Automatic Start up Repair

PC developers provide multiple tools and software to ensure the smooth running of Windows operating systems. Still, there might come instances where your PC will face several technical issues. These might include booting errors, Blue Screen of Death, etc. You can encounter such issues on any given day. Therefore, Microsoft embeds an efficient Automatic Startup Repair tool to fix these kinds of technical errors. By using it, you can repair your operating system in a quick Instant. But, many users have also faced situations where Automatic Startup Repair could not repair PC and help fix the problem.

If your repair tool isn’t working, it notifies you with the following error messages:

  • exe /fixboot access is denied Windows 10
  • Windows 10 automatic repair failed log file c/windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt Windows 10
  • Windows 10 automatic repair your pc did not start correctly

So if you too are facing something similar, this article will help you resolve it. Here we will look into the reason why Automatic Repair fails and how you can fix it. So, let us begin.

Why Does Automatic Startup Repair fail?

There are several reasons that trigger the failure. Check them out down below:

  • The first and most common reason could be a corrupt primary boot partition due to malware.
  • In some scenarios, users need to fix many BSOD errors manually. These kinds of errors are very critical, and usually, Windows cannot fix them.
  • Another reason is the difficulty developers face while configuring Windows 10, which hinders them from fixing all the errors automatically. It indicates that users might need to employ third-party tools to obtain the purpose.
  • Hard disk drives embedded with bad sectors.
  • Registry Editor values are incorrect.
  • Insufficient space or faulty RAM.
  • Frequent power failure.

Solutions to fix the failed Automatic Startup Repair

Here is a curated list of solutions that are proven to help troubleshoot the issue of Automatic Repair failure.

1. Run Command prompt

If your PC has been dealing with a booting error, then the in-built command prompt tool can be effective. All you have to do is run specific commands on the Command Prompt. This would resolve the booting issue and make your Automatic Startup Repair work smoothly. Here are the following steps you’ll need to follow:

Step 1: Tap on the Power button and press the F11 key immediately after it. This will enter your system into recovery mode.

Step 2: Open the Troubleshoot>Advanced Options and choose the “Command Prompt” tool.

Now, you’ll have to write down the following lines and keep pressing the Enter button after every line to run them.

  • exe /rebuildbcd
  • exe /fixmbr
  • exe /fixboot

In addition to it, you can also try running

chkdsk commands too. For performing these commands, you need to have knowledge of drive letters for each of your hard drive partitions.

In Command Prompt, enter the below-given lines:

  • chkdsk /r c:
  • chkdsk /r d:

Note that while running the command, you must use letters that match your PC’s hard drive partitions. Also, remember that you’ll need to carry out the chkdsk command for each hard drive partition.

Step 3: Restart the PC and see if it resolved the issue. In general, the commands mentioned earlier are most effective in fixing problems related to MBR & BCD. It helps your system to boot normally.

2. Run Safe Mode

Another workable solution to resolve the issue immediately is using Safe Mode on your system. Safe Mode loads only necessary startup services. Thus, you can boot the system without hassle and detect and remove any faulty applications or drivers. These faulty apps or drivers can be the reason for the Automatic Startup Repair failure. Follow these steps to perform the solution:

Step 1: Get into the Boot Options menu.

Step 2: Tap on Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair and tap on the Restart button.

Your PC would restart and provide you with an options list. Select the Enable Safe Mode option with Networking.

Step 3: Once the Safe Mode is on, download the updated driver version of the ones causing the problem. You can easily download the updated driver version from the official website of the manufacturer. Further, you can save it to a USB flash drive.

Step 4: Tap on the Windows and X keys at the same time. A list would pop up, and select the Command Prompt (Admin) from it.

Write the below-given command line and run it by pressing Enter button:

  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth

This process would take around 15 minutes or more to complete. Make sure not to interrupt the process in between.

Step 5: Once the process is done,  perform a restart on your PC.

Step 6: When the system restarts, install the downloaded driver. Check whether the issue has been resolved yet.

You might find this particular solution a bit tricky. It is so because you must first detect faulty drivers to perform the process.

 3. Disable the Anti-virus program

Many are not aware of the fact that newly installed antivirus or anti-malware programs might hinder the smooth functioning of Automatic Startup Repair.

If your system is in a similar scenario, disable the anti-malware software. But, as you would not be able to log into the system, you can do it via recovery mode. Follow the below-mentioned steps to perform the solution:

Step 1: Under recovery mode, select Troubleshoot>Advanced Options and press on the Startup Settings.

Step 2: Select the Restart button. It will display multiple Startup Settings on your screen.

Step 3: You may find the option: Disable  Early Launch AntiMalware Protection in the 8th setting.

Step 4: Again restart the system and see whether the same issue is still prevalent.

Do all the steps correctly to remove the  “Startup Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC” error message.

4. Default reset your PC

In the cases where a third-party app or recent update is troubling the smooth functioning of the Windows Repair tool, resetting may help.

The system reset will configure your PC to the default setting. This reset option will reinstall Windows operating system and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed and also removes the changes you made to the settings. As a result, Automatic Startup Repair may start working normally without any errors.

What to do if no solution works?

In case none of the solutions we mentioned above did the job for you, try a reliant third-party software. There are many system repair tools available in the market specifically designed to resolve most Windows errors.

Final words

Your PC might encounter multiple issues while you use it on a day-to-day basis. Most of them can be fixed by the provided tool of Automatic Startup Repair in Windows. So, ensure to keep the tool working fine. Follow any of the suitable solutions we mentioned above. It is suggested to detect the source of the issue first and then apply the most efficient solution for the best results.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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