9 Effective Solutions When Windows Is Stuck on Welcome Screen

Multiple users have ever experienced the issue that Windows gets stuck on Welcome screen when booting. Therefore, in this article, we will introduce 9 solutions to this problem.

Are you plagued by the trouble that Windows gets stuck on Welcome screen? Are you looking for some effective solutions to fix it? In the followings, we are going to show you 9 efficient and handy means to fix it. Now, read on to get the details.

Windows Is Stuck on Welcome Screen

1. Disconnect All USB Devices

Perhaps your computer is connected with a lot of USB devices, including mouse, keyboard, USB Wi-Fi adapters, and USB flash drives, etc. So many connected USB devices can lead Windows stuck in Welcome screen for a long time. Thereby, the right solution to this cause is disconnecting all USB devices and restart Windows again.

2. Disconnect from the Internet

In addition, some users discover that Windows getting stuck on Welcome screen stems from its trying to connect to wireless connection. Under this circumstance, you need to disconnect the internet and then reboot Windows.

3. Startup Repair

Besides, Windows provides a native feature – “Startup/Automatic Repair” to fix startup issue, including stuck Welcome screen. You can firstly insert installation media to your PC and boot from it. Then, you should choose language as well as other preferences and click “Next”. After that, you can proceed to choose “Repair your computer” > “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced Options” > “Startup/Automatic Repair”

4. System File Check

At times, corrupted or lost system files can also cause this issue. In this scenario, you need to repair the system files, which can be achieved via System File Check (SFC). Firstly, boot PC from a bootable drive and select language and others. Then, press “Shift + F10” to open Command Prompt. Type “sfc /scannow” and “Enter”.


Also, there are chances that the internal drive is malfunctioning, such as having bad sectors. In this situation, you ought to check and repair the disk via CHKDSK. You can relaunch Command Prompt like the above solution. Then, input “chkdsk c: /f /r” and press “Enter” in Command Prompt.

6. Bootrec

Moreover, it is likely that something bad occurs to the booting sector or booting configurations. In this situation, you can try to repair it with the inbuilt “bootrec” tool. Just access Command Prompt and use the following lines.

"bootrec /fixmbr" and press "Enter"
"bootrec /fixboot" and press "Enter"
"bootrec /scanos" and press "Enter"
"bootrec /rebuildbcd" and press "Enter"


7. Restart Windows Update Service

Furthermore, in some cases, malfunctioning Windows Update Service can result in this problem. In face of this cause, you can restart this service and then rename some files. First off, open Command Prompt. Then, type the following command lines one by one.

"net stop wuauserv" and press "Enter"
"cd %systemroot%" and press "Enter"
"ren SoftwareDistribution SD.old" and press "Enter"
"net start wuauserv" and press "Enter"

8. System Restore

What’s more, you can also try “System Restore” feature to restore Windows to an earlier version. In the first place, reboot the PC from a bootable drive and select “Repair your computer” > “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced Options” > “System Restore”. Later, you can just follow onscreen instructions.

9. Replace Hard Drive

Assuming that all suggested solutions cannot help you, it is very possible that the internal drive in your computer may be seriously corrupted. At that time, you have no choice but to replace this drive as soon as possible. After replacing it, you can restore backups to the new disk, such as to recover Outlook data from backed up Outlook files.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including recover Sql Server and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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