How to Fix Windows 10 Endless Restart Loop

Jonny Lin, in Common error Tags: Windows 10

Your Windows 10 computer may stuck in a restart or boot loop. It boots to a certain loading screen, loads for some time and restarts to that screen again over and over. This issue can result from various causes, but in many cases it happens when your system has been updated.

If you are desperate for a solution to this problem, you can try the methods below. They can help you get out of this loop.

(Note that in order to successfully operate these methods, you will need to have a Windows 10 installation media, such as a Windows 10 DVD or a bootable USB drive. If you don’t have neither of these, you can burn a Windows 10 ISO file to a USB drive with another computer.

After you have your installation media ready, you will also need to put it into your computer and boot from it. If you want to know how to do this, please check this guide.

After that, you can go ahead and try the methods below.)

1) Perform an Automatic Repair

2) Use system check command lines

3) Reinstall your Windows

1) Perform an Automatic Repair

Automatic Repair is a tool that can fix issues preventing your computer from booting normally. You can always use it to try fixing booting problems of your computer.

a) Boot your computer from your installation media, and wait until you see the Windows Setup screen. After choosing the language and region, click on Repair your computer at the bottom left.

b) Select Troubleshoot.

c) Select Startup Repair.

d) Select Windows 10.

e) Automatic Repair will begin immediately. Wait till the process completes.



2) Run system check command lines

If Automatic Repair does not solve your problem, you may need to try Command Prompt. Some commands in Command Prompt can help you reset boot configurations and then repair your computer.

a) Repeat step a and b in method 1.

b) At this time, select Command Prompt.

c) Type the following lines and press enter after each line.

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

d) Exit Command Prompt and restart your computer. Check and see if your computer can boot normally.

3) Reinstall your Windows

If you still cannot resolve the restart loop, it is possible that something is going wrong with your system. A reinstallation of your Windows can help you get everything back to normal.

a) Boot to Windows Setup screen and click on Install now.

b) Follow the on-screen instruction to perform a reinstallation of your system.

If all the methods above can not help you fix the problem, you may consider it as a hardware issue. Ask a computer expert or contact your hardware manufacturers for further assistance.

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  • b4

    Quick fix which worked for me after trying everything I found online.

    1) Unplug all drives including, primary OS & BR/CD drive

    2) Pull all memory except 1

    3) Restart

    4) Bios found error and repaired itself.

    5) Added back all ram and primary OS drive

    6) Restart with no issues

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi b4,
      Thank you for sharing this with us!