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Windows 8 rebooting loop

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    Windows 8 rebooting loop


    I have been using Windows 8 for over 1 year now. My computer took an update yesterday and tried to reboot. Now all I get is Windows is configuring your updates....goes from 0-30% and then it restarts. Keeps cycling forever.

    I have an AMD quad core 9600, Gigabyte MB, 4GB ram, SSD drive.

    I have tried to put in the Windows install/repair DVD and system restore says I need to restart choose an operating system. The repair option starts with diagnosing your PC then after 5 minutes it just restarts.

    Any help would be appreciated as I can not due a fresh install....need my data.

    Hetal

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Can you get into safe mode ?
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    windows 8


    No, I can not get into safe mode as the computer just restarts without getting to the windows startup menu or desktop. There is no way to get into safe mode with pressing shift F8 either.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try pressing the delete key at startup to get into the bios.
    If you can get into the bios, enable the boot menu.
    This should enable getting to the boot menu by pressing F-12 at startup.
    Once there, you can get into safe mode & choose a restore point, if you have any.
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    Windows 8.1


    In addition to working with David on this issue, you might want to take a peek at this advisory to see if it applies to your situation:

    Download Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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    windows 8


    The boot menu F12 gets me to choose what drive I am booting from. I already choose the windows 8 installation drive, but then again the same thing with preparing to configure updates and goes from 0% to 30% then restarts...

    I do not get an option to choose safe mode.
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    windows 8


    The Microsoft advisory is only for Windows 7. Not windows 8 or 64 bit editions, unless I am mistaken.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Odd.

    It should show several options:

    Click image for larger version

    The picture shows what I get by pressing F-12.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by patelhe View Post
    The Microsoft advisory is only for Windows 7. Not windows 8 or 64 bit editions, unless I am mistaken.
    You are absolutely correct. I apologize for that error. Sometimes I just move too fast and I'm starting to get caught. Sorry for that.
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  10. #10


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    windows 8


    here is what I get when I press F12Click image for larger version
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