Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


Topic # 138721 14-Jan-2014 18:42 Send private message

Hi folks, just had a friend whose PC keeps on booting automatically into Automatic Repair on Windows 8 and just won't start up to Windows 8. When he turns it off and on again it just keeps going in a loop - Automatic Repair. I've tried chkdsk /r - ing it and it took about 2-3 hours but still keeps going in a loop.

The error log message that pops up is: c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt

We eventually tried "Refreshing the PC" but it just came back with "There was a problem refreshing your PC. No changes were made."

This looks like a similar thread: HERE

Any ideas please?

Thanks.




View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2


1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967105 14-Jan-2014 20:47 Send private message

Does anybody please?




2934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 903


  Reply # 967111 14-Jan-2014 20:52 Send private message

It is suggestive of a hardware component fault or driver fault. You could try opening an ensuring all connection are sound especially Ram and graphics board, but check all cable and other physical connection. The if that doesn't resolve try updating drivers.

Is it by any chance a HP?




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.



1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967116 14-Jan-2014 20:57 Send private message

KiwiNZ: It is suggestive of a hardware component fault or driver fault. You could try opening an ensuring all connection are sound especially Ram and graphics board, but check all cable and other physical connection. The if that doesn't resolve try updating drivers.

Is it by any chance a HP?


We can't update the drivers because we can't even get into Windows?

No, it's a Samsung All-in-one PC.




2934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 903


  Reply # 967118 14-Jan-2014 21:04 Send private message

Can you boot to safe mode? Usually F8 during post will do it




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.



1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967132 14-Jan-2014 21:13 Send private message

So would there be another reason? Can't seem to do a "refresh you PC" as well.




955 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 46


  Reply # 967148 14-Jan-2014 21:27 Send private message

99% of the time this issue is a failed hard drive - do you have the option of a hardware test?



1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967150 14-Jan-2014 21:28 Send private message

I did all the chkdsk but still didn't work. But don't worry now, they just reset the entire PC. Thanks for your help though.




2932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 280

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 967164 14-Jan-2014 21:50 Send private message

Interesting I had exact same problem today.

I wonder why





2932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 280

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 967165 14-Jan-2014 21:51 Send private message

It doesn't seem to recognize my Windows 8 CD to refresh the PC...







1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967170 14-Jan-2014 21:58 Send private message

Have you fixed yours yet nakedmolerat?




2932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 280

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 967174 14-Jan-2014 22:03 Send private message

No. I'm running windows 8.1. It won't recognize my windows 8 CD.

I can't afford to lose files







1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 967181 14-Jan-2014 22:23 Send private message

Oh must you have a Windows disc to Refresh the PC? I didn't have to last time I had to refresh a PC.




2934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 903


  Reply # 968225 16-Jan-2014 15:05 Send private message

I ran Windows update yesterday and this has been happening to my Toshiba Laptop since.




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

2932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 280

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 968234 16-Jan-2014 15:19 Send private message

KiwiNZ: I ran Windows update yesterday and this has been happening to my Toshiba Laptop since.


Yeah i have the feeling microsoft screw this up







1187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 968238 16-Jan-2014 15:25 Send private message

KiwiNZ: I ran Windows update yesterday and this has been happening to my Toshiba Laptop since.


Lol.. you too now!




 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by steve98 on 2-Aug-2014 10:25 (136 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by Quibbler on 1-Aug-2014 19:57 (108 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Are IT staff supposed to know everything
Created by BTR, last reply by Dingbatt on 2-Aug-2014 08:42 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 1-Aug-2014 19:22 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


"keyless" keys - questions
Created by joker97, last reply by MadEngineer on 30-Jul-2014 22:02 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Dick Smith in Continual Sale Mode
Created by Dynamic, last reply by mattwnz on 1-Aug-2014 21:31 (95 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.