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"Preparing automatic repair" Problem

Q: "Preparing automatic repair" Problem

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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Preferred Solution: "Preparing automatic repair" Problem

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

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

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

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

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

A:Toshiba P75 "preparing automatic repair" loop

You appear to have a Toshiba Satellite P75 series laptop.

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

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

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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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I have had my Dell Inspiron 17 5758 Laptop since around Feb 10, 2015 so almost 2 years now.  The lap top was working fine up until mid day yesterday now it is stuck in the "preparing sutomatic repair" loop and ends with either a black screen, saying my laptop didnt start correctly or that it couldnt repair my laptop and when i try to run a diagnostic on it it says that my hard drive is not installed. Also now the hard drove is simply not running. Is this because the hard drive as failed? Its in transit a lot and occasionnaly hits a bumps on the seat of my car when driving.
Also if i have to buy a new hard drive how would i install windows 10 on my laptop again? Will i have to pay for it again?

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

I really really hope someone can help me!!

Thank you in advance.

Gibsonuk

A:"preparing automatic repairs" Then bsod

Hi Gibsonuk.

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

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

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I have a Lenovo G500S Touch running Windows 8.1. I am stuck in the endless loop, which I've researched and still haven't found a solution. For many hours, all it would do is just show a black screen with "Lenovo" on it. Then it went into this loop, and nothing I do can get out of it. Help??
 

A:Lenovo laptop stuck in "Automatic Repair loop"

Note: I can get the "Startup Settings" screen, but following that, I CANNOT get the options to select; so I can't select, say, Safe Mode, or whatever.
 

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Hi there,

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

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

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

System Manufacturer - MSI?

The problem:

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

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

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

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

I have made no recent hardware modifications.

Thanks,

~ Brya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Looking a for some guidance here. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5222 laptop that went into the dreaded "Automatic Repair Loop". I attempted to boot in Safe Mode to go from there. Upon rebooting (in Safe Mode), my laptop remained at the "Please wait" screen with the spinning dots for hours. After another hard reset, I attempted to boot it up again. This time with a recovery thumb drive I made from from my son's desktop. Same thing.... "Please wait" for hours. Frustrated, I decided to boot up in system recovery by holding down "0" while powering up the laptop. Same thing..... "Please wait". I am at my wits end and know of nothing else to do. The laptop will not boot past "Please wait" now. I am running Windows 8.1 but unsure of which version (32 or 64 bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Have you tried restarting it shutting off 3 or 4 times quickly to get advanced boot options ?

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

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

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

Any advice?



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

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i m having automatic repair problem..i hve tried to do system recovery but tht too is not working..i hve tried startup too but tht too failure... plz guide me wht to do?? everytime blackscreen with a cursor appear..

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Hi,

Since the release day of Windows 8, I have been running a 64 Bit Pro copy that was downloaded through MSDNAA. I've not had any problems up until yesterday, when it decided to stop booting. Now it goes to preparing automatic repair, then diagnosing your PC, then 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC'.

I can't use any of the advanced tools, because apparently I don't have an administrator account (which is news to me, I thought that my one and only account was an admin one).

My computer is setup to triple boot Windows 8, Windows 7 and Kubuntu.

In Windows 7, I can see the drive R: (which has Windows 8 on), but through explorer, I can't access it.
Apparently access is denied.
Trying to view any information about the drive just shows that its capacity is 0 bytes.

If I open a command prompt as an administrator, I can navigate to R: and browse files and folders, and copy them onto my Windows 7 drive, so no data has been completely lost thankfully.

In Disk Management, I can see details of R:
I can also run chkdsk on it.
It found errors the first time, and fixed them, but this hasn't fixed my problem.

It seems as if I need admin rights to do anything with the drive, even boot from it, but because I apparently don't have an admin account on Windows 8, that's why Windows 8 won't boot, or that's my guess.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Thomas

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Hi,

Since the release day of Windows 8, I have been running a 64 Bit Pro copy that was downloaded through MSDNAA. I've not had any problems up until yesterday, when it decided to stop booting. Now it goes to preparing automatic repair, then diagnosing your PC, then 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC'.

I can't use any of the advanced tools, because apparently I don't have an administrator account (which is news to me, I thought that my one and only account was an admin one).

My computer is setup to triple boot Windows 8, Windows 7 and Kubuntu.

In Windows 7, I can see the drive R: (which has Windows 8 on), but through explorer, I can't access it.
Apparently access is denied.
Trying to view any information about the drive just shows that its capacity is 0 bytes.

If I open a command prompt as an administrator, I can navigate to R: and browse files and folders, and copy them onto my Windows 7 drive, so no data has been completely lost thankfully.

In Disk Management, I can see details of R:
I can also run chkdsk on it.
It found errors the first time, and fixed them, but this hasn't fixed my problem.

It seems as if I need admin rights to do anything with the drive, even boot from it, but because I apparently don't have an admin account on Windows 8, that's why Windows 8 won't boot, or that's my guess.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Thomas

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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 guys, my computer is messed up beyond belief. I'm going to explain the whole story to you, so bare with me.

How this all started:
Well, long story short, my motherboard shorted out and caused all sorts of problems. After taking the whole system out and putting it on a test bed (self built system) I was able to start up the system. However, it would not let me start windows no matter what I did. So i resorted to formatting the SSD it was installed on. I then tried to reinstall windows; this did not work. I had many people tell me it was my motherboard that shorted out (it touched the case while I was trying to power on) and I needed to replace it. So i warrantied it to ASUS and I got it back in the mail several weeks later. I put the system back together, tried to install windows, same problem persisted. It would freeze before I could install. I then did research and decided to boot the disk in Safe Mode. This worked! I proceeded through the first steps of installation and then it required my computer to boot. Upon rebooting, I was brought to the "setup is starting services screen". I waited for a good hour or so and nothing happened. I did some more research and decided to Boot into safe mode again only for it to tell me "install cannot proceed in safe mode". I then opened command prompt, while still in safe mode, and opened device manager. I closed all the drivers that had the yellow triangle next to them. I rebooted and successfully made it past... Read more

A:Windows 7 clean install problem Freeze at "setup is preparing comp..."

come on guys its been a week and still no response

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A couple days ago, I lost access to the networking tab of the control panel. I tried accessing it because as of that point, I couldn't load certain pages, so I thought I'd reset my wireless adapter, which has worked in the past for this sort of thing. However, by entering safe mode with networking, I was able to reset it there, and everything was working just fine.

This was about a week ago. 3 days ago, it says it needs to update windows. I do it, then turn it off for the night. Next time I go on, its preparing to configure windows. I, needing to get on ASAP at that time, restarted in order to avoid this, which has worked in the past with seemingly no problems. It boots up again, same message. Fast forward to several attempts of screwing around with safe mode with and without networking, and nothing has changed.

I give in and let it update, which ends up taking about 3 hours. I log in, and networking control panel is still messed up, and apparently now my copy of windows is no longer genuine (was purchased legally several years ago, no longer have the disc). Internet worked somewhat, with things like Facebook working, but not much else. I restart again, and it goes right back to the original "preparing windows" screen. Hell, I cant even access safe mode with networking anymore because I've started getting the message there too.

My question is: is my harddrive beginning the process of kicking the bucket? Is my windows install corrupt? The hdd is almost six... Read more

A:"Preparing to configure windows" problem, possible hdd corruption

Just right click the network icon in the taskbar and choose troubleshoot problems.

By the way, that icon will take you to the same place as the Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center.

The troubleshooter will tell you what your problem is.

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Hello Guys and Girls,

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

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Sukita
 

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

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

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

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

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Just What Does "Automatic Repair" Do?

Hello Daddyman,

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

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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

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

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

A:Just What Does "Automatic Repair" Do?

Hello Daddyman,

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

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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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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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Hello,

I've scanned my laptop with SFC four times in this past week, and each scan ended with the same failure to repair specific files. I'm uncertain how to proceed with these corrupted files.

I followed the instructions in the SFC /SCANNOW tutorial; I installed the System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSUR in attachments) after running SFC three times and it managed to find and fix some sort of error. However, the results seem to be the same in the new SFC scan logs.

I also tried obtaining a .iso of Windows 7 home premium from Microsoft's website (Access Denied) to run a repair install, but it will not accept my product key due to it being a pre-installation provided by Samsung.

I do not have a Windows 7 installation disc so I cannot manually replace them like the tutorial suggests.
Also, I don't know if this is relevant or not, but I ran the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab troubleshooter several times as well (dism.txt is in attachments). Every single time it says that two problems were found:
1. Problems installing recent updates (Not fixed)
2. Service registration is missing or corrupt (Fixed)

Additionally, I've recently noticed that my free hard drive space has been decreasing rapidly. In the past two days, it has decreased by 2 or 3 GB, despite not downloading or installing anything. Is this related to my current problem with the corrupted files or something else? I don't know how to find what's eating up my storage space.

Any advice is appreciated,

Thanks.

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My laptop went through an automatic upgrade a few days ago.  The next day it froze and now when I turn it on, I get a screen which states "Preparing Automatic Repair."  It seems to be thinking for a couple mins, then the screen turns black.  I've unplugged the battery and restarted the computer many times.  What can i do to fix this?  I read online that this is an issue with the hard drive.

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Basic Rundown of what happened:

-got BSOD for the first time while playing LOL
the next day everything was working fine
BSOD error MEMORY MANAGEMENT
Updated all my drivers and win 10
PC was fine for a couple hours
suddenly crashed as soon I started playing games
decided to reset my PC but keep files
PC was back to normal but then it got BSOD again
went outside and cleaned dust out of my PC
hooked everything back up and the screen was stuck at "Preparing Automatic Repair"
downloaded Windows 10 ISO file onto USB
inserted it into my PC but nothing happened

Unfortunately I am unable to access BIOS or boot menu, I tried but it seems unresponsive.

PC currently stuck at this:

https://imgur.com/a/6ibygpW https://imgur.com/a/35Wkivh

Specs in case you need them:

gtx 1050 ti
i5 6500 3.2ghz
Msi b150 gaming mbd
8 gb DDR4 2133 hz
1 TB HDD 7200 rpm
120 gb SSD
500w PSU
 

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This may have been posted already. I'm sure I can't be the only one who has experienced this. My computer boots up, shows the Lenovo logo along with "preparing automatic repair" and then just a black screen. When I try to use a recovery disk it goes to black after it loads files.
Lenovo ideapad 100 with W10 home.
 

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Alright, I've been searching this question all over the Internet but nothing has worked. My situation is somewhat complex but let me explain. Yesterday evening I went to turn on my laptop and it had the normal startup screen with a little loading circle. After about a minute it still was at loading screen. I turned it off and turned it back on, then I started getting the same loading screen as always but it said "Preparing Automatic Repair" I've seen that lots of other people had this where it restarts the PC and is stuck in a loop but mine just stays at the same screen. If I press F2 upon startup there is a blue box that asks for supervisor password, I don't know it but my dad or brother might. If the only option is to put in the password I can ask them but I'd rather not or they'd get pissed that I messed up the computer. I don't have a Windows 8 install disc so I'm kinda stuck. Can you guys just give some advice and some things to try out?

A:Preparing automatic repair

If this is your father's PC, you better let him handle it. There are various ways to fix any problem, but they may come at a cost - e.g. loss of installed programs.

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When turned on 'preparing automatic repair' shows and then goes to options. I have tried to restore, reset etc but it just goes to 'preparing automatic repair' and then back to the options screen. I bought directyly from HP in Dec'2015. I have looked for a contact number for HP but can't find one anywhere. Any advice would be welcome as I've only had since Dec'2015 and unable to use.  Many thank

A:'PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR'

Greetings, What is your current operating system? This PC shipped with Win 8.1. You are in a repair loop. The cause could be Recovery Partition corruption or hardware related. Check hardware by referring to the following HP Document: PC Hardware Diagnostics. No HDD errors means the recovery partition may be corrupt. You may have to do a factory recovery. This means you will lose everything on the HDD if you have not backed up the good stuff. You could pull the HDD and connect it to a different PC. Then copy data to an external drive for safe keeping before doing the factory recovery. Please advise if you wish to set the PC back to the factory settings. Instructions on doing this can be viewed here.  If this fails then the recovery partition is corrupt. Did you create an HP factory recovery disc set or USB drive? Your PC's HP Support site does not provide the option to order a recovery disc set from HP. One last option is to use a Win 8.1 PC to download an .ISO or create a USB stick at this site. If you're running Win 10 you can do the same thing here on a different PC. Cheers!  

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My laptop Inspiron N5050 laptop is stuck in the preparing automatic repair loop.I checked online and tried to press Cntrl+F11 as it wasoffered as a solution by someone  but it just automatically  goes off while at it.I have run the diagnostic test but it says everything  is  fine.what can I do? I have seen a lot of posts regarding the same  problem but non of the solutions offered  seem to  work  for me.please help

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My computer locked up, a blue screen came up that said an error had occurred and computer is restarting. It did tell me something but I can't remember the error. I have done the hard restart and a few other things anyways it finally would go to the "preparing to repair automatically screen" and now it's on the "diagnosing your PC" with the moving circle, just updated to blue screen that prompted a system restore and I said yes...I guess my question is how long do I wait? Before I give up? It has hp logo and the moving circle on it.

A:preparing automatic repair

Now it says automatic repair couldn't repair your PC try advance options or shut downLog file: c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt

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I have a HP Pavilion 17Z that I just bought in Aptil. Turned my computer on today and it says Preparing Automatic Repair. Then I get a blank black screen. I never get the option to repair anything. I tried F11 for system recovery and it never came up. Just went to the preparing automatic repair screen Tried the hard reset with the same results. I don't know what else to do.

A:Preparing automatic repair

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. Can you also post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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My laptop will turn on but won't go past the preparing automatic repair stage. It was working fine the other day and then started to freeze when I went to print work off. Now I can't get it to go past this message. What do I do?

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Everytime I start the computer it says "Preparing automatic repair" and then goes black. I have had a few times where I could close or minimize something, but it is black behind it too.  This happened after a comp game on csgo, where the computer said there was a error in the store of something and needed to reboot. After that is when this started. I NEED HELP!!!

A:"Preparing automatic repair"

Currently "diagnosing my PC", i will update when this finishes.

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My computer recently updated. After the update, it went into "prepairing automatic repair". How can I fix this without losing everything on my computer?

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I have looked around for help on this issue and havn't been able to find a resolution that works. I think because I havn't been able to find any imformation on my specific issue.

I am one of the most computer literate people I know, so when a co-worker mentioned to me that he was having problems with his computer, I agreed to look at it. His problem was simple, he had a lot of viruses. I have cleared most (however I assume not all) viruses and instinces of spyware. The computer worked fine for a little while while I did some final checks on his computer, then the problems started.
He has a Dell Inspiron 710m Laptop, running Windows XP Pro. (Service tag 8sk8091)
As far as I can tell, he has not added or upgraded it in any way. He only has some basic programs.

I know that the issues might have something to do with his wireless.
He is running the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG.
The computer is getting stop errors (BSOD)

The first one was called DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop: 0x000000D1 amd listed the file w29n51.sys (which upon further study, turned out to be a file related to his wireless.)

I have already updated the drivers and reinstalled the program with the latest versions on the Intel website.

I also noticed (though with not frequent) the stop error with the same name and stop code, but which listed the NDIS.sys file (which upon further study turned out to be a system utility).
and now, I have gotten a stop error of 0x0000000A, (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQU... Read more

A:Solved: Windows "logs off" after "open with" repair (userinit.exe)

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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When I turn my windows 8 pc on it shows the Windows icon with the little thing swirling around it, however if I click go to set up it sends me to the same page but says preparing automatic repair. This page has been up for over 2 hours with no progress, any support? When I try to boot off a disc it does the same thing just comes to the black screen with the light blue colored windows icon and shows it loading but makes no progress.

A:Preparing Automatic repair stuck

Originally Posted by cregeorgia


When I try to boot off a disc



What disc? Installation or repair disc?

Sounds like a hardware problem. So if you want anything better than wild guesses, you should post your system specs.

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I have an HP pavilion g6, windows 8 laptop. My laptop suddenly froze so I turned it off and turned it back on hoping it would work but instead when I turned it on the "HP" logo comes up and loads for a few minutes and then goes to a bright blue screen for less than a second with words, but cannot read since the screen goes away quickly. After the bright blue screen it shows "Preparing automatic recovery" for a few seconds and goes straight to a blank screen and stays there. Can someone tell what is wrong with my laptop?

A:HP Pavilion g6 "preparing automatic repair"

Hello @rryuen,Welcome to the HP Forums.I see that your notebook froze up and now it's its going to black screens after a message about doing a recovery. I will try to assist you with this issue. I couldn't say for sure what cause the freeze up, but it appears that whatever has may have been a fairly critical error with what is happening now. The computer's attempting to do a self recovery, however this is being hindered by whatever is causing the black screen. The black screen could be hardware related, I would recommend (if you can get the notebook to do it) to start by testing the hardware: Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 8). If this passes and you were able to test, see if you can enter Safe Mode. From safe mode (if you could get in) you can back up your files and try doing a system refresh.Let me know what you were able to do and the results.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

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I am stuck in preparing automatic repair,it neither restarts nor follow f11 test..after pressing f2 and quick system test it passes processor check but fails memory quick checkFailure id-MBX3KL-76K862-MFKR61-401W03Product id F6D25PA#ACJ

A:Stuck in preparing automatic repair

Hello Galaxynova,                       Since the memory check failed i believe that the memory is faulty, i would suggest you to contact the HP tech support to get the memory replaced.  RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.

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