automatic repair on loop

  1. Posts : 1
    windows 10

    automatic repair on loop

    Version 10.0.10240 Had an unrequested update that forced use of 'automatic repair'. Now always get: Preparing Automatic Repair; Diagnosing your PC; Did not start correctly:: Restart [repeatedly]; Advanced Options: Troubleshoot [Reset does not work]; none of 6 other options work [image recovery; startup repair; command prompt; startup settings -- when pressed 'restart' did NOT activate the 7 options; go back to previous build -- none available. Believe some command line input best bet to fix it [either to normal startup or allowing me to at least get to the password login -- tried commands for 'start' and 'login/out' didn't get any result; need something beyond my knowledge level.
    When burned repair tool 'Restoro' to disc didn't get any success [wouldn't run it, even with all other boot options disabled].
    If no one can think of any overall solution, might it at least be possible to rescue my personal files in some way?
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  2. Posts : 3,854
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2

    This usually mean the HDD/SSD is failing or has failed and needs to be replaced.

    You can try this, When running a command in the Command Prompt in the RE, you must first change the drive letter of the drive to the one with Windows on it, this may not be the C: drive.
    At command prompt (x:\sources) Copy and Paste or type this exactly as written:
    bcdedit |find ďosdeviceĒ (Must include Ē and the |), the | before Find is the Upper case \ key) press enter. This will tell you what drive letter the OS is on. It may not be on the C: drive.
    Now Type the drive letter of the Windows drive and press Enter (ie) C:

    Then copy and paste or type
    bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter. Try to start normally. If this fails, the drive needs to be replaced.
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  3. Posts : 7,301
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Is this a laptop or desktop PC? If a laptop then remove the battery for a few minutes. If a desktop then do a full power off restart by turning off the PC at the mains switch. I would also replace the CMOS battery and load the BIOS defaults.
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  4. Posts : 12,595
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.2006

    wiliamvw said:
    automatic repair on loop

    Boot from a Windows installation disk or Macrium boot disk.
    - The act of booting from it might then allow your normal boots to work again even without taking any particular action.
    - Then, if necessary, try the Startup repair function on the Windows installation disk*** or Macrium boot disk+++ [if you have the choice then note that many Macrium users have posted that its Startup repair is much more effective than Windows'].
    *** For the Windows installation disk, boot to the screen that asks you to choose region etc then, at the main 'Install' screen click on the link for 'Repair the computer' instead. The menus & procedure for the rest of the procedure are the same as Startup Repair - TenForumsTutorials
    +++ Macrium Reflect Boot disk - Fix Boot Problems

    And, yes, if all else fails you will be able to rescue your own files as long as you can boot from one of these disks. If you cannot boot from them then please post a photo of the boot menu and explain what happens & does not happen when you try to select the appropriate option.
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files - TenForumsTutorials
    Sorting out this boot problem should be easier than taking out the computer's internal disk, fitting it in a USB enclosure then copying off your own files onto another computer.

    Best of luck,

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  5. Posts : 4,727
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    In this video, i will explain how to use the Startup Repair tool in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

      My Computer


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