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Fix Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically in Windows 10/8/7/Vista

Posted by Abby Haines to Resource 2017-02-17

Summary

Windows cannot boot because of Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically error? Here, we collect a list of possible solutions that might help to fix the issue in Windows 10/8/7/Vista.

Symptoms and causes of "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" error

When the hard drive’s file system or the system files get corrupted, the operating system cannot load the system files to boot properly or repair and the loading process is halted. In this case, error message "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" will pop up and prevent the Startup Repair to fixing some problems of your PC. If you click on "View problem details", you can get more details on computer specific variables, such as: Problem Event Name, OS Version, Locale ID etc. 

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200442
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 65
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033 

The error can occur in Windows 10/8/7/Vista due to various reasons like virus attacks, disk write errors or power outages. And the problem signature might be shown very different variables from the ones above on different PCs. Problem Event name can be StartupRepairV2 rather than StartupRepairOffline, and Problem Signature 07 can be NoRootCause, CorruptVolume, BadDriver, BadPatch rather than CorruptFile. 

Fix "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" in Windows 10/8/7/Vista

Method 1. Run the sfc /scannow command (System File Checker) to repair file system 

1.Restart your computer.
2.Start pressing F8 repeatedly until the Startup Options screen is displayed.
3.Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
4.When Command Prompt appears, type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows.
5.Press Enter and restart your computer after the process is done.

Method 2. Run chkdsk to check and fix disk errors or file system corruption 

1.Insert your Windows installation CD or disc.
2.Press any key when "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" message appears.
3.Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4.Click Repair your computer.
5.Select your Windows install drive, which is usually C:\ and click Next.
6.At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Command Prompt.
7.In the Command Line, type the following command: chkdsk C: /f /r and press Enter. Here C: is the letter of your Windows installation drive (usually C:). 

Method 3. Fix MBR using command prompt 

1.Go to the step 7 in method 2, in the Command Line, enter the following commands: bootrec /fixmbr. Followed by: bootrec /fixboot
2.Press Enter.

Each command entered should give u a confirmation that the operation completed successfully, if so, reboot the system and hopefully windows should boot normally. Not a 100% fix for getting to the route of the "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" problem but this should let you access your system again.

Method 4. Perform a System Restore 

If you have enabled the System Restore on your computer, you can also try to fix "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" in Windows 10/8/7/Vista be performing a system restore.

1.Go to the step 6 in method 2, in the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
2.Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction and choose the appropriate restore point.
3.Click Finish to restore the system.

These are all the possible solutions that might help to fix "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" issue in Windows 10/8/7/Vista. If none of them is useful, you are recommended to recover your data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro with Bootable Media which is able to recover data when PC won't boot or start in Windows 10/8/7/Vista.