W8 gateway Desktop wont boot says preparing automatic repair

October 17, 2014 at 04:23:50
Specs: Windows 8
it came preconfigured I made the recovery discs I tried booting in safe mode if that is pressing and holding the shift button per tech support and the same thing happens preparing automatic repaircheck support was supposed to call me back in 20 minutes I never did I guess India's phone lines went down hahathey don't have a clue

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#1
October 17, 2014 at 05:35:43
Take CD or thumb drive out of drive.

When the comp is running, press the power button & hold until the comp shuts down.
Wait a minute & turn the comp on, if you get the repair option, do so.
If no repair option, repeat the process 4 or 5 times until you get the repair option.

Refer this screenshot.
http://i.imgur.com/bJbPzXg.gif

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#2
October 17, 2014 at 10:12:14
Was the computer working previous and this "preparing automatic repair" just suddenly popped up out of the blue? If so was there anything you were doing just before hand that might have some bearing on it?

Another way that has sometime got computers out of a loop is to turn off, disconnect from domestic power then hold the Power Off/On button down for about 20 seconds.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
October 17, 2014 at 15:58:04
john it wont get that screen, it only goes as far as preparing automatic repair then it fades away and the computer reboots and does the same thing over and over ect.

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#4
October 17, 2014 at 16:00:21
tried it with no luck, how do i get it to boot in safe mode -hold the shift button? f8? or what ?

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#5
October 17, 2014 at 16:05:34
"how do i get it to boot in safe mode -hold the shift button? f8? or what ?"
That normally won't work with W8, it boots too fast.

With Derek's suggestion, after unplugging the power cord, press the power button in & hold in for at least 1 minute.

Then connect the power cord again & reboot.

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October 17, 2014 at 16:11:08

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#7
October 17, 2014 at 16:11:53
This info might be of interest:
http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how...

EDIT:
Oops, sorry missed that you had already posted that John.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
October 17, 2014 at 16:34:31
thnx-gonna try it now

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#9
October 17, 2014 at 17:53:53
"EDIT:
Oops, sorry missed that you had already posted that John"
No problem Derek, only seconds in it.

We never sleep eh?

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#10
October 17, 2014 at 18:09:58
If you haven't made a System Repair Disk, you can create it on any W8 comp.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

Fix: Windows 8 fails to boot; Automatic Repair, Refresh, Reset PC also fail
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windo...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282...
http://www.guidingtech.com/16562/re...
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to...


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#11
October 18, 2014 at 14:10:56
i have tried all and no luck-i appreciate your help but the hammer must fall

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#12
October 18, 2014 at 14:12:56
i have tried all and no luck-i appreciate your help but the hammer must fall my head hurts hehehe

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#13
October 18, 2014 at 14:34:13
Were you able to create a repair disk on another Win8 computer as per #10?

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#14
October 20, 2014 at 06:24:02
No, it kept saying 16 gig not 500 megabytes

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#15
October 20, 2014 at 08:40:37
Re #14.
That's a strange message. Is it "exactly" what it said and at what point in the process did it say it?

16G sounds a lot for a repair disk. Makes me wonder if it was the size of the flash drive.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#16
October 20, 2014 at 09:24:01
Just on a quick scan of the thread. I am running into a batch where the users are locked out of their microsoft accounts and then of course your avenue to safe mode is gone because you cannot login. What I find is this: If you can at any point get where you have the little "Shut off" button with Restart, Shutdown etc. From this point you can hold down the "shift" key and then click on "restart" and it will allow you into the advanced menus you need. If however your computer cycles and you never get to any screen to input anything, making the repair disk would be the next best option. I tend to check faulty seated ram modules when computers cycle. I turn the unit off entirely, remove the ram modules and then put them back in, making sure they click in firmly (make sure you have them the right way). Now try again and see if you can get to something useful.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#17
October 20, 2014 at 10:20:39
in your previous post it said that I would need a thumb drive or disc capable of 500 megabytes but when I try to make the disk on my computer it says it needs 16 gig of space

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#18
October 20, 2014 at 13:29:58
OK, I think I can now see where you are coming from. It depends on the other computer, see towards the end of para 7 here:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/repai...

So, yes, it looks like you need a larger flash drive.

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#19
October 20, 2014 at 16:11:13
thank you very much for the help,if time i will pick 1 up and try it

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