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After restarting laptop it won't boot to windows it shows stop code and gets stuck in loop

Inspiron 3542

After restarting my laptop 

It was stuck on manufacture logo(i.e. Dell logo for a long time)

After that it started showing preparing automatic repair 

then after almost 5mins it showed a stop code 

Then it restarted and again same process happened and showed some other stop code both of the stopcodes were. 

Driver power state failure and  driver PNP watchdog 

and like that it was stuck in a loop 

I tried to search in YouTube any of those solutions won't work 

I tried to run diagnostics nothing was wrong

Bios was also ok 

And i was unable to access winre environment


Pls help to recover my laptop 


Also here the link for the video of the laptop stucking in loop 










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Go to “Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Repair.” When you click “Startup Repair,” Windows will restart and scan your PC for any system files it can fix. (Microsoft account authentication may be required.) If it finds a problem, it will automatically fix it.


No actually it won't work cuz my laptop isn't able to access the windows recovery environment so i can't go to troubleshoot option 

For that i even tried to fresh install windows by flash drive it also did not work

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When Windows restarts, hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off your device that get you to WinRE mode.

Then choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > Advanced Options > Startup Settings

When you restart start Win in Safe mode. Then watch the problems and post it here. Most of all driver incompatibility issue



No that also didn't work i tried each and every possible solution I'd get on YouTube to get into winre but any of them did not work 



Try ............

You do not need all TEN, just 3 or 4.


You dont need all TEN.

Windows ISO and HBCD ISO should suffice.


I assume because you are posting and watching youtube you have some resources.




Hi thanks for this 

I tried to burn the iso of windows in pendrive by recovery media creation tool 

It didn't work 

And once I did burn iso in usb by using Rufus 

So this ventoy software burns iso into pendrive or what? 




I tried to do that but after booting it shows windows logo and then after a long time it shows me this stop codeIMG_20221005_190945_222.jpg



Good day, did you manage to fix this fault ? 

Does it have a SSD or a normal HDD installed, if a normal HDD can you hear the drive reading the same thing over and over as if the drive is in a loop ? If so I would advice to switch of because it can be you drive that is busy failing and would advise to get the drive tested for SMART errors before any type of repairs.



There is no sound like that actually and hdd is working good i also tried installing ssd but it won't work 

Do you have any other solution? 

Thanks for reply ! 





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