Stuck at spinning circle before login screen

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    Stuck at spinning circle before login screen


    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!
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  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 5,155
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H1 Build 19043.1288

    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.

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  3. b1rd's Avatar
    Posts : 299
    Win-10 Pro x64

    Hi Dmichael15,

    Another option might be to try System Restore, which you should be able to still access during the boot. (If enabled that is)

    To Do a System Restore of Windows 10 at Boot < Scroll to Option #1.

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  4. Posts : 1,021
    win10 home

    When you get to the Log-in screen,without the box,just type in your normal details then press Enter on your keyboard.Remember the box is in a fixed position and has the flashing marker already there.
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