Users of Windows 11/10/8 you may have noticed that it includes a new recovery feature called Auto Repair. If your Windows 11/10 is unable to boot or start, Automatic Repair, previously called Boot Repair will spring into action and attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem. It will scan system files, registry settings, configuration settings and more and try to fix the problem on its own, automatically.
When the computer starts and the operating system detects that there is a problem with the files. This will trigger Automatic Startup Repair. If not, try interrupting the boot process three times in a row – because when you do that, Automatic Repair Mode will pop up.
Automatic Startup Repair in Windows 11/10
If you want to access and run automatic repair manually, you need to boot into advanced boot options. This will allow you to boot Windows from an external device, change Windows startup settings, or restore Windows from a factory image.
To perform Startup Repair in Windows 11, you need to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen:
- Open Windows 11 Settings
- Click open system settings
- Scroll down until you see Recovery on the right side, then click on it
- In the next screen, under Recovery Options, you will see Advanced Startup
- Click on the Restart Now button to start the process.
Save your work and open Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup.
Select Restart now.
During a rebootWindows 11 or Windows 10 users will see the following screen.
In the WinRE screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options.
Under Advanced Options, select Automatic Repair/Startup.
You will be asked to select the user account to continue. Do it and continue. If prompted, also enter your password and click Continue. Windows Automatic Repair will now begin and attempt to identify and fix the problem. This process may take a few time and your system may even boot.
Once the process is successfully completed, you will see a message to that effect.
Automatic Startup Repair could not repair your PC
Whether Startup repair failsand you get an error message Automatic Startup Repair could not repair your PCyou can view the log file at:
What is the SrtTrail.txt file?
SrtTrail.txt is a log file that records causes that may have caused Autostart Repair to fail or caused a Blue Screen Stop error. It is located in C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.
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