1.    24 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 2

    “Diagnosing your PC” at start up on new install

    Had Win8.1 running for 3 years on Dell M4500 laptop - one day couldn't log on, getting "preparing automatic repair" message and could never fix it. Bought new SSD and installed Win10

    I just got the same "preparing automatic repair/Diagnosing your PC" on my freshly installed two week old SSD.

    Is this a bug in Windows?

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  2.    24 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,953
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, while many things are possible, most people see that as a result of some unfortunate event, more probable, I suggest, than considering it as being a Windows bug.

    What is common here is the environment- the same laptop. Determining cause would be next to impossible.

    As to fixing it: I suggest you download Kyhi's boot DVD/flash drive from the top of the Software and Apps section, which will boot your PC to a version of Windows 10.

    You can run HDTune on that to check your disk.
    Do not proceed unless good, and post back the outcome.

    Macrium Reflect is also on that disk, and has a useful means of attempting to correct boot problems.

    Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Fixing Windows boot problems - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  3.    24 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 2
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I'm a unix person. Is my understanding that
    Win10PE is analogous to a Linux Live CD? And do you recommend installing as dual boot so if it does happen again I can boot that (or is it better to have it external as a last chance to rescue files)?
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