1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       25 Jul 2016 #1

    Windows 10: Stuck on Loading Screen


    So today was a rainy day, with really loud and powerful lightning. I was on my computer, which is right in front of the windows, and the window about 10 feet away from me was struck my lightning. There were sparks and the router, which happened to be right next to that window, powered off and my computer blacked out for a couple of seconds before turning back on. Now it's stuck on the loading screen (it shows the Windows 10 logo but there isn't the buffering icon beneath it; just the logo. nothing else.). Should I wait and see if it'll work tomorrow or should I just get out and buy a new one?
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,142
    W10Prox64
       25 Jul 2016 #2

    IxoxoOreo said: View Post
    So today was a rainy day, with really loud and powerful lightning. I was on my computer, which is right in front of the windows, and the window about 10 feet away from me was struck my lightning. There were sparks and the router, which happened to be right next to that window, powered off and my computer blacked out for a couple of seconds before turning back on. Now it's stuck on the loading screen (it shows the Windows 10 logo but there isn't the buffering icon beneath it; just the logo. nothing else.). Should I wait and see if it'll work tomorrow or should I just get out and buy a new one?
    Hi lxoxoOreo and welcome to Tenforums.
    It's possible that some of your system files were corrupted by the event. This is why I always recommend a Back-UPS for every desktop I work on. If your OS is reading/writing system files during a power loss, those files will be corrupted, rendering your OS unusable.

    I don't think I would buy a new computer just yet (unless, of course, you were looking for a reason to do so!). If you can get into the recovery environment, it may be possible to repair the OS. See if this helps:
    Startup Repair - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    (Unless the sparks came from the computer and not the router....then, I would have a professional look at it.)
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       26 Jul 2016 #3

    Have you tried completely powering off the PC and restarting it? It's also possible the BIOS settings have been corrupted and you could try loading the BIOS defaults.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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