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    Default Win10 automatic repair loop.

    My daughters i5 pc is stuck on the automatic repair loop, and nothing i have tried to fix it short of doing a repair install and losing all her downloaded games etc.
    Tried all the safe modes but just boots back to the automatic repair screen, command prompt just takes me to x: and not C drive.
    None of the suggestions i found have worked and scan disk and chkdsk show not faults, i have spare hdd's and wondering if cloning the whole hdd might help and we just be stuck at the same screen ?



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    try this

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    Thanks, didn't work as per video and i dont want to screw it up more than it is.

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    i had similar happen recently and tried everything then as a last
    hail mary i switched out the ram and it worked.
    dont say linux if i wanted it id install it

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangiel View Post
    Thanks, didn't work as per video and i dont want to screw it up more than it is.
    I hate to put it this way mate, but you have to do something....

    So...I would suggest that you boot into repair from a USB. Take a full system backup....the Windows one is fine.

    Load a new W10 after formatting and see what happens. You'll know then if its the hardware. Re-seat everything you can. You may not have to take this step after formatting, but I would.

    If all seems OK, reload the backup.

    Good Luck...

    Oh, will the usual suspects PLEASE shut the f*ck up about Linux....I know it's hard for you.
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    I hate to put it this way mate, but you have to do something....

    So...I would suggest that you boot into repair from a USB. Take a full system backup....the Windows one is fine.

    Load a new W10 after formatting and see what happens. You'll know then if its the hardware. Re-seat everything you can. You may not have to take this step after formatting, but I would.

    If all seems OK, reload the backup.

    Good Luck...

    Oh, will the usual suspects PLEASE shut the f*ck up about Linux....I know it's hard for you.
    Obviously yes but i didn't want to do anything that was going to delete files unless it was the last resort, i have a win10 installation USB that we tried the repair function but still boots to the automatic repair screen.
    Tried a few commands from command prompt and its telling me that it cant find a windows install so thats possibly an MBR issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangiel View Post
    Obviously yes but i didn't want to do anything that was going to delete files unless it was the last resort, i have a win10 installation USB that we tried the repair function but still boots to the automatic repair screen.
    Tried a few commands from command prompt and its telling me that it cant find a windows install so thats possibly an MBR issue.
    A backup will save them and the system.

    If you are paranoid about the system, then reload with a dfferent/new ssd in the thing. That will also see if the hardware is OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    A backup will save them and the system.

    If you are paranoid about the system, then reload with a dfferent/new ssd in the thing. That will also see if the hardware is OK.
    Not paranoid at all, just trying to sort it without deleting everything. I downloaded a copy of bootable USB diagnostic programs so will see if they work.

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    Look..OK. Seems reasonable. But you aren't really risking anything with a full backup.

    I would think that it's a good idea anyway, REGARDLESS of what you try.
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    To close this off, i tried various programs to try and fix the failing drive and managed to get it boot up once. I then attempted to make a backup or clone the disk and everything failed and then it wouldnt boot again.
    Bit the bullet and fitted a new 1TB SSD and did a fresh win10 install, then my daughter tells me she had done a full backup to one drive so once setup she just synced the account and its back and running better than ever.

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