Windows 10: "Windows PC did not start correctly" on loop Solved

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  1.    08 Jan 2018 #1

    "Windows PC did not start correctly" on loop


    I recently installed the latest Windows 10 update and noticed my computer was slower afterwards (computer game would start lagging and alt+tab would take longer to actually switch between game and other apps). I disabled nearly every background app and some startup apps but that didn't fix anything. I then tried a system restore to before the update, but after my computer booted again, it said there was an error. I then tried to revert back to the last Windows version and that's when I started getting the "Windows PC did not start correctly" loop.

    The system repair option fails. The system restore option failed and now there isn't a restore date available. The computer reset option failed. Booting into safe mode fails. No matter what I do I can't even get to the log-in screen.

    I have tried various command prompt entries including scannow and still nothing.

    Any suggestions are appreciated! Or even suggestions as to where I could get help (I just got this PC in July the manufacturer has a 1-year hardware warranty).
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  2.    08 Jan 2018 #2

    You can try below Windows repair instructions one at time and each time you have completed a instruction reboot your computer to find out boot issue resolved if not try next repair instruction.



    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below commands into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    Following commands will repair Master Boot Record (MBR), Boot Sector and BCD Store.


    Code:
    Bootrec /FixMbr
    
    Bootrec  /FixBoot
    
    Bootrec  /RebuildBcd







    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    The following command scans integrity of all protected Windows system files and repairs files with problems when possible.

    Code:
    Sfc  /Scannow   /OFFBOOTDIR=D:\   /OFFWINDIR=D:\Windows


    Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.







    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    Following command will fixes errors on the disk and locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.


    Code:
    Chkdsk D: /r

    Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.








    Windows Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 keep a regular backup of the registry handy in case you need to overwrite a corrupted registry. By default, the RegIdleBackup task runs every 10 days, so that’s as far back as you would lose if you replaced the current registry with the automatically backed-up files. You can find the backed-up registry files in \Windows\System32\config\RegBack folder.





    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    Code:
     Dir C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack

    Above command will list files stored within RegBack folder and there file size, make sure files are not zero size if they are do not follow below instructions.



    Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

    Please type below commands into Command Prompt and for each command you have typed press Enter key.



    Code:
    Ren  C:\windows\system32\config\SAM         SAM.BAK
    
    Ren  C:\windows\system32\config\SYSTEM      SYSTEM.BAK
    
    Ren  C:\windows\system32\config\SECURITY    SECURITY.BAK
    
    Ren  C:\windows\system32\config\DEFAULT     DEFAULT.BAK
    
    Ren  C:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE    SOFTWARE.BAK
    
     
    
    Copy  C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SAM         C:\windows\system32\config
    
    Copy  C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SYSTEM      C:\windows\system32\config
    
    Copy  C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SECURITY    C:\windows\system32\config
    
    Copy  C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\DEFAULT     C:\windows\system32\config
    
    Copy  C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SOFTWARE    C:\windows\system32\config

    This procedure assumes that Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 is installed to the C:\ partition. Make sure to replace C:\ drive letter to the appropriate Windows OS installed partition drive letter if it is a different location.


    Above commands renames the registry files at their existing location, and then copies the registry files from the RegBack folder to the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Jan 2018 #3

    Look for performing an in place upgrade on here if non of that works.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Jan 2018 #4

    kbz1960 said: View Post
    Look for performing an in place upgrade on here if non of that works.
    To perform a in-place upgrade Windows 10 setup need to be run from booted working Windows 10 OS.
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  5.    08 Jan 2018 #5

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    To perform a in-place upgrade Windows 10 setup need to be run from booted working Windows 10 OS.
    Ah, forgot that.
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  6.    08 Jan 2018 #6

    If you don't have Windows 10 installer media, you can download the Windows 10 ISO image and burn the image to DVD or USB Flash Drive with the Media Creation Tool.
    Once you have a Windows 10 installer DVD or USB Flash drive, you can boot from that and choose your language, then Repair Your Computer.
    If this fails, it will take you to the RE (Recovery Environment) Here, you can choose Command Prompt.

    At command prompt (x: sources) type this exactly as written:
    bcdedit |find “osdevice” (Must inc and the |), the | before Find is the Upper case \ key) press enter. This will tell you what drive letter the OS is on. It may not be on the C: drive.
    Now use the returned as the drive letter for OS, for this example, assume C: or whatever drive letter is the os device.
    At the x sources type: chkdsk c: /r press enter, 5 stages of check disk will run. It will test the HDD for errors. it may take a while.
    Or you can run the previously discussed commands.
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  7.    09 Jan 2018 #7

    Unfortunately none of these things worked. When I tried to run CheckDisk I got a "failed to transfer logged messages with status 50" error message.

    I also at some point got a "c/windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt" message, I think after trying a reset again.

    Any further suggestions would be great. I'm probably going to start by calling Microsoft support because I'm 95% sure this all started when I installed their most recent update.

    Is it possible that disabling something in the startup tab of task manager is responsible for this? I can't imagine they would put some vital program in that tab, making it so easy to disable.
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  8.    09 Jan 2018 #8

    pawsox1 said: View Post

    Is it possible that disabling something in the startup tab of task manager is responsible for this? I can't imagine they would put some vital program in that tab, making it so easy to disable.
    No those are startup programs not needed to boot Windows OS.

    "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" error message usually occurs due to two main reasons: there are corruptions or bad sectors in Windows partition or you run Check Disk utility from an installation disk which you did.


    If you have a USB Flash Drive connected to you computer and copy srttrail.txt file to USB Flash Drive and post the srttrail.txt for us to view the file.

    You can execute below command to copy srttrail.txt file to USB Flash Drive.

    Code:
    Copy  c:/windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt   X:

    Replace X: with drive letter assign to USB Flash Drive.

    You can find out which drive letter assign to USB Flash drive by executing below commands.


    Code:
    Diskpart
    
    list volume
    Type Exit command to exit Diskpart.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    09 Jan 2018 #9

    Ok I will try that when I get home from work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    09 Jan 2018 #10

    Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
    ---------------------------
    Last successful boot time: ‎1/‎4/‎2018 7:24:20 PM (GMT)
    Number of repair attempts: 24

    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\Windows
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 109 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 562 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for pending package install
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 3360 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot status test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 15 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Setup state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 188 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Registry hives test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 1516 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Windows boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Bugcheck analysis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 343 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Access control test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 5907 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: File system test (chkdsk)
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 132109 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Software installation log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    A patch is preventing the system from starting.

    Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
    Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
    Time taken = 1163172 ms

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\Windows
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 62 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 1250 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 313 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 62 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 47 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = C:\Windows
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 47 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 563 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 328 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 63 ms

    Test Performed:
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 46 ms

    Root cause found:
    ---------------------------
    Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
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