With each version of the Windows operating system, we have got an amazing inbuilt repair tool. For instance, with
- Windows NT -> Emergency Recovery tool
- Windows 2000 -> Recovery Console
- Windows XP -> System Restore
- Windows 7 -> Startup Repair
And, now with Windows 10, an Automatic Repair tool is fitted-in to fix system startup problems. The moment any startup issue is detected in your Windows10 system; this Automatic Repair will launch auto-troubleshooting and diagnosing action without waiting for the user input. This auto-repair mechanism does not require user involvement and in many instances, it successfully fixed even a non-booting computer.
However, this auto-repair technique annoyed several users instead of solving their problem! Windows 10 Automatic Repair reached a never-ending loop and made the situation even worse in many cases.
So, in this troubleshooting guide, it is described how to fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop in different ways.
Note: To fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop you need a bootable USB or CD/DVD.
Instructions to Fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop:
Step 1: Connect the bootable USB or CD/DVD to the Windows 10 computer which is having automatic repair loop. Power ON the system and enter into the boot menu.
Step 2: Select your required language in the Setup window.
Step 3: Click on Repair your computer in the Windows Setup wizard.
Step 4: Next, choose to Troubleshoot followed by Advanced options.
Step 5: Under Advanced options, select Command Prompt. Provide user name and password if required.
Now, you can choose your desired solution among the below-listed options and resolve the Windows 10 automatic repair loop.
Resolution 1: Disable Windows 10 Automatic Repair at Startup
In the elevated Command Prompt, type bcdedit and press Enter.
From the result, find resumeobject and note down the number allocated to it.
Type in bcdedit /set GUID recoveryenabled No (replace GUID with the resumeobject number you noted down in the previous step) and hit Enter.
Once done, reboot the computer.
Resolution 2: Reset Windows Registry
Type copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\* c:\windows\system32\config in the Command Prompt and press Enter.
When asked for permission to overwrite existing files, type all and hit Enter.
When the process is done, close the CMD window using the exit command and restart the computer.
Resolution 3: Remove RAM
The easy trick you can try to fix Windows 10 automatic repair loop is removing the RAM.
Remember to turn OFF the computer before removing the RAM. In case, your system is having more number of RAMs then try to remove each RAM separately and start your computer (remove one RAM at a time and start system). When you are done with removing all RAMs and entering Windows, run CHKDSK to verify your drives health, and SFC to fix corrupt system files.
Here is how to run CHKDSK on Windows 10 computer.
Open Command Prompt as admin.
Type chkdsk /f /r in the CMD window and hit Enter button.
Wait till the CHKDSK scanning gets completed.
Note: Visit this page in case, you come across CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives error message while running check disk scan on your hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.
Steps to Run SFC:
Launch Command Prompt (Run as administrator).
Type sfc /scannow and press Enter key.
Wait till the System File Checker completely scans your computer files.