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

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

Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6) Resetting CMOS and reinstalling

7) Setting SATA control to AHCI instead of IDE and reinstalling.

Some additional thoughts. It doesn't not appear to be an overheat issue either, as I have looked at the temps through the BIOS tool and all levels (CPU, PSU etc.) looked normal. Secondly, I get an error when I try to load Safe Mode, stating that it cannot be loaded for the initial Windows load. I am in the process of wiping the drive again and trying to reinstall windows XP to see if it is a uniquely windows 7 issue or not. This, however, is my last idea. Does anyone else have an idea as to what may be causing this reboot loop, given all the steps I have taken? Or, more importantly, a way to fix it ? Your help is appreciated.

Thanks,

jefusan

Specs:
MB: Fatallty P67 Performance
CPU: Intel core i5-2500k
RAM: 2, g.skill's rip jaws 8BG DDRS3-1333 (240 pin 1.5V)
Video: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512mb series
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
PSU: 550 Watt AntecTrue Power
HDD: Western Digital SATA drive WD5000

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Windows 10 stuck in a restart loop

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

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

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

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




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

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Hello,
You are my last chance, please help <3
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I checked everything and used every tool possible on windows 7 and windows 10 but nothing helped. (ccleaner and others failed)
So now I have a windows 10 PC that doesn't want to start easily.
Do you think that the problem can really be a driver ? After upgrade to windows 10 I GUESS that all driver files have been changed ?
So what else could it be ?
Thank you so much for your help !

Answer:Even after upgrade to windows 10 computer often stuck in restart loop

I am having a stall or loop in windows 10 home during restart too --- HELP

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C

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

Hi, Welcome to Eight forums.

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

This might help resolve your issue

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Greetings Seven Forums crew,

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

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

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

3. I had no update error codes displayed on the requested screen as they were deemed successful but here is an error code from the Windows Update Log-
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4. Please find the requested CBS log zip attached.

Answer:Windows Update error, stuck on restart loop.

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

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

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




I worked on behalf of HP.

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

Originally Posted by Vagahan


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



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

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

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

Vagahan said:

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



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

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

What's my next step?

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

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

HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
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Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Windows\Installer\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
C:\Users\Project 9\AppData\Local\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.While you are still booted into System Recovery Options run FRST.

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

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

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Answer:Restart loop when I install new windows 8.1 updates

Hi Lakerfanalways,

I would suggest you to post your problem in this thread :- Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 8 Forums

As in this thread we only deal with problems related to Blue Screens ^_^.

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Hi All,

So, my computer is stuck in a restart loop. every now and then I see a screen with option to start windows normally or safe mode, but it loops faster then I can hit enter.

being a comp guy and knowing enough about comps, tried to load Windows 7 install disk as well as Ubuntu Live Disk.. No luck, loops before they can load.

Tried disconnecting everything except CPU, Graphic Card, HDD(3 different), and RAM (1 and all sticks).. No luck there either.

Any thoughts on cause of this. fyi. my first inclination was MOBO was fried; so since it was under warranty, I was able to RMA it and get it repaired, but that did not help.

Comp Specs:
Win 7 Ultimate x64
Nvidia GTX480
G.Skill RAM: F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI
Core i7
MOBO: Asus Rampage 3 extreme.

btw, I have rset bios 100s of time and no luck there either...
Let met know if more info is needed.

Answer:Stuck in Restart Loop

Hello dreaded and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these issues.

See if this tutorial will help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

I have to repeat the warning containing in the tutorial:



   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

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Answer:Stuck in restart loop

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Answer:Please help, Stuck in Restart loop win-8

Welcome to EightForums.






I then went too the recover option where it allows you to bring up the computers library



Can you copy your personal DATA, from the option?

Doing the below you will DELETE all personal DATA.

Boot the DVD in UEFI mode, from the One Time Boot Menu, reinstall. (Check the PC's manual for the F? to use)

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Answer:Stuck in a restart loop

ASUS R503U - Windows 8 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD. I did not create a recovery disk as it was my girlfriends laptop I have just recently started using it before this happened. she doesn't know where she put the original discs for the computer

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Does anyone have any advice on how to get out of this loop?

Thank you,
Shawn
 

Answer:Stuck In A Restart Loop

Two things:

1. You need to stop the (default) automatic restart when a BSOD occurs
https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/51683-system-failure-automatic-restart-enable-disable.html
You may need to get into Windows Safe Mode to do this:
https://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/

2. You need this FREE program BlueScreenView so that after a BSOD you will get a detailed analysis of what caused it
 

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Answer:Pc stuck in restart loop

I just bought a custom made PC from someone, I wanted to restore/factory reset.Click to expand...

Unless that's a factory brand computer and not a custom/self-built one, it's not going to have a built-in factory reset partition.

What's the description of that computer, and how exactly are you trying to factory reset it?

Is it running Windows 10 Home or Pro, 32-bit or 64-bit?

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My win xp computer is stuck in restart loop after installing more ram in it. I don't know what i whould do ?

Answer:Stuck in restart loop

Quote:





Originally Posted by senior09


My win xp computer is stuck in restart loop after installing more ram in it. I don't know what i whould do ?




Try removing the RAM!

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Hi,

I am having a really tough time with my computer. My computer is stuck in a restart loop. I was finally able to get it to start in safe mode only by using msconfig. I ran spybot search and destroy which found nothing. I then tried a system restore which did not help at all. After that, when I start it up, I get to the screen where I select my log in. Then after a minute, the computer restarts itself and this loop continues. I was able once to get to the desktop, but it shutdown again within 15 seconds. If I use F8 to try safe mode, I get stuck again because my keyboard (USB) shuts off and I cant make a selection. I am really at my wits end. To make matters worse, I do not have the original XP CDs. Is there any hope at all?? I really appreciate any help that is offered.

Answer:Computer stuck in a restart loop

Hi & Welcome, meaghanek!

"I get stuck again because my keyboard (USB) shuts off and I cant make a selection."

Have you tried setting up your Keyboard Legacy Support in your BIOS to be enabled (or disabled)?

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I was installing sp2 and yes it did crash when i tried to remove sp2,
Ive tried F8 to disable automatic restart but automatic restart is not an option, ive tried last good configuration it will boot and restart again and it keeps on doing the samething over and over again, i finally got the recovery cd and i did everything justpassingby said to, I did not need a password, thank god, and from the c:\windows\ prompt I typed DISABLE INTELPPM. AND IT GAVE ME, The registry entry for the intellppm service cannot be located check the name of the service the disable command displays are
Service-Disable
Service-Bootstart
Service-System-start
Service-Demand-start
I''ve also tried typing in chkdsk c: /R and it gives me the same thing the registry entry cannot be located. what do i do now? PPLLEEAASSE HELP I would really appreciate any help i can get. thanks

Answer:computer stuck in restart loop

Please don't start more than once thread for your problem. It makes it difficult to help you.

Your original post is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ac-258760.html

Please repost your comment there or ask for a mod to move it.

Also, a manufacturer's Recovery CD is not the same as the Recovery Console found on a Windows XP CD. Those commands are for XP's Recovery Console only.

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Ok this is what happends, turn on computer it gets right past bios nd says system restore or start regularly. now if i click 1 or just stay at the screen the computer just turns off. I try turning it on again nd it gets halfway through bios, then a quarter through, than just a second of black screen. If i wait a half hour then it starts all over first bios then half ect....Now i have taken apart my computer and noticed that the cpu had not fully been covered by thermal paste from the manufacturer. is it worth trying to buy Artic silver thermal paste and apply it. I know how to do so but im making shure the chip isnt shot or if its my power supply( it restars with battery battery with charger or just charger). So could it be due to cpu overheating? I have switched the ram/ hdd to make shure its not a virus. ok here is the pics. ( not the best quality) If u cnt see there is 1/3 of the cpu is covered.
 

Answer:Computer stuck in restart loop

It does not seem like a overheating issue to me. Did the computer work normal before?
 

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I don't know why but it has randomly started doing this in this order-
1. I turn it on, it does the normal start up screen of "Toshiba" and the loading animation underneath.
2. After a long time of waiting it takes me to a black screen. It stays that way for about 5 minutes, sometimes it does not do this and skips to:
3. Blue screen of death. It tells me it is going to restart and stays on this screen for less than a second. It repeats all 3 of these steps and does not stop.
I would tell you the full system details but I do not know them off hand. But I do know-

Toshiba Satellite L850D-12P
Windows 8

Answer:Laptop stuck in restart loop?

Disconnect all devices from the USB

Is the fan running when you boot, can you hear it?
Is it blowing out warm or hot?
Is it loud?
does the fan sound fluctuate up and down?

Have you just installed a program or hardware or just updated via windows update?

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My boss gave me a laptop that was about to be thrown into the recycling bin. I'm trying to bring it back to life, but I'm running into a weird issue with it. Upon booting it up for the first time, it gave me a Windows 8 setup/loading screen. Then it crashed and after rebooting again it gives me this message: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click ?OK? to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." So my first thought was that the hard drive is either toast or has a corrupted OS. My solution to this was to just throw another HDD in it so I put an older one in I had laying around that has Windows 7 on it. Same problem. It just restarts and gives me that message over and over. Just to make sure it wasn't a coincidence, I borrowed an SSD that has Windows 7 Installed on it just to see what would happen. This time I was able to get to the Win 7 login screen but the system crashes after maybe eight seconds. I've tried four hard drives in total and they all seem to behave the same when connected to this laptop. I assume that it's not the CPU or the RAM because it wouldn't boot at all if those were having problems, right? My other thought was that maybe it's overheating, but that seems unlikely because in my experience when a PC overheats, it shuts itself off instead of restarting. Also, when I attempted startup repairs the laptop was on for a lon... Read more

Answer:Stuck in a restart loop on an Aspire E 15 (E5-521-...

Hi,Have you removed battery, AC adapter and press Power button for few seconds? You could also try reseating memory modules, if that you haven't already done. Another thing to try, remove the CMOS battery, let it rest for a while and reinsert it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWdN5zwSRpchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWdN5zwSRpc

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Hi all,

Had an issue with a virus/trojan that caused an audio advert to annoyingly play in the background. Was informed that Prevx malware remover would fix it, so I duely downloaded and bought a licence.

Prevx found 4 files which were infected, two with highly suspicious numerical names, and two which I thought were standard Vista files. Still, I trusted it and went ahead with the removal and restart process.

Now Vista won't boot, it's stuck in a restart loop. It doesn't even get to the screen with the scrolling loading bar. It reaches the black screen with the blinking cursor, blinks about 10 times and then re-boots to do it all again.

I've interrupted it to boot from the Vista CD to try a start up repair and a system restore - neither helped the situation.

My suspicions are that useful files are being destroyed by the virus scanner and have been scheduled for destruction during the boot process, hence why system restore didn't work. Heck, I'm just speculating here.

Some help would be appreciated!!!

Answer:Vista stuck in restart loop...

Well you will have to do a system restore back to factory settings. Never trust software to remove infections that you have to pay for. There is so much free stuff out there that can do it.

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

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please help someone I just trying to Install windows 10 In my aser e1 510 laptops but after some time its stuck in error like this ^ "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click ?OK? to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." and F2 and f12 function also not working its just loop infinity time  Thanks for your help!

Answer:Stuck in a restart loop on an Aspire E1 510

Thanks for your help!

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About a week ago my boyfriend was installing QuickTime 7.6 with iTunes on his laptop. During the installation process he unplugged the computer from the electricity for few minutes to move it to another room. Unfortunately the battery was not charged properly which caused the computer to shut down in the middle of the installation. When he turned the laptop on again, the following screen came up:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Seconds until Windows starts: 30

So he selected the option Start Windows Normally. Then the Windows splash screen came up, and after that the blue screen of death appeared for 2 seconds. Then the computer was automatically restarted. So he tried Last Known Good Configuration, but this didn't wor... Read more

Answer:Computer stuck in a restart loop

It is highly likely that your hard disk is failing/has failed. If you can, download the hard drive diagnostics utility from the manufacturer of the hard drive and run it on the disk.

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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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Hi, I have a problem similar to other recent posts regarding SIREFEF but the advice posted in reply seems specific to that users computer, hence my creating a new post.Yesterday I had to remove a Live Security Platinum infection, and I thought all had gone well, but now whenever I start the computer, Microsoft Security Essentials displays a message saying it has to restart. The computer reboots after a minute or so.I have done a FRST scan:FRST log:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 04-08-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 04-08-2012 20:29:29Running from G:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [161304 2010-07-23] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [386584 2010-07-23] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [415256 2010-07-23] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [10920552 2010-06-22] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] %ProgramFiles%\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [649608 2010-04-12] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)HKLM\...\Run: [Acer ePower Management] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell Power Man... Read more

Answer:Sirefef trojan and MSE stuck in restart loop

Hi rapidlygoingbald,

Welcome to the forum.

Please tell me if you still need assistance and the condition of the computer is the same. In case you still need assistance but the condition of the computer is changed please post a fresh FRST log with the latest FRST version and update me about the current situation.

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Hi guys,

Been having this problem for a couple of days and am pretty desperate for some help!

Basically after about 24 hours of inactivity I turned my system on. All the fans, led's etc fire up and the caps lock, num lock andscroll lock led's on my keyboard flash, so signal is getting to that as well. However after about 5 seconds, before anything appears on the monitor the computer will power down. Then a few seconds after this it powers up again as if restarting itself and this cycle continues infinitely.

The first night it did this after trying my ram in different slots, different HDD and a power cycle I did finally manage to get it to boot and it came up with a screen stating:

enabling unleashing mode failed
Press F1 to run setup
Press F2 to load default values and continue

I pressed F2 and the computer functioned fine for the rest of the evening. However when I turned it on the next day it was back to the original issue and now nothing would make it boot. I have since tried a new PSU but that hasnt fixed the issue.

If anyone could shed any light on this I would be massively appreciative!

Cheers,

Tris

Answer:Computer stuck in infinite restart loop.

I had a problem like this when I built a computer for someone. The specs were:
Asus z68 motherboard of some kind
Intel i5-2500k
8GB Corsair Vengeance ram
ATI Gigabyte 6850 1GB
Some kind of 500GBHDD
Cooler Master HAF 912 case
Corsair 650 Watt PSU
What are your specs? It might have something to do with a certain kind of part. I couldn't figure out exactly what was causing it but placing the whole PC on top of a plastic sheet (what the motherboard came in) fixed the problem.
Check to make sure there are no exposed wires or connector ends with exposed metal that's shorting anything out. When I had that issue, I had checked everything several times and never found anything but it might be different for you.

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Hello.

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

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

Please help!

Answer:Computer gets stuck in a restart loop after update

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

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Hi guys and girls,Okay so on Friday my C365 was installing 180+ updates from Windows Update but it was stuck on 152 of this for over 2 hours so I cancelled everything, yesterday morning when I switched my system on down at the bottom right corner it had something along the lines of restart and install updates which I did again, same outcome though.I cancelled these and since doing that my system has been stuck with the following message on blue screen:We couldn't complete the updatesUndoing changesDon't turn off your computerI've left this overnight so a good 7-8 hours and nothing.I'm unable to access the boot menu to restart in safe mode, so wondered if anyone would be kind enough to help me out of this predicament?It's Windows 8.1 just for the record I'm running.

Answer:Lenovo C365 stuck in restart loop

Yikes, the update may have caused some issues to the hard drive. Have you backed up your data? It looks as if you may need to perform a restore or a recovery.

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Hello all.

I'm hoping someone can assist me with a sudden Win 7 boot up issue on Dell Studio laptop.... which **coincidentally** just came off its one year warranty ONE WEEK ago.

It's actually my cousin's laptop who is attending college, and needs this up and running rather quickly.
His brother took a whack at it by trying to install an OEM copy of Win 7 64 bit, but had no luck. He also had attempted to perform the Dell Datasafe recovery, but he stated it was not working. And since it did not come with recovery discs.... nope, they did not create their own.
(note to self, remind other family members to create their win 7 recovery discs!!!!)

Then the laptop came to me. I immediately tried the same Dell datasafe recovery steps (using F8 and choosing Repair your computer), but it was so - incredibly - slow.... that after I chose Repair your computer from the F8 menu, it just went to a blank, black screen. I let it sit for almost an hour, no response.

I did some digging online then went into the BIOS, and disabled any / all devices.
Rebooted, tried F8 repair again, and this time was able to proceed. But, upon choosing next, etc.... it did not present me with the options that Dell says should be there (as described here - Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 | Dell ).

I did not have an option named "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options"
This is the menu I arrived at... s... Read more

Answer:Dell Studio, Win 7, stuck in restart loop

What was the previous operating system?
You mention that this person attempted to install an OEM copy of W7 64 bit, on top of a system that you "think" had W7 64 bit already on it.
If I am wrong in this, please tell me. If I am right, why?

There may be ways to get to the Dell reinstall routine, but generally, all will be lost. I am assuming that you do not want this.

The real situation is this, please double check that both versions are of the 64 bit nature. 32 bit, and 64 bit conversion will cause data loss.

If both are 64 bit, then I think that we can get through this, with a reinstall, and the data being saved into a windows old folder.

Pat

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good day i have a problem with my lenovo ideapad 300 it has i5 proccessor and 8 gig ram when i switch it on it dose not switch on if the charger is not connected then when you connect the charger it switches on then shows the novo menu then it switches off and it restarts and it does the same processor again i bought the laptop  june 2017  thank you

Answer:lenovo 300 with i5 processor stuck on restart loop

I want to update BIOS to version 3.08 from 1.01 and when laptop want to turn on the screen show me error invalid firmware image and want to pres any key to restart. After restar I still have old BIOS version 1.01Please help

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after saying my win 7 pc was fully compatible, windows 10 was downloaded july 27th. it said to restart windows to start upgrade. every restart takes me back to win 7 without starting the upgrade. win 10 files are on the pc.

1. how do I start the upgrade using these files, considering the download is no longer available?

2. if I do get the upgrade started, will it still be free, since the upgrade will have occurred after the 29th?

many thanks...

...joe

Answer:win 7 pc downloaded win 10 on the 27th - stuck in restart loop

Joe mate if you can afford it get a new drive and do a clean install from the ISO Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
After the install has been done you can use your 7 key to activate it if that is what you want to do - and is what I did it saves an awful lot of grief.

You then still have the old 7 drive which you can get your data from

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Hello,

Some time ago I installed some software (on Windows 8.1) that went wrong (couldn't install the software and subsequently a computer crash) and the installation was messed up.

Now, every time I boot my machine I am getting the standard Windows needs to restart to finish the installation dialogue.

I can't get this to go away. No matter how many times I restart.

I didn't have a restore point set up prior to this (as this is a relatively new Windows installation) so can't restore out of this problem.

I was wondering if someone could tell me how I can kill this process that is causing this restart message as I am unable to find what I need to do to stop this from happening.

Thank you

Simon

Answer:Stuck in Restart to complete installation loop

Obviously something wrong with that program, see what happens from the Safe mode.

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

I tried to install a wireless router last weekend and have subsequently caused a fault on my PC, which now continually restarts when it reaches the XP logo screen.

Not knowing what to do, I Initially I tried installing XP again on a different partition, the E drive.

[For info, my hard drive is divided into three partitions - C, D & E].

This E drive copy of XP boots and loads ok, and allows me to access my photos and files, but obviously none of the programs on the C drive original XP installation will load from E.

Having managed to obtain an XP boot disk I then tried using the Windows XP Recovery Console and have successfully run 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr' at the faulty C drive, but the problem still remains.

I'd be extremely grateful for any help fixing this problem.. my PC spec is as follows:

Maxdata Intel PentiumD Dual Core
Intel Pentium D 945 3,40GHz
1024MB DDR2 533 Memory
250GB SATA II Hard Drive 7200RPM
Windows XP Home Edition installed (SP2)

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

Mike
 

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I've got a problem with a Lenovo Ideapad 110 that I was formatting for a new user - I left it over the weekend to refresh and reinstall Windows 10 and now turning it on puts it in a continuous loop that stops me getting into Windows or even the BIOS. At the moment whenever I turn the laptop on the Lenovo splash screen comes on, followed by the circle of white dots. After a couple of seconds the logo disappears for a second then reappears. The message "Welcome" appears for a split second and then turns to "Restarting." After a couple more seconds the laptop restarts and the whole thing happens again until I turn off the power. I've tried every shortcut to get to the BIOS, system repair, etc. that I can think of and nothing stops this loop from happening. I've tried the Novo button on the side, that does nothing either. Any suggestions on how to get around this so I can force a complete system restore would be most appreciated. Cheers

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

Answer:computer stuck in contiguos restart loop after update.

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

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

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Hi, I'm sorry to bother you!!
I, obviously accidentally, allowed my laptop to overheat and shutdown due to poor ventilation etc, but now it will not start up properly.
The starting screen shows the caption 'preparing automatic repair' before going to a blue windows 8 screen of ' sorry we ran into a problem...'
I was hoping for advice as to how to fix this, if possible, since this is the laptop I use for uni :/
Thanks!
 

Answer:laptop stuck in recover restart loop after overheating

Try power cycling; take battery and charger out, hold down power button for 1 minute, reboot with only charger in, if it works, restart and put the battery back in. If that does't work, do you know if you have a repair disc or windows disc that came with it or you have?
 

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Hey, recently my computer just shut off and I'm not sure why, but when I try to turn it back on sometimes it makes it to the Win7 loading screen, before restarting again, most time it restarts it either restarts instantly or goes to a black screen which says "Failed to Load Operating System; Insert system disk". I'm not sure whether its a faulty motherboard or HDD, i've tried to install a new OS but it freezes when loading SCSI controllers :I Anybody got any idea of whats wrong?Computer Specifics;Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H MotherboardIntel Core i5 ProcessorGTS450 Graphics CardKingston 2GB Ram x 2Seagate 1TB HDDWindows 7 64Bit Home Premium

Answer:Computer stuck in constart Win7 restart Loop

Test the drive with drive maker's diagnostic software for DOS.The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...Create a CD from the ISO file with IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/Boot your PC from that CD to test the hard drive.

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Hi all,

Had an issue with a virus/trojan that caused an audio advert to annoyingly play in the background. Was informed that Prevx malware remover would fix it, so I duely downloaded and bought a licence.

Prevx found 4 files which were infected, two with highly suspicious numerical names, and two which I thought were standard Vista files. Still, I trusted it and went ahead with the removal and restart process.

Now Vista won't boot, it's stuck in a restart loop. It doesn't even get to the screen with the scrolling loading bar. It reaches the black screen with the blinking cursor, blinks about 10 times and then re-boots to do it all again.

I've interrupted it to boot from the Vista CD to try a start up repair and a system restore - neither helped the situation.

My suspicions are that useful files are being destroyed by the virus scanner and have been scheduled for destruction during the boot process, hence why system restore didn't work. Heck, I'm just speculating here.

Some help would be appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Vista stuck in restart loop after virus scan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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hi,for no reason my hp pavillion won't start up - I've looked om forum posts for similar problems - being stuck in a loop of preparing diagnostic & got to point of resetting the computer however it came up that the computer was unable to restart and that no changes had been made. I did a quick test but nothing came back - help!

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

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

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

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Hi,

I am unable to start up my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium). TOSHIBA Satellite C660-1J6
It is stuck in a loop of 'attempting to repair this computer', which is unsuccessful and restarts.
There are no restore points to use.
I have received the BSOD which disappears quickly during startup.
I am able to start up in Safe Mode - however when I get to the login screen, the mouse and keyboard do not work.

I would highly appreciate any help or advice with this.
I am happy to reinstall windows as I have everything backed up. However I am unsure how to do so as I do not have a CD.

Kind regards

Answer:Startup Repair- windows cannot repair; Stuck in restart loop

Firstly, a Windows 7 install disc is a dvd, not a cd.

You would have to find a working PC to download a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Iso File, either 32 or 64 bit, let`s assume you need 64 Bit.

After you have downloaded the iso file you have to burn it to a dvd at no faster then x4 speed. So the PC has to have a dvd burner and you`s need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

You can also use a usb stick to put the iso file on using Rufus. The usb stick must be at least 4 GB in size.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

You must also have a readable key on your COA to activate windows after you install it.

You will also have to install at least your network/ethernet drivers to get online. Then get your other drivers, and run Windows Update, which will take a long time, sometimes 24 hours.

Have more questions, just ask

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I bought a new SSD(m2.sata) and already finished install OS(window10 64 bit) on the SSD it work fine but after i install driver using "Automantic Driver Update" on the Lenovo support site and it show up the bios update program so i agree to install and machine auto reboot then my laptop stuck at Lenovo screen and keep restarting.I cannot press fn+f2 to acess bios, i cannot press fn+f10 to access boot menu. Anyone know how to fix this problems????  

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Hi,
I have a Samsung series 5 ultra that I have been using largely without issue for the past year.
A couple of days ago, I was prompted to restart the machine for a Windows 8.1 update. I left the computer when it was around 35% through the update and came back to it about 30 minutes later to find that it was stuck in a restart loop. After restarting, the computer ends up at a screen that says "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you.". It then changes to "0% complete" and restarts straight away, looping through the same process continuously.
We have tried pressing all of the functions keys whilst the computer is booting up in order to get into the BIOS but we are never able to access it.
We have tried using a usb recovery drive but the laptop goes straight through to the same screen. We have also tried inserting an installation disc for Windows 7 but this has no affect either.
We have also tried removing the hard drive and starting the laptop up. This causes a different screen to come up that says something along the lines of "Press f4 to go into recovery mode" and when we press f4 the laptop restarts and ends up at the same screen.
Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue would be appreciated. Please let me know if you would like any further information.
Many thanks,
Ben

Answer:Samsung series 5 ultra stuck in restart loop and cannot access BIOS

power off
remove battery and mains leads
press and hold power button for 30s
reconnect mains press power on
at samsung logo press F2 to enter BIOS
set CD or usb drive as first boot device
let us know if you get that far.

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Some info, before I begin:

Windows XP

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 482MB used, 3457MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Card name: RADEON X600/X550 Series

Very recently (within past 2-3 weeks), my computer has been restarting when I am using a lot of graphics. It initially began when I was playing Civ4, and I went to their help forums to find some answers.

I performed a system diagnostic with PC Doctor that came with my computer. The diagnostics said everything passed, but soon afterwards the system crashed in the same manner as it did with Civ 4.

The first time this happened, it got stuck in a restart loop, in that it would continuously restart every time the Windows Logon screen would appear. At that time, I could smell a "burning" coming from my tower, so I force-quit the computer.

I have opened the case and cleaned out immense amounts of dust with some canned-air. I have also left the case open and put an external fan nearby that is gently blowing some air into the computer.

The system crashed again, however, when I tried to play Civ4, even after performing the above steps.

HP support suggested I perform a system recovery... which I feel is probably not going to help, and is a royal pain to go through. I have posted the error message I received when my computer crashes below.

BC... Read more

Answer:Computer crashes and gets stuck in restart loop; error message noted

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Hello I Have a windows server 2003 machine with Clamwin anti virus and windows defender running.i tried to download a crack for a typing tutor trial version i had found.when running the crack window defender identified a problem and told me i should restart my machine (which i did)after the restart i noticed that my task bar kept disappearing and then reappearing and that My Computer would close shorty after i opened it.so i first ran windows defender again and from memory i don't believe it found anything so i ran clamwin anti virus which found several so called viruses/Trojans which weren't there previously (i have my anti virus run every night).This scan identified 7-9 different problems mostly various Trojans either in c:/Program Files/ like antiviirus.exe was and 3 others that i can't recall but required me to delete them using the command prompt.This brings me to my next problem. This rogue application found away to lock me out of task manager.After finding an online tutorial i was able to get it back running and then therefore use cmd prompt to remove the remaining files that my antivirus had detected. e.g. del /A filename.exethe others being in C:\documents and settings\administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet FilesNow my virus scanner and windows defender detect nothing but i still have the problem of explorer.exe being closed and then restarted constantly about every 10 seaconds or so.this is the last remaining problem to solve from this r... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe Restart/close/restart Loop

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new HijackThis log, along with a description of any problems you are experiencing. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Thank you for your patience.

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Looked like computer #3 was finally ready to install the Anniversary Update. It downloaded fine through WU and I got the message "restart required to install updates". Did the restart and noticed immediately there was no AU. Got the message again so I restarted again. Same. So the computer keeps telling me to restart to install updates but it isn't installing any updates. Power button options continually shows "Update and shut down" and "Update and restart" after multiple restarts. What to do?

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Looked like computer #3 was finally ready to install the Anniversary Update. It downloaded fine through WU and I got the message "restart required to install updates". Did the restart and noticed immediately there was no AU. Got the message again so I restarted again. Same. So the computer keeps telling me to restart to install updates but it isn't installing any updates. Power button options continually shows "Update and shut down" and "Update and restart" after multiple restarts. What to do?

Answer:Restart to install updates loop

Does anyone have advice on what I should do in this situation?

This is actually pc #4, three others installed AU via WU just fine. Last night Windows did the restart on its own and the message was some updates could not be installed. Again I tried a restart and again no updates install and immediately I get the message "restart required for updates".

edit: Manually installing the AU worked. Hopefully I won't continue to receive messages telling me to restart to install updates.

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Hi, I have Vista Ultimate 64 installed in my pc with SP2. I never had any problem with automatic updates until recently where after i installed the updates the pc entered an infinite rewstar loop after trying to install update 3 of 3. I googled it and saw that this problem came on surface on february and after installing a certain update first u were ok but i already have this update through SP2...any idea what to do in order to install this updates without problem?

Answer:Restart loop if i install updates

MS about this problem: The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista
Make clean boot procedure How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use and try install hotfixes standlalone versions from Microsoft Download Center not from Windows Update

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yesterday i've bought new lenovo yoga 500 15 isk, model 80r6. i started with win 10 activation and got stuckt in reboot loop returing to basic menu screen. dont know how to enter bios. all manuals tell to press novo button. this model has no novo button. please help.

Answer:New lenovo yoga 500 15isk, model 80r6, win10 stuck in restart loop, no novo button.

Press Fn and F2 together as lenovo logo appears when turning on machine

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I recently tried to install SP1 on my Windows 7 Ult machine, but ive been having some issues, everytime I try to install it it tells me to reboot. I have corrupted packages and I need some help fixing them. I have the checksur and sfcdetails files attached, if anyone could help me with this I would be very happy

Answer:Unable to install KB976932 (SP1), Restart Loop

Ugh!
another iassdo.dll.mui hardlink problem


Code:
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 0000084c [SR] Repairing 1 components
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 0000084d [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 0000084f [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:28{14}]"iassdo.dll.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-Networking-Internet_Authentication_Service_Iassdo.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 00000851 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:28{14}]"iassdo.dll.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-Networking-Internet_Authentication_Service_Iassdo.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 00000852 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:266{133}]"Microsoft-Windows-WindowsFoundation-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.1.7600.16385.Windows Foundation Language Pack"
2014-04-19 13:26:34, Info CSI 00000855 [SR] Could not repro... Read more

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Hi, I have a Windows XP PC which had never successfully completed the install of SP2... after having another go (which was troublesome but seemed like it has been successful) and duly shutting the PC down, I find it in a continuous loop of boot/restart.Any help would be much appreciated...

Answer:Boot/Restart continous loop after XP SP2 install'n

Intel Prescott chip? click here

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I not sure if this is a correct title or category but here is my story.

I will start off with my specs.

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Windows 8.1

ASUS z87c

i5 4670k

GTX 780

16gb 1600mhz Ram

650 watt corsair psu

250gb samsung SSD and about 6.5tbs of different HDD & Externals.

I built the system a year ago and haven't had any issues until now.

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Last night my computer just restarted itself, It wasn't actually looking at the screen when it happened, I was putting the side panel back on.

I thought I maybe just accidentally hit the restart button (I have done this a few times) I thought w/e no worries but then it just when into a restart loop, It tries to automatically repair, fails & restarts, it just does that in a never ending loop.

I did some research and this is actually pretty common, the fix seems to be reinstalling the OS or restoring to a previous backup. Sure no biggie but this is where the real problem starts.

I first tried to do a fresh install via my windows 8.1 disks, It boots to dvd/cd tray and it's working fine but then it gets stuck on a windows 8 logo with a black background for around 30 seconds, then it just starts restarting again.

I thought that was very strange but maybe just maybe there is a small chance my optical drive is broken as well, so I installed windows on a flash drive and tried that, same thing happens it boots to the correct drive and then just freezes on a windows logo and starts restarting over and over. I... Read more

Answer:Computer is in a repair/restart loop and can't install new OS

One of 2 things to try....first pull the cmos battery out for 5 minutes the then reinsert a see if it will boot up. 2nd thing is, try a known good working PSU and switch out with yours.

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Hello there!

I don't usually ask for help when it comes to pc tech, but I'm getting really frustrated, since I'm not entirely sure what causes this issue.

This is the build: Intel Core i5-2500K, PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti, Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) - System Build - PCPartPicker
The CPU, CPU fan, RAM, moba and case are factory new. The PSU, GPU and HDD are 3 years-ish old (that 250 gigs HDD is older though). I'm not sure if the GPU still works, but that's not why I'm here (well, my monitor doesn't light up when I plug it in so I guess it doesn't; but I was testing the build with onboard graphics, so that's not the point now).

So the 1st issue occurred right after I built the PC. It kept restarting right after powering on (2-3 seconds, fans started up, then PC shut down). That was resolved after I removed one of the RAM bars and kept only one. Then I could get to bios setup just fine.

Now the issue. Whatever system I tried to install - Win XP, 8, 8.1., Ubuntu and Linux (Puppy and Slax), the PC reboots right after the installation is about to start. E.g. with Win8 the blue windows logo appears, it loads up, then there's a blue screen (it's blank, not BSOD; that's the point where the installation should begin) for a split second, then it restarts. Same with all the other systems, it restarts right before installation begins.

Solutions I tried:
1. Removed all unnecessary components (leaving 1 HD... Read more

Answer:New build, can't install any system (restart loop)

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I have a older P4 2.4Ghz system in which I just put a new graphics card, and the max capacity(2gig) ram. I also replaced the heatsink and fan, and two case fans.
I rebooted after the ram and video card replacement and everything was normal. My workmate tried to show me how to overclock the processor in BIOS, but I now realize he didnt know what he was doing. He change the BIOS to high performance. We restarted and the hd wouldnt boot. Upon investigation it wouldnt even spin/power up. The circut board looked like it had been hot but no shorts. The bios has been reset to factory. Anyways... this is the background of the problem.

SO I grabed a spare hd and tried to load XP on it. My system would load it at all. So I swapped it in a differnt system and XP Sp2 formated the hd and loaded up just normal. I then took the hd w/newly installed xp and put it in my system. It wont boot up. It continues to restart after I select any of mode (safe, last known good, normal, etc.) it shows the white bar loading and then restarts.

OK... so then I grab the XP cd and load from cd and it goes into the windows setup screen, loads all of the drivers and what-nots, then it reads windows setup is starting windows. Then a second later BSOD with UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

STOP: 0x000000ED
(0x89B431E8,0xc0000010,0x00000000,0x00000000)

I have put this hd in three other systems and it will boot fine. So I can only assume that it is a hardware issue. Any thoughts?

Answer:[SOLVED] Fresh XP install restart loop before loading...

Well today I bought a new hard drive thinking that the other one was bad... however I get the exact same problem. A brand new 160gig wd hard drive with jumpers set to cable select still gives me the unmountable_boot_disk error.

I almost know that it is something to do with the configuration of BIOS and the hard drive. It just has to be doesnt it?

Can anyone help me? Please!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I didn't know where to post my problem. It's not exactly a BSOD problem.
So, I have this notebook Sony Vaio NW250AF since 2010. It never had any problem before. Four months ago, I installed Ubuntu with wubi (windows ubuntu installer) and everything went well, until couple weeks ago. Suddenly, my Windows began to restart every time it gets to the initial screen, the one with de Windows' logo. I believe that before this happen, there were an update on Windows, but I don't know if this is the problem.
The wierd part is that I can boot the Ubuntu, it actually starts and that's where I am now. However, I've never accessed any Windows' file from here, because some people say it can cause me problems.
I've tried everything I could find on the internet. Everything people do when there is this kind of loop on Windows. I also tried everything that people suggest when the safe mode gets stuck on classpnp.sys. I've tried bootrec and scan, but since I don't have the disc repair and I'm forced to use the repair on the notebook, I keep getting an error message telling me there is a repair going on. I've disabled the option of "restart whenever gets system error" and it just freezes in a black screen.

Things I've tried in a hardware level. I've removed my memory, i've cleaned everything.

Specs
- Windows 7 Home Premium x64
- Original OS
- OEM
- Age of system: 2 years
- Age of OS: 2 years. I've never re-installed.

Answer:Windows in a restart loop

Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Post back with the results and we'll move on from there.

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hey, i have been having a ***** of a time trying to fix my damn windows xp. and obviously my problem is the restart loop.i have no idea how it happened, my parents are divorced so i travel back and forth. when i returned from my mothers i turned it on only to find it had looped. i thought it was a small error but after i left it for 6 hours looping i knew there was an isuue, i have done extensive research into the matter and not one repair method has worked. i have brought it to many tech specialty stores and the only advice they offered was to burn the damn thing and buy a new one. i might have to do that and lose all my data but i ask you people of the interwebs for your help please!
 

Answer:windows pc restart loop

First off use the method in the link below to back up your data now. Then we can try to repair it.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

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I got someone to reinstall my windows xp because I was getting blue screens of death.
Now I do not have any more blue screens but the first thing I did when I turned on my computer was to plug all my external hard drives into my computer and began to drag files. However, my computer automatically restarted and continued to restart. I took off my external hard drives and after a few more loops, i managed to get into windows. I put the external hard drives back in and it went back to the restart loop.

This morning, I restarted without the external hard drive and it did not restart out of no where yet.

Could it really be because of my external hard drives?

I have windows xp sp2 professional and my external hard drives are Western Digital My Books

Answer:restart loop windows xp

A restart loop like this is probably due to Windows crashing and automatically rebooting; this is the default behavior of Windows when it crashes.We'll need to disable the automatic restart setting so that you can see the error message being generated. With that message, we can narrow down the problem and find a solution.Start your computer but do not attach any of your external drives.To disable automatic restart on system error:1. Right-click on the My Computer icon (either on your desktop or in the Start Menu) and click on Properties.2. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.3. Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.4. In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.5. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.6. Click OK in the System Properties window.Now, start connecting your external drives and do whatever you've been doing in the past to cause the system to restart.Eventually, you'll trigger the system crash. Instead of restarting, though, you'll see the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), it will look something like this:Now, get out a pencil and paper and copy down the information given about the crash. Specifically, everything that appears below the Technical information: line (be sure to copy down that long number exactly!)Post the info here and we can start to figure this out.

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When I login to microsoft it says welcome and spins for a while before it goes to a blue box that states your computer will restart in a minute. Tried pressing various combinations of restart, shift, F8 etc with no success of getting into safe mode. If I do nothing the computer just restarts over and over.

Answer:Restart loop and can't log into Windows

Try pressing F5 and or the space bar but not together.

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Hello ! I have just encountered a pretty serious problem. Suddenly any browser ceased to respond, so I restarted the computer, and before the screen went dark I saw a prompt saying CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or something along the lines. Windows loaded slowly and any attempt of operation failed after a few clicks. Once again, I restarted but then it seems that my computer was caught in an endless loop of "Windows has detected a problem and will restart." It has tried to fix itself but no change.
Thanks !
 

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Can't boot into safe mode
Start up repair doesn't help.
From Command prompt tried all the bootrec.exe tools.

I can access the hard drive when I select command prompt from the advanced repair menu.

I have downloaded FRST64 and and attached the log. If someone can take a look at the log and help me with a fix file I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Loop Restart

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

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I am trying to reinstall XP Pro after a Antimalware Virus attack. The reinstall ends in a loop after booting from CD and then getting to 35 minutes "installing devcies". The reinstallation fails having encountered a problem (undefined) with windows security - presumably a rsult of the infection. I have replaced kernal32.dll from the CD. Any idea where does XP store the installation stage information? What else can I do?

Answer:How to fix windows xp restart loop

Could be a number of things;Have you reformatted/repartitioned drive before install?Do you know if your memory is good?

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Hi all . I just updated my windows 8.1 and boomA restart loop that never ends.Tried f11.f9.f10 esc. And still nothing tried some portable discs of 8.1 and still nothing .Keep on pressing f11 show me a blue screen and nothing works and keep on restarting .Very disapointed frop HP. Looked for the answer for days and nothing . Maybe some one here might help me please.Thank you very much.

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Since upgrading from win7 to win X, computer has been fine when on, shuts down ok for the night but when I come to start up next day it goes into a continuous loop on restarting fro a short time until it stays on, error that comes up is 0x000021a which I assume is windows update failing to install on boot up (correct me if I am wrong) but I do not know how to go about fixing this. Any ideas please?
I also sometimes get a "interrupt exception not handled" on the odd occasion too

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 10 restart loop

I think it has something to do with tweaking the registry. I would link it but I can't at the moment. Search windows 10 update error regedit profile.

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My computer, which I update on release day of Windows 10, is stuck in a constant reboot loop. It says it try's to start automatic repair. Help????

Answer:Windows 10 restart loop

Are you able to get into Windows at all?
Can you get into Safe Mode?

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Yesterday I tried to install windows 8 from windows 7. While it was installing, my pc restarted and now whenever it restarts it gives me a message saying: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot process. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer and then restart the installation.

The question is what should I do to get out of this. Can I revert back to windows 7 and what OS is my computer currently running if any at all? I tried starting in safe mode but it failed because the installation failed. I tried using a windows 7 disc although I'm not sure if it is the correct disc and it doesn't boot. I tried setting it to boot on cdrom only and it always goes back to trying to install windows.

Answer:Windows 8 installation restart loop

Welcome to EightForums.

For Windows 7

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

For windows 8.

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
& than Reboot PC to install.
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Clean Install - Windows 8
If you have a uEFI BIOs:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hi,
I have a problem with win 7 that restart in loop.
First problem become when I not know how but in BIOS changed settings from RAID1 to IDE Controler.
Win become to restart, I return settings to RAID1 but have the same problem.
I try to make with instalation CD:
- system recovery
- cmd bootrec with fixmbr, fixboot, rebildbcd, then chkdsk /r, sfc /scannow, ... without success

With bootrec /rebuildbcd give me error total windows instalation 0.
After another restart I have sometimes error depend of options I try, described in upper text:
- \BOOT\BCD, press ENTER and restart
- 0xc0000006b (00000000,00000000,0000000) and restart in loop
- lunch recovery repair or start windows normally if chose all of this two options win restart in loop

Anyone have a quick resolution of the problem or I need to reinstall win 7?
I have to many data, programs and settings that I lost with new installation.
Please help if possible.
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit restart in loop

You may have a look ....

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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

Sorry for bad english.

Answer:Windows 8 BSoD restart loop

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

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

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





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

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


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

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

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Hi,

I want to thank in advance whoever decides to help me and also apologize in advance if I'm not as tech savvy as many of the people who come to this site/forum for help. I believe I have sort of Sirefef infection that's causing my windows to continuously restart. I've seen it in a few different topics here so I'm hoping it's fixable.

At the beginning of the week I had trouble with google searches redirecting me and used malwarebytes and thought I had resolved the problem but it began doing it again just yesterday. My friend suggested I download Microsoft Security Essentials since I had no antivirus. I did and scanned and found sirefef but when it tried to clean it a small window popped up that said Windows has encountered a critical error and will restart. Now it does this every time I turn it on, restarting about a minute or two after it loads up. MSE keeps detecting sirefef and trying to clean it when it loads as well.

Since I can't even turn it on it seems, I can't provide a log at the moment but I did download farbar as that appears to be the first step I've seen on many of these similar problems. I have not run it however as I don't want to mess things up any further by stumbling on blindly.

Answer:Sirefef?/Windows restart loop

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

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

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My laptop worked fine untill I downloaded google chrome. About 5 minutes after it got installed the laptop crashed. It boots fine and I can login like normal. But after that the windows explorer continues to restart every 1-2 seconds. It takes about 1 sec for it to restart and I can't do anything on the computer except use the taskmanager.
I have tried to restart explorer but it doesn't work. It also appears to be 2 copys of explorers running all the time.

Any help is very appreciated!
 

Answer:Windows 10 explorer restart loop

If you can see the power button on the login screen, hold down the shift key while you click Restart then choose troubleshoot. Choose Advanced options, System Restore, and restore the PC to before you installed Chrome.
 

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Greetings,

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

A step that i taken :

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

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

Any thoughts?

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