Infinite boot loop - flashes winpeshl.exe

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  1. Reggie P

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    Hello!
    I joined the forums due to a problem I am having with my son's PC - We upgraded to windows 10 and everything worked great - better than 7 - he was in heaven and his games played the best they ever did. THEN one morning it wouldn't boot anymore - just en endless PC repair loop where I cannot get into safe mode, or boot from a CD or much of anything....

    I can get into bios area (I think) but I can't get the desktop to appear. What I do see when it is trying to boot is a window that flashes for less than a second before it goes into repair. The window is black, but at the top reads winpeshl.exe and then it is gone. Does this mean anything to anyone? Help!
     
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    I joined the forums due to a problem I am having with my son's PC - We upgraded to windows 10 and everything worked great - better than 7 - he was in heaven and his games played the best they ever did. THEN one morning it wouldn't boot anymore - just en endless PC repair loop where I cannot get into safe mode, or boot from a CD or much of anything....

    I can get into bios area (I think) but I can't get the desktop to appear. What I do see when it is trying to boot is a window that flashes for less than a second before it goes into repair. The window is black, but at the top reads winpeshl.exe and then it is gone. Does this mean anything to anyone? Help!
     
  3. BIGBEARJEDI

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    Hi Reggie,
    sorry to hear you're having problems with Win10. lots of folks in your boat.

    it would be very helpful to have the exact make/model of the computer you're getting this error message on.

    Sounds like you got a virus or malware in there that scrambled some of your Windows systems library files. Or your hard drive could be failing.

    In the meantime, take a look here:
    What's winpeshl.exe?Best How to Fix winpeshl.exe Error Guide

    Post back your answers and results of trying the fix I linked you to and we'll be happy to advise you further.

    Win10 runs really solid as you say, so unless your son went to a dodgy gaming site and you got a bad virus, Win10 doesn't randomly crash unless you have failed hardware. If your computer had Win7 on it, realize it's 4-6 years old, and the hard drives in computers these days are designed to last only 2 yrs., so if you haven't replaced the hard drive on that Win7 computer, there's a very big chance it's the hard drive that's failing randomnly due to old age.

    Best of luck,
    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
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