Windows 10: Reboot loop with no access to troubleshooting
Reboot loop with no access to troubleshooting
Using a Sony Vaio laptop (VGN-NW270D) that originally came with 64bit Windows 7, it was upgraded to 10 earlier in the year and the only issue was every once few times (at most only 20% of time) waking up from sleep would not turn on monitor (external neither) but by its lights I could it see it's running, reboot by holding power button would bring it back to normal. I guess this last time it caused errors. After similar reboot it is stuck on a repair boot, first "Diagnosing" then "Automatic repair" and then "Repairing...this could take an hour" but every time it reaches 34% goes back to "Diagnosing". I searched for ways of trying to reach windows 10 troubleshooting screen like catching it right after reboot, pressing F8, etc but that Windows 10 screen never seems to appear for me to try to troubleshoot via there. Are there sure ways to get to it?
I tried a Fedora live CD I have and it doesn't load and shows a bunch of block(?) errors, then used Puppy Linux one and it mounts/loads, but with an error, but at least it seems to mount the drive and am copying personal files to a USB flash just in case.
I did fdisk -l to show here but took a pic to also show that ntfs mount error.
Any one of those WinRE can be used to fix errors and recover? or perhaps downloading 10 iso? ... best way to proceed to fix.
This would mean that your HDD has some Bad Sectors or Blocks of sectors.
shows a bunch of block(?) errors
If you were able to recover your files, then run Check Disk on the drive.
Boot into a WinRE disc and get to the command prompt. Find the drive letter for the OS, (it may not be C:) at the X:\Sources> Prompt type C: and press Enter. At the C:\> prompt type DIR and press enter. If there is a Windows directory. that is the OS drive. If not, type D: etc.
At the OS drive, type chkdsk /R and pres enter. Now type a Y for yes and Reboot the computer. Check Disk will start at next bootup and it will take a while.
Thanks. Could you elaborate what you mean by 'Boot into a WinRE disc'? I have to download a specific one or which should I use?
It sounded like you were familiar with a couple?
Any one of those WinRE can be used to fix errors and recover? or perhaps downloading 10 iso?
If you have a Windows 10 install Media, boot off of that Choose your Language and the press Shift+F10 to boot into the Command Prompt.
Oh yes, thanks again. Will be back with results later.
Hello experts. So heres the thing i have a Dell laptop with win 10. When i switch on my laptop it shows the dell logo with bios setup F12 n all. Then comes the windows logo n thats where the problem occurs. The loading circle cirulates for couple of...
I have an elderly friend who bought a new Dell XPS system (at my recommendation) and I went and set it up for her and it had been working fine for a little more than a month. As far as I can tell Windows 10 installed updates and once it reboots the...
Had Windows 7 installed, upgraded to Windows 10.
Worked well & following a Microsoft update it went into an infinite reboot loop.
Tried to re-install 10 but no joy so wiped & tried Windows 7. I still have the infinite reboot loop.
When I do...
Hi Guys, the update didn't go well for me :cry:
The download and the installation completed smoothly (used Win 10 update tool in Settings). However shortly after it finished installing>reboot>login screen it goes into BSOD screen with an error (I...
Hi all, installing the latest insider build it downloaded OK, was going through the upgrade,
restarted a couple of times. Then it got to 75 %, restarted again. You see the small blue Windows
logo on the screen, and the small spinning progress...