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6 Ways to Fix ‘Computer Needs to be Repaired’ Error in Windows

Some users state that they haven’t encountered any problem while using Windows 10. However, a deviating error which says ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ has been showing up on the system preventing normal work flow.

How to Fix ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ Error in Windows 10

Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error may stop you from starting your PC. This can turn into a huge problem. Below are some relevant issues encountered by users:

Run Windows Update

As per users, ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error may occur due to missing updates. To fix this issue, you must download the latest windows update available and install it.
Windows 10 installs all the latest release by default. But sometimes, you may miss an update or two. Use the following process to check for the latest updates and install it manually:

Step 1: Press ‘Windows Key + I’ to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Now go to the ‘Update & Security’ section.

Step 3: Click ‘Check for updates’ button.


Change BIOS Date

Another thing which may lead to such an issue is wrong BIOS date. Your existing Windows 10 Build read the date of your BIOS and accordingly decides whether it is valid or not. Wrong BIOS date can make your Build assume that it is expiration time which might get you into trouble. In this scenario, go to BIOS setting and ensure whether the date is correct or not.

change bios data

Follow the procedure to check and change your BIOS date whether it is valid or not:

Step 1: Restart your computer.

Step 2: While booting, press the key which permits you to enter BIOS settings.

Step 3: Check the date and time, it’s generally mentioned under ‘General’ tab.

Step 4: Now, check the date. If it is invalid, follow the instructions from BIOS on how to change your date and time and set it to current date.

Step 5: Exit BIOS and restart your computer.

Giving you precise instruction about BIOS settings cannot be possible as it is similar for every computer. So, if you encounter any problem while changing your BIOS date and time, call our nerds to get the BIOS support.

Fix the Boot Records

Sometimes ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error occurs because of your boot records. Boot records error can be resolved by executing couple of commands.
To do that, follow the instructions after starting Command Prompt outside of Windows:

Step 1: Reboot your computer multiple times during the boot sequence.

Step 2: Now choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Option > Command Prompt.

Step 3: Execute the following commands respectively:

  •  bootrec /scanos
  •  bootrec /rebuildbcd
  •  bootrec /fixmbr
  •  bootrec /fixboot

After executing all commands, restart your computer and check whether the problem is fixed.

Use Automatic Repair feature

Unable to boot your PC or laptop because of ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error, you can run Startup Repair feature to resolve the problem. To execute Startup Repair, follow the given steps:

Step 1: Restart your computer multiple times during the boot sequence. After a few restarts, a list of options will be displayed on the screen.

Step 2: Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Option > Automatic Repair.

Step 3: Wait for the completion of repair process.

Step 4: Once completed, restart your device and everything should start working again.

Some users are recommended to troubleshoot this problem by booting from installation media and opting for repair option. After beginning the repair process, follow the instructions mentioned above.

Disconnect Unnecessary Hardware and Peripherals

According to users, sometimes connected hardware or other peripherals may be the reason behind ‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error. If this problem has initiated recently, ensure to disconnect the peripherals which are not required. If you have any USB devices connected to your device, make sure to detach them. Do check the any hardware connected or recently installed to ensure that it functions smoothly.

Ensure that right partition is set as active

‘Your Computer Needs to be Repaired’ error also occurs if the wrong partition is set as active. To resolve this issue, start the Command Prompt outside the Windows and execute some commands by following the given steps:

Step 1: Restart your computer several times during boot sequence.

Step 2: Choose Troubleshoot > Command Prompt from the menu.

Step 3: When Command Prompt opens, enter these commands:

  • diskpart


  • list part

Step 4: Now choose which partition needs to be preferred as active. Enter ‘Select partition X’ and replace the X with the matching number.

Step 5: Enter ‘active’ and press ‘Enter’.

After completing the process, close the Command Prompt and check if the problem with your computer is fixed.

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