Win10 PC won't boot - stuck at "Automatic Repair couldn't repair"


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #1

    Win10 PC won't boot - stuck at "Automatic Repair couldn't repair"


    Hey,
    I was on vacation for 2 months, and when I came back my PC won't boot.
    The other users of the PC reported multiple update attemps and power shutdowns, but can't seem to remember if this was the cause of the Issue.

    Attempts to repair has failed.
    This is the screen I see when I boot: https://linustechtips.com/main/uploa...96484f7bbc.jpg
    Buildnumber: 18362
    SrtTrail.txt (Pulled to a USB drive): Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log --------------------------- Number of - Pastebin.com


    I can always boot up to Ubuntu using my USB drive, save my files and make clean windows install, but I would like to know if there is a way to repair the current windows installation without having to do a clean install.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Posts : 1,187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    yup8 said:
    I can always boot up to Ubuntu using my USB drive, save my files and make clean windows install, but I would like to know if there is a way to repair the current windows installation without having to do a clean install.

    Thanks in advance.
    By all means grab your data. Absolutely.

    There probably is a way to repair/fix it, and you're going to get bombarded with suggestions about analytic/ testing/ troubleshooting methods and software.

    But how much time do you want to spend, and lose/waste, in the process. My suggestion, run disk a checking program then if the disk is OK, clean install. You will be back up and running in hours (have a look at some of the other threads that have gone on for days ... even if you do get a result is it worth it ?)
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    idgat said:
    By all means grab your data. Absolutely.

    There probably is a way to repair/fix it, and you're going to get bombarded with suggestions about analytic/ testing/ troubleshooting methods and software.

    But how much time do you want to spend, and lose/waste, in the process. My suggestion, run disk a checking program then if the disk is OK, clean install. You will be back up and running in hours (have a look at some of the other threads that have gone on for days ... even if you do get a result is it worth it ?)
    Thanks, I will definitely do it. Downloading Ubuntu 18.04 ISO as I write this.

    You are 100% correct here, there comes a point where the effort just isn't worth it anymore. But I was thinking there might be a simple process to fix this.

    Do you have any recommendation for a disk checking program ?
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  4. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 1,187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    yup8 said:
    Do you have any recommendation for a disk checking program ?
    I'll leave that to someone else (although Crystal Disk Info seems a very popular choice).

    To tell you the truth, I'm even too lazy to do that ... I just go out and buy a new drive (if I haven't already got one), get the system up and running and then worry about the integrity of the "old" disk at some later stage. Needless to say, I've got a magnificent collection of re-formatted SSD drives in external USB 3 enclosures.
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  5. Posts : 39,048
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    See if you can test the drive using Ubuntu and HD Sentinel Linux:
    Hard Disk Sentinel - Free Linux version
    Post images of all tabs into the thread.


    Find a flash drive that you can format ( > or = 8 GB)

    Create a bootable Windows 10 iso:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    Find a camera or smartphone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread for commands and results.


    Boot to the Windows 10 iso:

    List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys


    Click in the left lower corner > repair you computer > troubleshoot

    Click system restore > start with the oldest system restore point and keep repeating as necessary up to the most recent restore point

    If system restore fails or if there are no restore points open command prompt

    type these commands:
    (comments will be in parenthesis)

    bcdedit /enum
    bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    (note the partition drive letter for later commands)

    diskpart
    lis dis
    lis vol
    sel dis 0
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel dis 1
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    exit

    chkdsk /r /v W:
    (change the letter W: to the partition drive letter displayed in the prior command)

    (reboot as necessary)


    DISM /image:W:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions (change W to the applicable drive letter for the partition drive letter seen in the earlier steps: partition=?) ( There is a space between \ / )

    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=M:\ /offwindir=M:\windows (change the drive letter M to the partition drive letter seen in the find osdevice command.

    bootrec /fixmbr

    bootrec /fixboot

    bootrec /scanos

    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    (reboot)

    (this may take many hours and typically displays ETA)
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  6. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    idgat said:
    By all means grab your data. Absolutely.

    There probably is a way to repair/fix it, and you're going to get bombarded with suggestions about analytic/ testing/ troubleshooting methods and software.

    But how much time do you want to spend, and lose/waste, in the process. My suggestion, run disk a checking program then if the disk is OK, clean install. You will be back up and running in hours (have a look at some of the other threads that have gone on for days ... even if you do get a result is it worth it ?)
    I ended up taking this guys advice. I have everything backed up and a clean install was long overdue anyway. Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 1,367
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       #7

    I agree with idgat. Get your data and then load up the PC nice and clean. You don't have to troubleshoot a new install.

    But you do need to install all of your apps.
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  8. Posts : 44
    HP: Win 10 / Ubuntu dual boot || T530: Win 7 Pro
       #8

    ZBook - That is an intense repair process... Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Posts : 39,048
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    dperecky said:
    ZBook - That is an intense repair process... Thanks for sharing.

    You're welcome.

    If you were to encounter a similar problem a reset save files equivalent is another option.

    Going forward please make free backup images.

    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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