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Windows keeps looping on start up. AAAHHHH! Help! I'm getting DIZZY!


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#1 lulucomer

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:20 AM

Hello!

 
I'm getting really dizzy watching this thing going in circles!!sick.gif I am trying to repair a friend's Gateway NE56R (Acer) laptop. It has Windows 7 Prem loaded on it. I have the set of 4 Recovery discs, 1 System Disc and 1 Language Disc, they are all Factory Discs, not self made recovery discs. When I turn on the PC it shows the Gateway Logo then it flashes a small white line in the far upper left hand corner of the screen, then next it is followed by "Starting Windows" then it goes straight to the Windows Error Recovery screen. It just loops back to that screen over and over. I tried using the recovery discs using both the full recovery and the save the data recovery options. It goes all the way through the whole process of loading the discs one by one, then it asks for the Start Up disc last but not least the language disc. When it is done it reboots the PC right back to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I tried picking the safe modes, well I tried several choices on the Recovery screen, such as Safe Mode, Normal... But so far nothing seems to work. I've managed to bring up a page with the choices of Windows 7 and "Run A Memory Test", I tried both. The Memory test says it does not find any problems. Then it boots up to the Windows Recovery Error screen. I might mention the last ones to use it before it had problems were a 6 and 8 year old. Could they have somehow gotten a virus or malware to cause the start up problem?

 



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:30 AM

Mash F8 on boot until you see a list of options. At the screen that comes up, select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" and post any error message you get.

It refuses to run on those IOS's because the earlier versions of cIOScorp scooped out your Wii's innards and turned them into delicious Scrambled IOS Breakfast, which confused the crap out of their installer and gave TT all sorts of bizarre errors to scratch their heads over.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

What Portaller is trying to suggest it to boot into the Advanced Boot Options.  You will see the image below with the option you want to stop the loop.

 

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With the computer off, press the power button and immediately start tapping the F8 key and continue to do this until you see the Advanced Boot Options displayed.

 

Use the up or down key to navigate to Disable automatic restart on system failure.  Once the pointer is on this option press Enter to select this option.  

 

Restart the computer.

 

When the computer starts you should receive a BSOD, this is normal.  It will look similar to the image below.

 

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At the top of the image you can see the ***STOP: error, your BSOD will have a similar number, please include this in your next  post.

 

Edited to add:

 

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

 

If you can, does the problem persist?


Edited by dc3, 30 January 2015 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for your suggestions, Guys. I already tried all the options given in the Boot Options. That's what I meant in my post when I said  "I tried picking the safe modes, well I tried several choices on the Recovery screen, such as Safe Mode, Normal... But so far nothing seems to work"   Every single choice that I pick in the boot options brings me right back to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I've also have booted up with the recovery discs and tried a full recovery and then the save data recovery options and after the laptop goes through the whole process of loading the discs and reboots itself(I even tried to stop the reboot after the first 4 times of using the discs but that didn't work either) and both bring me back to the Windows Error Recovery screen. So far every single thing ends up at the Error Screen! Ahhh! :smash:  I really think it has something to do with the boot file. I think either it has a corrupt file, or a missing file or maybe some kind of virus that attacked the boot sequence or something. I can't get past the Error screen to get to any of the files. I've been trying to figure out how to boot up the laptop into Dos instead of the windows7 os, but I haven't read any options to do this yet. Not without having to use the Boot Options, which do not work. But thanks for trying to help though! If anybody out there knows how to boot up into Dos without using Windows7 boot options please let me know!



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

Try this. If that fails, try tunning "sfc /scannow /offbootdir=[drive root]\ /offwindir=[Windows folder path]/. If it refuses to boot into the command prompt environment, I have some more ideas. Hopefully the stated suggestions work!

It refuses to run on those IOS's because the earlier versions of cIOScorp scooped out your Wii's innards and turned them into delicious Scrambled IOS Breakfast, which confused the crap out of their installer and gave TT all sorts of bizarre errors to scratch their heads over.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

Please do the following.

 

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 from the links below.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed.  These images are hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
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5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
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6.  After the image has been created click on Close
 
Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
 
 
Part B, Steps 1b - 10b
 
1b)  Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
 
2b)  You will be prompted to press any key to start the installation, I find the space bar handy.
 
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
 
3b)  You will now need to choose the  Language, Time, currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
 
After this is done click on Next.
 
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4b)  Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
 
This link will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.
 
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5b)  System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations.  This will take several minutes.
 
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.
 
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6b)  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
 
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7b)  Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.
 
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For a future reference, there are several other diagnostic and recovery tools available in the Windows 7 System Recovery Options including System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
 
8b)  The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems in the system files.
 
If Startup Repair finds a problem with any system files the tool may suggest a solution which you will need to confirm, or may solve the problem automatically.
 
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9b)  Startup Repair will now attempt to repair whatever problems it found with system files.  
 
Note:  If Startup Repair did not find any problems with system files you won't see this step.
 
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Important: Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process.  This is normal, you should allow it to continue until you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window. 
 
10b)  Click on Finish, this will restart your computer.
 
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It is possible that the Startup Repair will not be able to fix the problem.  If the Startup Repair tool determines this, it may automatically run the the repair after your computer restarts.  If it does not automatically run the repair but you are still having problems with Windows 7 repeat these steps to run Startup Repair again manually.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

Hello,dc3, may I ask you a question about the 7 home premium 64bit? I noticed that the download is for the SP1, if you are not sure if the home premium 64 bit on your laptop has the SP1 on it already, is it safe to go ahead and upgrade to the SP1 if your trying to get your laptop to boot? I hope you understand my question??? I now know I have Windows 7 Home Premium with 64-bit, so I would like to use the ISO you are suggesting for Ben_26, but I'm not sure if I have the Service Pack 1 or not. So if by chance I do not have Service Pack 1 , will it be safe to go ahead and upgrade to the 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 while repairing the boot on my laptop? Thanks so much for your help, sir!!!

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

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Please address this in your topic here.  It would be inappropriate to address your topic here.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:04 PM

@lulucomer

 

Please address this in your topic here.  It would be inappropriate to address your topic here.

I'm very sorry, dc3 and ben_26! :wacko: I was born blonde so you'll have to forgive me please!

 

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