Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop

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  1. Posts : 17
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    Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop


    I have had this loop for 4-5 hours now, and I have not found any fix for it. I am using build 10240. I have tried reverting back to windows 7, and that failed. Tried start-up repair, that failed. Tried system restore and image recovery, those failed too. Even resetting my pc has failed. I have tried cmd commands, and those also failed. I have upgraded to windows 10 via online from Windows 7, and I do not have a disk or another computer to work with. Nothing has even caused this issue. I just booted my pc like any other day and I was sent into this loop. I have a Gigabyte USB 3.0 powered motherboard.
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  2. JohnC's Avatar
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    Welcome to Ten Forums. If you still have the Win 7 product key and aren't worried about losing your data here is a link to create Win 7 install media on the sister site Seven Forums. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html . Then just do a clean install, but then you totally start over with nothing leftover. The other choice is to create Win 10 media and try to repair your installation from there. You might have a better chance at repairing it using bootable media. Here is a link from the tutorial section https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html . Here is a link for a repair install / inplace upgrade. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade . This might not work for you, but maybe you can get back to a stable situation.
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  3. Posts : 17
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    JohnC said:
    Welcome to Ten Forums. If you still have the Win 7 product key and aren't worried about losing your data here is a link to create Win 7 install media on the sister site Seven Forums. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html . Then just do a clean install, but then you totally start over with nothing leftover. The other choice is to create Win 10 media and try to repair your installation from there. You might have a better chance at repairing it using bootable media. Here is a link from the tutorial section https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html . Here is a link for a repair install / inplace upgrade. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade . This might not work for you, but maybe you can get back to a stable situation.
    Will creating a windows 10 media and repair from there cause any changes to my personal files such as images or word documents?
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  4. JohnC's Avatar
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    No, boot from Win 10 media use the repair your computer button and choose keep programs and files. It will keep your personal stuff.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, the first thing to try when in that loop is an absolute cold boot. This is in the hope that (as I've experienced a number of times) your PC will actually be bootable.

    Shut down, disconnect power (including removing laptop battery if relevant), hold the power button pressed for 20s or so, reconnect power, try reboot. If still not booting, repeat but just as the PC comes on, remove power (disconnect cord, switch off mains supply). Then reboot.

    However, given all the things you've already tried, it may well be too late to hope your PC still has a chance of booting without repair.

    To learn: use disk imaging. This can also rescue you. You need
    - e.g. Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (free)
    - an external disk to back up to eg twice the size of what you're backing up
    - the bootable CD you can create from those
    - disk images you have created and maintain regularly- which also form a full backup from which you can recover files.

    This helps to avoid finding technical solutions and gets your PC up and running (hardware problems aside) in a fixed time.
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  6. Posts : 17
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    JohnC said:
    No, boot from Win 10 media use the repair your computer button and choose keep programs and files. It will keep your personal stuff.
    Whenever I click the "repair your computer" it brings be back to the regular troubleshoot boot screen. A couple things have changed, but I'm not sure where the option you stated is located.
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, try the cold boot I've suggested first- you'll lose nothing by trying it. (Make sure there's no disk in the drive or usb device attached).

    Then try what JohnC has said:
    Insert your Windows CD into the CD/DVD-ROM disk drive, watch the CD/DVD-ROM drive light to check your PC is booting from it.
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  8. JohnC's Avatar
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    From a cold start enter your BIOS before POST(the beep you hear at startup). You do that by hitting the F2 or delete key at startup (I'm not sure what key is needed for gigybite but it should tell you on the first screen when you start the computer). change the boot order to the drive your media is in. save changes and it will restart the sequence. this time you will access your created media first.
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  9. Posts : 17
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    I have done that. It brings up a Windows Setup window with an option to Install now, or to repair my computer.
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  10. Posts : 17
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, try the cold boot I've suggested first- you'll lose nothing by trying it. (Make sure there's no disk in the drive or usb device attached).

    Then try what JohnC has said:
    Insert your Windows CD into the CD/DVD-ROM disk drive, watch the CD/DVD-ROM drive light to check your PC is booting from it.
    I have attempted the cold boot with no luck. I may try it again a few more times
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