While I can point to the damage OS, I rarely can guess why it happens. The list is too long here and doesn't fix it.
To fix these I have to check with the client if they have backups of what they can't lose then factory reset the PC. If there is no factory reset we do a clean install of Windows 10 then the drivers and apps to bring it current.
As to what causes this, I usually find a trojan or more than one antivirus suite.
My ASUS laptop is stuck in an endless loop of 'Restoring your previous versions of Windows' and 'Attempting to recover installation.'
What happened was that my computer secretly installed an update of Windows 10 in the background, and forced a restart. Like the idiot I was, I was afraid of viruses and hit the power button, hoping it would cancel it out. No, it did much worse.
Like I just said previously, I'm stuck in a loop. Sometimes it stops and switches to my ASUS logo, and then loads there, then a window pops up for a split second before disappearing, and then it goes back to 'Restoring your previous versions of Windows' and 'Attempting to recover installation.'
I've searched all of the internet and tried every possible solution I saw. I pressed all of the F keys (F1,F12,F11,F8,F9,F2, etc.) and tried holding SHIFT and whatever. I also flipped my computer to take out my battery... but wait, it's a internalized motherboard! I can't just pop a switch and take the battery out. Whoever came up with this deserves to be punched in the face. Thanks for making it so much more complicated, buddy.
So I'm sitting here in agony, not knowing what to do. I've held the power button, turned it off, waited 30 seconds and turned it back on, nope, doesn't work. They said 'Do it 3 times!' so that it would somehow bring up the startup screen--haha, no! That doesn't work either.
I can't go into 'Safe Mode' either, dammit. The ONLY thing I can go into is the Bios by holding F2. Yes, I can click and mess around with stuff, and tried a few methods which I saw that people have done, and yet it still doesn't work. I'm a sitting duck.
It doesn't show the hard drives or ports either. Great. Does anyone still have any solutions? And PLEASE don't just give me some link to a window page. They don't help AT ALL. Trust me, I've checked every single one, and somehow they ALL just assume that I'm able to access the start-up menu.
... okay. I need to calm down. Alright, any solutions? (If you even bothered to read the whole thing. If you have, props to you, pal.)