How to Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen

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Specifically, there are three solutions to fix this problem in this guide. Firstly, there is a solution that involves booting the Windows 10 PC into safe mode.

Also, we will discuss how to fix the issue by resetting the computer. Lastly, we will look at a solution that involves performing startup repair.

Besides, this guide features an FAQ section. This section answers some of the most asked questions relating to this issue.

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Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen by Booting into Safe Mode

Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Booting Into Safe Mode

One way to fix a Windows 10 PC that is stuck on the loading screen is to boot into safe mode. To do that, follow the steps below.

 

  1. Press and hold the power button on your PC until it shuts down.
  2. Then, press the power button again to start the computer. However, when Windows 10 is starting to load, press and hold the power button on your computer again until it shuts down.
  3. When you turn on your Windows 10 PC for the third time, it should boot into Recovery mode.
  4. Then, when your Windows 10 computer is in the Recovery mode environment, select See advanced repair options.
  1. After that, select Troubleshoot from the Choose an option page.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Booting Into Safe Mode
  1. Then, click Advanced options.
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  1. Following that, select Startup settings.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Booting Into Safe Mode
  1. On the Startup Settings page, click the Restart button.
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  1. After that, press “F4” or “4” on your keyboard to boot into safe mode.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Booting Into Safe Mode
  1. Finally, when you’ve successfully booted into safe mode, shut down the computer and start it normally. Then, you should be able to boot into your Windows 10 PC normally without it getting stuck on the loading screen.

However, if for any reason your computer is still stuck on the loading screen, try out the other solutions below.

Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen by Resetting the Computer

Another method to fix a Windows 10 computer stuck on the loading screen is resetting it. However, since we cannot sign into the computer, you have to reset it from recovery mode.

Follow the steps below to achieve that.

  1. Press and hold the power button on your Windows 10 computer until it shuts down.
  2. After doing that, press the power button again to start the computer. When Windows 10 is starting up, press and hold the power button again until the computer shuts down.
  3. When you start your Windows 10 PC for the third time, it will boot into recovery mode.
  4. Then, on the Recovery mode environment, select See advanced repair options.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Resetting The Computer
  1. After doing that, select Troubleshoot from the options that appear.
  1. Then, select Reset this PC.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Resetting The Computer
  1. After doing that, you will have two options: Keep my files and Remove everything.

    Apparently, the Remove everything option will delete everything on your computer while resetting it. So, I suggest you select the Keep my files option since it will retain your personal files and only delete apps and settings.

  1. After that, you will be asked to choose an account to continue. For this demonstration, I will choose the FIRE HUB V 019 account.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Resetting The Computer
  1. Then, you will be asked to input the password to the account. If there is a password on the account, input the password and click the Continue button.

    However, if there isn’t a password on the account, skip inputting any password and just click the Continue button.

  1. After that, select Cloud download. You must be wondering why I choose Cloud download instead of Local reinstall.

    Well, this is because Local reinstall uses the system files already on your PC to reset and reinstall Windows 10. However, the problem we are trying to fix might be caused by a corrupt system file.

    Hence, there is a possibility that when you choose the Local reinstall option, your computer may not reset properly.

Selecting the Cloud download option means your computer will have to access the internet to reset and reinstall Windows 10. However, since it is difficult to connect to a Wi-Fi network in recovery mode, I suggest you use a wired (Ethernet) internet connection.

By the way, Cloud download can use more than 4 GB of data!

Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Resetting The Computer

I am hoping this solution fixes the problem. Nevertheless, if the problem persists, try the last solution in this guide.

Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen by Performing Startup Repair

The final solution I will be demonstrating in this guide to fix this issue is to perform startup repair. To do that, follow the steps below.

  1. Press and hold the power button on your Windows 10 PC until it shuts down.
  2. Then, press the power button again to boot the PC. When Windows 10 is starting up, press and hold the power button again until the computer shuts down.
  3. When you start the Windows 10 computer for the third time, it should boot into recovery mode.
  4. Then, on the Recovery page, select See advanced repair options.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Performing Startup Repair
  1. After doing that, select Troubleshoot.
  1. Following that, choose Advanced options.
Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen By Performing Startup Repair
  1. Then, click Startup Repair from the options that appear.

After doing all that, Windows will begin to diagnose your PC and attempt to fix the problem.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fixing Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen

Frequently Asked Questions About Fixing Windows 10 Stuck On Loading Screen
1. How Do I Boot Into Safe Mode With Windows 10?

Follow the procedures below to boot into safe mode on your Windows 10 computer.
a) Press and hold the power button on your PC until it shuts down.
b) Then, press the power button again to start the computer. When Windows 10 is starting up, press and hold the power button on your computer again until it shuts down.
c) When you start your Windows 10 computer for the third time, it will boot into recovery mode.
d) Then, select See advanced repair options on the Recovery page.
e) Following that, select Troubleshoot.
f) After that, click Advanced options.
g) Then, select Startup settings.
h) After doing that, click the Restart button.
i) Then, press “4” or “F4” on your keyboard to boot your Windows 10 computer into safe mode.

2. Why Is My Windows 10 Computer Stuck On The Loading Screen?

There are several reasons why your Windows 10 computer gets stuck on the loading screen. For example, it may be due to software glitches or a corrupt system file.

3. Does A Clean Boot Erase Everything?

No, it doesn’t. A clean boot is just a method of starting up your PC with a minimum of programs and drivers.

Basically, it starts your computer only with the essential files and services the operating system needs.

4. How Can I Force My Computer To Shut Down?

To force your computer to shut down, press and hold your computer’s power button for a few seconds until it shuts down.

5. Why Do We Use Safe Mode?

Windows safe mode loads minimal drivers, services, and software. So, if you start your Windows PC in Safe mode, you can login to your PC so you can figure out what’s preventing the operating system from functioning correctly. In essence, safe mode only offers limited access to features and is only meant to be used for maintenance.

My Final Thoughts About Fixing Windows 10 Stuck on Loading Screen

A majority of reasons can cause your Windows 10 PC to get stuck on the loading screen. Hopefully, with the solutions provided in this guide, you will be able to get rid of the problem once and for all.

To be more specific, we discussed how to fix the problem by booting into safe mode. We also discussed solving the issue by resetting the Windows 10 computer.

Not just that, I also provided details on how to fix the issue by performing startup repair.

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References and Further Reading

  1. answers.microsoft.com – Windows 10 Stuck on Boot screen
  2. Itechguides Community

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