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Asus laptop stuck in Automatic Repair loop.

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September 6, 2013 2:13:42 PM

I was just doing my regular stuff, then I go to eat breakfast. When I come back my ASUS laptop went into this
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September 6, 2013 2:23:48 PM

What happens if you pull the plug? Maybe removing the BIOS battery would reset it.
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September 15, 2013 12:22:36 PM

Hold down F9 as you turn it on. Choose refresh from the following menu. You will lose your software but the laptop will work. Tried it. Took awhile to re-install everything it removed but at least it leaves a handy list with clickable links. Good luck!
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November 25, 2013 4:11:11 PM

Jaxxy said:
Hold down F9 as you turn it on. Choose refresh from the following menu. You will lose your software but the laptop will work. Tried it. Took awhile to re-install everything it removed but at least it leaves a handy list with clickable links. Good luck!


Thank you very much!!! YOU SAVED MY LIFE ! all this hassle trying to get the system running and everything I was doing was waste of efforts! I even did pressed F11 like a crazy and it didn't worked...!!! Finally after hours of searching I came across your answer here! HAD to login to personally say thanks!!!
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December 29, 2013 6:07:01 AM

Jaxxy said:
Hold down F9 as you turn it on. Choose refresh from the following menu. You will lose your software but the laptop will work. Tried it. Took awhile to re-install everything it removed but at least it leaves a handy list with clickable links. Good luck!


So I would lose windows 8 and everything
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December 30, 2013 5:52:32 AM

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So I would lose windows 8 and everything


No, you would lose anything installed on windows 8, but the OS would still be there, just reset to default settings.
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December 30, 2013 7:59:02 AM

You will also lose the drivers. I would not recommend refresh unless there is known terminal issue. Try to boot in safe mode first and see what would happen. Loop up step by step online.
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January 13, 2014 8:32:03 PM

I was able to take my hard drive out, hook it into a hard drive enclosure (Vantec NexStar), and plug it into my work computer running Windows 7 Premium. Once I plugged it in and tried to access my files, a window popped up saying there some problems with some files. It had two check boxes: one offering to scan/fix some files, and another offering to scan for corrupted files and POSSIBLY fix them.

I checked both. It took more than an hour to work all the way through my hard drive. After it was done I could access files on my original hard drive. I was going to then copy all the files to another external hard drive but wondered what would happen if I just put my now fixed(?) hard drive back into the original machine and turned it on. Well it booted right up just like old times! Files appear intact.

I'm very happy because I was going to laboriously copy all my files to another external drive, put my hard drive back in and then do the F9 Restore (to original factory drive). But Windows 7 on my work computer did a good enough job fixing whatever the problem was and saved me further hassle.

In all of my research into this Auto Repair Loop issue I haven't seen anyone suggest that attaching your hard drive to another computer (via usb) running Windows might be able to fix the issue; using another computer to diagnose and fix your not-working computer. This was a cheap fix without losing my data. Hope this is able to help someone in the future.
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January 30, 2014 2:22:37 PM

I have the exact same problem on my asus laptop but when pressing F9 it simply says "Wait" and then goes into black screen and later into blue screen with "Your computer ran into a problem" (i.e. instead of saying "preparing automatic repair", then black screen, then blue screen). Does anyone possibly know a solution? Would be MUCH appreciated.

Thanks,
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February 3, 2014 5:39:56 PM

Anyone?? Please? Tried f2 now and that actually worked so far as I got into the BIOS. Restored settings but still the automatic repair loop comes up over and over and over again.... Please help!!
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February 21, 2014 9:23:43 PM

Jaxxy said:
Hold down F9 as you turn it on. Choose refresh from the following menu. You will lose your software but the laptop will work. Tried it. Took awhile to re-install everything it removed but at least it leaves a handy list with clickable links. Good luck!
well if it does happen again make sure you have important files in a flash drive so you can restore it into the PC or Laptop.

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July 8, 2014 4:59:50 PM

Jaxxy said:
Hold down F9 as you turn it on. Choose refresh from the following menu. You will lose your software but the laptop will work. Tried it. Took awhile to re-install everything it removed but at least it leaves a handy list with clickable links. Good luck!


Morning all, I have had the same problem this morning on a 3 day old Asus Tablet, hold volume down and start and two options appear, windows boot manager and Bios etc, if you choose the Windows boot manager (yes this can be done with out a keyboard by using the volume +- and windows button) ask for the retain setting and refresh or something or other, basically restores windows 8 to an operational state and brings you back to first time start up but retains your apps etc.
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July 20, 2014 4:00:01 PM

gudjbr said:
Anyone?? Please? Tried f2 now and that actually worked so far as I got into the BIOS. Restored settings but still the automatic repair loop comes up over and over and over again.... Please help!!


I'm having this exact problem, too. f9 doesn't work for me. f2 will bring me to bios but I cant get the computer into safe mode. Please help!
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KittyPurrzMFC said:
gudjbr said:
Anyone?? Please? Tried f2 now and that actually worked so far as I got into the BIOS. Restored settings but still the automatic repair loop comes up over and over and over again.... Please help!!


I'm having this exact problem, too. f9 doesn't work for me. f2 will bring me to bios but I cant get the computer into safe mode. Please help!


Me too, happened last night after completing a Windows Update. Coincidence?
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