• August 15, 2021 •

Windows 10: Automatic Repair Loop (Fixed)

Microsoft built Windows 10 operating system in such a way that when any problem encounters, it can fix it on its own with an automatic repair tool. Glitchy updates, incomplete software downloads, corrupted file systems, or any other computer peripheral can cause errors and issues which makes Windows 10 operating system unable to run. This problem needs to be get fixed which is done by an automatic repair tool present itself in Windows 10.

Some unfortunate Windows 10 users are experiencing a serious issue with the automatic repair tool, it just runs in a loop preventing users from using the desktop or entering into the Windows 10 operating system. This can freak you out completely when you especially want to access your computer on an urgent basis.

By the end of this article, you will get to know how to fix the Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 10. Read on the guide that we have managed to provide you., in order to resolve the error permanently.

See also: Windows 10 Modern Setup Host – All you Need to Know

Without further ado, let’s get started.

What is an Automatic Repair Loop? And What Causes it to Occur?

What is an Automatic Repair Loop error?

Automatic repair loop error is an issue where Windows 10 completely fails to boot due to some problems which then boots into an automatic repair tool to fix the problem. When the automatic tool fails to repair the problem itself, Windows 10 operating system continues to boot in the automatic repair tool and this cycle continues endlessly, which is then known as “Automatic Repair Loop”.

What causes Automatic Repair Loop to Occur?

Honestly, it is uneasy to figure out the single cause of the issue. But it causes due to a corrupted file system, computer peripherals, incomplete software installation, missing device drivers. These are some valid examples. When you have recently updated your PC, new components such as graphics cards or printers need compatible drivers, when the requirement is not met, or the drivers are outdated it causes an automatic repair loop.

Troubleshooting Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 10

Following are the troubleshooting method that will help you to fix the auto repair loop in Windows 10. If one method works for you then stick to it else, move on to the next method.

Disconnect Recently Connected Devices

If an automatic repair loop is encountering right after you have connected any device to your computer, then the connected device might be causing the issue. If that’s the case, then disconnect the device to see if this works.

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If your computer is successfully able to boot without booting in an automatic repair loop, then assume that the device or a component was the culprit. Considering installing new drivers for the device accordingly, else don’t use it at all. You will be able to find the latest drivers on the manufacturer’s page.

Run System Scan in Safe Mode

Corrupted system files can cause an automatic repair loop. Windows replaced the necessary system file with the replica known as image. These image files can also get corrupted so Windows is unable to repair itself which causes the command to fails. Here, we will use DSIM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool to resolve this issue. For that, we need to use Safe Mode which boots the windows without any third-party apps.

Step 1: Restart your computer, and press the F8 key while pc is booting, this will take you to the Windows boot troubleshooting menu.

Step 2: Here, select See advanced repiar options > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.

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Step 3: You will get to see a list of options, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking by pressing F5.

Step 4: Your computer will boot into the Safe Mode, do a right-click on the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) or search it in the search bar.

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Step 5: Type the following command in the PowerShell and hit Enter in order to execute the command.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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Step 6: The system will analyze and will take some time, once DSIM finishes running it will restart your computer.

Step 7: Again, follow the same steps mentioned above to boot your computer in the Safe Mode and run the PowerShell.

Step 9: Now, type the following command and press Enter in order to execute the command.

sfc /scannow

This command will check the integrity of the Windows file system and verify whether Windows is completely repaired.

If this fails to work, then we can perform a run system repair tool.

Using System Repair Tools (Chkdsk, SFC)

Here’s how to run a system repair tool:

Step 1: Restart your computer, press the F8 key on the keyboard before you see the Windows logo appears on the screen. You might need to do it twice or thrice to run the system repair tool.

Step 2: Once done, click on See advanced repair option on the Recovery window.

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Step 3: Select Troubleshoot option on Choose an option menu.

Step 4: In Troubleshoot menu, select Advanced options

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Step 5: Under Advanced options, select Command Prompt.

Step 6: Command prompt screen will appear, here type the following command and type Enter.

chkdsk /r c:
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This command will detect issues and errors and repair them automatically. Also, again we will check the integrity of Windows system files using the following command, type the command,, and hit enter.

sfc /scannow

Let the process finish and close the window of command prompt by clicking on the X icon.

Limit the Boost Loop of Automatic Startup Repair

Here, we will disable automatic startup repair to limit the boot loops. But we don’t guarantee it will work unless your Windows is functioning well and good. If this happens, your windows will successfully boot without an automatic repair loop. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Just restart your computer, press the F8 key on the keyboard before you see the Windows logo appears on the screen. You might need to do it twice or thrice to be on troubleshoot menu.

Step 2: In the troubleshoot menu, select Advanced potions > Command Prompt. Wait for the system to run Command Prompt, you might be asked to enter the password of the Microsft account (if it’s set earlier).

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Step 3: Once the command prompt window appears, type the following command and press enter.

bcdedit 

Once you typed bcdedit, you need to double click for identifier and recoveryenabled in order to check the values. The values are set as {default} in identifier with recoverenabled limited to yes.

To change this, type the following command and press enter in order to disable automatic boot repair.

 bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled n

Whether you are running command prompt or PowerShell from the windows using Safe Mode. Replace identifier value to {current} rather than, for eg. bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no).

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Close the command prompt by clicking on the X icon. Restart the computer and see if the problem is fixed.

Restore Windows Registry

Malware or virus can infect the drives and causes automatic repair loop errors and can corrupt the Windows registry. The problem can be able to get fixed by restoring the Windows registry.

Step 1: Restart your computer, and press the F8 key before the Windows icon appears.

Step 2: Select See advanced repair options > Troubleshoot > Advance options > Command Prompt.

Step 3: Let the command prompt appear, and type the following command to restore the Windows registry, and press enter.

C:\Windows\System32\config\regback* C:\Windows\System32\config\

Step 4: If the command prompt asks you to overwrite files, type All and press Enter.

Close the command prompt by the X icon and restart your computer to see if this works.

Reset your Windows 10

Resetting your Windows 10 is the best thing you can perform if there’s any serious issue like an automatic repair loop. Good thing is that you don’t need to worry about data loss while resetting your Windows 10. It has an option to remove the keep the data or remove it entirely.

Step 1: Restart your computer and press F8 to open troubleshoot menu.

Step 2: Select Troubleshoot then select the option as shown in the image accordingly.

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Step 3: Then click on Reset this PC.

This should be able to fix the booting issue of Windows 10.

What if Nothing Works?

All the troubleshooting methods mentioned above are valid fixes. At this point, the automatic repair loop should be able to get fixed and you should be able to boot the Windows 10 operating system normally.

On the other side, if you are still victimized with an automatic repair loop, then the last thing you can do is to reinstall the entire Windows 10 operating system on your drive. This will resolve the booting issues that you are facing. But before performing re-installation of Windows 10, we advised you to back up your precious data or you might be able to end up getting losing it permanently. Else, you can hand over your computer to an expert to fix automatic repair oop issue on your computer.

That’s it for now, hope this helps! We are glad to know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then, stay tuned for more info.

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