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Windows 10 Freezes on Restart? Here’s How to Fix It

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Windows 10 Freezes on Restart? Here’s How to Fix It

Windows 10 Freezes on Restart? Here’s How to Fix It

Restarting your computer should be an easy and effortless task. However, due to a few reasons, Windows 10 devices have been facing hiccups during reboot/restart.

In most cases, the boot is either slow, or the process freezes completely, making the computer stuck during the process for a very long time. While sometimes, computer is able to restart itself within a few seconds, in other cases, the entire process might take hours.

Fret not! We’re here to your rescue. In this article, we will have a closer look at how you can fix frozen Windows 10 on restart.

1 – Force Power Off Your System

No matter what is causing your Windows 10 device to get stuck, the best way to deal with it is to reinitiate the restart. To do so, long press the Power button for 6 seconds or so, until the computer is turned off.

2 – End Unresponsive Processes

This is another reason why restarting is taking time to complete. Your computer might be having unresponsive processes running in the background which might be stopping it from completing the restart operation.

An antivirus might be running in the background, or your system might have encountered an error. In situations like these, it will take forever to restart your PC.

The best way here is to end the unresponsive process by:

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to launch the Task Manager.

  • A list of tasks will be displayed. Choose the task which are not vital for the startup operation.
  • Close the Task Manager, and this will make your computer run like normal.

However, if your machine run into an issue because it was unable to apply an update, in that case, restart the whole process by:

  1. Force reboot the computer, and on the lower-left corner, right click on the Windows start button.
  2. From the list of options that opens, choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. This will open a cmd window. In there, type net stop wuauserv and hit Enter. As you do this, all the processes that will be related to this update will stop.
  4. Return to the cmd window again, and now type:

cd %systemroot%

ren SoftwareDistribution Sd.old

net start wuauserv

Typing this will restart the update process.

3 – Make Use of Windows 10 Troubleshooter

You can also take help of Windows 10 trouble-shooter to solve this problem. Follow the steps given below:

  1. From the Search Bar on the left bottom corner, click on Cortana icon.
  2. Enter Troubleshooting, and click on the first option that comes. This will take you to Control Panel.
  3. Click on View All, from the left panel. This will display a list of Windows 10 troubleshooter programs.
  4. Next, click on System Maintenance.
  5. From there, click on Apply system repair automatically.
  6. Follow the user-friendly prompts that are thrown, and complete the troubleshooting process.

4 – Rollback to the Previous Version of Windows

We hope that the fixes mentioned above would have fixed your problem. However, if you are not happy with the overall performance, you can choose to roll back to the previous versions of Windows.

The Wrap Up

So all-set? Were you able to fix the problem? If you are stuck anywhere, let us know in the comments below.

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