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To do so, you will select Advanced options > Troubleshoot > Reset or Refresh. I'm just stoked I dodged a bullet. Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0 ReverseHandedJO Joined Feb 2012 Permanently Banned 10,459 Posts 1,770 Reputation Give Rep Follow User Send Message View Profile Posts Created Threads Started 02-24-2013 at 09:52 PM Whatever the outcome, please post back to this Thread so that we know what progress you have made. http://roguewb.com/windows-8-1/reset-windows-8-1-password-command-prompt.html

It should work! In a nutshell, I was having a Microsoft techie try to solve a minor Homegroup issue on my wife's Windows 8 computer (her user picture wouldn't show up in the Homegroup Post a Deal Stores Find Coupons By Store Adorama Advance Auto Parts Amazon Apple Store AT&T Wireless Best Buy BH Photo & Video BuyDig Costco Dell Home & Office Dorco USA All times are GMT -5.

Forum Thread SOLVED - Windows "Preparing Automatic Repair" boot loop of death TheEdge TheEdge Joined Apr 2006 L10: Grand Master 1,729 Reputation Points 0 Deals Posted 0 Votes Submitted 6,165 Comments Loading... Getting to Win10 is easy, getting back to Win8.1 after a Clean install requires a bit more work (windows.old and possibly the Asus Recovery partition are no longer available). Preparing Automatic Repair boot loop and an error that I researched to find could only really be fixed by reformatting and reinstalling.

  1. Used a Windows 8 DVD and booted into the repair/restore/reinstall options.
  2. OS: Windows 10 Quote Ztruker View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message VIP Member Posts : 4,686 Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576 New 08 Aug 2015 #2 Since you did
  3. It said it couldn't repair it. 3) I booted the DVD again.
  4. I read it as windows 8.1 Reset failed to correct PC problem Upgraded to windows 10 and still failed to correct PC problem Tried using Reset Feature within windows 10, or
  5. I'm on my own with this.
  6. I figured if anybody else from this site (or other sites) had this issue, they could find my "solution" helpful.
  7. Selected the command prompt and entered these three commands: bootrec /fixMBR bootrec /Fixboot bootrec /rebuildBCD 4) Tried booting without the DVD.
  8. EDIT: I was able to get around the "repair" screen (had to change some boot stuff in the BIOS).
  9. Tabvla, Feb 14, 2015 #4 bribro Joined: Mar 7, 2015 Messages: 5 How do you do this ISO deal if your computer won't boot up due to bad hard drive?
  10. Now when I go to Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>System Image Recovery, the computer doesn't find any system images to recover from.

Or so I thought.. "Local Disk C:" is 448 GB free of 449 GB. Yeah, it looks like i have to go that route as well. She triggered a restart. If I restore that after I install Windows, I'm curious to see how far along that will take me as the file is like 16 GB.

Anyone got any ideas what to do? CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives." and also attempted sfc /scannow and it said "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service" I'm running low on options and my OS: Windows 10 Quote Slartybart View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Re Member Posts : 3,506 Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3 New 08 Aug 2015 #6 Mih said: Hi , I'm find more It said it couldn't repair it. 3) I booted the DVD again.

I eventually powered down. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1142997 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? And then I get the following error message: "'Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. bconnerly, Feb 13, 2015 #3 Tabvla Joined: Apr 10, 2006 Messages: 2,054 No, it won't affect your MS Office.

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows 8 > Computer problem? http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19473698 Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Selected and verified by our team of deal editors. A LOT of people have had this issue (in Windows 7 and/or 8) and few, if any people, were able to resolve the issue.

You will of course have to reinstall Office, but providing you have a legit copy and the Product Key then you are good-to-go.. But the problem is still persist 3. Accidentally Unmounted Windows Partition blebeouf, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:40 AM, in forum: Windows 8 Replies: 5 Views: 132 blebeouf Mar 14, 2017 at 2:24 AM Monitor problems/windows update Suiathion, Feb Give one a try.

Or you may want to first do a little research on the process and see how far you get. Same message. The Product Key for W8.1 is encoded into the BIOS, which is OK, because if it wasn't OK then you would not be able to do anything. I even created a custom refresh point.

Had the same thing happen to be Bruh, after buying that new $15 Win8 upgrade that Microsoft had going on for a while. Got to where it said it was getting the devices ready...and then "getting ready...". Thanks for any help you can give me!

I figured if anybody else from this site (or other sites) had this issue, they could find my "solution" helpful.

Find Us My AccountSearchMapsYouTubePlayNewsGmailDriveCalendarGoogle+TranslatePhotosMoreShoppingWalletFinanceDocsBooksBloggerContactsHangoutsKeepEven more from GoogleSign inHidden fieldsBooksbooks.google.com - This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. So I couldn't even do a restore. Windows 10/8 fails to boot Now even if Refresh your PC or Reset your PC options fail, you will be returned back to the WinRE screen. I noticed when I tried to create a system image, it wasn't even seeing the OS drive (even though it was showing up in "My Computer" and everything else was running

OS Windows 8 Quote Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop - Cannot refresh/reset PC « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Forum Windows 8 Forums General Support Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, 9th Edition closely integrates the CompTIA+ Exam objectives to prepare you...https://books.google.com/books/about/A+_Guide_to_IT_Technical_Support_Hardwar.html?id=8f__CAAAQBAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareA+ Guide to IT Technical Support (Hardware Now I cannot boot back to Windows. Microsoft told them (from what I read) that the only fix was a reinstall of the OS.