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Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen

Question: Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen

Hi,

I have a Satellite Pro C850-1FN and for some reason it gets stuck in a Preparing automatic repair screen on bootup. It will sit with the text on the screen and then after about 8 minutes a blue screen will show talking about a problem and then the PC re-boots.

The cycle is then continued.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen

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Answer: Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen

Hi

It looks like the automatic repair isn?t possible.
Did you try another option ? HDD recovery?

The HDD recovery procedure would start new system as well as driver installation and would set the notebook back to factory settings.

I think if system repair isn?t possible, your next step should be the HDD recovery.
In case the HDD recovery would not work too, then you should use the Recovery disk.

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Answer:Satellite C50D-B-120 in loop - Preparing automatic repair

This could be caused by Windows 10 bug.
There are many different articles about such Windows 10 behavior and probably this kind of issue should be fixed by Microsoft update.

Here one of the mentioned articles:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchow...s-reboot-loop/

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Hello,

When I turn on my laptop, I have Toshiba starting screen with a message:
"Preparing automatic repair"
And then there is only a dark screen and after some time, I am getting the message:
"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you."

And then the PC restarts and again I am getting the message: "Preparing automatic repair"..
This loop lasts for some hours by now.
Does it finally bring me Windows starting screen?

Any help would be appreciated.

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My laptop has been stuck like this for the past two days now. I have searched and tried all sorts of sites re come rations but nothing seems to work. I have tried the F2 key which takes me into the setup utility but no start in safe mode option is there. I have so tried the F12 key and tried the boot menu but nothing is working there either.

What do I need to do to resolve this, I don't have the boot disk?
Can I recover my data from the hard drive??

Answer:Satellite C855 stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair during boot-up

What system do you have and is this an factory preinstalled system?

In case you?ve got an Win 8 system, follow this workaround:
Power up the unit and press F12
Now you should see the boot menu. The last option should appear as HDD recovery.
Choose HDD recovery and start the recovery process which would set the notebook back to factory settings.

But note: in this case the HDD will be formatted and you would lose the data.

In case of Win 7 try this:
Power up the unit and press F8
Now choose ?Repair my Computer?
Here in new window choose Toshiba HDD recovery.
This will start the recovery process and the notebook will be set to factory settings.

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Hello,

I see that you're having an issue booting the notebook. Could you tell me what OS you have? 

I look forward to your response.


THX

 

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Answer:Preparing automatic repair then black screen loop

Hi Startan, welcome to the TSG Forums....

Is the laptop still under warranty?

If "yes" then I suggest you contact HP. No point in messing around with something that is under warranty.

If "no" then try booting into Safe Mode. You should also connect the laptop to the mains electricity supply so as to ensure that you have a good source of power.

T.
 

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Update...

Could it be the hard drive (SSD) causing this issue? I've just now tried plugging the ssd into my PC via sata-usb adapter. And windows explorer locks up, and disk management hangs. Gonna leave it for abit while go have dinner.

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Hi, Shut down 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 code that may be generated. Can you also post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your 2000 series notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Answer:Satellite C850 stucks

Try a fresh windows installation.
If you want to save some data screw out the hdd
And youse it as a secondary hdd / slave on
A other system and save some data
Try swapping ram leave 1 out
Untill its not freezes maybe 1 of the 2 is broken becouse
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Or try a toshiba rescue cd/dvd

If your lucky its just the hdd try replacing it

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It can recognize the Usb as a device, but the consequences are the same (even though the Asus logo appears and "Preparing automatic repair" doesn't).
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Sorry for my English.

Answer:Preparing automatic repair - black screen asus laptop

"even though the Asus logo appears and "Preparing automatic repair" doesn't "

Please click on Support, and then Consumer in the link below. Hopefully Asus will be able to help you.
Asus - Official Site

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Answer:U310 touch ultrabook 'preparing automatic repair' blank screen

Hi dip1,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Given that the HDD stopped booting into Windows (Windows is stored in the HDD)
and the OKR Menu will not load either (OKR stored in the HDD)
You can try one more time and test if the HDD if  it will still work,
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OR
 
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You can also bring the computer to a thrid party technician and have the HDD Tested.
 
Hope this helps
CHeers!
 





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Answer:Lenovo G505s windows 8, preparing automatic repair then black screen

hi Dlskmalpik,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Automatic Repair usually kicks in if there's a problem loading up the files that's required to start Windows. If the repair was interrupted and the screen just goes into a black screen then there's most likely a hardware component that's malfunctioning.
 
To check, try to:
1.Boot into the BIOS by pressing the OneKey Recovery button
  - Link to picture
 
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Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled or Legacy
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
 
Exit Tab
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS or Disabled
 
When done, press F10 (or Fn+10) to save and exit and try to boot from your Windows CD (i'm assumming this is a Windows 8 disc).
 
2. If you're successful in booting from the Windows 8 Disc, see Step 1 to Step 2 of this guide on how to proceed in fixing the issue.
 
3. If the problem remains, consider re-instaling Windows by pressing the OneKey Recovery button and choose System Recovery
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Regards
 

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Answer:gateway laptop screen froze reads Preparing Automatic Repair

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Hello

regarding replacing a cracked screen for the Toshiba Satelittle C850-1MC, I have looked at a range of videos, they all have generic principles on replacing the screen, which does not seem very difficult.

I have basic experience in replacing parts, but never on a laptop, and I just want to make sure I get the right replacement screen for the laptop;

there are various C850 screen replacements, will they all work for the 1MC? or do I need to get a specific screen for this laptop? for example, the C850D-1H8 15.6" LED screen, which is a 40 pin connector, would that be okay?

Basically, are the screens interchangeable on the satellite series, as long as its the right size?

Thank you

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Hi

Generally speakign all display modules for Satellite C850 models should be compatible with your Satellite C850-1MC.

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Answer:Preparing automatic repair

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. Can you also post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Answer:"Preparing automatic repair"

Currently "diagnosing my PC", i will update when this finishes.

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Answer:preparing automatic repair

Now it says automatic repair couldn't repair your PC try advance options or shut downLog file: c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt

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Answer:Preparing automatic repair

If this is your father's PC, you better let him handle it. There are various ways to fix any problem, but they may come at a cost - e.g. loss of installed programs.

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Answer:Preparing automatic repair

Many experts here will help you if they can.Are you using the Windows 8 or the 8.1 version?Please provide more information to reduce wild guess. On guesses is your hard drive is failing. But there are other possibilities.What is the make and model of your laptop? Did you ever have it serviced by anyone except  yourself? Why did you wipe your drive earlier?  Are you making frequent  backups? Do you use the backup features of windows 8?Besides third party tools, Windows 8 has some good tools.Built-in Backup Tools Windows 8.1QuoteWhile Windows 7 and Vista had the Backup and Restore applet, Windows 8 introduced File History as the default backup option. File History is a replacement for Previous Versions from Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unlike Windows 7, File History does allow backup to network shares for all versions of Windows 8 which is a good thing and makes the software far more useful. The downside is that scheduled System Backups have been removed from Windows 8 and 8.1. You can still manually create a system backup, and you can perform a system backup to a network share, but you can?t schedule this to be run. Also, File History only performs a backup of files in your libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders), as well as any files saved locally from OneDrive. Still, the most important information on your computer is your files  ...

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When turned on 'preparing automatic repair' shows and then goes to options. I have tried to restore, reset etc but it just goes to 'preparing automatic repair' and then back to the options screen. I bought directyly from HP in Dec'2015. I have looked for a contact number for HP but can't find one anywhere. Any advice would be welcome as I've only had since Dec'2015 and unable to use.  Many thank

Answer:'PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR'

Greetings, What is your current operating system? This PC shipped with Win 8.1. You are in a repair loop. The cause could be Recovery Partition corruption or hardware related. Check hardware by referring to the following HP Document: PC Hardware Diagnostics. No HDD errors means the recovery partition may be corrupt. You may have to do a factory recovery. This means you will lose everything on the HDD if you have not backed up the good stuff. You could pull the HDD and connect it to a different PC. Then copy data to an external drive for safe keeping before doing the factory recovery. Please advise if you wish to set the PC back to the factory settings. Instructions on doing this can be viewed here.  If this fails then the recovery partition is corrupt. Did you create an HP factory recovery disc set or USB drive? Your PC's HP Support site does not provide the option to order a recovery disc set from HP. One last option is to use a Win 8.1 PC to download an .ISO or create a USB stick at this site. If you're running Win 10 you can do the same thing here on a different PC. Cheers!  

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Answer:Preparing automatic repair

Many experts here will help you if they can.Are you using the Windows 8 or the 8.1 version?Please provide more information to reduce wild guess. On guesses is your hard drive is failing. But there are other possibilities.What is the make and model of your laptop? Did you ever have it serviced by anyone except  yourself? Why did you wipe your drive earlier?  Are you making frequent  backups? Do you use the backup features of windows 8?Besides third party tools, Windows 8 has some good tools.Built-in Backup Tools Windows 8.1QuoteWhile Windows 7 and Vista had the Backup and Restore applet, Windows 8 introduced File History as the default backup option. File History is a replacement for Previous Versions from Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unlike Windows 7, File History does allow backup to network shares for all versions of Windows 8 which is a good thing and makes the software far more useful. The downside is that scheduled System Backups have been removed from Windows 8 and 8.1. You can still manually create a system backup, and you can perform a system backup to a network share, but you can?t schedule this to be run. Also, File History only performs a backup of files in your libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders), as well as any files saved locally from OneDrive. Still, the most important information on your computer is your files  ...

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Answer:Diagnosing your PC/preparing automatic repair

Hello Mariael, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand the computer is in a "preparing automatic repair" loop. This indicates that there is a corrupt file on the computer. You can only fix the issue by performing a system recovery, which will unfortunately erase your data. This YouTube video can show you how to do it: Preparing Automatic Repair on Windows 8-Fixed  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!Mario




I worked on behalf of HP.

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My Dell laptop has been running on Windows 10 for a long time now. I was being prompted to restart to install an update, but since I was currently working on a project I "scheduled for tomorrow." I suddenly had to walk away from computer, didn't shut down, just closed laptop. An hour later I opened it again and the laptop was immediately in this loop of restarting then saying "preparing automatic repair" with the windows icon, then go to a backlit black screen, then after several minutes (like 15 min) it changes to the Windows icon and says "diagnosing your PC." Then (after another 15 min) it says "Repairing disk errors. This may take over an hour to complete" THEN, After another several minutes I get a blue screen with a big :( saying more negative crap with the stop code "unmountable boot volume" then it restarts automatically and loops through the same stuff. I have tried following what every single forum and YouTube video says to do "to completely shut down 3 times to get the advanced option troubleshooting menu." I have literally powered down, removed battery, then rebooted 16373728 times and still do not get the advanced options to be able to restart in safe mode. This is the second laptop that has suddenly crashed without any prior notifications or issues while using windows 10! What is happening?!?!?!?!?!

Answer:Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

In my opinion, your Dell has too many problems to look for an easy way out.
I would do a Clean Install to start fresh, no left-over baggage.
However, you did ask to go to "safe mode". So, I'll start from that:
1. Use a working computer and download the Win 10 iso file from Media Creation Tool.http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
Make sure you select the same Edition, Language and Bit-version your Dell is using.
2. Burn the downloaded iso file to a bootable media (DVD or USB). I prefer DVD.
3. go to your Dell Computer. Assuming it is shut off.
Turn it on and immediately tapping your F2 key.
That will get you to Setup. ( If it does not, repeat #3 again until it does).
In the Setup, pick Boot and set it to boot from CD/DVD or USB, depending which bootable media you have.
4. Insert your bootable media > restart computer.
5. Pick your Language > click Next
6. Bottom left, click Reapir this PC
7. Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup settings > right side, click the Restart button.
8. You now have a list of Safe Mode to choose from. Select with the number key.
9. In Safe Mode, back up files you want to keep to an external media. Important to do that if you end up needing to do a Clean Install.
Do whatever you have planned to do in safe mode. When done, exit safe mode and see if you can boot to your normal mode without the vicious repair loop.
If you are back to normal mode, you are done.
If you are back to the vicious repair cycle, pleas... Read more

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my computer froze up and i let it sit for 10-15 minutes hoping it would start running again. when it did not i turned it off via the power button and then gave it some time to cool down. when i try to turn it on it tells me "preparing automatic repair" and then it just goes to a black screen.

Answer:Dell Preparing Automatic Repair

Can you please provide the model of your Dell? Boot your laptop and start pressing F12 (normally f12) right away, it will take you to a boot screen. Choose Dell Diagnostics, and run the diag to test all the hardware. If there are any error codes please post back. ALSO, if you have warranty left still - it may be in your best interest to contact Dell. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...www.standby-it.com

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I have an HP pavilion g6, windows 8 laptop. My laptop suddenly froze so I turned it off and turned it back on hoping it would work but instead when I turned it on the "HP" logo comes up and loads for a few minutes and then goes to a bright blue screen for less than a second with words, but cannot read since the screen goes away quickly. After the bright blue screen it shows "Preparing automatic recovery" for a few seconds and goes straight to a blank screen and stays there. Can someone tell what is wrong with my laptop?

Answer:HP Pavilion g6 "preparing automatic repair"

Hello @rryuen,Welcome to the HP Forums.I see that your notebook froze up and now it's its going to black screens after a message about doing a recovery. I will try to assist you with this issue. I couldn't say for sure what cause the freeze up, but it appears that whatever has may have been a fairly critical error with what is happening now. The computer's attempting to do a self recovery, however this is being hindered by whatever is causing the black screen. The black screen could be hardware related, I would recommend (if you can get the notebook to do it) to start by testing the hardware: Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 8). If this passes and you were able to test, see if you can enter Safe Mode. From safe mode (if you could get in) you can back up your files and try doing a system refresh.Let me know what you were able to do and the results.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

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A friend in my community called me for help.  She tampered and deleted some files. Now the above unit boots into that message "Preparing Automatic Repair".   The screen changes to "Choose your Keyboard Layout".  It lists various languages, but I am unable (good keyboard/mouse) to select from the list.1) F11 works into Recovery Manager, but System Restore and Startup Repair Tool are ghosted out.  Only System Recovery is available.  As this unt was WIN 7, I am hesitate to do that, because  it would revert back  to WIN 7.2) I can not find an "F" key that will allow System Restore.  It's got that old CyberLink Recovery Manager software. 3) If I pull the drive, I can save the data files.  Then allow the Recovery Manager to revert to WIN 7.  Is there any option to re-install WIN 10 ????

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I have a acer aspire one cloudbook 14 and my laptop wont start whenever i turn it on it just says preparing automatic repair but then it says it failed i tryed everything reseting doesn't work either please i really want to fix my laptop

Answer:Preparing automatic repair loop

Have you try a hard reset, ? Remove batttery, unplug from power and then hold the power button for about 30 seconds. Insert battery, plug in and try

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When turned on, my pc starts with a hp screen, loads, goes black again, and then has the same screen but with "preparing automatic repair" at the bottom.

It doesn't go through any other steps of the automatic repair process, and just swaps between these two screens.

The only function key i've been able to get to work is f2

On another site, the solution that seemed to work for other people was

So a selective boot up with bios
get cmd to open and check
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /Fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBCD
and also
chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:

But i can't/don't know how to get a command prompt open(F8 isn't working)

Or

Using a windows 8.1 installation disc or backup disc.

I don't have either.

Answer:preparing automatic repair loop

Bro you need windows 8 cd / bootable usb drive

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I don't know what happened but, when I opened my computer today(From Shutdown), it is saying Preparing For Automatic Repair, then it shut down and did the same thing over and over again, there was no buttons I can press. It look something like this:
------------------------------------------------------------------------(Black Screen)
ASUS
In Search Of Incredible
O
Preparing automatic repair
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OS:Windows 10 Professional
Computer:ASUS UX303U
Intel i7,Nvidia Geforce, 1TB of storage, 8GB of memory, 64 bit processor
 

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HELP!! my windows 10 hp laptop says preparing automatic repair than the screens goes black and does not boot up

Answer:says preparing automatic repair and won't boot up

Hello @python12321  Welcome to the HP Support forum. This is happening because the computer cannot successfully and fully load Windows. It is attempting automatic repair.This may be hardware problem or software problem. Please, clarify the following: - Did you perform some change recently ,something new these days, last hours before the issue started ?- Could you please post the product number as mentioned here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108- Did you PC come with Windows 10 preinstalled by HP or it had previous Windows before (7/8) and you upgraded it to Windows 10 later ?  Please, perform some basic hardware checks 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately begin hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F2 to open System Diagnostics. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform System Test >> Quick test.This will check major hardware componets for issue (do it just in case) . Here is more info >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 If there are no system checks/no quick tests, perform HDD and RAM check. Let me know the test results.  

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Hi Forum,
Ive got some troubles with my PC. When i boot my windows 8 Asus K55VD, it start with preparing automatic repair, followed by an ampty screen. Then after 15 minutes or so, it either restarts itself without giving any information, or it flashes a BSOD screen real short. It goes by too fast too read carefully, but i think it gives a c000021a error.
Any help would be much appreciated,
Leonard

Answer:Preparing Automatic Repair loop

I don't have Windows 8 but I would consider disabling automatic restart to get the full text of the error mesage and then post it
http://www.troubleshootwindows.com/windows-8/how-to-disable-automatic-system-restart-on-system-failure-in-windows-8-7-vista-xp/

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I have an  18 month old G50-45 that will not boot at all when attached to it's AC power cord. When I remove the cord, and let it run on battery, it enters a "Preparing Automatic Repair" loop, in which the screen powers on to the Lenovo screen, and "Preparing Automatic Repair" flashes at the bottom. The entire scene lasts about 4 seconds before restarting. I can briefly access BIOS and the boot manager, however after the 4 seconds are up, it always restarts.I have tried:unplugging it and removing the battery for 10 minutes, then plugging in only the power cord - nothingunplugging/removing the battery for 10 minutes, then holding the power button down for 30 seconds, then plugging in the power cord - nothingunplugging/removing the battery for 10 minutes, then pressing the power button 10 times and on the 11th holding it down for 30 seconds, then plugging in the power cord - nothinginserting a bootable usb  with Hiren's installed on it - nothingAny ideas?

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Well basically I haven't touched my laptop for the entire day, and when I came back to it it starts up and goes to its usual window of "acer explore beyond limits" and its little loading dots. But then it takes me to this light blue screen for a second which states. Something about my laptop having a hard time starting up and that it will begin a repair. So then it returns to the start up screen with preparing automatic repair and loads for a good moment before turning black with the lights still on. I have no idea what to do and I've looked on sites but I have no idea what computer language they are speaking. :/ help! Its an acer aspire ES1-711

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Guys, my laptop (Acer Win 10) is looping Automatic Repair and Diagnosing this PC. After that it shows your PC cannot be repaired, then loops again and again. I tried to start with (7) in troubleshoot -> startup and it works. But when I restart it loops again, how can I stop it? (I tried CMD Commands on youtube but nothing happend)

Answer:Preparing Automatic Repair Problem

Hi, assuming your HDD is ok and no significant corruption, try this:

Shut down. Remove battery.
Start up, and as soon as the laptop switches on, preferably before any disk activity, cut the power- suddenly- as in pull the cord out, flip the mains power switch.... (Yeah, I know...).
Now press and hold the power button for 10 or 15s.
Now reconnect power and try booting.

I've found ever since MS introduced this attempt at automatic repair (which has never achieved anything for me I can recall) if my laptop experiences a thermal shut down (gets too hot) I get into such a loop. That's the only way I've found out of it.

Otherwise you're into a repair scenario starting with chkdsk ....

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"Preparing Automatic Repair""Diagnosing your PC"Infinite Loop (Windows 8)V3-571G-9686 ACER ASPIRE I was doing a Factory Reset of my laptop but closed the lid on accident. When I opened the lid, it was stuck on an infinite loop.Now I can't get out of this loop. What to do? Note: The picture is in black & white because I edited it, not because the laptop lost its color function. 

Answer:"Preparing Automatic Repair" "Diagnosing your PC" ...

If you haven't done so already, try to completely power down by pressing and holding the power button till it shuts off. Then press the power button to turn it back on to see what happens next. Jack E/NJ

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I am stuck in preparing automatic repair,it neither restarts nor follow f11 test..after pressing f2 and quick system test it passes processor check but fails memory quick checkFailure id-MBX3KL-76K862-MFKR61-401W03Product id F6D25PA#ACJ

Answer:Stuck in preparing automatic repair

Hello Galaxynova,                       Since the memory check failed i believe that the memory is faulty, i would suggest you to contact the HP tech support to get the memory replaced.  RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.

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Windows 10 is looping Preparing Automatic Repair and will not boot. How do I get out of the loop and load Windows?

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Hi All, I recently installed a 128GB mSATA SSD for my Lenovo Y500. I tried to follow this guide: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Lenovo-y500-COMPLETE-mSata-SSD-Installation... to set it up.  However, after cloning my HDD to the SSD and changing the boot order, I get a message saying "Preparing Automatic Repair". This if followed by a blue screen which lets me change BIOS and other recovery options. If I choose the "continue to windows 8.1" option, I go back to the message about the automtic update. Im stuck in a loop. Luckily I still had my HDD with a bootable partition, so I could go back into the BIOS and boot from it. Does anyone know what I can do to make my computer boot from the SSD succesfully?

Answer:"Preparing Automatic Repair" after cloning to SSD

The problem might be to do with the fact that whn I cloned the drive Macrium Reflect made the WINRE_DRV partition into a full partition with a drive letter. The drive letter for this recovery partition is D while the OS has the letter F. Could this be why it boots to Automatic Repair? If so, How can I fix this?

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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron M5040 and has windows 10 which was downloaded and installed via the Internet. I installed a CD for driving theory tests, and the programme froze when I was running it, and the computer wouldn't do anything so I turned it off and rebooted it and ever since I have had the dell screen appear, followed by the windows 10 boot up screen that says 'preparing automatic repair'. This screen stays for around 20 seconds and is then followed by a black screen with the curser but does nothing no matter how long it's left, and my laptop makes no sign that it's doing anything either. I've tried F8, shift +F8, F11 and F12 and nothing works!! I installed windows ten a few weeks ago via the Internet so I have no disks. I have not had any other problems except with sound not working when I've had speakers plugged in but I have solved this issue. Any help offered would be most appreciated!! All other searches for solutions have been for the preparing automatic repair loop, which is not happening here as it doesn't keep rebooting, it just does nothing!!

Answer:Windows 10 'preparing automatic repair'

Start and stop your computer by pushing in the start button you may have to try it 5 or 6 times before it opens in repair mode which should then give you 5 or 6 other methods of restarting your computer.

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I came in to work this morning to have my computer stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair, how do I get off this screen?

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I have an HP 2000 laptop that is booting up and saying "Preparing Automatic Repair" for about 3-5 minutes and then goes to a black screen for a while and then right back to the "Preparing Automatic Repair", over and over.  I cannot boot into safe mode.  I cannot boot to a CD.  I cant even boot to a USB.  Im not sure what to do....
 
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:"Preparing Automatic Repair" Loop

Could it be possible you are interrupting the process by being a little impatient? Seems to me that sometimes these things take a long time setting themselves up for the job as they might need to scan a lot of files before starting?
Maybe you have a screen setting for sleep or shut off that is interfering with the process?

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i accidentally dropped my mouse on my laptop then it shut downwhen i turn it on, it says your pc will restart then after that it says diagnosing you pcafter it restarts it display an error then it goes in black screencan boot the updated hp diagnostic centernow it says selected boot image did not authenticate. press enter to continue.at first, the short dst failsnow it fails at long dstbut it past at smart checktried system recovery and it says error code 0x0000185what can i manually do to fix this?

Answer:preparing automatic repair failure

sorry. some typo error*cant boot the updated hp diagnostic center*passed at smart check0xc0000185

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My notebook said it needs to prepare for rep are, it had a percentage counting up to 100% but then switched to a page saying 'preparing for automatic repair' since then it's been on a blue screen. Can someone help please as I had an assignment due yesterday and I haven't saved my work elsewhere. I'm absolutely gutted because this is a brand new notebook that's like 3 months old

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When I turn my windows 8 pc on it shows the Windows icon with the little thing swirling around it, however if I click go to set up it sends me to the same page but says preparing automatic repair. This page has been up for over 2 hours with no progress, any support? When I try to boot off a disc it does the same thing just comes to the black screen with the light blue colored windows icon and shows it loading but makes no progress.

Answer:Preparing Automatic repair stuck

Originally Posted by cregeorgia


When I try to boot off a disc



What disc? Installation or repair disc?

Sounds like a hardware problem. So if you want anything better than wild guesses, you should post your system specs.

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I got that my hard drive 1 is bad. What do I do now? Can I save the data that was on it? I have a ton of photos that I need to get off of it. Please help

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When turned on computer stated" preparing automatic repair," tried to boot, now it is stuck on F10 and I am unable to get out. My back up discs are no good. Can I please get some help.. And I also up graded to Windows10. Thank you.

Answer:Stuck on f10.. Before it was preparing automatic repair. Can...

Can i get some assistance with this problem.

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Preparing automatic repair message but nothing happens. I run a Dell Inspiron with Windows 10. Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Preparing for automatic repair message

Do you have a win 10 iso on DVD or USB?
boot from the boot media and see if the repair completes from that if not then boot to command prompt and run chkdsk /f/r and retry.
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i am having same problem when i power on my laptop it will show me preparing automatic repair after that it will show me couldn't repair with same error and i follow steps Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Windows startup settings > Restart > again a loop and again i am trying to choose another options" system image recovery " or system restore i am not able to see my administrator account . what is the quick solution ??

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Hi Everyone -
Needing your help with my situation. I have been dealing the issue on my laptop, it has been running Windows 10 for 4 months until the other day my pc won't boot and I have received the error: Preparing automatic repair (In a loop) and goes black screen after. After trying some fixes like checking if it's a hardware failure or issue. The error turns into: Preparing automatic repair and goes on a recovery error.
Please help to fix my laptop.
Would appreciate your assistance!

Answer:Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

lanas2213                                                                                     
Please post the system model that you are having this issue on. You can click the link below for information on possibly resolving this issue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8U-bWQ8tqY

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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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My notebook failes to boot.  As it is starting I see the message preparing automatic repair then the blue screen comes up with Recovery  There was a problem with a device connected to your pc.  An unexpected I/O error occured .File:\windows\system32\winload.efi  error code 0xc00000e9 and no matter the option selected the same thing occurs.  Even trying to  boot to recovery.   I downloaded Win10 via the tool and made a usb efi boot flash drive and it fails with a error. Windos has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. File:\windows\system32\boot\winload.efi  same error code. I did load the flash drive with both 32 & 64 bit versions.  The error occurs botting either version.  I finaly got into the diagnostic and ran the complete test with everything passing.  What do I try now?

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I have had this loop for 4-5 hours now, and I have not found any fix for it. I am using build 10240. I have tried reverting back to windows 7, and that failed. Tried start-up repair, that failed. Tried system restore and image recovery, those failed too. Even resetting my pc has failed. I have tried cmd commands, and those also failed. I have upgraded to windows 10 via online from Windows 7, and I do not have a disk or another computer to work with. Nothing has even caused this issue. I just booted my pc like any other day and I was sent into this loop. I have a Gigabyte USB 3.0 powered motherboard.

Answer:Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop

Welcome to Ten Forums. If you still have the Win 7 product key and aren't worried about losing your data here is a link to create Win 7 install media on the sister site Seven Forums. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html . Then just do a clean install, but then you totally start over with nothing leftover. The other choice is to create Win 10 media and try to repair your installation from there. You might have a better chance at repairing it using bootable media. Here is a link from the tutorial section Windows 10 ISO Download . Here is a link for a repair install / inplace upgrade. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade . This might not work for you, but maybe you can get back to a stable situation.

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One day the machine started booting into "Preparing Automatic Repair" mode. I tried restarting several times including a hard reset with no effect. So then I tried "reset this PC" but I get the message "The drive where Windows is installed is locked." On one occasion it did proceed past this screen and asked me my Windows account credentials but then failed. Now it's back to the same message. I then tried system diagnostics on the hard drive. The short DST and SMART test passed BUT the long DST failed with a ridiculously long error code ... 0LPMB9-7LT88D-MFPWMG-61V503 My conclusion is that this problem is hard disk (SSD) related but what can I do now.  Needless to say my warranty ran out in January 2015 (I think) and the machine is currently bricked. Does anybody know what the above code means? If it is a SSD failure, how do I get it replaced and then how do I reinstall Windows 10 since HP did not supply any recovery media with the machine, either Win 8.1 or Win 10.  Any help appreciated. Paul.  

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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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My laptop HP pavilion 15 had stuck on preparing automatic repair screen . I had called HP centre . Then he had filed my report and said will call back after 3days working . But now it had been 2 weeks ?

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Hi!

My laptop is stuck on preparing automatic repair! I've tried shift+f8, I've tried them separately. Nothing is working! I have no windows 8 install disc. The only thing I have access to is the laptop. Can I in someway fix the laptop without needing professional help?

Help!

Answer:My laptop is stuck on 'Preparing Automatic Repair'! Help!

   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)




From the Repair DVD/ CD/USB:
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

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Okay so for about a day and a half my Laptop has been showing a black screen with the words Gateway, Diagnosing your PC, Preparing Automatic Repair. Ive tried a lot of things and nothing has worked, I need help fast.
 

Answer:Gateway, Diagnosing your PC, Preparing Automatic Repair.

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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Ive tried a lot of things Click to expand...

Please list what you have tried.
 

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I left my laptop (HP Pavilion 17-g121wm; Windows 10-64 bit) on but unplugged overnight, and when I woke up, the fan was loud, so I went to see what was up. It's certified refurbished (from Amazon) and I've had it for only about a week.I open the lid and it's on this loop of "preparing automatic repair" messages. It goes to the HP logo screen (with spinning wheel animation), then to black, then to these blue error messages (alternates messages each time), the back to HP logo screen and so on. I read that it could be something to do with driver errors. I did update my video driver and I think my audio driver (but not sure about audio). Some are" stop codes" as labeled, some are "what failed" codes.Kmode exception not handled.Stop Code: System thread exception not handled.What failed: netio.sys (paired with stop code above)Stop Code: Page fault in nonpaged area.ACPI.sysKernel security check failureIRQL not less or equalBad pool header (only saw this one once, but all the others a few times each).fbwf.syswdf01000.systcpip.sysI did not make a system recovery disk, as I only had it a week so far, and did not figure I actually would need one so soon! Thank you if anyone can help.

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My notebook displays this " preparing automatic repair" each time I put it on. It hardly boots to Windows. I tried system recovery but the problem remained same. So I ran a system test (hard drive)and the result is "failed" ( failure ID: 6CTS68-6QW8B8-MFGJXF-60W003.Pls, I can I resolve this problem. Is the HDD damaged? Thank you.

Answer:notebook shows 'preparing automatic repair' whenever i put i...

When requesting assistance, please provide the complete model name and product number (p/n) of the HP computer in question. HP/Compaq makes thousands of models of computers. Without this information it may be difficult or impossible to assist you in resolving your issue. The above requested information can be found on the bottom of your computer, inside the battery compartment or on the startup BIOS screen. Please see How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? for more assistance locating this information. DO NOT include your serial number.  The message indicates that the hard drive has failed or is about to fail and must be replaced. If the computer is still under warranty, please contact official HP Support. If the computer is out of warranty, please purchase a new hard drive of simular specifications as the original drive to replace it. You will need to use your HP Recovery Media to return the computer to a factory like state. If you didn't create this media, it may be available for purchase from HP. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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my laptop charger started smoking so i took it out really quickly and binned it, i then bought a new charger, charged my laptop and found that it now gets struck, it says "preparing automatic repair" then goes onto black screen. i have looked at many forums and i have checked my hard drive etc, they all passed. i have taken the battery off and held down the power button etc, but still nothing works. do i now have a dead laptop or can i save it. some people say i need a re boot disc but it doesnt have a disc drive and i havent been able to find anything i can put on a usb stick. i am stuck and i cant afford another laptop.could someone please help?victoria

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Some Three Months ago, I updated online my WIN 8 Pro OS to WIN 8.1,Since when it has run without any problems, but Unfortunately this morning,when I switched on my PC, I got the following Messages.

1. PreparingAutomatic repair
2. DiagnosingYour PC
3. AutomaticRepair
4. YourPC did not start correctly ? Pressed restartbutton
5. Repeatof 1, 2, 3
6. PressedAdvance Options button
7. PressedContinue button
8. Repeatof 1,2, 3
9. PressedTroubleshoot button
10. PressedRefresh your PC
11. Thereis a problem with refreshing your PC
12. PressedStart Up Repair
13. StartUp repair couldn?t repair PC
14. SeeD:\windows system32\logfile\smt\sattrail.txt
15. TriedSystem restore but got a message saying No System restores available
16. Selectedoption for booting from my old WIN 7 Disk

After a short wait my WIN 7 OSbooted up successfully and I was able to see the WIN 8.1 OS Disc . I ran myKaspersky AV on it which came up 'clear', I then ran the OS Disc test which also came upwith no errors.
Also I Cannot find the log messagereferred to in 14

Unfortunately I only have myWIN 8 CD, and WIN 8 System Repair disk, which will not work with my current WIN8.1 installation.
I can get into my BIOS bypressing the ?del? key on boot, but cannot get into the F8 menu for Safe Mode options.

Help - What do I do now ?

Answer:Getting the Message' Preparing Automatic Repair' on Boot

You are going to have to get a copy of the 8.1 .iso, in order to fix the problem.

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OK, I am assisting a friend with their Notebook. The PC was given as a gift, and there was no backup ever made (because she didn't know about it). Also, she has no CD/DVD's with the windows 8 operating system. I am not positive if the system is running 32-bit or 64 bit.  All I have is a CD for windows 7 (original OEM), that I had for my Desktop PC. I have tried using it in the Notebook to see if I can get somewhere, but all it does is load files, then give me the windows sign in the middle of the screen, and please wait. I waited for about 2 hours, and nothing ever changed. The only progress I can get is getting into Bios, using Esc, also have access to F2 and F11 when trying to boot. F8 does nothing at all. Already ran all the diagnostics that were found using F2, all passed both times I ran them. I have done a hard reset SEVERAL times. Pulled the memory, hard drive, and battery from CMOS and replaced to see if the connections were good. All attempts to get passed this thing looping the repair cycle have failed. Files being kept are NOT a neccesity, and she hasn't been able to use her system since December 2015s. Any suggestions (other than a stick of dynomite up the A: drive :-) )? 

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Hello all,My lenovo yoga 11 is stuck on boot (preparing automatic repair) for a day now. I'm desperate in need of your help. This tablet is what connects me with family and friends at home (been abroad in Asia for 7 months and counting). I just want it to work again, so if a total reset is needed I'm oke with that. But please, do explain me how to perform the steps as I cannot find any useful info online.If anyone could help me out on this, that would be highly appreciated. If more info is needed please do ask and ill do my best to accommodate it! Thanks in advance all, Tom













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Answer:Yoga 11 rt stuck on preparing automatic repair

Try the nova button its next to the power button its very small and see if that has a repair option i there, this is also the place to do a full reset

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Hi,My lenovo Z580 doesnt boot and is stuck with the error "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then "Diagnosing your PC".Tried out novo button "System Recovery" but it follows the same loop.Please help.

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So I bumped some problems so I decided to restore my laptop.

The whole thing froze so I decided to restart hoping it would go back to 0 and I'd just move on, but when I turned my computer back on it started to loop saying "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then it would have a quick black screen and say "Diagnosing your PC" loop.

There's no CD with it so the hopes of restoring it like that is gone, but I was wondering if there was a way to fix this myself? Otherwise I'll send it back or take it in to a shop. And Shift and F8 doesn't work either so..

Thanks, guys!

Answer:Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing your PC loop

If you didn't make one.. search for and download an appropriate bit number... system repair disc iso. Boot it off that, and then run the system repair from it 3x in a row.

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 Hello HP user !   I made a Recovery  DVD Disk for my HP  laptop from ( 1 to 5 disks)  in that order windows note 8 or Laptop r...My daughters has the same laptop  ass well .  When  I  start the laptop a blue screen comes up with hp automatic preparing  to repair error. I have tried everything  that I can think  of to get to the desktop and cannot because it is stuck on the blue  screen. I did the F11 Recovery Key  and it dose not seem to help.  I also tried the HP recovery disk.. I can not get screen to change so that i can put it in safe mode to install it on her computer....  Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

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Have a windows 10 machine that's been upgraded here, constant looping through the "Preparing Automatic Repair"

then it goes to the screen "Diagnosing your PC"

Been into advanced options, command prompt, ran a chkdsk on the OS partition and recovery partition, fixed a couple of files but yet no difference with the startup loop

changed the bios settings to legacy IDE instead of AHCI and no difference, still loops.

tried refreshing PC but only comes up with the error that this can not be done.

There is another option to "Go back to the previous build" however I'm curious to find out if there is another option or fix before I go ahead with doing so.

**EDIT**

ended up reverting back to Windows 7 using the "go back to the previous build"
 

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I'm not sure if this is a virus: While viewing a web page my lenovo laptop beeped then went to a blue screen that stated Preparing Automatic Repair then said Diagnosing. Next blue screen said 'Your PC did not start correctly --restart or advanced options. Restarted - lenovo logo appears, windows logo appears then blue screen with 'preparing automatic repair then Diagnosing. Clicked advanced options, next blue screen option 1 continue, option 2 troubleshoot, option 3 turn off your pc. I've tried all 3 options - everything goes back to blue screen 'preparing automatic repair'. I can't get past the BLUE SCREEN Automatic Repair. Can you help?
 

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Last night I was using my computer to play LEGO Marvel's Avengers via Steam. I stopped to do something else but left my computer on, and when I came back the screen was blue and displayed a message saying "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" and then it restart. Now whenever it boots up it says Preparing Automatic Repair and displays options to fix my computer which apparently didn't start up properly. I've tried countless methods to fix the computer (boot in safe mode, chkdisc, restore to a save point, etc.) but to no avail. This Preparing Automatic Repair loop has happened to me at least 6 times in the past few weeks and I'm getting sick of wiping my files and reinstalling Windows. (Note: last night was the first time its displayed the HAL thing; it usually only gets stuck in a repair loop without warning). I really hope there is someone here who can help me sort out this mess.

If you need any further information, feel free to ask in a reply.

Thanks for your time
~Les

Answer:HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED and Preparing Automatic Repair loop

Hello Les,

Have you checked other threads on these forums to see if there are any suggestions you can try.

Here's one to try: Windows 10 preparing automatic repair loop

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My microsoft Windows 8 gateway compter model# zx4250g was updated to windows 10 and now its stuck on preparing automatic repair and diagnosing your pc loop I can access only the bios menu but dont know how to get to safe mode or recovery options menu.. don't have access to another computer at the moment any help would be really appreciated. Thanks
 

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So I bumped some problems so I decided to restore my laptop.

The whole thing froze so I decided to restart hoping it would go back to 0 and I'd just move on, but when I turned my computer back on it started to loop saying "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then it would have a quick black screen and say "Diagnosing your PC" loop.

There's no CD with it so the hopes of restoring it like that is gone, but I was wondering if there was a way to fix this myself? Otherwise I'll send it back or take it in to a shop. And Shift and F8 doesn't work either so..

Thanks, guys!

Answer:Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing your PC loop

If you didn't make one.. search for and download an appropriate bit number... system repair disc iso. Boot it off that, and then run the system repair from it 3x in a row.

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I've encountered this problem before, where the hard disk corrupts and Windows won't boot and enters preparing automatic repair infinite loop.

But i think this can be saved, because the Windows drive is a bit corrupt is still accessible, i can access the drive via DVD, and on my Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10, i use the Ubuntu bootloader, whenever i select to boot my Windows 8 Loader theres a blank screen for about 3 MINUTES, then 'Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing PC..' shows up, and the diagnosing PC never ends.

I'm really tired of having to re-install Windows because of minor problems, if i have no choice, is there anyway i can still keep my Metro UI apps after reinstall?

But i still want to fix this!

Answer:Windows 8 Pro Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing PC..

Not a lover of mixing Windows & Linux.

Refresh Windows 8

This can overcome by creating a Custom Recovery Image:
Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

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