The Microsoft’s online forums are full of questions regarding “Windows update stuck on loading screen or at x%.” This issue can arise due to many reasons. To make sure that your updates are installed correctly for a secure computing experience, you can use Microsoft’s troubleshooter or force Windows to restart the update service. You can also use advanced tool like MiniTool partition manager which we’ll be talking about in the post for attempting the fix.
When “Windows 10 Hangs at Loading Screen” Issue May Happen?
Windows 10 stuck on black screen with spinning dots may occur in different situations. And it could be mostly like the following ones:
1. Windows Update Stuck on Loading Screen
2. Windows 10 Stuck on Spinning Dots on Startup
3.Windows 10 Hangs at Loading Screen When Upgrading Nvidia Drivers
Of course, there are also other circumstances which will not be listed in this post. However, the result is the same: Windows 10 stuck on black screen with spinning dots.
Methods to Fix “Windows 10 Freezing on Loading Screen” Issue
Method 1: Unplug USB Dongle
If Windows 10 stuck on loading screen occurs, please try to disconnect all the worked USB dongles. Here USB dongle means the device which is connected to your computer with a USB cable including blue tooth, SD card readers, flash drive, wireless mouse dongle, and more.
This method gains a lot of positive feedback online. And if you are lucky enough, the issue will be solved. If not, please continue to try the next method.
Method 2: Do Disk Surface Test
If the hard drive has bad sectors, the possibility of “Windows 10 stuck on loading screen” issue is great. So, you need to do disk surface test and shield the bad sectors. To achieve these aims, we recommend you to use a piece of professional partition magic manager. And MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good choice. In this case, you can’t boot your computer normally, thus you can use this software’s “Bootable Media” feature to build a bootable disc/flash drive and then set your computer to boot from this bootable device.
Here, you should know that this feature “Bootable Media” is available in all registered MiniTool Partition Wizard. Here take MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition as an example.
You can refer to these two posts to get the bootable media, and then boot your computer from it:
1. How to Build Boot CD/DVD Discs and Boot Flash Drive with Bootable Media Builder?
2. How to Boot from Burned MiniTool Bootable CD/DVD Discs or USB Flash Drive?
You need to select the target disk after entering the software’s main interface, and then click on “Surface Test” feature from the left action pane. Then, click on “Start Now” button to start surface test process. During this process, the bad sectors will be marked as red, and the normal sectors will be marked as green.
If there are bad sectors on the hard disk, you need to shield them. Under this circumstance, you need to use CHKDSK of Window snap-in tool. Here, you need to enter Safe Mode > select “Repair Your Computer” option > Command Prompt > type “chkdsk /f” to shield these bad sectors.
After that, you can restart your computer. If “Windows 10 stuck on loading screen” problem happens again, the hard drive may be damaged. Under this situation, you should consider replacing the original hard disk. However, you may want to clone the original data on the target hard drive in advance. Here, you can use “Copy Disk” feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition to clone data on the hard drive.
Step 1: to clone hard drive data, you should select the disk you want to copy and click on “Copy Disk” from the left action pane. On the first pop-out window, you need to select the target disk which you want to use as the alternative disk and press “Next” to continue. Here, you should know that the content on the target disk will be deleted. So, please make sure that there is no important data on it.
Step 2: on the second pop-out window, please choose the copy options according to your own needs and click “Next” to continue.
Step 3: after that, you will enter a window which tells you how to boot from the destination disk. Read the “Note” and click on “Finish” button to go back to the main interface. Then, click on “Apply” to execute this copy operation.
After copying disk, your data on the source disk will be kept well on the destination disk. Then you will not be bothered by the risk of data loss caused by “Windows 10 hangs at loading screen” issue.
This is really an annoying thing because you are unable to boot your computer properly. To get your computer out of this issue is the highest priority. In this post, we collect several other methods which receive some positive feedback on the internet. If you are facing the same issue, You may try them as well.
1. Restart Windows 10 in Safe Mode;
2. Do System Repair
3. Do System Restore
4. Clear CMOS Memory
5. Replace CMOS Battery
6. Check Computer RAM
7. Clean Reinstall Windows 10
8. Roll back to a Previous Version of Windows
When you are facing “Windows 10 stuck on loading screen” issue, don’t be panic and annoyed. Please try these 10 methods which are introduced in this post. There is always a way which can solve this problem.