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Windows 10 stuck on login screen or takes long to login

Question: Windows 10 stuck on login screen or takes long to login

Since the last windows 10 builds, my loggin screen would freeze where it shows the time, i can move my mouse around but cant click anything or use the keyboard, or when i log in it would go to a blackscreen but still see the mouse. It would be there for 10 minutes then load my deskstop.

This have never happened the first time i installed windows 10

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hello everybody, i was hoping someone here could help me with my problem.

Whenever i boot my computer, after the boot screen, the screen goes all black and it stays like that for about 40 seconds, and then loads the login screen.

Does anyone here know what can be causing this, and if so, how can i fix it?

I appreciate any help, ThankYou
 

Answer:boot takes long just before login screen

anyone know?
 

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running windows 10 version 1607,anyways windows did its regular update thing and when it was done now i cant login. i enter my password and its welcome and then just goes right back to the lock screen. please help. cant find anything relevant online so far. sony vaio pc.

Answer:cant login after recent windows update, stuck at login screen

Hi ! Did you create a system repair CD or a system recovery drive?? Here are the ways that you can recover. My first choice would be to restore to a time before the update with a restore point! Read this by HTG! How to Create and Use a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8 or 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...covery-options
PS! Using a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc
A recovery drive will normally not be necessary. If your computer fails to boot several times, Windows 8 or 10 will automatically bring up the advanced startup options, which allows you to troubleshoot and fix it.
If Windows can?t even bring up these tools, you?ll need the recovery drive, system repair disc, or a Windows 8 or 10 installation disc. Insert the recovery media into your computer and restart. Your computer should boot from the recovery media automatically. (If it doesn?t, you may need to change its boot order.)

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Hi,
 
My Windows 8.1 laptop takes a long time to login, when I enter my password (pin) it cost like 2 minutes before I get the "Welcome" text, is there a way to change this?
 
Note: Computer is malware free.
 
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 8.1 takes long to login

Press the "Win" key and the "X" key at the same time.
Select "Power Options"
Select "Choose what the power button does" in the left hand side-bar
Scroll down to the "Shutdown settings" and ensure that the box for Fast Startup is checked.
Reboot at least 3 times and see if that helps.
 
If that doesn't help, post back and we'll take a deeper look.
If that is the case, please provide this report:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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Hello,

I've encountered a problem regarding my login. I have a Lenovo e420 with preinstalled windows 7 pro x64 and I've fiddled a little with my new tv connecting the laptop to it with a hdmi cable (fiddling basically means using it). I was going to say that my two users do not show up in the welcome screen anymore, but while writing this article, they did show up after, except that it took minutes for them to appear! However, after entering my password, windows takes very long to actually log in (more than a minute). Meanwhile, I've deleted the homeuser$ user, because I had thought that it could represent a problem of some kind (I know what it stands for roughly). It would probably be important to say that I have two video cards (an ati radeon hd and an intel hd) and that, after I eventually logged in and changed my card to intel hd, the TV screen showed up only and I had to change it the monitors to 'duplicate'. After restarting, the users showed up faster, but now Windows still takes ages to log in.
I'm sorry for not presenting this information in a very structural manner, but maybe you can help nonetheless. I should also add that, after restarting, both my tv and my laptop screen showed the same thing and as my windows wouldn't log in, I unplugged the hdmi cable, which lead to my laptop screen going blank So this is extremely annoying.

Any help from anyone willing to read so much?
Thanks

Answer:windows login problem - takes too long

Hi, I'm thinking a video driver issue. Here's a link you can take a look at. I'll look around for some other possibilities to solve your issue. Did you check Device Manager for problems?

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We have a Tecra M3 which is running windows XP. It takes about 3 minutes from typing in the login name to displaying the desktop - the laptop is set up to logon to our domain and just seems to be getting slower and slower to logon - if you leave it at the logon screen for approx. 5 mins and then logon goes through almost immediately.
What the problem can be?

Answer:Windows XP login takes a long time

Hi,

it seems like there is too much software being loaded while Windows starts.
You should use a program like Adaware to clean the registry.

Bye

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A couple weeks ago, my Windows 10 computer started taking a LONG time to login. The times have been going up and down, with a max of about 15.5 minutes, which happened today. Here's what I've tried to solve this issue:

1. Do a clean boot (no startup programs or services other than Microsoft services).
2. Defrag/optimize hard drive (not SSD).
3. Run CCleaner and Malwarebytes.
4. Check the Event Viewer.

Here I found multiple warnings and errors:

1. Event 6005, The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> is taking long time to handle the notification event (Logon).
2. Event 7022, The Connected Devices Platform Service service hung on starting. (and a few like it, only with different services)
3. Event 6006, The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> took 936 second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).
4. Event 6004, The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> failed a critical notification event.
5. Event 6001, The winlogon notification subscriber <Sens> failed a notification event.

After some googling, I continued with the following steps:

5. Disable "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" and "Run logon scripts synchronously" in the Group Policy Editor.
6. Do an in-place upgrade/repair.

There are probably some other steps I've missed, but I think that covers most of it. I'm fed up with this problem, but I really don't want to have to reinstall Windows. If anyone has any solutions or idea... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 takes a LONG time to login

JFischer00 said:

A couple weeks ago, my Windows 10 computer started taking a LONG time to login. The times have been going up and down, with a max of about 15.5 minutes, which happened today.



Was "a couple weeks ago" just after installation of the AU? If so, I'd suggest a clean reinstall.

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Hi,

Win 10 x64 1703 Build 15063.413 - Screen Image pre Login there too long before login box.

I am not sure whether this started with the 1703 update but it seem like it did around that time anyway.

When I cold boot I get to the image with the large date etc.

When I click I used to get the login box but now no matter how much I click the mouse, or the keyboard, once the date goes up and out, I am stuck with the image.

It takes sometimes 5-10 mins before I finally get the login box.

How can I fix this please?

oz

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Hi,



since the fresh installation of win10 after awhile login takes a long time. I created a new user and copied all my files to that account and the problem was solved but after 3-4 Weeks it gets slower and now it almost takes a minute to login into windows. Booting is fast....Didnt have that problem with win8.1



My System:

Intel i7-5960x
16GB Ram
3 SSDs
Windows 10
Nvidia Gtx980ti

Thanks!

Answer:Login takes a long time

This might give you a way of looking at events..
BootRacer

BootRacer logs all the results to the history report and to standard event log. You can check events using Windows Event Viewer.

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When i start up my computer,after reaching windows 7 symbol appears and i see the blue screen,it takes over 3 minutes before i see the form to type my password in.The same happens when i let my computer hibernate/sleep and then turn it on again.
These are my computer specs:
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 2.80GHz 53 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
FUJITSU FJNB235 (Onboard)
Graphics
Standard Monitor ([email protected])
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Hard Drives
625GB TOSHIBA TOSHIBA MK6461GSYN (SATA) 38 ?C
Optical Drives
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8A2AS
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Answer:Login takes long time to appear.

Hello KurokoChii and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd go through the troubleshooting steps in this tutorial from one of our Forum experts. Make sure you don't have any malware issues. It might also help to know how long the log in problem has been going on. Did it recently start after doing Windows Updates, for example? Or installing a new program? You could use a system restore point to roll your computer back to a date time prior to doing the updates or program installation. If the log in problem has been going on for a while you might have damaged or corrupt system files. See step # 15 on how to run a system file checker scan.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi,
User Profile takes long time to login (1 hour) when connected in Ethernet network and Wireless network. User profile loads normally without network (No network cable connected and not connected in wireless)
Operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit.

       Users is Home folder is configured as \\File_Server\UserHome$\sam      
Cleared temporary files in the laptop at the path C:\Users\sam      
Connected the laptop in Wireless, Different network port, different network cable
      
Outlook OST Files size is 21GB (6GB+15GB) at path C:\Users\sam\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
      
Apple Computer contains 30GB of data at path C:\Users\sam\AppData\Roaming\
      
Logon Server is  local domain controller (output of set l) from user login
      
User do not want to rename the user profile in the laptop      
Use is able to login noramlly in different machine
What are the other troubleshooting steps to be followed in order to solve the User Profile takes long time issue

Regards, Boopathi

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I discovered that if I login with the router off and then turn on the router it works nornally. What could be the problem?

Answer:My Aspire T win7 takes long time to login and then...

Could be a virus. Download and run free Malwarebytes and see what it finds. Run it in safe mode.Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.20.1024 Final

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Hi.
I have a domain server installed in my network (win2000 server)
For internet sharing I have a Dlink Router “DI-524” it’s configured with Dynamic IP. The problem is when I configure my client computer to login to domain with dynamic IP. It takes a long time to login and after the login internet is available.
But when I configure my client’s computer with static IP like IP address of computer, default gateway, Router’s LAN IP address and the DNS IP my domain name IP.
After this configuration my clients are unable to connect internet but user can login very fast on the domain…. Please help me to solve my problem
THX
 

Answer:Client computer takes very long time to login on the domain

do you mean that your router's ip and your server's IP set dynamically?
 

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I've been happy with my windows 2000 since the 126th\last re-installation , now i got this freakin' seems-impossible-to-solve problem and i don't want to re-install it again .

I tried to install Linux on another partition untill i reached a part in linux installation where it said "formatting" so i freaked out and shut down the computer. Then when i rebooted to go into windows , it took (and still takes) like 10 minutes just to reach the login box !!!! it takes like 5 minutes in the part where it shows windows logo with a loading bar below and then some other 5+ minutes untill the login box pops up.

My previous attempts to solve the problem :
1- drive C: defragment.
2- repairing windows through re-installing (like upgrading)
3- scanned for virus and spyware although it all happened after trying to install linux..

*EDIT*
i just tried "CHKDSK /F" and booting in safe mode and in both cases it still takes long.

but the problem still exist !!!! im almost tearing my hair out !! i can't even find a reason for it !!! restarting is like a nightmare for me currently so i keep my computer on
PLEASE HELP ME GUYS !!!!
 

Answer:my Windows 2000 takes ages to reach login screen !!!

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Once logged in the system runs great. But as mentioned in the title it takes roughly 12 minutes from the windows icon showing for it to load to the user login screen.

I've been trying a lot of suggestions else where but so far not getting any results. Currently trying to read the even viewer but a little stuck as I don't know enough to understand how to treat the errors listed.

Edit:
-Attempted booting to safe mode. No change in boot time.
-Cmd sfc /scannow run twice. 1st.) repaired errors 2nd.) No errors
-chkdsk /f
-Device Manager ! mark on Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface

Answer:Boot (from windows icon to login screen) takes 12 minutes.

Open device manager a look for a yellow alert mark. Some driver can be missing.
Run a system file check: On a CMD window type sfc /scannow
schedule a disk check: On a CMD window type chkdsk c: /f

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows is taking very long to boot to login screen

Have you tried turning off Fast Startup and giving it a few shutdowns?

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

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Hello,

So yesterday I was reading some article from the NY Times (my navigator is Chrome), when out of the blue I get the spinning cursor. After 10 minutes, it wouldn't go away. So I decided to force shutdown my PC.
I start it up again, and to my surprise, I can't get past the sign-in screen.

I've tried restarting several times.

In some instances, even though I can see the mouse cursor and status lights for the NUMLOCK, CAPSLOCK are working, I can't bring up the password field, plus the clock is frozen.

In other instances, I managed to introduce my password, but then it would just get stuck for hours on the spinning dots.

After a few failed attempts, I got the Advanced Startup Options screen. I chose Startup Repair option, but it didn't fix my problem.

Right now I'm in Safe Mode, desperately looking for a solution that doesn't involve resetting my whole OS. Please help!

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at the login/welcome screen

Hi, start with some basic checks:
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

Download and run e.g. Crystal Diskinfo and post one screenshot - it should indicate Good/Caution/ etc.

Then if ok at an admin command prompt
sfc /scannow

Wait for this to complete and post the result.

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Hello. I have just upgraded from build 9926 to build 10041 and now I have s major problem with the login screen. It won't respond and no matter what I do with my mouse or keyboard it respond. The clock still changes however which us kinda strange. Here is a pic

Any help appreciated!

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at login screen....

Are you sure your keyboard and mouse are working? Try unplugging them and plugging them back in. Try rebooting (use power button).

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Hi.

For several weeks I have been trying to solve a problem on a family members desktop computer.

The scenario is as follows:

User clicks on their profile and their custom background appears. From here, the taskbar and desktop icons do not appear automatically and the user must open task manager and manually launch the process 'explorer.exe' to force the desktop to appear correctly.

The problem occurs with all the profiles on the computer and there is nothing in the event log to suggest that there is a problem.

Could someone help me out?
 

Answer:Windows stuck at login screen

Check the Shell value for Winlogon in your registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
should show:

Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe

Or download this tool: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_FixLogon.zip
This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.


By the way, this is usually a sign of Virus\Malware infection
You are therefore advised to go here, and complete all steps:
Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
 

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My brand new Acer Aspire E15 was doing fine, but after a windows update the keyboard stopped working (Error number -19). I could login normally by using the on-screen keyboard. But the keyboard didn't work either when booted into windows, it was very annoying to use the on-screen keyboard all the time, so I wanted to fix the problem, to fix the keyboard error I decided to boot into safe mode. But now my trackpad stopped working too! Which means I can't select the on-screen keyboard at the login screen to type my password, and I can't type my password with the keyboard. I'm stuck at the login screen now, how can I fix this login problem and my keyboard problem? I don't have a recovery CD / USB and I can't make one because I don't have a CD / DVD right now. I'm typing this from my macbook.

Answer:Stuck at login screen Windows 8.1

Nevermind, I got it working by pressing Alt + F10 on startup and then refreshing the pc.

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*Please note i am not on the actual computer so i can't get any of the logs, i can't get past the login screen... is there any pre-boot disks or programs? lol i wish i knew the slightest bit about this*Alright, quick summary, i was bit torrenting some music and somehow managed to pick up some crappy virus. Next thing i know all sorts of weird things are happening, things opening on their own, images wouldn't load, my screen saver  was a white box. Every thing was ridiculously slow so i tried all the virus software i had on my computer nothing worked, it would find it and it would say cannot remove try again. I was refered to use Avast so i downloaded it ran it did the whole thing, i reboot the computer and now i get to the login screen and i choose my user name it says "loading user settings' it flashes the white box of a back ground then automatically returns to the login screen.... i tried safe mode, i tried return to earliest working settings, i tried every option in the menu no success... so i asked a few buddies at school they said just uninstall xp and re install tiny xp... so i have to install disk but i can't do anyhting becuase i can't get on the computer.... i must admit i don't have much computer knowledge so any thing helps...thanks

Answer:Windows stuck at Xp Login Screen.

Follow the guidelines .......http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlPost the three logs and a specialist assist you.

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My pc dosent work anymore, i need help, its stuck at the log in screen, and i cant boot safe mode.i can move mouse and stuff.

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at login screen

You mean to say you are at login screen but you can't type to login though mouse works, your keyboard doesn't? Try removing the keyboard from the port and put it back again. If its on USB , remove and attach it to the other USB port & see.If there's any other device connected to PC,like Printers etc remove it and reboot/restart to see if it works. Can you notice hard disk activity LED working..does it flicker or not when you say its stuck? Please elaborate.

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Hi guys, sometimes I encounter this problem where I'm stuck on the login screen. It has only happened only after periods of inactivity, never at startup. My laptop also never sleeps, as it just turns off the monitor and gets locked. I would type my password and press enter and the loop thing would just keep on looping. I have to turn off the power button to restart it. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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As said in the title, my windows 10 is stuck at the login screen

Couldn't Hold shift and Restart because for some reason i don't have the shutdown button

It's nearly impossible to interact with the login screen, mouse moves but things don't get highlighted and no matter what you write it hever shows up.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 Stuck at login screen

Have you tried pressing ctrl, alt delete at the same time? Sometimes that will bring the login screen up or just pressing enter will also do that.

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After powering the laptop on it gets to the login in screen asking to enter password, but you cant type anything in the box. The cursor moves around the screen but wont let you select anything. I've tried ctrl+alt+del which doesn't work, nor do the icons in the bottom right corner work. I've tried a hard reboot and shift+F8 but this does nothing either. Help please!!!

Answer:Laptop stuck on Windows 10 login screen

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question After powering the laptop on it gets to the login in screen asking to enter password, but you cant type anything in the box. The cursor moves around the screen but wont let you select anything. I've tried ctrl+alt+del which doesn't work, nor do the icons in the bottom right corner work. I've tried a hard reboot and shift+F8 but this does nothing either. Help please!!! Could you provide some more information? What kind of laptop are you using? What model? Have you been able to log in previously?

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I had a problem yesterday where I couldn't log in to my account on Windows 7 but my wife's account worked fine.  I noticed that the computer had poor performance when on her account.  I ran MBAM and everything came back clean.  I tried both accounts in safe mode and had the same behavior.
 
Then I remembered that the night before the computer froze up for about 5 minutes then started working again.  I decided to restart it that night because I have a memory leak somewhere, and I thought that it might have caused the crash.  I never logged back in that night after the restart.  When I tried it the next morning I got the behavior above.  I went through the steps for this problem to run sfc /scannow, which always stopped at 92% before I got an error that it couldn't complete.  I was still having problems with the performance too.  Everything would go fine for a few minutes then it would be excruciatingly slow for a while.  I remembered when I had performance issues like this before, and it was when my hard drive was going out several years ago.  My current hard drive is not a year old yet, so I didn't think that was happening.  I decided to run a chkdsk to make sure though.  While the first chkdsk was clean, I decided to schedule the chkdsk /r (with the GUI, not the cmd) on startup.
 
The scan found that ntuser.dat and a couple other files had bad sectors and moved them.  I left it all night to finis... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 stuck on Welcome screen after login - an alternative fix

FWIW:  Programs/files don't "have" bad sectors...they lie on bad sectors, which are part of the hard drive/partition.  If the files are on bad sectors, then Windows may have difficulty reading such and using such files.
 
The chkdsk /r command is the only tool that I know of which can attempt to move files on bad sectors to good sectors.  It is not necessarily successful at any of these attempts.
 
Bad sectors increasing on hard drives can be an indicator of a failing/problematical hard drive.
 
Louis

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My PC stuck at the login screen without user password prompt in safe mode.

I've tried the solutions as follows, however, none of them are success :

Use the Windows 10 installation media to log into the "Troubleshoot Mode" and "Startup Repair".

"System Restore" in "Troubleshoot Mode" isn't work for me as Kaspersky IS is installed and it prevents the "System Restore" process.

Use the Windows 10 installation media, to try "Upgrade" the windows. It fails also as Windows 10 already exist.

It's grateful if anyone can help to fix it.

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So I have installed windows 10 on my x220. Everything is updateted, I have installed all the drivers, using new UEFI booting and all that - no problems using it EXPECT that +- every second boot i get stuck on login screen. I then have to hard turn off the notebook by holding the power button. Boot again and it boots with no problem at all. I tryied repairing windows instalation by repair media, no success. I am using fingerprint scanner to login.It says "There was an error, please repete the action" while it gets stuck on login screen.Also nothing connected to the notebook.I have made a short video of my problem and added comments of what is happining.Anyone can help, please?

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My PC stuck at the login screen without user password prompt in safe mode.

I've tried the solutions as follows, however, none of them are success :

Use the Windows 10 installation media to log into the "Troubleshoot Mode" and "Startup Repair".

"System Restore" in "Troubleshoot Mode" isn't work for me as Kaspersky IS is installed and it prevents the "System Restore" process.

Use the Windows 10 installation media, to try "Upgrade" the windows. It fails also as Windows 10 already exist.

It's grateful if anyone can help to fix it.

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Machine: Qosmio x500-10U
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OA

Start up and installation worked first round. I then made the following partitions:

C:Windows (original system partition)
D: Data (here I put all my working files)
F: Executables (here are all the binary executables that I use)

I moved some files from C:\Programs to F:\Programs.

Everything worked fine.

Then I got clever and decided to change F: to E: (for executables) to do this I had to move E:DVD (original system default) to a new letter. I chose O:DVD (for 'Optical') and moved F: to E:.

Then I re-booted.

Now the system boots all the way to the login screen except that there are no user choices. Windows itself has obviously started because other functions such as the 'Shutdown' and 'Restart' buttons work. But no User icons or boxes appear to select a user and enter a password.

When I boot from an UBUNTO disk the DVD drive also works and I can still get hold of all my data on the various partitions. I just can't get windows itslef to log on.

I have a recovery file on the hard drive but no Optical disk because it kept saying that the creation of the recovery disk had failed.

I suspect that I need to fix some drive pointers in the windows registery file. Unfortunately the 'regedit' utility doesn't work under UBUNTO.

Any ideas?

Answer:Qosmio X500 - Windows 7 stuck at Login Screen

Hi

That means on login screen you can?t choose the different users, is this right?
If yes it would be interesting to know which users is logged in after booting Windows. Check this!!

To be honest this is a little bit complicated and I don?t understand why you did this procedure. In my opinion this has muddled the Windows registry or some other important files and the only option would be reinstalling Windows I think.

> I have a recovery file on the hard drive but no Optical disk because it kept saying that the creation of the recovery disk had failed.
What error message you get exactly? Maybe the recovery disk creator can?t find the files anymore? Why you didn?t create the disk before?

Now you could try the HDD recovery option. This would be your last chance to get factory settings back and maybe it works?

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Before I begin, I was able to use my computer up until now.

I got home from work, and was able to log into my desktop computer. I was in the process of following some instructions on how to fix an issue with the Mail App. One of the instructions told me to disable Credential Manger, and Restart, and then after restarting, start Credential Manager again, and set it to automatic.

After I disabled, and restarted however, my computer has rendered itself unusable at this point. My computer presents itself with a spinning circle before login, and that's it. The option to login never shows up. I have left my computer on for more than an hour, and it's still sitting there with the spinning circle. The only thing I am able to do is Control Alt Delete, and show three options at the bottom of the screen, Connect to Internet, Ease of access, and Shut Down.

I have restarted, and I am still presenting with the spinning circle. Hours ago, my desktop computer was able to be used. Now, it is completely useless cause I can't even log in!

Someone PLEASE help me with this.

Answer:Windows 10 Stuck At Login Screen With Spinning Circle

LordXaero said:

Before I begin, I was able to use my computer up until now.

I got home from work, and was able to log into my desktop computer. I was in the process of following some instructions on how to fix an issue with the Mail App. One of the instructions told me to disable Credential Manger, and Restart, and then after restarting, start Credential Manager again, and set it to automatic.

After I disabled, and restarted however, my computer has rendered itself unusable at this point. My computer presents itself with a spinning circle before login, and that's it. The option to login never shows up. I have left my computer on for more than an hour, and it's still sitting there with the spinning circle. The only thing I am able to do is Control Alt Delete, and show three options at the bottom of the screen, Connect to Internet, Ease of access, and Shut Down.

I have restarted, and I am still presenting with the spinning circle. Hours ago, my desktop computer was able to be used. Now, it is completely useless cause I can't even log in!

Someone PLEASE help me with this.



Hi I was also looking for the solution for this exact issue and found a fix. Unfortunately it's for a laptop not a desktop (win7 upgraded to win 10). I found your thread as I looked for a solution for my problem (started this morning) but saw that no one answered.

In case someone might come across this same issue for a LAPTOP. The cursor spinning wheel (before login) seems to... Read more

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I just updated a PC from Windows 7 to 10. Everything went smooth.
When I start the PC, it goes to a spinner and stays there forever. No login screen.
If I do CTRL-ALT-DEL, I get to the login options (password / fingerprint). Is it supposed to be like that? I'm assuming that after starting the PC, I'll get the login options.

Answer:Windows 10 is stuck on startup screen before login options, should it be like this?

I'm stuck where you were. Thanks for the ctrl-alt-del tip. It got me to a screen with 3 icons - wifi, something that looks like a clock at 12.15, and a power switch. I blinked and the spinner is back and ctrl-alt-del don't work anymore.
Did you finally manage to fix yours?

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Hi peeps.

I need some help, I've read a lot of posts and not found any for my issue. Most are stuck with flickering cursor.

I don't know exactly what happened so I'll go through what I done leading up to the issue.
I processed a Windows update, I used spybot to remove some spyware which it didn't work so I selected run - msconfig - boot options - safe mode. So I could run a new scan on spybot.
So I rebooted and bios page loaded then the blue Windows 8 icon with the round dotted circle, the screen then goes black for 5 seconds. All that loads up is a grey screen with narrator options in the bottom left corner and the restart/shutdown option in the bottom right corner. I've tried all kinds and don't know what to do.

Its Windows 8.1 professional. I5 touchscreen all in one. I've had it 2 months.
I don't have the disc to hand, the person I purchased it from does have it still.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 8.1 Help Stuck on Gray Screen before login page

Anyone help with this? How can i do a recovery.

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I've had this problem for almost a year and now and I got so fed up and quit using windows. I partitioned the drive and installed another OS on it. I can boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

I did not get an install cd with my purchase of the computer so I don't think I can repair it via that route. I'd like to know what the possible causes are to see if I can repair it on my own. Frankly I've had it up to here with Windows and am itching to wipe the drive and install another OS if I don not find a solution to the problem and find one fast.

Why can't microsoft create some way to repair startup over the net? Because obviously this is a very common problem with Windows 7. There are alternatives to windows that are very good out there, little things like this push customers away (like what is happening to me now), I am mad to switch to totally to Ubuntu or some other Linux Distro as I found out long ago that they have everything and more that Windows has and most for free. I like Windows for the look and feel but this annoying problem is getting to me and this isn't the first time something screwy like this happened to me, I recall once with a laptop I had that had on Vista and another time in XP. God!!! This is so frustrating!!!!

I need help and I need it fast, my choice of OS is hanging on this here!!!

Answer:Windows 7 Stuck at login screen with circle spinning

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kamron


I've had this problem for almost a year and now and I got so fed up and quit using windows. I partitioned the drive and installed another OS on it. I can boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

I did not get an install cd with my purchase of the computer so I don't think I can repair it via that route. I'd like to know what the possible causes are to see if I can repair it on my own. Frankly I've had it up to here with Windows and am itching to wipe the drive and install another OS if I don not find a solution to the problem and find one fast.

Why can't microsoft create some way to repair startup over the net? Because obviously this is a very common problem with Windows 7. There are alternatives to windows that are very good out there, little things like this push customers away (like what is happening to me now), I am mad to switch to totally to Ubuntu or some other Linux Distro as I found out long ago that they have everything and more that Windows has and most for free. I like Windows for the look and feel but this annoying problem is getting to me and this isn't the first time something screwy like this happened to me, I recall once with a laptop I had that had on Vista and another time in XP. God!!! This is so frustrating!!!!

I need help and I need it fast, my choice of OS is hanging on this here!!!


There is no need to switch from Windows 7. Windows 7 is a great os. Anyway, have you t... Read more

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Hello all.
One of my friend has HP pro book laptop. Until yesterday it boot properly. But now it shows logon screen more than 10 minutes and welcome screen same time. After it boot it painfully slow. Why is that? How do i fix it?

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I have followed several similar threads and their fixes for this problem with no result. After downloading the Win 10 upgrade, my system then said "loading updates". Then it restarted with a blue login screen saying "Welcome Back!" And a box to enter my password. The cursor is blinking in the box, but neither my mouse or keyboard works.
I have hard booted several times since the ctrl+alt+delete does not work. I am also not able to access safe mode as none of the "F" keys work during boot up.
I have tried the following:
1. Unplugged all USB devices except keyboard.
2. Turning off internet at the router.
I have a Dell desktop, and upgraded from Windows 7, with a Netgear router/modem.
I do NOT have an animated avitar, as someone else mentioned in the forum.
The only way I can get the system to move is if I power off at the main switch after booting up which goes into bios and disc diagnostics, but I don't know enough about computers to know what to do there! HELP PLEASE! My computer is useless now!

Answer:windows 10 stuck at login screen does not recognize mouse or keyboard

Booted up again and let it run for several hours. I noticed some flashing under the power button like it was processing info, but it stopped after about 20 mins. Still frozen at login page. Help Please!

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I had recently purchased a new laptop from Lenovo, and had decided to change a few setting on the Windows 8.1 host file. After the changes, I flushed my DNS settings, turned off my network settings and rebooted my computer.

To my surprise, as I login Windows 8.1, it keeps reseting to the password screen over and over again.

I do not know what to do from here, as I cannot even log-in to change my settings, or even boot my system in safe mode.

Please help!

Thank you

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I have followed several similar threads and their fixes for this problem with no result. After downloading the Win 10 upgrade, my system then said "loading updates". Then it restarted with a blue login screen saying "Welcome Back!" And a box to enter my password. The cursor is blinking in the box, but neither my mouse or keyboard works.
I have hard booted several times since the ctrl+alt+delete does not work. I am also not able to access safe mode as none of the "F" keys work during boot up.
I have tried the following:
1. Unplugged all USB devices except keyboard.
2. Turning off internet at the router.
I have a Dell desktop, and upgraded from Windows 7, with a Netgear router/modem.
I do NOT have an animated avitar, as someone else mentioned in the forum.
The only way I can get the system to move is if I power off at the main switch after booting up which goes into bios and disc diagnostics, but I don't know enough about computers to know what to do there! HELP PLEASE! My computer is useless now!

Answer:windows 10 stuck at login screen does not recognize mouse or keyboard

Booted up again and let it run for several hours. I noticed some flashing under the power button like it was processing info, but it stopped after about 20 mins. Still frozen at login page. Help Please!

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This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

PLEASE HELP.
(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

Answer:Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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Well the title was hopefully discriptive and brief enough to get some skilled help on this one so here is a bit more details.

I am working on a DELL XPS 410 with Vista Home Premium build 6000, its a couple years old. Its not mine and I am not entirely familiar with the machine. I do know this it can handle vista fine and works well until yeasterday. I am told the machine came from Dell and was bought just as Dell switched to not offering XP anymore. I do not know what updates have been applied.

Error Details :
Boots fine to login screen, then I get error message "Windows must be reinstalled to Activate" I hit close and get droped to Login screen. I click admin user (only user available) and get the message again.

As an additional error the bottom right of my screen reads This Copy of Windows is not Genuine. Windows Vista Build 6000

I do have Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leapord disks available if I need to use them but would rather not. I do not as yet know if Vista disks are available.

What I need:
I need to recover critical buisness files from the computer if at possible before doing a reinstall.

Attempting a safe mode boot to try and recover files now while I wait for "hopefully prompt" response.

Answer:Vista Home, Windows must reinstall to activate, stuck at Login screen

As an update, I am able to login via safe mode and in the process of backing up files.

I still do not know the cause of my errors above and would greatly appriciate some insight.

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Tried uninstalling some programs, disabling some startup items, setting some services to manual. Doing those things can solve the problem temporarily. Often the problem comes back after Windows 10 update. Waiting for system to restore to restore point before last Windows 10 update now.

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.... Read more

Answer:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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Hello, I think my friends son downloaded something on his computer, (I am using a clean computer to contact you) we can get to windows login screen press our Icon(windows login name) and it just freezes, sometimes it will login but it will have the hour glass for like 10 min and then automatically restarts the computer. I can login to safe mode, It is a desktop runnin winxp.. Really that is all the info I have... Please Please Help Here are my logs, I had to do them in safe mode.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 9:30:41 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.810 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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mSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
BHO: {014861A7-D0B8-4E90-A1C5-1F6C90EF4DA2} - No File
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

Answer:INFECTED; Can't Login to Windows; Freezes @ Login Screen

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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you know that login screen that comes on, wher eyou choose users and stuff? well, my sister's, mom's and dad's gets to that in a couple seconds, but it takes mine about 2 minutes for the accounts to show up. (its only my account there but it has a pw) why is ithis happening?

could it be that i have 67% of my 120gb hd used?
 

Answer:login screen takes a loooong time

If you're running XP Pro and it belongs to a domain, but you don't have a domain controller available it can take a long time. Otherwise, it's something (or many things) that take time to get going when you start up. Spyware or a virus? ehhh...Maybe...

But first, try looking at your services and see if there's too much going on. Also, check your system and application event logs. Look for the events right after startup, and in particular look for things that time-out, repeat themselves often, have red warnings, or follow a significant interval of time since the previous message in the log.

I suspect that you just got too much crap running. Uninstall stuff that you know that you don't need. P2P would be the first thing I'd boot from my system if I were you.

Good luck.
 

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Is that normal?

I feel my Windows is slowing down.

I got 257 GB free so its not that.

Answer:It takes 3 minutes before the logo switches to the login screen

Do you have a lot of startup programs with your pc?

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers

Answer:Can I Login to An RDP Session From My Windows Login Screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCJGCJG


I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers


Welcome CJGCJG to the windows 7 forums.

Remote Desktop Program is as it says a program on your computer that will allow you full screen remote to another system that authorizes you. There is a way to automatically bring the RDP program up for you to log into another system but it requires that your primary windows system (the one your want to connect from) be set up to automatically boot into you Operating system, putting the RDP program in your startup fold will bring it up.
Using netplwiz, you can set your userid to automatically log in to your local machine and then the RDP would run and you can then log onto your remote system. In fact y ou can save all the credentials for your RDP session and it will automatically login to your remote system.

Is this clear?

Rich

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I'm using Windows 7 Pro. I have remove the login pw in my user account now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away. But I found I am using the computer as a user not administrator. How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop as administrator. How can I do that? thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Pro login as admin but no need to have login screen

Hello Smash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm a bit confused with your conflicting statements.

You say that "...now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away.", but then ask "How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop..."?

Just to be certain, do you have to log on or not?Log On Automatically at Startup
Are you asking how to log on to the built-in Administrator account to have full access and control?

Hope this may help for now,
Shawn

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hi guys,

i've got a very strange problem with the kids laptop which i'm desperate to sort out as my kid has her exams coming up and needs access to her apps.

Windows loads okay, upto the point when i get to the welcome screen.

Sometimes it gets to the welcome screen, but the user profile icons will never show but then sometimes the icons will show, but when i click on the icon, i can't get to the bit where i can type a password.

If i reboot into safemode, then i can perfectly access everything as normal.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 login/welcome screen corrupt??? - Cannot login

Could be application or services causing conflicts. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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 Whats up guys. So I did a little research before I posted, and still couldnt fix the problem. It all happened randomly. I booted up my computer after a proper shut down, and everything is perfect, until I enter my click pattern and the part where the desktop is supposed to pop up. It shows the mouse, and I can move it.... but its a black screen for about 5 minutes. I can control alt delete and actually open task manager, and it shows all tasks running. It happens on shut down, restart, log out, sleep.... I tried a disk sector recover, and its all good. HW test, all good. Even reseated memory, and complete power cycle. Still exist. I saw others had a similar problem, and tried their solutions. I downloaded 2 intel drivers that I didnt have before. Management something, and changed the font from large to medium to no avail. Im ripping my hair out in class because I look like an ass while the teacher waits for my supposed beast laptop to start up... All drivers u2d, all updates installed. I didnt do anything crazy the night before it happened. I played torchlight 2 off of steam. HALP.













Solved!

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Answer:Y510p Long Black screen after login 8.1

hi GPlattinum,
 
If you boot in Safe Mode, are you able to boot into the desktop without the long delay?
 
If booting into Safe Mode gives you  the desktop almost instantly, try the following to isolate the culprit:
1. If you have a 1TB+24GB SSD cache, temporarily disable Expresscahe by doing the following:
    - press the Windows key? +R, type services.msc and press Enter.
    - on the list of services, look for Expresscache and set the Startup Type to Disabled
 
2. Navigate to the Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers then rIght click on the Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Famility SATA AHCI Controller and choose:
  - Update Driver Software
  - Browse my computer for driver software
  - Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  - on the list of drivers, choose Standard AHCI Serial ATA Controller then hit OK then restart the machine.
 
After the reboot, Windows will now use a generic SATA Controller driver as shown below.
    - Link to picture
 
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi there,

It takes my Packard bell Easynote TX86 about 2 minutes until it reaches to the login screen.
It seems to me a very long time.

How can I debug this situation.

Pleas ask for any informtion and I'll try to give.

Thanks!

Answer:Long time until I reach login screen

Try turning off all items in Startup with the exception of the Microsoft items and your antimalware and firewall software. Then reboot - is it quicker? Read this for more help:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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this sucks i have a e- machine and i was downloading a osme stuff for the computer then show me a message that said dont continue but she keept on goin since that day she only makeit to the login page and it dont work and i need to useit cuss i need the program inside !!!!!!! please i need help

Answer:my computer makes it to the login page after that takes me back to login page

This sounds like it could be a WGA (windows genuine advantage) error. Do you get any messages at all? Have you got a password on your machine? Try loginng in using a different method (Hold CTRL+ALT and tap DELETE twice)

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I have used this pc for more then 2 years and i updated my pc to win 10 almost a year ago. So today i started my pc and it got stuck before the login screen i have to press a button to get to the login screen but it just got stuck my mouse and keyboard are working because it gives light but my cursor is stuck in the middle on the screen and its stuttering non stop i tried to restart it but it shut downs instantly and starts instantly as if it never even shut down i dont know what to do.

Answer:Pc stuck before login screen

Hi, do you have any disk images? (We constantly recommend the routine use of disk imaging so you can recover easily without technical help from
- failed disk, unbootable PC, uncorrectable problem, ransomware etc.)
E.g. Macrium Reflect (free)

I would recommend you first run a disk check.
Download and create Kyhi's bootable disk available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.
Boot your PC from it, and run HD Tune (on the disk) - Health tab.
Post the result.

Do you know the Windows build you have installed? Home or Pro?
e.g. Anniversary, Creator's, Fall Creator's
1607 1703 1709

Do you know if your PC was processing a Windows update?

Please complete your specs (see mine for comparison below- My Computer) - especially your disk- HDD, SSD, SSHD..?

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A new issue seems to have appeared on a fairly recent clean install of Windows. This is a UEFI install from USB using the most up to date Anniversary Update. It had been working perfectly for a month or so but over the last few days I have noticed on boot up a rather long wait time which happens right at the login screen. I use the PIN option and log into a MS account, not a local account.

Usually I would start the desktop PC and the login screen would present itself in 10-15 seconds or so (using a SSD), I key in the PIN and voila, I am looking at the Desktop within another second or so. Now suddenly, the login screen seems to hang for 5-10 seconds, maybe even more sometimes and during this time I cannot even enter my PIN. The small icon at the bottom right indicates that the PC is still searching for an internet connection, even though the ADSL modem is on and connected to the PC by cable, not wireless. It seems that the PC is waiting to connect via the internet and until a connection is established, it will remain locked up.

Is this maybe from a bad update or maybe a setting I have unwittingly changed? I did recently install Bit Defender Internet Security 2017 but I think this only started happening some time after that.

Any ideas?

Answer:Getting stuck at the login screen

Think I fixed it for what it is worth ;-)

I had recently installed Realtex sound driver for the motherboard website (MSI). Had been using a Windows default driver until then. By chance I noticed a newer driver posted on MSI's site just one day after I had downloaded and installed it. So I downloaded and installed the newer version and immediately the long login delay has gone away. Seems rather odd but there it is.

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hy everyone, i just joined this forum in case you could help me with my problem in windows 7. i had this issue about 2 days ago, had been searching and browsing for solutions but nothing worked. here is may problem :

my windows keeps rolling back to login screen everytime i enter my account. i tried to boot from safe mode using the same account and it worked, activated Administrator account using command prompt (net users administrator \active:yes), went to "msconfig" and choosed selective start up and services. back to normal boot, the problem happened again and again. i logged in using administrator account but some of my program didn't work well (especially the latest CX-One V.9.1 Omron PLC programmer, i got this one way install full version from the distributor)

please help me activate my original account

best regards
boysandra

Answer:stuck on login screen

Hello boysandra, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to fix this for you without having to do anything else.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay, so yesterday I added a login password to the main (and only) user account. This was because while I was in the shower, I had a Adaware scan running and didn't want anyone to mess with the comp. So, the computer was locked at the login screen.

After I got out, I logged back in and removed this password. I also removed the welcome screen option at the Control Panel. For the rest of the day, I did the usual browsing and listening to music. However, when I woke up today, the computer was stuck at the login screen.

... I have no clue what happened and what to do. I tried re-entering the password from yesterday, but to no avail. All of my family members have said nobody has touched the computer.

Is there any way I can override this login screen? Thanks
 

Answer:I'm stuck at the login screen...Please help...

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My mother is a JROTC teacher and the Army sent new laptops to all instructors. The laptop keeps locking up and not taking the password they gave us to use. How do I get in to use the laptop?

Answer:stuck on the login screen

Welcome to TSF

Unfortunately for you, the forum does not assist in bypassing passwords. Please contact the Army for assistance

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Hi,

I've Got Win 7 64bit running on my new comp.
It's a clean installation only 2 games and a Antivirus ( Bitdefender 2010 ) installed, system is up to date, Bios and graph card are up to date, up since a week or 2.
Everything worked fine till yesterday, After playing I shutted down my computer but later in the evening I wanted to check something on the internet and he stucked on the logonscreen.
He's says my PwD is wrong but I'm sure it is not, I check if the Keyboard wasn't in an other language but he doesn't, tried through the utilman to type my pwd but that doesn't respond, neither does the shutdownbutton ( reboot or hibernate doesn't respond also ).
What didn't work :
- Hard reboot and reset.
- Reboot without additionnal drives, ... , only mouse and keyboard.
- Tried the 'utilman workaround'.
- When i go into safe mode automaticaly he's trying to repair, I cant pass through that, he finds something on the 'ntoskernel.exe' repairs it and reboots.
- With the Win7 DvD I can access a cmd prompt but I can't acces my C drive, strangly i find my configuration on a 'D' Drive.
- I haven't a restore Point neither an image.

Before I reinstall, and that would be my very last option because I want to know the cause of it so i can/try to solve it, do you have any other ideas.

Config :
Asus P7P55D
I5 CPU
Radeon HD5850
G.skill Falcon II 128 Go SSD
3 GB Corsair TR3X3G1600C8D

Thx for your help.

Answer:Stuck on login screen.

Welcome!

First, just confirm that your caps lock key is off.

You can also try changing your password via this method: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

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Hopefully this will be a super easy fix.

I just bought a hp mini 311 netbook. The user login screen shows only one icon for a user account. Even though that account always had the word "locked" under it, it would always open up when clicked on. Now it will not. I've had the computer only about a day now.

So I'm stuck at the login screen. Is there a way to create a new account from this screen? Other thoughts.

Thanks,
Ryan.

Answer:Stuck at login screen.

Hello Ryan !! Welcome to Seven Forums !!

Follow this link Safe Mode and log on to the Safe Mode there you might find an Administrator account.Login to that account and create a new Administrator. Then reboot the System normally.

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Two days ago my computer started laggin really bad so I ran a virus scan(we have 5 teenage boys that download games ALOT). In the middle of the scan the computer locks up. I rebooted in safe mode but it will not get past the log in screen. It starts loading....blinks the safe mode black and white screen and then goes to the windows login screen. If you try to log in it says it is "loading your settings" then states "saving your settings" and will not advance past that. When I try to reboot it just does the same thing. It will not let me into the safe mode or out of safe mode. How do I get past this to fix it.....

Answer:Stuck at login screen

On boot, where you hit F8 to access Safe Mode (Assuming you did and the machine didn't do that for you!) - Hit the F8 key and select "Last Known Good Configuration"

Try that and Post back your results!

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I have a Lenovo T60 and it has been working great for the past couple of years. Earlier today I was using it and it suddenly became extremely slow to which I responded by shutting it down by holding the power button. I then proceeded to turn it back on and everything loaded fine, typed in my details and then waited for it to login and load up Windows. My problem is is that Windows never loaded up and after waiting more than 30 minutes, I restarted by the power button and tried again, and again and again. I've googled around for answers and have found none and there is no option to start up as the SAFE MODE.This is my last resort -- please help me!Thank you in advance. 













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Answer:T60 stuck after login screen

Does the task manager appear after pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del?
If it does, select "File" - "New task (execute...)" and input "explorer" - OK
 
Run windows explorer then and do a scandisk (right-click "C:" - "Properties" - "Tools"
A virus.check also makes sense (www.trendmicro.com - free tools - housecall)
 
See:
http://www.articlesbase.com/hardware-articles/my-taskbar-does-not-appear-5526557.html
http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/WinXP/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/2007-10/msg01754.html

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I have been working on a friend of a friends pc all day mainly because they have some pictures on the hard drive and don't want to loose them. It's a dell deminsion 3000 xp home and I am at the point when I start it up I get F2 set up or F12 then I have to click on f1 to continue. I have tried all options of logging in safe mode, last known, etc. It will get to the login screen in about five minutes and no further from there. That is it. Any suggestions  or ideas would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Stuck at login screen

I am going to try this even though I have tried it twice with pro, I am going to try home as this article suggest.http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8356

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I remember my password, but for some reason it says it's incorrect. I also cannnot enter Safe Mode properly. Please help
 

Answer:I'm stuck at the login screen.

Are you trying to login to safe mode with the account named Administrator?
 

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.
 

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For the past 3 days I haven't been able to log in to my 7 year old compaq laptop after trying to restore/recover my iTunes which completely lost all its contents last Sunday. Recovery failed but windows did an update (which it hasn't done for ages). I have never experienced problems with this laptop. The keys and mousr are unresponsive on the windows login page but fine otherwise (I tried some tune up & problem solving using the F function keys). I really don't want to restore to factory settings box fresh that would be disastrous! Please help me
 

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Hi guys. I've got a Windows 10 machine, build 15063.0, x64 booting off UEFI on a custom built PC with an ASUS motherboard and AMD processor and graphics. Until yesterday, whenever I booted up my machine, it would be under 10 seconds from the pressing of the power button to the login screen -- pretty good. However, last night, when I was using my machine, I had a momentary power outage and my machine (obviously) shut off. I turned it back on, and it wouldn't boot, so I booted off my installer USB stick and ran chkdsk on my disk. This resulted in a number of errors being repaired, according to chkdsk.

Next, I ran memory check --- all good.

I have also uninstalled and reinstalled drivers for graphics cards, run sfc /scannow, run DISM clean up image and defragged my HDD.

Nothing, however, has fixed this problem:

When I turn on my computer, it waits ~30sec to 1 min on a black screen (where I can move a cursor with the mouse) until it will display the login screen. Even when the login screen does appear, it takes a few seconds for the password entry prompt to show up after I click in. None of this occurred before the power outage.

I can confirm that my hardware works otherwise and once I log in, everything works fine.

Anybody got any idea what it could be?

PS --- I have disabled integrated graphics and multi-monitor in bios, turned on and off fast boot and have tried legacy boot mode as well.

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I have a windows 7 machine with ssd. Recently, the login time after user login has become unusually long. After I enter the password, it takes about 30 seconds, and then another 30 seconds as the screen goes black.

Any idea what might cause this and how to repair it? Windows is fully patched/updated, avg antivirus running, ran glary utilities, updated video card drivers today. Also, I had Crysis 2 crash a few days ago, and this problem emerged at roughly that time. Could the Crysis 2 crash have somehow corrupted the video card drivers?
 

Answer:Long load time and black screen after user login

Does it do this in Safe Mode? Try disabling non-needed startup items and/or disconnect usb devices not needed and see what happens.
 

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I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP2 on this one machine. Latest updates from Microsoft. I have systematically updated my hardware drivers in an attempt to solve this problem, including Nvdia's drivers just this afternoon.

I'm seeing this behavior where the system will reboot okay, except there is an INCREDIBLY LONG delay between when the WinXP splash screen shows up and when the user login screen appears. By that time, my flat panel has decided nothing is happening soon, and has turned itself off, so to check that login is available I usually have to move my mouse.

I have tried to systematically track this thing down, including worrying that my hard drive or IDE were going and being really careful about backups, and buying a replacement hard drive in hand. It does not appear the system is concluding C: drive is dirty. I have tried setting dirty scan time long and deliberately setting C: dirty, thinking that was a problem and I could intervene. Doesn't speed things up. I have tried going into Safe Mode and poking around, but I don't see what to look for, i.e., all seems okay. There are no special startup gizmos AFAIK and boot.ini looks pretty vanilla.

I thought maybe nothing was wrong and there was something amiss with the display or graphics card, but I have no consistent evidence of that.

The system returns, and is stable, it's just that this happens maybe a half hour or so later. I'm loathe to try different kinds of system combinations because of that.... Read more

Answer:long delay between WinXP splash and user login screen

hi
Which company is ur pc? do u keep ur system up for days or like that? which antivirus u use? did u scan ur system with it?

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Hello, today I updated Windows 7 to 10 . After configuring the system, I decided to restart it. During startup, the Windows logo is displayed for about 5 seconds, then black screen for half a minute ... which is pretty damn annoying. Then login screen (automatic login ) and after 10 seconds desktop. Overall, the system boots 3 times longer than the old Win Seven ... So my question is , what to do in order to eliminate black screen when booting? It's probably not normal that the system starts up for so long ... I have little application and order in the system , so it should boot fast like a Ferrari . This black screen would lead me to depression , so please help . I updated my Radeon drivers but no changes.

Answer:Long boot start / black screen before login WIN10

quap said:

Hello, today I updated Windows 7 to 10 . After configuring the system, I decided to restart it. During startup, the Windows logo is displayed for about 5 seconds, then black screen for half a minute ... which is pretty damn annoying. Then login screen (automatic login ) and after 10 seconds desktop. Overall, the system boots 3 times longer than the old Win Seven ... So my question is , what to do in order to eliminate black screen when booting? It's probably not normal that the system starts up for so long ... I have little application and order in the system , so it should boot fast like a Ferrari . This black screen would lead me to depression , so please help . I updated my Radeon drivers but no changes.




Interesting... I just registered to comment in the tweak section on my issue. But my boot times have been horrible since getting this ASUS laptop about a year ago. Of course it came with 8.1 and was always roughly about 1-3 minutes of the &*&) ASUS loading GIF (part of their secure boot crap) but its doing the samething with it disabled and replacing with Windows gif instead.
Anyway, what I have noticed is the boot time when I shutdown is light years compared to a reboot. On a shutdown, its almost like I'm coming out of hibernate BUT.. I confirm it is a shutdown and what's even weirder is the startup applications run super fast after a shutdown and restart takes for #$*($# ever.

Has anyone ran into that?

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I have tried to help a friend with their laptop. It starts up fine, but once u get to the login screen and click on the user, it says loggin on, then goes to saving settings then logging off. Brings u right back to the login screen.

I have tried safe mode, networking, every thing listed. Nothing. I have even tried to reboot from the start up disk. Won't do it. Keeps going to the login screen. What am I missing? please help. He is working on a Dell Ispirion 9300. XP. thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Stuck on login screen

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Hello all, So I tried to upgrade my RAM today, I started getting a weird issue with the login screen, so I placed my old ram back but it is still the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhMoFk2vStk How do I fix this?

Answer:ES1-111M Stuck on login screen.

Hello, Have you tried to load the default settings in the bios utility with the old memory module?

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Sorry to disturb.

May I know what the problem during the time I'm trying to install Windows 7 and it just stuck at the login screen background without any changed after 30 minutes?

I have try to adjust the BIOS to Native IDE, RAID and ACHI. But nothing was changed.

I still could find any solution after I reading some of the thread.

Hopefully I could get any solution here.

Answer:Stuck during login screen background

Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, burn another at 4x speed using ImgBurn.

Try install from a USB flash stick. Best method is to install UltraISO trial, on File tab open ISO, on Bootable tab write Disk Image, Format, Write.

Unnplug all other HD's and peripherals. Boot DVD, wipe the target HD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then choose Custom Install, use Drive Options to partition and format before install.

If further fails, test your RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes. Then test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Check for latest BIOS version update. If current, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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Hi,
I think I have a Malware infection in my pc (xp, sp2, Dell xps 400 model).

Here's the sequence of events: a McAfee scan found a couple files which were then quarentined. But suspiciously, when the scan was done, there were ~10 new Internet Explorer sessions open. I right-clicked on each IE on the task bar and closed them, then rebooted. Now, I can't get past the login. Windows presents the login box, I type my username and password, my desktop background picture appears, then a "Logging Off..." box appears and I'm back at the log in screen. Type username and password..."Logging Off"...back at login screen...a terrible loop.

I've tried booting in Safe Mode (plain, "with networking", and "with command prompt"), and get the same results - stuck at the login loop. I also tried booting to Last Known Good Configuration, but got the same results - stuck at login. I need to get past this point so I can run diagnostics.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Answer:Stuck at Login screen (in a loop)

BUMP, please

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My T400 get stuck at the login screen. At first, I suspect it's either the hard disk or OS (Vista Business) virus problem. I took out my harddisk and read it from another laptop. I can assess the hard disk without any problem. I also tried reinstalling the operating system with the Lenovo recovery disks. I can reinstall the OS and also managed to install some software (Office and Adobe Cretive Suite) but when I restarted my system, the problem reoccurs ... it got stuck at the login screen again. Do anyone have idea how I could possibly solve this problem? Could it be the BIOs or faulty RAM chip problem? Would be grateful for any suggestions on how to solve this problem. Thanks in advance

Answer:T400 stuck at login screen

Stuck as in it frozeat the login screen? Have you turn on any of the lenovo security stuff?

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I've been running Windows XP (SP3) for years. Went back to school, and I'm taking Japanese. When I installed/activated the Japanese fonts, it asked me to restart the computer. I did so, and now, where previously I would go directly to the desktop, I am taken to the User Login screen. When I click on my name, it moves for a moment, and says that it's loading my preferences. Then, the icon snaps back to its original spot, and does nothing. If I click it again, the exact same thing happens.

If I try to login in safe mode, it does the same thing, except I also get the administrator login icon. Anyone have any idea why this is doing this and/or if there's anything I can do short of reinstalling that will help? In looking around the internet, I have found two instances where someone has had this same problem, but no luck on solutions.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Stuck at User Login screen

When you log into the administrator account, does the same thing happen?

Also, do you have any of the following:
-Windows XP CD
-Recovery CD
-Recovery Partition
 

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My laptop is not booting. At power up, I see the Dell logo. If I touch *any* key, a horizontal blue bar appears at the bottom. F12 nor F2 work (they activate the blue bar).
What's going on? This thing worked fine yesterday.

Answer:Stuck at Dell Login Screen

System model?
Reset procedure:  unplug, remove or disconnect battery.  Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall memory modules and hard drive.  Power on AC only - if it will, but won't with the battery, the battery is bad.
If it still won't get past POST, unplug everything USB and try again.
If you then still get nothing, it's likely a bad mainboard.

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It loads up normally, my avatar pops up with my name, I insert my password..

'Welcome *blue circle*'
*5-10 minutes later*
Desktop appears.

I have no idea whats causing it though it started after I had to shut-down my computer using the power button.

I've checked Event Viewer and these are the 5 errors that came up while stuck on the Welcome Screen.

-The AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner service hung on starting
-A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.
-The event logging service encountered an error (res=1117) while initializing logging resources for channel Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-WHEA.
-Unable to initialize the security package Kerberos for server side authentication. The data field contains the error number.
-Audit events have been dropped by the transport. The real time backup file was corrupt due to improper shutdown. (the first error and the cause perhaps?)

any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Stuck on 'Welcome' screen for at least 5 minutes before login.

For starters I would uninstall AVG Free8 .

But download one of the other free AV programs so you can install when you get your machine cleaned up.
 

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So i've owned my computer a dell XPS L502x with a i7 intel core for more than a year now and this week my computer decided it wouldn't boot anymore, I can't even start it in Safe mode or last known good. It loads the beginning part but it started bringing up this "windows is loading files" bar which wasn't there before, then it will get stuck in the login screen with no option to login but i can move the mouse around. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:W7 stuck in login with no login option

Doesn't pressing the F8 key give you a screen the mentions "Repair your computer"? I would try that.

If you have any kind of bootable Windows media (such as a WinXP Installation disk), boot to Recovery Console and at the DOS prompt type "chkdsk /r". It's possible HD errors are preventing the boot to complete, and running chkdsk may fix those errors.

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Hi sorry if this was post before, my problem was if i have map network drive on a user after i input the password the screen will turn black it takes 3mins to login to desktop but if user with no map network drive it login in seconds.

im in a workgroup
new computer intel core i3 3.20ghz 4gb ram
windows 7 pro 64bit
Lenovo ThinkCentre M73

Thank you

Answer:Windows 7 Pro Takes 3mins or more before it login to desktop

When Windows starts, if you have network drives mapped then the startup process interrogates all of those network drives to get current folder/file information for each of them (since they will become part of what is shown when you open Windows Explorer). The more mapped network drives you have, the longer this startup time interrogation process will obviously take.

Depending on the number of folders/files on those network drives, and depending on whether the drives are even spinning (or might have been spun-down from inactivity, and now must spin-up for the folder/file interrogation), this might take a while. Are they FAT, FAT32, or NTFS? This too affects the speed with which the folder/file interrogation completes.

Also, do you have 10/100 network speed, or gigabit 10/100/1000 speed? This makes a huge difference in how long the network drive interrogation process takes. Remember, it's not just the NIC and router speed here... if you don't have proper ethernet cables you're getting 10/100 forced.

There's no way to avoid this "overhead" or to make it run faster, if you want the convenience of being able to quickly and easily access any folders/files on specific network drives with the same speed you can access your local machine drives. If you "disconnect" so that these are not always pre-interrogated at Windows startup time, you can obviously speed things up significantly as you've described. But then you'll still have to connect to them on-dema... Read more

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For the last few days I have been having trouble loging into Windows. When I turn the computer on, all seems fine. Windows comes up nice and fast, right upto the login screen.
From then, once I chose my own account, it takes an age to turn on.

I have looked through all the startup app's, nothing out of the ordinary (Anti-virus, MSN, thats about it).
Nothing shows up in HijackThis either.
I tried to defrag the HD, no use. Scanning for errors doesnt show up anything, the HD is only a couple of months old.

Its also taking a little longer than usual to close down Windows too. Often WMP doesnt open when you double-click a file. You have to double-click again and suddenly it comes up. Same when streaming WMV or MPG files from the net through WMP, sometimes it opens, sometimes it doesnt.

All this has happend more or less at the same time, for no reason. I havnt made any changes apart from uninstalled a couple of games I no longer play.
No new parts, no driver changes, no Windows update, no new programs, no BIOS tweaks, asolutely nothing. It just took 5 minutes to boot one day the other week and has been doing it ever since.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows takes upto 5 minutes to login

Try the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows cd.

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I have recently encountered a problem with explorer.exe. A black screen with only mouse cursor appears for long time after login to my ID, it takes approximately 7 to 10 mins before the desk top loading up.

Anyway every time I now logon I have to press 'Ctrl-Alt-Del' and then open Task Manager, and run a new task 'explorer.exe' and everything is loading quickly. I'm just wondering why it keeps doing this?

Thanks, all help is appreciated,
Val

Answer:A black screen with only mouse cursor appears for long time after login to my ID

Can you boot into safe mode? If you can try SFC. Also if safe mode works try a clean startup.

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My Lenovo Yoga 2 has some very weird issues that is preventing me from using it. Here's a list of the issues I've noticed:- When I hover over the power icon, there is no option to restart, shutdown or sleep. This only occurs randomly.- I no longer have internet connection. A red "x" is on the connection icon. I'm not able to put it into airplane mode either.- Cannot sign in. When I input my password/pin, it'll load and then restarts. But when I do get in, there is a black screen and I get an error and it restarts.- When left on the sign-in screen, it'll restart by itself- The initial loading screen is longer than usual.The last thing I remember doing before this happened was ripping CDs using an external optical drive. I'm not tech savvy so I probably won't know much terminolgy about computers but I'll do some quick research when needed.













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Answer:Lenovo Yoga 2, stuck on login screen. Need help!

Have you tried performing a system restore? This may help restore your computer to a working condition. Read this on how: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/restore-system-files-and-settings

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Hi!

I don't know if this is the right thread because I don't get any BSOD but it's really close to one.

The problem:
System boot stuck before login screen.
The backstory:
Messed around with ProgramData's ownership because the Indexer/Search didn't work. (read it in this forum that changing the ownership of that folder might help)
Restarted the PC and got stuck at the spinning circles. (if I press the ctrl+alt+del and click furiously it gives me the login screen without any input field, just the turn off, ease of acees and lan buttons)
I tried many things to fix this problem but with no success so far:
- run in safe mode with lan
- turn on the local administrator account and try to reset the ownership of the folder
(no permission to do that??)
- run sfc /scannow (told me that some errors couldn't be repaired)
- run DISM
- run system restore with keeping my personal files

What seemed to fix the problem:
- run system restore with deleting all files (now I can login without any problem, but the search problem remained)

What I found so far:
- CBS contains many similar lines to this
"2015-11-24 22:37:22, Info CSI 00000b04 Warning - Overlap: Duplicate ownership for directory [l:92{46}]"\??\C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft" in component Microsoft-Windows-Branding-Base-Professional, Version = 10.0.10240.16384, pA = amd64, nonSxS, PublicKeyToken"
- ntblog contains a bunch of "BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED @hal.inf,%acpi_amd64.devicedesc%;ACPI x64-bas... Read more

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Hey all,When trying to start up my Lenovo Ideapad y410p, the Lenovo logo appears, and I can hear the fan begin to run. But the screen never changes. I've tried booting it with just the battery in, and without the battery and just the charger but no change. What should I try to do?The text above describes my problem and I've had it before. Last time it began working again before I got an answer from the forum. It runs windows 8.1 and did not crash before this; I closed the laptop before bed and I woke up to this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Ideapad y410p stuck on login screen again!

hi dHarton,
 
Your problem might be similar to this thread.
 
When a machine gets stucked during POST (Lenovo splash screen) then there's usually a hardware component inside that's not properly initializing (e.g., the HDD)
 
Things that you can try:
1. Remove all connected peripherals (e.g., USB flashdrive, printers, etc.)
2. Restart the machine and boot into the BIOS by continuously tapping F2. If successful, check if HDD and/or SSD if it's detected.
 - Sample image
 
3. If you have experience in laptop disassembly, consider removing the drive and reseat it. You can also convert it to an external drive by using a SATA enclosure so it can be connected to another PC to backup some files and run some diagnostics on the drive.

HDD Removal:
 - see page 37-40 of the HMM
 - HDD upgrade video (skip to 0:55 for HDD removal) 
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My son bought his first laptop (with his own earned money)  1 1/2 years ago.  a few months ago it began running really slow and then eventually wouldn't boot up.  we ended up doing a factory reset.  Fast forward a couple months and we are having the sam issues and now it gets stuck on the login page.  I have ran the sysem extensive test and
 
I ran the test and everything passes.  Please advice us what we can do next.  sooo disappointed!

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Hey there, new here and need some help. Here's what happened:

I opened internet explorer and typed in a google search and hit enter and it popped up a new instance of iexplorer instead of just searching in the current window as usual. Then, links I clicked on opened new windows which is not the usual setting. When I clicked in the middle of text on a web page it would highlight everything. Strange little things like that.

So, I clicked start > Turn Off > Restart and nothing happened; it just went back to the desktop. Pushed the Windows key and it wouldn't open the start menu. Finally I had to do a hard shut-off.

I waited a minute and booted the computer back up when it stopped at the login/password screen as usual. I typed the password and hit the Enter key and it just deleted the password and stayed on the page. So, I retyped it and clicked with the mouse on the green arrow button with the same result. Laptop built in mouse button did the same thing. Eventually it just froze entirely and I could not even type in the password box. Also, the little help icon on this screen would not bring anything up; it's like all the keys got remapped to different functions.

The only recent updates were the automatic Windows updates upon shutdown earlier today and the comp worked fine after booting up after that the first time.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Dell laptop with XP Home.

Thanks


EDIT: I hard shut down the comp again and let it sit for about 15 min. Booted... Read more

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Hello,

So here's my issue: I started my computer and came back to find a BSOD. It displayed an error code and mentioned something about a driver error. I waited until the loading reached 100%, but it didn't restart on its own so i shut the computer down manually by holding the power button on my case. Then it booted up, but it got stuck on the spinning circle of dots. I have been able to press CTRL+ALT+DEL while at the spinning circle which bring me to the login screen but without the box to enter my pin, however, I am able to access the network, ease of access and power options. I have tried restarting, shutting down, and holding shift while restarting in an effort to boot with safe mode but none have gotten me farther than the spinning circle. I have searched a lot of forums and many have had similar issues to mine but none of the fixes that were suggested got me anywhere. Attached are photos of the different screens I'm seeing which hopefully shed some light on the issue I'm having. Thanks!

Answer:Stuck at spinning circle before login screen

Hello and welcome to TenForums

How long did you wait for the spinning circles to complete whatever background tasks were going on? Sometimes it can take a long while if the problem happened when Windows was in the middle of an upgrade when it restarted. Next time just go and have a cup of tea and leave it for say 30 mins.

If that does not work you are going to have to boot from a W10 installation media disk or USB and go into advanced startup options to try and refresh windows.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

Refresh Windows 10

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Hello,

So here's my issue: I started my computer and came back to find a BSOD. It displayed an error code and mentioned something about a driver error. I waited until the loading reached 100%, but it didn't restart on its own so i shut the computer down manually by holding the power button on my case. Then it booted up, but it got stuck on the spinning circle of dots. I have been able to press CTRL+ALT+DEL while at the spinning circle which bring me to the login screen but without the box to enter my pin, however, I am able to access the network, ease of access and power options. I have tried restarting, shutting down, and holding shift while restarting in an effort to boot with safe mode but none have gotten me farther than the spinning circle. I have searched a lot of forums and many have had similar issues to mine but none of the fixes that were suggested got me anywhere. Attached are photos of the different screens I'm seeing which hopefully shed some light on the issue I'm having. Thanks!

Answer:Stuck at spinning circle before login screen

Hello and welcome to TenForums

How long did you wait for the spinning circles to complete whatever background tasks were going on? Sometimes it can take a long while if the problem happened when Windows was in the middle of an upgrade when it restarted. Next time just go and have a cup of tea and leave it for say 30 mins.

If that does not work you are going to have to boot from a W10 installation media disk or USB and go into advanced startup options to try and refresh windows.

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

Refresh Windows 10

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dear bleeping computer,
 how are you guys?....
here's my story why i need help: so my uncle asked me to repair his very slow acer laptop, so i said why not?
i got it, directly got to ssafe mode caus it was very slow, downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware, ran a scan and it found 7028 threads .... it took long enough to delete maybe 6497 threads and then it shut down(because the charger didnt get electricity) then i restarted in safe mode ran the scan again and found threads between 300 or 400 in numbers. it took hours to quarantine them, fell asleep and in the morning, the safe mode worked fine. so i geussed why not go to normal mode, when all the threads where removed. did that and till now mouse & keyboard freezes when starting up and seeing the cursor. it  gets stuck at login(where you have to), so i cant login or go to explorer to do anything, please i need help.... i dont got any backup cd's orso because he lost everything and its an old pc..... i'll try to upgrade it to window 7 maybe after it's repaired...
 
hope there is help
regards,
Daniel

Answer:mouse & keyboard stuck on login screen

try an external mouse and keyboard with USB,
 
if you dont have anything on it that you need backed up or saved, i would create a bootable vista install CD or usb drive and re-install vista using your current productkey/id

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Hi all!
I've been using seven (32bit version) for quite a while now on my laptop ( MSI GX710PX - amd turion64 x2, ati hd2600 (512MB), 250 GB,2 gigs of ram). The first installation did the problem mentioned in the title of the topic after i installed Kerio personal firewall - i didn't know what to do, so i just reinstalled windows.

But now it happened again:
The comp was running for 3 days, i turned it off @ around 2:00 am, then turned it on at 8:00 am - for the first time i could login, and i even see the taskbar and the background, but the icons never showed, i couldn't click anything on the taskbar either, ctrl+alt+del did nothing, so i had to restart it manually. The login screen showed up, i entered my password, but it never made it to the desktop, it just got stuck like that, the HDD wasn't spinning or anything - restart - in safe mode it boots up normally , so i uninstalled a few recently installed programs ( mkvtoolnix and alike ), but after restarting it got stuck at the login screen again.

Now normally i would just reinstall windows, but after two months it has too many programs - lot of time to install them again
So i thought i'll ask here for help! The notebook has XP as it's main OS, seven is installed on a virtual harddrive (30gigs).
Thank's for any kind of help in advance!

Answer:Build 7077 stuck @ login screen!

Hi there
I can't give you a reason as to the error but this might work.

Try starting Windows in SAFE MODE as you've done but disable Networking and then shutting down. This should clear out any "Stuck" services. Switch off Firewall and uninstall any AV software whilst in SAFE MODE.

Incidentally while you are logged on in save mode see what starts automatically and stop those you don't need -- there are posts around suggesting what you can stop running automatically.

When you try again in "Normal mode" start DISCONNECTED from any network and switch your wireless card off.

Cheers
jimbo

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So I have W10 since the release, clean install, and had no problems at all. Last night I just turned off my PC without any problems. But when I start it now, it is stuck in the W10 login screen. I do see the time and date, and the clock on the login screen is working. If I shut down the PC by pressing the power button I also see the shut down screen with my account name. So it isn't frozen.

It seems my USB keyboard and mouse aren't working when booting into W10. I can't even press f8 to boot into safe mode. The kb and mouse are working in UEFI and when booting to the USB repair/installation drive. They also still work in the Windows 7 installation I have on my other SSD which I connected. But I have to boot w7 from the USB repair/install drive and press the "boot another OS menu". When I don't do that and get get the regular w10 menu to ask for which OS to boot into, the kb and mouse aren't working either.

Is there any way to fix it? Sadly enough, I removed my backup image and some recent restore points some days ago, so I only have one from months ago. I do know I tried installing some w10 updates , some of them kept failing to install. I can get my hands on a ps/2 keyboard tomorrow, so I might be able to boot into w10 then. But I still don't know how to fix it then. I can't imagine that the w10 USB drivers or something are gone or broken.

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