How to fix getting windows ready don't turn off your computer on Windows 10

8 Solutions to fix getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer on Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most popular operating system. In the previous version of Windows, Windows provides security updates and features updates separately. But Windows 10 operating system provides updates for security, features, service pack, bug fix, driver update, Windows app update from the same place. Windows 10 download these updates automatically and installs them on your system. Sometimes it may require restarting your PC to take effect. Many users report their computer screen stuck at “getting windows ready, don’t turn off your computer“. After a long time, it shows the same message with an infinite loop.

You can pause installing updates for a few days or schedule it. Many also stop downloading and installing an automatic update on Windows. But, it may concern with security and unavailable of new features also. It is not a wise decision, to stay out of updates.

Let’s fix the “getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer” problem and enjoy new windows 10 updates.

How to fix o fix getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer

User reports this problem differently but the problem is the same.

  1. My PC stuck at Getting Windows ready infinite loop, update loop, boot loop, restarting loop. How do I solve it?
  2. Getting Windows ready stuck after update -message. How do I fix it?
  3. What to do when a computer froze on Getting Windows ready?

I will show you how you can solve all those problems; although they are the same problem.

Method 1: Wait for a few minutes more

Microsoft recommends sit back and relax while updating or installing new features. It may take a different amount of time for different computers depending on the hardware configuration. There is no fixed time for it and Windows 10/8 does not show the time remaining while installing updates. Have you waited for 15 minutes or 20 minutes? And still, you are seeing the message “getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer”. Wait for a few minutes more, I would say keep your patient for 1.5-2 hours and then try other ways to solve this problem.

Method 2: Disconnect internet connection

Generally, Windows takes more time than that downloading software or updates manually. If you are connected to the internet, it may download additional files while installing updates. Disconnect internet connection when Windows 10 suggests you restart your PC after downloading and installing updates. You can turn off the router/modem or unplug the Internet cable. Try this and check if getting windows ready don’t turn off is resolved.

Method 3: Shut down Your PC and Power Reset Your Computer


A power reset clears all the information from computer memory without affecting personal data or information. Generally, power reset is down to fix the problems like, Windows not responding, a blank display, software freezing, keyboard stops responding, or other external devices locking up. Power reset is also one of the solutions to this getting Windows ready stuck problem. Follow the steps to power reset.

Step 1: Turn off your computer by pressing the power button for a while. You will not find the shutdown option while in Getting Windows ready screen.

Step 2: Remove all peripheral devices including, mouse, keyboard, Ethernet cable, headphones and power cable.

Step 3: If you are using a Laptop, remove the battery. For not-detachable follow the steps.

Step 4: Now press the power button for at least 30 seconds to drain stored change from capacitors

Step 5: Reinsert the laptop battery or plug-in power cable. But, don’t connect other peripheral devices.

Step 6: Press the power button to boot your computer.

Check if the “getting windows ready, don’t turn off your computer” screen has gone away after a few minutes.

Remember: It may take 1-2 min to start the boot animation as power is drained. Don’t worry about it.

Method 4: Perform Windows 10 Startup Repair

Windows 10 startup repair can fix the booting problem and stuck at getting windows ready doesn’t turn off your computer problem. Do this process carefully.

1. Turn on your computer by pressing Power Button.

2. As soon as the Windows logo appears on your screen, press the power button for a few seconds. (This will interrupt the boot sequence.)

3. Replete these two steps two more times.

4. After the third time, Windows 10 will load the advance startup option. Click on Troubleshoot option.

5. Click the advanced options button.

6. Click on the Startup Repair button.

Windows startup repair

7. Select Account (if multiple accounts added)

8. Type the password if required and click the continue button.

Windows will find problems in your system and fix them, if needed.

Method 5: Delete Problematic files

Again do the same process as discussed above.

1. Turn on your computer by pressing Power Button.

2. As soon as the Windows logo appears on your screen, press the power button for a few seconds. (This will interrupt the boot sequence.)

3. Replete these two steps two more times.

4. After the third time, Windows 10 will load the advance startup option. Click on Troubleshoot option.

5. Click the Command Prompt button.

Command prompt

6. Type C: cd Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt. SrtTrail.txt in the command line.

7. If you see the message: Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsock.sys is corrupt, locate the folder by typing the first command and then delete files within it by the second command.

C:> C:\Windows\system32\drivers
C:\Windows\system32\drivers>del vsock.sys 

8. Now click on back and go to Windows 10.

Now check if the problem is fixed or not.

Method 6:Uninstall Recently Installed Windows Updates

Turn off your PC by pressing the power button for a few seconds. Restart your computer again In Windows 10 Safe Mode. To start your pc in Safe mood:

1. Do the same process as discussed above and go to the Advanced options page, then click Startup Settings and press F4 to enable Safe Mode.

2. Write control panel on the search bar and open Control Panel. Then go to Uninstall a program.

Control panel

3. Click on View installed updates.

view installed updates

4. Click on any update and Click Uninstall at the header.

uninstall updates

5. Restart your computer.

It will resolve your problem stuck at getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer.

Method 7: Run System File Checker

Open command prompt as discussed before.

1. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

2. Windows operating system scans if there is any error on the system file and fixes them.

After the process completes. Restart your computer again and check if the problem is solved.

Method 8: Reset your PC/Clean installation

If the above methods do not work. You need to take a drastic step i.e. clean installation. It requires a Windows installation DVD (or USB) to install windows on your PC.

1. Boot your PC using a Windows installation DVD (or USB)

2. When you are in the Windows Setup window, enter your language and other preferences.

3. Click Next. Click Install Now and follow the instructions on the screen.

4. Choose the drive where you want to install windows. The recommended drive is C.

10 clean installation

5. Format the drive.

6. Then Click next.

Make sure you have taken back up your files or your files are on another drive. Otherwise, you will lose everything.

After installing Windows 10 your problem will be fixed completely.

Conclusion

In this guide, you have learned how to fix getting windows ready don’t turn off your computer. If you face another windows problem let us know.

Recommended :

Sharing is Caring

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *