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Windows 8 Random BSOD into System repair loop, System restore ineffective. Pleas

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January 1, 2013 5:10:34 AM

Today, when I plugged in a previously used(drivers already installed) USB device (a Razer mouse) into my Windows 8 computer which had been running fine (some random crashes) for weeks, the computer BSODed and is now stuck in a start-up repair loop. I have tried a system restore, but it is still stuck in the loop. Please Assist, any suggestions/tips are greatly appreciated.

This is actually my brother's computer which I built for him. I suspect memory problems (random crashes), but he hasn't tested memory despite my repeated requests.
January 1, 2013 5:35:04 AM

Is he surfing on an Admin account?

Is he going to naughty sites while on that Admin Account?

Or it could be a hard disk failure.

The repeated startups means that Win8 cannot repair the damage. It may be time to reimage the machine.
January 1, 2013 2:59:01 PM

He is on an admin account, I don't believe that he would be going to naughty sites on his desktop because he usually uses his laptop to watch movies and etc... Hard disk failure isn't an option(its an SSD lol), but I will try to reimage (doing right now) and then test the SSD. It is worth noting that the computer has old (re-used) hard drives for storage, but I don't think that if they broke it would cause windows to stop booting off the SSD. The SSD is about a month old.
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January 1, 2013 3:09:59 PM

could be two things...could been a virus on the usb stick. always scan them before you move date to and from them..most new anti virus software you can set them to scan usb stick on install. the other issue could be usb issue. a lot of the newer mb have had bios updates to fix issues with some usb devices. you may want to check if there any mb bios updates for your rig.
a b * Windows 8
January 1, 2013 3:11:17 PM

Press hold shift key at boot up while taping f8 key this should bring you to the restore last known good reg. Hope this works.
January 1, 2013 4:11:24 PM

Just dump windows 8, and try windows 7 lol
January 1, 2013 6:46:29 PM

I wish, but I only have windows 8. Running windows 7 on my build and its great.
a b * Windows 8
January 1, 2013 7:08:17 PM

groundrat said:
Is he surfing on an Admin account?

Is he going to naughty sites while on that Admin Account?

Or it could be a hard disk failure.

The repeated startups means that Win8 cannot repair the damage. It may be time to reimage the machine.



GroundRat is correct in that:
Advise user and all users, to not use a local admin account unless you are actually doing admin work. Apple has their users trained in this matter, notsure why Microsoft has not gotten to this point yet.
a b * Windows 8
January 1, 2013 7:24:45 PM

danny2000 said:
GroundRat is correct in that:
Advise user and all users, to not use a local admin account unless you are actually doing admin work. Apple has their users trained in this matter, notsure why Microsoft has not gotten to this point yet.
Whetever he said
a b * Windows 8
January 1, 2013 7:39:10 PM

weaselman said:
Just dump windows 8, and try windows 7 lol

I have windows 7 show pics, but I find windows 8 just as good if not better, in fact magic tune wont even run in 7, does in 8. I find your answer to be the worst answer ever. If I had any reasons to switch back to 7, I would just like that. However I have not found one reason to switch. If I have no issues so do others its just maybe me and others that have very little issues know how setup a pc.

Some think stick a disk in and that's It, if it dont work the OS sucks. I have to do more in windows 7 after setup than 8. I have some good advice take it to pros to set it up I am almost certain all problems are solved. WHY IS THAT YOU SAY, Because we know what to do after setup is complete :bounce: 
a b * Windows 8
January 1, 2013 7:41:34 PM

gomerpile said:
I have windows 7 show pics, but I find windows 8 just as good if not better, in fact magic tune wont even run in 7, does in 8. I find your answer to be the worst answer ever. If I had any reasons to switch back to 7, I would just like that. However I have not found one reason to switch. If I have no issues so do others its just maybe me and others that have very little issues know how setup a pc.

Some think stick a disk in a that's It and if it dont work the OS suck. I have to do more to windows 7 setting it up than 8. I have some good advice take it to pros to set it up I am almost certain all problems are solved. WHY IS THAT YOU SAY, Because we know what to do after setup is complete :bounce: 



I like Windows 8, and do find it to be faster than 7, also.
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