Loop after restoring Windows

Doing quarterly image restoration tests and this quarter running into issues getting windows to come back up. A restore to same hardware is resulting in a startup loop with windows:


Exit and continue to Windows just results in coming back to this screen. Troubleshoot allows for boot options, like safe mode, which also results in this screen. I can get to a command prompt, but I’m unsure of what to do there.

What versions?
Full or incr backup?

You might have a boot option that makes it stay showing the Windows boot error.

You can do a cursory check if the OS disk is mountable there + chkdsk.

Perhaps also mount the volume on the server and do some checks there (e.g. chkdsk).