5 Solutions to Reboot Loop in Windows 10, 8, 7

Sometimes, you might be stuck in reboot loop in Windows 10, especially after Windows 10 update. Here, we will explain why and how to fix the endless reboot loop in Windows 10, 8, 7.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Windows 10 keeps rebooting after update

“After Windows 10 update, my PC is stuck on restarting. It boots over and over again; never stop. I can’t get into my Windows 10. What should I do to fix Windows 10 reboot loop? Any advice?”

Possible causes of Windows 10 reboot loop

If your PCis stuck in rebooting after a Windows update, the root cause could be Cumulative Update (KB3081424). The KB3081424 of Windows 10 update fails to install and the computer could not complete the updates, undoing changes. Then, the Windows 10 Registry could be corrupted by this operation.

And there are many other events that can cause reboot loop for your Windows, such as improper shutdown, outdated driver, damaged system files, Secure Boot feature, etc.

How to get rid of Windows 10 restart loop?

To help you get rid of the infinite reboot loop in Windows 10, 8, 7, we have rounded up the following 5 methods. You can try them one by one until the problem gets resolved.

Way 1. Hard Reboot to fix Windows 10 Endless Reboot

You can hard reboot the computer to log in the boot menu when you got a restart loop problem. If you're using a laptop, take out the battery for a few seconds, then plug it in, and reboot the computer. If you can't take out your battery from the computer, you can press the power key for about 10 seconds to force a shutdown, then press the “SHIFT” key when turn it on, it works to boot. But this way is not recommended, keep in mind the hard reboot operation could cause the data loss.

Way 2. Microsoft Patch: check for update

Microsoft has released a patch to fix Windows 10 stuck in restart loop issue, just go: "Start"> ”Settings“> ”Update & Security” > ”Windows Update” >”Check for Updates”. A further patch could fix the reboot loop problem.

Check for Update

Way 3. Using Command Prompt

Use Windows 10 installation disc or system repair disc to boot your computer, then Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.

1. Select the appropriate options.

2. In the lower-left corner, click "Repair your computer".

3. Then choose Troubleshoot from "Choose an option screen".

4. Click "Advanced Options">"Command Prompt".

Access Win10 CMD

Type the following commands to fix Windows 10 reboot loop:

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

Way 4. Fix damaged MBR

If your computer stuck in a black screen and could not access the Windows, you may try to rebuild MBR to fix this reboot loop issue. The first thing you have to create a bootable media with AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, then boot Windows 10 from the bootable disk and rebuild MBR. As the best disk partitioning software - AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve the reboot loop for Windows 10. Download the program and install it to get rid of this problem forever.

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Create Bootable Media

There are just a few steps to create a bootable media, and the first thing you should do is finding a normal computer and preparing a USB drive.

Step 1. Connect your USB flash drive to the normal computer, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. On the main window, select "Make Bootable Media" at the upper "Tools" tab. In next window, hit "Next" to continue.

Make Bootable Media

Step 2. In next window, choose "USB Boot Device" and then click "Proceed".

Choose Usb Drive

Tips: You can also select "burn to CD/DVD" or "Export ISO File" according to your demands.

Step 3. This software will prompt you to backup your important files on the USB flash drive, because the USB drive will be formatted after the operation. Please backup data in advance. Then click "Yes" to start the operation.

After you create the bootable media, you can boot your reboot loop Windows 10 computer from the bootable drive.

Rebuild MBR

Then run AOMEI Partition Assistant and rebuild MBR to fix the reboot loop problem in Windows 10 computer.

Step 1. After booting up, AOMEI Partition Assistant will run automatically. On the main console, right-click the system hard disk, and select "Rebuild MBR", or select the system hard disk, then choose "Rebuild MBR" under "Disk Operations" column.

Rebuild  MBR

Step 2. In the next window, set the type of MBR for your Windows 10. Then hit "OK" to continue.

Choose Mbr Type

Step 3. At the "Pending Operations", preview the result and confirm it by pressing "Apply".


Note: You can enjoy more advanced functions, such as migrating Windows 10 to GPT SSD, converting system disk from MBR to GPT without data loss.

Way 5. Check errors for system hard drive

The infinite reboot loop problem may be caused by hard drive errors. Another way to fix the problem is to check the hard disk for errors with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 1. Run the AOMEI Partition Assistant; click the system hard disk, then select "Test" > "Disk Surface Test".

System Disk Test

Step 2. Click "Start" to test the errors for hard disk.

Start Test System Disk

Wrap things up

After all the detailed instructions to fix reboot loop for Windows 10, you can boot up your computer normally, and then do whatever you want. Or you can downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7/8/8.1. It’s not easy to fix Windows 10 reboot loop and the process of fixing operating system to normal status could be a little bit complicated for some users. Therefore, it’s recommended to back up your Windows 10 via reliable backup software.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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