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Windows 7: Windows 7 stuck in infinite reboot loop

30 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Windows 7 stuck in infinite reboot loop

I'm working on a friends laptop that is stuck in a loop rebooting. It started after she attached her iPhone to the laptop.

I've tried using a repair disk and so far it's not working. I also have tried to boot to safemode (which also fails).

I've also tried sfc /scannow but it doesn't work.
I've tried rebuilding the BCD manually (I'm not sure I did that right)
Is there any way to fix the machine? I really don't want to reformat the machine if I don't have to.

Heres what I see when I boot it up:
When I turn on the computer it has a white bar that says it's loading windows, then I see the normal windows loading screen. After about 5 seconds it goes into system repair. That fails and the process starts all over again.

I was able to get the computer to give me the option to boot into Safe Mode but that failed as well. I also got the option to boot to the last stable configuration but it failed too.

Additionally, when I rebuilt the BCD it doesn't load windows instead it goes to a light blue screen with nothing on it (Not a BSOD type blue screen).

I also ran Bitdefender's bootable antivirus and it removed 4 infections.

I hope this makes sense. I've been working on this thing for over 16 hours and am starting to get confused.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I forgot to mention I also tried the instructions on the first page of this thread:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

And also there are no system restore points.

Edit: I just finished running chkdsk /R
It didn't find any errors
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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