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PC stuck at " Preparing Automatic Repair" window 10

by Ashrrith / March 21, 2018 7:19 AM PDT

My PC starts to flicker in the beginning when I boot and later gets stuck at "Preparing Automatic Repair" and does not go further or even load anything. Help!!!!!!

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Re: preparing automatic repair
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 21, 2018 7:35 AM PDT

Get the recovery drive you made (if you did make one, everybody should) or your Windows 10 install disc (that came with the PC or that you made earlier), or make your own install disc or stick (with Microsofts MEDIA CREATION TOOL, google that). Then boot from it, and see if any repair works before you start with refresh or reset.
See, for example,
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/repair-windows-10
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options

Or use the maker prescribed way to go back to factory conditions.

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Along with Kees' advice
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2018 10:51 AM PDT

I have run into that one too many times. Remember folk bring me the dead PCs so my view is unique and not what most will see.

By booting the USB stick you made with the tool Kees noted you gain access to a lot more tools.

As you didn't reveal if any files need to be saved you could head to the repair area to do a CHKDSK /F /R /X on each drive letter than do another boot to the repair tools and try automatic repair again. If that fails you can reset Windows 10 there.

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