Windows 10: Avast uninstall resulted in Automatic Repair loop Solved

  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    Avast uninstall resulted in Automatic Repair loop


    So I thought I'd try out free version of Avast. Well, after few weeks of getting rocked by popups, I uninstalled it(from programs and features) and rebooted it, thinking life is good now. Hell naw it ain't good now, not at all.

    I'm stuck in Automatic Repair loop. Windows attempts to auto repair, tells me my PC didn't start properly, does not boot to safe mode, does not find any restore points, fails to "Startup Repair" and is unable to "Reset this PC"

    In command prompt that I can open in that cute lil blue metro interface I get following:

    1. Disks are there and volumes are healthy(tho volume letters are wrong my os SSD is D: and storage HDD is C: )
    2. sfc /scannow tells me that there is a system repair pending which requires reboot blah blah fml
    3. dism ran against D: with /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth fails with logs containing few errors(among tons of info logs):
    *Error creating registry mapping:COMPONENTS - CIfflineRegistry::Init
    *Failed to mount the remote registry
    *Failed to set the windows directory to 'D:\Windows'
    4. dism ran with /revertpendingactions gives me same errors in logs as above

    that's pretty much it. So is my registry completely screwed? anything else I can try?
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2

    dpash said: View Post
    So I thought I'd try out free version of Avast. Well, after few weeks of getting rocked by popups, I uninstalled it(from programs and features) and rebooted it, thinking life is good now. Hell naw it ain't good now, not at all.

    I'm stuck in Automatic Repair loop. Windows attempts to auto repair, tells me my PC didn't start properly, does not boot to safe mode, does not find any restore points, fails to "Startup Repair" and is unable to "Reset this PC"

    In command prompt that I can open in that cute lil blue metro interface I get following:

    1. Disks are there and volumes are healthy(tho volume letters are wrong my os SSD is D: and storage HDD is C: )
    2. sfc /scannow tells me that there is a system repair pending which requires reboot blah blah fml
    3. dism ran against D: with /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth fails with logs containing few errors(among tons of info logs):
    *Error creating registry mapping:COMPONENTS - CIfflineRegistry::Init
    *Failed to mount the remote registry
    *Failed to set the windows directory to 'D:\Windows'
    4. dism ran with /revertpendingactions gives me same errors in logs as above

    that's pretty much it. So is my registry completely screwed? anything else I can try?
    Is this 2 drives or partitions?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3

    Bazz said: View Post
    Is this 2 drives or partitions?
    2 drives
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4

    dpash said: View Post
    2 drives
    I have not seen your problem before and have no guaranteed fix.

    Have you tried unplugging the storage drive and then running the repair?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5

    Welp, I completely killed the installation. gonna have to just reinstall now
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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