Laptop stuck on ” Preparing Automatic Repair ” error

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folks every time the computer gets auto restart or says preparing automatic repair there can be many reasons behind this issue.

Fix laptop preparing automatic repair

Here are some steps to get out of the stuck or loop process again and again.-

1. Boot in safe mode

Restart your computer by pressing the power button and hold for 20 seconds and restart it again and try to press shift and f8 to get into safe mode.

  • open cmd and run as administrator in cmd type sfc /scan now and hit enter wait for the process.
  • run chk disk command in cmd after that.
  • run a cleaner and avg cloud care program to remove the virus and for cleaning some system files. try to backup your files.

If the problem is not fixed then again go to the safe mode and try to restore your pc.

Open the run box and type there rstrui.exe  

And try to reset your windows at an earlier point.

if this function will not work then try this-

2. Factory restores

  • press the f11 key and hold that key and press the power button. –
  • for factory restore.
  • Attach your keyboard. choose your country.
  • Hit enter
  • Go to troubleshoot.
  • Click on reset this/your pc.
  • It will remove your all data
  • Click next
  • Now choose an operating system. click clean the drive.
  • Select it and hit enter.
  • Wait for the process and see if this works.
  • restart the computer

Try some cool tricks

  • remove all unwanted startup programs and disable them using the task manager
  • on new computers there is always a program like hp cool sense, make sure it is turned on.
  • make sure your inside fan is working on your computer
  • run a full virus scan to remove viruses and junk from the computer

for more help,

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10 thoughts on “Laptop stuck on ” Preparing Automatic Repair ” error”

  1. I can’t even get to safe mode! My daughter’s HP 13-S120nr is stick in the “automatic repair” cycle. I’ve held down the power key, tried ESC to get to the menu, doesn’t work. Tried Shift-F8 to get into safe mode, that doesn’t work either. Got the dreaded frowny face and “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’ll restart for you.” And then it hangs up back at the black screen after the “automatic repair” shows up again. Ugh. I’m now trying the boot from flash drive option, again.

  2. IT Support Dallas

    Im impressed, I should say. Pretty rarely do I come across a blog thats each informative and entertaining, and let me let you know, youve hit the nail on the head. Your blog is significant; the problem is some thing that not sufficient men and women are talking intelligently about. Im seriously happy that I stumbled across this in my search for one thing relating to this issue.

  3. Hello I am Francis Tefleh, I’m having problem with my HP laptop. I try to put it on it stuck on preparing automatic repair.
    when I try to press the start button and f11 it will be reading
    Please wait for the whole day to the next day until the HP laptop goes off. is there anything I can do to have my new HP laptop fixed up?

  4. Hello Francis .
    we would Recommend You Please Reboot Your computer in safe Mode with Networking Using F8 key while Your computer Restart.
    Try Restoring the Computer to the latest Date while it was working Fine .
    Please Let Us know if You need any other Help .
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  5. i have done all things and it still wont move from preparing automatic repair i havent ever seen any other screen

  6. Relerford Brown

    My lap top is hp and Run windows 10 it is stuck on preparing automatic repair Its a new Lap top when I hit the power button it will try to start the goes to a blur screen and says a problem was found need a restart then it will try to start and goes back to preparing automatic repair and stay there left it over night and nothing happen can you help me please

  7. Toshiba sattelite c65 frozen on automatic repair won’t boot past that will I have to have computer repair to fix it or can I do this on my own

  8. Polly Samuels McLean

    Help. I’m Ike the people above who can even reboot or get the computer into safe mode. Help!!

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