System will not boot. It goes through normal re boot but it is stuck in a loop and comes back to the same re boot screen
I attempted to restore my ThinkPad G40 to an earlier period and upon executing the process it is stuck with a Runtime Error message. Is there any solution to this problem. I do not have the original system disks as this is an older system. Thanks Manny I tried to re boot the system and a screen comes and it says re boot in 3 or 4 different modes. Safe mode, safe mode w/internet, normal mode, ect. I tried normal mode and it just keeps comming back to the same page.
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Method 1. Reset your Windows 10 PC
Navigate Start > Settings > Update and Security > Recovery > Reset this PC.
Then Hit on the Get Started button just below the option to fix Windows 10 'Restoring your previous version of windows' stuck issue. During the process, select Keep my files option will allows you to keep all your personal data safe.
Method 2. Perform a System Restore or Startup Repair
1. Download Windows 10 media creation tool and create a Windows 10 installation media.
2. Boot or start your computer from the Windows 10 installation media.
2. In the Install Windows page, tap 'Repair your computer' to start the Windows Recovery Environment.
3. In the Windows Recovery Environment, on the Choose an option screen, click 'Troubleshoot'.
4. Click 'Advanced Options' and then click on 'System Restore' or 'Startup Repair'.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to fix Windows 10 'Restoring your previous version of windows' stuck or loop and restore the computer to an earlier state successfully.
Method 3. Clean install Windows 10 with ISO image
If none of the above methods is helpful, you can try to reinstall Windows 10 with ISO image file. Just download Windows 10 media creation tool. Try it to download Windows 10 ISO image file and burned it to bootable DVD or USB flash drive. And then clean install Windows 10 on your PC. It has helped most users to fix Windows 10 stuck at 'Restoring your previous version of windows' loop.
Method 4. Restore Windows 10 using previous backup image
The above methods are all the possible free solutions from Windows 10 settings to fix Windows 10 stuck at 'Restoring your previous version of windows' loop. Actually, at most times, they might not help due to certain reasons. So we strongly recommend you to backup Windows 10 system with EaseUS Windows backup software. It can help you easily and quickly restore your system from the backup image without losing anything when a disaster happens unexpectedly.
If a Windows machine, press F8 during bootup to get into the startup screen and select Safe Mode. If you are able to boot to the desktop, launch the System Restore and restore the system files to a restore point that is before you started having this problem. System Restore is in All Programs -> Accessories -> and if not right there it will be in System Tools.
I have some suggestions for you. It's possible that your hard drive is failing. Run Diagnostics and check your hard drive. Upon boot, press F12 rapidly (or could be F2) and choose the Diagnostics.
Another suggestion is to use System Restore, in the event that your operating system file(s) is problematic. Again, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when powering on). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, all your updates will roll back to that date. Follow the process.
Your OS is corrupted. Turn on the computer and start tapping F8. That will get u in to the advanced boot options. Try last known good configuration. If that doesn't help, try getting in to safe mode. While that loads it will ask whether u want to start system restore. Start system restore and restore the computer back to a previous date when the computer was working fine. If that also doesn't work, u will have to reinstall the operating system.
See if it will run in safemode tap F8 as it boots - then choose "safemode" - see if that works If it does:-
Try doing a system restore to before the problem started start> programs> accessories> system tools> system restore > choose a date before the problem started
If that does not work, then try doing a clean boot - details here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796 Now if it works when booted normally - you will need to go back into the configuration tool and find out which program is causing the issue - reply here if that's the case, and I can work you through the detail
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I had this same thing happen to me. I had messed up registry with a registry cleaner and made my main drive unbootable. Fortunately I have a 2ndary drive which I cloned my primary drive from. Assuming that you have a 2nd or back up drive that its bootable you can do 1 of two things physically switch the order of the cables so that it boots from the other drive first or press delete key during POST/BIOS and switch the boot order there. Even if you had to steal a drive from an old computer to boot from once you are booted you should be able to access data on the other drive (I was able to) Otherwise you may be in trouble...depending on the value of your data you may wish to enlist a professional.