New Windows 10 versions are highly unstable and buggy as a result of which users of it can encounter “Preparing automatic repair” loop at any point in time. Users who encounter this error, have reported that they can successfully install and use Windows 10 until they perform their first reboot. No sooner than they rebooted their computer after completing the installation process, they will see the same error. If you have faced this error, One of the main ways to fix this cycle is to cut the power to the computer. Besides that, there are also some solutions available which you can use to fix this error. Let’s focus on them.
Fixes to Resolve Preparing Automatic Repair Error
Here are some effective hacks to fix this bug. Try out the steps provided and resolve this matter in a quick hassle:
Method 1: Turn Off Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection
Once you encounter preparing automatic repair loop, then the first thing which you can do to fix it, is, to turn off the early launch anti-malware protection. You will most likely be able to perform this activity from the command prompt Windows boot options which will start to show up after your restart your PC a few times:
- First of all, you need to go to the troubleshooting section and after that, you have to navigate to the Advanced Options. Once done, you have to go to the Startup Settings.
- Your computer will restart and you will be able to see a list of options.
- Choose the “Disable early launch anti-malware protection” option.
- Now, you need to restart your PC and check the status of the particular error.
If this error persists, go through the next method.
Method 2: Enable XD-bit (No-Execute Memory Protect) in your BIOS
XD-bit (better known as No-execute memory protection) is a feature that is available in every BIOS setting of a computer. By default, it remains disabled. To overcome this error, you can also turn on it using these steps:
First of all, you need to restart your computer. While booting up, you will be able to see the first screen of your computer will start displaying. Now, you need to press a specific key which will take you into the BIOS. You will be able to see the key name available in your computer’s user manual or the initial screen of your computer as it depends on the model you are using.
Now, in your computer’s BIOS, you need to go through the tabs and find the XD-bit. After that, you need to enable it. Once you complete all of the steps, you need to save the changes and restart your computer. Now, check the status of the error. If it persists, then try to follow the alternative method.
Method 3: Restore your System
System Restore is an extremely convenient tool of Windows 10 which is perfect for fixing issues with the OS. In order to fix “preparing automatic repair” screen loop, you can also use this tool. As this loop prevents you to access the Operating system, you need a Windows 10 installation disc or USB to perform the following steps:
- First of all, you need to configure your language and other preferences.
- On the screen where you locate an Install now button at the center of the page. Now, you need to tap on Repair your computer which is situated in the bottom left corner.
- Once done, you need to choose the operating system which you want to repair.
- In the recovery options menu, you have to tap on System Restore.
- After completing all of the steps, you need to follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the restore process with your computer.
- After completing the system restore, you have to restart your computer and it will bring you up in the “Preparing automatic repair” screen and this time it will not be stuck on it.
In case, if you notice it sticks in an automatic repair loop, then go through the further steps.
Occasionally, you can notice Windows will be stuck in an Automatic Repair loop. Well due to some corrupted files you can also encounter this error. On that note, try out these steps:
- First of all, in the boot menu, you need to select the troubleshoot.
- After that, navigate to the Advanced options. Now, go to Command prompt.
- In the command line enter: C: cd Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt. SrtTrail.txt
- Now, you will be able to see something like Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsock.sys is corrupted, then you need to navigate to the specified location using the Command Prompt as well as you have to enter the del command to delete the problematic file.
Method 4. Repair MBR and Rebuild the BCD Manually
In case, if you notice that, the Master Boot Record (MBR) and Boot Configuration Datastore (BCD) are missing or corrupted, or properly configured, then, Windows will not be able to start. In that case, you have to enter Windows and you need to repair MBR and rebuild the BCD manually. To perform so, you need to try out these:
- Firstly, in the Windows Boot Options menu, you need to select Troubleshoot and go to Advanced Options.
- Navigate to Command Prompt. In this Window, you need to enter these commands and hit the Enter button.
These are all potential fixes for preparing automatic repair loop. Share your experience with us. For further queries, you can drop comments below.