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Q: Can't load bios settings as stuck in 'preparing automatic re...

Hi everyoneMy laptop is a HP Pavilion 15-p077sa.When I start it up it starts black then after a while it will go into preparing automatic repair and will have a spinny circle. After a minute after that it goes back to the black screen.Before this all the laptop would come up with a CMOS reset 502 error.Ive bought a recovery disc to try and get me out of the issue but I can't start the bios.No matter what button I press, escape, f1, f2, f10 ,f8,f12, I can't get the boot menu to start up so I am stuck!My CMOS needs replacing as the date has been dodgy but it went back to normal but right before it broke it thought it was 4am when it was midday.I want to replace the CMOS myself as I've found out that it is just a normal battery however getting to the on this laptop is really difficult and I don't have non conductive tools or the expertise.Is it possible for me to use the windows recovery disc in this situation and for it to temporarily work in the mean time before I get the the battery replaced?I hope someone can help. I am this close to replacing the battery myself as I can't afford taking it in for repair

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Preferred Solution: Can't load bios settings as stuck in 'preparing automatic re...

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

A:Preparing automatic repair - stuck - Desktop won't load Windows, stuck at BIOS

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- While doing all this and when the problem started I monitored all the temperatures with the digital monitor. VGA, CPU, and everything else was not hot at all. CPU never passed 80 celcius, average was maybe 75 celcius for example.




80C while in the BIOS? That is not fine at all, something isn't cooling that processor correctly.

I would recommend taking the heat sink off and reapplying the thermal paste. Then reseat the cooler.

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

A:Preparing automatic repair - stuck - Desktop won't load Windows, stuck at BIOS

Quote:




- While doing all this and when the problem started I monitored all the temperatures with the digital monitor. VGA, CPU, and everything else was not hot at all. CPU never passed 80 celcius, average was maybe 75 celcius for example.




80C while in the BIOS? That is not fine at all, something isn't cooling that processor correctly.

I would recommend taking the heat sink off and reapplying the thermal paste. Then reseat the cooler.

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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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 came in to work this morning to have my computer stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair, how do I get off this screen?

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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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When turned on computer stated" preparing automatic repair," tried to boot, now it is stuck on F10 and I am unable to get out. My back up discs are no good. Can I please get some help.. And I also up graded to Windows10. Thank you.

A:Stuck on f10.. Before it was preparing automatic repair. Can...

Can i get some assistance with this problem.

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There's a story but the thing is I changed its SATA controller from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS.Now, my Yoga 720 stuck in 'Preparing Automatic Repair'.  What I wanted to do was a clean install of windows 10 on my new laptop.Then, I had an issue that the windows 10 install won't recognize the drive on its own.I googled and found that changing the SATA controller resolves the issue.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/ll06_en/thread-id/52312/page/1https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Changing-SATA-Controller-mode-on-Yoga-720/... Based on the above references, I did it and got in a trouble.Now I have been seeing the 'Preparing Automatic Repair' screen more than 30 minutes.I'm afraid that I'm in a big big trouble.I'd very appreciate it if your could help me!!

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my laptop charger started smoking so i took it out really quickly and binned it, i then bought a new charger, charged my laptop and found that it now gets struck, it says "preparing automatic repair" then goes onto black screen. i have looked at many forums and i have checked my hard drive etc, they all passed. i have taken the battery off and held down the power button etc, but still nothing works. do i now have a dead laptop or can i save it. some people say i need a re boot disc but it doesnt have a disc drive and i havent been able to find anything i can put on a usb stick. i am stuck and i cant afford another laptop.could someone please help?victoria

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Hi!

My laptop is stuck on preparing automatic repair! I've tried shift+f8, I've tried them separately. Nothing is working! I have no windows 8 install disc. The only thing I have access to is the laptop. Can I in someway fix the laptop without needing professional help?

Help!

A:My laptop is stuck on 'Preparing Automatic Repair'! Help!

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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. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




From the Repair DVD/ CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My laptop HP pavilion 15 had stuck on preparing automatic repair screen . I had called HP centre . Then he had filed my report and said will call back after 3days working . But now it had been 2 weeks ?

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Kids were playing around laptop when the screen was closed really hard. The laptop is now stuck in a loop of "Preparing Automatic Repair". I have tried creating a rescue thumb drive, I have tried fixing it through manipulating the bios and to no avail it maintains the black screen after the screen featuring the message with preparing automatic was on auto desk inventor working on a project before the top where the screen is housed got slapped down. 

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

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After having a new fan installed two weeks ago, my computer has randomly become unresponsive at times with only the mouse cursor being able to move. Until now powering the computer back up again has "fixed" the problem. The fan had been required, on top of a full reinstall of Windows, which had cost enough to make me feel content with this method for now.

Tonight, however, I had the same problem but, after powering it on and off (since restarting it always just got me stuck in the BIOS screen) I find myself stuck on a black screen that follows Windows telling me that it is preparing an automatic repair.

I've tried restarting it but nothing stops it continually ending up on that screen. Even if I can get back onto the desktop, I expect I'll end up having to call someone to see what's causing everything to become unresponsive.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Processor (CPU) Intel? Core?i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770K (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache Motherboard ASUS? P8Z77-M: MICRO-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI?CrossFireX Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics

A:Stuck on preparing automatic repair screen

I may have written too soon, now it says that it is diagnosing your PC. That said, the fact it becomes randomly unresponsive is worrying. I'll see if it gets to the desktop.

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I just came into possession of a laptop previously owned by my late uncle. It is a Toshiba satellite L675 and the stickers indicate it is a windows 7 model. However, when I open the machine and turn it on, I am welcomed by the windows eight logo. Past this, I get an endless wait time. It alternates from no message to preparing automatic repairs from boot to boot. I have tried to go into its preperscibed setup mode (f2 at startup) and the boot menu (f12 at startup) neither of these have taken me to a bios or any other interface. I have tried ctrl+f8 and have gotten no success. I have also tried every function key and ctrl plus every function key individually. I really don't know how you folks can even help me, youre just my last hope before dropping good money just to see what's up.
Ps: this is its first boot in my possession and can't provide any other information aside from what is on the labeling and what information I could find on this model on my phone (from which I'm posting this ludicrously long message.)

A:cant boot. stuck at preparing automatic repair

You are probably better finding the win7 product key ( maybe under the battery), getting a clean install iso of the correct Edition (e.g. Home Premium), then just install it by booting the dvd.

It is all here:

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I left my laptop (HP Pavilion 17-g121wm; Windows 10-64 bit) on but unplugged overnight, and when I woke up, the fan was loud, so I went to see what was up. It's certified refurbished (from Amazon) and I've had it for only about a week.I open the lid and it's on this loop of "preparing automatic repair" messages. It goes to the HP logo screen (with spinning wheel animation), then to black, then to these blue error messages (alternates messages each time), the back to HP logo screen and so on. I read that it could be something to do with driver errors. I did update my video driver and I think my audio driver (but not sure about audio). Some are" stop codes" as labeled, some are "what failed" codes.Kmode exception not handled.Stop Code: System thread exception not handled.What failed: netio.sys (paired with stop code above)Stop Code: Page fault in nonpaged area.ACPI.sysKernel security check failureIRQL not less or equalBad pool header (only saw this one once, but all the others a few times each).fbwf.syswdf01000.systcpip.sysI did not make a system recovery disk, as I only had it a week so far, and did not figure I actually would need one so soon! Thank you if anyone can help.

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

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

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My system is just stuck in this loop to no end. It keeps restarting and going back to the frowny faced screen where it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs a restart'. But, restart results in going back to same screen. I am even unable to activate the system recovery or safe mood. Please help!

A:Stuck in 'Preparing Automatic Repair' loop

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Regards, DP-K

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After having a new fan installed two weeks ago, my computer has randomly become unresponsive at times with only the mouse cursor being able to move. Until now powering the computer back up again has "fixed" the problem. The fan had been required, on top of a full reinstall of Windows, which had cost enough to make me feel content with this method for now.

Tonight, however, I had the same problem but, after powering it on and off (since restarting it always just got me stuck in the BIOS screen) I find myself stuck on a black screen that follows Windows telling me that it is preparing an automatic repair.

I've tried restarting it but nothing stops it continually ending up on that screen. Even if I can get back onto the desktop, I expect I'll end up having to call someone to see what's causing everything to become unresponsive.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Processor (CPU) Intel? Core?i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770K (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache Motherboard ASUS? P8Z77-M: MICRO-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI?CrossFireX Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics

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Pls help, my pc suddenly hung up and when i tried restarting it multiple times, it is stuck at Preparing Automatic Repair, with no loading circle. Does it mean my hard drive is corrupted ? Pls help ASAP
 

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A:Aspire One 725 Stuck On "Preparing Automatic Repai...

Hold Alt+F-10 at boot and see if Recovery will start.

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Kids were playing around laptop when the screen was closed really hard. The laptop is now stuck in a loop of "Preparing Automatic Repair". I have tried creating a rescue thumb drive, I have tried fixing it through manipulating the bios and to no avail it maintains the black screen after the screen featuring the message with preparing automatic was on auto desk inventor working on a project before the top where the screen is housed got slapped down. 

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Whenever I start up my laptop, the screen displays: Preparing Automatic Repair, then switches to, "Choose your keyboard layout." I can neither move my working keyboard or mouse to choose a layout. I tried expelling some of the variables, such as my keyboard and mouse by plugging in a spare keyboard used for a computer, as well as a mouse. I still can't do anything. I'm currently using Windows 7, not yet upgraded to Windows 8. However, I doubt that's the problem.I'd appreciate it if someone took some tme and would advise me on my little, "dillemma."Sincerely, OmegaSigh.

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I know this has been a topic, but the setup here warrants a new thread. Be warned. This is a long explanation. I have a known problem with making walls of text. So, I have a Flex 3, and I've had some of the most outlandish problems with this thing. I've fixed one (all keys type 6), and the rest have bizarrely fixed themselves after plaguing me for months on end, but that's aside the point.After going through a ton of crap to allocate more storage to Ubuntu (I only edited the C: partition through Windows, so that wasn't an issue), Ubuntu was asking for a swap drive password on boot (hitting enter bypassed it, I don't know why). I was following instructions to fix that, and on the last step, I accidentally edited the partition /dev/sda6 instead of /sda9 (my Linux swap partition). In a cruel twist of irony, data recovery software fished out OneKey Recovery for me. I put it in my (Windows) documents folder and removed it from the Ubuntu storage space. OKR is 19GB, and I had just added 20GB to the Linux partition, so I wasn't about to leave it on Linux's file system.I have OneKey's files and even the old UUID of the partition, and Windows booted after all was said and done. So why would I put this on help forums?Well, the next day (or two days later, I forget), I went to start Windows 10, fully expecting it to work. I hadn't messed with anything since I last booted it. I'd mostly just messed with Remix OS, which is Android. Not much I can screw up there....and ... Read more

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I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and since then when I've been switching it on, it will either go straight to the preparing automatic repair screen, or sometimes a BSOD with various error messages and then onto repair screen. I tried to boot it from a USB stick with Windows 10 on and it just gets stuck in the manufacturer logo screen

Please help, I haven't been able to use my laptop for about 6 months now
 

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Hi-
I have a Gateway laptop running Win8. Just yesterday upon booting up, received a message below Gateway logo that it is Preparing Automatic Recovery. After this a dark blue screen and it seems to reboot and repeat.

From reading other users' dealings with this issue, I've read that the HDD might be going bad or already bad.

I've been able to click F2 repeatedly to get to the InsydeH20 Setup Utility screen, but am not sure what (if anything) should be done from here.

Also, if my HDD is bad, is it possible to recover any information off of it? I have a ton of pictures on it that will devastate my wife if they are gone forever

Any help offered is such appreciated. I am hoping someone knows what I can do from the Setup Utility screen
 

A:Gateway laptop - stuck on Preparing Automatic Recovery

No ideas?
 

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Hello, i have an acer Aspire V3-772g (with windows 10) that i bought 3 years ago, yesterday i tried to shut it down and it wouldn't completely shut down, so since i wanted to make sure it was shut down for the night i detatched the battery and cut off the power. Today when i tried to start it it stopped at the Acer screen (the one before windows boots). held down the power button and tried to restart, same screen but now there was "preparing automatic repair" at the bottom of the screen. It kept going for more than 2 hours so i tred to shut it down again and boot the bios, but somehow i can't do that (maybe holding the power button or cutting the power is not a complete shutdown?). Anybody knows how to solve my problem, or at least how to access bios?Thanks in advance

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I recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10. Everything was working and now I am stuck in a bootloop. Every time I start my computer it goes to start repairs/recovery options. I have tried taking out hdd and memory sticks and reinserting them. I have using chkdsk (I encountered an error). I have tried system restores, reset this pc, and go to previous build. (all three failed) Any and all help is appreciated.

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so my computer has been running perfectly for over a year now but today i had to restart my computer so i did and when it came to the loading screen(the blue windows logo/spinning loading wheel) it just sits there and loads and never lets me log into the computer. sometimes it will say preparing automatic recovery and never move past that screen(have let it do that 30+ mins) i literally have no idea what to do and i am at the end of my rope at this point. shift+F8 does nothing except bring up what i want to boot. i put in my windows 8 cd and it says press any button to load cd or dvd and after i do that the blue windows logo shows up and sits there until it goes back to infinite loading. what can i do? how can i take stuff off my hardrive so if i had to reinstall windows i dont have to lose everything because my life is on this computer. please help.
 

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HP Laptop stuck in continuous loop of preparing automatic repair. I am raising the white flag as I am pretty techinical and tried everything. CHKDSK did fix a bunch of things as I can get to the C: drive from the diagnostic menu. However at this point and because of that I am going to buy a new SSD drive. Only problem is that I need my WIndows key and MSOffice key and I don't have that. I bought this by calling HP directly. Would they have the key(s)? I don't believe I was ever given media as the laptop does not have a DVD player. Also when I got this it was WIndows 8 and I have since upgraded to Windows 10. Even if I get the key, will I be SOL trying to install Windows 10 with a Windows 8 key? Any advice would be greatly appreciated













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A:HP Laptop stuck in continuous loop of preparing automatic re...

Great information!!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough! I have used Nirsoft stuff before so I checked it out and I got the windows key by downloaded the 64bit version. It didn't give me the MSOffice key but perhaps I can find another tool to do that. Can't wait to upgrade to an SSD drive!!!!

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I just had my flex 5 repaired due to constant flickering, and now it is stuck on the lenovo name with ?preparing automatic repair.? Of course it is a weekend so no customer service. Can anyone advise me on how to fix this? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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,
 
Laptop is a Samsung R510 running Vista.
 
When it is switched on, it gets stuck on the Samsung BIOS load screen. The F2 (Setup) and F4 (Recovery) buttons don't work unless they are pressed straight away. But when they are pressed it says 'Please Wait', but nothing happens.
 
I have changed the CMOS battery, but it hasn't helped.
 

 
I have also taken the hard drive out and turned it on, still the same.  Each RAM stick has been tried on its own, and it is still the same.
 
Can anyone help?

A:Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
 
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.

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Hi all,
I'm new here so bear with me if I don't know forum etiquette, but from google searches this seemed like a good place to ask questions.

So here's the situation: last night before going to bed my laptop said it was going to update within a day. I closed the lid as usual and the next day, when I opened it, it was stuck on a blank screen for a few minutes then up came the Asus screen, then into Automatic Repair, then Diagnosing your PC, then "Repairing Disk Errors. This might take more than an hour to complete."

I let it run for about 4 hours but with no effect. I tried a few times to no avail. No matter what I do - F8, F10, F12 - I can't do anything other than get into Bios. I fiddled around with some options, but there weren't many and nothing worked. Finally, I removed the hard drive and attached it to another laptop with a caddy and couldn't get in - it is corrupted and unreadable.

So do I simply need a new hard drive? Or is it possible the problem is even worse? A friend says he has a tool that might be able to retrieve some of my files, but at least my most important ones are in Dropbox.

The other concern I have is that even when I install a new hard drive, I don't know how to get an operating system back up. The laptop didn't come with a disk. How do i go about installing an OS? Windows 7 would be preferable, although it did have 8 on it previously.

oh yeah, the laptop is an Asus Ultrabook S400C. It doesn't have an internal cd drive.

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A:Can't boot other than BIOS, stuck on Automatic Repair

Can you not boot into windows through your BIOS?

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