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"preparing automatic repair" XPS 8930 desktop

Q: "preparing automatic repair" XPS 8930 desktop

Hello My xps 8930 i7 (new) is stuck on "preparing automatic repair" and stays there even after several reboots and several goes via the recover os assist option. We turned the desktop on today and this problem occurred, it was working ok yesterday. The only thing that was different was I added some firewall rules to the sky router which I have since removed and the same problem persists. I have also tried going to windows recovery from os assist and that hangs with "Please wait".I have already run Running the ePSA diagnostics - no issues and I have already run recoveryassist OS - this found and fixed a problem with the partition, but the same issue occurs.I did not receive a windows install CD with this. Is my only option to reset to factory settings ? I hope not.
Thanks
Dave

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A: "preparing automatic repair" XPS 8930 desktop

You could use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to repair your Windows 10 OS.

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Hi, my Lenovo laptop has had a virus in it for quite a while and I recently did a factory reset, (I wasn't trying to get rid of the virus, I was just trying to clean out my old files) and it shut off. I turned it back on after I thought the reset had finished and all that came up was a black screen with the words Lenovo and it said "preparing automatic repair", and would go to another screen and say "diagnosing your pc". It would stay in a constant loop. I haven't been able to fix it on my own, any ideas?
 

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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Earlier today, I noticed that my laptop wasn't automatically adjusting its screen brightness. I often fixed this recurring problem by putting the laptop in a state where the screen would turn off. I decided to quick press the power button to quickly put my laptop into sleep mode. However, the computer's internals were still operating, so I forced the computer to shut down. When I logged back in after I re-booted the computer, I was greeted by a window that said that the hardware settings had been changed and that the computer required a restart, so I obliged. When I rebooted the computer again, I was met with a boot screen that said "Preparing Automatic Repair." My computer loaded to the "Your PC did not start correctly. This can usually be repaired with a restart." I have not been able to load the OS proper. Please help!
 

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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Hi, after sifting through many threads about this problem I'm still not getting anywhere. I can run recovery from the boot menu but it goes nowhere. I have a recovery CD and a USB but when I choose them in the boot menu nothing happens. I also disable secure boot. I don't care about the data at this point, just want it to boot up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Toshiba P75 "preparing automatic repair" loop

You appear to have a Toshiba Satellite P75 series laptop.

What is its complete model number?
(A dash and additional characters after P75 comprises the complete model number)

What "recovery CD and USB" are you referring to?
Did they come with or were they created in that laptop?

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My laptop (Predator Helios 300, i7-7700HQ, 16Gb DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD) doesn't start up for some reason. So I wanted to start it in safemode so I can backup my crucial data before formatting my pc. When it started "Preparing Automatic Repair" it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. It doesn't get further than that. If I repair or reinstall Windows 10 using a flash drive, will I loose my original license key?
 

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Dell Inspiron 3541 laptop, 15.6" screen, Win 8 OS. (April, 2014)
Service Tag: F12R412
CPU: AMD A4 - 6210, APU with AMD Radeon R3 graphics.
CPU Speed: 1800 MGz
CPU ID:730f01
HD: 500 GB
RAM: 4 GB

It starts, shows Dell logo, then says: Preparing automatic repair. Dotted progress circle begins, then shows a rectangular box for a split second. Then it moves back to a black screen and doesn't progress. Maybe I'm not waiting long enough. How long should it take?

The cursor arrow stays visible and moveable when I touch the pad.

Just found this one tonight. It's a nice machine. Can it be repaired?
 

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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?

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Hi there,
I purchased a hp pavilion laptop a few months ago with Windows 10 pre-installed.
I haven't used it for a few days, turned it on this evening and I got a message on boot up saying
"preparing automatic repairs" and then my screen goes blank 3-5 seconds later.
I do not have a cursor and have tried various keys and different ways of trying to bring up some kind of option. I also tried plugging my laptop into my TV to see if it were perhaps the screen that was going wrong. To no avail, I have spent hours on Google trying to work this out and I have absolutely no idea what to do next as I seem to have no other option!

I really really hope someone can help me!!

Thank you in advance.

Gibsonuk

A:"preparing automatic repairs" Then bsod

Hi Gibsonuk.

We need at least some information about the BSOD in order to know what is going on there. Can you take a camera snap of it and let us see it?

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My laptop is stuck in a cycle of restarting itself after displaying a screen that says "Preparing to Repair". It turns on, shows the hp symbol and the message, then after a few seconds it loads a black screen covered in blue dots (which I've never seen before), then it turns itself off and restarts the cycle. I've tried using the fkeys, which load every option except the f12 system repair option. I can get into my bios menus and everything. I made a repair usb, as my laptop doesn't have a disc tray, I changed the bios to run from the usb in hopes that I could repair it that way. Still not working. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I don't care if I have to completely wipe it clean. I just don't know how at this point.
 

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I just installed Windows 7 on my desktop and whenever the login screen appears and I login, I see "Welcome" for about two seconds then "Preparing your desktop..". The icon beside "Preparing your desktop..." spins for about a second then it freezes, and remains frozen. I've left it for 10 minutes and nothing, the icon hasn't started spinning again and I see no desktop.

I've already booted into safe mode and made sure all services were disabled except Microsoft's.

My video card is a GT320.

What can I do?

A:New install, stuck on "Preparing your desktop...", disabled services

Which user account did you use in safe mode? As this is a new installation, try going into safemode again, creating a new user account. If the new account works just delete the old one.

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Hi,

I'm a newbie here - after finding techsupportguy by googling for support forums for my particular problem. I hope someone in this community might have some ideas for me...

So after having a stable and successful dual-boot with XP and Vista Ultimate 32Bit for several months now, I got over-confident.

After a long night getting the kids to sleep, etc etc, I had the bright wee hours of the morning idea that I could quickly increase my Vista partition size as it was getting a little light (it shares an internal HDD with another drive letter) and promptly stuffed my Vista boot.

Setup = C:\ XP Boot (original OPSYS). V:\ Vista Partition (shared on same drive as D:\)

What I did...

* Booted into XP, loaded Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.
* Resized D:\ (shrunk by 25GB) and Resized v:\ (increased by 25GB).
* Applied actions.
* Had a PC lock-up in XP some time later, reset PC.
* Boot error - no Windows Vista found (load original disc).
* Loaded Vista disc and used "r" option. Located vista partition, repaired.
* Vista Booted (had rundll.exe error or something similar) and died.
* Re-booted, hit F8 and selected "last known good config." Vista ran lengthy disc check. (Noticed Vista volume was now H:\ not V:\ ???)
* Re-Booted- Vista loaded to login. Keyed password, and "preparing desktop" appeared.
* My desktop and startup programs fail to boot and I get stuck in a plain blue empty screen with cursor only. CTR-ALT-DEL accesses Task Manager or lo... Read more

A:Vista load error "preparing desktop" after repartition.

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I am on a Dell Studio laptop running Vista Service Pack 2.

I got an update pack from windows last night, but since rebooting my login seems to be corrupted. It shows a "Preparing your desktop..." instead of logging in, takes about 5 min, then shows me a default blank desktop with none of my files.

I tried restoring to before the update (rstrui) but have the same problem.

I tried creating a new user with admin priveledges, logging into that admin, copying the files from Users/Matt (my main/corrupted admin account) to Users/Matt2, logging into Matt2...same problem.

I rebooted, hit F8, went into safe mode with cmd prompt. By typing SET, I saw that despite logging in to username Matt, I got this:
Username=Matt
USERPROFILE=C:\Users\Temp

So it's creating Temp usernames, hence my blank desktop and lack of settings.

I tried SFC /SCANFILE=c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOGON.EXE and everything checked out fine.

I tried sfc /SCANNOW and things got interesting: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

What do I do now?

Please: just because I walked through the steps above does not mean I know what I'm doing. All of those steps are processes I've read in the forums, but now I'm at a wall. Please help!

Matt

A:Windows Vista "Preparing your desktop..." continuous loop

Also, this is a work computer, so I'm trying to preserve things like my e-mail folders and correspondence organization in Windows Mail...I can see that the files exist under Users/Matt, but I'd be pretty upset to lose them to an update. Please consider this in replies. Thanks in advance!

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Hello everyone,

Problem: Win 7 64bit - "Preparing your desktop..." on boot everytime after successful chkdsk.

My laptop is Acer V3-571G (Amazon.com: Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black): Computers & Accessories). HDD, no SSDs. No HW malfunctions or anything since bought ~1 year ago.

Can't access any .msc ("dependency or service started to fail...") (so I can't create/access an admin account or use system restore) or .exe files , the sound is gone (I didn't install any outdated sound drivers).

At first, "preparing your desktop" caused all my start button contents gone. Then I logged off, logged back in - they were there, only "recent files" missing. Rebooting 2nd time resulted in "prep..." but start button contents intact. Some progress lol?

I also cannot download any files from the internet. This later throws some "tdDB ..." error.

Frequent "system_path... refers to a location that is unavailable. It maybe somewhere on your HDD... blahblah.".

Tried 5 subsequent reboots. None of them corrected the desktop. Made it even worse (black + Windows classic default style), so I had to log off/on again.

I don't have a Win7 64bit repair CD close by and can't access system restore. What are the options then?
Any reliable solutions/software for a rebootable CD?

P.S. I looked in the inet how to launch cmd in admin mode and such. But even run as admin doesn't work.

A:"Preparing your desktop..." on boot everytime after successful chkdsk

ADDITIONAL NOTE: chkdsk has replaced 5-6 bad sectors on laptop's HDD. Maybe there was files in those sectors related to the "thorn apart" user profile on Win7? (It's not corrupted I think, as it does not tell me I was logged onto a temp. profile (before welcome screen).)

Please help!! This is extremely annoying.

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Bryan

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A:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.

BUT:

Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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Hello,

A few days ago my laptop was invaded with viruses, so I decided to restore the backup I made months ago. The problem is, every it enters windows, it keeps "preparing your windows", after it is "prepared", the desktop has nothing but empty desktop, it won't let me do anything at all. How can I fix this? I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 32-bit. Thank you.

A:Windows 7 keeps "Preparing your desktop", won't load any applications

you need to reinstall windows 7.

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I have read many posts with similar headings but none of them quite fit with the way my PC installation got into trouble.

I had the PC fitted with one HD and loaded the XP Pro sp3 32 bit OS on to that when it was first available. It has gone through all the updating procedures and is pretty stable.

But once the full support ceased I thought it was probably time to try out a later OS and settled on Win 7 Pro as the one most likely to fit my requirements. Earlier this year I added a new HD and partitioned it to suit a Win 7 installation from a MS DVD - paid for and fully licensed. I installed Win 7 to the partition I called W and that was fine and since then I have gradually been learning the oddities and kinks in the new OS. BUT, mostly I use the XP installation on partition C on the first HD. I used the Win 7 msconfig to set the boot options to default "Earlier version of Windows" and the alternative "Windows 7 Professional".

All was fine for several months until a couple of days ago when I selected the Windows 7 start option and Win 7 failed to start, as it has done OK many times before, and the Preparing your desktop/blue screen/no activity/not genuine windows routine that others have described came into play

I tried the boot from DVD and then try to repair 3 times and ended up with no improvement. On the last attempt I tried the explorer.exe method and then got a very incomplete desktop with a list of programmes. I tried to access them but ever... Read more

A:"Preparing your Desktop" and then blue screen with no HDD activity

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Mgmt from XP. To capture it you press Print Screen, paste into Paint, then save the file to attach in reply box using paper clip. Screenshot with Paint

Try installing EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to XP, under Edit OS Menu tab delete the Win7 listing and then add it again on Add OS Entry tab.

If this fails, back up an XP image using a program like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums. In XP Disk Mgmt Mark Win7 Partition Active then reboot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to move the Boot Manager to Win7 while checking it over to see if it can be made to boot. If so then you can install EasyBCD to add XP, if not you can move the Active flag back to XP to start it again.

If these fail and Disk Mgmt doesn't reveal why, follow these steps to this time do a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 sticking with the steps, tools and methods given which has helped over a million users get and keep a perfect install without a single complaint.

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Ok so my mother threw her laptop in front of me and there were boot up errors which included PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and Operating System Not Found. I firstly checked the BIOS and everything seemed to be fine there and i Restored to Default and Saved. I couldn't find her Vista disk that she should of got with her laptop so i used my own (Is this a mistake?). I then selected repair and it seemed to fix a file and windows started to run.

This is where the problem starts. It would do the normal windows loading (logo, green bar etc) then on the screen "Preparing Your Desktop" for a good few mins. Then it would load up with a Blue screen with only having the ability to use the mouse. I then did Ctrl+Alt+Delete and ran the task explorer.exe. This loaded a temporary desktop which wouldn't allow me to run most programs. Now at this point i wanted to run a System Restore but there are no Restore Points avaliable....(sigh).

Then i read somewhere else that i should delete some registery files. So i lauched regedit.exe and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices and deleted the files and restarted. This did not do anything and the files i deleted were restored and had to carry on from the blue screen again.

So, that's my problem and i would love some help or advice please If you need anymore information please ask.

Thanks,
Luke.
 

A:"Preparing Desktop" then a Blue Screen with mouse...NEED HELP

if you figure this out or solved the issue please let me know because i am having the same exact problem thanks
 

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I have Win 7 Pro and this is happening to me too. In fact, just yesterday it did it again.

When I clicked to log on, it said "Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

A:"Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

Hello Jerry,

This usually helps with that error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Since last reboot I have the following issues, an can not find good info on google to fix them.

HD: Reads 628gb free of 167gb. It is a 180gb solid state Intel drive.

Profile: All profile settings do not load, when I log in every time I get "Preparing your desktop" Can not pin to the bottom bar. No programs show on start bar window above "all programs". Random characters show in windows explorer next to date column.

Other than that runs fine (For now), I created a new profile and that one functions properly.

How can I restore my original login to working order, all data is still there...

Also, why does then HD show almost 500gb free beyond its total capacity?

Thanks
JB

A:HD Free space MORE than Available "preparing your desktop" every login

If you could post a screen shot of your Disk Management, it would help to clear things. Click on the round Windows Button in the lower left corner of the screen. Type "Disk Management" (without quotes) in the line above the button and hit enter. The Disk Management will pop up. Expand all columns so the print can be read. Follow this tutorial
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums to use your Snipping Tool to post a screen shot of your Disk Management. Thanks,

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I've SSD as OS. Before this problem occurred, it only took 30 - 40 seconds to boot up my computer and i'm very satisfied with it.

Then suddenly couple or more months ago this problem occurred , it took totally 3 minutes to boot up ! I used any tune up utility and CCleaner and even Disk Defragment software but unfortunately it's still the same. I can't hold my patience anymore because this is too slow and even slower day by day!

Especially when the boot up phrase "Preparing your desktop" it tooks 2 minutes to load for no reason ! Before this it only took 2 seconds ! LOL it's like when the phrase "Preparing your desktop" shows up then it immediately go to my desktop with just a blink ! That was just before! But right now , OMG even blinking my eyes rapidly still won't go to my desktop within that few seconds !

Here's the detailed text by viewing Event Viewer : 'BOOT TIME' | TextUploader.com

Please help , I've searched the web everywhere but nothing solves/relates my problem

A:"Preparing your desktop" took too long time !

You will not have "Preparing your Desktop" except for the first time after install and if the User account fails to load and instead loads a temporary user profile due to corruption.'

But if you've been using Tune-Up Utilities and optimizers on Win7 then you've likely corrupted your system beyond repair anyway. So best to start over and stick with these same steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will assure you get and keep a perfect install. Just don't use anything else and you'll be safe.

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I have been searching the internet for days and cannot seem to find the solution to my problem but here we go.

It is the common issue of the welcome screen loading for about 20 seconds and everyone answer I have seen has been to set the desktop as a jpg file. I have done this and does not change a thing. In fact, it takes exactly the same time to login as having a solid colour. I know this is probably faster than a lot of computers but I don't like it!

I have done all the "tune up your pc" tips and once logged in, everything is fast but I cannot seem to get around this.

Any suggestions?

A:"Preparing your desktop..." slow login

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lesiak392


I have been searching the internet for days and cannot seem to find the solution to my problem but here we go.

It is the common issue of the welcome screen loading for about 20 seconds and everyone answer I have seen has been to set the desktop as a jpg file. I have done this and does not change a thing. In fact, it takes exactly the same time to login as having a solid colour. I know this is probably faster than a lot of computers but I don't like it!

I have done all the "tune up your pc" tips and once logged in, everything is fast but I cannot seem to get around this.

Any suggestions?


Does it say "preparing your desktop" every boot? that should only be displayed the first boot after install.

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I have a windows 7 laptop, its a dell inspiron 1545, every now and then on boot up it displays "preparing desktop" and windows loads into a different looking desktop with only a few files and folders showing, only able to rectify this by restarting the system, but I was wondering if there is something I can do to prevent this from happening?

A:Win 7 laptop keeps showing "preparing desktop"

Hello Angeleyes,

Are you getting a user profile error before this happens?

You might consider doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this started happening to see if it may be able to fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently bought a SSD and used Acronis TrueImage to clone my old windows install onto the new disk. So long as I leave the old HDD installed I have no issues booting up on the new lightning fast SSD. If I unplug the old HDD, however, I run into problems. In that scenario, after inputting my password, the system spends several minutes stuck on "Preparing Your Desktop" after which I get a blank, light blue screen with the words "This copy of windows is not genuine" in the bottom right part of the screen.

This is an issue because my plans have been to eliminate the old drive and replace it. I have some concerns about its reliability due to its age and at any rate I shouldn't have to have an extra HDD plugged in just to use my main OS install on the SSD.

A:Stuck on "Preparing Your Desktop" after removing old HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EvilIguana


I recently bought a SSD and used Acronis TrueImage to clone my old windows install onto the new disk. So long as I leave the old HDD installed I have no issues booting up on the new lightning fast SSD. If I unplug the old HDD, however, I run into problems. In that scenario, after inputting my password, the system spends several minutes stuck on "Preparing Your Desktop" after which I get a blank, light blue screen with the words "This copy of windows is not genuine" in the bottom right part of the screen.

This is an issue because my plans have been to eliminate the old drive and replace it. I have some concerns about its reliability due to its age and at any rate I shouldn't have to have an extra HDD plugged in just to use my main OS install on the SSD.


It sounds like there is a problem with the way it was setup. Post a screen shot of your Disk Management with the columns expanded so we can read the print. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Good Day,

Sir please help im using windows 7 ultimate, every time i open or start my laptop there's a message appearing on desktop and the message is "preparing desktop...." this problem start only after i system restore my laptop.

Thank you and God Bless

Arch

A:"preparing desktop...." message at every startup

Hello Arch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This sounds like it may be from this error message below for a corrupted user account. Do you get this error message before you see the "preparing desktop...." message?






Quote:
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.



If so, then you might see if one of these may be able to help you fix this.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

or

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello. My Dell laptop froze the other day while using Word. I shut it down (via Start, etc.) and when I rebooted the Windows screen said "Preparing your desktop" and then a totally new desktop came up and my icons, defaults, etc seemed to be all back to the factory defaults. If I look in C:/users I see my files and stuff still there but I am not able to restore the pc to its previous state. I tried "System Restore"and it had no effect -- even running it in safe mode.

Also, if I make some changes -- like making Firefox the default browser -- when I reboot the machine again it just reverts back to the "preparing your desktop" routine and resets everything.

Dell has been no help and I cannot find anything on the Microsoft boards. Help! Thanks.

A:"preparing your desktop" continuous loop

When you login to your user account do you see your desktop icons in c:\users\your user account\desktop. You have not specified this in your post all you said was you can see your user data.

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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??
 

A: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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Hi there,

This is my first Dekstop PC I have built myself. Here is some information:

OS - Windows 8.1 x64 (Only OS - Purchased from retailer)
System Age/OS Age - 2 Months
CPU - i7 4790k (I haven't OC'd it)
GPU - GTX 980
Motherboard - MSI z97 Gaming 7
Power supply - Corsair CP-9020054-UK RM Series RM650 80 Plus Gold 650W
RAM - Crucial Vengeance low profile DDR3 1600mhz 16GB

I also have 4 hardrives (1 3TB, 3 1 TB) and 1 SSD (Crucial 256GB) (my OS is installed on the SSD)

System Manufacturer - MSI?

The problem:

Working fine for 2 months (no issues). Today I started the pc and I went away to do something else. Came back to a black screen (which had some backlighting). I moved the mouse and typed something and the screen didn't change and I assumed something had crashed so I restarted (held down power button)

I attempt to restart only for the PC to get into a loop of restarting exactly when the blue windows logo appears and then I get the windows 8 BSOD (sad white face) but I can't read the error as it restarts too fast.

It then attempts to repair and gets to the "Preparing automatic repair" before the whole "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart" BSOD.

Tried removing all cables (Everything except PSU cable) - No effect. Computer still restarted continuously.

I have made no recent hardware modifications.

Thanks,

~ Brya

A:Computer worked fine for 2 months. Now gets BSOD on "Prepairing automatic Repair"

Looks like one of my memory sticks seems to be at fault. Tried a single stick and it worked fine. Tried the other "bad" stick and the problem occurred again (computer just froze).

Tried using both sticks with good stick always in slot 1 and the bad stick in 2,3,4 and problem occurs as normal.

Why and how did this occur? It was working fine 3 hours ago with both sticks until I put the computer to sleep. After that, the problem started...

Another problem now is that using the single "good stick" causes the pc to load fine except it doesn't display the login information and just displays a bright blue screen. I have to press the power button (which I have set to sleep) and then press it again to resume in order for windows to display the login information (i.e. resuming the pc caused it to show my account name and ask for my password etc)

Why do I have to do this? should I run automatic repair? I'll probably try running repair anyway.

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I recently built a new computer and installed Windows 8.1 64-bit on it. One day, the computer took a very long time to boot up, was very slow, and was stuck on the "Logging In" screen. I shut down the computer by holding down the power button (was this a mistake?), and turned it back on. It went into the Automatic Repair, then to the "Diagnosing Your PC" screen, and took me to the menu with different options to fix the computer. I selected the Troubleshooting option, and the computer froze. I decided to put the installation disc back in to reinstall Windows 8.1, and after that, everything was fine for about a week. Then, the same thing happened AGAIN. I have no idea why this is happening. Before running Windows 8.1, my computer ran the Windows 10 Technical Preview. With it, the computer crashed twice and went into the Automatic Repair loop. Before running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, my computer ran Windows 7 flawlessly. Any advice? Could my trail of problems have started with Windows 10?

System Specs:
Nvidia Geforce 660 (Graphics Card)
MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ (Motherboard)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (RAM)
AMD Athlon 760K Multicore Processor
Western Digital 1 TB SATA III Hard Drive
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt Power Supply

A:Windows 8 crashes and enters "Automatic Repair" very often

Any advice?



Unless someone has better advice, if it was mine I would reinstall my OS.

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I posted this in wrong forum, in "security". So, I am re-posting it here.
Hello, I would appreciate help fixing my PC. System: Toshiba C75D-B7300, Windows 8.1. For a few weeks the pc was running slow. It would freeze frequently. Initially the mouse would be stuck for a while and then resume. It was like every keystroke took several
minutes to execute. Then it started freezing to the point where i had to restart to get out of it. Then it became so frequent that it became impossible to use the PC. The problem existed both in normal mode and in safe mode.

I have not installed any new programs before this began. I tried restoring to previous date, but it said "failed".
So, I looked up solutions on line and tried them. scannow, chkdsk, etc. (scheduled at restart) The results showed "errors were found, some errors could not be fixed". Every method I found on line I tried. After one of the methods, and I believe
it was some version of scannow.exe  with several alphanumeric /. After running that, the PC is stuck in a "automatic repair loop". The PC has been on for two days and I can see the windows go through  "preparing to do automatic repair",
"repairing disk errors: this may take over an hour" etc over and over for two days. Finally I turned the PC off from the power button. Then restarted the PC. Now I am unable to go to the start options to get into safe mode (it did before this loop)
and it goes ... Read more

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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.

A: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'm running Vista on an HP Media Center pc. Two accounts are defined - one with administrator and one regular user. This problem happens with eaitheron both accounts.

We always put the pc in sleep mode when done - not shut down. Been doing this for a couple years with no problem - just wake it up and click the desired account to logon.

In the last few month when you logon coming out of sleep mode it seems to loose the account profile (or something) and then you get "Preparing your desktop" message and you get some desktop it generates. This doesn't happen every time coming from sleep mode - sometimes it works fine. If you restart the pc and log back on you always get your normal desktop. If you shut down, instead of sleep mode, you will always get the normal desktop for the account.

Any ideas on why this intermittent error occurs when coming our of sleep mode? If so, know how to fix it?

Thanks.

A:Intermittent "Preparing your desktop"

Bump - anyone with any ideas on how to fix this?

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So, today I turn on my laptop, enter my password to log in, and it hangs on "Preparing your desktop." So I restart a few times, the same thing happens each time, it either freezes on "Preparing your desktop", or halfway through the fade-in transition from the login screen to the desktop. So I let it sit for a while, come back 30 minutes later and it's still frozen. During the whole time, the laptop runs as if it were fine, not as if it was working hard or anything.

So I try booting into Safe Mode, and it works just fine. While in safe mode I ran sfc /scannow, and when it finished it said that the problem had been fixed and that changes would take effect upon the next restart. I reboot normally, same problem. I ran chkdsk in Safe Mode, it returned no errors. I re-enabled the default Administrator account to see if I could log in to that account on a normal boot; didn't work, hung at the same spot.

After that I tried a system restore. Apparently at 2 AM this morning, Windows Update performed a critical update, so I picked the restore point right before that update. I let the system restore do its thing, but the problem still persists. I'm out of ideas. Please help!

Edit// I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on a Gateway T-6836 laptop.

A:Win 7 freezes on "Preparing your desktop"

Follow this closely, and you should be ok.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If this does not work at all, it is probably a driver problem, which we can talk about.

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This has shown up only within the last 2-3 days. After reading all the searches, all I did was do a restore. The default of 4 days, which displayed the recent windows update, seemed to be the culprit. Restarted with no apparent message as thread title. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck.

A:Message "preparing your desktop".

what you saw was windows giving you a message that after an update it was preparing your desktop, fairly normal depending on the update,
from what you say you did a system restore to the point just before the update ,therefor no update therefor no message, i would hazard a guess that if you install the updates again you will see the preparing your desktop message again.
but i wouldnt worry about it.

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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
 

A: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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Hi TSF! It's been a long time since I've visited here, which I suppose is a good thing. You all have saved my bacon two or three times over the last 10 years, for which I'm very grateful.

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T500 that runs a 32 bit (I think) version of Vista. It refused to start up a few days ago, but using NeoSmart's EasyRE I've been able to get at least a portion of Windows running again. It gets to a screen where it says "Prepaing Your Desktop," and then it hangs on a blue screen (but not the BSoD). (One time it gave me a message that it couldn't find run32.dll, but just that once.) The same thing happens when I try to start the computer in Safe Mode.

What should I try next?

Thanks!

A:After "Preparing Your Desktop," nothing

Do you have a Windows Vista Repair Disk?

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Hello. I have a Toshiba lap top and today I logged in and instead of "welcome" I got "preparing your desktop" and my computer loaded a temporary account, this has happened to be before and all I had to do was restart my computer and it was fine and my account was back. But today that didn't work and now when I log in it doesn't even say "preparing your desktop" it just loads and its a temporary account. I've tried many things but nothing is working. Please help! I don't want to lose all my files.

Brittany

A:"Preparing your desktop"

Please see -

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...y-profile.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...ot-loaded.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

This morning I tried to log on to my son's ACER laptop, it has Windows Vista. There was some message about not recognising security ID, and it automatically started deleting hundreds of files and relacing them with default files.

Now, Username comes up, I enter the password and it seems to be starting up but stops before the full startup with the message Preparing your desktop.

And freezes!

My son assures me the computer was working perfectly yesterday.

Anyone got any ideas?

Many thanks

Sandygor

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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

A: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

A: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 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 Guys and Girls,

My wireless internet connections are currently set to a manually configured status, but this means I am having problems connecting to other wireless connections with free (ie unsecured) connections. I have tried going to properties and ticking the "Let Windows configure my wireless network settings", but I get a dialogue box coming up telling me that not all of my changes have been made.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Sukita
 

A:Solved: Changing wireless connection status from "Manually Configured" back to "Automatic"

Why don't we start with the make/model of the wireless router in use, as well as the wireless adapter or laptop brand. Also, what version and patch level of Windows do you use?

If you have XP-SP2, you can set the machine back to installation defaults using the following procedure.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
 

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This PC is an HP Desktop model Pavilion 6520f with an AMD Athlon II x4 635 2.90 Ghz processor and 12 MB of memory. The PC is from about 2010 but the 1 T hardrive, memory ,added video card (NVIDIA) and power supply were upgraded about a year and a half ago before the installation of Windows 10. I performed a clean install of Windows 7 on the newer harddrive last summer and then upgraded to Windows 10 Home edition.

A few days ago I started experiencing random BSOD errors. This was a few days after the most recent Windows 10 system update.

I initially suspected that there was a simple system volume mismatch after the update so I scheduled a CHKDSK scan on the C: drive. It froze at 10% then crashed. I tried again with the same result. At this point the computer was booting normally and could be used for a while before any freezing or crashing.

I decided to run SFC. It froze at 50% then the computer crashed. I tried this a few times as well. Always stopped at 50% and then another Blue Screen crash.

Following some online advice, I tried to run DISM command (DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restore

It got to 29.2%, froze , then crashed. Now when I try to boot I only get the "preparing automatic repair" and then the keyboard select screen and I am stuck.

The keyboard and mouse inputs do not work, so there is no where to go. I tried switching to a wired keyboard and mouse but no luck.

Please help. I am at a loss as to where to go from here.

Also, I have many questions. I... Read more

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I hope my computer never falls into serious trouble. But if I should find myself in that position, one of the tools available to me is Windows 8's "Automatic Repair".

I've read plenty about how to start an Automatic Repair (and what to do if it gets stuck in a loop)...but I have yet to find a thorough explanation of what it does. I'm quite reluctant to hand my computer over to a process that aims to repair my computer when I don't have a good idea (or any idea) of what it's going to do to my computer.

Can someone explain or, even better, point me to where I can find out?

A:Just What Does "Automatic Repair" Do?

Hello Daddyman,

"Automatic Repair" in Windows 8 is just a renamed "Startup Repair" from previous Windows, and does the same thing. It's basically used to try and repair any Windows startup issues. For example, issues with your MBR (Master Boot Record).

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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