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7 Solutions to Fix Your PC Did Not Start Correctly Error in Windows 10

Automatic Repair: Your PC Did Not Start Correctly

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

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!!!!!

Searching on Google, we find many users are talking about the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10. Now, more and more users are eager to know how to fix your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10/8/7. Besides, is it possible to fix your PC did not start correctly loop issue without damaging the original data?
Itching to know the answer?
Now, keep reading, and then you will find several solutions to deal with the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10.

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When it comes to the "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly" error, we want to share other 2 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.

VIDEO TUTORIAL Here, I tried 3 simple yet effective solutions to fix your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10/8/7. Want to know more details, refer to the following video.

Of course, there are more solutions to fix your PC did not start correctly in Windows 7 issue.

7 Solutions to Fix Your PC Did Not Start Correctly

When "Automatic Repair, your PC did not start correctly" error appears, you can try the following 7 solutions to deal with this error.

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 did not start correctly loop issue.

  • Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.
  • Select your language preferences, and click Next.

    language

  • Click Repair your computer.

    repair your computer

  • Click Troubleshoot.

    troubleshoot

  • Click Command Prompt.

    command prompt

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

    sfc scanow

  • 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, you are recommended to rebuild BCD to fix your PC did not start correctly loop issue by following the steps below.

  • Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.
  • Select your language preferences, and click Next.
  • After selecting language, press Shift + F10 to open command prompt.
  • Type bootrec /fixmbr and press Enter.
  • Type bootrec /fixboot and press Enter.
  • Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter.

    Rebuild Boot Configuration Data

  • 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.

Solution 4: Disable Antivirus

Some reports suggest that your antivirus will lead to the error "Automatic Repair, Your PC did not start correctly." Then, you need to disable the early launch anti-malware protection option to deal with the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10/8/7, as shown in the following steps.

  • 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
  • Click on Troubleshoot.
  • Click on Startup Settings.

    startup settings

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

    Disable early launch anti-malware protection

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

Solution 5: Restore System

Some users say they successfully deal with the automatic repair your PC did not start correctly error message in Windows 10/8/7 by restoring system. Here are the steps:
Choose Troubleshoot.
Click on Advanced options.
Click on System Restore.

system restore

Choose a target operating system.

choose a target operating system

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

restore system files and settings

After that, you will be given detailed operating prompts. Just do as told to restore operating system.

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

Now, you might wonder:
"How to effectively recover lost data when PC did not start correctly?"
When it comes to recovering data when PC won't boot 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 system can't boot. (Only the Deluxe and above versions offer MiniTool Bootable Media Builder.)

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Create MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable Edition.
Lunch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Deluxe in another healthy computer without booting problem.
Click this button bootable in the bottom of the main interface.

PDR

Select "WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in" to continue.

WINPE

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

choose media destination

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 and start from it.
Click MiniTool Power Data Recovery in the main interface of MiniTool PE Loader interface.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Step 3: Recover Lost Data.
Select Damaged Partition Recovery in the main interface of MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Generally, as long as the partition exists, you can click this module to recover lost data.

damaged partition recovery

Select the drive you want to recover lost data from, and then click Full Scan button. Or, you can click Settings feature to specify needed file types and file systems before scanning this drive.

full scan

Check needed files, click Save button, and then store them on a safe place.

save

Attention: If you are recovering pictures or .txt files, you are able to preview them before saving.

preview

Attention: 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. Click Filter feature to get the following pop-out window.

filter

Now, you can filter out needless files by filename, the size of file, creation date and modification date. 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.

filename

After that, you will get the following window.

filtered

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.

Solution 6: Fix Corrupted Master Boot Record

As we know, 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 computer normally if the MBR is damaged, and then 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.

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.

pw bootable media

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.

Solution 7: Reset Your PC

If your PC did not start correctly issue still exists 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.

refresh or reset pc

Follow the wizard instruction to complete this process. No matter which one you choose, you will find some of your needed data will be deleted. It is recommended to recover all you needed data before taking this step. Here, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery Bootable 7.5 to effectively and quickly recover lost data when PC won't boot because of its excellent performance, high security and simple operations.

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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 worry about data loss because of your mistaken 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. Of course, if you have any questions about recovering lost data with MiniTool Power Data Recovery, please feel free to contact us via [email protected] Thanks!