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Fix Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair

Windows users notice, Windows starts automatic repair when it fails to boot twice consecutively It may be due to power fauilure, System hardware failure or any other reason. So That windows perform Automatic Repair to fix this problem itself. But sometimes an error occurs during the repair process making it unable to proceed further and Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair screen for long time. If your Laptop / Desktop has entered this state, and get stuck for hours and looking for solutions to get rid of this problem ? Here we have some working solutions to fix Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair Startup problem permanently.  When windows enter this state obviously cannot access the bootloader settings, which are responsible for starting the repair process. To change it, you need to boot from a bootable media with the appropriate operating system you have installed. If you dont have Bootable Media you create a new one From here.

Reason Behind Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair

Mostly The windows 10 stuck preparing automatic repair black screen display when something goes wrong with their computer, due to power loss, Corrupted system files, missing bootmgr and Windows 10 attempts to correct it by itself at startup.

If you are getting Automatic Repair Couldn’t repair your PC Checkout this article : Fix Automatic repair couldn’t repair your pc On Windows 10  

Fix Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair

After understand the problem Now lets move to Troubleshooting part to fix This Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair permanently. As we discussed before due to this problem windows cannot access the bootloader settings, which are responsible for starting the repair process. You need to boot from a bootable media if you dont have then check how to create a bootable media/USB. 

BOOT into BIOS to improve Boot Order

Now first insert bootable media to your pc or computer and Restart your computer. Enter your computer’s BIOS (or UEFI) adjustments the moment it starts up. The main element that you might want to push to enter these settings depends on the maker of your computer’s motherboard and will be something from Esc, Eliminate or F2 to F8, F10 or F12. Here on BIOS screen move to boot tab using right Arrow keys. And chage the first boot to DVD/ USB press F10 to make save changes you have made This will restart windows.


Check : How to access Advanced boot options to fix Startup Errors.

Fix and Rebuild Boot options

While reboot windows will ask press any key to boot from CD/DVD. Press any key to boot on it. Here When you see the Install Windows screen, click the link “Repair Your Computer” at the bottom left:

windows 10 repair your computer

In the screen titled Choose an option, pick the Troubleshoot item. On the next screen, select “Advanced Options”. In the Advanced Options screen, pick the item named “Command Prompt”.


Here on the advanced command prompt enter the following commands and press Enter after each line in order to run it:

  • bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
  • bootrec.exe /fixmbr
  • bootrec.exe /fixboot

Also after perform this commands 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.

  • chkdsk /r c:
  • chkdsk /r d:

This is just our example, so keep in mind that you have to perform chkdsk command for every hard drive partition that you have. After complete 100% scanning Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

Disable Automatic Repair on Startup

After perform Above method still getting same problem then disable the Automatic Repair will help. You can do this with same way by perform a simple command. To do this access Advanced command prompt and type bellow command.

bcdedit /set {GUID} recoveryenabled No

After type this hit enter to execute the command and restart windows check problem fixed. Still getting Same problem fallow next troubleshooting step.

Boot to Safe Mode and run DISM Command

Some times users report “Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC”  windows stuck at startup repair caused by a bad driver, such as a Microsoft Windows driver for a wireless Microsoft keyboard, for example. If you’re having this problem and you use similar hardware, try this solution:

As we are unable to start windows normally we need to Boot windows into safe mode to perform DISM command.

  1. First Access Advanced Boot options > On 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. Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
  4. When Command Prompt starts, enter the following and press Enter to run it:  DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


It might take about 15 or more minutes for this process to complete, so be patient. Do not interrupt it. After the process is done, restart your computer.

Restore Windows registry

Also Some times Due to different application installation or uninstallation windows registry may get corrupted and this will cause different problems while windows start, windows stuck at repair screen or“Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC”. You can fix this by restore your registry from RegBack directory To this fallow bellow steps.

First Access Command Prompt using advanced boot options, Here In Command Promptenter the following and press Enter to execute this.

 copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\* c:\windows\system32\config

Restore Windows registry

If you get asked to overwrite files, type All and press Enter, Now type exit and press Enter to exit Command Prompt. Simply Restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

Check device partition and osdevice partition

Also if the device partition and OS device partition values are’t correct. This will causeWindows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” windows stuck at repair screen loop. You can fix this by following bellow steps.

Simply start Command Prompt from Advanced boot options. And Enter the following command and press Enter:


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 is C:, but this can change for some reason to D: (or some other letter) and create problems.

Check device partition and osdevice partitionIf the value isn’t set to C:, enter the following commands and press Enter after each one:

  • bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
  • bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:

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. Restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

Refresh or Reset Windows 10

If after perform all above steps still the problem persists, Then the last way to refresh or reset windows which help windows to get a fresh start. Note 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. To perform Refresh or Reset, you need to do the following:

refresh reset windows 10

Inset Bootable Media on your PC / Laptop boot from it. On first screen click on repair computer next When Boot Menu opens, choose Troubleshooting. Choose between Refresh or Reset option. Follow the instructions to complete the process. We have to mention that you might need Windows 10 installation media to complete this process, so make sure that you have it.

These are some best working solutions to fix Windows 10 Stuck Preparing Automatic Repair permanently. Still have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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