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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, guys!

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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So this happened just today, I was uninstalling things from my LAPTOP and there was something in Chinese and I uninstalled it and it was something important that I needed to play a game and there was no way to get it back so I went ahead and factory reset my laptop and than I came across a video on how to reset my laptop WITHOUT losing my files AND it resets the things I installed/uninstalled so I shut the computer down while it was in the middle of a factory reset and than I turn it back on and BAM it says Preparing automatic repair and 2 seconds after that it says Diagnosing your computer and keeps repeating it and SOMETIMES it says something like "this may couple hours to complete"" but I waited like 10 hours and nothing happened. Please help my laptop is a Dell Vostro 5470 and is running Windows 8 and was not upgraded to 8 and also I can't find my disk, IF it even came with my laptop.

A:Preparing automatic repair and Diagnosing your computer LOOP

Posted by natakuc4 on 1 Jan 2013:
Run diagnostics:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/f12-preboot-diagnostics/
If they pass perform A Clean Install of Windows 8 Service Pack 1 (otherwise known as Windows 8.1):
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/a-clean-install-of-windows-8-1/
Installation media may be downloaded here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/
Philip Yip

en.community.dell.com/.../19524794

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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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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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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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Hi. I have 3 years old laptop(I didn't used it 1 year because HDD broke and I buy new 1 week ago). I have problem with Automatic Repair. When I turn on laptop Preparing Automatic Repair loop start loading and then screen become black. After few seconds resolutikn change and belove Lenovo now is Diagnosing your PC. I don't know what to do if someone know please help me. SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH

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My daughter's Lenovo Ideapad 110 is stuck on the Lenovo Diagnosing Repair Screen.  I cannot get it to boot up.  I have read online that the computer can do a diagnostic check but I cannot get the compter to move past the Lenovo logo screen.  Any help would be appreciated.  This lap top is out of warranty but still very new to her.  Thank you!

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My PC (laptop) hp pavilion sleekbook 14 (not touch screen) windows 8 had been saying "diagnosing your PC" then" preparing automatic repair" I've had this problem for like a month and I thought it would go away but it hasn't someone PLEASE HELP!! And do I have to get a new one or go get it checked??

A:Diagnosing your PC/preparing automatic repair

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




I worked on behalf of HP.

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

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

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

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

Please list what you have tried.
 

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

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

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

But i still want to fix this!

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

Not a lover of mixing Windows & Linux.

Refresh Windows 8

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

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I was getting an error message 45 trying to get cd/dvd to play now computer will not come on 

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

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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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Hi please help i got my new Lenovo ideapad 110 2 weeks ago and its stuck on a black screen after showing the logo and preparing automatic repair even using the one key recovery i tried changing things in BIOS and didnt work

A:Lenovo Ideapad 110 With AMD Radeon R5 stuck on Black screen after showing logo and preparing repair

 Hi there, Eddie                       -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Automatic Repair usually kicks in if there's a problem loading up the files that's required to start Windows. If the repair was interrupted and the screen just goes into a black screen then there's most likely a hardware component that's malfunctioning.
 
To check, try to:

Boot into the BIOS by pressing the OneKey Recovery button

  - Link to picture
 
If successful, set the following settings in the BIOS:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled or Legacy
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
Exit Tab
 
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS or Disabled
 
When done, press F10 (or Fn+10) to save and exit and try to boot from your Windows CD
 

If you're successful in booting from the Windows Disc, see Step 1 to Step 2 of this guideon how to proceed in fixing the issue.
If the problem remains, consider re-installing Windows by pressing the OneKey Recovery button and choose System Recovery

  - Link to picture
 
In an event that the recovery fails, I recommend you contact Lenovo and report the issue as you may need to send the unit for service.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
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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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I have tried everything on YouTube and elsewhere on how to resolve this issue and nothing has worked. I did the command prompt technique of creating a backup dir and regbackup to no avail. It just looks over and over again no matter what the selection is that I make. I can't even get it into safe mode. The only thing I can access is the command prompt. That's it. I don't have a disc drive for the laptop anymore. HELP!

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Have tried all types of suggestions through Advanced Options: Start-up Repair (got in using F11); Command Prompts, BIOS; etc .......ending up at same loop!!! Help?

A:Windows 10: stuck in "Automatic Repair" and "Diagnosing your...

Sounds like a hard drive failure. Have you run any of the tests using System Diagnostics? Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key. That should open a menu where F2 System Diagnostics is an option. Tap F2 and run the tests.

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My omen laptop was updating last night then had to reset to apply changes. Then it got stuck in this loop for hours. Not sure what to do. Ran a quick check and long check on all components and everything passed. I have switched off and on and also done the 10 second hold. Can someone please help me with steps on what to do now. Thankyou for your help.

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

A:Windows 10 Preparing Automatic Repair Loop

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

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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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Can't seem to be able to do anything.  I can get into start-up mode, F2, F10, but all the recomended solution do not resolve the issue.  This all in One with Win 10.  Can't get out of the loop.  At this point, I would be happy with a factory restore... Help would be appreciated!  Tommy 

A:Caught in Loop "Preparing Automatic Repair" W/All in One

Guessme wrote:Can't seem to be able to do anything.  Can't get into any start-up mode, F2, F10.  This all in One with Win 10 seems to be different from the solutions I see on the web. Help would be appreciated!  Tommy Hi, You should be able to go to Start Menu option. You just need to do it right. Turn off the computer completely by pressing and holding the power button down for 5-6 secsTurn it back on and IMMEDIATELY tap away ESC button untill Start Menu pops open. Select F11 then click Troubleshoot then -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt-Enter the commands below then press enter. Example: Type Bootrec /scanos then press enter?CMD> bootrec /scanosCMD> bootrec /rebuildbcdCMD> bootrec /fixmbrCMD> bootrec /fixbootReboot.chkdsk c: /f /r /x After running the commands your computer should restart and will automatically install windows update. Sometimes it will take for a while to update. Just extend your patience and wait until your computer restarted successfully. DONT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER UNATTENDED.. Regards 





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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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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

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- 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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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.6

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.6

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.6

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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Hi. I have a aspire e 15. A couple days ago I started having pop ups saying they were going to do an upgrade on the computer but I kept putting it off. Well then my computer died. When I plugged it up and started it back up its in the Preparing automatic repair and then it goes to diagnosing something and restarts and keeps going in that loop. I just got this computer a few months ago for my birthday and I really don't have the money to take it anywhere. I hope someone can help. Thanks.
 

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I am unable to boot my laptop with Windows 8 Pro. It was working fine after upgrade finished from win 7, but IE10 locked up and I pressed the power button for 4 secs to shut it off, when turning it back on it's locked on a loop ? preparing auto repair, diagnosing , Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC , shut down or advance options," every thing I try goes back to restart the same loop. Is there a way to bypass the prep auto repair on startup? I tried booting from installation disk but at a certain point it tells you to remove installation media and boot from OS and again the same loop. Help!!!!!!

A:Preparing automatic repair loop unable to boot

I had this happen on a laptop with an SSD that was refurbished, but tested ok. At this point it's kinda scary and I'm not sure if I can really trust the OS. I'm going to try a different SSD, but that repair loop is a bad, bad sign. Hopefully they can get this fixed ASAP.

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my hp laptop model #15z-af100 came with Windows 10 and everything was fine until I started it 5 days ago and it goes black then to a screen the has the hp symbol and on the bottom it says preparing automatic repair stays like that for awhile and then goes black I don't know what to do please help
 

A:Preparing automatic repair then black screen loop

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

Is the laptop still under warranty?

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

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

T.
 

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Hello,
 
A few days ago I had to force-shutdown my laptop (HP ENVY Dv6) because it froze, and after restarting it it showed a screen with the hp logo, and under it "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few seconds the BSoD appeared, at 0% (showed it for about a 1/10th of a second) and turned black. Then it shows on the bottom left corner "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu", then goes on again, showing the logo, "Preparing Automatic Repair", BSoD, repeat, forever.
 
I'm fully prepared to factory reset the PC in worst case scenario. I have a Recovery USB which I have created from another laptop after this problem emerged. I tried booting with it, and when I selected "Refresh PC" it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.", and when I selected "Reset PC" it says "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing." I do not have any Restore points or images for recovery, unfortunately. Selecting "Automatic Repair" makes it attempt, but shortly after it says that the repair failed, and gives me two options to Shut down PC, or go back to troubleshooting options. I can open the Command Prompt using this, I don't know if that can be of any help though.
 
Please help!

A:Preparing Automatic Repair + BSoD restart loop

After some reading a post on M$ Answers, it looks like your partitions are mixed up in the boot record. 1. Did you enable bitlocker drive encryption? 2. Does your recovery USB have advanced recovery options, Specifically can you get to the command prompt? 3. Have you tried F11 to boot in to the computers recovery partition?

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