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    Run Automatic Repair Any Other Way?


    Can Automatic Repair be run other than through use of an appropriate start up medium or the Metro interface? Stated differently, can Automatic Repair be run from Command Prompt, the Control Panel, or some other more or less familiar Desktop-type procedure?

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    SEE SCREEN SHOT OF Control Panal:

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    Hello znod,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to run Automatic Repair for Windows 8. The boot to System Recovery Options link in step 1 will have different ways to get there.

    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
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    ~medab1:

    Thanks much, but I am talking about Automatic Repair. It can be run at least from “Setting”s > “Change PC Settings” > “General” > “Advanced Startup” in Metro or via an appropriate start up medium (e.g., an Install DVD).
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    Thanks Shawn; not quite what I am after. I think a better way to ask my question is as follows. Can Automatic Repair be run from Command Prompt, the Control Panel, or some other more or less familiar Desktop-type procedure? In this regard, I know that Automatic Repair can be run from the Metro interface (not including the Desktop), but that's not what I am interested in finding out about.
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    znod,

    Not that I'm aware of.

    An "Automatic Repair" is the renamed "Startup Repair" from previous Windows, and needs to be done at boot.
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    Right. But, when run from the Metro interface, boot occurs, and Automatic Repair (just) runs (i.e., no install medium, for example, need be used). I am wondering if, for example, there is a command-prompt command that would do the reboot and then run Automatic Repair similar to the way the Metro interface handles Automatic Repair. Alternatively, is there a Desktop equivalent of running Automatic Repair, as Metro runs it, hidden away (from me), for example, in the deepest recesses of the Control Panel or some other area of Win8 (ignoring the Metro interface).
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    I found this site.It is one I am going to check out.
    It looks good--

    Repair your computer in Windows 8 | www.winhelp.us

    It covers CMD Prompt to fix stuff.
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    Thanks again very much. Your link is a good read, but it doesn't cover exactly what I am interested in. Please see my posts #5 and #7--where I try to clarify what I am trying to figure out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Right. But, when run from the Metro interface, boot occurs, and Automatic Repair (just) runs (i.e., no install medium, for example, need be used). I am wondering if, for example, there is a command-prompt command that would do the reboot and then run Automatic Repair similar to the way the Metro interface handles Automatic Repair. Alternatively, is there a Desktop equivalent of running Automatic Repair, as Metro runs it, hidden away (from me), for example, in the deepest recesses of the Control Panel or some other area of Win8 (ignoring the Metro interface).
    If you have the 350 MB "System Reserved" partition, then that's why you didn't need the installation media to run the "Automatic Repair" at boot.

    You could use the "Startup Options" shortcut below from the desktop that will boot the computer to the startup options screen where you can select Troubleshoot, Advanced options, and Automatic Repair.

    Startup Options Menu Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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