1. Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 9
    windows 10
       1 Week Ago #1

    Having periodic PC startup problems

    Because about half the time when I try to start my PC with Windows 10 it just sits there after I enter my password and click on Enter it shows a ring of dots whirling endlessly and will not progress beyond that point even though I click Enter, Esc, F12 or anything else. I must then go through the annoying time-consuming ritual below to get it to work normally. Also, the PC won’t turn off when I hit the PC power button while it is in this uncooperative condition.

    • Turn off power strip pc is plugged into & wait 30 secs
    • Turn power strip on again
    • Turn off PC with its power button when it lights up then wait 30 secs
    • Turn on PC power AGAIN with its power button
    • Hope the PC starts normally as it should after entering password
    • Repeat annoying process if necessary although this usually works the first time

    Can anyone help me cure this annoying, time - wasting problem? Thank you very much.
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  2. Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,713
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.447
       1 Week Ago #2

    When the PC is uncooperative you can usually hold down the power button for 4-5 seconds and it will turn off. Have you tried this?
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  3. Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,948
    EL Capitan
       1 Week Ago #3

    Time to do a Wipe and install. No amount of headache and sanity relief med is going to fix something like this that is getting common with 10 when you upgrade it on top of an existing OS.

    10 was an upgrade over to get it activated when it was released. Used to be that you could just wipe and enter a key, that is not the case anymore.

    Once 10 is active and shows in System Properties when you right click on the C:/ Drive icon and choose propertied, you can then just wipe it to get rid of the issues and install a clean copy.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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