If you are having problems with your Windows 10 computer and you or the operating system wants to run boot recovery. You may get the following message if boot recovery fails: Automatic boot recovery cannot restore your computer. The full error message is as follows:
AutoStart Repair was unable to restore your computer. Click “More Options” to try other options to restore your computer, or “Shut down” to shut down your computer. Log file: C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Logfiles \ Srt \ SrtTrail.txt
If you have this situation, here are a few things you can try. Look at the full list first, and then decide which one of the suggestions is right for you and which one you want to try:
Troubleshooting in Safe Mode
There are several other very useful commands on the command line that you should try. However, it is better to use these commands in safe mode because sometimes the error message we are dealing with is caused by a faulty driver or a system file not showing up when we run a scan during normal startup.
- Reboot your computer and wait for the splash screen to appear. This is usually your PC manufacturer’s screen with options such as “Press _ to start setup”, etc. Д.
- When this screen appears, press the F8 key on your keyboard. If the F8 key doesn’t work, restart your computer and press the F5 key.
- A menu of advanced Windows options should be open so you can select several options to start your computer.
- Boot into safe mode from the command line.
- Go to the boot options menu as in the previous solution.
- Select Troubleshooting> Advanced Options> Restore at boot.
- Click the Reboot button. Your computer should now reboot and display a list of options. Select Enable Safe Mode with Load Network Drivers.
- If Safe Mode starts, you will need to download an updated version of the driver that is causing you problems. You can download the driver from the manufacturer’s website and save it to your USB drive.
- Press the Windows + X keys and select Command Prompt (administrator) from the list.
- Copy and paste the following and press Enter to run:
- DISM / Online / Clean-Up-Repair / RestoreHealth.
- This process may take about 15 minutes or more. So be patient. Don’t interrupt.
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer.
- After Windows 10 starts up, install the driver you downloaded and the problem should be solved.
Recover the BCD and restore the MBR.
You will need to restore the boot configuration data file and restore the master boot record file. To do that, click Advanced Options and select Command Prompt. After that, your system will ask for a password. Once entered, you will find the command line right on the screen. Enter the following commands one by one:
- bootrec.exe / rebuildbcd
- bootrec.exe / fixmbr
- bootrec.exe / fixboot
These commands solve boot sector problems. After running these commands, check to see if you can boot normally or not.
Resolve Registry Problems
Registry problems are always hard to fix, especially when they cause error messages like this one http://windowsbulletin.com/startup-repair-failure-automatic-repair-couldnt-repair-pc/. The Windows registry is a fragile place, and making uncontrolled changes can cause irreversible changes to your computer. Fortunately, you can bring the registry back to an earlier state by using a copy of the registry that Windows creates itself.
- Go to the Windows login screen and press the power button. While holding down the Shift key, click “Restart” to display your startup options.
- When you open the Start menu, go to Troubleshooting >> Advanced Options >> Command Prompt.
- Copy and paste the following command into the command prompt and press Enter to run it:
- Copy c: \ windows \ system32 \ config \ RegBack * c: \ windows \ system32 \ config
- When you are asked if you want to overwrite existing files, select “Overwrite All” and press Enter.
- Restart your computer and see if it solves your problem.