Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop

It’s not uncommon for everyday users to find themselves in a situation that’s out of their control. All operating systems have this and Windows 10 is no exception. Sometimes out of nowhere, you will see Windows 10 automatic repair loop comes up and you have no idea why it does or how to fix it.

In this article, we’ll be going over some possible causes as well as troubleshooting methods that you can use to fix this issue.

Diagnosing the Causes

Windows 10 automatic repair loop can show up for a lot of reasons. Hardware failure, registry error/inconsistencies, incorrect driver, etc. 

But, the most common cause for this Windows 10 automatic repair loop is unexpected shutdown, especially ones during crucial moments such as when you’re updating your laptop. And since there are a lot of possible causes for this error, there are also a lot of possible fixes that you can apply.

Fixing the Loop

Have you tried restarting it?

The first and the most obvious fix that you should try when you encountered a Windows 10 automatic repair loop is to restart the computer at least once. Nine out of ten times, it’s probably just some random bug preventing your computer to boot. A simple restart will be able to solve that.

If, however, the Windows 10 automatic repair loop doesn’t go away after you restart your computer, you can go to the next solution.

Unplug your peripherals

Certain kinds of peripherals, even something as simple as a USB stick have been known to cause this infuriating repair loop. So, try unplugging everything but the essential and restart your computer and see if it fixes the issue.

Let Windows try to repair it

If two of the solutions above fail, you can now start trying to employ the help of Windows’ repair tool to help you repair your computer. On the repair screen, click the Advanced options button and then Startup Repair. Windows then will try to repair whatever it is that bricks your PC and all you have to do next is wait.

Use System Restore

We mentioned above that one of the possible causes is driver failure, resulting in you getting this Windows 10 automatic repair loop over and over again. If this was indeed the case with your computer, you can try using System Restore to restore your computer to its previous state.

Wait, don’t you need to have a system restore point in the first place to use this? Technically, yes, you do. But Windows regularly create a system restore point on your behalf that’s very handy for things like this.

To access this System Restore, go to Advanced Options -> Advanced Options again, then System Restore. Follow the instructions on the screen and wait and see if it fixes your problem.

Resetting your Computer

When System Restore fails to do anything to fix your problem, your last-ditch effort other than completely reinstalling your Windows 10 from scratch is to just reset your PC. Windows will keep some of your files so you don’t have to worry about losing all of your data like you would if you reinstalled your Windows.

To do this method, press Advanced options -> Advanced options -> Reset your PC. It will take a little while to proceed but 9/10 times this should work to fix a Windows 10 automatic repair loop error.

Preventing this Error

Now that we’ve talked about all of the possible solutions and causes for this error, let’s talk about preventing this error from happening in the first place, shall we?

It is a big headache after all when you’re really in need of your computer. The first thing you can do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again is

Don’t shutdown your computer unexpectedly

Procedures and proper algorithms exist for a reason. It won’t do for us to completely ignore them. So, try to avoid or at the very least minimize the number of times you shut down your computer immediately such as by holding the power button, unplugging your power supply, taking out the battery, etc. 

If you keep doing this you can be sure that more error similar to this is coming your way in the future.

Check your drives regularly

The second way to help prevent this thing from happening is to use Windows’ Check Disk program regularly. At least once every 2 or three months. The name of the program is chkdsk. Go check it out!


And ladies & gentlemen, that’s all from us for now, thank you for reading, we’ll see you later.

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