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How to fix Windows stuck at loading files loop

Posted by Abby Haines to Resource 2017-06-08

Summary

Getting stuck on a 'Windows is loading files' screen and have tried all those general methods offered online but of no use? Now, here is a guaranteed solution - reinstalling Windows to help! To protect your data, you can download EaseUS bootable data recovery software to transfer all your important files or even the whole disk content to a safe place like an external disk or USB device. 

Overview & Symptoms 

Getting a black screen that shows you "Windows is loading files" message but the loading wheel has frozen and never moved on? Just like this:

PC stuck at 'Windows is loading files' and keeps repeating itself
"When I run a startup repair on my Windows 10 Dell laptop, the system stuck with loading circle in a reboot loop. It keeps going in Windows is loading files then when it is finished it goes on the laptop starting page and goes back on Windows is loading files 
screen again and again."

Windows stuck at loading files loop

Usually, Windows couldn't load correctly can happen for various reasons. And following the issue, users may also encounter other problems like black screen of death, computer freezing randomly, startup repair loop, disk boot failure, etc. If you are one of those victims and want to find a way to get rid of this issue, here are some trick and tips to help.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Before starting, please note that you should have a corresponding Windows installation media, let it be a bootable USB drive, CD or DVD disc and make sure the bootable disk is defined in the BIOS setup as first in the boot sequence. If you don't have the CD/DVD or USB boot drive, visit Microsoft page about  how to create Windows 10 installation media for help.

General methods to fix Windows is loading files stuck or loop issue

Method 1. Restore Windows Windows installation media

Fix#1. Restore Windows with a recovery drive

Fix#2. Restore system image from a recent system backup image

Method 2. Repair System 

Fix#1. Reset BIOS

Fix#2. Boot into Safe Mode

Restart the PC, repeatedly press F8 while the laptop is booting up, later it will show you Windows Boot Options menu, here go to Troubleshoot--> Advanced Boot Options --> Startup Settings. Finally, follow the wizard instructions to get into Safe Mode.

Fix#3. Boot into Last Known Good Configuration

Fix#4. Run Startup Repair

Fix#5. Run bootrec

Boot Windows from the bootable device, go to Repair your computer --> Command Prompt. In the command prompt window, type those following commands and press enter.

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Fix#6. Run chkdsk

In the command prompt window, type chkdsk   /r c: and press Enter. Click Y when it asked you if you want to run CHKDSK when the system restarts next time. Finally, restart your PC to check if it can boot normally.

Method 3. Check your HDD and RAM

Method 4. Disable automatic restart on system failure

For more details about all these general methods to fix Windows stuck at loading files loop, please refer to: https://neosmart.net/wiki/stuck-windows-is-loading-files/

If you are one of the victims of Windows is loading files stuck or loop problem and have tried all those general methods offered online but of no use, now here is a guaranteed solution to help you get rid of this issue in Windows 10/8/7! Just read to get the details.

Guaranteed solution - Reinstalling Windows, No data loss disaster!

Reinstalling Windows is the most effective way to fix Windows is loading files stuck or loop issue. It will 100% work if the problem is not triggered by hardware issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please make a backup first if you have important files on the PC hard drive. Here EaseUS bootable data recovery software can help! With it, you can transfer all your data or even the whole disk content to a safe place like an external disk or USB device even your PC won't boot into Windows. 

To export data before fixing Windows is loading files stuck loop by reinstall Windows: 

1) Prepare a blank CD/DVD-Recorder and a CD/DVD or USB drive which can be written.

2) Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition on a working computer.

3) It will recognize your CD/DVD device or USB drive automatically. 

Recover data while Windows stuck at loading files loop - Create WinPE bootable disk

4) Select CD/DVD or USB drive and click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.

After that, change your computer boot sequence. Move "Removable Devices" (bootable USB disk) or "CD-ROM Drive" (bootable CD/DVD) beyond Hard Drive. Press "F10" to save and exit. it will allow you to run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from the WinPE bootable disk for data recovery.

5) Launch EaseUS data recovery software on the problematic PC, select the disk where you want to recover data and click "Scan"   button.

6) The software will soon start a quick scan and deep scan to find all the files and folders on the selected disk.

7) After the scan, preview and choose those files you want. Finally, click "Recover"  button to save them to a safe place.

Recover data while Windows stuck at loading files loop