how to fix preparing automatic repair windows 11

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You may have seen the dreaded "Preparing Automatic Repair" box at least once if you use Windows 11. This annoying circumstance arises when your operating system has trouble starting up normally due to a problem. However, do not worry! In this article, we'll look at four efficient fixes for Windows 11's "Preparing Automatic Repair" problem so you can take back control of your computer. So let's start right now!

Carry out a startup repair

Boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) 

  • To access the WinRE, restart your computer and repeatedly hit the "F11" key or any other key recommended by your manufacturer during the boot process.
  • As an alternative, you can use the Settings app to access the WinRE: Restart now by choosing Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup.


Pick "Troubleshoot" from the drop-down menu in the WinRE.

Repair the startup

Go to "Advanced options" and select "Startup Repair."

Wait for the repair process in step four

Windows will now try to automatically fix any startup problems. Be patient as you wait for the procedure to finish.

Using the Check Disk (CHKDSK) Utility

Open the Command Prompt

  • As in Method 1, launch the WinRE.
  • Select "Command Prompt" from the "Advanced options."

Execute CHKDSK

  • Enter "chkdsk /f" into the Command Prompt window and hit Enter.
  • If prompted, enter the letter 'Y' to schedule a disk check for the next system restart.

Restart Your Computer

  • Restart your computer after closing the Command Prompt.
  • During the reboot procedure, the CHKDSK software will attempt to repair any file system faults.

Restore the System

Launch WinRE.

To access the WinRE, use the same steps as in Method 1.

Restore the System

Click "Advanced options" in the WinRE and then "System Restore."

Determine a Restore Point

Choose a restore point from the list (one that occurred before to the "Preparing Automatic Repair" error) and follow the on-screen instructions to begin the restoration process.

Confirmation and Restoration

  • Confirm your choice and let Windows restore your system.
  • If the problem was caused by recent system modifications, your computer will restart and the problem should be rectified.

Disable Automatic Startup Repair 

Command Prompt 

Launch WinRE and launch the Command Prompt by following Method 2's instructions.

Turn off automatic repair

Type the following command into the Command Prompt, then hit Enter: 
"bcdedit /set recoveryenabled No default>"

Start your computer

  • Restart your computer and close the Command Prompt.
  • This is the time to turn off the automatic repair feature.


It can be annoying to run into the "Preparing Automatic Repair" problem on Windows 11, but with the appropriate techniques, you can quickly fix the issue. We discussed four efficient ways to resolve this problem in this blog post, including running a startup repair, using the CHKDSK tool, using System Restore, and turning off automatic startup repair. You may take back control of your computer and take advantage of a seamless Windows 11 experience by adhering to these detailed suggestions. Remember that knowing the root causes of these issues gives you the ability to troubleshoot effectively and keep your operating system in good shape.

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