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My Lenovo S510P is stuck in automatic repair loop and not getting out

Question: My Lenovo S510P is stuck in automatic repair loop and not getting out

After upgrading to Windows 10 my Lenevo laptop got stuck in automatch repair loop and I am unable to use of the advanced options given by Lenevo.

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Answer: My Lenovo S510P is stuck in automatic repair loop and not getting out

Hi Hariharakumar,

Welcome to the Forums

As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with automatic repair in your Lenovo S510p laptop.

As there is a separate board for the windows 10. Hence please visit the board, below is link for the board.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/bd-p/EN-win10

Best regards,

Ashwin. S





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I have the ideapad s510p laptop running Windows 8.1 and I am stuck in the diagnosing your pc loop and it's missing me off. I have tried everything that has been suggested. The problem is the screen remains stuck on the loop, my F keys don't work, power button on/off suggestion to get to advanced options screen doesn't work, it doesn't matter what I press- the screen just remains on the Lenovo logo (black screen background) and the "diagnosing your pc" message and the little thinking..... dots going 'round! Can I remove the battery and then try something? I don't have a restore point set up and I don't care if I lose what's on this computer, I just want to get it working again!!!!!! I'm about to throw this laptop out the window. I'm tired of asking for help on this. Thanks

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I have the ideapad s510p laptop running Windows 8.1 and I am stuck in the diagnosing your pc loop and it's missing me off. I have tried everything that has been suggested. The problem is the screen remains stuck on the loop, my F keys don't work, power button on/off suggestion to get to advanced options screen doesn't work, it doesn't matter what I press- the screen just remains on the Lenovo logo (black screen background) and the "diagnosing your pc" message and the little thinking..... dots going 'round! Can I remove the battery and then try something? I don't have a restore point set up and I don't care if I lose what's on this computer, I just want to get it working again!!!!!! I'm about to throw this laptop out the window. I'm tired of asking for help on this. Thanks

Answer:lenovo ideapad s510p stuck in a 'diagnosing your pc' then 'preparing automatic repair' loop

Hi Zeropatience50 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
After trying all advance recovery options and that you are willing to start fresh, you may want to factory restore it.
One Key Recovery (page 20) can be launch by pressing the Novo button (item8 page 74) while the pc is off to power on. Novo Menu should appear to offer System Recovery , one key recovery from initial backup. 
 
Hoping that the harddisk / OKR image is still viable , things should proceed as plan .
Else check on this option:
Booting to Recovery Environment with Windows 8/8.1 installation media or Recovery Drive/System Repai... 
 
Hope this helps.
Update us how it goes for you.
 
Regards 

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Was playing last night, got up this morning and installed and got a prompt saying windows needed to install new updates, on installation lenovo can't get past boot up, automatic keeps running then restarting and saying there was an error starting, I got this laptop last december so I believe it is still under warranty, what should I do?

Answer:Lenovo y50 Stuck in Automatic repair loop.

Hi Protecterelli,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues with system stuck in repair loop.
 
If the system is preloaded with the windows, you can reload the windows using novoi button and check.
 
Before reloading please backup all the data which is in C drive and also in D drive in the hard drive as you might loose the data .
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
Ashwin. S





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So my Lenovo Y410P was stuck in the automatic repair loop, I tried holding F11 and the power button, and on like the third try the laptop turned on like normal. But now I'm scared to turn my laptop off, how do I know the problem is fixed? And if it might not be, what should I do?













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Answer:Lenovo Y410P was stuck in automatic repair loop but got out of it

TookMeAWhile wrote:So my Lenovo Y410P was stuck in the automatic repair loop, I tried holding F11 and the power button, and on like the third try the laptop turned on like normal. But now I'm scared to turn my laptop off, how do I know the problem is fixed? And if it might not be, what should I do?Check the system files for corruption by running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt.

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my computer is stuck on this stupid loop its been over 5 hours now and its not changing the only aea i can access is through shutting it down then on while pressing the small recovery button next to it and that takes me to several options that arent useful right now. i can restore it because i have very important documents on there so i cant afford to have them deleted. any help please?i also moved houses and this laptop is over 2 years old so i lost the case and cds that came with it :/

Answer:lenovo G505s stuck in a 'diagnosing your pc' then 'preparing automatic repair' loop

Hi heidihamed  , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums . 
 
On a Windows boot loop , it would be an advantage if it can proceed on windows advance options for repair options. 
Avoid any option for factory recovery since those would delete your files.
 
Initially turn off your pc and remove the battery and charger . 
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds and release to drain remaining current. 
Put back the battery and charger and use the Novo key (item5 page 4) to turn it on . 
Choose  BIOS setup and press F9 for loading defaults , F10 to save and exit  
How was it?
 
If the advance options showed up then we can proceed with troubleshoot and system restore that would allow you to just go back to a previous date before the problem with you keeping your files. 
 
You may also create a repair image to help fix it from a different pc with same WIndows version. 
 
 
Final option should be One key recovery  (page27) but this would delete your files so usually best that you try backing your files via harddrive enclosure and attach the harddrive on a different pc . 
Else booting to a rescue media can help with back ups too. 
 
 
Update us how things would go. 
 
 
Regards
 

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My recent Windows 8 update stuck my computer into an infinite automatic repair loop which results in a blue screen amd the process repeats itself. I tried the OneKey restore feature and the system recovery feature just hangs then it goes back to the same loop issue with rebooting. I called Lenovo for recovery discs since I don't have any any but my concern is does it matter if I mentioned whether I had a 32 or 64 bit OS? I told her to make sure it was for a Windows 8 system amd she just said it works for the G780 models. I'm just hoping these discs work.for a 64 bit system

Answer:Lenovo G780 stuck in Automatic Repair Loop after Windows 8 update

It should work. Support cannot send you recovery disks if you didn't provide them your serial number. They can check the correct pre-installed OS from your serial number so I'm sure they're sending out the correct disks.

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I have a Lenovo G500S Touch running Windows 8.1. I am stuck in the endless loop, which I've researched and still haven't found a solution. For many hours, all it would do is just show a black screen with "Lenovo" on it. Then it went into this loop, and nothing I do can get out of it. Help??
 

Answer:Lenovo laptop stuck in "Automatic Repair loop"

Note: I can get the "Startup Settings" screen, but following that, I CANNOT get the options to select; so I can't select, say, Safe Mode, or whatever.
 

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When I started to reset my laptop to factory settings it got stacked in automatic repair loop

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Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop!
Tried sfc with the offbootdir & offwindir options & get the reply that it's found things wrong, but can't fix them.

Answer:Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop

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Stuck in the 'Automatic Repair' loop!
Tried sfc with the offbootdir & offwindir options & get the reply that it's found things wrong, but can't fix them.



Did you know this (quote from an EF tutorial):






If SFC could not fix something, then run the command again to see if it may be able to the next time. Sometimes it may take running the sfc /scannow command 3 times restarting the PC after each time to completely fix everything that it's able to.

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Hi all.
I am am having a major issue with my laptop. It is a Toshiba satellite C855D-S5307 running windows 8. It previously was updated to 8.1 but I factory resettled it for reasons unrelated to this issue and prefer windows 8. It has an AMD processor though I don't know exactly what one and 4gb of ram. I've had the computer a year and a half.
So, I previously had the game The Sims 2 on this computer. It went on the laptop with no issue on windows 8 when I first installed it. When I factory reset it a month and a half ago I lost the game.
I was was lucky enough to find the entire line of TS2 expansion packs for crazy cheap, brought them home, and tried to install it. Something went wrong with the installation, I'm not exactly sure what. I have since read that many experience issues with comparability with TS2 but have found suggestions to install it in the future.... If I can fix my computer that is.
The issue is... Immediately after install laptop was acting weird the game wasn't showing up and so I went to start and restarted the computer. It has never booted back up.
The toshiba screen comes up with the loading circle then it quickly flashes a light blue screen. It's so brief I am not 100% sure what it says. I think it says the computer encountered a problem and that it will restart for me. There's also a large sad face. It then goes back to the Toshiba loading circle page briefly and says preparing automatic repair and then to a black screen then light blue sad face scree... Read more

Answer:Please help stuck in automatic repair loop

I don't know computers well either, but, I just ran into an issue when trying to use the Recovery Partition.  If it goes into a loop - like I think what you are saying - you will have to boot up with a partition tool editor.  Then Un-mark the Recovery:Drive as "Active" as it is trying to boot from the Recovery Partition which isn't working for some reason.  Then Mark the C:Drive as active.  This might not help you either if something else is wrong with the 8.1 install.  I don't think you should have tried to revert to the 8 this way, and, this is just an idea of what might be wrong.  So wait to get some better help, but you can always google it and get a little knowledge until then.  

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---- Update:

My windows 10 won't boot. It seems like my windows installation is now located at drive D: (it used to be C:, which now seems to only contain a folder named Boot).

I tried rebuilding my BCD according to this page: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-cc275e1d9fbf

I tried switching the labels in regedit but it doesnt seem to save the changes.

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I noticed that my computer did an update when I shut it down last night. The blue end screen said something about "configuring updates" like Windows use to do sometimes.
Earlier during that day the only thing I remember that I changed or install was Microsoft SQL express 2008. I doubt this has something to do with it.

Anyway today it doesn't boot into Windows. Its stuck in the automatic repair loop.

I have tried the following:

- Safemode:
Just restarts and comes back to automatic repair

- I tried going into the Command prompt and typed cd C: (which is where Windows should be installed)
In there I could only find a folder named Boot

- Shut down, plug out DC cable, holding power button a few seconds
Automatic repair again

- Resetting my PC (keeping files but removing settings, apps, etc.):
Starts showing "Resetting this PC" and showing a percentage counting up.
When its done it shows automatic repair on the black screen again but the blue screen shows something ifferent:
"Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
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Answer:Stuck in automatic repair loop

Update: So I found my bootable Windows 10 USB drive and tried doing a reset. Now it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."

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I tried to launch an app today on my computer and it wouldn't launch, so I restarted and now I'm stuck in an automatic repair loop
 

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Hello,I purchased my y50 with pre installed windows 8.1 and today when I gave it a fresh restart it went to automatic repair tool and it won't boot at all. I'm stuck with it and there's no way I can bypass it. I tried system rrestoring but it didn't work as well. Please do help me!And also I haven't created a backup I need to back up my data without losing them.And since I got it pre-installed I didn't get a windows cd as well, so is there anyway I can fix this issue? Please help soom as I'm in a crisis to submit my assignments!

Answer:Y50 stuck in automatic repair loop

Dear Minura
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Kindly be informed if you purhcased the machine is preloaded with a windows so you can reload the windows using the novo button  let me know once you need to start the operation
 
As for the information , kindly be informed that you will lose any information located in C driver adding to that the installed application otherwise you will still keep the data .
 
Let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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I am not sure about what caused this problem. My suspect is the notebook had got shutdown during autoupdate of the OS, though I am not 100% sure. Upon restart, the system got stuck in automatic repairloop. I selected F2 and ran extensive tests on Hard drive and memory. Following error appeared on Hard drive Extensive Test. Hard drive Short DST Check: FAILED FAILURE ID: 9K7LR0-80P8K8-MFPWLK-60QS03  Kindly help me out on this. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Stuck in Automatic repair loop

Hi Ganesh,Hard drive had failed. This is what caused the loop error.Only solution for this is to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm thick SATA HDD or SSDIf you're within warranty, HP would replace it free of cost. Contact HP technical support in you're region.Manual: page 36, 37http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04655191Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/model/9629691/do...It's pretty simple to reach HDD bay, carefully open bottom cover - now you'll see itUse recovery discs/USB that you must have created via HP recovery manager after first setup of this laptop, to factory reset after replacement.Get at least 250gb drive for recovery media to work.You can alternatively clean install Wiindows 10 Home edition using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB.RegardsVisruth

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Hi, so you know, automatic repair loop.
How it happened:
Was doing a factory reset, then I accidentally powered it off.
*Edit* I turned it on again and I was brought to a blue screen with said advanced repair, but since my internet died I didn't know what to do. So I turned it off.
When I turned it on again it began the repair loop.
The laptop is a Vostro 5460.
Pls send help.

Answer:Help! Stuck in automatic repair loop!

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly follow the steps below :
Solution 1
This solution is to disable the automatic repair from starting if your computer fails to boot into windows.
What you will need - A Windows 8 or 8.1 CD/USB Key
Step 1: Place the CD/USB Key in your drive and proceed to boot from it
Step 2: When the install screen pops up, look to the bottom left and select "Repair Your Computer".
Step 3: You will now see a screen that says "Choose an option". Select "Troubleshoot", then "Advanced Options", and finally "Command Prompt".
Step 4: You should now see the command prompt. Type "bcdedit" (without quotes) and hit enter.
Step 5: A list should have appeared. Towards the top, you should see "resumeobject" (It is under "default"). Highlight the long number, including the brackets, and copy.
Step 6: Now type "bcdedit /set (the long number you copied) recoveryenabled No" (Without quotes). Hit enter.
Step 7: You should now see the message "The operation completed successfully"
Step 8: Type "Exit" (Without quotes)
Step 9: Reboot
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Solution 2
Booting into safe mode first, then rebooting the computer.
What you will need - nothing
So you are at the screen that says something on the lines of "Windows did not load properly".
Step 1: Select "Advanced repair options&quo... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satelite laptop with windows 8.1 factory installed. The computer has only been used to for ebay and nothing else. Been stuck in automatic repair loop for 4 days now. I've tried system reset and restore, no luck. I've tried several things and nothing works. I do not have any windows 8.1 disk or any recovery disk. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:Stuck in automatic repair loop

What's the specific model of the Satellite? If you don't have any personal data you'd like to retrieve from it, you could try this option for doing a factory reset.
 

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After upgrading to windows 10 the computer was Ok however after a week it has now stuck in an automatic repair loop please advise how I can get out of the loop since none of the option -restore , recovery etc work.

Answer:Windows 10 stuck in automatic repair loop

Ok try starting and stopping your computer by holding in the stop button. After 3-5 attempts it will go into repair mode and give you several options of what to use.
Try them one at a time to see if you can fix it.
You should be able to go to safe mode. System restore.CMD. Repair and others.
Maybe try cmd first and type in sfc /scannow and see if that finds and fixes any problems.

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Hi guys,

I'm having an issue with my 8.1 on my desktop PC. Have had 8.1 installed for a couple of months now without issue until recently. Computer will not start, ending on a sad smiley face BSOD with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Error codes 0x80070571 and 0xc0000001 have been seen.

Sounds to me like a corrupted hard drive. Did a bit of reading and went into command prompt armed with various chkdsk, /r and /f commands all of which were carried out showing no issues. A few guides said to carry a few bootrec commands (/fixMBR, /rebuildBCD, /fixBoot), which I've also done without much success.

Also tried this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGPVKk79JCc

No change there either.

I chucked the installation disk in and tried to run a repair, but it says the hard drive is locked. Woo. Some attempts to unlock said drive has resulted in the above actions.

I appreciate any input available. Thanks for your time.

Martin

Answer:Stuck in automatic repair loop, can't start.

Hi Anti & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

This bug check indicates that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost access to the system partition during startup.

Did you try with another HDD? I would suggest you doing the Disk Diagnostics and report back the results -
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Furthermore, have you tried re-plugging the cables with which your Hard Disk is connected?

Let me know how it goes ^_^

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This has been happening for a couple of days now. When the blue screen of death shows up and states that "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your screen,"  and under it is Log file D:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt. What I have tried to do was go through the Advanced Options, but none of them seemed to work. I can't use a device because my laptop apparently doesnt support using a USB. Reset this PC, System Restore, Sytem Image Recovery, Startup Repair, UEFI Firmware Settings and Startup Settings all tell me that someting goes wrong within the process of trying to complete that action. I even tried OneKey Recovery, but when I try to restore from the initial backup, I get a message that says " The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect. You may have to recreate the partition to continue."  Any ideas of how to fix this problem? I really need this laptop to work since the school year just started.

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EDIT: THE PROBLEM IS NOW SOLVED CHECK THE MY THIRD POST BELOW FOR WHAT I DID, IF YOU ENCOUNTERED THE SAME PROBLEMS. THANK YOU
 
The symptoms started yesterday. I can't print from my printer, it displays itself as offline. What I did was to download a driver online from Epson website, and then installed it. When I tried printing it encountered an error. I've tried to restart the computer, hoping that it would finally solve the problem. My Toshiba Satellite laptop was stuck in the Preparing Automatic Repair Loop, after which it displays that it can't diagnose the PC. I've tried entering to Safe Mode (which didn't work since I can't get Windows to load) and doing System Restore (which did nothing).
 
My attempt shifted to trying to retrieve the files I have in my hard drive before reseting the installation. Right now I'm using Linux MInt Live Boot, but I can't access the root folder from Linux Mint.
 
What are the chances my files are doomed? There are still other options I haven't tried, including disabling the antivirus software.
 
(My hard disk has ~500GB and 100GB is the free space; I have huge amounts of files there that I want recovered)
 
I thank you in advance :D
 
Gaius

Answer:Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repair loop

Do you have any system images? What about recovery discs/USB sticks (though those will only get you as far as the windows recovery environment at which point you will need a system image.)? CAn you get to the "advnaced options" rather than letting windows try to repair itself automatically? Have you tried going into the "system image recovery" options and seeing if there is already a system image hidden on a partition of the hard-drive, some manufacturers do this.

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First off, I'd like to note that refresh/reset is not an option unless someone knows how to fully backup everything (programs, app settings, filesystem, etc.)

My system specs:
Intel i7 4770
AMD Radeon HD 7770
16GB RAM
MSI H81M mono
2TB HDD

Problem:
Possibly after a video card driver update, I restarted my computer only to get a "loading automatic repair" loop then it tells me that it wasn't able to repair automatically, etc. and just gives me options to get into a command prompt, reset or refresh and a couple other options.

Steps I've tried to fix:
1. Flashed updated BIOS
2. Tried safe mode, boot logging, low res mode, etc.
3. Took it down to a couple local repair shops that ran a chkdsk (fixed some files but didn't work) and tried to run the auto repair from a Windows 8.1 install disk. Came to the conclusion that I need to reinstall and that there's no way to update programs

Please help lol. If you need any additional information or logs, feel free to ask and direct me on how to get it, thanks!

Answer:Windows 8.1 stuck in automatic repair loop

Look here
How to Fix the Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

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Small problem guys that's grating me now. Computer boots up fine and goes straight to automatic repair for a brief moment and then what looks like a small box flickers on screen and then off and it just goes black and the whole process starts again. ...tried looking for ways to fix but completely lost....massive help is needed please.

Answer:Windows 10 stuck in Automatic Repair loop

This may help you: Windows fails to boot; Automatic Repair, Refresh, Reset PC fails

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Hey . I have a Lenovo G500s . I have it for 3 months . 1 week ago i turned off with the power button in the recovery mode bcuz it was so slowly recovering my G500 . When i turned on again the laptop . I got a screen with Lenovo Logo & the loading circles . The laptop said preparing automatic repair then it loads another black screen with Diagnosing your PC :// what can i do. any keys or recovery boot?

Answer:G500s stuck in "automatic repair loop"

Hi AnisHuG500,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the information you have provided the turning off the computer forcefully while the recovery is processing will automatically affect the features. I suggest you turn the computer and then click on OKR (One Key Recovery) button located beside the power button and check if the Recovery Menu loads, please let me know the findings.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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My system is just stuck in this loop to no end. It keeps restarting and going back to the frowny faced screen where it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs a restart'. But, restart results in going back to same screen. I am even unable to activate the system recovery or safe mood. Please help!

Answer:Stuck in 'Preparing Automatic Repair' loop

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Regards, DP-K

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HP PAVILION NOTEBOOK
PRODUCT # M1Y47UA#ABA
BORN; 8/01/2015
[Personal information removed]
FACTORY INSTALLED WINDOWS 10 (NOT SURE ABOUT BIT)
 
TRIED TO FIX SOUND, NOW I'M STUCK IN "AUTOMATIC REPAIR" LOOP.
 
HAVE TRIED TO REBOOT W/ F8, F1, F10.
 
NOTHING WORKS, BUT I'M NOT THAT TECH SAVVY.
 
PLEASE HELP ME.
USING HUSBAND'S COMPUTER - HE WANT'S IT BACK.
HELP!

Answer:HP PAVILION NOTEBOOK STUCK IN AUTOMATIC REPAIR LOOP

Hi Reeni,  If you do not have a important files in computer, you should try to recovery without backing up your files; Before do that steps, please release all of external devices which plugged in USB > Turn off to computer> After press to Power button to Power On, you should press quickly to ESC key for many times> While Start Up Menu comes, you should press F11 for System Recovery> Select to Troubleshoot in first screen> On the Troubleshoot screen, click Recovery Manager> On the operating system selection screen, select Windows 10> Under I need immediate help, click System Recovery> When Recovery Manager prompts you to back up your files, select backup option as Recovery without backing up files> Next  Note: Do not disconnect the monitor,keyboard,mouse or power cord during recovery! Thanks, 




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My computer, an XPS 8500 originally running Windows 7 but upgraded to Windows 10, is stuck in a diagnose/repair loop.
When the computer turns on, I see the Dell logo and I have the ability to press F2 or F12.Then a black screen comes up with the Windows logo and spinning circle of dots and it says, "Preparing automatic repair".Then "Diagnosing your PC".Then "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete."Then the Dell logo and F2/F12 prompts again.Then "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): 0% complete".Then it starts over from the beginning.
-When I press F12 I have the option to run Dell's diagnostics on the hard drive which comes up with no errors or problems.-I can't start in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key; it just pauses at the Dell logo screen until I let go, then it starts the auto repair sequence.-I have a Windows 10 installation USB and I've tried using it to do a Startup Repair but that seems to be the same as the automatic repair my computer is already trying to do and it just keeps repeating what I typed above.-Using the Windows 10 installation USB to access a command prompt, I tried the four boot rec commands I saw in other posts (fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd); they all completed successfully but didn't help my problem.-I have no restore points to go back to.
Before I do a complete reinstall, can anyone think of anything else I can try to get me into Windows long enough to c... Read more

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my computer is in a boot loop. No matter what options I choose at start up e.g. safe mode, start windows normally, ect. it always loads right into asus preload wizard. My goal is to get back to my desktop without losing any information from my hard drive.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Asus laptop stuck in Automatic Repair loop.

Create a Live distro of Linux on a CD or FD. See if it will boot (you will have to go into the BIOS to select the proper boot order to OD or USB). If it boots then there is a problem with the HDD or the OS. Let us know if Linux boots up.
 
Create a Live disk ... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/write-a-cd-dvd-image-or-iso/ .
Linux distro with a small footprint ... http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm .

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I am having this issue where my laptop with windows 8 just won't boot. I see my acer splash screen, then I see a blinking _ then it goes blank for around 20 min, and then it would say "automatic repair, diagnosing" I've waited nearly 20 hours, almost an entire day leaving my computer on, just still no use.

I am having a very very similar problem as this guy, (as well as many others who pretty much lost all their valuable datas in their HDD after installing WIN 8)
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Windows 8 Woes

The person who wrote that was actually in RTM version, but the problem still persists in the most updated Final build version as of last week. I am quite disappointed in Microsoft. I am currently on my friend's mac.
I have my windows 8 original copy bootable on my usb drive. Insterting my usb drive, it boots and all, and I went into the repair option. I tried all of the repair options, all of them would either stuck in their screen or say that my disk is read only and locked.

I do have access to the cmd though in that repair mode, but it seems to be quite limited.

I tried to enter safe mode by pressing shift+F8, it doesn't work!!! Tried it so many times, just doesn't work.
It gives a loud beeping sound if I hold it for more than 2 sec.

EDIT:
I am now successfully able to boot Ubuntu from my Portable Hard Drive and it runs smooth and really well.

I originally had 2 partitions, C and D. C is where my windows 8 was installed, so it's unaccessable now, it doesn't appear in the ... Read more

Answer:HELP! Stuck at automatic repair loop... WONT BOOT.

Your problem sounds very serious. I am very sorry. And, I am sorry I know of no way to help you. The best I can do is suggest that you take the computer or drive to a data recovery specialist.

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So recently my PC wouldn't boot into my hard drive and I didn't have a USB lying around so I can clean install it, it was hanging and freezing at the bios loading screen and everything. I finally was able to boot into System Recovery using F11 and it started to do the automatically repairing your pc, then it was in an infinite loop of a screen where it basically says my BIOS, the version, then checking memory, then CPU. It was an infinite loop like I said and now whenever I boot my PC up it's stuck on that screen, it freezes right on the spot where it was checking what processor I have. I will post my specs considering it's a big help for troubleshooting - not a fan of opening my PC and removing things.
- Specs -
OS - Windows 8.1 PRO
MEMORY - 4GB
BIOS - Phoenix AwardBios v6.00 (2008, yeah it's quite old.)
CPU - AMD Athlon x64 +4800 Series (2 cores, 2.50)
HDD - Maxtor 350GB I believe, don't know the exact model.
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I decided to look around on the internet but 90% it's people saying your computer fried and random bull, anyway thanks, hope I can fix this issue soon.. sucks too because I just bought WoW.
I don't care if all the information on the HDD gets wiped I just want my computer to be working again.
Cheers.

Answer:[Help] Stuck on Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop Screen

To me it sounds like you have a hardware issue or a BIOS issue. Can you get into your BIOS by pressing F2, Del, F9, F10, or F11? (Not sure what it would be for you. It varies between BIOS manufacturers and models). Im going to lean towards hardware and say its a RAM issue. Probably a bad DIMM. If you have access to another computer, download MemTest86 and burn that to a disk and boot from it and let it test your RAM to see if it errors out at all.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo z580. I have been having problems with my laptop the second day I've had it.  Multple BSOD's, Windows wouldn't update, all sorts of things.  My drivers were old so I updated the ones that I could, whereas I would try to install some of them I would crash halfway through.  I get all types of BSOD's, but some include Kernel Security Check Error, Bad Pool Header, Memory Management, IQRL Less or More (or something), etc. My laptop will not refresh or restore because it tells me there is a problem.  Running the memory test tells me that there is a problem.  I cannot download Google Chrome because something called OneClick_Bootstrap.  Automatic Repair tells me that it cannot repair. Whenever I restart my laptop now it restarts Automatic Repair and send me back to Advanced Options, then the same thing.  I cannot even start in Safe Mode and when I try System Restore it tells me that I did not make a restore point, although I did. I would clean install Windows, but my laptop had it already installed so I have no disk.  I tried to access the product key but I cannot find it, and when I used Belarc Advisor to find it, my laptop told me that the key was wrong.  Belarc suggested that it may be the manufacturer key and not my key.  My laptop is manufacturer refurbished so I do not have it on paper anywhere. I do not want to call Customer Service because I had very, very frustrating experiences... Read more

Answer:Multiple Problems, Now Stuck in Automatic Repair Loop

Refer to the User's Guide version 2. On page 19 locate the NOVO button. Press it and follow the instructions given on page 27 to restore your system to factory default. Note: this will erase all your personal program and data. Based on my experience the Refresh and Reset function in windows does not work and your only choice is the One Key Recovery.

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Hello,
For a few days now my desktop has been stuck in a automatic repair loop.
I already tried a few solutions I found online like refreshing the pc.
Or this:





bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /Fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBCD




When I use cmd in the advanced recovery options.
Unfortunately when I enter the last command it says that it was successful but it did not detect a windows installation.
Is there any way I can make the recovery/repair part see my installation of windows. Or is there any other way I can try to resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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So my Yoga 2 Pro is stuck in the (in)famous Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop, and I'm not sue how to fix it now. I unfortunately neglected to create a Recovery USB stick, so what are my options without it? I've already tried booting the computer with the Novo button and choosing System Recovery, but at that point the system goes right back into the Automatic Repair loop. I'd strongly prefer to back up my data before resintalling Windows if that's an option--is it possible to stick the SSD into another computer to do so? Also, would a USB recovery disc created by someone else with a Y2P be useable on my system? I don't need the full partition image since the one already on mine should suffice. I'm also unsure of my system's Windows 8 Product Key, where can I get that if/when I do need to reinstall Windows? Thanks for any help, it's greatly appreciated.

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Windows 8.1 stuck in automatic repair loop

First and foremost, good luck:   Method 1: Wait for the machine to boot into the 'Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC' error message.Click the 'Advanced Options' buttonOpen cmd and type:bootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCDand alsochkdsk /r c:chkdsk /r d:  Method 2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNKEsOF7e4M  Method 3 (copied from a youtube comment): 1. Turn on the computer. 2.  Wait for the machine to boot into the 'Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC' error message.3.  Click the 'Advanced Options' button4.  Click the 'Troubleshoot' button5.  Click the 'Advanced options' button6.  Click the 'Startup Settings' button7.  Wait for the system to reboot into the 'Startup Settings' menu (is the same menu for safe mode)8.  Select the 'Disable early launch anti-malware protection' option. (Press '8')9.  If this worked for you, you should now boot into windows.10. Now you can shutdown your system and it should hopefully work first time the next time you start the system.

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I recently installed an M.2 SSD into my Alienware Aurora R6 and reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch onto it. The operating system installed as normal, but whenever I reboot my computer, I get kicked into Automatic Repair. If I jam on the F12 button and manually boot from the hard drive I installed windows to (HDD2 - the M.2 SSD), it boots into Windows fine. I'm pulling my hair out here. How can I get this to stop? Isn't there anyway to have Windows Boot Manager automatically select the correct hard drive? On a side note, there is no way for me to just select the boot hard drive from BIOS. I have to select Windows Boot Manager. Anyone know what to do? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Stuck in Automatic Repair Loop after fresh install onto new M.2

Did you have any other disk in the PC when you installed Windows? In particular, is your old drive with Windows on it still in your PC?

Try removing or disconnecting any such disk, and, using Macrium Reflect's boot disk, use their Fix boot utility.

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Please help with my laptop. I've never had a problem with it before but today a screen popped up saying I needed to restart my computer so I did and when it came back on, a screen appeared saying automatic repair and I've tried a lot of stuff I seen online but nothing seems to be helping. It's stuck in this loop, and I have so much important files. Please help

Answer:Hp Hewlett Packard stuck in automatic repair loop. PLEASE HE...

Tap F2 as you power up to enter diagnostics or tap esc and look for a menu that includes F2 and see if you can get into component tests and run them to see if something has gone bad like maybe the hard drive. 

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Hello,I received the laptop in February of 2014. It was on sale, so I didn't get a 1 year warranty from the day I got it.. That expired 07/01/2014. Anyways, my laptop got stuck in this annoying automatic repair loop about a few weeks after the warranty expired. I've been on and off trying to fix it since then. I think I might need a new motherboard? I don't know, it's making me think Acer has **bleep**ty products. Please help, for my patience is at an all time **bleep**ing low.

Answer:Acer Aspire V5 automatic repair loop stuck for 6 m...

if you don't need to recover your personal data, you can re-install windows pressing ALT+F10 at boot.

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Currently I am stuck in this automatic repair /diagnosing PC loop. I force shutdown my lenovo G480 laptop as it was unable to get out of sleep mode and this happened. Currently every option I am given results in the same loop happening over or it just doesn't work. I cannot afford to lose the data in my laptop as it is work related. What are my choices now?

Answer:Stuck in automatic repair /diagnosing PC reboot loop

Bump

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Hello, Unfortunately I woke up this morning to my Y410P stuck with the Lenovo logo and text saying "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few moments it will say "Diagnosing your PC " and then "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete." Edit: then after a few seconds it restarts and everything happens again. As you can imagine I'm very unhappy with this and I have no idea what may have caused it. I'm currently studying in Belgium so any help here I can get will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Y410P Stuck in "Preparing Automatic Repair" boot loop

So how did the repair goes? Was it succesfull? Although the title says loop but your description of the problem doesn't say it is in a loop.

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Stuck in Automatic Repair loop after upgrading Dell 7559

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My Yoga Book (Windows) will not start up.  It says "Preparing Automatic Repair" then goes to a black screen.  After a few minutes, it might come back with a boot attempt, but then goes back to "Preparing Automatic Repair." I have had it less than a month. It seems to be stuck in a loop. When the screen goes black, I can't tell whether or not it's or or off or doing anything. Please advise.Sheff 

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Hi
My Toshiba laptop/Windows 8.1 installed a VLC Media player & Malware bytes today. I was instructed to Restart as 'drivers not working properly' & since then have been on the Automatic Repair loop. It says it cannot fix it - log file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt, & I tried a few System Restore points but that just says -

System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer . Temporarily disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore. You can try System Restore again If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method.

Thing is I can't get into Windows or my laptop to disable the antivirus program. I'm not very techy so could someone please help me to get back into Windows.

I don't have any CD or DVD & no product key as the disc has been misplaced.

Answer:Stuck in Automatic Repair loop, System Restore not working

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.
Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube
Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
Creating Recovery Media for Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
Toshiba Service Portal - Laptop Recovery Media Services - Toshiba
From the Repair CD/USB: (or the Toshiba Recovery disk)
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

How to do a System Restore:
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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Hi.I accidentally removed a usb cable from a powered usb hub , and a volume slider of some other program appeared superimposed and floating above my music making program , so I restarted the pc.From then on , it wouldnt start , and kept saying preparing automatic repair, then reached 40% and wouldnt go any further.After trying this a number of times , it has now changed to a blue screen with a sad face and it says " critical process died"I unplugged my 2 external drives because they werent showing in the bios , and plugged them into my laptop to check they were ok , and im relieved to say they are.Since i removed the drives , my desktop ( asus ) will eventually arrive at the blue recovery screen , but all these things that are supposed to help fix it , arent working.When I try to refresh , it says the drive where windows is installed is lockedIve tried to do a system restore from 3 different restore points and none of them have worked ( one actually cited a mozilla profile as being the cause ) Re-image wont work because it cant find the image file , which is on one of my external drives which are now unplugged.Automatic repair diagnoses , but then says it cant repair.I can use command prompt, and was hoping I could rename the system hive name , but the command prompt says X=\windows\system32.I have successfuly ran regedit from the command prompt , but to be honest , im out of my depth and dont know what im doing , but at least something is working.From the... Read more

Answer:stuck in automatic repair loop. cant refresh. cant system restore.

Can you start in Safe Mode?

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Hi there my laptop is stuck in win10 Automatic repair loop i used notepad.exe in command prompt to see if the files were still present all windows files are but whenver i boot my laptop it goes into Automatic repiar and diagnosing our pc and then it cany repair the laptop

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Hello. So I was upgrading the RAM on my Acer Aspire One 725 (from 2GB to 4GB) and after doing this I booted the laptop up as normal and it displayed a message saying "preparing automatic repair" with little spinning circles and it just gets stuck on that and will NOT boot up Windows. I've tried leaving it on overnight and for long periods of time to see if it makes any progress but no luck there.
 
I've tried acesssing the recovery options with ALT+F10 but I can't seem to get onto that either, any ideas there? Once again, it's an Acer.
 
Does anyone know what this problem is and how I can go about resolving it? I'd prefer to not lose all my data of course...
 
I'm running Windows 8.1
 
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Acer Laptop stuck on "Preparing Automatic Repair" loop

Have you tried removing the new RAM?  If that doesn't do it for you I'd recommend reseating all of the RAM.

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi.
I accidentally removed a usb cable from a powered usb hub , and a volume slider of some other program appeared superimposed and floating above my music making program , so I restarted the pc.
From then on , it wouldnt start , and kept saying preparing automatic repair, then reached 40% and wouldnt go any further.

I unplugged my 2 external drives because they werent showing in the bios , and plugged them into my laptop to check they were ok , and im relieved to say they are.

Since i removed the drives , my desktop ( asus ) will eventually arrive at the blue recovery screen , but all these things that are supposed to help fix it , arent working.

When I try to refresh , it says the drive where windows is installed is locked
Ive tried to do a system restore from 3 different restore points and none of them have worked ( one actually cited a mozilla profile as being the cause )
Re-image wont work because it cant find the image file , which is on one of my external drives which are now unplugged.
Automatic repair diagnoses , but then says it cant repair.
It also will not boot into safe mode.

I can use command prompt, and was hoping I could rename the system hive name , but the command prompt says
X=\windows\system32.
Ive tried cd%windir%\system32\config , but it says " the drive , the path, or the filname is not valid"
I have successfuly ran regedit from the command prompt , but to be honest , im out of my depth and dont know what im doing , but at least somethi... Read more

Answer:Stuck in Automatic repair loop. refresh/restore wont work

Would you be able to reinstall Windows?

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Hi,

I have an Asus S200E laptop which started life as a Windows 8 machine and was subsequently upgraded to Windows 8.1 about 3 months ago.

It's now stuck in the 'Diagnosing your PC - Automatic Repair' loop and I can't force it to break out.

I have a recovery thumb drive that was created when the machine was new (running Windows 8). I have enabled Launch CSM and disabled Secure Boot Control in the BIOS and eventually the BIOS will recognise the recovery drive. I can then select it as the first boot option (as USB 2.0 DISK PMAP, not the UEFI option) and it boots.

So far so good, but the recovery options don't seem to give me any useful options. It can't find any system restore files (though I'm certain they exist on the disk). I don't know how to locate a system image to recover, and the Startup Settings option doesn't appear so I can't get to Safe Mode.

I'm guessing that the 8.1 upgrade has wiped the recovery partition that the thumb drive is looking for.

The command line option is accessible.

I am also unable to get the BIOS to recognise an external DVDROM drive, so I'm unable to re-install windows or boot into Linux.

Since it's a laptop, removing the hard disk or the battery is not straightforward.

My last resort is to try and create a bootable linux thumb drive that would at least allow me to recover the files before it goes into the skip.

If anyone has any other comments, or suggestions for other things to try, I'd be very grateful.

Kind regards,

Pete

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Hi,

I have an Asus S200E laptop which started life as a Windows 8 machine and was subsequently upgraded to Windows 8.1 about 3 months ago.

It's now stuck in the 'Diagnosing your PC - Automatic Repair' loop and I can't force it to break out.

I have a recovery thumb drive that was created when the machine was new (running Windows 8). I have enabled Launch CSM and disabled Secure Boot Control in the BIOS and eventually the BIOS will recognise the recovery drive. I can then select it as the first boot option (as USB 2.0 DISK PMAP, not the UEFI option) and it boots.

So far so good, but the recovery options don't seem to give me any useful options. It can't find any system restore files (though I'm certain they exist on the disk). I don't know how to locate a system image to recover, and the Startup Settings option doesn't appear so I can't get to Safe Mode.

I'm guessing that the 8.1 upgrade has wiped the recovery partition that the thumb drive is looking for.

The command line option is accessible.

I am also unable to get the BIOS to recognise an external DVDROM drive, so I'm unable to re-install windows or boot into Linux.

Since it's a laptop, removing the hard disk or the battery is not straightforward.

My last resort is to try and create a bootable linux thumb drive that would at least allow me to recover the files before it goes into the skip.

If anyone has any other comments, or suggestions for other t... Read more

Answer:Asus 200E Stuck in automatic repair loop, won't recognise external DVD-ROM

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After the crash, my PC has been unable to boot into windows, in any form of safe mode or even an old windows 7 OS i had installed.

I have tried several fixes already but to no avail. SFC scan says action cannot be performed and other options like startup repair fail.

Any help is appreciated

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My G580 was working great, best laptop I've ever has so far. Then when I went to use it the other night, as soon as I opened it up, it showed the Lenovo Logo and said "Preparing for Automatic Repair" then after a few seconds it would change to "Diagnosing Your PC" and get stuck there. I tried several options I found online for a hard reset to no avail. Then I discovered F12 me to the boot menu and I chose recovery. I was warned I would lose everything but thankfully I had made and image backup, on an external HDD, using the Lenovo Solution Center, not OKR. My trouble now is I can't find any help online about how to use the backup I made. On my HDD I have files numbered from 0001 to 0327, 3 .dsi files, a BIN file and an OKI Can anyone point me in the right direction for instructions or explain the process to me? Thank you

Answer:G580 Laptop Restore after Getting Stuck in "Preparing for Automatic Repair" Loop

hi egad1968,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, if the machine came with Windows 7 and you ran the  Lenovo Solution Center's Backup feature, did you choose Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to do the backup?
 
- Link to picture
 
From the files that you listed, it seems like you've chosen the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery tool. If this is the case,, you need to have Rescue and RecoveryŽ and see step 5-8 of this guide to restore your files.
 
Rescue and Recovery? 4.2 - Considerations
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

UPDATE: I completed the second part of the diagnostics; I passed.

Answer:Upgraded hardware on Inspiron 7559, now stuck in Automatic Repair loop?

So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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So Friday, I tried to boot my computer and ended up with an automatic repair loop. The screen reads automatic repair, then goes to diagnosis and gets stuck here for hours on end. I have a Lenovo G50-45 and Windows 8. After trying to do a hard reset, unplugging the AC and pressing the power button and it not working, I used the novo button on the side of the computer. I tried to reset BIOS settings to defaults but it did not work. I then created a recovery drive with a USB key using my brother's computer. Again, I used the novo button, and managed to boot from the recovery drive from there. I tried system restore but it gets stuck on system restore initializing for more than thirty minutes. I tried bcdedit and it did not work. I have tried bootrec up until rebuildbcd and when I come to rebuildbcd, it keeps processing for more than twenty minutes without results. I have tried chkdsk but it tells me that Windows is locked. I refuse to do One Key Recovery because it will bring me back to factory settings (yes I know, I did not think of doing a backup). I was told that System Refresh is not a great idea. I am trying to find a way to repair this problem. I have work to do on this computer and I would like it to be resolved.

Answer:Lenovo 50-45: Automatic Repair Loop

i have the same issue!! have you gotten som hjelp from the lenovo guys? i have also not backed up my computer. 

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I have 2 issues with my laptop/notebook. The first is that my computer boots up, gets an error (blue screen), then attempts to go into "Preparing Automatic Repair". The screen then blacks out for about 3-5 mins before going through the process again. I'm thinking it may have something to do with the harddrive, or could be a virus. The second issue is that my Nvidia Driver constantly fails, causing my screen to black out. It happened once every few days, to 2-3 times a day, then eventually happened at least once every few hours. Not sure what was causing the issue, but I am also trying to find a fix for it.

Answer:Y500 Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repair Loop / Nvidia Driver Crashing

Dear JCGANGE
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
If the machine is not booting now we will work on this problem first and in this case we will have to try the reset and refresh options but we need to know what is the operating system of your machine to direct you in a correct direction
 
Thanks





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So I own a Lenovo Y50-70 that I bought off my friend about a year ago in my military AIT schooling for the past year its been running very smoothly despite random screen freezing which I have read is a normal thing for this type of computer; acceptable or not. About 4 days ago my screen froze in the middle of a game(Rust) and being fed up with it and having other things to do I forced a shut down. I turned it on about 30 minutes later to enter the so called "Repair Loop" and also recieving a message saying "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable".Note: My laptop was running VERY hot while playing most high end games. So I've tried a couple of things already that people have suggested, 1. Removing the battery, pressing the power button 10 times yada yada trick.2. Tried a system restore through the one key-recovery only to get a message "The boot configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors"3. Taken the back off and made sure everything is still connected.4. All the little tips and tricks in the BIOS settings. I am not a very tech savvy person and my computer knowledge is limited but I'm not a complete moron when it comes to alot of the hardware, My harddrive is making noise when I turn my computer on so I know its not completely dead, I'm clueless on how to test my harddrive and see if its corrupted/ruined whatever(don't have another computer I can plug it into). I was just curious if anyone had any advice they could give me before... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop..

Hello and welcome,
 
The symptoms you describe point to a failed or corrupted hard drive.
 
Booting from a Win 8.x DVD is worth trying - to either repair/restore your installed OS or verify that the HDD is dead.
 
You shouldn't have to buy a Win 8.1 DVD.  If your machine was originally licensed for 8 or 8.1 pick the same version (STD or Pro) and download it here:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
 
Z.

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So I've had my Lenovo G50-45 for almost a year now. About 6-8 months ago, I installed Windows 10 and shortly after fell victim to the whole "Repairing Automatic Repair" loop. Time passed, I forgot about it and put it off. Sent the laptop off after learning that the motherboard had been fried sometime around late March. Received the repaired laptop in April and it's fine. I'm running Windos 8 but it's fine. I got sketched out by going back to Windows 10 after reading about the plethora of problems that people are running into.A few hours ago today, I got the same Repairing Automatic Repair loop.
 
Three months (maybe even less) of a supposedly brand new motherboard suddenly just gone up out of nowhere.This has to be a joke, right? 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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My Lenovo finally left automatic repair loop, and I find that all my data and folders are wiped. The apps are all there. This is an alternate laptop I was using temporarily, and though I am the world's biggest backup paranoid person, somehow I didn't even think to back up the last two weeks of work. I'm a writer; this is really devastating. Any suggestions on data recovery options? Any chance? I'll pay a few hundred to get this data back. It's text documents I care about; nothing else. Everything else is easily loaded again from backup.
 

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Hi.My lenovo yoga 11 is stuck on boot (preparing automatic repair) and i don't have the recovery image, or any recovery disks/usb to reinstall windows RT. I've been searching but I haven't found anything. Any ideas?Please help!

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 11 RT - Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

Hi 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Windows RT are OEM preinstalled same reason why it would be hard to repair it without the pre created repair disc. 
 
You can force recovery mode by turning on and off in two tries . Immediately removing power to force Windows RT to crash then on and again crash it by turning off (by default Windows recovery on RT would show up if it failed to boot after two consecutive attempt.
 
Using recovery media to boot, ( if you don't have it , you may check on tech support if you can order Windows RT recovery USB drive or if it is available ) . Check also on this discussion with a fellow member uploading  here based on this thread. 
 
Call in tech support to send the machine for a depot reimaging and repair if needed . 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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My laptop is in a constant auto repair loop, I have tried just about every troubleshoot I've found via google and youtube, defaulting the bios doesn't working, the 'hold power button for 10,15, 30,60 secs' doesn't work. I dont have a windows boot disk as my laptop didn't come with one. I cannot get to the option to do a system restore, I can;t afford to get a windows boot disk and I don't have anyway of putting it on a usb and booting from there. I don't know what else to do as no forums are helpful for my problem.

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I recently got an E440 lenovo computer 4 months ago,that stayed stuck in start up repair in early october.It stays on a screen that has lenoco on the top right,a picture of a life saver in a grey banner in the middle screen,and thinkvantage technologies in the bottom right.I have tried everything,and my parents refuse to send it to be fixed.Whenever I choose start normally when first starting up,it refuses to do so and continues with the start up repair.I have no knowledge towards computers and I was hoping to get a quick message on how to fux this problem.Thanks.

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My computer has been saying this for the last hour and I do not know what to do. My computer is brand new. I have tried taking out the battery but that does not help. Please help me. Thanks in advance

Answer:My Lenovo G480 laptop is stuck saying preparing for automatic repair.

hi Lil_bossy_bunny,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community
 
If the computer was unexpectedly shutdown especially while doing updates or If you have added a new software or hardware on the PC but wasn't successful, the Operating System is probably corrupted. What you can do is:
 
1. Boot into Last Known Good Configuration (keep tapping F8 after turning ON the PC)Spoiler (Highlight to read)
2. If that doesn't work, choose Safe Mode and see if it'll boot. If it works, perform a clean boot.
 
If the problem persists after the above steps, there's a possible problem with the registry and you might want to opt to perform a full restore by pressing the One Key Recovery button.
 
Note:
Performing the One Key Recovery will wipe everything out on the PC, please proceed after backing up all of your data.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hello Lenovo Community,I came home and opened my Y410p laptop and waited for it to load, after awhile I noticed that its not. It was stuck in the lenovo logo screen saying "preparing automatic repair". However thats all its doing, it doesn't load anything else or diagnosing your pc. I have researched people with similar problems like me and what I getting so far is that the OS got corrupted.Theres nothing I can do at the moment any suggestions will help please. Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Lenovo Y410p: stuck infinitely in "Preparing Automatic Repair"

BlurJay wrote:Hello Lenovo Community,I came home and opened my Y410p laptop and waited for it to load, after awhile I noticed that its not. It was stuck in the lenovo logo screen saying "preparing automatic repair". However thats all its doing, it doesn't load anything else or diagnosing your pc. I have researched people with similar problems like me and what I getting so far is that the OS got corrupted.Theres nothing I can do at the moment any suggestions will help please. Thank you in advance. Try to boot a Windows 8.1 installer DVD or pendrive then select Repair. If it can't make the startup repair you have several options under troubleshooting: Reset or Refresh among others. You can try Refresh to put a fresh copy of Windows without altering your settings and personal files.  

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Hi Guys,

Please help me out.

I start my day as usual by pressing power key of my Laptop. I plug my USB mouse in my laptop however is does not work normally. So i restart my Laptop and again check mouse pointer now its work , but this time my internet dongal not worked. so again i restart. After that i got an error say Power state failure in blue screen need to restart then i click on that tab. Lastly i went on automatic repair with recovery of disc. Its still running when i am posting this thread. Its already taken 2 hours.

Laptop - Lenovo G505,Windows 8

Its under warranty period but any one can help me without loosing any data.

Thank You,

Vipul korat

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well, basically like the title says i'm stuck on "Preparing Automatic Repair"... i've had this issue for over 24 hours now. this problem happened while i was playing a game (DayZ standalone) then all of a sudden my pc froze and i had no choice but to shut it down at the power button. i've been playing this game since february, and this is the first time this has happened. then when i try to turn it back on, behold, the "preparing automatic repair" screen... i thought it was nothing, went to bed, and when i woke up it was still on that screen. i've done everything i can think of and i've tried reinstalling windows 8 from my bootable flashdrive but it will NOT even give me the option to use it. i don't know what to do, i've done everything i can possibly think of, please help. PS: yes, i did go into the BIOS menu and change it to where my flashdrive should have booted up, but it didn't.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z585 (Windows 8) stuck on preparing automatic repair

**BUMP/UPDATE** several days later, still the same issue. is there a fix? or is my laptop just a paper weight now?

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Hi!

Several years ago I built a desktop computer for my friend. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on this, in the 64 bit version, and I followed user Kari's tutorial for placing User data and ProgramData on a separate physical hard drive. The system drive for Windows 7 was on drive C:, and I had a separate physical drive, D:, exclusively for her User data (that is, all the user accounts on the system) and ProgramData.

This worked very well for her.

Then last year, my friend upgraded her system from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. I'm not sure what flavor of Windows 10 she has -- perhaps it is Windows 10 Pro. She did this on her own. I believe it is still a 64 bit operating system, but I never checked. The upgrade process went very well. She still had her User data on the separate hard drive, D:\.

A few days ago, my friend expressed concern that she might lose her user data. Drive D:\ was a "Samsung 840 Pro" SSD device, the 512 Gb size. I thought I would clone this drive to a brand new SSD drive, a "Samsung 850 Pro" SSD, which is also 512 Gb.

Last night, I asked my friend to shut down her computer. Then I removed the Samsung 840 (drive D:\ with all the user data) and I cloned this to the new Samsung 850 Pro SSD. To do the cloning action I used the Gnu ddrescue product.

The cloning action took only about 40 minutes, and after it was completed, I took the Samsung 850 device to her computer, connected it to exactly the same SATA cable and power connect... Read more

Answer:Drive With User Data Replaced; System Stuck In "Automatic Repair" Loop

A little more detail. Here is a picture of the "automatic repair" loop that I'm seeing:

Under "Advanced Options" I can apparently open a command prompt and run diskpart. Here is how the hard drives on this system seem to be lettered:

The arrow points to what I believe should be drive c:. Drives e: and i: look to me as if they should be on the same physical disk as c:. So I used diskpart to re-letter the drives:

But diskpart does not seem to save this new drive lettering information: when the computer restarts, it reverts to the drive lettering that I started out with. So the changed drive letters do not "stick". Does this seem pertinent to the problem I am having? I guess replacing the Samsung 840 Pro SSD with a new Samsung 850 caused all the drives to re-letter, even though I did not add an additional device; I replaced an existing one with a newer model.

Thanks

Bob

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Looking a for some guidance here. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5222 laptop that went into the dreaded "Automatic Repair Loop". I attempted to boot in Safe Mode to go from there. Upon rebooting (in Safe Mode), my laptop remained at the "Please wait" screen with the spinning dots for hours. After another hard reset, I attempted to boot it up again. This time with a recovery thumb drive I made from from my son's desktop. Same thing.... "Please wait" for hours. Frustrated, I decided to boot up in system recovery by holding down "0" while powering up the laptop. Same thing..... "Please wait". I am at my wits end and know of nothing else to do. The laptop will not boot past "Please wait" now. I am running Windows 8.1 but unsure of which version (32 or 64 bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Have you tried restarting it shutting off 3 or 4 times quickly to get advanced boot options ?

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i tried to clone a backup hard drive to my computer and canceled the operation about halfway through because it was taking way too long. Now my computer is stuck in a "preparing automatic repair", "diagnosing your PC", and then "repairing disk errors", then restart loop
 

Answer:Stuck in "automatic repair" loop

I have an Asus motherboard and bios, and I'm on a desktop 64 bit Windows 10
 

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I have had my Dell Inspiron 17 5758 Laptop since around Feb 10, 2015 so almost 2 years now.  The lap top was working fine up until mid day yesterday now it is stuck in the "preparing sutomatic repair" loop and ends with either a black screen, saying my laptop didnt start correctly or that it couldnt repair my laptop and when i try to run a diagnostic on it it says that my hard drive is not installed. Also now the hard drove is simply not running. Is this because the hard drive as failed? Its in transit a lot and occasionnaly hits a bumps on the seat of my car when driving.
Also if i have to buy a new hard drive how would i install windows 10 on my laptop again? Will i have to pay for it again?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 17 5758 stuck in "preparing automatic repair" loop and says hard drive isnt installed

Unplug the system, disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover and hard drive - then reinstall them.  If the drive is still not detected, it's toast.
Reinstalling 10:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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I just had to chime in here.  I just spent the last 5 days fighting this with a Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Ideapad. I could not even get the machine to boot to a bootable Windows 10 USB stick or a bootable Windows PE USB that had some drive recovery software on it.  Although it would boot to the Lenovo Diagnostics that I downloaded from Lenovo on a USB stick and it would also boot to Tails (Linux distro) on a USB stick. I know the machine was crashing because when it would get stuck, I would try to push the Caps Lock on and off and the light didn't change.  During boot kept pushing the Caps Lock it would toggle then freeze after a few seconds. I took the hard drive out and put it in another Lenovo U530 I had at my disposal and it worked fine so I know that the hard drive was working.  The hard drive seemed to be in  some state of a patial update to Windows 10 so that probably caused the initial problem. I was trying to figure out how to flash the BIOS since I though maybe it had been corrupted somehow but wasn't figuring out how to get that done without being in Windows.  The BIOS flash from Lenovo seemed to be dependent on some .NET framework.  Anyway I ran across a video where a guy explained that he had a Lenovo that was acting similar so he opened it up and unplugged the battery and plugged it back in and it fixed it. I was skeptical but figured I hadn't anything to lose and voila it worked.... unbeivable... Here... Read more

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I have tried a number of times to reboot and followed instructions on how to turn off the PC 3 times and a repair windows but no luck.

The PC does not want to end this loop.  Any suggestions on how to get my machine to at least get me to the blue AUTOMATIC REPAIR window.

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

Answer:Preparing automatic repair - stuck - Desktop won't load Windows, stuck at BIOS

Quote:




- While doing all this and when the problem started I monitored all the temperatures with the digital monitor. VGA, CPU, and everything else was not hot at all. CPU never passed 80 celcius, average was maybe 75 celcius for example.




80C while in the BIOS? That is not fine at all, something isn't cooling that processor correctly.

I would recommend taking the heat sink off and reapplying the thermal paste. Then reseat the cooler.

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks tryingto find a solution.I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl back in September 2014.A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc. for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel freeto ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU
- Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation
- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis
- Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System
- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window
- Standard Coolant
- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3
- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)
- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)
- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan
- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler
- Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- MOTHERBOARD: MSI X99S GAMING 7 ATX w/Killer GbLA... Read more

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Hi,

I am unable to start up my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium). TOSHIBA Satellite C660-1J6
It is stuck in a loop of 'attempting to repair this computer', which is unsuccessful and restarts.
There are no restore points to use.
I have received the BSOD which disappears quickly during startup.
I am able to start up in Safe Mode - however when I get to the login screen, the mouse and keyboard do not work.

I would highly appreciate any help or advice with this.
I am happy to reinstall windows as I have everything backed up. However I am unsure how to do so as I do not have a CD.

Kind regards

Answer:Startup Repair- windows cannot repair; Stuck in restart loop

Firstly, a Windows 7 install disc is a dvd, not a cd.

You would have to find a working PC to download a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Iso File, either 32 or 64 bit, let`s assume you need 64 Bit.

After you have downloaded the iso file you have to burn it to a dvd at no faster then x4 speed. So the PC has to have a dvd burner and you`s need a blank dvd.

Everything you need is in the following links.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

Free ISO Burner

Clean Install Windows 7

You can also use a usb stick to put the iso file on using Rufus. The usb stick must be at least 4 GB in size.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

You must also have a readable key on your COA to activate windows after you install it.

You will also have to install at least your network/ethernet drivers to get online. Then get your other drivers, and run Windows Update, which will take a long time, sometimes 24 hours.

Have more questions, just ask

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Hello, I recently got hit by an aggressive trojan that started with disabling my sound, and crippling my internet connection to finally causing my windows XP to stop booting correctly. It would just freeze moments after the desktop loaded, becoming completely unresponsive.

I tried to do an OS repair but that too failed. Repair was unusually slow then ground to a halt at the 29 minute mark (Performing Configuration Stage) with some sort of +COM failure (sorry forgot to write down the exact details). Repair setup is not able to go beyond that point, so I restart the process. Same thing happens, repair gets stuck at the same point, and now I can't boot up XP at all because it goes straight into repair.

Is there anything I can do to save this installation? A reformat and reconfiguration of my PC takes days to do and I'm short on time.

Answer:XP repair has failed and computer is stuck in a reboot-repair loop

I doubt there is anything you can do at this point to avoid a full wipe and reinstall. You can run off a live linux version if you need to get work done before you get around to actually reinstalling XP and configuring your computer, but your XP applications will obviously not run in such a setup.

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Stuck in this nonsense

Tried chkdsk /r
sfc /scannow - failed
System Restore - failed
Safe Mode - failed
Last known Good Config - failed
Go back to Previous Build - out of time
Reset PC - failed

Any other ideas

Thanks

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Hi I am Porsha
 
and I followed along with the last guy who had the same problem I have and I got the same thing that he did.
I tried everything that the support tech said, but to no avail. I have a Dell lap top and  the computer says the  diagnostics is fine.
DISM/image:c:\/cleanup-image/revertpendingactions does not work either.
I have a Host machine OS Version=62.9200 and PID=740 TID560 releasing the Local reference to DISMlogger. (I got this info off the lap top.)
Also it is an X:Windows Xsystem32\cmd.exe
I tried to do a recovery and the computer asked for a new USB and I put one in and it kept asking for the same thing.
Please help I need to get out of this loop.
 
Thanks

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

You create install media using the Media Creation Tool. Boot and at the screen where you sell Repair Computer in the lower left click the link and try doing a System Restore. 
 
Another option to force the Troubleshoot Options is to do the following. Then do a System Restore
 

Hold the Power Button for 5 seconds or until the computer completely shuts off.
Press the Power Button to turn the computer on.
As soon as you see the rotating loading circle, press and hold the Power Button until the computer shuts off.
Repeat this process 2 or 3 times until you see the Preparing Automatic Repair screen.
Let the computer boot to the Automatic Repair screen.
Click Advanced Options, and then select Troubleshoot.

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Hi, posting here as a last resort because I've spent 2 whole evenings after work trying to sort this out and the problem just keeps getting worse. I'll explain how it started off and my basic history.

So I had a HDD with two drives partitioned as windows 7 and windows 10, the latter of which I use, the former of which I kept after upgrading as a dual boot incase I ever wanted to go back. They were E:\ and C:\ drive respectively.

So 2 days ago I bought an SSD for increased performance. Now migrating files from the windows 10 was a problem because the SSD was 250gb and I had about 600GB worth of files on C:\. So genius me (or so I thought at the time) decided I'd play resize the C:\ and E:\ partitions and move things over to free up space so I could migrate straight over without having to buy an extra HDD to move the files or delete things.

I ran into a few mishaps because the unallocated space shown was less than what was supposed to be, and searching prompted me to run a chkdsk through right click drive > properties > error checking.

I did this, and computer restarted to fix errors and I had to rush out which I thought would be fine whilst I let it process.

However, on return I had a blue screen saying windows could not be fixed, and this was my first encounter with the Automatic start-up repair.

Since then, I have tried several solutions as listed below, through the cmd prompt

-bootrec rebuilding / FIXMBR / FIXBOOT
-chkdsk /r DRIVE:
-bootable usb with win 10... Read more

Answer:Automatic repair loop

Hello, there are various threads where people have cloned a disk and found their PC won't boot such as
Cloned drive will not boot Solved - Windows 10 Forums
https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/24984-windows-10-clone-ssd-will-not-boot.html

Did you clone your disk? How did you create what's on your SSD?

AHCI - better performance for SSDs
If your BIOS supports AHCI, by far the easiest way to make use of that is to clean install with AHCI enabled. It is difficult otherwise.

Your data
From the sound of it you don't have backups, yet you are undertaking a major task.

I would strongly suggest your priority is to back up important data before anything else, as a priority.

We strongly and repeatedly recommend disk imaging both for system recovery and one form of complete backup. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot disk and external medium for images.

I suggest using that you image the disks.

As your PC may not boot properly, you can download and use Kyhi's boot disk (top of the Software and Apps section here and referred to in the first link). There's a copy of Macrium on that.
A (much) better way to move 'C:' from one disk to another
1. Check space constraints and ensure everything will fit.
2. Create a disk image of your Windows partition
3. Install Win 10 on your new disk
4. Replace the new Windows partition by restoring your disk image to it
5. Run Startup repair by booting from a Windows bootable disk.

You might consider doing that, as it also allows you... Read more

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When I start up my computer it automatically starts a automatic repair. After it diagnoses the computer than says automatic repair failed.

Answer:Automatic repair loop

Hi,            Once the unit is turnned ON, start tapping F2 key to launch diagnostic screen. Run a test on Hard disk drive and check if the test on HDD passes or fails. If the tests passes, then could you mention product and model number of the unit to provide more steps.

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Hi, posting here as a last resort because I've spent 2 whole evenings after work trying to sort this out and the problem just keeps getting worse. I'll explain how it started off and my basic history.

So I had a HDD with two drives partitioned as windows 7 and windows 10, the latter of which I use, the former of which I kept after upgrading as a dual boot incase I ever wanted to go back. They were E:\ and C:\ drive respectively.

So 2 days ago I bought an SSD for increased performance. Now migrating files from the windows 10 was a problem because the SSD was 250gb and I had about 600GB worth of files on C:\. So genius me (or so I thought at the time) decided I'd play resize the C:\ and E:\ partitions and move things over to free up space so I could migrate straight over without having to buy an extra HDD to move the files or delete things.

I ran into a few mishaps because the unallocated space shown was less than what was supposed to be, and searching prompted me to run a chkdsk through right click drive > properties > error checking.

I did this, and computer restarted to fix errors and I had to rush out which I thought would be fine whilst I let it process.

However, on return I had a blue screen saying windows could not be fixed, and this was my first encounter with the Automatic start-up repair.

Since then, I have tried several solutions as listed below, through the cmd prompt

-bootrec rebuilding / FIXMBR / FIXBOOT
-chkdsk /r DRIVE:
-bootable usb with win 10... Read more

Answer:Automatic repair loop

Hello, there are various threads where people have cloned a disk and found their PC won't boot such as
Cloned drive will not boot Solved - Windows 10 Forums
https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/24984-windows-10-clone-ssd-will-not-boot.html

Did you clone your disk? How did you create what's on your SSD?

AHCI - better performance for SSDs
If your BIOS supports AHCI, by far the easiest way to make use of that is to clean install with AHCI enabled. It is difficult otherwise.

Your data
From the sound of it you don't have backups, yet you are undertaking a major task.

I would strongly suggest your priority is to back up important data before anything else, as a priority.

We strongly and repeatedly recommend disk imaging both for system recovery and one form of complete backup. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot disk and external medium for images.

I suggest using that you image the disks.

As your PC may not boot properly, you can download and use Kyhi's boot disk (top of the Software and Apps section here and referred to in the first link). There's a copy of Macrium on that.
A (much) better way to move 'C:' from one disk to another
1. Check space constraints and ensure everything will fit.
2. Create a disk image of your Windows partition
3. Install Win 10 on your new disk
4. Replace the new Windows partition by restoring your disk image to it
5. Run Startup repair by booting from a Windows bootable disk.

You might consider doing that, as it also allows you... Read more

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Right now i am in a situation of Dormamu in Marvels movie Dr. Strange!  Whenever i swich on the pc it says: Diagnosing Pc!  Repairing errors on Disk!  I am unable to get out of the loop!  It takes hours,  days!  No use!  I am still like Dormammu! Plz Some Dr. Strange answer and relieve me

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

When Windows fails to load twice in a row, the PC instead boots into an Automatic System Repair routine.  It does try some automatic tasks first (as the name implies), but if it's unable to resolve the problem, it SHOULD put you into a recovery interface where you can choose other options, such as recovering from a system image, loading Command Prompt for manual work, etc.  If that's not happening (and possibly even if that particular aspect WERE working as intended), chances are you'll need to rebuild your PC from scratch, either using generic Windows installation media you can download directly from Microsoft or via Dell system recovery image, the latter of which will probably have more drivers and applications built in upfront and might be available from support.dell.com, depending on your system model.  If you need to recover files from that drive before wiping it, the free utility Explorer++ can run under Windows Preinstallation environment, in which case copy it to a flash drive, boot your system into Windows Setup, press Shift+F10 to launch Command Prompt before even going through Windows Setup, and use Command Prompt to switch to your flash drive and launch Explorer++, which will then give you a graphical interface for copying files around.

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When I turn my computer on, the Automatic Repair screen comes up. I have tried almost all of the Advanced Options and nothing has worked. I DO NOT want my data deleted! I have hundreds of photos that are not backed up anywhere else. I also cannot find my disc that came with the computer (which could be used for recovery I'm assuming). Can I somehow fix this on my own or will I need to take it to a professional?Not very happy with this, looks like it has been a problem for a lot of customers.

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

Check the boot order in the BIOS.  What is the first item in the priority?  If it says Windows Boot Manager, change it that the hard disk where your OS resides to boot first. It is cases like this that shows you the importance of back ups, you should always back up your data to an external hard drive in the future.

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Hi I am Porsha
 
and I followed along with the last guy who had the same problem I have and I got the same thing that he did.
I tried everything that the support tech said, but to no avail. I have a Dell lap top and  the computer says the  diagnostics is fine.
DISM/image:c:\/cleanup-image/revertpendingactions does not work either.
I have a Host machine OS Version=62.9200 and PID=740 TID560 releasing the Local reference to DISMlogger. (I got this info off the lap top.)
Also it is an X:Windows Xsystem32\cmd.exe
I tried to do a recovery and the computer asked for a new USB and I put one in and it kept asking for the same thing.
Please help I need to get out of this loop.
 
Thanks

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Okay, so I booted my friend's laptop and began to get her software to get her laptop more secure (after finding tons of stuff on her daughter's laptop). Well, as I went to install one, before even clicking a thing, the screen starts flickering to the point it looks like constant loading. Can't even properly restart the laptop, so I did it by holding the power button down.

Then a black screen with the logo and "Preparing Automatic Repair" comes up. This is continuous and annoying. I have tried several methods to get this out and nothing is working.

System Restore: It failed, saying that their antivirus kept it from rolling back. Error code: 0x80070005
Safe Mode: I can't even get this to boot up. When I select the option, it goes back into the loop.
Command Prompt: I used a bcdedit, and it didn't really do anything.

So, anyone willing to help me is welcome to chime in on how to break this loop. It's frustrating.

Thanks!

EDIT: added the error code to the system restore.

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

Hi CH, Im David, im using the EightForum app, and cannot see your system specs, or OS. Win 8 or 8.1
Ive had similar issues with windows 8 boot failure, and the windows 8 cd unable to repair the boot, but I was able to repair the windows 8 boot with a Windows 7 boot repair cd. If youve exhausted all other options you may want to give this a try, but you should recover all data you wish to save first from the drive using another computer to browse the non booting drive and copy what you want to keep.

Hopefully someone else will jump in here with a proper solution to your problem.

Good luck
David

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My computer is stuck in an auto-repair loop! It's a Dell desktop with Windows 10. Whenever I start it up, it (sometimes) flashes the Dell screen for just a second, then either says that it's diagnosing my PC then says Automatic Repair, or just skips forward to the Automatic Repair screen (a blue screen with an option to restart or see advanced options). When I try to restart, it send me along the same path. When I click Advanced options, I get the option to "exit and continue to Windows 10," which sends me back to the Automatic Repair screen after going black for a ew seconds, or I can turn off my PC, or troubleshoot. All of the troubleshoot options are "Reset this PC" (tried to do this-- total factory reset-- and it gets stuck at 1% and then says it failed and sends me back to the Auto Repair screen), System Restore (says I don't have any restorable and cannot open System protection to make a new one because I'm not online), System Image Recovery, which says "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer," Startup Repair, which sends me to the Diagnosing your PC screen and says Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC, with the log file: D:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt. I CAN'T EVEN FACTORY RESET IT I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE BACKUP OF ALL BACKUPS! I'm a poor student and really don't want to have to take it in... Please help me! Let me know if you need any other info

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Stuck in this nonsense

Tried chkdsk /r
sfc /scannow - failed
System Restore - failed
Safe Mode - failed
Last known Good Config - failed
Go back to Previous Build - out of time
Reset PC - failed

Any other ideas ?

Thanks
 

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I'm working with a fairly brand new, just past the manufacturer warranty laptop. Asus X551M. From what I have been able to research this is a fairly common issue with the new windows 8.

My computer was running a bit slow and so I figured that it needed to restart. I restarted it and ever since it has been coming up with a loading screen, then giving me a screen that says, "Something went wrong with your computer. We're just collecting information then we'll restart it for you." It looks like it's going to load, I see 0% on the screen, then within a millisecond it is restarting and this time it says "Preparing Automatic Repair" shortly followed by a black screen in which nothing happens. I have let it sit for an entire day seeing if anything will change and the process just starts over again.

I have seen a few things explaining this but either they suggest something seriously tech advanced, they require a reinstall disk which I don't have, or they don't work. I have tried all of the "f"s (F1, F2, F9, etc) but so far only F2 works. It leads me to the BIOS screen which doesn't allow me to do anything except change the password. F9 gets a change in screen and I see the windows logo but it leads to a black screen as well. Is there anything left I can try?
 

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

If you can't access the Recovery partition now and didn't make other Recovery media you can see if Asus sells Recovery DVDs or a USB flash drive. If you get Windows 8 running or "recovered" I suggest that you update to Windows 8.1 and then get the Windows updates beyond that.
 

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I have just built my PC which includes :
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU

Thermaltake Versa C22 Snow Edition RGB LED Lighting SPCC ATX Mid Tower

Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5-Inch hard drive

EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, power supply

MSI Gaming Intel B250 LGA 1151 DDR4 HDMI mini-ITX Motherboard (B250I GAMING PRO AC)

Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) SR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D240FSCK (White

Windows 10

This worked great for the first day but later that day it froze and as I turned the PC off and restarted it it has been stuck on a automatic repair loop screen. Ive tried restarting but it has always gotten stuck on this .I do not know how to solve this please help.
 

Answer:Automatic Repair Loop

You didn't mention a Graphics card, is there one ?
 

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