Hi. Thank you in advance for any help!
I have a custom build. Running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have scoured the interwebs for all things related to my issue. That issue being and unending boot loop. It started yesterday, 8/12/16, after doing a system update. Downloaded and installed the recommended updates, per Microsoft's built in updater, after the updates installed I told it to restart to finish installing and BOOM. Infinite boot loop of doom. No other changes were made and I absolutely HAVE to get some files off of it. The issue is that those files are encrypted. I've tried slaving the drive to a good machine, but without it being a boot from that windows, I don't know how to get those encrypted files.
I have tried using a recovery disc (I don't have an install disc, it was downloaded from MS as an ISO), I have tried bootrec /Fixboot, bootrec /Fixmbr, bootrec /rebuildbcd. I have tried using last known good, system restore. Nothing works. Can't boot to safe mode to remove the offending updates.
If it were not for the need of those files, I would have just done a fresh install and been done with it. Any help would be immensely appreciated.