How to fix Window 10 stuck on loading screen issue

Windows 10 stuck on loading screen' is a very common issue nowadays, and this post introduces you several solutions to deal with this issue effectively. Please try them one by one and hope they are helpful in removing Windows 10 freezing on loading screen.

If Windows 10 is stuck on loading screen with the spinning dots animation moving endlessly, welcome mode, login screen, starting Windows or will not boot, you will have to boot in Safe Mode or Advanced Startup Options to either troubleshoot or restore the system.

Windows 10 is the latest Windows Operation System (OS) and it owns many great which are available only on Windows 10. Many users choose to update their Windows OS to this version to enjoy its charming features. However, no Windows OS is perfect. Windows 10 is not an exception.

Here, it is said that many Windows 10 users have encountered this issue: "Windows 10 stuck on loading screen".

What is the truth? When you search this issue online, you will discover that quite a lot of Windows 10 users post this issue on different forums to seek an available solution.

When it appears, you will see the computer screen displays Windows 10 black screen with loading circle and cursor.


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 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. Just go to the Safe Mode to run Command Prompt and type chkdsk c: /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.


In addition, MiniTool ShadowMaker, free PC backup software, also offers you a feature to clone a hard drive for backup with simple clicks. Just use it to back up your disk data when Windows 10 stuck on spinning dots issue occurs due to bad sectors.

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.

Method 3: Enter Safe Mode to Fix This Issue

Entering Safe Mode and doing something useful is another easy way to fix this issue. Here, there are four different operations for different situations after you enter the Safe Mode. You can select a proper operation according to your actual situation.

Method 4: Do System Repair Method 5: Do System Restore

If the above four methods can't fix "Windows 10 freezing on loading screen" issue, you can also do a system restore which will take your computer back to an earlier point in time. However, you have to make sure that there is a full system backup on your computer, and the system protection is turned on.

Here, you still need to do it in Safe Mode. Please follow these operations: press "Start" button > select "Control Panel" > search for "Recovery" > click "Open System Restore" > press "Next" > choose the restore point you want to use > select "Next" > choose "Finish".

Method 6: Clear CMOS Memory

Misconfiguration of BIOS may be the cause of Windows 10 freezing on loading screen. So you can clear the BIOS memory on the computer motherboard which can return the BIOS settings to the factory settings.

Aprt from the methods mentioned, you can also try other methods including replace CMOS battery, check computer RAM, clean reinstall Windows 10 and roll back to a previous version of Windows, etc. 

Windows 10 stuck on black screen with spinning dots may occur in different situations. check out the three common scenarios here.

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