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Windows 8 Pro Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing PC..

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit

    Windows 8 Pro Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing PC..


    I've encountered this problem before, where the hard disk corrupts and Windows won't boot and enters preparing automatic repair infinite loop.

    But i think this can be saved, because the Windows drive is a bit corrupt is still accessible, i can access the drive via DVD, and on my Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10, i use the Ubuntu bootloader, whenever i select to boot my Windows 8 Loader theres a blank screen for about 3 MINUTES, then 'Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing PC..' shows up, and the diagnosing PC never ends.

    I'm really tired of having to re-install Windows because of minor problems, if i have no choice, is there anyway i can still keep my Metro UI apps after reinstall?

    But i still want to fix this!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Not a lover of mixing Windows & Linux.

    Refresh Windows 8

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    This can overcome by creating a Custom Recovery Image:
    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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  3. #3


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Proffesional 64 bit


    Well i don't recall asking about your love life... JK xD

    I run chkdsk /f on my Windows partition but it froze at 4 percent :[
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