- Many Windows 10 users report that their computer is stuck on the home screen.
- The loading circle can’t stop, and the system is unresponsive to their actions.
- Windows 10 sometimes hangs on the login screen as it tries to connect to your Wi-Fi connection.
Windows 10 Stuck On Welcome Screen
By holding the power button for a few seconds until your computer shuts down, you can fix this problem quickly. When it has been turned back on, check to see if you can log in now. Unplug the battery if it has a removable battery. If that does not resolve the issue, continue to the next solution.
There have been many reports of computers stuck on the home screen in Windows 10. You may be anxiously wondering what to do about this problem. The loading circle won’t stop, and the system won’t respond to your actions. This is a frustrating and terrifying problem.
Can T Get Past Login Screen Windows 10
If Windows completely starts, restart it as you normally would. If not, restart it again as usual and see if it does. When the login process stops, freezes, or restarts, Windows often needs a clean boot into Safe Mode followed by a restart in order to resolve the issue. Failures or one-time startup processes can sometimes result in these issues.
You don’t have to try them all. Work your way up until you find one that works. Don’t be worried, the problem can be solved. Below are some solutions you should try.
Identifying and preventing an infinite reboot loop on a Windows desktop are your responsibilities as an IT professional.
Why Windows 10 is stuck on the home screen
Windows 7 keeps going back to the home screen for a long time when some USB devices are connected, such as mice, keyboards, speakers, Bluetooth speakers, USB dongles, Wi-Fi USB adapters, etc.
Users report that Windows 10 sometimes hangs while trying to connect to a Wi-Fi connection. If your computer hangs when trying to connect to your Wi-Fi, ensure that you are not connected to the Internet.
Please Wait For The User Profile Service
This issue occurs when the user’s current password does not match the credential manager cached password. The issue occurs immediately after a password change is performed by the user or by the administrator, as well as after some time has passed after the password change has been performed.
Laptop Stuck At Welcome Screen
When Windows 10 is stuck at the welcome screen, the problem may be caused by an Internet connection. It continually attempts to connect to the Internet. And if it cannot, the welcome screen will present a problem to you! To resolve this issue, be sure you are not connected to the internet before logging in.
Some times, the problem can be caused by corrupted system files, locking your computer on its home screen – which can cause it to freeze at startup. In order to fix the startup freeze problem in Windows 10, you can run CHKDSK to see if corrupted files are to blame.
It is common for us to store a great deal of important data on our computers these days. Despite the fact that data loss is inevitable, there are ways we can minimize the loss of important data by taking steps to minimize the possibility of a retracted home screen, a black screen, a missing boot configuration file, etc.
How to fix Windows 10 stuck on the home screen
Pc Stuck On Please Wait
As soon as your computer starts, or after rebooting (usually after a beep), press and hold the F8 key for 2 seconds.
As soon as you enter the boot menu, Windows password recovery interface will appear. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the boot menu depending upon the type and brand of your computer.
The computer should be disconnected from all external devices
This problem may be caused by hardware problems, which usually involve USB devices. If your laptop is affected, you’ll need to follow these steps to determine if the problem is hardware or software related.
- Make sure all devices, cables (except for the monitor and power cable) are disconnected from the computer before turning it off.
- Reconnect the mouse and keyboard and turn on the computer.
- See if you can get past the home screen by reconnecting all devices and cables, restarting the computer, and seeing if any of them cause problems.
The next patch will probably fix any remaining problems. If not, you might want to try reconnecting everything and trying to use Windows normally again.
Running a boot recovery can often solve this problem
The Startup Repair utility can be accessed either through the built-in Windows recovery environment or through an installation or repair disc. Startup Repair often resolves problems that prevent Windows from starting properly.
There are two methods of accessing the recovery environment
On the Home screen, you can access the Power menu:
- Press Shift while clicking Restart, then click Power.
- There should be a menu on Windows that allows you to select Advanced Recovery Options.
- Here, select Troubleshooting.
- Once you have clicked on Advanced Options, you will see a list of options.
- You should be prompted to restart Windows after clicking on Auto-Repair / Startup.
- Wait for the boot up to finish, then you should see a black screen with the Windows logo. When it finishes, choose your account from Auto-Repair Startup to continue.
- Press Enter or click Next to proceed. If you are asked for a password, enter it!
- A black screen should appear next, saying “diagnose your PC.” Then, it should say “try to fix it.”. Once it’s finished, wait for it to complete.
- If the repair was successful, the computer would restart automatically. Otherwise, a message would appear that said “Startup Repair was not able to repair your computer.”. Here, choose “Close.”.
Another method of entering the recovery environment
- Your computer may have to be turned off and then turned back on if it is enabled.
- The computer will automatically shut down if the Windows logo appears. Then, turn it back on after it shuts down.
- The computer might show a message that says “Preparing for Auto Repair” or “Please Wait.” If not, turn off the computer, hold the power button for several seconds, then turn it back on.
- A message indicating an automatic repair is being prepared should appear. If the automatic repair is successful, the computer should restart automatically. If the automatic repair is unsuccessful, select “Off”.
- The Advanced Recovery Options page will appear once you have reached the recovery screen.
- Click Troubleshooting now.
- To start the auto repair process, click on Auto Repair/Startup.
- Wait for the “Windows logo” to appear on the screen along with “Computer Diagnostics” and “Trying to repair it”. Once this is complete, you will see the “Completed” message at the bottom.
- It is most likely that the computer will restart automatically if the repair was successful. However, if the process failed, you will see an error message. Click Close from that screen to end the process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Getting stuck on the home screen can be caused by problems such as boot errors, incompatible software, driver errors, outdated software, and corrupt registers. A faulty system update or other software problem can cause your Windows 10 computer to hang on the home screen.
- Restart your computer.
- Press the F8 key before the Windows Vista or Windows 7 logo appears.
- From the Advanced Startup Options menu, select Disable automatic restart if the system crashes.
- Press the Enter key.
- Your computer should restart.
On Windows 10 systems, the black screen of death can be caused by an incomplete Windows update. In short, Windows 10 ends up with a black screen. To solve this problem, simply press and hold the power button on your PC or laptop to shut down your computer. A cold start should allow the system to boot properly.
- On the Windows 10 login screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Del (hold down the Ctrl key, then press the Alt key, press the Del key, and finally release the keys).
- Enter your NetID password.
- Press the Enter key or the right arrow key.
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