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Computer keeps restarting. [Solved]


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Ok lets try:

 

bootrec /rebuildbcd


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It scanned for Windows Installations, identified 1 on D:

Now it's displaying:

 

"Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A): "


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select Y


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I typed in Y, it said "Element not found".


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this is a bit of a mess. hmm.

 

Let's do:

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd    > followed by Y

bootrec /scanos


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bootrec/fixmbr was successful.

 

bootrec/rebuildbcd had the same result as last time.

 

bootrec/scanos was successful and found an installation on D:\ .


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And if you reboot, what happens now?

 

Might be worth trying automatic repair again now to see if it will pick up the OS


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Tried system repair, still not booting. OS is still not listed in the recovery options.


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We can try to check for corrupt system files and replace them.

From the command prompt again, type: sfc /scannow

If any incorrect files are detected, it will replace them.


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Tried sfc/scannow, It scanned for a second then displayed this message:

 

"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.
 Restart Windows and run safe again."

 

I've restarted and typed in sfc/scannow 3 times now, ran system repair as well but it still displays the same message.


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Try it this way: (assuming D: drive in recovery of course)

 

SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=D:\ /OFFWINDIR=D:\Windows\ 

 

There is an alternative method if this doesn't work of deleting the pending file which should allow sfc to continue

the command would be del d:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml


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The scan completed, displaying this message :'Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.'.


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Hi. Just need to check a couple of things.

 

You seem to have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive

Is windows installed on the SSD and was it previously installed on the 1TB?


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Windows is currently installed on the SSD, it was installed on the HDD at one point but the HDD was reformatted afterwards.


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Ok, I think it has got confused as to which drive it is working on.

 

This will take a few steps.

 

From command prompt, type diskpart and press enter

then type list disk and press enter

 

Please post a picture of what you see.


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