Why Windows 10 Automatic Repair freezes?

Windows 10 can occasionally surprise you with unexpected errors. For example, freezing during automatic system recovery. This function is designed to eliminate all sorts of problems with the PC, but, as it turned out, it itself may be faulty.

System Restore restarts and repairs your computer if it finds any problems. But what if the tool itself freezes? If your laptop is stuck in an automatic recovery loop, here are six solutions to fix the problem.

Solution 1: Perform a system scan in Safe Mode

Safe Mode allows you to boot a clean operating system, without any additional applications that can cause conflicts and crashes. To start Windows in Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your laptop.
  2. Press the power button and then immediately press the F8 key.
  3. On the next screen, select “View advanced recovery options.”
  4. Go to Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> Startup Options> Restart.
  5. in the next window, select “Enable Safe Mode with Loading Network Drivers” by pressing the number 5 (or F5) key on your keyboard. Windows 10 automatic recovery stuck
  6. After booting the system into Safe Mode, right-click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  7. In the system window, type the following command and press Enter: DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth
  8. This process will diagnose the system for corrupted files.
  9. After completing the procedure, restart your computer again in safe mode and run the following sfc / scannow command

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Solution 2. Run the Fixboot and chkdsk commands

If the first method fails, you can try using the Fixboot and chkdsk commands. They work the same way as the previous ones, fixing corrupted files.

  1. Shut down the computer again and turn it on by pressing the F8 key.
  2. Now, instead of choosing Launch Options, click Command Prompt. This will immediately open a window for entering system commands.
  3. Enter the following to start “low-level” scanning of Windows files chkdsk c: / r
  4. If the chksdk command does not work, in the same window enter the following fixboot c command:
  5. In addition, you can run three more commands line by line to “rebuild” the boot data:
    • bootrec.exe / rebuildbcd
    • bootrec.exe / fixmbr
    • bootrec.exe / fixboot

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Solution 3. Restore Windows registration

How to do it:

  1. Boot into command line support by going to Advanced recovery options.Windows 10 automatic recovery stuck
  2. After that, enter the following at the command prompt C: Windows System32 config regback * C: Windows System32 config
  3. If you are asked to overwrite files, write All and press Enter.
  4. Then type the command exit and try to boot Windows normally.

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Solution 4: Disable the automatic fix tool

Sometimes the problem is with the automatic recovery tool itself. While not recommended, you can temporarily disable it to check if the computer boots without this tool. To disable the application, follow these steps:

  1. Start your computer by pressing the F8 key.
  2. Select the Command Prompt option again.
  3. Enter the following bcdedit / set {default} recoveryenabled No
  4. This will disable the automatic repair tool.
  5. Now enter exit and try to boot the system normally.

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Solution 5: Boot Windows without additional components

If any peripheral device, such as a removable hard drive or flash card, was connected to the laptop, remove it. Also try disconnecting the battery before turning on the device. Check if this fixes the automatic repair freeze issue.

Solution 6: Reset Windows 10

The last option is to return the settings to their original values. To reset Windows 10, boot the system again in Safe Mode.

  1. Right click on the Windows icon and select Options.
  2. Go to the Update & Security section, and then to Recovery.
  3. On the right, click the Get Started button under Reset your PC.
  4. In the next window, select Reset the system while keeping personal data.
  5. Then confirm the reset and wait for the process to finish.

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If the factory reset also doesn’t work, you’ll need to install a fresh copy of Windows 10.

Let us know which of the above methods worked for you. Also write in the comments if you used alternative fixes for freezing Windows Automatic Repair.

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