Getting Windows Ready Stuck, Don’t Turn Off Your Computer

Have you ever confronted the problem of “Getting Windows Ready Stuck, Don’t Turn Off Your Computer”? Well, this is not exactly a problem, but yes at times it could be difficult to face the same page for long”. I often get across with the people facing the problem. How do you feel when the computer tells you not to turn off your computer and yet stuck with the same screen for long. This really disgusts and freaks you out when you have some urgent works.

My Screen Stuck to Getting Windows Ready

I confronted the same problem while taking an upgrade on my Windows 10. It got stuck for nearly two hours. Well, you know when you are on that screen it really is an immediate affair. As usual, we keep our calm to wait for some time, but sometimes it stuck for 7 to 10 hours or more then it is tiring and unbearable. We may somehow manage to wait for a couple of hours but not long.

Getting Windows Ready Stuck

Now the question arises what is the solution to it. Should you keep on waiting or take certain action. Here are some of the methods you can opt for to solve your problem of “Getting Windows Ready Stuck, Don’t Turn Off Your Computer”. Let us first understand the point of not shutting down your computer. The reason is that your computer is working on writing and modifying data on your computer drive. When you turn off your computer in the middle there are fair chances to get some of your data destroyed or corrupted. So it becomes very important to make your computer remain active and in working condition.

So it is always advisable to opt for your preferable time for updating your windows, as the windows ask you for that. Select a time when you don’t have urgent works on your PC and you are relaxing. This will at least not freaks you out due to long hours, taken. Also before you start upgrade process you can ensure that your laptop doesn’t go into Sleep mode while it is plugged in. You can do following in your Windows 10 PC or Laptop,

Go to Setting > System > Power & Sleep > Find a drop-down menu “when plugged in, turn off after” > Check “Never” in the setting

Solution to “Getting Windows Ready Stuck, Don’t Turn Off your Computer”

Even after taking these measures you stuck with the screen of “Getting Windows Ready Stuck” then there is no choice, you have to wait. But the question still arises for how long.

In the event that let’s say it’s just been stuck for 60 minutes, which definitely sucks yet you should give it a chance to sit longer.As we all know that turning off the PC while Windows Update can cause great data corruption which may prompt unrecoverable information. If you somehow managed to leave a refresh to go overnight and thereafter the page is stuck with it then it is for sure that the there is no data writing is in an active mode and turning off your computer will not result in any file corruption. However wait to see whether your PC is getting unfreeze on its own, or not, as sometimes it happens. So give some time to it, but even after 4 to 5 hours the screen remains as it is. This shows that there is no writing going on HDD of your PC and it’s the time to turn off your computer. You will be at minimum risk of losing any data.

In the event that your PC has been on that screen for a considerable length of time, or you require it RIGHT NOW, at that point proceed. Most dire outcome imaginable, you degenerate a few information. I’ve closed down from that screen a lot of times, and once I needed to get my Windows recovery disk. Yes, data corruption is possible yet in bleak chances here and mostly confined to the OS.2

In the event that you experience OS corruption, I would suggest sparing the critical information on another PC, through exchanging the hard crash into that PC incidentally, and after that reinstalling. Let’s keep our fingers crossed not to get into that situation.

I have seen a collaborator unplug his PC on the grounds that an OS Update was ‘taking too long’ (30 minutes) and his OS establishment being totally unrecoverable.

If the screen gets frozen, you can still wait for a day at least; well that’s my suggestion and prudent decision too unless you have nothing urgent to do. Again it is, at the same screen turn off your PC and see. If your computer reboots, then nothing like it. Now,  go to the Software Distribution Folder and then Reset the Catroot2 folder and it’s time to run again a Windows Update.

However, what if it doesn’t restart; in such cases go for a Reinstall Windows 10. You may use windows upgrade Assistant or go for Media Creation Tool. Always select “Keep Personal Files & Data” option there while going for Windows upgrade.

This way you definitely get your resolution to “Getting Windows Ready Stuck, Don’t Turn Off Your Computer.”


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