While upgrade To Windows 10 update version 2004, computer or laptop stuck on Getting Windows ready, Don’t turn off your computer screen, for a long time? Also, sometimes After Install Recent windows updates Windows 10 Stuck Getting Windows ready Don’t turn off your computer screen at startup. It happens right after restarting your PC to complete the update installation process. And restrict you from accessing your desktop completely in normal ways. This mostly happens if the windows updates not installed properly, Corrupted or damaged while the download and install process. Also sometimes any third-party application or security software blocks update installation and configuration on half stage which may cause the issue etc.
Some Times a Force restart can fix windows stuck on getting ready screen problem. But, for some others again windows Stuck getting ready screen At startup. If your windows 10 computer is also stuck at getting windows ready screen for a long time. Here are some applicable solutions to get rid of this and start windows normally.
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Fix Windows 10 Stuck Getting Windows ready
Note: bellow solutions are applicable to fix different update related problems such as Getting Windows ready infinite loop, update loop, boot loop, restarting loop. Some other like Windows 10 stick Getting Windows ready after restart, Frozen at Getting Windows ready, Getting Windows ready working on updates, Getting Windows ready stuck after update etc.
Perform Windows 10 Startup Repair
As due to this problem system is stuck at getting the windows ready screen, and prevents you from accessing your desktop completely in normal ways. That cause preform Windows Startup repair is the best solution to fix the startup problems which prevent windows from starting and stuck getting ready.
To perform startup repair you need to boot from Windows 10 bootable USB / DVD. If you don’t have then create one by the following link. When you ready with installation media insert it then press the power button to start your computer. Now press the F8 or F10 key (depends on your system) to access the Boot Menu of your system. Then choose the Boot option, select USB or DVD as per the media used.
Next, you will see the Windows Installation screen on your computer. Skip the first screen and on the next screen click on Repair your computer option. This will Restart windows click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options and then click on the Start-up Repair option.
When you select startup repair this will restart the window and start the diagnostic process. And analyze the various settings, configuration options, and system files Especially look for :
- Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers
- Missing/corrupt system files
- Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
- Corrupt registry settings
- Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
- Problematic update installation
After complete the repair process windows will Restart and start normally. If the repair process results startup repair couldn’t repair your PC or automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC follow next step.
Uninstall Recently Installed Windows Updates
If startup repair failed to fix these startup problems, And again windows Stuck Getting windows ready screen that causes we need to boot into safe mode and uninstall the recently installed updates. Again access advanced options click on startup setting -> Click on Restart -> Then press F4 To access safe mode and F5 To access safe mode with networking as shown below image.
After booting into Windows 10 safe mode, open Control Panel and then go to Programs and then select Programs and Features option. From the left pane of the Programs and Features window, click on the View installed update option. Now, you will see the list of all the Installed updates. Select the recently installed updates which are leading to Windows 10 getting windows ready stuck issue and Uninstall them.
After uninstalling the updates which were causing the problem, get out of Safe Mode and restart your Windows 10 PC into normal mode. Now, you shouldn’t face any Windows 10 update issues like Getting Windows ready Don’t turn off your computer screen stuck after the update.
Reset Windows update components
If startup repair and uninstall recently installed updates failed to fix the problem and again Windows 10 stuck Getting Windows ready Don’t turn off your computer then Reset the windows update components which may be very helpful to fix almost all windows update related problems.
To reset windows update Components open Command prompt As administrator. Now type (copy and paste) the commands below one at a time, and press ENTER to execute the same.
- net stop wuauserv
- net stop cryptSvc
- net stop bits net stop msiserver
- ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
- ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
- net start wuauserv
- net start cryptSvc
- net start bits
- net start msiserver
After that Type, Exit To close the Command prompt window And Start windows normally. Now check and install the latest available updates from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows updates -> Check for Updates.
Run SFC /Scannow Command
Again You can boot into safe mode open the command prompt as administrator then type sfc /scannow command. It will repair corrupted system files which may have been causing your PC stuck on getting ready. As a result, You will not face that problem again in the next restart.
If sfc / scannow results windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them, That cause run DISM tool which repairs the system image and enables sfc to do its job.
Perform a System Restore
If the above methods ( startup repair, uninstall recent windows updates, reset windows update cache ) are still not able to fix Windows 10 getting windows ready stuck issue, then you can simply go for a system restore. As windows is stuck on the getting ready screen and prevents to access a normal desktop that causes again you need to access the advanced option to perform a system restore.
Note: keep in mind that restoring won’t affect your personal files, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.
First access advanced options and click on system restore as shown below image and fallow. Select any recent System Restore Point which you have created and follow on-screen instructions to complete the system restore process.
Once you have restored your computer to the earlier date using Windows System Restore, your Windows 10 PC will start working smoothly as before.
These are some most applicable solutions to fix Windows 10 Stuck Getting Windows ready Don’t turn off your computer. Windows 10 stick Getting Windows ready after restart, Frozen at Getting Windows ready, Getting Windows ready working on updates etc at startup. I hope apply the above solutions fix these windows update stuck getting ready problem for you. Still have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty while apply above steps feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Fix unable to install the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1.