Cloner plugin redirects into a loop after cloning multisite

I have cloned my live site to a staging site but I can't seem to access it after the clone -- the url goes into a loop that then crashes the browser tab. Please assist. Upon first research -- it could have something to do with my ht access file -- i have coped everything from network set up and still sam thing -- since the sis a wpmu plugin -- i figured maybe you all could help.