Fix Windows 8 stuck in automatic repair loop

I have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 pro on my computer. After installed the recent updates and made a reboot, Windows 8 get into an automatic repair loop and stuck in there. it displays the log file is located on C:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt and the repair is not working. Now I don’t have any windows 8/7 disc and can’t login to safe mode.

* Boot from your created recovery USB flash drive or system repair disc. Select your keyboard layout language.
* In the Startup Options Menu, click/tap on Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt
* Type in the following commands one by one:
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /Fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBCD
chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:

And then let repair go thowe again and that should fix the issues.

18 thoughts on “Fix Windows 8 stuck in automatic repair loop

  1. Hey I tried this having this problem everything said it was successful until i tried chkdsk /r c: It said that the function couldent be done and now im stuck again.

  2. This process allowed me to reinsert Windows 7 as a boot option. Which was plenty enough to uninstall Windows 8.

  3. I’ve been stuck on automatic repair for a week and it always says diagnosing but nothing happens can someone help or am i screwed?

  4. i have new samsung ativ GT-p8510 and it stuck on automatic repair

    there is no way to get again normal boot, iam very unhappy , with stupid windows tablets,,

    newer again, will use andorid,,,

    anyway is there any solution to get again ? some button combo? or install from USB key ? new widnows 8 ?

  5. I’m currently trying this steps right now. I woke up this morning with a blank screen had the hp windows 8 installed brand new pc for 7 months and it was also stuck on auto repair this morning, I was able to back everything up so I will run these steps on my tower and let you know what the outcome is, also the error showing was. c windows system32 logfiles srt srttrail txt

  6. i still can’t fix my pc with this solution..nothing happen also after i tried chkdsk /r d:..got any other ways to solve this problem?

  7. None of these work my windows 8 is preparing automatic repair and diagnosing your pc wtfffffff I tried chkdsk /r /d it does not freaking work

  8. have done the prompts above, once they are completed what do i type in to get the laptop to restart and hopefully return to the windows start up page?

  9. I have a surface pro its stuck in preparing automatic repair this is the only screen it shows is there anything anyone can tell me to do to get this to stop and be fixed

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