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Windows 10 stuck in a restarting loop

When i boot up my computer, windows buffers for about 5 seconds, then displays 'Restoring your previous version of windows' for about a second and then turns back off and restarts itself, doing the whole buffering and displaying the message again. Any ideas on how to break the loop and actually load windows?

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Can be tough to fix.

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Try the usual and unplug all USB things. Try again.

Next try getting to Safe Mode. If that fails you need to boot either your W10 recovery disc or USB stick. Or your W10 install and recovery disc or stick. In those you can use the Repair your PC and hope that fixes it. I find I'm having to use this and run CHKDSK /F /R /X on each drive at times.

But before all this we always make sure your backups are current. If not you use one of the too many discussions about getting your files safe on backups.

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Thanks

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I really appreciate the reply, how would i get into safe mode?

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Google like this.

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How do I start Windows 10 Safe Mode?

This way you get to choose which article you understand best.

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I have tried

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All the methods require windows to be already loaded, is there not a keyboard shortcut I can use? As F8 does not work in windows 10

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Not according to my work.

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If Your PC Cannot Start Windows Normally
If your PC won’t start Windows normally twice in a row, it should automatically present you with a “Recovery” option that lets you see advanced repair options.
From https://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/

But let's say all these fail. You'll need your W10 disc or USB install or recovery media.

If you didn't make one, google "Microsoft Media Creation Kit" to make either the USB or DVD version. We boot that and head to the recovery section.

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