Startup Repair Failure: Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC

You think you shut down your computer correctly, but when you turn it on, you noticed that your OS suddenly went into repair mode. You receive a message saying:

Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC .
Press “Advanced options” to try other options to repair your PC or “Shut Down” to turn off your PC.

Log file: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

So your first reaction would be to try to repair by going to Advanced options. But it turned out, you cannot finish the process because your Windows 10 repair utility fails. What do you do? Quit worrying, here are some troubleshooting steps you can do to resolve this. It may be like a sticky situation that you are having a difficult time getting out of. But help is on the way, just read on. read more

Windows 10 computer stuck on boot after power outage

Sudden power outages can cause major damage to operating systems. Desktops are the most vulnerable to this kind of problem, if not connected to back-up power supply. This can cause a Windows 10 computer to get stuck on boot. In this case, only a spinning wheel is visible on the screen so we know that the boot up process stopped where the firmware is about to hand over control of the unit to the operating system. It’s a bit quirky, because there seem to be no other way but to shut the computer down again. Well, don’t resort to dumping that computer yet because here are some easy ways to fix a Windows computer stuck on boot after power outage. read more

Error Code 0xe0434352 – The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a

It all happens when you shut down your computer. You get an error saying “The exception unknown software exception (0xe0434352) occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a.” It sometimes comes up with a different location at different instances, some examples of which are 0xe0434352, 0xc06d007e, 0x40000015, 0xc00000d, 0xc0000409, etc. Worry not, the solution is pretty much standard for any of these.

The error may be due to a corrupted .NET Framework installation or a corrupted device driver. So the solutions to this problem are really just some very popular troubleshooting steps used by people, nothing out of the ordinary. Here they are. read more

Error 0x800f0906 – The source files could not be downloaded

You may encounter this error while you are running DISM tool. The error description of Error 0x800f0906 – the source files could not be downloaded, tells us that the Windows Image is corrupted. But unlike the other error messages in the previous posting about Corrupted Windows Image, the DISM tool may not completely repair the Windows Image.

You only get the following descriptions on your screen about the problem. So it may somehow make you feel lost for any real resolution to it.

How to Repair the Corrupt Windows Image

It is not an easy task to resolve this problem but with a few commands, you should be able to fix the problem. read more

DISM Error 87, 112, 11, 50, 2, 3, 87,1726, 1393, 0x800f081f

DISM is a Windows tool used by IT professionals to mount a Windows desktop image and to alter Windows features and settings. This stands for Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM). This tool is used to correct problems like system inconsistencies, unserviceable Windows image, issues caused by updates or changes, and errors like DISM Error 87, 112, 11, 50, 2, 3, 87,1726, 1393, 0x800f081f.

Troubleshooters execute this tool on a command line by typing DISM.exe and a string of operators or switch. read more

How to Repair Startup Error Message: “A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” in Windows 10

Computer startup happens in a sequence. The hardware portion powers up, then the firmware wakes up to communicate with the hardware and software. This is when full control is handed over to the software while the hardware becomes the slave utility that follows each command run by the user. At times when the computer starts up, an error comes up the screen that reads “Disk Read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.”


Resolving the problem may seem so simple. That is because it presents you a path to follow when you encounter the error. You can try pressing the key combination and see if your computer goes back to normal processing. However, when you click Ctrl+Alt+Del, it brings you back to the same error screen, as if it were in a loop. read more

Error Code: 0xe0434352 – The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application

You might receive an error message while shutting down your computer saying “The exception unknown software exception (0xe0434352) occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a” or some other location. It is quite unnerving when you get an alert that something may be going bad and you don’t really know what it is. The good thing about it is that you get a code that tells you exactly how to fix the problem. So, let’s explore the troubleshooting steps you can do to address this problem. read more

Windows 10 Slow Startup Speed

Computer enthusiasts consider computer specification when buying because they don’t want a computer that takes forever to load up. The last thing users want to experience, other than virus infection is Windows 10 slow startup speed. When this happens, it could mean a number of related things affecting a computer. Let’s take a look at the issues happening to a slow loading Windows 10 and their fix.

When you start your computer and get stuck on a screen that says “Restarting” with a spinning circle that won’t stop, it becomes a question whether you just booted up your computer or shut it down. What exactly happened? You’d probably be very confused. read more

Error 0x0006D9 “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load”

More and more viruses, malwares, worms, phishing softwares and other security threats are becoming cause for concerns these days. Thus, users who experienced getting unwanted programs in their computers are installing different kinds of security software. After a while, they experience issues with downloaded antivirus programs so they end up uninstalling them. Then, it results to internet connection errors as well as sudden shutdown of Windows Firewall. After which, an error happens, “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load.” The warning gives you a feeling of being exposed to all kinds of security threats. read more

Windows 10 Sticky Notes Crashes and Stops Working

Sticky notes are very handy. They help you track your lists, latest works done, works to get back to and other important things that you’d want to go back to. It is one of the great Windows tools which really exceeds expectations because unlike Word document, sticky notes keeps your important information even after you shut down your computer. So when Windows 10 sticky notes crashes and stops working, that’s one panic moment you wish you do not have to go through.
Nevertheless, no reason to go ballistic. Sticky notes normally comes up your screen when you restart your computer. But when it starts acting up, and quits when you need it most, then you must do these simple step for fixing the problem when Windows 10 sticky notes crashes and stops working. read more