Hello. A few hours ago I tried to turn on my desktop computer, and I was presented with a blue screen which says "Automatic Repair. Your PC did not start correctly. Press restart to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem, You can also press Advanced options to try other options to repair your PC." I've tried restarting my computer and that doesn't help. Within advanced optiions I can do a system restore(which doesn't work even though I have restore points, startup repair(which fails), go back to previous build(which fails), reset this PC, reinstalling windows 10(which fails), and then System Image Recovery, Command Prompt, and Startup Settings.
To add some backstory, For the past year or so I've been having trouble starting up my computer. Basically what happens is it starts up perfectly most of the time, but occasionally it won't start correctly and it will restart 20-30 times saying it's trying to do windows updates before it turns on properly. I asked my friends about this and they said it seemed like my hard drive was failing. It's a 1 TB HDD. Does what I described above sound like it's in line with hard drive troubles. I'm willing to spend money to buy a new hard drive and repair my computer if necessary, I just don't know how to diagnose what is wrong.
Edit: to add more information this is the error I'm getting 0xc000021a. I've done some research into how to fix this but unfortunately since I can't run safe mode much of the fixes are unavailable to me. Now back to googling troubleshooting...
Edit: I guess I got here because I turned off my computer during an "update"(when my computer decided it wanted to restart 20-30 times in a row updating). I'm an idiot this has nothing to do with my hard drive.
Edited by Napkins246, 16 August 2016 - 03:46 AM.