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Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

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    Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

    Acer Aspire V5 is the PC I am using. I turn it on, the boot fails and the pc restarts. Then begins an automatic repair, which crashes and the PC turns off. It is a loop I cannot get out of. How do I fix this?

    I don't have a Windows 8 Disc or anything like that.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    You will have to reinstall windows. On the Acer at boot press Alt + F10 to access the recovery process. If unable you may have to order the recovery disks from Acer. I hope you had you data backed up
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to make Acer Recovery disks.

    Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

    Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8

    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a User Created USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

    Using Acer Recovery DVD:
    ICONIA W510,how to reinstall windows 8 with recove... - Acer Community
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