The Automatic Repair Loop is one of the problems you don’t want to experience on your Windows PC. Ironically, it never actually repairs anything, instead putting your PC in a futile bootloop that locks you out of Windows. It tells you that “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” (thanks for that), then gives you the options to Shut down your PC and presumably give up on it forever or go into “Advanced options.”

How Does It Occur?

The most common reason for automatic repair loops is when Windows doesn’t get to shut down properly – due to a power cut, for example, a crash, or your laptop battery running out of charge. if this happens, data in the registry can be filled with incomplete and corrupt entries that wouldn’t have occurred had you shut down, your hard drive could get corrupted because the reading arm didn’t have time to go to its standby position, and all manner of other issues.

 Windows 10 Automatic Repair

Therefore, the simplest way to avoid this automatic repair loop problem is — always shut down your PC.

Here are some troubleshooting methods you can do in order to get rid of Automatic Repair Loop on your Windows PC.

Start Windows Normally

Sometimes the automatic repair loop can occur not because there actually is an issue with your PC but because Windows mistakenly thinks there’s one. So to work around the loop, try pressing [F8] repeatedly when your PC is booting to go into Windows Boot Manager, then just select Start Windows Normally.


Hopefully, doing this should solve the problem. Otherwise, proceed to the next troubleshooting method.

Perform a System Restore

Since the first option didn’t work for you, the next thing you can try is do a system restore. Be reminded that you’ll need to have previously enabled system protection in Windows for this to work.


Your automatic repair loop should lead you to the blue Advanced Startup Options screen. Here, select Troubleshoot, then choose Advanced options, and then select System Restore. Next, select a date before the troubles started.

Use the Command Prompt

If performing a system restore on your Windows PC still isn’t successful in getting rid of the Automatic Repair Loop, you’ll need to do some Command Prompt magic to try and get it working again.

In the Advanced Startup screen, click Troubleshoot, then Advanced options.

From there, select Command Prompt, and enter the following commands, separated by [Enter].

NOTE: For the last command, the “c:” will depend on the letter of your Windows drive.

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot

bootrec.exe /chkdsk /r c:

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6:14:56 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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