Windows 10: Strange boot loops

Discus and support Strange boot loops in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hey guys, I'm at a total loss with this system now and I have no clue why it's boot looping. The system is a Asus Maximus VII Hero with a i7-4790k.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/frankcsgo, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Strange boot loops

    Hey guys, I'm at a total loss with this system now and I have no clue why it's boot looping. The system is a Asus Maximus VII Hero with a i7-4790k. System was perfect for 4 years, still going strong it seems besides this issue. I can't remember the first time this happened but it's been going on for about 6 months.

    If I try to turn the system on, it will boot up for a second then turn off, boot for a sec then turn off and that cycle could repeat infinitely until I switch it off at the PSU. The only way to get it to post and boot is to press the clear CMOS button and switch it off at the PSU for about 10 minutes. It will show the wait for F1 screen, I hit F1 and it takes me to the BIOS. Now, I used to be able to just hit continue and boot to windows but this past week when I just continue to boot, it will loop. I did some fiddling with the boot options and discovered that if I disable fast boot, it will boot to windows successfully. Disabling fast boot via windows has no effect when un-ticked. I've done a fresh install of Windows today and with a clean wipe of any corrupt files but it still loops.

    Now I don't know if this issue is because of some windows update because I've heard a lot about updates bricking people's systems or it's failing component.

    I did open the system up to troubleshoot faulty hardware, system booted with everything out just mobo, then connected the CPU and it looped. I don't know what this means because I've had plenty of successful boots after I discovered this, careful monitoring of the CPU after and it seems to perform just fine, speeds are fine under load and idle and so are temps. I reseated heatsink and replaced paste when I had the system open in the troubleshooting stage, I never took the chip out.

    The only thing I haven't done what I've seen people recommend in the forums is to update my bios version.

    If you need any more information/dump files, just PM or comment. Any and all advice is appreciated. Sorry for the weird format of info I'm very tired and I'm on mobile.

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  2. Clark Ari Win User

    Boot loop

    Hi Terri,

    This issue occurs when there are broken components on the boot configuration data of your system. To troubleshoot your boot loop issue, we suggest that you boot in
    safe mode through the Windows
    Environment option. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Turn on your computer. When the Windows logo appears, unplug and replug the device. Perform these steps three times.
    • On the fourth instance, turn on your device without unplugging it. The Windows Recovery Environment window will appear.
    • On the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.
    • Click Advance options.
    • Click Startup Settings.
    • Click Restart.
    • Once your computer restarts, you will see a list of options. Press the F4 key to start your computer in
      safe mode.

    Once done, we suggest that you perform a system restore after booting in safe mode. System Restore will be able to revert your PC or laptop to their previous state, which can be used to repair and recover system malfunctions or issues. Restoring won’t affect
    your personal files, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made. To do this, follow the steps below:

    1. Right-click the Start button, and then select
    Control Panel.

    2. Search Control Panel for

    3. Select Recovery > Open
    System Restore > Next.

    4. Choose the restore point related to the problematic
    app, driver, or update, and then select
    Next > Finish.

    Feel free to post back if you need further assistance.
    Clark Ari, Dec 10, 2019
  3. David Haz Win User
    Windows 10 Repair Boot Loop

    Hi Jed,

    If your computer is stuck in a boot-loop state of Windows, it could mean that automatic repair isn't able to repair a corrupted or broken system file, but attempts to repair it over and over again. For us to assist you properly in resolving this boot-loop
    state, kindly respond to the questions below:

    • Did the issue occur even after removing the USB wireless mouse?
    • Aside from running DISM, what other troubleshooting steps have you done? This is for us to know and to avoid any duplication of efforts on your end.

    We look forward to your response.
    David Haz, Dec 10, 2019
  4. Sambat Win User

    Strange boot loops

    Strange boot problem

    I am trying to get my head round the 6 steps above before having a go. If you can expand on them it may give me a bit more confidence. I cant lose the whole contents of my PC.
    Have attached details as you suggested.

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    Sambat, Dec 10, 2019

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