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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

29 Apr 2016   #490

Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise

My system got powered off while Windows was booting, then every boot thereafter wanted to run the startup repair tool, which couldn't fix the issue or even tell me what the issue was to begin with. Was a little skeptical about trying these steps, but it totally worked! THANK YOU SO MUCH! It saved me from data loss and so much time it would have taken to reinstall Windows and get everything set up again. How can I send you some beer money? Cheers!

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26 May 2016   #491

Windows 8.1 64 bit

YES. It works. Thanks a lot. Love you, man
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05 Jun 2016   #492

windows 7

I managed to get to step 14 before i couldnt go any further.. the default file appears then it says nothing else can be copied and go straight to D:\windows\system32\config\regback! What have i done wrong? all the files in the previous step had bytes.
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06 Jul 2016   #493

64 Win 7 Home Prem

I've read through a bunch of pages of this thread and my eyes are watering so I just wanted to add my problem and see if anyone can help. Thanks in advance!

The laptop in question here is a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161x.

I have the same issue as many -- DEFAULT, SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM all show up with 0 bytes.

What is an "alternative method of recovering your system"?? (as stated in Step #13)

I even copied DEFAULT, SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM from another working computer (with Win7), restarted, and it STILL loops infinitely!

Before that, I had previously already did a FULL reinstall of Windows 7 from the laptop's HDDRECOVERY, which also formatted the HDD, so this thing should run as if it is fresh out the box! It doesn’t. It just loops.

The laptop is old, slow, and has essentially been replaced already, and ALL of my important files were manually (slowly) removed using CMD prior to the reinstall… but that’s not the point! The point is to get this thing to work!

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08 Jul 2016   #494

Windows 8.1

This SAVED MY LIFE, thank you so much for this, really.

I used it on windows 8.1 and worked like a charm. I had a problem with the manual recovery too, so my only alternative was to dismount the drive of my laptop and plug it in as external drive and backup the data. Instead this procedure fixed everything and I didn't have to do any of this tedious job.
It worked very easily, i love you
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14 Jul 2016   #495

Windows 10
Automatic Repair Loop

My system did not reboot normally and now my DIR shows NOTHING!! As u can see on the photo, at 5:46pm on 7/14/2016 (today) there is a file "Recovery.txt". What next??
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30 Jul 2016   #496

Windows 10
Thank you!

Worked like a charm! Thanks a ton!!
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01 Aug 2016   #497

Windows 7 32b Professional
Thank you!

I created an account, simply so I could tell you that this saved my computer, tonight. Ran two Windows updates on work computers, this afternoon, but third strike on the home computer sent me into an evening of tailspin and, well.. infinite loops.
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08 Aug 2016   #498

Solved my Problem

you are....... my life savior.............. since 2 month my pc not working.... Black window with mouse Cursor....... than i decide change my hard disk........ but..... today.... Type in google "CD/DVD boot than restart fix" than i read your "TUTORIAL"...... step by step follow your tut..... "THAN RESTART MY PC OOOOOOOOOO WOW..... FIX MY PROBLEM" ................ THANKS ............

sorry for my bad english.
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13 Oct 2016   #499
Val Gal 86

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 6.1.7601

Hi there!
I too wish to thank you for this! While it has not yet fixed my particular problem, I have a feeling I am on the right track.

HP pavilion p6727c
Win 7 sp1
One sata disk labelled 0 (zero)
3 volumes -
vol 1= system no letter assigned originally, I assigned it as B:
Vol 2=OS letter= C:
Vol 3=HP_RECOVERY letter= E: (when normal boot this is listed as D: in "my computer"

I have the repair loop, and had a look at each directory in RE using a repair disc I made in 2014.

C: has the folders you listed (ie Program files, users, windows, etc)
But in B, C, and E when I use the command cd \windows\system32\config
each reply is the same: the system cannot find the path specified.

So... What now??

Please advise if possible. Thanks in advance.

Awwwww... Shoot! I just rechecked my work and on C: I misspelled windows. Doh! Sorry, continuing the process, and still very grateful for this!
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