Sorry, I have done my best to search this and have been trying for 6 hours trying various things and have been unable to either find someone who has had a successful resolution, or stumble into it myself. I have tackled many problems in the past on various computers, but this on has me on the ropes.
Speaking to Avast, they will help me they say for $180, but I feel if I persist I can figure this out. Blah ditty blah.
So, Computer was running Win 8.1 just fine. This morning I decide I want to kick Avast off the computer and install another anti-virus. So I use Windows Uninstall and after a bit I get "Successfully Uninstalled" ..Restart Now...OK. Then It goes into the "Preparing Automatic Repair" "Diagnosing Computer" "Attempting Repair" routine before displaying "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC Message. From here I can go to Advanced options and get a command prompt.
I have tried replacing System32 Config files with backup files (sam, security, software, default & system) using a guide I found to get
over this repair loop I'm stuck in.
I have restarted the beast 50 times at least. I also have a win7 Start screen thing working but none of the options do anything other than restart it trying to repair itself again.
Anyone heard of a successful fix for this?
Needless to say, this is really bumming me out. Computer is a year old gaming computer. I see the MSI Bootscreen for an instant before I get the Win7 legacy start screen.
Help Me Obi Wan's!!! Your my ONLY Hope!