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Windows 10 automatic repair locked me out.

Q: Windows 10 automatic repair locked me out.

My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 automatic repair locked me out.

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My Lenovo B4130 running Windows 10 is three months old. Yesterday it started what I've come to know is an automatic repair mode. It never stopped 'repairing' the drive... after running all night. It will not boot under any circumstances. I've tried the recovery usb with no result at all. I've read all of the ideas on the tech forums. All of them required being able to access command prompt. I've tried f11, f8, you name it... nothing. It isn't a loop because it never finishes.

I would be happy to reinstall Windows, if that's what it takes. But even the recovery disk does nothing. Yes, it is under warranty. But this doesn't seem like it should be terribly complicated. I would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks folks!

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My windows 8 drive has become locked.  Using Hiren's boot disk I can see that content is on there and I see many drives.  However, chkdsk doesn't recognize the drive and gives data cyclical redundancy errors.
 
I don't mind doing a reinstall; but, it has many pictures and files I'd rather not loose.
 
 
It's been in the automatic repair loop for some time.  I can't even do the one start refresh (it's a lenovo).
 
 

A:Windows 8 locked drive can't refresh - automatic repair loop

Additionally....the only way I coudl get it to boot to a Windows 8 DVD was to change it to legacy mode.  With it in UEFI it wouldn't boot to the DVD at all.   I've created a USB recovery disk from another laptop (same OS) but, it won't boot off of it.
 
But, being in legacy does appear to lock up the drives.

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I have a Windows 7 / Windows 8 dual boot setup that was initially working fine. When attempting to update the graphics drivers in Windows 8 last week, something went wrong and the system crashed. Now when I attempt to boot into Windows 8, it goes into the Attempting Automated Repairs loop which never finishes, even when left running for several hours. I attempted to boot off of the Windows 8 installation CD and do a Refresh but it just errors out saying Windows could not be refreshed. Any other suggestions?

A:Locked In Automatic Repair / Can't Refresh

I see lots of Google hits for this problem but no fixes other than to do a reinstall.

One post indicated a Windows Update was the cause of the problem, but the fix was still to reinstall.

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Hello

My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)


Operating system : Windows 10

I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.

Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "

I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.


By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point



My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them

NOTICE : I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs

and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc

A:Automatic repair couldnt repair your PC (Repair screen win10)

You might be better off doing a clean install. You won't need to enter the key as its already been associated with your computer.

Backup any files you want to keep first.

I am not certain but it may take the install files from the recovery partition (perhaps someone can confirm this), I know this worked with a recent HP job I did.

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Hi, I have an acer E1-531-4694 laptop and it will no longer start up, when I press power, it goes to acer's startup screen :

"acer
explore beyond limits"

"your pc ran into a problem and need to restart. we're just collecting some error info, and than we'll restart for you ( 0%)"

"Preparing Automatic Repair.."

than the screen just turns black..

it will just restart the same thing

I tried booting into safe mode but nothing happens.

is there anyway to fix this ?

A:HELP ! Windows 8 won't start,keeps saying automatic repair

How did you try to boot into safe mode ?

EDIT-- If you don't respond you won't get much help.

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So I just had this problem.
I just left my laptop for 30min. with no app or window open...just my desktop and i come back to automatic repair loop.
i tried everything from command prompt, F8 or F12 start up, tried fixing up my BIOS, tried resetting my computer to wipe out everything but it keep saying error, etc...
It wont read my hard drive when we try to reboot it with that but when we used command prompt to check if the hard drive was broken or damaged...it read it just fine and says everything is ok.
so im not sure whats going on...
Dell isnt helping either because they wont let mw download Dell OS tool because my windows version is 10 S and they dont support that..
someone please help me....

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Hi,I am currently trying to get a lenovo ideastick 300 working and have absolutely run out of options. I wanted to do a clean install of windows on the device and so attempted to reset the PC using the 'reset this PC' option in the boot options menu, which failed (for no particular reason I might add) and now is preventing me from booting into windows.Additionally, when I start up my computer, it takes me to the Automatic Repair page, giving me the options to 'continue', 'troubleshoot' or 'turn off pc'. Selecting the 'continue' option results in my computer freezing, requiring a hard restart.Selecting Troubleshoot and advanced options gives me various options to try and recover files, etc but I cannot do anything as it says I am not signed in as an administrator and that there aren't any administrator accounts on this pc. I am also locked out of using command prompt through the advanced options. Choosing 'Forgotten your password or can't see your account' option results in the computer restarting. Prior to the attempted reset, I had access to all these options through my administrator account (which is now nowhere to be found). Additionally, when I access the bios (or atleast what I assume is the bios, as I cannot find any examples of what the ideastick's bios normally looks like) through the UEFI Firmware settings, I am given 6 options: 1. Continue (same problem as before with the freezing and hard restart). 2. Boot manager, which automatically selects the windows ... Read more

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My husband's desktop had an issue when he was updating a couple programs (Python and Java). When he restarted the computer, it wouldn't continue to Windows and instead took him to the Automatic Repair. I have tried all the options available and every option asks to sign into the administrator account, but there are no accounts available. The message given is: You need to sign in as an administrator to continue, but there aren't any administrator accounts on this PC. He is the only user of this computer and thus the administrator. And unfortunately, the computer did not come with a recovery cd as everything was preloaded. Resetting the pc and starting from scratch is not an option as he has VERY important documents on the hard drive that we cannot lose.
 

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Hello,

I have been dealing with this issue for weeks with no fix. I upgraded to windows 8.1 when it was available and the first time I turned off my computer after upgrading, it all started and now I'm stuck in this automatic repair loop. To top it all off my mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3... has now become my main issue.

I have a bootable flash drive loaded with windows 8.1 and a bootable DVD loaded with windows 8.1 but my mobo supports only HDD and CD-rom...

I have no clue what to do, as I can't use a repair disc to repair my computer and I CANNOT Reset my PC, I have way to many files that I need on my HDD.

Does anyone have any suggestions at all for me, I literally am clueless at this point and I have tried everything.


Thank you.

A:Windows 8.1 Pro Automatic Repair Error

Yes.

Run this batch file.
It may take 2 hours to run:

dism.bat

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my laptop was fine before this.but when i restart it, this happened.i got stuck in recovery options.it says that "the operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors. file:\windows\system32\aswVmm.sys errorcode:0xc000007b" it says on the internet that this driver had something to do with avast.i did turn avast down few weeks ago.would love to delete aswVmm.sys but i don't know how.i've tried searching it in regedit but there was no result. i've tried everything to fix this problem but no luck.i have tried the "use a device" (using a disk, not a flashdisk),system restore,startup repair but no luck. searched everywhere too including this site.i haven't try resetting my computer though, that would be my last attempt of this thing before trying to resolve it on computer service workshop.and let me tell you i can guess what they are going to say about this.they would say something like one of my hardware is broken so i would need to spend around $40+ for them to buy the component for it (yeah, i don't trust my country's tech support :p).will do the reset option to my computer later if it's still not solved.i have some important files in there so i would prefer not to choose that option. whatever you might suggest would be helpful.thanks

A:stuck in windows 10 automatic repair

Hi alfinnekku,

to TSF.

If you have another computer you can use, download an ISO from https://www.tenforums.com/software-a...scue-disk.html and mount the ISO on a USB.
Boot from the USB and rename the Avast drivers, other drivers will probably complain if you only rename aswVmm.sys.

You may want to read https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB94 for further troubleshooting.

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Hello, last night, I was using my computer fine, playing a few League of Legends games before I turned off my PC and went to bed. This morning, I tried to turn on my computer and lo and behold, I encountered Windows 8.1 trying to "automatically repair" and it wouldn't boot me to the desktop. I have tried most of the options on the options menu that pops up after automatic repair "fails" and they don't work. I can't restore to a previous restoration point and I cannot boot into safe mode as well.

From what I have gathered online, one option that I didn't try was to use a Windows 8.1 installation disc to try to fix this problem. Unfortunately, on my laptop, the OS that was installed was Windows 7 and through some (ahem, illegal means), I upgraded to Windows 8.1. Therefore, this means I do not have any Windows 8.1 installation discs. Is there anyway I can fix this without a disc? This is really frustrating as my laptop is not functioning on me one week before I start classes again.

Any kind of response of help is greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I'm not particularly computer savvy and a lot of terms I ran into online such as booting, BIOS is unfamiliar to me so explaining this process in layman terms as much as possible would be great.

A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

We can't help you to use cracked software. It isn't considered morally right in the host nation of this site.

You must have a win7 license, so install win7 instead. It is much better anyway.

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Good Afternoon and Happy New Year, hoping this is the right board lol, the issue I'm having is concerning my sister's Windows 10 cpu. It will not load Windows, but instead keep coming to the screen indicating preparing automatic repair where I then go to the repair/boot options screen. No matter what I do, I will continue to come back to this module. I've tried to restart in safe mode(fail), system restore and to even reset the cpu to no success. In thinking that it may be a virus, I tried boot recovery rescue programs from Norton and Bitdefender. Both scans yielded items that were low risk which were cleared. So with that not working, I am now here. Per your prep instructions here are logs from FRST.... Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 02.01.2018Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-TF49PLP (05-01-2018 15:16:57)Running from l:\Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 14393.1715 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11Boot Mode: RecoveryDefault: ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0... Read more

A:Windows 10 CPU on automatic repair loop

Greetings RashaadT83 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter proble... Read more

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windows keeps restarting to automatic repair even when i reinstall windows, and change hard drive with a similar laptop  

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To view the msinfo32 and the last available events log, please click here:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvQidR--7QwobNDrRo41bxm_aJE

(abbridged)This is an Acer box with Windows 8.1 Home Edition, 8gb ram. Antivirus was AVG but has been removed. It belongs to a friend who couldn't upgrade to Windows 10. She took it to a local shop and they couldn't either. I said I would try. She wants the upgrade so she won't lose programs. Ok. Essentially I have run some troubleshooters, chkdsk, and tried repair from the recovery disk. Nothing. I try reinstalling Windows 10 again. It was very slow loading and froze at 99% (frustration). I took the msinfo and event log at that time. Everything was still working at that time so I went into command line and did sfc /scannow. Nope. But, now it won't boot. Caught in the dreaded Automatic Repair Loop. I cannot enter safe mode. I can access media on usb but not disk. (I have set bios to boot 1st from disk but not working). I ran a chkdsk. It found no errors but could not post to a log.

I notice a lot of people on here don't get answers to this particular problem, and I understand why. I think this is even a mystery to Microsoft. However, here are some strategies for others to try if they can't find an answer:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1/bfc92bc7-031f-45d4-b623-bcb4847d32fd?page=1
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A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

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Alright, I'm so frustrated right now so I'll try to not let this turn into a rant :D.
 
Yesterday I was trying to install Visual Studio so I can brush up on my C++. But, the installation failed . So, I tried to open Control Panel so that I could uninstall it and start over; but the search bar in the home menu wouldn't open up. The computer started to get bogged down and all of the program tiles on the home screen had these little X's at the bottom right. So, I decided to restart my computer to let it refresh.
 
But, the computer went through the "Repairing your PC" and then "Automatic Repair" and so on (I can't remember the exact phrases). Then, it gets to the "Choose an Option" page. Pressing "Continue" does the loop again. "Use a Device" is easier said than done. I don't have a disc drive. And, unfortunately to use a USB, apparently I would need a Windows Key, which I can't get because it was pre-installed. Pressing "Troubleshoot" brings me to the next page. 
 
Here is where it gets really frustrating! I figured I'll just "Refresh My PC", however, pressing that brings me to a page that says "You need to sign in as an administrator to continue, but there aren't any administrator accounts on the PC". I only have one account on this computer, which is mine. I always thought that it had Administrator Privileges but maybe not? 
 
So, I figured, maybe there is a way to activate Admin through Command Prompt, apparently there is. BUT, I get the same "N... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Loop

There is a hidden admin. account created when Windows is installed.  Have you tried to create an admin. account?
 
Press the Windows key  and the X key, in the menu that opens select Command Prompt.
 
When the command prompt is open copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
sfc /scannow
 
When the scan is complete reopen the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click/tap on this to open the log, copy and paste it in your topic.

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A few hours ago I tried to turn off my ASUS A46cm laptop running Windows 8 and when it was at the shutting down screen, the circular spinning thing in the middle stopped. In panic, I tried to force shut down it by holding down the power button. It shut down. But when I tried to turn it on again, it went o this blue screen with writings on it (I think it said that Windows encountered a problem, etc) and it immediately went to a screen that said preparing automatic repair. A few seconds later, the screen disappeared, and I'm stuck at a black blank screen. I tried pulling the battery off, and am waiting until the screen turns on again. Please help, I've got a Windows 8 ce as well but I don't know how to use it to fix my laptop.

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Hello,

I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for $33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop

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Hello,

I am having trouble with my computer. It is stuck in automatic repair loop. I have tried almost every way to try to get out of it but it doesn't work. I don't have a CD or USB to restore anything as cyberpower did not send one. ( I sent a ticket request and they said I would have to buy a new one for $33 Should I just do this? ) I also tried some things with command prompt but it doesn't work

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.



Since no replies have a look here first:
I need a windows 8 ISO file [Solved] - Windows 8 - Windows 8

Rich

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I have a toshiba laptop with windows 8 installed on it.  Getting a infinti loop with automatic repair.  cant get into advance boot options with shift f8 or f11.  I dont have the recovery disc or installation disc.  Need to figure out how to get it to stop looping.   Need help ASAP

A:windows 8 automatic repair loop!

Is this an actual Win 8 or 8.1 machine, or is it an older computer that you've upgraded.
In other words, I'm trying to establish if you have a recovery partition on your machine.

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Hello!
 
My friend's laptop is unfortunately stuck in the automatic repair loop. We've tried using command prompt lines bootrec and chkdsk on C drive, but so far no luck. 
It displays a message saying it couldn't repair the system and mentions this path: C:\windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
 
His laptop has an SSD, an considering the chkdsk command did not find any bad files in the C drive, maybe there could be an issue with the SSD?
 
Currently, he doesn't have any back-up of his files or a recovery drive, so that's why I'm hoping to find an alternative way to make the laptop bootable again.
 
Edit: We figured out System32 was installed on drive X, but when trying to run checkdisk, it gives a message saying: 'Windows cannot run disk check on this volume because it is write protected' or something similar. Any way to get around this?
 
Hopefully someone can help!

A:Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop with SSD

chkdsk /f

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When I turn my HP Pavillion, it shows "preparing automatic repair" and then becomes a black screen. I've tried booting from my installation disc but after loading for a while, it also becomes a black screen. F11 for HP recovery doesn't work either. Running a system test showed that the hard disk is okay although it doesn't appear in UEFI boot options. It does appear in legacy boot options. Any ideas?

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Hi,
I've had a rather large problem with my Dell Windows 10 PC since yesterday which isn't allowing me to do anything with my computer except for turn it on, shut it down or use Advanced Options.
When you turn on the computer, you are greeted with "Automatic Repair Couldn't repair your pc" followed by the error string "Log file: E:\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim\system32\logfiles\srt\srtTrail.txt"

I have tried a number of the advanced options including restarting in various modes, resetting my computer entirely and even using a number of command prompts that I found on the internet yet nothing seems to work and I am stuck with the same problem.
Hope someone can help me with this issue. Thank you.
 

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 I went out of the house for half an hour, and when I returned my computer was shut. I was in the middle of writing a paper, I wasn't even downloading anything and wasn't overloading it with programs - but since then it keeps on looping the automatic repair loop.It says "the operating system couldn't be loaded because the NLS data is missing or contains errors."Error code: 0xc0000102 I had tried literally everything to get it up. It wouldn't consider any safe mode, so I went to system recovery. I tried refreshing it, auto repair, Image recovery and System restore. System restore was really my last hope - I had a restore from the 16th of august and an earlier one from 11th, I tried them both.  It just finishes it, then says; "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: System Restore failed to replace the file (c:\programs files\windowsapps\8251macrorinaldi.notetiles_10.2.0.0_x64_9rvmmrcs6zgr6\sqlit... with its original copy from the restore point.An unspecified error occured during system restore (0x80070780)"  I went to the library, downloaded windows 10 on a usb drive, and tried to repair from it, but to no avail. It just says a problem occured and I can' install it. I decided perhaps to reinstall(upgrade) it, but it just says that the installtion started and that I need to take out the usb, reenter into windows and resume it in windows - but it never even log... Read more

A:Cannot get out of the Automatic Repair Loop - Windows 10

At this point, I have to agree that there might be more wrong than meets the eye.  I would first try to boot to a different OS, IE a Linux distro, maybe Ubuntu.  If that works OK, then it most likely is a Windows problem.  Or just replace the harddrive and try to install Windows 10 again.  If that goes OK, then try to retrieve the data from the old harddrive by placing it in a external enclosure.

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Last night I tried to restart my computer and when I came back it was in a loop with Windows 10 automatic repair. It said it could not be fixed and gives me a ?inaccessible boot device? reference code.

I tried a few things before I got myself in too deep since I know just barely enough to get me in trouble.

After a few google searches I have tried the following (not necessarily in order)

1. Disable early launch anti-malware protection
2. I have tried to run SrtTrail.txt from command prompt but it says ?system cannot find path specified?
3. Did windows system restore to a point yesterday afternoon (only one available) but the issue still remained
4. Ran ckdsk and it said no bad sectors were found

I have a HP pavilion p7-1254 upgraded with windows 10
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my laptop was fine before this.but when i restart it, this happened.i got stuck in recovery options.it says that "the operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors. file:\windows\system32\aswVmm.sys errorcode:0xc000007b" it says on the internet that this driver had something to do with avast.i did turn avast down few weeks ago.would love to delete aswVmm.sys but i don't know how.i've tried searching it in regedit but there was no result. i've tried everything to fix this problem but no luck.i have tried the "use a device" (using a disk, not a flashdisk),system restore,startup repair but no luck. searched everywhere too including this site.i haven't try resetting my computer though, that would be my last attempt of this thing before trying to resolve it on computer service workshop.and let me tell you i can guess what they are going to say about this.they would say something like one of my hardware is broken so i would need to spend around $40+ for them to buy the component for it (yeah, i don't trust my country's tech support :p).will do the reset option to my computer later if it's still not solved.i have some important files in there so i would prefer not to choose that option. whatever you might suggest would be helpful.thanks

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I Just bought a new computer with Windows 8 already installed, started using it, and every 30 minutes after i booted it, it crashed. So i tried to restore the initial definitions of the computer by using the option to do so. While the computer was being restored, it crashed, and then started my problems. I booted the computer again, but now it goes automatically into automatic repair, goes to diagnose and the computer restarts, repeating the automatic repair "loop". I already tried shift+F8, it makes a screen appear for a few seconds saying to press ESC to get to the startup menu, no matter what i do at that moment the computer starts the "loop" again.Please Help Me!

A:Windows 8 automatic repair loop

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
I would return to the Retailer for Repair or Replacement.

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Stuck in automatic repair loop, did a test everything was fine. Computer keeps turning on and off again.

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Hello,

I have an Acer aspire V3-572 -78R3 that I wanted to clean and use for a game. I decided to do a full reset to factory settings but after restarting I get a black screen or the message that automatic repair failed. My microsoft acct is no longer on the list so I can not access any advanced options (only administrator acct there, locked with password) I do not have a flash drive or disk for windows available. Is there a way to get into the admin account and use command prompts to try to get windows installed?

Thanks so much in advance,
Megan.
 

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Windows 10 is looping Preparing Automatic Repair and will not boot. How do I get out of the loop and load Windows?

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Well Hello! First things first, sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forums.

But late last night I went to bed, and about 2 ish hours ago I woke up to find my Laptop in an reboot loop.

I would like to specify that unlike other instances, my computer only seems to show the Windows 10 Logo, the text "Preparing automatic repair" and then it reboots. Repeat.

I don't know what caused it, and I don't own a repair disk, nor do I have the money to buy something like EasyRE.

Any help at all would be appreciated.

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Running W8 on a machine with motherboard RAID 5 (five drives, Intel z68 SATA controllers) with an SSD cache. Machine has run fine for about 6 months. While running, froze up. Rebooted but got Automatic Repair, which did not work. Neither Reset nor Refresh
will work, as they report drive is locked. BIOS shows RAID array is functioning; did a sync of SSD with the array, no help. Comand line shows an X drive that appears to be my C drive. DiSKPART shows no disks at all. CHKDSK will not work, reports drives locked.
Tried Win8 install disk, it reports no drives.
I have check cables and power. I am not convinced this is a hardware issue since the command line shows my boot drive files.
Any recommendations about what to do?

A:Windows 8 will not boot or repair: drive locked

Hi,
Here is a similar post for your reference.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-crash-refresh-hard-drive-locked-unlock/a6bb04ff-5dba-4e10-a849-644cd0851bc6 Juke Chou
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Hi I have a PC with Windows 8.1 on it.
I recently got a blue screen of death with a Watchdog Violation that rebooted my PC. Now it is stuck on start-up saying that it's preparing to automatic repair. I went to several forums and read what people say, however, in my case it's different.
The loading circle keeps sticking up all the time without fail. After about half an hour with it sticking and then going it will then reboot and the cycle continues.
During all of that there are no prompts to do anything, just a black screen with Window's blue logo on it and the "preparing to automatic repair" caption.
I tried unplugging the PC and plugging it back several times, I even put in a boot CD and still there's nothing new happening after the prompt to press any button to use CD/DVD. What can be wrong and how can I fix this?
I am a basic user of PCs so I never went to DOS, if it's required please let me know how to do it.

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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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Hello ,
Ok , so this is my first post in the form
I have HP Pavilion g6 2321ee with windows 8 Singal language (original camed with the laptop )
It all starte with windows update error 800703f1
& SFC /scannow error : Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operetion .
I tried command : dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
and came with error 1009 / the configuration registry database is corrupted .
Then is was Stupid when by mistake i opened old registry Backup named : Backup.reg with over 500MB .
and now everytime i restart windows i get message : Preparing Automatic repair and then it coudn't repair your computer .
the only way i can continue to windows 8 is to go to troublshoot > Advanced Option > StartUp option > restart > Disable Anti-malware delyad startup and it continue normally to windows .
My question is how to get back at least the normal rstart with getting into automatic repair loop ?
Note : i have tried to restore to factory settings but it always request recovery disk which i dont have because Windows 8 already comed with the laptop .
Sorry for the bad post because i am in hurry .

A:Help With windows automatic repair loop and registry , etc

Try to restore via the recovery partition in the computer. Continuously tapping the F11 key at boot to get into recovery manager to restore to factory conditions. You can also order the recovery disks from HP Customer Care in your country if still available:
Contact HP | HP? Official Site

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Well it would figure that the first post I make on the forums is a problem.

I seem to have royally messed up my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion G7 that came stock with Win7 that I upgraded to Win8 about a year ago. It was working perfectly fine until this morning, when it seems the walls came crashing down.

Here's a rundown of the events that have transpired:

-Got to work, started laptop, said "restart to finish updates" so I did
-Before it restarted it crashed to the "new" BSOD with an error of memory_management
-Restarted and it booted well, said configuring updates, then logged in fine
-Opened chrome, crashed again, this time with "page fault in nonpaged area"
-Restarted, logged in, didn't touch anything and crashed even sooner to memory management error
-Booted into Advanced startup and went to system restore, restored and booted again, another crash
-Tried to restore further back, restore failed (couldn't extract archive MicrosoftZuneVideo or something like that), said restore point was corrupted
-Try to restore again, no restore points exist now (???)
-Boot into recover command prompt, run chkdsk C: /f /r /x, gets to step two and 12% then crashes to BSOD with no error and automatically restarts
-Boots to "Preparing Automatic Repair"
-Runs to "Attempting Repairs" then displays "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC"

This is where I'm at now. I've tried to restart several times, but every time Windows boots to... Read more

A:Windows cannot start, Automatic Repair Fails, and more!

Check the health status of your hard drive (Smart) using the diagnostic tool from the hard disk manufacturer.
More than likely a ram issue. Run memtest 86 to verify. This will take a while.

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I left my computer running before going out today and come back 3 hours later to an automic repair screen, restarting does nothing but bring me to the same screen, I messed around a bit with the repair options and got a log file, SrtTrail, which tells me it did a bunch of tests which were sucessful but all returned an 0x0 error and in the end there's a generic OS failure 0xc000025, also tells my HD is damaged, something about 7a error, parameters 0x4, 0x0, 0xffffe00110628360, 0x7ff5fbdab388, then there's a bunch more tests just saying auto repair can't find the problem.

What can I do? Is my HD the problem? Couple months ago it was acting pretty strange, few times it ran a scan when booting up but stopped after like a week, every once in a while it also took a bit more than usual to startup after login in to windows but never paid it much attention, now this.

A:Windows 8.1 won't boot, automatic repair failure

Download and run hard disk diagnostics from your hard disk manufacturer. Some computer manufacturers have their own diagnostics but without knowing what the make and model of your computer is I can't guide you.

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I read a topic on how to activate F8 to get to Safe Mode, but I cannot even pass "Starting Automatic Repair". Most of the topics talk about creating a repair disk, but for that I need to get to Windows first. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Can't pass "Starting Automatic repair" in Windows 8

What make and model computer?

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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

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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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Hi. So i have an Windows 10 Pro. But i got issue.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 started showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair and Diagnosing Pc. Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly. And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine.
This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Your pc did not start correctly i click restart i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.

Pc :
4790k
2x8gb 1600mhz Hyperx DDR3
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 UEFI
Samsung Ssd 250 Gb Evo

Is this something with hardware or windows problem? HDD smart is fine, memtest86 not showing errors.

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On my windows 8 pro machine windows keeps wanting to run the automatic repair upon boot. It always fails and I know as a matter of fact that there is nothing wrong with it. How can you disable, bypass, or permanently remove this "feature"?

A:Disable/Bypass Windows 8 Automatic Repair

As Robert has just mentioned, you can fix that by disabling the Automatic Repair feature right in Boot Configuration Database, here is how:
1. Press WindowsKey and type 'cmd' (without quotes), then hit Enter holding Ctrl+Shift pressed.
2. Confirm elevation for the Command Prompt application.
3. At the elevated command prompt type the following and hit Enter when you are done:
bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No
This command will modify the boot entry that has been used to boot your current Windows 8 configuration and turn off Automatic Repair feature for this boot entry.
Now that when booting Windows 8, you will always have Automatic Repair disabled.
Or,
you can craft a separate boot entry that will have the Automatic Repair turned off.
1. At the elevated command prompt type:
bcdedit /copy {default} /d "No Automatic Repair"
This command will copy the default Windows installation entry used to boot Windows automatically. Typically this is your current Windows installation, however, if you have multiple Windows installations and want to modify currently booted Windows which is
NOT the Windows installation booted by defeault, use this command:
bcdedit /copy {current} /d "No Automatic Repair"
 NOTE: Everything that goes in quotes after the /d switch would be a text used to name the newly created boot entry, the one you'll see in the boot menu after the POST screen.
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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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Hi everybody, how are you?
 
I am looking at my sibling's Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop running Windows 8 and now 8.1.
I went to uninstall Norton Internet Security 2014 through Revo free.  After I restarted the laptop, it keep going to the "automatic repair" screen then to the repairs failed.  I could not get in Safe Mode (when I tried, it went back to the "automatic repair" screen), but the only way I got into Windows 8.1 is to press option #8 - "Disable early launch anti-malware protection".
 
During one of the failed boots, I was told that the log file can be found under Windows\System32\logfiles\rt\srttrail.txt.
Once I opened the above log file, I scrolled to find only one issue - C:\Windows\system32\drivers\NISx64\1501000.012\SymELAM.sys is corrupted.
 
I downloaded Norton Removal Tool, completed successfully, and dafter a restart, laptop seems back to normal - I even can boot into Safe Mode.
 
My question - can I have an expert eye look over some logs to check if I have any virus/malware/etc still hiding in the system?
 
Newest Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 & Malwarebytes scanned without finding any problems.

A:Windows 8.1 Norton & automatic repair loop

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Hi. So i have an Windows 10 Pro. But i got issue.
Few days ago after i finished testing my ram in memtest86 ( bootable from USB ) , i change boot in UEFI BIOS from USB to SSD.
After this Windows 10 started showing at 1 boot Automatic Repair and Diagnosing Pc. Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc.
Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly. And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine.
This startup problem was occured only when starting system again after shutdown or restarted pc from windows.So i was needed 2 boots to boot properly to windows. After screen with Your pc did not start correctly i click restart i was able to boot Windows 10 properly.

Pc :
4790k
2x8gb 1600mhz Hyperx DDR3
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 UEFI
Samsung Ssd 250 Gb Evo

Is this something with hardware or windows problem? HDD smart is fine, memtest86 not showing errors.

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Hello,
I have a Toshiba,  I upgraded to windows about a month ago.
I am now getting the Automatic repair loop.  I let the laptop battery drain.  I get to the Gui interface Toshiba setup utility window.  From here I can change the boot order.  I changed it to USB first, and  I have tried to boot
from USB.  I get to the windows set up menu, but after a few seconds the Automatic repair loop kicks in AGAIN.  I can not complete the install. How do I turn off Automatic repair loop so I can finish install?

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Hi all, I have a Lenovo Y580 with windows 10.1 on it. It worked fine until today. Today I started to enter something that called a Windows automatic repair loop. I keep getting the message the Windows ran into a problem and need to restart with an error message of FAT_FILE_SYSTEM of NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. I Googled the subject and in the BIOS the "Intel Virtual Technology" is Enabled and the "SATA Controller Mode" I tried both AHCI and Compatible. I always got the same error and could not enter the Windows. Can someone give me a hint on what to do? Thank you in advance!

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Hello. This is similiar topic on our forum but now i will explain more brighter.
So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.

My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?

Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."

Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere?

I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.
 

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