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W8.1 stuck in auto repair loop, nothing works

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    W8.1 stuck in auto repair loop, nothing works


    A couple days ago, I was casually playing Warframe. Tried to alt+tab out to check an IM and my screen went black. Not sure what happened as I could still hear the mouseover sounds as though Warframe were still active. Fiddled around for a few minutes and couldn't get Task Manager to come up, so I decided to just hold the power button on my laptop until it shut down. No harm done, right? Wrong.

    When I booted back up, Windows greeted me with a "Diagnosing Your PC" message under the normal Toshiba boot logo. After it hung there for a few seconds, it moved on to the "Attempting Repairs" screen. Didn't take long for it to decide it wasn't too happy with me for suddenly shutting it down.

    Since then, I've been stuck in an auto repair loop. So far I've googled everything I could think of, but it seems my efforts were in vain. Tried putting Hiren's on a thumbdrive and booting from there, and for some reason, Windows just boots right back into the auto repair screen. I've even wiped my 1TB external and put the recovery image from my work PC on there. That didn't work either. I've gone through every thread google's given me and I feel like I'm banging my head against the wall.

    I should probably note that formatting is not an option for me. I'd try installing Ubuntu on my external, but since the recovery won't even boot, I feel like that'd be in vain.

    Thanks in advance for any help guys.


    EDIT: I've literally tried every suggestion I could find, and none of it has worked. The auto repair is persistent despite disabling it via cmd on WinRE. Won't boot Hirens from usb either. Am I really boned here or what guys?
    Last edited by iamSimpl; 18 May 2014 at 22:05. Reason: update

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    Hi I had the same problem a few days ago I had a look on you tube seems to be quite a common problem.I Should say I am also running windows 8.1 on my Dell laptop , they suggested putting in the windows 8 disc which you probably don't have as I didn't . But they did say that a windows 7 disc somehow recognises windows 8 I have a windows 7 upgrade disc so I put that in the drive rebooted my laptop and it eventually loaded up. Had a rather large update to download but it's fine now. Good luck
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