Windows 10 – Getting Windows ready. Don’t turn off your computer.
Recently, a lot of Windows 10 users report that they are stuck in the Getting Windows ready loop every time they restart their PC. If you are also one of them, here are some effective fixes for the getting windows ready loop issue.
1. Just Wait for 2 Hours to Fix “Getting Windows Ready” Loop
According to Microsoft’s technical staff, when you are prompted with the message “Getting Windows ready” on your screen, your system may be performing some certain tasks in the background, such as starting a Windows 10 update process, downloading and installing files, etc. Therefore, it’s advised to wait patiently about 2 hours before you cancel. If this can’t resolve your “Getting Windows ready and don’t turn off your computer” issue, try other troubleshooting methods.
2. Shut Down Your PC and Power Reset Your PC
You could also try to power reset your PC to fix the corruption issues on your PC and get rid of the “Getting Windows ready” problem. To power reset your computer, follow the instructions below:
Step 1. Turn off your PC regardless of the “Getting Windows ready” message.
Step 2. Disconnect all external connected peripheral USB devices.
Step 3. Unplug the power adapter from your PC.
Step 4. Remove the battery from the battery compartment if you use a laptop with a detachable battery.
Step 5. Press and hold the Power button for about 15 seconds to drain any residual electrical charge from the capacitors.
Step 6. Plug the power adapter back to your PC or insert the batter into your laptop.
Step 7. Press the power button to turn on your PC and check whether the “Getting Windows ready” screen disappears.
3. Run SFC /SCANNOW
The “Getting Windows ready” problem in Windows 10 could also be related to the corrupted system files. You could run SFC (System File Checker) to troubleshoot it. Do the following steps:
Step 1. Insert your Windows installation media (DVD or USB drive) into your PC and choose to boot from it.
Step 2. Select your language and other preferences. Click Next to continue.
Step 3. Click Repair your computer.
Step 4. Click Troubleshoot and then select Command Prompt.
Step 5. In the Command prompt window, enter the command below and hit Enter.
Note: The process will take several minutes. The SFC utility will automatically scan for the corrupt files and then repair them.
If you have any questions or suggestions about how to fix the Getting Windows ready loop in Windows 10, welcome to leave comments in the Comment section.