[Fixed] Windows 10 Stuck at Login Screen with Spinning Circle

Jean updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

How to Fix Windows 10 Stuck at Login Screen with Spinning Circle

What did you do when Windows 10 just stuck at login screen with spinning circle, with password field and keybord disappeared? Will you watch it hanging there, freezing for a day but do nothing? Don't be silly. When you're with the exact cases like in the following, go ahead and try to fix by yourself.

From Reddit - "Windows updated yesterday when I shut down off my computer and when I turned it on today, it gets stuck at the blue spinning circle screen before the login screen... What should I do?"

From bleepingcomputer - "When I started my Dell Inspiron laptop, Windows ran some kind of 'start repair', and gave me the option to start in Safe Mode. I did, but when I tried to shut down, it hung with the circling blue dots. I shut it down and tried to restart. Now, it gets as far as the circling blue dots, which stay there for at least 20 minutes before I give up and shut it down."

To fix Windows 10 PC stuck, hang, froze and won't boot on log in screen with blue spinning circle, please try one by one the following solutions:

Solution 1. Confirm How and Where the Login Stuck Issue Comes

First check if your keyboard and mouse are still working. Unplug then and reconnected them; nothings' changed? Try to restart the computer once or twice using the Power button in the bottom right corner.

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Solution 2. Access to Windows by Pressing 'Ctrl+Alt+Del' Keys

If you do not see the box to log in, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and see if it brings up the login box to enter your password.

Solution 3. Run Startup Repair

  • Use Power button and restart it three times to start the Windows recovery environment.
  • Click Troubleshoot on the Choose an option window.
  • Opt for Advanced options and then select Startup repair.

Solution 4. Use Command Prompt (Admin) to Fix Stuck Login Screen

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type net stop wuauserv in the run dialogue and press Enter.
  • After that, type cd %systemroot% command and press Enter.
  • The following command you have to type is ren SoftwareDistribution SD.old and Enter afterwards.
  • Finally, type net start wuauserv and Enter as usually.
  • Now reboot your PC/laptop and check if the stuck screen has gone.

How to Prevent Such Further Windows 10 Stuck Problems

I hope at least one of the 4 fixing methods works for your case, otherwise, you have no other choices but to clean install Windows 10. Installing Windows 10 from scratch would wipe your computer data out, it's no better than just restoring a previous version of Windows from a system backup image. So, we highly suggest all of you do regular backups with third-party backup and recovery software, such as EaseUS Todo Backup.

This free backup software enables customers to backup hard drive, partition, files, system, and mails in a simple, straightforward and fast way. Backups will save you out of trouble one day when you had such Windows 10 upgrade stuck problem as Windows 10 gets stuck at the login screen with the spinning circle, most importantly, without losing data.

Tip
You'd better create the backup file on an external disk or on the cloud in case the local backup gets corrupted or destroyed.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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