Most Windows users Report After Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary update, Recent windows update installation, or even after New Hardware device driver Installation, Windows Stuck At startup repair screen for a long time, while Start windows Laptop or computer. Even after hours of repair this will result in Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC. Or windows 10 automatic repair your pc did not start correctly Also for Windows 7 users this error will be Startup Repair couldn’t repair your pc. Startup Repair or Automatic Repair both are the same Windows Recovery Utility tool but are named differently according to the Windows Version.
The error could be like: Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.
Press “Advanced options” to try other options to repair your PC or “Shut down” to turn off your PC.
Log file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
Automatic Repair is a built-in Windows 10 service, which has the ability to fix the boot failure error. When Windows 10 running system fails to boot, the Automatic Repair option tries to repair and fixes the bugs that are preventing Windows to run properly. In most cases, automatic repair fixes various issues related to boot failures but like any other program, it also has its limitations, and sometimes Automatic Repair fails to work. Most of the time Automatic Repair fails because there are some errors or corrupted or missing files in your operating system installation that prevent Windows from starting correctly. In this case, you have to manually fix these errors to fix the startup problem include Automatic repair couldn’t repair your pc.
How To Fix Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your pc Error
So If you are also suffering from this problem and looking for a solution to fix it permanently. Here fallow bellow we have some solutions which help to fix this problem permanently.
Remove All External Devices
First of all start with basic troubleshooting, Remove all external devices include power cable and VGA cable. Now press and hold the power button for 30 sec. Now Attach only the power cable, VGA cable, keyboard, and mouse and start windows and check windows starts normally. If yes then maybe a problem with any external device like the attached printer, scanner, external HDD, etc. Insert one by one and find out the device which causes the problem. Uninstall the current driver for that particular device. Visit the manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver and install.
For Laptop, users Remove the Battery and hold the Power button for 30 sec. Again insert the battery and check it’s working.
Access Advanced Start Options
If the Above method not working and facing the same problem Automatic repair couldn’t repair your pc. Then you can Access the windows 10 Advanced options ( where you get a number of troubleshooting tools like advanced command prompt. system restore, Automatic repair, windows startup settings include safe mode, etc. ) to fix this startup problem.
Also, You can Refer bellow the video to know more about Advanced boot options.
First Click on Advanced Options as shown below image to access the advanced boot options. ( Or you can use a windows installation media to access the Advanced boot options: check how to access advanced boot options using installation media ) If you don’t have Installation media read how to create a windows 10 Installation media using media creation tool.
Now on the next screen, you will get a screen to choose an option here clicks on Troubleshoot – > Advanced options -> Now click on the command prompt. Here on the command prompt type bellow commands to fix this problem.
Perform Commands to Fix Automatic repair couldn’t repair your pc error
First, type the command Diskpart And hit Enter key to execute the command. Next type List Volume to display the volume list.
The above-listed commands help you to find out the Windows Drive Letter that is going to require treatment. This is essential to understand the part of our windows Drive Letter that requires the troubleshooting process.
Here Note down your windows installation volume for me its volume 2 and the drive letter is D ( check bellow picture for better understand )
After that Type Exit to leave the diskpart.
Again Perform Bellow commands to fix :
Frist Type D: ( Note your driver letter may be different ) and hit the enter key.
Next Type bootrec.exe /fixmbr hit enter to execute the command and fix the master boot record.
After that type bootrec.exe /fixboot hit to fix the boot device-related problem.
Now Use command bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd and hit enter to execute the command. next type exit.
Repair Bed Sectors And Errors on Hard Disk
After fix, the Boot MBR check the hard disk for errors. Sometimes corrupted files on your hard drive can cause these types of errors to appear, but you can fix these errors by performing a chkdsk scan. To perform this scan, Type: chkdsk /f /r
Choose “Y” for yes for the question concerning would you like to force a dismount on this volume (Y/N) when you press the Y key this will show volume dismounted app opened handles to this volume are now invalid. and the scanning process will start to wait until stage 5 is complete. This process will take some time to wait for that. After completing the scanning process, you will get a screen as shown below.
Now Type command Exit to exit the command prompt and when the advanced screen appears click on turn off your pc. Now check if these commands helped to fix Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC error on Windows 10.
Boot Into Safe mode
If after performing All the Above commands and repair Disk errors still having the same issue windows unable to start with Error like Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC. Then Boot windows into safe mode. Where windows start with minimal system resources. And allow you to perform Troubleshooting Steps to Fix this startup problem.
Run System File Checker
As windows are unable to start and automatic repair is unable to fix the issue, may there be any corrupted, missing system file causing the issue or any Corrupted Device driver, third-party application cause this issue? that cause you need to run the System file checker utility to make sure any corrupted system files not causing the issue. Also, open Device Manager and check any installed device driver with a yellow tingle mark if found any simply right-click and select uninstall. Also Disable or uninstall the current Display driver, on the next boot windows automatically install the best available Display driver for you.
Disable Fast Startup
Also if this error occurs on the Windows computer then disable the fast startup Feature is a very effective solution to fix most windows startup problems. you Can read the advantages and disadvantages of the Fast startup Feature here.
You can Disable the fast Startup Feature from the control panel -> power options -> choose what the power buttons do -> change settings that are currently unavailable and uncheck fast startup option as shown below image.
After performing the above steps ( Run System file checker, Driver reinstall and Disable Fast startup ) Now Restart windows check this time windows Start normally without any problem
Rename corrupt Windows Registry
Most of the times above methods fix this Automatic repair couldn’t repair your pc error. If still your pc not start normally after repair MBR check HDD error etc then rename the old corrupt registry and create new registry can fix this problem to do this
First Insert the Windows installation media, press the Power button, press the del key to access the BIOS setup. Here set first boot option CD/DVD press f10 to make save changes Now when windows start to click any key to boot from CD or DVD
Next Select your language and click on Next.
Here on the keyboard press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt.
Next on command prompt Type cd C:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\ (change your drive letter accordingly).
Here, type SrtTrail.txt and press Enter to open the required file in the notepad. Next, click on File and select Open. Next, Find File types and select All Files.
Navigate to C:\windows\system32, find CDM, right-click it and select Run as Administrator.
Type cd C:\windows\system32\config command in the command prompt window.
Add .bak file extension to Default, Software, SAM, System, and Security files to create their backups. To do so, type the following command in the command prompt window and press Enter after each:
the first type rename DEFAULT DEFAULT.bak and hit the enter key
Then type rename SAM SAM.bak and hit the enter key
next type rename SECURITY SECURITY.bak and hit the enter key
Again type rename SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.bak and hit the enter key
At last type rename SYSTEM SYSTEM.bak and hit enter key.
Now type copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack c:\windows\system32\ and hit enter key close command prompt. remove installation media and reboot your PC. Hope this time pc starts normally.
Perform System Restore
Also if the above methods fail to fix then you can use system restore option on advanced boot options to revert back the system set to the previous working state. where the system working without any errors.
Also, you can Run SFC Utility ( system file checker utility ) on the command prompt to repair any corrupted system files. To do this same on advanced options command prompt type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. wait until 100 % complete after that restart windows and check.