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How to Fix Automatic Repair Loop In Windows 11


Key Takeaways
  • Automatic repair tool used when system fails to boot, but can get stuck in a loop
  • Hard rebooting PC can fix the issue of automatic repair loop in Windows 11
  • Other solutions include rebuilding BCD, running chkdsk, performing DISM, restoring Windows Registry, and disabling automatic startup repair

When your system fails to boot, an automatic repair tool is utilized by the system to diagnose the problem with the system and troubleshoot the issues. This is your system’s first line of defense which fixes the boot issues with the problem. However, when your system faces boot issues on a loop, your PC will go into an automatic repair loop. If you have been stuck in the automatic repair loop in Windows 11, and you are unable to get out of it, then this article will help you with that.

How to Fix Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 11

In this article, we will be discussing how you can fix the automatic repair loop in Windows 11. 

Hard Reboot Your PC

The very first thing that you should try doing is hard rebooting your PC. To hard reboot your PC, follow the steps given below-

  • Hold down the power button on your PC to shut down your PC. Wait for a few seconds for your system to shut down completely.
  • Ensure there is no visible light on your system. If there is no visible light, then that means your system has been shut down.
  • Remove the power cable, and then wait for a minute or two.
  • After you are done waiting for a minute, plug in the power cable again.
  • Now turn on your system, and this should fix the issue.

Rebuild BCD And Run Chkdsk

If you still face the issue, then you will have to rebuild the BCD and then run Chkdsk. Given below are the steps to rebuild BCD and then run Chkdsk-

  • In the Automatic Repair Screen, select Advanced Repair Options and then click on the Troubleshoot. After doing so, click on Advanced Options, and then click on Command Prompt. 

Automatic Repair Screen

  • In the Command Prompt window, execute the following command one by one to rebuild the BCD-
    • bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    • bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    • bootrec.exe /fixboot

How To Fix Automatic Repair Loop In Windows 11?

  • After doing so, you will have to run the SFC scan. This will check the issues in your PC due to corrupted files, and fix them. To run the SFC scan, type and execute the following command in the Command Prompt-
    • sfc /scannow

How To Fix Automatic Repair Loop In Windows 11?

  • After doing so, run the chkdsk. To do so, follow the steps given below-
    • chkdsk C: /f /r /x 

How To Fix Automatic Repair Loop In Windows 11?

This should fix the issue most probably. However, if the issue is not fixed, then you should move to the next troubleshooting step mentioned in this article.

Boot Into Safe Mode And Perform DISM

If rebuilding BCD and performing chksdk didn’t help you, then you can try performing DISM. DISM repairs the Windows image file and fixes the issue you face with it. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  • When you are on the Automatic Repair screen, click on Advanced Repair Options and then click on Troubleshoot.

Automatic Repair Screen

  • Next, click on the Advanced Options, and then select Start Settings. 
  • Press the button which says Enable safe mode in networking. This will generally 5, so you will have to press to enable safe mode in networking.
  • After you are booted into the safe mode, run the Command Prompt as administrator. To do so, search for CMD in the Start Menu. Right-click on the Command Prompt and then click on Run as administrator. 
  • In the Command Prompt, type the following command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit Enter to execute it. 

How To Fix Automatic Repair Loop In Windows 11?

  • Wait for the process to complete, and then restart your PC.

Restore Windows Registry

If Windows Registry is corrupt, then it can also cause the issue. In this case, you will have to restore the Windows Registry. To restore Windows Registry, follow the steps given below-

  • In the Automatic Repair screen, click on Advanced Repair Options and then select the Troubleshoot option.
  • In the Troubleshoot, click on the Advanced Options and then head to the Command Prompt. 
  • Now in the Command Prompt, type the following command copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack* c:\windows\system32\config\ and hit Enter. 

Restore Windows Registry

  • When asked to overwrite the files, type All and then hit Enter. 
  • Doing so will restore the Windows Registry, and will fix the issue if it is caused due to it.

Disable Automatic Startup Repair

In the case of an automatic startup, the repair is enabled on your PC, then also you may get stuck in the automatic repair loop in Windows 11. You should try disabling automatic startup repair to fix the Automatic Repair Loop in Windows 11-

  • Firstly, restart your PC to head to the Automatic Repair Screen. Here, click on Advanced Repair Options, and then select Troubleshoot. 

Automatic Repair Screen

  • In the Troubleshoot, click on Advanced Options and then head to the Command Prompt. 
  • Now in the Command Prompt, type bcdedit and hit Enter. 

Recovery Enabled

  • Here, check whether the recoveryenabled value read yes or not. If it reads yes, then you will have to disable it. Continue ahead with the process if the value reads yes.
  • In the Command Prompt, type the command bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled no and execute it.
  • If the above command doesn’t work, then try executing the following command bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no

Perform System Restore

If you started facing this problem recently, then you can revert your system to the point when it was working fine. However, to continue with this method, you will have to ensure you have created a restore point earlier. To perform a system restore, follow the steps given below-

  • Click on the Advanced Repair Options in the Automatic Repair Screen. 

Automatic Repair Screen

  • After doing so, click on Troubleshoot and then click on Advanced Options. 
  • In the Advanced Options, click on System Restore. 

System Restore

  • You will be asked to select the restore point. Select your restore point, and then click on Next. 
  • Now, follow the on-screen instructions to restore your system.

Reset Windows 11

The last resort will be to reset the Windows. This is the last option that you should go for if any of the above methods didn’t help you.

  • In the Automatic Repair screen, click on Advanced Options and then click on Troubleshoot. 
  • In the Troubleshoot option, click on Reset this PC. 
  • Here, click on Remove Everything to reset the PC.

If you prefer clean installing the Windows, you can do that as well.


These were all the methods to help you fix the Automatic Repair loop in Windows 11. Following the above steps, you will be able to fix the issue of the automatic repair loop in Windows 11.

Anurag Jain
Anurag Jainhttps://itechhacks.com
Anurag is a Senior content analyst with 4 years of experience in the industry. Based in India, He is extremely skilled at Windows related to How to Troubleshooting matters. His favorite topics are Windows 11, Android, and How To's.


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