This worked for me too. I installed, rebooted and got into the reboot loop. I powered off and did the above on the SD card, saw exactly the same symptoms. Put the card back and it booted right up! Rebooted multiple times without any problems. Using a Sandisk 4gb disk that came with the Adafruit kit.andrum99 wrote: I then tried the same using NOOBS 1.2, which got me into the reboot loop. I had a look at the card which was causing my Pi to go into a reboot loop, on my laptop (under MS Windows) and noticed that for some reason the file "BUILD-DATA" had lost its Long File Name (LFN) and was being shown as "BUILD-~1". I changed the name using Windows Explorer, which instead of renaming the file caused a second file of the same size "BUILD-DATA" to appear in the Windows Explorer window. I pressed F5 and the duplicate file disappeared.
I then opened a CMD.exe prompt with administrator privileges and did a CHKDSK h: /f on the drive. This said something about a stray directory entry and said it had fixed it. I then took the card out of my laptop and put it back in the Pi and it now boots into Raspbian, via NOOBS quite happily.
So it seems somewhere along the line the first primary partition is getting corrupted in some way that CHKDSK is able to fix. Fixing that gets it working on my Pi at least.
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The type of the file system is FAT32. Volume Serial Number is CC6C-2232 Windows is verifying files and folders... Removing nonvalid long folder entry from \... File and folder verification is complete. Windows has made corrections to the file system.
That is pretty much what happened with the problem with rpi-update. In that case, however, Pi just flashed the ACT LED three times repeatedly and refused to boot - couldn't find start.elf - due to the corrupt directory entries.gsh wrote:But there's another case where it can't find the kernel image and you just get the splash screen of death.
Just trying to understand what it is about our filesystem creation that is going wrong now...