Your computer keeps restarting and comes up with an error message saying Preparing Automatic Repair or Automatic Repair could repair your PC? Stay calm and follow our article for detailed fixes.
What is Preparing Automatic Repair error?
Preparing Automatic Repair is one of the built-in Windows features designed to fix boot-related problems when startup problems arise automatically. If it doesn’t start, the Automatic Repair loop error appears, causing your computer to restart repeatedly.
For some reason, Windows Automatic Repair cannot work and has difficulty diagnosing your PC.
As a result, you will get a startup error and all programs, services, and files on the computer are inaccessible. It can cause your device to experience blue screen error in many cases. Users of HP, Lenovo, Asus, Dell, and Acer laptops are the ones who frequently encounter this error according to the most recent online report we found.
Symptoms of the error
When Automatic Repair fails, your computer will have one of the following symptoms:
- Your computer will be stuck on a black screen with a Preparing Automatic Repair or Diagnosing your PC error message.
- The Windows operating system notices, but as a result, it only displays a black screen on it without any additional information.
- Automatic Repair stuck on the blue screen with the error message Your PC did not start correctly or Automatic repair could repair your PC. If you click Restart, your computer will begin to restart and begin the Automatic Repair “loop”.
Cause of the error
Preparing Automatic Repair error usually occurs on Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1 computers. This problem usually occurs when you update Windows operating system or your Windows computer is shut down unexpectedly.
So what is the cause of this error? We have summarized the common causes below:
- Problems with the Windows Registry.
- BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) file error.
- System files are missing or damaged.
- Problems with Hardware Driver (Hard Drive Driver, Motherboard Driver, Video Card Driver).
How To Fix Preparing Automatic Repair Windows 10
So how can you solve the Preparing Automatic Repair error? Read on to our article to quickly return your computer to a normal working state.
Start your Windows in normal mode
This is the easiest way you can try if your computer encounters the Automatic Repair loop. Press the F8 key repeatedly while your computer is in the boot process to enter the Windows Boot Manager window and choose the Start Windows Normally option.
If this doesn’t work for you, go to the next solution below.
Try restarting the computer manually
If your Windows 10 operating system can’t boot due to Preparing Automatic Repair or Diagnosing your PC error, then you can try restarting your computer manually (Hard Reboot).
Remove the device’s battery and power adapter. Press and hold the computer’s Power button for about 20 seconds to see if it can reboot as normal or not.
Go to Safe Mode
You can access Safe Mode to fix errors whenever you encounter problems with your computer booting up.
Step 1: Turn off your device.
Step 2: Connect the USB containing the Windows operating system to your computer and boot into it.
Step 3: When prompted by the system to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key on the keyboard to continue.
Step 4: Select your language option in the Windows Setup interface and click the Next button to continue.
Step 5: Click on Repair your computer at the bottom to continue.
Step 6: Select Troubleshoot.
Step 7: Click the Advanced option.
Step 8: Click on Startup Settings.
Step 9: Click on Restart. After restarting, the computer will display another screen with a bunch of different boot options.
Step 10: From your keyboard, press the number 4 key or the F4 key to boot into the most basic Safe Mode. (If you need to do some online information lookup on the Internet after entering Safe Mode, you can press the number 5 key or F5 key to boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 11: Try to fix the problem in Safe Mode:
- Run anti-virus software to scan and remove all computer viruses currently on your PC.
- Perform the uninstallation of the suspicious software or drivers.
- Update hardware driver with CD / DVD / USB.
Check your hard drive
Another reason why you are getting a Preparing Automatic Repair or Diagnosing your PC error message is that your computer’s hard drive is probably having problems.
Example: Preparing Automatic Repair error in Windows 10 happens when the HDD / SSD you are using is damaged or not. Also, you should check if your RAM is working correctly or not.
Above is this article has just guided you 4 ways to fix Preparing Automatic Repair on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 computers. If you still do not know how to do it or have problems during the operation, please leave a message in the comments below.