How to Run Startup Repair in Windows 10
InformationStartup 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.
NoteStartup 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:
1. Boot to Advanced Startup Options.
2. Click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)
3. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)
4. Click/tap on Startup Repair. (see screenshot below)
5. If prompted, select the OS you want to perform a startup repair on. (see screenshot below)
6. If prompted, select an administrator account to provide credentials for approval. (see screenshot below)
A) type in the password of the selected administrator, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)
7. Start Repair will now start "Diagnosing your PC", and attempt to automatically repair it. (see screenshot below)
8. If repairs aren't successful, you'll see a summary of the problem in the log file. (see screenshot below)
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.
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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?