Windows 10: User Account settings screen, in endless loop

  1.    11 Jun 2016 #1

    User Account settings screen, in endless loop


    I am trying to fix a friends computer that was upgraded to win10 automatically (not sure from what os before). It's an HP laptop and a mess, fixed most issues but can't figure this one.

    Start menu... settings... user accounts

    On this screen it should show the account settings but it is in an endless loop, the progress bar on the top with the moving circles keeps going and going, for over an hour now sitting on this screen. The screen is blank. It's the "Your Email and Accounts" tab. First in the list.

    Is there a known fix for this? Thank you for any help
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    11 Jun 2016 #2

    I did find some other topics about this problem but no solutions. Only to repair the windows installation. I cannot lose any of the applications installed so this is not an option. I hope there is another solution somewhere.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 12,192
    W10Prox64
       11 Jun 2016 #3

    stevej0bs said: View Post
    I am trying to fix a friends computer that was upgraded to win10 automatically (not sure from what os before). It's an HP laptop and a mess, fixed most issues but can't figure this one.

    Start menu... settings... user accounts

    On this screen it should show the account settings but it is in an endless loop, the progress bar on the top with the moving circles keeps going and going, for over an hour now sitting on this screen. The screen is blank. It's the "Your Email and Accounts" tab. First in the list.

    Is there a known fix for this? Thank you for any help
    stevej0bs said: View Post
    I did find some other topics about this problem but no solutions. Only to repair the windows installation. I cannot lose any of the applications installed so this is not an option. I hope there is another solution somewhere.
    Hi stevej0bs and welcome to Tenforums.
    You can try a repair install using an in-place upgrade. That will retain all applications and data. But, it's always a good idea to have a backup before doing anything like this, just in case. Just watch the video - it's a very easy thing to do. Please ask if you have any questions.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Jun 2016 #4

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi stevej0bs and welcome to Tenforums.
    You can try a repair install using an in-place upgrade. That will retain all applications and data. But, it's always a good idea to have a backup before doing anything like this, just in case. Just watch the video - it's a very easy thing to do. Please ask if you have any questions.
    I overlooked the part it said it keeps apps and settings. Thanks for that link. I'd rather not do this if I do not have to, but I guess I have no other options...
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    W10Prox64
       12 Jun 2016 #5

    stevej0bs said: View Post
    I overlooked the part it said it keeps apps and settings. Thanks for that link. I'd rather not do this if I do not have to, but I guess I have no other options...
    It's really painless - I've done it several times on machines, and advised others here on the forums to do it, and it works well. Always resolved the problems I was fighting.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Jun 2016 #6

    simrick said: View Post
    It's really painless - I've done it several times on machines, and advised others here on the forums to do it, and it works well. Always resolved the problems I was fighting.
    Besides the user account screen the laptop appears to be working fine. I'm charging my friend's mom an hourly rate and I don't want to charge too much I've already done a lot. This older model HP laptop she claims updated itself to win10, and was a total disaster with compatibility issues like the fingerprint scanner causing the cursor to be corrupted and the process starting and stopping in the background every 5 seconds. Other older drivers that weren't updated or not compatible. I'll give it back to her and say to bring it back if something messes up again, I'll do that repair. I am a mac guy and not that familiar with win10, I just installed it last month on my gaming pc but don't use it for anything else so the OS is still new to me. Thanks again.
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    W10Prox64
       12 Jun 2016 #7

    stevej0bs said: View Post
    Besides the user account screen the laptop appears to be working fine. I'm charging my friend's mom an hourly rate and I don't want to charge too much I've already done a lot. This older model HP laptop she claims updated itself to win10, and was a total disaster with compatibility issues like the fingerprint scanner causing the cursor to be corrupted and the process starting and stopping in the background every 5 seconds. Other older drivers that weren't updated or not compatible. I'll give it back to her and say to bring it back if something messes up again, I'll do that repair. I am a mac guy and not that familiar with win10, I just installed it last month on my gaming pc but don't use it for anything else so the OS is still new to me. Thanks again.
    Well, I'm sure you will see what a great OS W10 is on your gaming pc, and you'll be hooked for sure! And, this is THE PLACE to come for help!

    If you have any issues, please ask here. Hopefully the repair install will fix everything. Good luck!

    p.s. Thanks for the rep.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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