The computer system has many types of errors, or error messages that could happen. This mostly happens due to compromised software programs, drivers, or operating systems. When a program or operating system finds a problem that needs the user’s attention or action, a notice or alert is presented on the computer screen as a computer error message. These notifications explain the error’s nature and aid users in figuring out what went wrong. Depending on the circumstance and seriousness of the issue, error messages may take the shape of text, dialog boxes, pop-ups, or status indicators. Common examples include “Blue Screen of Death” on Windows or kernel panic messages on macOS and Linux.  

The “Your PC Device Needs to be Repaired” mistake is another example of this sort of problem and it frequently appears on Windows-based computers. This error can occur for several reasons, such as software or hardware upgrades made incorrectly, disk difficulties, or problems with the computer’s hard drive. The issue often happens while the computer is booting up and denotes that the bootloader or system files are damaged, missing, or improperly set. This error can result in a variety of computer issues, including the inability to boot up, possible data loss, and operating system corruption. Here is what to do if you get this problem.

1. Check Booting Order

The first step in fixing the “Your PC Device Needs to be Repaired” problem on your computer is to check the boot device order. It makes sure that the system is attempting to boot from the proper device, which is often the one on which the operating system is installed. This is how you do it:

  1. You may access the BIOS/UEFI settings by restarting your machine. Typically, you may accomplish this by pressing a certain key (such as F2, Del, Esc, or F12) while the computer is booting up. Depending on the maker of your machine, a different key is required to access the BIOS/UEFI.
  2. Navigate to the “Boot” or “Boot Order” section once you’ve accessed the BIOS/UEFI settings. Depending on the BIOS of your motherboard, the precise name could change.
  3. A list of boot devices should be located in the boot order settings. The devices specified in the order they appear in the list will be used to try to start the system.
  4. Ensure that the boot option displayed as the first is the one housing your operating system, which is often your primary hard drive or SSD. If it isn’t, use the proper keys to reorder it so that it appears first.
  5. Save your modifications, then log out of the BIOS/UEFI settings. After restarting, the computer will try to boot from the chosen device.

2. Repair Windows Boot Files

This entails accessing the “Repair your computer” option using the Windows installation disk and launching the Automatic Repair application. Here’s how to accomplish that in a few simple steps:

  1. Using the official Microsoft media creation tool, create a bootable USB stick or DVD with the Windows installation files on it.
  2. Your computer will restart once the bootable USB device or DVD is inserted. During startup, hit a specified key like F2 or Del to access the BIOS/UEFI settings. To make the installation media the main boot device, change the boot order.
  3. Select your language and any other choices when your computer starts from the installation disk, then click “Next.” Click “Repair your computer” in the bottom left corner of the next screen.
  4. Go to the “Choose an option” screen and choose “Troubleshoot.” Select “Advanced options” under “Troubleshoot options,” and then either “Startup Repair” or “Automatic Repair.” Windows will make an effort to identify and fix any boot file problems.
  5. The Automatic Repair tool will start identifying the boot-related issues and making an attempt to resolve them. Allow the repair procedure to finish and adhere to any on-screen instructions.
  6. Restart your computer after the repair procedure is complete. Check to see if the “Your PC device needs to be repaired” problem is fixed by removing the installation disk and starting your computer from your hard drive.

3. Rebuild BCD (Boot Configuration Data)

On a computer, rebuilding the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) is a useful method for resolving boot-related problems. The BCD database, which is essential and holds the boot configuration information, is what might cause the “Your PC Device needs to be Repaired” error if it becomes damaged or disappears. This procedure is rather straightforward and may be carried out without reinstalling Windows or wiping off any data.

Using the following procedures, you may reconstruct the BCD practically:

  1. To boot from the Windows installation media (USB or DVD), insert it.
  2. After selecting your preferred language, click “Repair your computer.”
  3. Choose “Troubleshoot” followed by “Advanced options” and then “Command Prompt.”
  4. Enter “bootrec /rebuildbcd” into the Command Prompt window.
  5. A system check for installed Windows versions will be performed. Type “Y” to add them to the BCD when requested.
  6. Check to see whether the problem is fixed by restarting your computer.

4. Master Boot Record (MBR)

The “Your PC Device needs to be Repaired” error can occur when the MBR becomes corrupt. A workable remedy to this problem is to fix the MBR. Your computer may restart properly after fixing the MBR, which aids in restoring the boot process.

Take the following actions to repair the MBR:

  • Restart the computer and launch Windows Media: Boot your machine from the Windows installation USB or DVD after inserting it.
  • Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt by selecting “Repair your computer” from the menu.
  • Start the Bootrec command by typing “bootrec /fixmbr” at the Command Prompt and pressing Enter. With this command, the Master Boot Record will be repaired.
  • After the procedure is finished, restart your computer to see whether the issue has been fixed.

5. System Restore

Windows has a tool called System Restore that enables you to return your computer to a prior operating state and so undo recent modifications that could be the source of your problems. It is therefore recommended that you create a backup before using System Restore. Making a System Restore:

  1. Create a restore point by selecting “Create a restore point” from the Windows Start menu after typing “System Restore” in the search box.
  2. Select “System Restore” from the list of options in the System Properties box.
  3. The available restoration points are displayed in a new window that opens. Select a restore point from a time when your computer was operating normally, then click “Next.”
  4. Click “Finish” to launch the restoration procedure after reviewing the chosen restore point.
  5. The specified state will be restored and your computer will restart. This procedure could take a while.

6. Update Driver and Bios

It’s essential to keep your BIOS and drivers current if you want to fix the “Your PC Device Needs to be Repaired” problem. Incompatibility difficulties can be brought on by obsolete drivers, while boot troubles can be generated by an old BIOS.

  1. The manufacturer and model of each component of your computer, including the motherboard for BIOS upgrades and the graphics card, network adapter, etc. for driver updates, should be noted down.
  2. For the most recent driver and BIOS updates, visit the websites of the companies that make the parts for your computer (such as Dell, HP, NVIDIA, and Intel).
  3. Find the correct BIOS and driver upgrades for your particular hardware. Install the files by downloading them and then doing what the manufacturer directs.
  4. Restart your computer to make the changes take effect after upgrading your BIOS or drivers.


In conclusion, we explored various practical solutions to resolve the “Your PC Device Needs to be Repaired” error on a computer. By checking the boot device order, repairing Windows boot files, rebuilding BCD, fixing the MBR, and verifying hard drive health, users can effectively troubleshoot and address boot-related issues.

Additionally, performing a system restore, updating drivers and BIOS, and considering a Windows reinstallation offer further avenues to tackle persistent problems. Prioritizing data backup and seeking professional assistance when unsure are essential precautions during the troubleshooting process. Armed with these solutions, users can effectively overcome the error and restore their computer’s functionality with confidence.