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Windows 7: Reboot loop during "Preparing to configure Windows" - Can't safe mode

17 Oct 2011   #1
socktopus

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Reboot loop during "Preparing to configure Windows" - Can't safe mode

Hello,

I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop, completely stock with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed.
Windows has recently installed some updates and when it rebooted it showed the "Preparing to configure Windows - Do not turn off your computer" Same as this but after about 10-20 seconds it automatically reboots.
I left it alone and watched it complete this cycle 5 times before I decided it's not going to fix itself!
I have tried booting with everything attached (keyboard, extHDD, mouse) and also with nothing attached.
I have tried using a recovery disc to "repair" but it found no problems, ideally I would just do a repair-install of windows but as it seems that requires me to actually be in windows it's of no use! I have also tried to boot into safe mode but it still tries to configure windows then reboots.
It's my university work laptop so I'm hesitant to do a "replace" install of windows as I am currently unable to back up everything and for obvious reasons I don't want to lose it!

Another thing is I have ESET NOD32 installed, always up to date. I have never had any troubles before though.

Any help is very welcome! Thanks for looking!


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17 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Socktopus.

Please check this tutorial, which may be of help to you.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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17 Oct 2011   #3
socktopus

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Socktopus.

Please check this tutorial, which may be of help to you.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
You sir, have truly saved my bacon.
Extremely quick response and flawless instructions!

Thank you!
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05 Jul 2012   #4
ZeDWeB

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
Great Tutorial

Registered just to say thank you!
Really helpfull!
Got my Win 7 Pro x64 up and running again!
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03 Dec 2013   #5
babb4214

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Socktopus.

Please check this tutorial, which may be of help to you.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

OH DANG MAN....I was going to hurt myself if I didn't get this figured out! Thanks so much for this tutorial! I registered just to say THANKS!!!
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