I have this problem too. NOOB here. Model is: I have no idea nor do I know how to find this
Computer is several yrs old and I do not have disks.
Fix (which did not work) so far:
D: Dir CD\windows\system32\config
copy *.* ..
Everything appeared as it should, Had all files posted that I needed and no file size were 0 bytes ...
but I'm still stuck in the loop.
I have no Idea what SATA is and I tried holding f8 while rebooting but nothing.
Mod Edit: Split from.. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509283/stuck-in-startup-repair-loop/#ipboard_body
Edited by boopme, 02 October 2013 - 09:42 AM.