Surface 2 won’t turn on – Automatic Repair Loop

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    Danielle Amona
    Danielle Amona

      Unfortunately the forum won’t let me post in the Surface RT/2 section, so I figured here would be the next best location.
      I recently attempted to turn on my surface 2 and it showed a blue screen that had a sad face emoji on it that put me automatically onto a screen that said “preparing automatic repair”. Unfortunately, the automatic repair never works and the system goes into a loop of blue screen and preparing automatic repair. I’ve attempted the 2-button maneuver and the recovery USB with the 2-button maneuver but nothing is working. Microsoft had said it must have been something I had done to create a software issue but I only use this tablet for school. They mailed to my home address in the US their recovery drive but I am out of the country for medical school. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me so I could maybe start using my tablet again,

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      Joanna Moderator
      Joanna Moderator

        Hi Danielle,
        It does sound like you will need to reset\recover the machine. You can download the image directly from Microsoft:
        You may also try what they suggest here:

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