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Windows 7: Stuck in Restart Loop

17 Feb 2012   #1
dreaded89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Stuck in Restart Loop

Hi All,

So, my computer is stuck in a restart loop. every now and then I see a screen with option to start windows normally or safe mode, but it loops faster then I can hit enter.

being a comp guy and knowing enough about comps, tried to load Windows 7 install disk as well as Ubuntu Live Disk.. No luck, loops before they can load.

Tried disconnecting everything except CPU, Graphic Card, HDD(3 different), and RAM (1 and all sticks).. No luck there either.

Any thoughts on cause of this. fyi. my first inclination was MOBO was fried; so since it was under warranty, I was able to RMA it and get it repaired, but that did not help.

Comp Specs:
Win 7 Ultimate x64
Nvidia GTX480
G.Skill RAM: F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI
Core i7
MOBO: Asus Rampage 3 extreme.

btw, I have rset bios 100s of time and no luck there either...
Let met know if more info is needed.


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18 Feb 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello dreaded and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these issues.

See if this tutorial will help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

I have to repeat the warning containing in the tutorial:

warning   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.
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18 Feb 2012   #3
dreaded89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Marsmimar,

Thanks for quick reply.

unfortunately, the tutorial does not help. I cant even get into Advance Boot Options (F8).

Any other thoughts!!!
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18 Feb 2012   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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18 Feb 2012   #5
Rough

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreaded89 View Post
Hi Marsmimar,

Thanks for quick reply.

unfortunately, the tutorial does not help. I cant even get into Advance Boot Options (F8).

Any other thoughts!!!
You should try to enable USB keyboard input in BIOS. I hope this helps.
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19 Feb 2012   #6
dreaded89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, No luck after creating the Recovery disk.
I see the screen which say something like "Press Any key to load from CD" for less then a sec, before it loops again.

this is a fairly up to date MOBO which supports USB Keyboard by default. I know the keyboard input is getting through as when I see "start windows Normally" option I am able to hit it but it restarts right after.
(btw. page which the above option appears for very short time as well when not booting form CD.)

Any other ideas.
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21 Feb 2012   #7
dreaded89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

New Details; working but not the way it should be.

Clarify a bit, I have a Core i7 980x.

I seem to be able to load up fine with 3 cores enabled. if I enable 4 or more cores, I go into loop again.
Any thoughts?
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21 Feb 2012   #8
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I would guess either bad CPU, bad PSU, or bad Windows 7 system files. With three cores enabled, run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.
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21 Feb 2012   #9
dreaded89

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Attached is the CBS log file.

Seems like there was something that could not be repaired.

All is see is msconfig being corrupt, but to my knowledge it should not cause this...

Thanks
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21 Feb 2012   #10
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The boot section of msconfig actually controls how many processors Windows sees. If msconfig is corrupt, this may be why disabling a core in the BIOS allows you to boot into Windows. Suggest a Repair Install to resolve the issue.
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