How To Fix Automatic Repair Loop Issue?

In Windows, the ‘Automatic repair’ tool is a useful tool that prevents any hindrance in the functioning of your PC or laptop. Sometimes an error known as the Automatic Repair Loop error occurs in your device. This error will divert the automatic repair to restarting of the device followed by the repair tool and so on in a loop.

Here we will learn about ways to fix automatic repair loop. In this article, we will focus on this issue and how to fix automatic repair loop in Windows 10 and other versions.

Automatic Repair Loop

Windows built-in feature – Automatic repair deals with boot related issues to rectify the startup problems automatically. When a problem related to Boot settings isn’t solved the Windows will launch the Automatic repair to rectify the issue but sometimes even it will fail similar to any other tools in the system.  

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The automatic repair loop will restart your computer several times without actually solving the issue that needs to be repaired. If you are stuck in this loop then you need to rectify it as it might lead to loss of information stored on your device and it will prevent you from using your PC as it runs in a loop.

How to fix a Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop?

The main causes for the Automatic repair loop could be:

  • Faulty or corrupted Windows 10 ISO files
  • Damaged hardware
  • Missings registry or drivers
  • An issue caused by the Anti-malware software restriction
  • Sudden interrupted shutdown or error in PC/laptop

Since the causes of this infinite loop error are many we will focus on the different solutions that deal with each of the issues and rectify them. 

Signs of this error

You can easily identify this error when your PC shows a blue or black screen error and recommends to restart but the issue doesn’t get solved even after repeated restarts. Use the following techniques in such a case instead of waiting for it to work on its own.

Booting in safe mode

  • You can use a bootable disk to boot your PC in safe mode.
  • Switch on your PC and insert the disk for installation and press any key when this prompt is displayed “ Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”.
  • Choose the input language, keyboard input, and time settings. Proceed further by clicking on the ‘Next’ option.
  • From this window, click on the ‘Repair your Computer’ option at the bottom corner of your screen.

  • Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Under these settings choose the ‘Advanced options’ settings.
  • Choose the ‘Startup settings’ option.
  • Now click on the ‘Restart’ option.

After the restart, you will find different start-up settings from which you can choose to boot your system on ‘Safe mode’ by choosing the ‘Enable Safe Mode’ or ‘Enable Safe Mode with Networking’ (To search online).

There is another technique known as the ‘Hard Booting’ method. As the name suggests this method is comparatively hard or rough on your system but this might also help to solve this error. Follow these steps to do the same:

  • Remove the AC adapter plugin and the battery of your PC.
  • Then try it once again by pressing the ‘Power button’ continuously for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Check whether your system undergoes normal booting.

If these techniques did not fix the loop or the blue screen error then try the following techniques.

Disk utility check


  • Use the Windows Recovery drive or System repair disk and connect it to your system.
  • After choosing your preferences, choose the ‘Next ‘ option.
  • From this window, click on the ‘Repair your Computer’ option at the bottom corner of your screen.
  • Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Under these settings choose the ‘Advanced options’ settings.
  • Choose the ‘Command Prompt’.
  • Type ‘chkdsk /f /r C:’ and then press the Enter button on your keyboard.
  • Then type ‘exit’ and press the ‘Enter’ button.
  • Now restart your PC or laptop and check if the problem is fixed or not.

Rebuild boot configuration data (bcd)

Click here to know about BCD.

  • Use the Windows Recovery drive or System repair disk and connect it to your system.
  • After choosing your preferences, choose the ‘Next ‘ option.
  • From this window, click on the ‘Repair your Computer’ option at the bottom corner of your screen.
  • Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Under these settings choose the ‘Advanced options’ settings.
  • Choose the ‘Command Prompt’.
  • Then type – ‘exe /rebuildbcd’ and press the Enter button.
  • Type – ‘exe /fixmbr’ and press the Enter button.
  • Finally, type – ‘exe /fixboot’ and press Enter.
  • Now, type ‘exit’ to terminate and confirm by pressing the ‘Enter’ button.
  • Try restarting your PC or laptop and check if the problem is fixed or not.

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Disabling the automatic start-up repair

You check if your system functions fine by disabling the Automatic start-up repair such that the loop would ultimately stop.

  • Use the Windows Recovery drive or System repair disk and connect it to your system.
  • After choosing your preferences, choose the ‘Next ‘ option.
  • From this window, click on the ‘Repair your Computer’ option at the bottom corner of your screen.
  • Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Under these settings choose the ‘Advanced options’ settings.
  • Choose the ‘Command Prompt’.
  • Now copy and paste the following command: 
    1. To disable the automatic start-up repair process: bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
    2. To enable the automatic start-up repair process: type bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled Yes
  • Press the Enter button.
  • After disabling, restart your device.

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The loop error should not persist as the repair system is disabled. Check whether your system works normally and you can enable it anytime by using the above-mentioned command in the Command prompt.

If all these techniques couldn’t help you to recover your PC or laptop such that the looping error persists then it would be better if you get your system hardware checked because reinstalling the Windows and safe booting ensures that there is no fault in the software of your device. 

You can use the helpline or customer service of the official manufacturer of your PC or laptop and proceed further with their guidance to identify the hardware glitches if any.

In this article, we have covered all the solutions that would fix Automatic Repair Loop and focused especially on the Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop. Hope you found this article useful in solving the issue with your PC.

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