Have your Windows Automatic Repair ever stopped working? How to fix it and recover the lost data when Windows cannot load correctly? In this post, I will show several ways to fix the “Windows Automatic Repair not working” issue, as well as how to recover lost data via MiniTool data recovery software quickly and easily.

Windows Automatic Repair Not Working

Windows systems like Windows 8 and Windows 10 include a recovery feature called Automatic Repair . When the operating system fails to boot, Windows Automatic Repair will try to repair Windows . However, it has some limitations and it doesn’t always work.

There are two most common causes for the Windows Automatic Repair not working issue based on user feedback:

  • Windows couldn't load correctly.
  • Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.

Now, this article walks you through the two errors one by one.

Part 1. Fix: Automatic Repair Windows Couldn't Load Correctly in Windows 10/8

Have you ever encountered the Windows Automatic Repair fails to work issue? If you google "Windows couldn't load correctly" or visit some professional forums like Windows forum and Windows seven forum , you can find many users are talking about this error.

Windows couldn’t load correctly

Many reasons can cause this error. For instance:

  • File system integrity may become corrupted or damaged (That happens even more often if one turns off a PC while it is in the middle of writing crucial data to the boot sector ).
  • Boot Configuration Data (BCD) is missing or corrupt (This could happen because of disk write errors, power outages, boot sector viruses, or errors made while configuring the BCD manually).

How to fix this issue? If your Windows Automatic Repair fails to work because the Windows couldn't load correctly, you can try the following solutions.

Way 1. Restore the PC to a Normal System State Using System Restore Function

Generally speaking, the easiest and most effective way to fix the “Windows Automatic Repair not working” issue is to click the Restore button when you see the Windows couldn't load correctly error.

select the Restore button

Here is how to do a system restore: Make the Most of System Restore in Windows 10: Ultimate Guide

After restoring, Windows starts to revert to a previous system state and reboots. Finally, you have just one more thing to do: recover the removed files after the system restore!

Now, you might be wondering:

"How to recover moved files after system restore?"

Here you are suggested to try MiniTool Power Data Recovery to check whether it can find your lost data. You can download it on your computer by pressing the following button.

Free Download

First, you need to launch this software and enter its main interface.

Second, you can click the Scan Settings button in the left panel to specify needed file systems as well as file types before scanning.

Third, under the Logical Drives section, select the target drive which contains the files you want to recover and then click the Scan button, or you can click the Devices tab and select the whole disk to scan.

select a drive to scan

Tip: While scanning, you can click the Stop button to stop the scan process once you have found all files to be recovered. However, to get the best recovery result, you had better wait patiently until the scan is completed. The scanning time is determined by data volume, disk capacity, and disk status.

Finally, preview and check the needed files, and then click the Save button to store them in a different path from the original files.

check the desired files to save

Tip: While saving data, you might receive a warning: You have reached the file saving limit for the selected files .