Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode

22 Sep 2012   #1
Thomsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode

Hey everybody!
I just bought an Asus U31S laptop a couple of weeks ago for school and all was great until today. It suddenly crashed and gave BSOD. I was just on youtube or something, nothing special, but it had been running for a few hours.
So now it won't boot up, it simply reboots constantly. I can't even get into safe mode. BIOS I can get into, but I'm unable to do anything, since it appears to freeze, when I get in there.
I searched for a solution, but so far I've been unable to find one. Any suggestions?


PS English isn't my native tongue...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Sep 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

first suggestion is this.
Startup Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #3
Thomsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't boot from a CD, since there isn't an optical drive in the computer. And I don't think it would help anyway, since I can't change boot priorities.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Sep 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Does the system not have a built in recovery feature then?
This could start to get complicated quickly if you truly have no control over the boot order.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #5
Joseph14

Windows XP
 
 

Hi, I have the same issue with my Dell laptop. I when I shut my laptop down it automatically updated vista and then after when I tried to turn in back on it was stuck in a loop of rebooting. Repair isn't working, Safe mode isn't working command prompt isn't working and I don't have a CD drive to reinstall the system. Although, I do have a USB port is there a way I could start my laptop using that? Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #6
Thomsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't think think I'm able to access a recovery feature, so I'm kind of lost. Guess I'll have to return it and let the store fix it then.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #7
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

if it freezes when in BIOS, then yes, returning it is a good idea. I smell that repairs could get expensive. Thankfully it's pretty new so it's well into any warranty, so you won't pay for them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #8
Thomsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm going to send it within the next couple of days. A shame, but it seems necessary.
Still, thanks to everyone who've tried to help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot starting with the hardware tests. It will save you a lot of money and you'll learn a lot about your PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #10
Joseph14

Windows XP
 
 

Hi again, I fixed my laptop from earlier it was stuck in loop of rebooting and I had no CD drive and couldn't access safe mode. You can transfer the Windows 7 reinstallation DVD that came with your laptop to a USB if you follow the steps at

Installing Windows 7 from a flash drive – faster and more convenient | Cloudeight Information Avenue

or

Install Windows Vista from Bootable USB Flash Memory Drive

make sure you have 4 or 5gbs on the USB. Wish you luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PC stuck in safe mode boot up
Im on Windows 7 Home premium 32bit, I recently tried to boot in safe mode via msconfig.exe . When I restarted my computer my monitor is on but does not activate at all, like its asleep. My keyboard and mouse are active but my monitor is just stuck in this sleep state. I tried hooking monitor up to...
General Discussion
laptop stuck in boot loop & won't install windows cd
Hi, i hope someone can help me. I haven't been having any problems with my laptop, but yesterday it wouldn't start up and is stuck in this loop. It will ask if i want to start windows normally or do a windows repair. both options land me back to where i started. i've tried f8 for safe mode but it...
BSOD Help and Support
Statup stuck on startup repair loop (No Safe Mode etc. possible)
Hey, my problem is rather odd (or at least I haven't seen it before). Whenever I boot up the netbook it goes right into startup repair, without the option to cancel it, even if I try to start windows in safe mode (or any other startup options for that matter), the system launches the startup...
General Discussion
Windows 7 stuck in safe mode boot loop
Hello, Since yesterday,windows boots immediately in safemode and reboots in 10 seconds. This happens again and again and will not stop, unless I shut down the machine. In addition, my keyboard is disable during boot and cannot press F8 to configure my boot. Can anyone help me?
General Discussion
System stuck in boot loop while booting in safe mode
Hey everyone my system is stuck in a boot loop while booting in safe mode I was updating the drivers on my video card. I used driver cleaner pro to remove my old drivers. I then used msconfig to boot in safe mode with the minimal option selected. When the computer reboots I get to the screen to...
BSOD Help and Support
Laptop stuck in BSOD boot loop; StartupRepair, other tools not helpful
I was handed a Windows 7 laptop from a friend last Friday and I've been going over it since that time. It's a Lenovo SL410 with 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Pro 64 bits. This is the original factory installation and the laptop is 2 years old. Motherboard was replaced about 18 months ago. It has a...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App