FIX: Automatic Repair Windows Couldn't Load Correctly

Jean updated on Feb 22, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Get 5 simple fixes for Automatic Repair Windows 10 couldn't load correctly. Whenever personal data and apps were lost within the troubleshooting steps, feel no hesitate to download EaseUS data recovery software.

In addition to the video, there are two extra fixes:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Use System Restore

Simply click the "Restore" button

Revert to a previous system state

Reboot....Full steps

Fix 2. Run CHKDSK Command

Insert the Windows bootable drive

Click "Repair your computer"

Open "Command Prompt"...Full steps

Error Details of Windows Couldn't Load Correctly 

Automatic Repair 

Windows couldn't load correctly 

System Restore can try to restore your PC to an earlier point in time when it worked correctly. This repair will not change personal data, but it might remove some apps that were installed recently. You cannot undo this process. 

Restore | Cancel

automatic repair windows couldn't load correctly

This is another Windows Automatic Repair topic called Windows couldn't load correctly, or perhaps you received the variants, such as Windows couldn't start correctly, your PC did not start correctly or Windows couldn't restart correctly. Each specific error has detailed supplementary information behind, telling you what you should do next.

Common Causes of this Error

Usually, there are three main causes of this error, they are:

1 - BCD is missing or corrupt

BCD became missing or corrupt. This could happen because of disk write errors, power outages, boot sector viruses, or errors made while configuring the BCD manually.

2 - File system integrity compromised

The file system itself may become corrupt or damaged. 

3 - System files are damaged

The system files may also become damaged.

Fix 'Windows couldn't load correctly' in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7 (With Video)

For Windows couldn't load correctly, you can choose to restore your PC to an earlier point, only accepting the fact that some downloaded files and applications, plus personal files you saved in the system partition will be missing. The easiest way to fix the error is to watch the video. There are three ways to fix it. Fix system file error and boot error using Windows installation disc. Fix BCD error. And Uninstall software or driver in safe mode to fix BSOD. The details are in this video, let's see:

Extra Fixes - Other Solutions to Fix the Issue

Also, you can fix "Windows couldn't load correctly" issue through the two ways below:

Fix 1. Use System Restore Function to Restore PC to a Normal System State

Simply click the "Restore" button, Windows will then start to revert to a previous system state and reboot. It's the most guaranteed way to restart a computer that won't boot due to Windows couldn't load correctly. And here comes the final point, how to recover uninstalled programs or removed data files after system restore? Here, my suggestion is using EaseUS data recovery software. It is your reliable choice. It has many highlights:

  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.

Step 1. Select a location to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card from which you want to perform data recovery, and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, select the lost files you want to recover. If you need, double-click the file to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the recovered files.

Recover lost data

Fix 2. Run CHKDSK Command to Fix Hard Disk & File System Issues

According to users' own experiences, sometimes Windows Automatic Repair tool is not working as expected, they always stuck at startup repair infinite loop after using the Automatic Repair suggested the fix. At this moment, we should take some other effective measures to troubleshoot the Windows couldn't load correctly error.

To a large extent, the file system itself may be corrupted or damaged, as well as boot drive partition failed due to massive bad sectors on it, which will both cause Windows can't load and start as usual. Take a Windows installation media, a bootable CD/DVD disc or bootable USB drive in order to boot Windows from it, and use CHKDSK to fix the corruption problem in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7.

  • Insert the Windows bootable drive and choose boot from it.
  • Click "Repair your computer" and then navigate to "Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - Command Prompt".
  • Open "Command Prompt", type chkdsk /r, and press "enter".
  • Restart your computer. See if the 'Windows couldn't load correctly' error persists.

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2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

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The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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