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# Windows XP Repair In Loop Can I Save Data?

Q: Windows XP Repair In Loop Can I Save Data?

I tried to repair windows xp using the installation cd and i could never get it to boot up. Dell says I must restore the operating system because the os files are corrupt.

I have hiren's boot cd and can see my data but can't move it anywhere to save it. Is there any way I can save my data or some of it before I restore? Especially since the pc won't boot to windows at all?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP Repair In Loop Can I Save Data?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

A: Windows XP Repair In Loop Can I Save Data?

Get a Knoppix CD. It's a live CD that will allow you to boot your computer into Knoppix (a version of Linux) and copy your files where ever you would like, ie: another hard drive, USB storage media, whatever.

In order to boot into Knoppix, make sure that your computer's boot priority has your CD drive ahead of your hard drive. After that, your data should be safe.

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My Lenovo finally left automatic repair loop, and I find that all my data and folders are wiped. The apps are all there. This is an alternate laptop I was using temporarily, and though I am the world's biggest backup paranoid person, somehow I didn't even think to back up the last two weeks of work. I'm a writer; this is really devastating. Any suggestions on data recovery options? Any chance? I'll pay a few hundred to get this data back. It's text documents I care about; nothing else. Everything else is easily loaded again from backup.

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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

A: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, lets 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 yous need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/399927-startup-repair-windows-cannot-repair-stuck-restart-loop.html
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A:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/172357-startup-repair-loop-cant-repair-system-restore-repair-commands.html
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Good evening.

I am trying to repair a friends computer that is stuck in Windows Repair Startup.

When it boots up I have two options

1)  Windows Repair Startup (recommended)
2) Launch Windows Normally

If I chose Windows Repair Startup, I see the spalsh screen, then I see wallpaper, but nothing else.  No icons, windows key does not work.  However the mouse is responsive.

If I choose launch windows normally, I see the Windows splash screen, it appears to load, but then reboots itself.

I am unsure if it's 32 or 64 bit.

Any suggestions?  My friend thinks it may be a virus, but I can't even boot it up to run Maleware Bytes to confirm.

A:Windows Repair Loop

Boot into advanced boot options. (F8 on startup,) repair your computer, then choose last known good configuration. See if you can boot normally after that.
If not, in advanced boot options..use system restore to restore back to an earlier point in time.

if you want to try and run malwarebytes, i suggest trying to boot into safe mode and see if that works for you, then run malwarebytes from there.
-alex

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511019/windows-repair-loop/
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Hi I recently purchased a laptop from dell that worked fine for about a month I tried turning it on one morning and found it would just try to access automatic repair start it get to then instantly restart my computer to repeat the loop forever until I stopped it I ran the thorough system diagnostics from the boot menu and it returned with no errors so I figured the solution would be as simple as reinstalling my OS I called dell loop 8 Windows repair since I did not receive a windows disk or Product key from them and after some troubleshooting they agreed to send me out a USB I could use to reinstall from So today I got the USB today and tried to get it Windows 8 repair loop to boot from it by selecting it from the boot options menu If I try to do it from the UEFI it just doesnt even register that I'm trying to boot from usb just tried to autorepair and loops like normal if I try in legacy mode it gives me a No boot device found error Windows 8 repair loop I have a relatively limited knowledge of computers I do Windows 8 repair loop know how to install an OS though and usually how to change the boot order to allow it or thought I did Any help is much appreciated thank you in advance

A:Windows 8 repair loop

Quote:

I recently purchased a laptop from dell that worked fine for about a month.

Contact Dell again and claim your warranty. They will fix it for you by either sending somebody to you or having you ship it out to them.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/windows-8-repair-loop-696701.html
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Hey,
I am running windows 7 x64 and figured I had malware from the behavior of the computer. I installed several antivirus/rootkit removers and when I started loading them bam computer froze. When i restarted i was prompted to repair windows, so when I start the repair it goes on for about 20 min until it tells me it cannot resolve the issue. This is after I recovered windows. Help?

NestKiNG

A:Windows Repair Loop

Hello, sorry you got lost.  I will ask another to look here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492831/windows-repair-loop/
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A:Windows 7 pro ( in repair loop)

ListParts by Farbar Version: 30-10-2012
Ran by SYSTEM (administrator) on 17-12-2012 at 18:15:07
Windows 7 (X64)
Running From: G:\
Language: 0409
************************************************************

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 13%
Total physical RAM: 3894.78 MB
Available physical RAM: 3386.88 MB
Total Pagefile: 3892.93 MB
Available Pagefile: 3386.5 MB
Total Virtual: 8192 MB
Available Virtual: 8191.91 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (SYSTEM) (Fixed) (Total:332.88 GB) (Free:250.42 GB) NTFS
2 Drive e: (DATA) (Fixed) (Total:124.78 GB) (Free:11.62 GB) NTFS
3 Drive f: (GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD) (CDROM) (Total:3 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
4 Drive g: () (Removable) (Total:7.21 GB) (Free:7.2 GB) FAT32
5 Drive x: (Boot) (Fixed) (Total:0.03 GB) (Free:0.03 GB) NTFS
6 Drive y: (BOOT) (Fixed) (Total:0.1 GB) (Free:0.07 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 465 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 7386 MB 0 B

Partitions of Disk 0:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 OEM 8 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 100 MB 8 GB
Partition 3 Primary 332 GB 8 GB
Partition 4 Primary 124 GB 340 GB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 1
Type : DE
Hidden: Yes
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 5 RECOVERY NTFS Partition 8 GB Healthy Hidden

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 2
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 1 Y BOOT NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 3
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 2 C SYSTEM NTFS Partition 332 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 4
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 E DATA NTFS Partition 124 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Partitions of Disk 1:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 7382 MB 4032 KB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 1
Partition 1
Type : 0C
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 4 G FAT32 Removable 7382 MB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/478735/windows-7-pro-in-repair-loop/
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Hi @WilliamCPO?, Welcome to the HP Forums!   It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide:Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you purchased the 15-g205 notebook and installed Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.  All was working well.You then installed a  Stylus SX125 aio printer. When you restarted the notebook it went into a repair loop. First I would try a hard reset.  HP Notebook PCs - Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues. Please remember to disconnect any peripheral devices such as printers, USBs or memory cards. Also, connect directly into an outlet and not in a power bar. Next I would try to enter safe mode to troubleshoot. HP PCs - Windows Safe Mode (Windows 10, 8). Next you could try booting to your Windows disk to do repairs or if necessary reinstall your Windows. If you do reinstall the operating system,once completed and you have confirmed it is working properly, before reinstalling the printer create a restore point to come back to should you need it. Please let me know the outcome.

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A:Windows 7 startup repair loop?

Do you see any recovery options when the laptop first begins to boot up? Something like an F key press?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-7-startup-repair-loop.186227/
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I don't know what caused it, and I don't own a repair disk, nor do I have the money to buy something like EasyRE.

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http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/35172-windows-10-automatic-repair-loop.html
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A:Windows 7 startup repair loop.

I can't do either of these since I can't boot past the startup repair tool.

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A:Windows 8 automatic repair loop

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.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/15916-windows-8-automatic-repair-loop.html
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A:Windows 7 Startup Repair Loop

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A:Infinite Windows repair loop

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/360517-infinite-windows-repair-loop.html
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A:Windows 7 Start up repair loop

Hi mrkitthemews

Warning

You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Note
Click the Windows icon (), and then right-click Computer .Select Properties .Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System
Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair

System Restore

Windows Complete PC Restore

Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt

In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter

Note
Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.

Tip
Type the commands below to see what your letter is for the USB drive and press ENTER after each command

Code:
Diskpart
List volume
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/288868-windows-7-start-up-repair-loop.html
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A:Windows 8.1 Repair Boot Loop

Hi MansterLeeb I see that no one picked up your thread. Do you still need assistance with your issue?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578404/windows-81-repair-boot-loop/
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A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

We can't help you to use cracked software. It isn't considered morally right in the host nation of this site.

You must have a win7 license, so install win7 instead. It is much better anyway.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52281-windows-8-1-automatic-repair-loop.html
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A:Windows XP Boot Loop After Repair

You cannot do a repair install of XP...with a CD which reflects less than the current SP installed on the system.

The result is usually a clean install of the older O/S, rather than a repair.

Louis

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A:Stuck in Windows 8 Repair Loop - Help, please?

See this article on detecting hard drive errors and see if the SMART detection warns you of anything.

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What do you mean blue screen? are you referring to bsod?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473955/windows-7-system-repair-loop/
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A:Help - Windows 7 system repair loop

So I or someone else can better help you, what exactly have you attempted?
Did you create a system repair disc/ boot disc?
Did you create a system image prior to this problem?
When first starting up, do you see an option to boot into system recovery? On my HP I would need to
hit the F11 key at that prompt.

EDIT: Did this happen today after installing today's many Windows updates?
Did this problem occur shortly after installing new software/ program?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/403790/help-windows-7-system-repair-loop/
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A:Windows 7 Startup Repair Loop

Have you ran startup repair using a system repair disc ?

Do you have a Windows 7 install dvd ?

Do you have a windows activation key ?

Would you like to reinstall windows ?

Answer these questions and you could get started on fixing windows.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/272009-windows-7-startup-repair-loop.html
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Hello,

I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for $33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. A:Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Originally Posted by Sentinel Hello, I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for$33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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A:Is there any way to recover from a windows repair loop?

This sometimes works, sometimes not:
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/is-there-any-way-to-recover-from-a-windows-repair-loop-465462.html
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A:windows 8 automatic repair loop!

Is this an actual Win 8 or 8.1 machine, or is it an older computer that you've upgraded.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/547510/windows-8-automatic-repair-loop/
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Hi Time4Tea, Welcome to 8 forums.

Insert the Windows 8 installation DVD in the DVD ROM and restart your computer.

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g) Next, choose the operating system by clicking on its button.
h) Windows 8 will then looks for problems on hard drive(s) and verify that all required files are intact.
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Method 2: Perform System Restore from Advanced Options screen.

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Please post the system model that you are having this issue on. You can click the link below for information on possibly resolving this issue.

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Try to restore via the recovery partition in the computer. Continuously tapping the F11 key at boot to get into recovery manager to restore to factory conditions. You can also order the recovery disks from HP Customer Care in your country if still available:
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hello and to bleepingcomputer! A corrupt MFT could mean that the drive is bad, question for you is do you have any data on the drive that you would need to recover? If yes, we'll need to use a data recovery software to try and get data from the drive, if not we should run a hardware diagnostic to check if the drive is done or not. Create a cd/dvd on a working computer and Run a 'long test' with Seagate tools for dos using the below instruction

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Information
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A:Windows 7 endless startup repair loop, no CDs available

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Programs
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

If defective, replace it then reinstall Windows 7. Is there a COA sticker on the computer with the Windows 7 install key? You will need that to reinstall.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/336930-windows-7-endless-startup-repair-loop-no-cds-available.html
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A:Windows 8.1 stuck in repair loop (2nd time)

It sounds hardware related.

Have you tried going into Safe Mode?

I built a new PC the other day and I have terrible problems. I was about to return my board back to the shop because I thought that it was my SSD that was causing the issue.

It was just going blank after the POST screen.

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Things like this can catch anyone out, and they don't have a rationale answer.

Start off by installing known safe components and getting the machine to work. Then introduce the other components to see what effect they have.

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I'm guessing that you've already tried Safe Mode, correct?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/547542/windows-7-64-bit-repair-boot-loop-virus/
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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.

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Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

A:Windows 7, stuck in windows startup repair loop after power failure

Hello Hao99 and welcome to the forums. First, please go into BIOS and look at your boot options and make sure your hard drive is there. If it is seen there, you can recover your personal files using Copy/Paste from the recovery console Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/375362-windows-7-stuck-windows-startup-repair-loop-after-power-failure.html
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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.

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A:Systems Repair loop, Netbook, Windows 7 Starter

Hi Sarah and welcome,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

Post back here if you need more help or clarification.

Regards,
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A:Windows 7 is stuck in a continuous loop: startup repair.

Now first thing is dont panic, as long as your HDD has not failed then all your files are there and recoverable

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Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Perhaps you can find the answer at the HP Support Forums.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/612860/windows-8-hp-laptop-stuck-on-repair-boot-loop/
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A:Windows 7 Machine Stuck in Start Up Repair Loop ...

Hello and welcome Rivet mate you are in the right place now and I know how frustrating it can be but there are lots of real clever folks in here that can help out.

Now can you get Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware onto a stick and run these in the machine with the problem?

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/113967-ssd-alignment.html

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Why...did you replace the motherboard with an identical replacement?  What was going wrong...and what made you think that a MB replacement would solve it?

Is this topic a continuation of This One ?

Looks to me that you did not purchase/replace with an identical motherboard, going by your previous topic.  "Similar" is not "identical" in my world .

Please pursue the earlier topic you initiated, thereby avoiding unnecessary confusion an possbily conflicting comments from BC members.

This topic is now closed.

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

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

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

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I fixed it by installing minitool partition wizard and doing a partition recovery on my vista partition.
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A:Windows 7 is in a boot loop and I can't launch startup repair

Hi Andrew

See if this tutorial below will help

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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RAM: 4G

Summary:

I ran the "verified" command initially. After rebooting my laptop, tried numerous things that I found online to troubleshoot DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION.

-Tried to run verifier via CMD (Driver Verifier Manager) to remove settings (did not work). Nothing is enabled.

-Tried to do Restore, it failed and when I tried to restore to a different date all restore files seem to disappear.

-Tried to do Startup Repair (did not work)

-I have a windows 8.1 DVD but it seems like my cd/dvd drive is not working. So I connected my external DVD to USB and changed boot order so USB came up first. Still no luck.
The system currently in Automated Repair Loop.
When I choose troubleshoot option then advanced option then command prompt, it comes up in x:\windows\system32 versus c:\windows\system32

I don't know what else to try. Need help please ..... Mia ;)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/windows-8-1-system-stuck-in-automated-repair-loop-1088362.html
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A:Windows 7 Start Up Repair Loop, error 0xc0000225

Reboot and tap the F12 key, run Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the.

Next reboot and tap the F8 key to enter System Recovery Options

Accept any offered repair. If not then run Startup Repair a few times to see if it can start it. If not try System Restore from the Options list.

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A:Windows can't go past start up repair? Endless loop

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I get the following on boot up ...

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start windows normally

stage

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A:Windows 7 startup & repair loop - different to previous posts

Can you get to safe mode ?

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A:Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop then Black Screen

Did you try posting here? \
en.community.dell.com/.../3524

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19663987
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A:Windows 7 Machine Stuck in Start Up Repair Loop ...

Please do the following:(the screenshots are from Windows XP, but things will be essentially the same in Windows 7)Get a look at the error message presented by the BSOD (blue screen of death) ....Start tapping the F8 key after you press the ON button, and continue tapping until you are presented with the "Advanced Boot Options" menu screen.
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Record the error message details (contained in the areas outlined in red, in the above example image), and post in your reply.Note the text in the lower left-side corner of the error message screen. In the example image above, it reads:
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical dump of memory complete.
Contact .................... for further assistance.
Please report what you see on your error screen if different.When you have recorded the error message, you will need to press the RESTART button or the ON/OFF button (and hold for 5 seconds), to restart/switch off the computer.

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A:Windows 7 stuck in startup repair loop, no root cause

Maybe the drive is busted? You could try this if not seen it before: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/324103

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