Automatic Startup Repair couldn’t repair your PC in Windows 10


  1. As I read your article Andy and was going to comment that it was really very good – I myself, suddenly was having PC issues. I couldn’t get my keyboard to work. It was really strange, but I did think to just re-boot. Well, it took me several minutes to get my PC to re-boot. Finally, it did and then up came CHKDSK checking out the hard drive. I didn’t get any notice of bad sectors but it did repair what was going on.

    When I was reading your article, I got to think about all of the issues that I have faced in the past with my PCs. Some of it is not pleasant, either. However, every issue taught me that much more of what happens to computers. Today computer users, especially those that are new to the game, really need this information. I say, why spend hundreds of dollars to have your computer fixed and then to find out it really isn’t fixed – When you can learn to do all of that yourself and it’s FREE!!!

    It was an expensive repair, long distance phone calls to Canada, to the tune of about $500, back in Spring 1997. Tech Support sent out a man to change my motherboard. He came and “killed” the motherboard as he was installing. I did get a new PC out of all that and in all honesty, I truly deserve a new one. But, right then and there I decided that for a lot less than $500 – I easily could kill a motherboard myself. LOL

    Anywho, it was that incident that started me on the path of computer learning. I think, I have learned fairly well – I have built from scratch 12 computers and repaired for family and friends I don’t know how many times. Every time I would repair or replace and of course built new computers – I learned by reading, asking questions of my computer guru and simply advanced in my knowledge.

    Do I know all of the aligroms of how a CPU works or a Memory Module – Nope – But I do know how to check things out and find out what is wrong. Today I decided to re-boot, an old trick I know but it worked and I thought it might since my Windows 10 Pro was upgraded from Windows 7 Pro, so there are still more elements of Windows 7 Pro in my PC. I would have done what I did with Windows 7 Pro, so I thought – Try it. Bottom line, it worked and I am up and running again. I don’t know anything about algorithms or any of that jazz or programming, but I can find my way around a computer. }:O)

  2. I had a problem with my startup after the latest updates for Windows 10 & my keyboard & mouse were both completely dead. I turned my computer off by pressing the power button & then back on. Then when the Windows logo with the wheel of wait appeared, I turned it off again with the power button. I did the same thing a second time when the logo & wait wheel appeared. Then I turned it on for a 3rd time & let it finish starting up & it actually gave me back my keyboard & mouse & went into a diagnostic, followed by a light blue screen with the option for advanced recovery options. Once I chose advanced, I chose startup repair options & the computer actually gave me a message that said it was Attempting Repairs. After that, when I re-booted, my mouse & keyboard were still working & my startup problem was no longer an issue. Everything is now working as it was before the update. So I say, save your money & try this first.

  3. Thank You very much for your time to bring us a solution!! With the last software windows 10, 1709 actualization my computer present this problem last week and I did a factory reset cuz I didn’t know other way to restore the system I trieded to start in safe mode but didn’t work and tried to repair by command commands and the problem continue. I lost a lot of programs and utilitys of my HP Envy 15. And know I am running 1607 version cuz the last one still having problems.

  4. At method 6 its

    copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config


    copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config

  5. Just today I had this problem with my Dell XPS 15. I performed all the above mentioned ways to get my laptop start working again.
    In my situation Nothing happened by following above mentioned ways. Now my laptop is working perfectly with a small trick i did. I just restored my laptop to the previous settings( the one i had yesterday).
    When u get the screen which says that system didn’t start normally or automatic repair fail, go to advance options > advance now u will see a bunch of options…… just select system restore. And follow the instructions. When the windows ask for session selection, I would recommend not to select the latest option because that’s the session where everything went wrong. U can even see what changes happened between 2 sessions. And the best part is IT WON’T REMOVE ANY FILES other than the file(s) that were not at the time of the selected session.

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