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April 3rd, 2024 04:24

X51 R2, will not stop "Preparing Automatic Repair."

I've been waiting for about an hour and it wont stop preparing the repair thing. (I'm not too educated on computers, so I apologize for any confusion) I have an X51 R2 and I'm pretty sure I'm on Windows 10. Anything I can do?

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April 3rd, 2024 05:44

You are posting in Alienware laptop forum, should it be a 51m R2?

If it's a desktop, replace the coin cell battery and reset CMOS via jumper (if applicable).  Access BIOS to adjust settings to match system configurations.  Then, run system diagnostic scan as the boot drive may have some problem.

Once the issue is identify, a solution can follow.



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April 3rd, 2024 15:42

there may be better ways to repair but in my experience the Windows 10 automatic repair is hopeless and would not get anywhere.  it is easier just to do a clean install of Windows 10 which wipes hdd clean.  I just had a case like that and in my case I had save a system image on an external hdd which I used to restore, as the Windows repair failed again n again

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