Fixing loop issues while Windows® 7 Upgrade
Read on to know the common causes of reboot loop problem after upgrading to Windows 7 and ways to resolve the issue.
A common problem especially while updating from Windows Vista to Windows 7, is constant reboot problem. This may occur during upgrade and system stuck at some percentage or an endless wait. Therefore, the upgrade problem results in problem in reboot. In such a case, system reboot presents a message at start up saying update cannot be installed and previous version is restored. This error may repeat again by displaying the same error. First immediate solution to this endless reboot is to select Windows Vista during system boot up. Insert the Vista installation disk. When the Windows Vista set up appears exit set up. Run the command prompt and type E:bootBootsect.exe/NT60, replace with the drive containing Windows Vista installation disc. This will reset the boot parameters of the system. The reason for this problem may happen because your system may contain one or more shell folders that are redirected to locations within their own paths.
Following are the steps to solve reboot loop problem after upgrading to Windows 7:
- Windows Recovery Environment
- Locate the duplicate folders
- Moving the duplicate folders
Windows Recovery Environment
First, insert the Windows 7 installation disk and then restart the computer. Press a key when you are asked to run from disk. Navigate through the 'Install Windows' window. Click 'Repair your computer in the Install Windows' and select the version of Windows 7 you are running in the System Recovery Options. Note down the drive you want to allocate to the operating system and click Command Prompt.
Locate the duplicate folders
Type the following command in the command prompt and press Enter: cd/d c:users.
At the command prompt, type the following command and again press ENTER:
dir /s | find "is too long" |more
Collapse this imageExpand this image. If this command provides data, note the folder names that are displayed, and then repeat the above step. If "—More—" is displayed at the bottom of the page, press the space bar to continue to the next screen. Note the new folder names that are displayed. Repeat this process until "—More—" is no longer displayed at the bottom of the screen, and then go to the second step. If this command provides no data, then do not follow the below steps.
At the command prompt, type the following command and then press ENTER:
move [Identified_folder] [Destination_location]. Consider an example:
move C:UsersBobDocumentsDocuments C:Temp. Move commands are used to move all duplicate files. Now take the command the cd c:users and dir /s | find "is too long" |more commands to verify that there are no other duplicate folders. Exit the command prompt by pressing Exit and Enter. Restart the computer. Lastly check whether shell folders are redirected or not. Check the location of shell folder with standard location. If the path is incorrect, click Restore Defaults. Restart computer to start upgrade process.
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