How to Fix Windows Stuck on Getting Ready Screen After Update

How to Fix Windows Stuck on Getting Ready Screen After Update

August 8, 2018 By kirsten

    Microsoft provides windows updates to fix known bugs and make your computer more secured. But, Sometimes, These updates can be your nightmare. Sometimes, You may see that your PC stuck on getting windows ready screen. It happens right after restarting your PC to complete update installation process. Unfortunately, This getting windows ready screen appears before appearing the login screen. That’s why, This problem can be worst than you are thinking. It may restrict you from accessing your desktop completely in normal ways. Sometimes, Force restart can fix windows stuck on getting ready screen problem. But, That is not a perfect solution.

    The real problem comes when you experience “getting windows ready loop”. That means, Every time you restart or force turn off and on your PC, You will see the same problem. It is a good thing that you can easily fix this getting ready loop after update. Actually, There are a few pretty awesome solution to resolve this issue.

    Sometimes, You may have to wait for a long time like 30 minutes at getting ready stage. After that, It will lead you to the login screen. But, If your windows 10 / 8 /7 computer stuck at “Getting windows ready. Don’t turn off your computer.” for hours and hours, You will have to resolve this problem manually.

    How to Fix Windows Stuck on Getting Ready Screen Right After Update:

    There are multiple ways to solve this stuck at getting windows ready problem. In this article, I’ll describe possible best methods to help you.

    1. Startup Repair:

    You know F8 key won’t work during boot up. Because, In windows 10 and 8, Legacy advanced boot menu are disabled by default. So, To get startup repair option in boot menu, You must have to enable advanced boot menu manually or use a bootable media. Personally, I prefer bootable windows disk or pendrive to do startup repair. Anyway, Why i am talking about it? Because, In many cases, Startup repair can fix windows stuck on getting ready screen problem. Sometimes, Your update has been actually installed. But, There is something wrong preventing you to finish getting windows ready screen. In that case, Startup repair can solve this problem.

    Anyway, To fix PC / Laptop stuck at getting windows ready screen problem, You will need to do startup repair by following these tips.

    • First of all, Insert bootable media in your computer and switch power button on.
    • Press F10 / F8 (depends on your PC) to choose boot from options. Choose the correct option from there like boot from USB storage or boot from DVD etc. It should lead you to the windows installation screen automatically.
    • Then, Click on Repair your computer.
    • There, You should find Startup Repair. Click on it and follow on screen instructions.

    After doing startup repair, You should get rid of windows stuck on getting ready screen.

    2. Uninstall Most Recent Update in Safe Mode:

    Sometimes, Startup repair may not resolve our issue. In that case, Uninstalling the problematic update may resolve windows stuck on getting ready screen. As you can’t access your PC normally, You will have to do it in safe mode. Read: How to boot into safe mode. Follow the bootable media method from that article.

    • After booting into safe mode, Go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.
    • Then, Click on View installed update.
    • Now, Uninstall the problematic update.
    • Then, Restart your PC to boot into normal mode. Hopefully, It will fix windows stuck on getting ready issue.

    3. Do System Restore

    First two methods are enough to get rid of this kind of problems. But, If they don’t go through right way, Restore your system to any earlier restore point. Try to do system restore in safe mode. Because, You can’t do it in normal mode. I hope, It will solve windows stuck on getting ready issue.

    4. Run SFC /Scannow Command:

    You can boot into safe mode with command prompt. Then, Run 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 next restart.

    I think, These methods are enough to resolve computer stuck on getting windows ready problem. Let me know, If any of these methods works for you.