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

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

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

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

A:Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repair loop

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

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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!

A: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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Hai guys. i don't know much about computer and i need help.

so when i tried to start my laptop this morning it freezes at the windows logo. and when i tried the second time now it has this "attempting repairs" loop , and it kept looping, it doesnt do anything. it just loop. i did search the internet for information , it appears that i need the installation disk. this laptop was a gift , when i first got it there were no installation disk. and when i run the diagnostic test , the hard disk test result was fail. could the problem be the hard disk?

is there any way i could access my laptop? or maybe anyway to format??

please help !!
and sorry for the bad english.
thanks
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron Windows 8 freezes at "attempting repair" loop

You need to replace the hard drive. The one it has is already defective.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

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

Anyone have any ideas?

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

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

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

Anyone have any ideas?

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I have had many issues with this comupter, but my Dell Inspirton 1545 had started to read "no bootable devices" and wouldn't start at all. Now, after buying and installing a brand new harddrive, it reads it again, but only SOMETIMES!

When it gives me options of rebooting or running a diagnostics test, if I switch some stuff around or restart it, or even just leave it alone for a little while, I can start it and it works fine. Except after a short while of using it, it will malfunction and go to "no bootable devices" page again. Tech support says that the hard drive may not be connected properly, but I don't know what to do!
 

A:Dell Inspiron says "no bootable devices" with brand new hard drive

Probably a silly question, but is anything on the hard drive, like an O.S.? Has the "new" hard drive already been formatted? I'm only asking for sometimes some of my clients will go behind my back and install things like hard drives on their own and try to load an O.S. on them, failing to go through the formatting process, and they in the end either through frustration or embarrassment wind up calling me to drive to their house and fix their problem, like installing the O.S. properly.

Also checking your connections might not hurt, just make sure everything is fitting nice and snug and connected the right way.

(This was just me kind of thinking out loud for you.)
 

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I recently bought a new SSD for my 128 Gb Dell XPS 13 (9350), but now whenever I try to boot it up it always gives me the error "Hard Drive - Not Installed". I am trying to install a clean SSD, because I feel that my old one (the one that came with it) is filled with too much junk to transfer over. Could somebody please help me fix this problem?
The SSD I bought:

A:Dell XPS 13 (9350) after SSD change it says "Hard Drive - Not Installed" when I boot it up

Since you purchased an PCIe NVMe drive, have you changed the SATA controller to AHCI in the Bios?
Do you have a 2.5 inch SATA drive?
I am not aware of the driver situation with the 9350 but if you want to use the PCIe version, the Bios has to provide the driver during boot.  If it does not at the present time, it may need a Bios update to the latest..  But I am not familiar with that particular system.

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Hello. I am working with The 15" Inspiron 3542 laptop and when I went to turn it on this morning, an all black screen came up and this message was written in small white letters near the top,

"internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try to reset the drive. No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA"
Please help. Thanks,

-Brandon

A:HELP - DELL INSPIRON 3542 "Internal hard disk drive not found..."

Hi Brandon,
Welcome to the Dell Community Forum.
Turn on the system, at startup or at Dell logo tap F2 to open BIOS. In the BIOS screen, check what is listed for fixed HDD. If the HDD size is not listed, try reseating the HDD & check if it helps. Refer to the link below for the service manual.
http://bit.ly/1iFkWZz
Reply with your findings to proceed further.

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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!

-tb

p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.
 

A:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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Hello

I'm wondering if anyone could help me with this problem I'm having. The other day I installed a few microsoft security updates as per usual (I can't recall the exact names, I think they were mostly xp service updates). I shut my computer down and the next day booted it up, however once it went through the XP loading screen it got stuck. Before it got to the login screen with my username, it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. I left it loading for a number of hours but to no prevail, it just stayed on the black screen with the mouse cursor.

After reading several forums I chose to do a system repair using my installation disk. I installed and repaired the system and upon rebooting it went to the Installation welcome screen where it says "setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes". The only thing is this never changes. It stays on this with no change to the time, even after leaving it for hours. I've tried restarting it several times and taking out the CD but still get the same thing. I opened up the setupapi.log file hoping the problem was in there but it wasn't. Im guessing that it's a fault with my Video Card that won't make it progress as whenever I play games from a CD they always get stuck and freeze.

I don't particularly want to go pulling my computer apart, mainly because I don't know that much about the insides of computers. Could anyone please give me some suggestions as to what I can do? I'm running a Medion PC 7, type:... Read more

A:XP Repair - "Setup Will Complete In Approximately" Stuck in Loop

Welcome to TSF

Yeah possibly your video card. Does the system have on-board video too? Remove the card and try to continue with the repair to see if it gets past that point. Then replace the video card. If you have no on-board video try another card.

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

Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Stuck in Automatic Repair loop after upgrading Dell 7559

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Hey all,

Having major troubles starting my Win 7 Dell Inspiron. It's stuck in the Windows Startup Repair loop.

Please know I have consulted with the following forum topics:
1.Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
[With these steps (at #13), my DEFAULT/SAM/SECURITY are far above this file size. But I proceeded anyway and didn't have success ]
2.Windows 7 Machine Stuck in Start Up Repair Loop ...
3.Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

The drive had a virus and only about 60MB, yes MB of free space. I used Hirens Boot CD to eliminate the 3 infected files in SysWOW folder and also freed up space by deleting the hibernation.sys file. This cleared the viruses and freed up an additional 2 GB. I let the startup repair run after a restart and still no resolve..

Now because this C Drive was partitioned for the OS and D was free with loads of space, I had reinstalled the Windows OS onto the D drive and now have that as the boot drive. So I now have a fast but clean drive with the former OS as the now D Drive. I planned to use the EaseUS Partition Master and merge the drives together, but unsure how that would work.

To sum it up, should I merge the drives and will it affect Program Files and C:\Users etc.. as I would like programs to be listed in the Start menu etc..
Or, is there advise on how to rectify the startup repair loop in this situation?

Thanks much!!
J

A:Another "stuck in startup repair loop" thread

   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE




   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64




   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System


Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next... Read more

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Hi I am Yogi,
My 4 months old Dell Inspiron 15 3558 i5 8gb ddr3 1tb continues shows
Automatic Repair  when I switched it on, on June 26 2017 (exact date )
Please suggest what can I do

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3558 i5 8gb ddr3 1tb Automatic Repair Loop

Power on system, wait about 3 minutes, close display (please don't turn off system), remove AC adapter and all peripherals. Remove battery and then press " Power On " button for 15 seconds to release Static Flea Power. Replace battery, adapter, and then power on system. Hopefully computer starts normally.

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

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello!

I stupidly turned my laptop off with the power button instead of properly shutting it down.. it has now turned against me and I have the "black screen of death".

When starting it up it asks me to either start windows up normally or to repair my computer as a recommended setting, neither works. When trying to start it up normally it just returns back to that menu and then when trying to repair my computer it brings the windows logo up, brings the dell loading screen up and then the screen goes blank and doesn't change.
I have tried starting it up in safe mode and it still returns to this menu..

I honestly have no idea and have never had this problem before, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Bethan.

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i just installed a new motherboard, and when I boot up my PC, it either gives me the option to: launch startup repair, or start windows normally

When I start it normally it goes back to the same screen, and when I launch startup repair the bar fills out so it's full but then stays full and nothing happens.

I have windows 7 ultimate 64 and I will share my PC specs if it's nescessary, but it's fairly fast and new so I don't think it's hardware

Cheers I hope to hear back soon
 

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My less than year old Dell can't boot up because it immediately enters a repair mode that never completes.  Any suggestions before I move on to another brand?

A:Dell Inspiron 15R - automatic repair loop and disk error correction never completes

Since you still have a warranty, run an extended diagnostic on the system.  F12 a few times at powerup to get into setup -- in particular, run the extended diagnostic on the drive.  You'll likely see a fault code starting with 2000-.  Record the exact error and contact Dell with it -- they'll replace the drive under warranty.

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Hey, so I was using my laptop and force shut it down while some programs were running. When I try to start up windows, the computer wont load past a dark screen with the Inspiron logo and a loading bar that says "preparing automatic repair". The computer will then proceed to restart and come to the same screen hence the loop. There are two options in the bottom right corner f2 and f12: they both provide bootup settings although I do not know how to use them. Can anyone help me?
 

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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.

A:preparing automatic repair loop

Bro you need windows 8 cd / bootable usb drive

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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

A: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 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.

A:"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 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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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.

A:preparing automatic repair loop

Bro you need windows 8 cd / bootable usb drive

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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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Hey Everyone my Dell Inspiron 15 failed to upload an update, and then rebooted. 
Then it got stuck on the "Dell" screen and wont boot up Windows 8. I can get into the Bios, but nothing seems to help, and the Diagnostic test says that it cannot find the Hard Drive. 

Any help?

Peter Hamm

A:(Redirected) Dell Inspiron stuck on "Dell" screen after failed update...

As you have a laptop, best to post this in the Laptop Forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/default.aspxBev. 

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

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

A:Preparing Automatic Repair loop does not end and take me to any repair options

HGS Dell owner,How to resolve the Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop ProblemWindows 10 has been seen to stick in a infinite loading Windows. To resolve this problem please follow these steps:1.Hold the FN (Function key) down while powering on the system. 2.Still holding the FN key, start tapping the Windows key to bypass the issue 3.This should bring up the login screen

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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!

A: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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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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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!

A: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 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.

A: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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