Friday, September 30, 2022

Fix: Windows 10 Stuck On Restarting Screen

Sometimes while restarting your Windows 10, your Windows may freeze at the restarting screen.

The process can get completed in few minutes and for some it may take hours.

So, if your Windows 10 stuck on restarting screen, then follow the solutions provided below to fix it easily.

What To Do When Windows 10 Stuck On Restarting Screen?

If your Windows 10 is stuck on restarting screen, follow the measures discussed below to fix the problem.

Preliminary Step 1: Force shut and Remove All The Peripherals

Sometimes due to the attached peripherals, your Windows can get stuck on restarting screen.

So, first force shut your computer by pressing the power button for 5-10 seconds. Remove all the connected cables.

Unplug all the external devices attached to your computer and then try to restart it.

If everything works fine, then your computer will restart without any problem.

If you still find that the Windows got stuck while restarting, and then go to the next step.

Preliminary Step 2: Run Startup Repair

The Startup repairing tool is specifically made to fix Startup issues on Windows. Run a Startup repair when your computer is stuck restarting.

Follow the steps to do so:

  • Boot your computer from a bootable device. When Windows Logo appears, select the Repair your Computer option. Now you will be led to the Advanced Startup Recovery menu.
  • Alternatively, you can restart your PC three times from the power button consecutively. This will also let you boot into the Advanced Startup Recovery menu.
  • Now select Troubleshoot option as shown below.


  • Now click on the Advanced Options.


  • Select Startup Repair and allow Windows to complete the repairing process.


After the process gets finished check if you can normally restart your PC without any further problem.

Preliminary Step 3: Enter Safe Mode

Enter into the safe mode to be able to perform the next troubleshooting steps.

Safe mode provides minimal functionalities, and this is a safe way to identify the actual problem.

Here is how to enter Safe Mode when Windows 10 stuck on restarting.

  • Go to Advanced Startup Recovery Menu and select Troubleshoot option.
  • Next click on Advanced options as described in the above process.
  • Now select Startup Settings and click on Restart.
  • Press the F5 key on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode with the networking option.


Now after entering Safe Mode, perform the following steps.

1) Disable Fast Startup

The fast Startup feature helps your PC to boot faster. But this feature can interfere with the restarting or shutdown process.

So, disable this Startup feature and see if this can solve the problem. Check the process mentioned below:

  • Launch Run utility by pressing Win + R keys.
  • Enter powercfg.cpl in the command box and press the Enter key to run the command.


  • Select Choose what power buttons do option as shown below.


  • Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.


  • Uncheck the box attached to Turn on the Fast Start-Up (Recommended) option and save the changes.


Exit the window and restart your PC. If your Windows still get stuck while restating, follow the next solution.

2) Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter  

If the above-mentioned processes could not solve your problem, then run a system maintenance troubleshooter.

To do so, check the process mentioned below:

  • Press the Windows key and enter Troubleshooting. Select the first option.
  • Select the View all option and click on System Maintenance.


  • Select the Advanced option and then click on Apply Repairs automatically option.


Follow the on-screen prompts and let the process get completed.

3) Restore Software Distribution Package

Some of the users have suggested disabling Windows updates and then restarting the service again when their computer is stuck while restarting.

For many users, this method has worked, and you can also give this a try.

Follow the steps to restore the software distribution package:

  • Go to the Start Menu and enter cmd in the search box. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.


  • In the elevated Command Prompt window, enter the following commands and press the Enter button after each one.
net stop wuauserv


cd %systemroot%


ren SoftwareDistribution SD.old


net start wuauserv


  • Now give your computer a fresh restart so that the changes take effect.

See if this time your machine restarts correctly. If this solves your problem, then go to the next step to update your device drivers.

4) Reinstall Windows 10

If nothing helps, reinstall Windows 10. After reinstalling Windows 10 freshly, hopefully you will not get Windows 10 stuck while restarting error again.

Closing Up

Here you are! Hope after following the above steps, you have solved Windows 10 stuck on restarting screen issue.

For further queries, leave us a reply in the comments section provided below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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