How To 

Fix a ‘Windows 10 Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC’ Loop

Windows has incorporated the Windows Automatic Repair feature for purposes of fixing a number of errors which may have presented themselves while the PC is in use. The feature is available in versions 8, 8.1 and 10, and may be downloaded or updated from the internet as often as the need arises. But, sometimes the feature does not work properly. In most cases, it fails to go out of the startup repair loop in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 for various reasons. The auto repair error loop occurs in two versions as clearly shown below.


Sometimes the error is caused if the auto repair fails to go past the black screen showing the error messsage: ‘preparing automatic repair’. In another case, it just displays the error message’ automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC’. This often happens if the automatic repair did not start properly. You can try the following methods to sort out this issue. There is a solution for the repair of the method in each of the two cases as explained below. The first three methods are quick fix methods which you can apply quite easily.
Quick fix method 1: Disconnect any external peripheral devices such as USB flash drives, hard drives and even discs.
Quick fix method 2: simply remove the RAM from the computer and put it back. This may be enough to solve the problem.
Quick fix method 3: disable the early launch anti-malware protection feature
Disabling the early launch anti-malware feature may be enough to prevent the error from recurring. You can successfully do this by using the command Prompt (this is present in the menu of Windows Boot Options and appears after the computer has restarted multiple times)
Once the Windows Boot Options menu has appeared, choose ‘Troubleshoot’, followed by clicking ‘advanced options’ and Startup settings respectively. The computer will restart and display a list of options.


From the list of options, click on ‘Disable early launch anti-malware protection’. Next, restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.


File corruption as the main issue

Sometimes all the methods above may not work. If this is the case, it may be because there is a corrupt file which is responsible for the error message. The goal is to find the corrupt file and delete it. In case this is the issue, you can check it from the Windows Boot Options menu as described below.
Enter the Windows Boot Options menu
After entering the Windows Boot Options menu, choose ‘Troubleshoot’, followed by ‘advanced options’ and ‘command prompt’ respectively.


Once in the command prompt

In the command prompt, type what you see in the image below:


Deleting a corrupt file

If you see a message such as the one shown in the image below, it means that this is the corrupt file. Simply go to the specified location in the Command Prompt and enter the ‘Del’ command to get rid of the corrupt file. It is important to remember that corrupt files may vary and may be located in different folders.


 

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