So got the prompt to update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, ok go to do that update fails. Next thing I know I am stcuk in the automatic Repair loop and have been stuck in it ever since. I was advised to download WIndows 8.1 on to a USB stick ( which I did) and try to get the computer to boot from the USB Stick so it could repair Windows and then I could get back into my laptop and get everything straightened out from there. ( This laptop is an HP Pavilion G7 that game with Windows 8 )
So I am at a loss of how to fix this with out loosing all the stuff on that laptop I have been reading and reading and reading all sorts of different methods, but the automatic repair loop just is driving me batty as it wont let me past it.
I tried to do the restore to an earlier point but it indicated there are no earlier restore points but that didnt work. I have tried to boot into safe mode, safe mode with networking etc from the numbered F opition from F1 to F10 and that didnt work, so now I am here because I am all out of ideas.
Any ideas or suggestion of what to try next that WONT make me loose all the information on that laptop would be greatly appreciated .
It seems that HP's secure boot isnt allowing my Lap top to do the boot from the USB Stick and I am stuck in Automatic repair loop hell ( or at least it seems like it ) I have to be able to get this laptop back working again. This laptop contains a lot of information and correspondence and files etc dealing with my brothers estate since he passed just a short time ago ( this was his laptop which is why it has all the aforementioned stuff on it and I can not loose this by doing a system recovery that wipes everything.
I had posted on the HP forum and got zero response and most of the responses I have seen that were similar 9 or seemed that way to me were to do a complete wipe and start over )