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Q: My Laptop stuck at "Please wait" for ever.

after almost a week from updating windows 8 to 8.1, when I log in to my pc windows stuck at a "please wait" in start menu for ever, there is a cancel option but it doesn't work, i can't reach the desktop or anything. i recovered the laptop once but the problem came again !













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A: My Laptop stuck at "Please wait" for ever.

I called the support team and the solution soved by the following steps :login to the affected accountPress Windows Key + L to lock the computerSwitch to a user account with administrator priveledgesopen task manager & switch to the "Processes" tab (Press "More Details" if don't see a processes tab)find restoreoptin.exe & end task that processswitch back to affected account (Start Page, click your account name/picture, click the account you want to switch to)Open Charm menu (windows key + C), select "Settings", then Change PC SettingsSelect SkydriveModify the File Storage, Camera Roll, and Sync Settings (not sure which one does the trick)logout & log back inyou should no longer be prompted with the blank 'please wait' screen

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Hi I have read through all of the messages in the My Laptop stuck at "Please wait" for ever.  forum area, and I believe I know WHY it happened, I just cannot figure outhow to fix it.  I think I turned notebook off (maybe) during a windows update - that's the only thing i can think of.  I've tried taking out battery, checked plugs, removed zip drives, did F11 and held down power to shut off, turned it on and off waiting 4 secs in between as someone suggested. HP support please help!Also, if I need to buy another notebook, will i be able to use my pc to pc data transfer? ThanksVanessa     HP envy 17 k000

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No recent software or hardware changes.Internet connection:  Ethernet Cat5 cable (otherwise wireless)No error messages received. Working on pc as per normal, blue screen comes up with "Please Wait" and the machine is clocking.Rebooted, same problem.Did a hard reset via removing battery as suggested on Support Page, same problem.Machine is very very slow to respond during this loop if it responds at all.Screens flip-flop between blue "Please Wait" and blank, black screen. How do I get back to normal pc operation? Troubleshooting procedures recommended for this problem? Do I need to test for hardware failure? Is there a logical explanation for why this is happening? Please advise. Thanks!

A:Laptop stuck in "Please Wait" loop

ten_7400 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about being stuck in a loop and wanted to help.Sounds to me like this is a typical Windows Update loop -- and that's going to continue, no matter how many times you reboot, until it is done. There is no "fix" for this -- you just have to be patient and wait.Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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Laptop tried to do windows update but couldnt restart since, just displays please wait with the circle spinning round It did say failure to update at one point I have tried restarting laptop but it just seems to be stuck!

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My friend is unable to enter information on her laptop, and I am trying to help her out. She says she has seen other users of HP laptops complain of similar problems, also using Windows 8.1. She likes to play various SIMS games. She runs a McAfee scan everyday, but it is not the top of the line McAfee. Have you encountered this problem from any other users?

Allan
 

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I am working on an Acer Aspire One and just installed a new HDD. I have installed the OS via Acer Recovery Disc, but it is stuck at the Black "Please Wait" screen. I have tried a hard reboot and tried to open in Safe Mode and it tell me the Operating System install did not complete. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Stuck at Please Wait

Does said Acer Recovery Disk...rely on files which may have existed on a hidden partition...on the original hard drive?

Louis

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Every time I turn it on it just goes to the blue "please wait" screen. It stays there for a while and then just shuts off. I don't know what to do. I've unplugged it already.

A:Stuck on please wait

Greetings, I would like to help.  Please provide more information: 1. Product number. Use this link to assist in finding your product number or find the product number imprinted on your system. Don't provide a serial number or personal information. 2. Factory Operating system: Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, or Win 10. 3. Current Operating System: Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8 .1, or Win 10. Cheers!

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My mom brought her computer to me today and asked for my help. I don't know how to fix it!
When I start the computer, it gives me the options to start in one of the 3 safe modes or start windows normally.If I select start widows normally, it gets the the point where it says " Please wait... " and it seems like it load on forever.
I've looked up the problem and everything I find is either irrelevant or difficult to understand. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Stuck at "Please Wait..."

Hi
 
Please specify the make and model number of the system or laptop. Also ask your mom if she can remember any particular reason for it to happen (improper shutdown , recent software install etc ). 
 
Do you have a Win 7 DVD or system repair disc ?

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my laptop has been stuck on this same screen for over a month. it just says please wait and the loading circle doesn't move but i can move my cursor. i've took the battery out multiple times. and keep trying to restart it but nothing works. pretty annoyed since my laptop is unusable in this state help???

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Hello folks!
I need help. Coming to point, I was facing some error related to dll (aom 0x00007b error) launching Age of Mythology. I came to know it can be fixed by copying 5 dll files to system32 folder. These files are associated with visual C++ redist.
mfc100.dll, mfc100u.dll, msvcr100.dll, msvcp100.dll and msvcr100_clr0400.dll

First 2 file were copied and rest 3 were giving permission error. So I renamed the 3 files and pasted them. Problem is I dont remember the names coz i just deleted 1-2 letter from name.
After restarting system it is stuck on please wait screen.

Somehow I am able to boot in safe mode and system boots in safe mode without problem.
Please help me. How can I fix this?
I don't want to refresh or format.

A:Windows stuck on please wait

When in safe mode perhaps you can rename the files back to what they should be. Here is a screenshot of my System32 files for comparison:

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I just updated my HP Pavillion DV7 and now it won't go past the Please Wait screen. I have tried to get in to Safe Mode but have not been able to. I do not want to boot from a recovery drive (usb) as I will lose all my data.
Is there any other way around this.I know I'm supposed to post the vbs file results but I don't have access to desktop.

A:Stuck on Please Wait screen in Win 8

I am willing to use a usb recovery I'll lose all my data but oh well

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I have a netbook that does not have a cd disk. The only insertion I can use is a usb flash drive.

I scanned this netbook and found multiple rootkit infections as well as some trojans and other malware. I also discovered that were was a high chance of hidden drivers that might be linked to a TDL rootkit.

The boot sector is pretty much tampered with and there are probably other files that have been changed by the malware. The bootup is pretty much hijacked and interfered with, there's nothing much I can do about it.

Additionally, the screen turns black by itself after a couple of minutes after the desktop loads. Although I should mention that the system is loadable and usable; up to the point until the system terminates itself and the screen goes black.

So I've decided to run a test by loading up the netbook in safe mode and networking: no black screen issues when I do so .

So I've decided to reformat the system on a usb flash drive but I received an error that mentioned: "Windows setup experienced an unexpected error."

I found a solution online to open disk management to make the system partition active, which I did. That fixed the issue and allowed me to run the windows setup under normal conditions (Note: I did this in safe mode to prevent the screen from going black on me).

After trying to reformat the system on a usb flash drive, I've entered a new dilemma. The system automatically rebooted during the process of the windows installati... Read more

A:Stuck @ please wait screen

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Ok so my computer was not booting up so last night I went to the built in startup repair in Windows 7 and through the command prompt did a "chkdsk c: /f /b" which I saw online. It took about 15 hrs to get where it is at now which it finished the stage 5 and now says "Free space verification is complete." I thought that meant it finished but im assuming not because it won't let me type in the CMD box. Its been at this point for about 2 hours now and im wondering if I should try to shut down and boot up my computer or wait out until it does more. Also during stage 4 it said a couple times that windows repaired bad clusters.

A:Not sure if CHKDSK stuck or should wait it out.

Sounds like your hard drive is in trouble. I'd shut it down then run the hard drive manufacturers diagnostic to see if it finds any problems.






Quote:
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

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Product Name: HPEnvy 17 k000 notebookOperating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)Hi I have read through all of the messages in the My Laptop stuck at "Please wait" for ever.  forum area, and I believe I know WHY it happened, I just cannot figure outhow to fix it.  I think I turned notebook off (maybe) during a windows update - that's the only thing i can think of.  I've tried taking out battery, checked plugs, removed zip drives, did F11 and held down power to shut off, turned it on and off waiting 4 secs in between as someone suggested. HP support please help!Also, if I need to buy another notebook, will i be able to use my pc to pc data transfer? ThanksVanessa     HP envy 17 k000

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I recently, restored my acer m5-581ptg to factory settings, since it is an older version (2012)
there were about 111 updates that needed to be installed. That all went fine and then on startup, it starts up and shows the loading sign and 'please wait'.
i tried tapping f8 and shift + f8 with no luck whatsoever, and i also disconnected from power supply and took out battery, and restarted, still starts up 'no funny noises or anything' and then just sits on 'please wait'.

any more ideas!! i've looked at other threads, but cant access safe mode or anything...

A:Windows 8.1 updated and now Stuck on 'please wait'

Installing that many updates at one time can take a long time to install, let it run. The problem here is that the updates may not install correctly and will revert to the prior settings which will take another long time. You would have been better off installing them lets say 5 at a time, less time and headaches.

Perhaps better to reset again to Factory settings and start over.

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I turned on my laptop and logged I fine. I then downloaded avast anti virus it then popped up and said that it needs to restart to work. So my laptop restarted and was stuck on the please wait page. I tried pressing ctrl alt delete and I turned if off and on again it didn't work. I have searched online and I don't know what wrong. I can't click on anything so I don't know what to do. does anyone have any ideas. It would be very helpful.

A:Windows 8 stuck on please wait screen. Please help

Please add a screenshot of where its stuck.

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Hi,

I tried looking for a solution for this but can't find one. I have a custom built desktop running windows 8 that is getting stuck at "Please Wait" with the spinning circle just before login. It does this on and off. It wasn't doing it for a while then just started again. I tried cleaning the registry with CC cleaner and that seemed to help but it hasn't helped this time. After a very very long time (anywhere from 2-8 hours) the login screen will pop up and everything works like it's suppose to. The only recent change to my set up is that I installed a new SSD drive (upgraded from 64gb to 250gb). I cloned the drives with clonezilla. Any advise on how to find what the problem is?

Thanks!

A:Windows 8 stuck in Please Wait at boot

How are your drivers for MB and do you have AHCI turned on ?

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I have tried to repair from the disk and I have tried a system restore. It will only start in safe mode without extra functionality. It happened yesterday when my power after out ran
domly

A:windows 7 is stuck on the please wait screen

If I leave out inn that screen for long enough eventually it just shuts off

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My laptop recently had some updates and it did its usual things but when it reached the please wait screen it Well... got stuck. It has been running for about a week and it won't get passed the Please Wait screen. I've tried shutting it down but when I booted it back up It was still on the screen. Any help?

A:How do I get passed a stuck Please Wait screen?

Try a System Restore: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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HP pavilion originally purchased with Windows 8, updated to Windows 10. Windows update was done, said 100% done, do not shut down. After many hours owner shut down computer and now it is stuck in Please Wait. Any suggestions?

A:hp pavilion stuck in please wait mode

Of course, when you got the HP, you made the Restore Disks........ Right?

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Hopefully someone can help me here please, my laptop now sticks at please wait with them dots going around and around. Stupidly I did not create a repair disc, and I gave tried control alt delete whilst please wait hang and nothing......I have also tried shift and F8 or escape DNS still nothing. I urgently need to get on as my cv and other docs are there for jobs I've applied for. Please can anyone help.

A:Windows stuck on please wait before logon

What is the make and model of this laptop?
 
There is a function key on most laptops which will give you access to troubleshooting options.  Once I know what the make and model is of this laptop I can provide you with instructions for these options.

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I started up my laptop this morning and it was working perfectly fine. The regular Windows Update little pop up appeared and I proceeded to restart my laptop so that the update could do its business.
Somewhere between the update and my laptop, something has gone wrong and I cant fix it.
Every time I try to start my laptop up again, it gets stuck at 'Please Wait'. which happens right before I log in.
I've read on a few different forums, including Microsoft's, that it's to do with the update not downloading properly, but the update wasn't interrupted or anything and all of the solutions that Microsoft wrote on the forums don't work.

A:Unfinished update. Stuck at 'Please Wait'

have you tried the "last known good configuration" option during boot, its worth a try just keep tapping F8 during boot and select the option

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Hi i have this problem. It's working perfectly fine before but when i turn on it today i got this message. I didn't change any hardware, it just suddenly got this problem.
 

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Hey guys I need help trying to get through safe mode to fix this other problem the black screen. Well I need someone to help me fix and make it through successfully into safemode which I can't at the moment. Any ideas? And if you know the solution to black screen fix reply and I'll give further more Info on my specs and stuff. Thanks

A:Trying to get on safe mode but stuck on please wait

Hi there,

I believe I was helping you out before on another thread. I must say, the MODS don't like it if people start multiple threads.

Have you tried what I recommended to you about scanning your computer hard-drive for any errors? There's a chance you are not able to boot into safe mode if the HDD is bad.

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Hopefully someone can help me here please, my laptop now sticks at please wait with them dots going around and around. Stupidly I did not create a repair disc, and I gave tried control alt delete whilst please wait hang and nothing......I have also tried shift and F8 or escape DNS still nothing. I urgently need to get on as my cv and other docs are there for jobs I've applied for. Please can anyone help.

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http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/991254-virus-trojan-causing-bsod-0x000000a.html
Please read this thread... Looking for help... Computer has been stuck now for 10 hours at 57%.. what do I do?? I really need help ...

All info listed in above thread...

Please just take 10 seconds to tell me what to do.... Sorry I've been waiting for days for help.. Currently desperate .. Lol

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:PLEASE HELP.. Stuck at 57% for 10 hours.. Do I stop n try again?? Or continue to wait

I'm very sorry but you will have to be patient and bump your thread until our very busy helpers get around to you. You cannot start another thread that asks for help with the same problem.

Closing this one.
 

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hey guys, i need your help. my windows 7 always stops at please wait (before user account choices). i guess it will go on forever so i have to turn it off the hard way (long press power button), i dont know what caused this , few days ago,like 2 days ago, it suffered from bluescreen ataport.sys thingy, and had it solved by uninstalling the last app i installed just to get rid of st*pid win7 anti spyware 2011.
i dont have the installation disk of windows 7 with me,though i can access the pc because i have ubuntu on dual boot,

so, can i have this fixed without the live cd?i can access the pc thru ubuntu dual boot. tia

A:HELP Windows 7 stuck on PLEASE WAIT no safe mode

just another info, i have the windows backup on another partition, if it just might help

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Where do i start? can any one tell me why my browse speed decays to "0" after about 10 to 15 minutes on the web. Several friends who use the same ISP say they do not experience this problem. I wait 10,15 or more minutes for the rate to pick up again. if i am listening to real audio, after 30 seconds, it registers "net congestion" forever.
One trick i use is to go to the link "alltheweb" or sometimes the "hotmail" site will triger the bytes received to start moving. motorola has said they find no problem with my modem and my ISP "Freewwweb" tell me the same thing.

Soooo the problem may be in my P2-233, 64 meg RAM Netscape system. Again the problem! Rapid decay in browse speed with 5 or 10 minute waits for pages to change
 

A:world wide wait & wait & wait & wait ... ...

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Hi my problems started last night when I tried to open my laptop (Toshiba Satelitte A300 on Windows Vista)*
In normal boot up the screen loads fine up to Please Wait...*
I left it on until this morning which by then the screen had turned black and nothing was clickable.*
I cannot start up in Safe Mode either as the same thing happens.
Occasionally when I try and boot up it tells me the C disk has something wrong with it and is fixing it.
A warning saying this file is corrupt and unreadable left me with a flickering screen which fluctuated between black and the vista background.
I did manage to log in once though my desktop soon froze and I had to shut my laptop down.*
Startup repair cannot detect any problems. I did restore Windows to an earlier date with System Restore but that didn't do anything to help and when I tried to restore the system to an even earlier date the Catastrophic Failure sign comes up.

I really am out of ideas apart from restoring to factory settings.

Someone please help.
Thanks*
 

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While working with a Malware Response Tech, I did a repair install for Windows XP Media Center, and the install has frozen for about 3 days. The install froze just before the end when a black screen with the Windows logo and the words "Please Wait..." appears. There was an error that had popped up. It was related to a .dll file, but I did not write it's name down.

Originally, I was having issues with my laptop not accessing the internet due to a damaged Winsock Provider Catalog. This occurred just after I attempted to update my laptop through Windows update. I stopped the update, because the update had appeared to freeze while installing ".NET framework 3.5." I began working with Catbyte from the Malware Response Team. We found that I had acquired a [email protected] rootkit virus. Here is a link to all that we did http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic408652.html

If someone could help me with figuring out what to do, that would rock.

Thank You!

A:Windows XP Media Edition repair stuck on Please Wait...

My understanding...is that you do not have sufficient free space on the C: partition...for Windows to function effectively. My experience is that Windows needs 13-20% of the C: partition to be free space...in order for Windows to do its job properly.

If such is the case...I suggest that you remove the hard drive, attach it to a second system temporarily...and then move all video/graphics and other files from the C: partition. I would follow that up with running the chkdsk /r command on that drive.

Once those two things are done, I would move the drive back to the system it belongs in...and see if it reacts normally.

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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Hi my problems started last night when I tried to open my laptop (Toshiba Satelitte A300 on Windows Vista)*
In normal boot up the screen loads fine up to Please Wait...*
I left it on until this morning which by then the screen had turned black and nothing was clickable.*
I cannot start up in Safe Mode either as the same thing happens.
Occasionally when I try and boot up it tells me the C disk has something wrong with it and is fixing it.
A warning saying this file is corrupt and unreadable left me with a flickering screen which fluctuated between black and the vista background.
I did manage to log in once though my desktop soon froze and I had to shut my laptop down.*
Startup repair cannot detect any problems. I did restore Windows to an earlier date with System Restore but that didn't do anything to help and when I tried to restore the system to an even earlier date the Catastrophic Failure sign comes up.

I really am out of ideas apart from restoring to factory settings.

Someone please help.
Thanks*

A:Safe mode and normal boot up oth stuck on Please Wait...

I think you have little options left. I would put it back to factory and if the issue persists it may be the hard drive is gone. Sure that's not the answer you were hoping to hear.

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It really sucks because it's a driver that, when not installed, causes me to crash all the time! Could someone please help? I've already tried disabling Windows Security Essentials' Real-Time Protection. I don't really know what else to do.
 

A:Solved: Driver installation screen gets stuck on Please Wait...

Have you tried it in Safe Mode?
 

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I didn't know where exactly this should go, so let me know if there is somewhere else it should be. I was cruisin' through the internet, next thing I know the only page that will load is the new tab page. So, like any hard working male, I restart my computer. Well, when i try to restart it after the windows graphic screen I get the 'Please wait...' and after a few seconds it goes to a black screen. A few more seconds it goes back to the 'Please wait...' screen. If left enough times, it will go back to the windows start up graphic and the process will begin again. I have tried to access the boot menu, but I am unable to because of the use of a USB keyboard. I have the availability of the mouse cursor, and I can use the keyboard in the 'Please wait...' and blank screen, but when it goes back to the start up graphic I am unable to use it. I have tried a few things I could think of. Plugging the USB keyboard into a different USB slot to see if my mother board gave it precedent, multiple restarts, spamming all manner of key combinations, and none of it has worked. Any help with this situation would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows start up as usual. Please wait is stuck, with a black screen.

You will have to plug the keyboard as PS2. PS2 keyboards are not very expensive and a usb-to-ps2 adapter is about ?1. I am afraid that there is no way to get the USB keyboard recognized before the drivers have loaded.

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Ok guys, so i've cloned an image from my old laptop to my new Seagate 7200.12 500GB HDD and using Paragon Virtualization Manager P2P made it ready to boot off new hardware. I've put it in my new tower system, installed all the drivers and bundled software and it's been running fine since building it over the weekend, albeit it every time I reboot I've been getting 'Setup is preparing your computer for first boot' which I'm hoping/intending to fix with a repair install. Now since installing a 2nd 500GB HDD (another seagate but not the same (both HDDs are SATA btw)) and partitioning it to image my parent's laptop I'd shutdown the PC, removed the HDD and rebooted. This time on reboot, and every boot I still get the 'preparing for first use' and then when I get to the logon screen I get 'Please wait!' with busy cursor and the screen keeps refreshing. I can't boot into any of the 'Safe-modes' to do a repair install and I don't want to wipe the disk and start again but me and the wife have a lot of precious info on it.

can anyone suggest a fix, possibly some CMD-line options? I have tried chkdsk /f /r which came up clean, bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr failed to solve the issue.

A:Win7 logon screen stuck on 'Please Wait' no Safe Mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978


Ok guys, so i've cloned an image from my old laptop to my new Seagate 7200.12 500GB HDD and using Paragon Virtualization Manager P2P made it ready to boot off new hardware. I've put it in my new tower system, installed all the drivers and bundled software and it's been running fine since building it over the weekend, albeit it every time I reboot I've been getting 'Setup is preparing your computer for first boot' which I'm hoping/intending to fix with a repair install. Now since installing a 2nd 500GB HDD (another seagate but not the same (both HDDs are SATA btw)) and partitioning it to image my parent's laptop I'd shutdown the PC, removed the HDD and rebooted. This time on reboot, and every boot I still get the 'preparing for first use' and then when I get to the logon screen I get 'Please wait!' with busy cursor and the screen keeps refreshing. I can't boot into any of the 'Safe-modes' to do a repair install and I don't want to wipe the disk and start again but me and the wife have a lot of precious info on it.

can anyone suggest a fix, possibly some CMD-line options? I have tried chkdsk /f /r which came up clean, bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr failed to solve the issue.


It's very unlikely that you'll find a comprehensive solution for something this complex in less time than it would take you to back up your data - to an external drive if necessary - and then reinstall from scratch. All ... Read more

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Hello.
I have been experiencing an issue for the past two hours or so. I booted up my laptop only to find that the laptop would not boot past the "Please Wait" screen. From here, there is absolutely nothing I can do other than move the cursor. I tried looking for a way to boot it into safe mode, but I was stunned to find there is no way of doing it without booting into the OS itself at least once, and the method of 'turning it off and on three times using the power switch' did nothing. From here, I have no idea what my options are. From what I've read this issue is typically the result of a interrupted update. This could very well be the case, since I unplugged my laptop this morning and set it to shut down, so it very well could have run out of energy during the process.

What can I do from here? I should have a recovery drive on the second partition of my Hard Drive, however I don't know how I could boot that from the recovery menu in the BIOS options. Can someone help me with what I can do to fix the problem?
All help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8 Asus K55VD stuck at "Please Wait" boot screen.

Hi have you tried CTRL+ALT+DEL that should take you into a menu where on of them is to do a factory reset or run the trouble shooter.

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My aunt just purchased a Dell Inspiron 3455 all-in-one. After Windows installed I would do the basic set-up and set-up the wi-fi connection. Afterwards it would reboot then when it goes to the Windows "just a moment..." screen with the circle of animated dots it will stay on that screen and not do anything. I left it for hours and nothing happened. I tried the installation again without setting up an internet connection and same thing happens. 
What can I do to fix this problem?

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I'm running Windows 8 Pro 32 bit.

A message came up saying that Windows has to reboot to install an update. The screen went blue with white text saying "Restarting" with a circle of white dots moving around next to it. It stayed that way for about 10 minutes, so I shut the computer off and restarted it manually. Then it became stuck a blue screen saying "Please wait" for an hour or so. If I restart it either becomes stuck on the "Please wait" screen again or it becomes stuck on a screen that says something like "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer."

I've tried to access safe mode by holding shift and mashing F8, but this does nothing. I've also tried to boot from my windows disc (when it says "press any key to boot from CD/DVD I press keys on the keyboard), but this doesn't change anything. My keyboard seems to be recognized, because something popped up asking if I want to turn on sticky keys. Pressing ctrl+alt+delete or hitting the windows key does nothing, however. I can also move my mouse cursor around on the screen, but going to the corners of the screen does not bring up any menus.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen after auto-update

Update:

I managed to successfully boot from my Windows CD using the boot menu. That is, I hit F12 when starting up the computer then selecting boot from CD.

From the Windows CD boot I rent to Repair -> Troubleshooting -> Advanced -> System Restore. I chose to restore to April 8th before Java 7 Update 12 (the most recent option it gave me), but then ran into an error. It said:

"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive D:\ The drive might be corrupt. You might want to retry System Restore after running chkdsk on this disk. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x81000204). "

Regarding my hard drive setup: I have a RAID controller with 2 disk groups. My C: drive is comprised of two hard drives mirroring each other and there is another disk group also comprised of two hard drives. However, my second disk group is being seen as a foreign configuration which I haven't managed to import, so I haven't been able to use it. In Windows only a C: drive is recognized.

I'm not sure if "D:\" is referencing my CD/DVD drive or my second hard drive disk group. Could it be indicating a problem with the CD?

I disconnected the two hard drives comprising the second disk group and restarted the computer. This time I got to a screen that says "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): x% complete underneath th... Read more

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My wife downloaded the most recent update for windows 7 pro. Upon reboot, the pc is stuck in the "please wait" screen. Have tried safe mode, safe more with networking. Nothing seems to work. Is anyone else having issues with the update? Any advice?

A:Dowloaded update and stuck on "please wait" screen on reboot

how long have you tried waiting to see if the system was just taking awhile to process the update for whatever reason?

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My laptop, when powered up started automatically launching Windows Start Repair and loops for hours in fixing problems. I do not know what prompted this cycle to even start. I have entered the F2 screen at the start up and made it so it starts from a disk vs hard drive. I then put in the 1st recovery cd and restart. It automatically loads into the screen "Please wait a moment" and never proceeds. Help

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a Lenovo laptop that originally had Windows 7 Home Premium. there was 289 updates two weeks ago, I made sure that they were all installed before shutting it down, but somehow the laptop magically downloaded and installed more while the computer was off for two weeks. I turn it on and get a "configuring Windows Updates" and then it automatically restarts, upon restart, it gets stuck on the Windows logos screen "starting Windows" for 20 minutes and now it has been stuck on the "Please wait..." screen for four hours! I hard shut it down, it get suck again same on Windows logo and same "please wait", hard shut down, choose safe mode, and the same thing happens yet again! I cannot get into the computer whatsoever and the machine was running PERFECTLY two weeks ago! It was flawless two weeks ago and now it won't get past the startup screen!
 
Please help!!

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Hello there fellow vista users,
Here's my painful vista installation scenario:

Booting from DVD"Windows is loading files... (white progress bar) (takes ~1 minute)Blue/green vista background (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 20 minutes for the next screen)I get to select languages, then click on "install now"Next I get a "please wait..." screen (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 40 minutes for the next screen)If I'm "lucky" I get this next - "A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing" pop-up and that's as far as I was able to go
The same happens with Windows 7, the screens differ a little, and I think the waiting times between these screens a even longer, but it's the same deal
Windows XP installs fast and without an errors

What I've tried so far:

Updated BIOSTried different settings in BIOSTried different RAMSwitched DVD drive to slave/masterBunch of other desperate stuff Updated the DVD drive firmware to the most recentChecked with Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor (no issues found)
My specs are in my profile, if you need more information on the matter, please ask
Thanks in advance

A:Cannot install Vista, stuck on "please wait" screen

First try running the free Windows 7 upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

If you've got XP installed, also run the free Vista upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

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Good Day People,

I have a little problem with my computer and its running right now on windows 8.1, When i tried to switch other profile from my main profile i will stuck on the scree "Please wait" i've tried to wait for it for a day and its still stuck on that screen and i am forced to manually shutdown the computer and reboot it back. Is this a known issue on windows 8.1? Can anyone help me with this one.

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Looking a for some guidance here. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5222 laptop that went into the dreaded "Automatic Repair Loop". I attempted to boot in Safe Mode to go from there. Upon rebooting (in Safe Mode), my laptop remained at the "Please wait" screen with the spinning dots for hours. After another hard reset, I attempted to boot it up again. This time with a recovery thumb drive I made from from my son's desktop. Same thing.... "Please wait" for hours. Frustrated, I decided to boot up in system recovery by holding down "0" while powering up the laptop. Same thing..... "Please wait". I am at my wits end and know of nothing else to do. The laptop will not boot past "Please wait" now. I am running Windows 8.1 but unsure of which version (32 or 64 bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Have you tried restarting it shutting off 3 or 4 times quickly to get advanced boot options ?

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I had installed a mac theme for windows 7 which involved installing an 3rd party installer and when it finnished it involved a restart. and when rebooted it was all fine but when it got to "please wait" the monitor just flickers on and off unable to go any further. now at the moment im on safe mode. i had unistalled it with safe mode but when rebooted even with original settings theres no result. Please help. i need to play planescape before i die inside.

A:Installed MAC Theme - Windows 7 stuck "Please Wait"

Hi,

Have you tried a system restore to a point before you installed the mac theme? Also, try going to your pc manufacturer's website and download and re-install the graphics driver. Hopefully one of those will make a difference.

Steve

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Hello, a co-worker of mine has a computer that is stuck on the "Please Wait" when trying to boot in Windows 8. I have managed to get into command prompt by using Shift+F8 (after 3 tries), and ran dskchk, it returned two errors that it "corrected" but it didn't solve the problem. I also tried booting into Safe Mode in all its various forms, all of which still hang on the "Please Wait" screen.

This machine had issues in the past with Outlook causing issues when attempting to search, it would have to "re-index" the "mail file" before it could search, and then would just crash Outlook over and over again. This issue went away for a month or two, but resurfaced yesterday, and then about 5 minutes after the first Outlook crash, it crashed the machine with what I was informed was a "kernal error" that was at "21%" and then the machine just shut off.

Any ideas? Suggestions as how to fix this without reinstalling Windows? All I have access to is Command Prompt.

A:Windows 8 Stuck at "Please Wait", will not boot in Safe Mo

So I made some progress, we got it booted by doing a system restore, and so I tried to start sfc /scannow , and it failed to start, and crashed the process every time. I found out via Windows Modules Installer Error:126 - Microsoft Community how to fix that issue in the registry, which I did, and the sfc /scannow did work, up until it got past the verification step, where it then crashes again. In the log, it listed that, "Failed to ping TiWorker, looks like TiWorker crashed, re-launch it". So now that is where I am. I have the CBS.log file, and 44,000+ lines in it, and no idea how to make the sfc work properly to fix this issue. Can anyone help?

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