FIX Windows 10 Keeps Restarting Loop

If you’re experiencing a Windows 10 infinite reboot loop, there are several steps you can take to resolve the issue. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Remove all removable devices and perform a hard reset:
    • Unplug all peripheral devices such as printers, pen drives, speakers, etc.
    • Perform a hard reboot by pressing and holding the power button for around five seconds.
    • Wait for about 30 seconds and then press the power button again to restart your computer.
  2. Boot into Safe Mode:
    • If you have different versions of Windows installed on your computer, wait for the OS selection page to appear and choose “Change defaults or other alternatives” when prompted.
    • Follow the instructions to enter Safe Mode.
  3. Activate Safe Mode manually:
    • Hold the Shift key and choose Start > Restart to enter Windows 10’s Advanced startup settings.
    • Alternatively, go to Settings (Windows Key + I) > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup and click “Restart now.”
    • Another option is to open a higher-level Command Prompt (search for cmd in the Start menu, right-click, and select “Run as administrator”) and use the command “shutdown /r /o” to reboot the PC into Advanced Boot settings.
  4. Access Safe Mode using the installation media:
    • If you can’t enter Safe Mode, you’ll need to use installation media.
    • Insert the Windows 10 installation disc or create a USB/DVD recovery drive on another computer.
    • Boot from the installation media and select the recovery partition as the primary drive.

Once you’re in Safe Mode, you can try the following methods to repair the infinite boot loop:

  1. Repair a Windows Update-related boot loop:
    • Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands:
      arduino
      wuauserv net stop
      net stop bits
    • Navigate to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution directory and delete everything in it.
    • Restart your computer.
  2. Remove an app or game causing the boot loop:
    • Locate the software in the Start menu, right-click it, and select Uninstall.
    • Restart your computer.
  3. Resolve hardware driver boot loops:
    • Right-click the Start menu, select Device Manager, and look for the suspect device.
    • Right-click the device, go to Properties > Drivers, and choose either “Roll Back Driver” or “Disable Device” followed by “Uninstall Driver.”
    • Restart your computer.
  4. Clear the Windows Registry using System Restore:
    • Boot into Safe Mode and search for “Create a restore point” in the Start menu.
    • Click the “System Restore” button and follow the instructions to restore your system to a previous state.
    • Note: This requires that you have previously created a restore point.
  5. Perform a factory reset of Windows 10:
    • If all else fails, you can perform a factory reset to reinstall Windows 10.
    • Remember to back up your personal data before proceeding.

It’s recommended to follow these steps carefully and ensure that you have a backup of your important files before attempting any major changes to your system.

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