Unresponsive Desktop when booting up (please help)

  1.    24 Apr 2018 #1

    Unresponsive Desktop when booting up (please help)

    As the title suggests, this problem started occurring just yesterday when I booted up my PC for the first time for the day. I noticed that it was taking a very long time to boot up, which is very abnormal for my PC (will list specs down below). Then, after some odd minutes went by, it finally booted into my desktop...to only get an unresponsive desktop. Here's a picture I took with my phone:Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sgsfdfdf.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	556.6 KB 
ID:	185983Notice how nothing has loaded up on my desktop, none of my start up programs like my anti virus, nothing. I can't even move my mouse cursor out of the task bar into the middle of my screen. So, I did what any other common sense individual would do and I restarted my PC. Voila, it booted up nice, fast, and instantaneously as expected from an SSD. Everything was working fine for the rest of the day, until I decided to shut down my PC for the night before going to bed. It took, no lie, about 1-2 minutes to shut down (more like a minute) when my PC typically shuts down instantly. My monitors went black like they usually do when shutting a PC down, but the PC itself was still running for a long time. Then after waiting for a little bit, it finally shut down. So, I went to bed, got up this morning, booted it up for the day, and lo' and behold. It did it again. It took forever to boot up, and gave me the unresponsive desktop once again. I restarted it like I did yesterday, and now it's working fine...again. If anyone is out there that is familiar with an issue like this, I would be extremely grateful if you could help me resolve this problem. It may not seem like anything serious now, but I don't want it to develop into something even bigger down the line if I just let it keep doing what it's doing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Apr 2018 #2

    First check the hard drive to ensure that's not failing from an admin cmd prompt type chkdsk c: /r
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Apr 2018 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    First check the hard drive to ensure that's not failing from an admin cmd prompt type chkdsk c: /r
    I don't know how to access what you're referring to. Can you give me a step by step process?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 22,764
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       24 Apr 2018 #4

    See this link: Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    Command prompt must be opened with the administrator option.

    C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk C: /r
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
    checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

    Type: Y
    This may take many hours so run it overnight.
    It typically displays a % number in the low teens while the command is running. This % number will remain the same during the scan, fix, and restore until it has completed. The duration of time depends upon the size of the drive, the free space, and the problems found.

    Use the information in this link to find the chkdsk report in the event viewer. Copy and paste to notepad > save to desktop > use one drive or drop box to post a share link into the thread.

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    These are some additional commands that you can run as soon as you open command prompt:
    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

    1) sfc /scannow
    2) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    3) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    4) msconfig (in the pop up system configuration > move the dot from normal startup to selective startup > uncheck load startup items > click service tab > in left lower corner check hide all Microsoft services > in the lower right side click disable all > click apply or ok > do not reboot)

    5) taskmgr (in the pop up task manager > click on the start up tab > click on status so that the column sorts with enable rising to the top > right click on each row with enable and change to disable)

    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    6) shutdown /r (you will reboot the computer so that it is in clean boot)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    25 Apr 2018 #5

    What kind of computer is it? Many brands have built in diagnostics that can be run at startup to test your computer components for failure. This is an option if you can't get to a command prompt.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I am having a really weird problem. I attempted to boot my computer up today, and I was greeted with a totally unresponsive desktop. No icons loaded except for the taskbar, and clicking anywhere on the taskbar does nothing. I tried a hard shutdown...
I have installed the Anniversary update and 2 updates since then and all of the sudden my desktop is slow and unresponsive. Icons on the task bar do not highlight when the cursor passes over them. If you let the cursor sit on an icon for a while...
Hi, on my Acer 5750g laptop running Windows 10 I logged in as usual and the desktop initially didn't populate my desktop at all so i restarted and the desktop was there as usual but the laptop was running very very slow and even hovering over...
No issue until recently, roughly 3 days. After I login, the desktop loads and then it will freeze. Sometimes I am able to click to open chrome but then it immediately drops. Any help would be appreciated.
Unresponsive Part on Desktop in General Support
hey, i am posting about a problem i have been having for quite some time, with windows 10 as well as 7. Its rather hard to explain, which could be the reason i came up empty on searching for it, so i'll start with an image: 60307 Sometimes,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:33.
Find Us