Restart Issue: Needs additional Hard Restart (W10-1903)

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  1. bahreex's Avatar
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10
       #1

    Restart Issue: Needs additional Hard Restart (W10-1903)


    Hi,

    I am facing this issue for the last 2 weeks.

    When I restart my desktop with Win 10 - 1903, the process gets stuck during the boot at the animated dotted circle. The desktop only boots when I physically restart it 2nd time.

    I have an ASUS MoBo so first on a restart it shows the ASUS logo with the animated dotted circle for around 2 mins, followed by the ASUS logo disappearing, and the animated dotted circle again reappearing on its own on a blank black screen endlessly. This new blank screen with the animated dotted circle does not proceed, no matter how long I wait.

    However, If I do a manual hard restart again (by pressing the physical reset button), everything goes normal and I am able to get to the login screen.

    Essentially, after every restart, I need to manually restart again with the physical reset key - Which is like 2 times restart.

    I have Macrium Reflect Paid version. I used it to get into the boot menu and fix the boot through Macrium, but to no use.

    Please help

    Thanks,
    ABX
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,383
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    I'm working on a similar problem Automatic Repair on Boot Keeps Happening

    Try the following
    • Turn off automatic repair so you can see if an error code is posted - Enable or Disable Automatic Repair in Windows 10
    • Run chkdsk /f to check/fix all drives
    • Run sfc / scannow to check / fix system files
    • Check all drivers are up to date
    • Does your motherboard have an alphanumeric boot check display? If so, look up the code where the boot stops
    • In the BIOS, disable fast boot, set CSM to always, set base clock BCLK to 100.1 MHz (your base clock may differ), turn off full screen log to see messages


    I'll report back what I find
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  3. Posts : 38,556
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    Download and install: Everything
    Search for srttrail or srttrail.txt > post share links into the thread using one drive, drop box, google drive, or amazon.

    There once was an available fix for many of the automatic repair loops.
    Microsoft had changed the availability of the repair option.
    Now this fix is only available if you plan in advance and manually create a backup of the registry.
    This method is regback.

    Please use the Microsoft feedback hub to encourage the return of this automatic registry backup.

    Enable Automatic Backup of System Registry when Restart in Windows 10

    In another thread an OP had used a backup image and then copy and paste of the config folders/files.
    It's unclear whether this was a one time lucky fix or whether it can be done on a reliable basis.

    This is an example of the usefulness of srttrail:
    Computer in automatic repair loop - aswElam.sys is cause
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,383
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    I have no srttrail folder on my offending PC
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  5. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,031
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Steve C said:
    I have no srttrail folder on my offending PC
    It should be here: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,383
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    FreeBooter said:
    It should be here: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
    There is no srt folder
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  7. Posts : 1,163
    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
       #7

    Steve C said:
    I have no srttrail folder on my offending PC
    agree
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Restart Issue: Needs additional Hard Restart (W10-1903)-srt.png  
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  8. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,031
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    I think Srt folder and SrtTrail.txt file only created during startup repair in progress.
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  9. bahreex's Avatar
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    One more update: My Windows Boot Loader does not show a "recoveryoption" at all as shown in the Image attached for output of "bcdedit". Could this be the reason?

    Restart Issue: Needs additional Hard Restart (W10-1903)-bcdedit.png
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  10. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,788
    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #10

    Have you tried to enable real restart by disabling fast startup?

    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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