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Windows 7 boot to safe mode reboot loop


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#1 athanlxix

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:20 AM

Hi Guys!

This is my situation. I have actually tried to find the solution on every forums but no success so I decided to open a topic here in Bleeping as I believe that yu guys can help me out. I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit dell laptop. Lately, it takes more than 10 minutes before it boots before the windows logo appears). From there the computer works normally. I got a suggestion to check for malwares or viruses so that is what I did. I started by going to msconfig and edited the boot options to start automatically to safe mode with networking, then rebooted my system. After booting, it loaded up the initial screen of safe mode, but then it restarted by itself. I am now stuck on this reboot loop going into safe mode, it won't even let me go back to normal mode. I went to startup repair, but it didn't find anything, so had to reboot again onto the same situation. I have searched for possible answers, and the best that I could get was to remove the safeboot options and go back to normal mode. The syntax to type was bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot but it didn't work, same with bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot. I am getting this :

An error occured while attempting to delete the specified data element. Element not found

Please help me out on this one. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:04 AM

When in safe mode with networking dowload Visual BCD Editor and install.
Start it. Select your Windows 7 loader in tree view.
On right tab you will get all elements listed - select "SafeBoot" element, click on delete and confirm.

Alternatively in with bcdedit:
bcdedit /deletevalue {GUID} safeboot
where {GUID} is Windows 7 loader GUID - get GUID using
bcdedit /v
and find it in the printout.

#3 LouisR47

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

I found a link on technet that I think might help as well.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:56 PM

When in safe mode with networking dowload Visual BCD Editor and install.
Start it. Select your Windows 7 loader in tree view.
On right tab you will get all elements listed - select "SafeBoot" element, click on delete and confirm.

Alternatively in with bcdedit:
bcdedit /deletevalue {GUID} safeboot
where {GUID} is Windows 7 loader GUID - get GUID using
bcdedit /v
and find it in the printout.


Thanks for the replies guys.

i tried bcdedit /v and got this :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /v

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {96378fc1-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
resumeobject {96378fc0-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
{96378fc1-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {96378fc1-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {96378fc2-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {96378fc0-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
nx OptIn


I am not sure which one here is the {GUID}
please enlighten me. thanks

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:22 AM

For example:
identifier
{96378fc1-9402-11e0-990d-e3ec25d51f78}
{GUID} is bold above.

#6 athanlxix

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:15 AM

Thanks Boyans, I will try this right away and post for updates.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

Boyans,

Thank you for contributing! The solution worked for me and getting out of the continual safemode boot loop after it was checked and then updates were applied. The expertise you all on this forum and the guys at Bleeping are great. For a seasoned technician with limited virus experience you all ALWAYS come through!


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:23 PM

This thread helped me as well, thank you very much!



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:06 AM

boyans you absolute legend. I spent a good couple of hours trying different hard drives that had crap like ubuntu installed on them, using old installation disks and USB's. Made an account just to thank you for the help on this thread, very lucky I stumbled across it. Cheers






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