I have a friends malware riddled computer that they wanted data recovered from, but its stuck in a boot loop. The laptop works fine in safe mode, I was able to recover all the data and it would stay on for as long as I wanted. I went to install Windows 7 from a new disc the CD Rom won't boot, works in safe mode though. So I made a bootable flash drive of Windows 7, it works just doesn't stay on long enough before restarting. Same goes for other programs I've tried to use to reformat the drive Darik Boot and Nuke, Knopixx Linux and nothing will stay on long enough outside of safe mode to run. I've also tried from safe mode disabling all startup items in MSconfig along with disabling all services, cleaning with malware bytes, antisuperspyware, ect. I haven't touched the hardware inside yet.
Any ideas on where to go from here that's free or very cheap, don't want to put a lot of money into this laptop being so old. Its just going to be used for Office and browsing.
Edited by adammg, 03 April 2017 - 12:37 AM.