FIX: Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your Windows 10 PC

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Windows 10 comes with its own repair tool but sometimes Windows 10 Automatic Repair can’t fix your problems — this is that dreaded moment when the Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC message appears.

Here are some more error messages and codes you may encounter:

  • Windows 10 automatic repair failed
  • log file c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt Windows 10
  • bootrec.exe /fixboot access is denied Windows 10
  • Windows 10 automatic repair your pc did not start correctly
  1. How do I fix Windows 10 automatic repair couldn’t repair my computer?
    • Use Command Prompt from Windows 10 Boot Options menu
    • Boot to Safe Mode and run Command Prompt
  2. How do I fix Windows automatic repair loop?
    • Disable early launch anti-malware protection
    • Delete the problematic file
    • Disable Automatic Startup Repair
    • Restore Windows registry
    • Check device partition and osdevice partition
    • Perform Refresh or Reset
  3. How do I fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop without disc?
    • Check your boot priority in BIOS
    • Remove your laptop battery
    • Reconnect your hard drive
    • Remove your RAM
    • Remove additional USB drives
    • Change your disk controller mode in BIOS
    • Enable NX, XD or XN in BIOS
    • Perform a clean reinstallation

How do I fix Windows 10 automatic repair couldn’t repair my computer?

1. Use Command Prompt from Windows 10 Boot Options menu

  1. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.
  2. Select Command Prompt from the list of options.
  3. When Command Prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line in order to run it:
    • bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd | bootrec.exe /fixmbr | bootrec.exe /fixboot
  4. Some users are also suggesting that you need to run additional chkdsk commands as well. To perform these commands, you need to know drive letters for all your hard drive partitions.
    In Command Prompt you should enter the following:

    • chkdsk /r c:
    • chkdsk /r d:
      Just remember to use the letters that match your hard drive partitions on your PC.

    This is just our example, so keep in mind that you have to perform chkdsk command for every hard drive partition that you have.

  5. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

If you encounter any issues or your chkdsk gets stuck, check this guide to solve the problem.

2. Boot to Safe Mode and run Command Prompt

  1. After your computer restarts few times, you should boot to Boot Options menu. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings.
  2. Click the Restart button, and your computer should now restart and give you a list of options. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. When Safe Mode starts, you need to download an updated version of the driver that’s giving you trouble. You can download the driver from the manufacturer’s website, and you can save it to your USB flash drive.
  4. Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
    command-prompt-admin
  5. When Command Prompt starts, enter the following and press Enter to run it:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
      Windows 10 automatic repair failed

    It might take about 15 or more minutes for this process to complete, so be patient. Do not interrupt it.

  6. After the process is done, restart your computer.
  7. When Windows 10 starts, install the driver that you’ve downloaded and the issue should be resolved.

This solution is a bit tricky because you need to know which driver is causing you this problem. Even if you don’t know, you can still try this solution and skip Step 3.

If, for some reason, you can’t boot into Safe Mode, take a look at our troubleshooting guide on how to properly access Safe Mode.

FAQ: Learn more about Automatic Repair

  • What causes an automatic repair loop?
One of the main reasons for the Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop issue might be the corrupted Windows 10 ISO files.
More precisely, other factors such as malfunctioning hard drives, missing registry keys or even complex malicious rootkits might cause this issue.
  • Does automatic repair delete files?
Youwillnot lose any data if you perform an automatic repairon your Windows 10. Windows 10 includes a new recovery feature calledAutomatic Repair.
  • How do I bypass automatic repair on Windows 10?
If you want to skip automatic repair on Windows 10 and prevent the operating system’s self-repair mechanism from launching, follow these steps:
  1. Launch Command Prompt as an admin
  2. Type bcdedit and hit Enter
  3. Locate the Windows Boot Loader section and check these values”
    • identifier: {current}
    • recoveryenabled: yes
  4. To turn off automatic repair, type the bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no command and hit Enter.

Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you want to read more on how to troubleshoot your Windows 10 computer when nearly all hope is lost, check out our large collection of guides.

How do I fix automatic repair loop on Windows 10?

1. Disable early launch anti-malware protection

  1. After a few restarts, you should be able to access Boot Menu.
  2. In the Boot Menu, choose to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options >Startup Settings.
  3. Your computer should now restart and give you a list of options.
  4. Choose to Disable early launch anti-malware protection (it should be the option no. 8).
  5. Restart your computer, and check if the issue has been resolved.

It has been reported that this problem can sometimes appear again. If this happens, repeat all the steps and uninstall your antivirus software.

Users have reported some problems with Norton 360 antivirus software (although we assume the problem can be created by other antivirus software as well), so after you’ve deleted this application, everything should go back to normal.


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2. Delete the problematic file

  1. Access the Boot Menu. You should see it after your computer restarts a few times.
  2. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
  3. When Command Prompt opens, enter the following:
    • C:
    • cd WindowsSystem32LogFilesSrt
    • SrtTrail.txt

After the file opens, you should see something like this: Boot critical file c:windowssystem32driversvsock.sys is corrupt. We have to mention that this is just an example as you will most likely get a different result.

Now, you need to perform some research into what exactly this problematic file does. In our case, vsock.sys was a file related to a third party application called VMWare.

Since this isn’t an operating system file that is required by Windows 10, we can delete it.

To delete a file, you need to navigate to the specified location using the Command Prompt and enter the del command. In our example, it would look like this:

  • cd c:windowssystem32drivers
  • del vsock.sys
    command-prompt-2

Once again, this is just an example, and you might have to navigate to a different folder and delete a different file. Before deleting a file, make sure the file you want to delete isn’t a core Windows 10 file or else you can cause damage to your operating system.

After you’ve removed the problematic file, restart your computer and uninstall the program that caused you this issue (in our case it was VMware, but it might be a different program for you).


3. Disable Automatic Startup Repair

  1. When Boot Options start, choose Troubleshooting > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
  2. Now Command Prompt should start. Enter the following and press Enter to run it:
    • bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

After you’ve done this, the Startup Repair should be disabled, and you might be able to access Windows 10 again.


4. Restore Windows registry

  1. Wait for Boot Options to appear and start Command Prompt.
  2. In Command Prompt, enter the following and press Enter to run it:
    • copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config
      log file c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt Windows 10
  3. If you get asked to overwrite files, type All and press Enter.
  4. Now type exit and press Enter to exit Command Prompt.
  5. Restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

5. Check device partition and osdevice partition

  1. From Boot Options start Command Prompt.
  2. Enter the following and press Enter:
    • bcdedit
  3. Find device partition and osdevice partition values and make sure that they are set to correct partition. On our device, the default and correct value are C: but this can change for some reason to D: (or some other letter) and create problems.
    command-prompt-4
  4. If the value isn’t set to C: enter the following commands and press Enter after each one:
    • bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
      command-prompt-5
    • bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
      command-prompt-6
  5. By default it should be C: but if your Windows 10 is installed on a different partition, make sure that you use that partition’s letter instead of C.
  6. Restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

6. Perform Refresh or Reset

  1. When Boot Menu opens, choose Troubleshooting.
  2. Choose between Refresh or Reset option.
    bootrec.exe /fixboot access is denied Windows 10
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the process.

If the problem still persists, you might have to perform a Reset or Refresh. By doing this, your installed applications will be removed but your installed Universal apps and settings will be saved if you choose the Refresh option.

On the other hand, the Reset option will delete all installed files, settings and apps. If you decide to take this step, it’s advised that you backup your important files.

We have to mention that you might need Windows 10 installation media to complete this process, so make sure that you have it.

Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. Windows errors occur more frequently than you might think. Don’t forget to bookmark our troubleshooting hub to always have our in-depth guides at hand — just in case.

How do I fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop without disc?

1. Check your boot priority in BIOS

If you want to fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop without a disc, you need to check that boot priority is set properly in BIOS. If that’s the case, you might have to enter BIOS and change these settings.

To do that, follow these steps:

  1. While your computer boots, keep pressing one of the following buttons: F1, F2, F3, Del, Esc. Usually, there is a prompt to press a certain key to enter setup so keep an eye out for it, pressing it while your computer boots in order to enter BIOS.
  2. Once you’ve entered BIOS, you need to locate the Boot section. The location of this section is different for each type of BIOS, so you’ll have to find it on your own.
  3. After you’ve found Boot section, make sure that your hard drive is set as the first boot device. If you have multiple hard drives, make sure that the drive where you have Windows 10 installed is set as a first boot device.
  4. Save changes and exit BIOS.

Users have reported that sometimes Windows Boot Manager might be set as the first boot device and that can cause a Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC loop on your computer.

In order to fix that, make sure that your hard drive is set as the first boot device.


Have you ever considered updating your BIOS? You can do it right now and enjoy more stability and new features.


2. Remove your laptop battery

Some users have reported that they have fixed Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop without a disc on their laptop by simply removing the laptop battery.

After you’ve removed the battery, put it back on your laptop, connect the power cable and check if the issue has been resolved.


3. Reconnect your hard drive

In some cases, Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC error can be caused by your hard drive, and the only solution is to reconnect it. Just turn off your PC, unplug it, open it, and disconnect your hard drive.

Now you just need to reconnect your hard drive, connect the power cable, and start it again. Several users have already reported that reconnecting their hard drive has successfully fixed this problem for them, so you might want to try that.

We have to mention that this step will break your warranty, so keep that in mind. If you have more than one hard drive, you’ll have to repeat this process each hard drive.

In addition, if you have more than one hard drive, you might want to disconnect only those hard drives on which you don’t have Windows 10 installed.

Keep only one hard drive (the one that has Windows 10 on it) connected to your computer, and try to start Windows 10 again. If the issue is resolved, reconnect other hard drives.

If Windows doesn’t recognize your second hard drive, you can easily solve the issues with a couple of simple steps.


4. Remove your RAM

Few users have reported that they have managed to fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop simply by removing their RAM memory. To do this, you need to turn off your computer, unplug it and remove all memory modules.

Return memory modules to your computer and check if the issue has been resolved. If you have two or more RAM modules, try removing just one RAM module and starting your PC without it.

You might have to repeat this step a few times, depending on how many modules you have.


5. Remove additional USB drives

It has been reported that you can sometimes fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC problem by unplugging USB drives from your computer.

If you have any additional USB drives attached, disconnect them, and check if the issue is resolved.

If you plug them back in and Windows doesn’t recognize them, check this simple guide.


6.  Change your disk controller mode in BIOS

You can fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop without a disc by entering BIOS and changing a few settings.

After you’ve entered BIOS, you need to find your disk controller mode and set it to Standard (IDE, SATA or Legacy) instead of RAID or AHCI. Save the changes and restart your computer.

If the issue persists, try changing the mode again. If that doesn’t solve it, return the disk controller mode to its original value.


7. Enable NX, XD or XN in BIOS

To enable this option, enter BIOS and go to the Security tab. Find XD-bit (No-execute Memory Protect) and set it to Enable. If you don’t have XD option, search for NX or XN and enable it. Save the changes and restart your computer.


8. Perform a clean reinstallation

  1. Download the Media Creation tool on an alternative PC. You can do so by following this link.
  2. Insert the blank DVD or plug in the compatible USB flash drive (4GB).
  3. Run Media Creation Tool and accept the License Terms.
  4. Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC and click Next.
  5. Choose the preferred language, architecture, and edition and click Next. Make sure to select the version you have the license key for.
  6. Select USB flash drive or ISO and click Next.
  7. Once the setup is downloaded, you can either continue with the procedure with USB or burn ISO file to DVD and move from there.
  8. Finally, once we prepared everything, restart your PC.
  9. Press F11 (F12 or F9 or F10 might work, too, depending on your motherboard) to open the Boot menu.
  10. Choose USB flash drive or DVD-ROM as the primary boot device. Save changes and restart your PC again.
  11. From here, your Windows setup files should start loading. Follow the instructions and you should be running a brand new system in no time.

Finally, if none of the previous solutions were helpful, and you can confirm that the hardware is properly working, we can only advise you to perform a clean system reinstallation.

We’re well aware that this isn’t the desired solution since you’ll lose all the data stored on the system partition. But, once things take the ultimate wrong turn, the system reinstallation is the final resort.

If you’re not sure how to reinstall Windows 10 and start from scratch, follow the steps above.


Interested in a more detailed guide? Say no more! Here it is along with some additional error fixes.


The Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC error is one of the harder errors to fix and it can make your computer almost unusable. We hope you’ve managed to fix it by using one of our solutions.

Tell us how your fix ended up below in our comments section!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2016 and it has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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  • Hello support team. First of all thank you for the great article. I tried everything with no succes.finnaly my solution was to format windows and reinstall back

  • July 13, 2018 – The Bootrec.exe suggestion worked for me. Be sure to run it on the boot drive. Command mode brought me to X: but my boot drive is D:. I didn’t notice it the first time i tried bootrec.exe so i applied it to X: in error; it didn’t work of course. When I noticed the drive letter i switched, it worked perfectly.

  • my directories C: could not find file as well and i dont really know why this happen. maybe its because OS already broken or file missing. my solution is format windows and reinstall back windows. just now my pc run normal as well. thanks.

  • I am having as the command prompt starting in X: by default. When I enter cd C: changes to C: and immediately returns to X: Does anybody knows what is going on here and how can this be solved?

  • Hello, it’s been 3 weeks that I’m doing all my best to reset completly the laptop I have. I never had an issue before with it, one night I decided to shut it down because I was using it 24h/7. When I turned it on in the next morning, there was an ERROR message. Saying there was a problem with restarting the PC. After that the laptop kept on restarting over and over again.

    I installed Windows 10 SETUP on a USB. I put it on the laptop and it installed. But at the end, a message appeared saying the laptop needed to restart. After that a new message appeared saying that: windows setup could not configure windows to work on this computer hardware.

    So i took off the USB thinking maybe that was the problem. And installed another version of Windows 10 Setup with RUFUS program. After hours of installing windows, at the end it tells me that windows needs to restart. So it restarted again.

    And then it’s telling me there is this srtTrail.txt problem again. Which I found really weird, because that was my first problem in the beguining.

    I formatted my hard drive, I formatted my USB, and I still have the same problem. I dont understand why! I have tried the following options you wrote on this page:

    Enter after each line in order to run it:

    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd (the first one no error)
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr (the second one no error)
    bootrec.exe /fixboot (the last one acces denied)

    I did EXIT and it restarted AGAIN.

    I took off the batery, I took off the USB, I tried everything that there is on this page. I did CHKDSK maybe 10 TIMES and still I cant get into my computer the way I used to before I shut it down that night 3 weeks ago!!!

    I asked for help to one of my uncle’s technician from his compagny and the guy was not even able to do something to help me. All he did is install a program on my pc to try to get back all the files which DIDN’T WORK at all because the program was a FREE VERSION. And he downloaded a ISO FILE of WINDOWS 10.

    That’s it, that’s ALL.

    So now, I am asking for HELP!!! PLEASE!!! IF you have ANY SOLUTIONS, Just answer me!!!

  • I’m desperate for a solution to my problem. I’ve tried several of these fixes, and now the blue screen does not even appear! It’s in restarting loop. Please help!

  • Hi, Thanks for your suggestions. I have tried most of your suggestions, except memory and ssd.

    But in my case when I turned off the automatic repair, it prompted me with this error:

    File: WindowsSystem32ntoskrnl.exe
    Error code: 0xc0000221

    Please advice. I would highly appreciate your help!

    Thanks, DR

  • Did solution#4 and it worked after I restarted computer. Windows telling me I still have to do an update. Did that and right back where I started. How do I permanently fix??

  • THANK YOU

    Finally issue fixed, I was really going to format my C drive and reinstall Windows 10 but thankfully I read this thread and fixed the issue.

    For me it was caused by Malwarebytes anti-malware.

    Steps:

    – After checking for errors try

    “Solution 2 – Delete the problematic file”

    Make sure you write the correct directory (I cannot see the slashes “/” here for some reason, they should be a part of the directory)

    I found the problematic file in SrtTrial.txt (it did not have the same result code as the other results so it was the problem … mbamswissarmy.sys was the issue for me)

    Then I removed the problomatic file using “del mbamswissarmy.sys” command in command tool.

    rebooted .. checked for errors just to be sure .. it took some time .. then everything worked fine

    I spent the WHOLE DAY searching for a solution so THANK YOU

    ADVICE: If you have this issue, take some time to read this thread, it will definitely help you at least understand the problem if not fix it. I did not find some of the information listed here anywhere else.

  • press Power buton then press F2 go to security, choose ( security boot) if see then ..disable.. that option, press Enter, restart your computer, its not gonna be happen again

  • OMG i tried so many things/ways for days and none of them worked pff. That I almost lost hope and thought of giving up when I saw the solutions here and tried solution 4. And it worked!!! Awesome and many thanks!!

  • Yea know this fix needs to be deleted or updated ! NO ONE is using MBR anymore it’s outdated. Most all drives are or should be intilized as GPT, so this post is causing a LOT of people to funk up thier computers boot drive. You have a responsibility as a poster that is getting paid by ads on your site .

  • I was stuck in the repair loop, and I attempted everything up through solution 3 (disabling the automatic startup repair). After following those steps, which were also unsuccessful​, not only am I still stuck in the repair loop, I am now unable to execute basically any option under the boot menu, as it says that I do not have administrative access to do so, nor does it display anywhere for me to sign in as administrator. Help!

  • Tried everything except removing hard drive and RAM… Nothing worked. Also tried getting data backed up which isn’t working.

  • Tried everything nothing worked.. Until: Solution 4 – Restore Windows registry
    Worked and got everything running smoothly again, thanks!

  • Disabled automatic repair and now I’m stuck in a recovery screen that prompts me to repair my pc? Is there a way to revert this change so I could at least go back to trying to solve the problem of the repair loop..

  • I did solution 3 and restarted my computer, and it gives me a choice to press each for recovery, enter to try again, and f8 for start up settings, but I can chose any because my keyboard or mouse won’t work, they act as if they are unplugged, I have tried to use multiple keyboards but none work, none light up and the key don’t do any thing I’m just stuck on this screen

  • I cannot see the full article (only the first two steps??). Can someone please list the steps in #4 so I can try to fix my computer, or tell me why I am not seeing the full article!!

    Thank you very much!!

  • I tried Solution 3 – Disable Automatic Startup Repair

    I got this
    Your pc need to be repaired
    The operating system couldn’t be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contain errors
    File: \WINDOWS\system\drivers\iaStorA.sys
    Error code: 0xc000035a

    I need help, nothing of the other solutions is working

  • on
    Solution 5 – Check device partition and osdevice partition

    under windows boot manager

    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\device\harddiskvolume2
    path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi

    and

    under windows boot loader

    path \Windows\system32\winload.efi

    does it effect anything that its .efi rather then .exe?

  • Correction from my last comment: I could access bios and fix the priority. So I kept trying most of the steps above mentioned, but no success. Instead, I got out of the automatic repair loop and now I have a blue screen, which says (in Portuguese):
    Recovery
    The computer/dispositive needs repair.
    The OS wasn’t loaded because the System Registry file is absent or contains errors.
    File: \windows\system32\config\system
    Error code: 0xc0000225

    Then it leads me to the same boot menu. So, any ideas?? I would appreciate the help. I’m sorry for my last comment.

  • My god I’m so worried… I tried almost everything in order not to lose my files. But when I entered Bios and tried to set my hard driver, it only had 2 options: “windows boot manager” and “disable” something like that. since windows boot was already set, I tried the disable option and now everything is worse, it’s like the same boot menu but in worst quality, and it starts ith the windows logo instead of ASUS. And now I can’t reach the Bios anymore to undo it, whenever I click del, esc, whatever, nothing happens. F*ck!

  • Thank you very much …
    The solution number 4 successfully solved my problem …. I think the problem with my pc was in registery

  • I don’t know how but Solution 4 – removing one RAM worked. Kudos to you. I have Win 10 and it was went in infinite loop that is showing “Preparing Automatic Repair” and then restart automatically within 10 seconds. Thanks a lot.

  • What I want to know is why the Windows repair tool is unable to automatically find fix and repair the issue when it never should have been allowed to even change anything such as from C drive to F Drive which is what my problem was….. very discouraged after 5 days of trying to deal with this BS and only after I had repeatedly refused the Windows 10 upgrade that continually popped up multiple times a day and then I woke up one morning and I was forced to proceed and continue with the installation as it had said with a blue screen welcome to Windows thanks for installing Windows 10 Michelle I never never agreed or chose to download and or install the Windows 10 software and yet I was forced because it would not allow me to do anything else including safe mode other than proceed with the last steps of the installation that had already taken place and transpired without my knowledge and approval and or okay I’m very disturbed at the fact that my computer and programming was controlled literally by an outside entity without my permission at any point in time ever, what I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 I would have done so and probably purchased it but I did not and yet I have been forced to run this operating system!

  • I ve trying 100 times but i cant ”run” the solution 4. it says thst missing the file! please some help

  • Thank You for the help finally I fix it. I hate Windows 10 invasion of privacy 100% and a lot of bugs. To late to cry after 8.1. Anyway I follow your solutions step by step not all of them work on my antique Sony Vaio but I’m happy I fix the booting. Not very clear to me why the command starts with X: but so far so good. Thanx again.

    • Ok yeh solution use karo… means USB mei windows files k sath bootable b hone chahe phr wohn p option hoga “START COMMAND PROMPT” wohn p click karo phr nechy wali commands use karo…

      1- Wait for Boot Options to appear and start Command Prompt (CMD).
      2 – In Command Prompt, enter the following and press Enter to run it:
      copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config
      command-prompt
      3- If you get asked to overwrite files, type All and press Enter.
      4 – Now type exit and press Enter to exit Command Prompt.
      Restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

  • Thank you, thank you, for the comprehensive multitude of options. I was able to finally get my machine back using the Restore Registry (Solution 4) but only after I determined that my Windows file were located on the F: Drive??? Much more helpful than dealing with Microsoft…

  • Thank you! This solved my problem. None of the repair options were working, including System Restore. I used the Registry rollback (step 4). On reboot, the computer prompted me to load a restore point and it worked.

    Thank you for extensive, comprehensive help.

  • Thank you… huge help.. I had nearly given up!!!

    I had to follow solution 4 followed by solution 3…
    For some reason tho, Automatic startup repair had assigned drive E: as the default drive and this is where my windows files were located… but up and running again!!!

  • I would like to thank the author of this article. It was the only article that solved my problem. The Windows 10 update to the 1607 version turned off the mouse and keyboard driver. All the recipes to solve assumed that I had access to Windows but it was not possible to log on. This article was fortunate to only use the command prompt to resolve. The command:

    copy c: windows system32 config REGBACK * c: windows system32 config

    completely resolved. Thank you again !!

    wrserrano@gmail.com, Brazil

  • Disabled Intel virtualization technology in bios and everything seems to work fine now.. The automatic repair crap appeard when I enabled Hyper-V in windows while restarting (Although I had intel virtualization technology enabled before enabling Hyper-V on windows and everything worked just as it should back then.)
    specs:
    WIN version: windows 10 pro x64 (build 1607 – 14393.51)
    Intel CPU Quad-Core i7-4720HQ @2.6GHz
    24GB RAM
    Samsung SSD 850 PRO (512GB)
    Nvidia GTX 980m

  • I tried solution 3 which is disabling automatic startup repair. I still couldn’t access into the window and now I couldn’t even see the blue screen again, how should I activate the automatic startup repair again??? Please help !!!!

  • EXCELLENT GUIDE… helped me partially…
    after disabling the automatic recovery.. machine gave me the exact error. and it was BLOODY– DRIVER SIGNATURE CHECK lol… and its done 🙂

  • Tried most of the things mentioned above but no luck. Finally, tried System restore and it worked for me. No files lost. What a relief!

  • I tried solution 2 delete the problem file. i got the operating system is incompatible with start up repair. what can i do?

  • FIXED!!
    I created a startup repair usb drive and tried to run the startup repair to no avail. I then entered command prompt through the drive and did what this article said:

    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    (Entered ‘Y’)

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    I then restarted my computer and nothing. But I ran the startup repair again and it’s back!! I will also mention that I set ‘C’ to run chkdsk at next startup, but I doubt that was the fix.