external HDD enclosure...

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Hello there internet peeps,Ok, so, possibly a simple problem. Windows 7 wont boot. Its stuck in one of those interminable loops which i just can't resolve. When I try to log on i get a windows error recovery message saying that I have damaged or incorrectly configured windows files and get offered a chance to launch start-up recovery (which leads to loading bars, a black screen and ultimately an unresolved problem) which recovers nothing and refers me to the manufacturer's start-up recovery which also does exactly nothing. The second option is to start windows normally. This option just leads to windows almost getting to the log-on screen but then restarting and taking you back to the error message I mentioned earlier.The background to this is that about a year ago the charger to the laptop broke. No problems like this before then. Took me about a year to replace it. When I did, it worked fine for about a minute then I get this blue message (attached) which I don't get anymore. I've installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive and tried to access it that way but i get a similar message (attached) that I dont really understand.The goal is to gain access to the hard drive to recover some files and then format so I never have to look at windows again. If i can do this by by passing windows entirely all the better. If anyone could tell me the quickest way to do this or a description of the problem in a way that I can understand I would be most grateful. Puppies and kitte... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Loop

Best /quickest way to retrieve all the data from the HDD would be to get and external HDD enclosure...

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I was playing TES4:Oblivion and suddenly my computer was shut down. It said something like this: "Your computer is shut down to protect it from damage. This error was coused because infinite loop of windows. There was a blue screen with white letters. I don't know what should I do.
Please help...

Answer:Windows Infinite Loop

you said infinite loop i persume that it happens all the time. can you right click on mycomputer then properties, advance, performance and find recovery in there uncheck system restart.
right click on my comp then manage and copy any error messages you are getting here. have you got antivirus , antispyware installed in your system.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.
 

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.
 

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so my computer is in an infinite repair loop.... ive tried booting in safemode, doesnt work still stuck in the loop. ive tried bcdedit and i dont have a OS disk sooo any ideas cannot afford to send my computer in for repairs

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I'm hoping someone with can shade some light on this...please!!! I have a computer that is stuck in an infinite reboot loop; it runs the POST and the splash screen appears but after that it reboots...over and over again. I don't know if I have a virus or some other problem. It happened right after installing a program in Safe mode. I've tryed booting up in several modes and nothing seems to work. I've read that the power source seems to be the problem in some cases but my power source if practically new. I don't know how to proceed. Perhaps reload the OS? I'm hesitant to do this though. I've also read the the video card could be the problem in some cases? But, everything ran fine prior to installing a program in safe mode. I have an ASUS P4S8X motherboard, Windows XP Professional, Award BIOS and an ATI Radeon 7500 64 Mg video card. Thanks to all who can help! Greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Infinite reboot loop Windows XP

What program was installed while in safe mode?
 

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

Thanks alot!

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Reboot Loop

Hello vChaser and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore

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

Repair Install

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Hi,

I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until it froze one time, I had to restart the computer. After that I was not able to start Windows. I can start Ubuntu without any problems, however Ubuntu cannot mount Windows. Everything is on 256Gb Samsung SSD. When I try to access Windows files from Ubuntu I get error (2) below.
When I try start Windows, it does repair and says (1).

I spent all day trying to figure out how to fix it, but no luck yet. I also don't understand what's wrong exactly.


(1) Root cause found:
System Volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: File system repair(chkdsk)
Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0.

(2) Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/aziza/Windows7_OS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/aziza/Windows7_OS"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_mapping_pairs_decompress() failed: Input/output error
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
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Answer:Infinite Windows repair loop

Have you tried running Startup Repair from a Windows 7 System Repair Disk or a Windows 7 Install Disk?

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Hi everyone.
When I run windows update it says that the latest update is "Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1" and "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)"

Now, when I click download/install it downloads just fine, and it looks like it installs fine too, but when it finishes it says that the updates were unable to succesfully install, and asks me to restart for the updates to take affect. I restart, and run the updater again and the same 2 things download and attempt to install, and fail.
Also, on the windows update page where is says how big the files are that I am going to download, it says they are 0bytes...

Anyone have an idea what could cause this?
 

Answer:Windows XP update in infinite loop?

Go here and download the installer:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en

Install the file, reboot, and try again.
 

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Hi,

Laptop Model: ASUS k53e

I accidently turned my laptop off during Update Configuration when booting and I think this may have damaged the OS.

When I attempt to boot my laptop, Windows keeps trying to configure the updates, it gets to 35% (each time) then fails and "reverts back to changes" and this process repeats itself infinitely.

I have tried a few methods such as running it in safe mode, which results in the same process of the infinite loop.

System restore cannot be completed due to some error.

The laptop never came with a Windows 7 CD so I think it would be impossible to restore it without having to buy an actual Windows 7 software.

Anyone know any approach to this?

Thank you

xchase

Answer:Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

Are you able to at least enter Safe Mode (press F8 during startup)? If so, try creating a recovery disk using this tutorial.

You can try using the DISM command as explained in the answer made to this thread. Follow the steps in the first reply outta do it. Given that you mentioned System Restore, I assume you are able to get into the Windows Recovery Environment.

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This morning i started up my pc, left for a little while, came back and noticed my pc reaching a certain point, receiving a BSOD and restarting. It gets past the little windows loading icon then comes up to a dick check - "One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency..." it begins the scan than a BSOD flashes and it restarts.

Ive tried system restore but it came up with an error. Ive also tried booting in safe mode but it just freezes up and restarts. The only thing that seems to work is Boot in last known good configuration.

I haven't installed any new programs or drives and the last windows update i installed was two days ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 caught in an infinite loop

Hello and welcome xcorrupt mate any external stuff plugged in if so take them and try.

You need to get into safe mode. Some specs would be good too

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Today I decided to format my laptop that's running 64 bit windows 10 and I used the "reset my pc" option in the windows 10 settings menu and it did it's thing but when it saying says "installing windows" and shows a percentage the percentage jusy keeps going 64% - 98% and then my laptop restarts and it's been doing that for the last 4 hours

Answer:Windows 10 reset infinite loop

You can create a installation media https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...oad/windows10/

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Hi All,

I had posted the below message in malaware thread, but based on TimW's advise, pasting the same problem in this software thread.

"Looks like I have the windows 7 infinite loop problem. I am unable to restore to previous point nor do I have backup CD/DVD. I am not able to start in safe mode as well.

After going through the forum and read me, I was able to run FRST64 and create the FRST.txt. Please see attached

I would like to request a fixlist.txt script to "fix" "

Please help...

Thanks
Ateeq
 

Answer:Windows 7 infinite loop problem

Attachment and Timw'S message in the below link

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=268035
 

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Hi All,

Looks like I have the windows 7 infinite loop problem. I am unable to restore to previous point nor do I have backup CD/DVD. I am not able to start in safe mode as well.

After going through the forum and read me, I was able to run FRST64 and create the FRST.txt. Please see attached

I would like to request a fixlist.txt script to "fix"

Please help...

Thanks
Ateeq
 

Answer:windows 7 infinite loop problem

I am not finding any malware in your log. I suggest that you post in the software forum for additional assistance.
 

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Hello experts. So heres the thing i have a Dell laptop with win 10. When i switch on my laptop it shows the dell logo with bios setup F12 n all. Then comes the windows logo n thats where the problem occurs. The loading circle cirulates for couple of minutes n then comes at the bottle the windows will reastart for a blink of a second and it resarts. It goes on and on and on.

So i tried to reinstall the windows to Win 7 professional. But then too the same thing. Dosent allow me the options to do so. I tried to open in safe mode it dosent work the ame damn issue. I hope i get a solution.
The best solution will be help me downgrade the windows.

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Hello there internet peeps,
Ok, so, possibly a simple problem. Windows 7 wont boot. Its stuck in one of those interminable loops which i just can't resolve. When I try to log on i get a windows error recovery message saying that I have damaged or incorrectly configured windows files and get offered a chance to launch start-up recovery (which leads to loading bars, a black screen and ultimately an unresolved problem) which recovers nothing and refers me to the manufacturer's start-up recovery which also does exactly nothing. The second option is to start windows normally. This option just leads to windows almost getting to the log-on screen but then restarting and taking you back to the error message I mentioned earlier.
The background to this is that about a year ago the charger to the laptop broke. No problems like this before then. Took me about a year to replace it. When I did, it worked fine for about a minute then I get this blue message (attached) which I don't get anymore. I've installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive and tried to access it that way but i get a similar message (attached) that I dont really understand.
The goal is to gain access to the hard drive to recover some files and then format so I never have to look at windows again. If i can do this by by passing windows entirely all the better. If anyone could tell me the quickest way to do this or a description of the problem in a way that I can understand I would be most grateful. Puppies and kittens (in the form o... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Crash Loop

Unfortunately we can't see the error message but loading a linux disto from CD or USb is usually the easiest way to retrieve files.

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Preface- this is a laptop of a computer illiterate friend. Knowing win10 had a built in tool to do a clean install, I offered to run it for her. Alas, I am apparently not as literate as I'd like to think.

The computer in question is an Acer Cloudbook AO1-431-C8G8. It came with Windows 10 installed on it. 2GB DDR3 L memory, and eMMC 32GB hard drive space. (I am prepared to use it as a frisbee at this point.)

She had been locked out(someone else had put a password on it and did God knows what else to this thing), so I shift+restarted and opted to do a fresh install, delete all extraneous data, etc etc(as per her request- she didn't want to deal with whatever might have happened to it). The computer began jumping through the process, the display reads "Installing Windows, Your PC will restart several times. Sit back and relax." then it reads a percentage and below that is the configuration percentage.

It has gotten to 64-66%, hangs out there for awhile, then jumps to 86%, then 89%, then abruptly restarts, and goes right back to somewhere between 64 and 66%, and the cycle repeated. I'm not sure how to break the loop. Attempting to restart by holding down the power button turns off the display(it seems to actually turn off), then upon turning back on, continues this cycle.

I can get to the CMD prompt, but as I'm booting using the operating system on the computer itself, I'm not sure where to go from here. All the guides I have found seem to involve being able to get ... Read more

Answer:Clean install of Win10, stuck in boot loop

Hi, it can be tricky sorting out someone else's PC.





Knowing win10 had a built in tool to do a clean install



- I guess you mean a refresh or a reset. That's not the same thing as a clean install, which from the simplest point of view means taking a Win 10 bootable medium (DVD, flash drive), booting the PC from that, wiping system disk or partition, and installing Windows fresh from the external disk.

Now, I suggest you have two basic possible ways to proceed.

1. As this laptop came with Win 10, I assume it has a manufacturer's recovery partition on it. You can check with Acer's site as to how to use that. If you do, the laptop will be set up exactly as bought.

2. Download Win 10 and create a bootable USB drive or DVD.
Boot the PC from it, make sure you delete any existing Win 10 partitions, and install Windows anew.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
Clean Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

Now, before all that, you might like to check the disk on the laptop - if it's faulty in any way, the above would be a waste of time. To do that you can download Kyhi's boot DVD/flash drive from the top of the Software and Apps section, and download and run Crystal Diskinfo (free) to check the disk. It gives a simple good/caution/bad indication.

Turning to data issues:
- at this point it would still be possible to retrieve data from the disk if necessary. If not, carry on.
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Hello,I recently reinstalled windows 8 using the one key recovery on my U410. I decided to use this option because windows was running very bad after a roll back from windows 10 ( which also did run bad, as many U410 user experienced) . After a few weeks the U410 is now in the infamous boot loop ( Lenovo logo, automatic repair fails, and over again) . What I have tried since then: - another one key recovery > setup does not start > boot loop- I managed to boot from USB with recovery setup for windows 8 ( downloaded from microsoft site)- None of the repair functions in the USB boot setup ( sorry if I mixing up terms) does work- I can reach cmd from the setup and I did the following commands ( got this from another forum)bootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCDand alsochkdsk /r c:chkdsk /r d:chkdsk /r e:chkdsk /r f: - The setup procedure from the  USB is very very slow, takes almost half an hour to reach the overview to select the proper partition for a fresh windows install.And that is were I am stuck.I do not know which partition I have to use for the installation. I do not know what partition I can format.See also attached pictureThe followoing partitions are listed: drive 0partition 1   18,4 GB   (0,0 free)   primary partition 2 4,0 GB (o free)     primarydrive 1partition 1: WINRE_DRV     1000 MB ( 529 free)   Recovery partition 2: SYSTEM_DRV   ... Read more

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Hi
I've been getting an error message: "Microsoft Explorer has stopped working" followed by "Microsoft Explorer is restarting". This happens repeatedly. Running Windows 7 build 7601 Service Pack 1. This happens in all versions of safe mode as well as the normal start.

I ran sfc /scannow and got a long series of error messages - I can post them if useful.

I don't have the original installation disc.

I tried system restore from the command prompt and it said that it couldn't find a previous restore point.

Any help would be most gratefully received!


Richard

Answer:Windows explorer crashing in infinite loop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by richardjdixon



I ran sfc /scannow and got a long series of error messages - I can post them if useful.


Welcome to the Forum richardjdixon,

Yes, please post the error messages from the SFC scans. I will call a friend to take a look at it.

You could have a read through this tutorial.Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Also upload your msinfo file.

MSINFO32:Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

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My original os is windows 7. So today I connected a hard drive from a windows xp machine so I could transfer some files. When I powered the computer back on I got a blue screen right after the windows 7 loading screen and the computer rebooted. I then got the black screen asking if I want safe mode last known configuration or start windows normally. I chose start normally and i got bluescreen/rebooted back to this screen. I then chose last known good configuration and was bluescreen/rebooted back to the screen, this time I chose safe mode. Safe mode began to load files and then stopped at mup.sys bluescreened and rebooted.

The system then tried to do the windows repair thing and I did the system restore option and rebooted, this didnt help and I put in my windows 7 installation cd hit repair and tried bootrec.exe, none of the options worked [fixmbr fixboot etc] and the system doesnt recognize that any OS are installed.

What can I do to be able to boot windows 7 again, and connect the windows xp drive without this happening again, i've connected other drives to transfer files a few times but this has never happened before.

Thanks in advance.
The blue screen was flashing by too fast to read so I took a video of it with my phone, the error it gives is:
STOP: 0X0000007B (0XB,.
 

Answer:windows 7 infinite bluescreen reboot loop

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Ok so I have Windows 7 PC and ever since it was purchased, whenever your Restart, it just do an infinite reboot loop. This only happens when RESTARTING and not when SHUTTING DOWN.

I need fix on this as my Windows 10 Upgrade is ready and the upgrade just doesn't complete because during the upgrade, windows tends to restart several times and I'm getting this infinite reboot loop.

Answer:Windows 7 infinite reboot loop on RESTART only

Is it running an AV like Norton or another anti-virus? If so I would try uninstalling, then running a removal or cleanup tool for that specific AV program. Then clean the Registry with CCleaner.

If none of that helps turn on boot logging in msconfig. The log file is named C:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt. It may give a clue what the fault is.

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THE FULL TEXT WAS TO LARGE READ, so i left Pastebin links with a title few places.
The 0, and power button does nothing for me no beep either have troubleshoot that a few times I have tried with both Numpad, and keyboard
Well big issue for me guys...
I own a Toshiba laptop, and change the OS quite often/(format it to different OS). And today I had windows 10 pro... and found a trial for free to enterprise 100% legal from Microsoft site but... I went to install it and after a little bit of installation exactly 12 percent it rebooted and gave me some error about not being a able to delete some pointless .TXT log file in system32, error was: 0xc000000f
I couldn't do anything to fix it I was stuck in reboot and some advanced options like CMD
But now, I don't know what happened I tried to find a way to remove windows from my laptop, changed boot iso in advanced option since I spotted 2 of the same OS in the same partition "USB" I installed with USB, but I messed a bit around with those in the start nothing happened but then my windows totally **bleep**ed up by making the installation reboot every 1 minute or less where the screen would **** up a little before. And the installation isn't what it would be saying anymore it would say attempting to repair windows, but rebooted each time in 1 min. and even before it rebooted each min it would try to fix it and fail each time.

What I did in steps..
1.Download 90 day enterprise trial from Microsoft site.
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Hi

When I start my Dell laptop, it shows "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then shows the blue screen of death. The blue screen of death has following texts.
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you.
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error WDF_VIOLATION.

Now this is going into infinite loop. I'm not getting any other options. Web search brings lot's of video's but they all ends up with "Advance Options". In my case the loop is not even bringing "Advance Option"

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Hi guys,

You might be familiar with this extremely frustrating situation where the Windows Explorer crashes upon computer initial load and simply can only be restarted, only to crash again and start with a new restart.

I read a few posts and learned about trojans (scanned with Advanced Systemcare and other programs and got nothing) and about using sfc /scannow in command prompt mode to fix broken files (found some files but after fixing the problem was still there, scanned again and found nothing).

Here is the script from the restart window:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: InPageError
Error Status Code: c000009c
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

I noticed of course right away how come the "Faulting Media Type" which is in contrast to other posts that mention a specific file. Any idea if this has anything to do with anything?

Appreciate ANY help regarding this, I am stuck with this and can't use the computer decently.

Answer:Windows Explorer restarting in an infinite loop

Someone else had this error and Moderator usasma gave some advice here
You could try that, and report back.

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I need help. A week ago, my system froze up then provided the BSOD with the error message nv4_disp infinite loop. I have researched the topic until my brain is numb. To be honest, I am not sure whether the video card is the problem, windows, motherboard, or what.

I can only run my PC in safe mode. When I start up windows, there are vertical dashes through the windows logo, I then get a flashing cursor, then then BSOD with the above noted error. I am running Windows XP SP3. I have an NVIDIA GeForce8300 GS card. I have updated the drivers, rolled the drivers back, uninstalled, reinstalled with no success. Several posts claim if the video is bad, my screen would be black. Not the case here. How can I tell if my card is bad without buying one.

If I need more information to get help, please, let me know what you need. This machine is only 3 years old.
 

Answer:nv4 display infinite loop @ windows startup

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hey all i would appreciate the time if you looked into this matter.

i was using window's harddrive repair function, as my computer was starting to crash frequently. The window repair function hung at 47% at the 4th step, so i shut it off.

Now windows can no longer start, not even in safe mode. Upon loading, the computer will reboot itself.
i know there's some serious harddrive issues, this 110 gig seagate hdd had to be sent in before. I will most likely just transfer the data and start anew if no one has any suggestions.

any advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:win xp hdd repair crashed: windows now in infinite loop

Welcome to TSG....

If this repair function that you were doing is a repair-installation of Windows then exiting out is a big mistake since the process will want to keep going until finished. I would suggest to put the windows install disk back in the drive and follow the prompts and finish the installation.

If this is not available then you might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it into another computer as a slave drive and manually backup any important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive and then return it to this computer and do a clean installation of Windows with a format.
 

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Hello,

A couple of weeks ago I was prompted by the Automatic Updates icon to install a Windows XP update. Details of this update are:

Installing Update for Windows XP (KB967715) (update 1 of 1)

Ever since I completed that install I have been getting the same prompt from that icon every single time I log on to the computer.

I have been installing it again each time and the installation appears to complete successfully.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows updates - stuck in infinite loop!

Have you manually gone to the Windows Update site to make sure that the install went thru? does it show on your list of updates in the history?

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I restarted my comp during a reboot while it was installing windows 10 it started looping shutting off then on so I pushed f10 shift childcomp switched from 1 to 3 I also tried to force restart until the automatic repair screen showed but it's still infinitely restarting please help
 

Answer:Asus windows 10 infinite restart loop please help

Looks to me that you clobbered the OS and will need to do a clean install of Windows 10.
 

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Hi all,

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

Thanks =)

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Hi

When I start my Dell laptop, it shows "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then shows the blue screen of death. The blue screen of death has following texts.
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you.
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error WDF_VIOLATION.

Now this is going into infinite loop. I'm not getting any other options. Web search brings lot's of video's but they all ends up with "Advance Options". In my case the loop is not even bringing "Advance Option"

Answer:Infinite loop Windows 10 restart problem

alokgupta2k said:

Hi

When I start my Dell laptop, it shows "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then shows the blue screen of death. The blue screen of death has following texts.
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you.
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error WDF_VIOLATION.

Now this is going into infinite loop. I'm not getting any other options. Web search brings lot's of video's but they all ends up with "Advance Options". In my case the loop is not even bringing "Advance Option"



WDF_VIOLATION means BSOD stop 0x10D. Generally caused by either a device driver or a failing RAM.
If the RAM is not in fault, a clean installation will be the easy solution to this issue.

Here is how you can boot into Advanced Startup Options. Then Enable Boot Logging. It will create a file named ntbtlog.txt. Collect it and upload it. If you cannot do it within windows, Boot with Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk or a live Linux disc like Puppy and collect it in a USB stick, use the usb stick in another computer and upload it.

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Hi guys,
 
I have a mysterious and serious problem with my computer, relevant details as follows:
 
MSI H77MA-G43 UEFI BIOS
i5-3570K HD7850
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 single boot
3 HDD 2 exHDD
Windows Installation disc burned to bootable flash drive
All secondary drives have been temporarily disconnected
 
Yesterday after a normal restart I encountered what appeared to be an issue with the boot sector. Spent 4 hours figuring it out and finally had to rebuild the bootloader from scratch. Right now the situation is, first hard drive has 100MB System Reserved partition set to Active, Windows on C:\ and no other drives connected. It appears to be a Windows issue rather than a boot issue now.
 
I can consistently get to the Windows startup screen (or safe mode options if F8 is pressed) but it crashes and reboots halfway through the logo animation.
 
Reinstalling Windows is not a feasible option as there are various complex software and configurations on the computer which I am using for an ongoing project.
 
Thank your for your time, your advice is much appreciated.
 
Regards,
Nicholas

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 infinite startup loop

Try doing a repair installation.
 
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
 
1a)  To burn a ISO file to a DVD please download ImgBurn and install it.
 
2a)  Insert a blank DVD into your CD/DVD drive tray, and then close the tray.
 
3a)  Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.
 

 
4a)  Click on the Browse for a file icon:
 

 
5a)  Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
 
6a)  Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable DVD.
 

 
 
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This afternoon my wife was doing something on the computer, got stuck, and rebooted. Once she rebooted a screen popped up into a repair diagnostic screen and said it was diagnosing the error to repair it. Only problem was that it didn't repair anything and the options that were available were all tried and nothing fixed this infinite loop issue. Luckily, I backed up my system with Acronis TrueImage so as we're speaking my PC is being restored. Has anyone else seen this behavior? If so, were you able to get it out of the loop? If so, how did you do this?

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I'm working on a friends laptop that is stuck in a loop rebooting. It started after she attached her iPhone to the laptop.

I've tried using a repair disk and so far it's not working. I also have tried to boot to safemode (which also fails).

I've also tried sfc /scannow but it doesn't work.
I've tried rebuilding the BCD manually (I'm not sure I did that right)
Is there any way to fix the machine? I really don't want to reformat the machine if I don't have to.

Heres what I see when I boot it up:
When I turn on the computer it has a white bar that says it's loading windows, then I see the normal windows loading screen. After about 5 seconds it goes into system repair. That fails and the process starts all over again.

I was able to get the computer to give me the option to boot into Safe Mode but that failed as well. I also got the option to boot to the last stable configuration but it failed too.

Additionally, when I rebuilt the BCD it doesn't load windows instead it goes to a light blue screen with nothing on it (Not a BSOD type blue screen).

I also ran Bitdefender's bootable antivirus and it removed 4 infections.

I hope this makes sense. I've been working on this thing for over 16 hours and am starting to get confused.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Answer:Windows 7 stuck in infinite reboot loop

I forgot to mention I also tried the instructions on the first page of this thread:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

And also there are no system restore points.

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

Answer:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Hey, I turned of my PC and went to bed, just woke up and it's stuck in a infinite reboot loop. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I don't want to format my PC though, as I have a FPS game I have been working on for about.. 7-8 months on there, and I still am, and if it gets formatted it's just a waste of time. So, I got Ubuntu on it, and I mounted the drive, is it possible to like, copy my boot folder, or any other load up one and replace it from my working Windows 7? Like fixboot, and fixmbr as my windows 7 disk doesn't work, so I can't use it there D:

Answer:Infinite Reboot Loop (Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit)

check out this link and see if it helps ya out any:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop modelT135D and it doesn't want to startup I've tried all the options when I pressed F8 and still nothing. When I choose the launch repair option all that shows up is the cursor and a black screen and I left the black screen on for more than an hour and nothing happens. I've noticed though that when it attempts to start up the little bar after the windows logo loads up doesnt load up as well. This all happened when I turned off my laptop while the windows update was still going at 9 out of 11 . My laptop doesn't have a cd drive either.

Answer:Windows not starting up-infinite loop and black screen

Help would be nice .__.

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I am on Win 7 64bit and for no reason I know of a random infinite loop of windows explorer has stopped working /windows explorer is restarting has started.

I ran malwarebytes and it found some random trojan which it deleted but this loop is occuring every 8-10 seconds.

I saw in another forum to allow dumps to see whats going on and I have those if helps.

I basically cannot use my PC at the moment due to this error, please help!!!
 

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This afternoon my wife was doing something on the computer, got stuck, and rebooted. Once she rebooted a screen popped up into a repair diagnostic screen and said it was diagnosing the error to repair it. Only problem was that it didn't repair anything and the options that were available were all tried and nothing fixed this infinite loop issue. Luckily, I backed up my system with Acronis TrueImage so as we're speaking my PC is being restored. Has anyone else seen this behavior? If so, were you able to get it out of the loop? If so, how did you do this?

Answer:Windows 10 infinite loop on startup trying to repair system

Hi there,
I posted almost the same question my computer is locked in a loop after it updated itself now it goes from the post screen to windows has a fault and needs to restart to fix it and round and round it goes I cannot even boot from the original DVD or reinstall windows 8 to try and fix the problem.
Microsoft have not replied to my question all I can boot into is Ubuntu and I cannot install windows from there I may have to just stick to Ubuntu and forget windows completely.
Regards Poppy Ann.

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Hello! First post! I read many, many posts at Sevenforums over the last couple days to help remedy this problem. I'll start from the beginning of my problems even though some have been solved. Maybe it will help others.

On March 13, the "tuesday windows update packet" started updating my system automatically. It auto downloaded the updates (which I didn't realize it was even updating) It seemed to be hanging on the shut down screen. I came into the room about 2 hours later and Windows was still shutting down (actually it was on the blue screen that says, shutting down) Not knowing that the computer updating, I shut the computer off by hitting the power button because I thought it was weird it didn't shut down 2 hours earlier. I have read other posts where people also experienced this same scenario... the update seemed to freeze the computer at shutdown.

The next day I tried to boot up... and the computer would not boot to the desktop, even in Safe Mode. I tried to do a system restore, system repair, etc. to dates before March 13... even Feb. 28th... but system restore did not work. I found that I was in a Startup infinite loop which I read about here on Sevenforums.

I posted in a couple forums around the internet and got some good suggestions... which actually remedied part of the problem.

After 5 hours of trying various entries into the command prompt... I found this one that worked.:

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Answer:Windows Update KB2639308 causes infinite startup loop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums Shaun.

Have a look at this tutorial, which explains how to repair an infinite loop scenario.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

With startup repair, it may be necessary to run it three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

You might also want to run the System Updates Readiness Tool (SURT). The link is for the 64-bit version as your specs point out that you are using 64-bit software.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ng=en&id=20858

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Hello! My problem is easy to explain but not easy to deal with. Yesterday, I'd come home from doing things and turned on my laptop to find a Black Screen with a simple non-blinking mouse cursor on it. (Movable cursor but unable to click anything)

So I was confused as to why it'd happened but I looked on the internet and found The Black Screen of Death for Windows 7 computers. Now at this point I was freaking out because I thought there was no solutions out there to fix this. However, people had suggested quite a few different methods to fix this, which I tried to no avail. Nothing different. However, only one stood out using The advanced options screen by pressing F8 rapidly at the loading screen. Going through those options I found "Startup repair". Believing this to be my hope of restoring my laptop to its usual self I clicked on it and it began. The repair went on and on... FOR FOURTEEN hours straight, constantly restarting my laptop only to have the repair start up again! If I try to cancel it or to press the X button and close it it simply states that the operation cannot be closed or something similar.

I've tried so many things after this; trying to go back to the advanced options screen which produced a high pitched whining sound for the length of the press, and many other "solutions."

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Answer:Infinite Startup Repair Loop - Windows 7 64 bit Laptop

Er... tl;dr

- Windows 7 Laptop turned on
- Found Black Screen of Death
- Tried different solutions
- Found Startup Repair
- Tried to use and it is now on a consistent repeat of "repairing"
- What to do?

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I built my own custom PC through parts I ordered from newegg last week. Putting the computer together was surprisingly the easy part, while installing a windows OS has been ridiculous. I tried installing windows xp for a few days after running into 0x7b bsod errors, finally getting it to the point it would set up and then would reboot and put the monitor in sleep mode. I tried vista which just immediately gave me the "putting the monitor to sleep" thing right after it said "starting windows."

Now i'm trying windows 7 and I once again can't do it. It boots up and does the setting up windows bar, then when it goes to "starting windows" it reboots itself, and does that on repeat. I really hope somebody can help, it's incredibly disheartening to spend $500+ just to have it do anything within its power to not work.

I've tried unplugging everything that isn't neccesary, running 1 stick of RAM, I've tried setting it to IDE, RAID, and HCPI. I have tried 2 separate Windows 7 discs. I've reformatted the HD (using xp) multiple times and tried multiple partitions. Windows 7 simply wont even let me get into the installation portion.

Anybody who could help it would be greatly appreciated, I've been trying to troubleshoot this for a few days now and it's getting tiring.

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Answer:Cannot get any windows version installed, infinite reboot loop?

This reply may sound a bit hazy but i have used it twice on PCs that would not load the windows OS.
I first loaded Linux OS and then without doing anything else just popped the W7 disk in and it formatted the HDD loaded windows.
As i said it is hazy but it worked for me.
 

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Last night, I shut down my computer like normal, and went to bed. This morning I turned on the computer, and got this message (not exact message, basic)

Could not start windows, following file missing or corrupt \Winnt\system32\config\system

Can attempt to repair by starting windows 2000 setup using original setup floppy or CD-ROM. Select R at first screen to repair. "

Okay, so after screwing with the windows 2k setup, I find I need to have an Emergency repair disk, which I didn't have. So I go online on my other computer, and try to find out how to fix the problem using the emergency recovery console.

http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/Ar...2823/22823.html

I did that. It worked. But now that I can start windows, it goes into a infinite reboot loop. Right after the Windows 2k startup splash screen, it reboots, over and over.

I tried going back into the recovery console, and now it doesn't accept my admin password.

I'm out of answers. I'm trying my best to stay away from formatting my drive.

Please help...
 

Answer:First windows 2k doesnt start, now infinite reboot loop

Welcome to TSG.

There are acouple of things you could try;

1) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315396
Start in Safe Mode then go to Start/Settings/Control Panel / System/Advanced/Startup and Recovery then uncheck the box for automatically reboot and then click ok.

2)Quote from: http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...e&selm=3D227D5B.5DA0CFAF%40hotmail.com&rnum=8
"Getting the infinite reboot will always happen if the BIOS is switched from
ACPI to not ACPI or vice versa after W2K has been installed. What you need
to do is to restore the BIOS setting for ACPI that was in effect when the
system was installed."
 

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Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10. Upgrade failed and now stuck in a loop, reboot/restoring previous version.

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HI Everyone, I am working on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 home premium.Problem: windows starts loading then restarts. (forever) I get windows 7 logo screen then black screen with mouse then restart. I have triedchdsk/f several times, first time it fixed some errors after that it was good.I change bios setting AHCI mode and back again made no difference.I scanned with kaspersky came up clean.Can't boot into safe mode.tried to disable auto restart on system failure, it did not work it still just kept restarting instead of show bsod Please help if you can. thanks Here is frst64 log file: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 06-02-2014 (ATTENTION: ====> FRST version is 37 days old and could be outdated)Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-SBKP2UC on 15-03-2014 13:26:30Running from F:\Software\Ketarin-1.6.0.434\{downloads}\Security\Farbar x64Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log. The only official download link for FRST:Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted o... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 home premium infinite restart loop

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Hi, I've seen this issue all over Google but this seems to be a unique problem.

A few days back in tried to turn on my laptop only to be faced with a a screen telling me that Windows will try to repair a problem and that it could take a few hours. The problem is, this loops itself over and over again... Infinitly!

When I searched Google, every result told me to insert my recovery CD, however, this laptop being pre-installed with Windows 8 (all laptops) no longer come with recovery disks.

When I phoned Toshiba they told me to send it back to them and this could take 4 weeks, with some idiot on the other end telling me that I need a new HDD, as they do not offer recovery disks, apparently. But this would be half the problem as I am currently abroad and won't be back for a few months, which just adds to further frustration.

So I got a hold of a USB stick and downloaded the official Windows 8 X64 Core ISO and copied it to the drive with the official ISO maker from Microsoft.

I plugged in the drive and booted up the laptop only to be faced with the message "checking media presence no media present" followed by the infinite repair screen of death!

After HOURS or searching I found out it had something to do with UEFI settings however they got rid of the option completely in BIOS unless you (get this) go into Windows and disable the option!!!

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Answer:Windows 8 Infinite Repair Loop [Unique Problem]

What kind of hard drive do you have, is it a regular HDD or is a a SSD? You will have to download Toshiba's Disk Checking utility and get it onto a Bootable CD or Flash Drive - Boot to that, and run a full scan on your boot drive and all other partitions on it, the Utility will do this by default.

After you do that, you will need a Windows 8 install DVD (Or a flash drive with the installer on it) - Boot to that, tun the Advanced Repair options, command prompt - Run CHKDSK x:/ /x /f where x = your boot drive/system drive. The Toshiba utility will find and fix any errors on the drive, and CHKDSK will fix any other errors - Try that and then see if it boots. If it does, cancel out of any Disk checking it wants to do.

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I built my own custom PC through parts I ordered from newegg last week. Putting the computer together was surprisingly the easy part, while installing a windows OS has been ridiculous. I tried installing windows xp for a few days after running into 0x7b bsod errors, finally getting it to the point it would set up and then would reboot and put the monitor in sleep mode. I tried vista which just immediately gave me the "putting the monitor to sleep" thing right after it said "starting windows."

Now i'm trying windows 7 and I once again can't do it. It boots up and does the setting up windows bar, then when it goes to "starting windows" it reboots itself, and does that on repeat. I really hope somebody can help, it's incredibly disheartening to spend $500+ just to have it do anything within its power to not work.

I've tried unplugging everything that isn't neccesary, running 1 stick of RAM, I've tried setting it to IDE, RAID, and HCPI. I have tried 2 separate Windows 7 discs. I've reformatted the HD (using xp) multiple times and tried multiple partitions. Windows 7 simply wont even let me get into the installation portion.

Anybody who could help it would be greatly appreciated, I've been trying to troubleshoot this for a few days now and it's getting tiring.

Specs:
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Answer:Cannot get any windows version installed, infinite reboot loop?

Quote:
It boots up and does the setting up windows bar, then when it goes to "starting windows" it reboots itself, and does that on repeat.


Are you saying it gets to the end of the installation? At which step does it fail? Clean Install Windows 7

If it fails at the stage where devices are being started you can try entering Device Manager to uninstall any Devices in error (likely Display) to see if install will complete, then update driver from desktop.

Next try resetting BIOS to defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI.

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself or is it retail? Where did you get the alternative disk? Try burning the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

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Hi all,
I'm running an ASUS g60JX laptop with windows 7.

I was recently infected with a virus that froze my startup screen. I went into safe mode and ran & insalled ta bunchl of anti-virus programs (avg,avast,drcureit, etc etc).

They found an infected dll & some tmp files that were "infected" in ie5 landing or something.
Now however, I cannot boot past the windows 7 logo and it auto-restarts. Safemode gives me a c0000135 xhs not found error.

Here's 'what I've tried:

startup repair cannot fix it and originally gave me a root cause but none now. All I get is:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 2120799
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 6: 19
Problem Signature 7: No Root Cause
OS Version: 6.1.700.2.00.2561
Local ID: K33

I've tried running sfc /scannow offbotdir=c:\ offwindir=c:\ (as well as D) & it finds no issues

I've run chkdsk /r and /f on both drives with no problems

I've renamed all of the avg folders and drivers

I don't have a windows 7 CD and am doing this though the f8 repair console (would that change the results?)

I've also tried to read the windows cbs.log to check for problem but couldnt make sense of it.

I am at my wits end! someone save me!

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 infinite restart loop , no safe mode

Please be patient, I have reported this topic to the people who deal with this type of issue.

Can you get access to a Windows 7 CD? It can be OEM or Retail, you may need files off of it.

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Hello SevenForums community, I am new here and I really need some help ;_;
I have an Advent Quantum Q200 and it's running on Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) and I decided to reinstall it again to its factory settings. I used the same process of when I upgraded to ultimate (creating a bootable USB) however this time around when I tried selecting the ISO image to use, the USB tool would say that the ISO image isn't a valid one (though it was the same image I used to upgrade). So I extracted the ISO and placed its content into the USB along with some other bits and bots on the USB which I wanted to save. Then I ran the setup.exe and I begun the installation and everything was fine and then it came to the part where the system needed to reboot to continue installation. Then it rebooted and was on the final stage and the progress halted and the progression bar didn't move for a good 15 mins. I needed to be somewhere and shut the laptop and went out and when I came back I tried turning it on it would start and say windows failed to boot a recent hardware change might be the cause etc and then I went in start windows normally and then it said setting up services and an error window would pop up saying installation failed and needed to restart so I opened up command prompt with F10 + and shift and opened up the directory of my USB and typed setup.exe and ran the setup and after I hit next the laptop restarted and the error screened appeared again with the windows failed to boot screen ... Read more

Answer:Installing windows, Setting up services infinite loop.

Where did you get the Win7 license? How is it being activated? If you download the corresponding ISO for your licensed version and it won't write to stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool, try UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

You'll have to move your data off the flash stick and format it first before it can be made bootable. You need a bootable installer to delete all partitions during the install, or if necessary wipe the hard drive with the commands given in Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums which resolves 90% of install failures.

If you wipe the HD then the Upgrade version key will be rejected during install. Leave the key box blank and then afterwards do the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to activate Upgrade version on a wiped hard drive.

Be sure to follow the steps also in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will assure you get a perfect install, handle drivers correctly for Win7, and the other tools and methods which have worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here since beta.

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I have an Inspiron 7720 laptop I've had for a couple years from the Dell online store and it has always been reliably fast with windows 8. I recently upgraded to windows 10 and it is so slow that I decided to reinstall windows 10 and get rid of all my installed apps and personal files by selecting the recovery option. During the process, it said something was wrong and gave no error code. Now everytime I turn it on, it shows the Dell logo with black background saying it hadn't been properly shut down for about 10 seconds then shows the same thing again infinitely. When I press F12, it just shows a stretched out version of the logo and message. I've looked up about this problem but they all involve removing hardware. I'm not a technical person and am afraid to take out parts of my laptop, especially since it has been working just fine until windows 10 came along.

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Question: Infinite boot loop

Hello,

I've installed windows 8 just now and after I install drivers it gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop.
I'm thinking it has something to do with the chipset. The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V.
I downloaded the correct drivers from the Asus website and I've also updated my BIOS to the latest version.
I had the problem when installing the chipset driver from the asus website. I skipped this one after a reinstall and then installed the rest. Seems like that wasn't the problem.
I read around but couldn't get any decent answers. I tried a memtest86+ and that came back negative. Next i tried to set the SATA settings in BIOS to AHCI/RAID/IDE, that didn't help either.
I'm kinda stuck here on what to do.
Specs:
Intel Core I5 2500K
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB
6 GB Kingston DDR3 PC10600
ASus P8Z68-V
2 other regular SATA hdd's

I've got a bootlog that you can find here.
Thanks in advance.
I just did a refresh of my install, and this time it booted. This is the list of removed apps:

Answer:Infinite boot loop

Was it booting into windows before it rebooted? One of the first things i always do to avoid the repeated boot loop is dsable the feature. right click computer and select properties , then advanced system settings under startup and recovery select settings. Uncheck automatically restart. This gives you a chance to at least try and troubleshoot any future issues (providing of course your pc hasnt locked up). Its a good idea while in there to uncheck the "overwrite existing file" option in debugging information too just incase you need too loo back on any old dump files.

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Hello.

I have a problem with one of my computers, apparently something is wrong when it, because when i try to boot it up, it says "Scanning IDE drives".
After that, it moves on to boot menu asking me if i want to: "Start Windows Normally", "Safe Mode, w. network etc.".

...What is the cause of this? And how can i fix it?

Regards

-Cazz

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Greetings!Okay- lonnnng history here, bare with me.I've had an XPS Gen 2 since about 2004. I purchased it as a refurb and it's been nothing but amazing ever since. I've done basic maintenance and have taken it in for checkups regularly. Its been about 2 or 3 years since I last upgraded or did anything with it, I've had no problems minus an incredible slow down over the last year or two. It also told me my battery voltage was low.This week I've installed a new sound card, firewire card, CMOS battery, and upgraded from 4x512mb RAM to 2x512mb & 2x1gb RAM. in that order.On saturday, I installed the new sound card & firewire and it booted fine the first time. Everything installed fine and everything worked properly. I was doing some regular maintenance by cleaning out my startup programs [removing the obnoxious stuff like Weather Channel and MSN Messenger, the usual crud that slows down any startup] It required a system reboot, and when I rebooted it installed 10 new windows updates. Strange enough, all of these updates [when checked via safe mode] were all for Win Security. Since these were installed it will no longer boot properly. It will boot in safe mode with and without networking just fine- however, when i try to boot in regular windows it just sits at the Windows logo with the loading bar- infinitely. I could leave it do this over night and it will not stop until I hard boot the computer. I've checked all boot settings, they are all set ... Read more

Answer:Infinite Boot Loop?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545Hi and welcome -Was the M/soft link above the one you used to run the "RegFix" that you mention, or is it another program -I only have 8 Security Updates listed for this year , unless you have removed all past updates and needed to install older ones also -Thank You -

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Question: Infinite Boot Loop

OS: Windows 7
Maker: Lenovo
Model: Y410p
Type: Laptop
Age: 1.5 years
Warranty: Expired

Known Issues with laptop: Left hinge is broken (design flaw in y410p) which grates on the circuit board for the OKR (one key recovery system). If the screen is angled past 90 degrees the computer shuts off. This usually has been recoverable, until now.

Current Issue: Computer turns on, I get the lenovo logo. Then I enter the Novo Button menu with the following options:

Normal Setup
BIOS Setup
Boot Menu
System Recover
No matter what option is selected or if I select an option the computer shuts off and restarts after about 10 seconds in the menu and then repeats the process in a loop. I'd like to figure out why it is looping and try to boot up normally. When I plug in the AC adapter charger the loop stops and the computer shuts down completely. When I remove the adapter and tilt the screen back the loop begins again.

Attempted Solutions: *Holding Power Button *Holding every F# key (separately) *booting from usb *Hours spent looking for forum posts with people having similar problems.

Notes: I have an ubuntu os on a usb stick. I plugged it in and quickly navigated to the boot menu and selected it. The Boot screen comes up right before the computer's power is cut.

I'm not quite sure what is wrong, whether this is a hardware or software issue. Any insight would be most welcome. Thank you for your time and let me know if you have any other questions.
 

Answer:Infinite Boot Loop

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Hi
I had a virus, downloaded some subpar anti virus (Yet Another Cleaner) and it deleted the virus... along with some Windows registry or something important along those lines. My computer is now stuck in an infinite boot loop.
Undoed a System Restore to a point before the anti virus killed my comp (earlier I tried system restore to get rid of the virus) but it's still stuck. I'm guessing restoring to an earlier point won't help.
Just finished with Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery once but it's still stuck.
I think I have allowed System Repair to attempt to fix my system 3 times to no avail.
Last known good configuration does not do anything.
I think these are the chronological order of events.
I'd like to get out of the loop without loss of data (obviously...) and I don't think i have the win 7 disk on me (might ask someone if they have one but doubtful), I can get my hands on another computer but i'd like to avoid that if possible.
Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

Answer:Another infinite boot loop

Worst case you should be able to rescue data via another computer. But before you do that, I would try manually rebuilding the BCD. See Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues. The three important commands are fixmbr, fixboot, and rebuildbcd. Not sure if you can do this via onboard Repair Computer boot, but I think so. If not, a Repair (or Install) Disk is needed.

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k so, i move my computer, and i move it back around half an hour later, i start it up, and it infinite loops on reboot, i get loading windowsxp and then it restarts. i need help plz
 

Answer:Need Help With Infinite Boot Loop

Did you move it while it was on? Could you have possibly ruined the HDD by crashing the head?

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Any more information would be nice. Changes to hardware/software?

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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Question: Infinite Boot Loop

Normally I am a very patient person. Please understand that. But sometimes, my self-built computer cuts its power, and it shuts down. Normally i just hit it on its side (;-; sorry), and the cable reconnects or whatever it is. However, I must have hit it too hard yesterday, because now I am stuck in an infinite loop where I can get to the BIOS menu, but then it just shuts down, and I restart. This goes on forever. Please help me fix this, she is my baby and I will never do it again.
 

Answer:Infinite Boot Loop

First of all, no one has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post 500W pw supply; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
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Normally i just hit it on its sideClick to expand...

If you are using a mech hard disk and the system is pw when you hit it, you are just asking for a hard disk failure.
 

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I'm trying to install Win2k professional on a freshly formatted drive. Here is the sequence of events:

1. Boot from CDROM. Install OS using blue dos-like interface.
2. Install finishes, instructs me to remove floppy disk if there is one, then wants to reboot.
3. Reboots and up comes windows splash screen. Loads the setup program and reads more stuff from cdrom. Requests serial number. Writes settings to the hard drive. Finishes and reboots.
4. Starts up with windows splash screen, then a black box comes on the screen with a dos text display that says, "Setup is restarting"
5. System reboots and returns to step 3. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Any suggestions? Is this a problem with my motherboard's bios? I just added a new CPU that is an AMD 3200+. Clock settings seem ok for that. The mobo is a DFI Ultra Infinity II. Memory is DDR 3200 OCZ dual channel with dual channel enabled..

Thanks for any advice anyone can give me!

di11rod
 

Answer:Win2k install infinite loop

This might be overly obvious, but did you change the primary boot device from CDROM to hard drive when it restarts?
 

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Howdy,
I tried to search through the forums before posting. I've seen similar situations, but not the same as mine. Fortunately, I don't need anything on the HDD, so would be fine with wiping the HDD completely if I could only figure out how.

Here's the situation. I had upgraded from W7 Home Premium 32 bit to 64 bit, but started having driver issues, so I decided to go back to 32 bit. I can't remember where it was in the installation, but it looked like it had hung, so I tried to restart, and now find myself in this predicament:

Upon start-up, I get the "Windows is starting services" screen, and a bit later, I get a window that says "Install Windows X The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the installation. OK" If I resart, it obviously goes through the same thing.

The hard part is that even if I change the bios settings or go into the boot menu on startup, I can't get the computer to boot off of the usb drive (there is no optical drive). I'm assuming that this is the case because in a normal installation when the system restarts, it can't just keep booting from the installation media and starting the installation over. In this case, that's what I want it to do, but I can't.

If I try to cycle power to get into the menu that would let me boot in safe mode, I can, but then I just get a message that says installation can... Read more

Answer:Infinite Loop during install, but not like others I have read

Has this usb been tested on any other pcs ? How did you prepare it ?

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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
 

Answer: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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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Got a new Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 (i7).  When I first turned it on it wanted to install 60 updates.  I let it install them, but upon reboot it says it failed and is rolling back the updates.  Every morning when I wake up it tells me updates were installed and failed and removed.  So I have had to turn windows automatic update off and now I'm 60 updates behind.  This thing is brand spanking new out of the box and was expensive.  So how can it be so disfunctional already?  Maybe I'll send it back and get another Sony.   :-(













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Answer:Updates failing, caught in an infinite Windows Update Loop.

Okay I found it, it's here: http://devnote.tmeta.com/2012/09/solved-windows-updats-fails-on-brand.html Basically you have to install just this one update first:  KB2647753. Then reboot and supposedly the other updates will work after that.  At least that's what I read on that page, I am about to try it, will post again if it doesn't work. 

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Hello, As the title says, my recently purchased computer fails to boot properly after installing the OS without a problem from a bootable USB. It starts normally with the boot screen, turns black, shuts down, and then starts all over again. I have not tampered with the bios (aside from the boot device priority), so I have no idea why this would happen at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:IdeaPad S400 enters infinite loop after installing Windows 7

Hi aleluja,
 
Thanks For posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
Am sorry to hear about the issue that you?re facing and I?d like to advise you to access the BIOS of the system and Return BIOS to the factory default settings by pressing on F9 and also please make sure that the security boot option is Disabled and then press on F10 to save and exit the settings and then try to Boot your system,
 
If still the same you can try to install Windows 7 back again after resetting the BIOS,
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Thanks and Best Regards,
 

Soha






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Hi All,

Please HELP!! - my desktop is stuck on an infinite startup loop, I can see the standards Windows starting screen then there is a quick BSOD flash and the computer restarts and does the same thing - lucky I have a spare old laptop which will allow me to jump onto this site.

Using Windows XP HOME Edition.

Safe mode options do not work.

I tried the Windows recovery console - typing 'R' booting from the CD but then I get stuck at the console black screen not knowing what DOS commands I should be pushing.

I tried goign the other way and choosing to install XP but then I get a message saying C: isn;t configured and will need to format to continue.

Is there anyway around this? I read somewhere that the problem could be that I have a SATA hard drive? I'm not sure if I have a SATA hdd but I remember seeing something saying SATA in the startup sequence when I hit F2.

Please HELP as I have not backed up everything from the PC - there must be an easy way to re-install Windows?

Cheers,

Europe
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Home stuck on Startup Infinite Loop

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A few days ago my computer blue screened with some sort of memory error. When I attempted to start it back up, it began installing windows updates that I had been putting off. After it looked like it had mostly finished, it got to a screen that said "preparing to configure windows. Do not restart your computer". After sitting on that screen for about thirty seconds the computer rebooted, and then went back to that screen. After about 20 minutes of this, I decided that it probably wasn't going to fix itself.

Things I've tried:
Booting into safe mode (when I attempt to boot into safe mode I end up in the same loop)
There's a tutorial on this site about repair the registry hives, I followed it but It had no effect
I found a tutorial on another site that suggested using the dism took to revert pending installations. This also had no effect
I used a windows 7 install disk and a repair disk and have had no luck with them.
The automatic start up repair tool lists error "system file integrity check. Code: 0xa" or something similar

Answer:Infinite reboot loop after a BSoD and attempted windows updates

Hello Sk8kidamh,

That issue certainly doesn't sound good.

Can you just clarify that you cannot log into your computer, but you can get into options, such as system restore, command prompt, start-up repair?

If so, please open System Recovery Options (What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help) and select Command Prompt. When in Command Prompt, please type sfc /scannow and select enter.

Hopefully we can resolve this issue.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton

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Hello guys.. frequent browser never actually had to come begging for help.. welp here I am.. =/

Can anyone get me a fixlist for this FARBAR Log?

I was attempting to remove a nasty malware that kept redirecting my browser as well as tuning into radio stations at 3:00 in the morning and waking me up!

Needless to say I noobed up Combofix and should have heeded warnings and ended up bricking my PC... I read through other posts and noticed the guru's here posting custom scripts with use of Farbar to get people up and running again.. so I went through the process of grabbing a log and hoping you guys can get me up and running again! (I have work @ 7:00 in the morning and I use this PC to work! *gasp*...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR LOOKING AT THIS!!!

FYI my C: Drive is 2 SSD's on a raid if that changes anything...
 

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Startup Repair Loop (Farbar Log Attached)

Hi and welcome to Major Geeks, lilomedn!

Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. To do this highlight the contents of the box and right click on it. Paste this into the open notepad. Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt


Code:

start
SubSystems: [Windows] ==> ZeroAccess
HKU\lilolmedn\...\Policies\system: [disableregistrytools] 0
2011-12-13 00:33 - 2011-12-13 00:33 - 0000000 ____D C:\Windows\system64
2011-12-13 00:32 - 2011-12-13 00:45 - 0012042 __ASH C:\Users\lilolmedn\AppData\Local\855476t4l626j788g862c8koh0h1
2011-12-13 00:32 - 2011-12-13 00:45 - 0012042 __ASH C:\Users\All Users\855476t4l626j788g862c8koh0h1
2011-12-13 00:32 - 2011-12-13 00:45 - 0012042 __ASH C:\ProgramData\855476t4l626j788g862c8koh0h1
end

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

On Vista or Windows 7: Now please enter System Recovery Options.
Run FRST64 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.
 

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Hello guys.. frequent browser never actually had to come begging for help.. welp here I am.. =/

I was attempting to remove a nasty malware that kept redirecting my browser as well as tuning into radio stations at 3:00 in the morning and waking me up!

Needless to say I noobed up Combofix and should have heeded warnings and ended up bricking my PC... I read through other posts and noticed the guru's here posting custom scripts with use of Farbar to get people up and running again.. so I went through the process of grabbing a log and hoping you guys can get me up and running again! (I have work @ 7:00 in the morning and I use this PC to work! *gasp*...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR LOOKING AT THIS!!!

FYI my C: Drive is 2 SSD's on a raid if that changes anything...

Here is the log:

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.3.1
Ran by SYSTEM at 2012-01-03 02:04:15
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [11101800 2010-07-28] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices [112512 2010-01-21] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Launch LCore] "C:... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Infinite Startup Repair Loop (Farbar Log Attached)

Attaching Log

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