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BCOD : NTFS FILE SYSTEM and "preparing automatic repair" loop - Nitro 5 (AN515-52)

Suy1994Suy1994 Member Posts: 2 New User
edited April 29 in Windows 11
Hello,

After upgrading to windows 11, my laptop Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-52) , started freezing randomly. This was non existent in win 10.

Now its booting to a BCOD page witht the stop code "ntfs file system" 

On next restart it boots to " preparing automatic repair" which keeps running for a long time with no change/progress

I am not able to enter bios on boot. Tried pressing f2/f8/f12.

So the laptop is currently booting in a loop between the BCOD page and then preparing automatic repair page.

Any help/suggestions on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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  • William_mk2William_mk2 Ally Posts: 2,375
    @Suy1994

    If the computer goes to automatic repair – diagnosing your pc.    If you see restart and advanced option
    click on advanced options
    It will show you chose an option, continue, troubleshoot
    Go to troubleshoot  - advanced options 
    click on uefi firmware settings
    It will go to bios 
    press f9 - It will show you the popup - load bios defaults press enter.     It will consider as Yes
    press f10 -  It will ask you to save the changes -  Press enter.    It will consider as Yes. 

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  • William_mk2William_mk2 Ally Posts: 2,375
    @Suy1994

    I am really sorry for the inconvenience..   Let us do the basic steps first..

    Doing the power drain and bios defaults will really help.  Kindly follow the steps given below:

    Turn off the laptop. Disconnect or unplug  the charger cable, devices or any other cables connected to your laptop. Close your laptop. Turn it upside down.  On the bottom of the laptop, you can find a  pin hole. It is a tiny hole. You can a find a battery symbol indicator next to the hole. It is like a + and – sign symbol as though somebody is trying to shift the battery out. Insert the pin on to the hole for 30 seconds. Remove the pin. Flip the laptop. Connect the charger cable, turn on the computer.  Only on laptops where the battery is inbuilt you can find the battery reset hole on the back of laptop.

    If you don’t find a pin hole on the back of laptop then you might be using removable battery. There is no need to unscrew anything to remove the battery.  Turn off the laptop. Disconnect or unplug  the charger cable, devices and any other cables connected to your laptop. Close your laptop. Turn it upside down.  On the bottom of the laptop, please look at the top or bottom depending on the way you look at it. You can find a long door. It is a battery removable door.  Just below that you can find a latch.  If you move the latch you can remove the battery door. Once the battery is removed,  flip the laptop. Open the top cover, press and hold the power button for 1 minute. Connect the battery back on the back of computer. Connect the charger cable back and then turn on the computer. 
     
    If you don’t see a reset pin hole on the back of laptop or if you are not able to remove the battery (if it is inbuilt ) then please unplug all the cables and devices out of laptop.   Hold the power button for 1 minute.   Connect all the cables back and restart the computer.  


    While turning on the computer, tap f2. It  will go to bios. Press f9  once. It will show load bios defaults with a yes or no popup. Press enter. Popup screen will disappear.  Press f10 once. It will show save changes popup with yes or no. Press enter. Computer will restart and it will load into windows.   
     
    It might also be the issue with battery, charger or power outlet.   Try to use the charger in a different room on a different power outlet.  Try to bypass the surge protector and connect it directly to power outlet.    Try to use an alternative charger if possible.    Try to turn on the computer without the charger and check it  ( as long as the battery is not drained out )  

    If the computer goes to automatic repair – diagnosing your pc.    If you see restart and advanced option
    click on advanced options
    It will show you chose an option, continue, troubleshoot
    Go to troubleshoot  - advanced options 
    click on system restore – click on your account – type the password 
    chose an earlier date on which it was working fine.     Click on finish and yes
    Computer will load into windows..


    If the system restore is not working please try the following steps

    If the computer goes to automatic repair – diagnosing your pc.    If you see restart and advanced option
    click on advanced options
    It will show you chose an option, continue, troubleshoot
    Go to troubleshoot  -  advanced options – chose startup settings – click on restart -  It will show you a list of options.  Please press no 5 on keyboard to go to safe mode with networking.  It will go to login screen – type the password -  It will show you the icons in safe mode.    Now shutdown and restart the computer to regular mode. 

    If you are not able to go to safe mode with networking then please try the following steps.. 

    If the computer goes to automatic repair – diagnosing your pc.    If you see restart and advanced option
    click on advanced options
    It will show you chose an option, continue, troubleshoot
    Go to troubleshoot  -  click on reset this pc
    click on keep my files  ( only applications will be lost )   chose your account and type your password   - click on local reinstall  - click on reset
    It will be in progress 

    If the keep my files option is not working 

    If the computer goes to automatic repair – diagnosing your pc.    If you see restart and advanced option
    click on advanced options
    It will show you chose an option, continue, troubleshoot
    Go to troubleshoot  -  click on reset this pc – click on remove everything – click on local reinstall – just remove my files – click on reset 
    It will reinstall windows. 

    You can also go to chose an option , continue , troubleshoot by holding the alt key + tapping f10  or alt gr + tapping f10 on the keyboard while turning on the computer.    Once you see the troubleshoot option, you can stop tapping the f10 and stop holding the alt key. 

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful 

    Click on "Yes" if it answers your question.


    Please click YES if I answered your question

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  • Suy1994Suy1994 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hello William_mk2, thanks for your response.

    I pushed the pin in the pinhole ,at the back of the laptop ,as you mnetioned.
    However , still not able to enter bios  upon Pressing f2 on startup 

    It proceed first to the BSOD page , and on next restart to the "Preparing automatic repair" page. 

    The "Preparing automatic repiar" does not proceed further and remain stuck there.

    i am not seeing any restart/advanced option to follow your further instructions.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 24,738 Trailblazer
    Take a picture of the BSOD and show it to us. There is often more info there than just the NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM error message. On some systems the keyboard is setup such that you have to press Fn-F2 to get into the BIOS, but the BIOS load is before the OS starts to load, so before the cycle starts. You are likely just being a bit too slow with the key press. Try holding the key down while turning the computer on.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
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