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Preparing automatic repair loop unable to boot


JHGomez

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#1
I am unable to boot my laptop with Windows 8 Pro. It was working fine after upgrade finished from win 7, but IE10 locked up and I pressed the power button for 4 secs to shut it off, when turning it back on it's locked on a loop “ preparing auto repair, diagnosing , Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC , shut down or advance options," every thing I try goes back to restart the same loop. Is there a way to bypass the prep auto repair on startup? I tried booting from installation disk but at a certain point it tells you to remove installation media and boot from OS and again the same loop. Help!!!!!!
 

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    Windows 8

Monty22001

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#2
I had this happen on a laptop with an SSD that was refurbished, but tested ok. At this point it's kinda scary and I'm not sure if I can really trust the OS. I'm going to try a different SSD, but that repair loop is a bad, bad sign. Hopefully they can get this fixed ASAP.
 

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#3
did you try shift + F8 and safe mode ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

Monty22001

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I did, safe boot would even go into the loop. I was using Bitlocker, and it was asking for the recovery key each time on mine too, a real pain. Something got corrupted real bad. I'm hoping it was the SSD. I've heard of turning off fast boot and hibernation to help stop startup issues, so on my new desktop I did last night that was the first thing I did, so hopefully that one will be ok.
 

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  • OS
    Win 8

JHGomez

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#5
Shift F8 or safe mode do the same thing. There is a file that did not close correctly, so on boot up it is messing up, there's got to be a way around this
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8