How To Fix ‘Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute’ Error

Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute

If you are getting an error message on your PC, saying “Your PC will automatically restart in one minute, Windows ran into a problem and needs to restart, You should close this message now and save your work.“, then don’t worry. Certainly, this message appears to complete the usual Windows Update process (as it needs a reboot of your PC to complete the whole upgradation process). But, when the message appears to you continuously and your PC keeps rebooting continuously in a one-minute reboot loop. Then then you must be concern about the issue. Try these fixes on your PC and your issues will be fixed in no time. But, before moving ahead to the main fix, we recommend you to check these methods to try some simpler solutions to fix your issue.

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Methods:

  • Manually reboot your PC. If any temporary file caused the issue. You can then fix the issues by a simple reboot.
  • Turn off the firewall or antivirus on your PC temporarily. Reboot your PC and after rebooting check if your PC is still restarting in one minute loop.

If any of the above solutions didn’t work for you, head over for the following solutions:

How To Fix Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute Error:

How To Fix Automatically Restart In One Minute

Solution 1: Clean Boot your PC

  • Press Windows Key+R to launch Run. Input “msconfig” in Run and then tap on “OK“.  A system configuration window will be successfully opened.
  • Now, head over to the System Configuration window. Then move to the “General” tab and then unmark the box beside the “Load startup items“. Keep in mind the “Load system services” option is marked.
  • Now, tap on the “Services” tab. Then mark the “Hide all Microsoft services” option. Tap on the “Disable all”.  Then tap on “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes on your PC.
  • Reboot your PC, it will be successfully booted in clean mode.

In clean mode, your issues should be fixed. Alternatively, move to the other solution.

Solution 2: Check Windows Update

  • Hit Windows key+I to open Settings. Now, move down and then tap on “Update & Security“.
  • Now at the bottom of Update & Security settings. Simply tap on “Windows Update” on the left pane. Then check the update procedure status.
    • If you view the Windows Updates are being installed. Then allow Windows to download the updates and then successfully install them on your device.
    • If you check the Updates are successfully installed. Then there is a chance you opted for the “Restart outside of the active hours“. Simply restart your PC and then successfully complete the upgrade process.
    • If you view no updates are being installed. Then tap on “Check for Updates” on the right side of the Settings window.

Once you successfully update your Windows. You can then check if you are still encountering the same error ‘Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute’.

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Solution 3: Run SFC & DISM Tool

  • Hit Windows key+R to simply launch Run. You can then input “cmd” and then hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Now, simply tap on “Yes” to allow access to the User Account Control (UAC). Then the Command Prompt window will be successfully opened using Administrative rights.
  • You can then copy and paste this command in Command Prompt window. Then press Enter to run it.
    • Sfc /scannow
  • Now, if the above command causes an error on your computer, copy and paste this command and hit Enter to execute it.
    • sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows
  • Wait until the SFC scan might take a while to complete. When the process is successfully complete, reboot your PC.
  • Now, again hit Windows key+R to launch Run. You can then input “cmd” and then hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Now, tap on “Yes” to allow access to the User Account Control (UAC)  to open the Command Prompt window using Administrative rights.
  • Now head over to the Command Prompt window. Then copy or paste all these commands in the Command Prompt and then press Enter when each of them executes.
    • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
      
    • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
      
    • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Then wait until the DISM process may take a while.

Reboot your PC to complete the whole process. After you successfully reboot your PC, you can successfully fix your issue ‘Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute’.

Solution: 4 Wipe Software Distribution Folder

The folder Software Distribution contains the files which are needed for Windows 10 Update. When few files in that folder are damaged or corrupted. Then you might face this problem of ‘one-minute restart loop’ on your device. Emptying it might fix your issue:

  • Hit Windows key +R to launch Run. You can then input “cmd” and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Tap on “Yes” if a prompt appears by User Account Control. Then the Command Prompt window will be opened with Administrative rights.
  • After this, copy and paste these commands in the Command Prompt window. You can then hit Enter when each command executes. As it’ll temporarily stall the important components of the Windows Update service. Simply minimize the Command Prompt window.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
  • Hit Windows key+R to launch Run. You can then copy-paste this line and press Enter. However, the download folder will successfully open in the File Explorer window.
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Note: Simply replace “C:” using the drive letter of your Windows installation drive.

  • Now, hit Ctrl+A to choose all the folders and then hit “Delete” to empty the SoftwareDistribution folder. Exit the File Explorer window.
  • You can then maximize the Command Prompt window. Now, simply initiate the necessary Windows Update services again. If you want to do so simply copy and paste the following commands in the Command Prompt window. Then press Enter when each command executes.
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
  • You can now reboot your PC. After rebooting, your issues should be fixed.

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Solution 5: Run System Restore

Executing System Restore from a former restore point can fix your problem.

NOTE:

Executing System Restore on your PC will set your device back to an old date. In short, some files or folders, settings that you probably changed recently will be missing on your device when the system is backed up. So, take a proper recovery of all your confidential data. You can then save it in an external drive. When the restoration process completes, you can simply copy-paste them back to their original location.

  • Hit Windows Key+R and input “sysdm.cpl“, and press Enter.
  • Then head over to the “System Protection” tab. You can then tap on “System Restore”. Then tap on the “Choose a different restore point” option. Now, tap on “Next“.
  • From the System Restore window, simply tap on the System Restore point of your choice (select the most recent one ). Now, tap on the “Next” option.
  • You can then tap on “Finish” to end the restoration process.

Now, your system will be successfully restarted and the restoration process starts. You can then wait for a while when the process takes some time. When your system reboots, simply check if the PC is still encountering the issue. If yes, then dive down below!

Solution 6: Try Automatic Repair

To try this solution on your device, you want bootable installation media. If you don’t have any, you can then create a bootable installation media. Once you have created the bootable installation media for your device, head over to the solution:

  • At first insert the installation media you have just created. You can then, restart your PC.
  • Now when a prompt appears saying “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD“. You can then press a key to reboot your PC from the DVD/ installation media.
  • Then specify your language preferences and then tap on “Next“.
  • Now, tap on “Repair your computer” under the left corner of your screen. Windows Recovery Environment (RE) will be initiated.
  • From the Windows (RE), tap on “Troubleshoot” to begin the troubleshooting process.
  •  In the Troubleshoot window, simply tap on “Advanced options“.
  • Now from the Advanced Options window. You can simply tap on “Automatic Repair” to begin the Automatic Repair process.
  • You can then Reboot your PC and your issues should be fixed.

All done!

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Solution 7: Reset/Refresh your PC with Windows RE:

Reset or refresh your PC is your last choice that fixes your issue definitely.

  • At first insert the installation media you have just created. You can then, restart your PC.
  • Now when a prompt appears saying “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD“. You can then press a key to reboot your PC from the DVD/ installation media.
  • Then specify your language preferences and then tap on “Next“.
  • Now, tap on “Repair your computer” under the left corner of your screen. Windows Recovery Environment (RE) will be initiated.
  • From Windows (RE), simply tap on “Troubleshoot” to initiate the whole troubleshooting process.
  • Tap on “Troubleshoot” and then tap on “Reset this PC“.
  • Now, you’ll have two choices:
    • Refresh your computer – Refreshing your computer will ensure that all your confidential files on your PC are kept secure.
    • Reset your computer– Resetting your computer will erase all of the settings or files of your PC completely.
  • Select any of these options according to your need or choice.
  • You can then follow the on-screen steps to complete the whole process of resetting/refreshing your PC.

As it’ll fix your issue ‘Your PC Will Automatically Restart In One Minute’.

Solution 8: Reset your computer without Windows RE-

NOTE:

Initially create a backup of the Windows 10 installation drive. Then reset that drive will erase every file from that drive. So you should create a proper backup of your confidential files and save them in another location.

  • Hit Windows key+I to open Settings. Now, move down and then tap on “Update & Security
  • Now from the Update & Security settings. Simply tap on “Recovery” on the left pane. From the right pane, under the Recovery option, in “Reset this PC“, tap on “Get started“.
  • From the ‘Reset this PC window’, select the “Keep my files” option.
  • Add the Windows 10 installation drive.
  • From the next window, select the “Only the drive where Windows is installed” option. You can then tap on “Just remove my files” in the other window.
  • Tap on “Reset” to initiate the resetting process.  Follow the on-screen steps to reset your device.

Conclusion:

I hope that this article helps you to fix the errorIt is no doubt the most common error but it is very simple or easy to fix. Follow the above methods to fix the issue. Also, if you have any sort of suggestions, queries, or questions then let us know below. Or else, if you find it helpful then share it with others.

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