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Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC [16 FIXES]

You can restore the Windows Registry, boot the computer in Safe Mode, or reset the computer if nothing works to solve the error.

The Automatic Repair tool is a handy feature in Windows OS that resolves troubles related to the system startup. However, you may encounter the error message, “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC,” if the feature fails to diagnose and resolve the issues in your computer.

Key Takeaways

  • The “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC” error may appear if Windows Automatic Repair cannot fix the persisting startup problem on your computer.
  • It could be due to corrupt files or data, unreliable power supply, or issues in the Windows Registry.
  • Fix the problem by checking the system disk for errors or corrupt data, updating necessary drivers, and more.

What Causes The Error “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC?”

Some reasons for the error include:

  • Unstable power supply or sudden outages.
  • Corrupt Boot files.
  • Missing or erroneous files in the system.
  • Incompatibility between the hard drive and the PC.
  • Problems in the Windows Registry.
  • Lack of free space in the RAM.
Automatic Repair
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Also Read: Undoing Changes Made To Your Computer

What Are Some Signs Of The Error?

There are a few signs that we noticed when we encountered this error:

  • Slower system performance.
  • Could not access Windows; instead, the system boots into Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).
  • A frozen loading screen.
  • The system repeatedly shows the startup screen.

How To Fix “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC?”

Our team devised various solutions to the “Automatic Repair Failing” problem. We tested them on the error and will teach you all about it in this section. On the other hand, you can also try quick fixes, like power cycling your PC and the internet router, in case the problem lies there.

Run A Disk Check

Performing a disk check on your PC repairs and refreshes the data on your system’s disk to eliminate any issues or errors. Perform the scan on each of the computer’s disks one by one to find the cause.

Disk Check
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Run A Fix Boot

Performing a Fix Boot helps resolve startup and boot failure errors like this one. Upon testing, we found that it successfully eliminated the persisting trouble on our PC.

Here is how to perform a Fix Boot using Command Prompt:

  1. Launch the “Troubleshoot” menu in the “Advanced Startup.”
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  2. Select “Advanced Options.”
    Advanced Options
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  3. Launch “Command Prompt” from this menu.
    Command Prompt
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  4. Run the following codes in the Command Prompt window one after the other:
    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
  5. Once done, restart the system and see if the issue is resolved.

Check Hardware

Incompatible PC hardware, like graphics cards, motherboards, or more, can also cause several errors in the system. So, ensure that the hardware connected to your computer is compatible and functioning properly, especially if you have recently connected a new piece of hardware.

Perform SFC And DISM Scans

The System File Checker (SFC) scan finds and repairs corrupt or damaged files. Meanwhile, Deployment Image Servicing And Management (DISM) will look for any problems that may have happened during Windows installation or update and fix them.

Use these steps to scan your computer:

  1. Open the Command Prompt using the steps in the last method and use these codes:
    dism/online/cleanup-image /checkhealth 
    dism/online/cleanup-image /scanhealth

    dism/online/cleanup-image /restorehealth
  2. Wait for each process to complete before executing the next code.

Reset Your Computer

You can reset your PC using the recovery mode or several other ways mentioned in our guide. We prefer a hard reset, deleting everything to remove the issue from your system.

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Delete Recent Windows Updates

Windows may automatically install fresh updates to your computer if they are available. It might be possible that those updates are faulty or did not install correctly. 

Manually delete the updates with the instructions below:

  1. Go to the “Control Panel” on your PC.
    Control Panel
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  2. Choose “Programs.”
  3. Pick “View Installed Updates” on the next screen in the “Programs And Features” section.
    View Installed Updates
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  4. Now, find the latest Windows updates installed on the computer and right-click on it.
  5. Press “Uninstall.”
    Uninstall Updates
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  6. Restart the computer and see if the problem is fixed.

Do A Startup Repair

Startup Repair is a valuable tool that helped us eliminate the error message and return to our normal PC usage. The process fixes errors related to computer startup or boot issues.

Follow these steps to perform a Startup Repair:

  1. Choose “Startup Repair” in “Advanced Options.”
    Start-up Repair
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  2. Enter your profile credentials on the next screen.
  3. Windows will start “Diagnosing Your PC.”
    Diagnosing PC
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Also Read: RGB Fusion 2.0 Not Detecting GPU 

Enable Safe Mode

Launching the computer in Safe Mode loads only the necessary drivers and applications the OS requires for its running. Additionally, you can modify a few computer settings or update the essential drivers in Safe Mode to send away the error.

You will find all the steps to enable Safe Mode below:

  1. In the “Advanced Option” screen, go to “Startup Settings.”
    Startup Settings
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  2. Press the “Restart” button on the bottom right of the blue screen.
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  3. Hit the “F5 Key” on your keyboard to select “Safe Mode With Networking” from the list of options. By choosing this, you can access the internet in Safe Mode.
    Safe Mode With Networking
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  4. See if the issue is still there after restarting your PC.

Disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection

Use the same method as in the above section, but press the “F8 Key” in “Step 3” instead of “F4” to select the “Disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection” option. Moreover, check out our fixes for the error “the computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.”

Delete The Erroneous File

Any file containing glitches, bugs, or corrupt data can affect the PC’s operation. Hence, find and delete the problematic files from your system.

Ensure you enter the correct codes as mentioned:

  1. In “Command Prompt,” execute the following codes one after the other to delete the files causing this error on your PC.
    cd WindowsSystem32LogFilesSrt
  2. If the process successfully diagnoses a corrupt file, locate and delete it from your PC. 

NOTE: Verify that the file you delete is unrelated to the Operating System, i.e., Windows. Otherwise, if you delete a file vital to Windows’ functioning, you may damage the OS.

Perform A System Restore

Note that you can only run a System Restore if restore points are already created on your computer. If not, then this method will not apply to your PC.

Send the computer to a previous restore point with this method:

  1. Choose the “System Restore” option.
    System Restore
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  2. A dialog box will appear that reads, “Starting System Store.”
  3. It will be followed by a dialog box prompting you to proceed with the process.
  4. When asked, choose the restore point created just before you started facing the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC” error so you do not lose many settings and changes. 

Check Windows Registry

The Windows Registry stores all the settings, configurations, and data connected to the operating system on your computer. We checked the Windows Registry to resolve system and OS errors.

This is how you can check Windows Registry for any issues:

  1. Access “Command Prompt” and enter the code “diskpart.”
    Disk Part Code
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  2. Let the process initiate, and then type “list volume” when prompted.
  3. Lastly, execute “exit.”

Restore Windows Registry

While testing the fixes, we found that a corrupt or misconfigured Windows Registry can cause instability in the system and its software. Thus, we performed a restore to sort out the error. Besides, ensure you back up any critical files and data before the process so you do not lose anything essential if the process goes wrong. 

Below are the easiest steps to restore Windows Registry:

  1. Again, open Command Prompt and enter “copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config.”
    Restore Windows Registry
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  2. Type “All” if it requires your permission to overwrite files.
  3. Exit the window and restart the computer to apply the changes.

Disable Automatic Startup Repair

Run the code “bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No” in Command Prompt to disable the process on your computer. Hence, you can boot up the computer normally after a restart when the tool is turned off.

Disable Startup Repair
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Turn Off Third Party Software

Sometimes, third-party antivirus software may hinder the computer’s operation and cause the features to malfunction. Try disabling the protection temporarily to check if the problem goes away. Also, we recommend only using trusted antivirus applications like McAfee or  Avast.

Run Windows Memory Diagnostic 

Windows Memory Diagnostic tool analyzes all the data in the system’s memory to delete corrupt or faulty files. It is a built-in tool, so you do not have to download it separately. 

This is how you can quickly perform a Windows Memory Diagnostic scan:

  1. Launch the computer in “Safe Mode” as specified in Method 7 of this guide.
  2. Go to the PC’s “Search Bar” and type “Windows Memory Diagnostic.”
  3. Click on the search result to open the window.
    Windows Memory Diagnostic
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  4. Select the first option, “Restart Now And Check For Problems.”
    Restart And Check
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  5. The computer should restart to scan the system for potential errors.

What To Do If These Fixes Are Not Effective?

In case none of the fixes works on your PC, you might have to reinstall the operating system on your computer, meaning you can lose your data and files if they are not backed up. Furthermore, you can take the PC to a computer technician to see if they can diagnose and solve the underlying cause of this error.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I See The Error “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC?

The error may occur if your computer has trouble loading the operating system or there are issues with the boot files.

What Should I Do If I Encounter This Error?

Restore system settings, run a disk check, or do a system recovery to resolve the error.

Can Incompatible Hardware Cause The Error?

If you have recently attached new hardware to your PC and began facing the error after that, it may be possible that the hardware is causing a conflict in the system’s running.

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