Windows 10 update failed loop

What is Windows 10 update failed loop?

“Windows 10 update failed loop” is an error that usually occurs when the user gets stuck in an endless reboot loop after upgrading to Windows 10.

 

How can you fix Windows 10 update failed loop?

Some of the solutions to this error include using Windows 10 System Restore, using Windows 10 Startup Repair, fixing damaged registry, and resetting your PC.

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on July 12, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Use Windows 10 System Restore

“Windows 10 update failed loop” may be caused by a Windows Update where Windows 10 was damaged. Try to use Windows 10 System Restore to return Windows 10 to its previous working status.

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window, then to access Advance option. Therefore, you may skip Solutions 1 to 4. You may want to do a repetitive power button hard press until you access Automatic repair. (This is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click “Next.”
  4. Click “Repair your computer.”

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  5. Click “Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> System Restore, and click Windows 10.”

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  6. Click “Next.” 
  7. Select a restoration point you want, and click “Next.” 
  8. Click “Finish”, and click “Yes” if you agree. Please wait for the computer to finish. It will request for a restart, click “Restart” to confirm.
Staff Answered on July 13, 2017.
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Solution 2. Use Windows 10 Startup Repair

“Windows 10 update failed loop” may also be due to a Windows Update where the Windows file was damaged. Try to use Windows 10 Startup Repair to repair the damage caused by the failed update. 

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Start up repair, and click Windows 10.”
  6. Click on your account.

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  7. Enter your password then click “Continue.” The computer will automatically diagnose and repair your computer. 

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NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window, to access Advance option, therefore you may skip steps 1 to 4. You could also hard press the power button on the computer until you access Automatic repair. (This is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

Staff Answered on October 2, 2017.
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Solution 3.  Fix registry

“Windows 10 update failed loop” may also be due to a damaged registry caused by the failed Windows Update. Restore the registry by using the backup.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option  ==> Command prompt.

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  6. Type “C:” press enter key ==> “dir”press enter key ==> “cd \windows\system32/config” press enter key ==> “mb backup” press enter key ==> “copy *.* backup”press enter key ==> “CD” regback” press enter key ==> “dir” press enter key ==> “Copy *.* ..” press enter key ==> “A” (note: must be) Capital A press enter key.  

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  7. Then close Command prompt and click continue. 

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window, to access Advance option. Therefore, you may skip steps 1 to 4. You may want to do a repetitive power button hard press until you access Automatic repair. (This is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

Staff Answered on October 2, 2017.
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Solution 4. Reset PC

“Windows 10 update failed loop” may also occur if your Windows 10 is damaged and has become unreliable due to corrupt or missing files. Resetting your Windows 10 may fix the error.

NOTE: Please reconnect the hard disk drive (HDD) where the Windows is installed and remove all secondary HDD and other storage devices such as USB storage device. Then, turn on the computer. If the error still persists, follow the instructions below.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.

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  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.

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  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Reset your PC ===> Remove Everything .
  6. Then customize your Windows and input your other information.
Staff Answered on December 11, 2017.
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