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    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10

    How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    12 Jan 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 10


    Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain system problems that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair scans your PC for the problem and then tries to fix it so your PC can start correctly.

    Startup Repair is one of the recovery tools in Advanced Startup options. This set of tools is located on your PC's hard disk (recovery partition), Windows installation media, and a recovery drive.

    This tutorial will show you how to run a Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows 10 from loading.

    Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.

    Startup Repair isn't designed to fix Windows installation problems, nor is it a backup tool, so it can't help you recover personal files, such as photos or documents.

    See also: Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) | Microsoft Hardware Dev Center

    The Startup Repair log file is located at:

    C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt




    Here's How:

    1 Boot to Advanced Startup Options.

    2 Click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-2.png

    4 Click/tap on Startup Repair. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-3.png

    5 If prompted, select the OS you want to perform a startup repair on. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-startup_repair_select_os.png

    6 If prompted, select an administrator account to provide credentials for approval. (see screenshot below)

    You will not be prompted for an administrator's password if you booted from a Windows installation USB or recovery drive.

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-4.png

    A) type in the password of the selected administrator, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-4b.png

    7 Start Repair will now start "Diagnosing your PC", and attempt to automatically repair it. (see screenshot below)

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-5.png

    8 If repairs aren't successful, you'll see a summary of the problem in the log file. (see screenshot below)

    Options:

    Run Startup Repair again:
    Click/tap on Advanced options, and go to step 2 above. Sometimes it may take running Startup Repair up to 3 times and restarting the PC each time to fix the startup issue.

    Boot Windows 10:
    Click/tap on Advanced options, go to step 2 above, but click/tap on Continue instead.

    Turn Off PC:
    Click/tap on Shut down.

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10-windows_10_startup_repair-6.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,465
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    About once every 3 months, my PC goes into Automatic Repair on booting from cold (power off at mains overnight). I just switch of the PC, wait a while then it boots fine for few more months. I can never find anything wrong using chkdsk, sfc /scannow etc. Can I turn off Automatic Repair, is this wise and would this prevent Automatic Repair occasionally starting on boot as I have experienced?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 49,747
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20161
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Steve, :)

    You can run the commands below in an elevated command prompt to disable automatic startup repair at boot. To undo this in the future, you'd just delete the value in red below from bcdedit.

    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

    bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy IgnoreAllFailures
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,465
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Steve, :)

    You can run the commands below in an elevated command prompt to disable automatic startup repair at boot. To undo this in the future, you'd just delete the value in red below from bcdedit.

    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

    bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy IgnoreAllFailures
    Don't I use bcdedit /set recoveryenabled YES to reinstate Automatic Repair? Its unclear how to reverse bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy IgnoreAllFailures?

    I also found the command bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreshutdownfailures. Is this worth a try since I suspect my problems may be due to an 'unclean' shutdown?

    Also, my Windows Boot Loader identifier is {current} so should I use that identifier?

    Note there is a full list of commands at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 49,747
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20161
    Thread Starter
       #4

    The command will work with {default} as well. It would be best to find the cause of this, and try to fix than just disable it though. I suppose you could try troubleshooting with a clean boot to see if that may reveal the culprit.

    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    To undo the commands above, you would use the commands below.

    bcdedit /deletevalue {default} recoveryenabled

    bcdedit /deletevalue {default} bootstatuspolicy
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  5. Posts : 32,891
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    Note
    Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.

    Startup Repair isn't designed to fix Windows installation problems, nor is it a backup tool, so it can't help you recover personal files, such as photos or documents.

    See also: How Windows RE Works



    The Startup Repair log file is located at:

    C:\Windows\System32\Logfile\Srt\SrtTrail.txt


    The above post does not work and appears to be an error.
    It displays Logfile instead of Logfiles
    This is the link that opens the log file on my computer: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 49,747
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20161
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you zbook. Typo corrected. :)
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  7. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1909 Build 18363.535
       #7

    Hi guys, Startup Repair doesn't work for me, nor can I use System Restore, either restarting with Advanced options or booting from a Windows Installation on USB. So what could be the cause, or how do I fix this properly?

    I tried a method last night and I got into problems after Bootrec /Fixboot returned an Access Denied message.
    Not sure if this was the right way to go, but I was in a bit of a hurry and went along with the first fix I found, which didn't work and ultimately forced me to restore my PC from an Image in the end. So I want to do this the right way & I'm hoping someone could help me out with a decent solution. Thanks!
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  8. dmholt57's Avatar
    Posts : 11,818
    19041.1 Pro 19041.21 Home
       #8

    Check Advanced Power options to see if Fast Startup is activated...
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  9. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1909 Build 18363.535
       #9

    Thanks for quick intervention dmholt57!
    I just checked Advanced Power Options and Fast Startup isn't among the options, so I can't en- or disable at first glance.

    PS my Power scheme is set to Balanced.
    Well, last night it was set to High Performance, but since I restored from an Image it is now set to Balanced.
    Does it make a difference?
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