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your PC did not start correctly

How to fix your PC did not start correctly ? How to recover data from a unbootable computer efficiently and safely. Don't worry, you will find solutions to these problems in this post. Now, try the following 7 solutions to fix your PC when it is continuously not being able to start correctly, and use the best file recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover lost data in advance.

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Sometimes, your Windows PC doesn't start the way it should after booting, and then you will receive an error right out of the blue that reads: "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly." (as shown below)

Your PC did not start correctly

Here, let's see a true example from answers.microsoft.com:

I received a message that there is a problem with my computer and Windows 10 will repair. I left the computer to do its work but it gives a blue screen had a message reading "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly, press " Restart" to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press"Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC." What can I do!!!!!

While looking for the answer in Google, we will find that many users are also talking about the same error message in Windows 10 - "Automatic Repair, your PC did not start correctly".

Now, many more users are eager to know the solution to when their PC cannot start correctly in Windows 10/8/7. An additional question is that is it possible to fix your PC when it continuously cannot start correctly without damaging the original data?

Itching to know the answer?

Keep reading to find several solutions for the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10. Here, to keep data safe, you should recover your lost data before fixing this error.

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When it comes to the "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly" error, we want to share  two other common Automatic Repair errors including "Windows couldn't load correctly", or "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC".

Now, you can read our previous post "How Do I Solve - Windows Automatic Repair Not Working" to know more details.

PART 1. Recover Lost Data When PC Did Not Start Correctly

When it comes to recovering data when Windows cannot start successfully because of the "Automatic Repair, your PC did not start correctly" error, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

This, professional, simple and read-only data recovery software offers MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable Edition which can help you effectively and quickly recover lost data when Windows did not start successfully. (Only the Personal and above versions offer MiniTool Bootable Media Builder.)

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DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Create MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable Edition.

Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal in another healthy computer that does not have any booting problem.

Click Bootable Media icon at the top menu of the main interface, and then select "WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in" to continue.

create bootable disk

Choose media destination to create bootable CD/DVD, or bootable USB flash drive.

Please wait patiently while MiniTool Bootable Media Builder is generating boot files on the bootable disc. Finally, click "Finish" after successful burning.

Step 2: Boot Windows 10 from The MiniTool Bootable Disc.

  • Connect the bootable disk to computer that cannot start properly, and boot the computer from it.
  • Click MiniTool Power Data Recovery in the main interface of MiniTool PE Loader interface.

Step 3: Recover Lost Data.

In the main interface, you need to select the drive you want to recover lost data from and click Scan button. Or you can click Devices tab, select the whole disk and click Scan.

You can click Scan Settings in the left panel to specify needed file types and file systems before scanning this drive.

the main interface of MiniTool Power Data Recovery

While scanning, you can preview the found files. Here, if you see that all the needed files have already been found, you can click the Stop button to stop the scanning process. However, to get the best result, please wait until the full scan finishes.

After scanning, you can see all found files are listed in a tree view in the following window. Now, you can select all the files you need, and then click Save to store them. It is recommended to store all in another drive that works properly.

store all needed files

Attention:

  • Supported preview file types reach to 70 in 14 categories.
  • If MiniTool Power Data Recovery lists a lot of files in this window, you can make use of the Filter feature to quickly and effectively find needed files.
    For instance, if you only want to recover lost pictures, you can choose "*.jpg,*.gif,*.png,*.psd,*.tif" from the drop-list of By Filename/Extension and then click OK button.

filter all needed files

See! It is very easy to recover lost files from PC with the Automatic Repair error without bringing any damage to the original data because it is a read-only tool.

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PART 2. 7 Solutions to Fix Your PC Did Not Start Correctly

Method 1: Open Command Prompt and Run System File Checker

You can try running the sfc/scannow command in the Command Prompt to fix your PC when it runs into the looping issue of not starting correctly.

Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.

Select your language preferences, and click Next.

Click Repair your computer.

Click Troubleshoot.

Click Command Prompt.

Click Command Prompt

Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter to run the System File Checker.

Type exit and press Enter.

Restart your PC and check whether the "Your PC did not start correctly" error exists.

Method 2: Uninstall New Software or Drivers

If you installed new software or drivers, try to uninstall these or update the drivers to their latest available version to fix the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10/8/7.

You need to boot into Safe Mode and uninstall the software or the drive from Safe Mode directly because you cannot boot into Windows because of the Automatic Repair errors.

  • Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.
  • Select your language preferences, and click Next.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select Troubleshoot > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • Press the F4 key to boot Windows into Safe Mode.

enable safe mode

Method 3: Rebuild BCD | Boot Configuration Data

If you are unable to boot your PC normally after trying the above two solutions, there is a chance that the Boot Configuration Data is corrupted.

(Boot Configuration Data, BCD, is a firmware-independent database for boot-time configuration data. It is used by Microsoft's new Windows Boot Manager and replaces the boot.ini that was used by NTLDR.)

Now, we recommend you to rebuild BCD to fix your PC start up issue by following the steps below.

1) Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.

2) Select your language preferences, and click Next.

3) After selecting language, press Shift + F10 to open command prompt.

4) Type bootrec /fixmbr and press Enter.

5) Type bootrec /fixboot and press Enter.

6) Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter.

rebuild bcd

7) Finally, type exit and press Enter.

After that, restart PC to check if the "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly" error has been resolved. If not, keep reading.

Method 4: Disable Antivirus

Some reports suggest that your antivirus could cause error "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly." Therefore, you need to disable the early launch anti-malware protection option.

The steps are:

1) Select Advanced options when you see the following error message:

Automatic Repair

Your PC did not start correctly
Press "Restart" to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press "Advanced options" to try other solutions to repair your PC.

Restart | Advanced options

2) Click on Troubleshoot.

3) Click on Startup Settings.

4) Click on Restart. Your computer should restart now and some options are listed.

5) Press the 8 or F8 key on your keyboard to Disable early launch anti-malware protection. Windows will now start with early-launch anti-malware protection disabled.

6) Then, restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

Method 5: Restore System

Some users say they successfully deal with the automatic repair error message in Windows 10/8/7 by restoring system. Here are the steps:

Choose Troubleshoot.

Click on Advanced options.

Click on System Restore.

Choose a target operating system.

Then, you will see the System Restore interface as follows. Now, click Next button to continue.

restpre operating system

After that, you will be given detailed operating prompts. Just follow the prompts to restore the operating system.

After restoring the operating system, some of your data will be lost. Therefore, you had better recover lost data before restoring system.

Method 6: Fix Corrupted Master Boot Record

Master Boot Record (mbr) is a special boot sector that saves the boot configuration and information on your computers' hard disk. You won't be able to boot your PC normally if the MBR is damaged, and you would receive the "Automatic Repair, your PC did not start correctly" error.

Now, fortunately, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help us effectively rebuild MBR with ease, as shown in the following steps.

Note: since your PC did not start correctly, you should use the MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition to rebuild MBR. You can try the MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro edition because the free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard doesn't provide Bootable Media Builder.

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Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro in a normal computer without booting problem.

Click the "Bootable Media" feature in the main interface to create bootable CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

create bootable disk

Insert the bootable disk to your PC and start from it. Then, choose the first option "Partition Wizard" to enter the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Now, select the target disk and click "Rebuild MBR" from the left panel.

rebuild mbr

Click "Apply" button to apply the change.

Finally, quit MiniTool Partition Wizard, restart computer and you will find the "your PC did not start correctly" issue should be resolved.

Method 7: Reset Your PC

If your PC still cannot start correctly after trying the above 6 solutions, you might have to try performing a Reset or Refresh to troubleshoot the issue.

In Windows Boot Options menu, choose Troubleshoot. Choose Rest your PC, or Refresh your PC.

Follow the wizard instruction to complete this process.

Regardless of which method you choose, at least some of the data important to you could be deleted. It is recommended to recover all you needed data before taking this step. MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable can help you effectively and quickly recover lost data when PC won't boot.

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Bottom Line

Here, different 7 solutions for your PC did not start correctly in Windows 10/8/7 issue are offered.

If your Windows stuck on a black screen with error message "Automatic Repair, your PC did not start correctly", you can try the above solutions one by one.

If you are worried about data loss caused by your operations during the process of fixing your PC did not start correctly loop issue, you can turn to MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get data back in advance.

If you have any other solutions to fix your PC did not start correctly in Windows 7 issue, welcome to type your solutions in the comment section.

If you have any questions about recovering lost data with MiniTool Power Data Recovery, please feel free to contact us via  [email protected]. Thanks!

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