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"Preparing Automatic Repair" loop on Samsung Ativ book 8 tou

Q: "Preparing Automatic Repair" loop on Samsung Ativ book 8 tou

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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Preferred Solution: "Preparing Automatic Repair" loop on Samsung Ativ book 8 tou

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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 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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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, 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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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 (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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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So my Lenovo yoga 900-13isk2 is stuck in the 'preparing automatic repair' loop and after 2 second the whole laptop also shuts down. So I've tried to reset the laptop to factory settings with the novo-button, but it doesn't have enough time to reset as it shuts down again after 2 seconds.If someone has a solution, please 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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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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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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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,

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

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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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Acer Aspire V5 is the PC I am using. I turn it on, the boot fails and the pc restarts. Then begins an automatic repair, which crashes and the PC turns off. It is a loop I cannot get out of. How do I fix this?

I don't have a Windows 8 Disc or anything like that.

A:Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

You will have to reinstall windows. On the Acer at boot press Alt + F10 to access the recovery process. If unable you may have to order the recovery disks from Acer. I hope you had you data backed up

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Win 10 upgrade on Dell Optiplex desktop suddenly looping Preparing Automatic Repair then flashes to

"Attempted Write To Readonly Memory" or  "Page Fault in Nonpaged Area". What Failed: WimFSF.sys

 

I've tried to get it to boot options so I can go to Safe Mode but it always loads Preparing Automatic Repair. Several forums say the WimFsf.sys is a Symantec file, but I know there were no Symantec products installed. I reaseacrched BSOD logs at top of the foump but I don't know how to get the DUMP files if I can't get a cmd line. Please Help!

A:BSOD Boot Loop: Preparing Automatic Repair w/ multiple errors

Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
The WimFSF.sys driver is a Windows driver - not a Norton driver.
The Windows driver is most likely related to your file system - so the hard drive is suspect here.
Have you run the built in Dell diagnostics?

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Win 10 upgrade on Dell Optiplex desktop suddenly looping Preparing Automatic Repair then flashes to

"Attempted Write To Readonly Memory" or  "Page Fault in Nonpaged Area". What Failed: WimFSF.sys

 

I've tried to get it to boot options so I can go to Safe Mode but it always loads Preparing Automatic Repair. Several forums say the WimFsf.sys is a Symantec file, but I know there were no Symantec products installed. I reaseacrched BSOD logs at top of the foump but I don't know how to get the DUMP files if I can't get a cmd line. Please Help!

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My G580 was working great, best laptop I've ever has so far. Then when I went to use it the other night, as soon as I opened it up, it showed the Lenovo Logo and said "Preparing for Automatic Repair" then after a few seconds it would change to "Diagnosing Your PC" and get stuck there. I tried several options I found online for a hard reset to no avail. Then I discovered F12 me to the boot menu and I chose recovery. I was warned I would lose everything but thankfully I had made and image backup, on an external HDD, using the Lenovo Solution Center, not OKR. My trouble now is I can't find any help online about how to use the backup I made. On my HDD I have files numbered from 0001 to 0327, 3 .dsi files, a BIN file and an OKI Can anyone point me in the right direction for instructions or explain the process to me? Thank you

A:G580 Laptop Restore after Getting Stuck in "Preparing for Automatic Repair" Loop

hi egad1968,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, if the machine came with Windows 7 and you ran the  Lenovo Solution Center's Backup feature, did you choose Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to do the backup?
 
- Link to picture
 
From the files that you listed, it seems like you've chosen the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery tool. If this is the case,, you need to have Rescue and RecoveryŽ and see step 5-8 of this guide to restore your files.
 
Rescue and Recovery? 4.2 - Considerations
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
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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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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