I just tried to install some updates for my laptop, and now it is stuck in an automatic repair loop. From what I've been able to find so far in the logs, I believe it is some problem with the registry.
The system restore tells me that there are multiple restore points available, including one it created just before attempting to install the updates. However, it tells me that I can't restore my C: drive because "You must enable system protection on this drive".
Is there a way that I can enable system protection on my drive through the command prompt? Failing that, is there a way to restore just the registry (either manually or automatically)? I've been able to open up regedit, though I have no clue what part of the registry is corrupted.
Here's the only relevant thing the SrtTrail.txt log has to say about the issue:
Root cause fount: --------------------------- Registry is corrupt. Repair action: System Restore Result: Failed. Error code = 0x1f Time taken = 588875 ms Repair action: Registry roll back Result: Failed. Error code = 0x3 Time taken = 0 ms
I booted using the legacy boot and managed to surface a new error:
Realtek PCle FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
Looks like this is a red herring. This just means that I can't boot from the network.