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What does ‘Lenovo preparing automatic repair’ mean? 

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If you’re a Lenovo laptop or desktop user and have encountered the message ‘Lenovo Preparing Automatic Repair,’ you may be wondering what it means and how to address it. This message typically appears when there’s an issue with the system that requires automatic repair procedures to be initiated.

This article discusses what Lenovo preparing automatic repair means, why it appears and five methods to get past it.

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What does ‘Lenovo preparing automatic repair’ mean? 

When you see the message ‘Lenovo Preparing Automatic Repair’ on your screen, it indicates that Windows is attempting to diagnose and fix a problem preventing your system from starting normally. This feature is designed to help users troubleshoot and resolve issues without advanced technical knowledge.

What causes ‘Lenovo preparing automatic repair’?

Several factors can trigger the Automatic repair message. Some common causes include:

  • Hardware problems: If there’s something wrong with the physical parts of your laptop, such as a malfunctioning hard drive or troublesome RAM, it can mess up how your laptop usually starts up.
  • Corrupted files: The necessary files your computer relies on to start up can become messed up for various reasons, like malware or if the computer suddenly turns off.
  • Improper shutdowns: If you regularly turn off your laptop the wrong way, it can cause issues when starting up. This is because it might mess up important files or harm the computer’s disk.
  • System updates: Sometimes, when you update your computer’s software or the whole system, it can cause problems when starting up. This happens because there might be issues with compatibility, leading to boot problems.

How to fix it?

Here are five methods that might fix the issue:

Wait patiently

Be patient at first; let it take some time. Repairs may require a bit of time to complete.

Perform a Hard reboot

If your Windows is stuck on the ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’ or ‘Diagnosing your PC’ error and won’t start up, you can try a hard reboot.

Take out the battery and unplug the AC adapter. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds and check if it starts up normally afterwards.

Boot in Safe mode

Another option is to go into safe mode if you’re facing problems while starting up your computer. Simply access the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to carry out the necessary tasks.

Step 1: First, you will need a USB installation Media created using Windows Media Creation Tool.

Step 2: Plug in the USB and start your PC.

Step 3: Go to Repair your system > Advanced options > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup settings.

Step 4: Click on Restart.

Step 5: Press the F4 key to Enable Safe Mode after your PC restarts.

Step 6: Once you enter the safe mode, you can use the troubleshooting methods below.

Disable Automatic repair in Windows 10

When Windows 10 starts up, it runs the Automatic Repair feature to automatically address boot-related problems. This feature is handy for most users. However, there are instances where it may not be enough to resolve startup issues; in fact, it could potentially be the cause of startup problems. Consequently, turning off automatic repair could be a solution to certain Windows 10 boot-up issues. Here are the steps to do so.

Step 1: First, you will need a USB installation Media created using Windows Media Creation Tool.

Step 2: Plug in the USB and start your PC.

Step 3: Go to Repair your system > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

Step 4: In the Command prompt, type the command bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete and then type Exit and hit Enter.

Reinstall Windows

As a last resort, reinstalling the operating system can resolve persistent issues. Make sure to back up your important data before proceeding with a reinstall.

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