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ASUS Laptop Stuck in Boot Loop


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#1 ASUSuser

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

I have an ASUS Eee 1005 HA laptop running XP that is stuck in a boot loop. I was watching a music video when the sound starting looping/repeating fast, and then the machine briefly crashed to a blue screen and then to start up. I have tried to start windows normally, in safe mode, and last known good, but no luck. It briefly starts to load, stalls for about 5 secs and then crashes back to the "start windows normally" prompt.

The machine does not appear to be overheating, and I tried re-seating the RAM. No help.

I do not have a recovery partition on my HD, or the XP CD. I also do not have an inboard or external cd/dvd drive so I can't reinstall windows that way.

Is this laptop toast? Can anyone offer suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

Get a look at the error message presented by the BSOD (blue screen of death) ....
  • Start tapping the F8 key after you press the ON button, and continue tapping until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" screen.

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  • Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" and press the <ENTER> key.
  • Your system will attempt to restart normally, but when it crashes, it will not re-start: Instead, you will see a BSOD with error message.

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  • Record the error message details (contained in the areas outlined in red, in the above example image), and post in your reply.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:17 PM

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x87550BC0, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000,0x00000000

Thanks for you help!

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hi-- I've google'd this issue and can't seem to find the "correct" fix. Can anyone help with this? BSOD with the following error message:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x87550BC0, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000,0x00000000

Thanks for you help!

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Sorry about the undue delay and thanks for reminding me: I seem to be a bit snowed under/inundated with work/members/emails needing attention at the moment. (Remind me anytime if I seem slack!)

Re: STOP: 0x000000ED
The "normal" fix is to run chkdsk with the /f or /r switch.
(from the XP Recovery Console, that is chkdsk with either the /p or /r switch)
The error is usually the result of disk file system corruption.

We just need to find a way for you to be able to do this without an optical disk drive!

I will get back to you in a short time ...
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

Have a read of the whole topic if you wish, but the posts by noahdfear and in particular post #37 will be of most interest to you.

Please let us know what happens (or if you have any problems that you need help with).

Hopefully, that will get you back into Windows and you can run chkdsk from there in the usual manner.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:15 PM

Hello ASUSuser,

Give noahdfear's way a try. It may run "chkdsk /f "but the last time I tried typing "chkdsk /r", it only completed three stages.

Edited by Artrooks, 15 January 2012 - 11:41 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

Another think you could do, is check your hard drive for bad sectors. I use a program called HDD Regenerator made my Dmitri Primochenko, that works wonders. They offer a trial version on their website but I don't know if it is usb bootable, but I have seen HireNS 10.6 that has that software on it and IS usb bootable, so you could try that.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

<<...but I have seen HireNS 10.6...>>

Please read Recommending ISOs of Windows Recovery Discs or pre-made ISOs of WinPE-BartPE - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic382841.html .

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

@AustrAlien- Noahdfear's link to the software is no longer available. I tried several different browsers, but no luck. I'll look on this site some more, but is there some other way to download this file?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have just checked, and I believe the problem is that you are not a member of/not logged in the Tech Support Forums. The download link definitely does work!

I could attach the file here for you to download ... but I am not sure that is "appropriate". I will look into it if necessary.

Could I suggest that you register with Tech Support Forums (free), and then being logged in to the website, download the file.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:29 PM

See following reply.

Edited by ASUSuser, 16 January 2012 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

Ran fix and windows booted normally. Running normal check disc now and will run sfc /scannow. Any other recommendations at this point? Thanks very much to everyone for the assistance.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

Pleased to see you back into Windows again.

Let's have a look at the chkdsk log(s) ...

A log of the disk check is recorded only if the scheduled re-start is used, and only for drives on the same HDD as the Operating System.
To open Event Viewer and view the log:
  • Go to Start > Run > and type eventvwr and press the <ENTER> key.
    The Event Viewer window will open.
  • In the left pane, click on Application.
  • In the right pane, at the top, click on the column heading Source to sort the list alphabetically.
  • Look in the Source column for "Winlogon", with an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.
  • Double-click on that entry to view the log.
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  • Paste the log text into your next reply.

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