Numerous users are complaining that when they turn on their computer, the Windows 10 Operating System fails to load. Besides this, it displays a message on the loading screen that reads ‘gettings Windows ready so don’t turn off your computer.’ Getting Windows ready stuck generally happens during a restart or reboot. It takes long hours for Windows to get ready and does not allow your computer to work during this time span. Moreover, sometimes, you may feel as if the process won’t end. Hence, it is of utmost importance to fix this issue as quickly as possible. So, let us focus on the possible ways by which you can make the Windows OS ready in no time.
Solutions To Fix Windows 10 Stuck On Getting Windows Ready
Work your way down the solutions mentioned below until you resolve the issue.
Wait For Some Time
Windows may get stuck with the loading screen if it is downloading or installing files or carrying on some other tasks in the background. So, we recommend you to wait for some more time and let the problem get resolved on its own. If the problem persists for more than 2 hours, then try out the other methods given below.
Power Reset The Computer
- Shut down the computer and remove all the peripheral devices such as USB flash drive, external hard drive, etc.
- Unplug the power cable from the computer. In the case of laptops, you will need to remove the battery if it is removable.
- Press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds and then plug in the power cable or reinsert the battery.
- Turn on the system to ensure that you are no longer facing the same issue.
Run System File Checker
- Insert the Windows 10 installation media which can be either a USB installation drive or a DVD.
- Then, press any key on the keyboard to boot from that installation media. Select your preferred language and location and click on ‘Next.’
- Choose ‘Repair your computer’ and select the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Type ‘cmd’ in the Run dialog box and open the Command Prompt.
- Type ‘sfc/scannow’ command in the Command Prompt and press ‘Enter.’
- When the process is complete, close the Command Prompt and tap ‘Turn off your PC.’ Now, when you turn on your computer, you won’t get the error message anymore.
Perform A Clean Installation Of Windows
- Before reinstalling Windows, backup all data and settings of your computer to another device.
- Now, open Boot order settings and then enter the BIOS settings. Or else, you can start the Windows from an installation media such as a USB or DVD.
- Then, choose a preferred language, time, and input media in the ‘Windows Setup’ screen and click on ‘Next.’
- Click on the ‘Install Now’ button and type a valid key for your Windows. Read the license terms on the Windows Setup page and click on the ‘Accept’ button.
- After that, hit the ‘Next’ button to go to the next window. Click on the ‘Custom: Install Windows only’ option and delete the existing partition if any.
- Select ‘Unallocated space,’ click on ‘Next’ again and wait for Windows installation to complete.
- Choose ‘Use Express settings’ and if the PC belongs to a domain, then select your organization as the owner of the PC. Select ‘I own it’ if it is your personal computer and hit the ‘Next’ button.
- Enter the username and password of your Microsoft account and sign in to the Windows OS. Select ‘Create one’ to create a new account. But, skip this step if you sign in with a local account.
- As the installation gets over, restart the PC and check whether the Operating System is loading correctly or not.
Update Device Drivers
If Windows 10 is taking a lot of time to get ready, then you can fix this issue by upgrading the drivers to their latest versions.
- Enter ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialog box and press ‘Enter’ to open Device Manager.
- Expand each category on the Device Manager window to search for the missing or outdated drivers.
- If you find a yellow mark beside any device, then you need to update its drivers.
- You can update the drivers either automatically or manually.
Update The Drivers Automatically
You can go by this method if you want to save your time and the risk of making mistakes.
- Open Device Manager from the Start menu.
- Expand ‘Network Adapters’ and select your device.
- Right-click on it and select ‘Update Driver.’
- Now, click on ‘Search automatically for the updated driver software’ option.
- Windows 10 starts searching for an updated driver, and if it finds such a compatible driver, then it installs the same on your PC.
Update The Drivers Manually
- Open Device Manager and expand ‘Network Adapters.’
- Right-click on the device which requires an updated driver and then, you need to select ‘Update Driver.’
- Browse your computer for the driver software and click ‘OK.’
- Check the box beside ‘Include subfolders’ and click ‘Next.’
- When you restart your PC, you will find that your device has updated drivers.
Restore The Operating System
- Save all your files and close the running applications on your PC.
- Choose ‘Programs’ from the ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Accessories.’
Go to ‘System Tools’ and select ‘System Restore.’
- Uncheck the ‘System Restore’ option in the ‘System Restore’ window.
- Click ‘Next’ to get the list of the recent restore points.
- In case you do not find the restore points, then choose the ‘Recommended Restore’ option and click on ‘Next.’
- Check ‘Show restore points older than 5 days’ and tap the ‘Next’ button once again. Choose the proper restore point and click on the ‘Finish’ button and then restart your PC.
Use Windows 10 Startup Repair
- Use the Windows 10 installation disk to enter the Windows Recovery Environment.
- Now, navigate to the ‘Advanced Options’ page and choose ‘Startup Repair.’
- This inbuilt tool of Windows 10 starts scanning your PC for glitches and fixes them automatically.
- If this Startup repair displays a message that the automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC, then you will need to try out the next alternative method.
Uninstall Recently Installed Updates
- Go to ‘Advanced Options,’ click on ‘Startup settings’ and press ‘F4’ on the keyboard to access Safe Mode.
- As your computer enters the Safe Mode, right-click on the ‘Start’ menu to choose Control Panel.
- Go to ‘Programs and Features’ and click on the ‘View installed updates’ option.
- Select the recently installed updates and uninstall them from your PC.
Delete Problematic Files
- Restart your PC to access the Windows Boot Options menu. Then, choose ‘Troubleshoot,’ go to ‘Advanced Options’ and select ‘Command Prompt.’
- Type ‘C: cd Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt. SrtTrail.txt’ in the Command Prompt and press ‘Enter.’
- If you get a message that says ‘Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsock.sys is corrupt,’ then there are corrupted files on your PC.
- Use Command Prompt to navigate to the location of these corrupted files and enter ‘Del’ in the Command Prompt to delete them.
- Restart your PC to check if Windows 10 is starting as expected.
Hope you will be able to fix the ‘getting Windows ready stuck’ issue after reading this article and following all the methods elaborated here.