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Laptop Stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair during Startup (SOLVED)


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Laptop stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair during startup! Windows has stuck on a screen with a message saying "Preparing Automatic Repair" or "diagnosing your PC"!
Solution 1. Perform a hard reboot

If your Windows cannot boot because of the "Preparing Automatic Repair" or "Diagnosing your PC" error, you can do a hard reboot. Remove the battery and AC adapter. Next, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and see if it will boot up normally.

Solution 2. Boot into safe mode

You can try the below method to enter into safe mode when you encounter the Preparing Automatic Repair error in Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7.

Solution 3. Extend system reserved partition

If your computer's system reserved partition is smaller than it should be, you will get the "Preparing Automatic Repair" or "Diagnosing your PC" error message. Now, to fix this issue, you can try extending system reserved partition. Here, you can download MiniTool Partition Wizard to effectively complete this task.

Solution 4. Perform a startup repair

Some users recommend performing Startup Repair when the laptop is stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair during startup.

The steps are:

Insert the Windows bootable drive to your computer and boot from it.

Select your language preferences, and click on Next.

Click on Repair your computer.

Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Repair.

Solution 5. Rebuild BCD

If the boot files are missing or corrupted, you will receive the Preparing Automatic Repair error in Windows 10. Therefore, some users will re-build the boot record by following the below steps.

Step 1. Insert the Windows bootable installation disk into your PC which reports "Preparing Automatic Repair" or "Diagnosing your PC" error message.

Step 2. Boot your PC from the installation disk.

Step 3. Select your language preferences, and click on Next button to continue.

Step 4. Click on Repair your computer.

Step 5. Click on Troubleshoot.

Step 6. Click on Command Prompt.

Step 7. Type the following commands into the prompt and press Enter key after each command.

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Solution 6. Disable Automatic Repair at Windows 10 boot

During its startup, Windows 10 executes the Automatic Repair feature to fix booting related issues automatically. This feature is very useful for the average users. But, sometimes, it has also been known to get stuck in a Preparing Automatic Repair loop. Therefore, some users will try the following steps to let Windows do any Automatic Repairs.

a) Insert the Windows bootable drive to your PC and boot from it.

b) Select your language preferences, and click on Next.

c) Click on Repair your computer.

d) Click on Troubleshoot.

e) Click on Advanced Options.

f) Click on Command Prompt.

g) Type bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No in the Command Prompt window and press Enter button.

Solution 7. Reinstall Windows

If your laptop is still stuck on Preparing Automatic Repair during startup or if you still get the diagnosing your PC error message after trying the above solutions, you can try reinstalling Windows.

Solution 8: Check your hardware

If you still receive the "Preparing Automatic Repair" or "diagnosing your PC" error message after reinstalling Windows, this issue might be related to your computer's hardware. For instance, Preparing Automatic Repair error in Windows 10 happens because this PC has a failed or failing HDD or SSD. It is recommended to check whether or not your HDD or SSD has failed or is failing. Besides, you have to check your RAM to make sure that it is not at fault.

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Created by Baojin Lee 3 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 8 weeks ago
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