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My laptop is stuck on 'Preparing Automatic Repair'! Help!

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    My laptop is stuck on 'Preparing Automatic Repair'! Help!


    My laptop is stuck on preparing automatic repair! I've tried shift+f8, I've tried them separately. Nothing is working! I have no windows 8 install disc. The only thing I have access to is the laptop. Can I in someway fix the laptop without needing professional help?


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

    From the Repair DVD/ CD/USB:
    How to do a Auto Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Windows 7 Professional x64

    Do you have a recovery partition? If you cannot access that nor advanced boot options, you may need to bring it to a technician or see whether someone can lend you a repair disc/disk, or a Windows 8 DVD.
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