How to fix Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop?

How to fix Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop?

The Windows 10 operating system has its own repair tool which helps to fix your computer issues by itself. Sometimes, it won’t repair PC problem and causes even more issues by entering into Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop.

For example, the Windows 10 comes up with the screen “Preparing Automatic Repair” and reboots automatically. Later, again runs “preparing automatic repair” again because it caught in the loop. Initially, we will know the causes of Automatic Repair loop Windows 10. Later, we will get into the solutions of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

Automatic Repair is an inbuilt feature in Windows designed to fix all the boot-related issues for you. When a startup problem occurs it will run automatically on your Windows computer. However, sometimes it fails to work due to various reasons and you will face an error. Many more users have been faced with these issues related to Automatic Repair.

How to fix Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop?

Whenever this error occurs, you will find yourself in either one of these following situations:

  • A black screen with “Preparing Automatic Repair” or “Diagnosing your PC” error message.
  • Windows says it is going to preparing Automatic Repair but results in a blank black screen.
  • A blue screen of death, stating “Your PC did not start correctly” or “Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC”.

Now we can see that there are two situations in this error. One is the black screen with nothing on and the other one is the blue screen of death with some error message on it. In this article, we will discuss the troubleshooting steps to fix the issues separately for these two types of common error.

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Why Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop occurs

  • When you upgrade your system from Windows 7 to Windows 10 all works fine without any issues. Next time when you start your computer, it comes up with “preparing automatic repair” on the screen.
  • Issues with Windows Registry
  • Missing or Damaged System Files
  • BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) File Corruption
  • Hardware Driver Problem
  • While Windows Automatic repair failed to fix any system error, it gives an error message of “Preparing Automatic Repair” couldn’t repair your PC.
  • When you perform a system restore, you face an error system restore is not completed. Windows starts repair tool and ends up in the automatic repair loop Windows 10.
  • If you get an error while performing a boot, the system repair tool starts working. Later, it will get into the Windows 10 automatic repair loop, and the repair process becomes never-ending.

How to fix this Automatic Repair Loop Windows 10?

Automatic Repair is a feature designed to help users to fix some PC issues in Windows. But sometimes, it might fail to work and stuck in a startup repair loop in Windows 10 due to some certain reasons. According to the users, there are two most common causes of the Windows Automatic Repair loop issue which are:

1. Windows Automatic Repair failed and showing, “Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC“.
2. Windows Automatic Repair stuck on a black screen showing the message “Preparing Automatic Repair” error.

When during Automatic Repair your PC did not start correctly, the issue occurs in either of the two cases mentioned above, you can try the following solutions to solve the problem without the disc.

How to Fix Preparing Automatic Repair Loop with a Black Screen?

As we have seen earlier that there are two situations in which this error occurs. So first, we will discuss the steps to fix the error with a black screen with nothing on it.

Perform a Hard Reboot

Perform a Hard Reboot

When your system doesn’t respond, then it is always recommended to perform a hard reboot first. A hard reboot is to restart your computer manually instead of using the operating system controls (soft reboot). Press and hold the power button until your system shuts down. Then again start the computer and check for the error.

Refresh or Reset your PC

Though it is a common solution in most of the errors it works.

  • Press-and-hold Power button three times to forcefully shut down your system.

Press-and-hold Power button three times to forcefully shut down your system.

  • It will result in your system to enter boot repair page after 2-3 times of reboot. Choose Troubleshoot.

It will result in your system to enter boot repair page after 2-3 times of reboot. Choose Troubleshoot.

  • Go on to Refresh PC or Reset PC.

Go on to Refresh PC or Reset PC.

If this solution doesn’t work for you then try the next methods to fix the error.

Run System File Checker

Damaged or corrupted system files is also a common reason behind this issue. To fix the issue we can use the inbuilt system file checker tool to repair the damaged or corrupted system files using this tool.

To use the below solutions for Windows 10 automatic repair loop, you need to prepare a bootable USB or DVD with an installation file in it. If you are not sure how to create it, search for the process of “How to burn Windows 10 ISO to USB or DVD” on your web browser for clear steps. You have to get the file from any other computer as your system is not working.

Note: Windows installation media is required to use this tool. If you have a Windows 10 installation CD, you can use it instead of making an installation file into USB or DVD.

  • Connect the Windows Installation Media to your system.

Connect the Windows Installation Media to your system.

  • Now choose the option to boot your system from Windows Installation Media from the screen and wait for the files to be loaded.

Now choose the option to boot your system from Windows Installation Media from the screen and wait for the files to be loaded.

  • From the Windows setup window choose Next.
  • Select Troubleshoot > Repair your Computer

Select Troubleshoot > Repair your Computer

  • Advanced Options > Command Prompt.

Advanced Options > Command Prompt.

  • Type the command sfc/scannow and press Enter.

Type the command sfc/scannow and press Enter.

  • Exit the command prompt, restart the computer and check for the error.

Boot into Safe Mode

In Safe Mode, your system starts with the minimum number of programs required to run your system. You can fix issues by uninstalling, updating incompatible software or Driver and deleting corrupted system files in Safe Mode. As in the above method here also we need a Windows Installation Media to fix this error.

  • Connect the Windows Installation Media to your system.

Connect the Windows Installation Media to your system.

  • Now choose the option to boot your system from Windows Installation Media from the screen and wait for the files to be loaded.

Now choose the option to boot your system from Windows Installation Media from the screen and wait for the files to be loaded.

  • From the Windows setup window choose Next.
  • Select Troubleshoot > Repair your Computer.

Select Troubleshoot > Repair your Computer.

  • Advanced Options > Startup Settings.

Advanced Options > Startup Settings.

  • Choose a Safe Mode option (Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt) to enter.

Choose a Safe Mode option (Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt) to enter.

Once you enter the Safe Mode, you can perform the following actions:

  • Delete the corrupted files that are creating the error.
  • Run Antivirus software to scan and remove the virus.
  • Uninstall suspected Softwares or Drivers.

Fix Boot and Rebuild BCD

  • Open the command prompt using USB or DVD or installation CD as mentioned above.
  • Type exe /rebuildbcd and press enter.

Type exe /rebuildbcd and press enter.

  • After executing the first command, enter exe /fixmbr and press enter.

After executing the first command, enter exe /fixmbr and press enter.

  • Next, type exe /fixboot and press enter.

Next, type exe /fixboot and press enter.

  • After successful execution of all commands, type exit and click enter. Else skip to the next step.

After successful execution of all commands, type exit and click enter. Else skip to the next step.

  • Finally, restart your PC and the problem Windows 10 automatic repair loop is fixed. If you are facing the Windows 10 repair loop, go to the next solution to fix it.

Disable Automatic Startup Repair

  • Type bcdedit and hit enter in the command prompt and you will a see the display of the result.

Type bcdedit and hit enter in the command prompt and you will a see the display of the result.

  • Navigate to resume object and note the number parallel to it.

Navigate to resume object and note the number parallel to it.

  • Now, type bcdedit /set (the number you noted) recovery enabled No and hit enter.
  • For example, the command is like bcdedit 7ce0dd34-d277-11e4-8263-68f7286346fb recoveryenabled No and click on enter button.

For example, the command is like bcdedit 7ce0dd34-d277-11e4-8263-68f7286346fb recoveryenabled No and click on enter button.

  • Now, reboot your PC and it should start without any automatic repair loop Windows 10.

Note: After your system restarts without any problem, go to the command prompt with admin privileges. Type bcdedit /set resume object recovery enabled Yes and press enter.

Type bcdedit /set resume object recovery enabled Yes and press enter.

How to Fix “Your PC didn’t start correctly” or “Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC” with a Blue Screen?

If you are getting the blue screen with the above-mentioned error messages then try the following steps to fix the error:

Restore Windows Registry

  • On command prompt, type c:\Windows\system32\config\RegBack\* c:\Windows\system32\config and hit enter.

c:\Windows\system32\config\RegBack\* c:\Windows\system32\config

  • If the above command executes and prompted to overwrite existing files, type “All” and hit enter.
  • Type exit and hit enter to close the command prompt window.

Type exit and hit enter to close the command prompt window.

  • Finally, restart your computer.

System Restore

System restore is the best option to get your computer out of the Windows 10 automatic repair loop. You have to perform this solution with the help of Windows 10 installation DISC or USB or DVD containing Windows 10 ISO file.

  • Insert the one which is available with you either Installation disc or USB or DVD.

Insert the one which is available with you either Installation disc or USB or DVD.

  • Initially, configure your language and other preferences and click on the Next button.

Initially, configure your language and other preferences and click on the Next button.

  • On the next screen, you can see Repair your computer on the bottom left of the screen.

On the next screen, you can see Repair your computer on the bottom left of the screen.

  • If your computer has two operating systems, select the one that causes Windows 10 automatic repair loop. If you have only one operating system, you can directly skip to the next step.
  • Choose an option, select Troubleshoot.

Troubleshoot

  • On the next screen, select advanced options.

advanced

  • Under advanced options, select the system restore option.

Under advanced options, select the system restore option.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions, to restore your computer to an earlier point where it worked fine, without any automatic repair loop error.
  • Once the system restore has completed, restart your computer. Now, it should continue the previous preparing automatic repair without looping or getting stuck.

Disable early launch Anti-Malware Protection

Disable early launch anti-malware protection is also a popular way to fix the error Windows Automatic Repair loop. Once you restart your computer several times, you will face the Windows Boot Options menu and then follow the steps below:

  • Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings.

Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings.

  • Your system will restart with the options as displayed under.
  • Choose Disable early launch Anti-Malware Protection.

Choose Disable early launch Anti-Malware Protection.

  • Restart your PC and check for the error.

Reinstall Windows 10

Even after trying above all solutions. Still, are you facing Windows 10 automatic repair loop? The issue is with the installation of Windows 10 on your computer.

Reinstall Windows 10

You have to reinstall Windows 10 to fix the Automatic repair loop Windows 10.

Conclusion

The above solutions will help you to fix Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop. Are you having any more doubts at any point of step regarding the solutions, let us know in the comment section. We will help you out at the earliest possible with possible solutions. If you feel this article helpful please like, share and follow our Facebook page and keep visiting our website for such tutorials and guides.

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