Windows 8 BSOD (error code 0xc0000142) and repair loop

Earlier today I was playing Arma 2 and talking to my friend in Skype. An error message popped up and said my PC is going to restart. Ok, it restarted. I caught myself in a boot loop of BSOD error message 0xc0000142, restart, automatic repair that stucks on attempting to repair.

I have tried the following methods:
System recovery of the two available, other resulted in error message trying to recover and other succeeded but still I was in the loop.
Trying to automatic repair through the Windows 8 disc
I couldnt get into safe mode, any tips on that?
Hi,

Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/windows-startup-settings-including-safe-mode

Other methods - from Desktop - put mouse in lower left corner - Right Click - RUN  OR 
WINKEY + X - RUN  :  type in MSCONFIG.exe  - Boot tab - check Safe boot - APPLY / OK
- REBOOT. Or use General tab - Diagnostic Startup or Selective Startup - APPLY / OK.

Or Charms Menu OR WINKEY + Q - Search Apps - MSCONFIG - see above.

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So you tried both a Refresh and a Reset from the Windows 8 disc?

Windows 8 includes special methods to Refresh (keep files and settings)  or a Reset
(new install removing all).

How to restore, refresh, or reset your PC
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc

How to create a system image to refresh your Windows 8 PC
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748351

How to Refresh Windows 8
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html

How to Reset Windows 8
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2302-reset-windows-8-a.html

If you need a Repair Disc :

Create a System Repair Disc
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-system-repair-disc

How to Create a "System Repair Disc" (CD/DVD) in Windows 8
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html

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Did you try Automatic Repair from the Windows 8 disc?

How Run a "Automatic Repair" to Fix Windows 8 Startup Problems
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html

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Remove ALL power then reseat the cards, memory, and cables (on both ends when possible)
- actually remove and replace - do not just snug. Clean out the dust bunnies, clear the vents,
and ensure the fans are working. If a laptop about all you can do is reseat the memory, clear
the vents, and ensure the fans are working.

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If you can't get the system to boot into Windows it is tough to troubleshoot the BSOD.

Translate the Windows 7 methods and use them on Windows 8.

Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7 - has a section for if you can or can't
start Windows (applies to Windows 8).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Resolving-stop-blue-screen-errors-in-Windows-7 

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!


Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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I figured out if i let the attempting repair be there for 30+ minutes, it would eventually fail. It did, and i got the option to boot into Safe Mode. The same BSOD screen popped up.

No, I haven't used refresh nor reset because last thing I want to do now is lose all my desktop programs.

I reseated everything except the cpu, nothing changed.

I would really need some help, cant find anything about the 0xc0000142 error in google.

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Hi,

If you are booting from a Windows 8 disc and the repair attempts are displaying errors
then there has to be some sort of hardware issue.

Try running check disk and sfc from the command prompt of the Windows 8 boot disc.

chkdsk /f /r

Reboot then run :

sfc /scannow

If those fail suspect hard drive, cabling, or other hardware errors.

Rob - SpiritX


Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Hi,

Would be a good idea to check for malware :

What is Windows Defender Offline?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

Windows Defender Offline : frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-defender-offline-faq

Windows Defender Offline system requirements
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-defender-offline-system-requirements
 
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Setup/Settings (BIOS/CMOS) often F2 as you boot so watch the screen - set the boot
order to CD/DVD first and boot with THESE to run malware checks and removals. Be
sure to set the boot order back when complete.

Make a Bootable CD with the Trinity Rescue Kit - free - which comes with 5 antivirus programs
built-in - Hirem's is another choice - others can be found using Google.

Trinity Rescue Kit - Download on upper right of page
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12

Hirem's Boot CD is another good choice
http://www.hirensbootcd.net/download.html
http://www.hirensbootcd.net/cd-contents/138-hbcd-111.html

System Rescue CD
http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page

Scan a Windows PC for Viruses from a Ubuntu Live CD
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14434/scan-a-windows-pc-for-viruses-from-a-ubuntu-live-cd/

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer

Rob - SpiritX

Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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