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    Default Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP. I turned on my computer and it went into automatic repair. But it was unable to automatically repair my PC. I tried to refresh and it says that a problem occurred.
    I tried to repair with the bootable Win8 DVD. That just sends me back into the auto repair menu, no any help.

    How can I repair Win8? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    Download and install Win 8 RP as a Clean Install. This next beta fixes many of the problems with Win 8 CP.

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    Thank you. Ted. Do you think is there any way to fix it in windows 8 CP?

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    A complete reinstallation with a clean install. Your original installation method most likely led to the problems. If your installation is in enough trouble that the system tries to repair it automatically, it will require a complete Clean Installation.

    If you are going to reinstall Win 8 CP, your time would be better used installing Win 8 RP.

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    TonyW8, welcome to the Forum!

    Ted's right, no need to waste time with CP, where many features didn't work. When you can install Win 8 RP & have a far more usable OS. There's a world of difference between the 2 versions. Many of the Metro Apps now works nicely on RP, whereas only the Weather & Mail apps worked on CP.

    Boot time is slightly slower, by design. A fast CPU will make it boot faster than a weaker one, but still, it's going to slow some. It was designed that way to allow the user to get into the BIOS, boot from CD's (partitioning & backup recovery disks) before Win 8 RP could load on a SSD. These are very fast drives & the user has to be able to make a choice at startup.

    No big deal to me though, as it still takes longer for XP, Vista & Windows 7 to fire up over Win 8 RP.

    I've used what you call the automatic repair both on CP & RP, the procedure is no different. What you probably should have done was a "reset", rather than a "refresh". Those are 2 entirely different operations. Refreshing your install leaves your data intact, but programs will need to be re-installed.

    Resetting your computer is basically a complete re-format of the partition, it offers the choice of re-formatting other partitions as well. One big difference is, the Reset takes a lot longer than Refresh due to this. And on either choice, Windows may prompt you to insert your installation disk, if there's missing system files. The Reset will require updating again, as well as re-entering your COA (key) & user info for login/syncing prior items, such as IE bookmarks & theme.

    This is why one should keep their Data on a partition alone, the same Data partition can be used for all installed OS's, being that you tri-boot (as do I), make sure that you have enough space. 50GB should be plenty for all 3 OS's. I do my VM's on a separate partition than my Data one (those 1TB HDD's are great to have), & my TechNet ISO's are on another 100GB one, at the end.

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    Hi. I am back now. Yes, you are right. i should install RP. I am downloading the OS file. I cant wait to try that new version. Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    Great! I feel that you'll enjoy the RP experience much more than the CP one, though that one wasn't bad for me. At least my built in wi-fi card worked. I believe MS is working on that issue.

    But the Metro Apps, except for Weather & Mail, didn't work on CP. The Metro Apps has something to offer for most everyone. Windows 8, when it's a finished OS, probably will be a good one. The really good thing about Win 8 CP/RP is that one doesn't need a real powerful computer to run it on. Just one not too old that meets the required standards posted throughout the forum.

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    Default Re: Automatic Repair failed in windows 8 CP

    TonyW8, be sure to do the Custom (Clean) Install. This will give you the best chance for a pristine installation. I realize you will have to install all your apps, but this is the only way to give you an OS that works properly. Remember this is still a beta OS and as such is unfinished. The actual Win 8 will not be released until this fall.

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