Fix: Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10

The Automatic Repair tool is one built-in Windows troubleshooter that assists you in fixing various system issues. Though it covers a considerable number of errors to ease down your usage experience, there are times when it stops working.

The Automatic Repair stops working several times and leaves the users with an error message stating, “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.” It is obviously frustrating as Windows 10 users are very dependent upon Automatic Repair to fix their day-to-day system issues. However, it isn’t permanent and can be solved by trying the fixes mentioned in this article below:

How to fix the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue?

FIX 1: Boot into safe mode with Command Prompt:

Trying some of the Commands in Command Prompt while being in Safe Mode can help getting rid of the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue.

  • Firstly, restart your PC and keep pressing the F8 key before you see the Windows logo appearing on your screen.

Note: In case the F8 key does not work for you, restart your PC again and try the F5 key.

  • It will now open the Windows Advanced menu where you can choose amongst various options to boot your system.
  • Now boot into Safe mode with Command Prompt.
  • On the Command Prompt window, type or Copy + Paste the following command,

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

sfc /scannow

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make sure you press Enter after each of the commands.

  • Let it process the scanning. (Do not restart your system before the scanning process is done).
  • Once done, restart your system and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

FIX 2: Troubleshoot with Command Prompt in the Boot option menu:

Try the following commands in Boot to eliminate the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue.

  • Firstly, go to the Windows login screen and press the Power button. Meanwhile, press and hold the shift key while you click on Restart in order to enter the Boot menu.
  • Now click on Troubleshoot -> Advanced options and then click on the option Command Prompt.
  • On the Command prompt window, type or Copy + Paste the following command and then press Enter after each one of them.

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

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bootrec.exe /fixboot

  • These commands will fix the said issue and get you rid of the “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” message permanently. Furthermore, to check for the disk errors, use the commands given below:

chkdsk /r c:

chkdsk /r d:

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Note: Though the corresponding letters c: and d: are common for most of Computers. However, to get extra sure, type the following commands in the Command Prompt and make sure you press Enter after each one of them. Both of these commands will display a list of all hard drive partitions on your system so that you can use them rightly and accordingly.

diskpart

DISKPART> list volume

  • Once done, open the relevant program and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

FIX 3: Fix the Automatic Repair Tool:

If you are receiving the “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” message constantly, then there might be possibilities that there’s something wrong with the Automatic Repair Tool itself. For fixing this, use a Windows 10 ISO file, Boot into recovery mode, and then begin Automatic Repair. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, download Windows 10 ISO and meanwhile create a Media Creation Tool for opening Automatic Repair.
  • Now for downloading and burn Windows 10 ISO, follow the procedure on this Microsoft Web.
  • Insert a USB or DVD into your system and then Restart your PC. You might receive a pop-up message stating, “Press any key to boot from DVD/USB.” If yes, then confirm it.
  • Once you see the Install Windows page, click on the option Repair your computer, and it will land you to the Windows Recovery Environment.
  • Now, as and when the Windows Recovery Environment is ready, select the option Troubleshoot.
  • Click on Advanced options and then click on Automatic repair. Doing so will now open the Automatic Repair from your bootable drive and fix the issue regarding the “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” message.

FIX 4: Work on the Registry issues:

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Windows registry is a sensitive process, and even a simple change in it can lead your system to multiple errors, especially the one we discuss in this article. However, you can fix this error by working on the Registry. For doing so,

  • Firstly, go to the Windows login screen and then press the Power button. Meanwhile, press and hold the shift key while you click on Restart for entering the Boot options menu.
  • On the Boot menu, click on Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
  • Now type or Copy + Paste the following command,

copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack* c:\windows\system32\config

and then press Enter. You might receive a pop-up stating whether you wish to overwrite existing files. Here choose to overwrite all of them and then press Enter.

  • Once done, restart your PC and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

FIX 5: Delete the File Which is responsible for creating the said issue:

Any malfunctioned file on your system can also cause the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue. And deleting that particular file is always an option. For doing so,

  • Firstly, go to the Windows login screen and then press the Power button. Meanwhile, press and hold the shift key while you click on Restart for entering the Boot options menu.
  • On the Boot menu, click on Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
  • Now type or Copy + Paste the following commands and make sure you press Enter after each of them.

C:

cd WindowsSystem32LogFilesSrt

SrtTrail.txt

  • It will open the corrupt file within seconds. You might see the following message as well “Boot critical file ___________ is corrupt.”
  • Now for deleting the particular file, you have to navigate towards its original location via Command Prompt. For example, if the file is in Drivers folder in System32, Copy + Paste the following command:

cd c:\windows\system32\drivers

and then press Enter.

  • To delete the file, type del, give single space and then type “file name” in the command prompt. For example:

del errorfile.sys

and then press Enter.

  • Once done, restart your system and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

FIX 6: Disable Automatic Startup Repair:

If the Automatic Startup Repair tool is faulty or is turned ON for no reason, it can create trouble for the user. Hence it is advisable to Disable Automatic Startup Repair in order to get rid of the said issue. For doing so,

  • Firstly, go to the Windows login screen and then press the Power button. Meanwhile, press and hold the shift key while you click on Restart for entering the Boot options menu.
  • On the Boot menu, click on Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
  • Now type or Copy + Paste the following command and then press Enter.

bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

  • Once done, restart your PC and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

Other possible solutions:

There might be instances when the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue is not related to software but hardware. In such cases, to diagnose the actual reason, it is advisable to detach all external devices from your system (except keyboard and mouse). Remove the devices one after the other and keep checking if the issue is resolved in between.

If you find any of the external devices faulty, consider repairing or replacing them.

These were all the possible fixes that will help you get rid of the “Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair My Windows 10” issue. None of them requires advanced level computer knowledge, but one needs to be comfortable using the Command Prompt.

However, if, in a rare sight, none of them works for you, then we recommend you to refresh or restart your system simply. It has helped a lot of suffered users and thus is ideal to follow. We hope you will find all the information mentioned here as helpful and relevant. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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