restoring windows loop

  1.    05 Feb 2016 #1

    restoring windows loop

    Hello. Dont know if this is the right place to make a new thread but i'll give it a shot.

    Yesterday i turned off my stationaire computer pressing the on/off switch manually. When i started my computer this morning it told me that there was a problem when the computer was turned off. I tried to start the computer normally in any way possible but could'nt so i tried to restore the computer to an earlier point.

    The only thing happening now is that it starts, the windows logo popps up and loads. Then the screen shows: "computer restoring to a previous version of windows..." then shuts off after 2 seconds of that screen and does the same thing again.

    I had windows 7 earlier and got the free update for windows 10 a couple of months ago. I do not have a windows cd either. Anything i can do to abort the restoring? I have no clue.

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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       05 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi can you explain please why you turned your computer off that way.
    Normally you should use either
    Start which is in bottom left hand corner
    Then Right Click
    Then Click Power Options
    Or Start
    Right Click
    Scroll down to
    Shut down or sign out
    Then click >
    Then Shut down
    As the way you have shut down you have corrupted your windows 10

    Try and start into safe mode
    By starting and shutting down
    Three times

    Follow this link and see if this helps you at all

    Recovery Environment - Use to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Failure to Boot - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    05 Feb 2016 #3

    Thank you for replying.

    I have always used the manual button to switch off the computer, but never again.

    Tried to start in safemode but it starts again with the restoring.

    The thread you replied is how i got into this mess in the first place, i tried to restore and it went into the loop. And now im stuck. Should i buy a windows 10 cd and boot the cd installing windows 10?
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  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 471
       05 Feb 2016 #4

    Always a bad way to shut down as you have found out to your cost.
    If you have tried the link I gave you then I believe the only way now is buy a windows CD
    Or wait and see if anyone else can come up with a solution
    Did you try and shut down 3 times
    As a lot of options should appear
    Also have you tried SFC /scannow
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    You will have to use the Command Prompt Admin

    Do you have access to another computer or laptop to do a complete clean install of windows 10
    If you have click on
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by hTconeM9user; 05 Feb 2016 at 06:08. Reason: Added
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  5.    05 Feb 2016 #5

    The thing is, i cant go past the startup windows logo. So basically the only thing i can do is enter the options for the motherboard. I cant enter any kind of command promt or anything. I tried to find a solution in the options for the motherboard. But there is nothing i can do. And it doesnt work starting thw computer i safe mode.

    Only thing i know how to do is buy a new harddrive and a new windows 10. Anything else i can try?
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #6

    Should i buy a windows 10 cd and boot the cd installing windows 10?
    Hey alweb92-

    As long as your current version of Win-10 was activated after the upgrade, then I think you should be able to simply download a Win-10 ISO image, burn it to a flash or DVD, then do a clean install. I'm a bit unclear as to how far into the boot sequence you get to, but if you can access the BIOS and change the boot sequence, then I think you should be fine.

    See here:
    How to Clean Install Windows 10

    In your situation, I don't know if you'll need the product key or not. I've read both. If you're able to find your old Win-7 key, that might be good to have on hand. If not, and if a keycode is required, then see HERE for additional information.

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  7. davidhk's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2016 #7


    You have Win 10 already installed and I am assuming that it is also activated.
    If so, you are "digital entitled". Meaning you can reinstall your version of Win 10 in the same computer as often as you want, any time you want.
    All you need is the Win 10 ISO file.

    Follow b1rd instructions to do a Clean Install.

    During the Clean Install, you will be asked for a product key. Use the SKIP option and continued.
    Activation will be automatic.
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