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Windows 8.1 stuck in automatic repair loop

  1. #11


    N.Y.
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    Believe just the controller drivers that are missing, 64bit or 32bit windows 8.1 ?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Home


    64bit Windows 8.1

    Where do I find those?
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  3. #13


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    One highlighted around in white is it, no matter to 64 or 32bit works for both, always check here for updated drivers besides BIOS which can sometimes render the PC useless.

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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Home


    Thank you! I'll get to installing those drivers now and will report back when it's finished. You're a great help!
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TheDudeKeanu View Post
    Thank you! I'll get to installing those drivers now and will report back when it's finished. You're a great help!
    Your most welcome, unzip file, need to look for ones shown as 64bit only, not 32bit, be series of them, copy to a flash drive then go into the device manager under IDE/ATA ATAPI Controllers look there see any yellow exclamation points, this is were drivers go. Forgot to mention if drivers are missing should be yellow exclamation point in this area under IDE/ATA controllers.
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  6. #16


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    Just tried that. However, the driver installer is an exe and how do I start that? I tried to start the installer exe from command prompt but came up with the error message "The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present"
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  7. #17


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    Why command prompt, because no access within the desktop from the PC ?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Home


    Yeah, the whole reason I made this thread is because km stuck in an automatic repair loop and can't get my PC to boot lol
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  9. #19


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TheDudeKeanu View Post
    Yeah, the whole reason I made this thread is because km stuck in an automatic repair loop and can't get my PC to boot lol
    Eactly, somehow i forgot all this because telling me about the error shown for controller driver, but again have to look back as to where you saw this, also because i thought you were further through and able to boot.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    If chkdsk checked out fine, repair does not work, good chance you may need to do a reinstall of windows 8.1, hopefully all other software, documents or any important files were backed up.
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