Laptop is Lenovo X220 that had Windows 7 Pro and upgraded to W10. It has had already 5 vanilla installs of 10 Pro 1511 on it.
2x install with an old 3.5" 5400 RPM stock HDD drive and the 4-5th and final install with an upgrade to an SSD. The HDD was changed to SSD because of me thinking the HDD was dead and was causing the computer to lock up at boot.
Tried 3 different operating systems on the machine as well, Windows 7 (no problems) (stock with computer), Windows 8.1 (with Fast Boot) enabled and no problems on Windows 8.1 O/S and finally W10 PRO 1511, vanilla from Microsoft directly.
For some reason after W10 installs, does its updates, reboots, drivers are updated and everything seems fine after a couple of reboots and such. Works normally, wakes up from sleep. Only 3 programs get added. Firefox, Chrome and WinRar.
After that shutdowns OK, but when she boots up it gets past the welcome screen and hangs on the desktop. Complete hang everything becomes unresponsive, but the mouse pointer. I can dance the pointer around but No keyboard input no GUI input, nothing. Only way to come out is with a POWER BUTTON DOWN. Was trying to solve this issue since December and never found any solution, thought it was drivers or internet, or hardware but nothing, no dice. Even if it didn't connect to the internet after install and a program or 2 were added via USB and I shut down it would hang upon next boot.
So I did reading and reading and researching and I came upon a thread that mentioned W10 hangs on welcome screen with Fast Boot on, I thought no this can't be it because I make it past the welcome screen. I hang on the desktop when I'm actually in Windows. I can manage to click Start button and the system will hang. Only way to get it to respond is to hold down the power and power it down. Temps seem OK, MEMTEST came back fine, replaced HDD with SSD, only other thing I could think out was drivers or hardware (mobo) failure or something else ....
Then I decided to clean install update drivers via Internet, reboot and then disable FAST BOOT via @Brink regedit hack, because for some weird reason, on this machine on every clean install, FAST BOOT IS NEVER SHOWED in the POWER menu. I could not understand this. I do not have this option at all like @Brink has in his diagram photo. The option is just not there!!! But the registry though the hiberbootenabled value is set to "1".
So two questions, why is it checked and greyed out (that I cannot uncheck it) and 2, the only way I was able to change the value was manually via @Brink registry edit.
OPTION 2 - using a bat file because option 1 was unavailable. Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Once I disabled FAST BOOT, the laptop has been fine since. No locking up anymore period!
SSD is 850EVO and W10 PRO is the only O/S on the machine, legit with digital entitlement upgraded from W7 PRO key on the Lenovo, because its an X220 thinkpad so 'business' series. No problems since.
#1 Fast Boot option to disable on startup is not avialable on the machine? Value is "1" in registry but cannot make changes to it via control panel as it simply is just not there. (This was the case with both HDD and new SSD). Windows 8.1 shows the option, not 10.
#2 Hangs on startup after welcome screen
#3 Only way to prevent is to run the .bat file from @Brink or manually edit value in regedit, save, exit, shutdown, go on with life.
AFAIK value in REGISTRY is set at '0' and machine works ....
Brink has this option on his machine via control panel but I do not on the laptop. Brinks:
My PC does not give me that option at all. Is if it doesn't even exist.
after an update at starting, tablet laptop start gives picture/clock screen, that slides to the password screen but when password block is touched on screen or mouse clicked the screen flips back to the picture/clock ... how to deal with this kind of lock out that the typing box won't open and loops to clock screen? have turned off for an hour to see if that does it..but if not...would restarting into a repair or recovery be possible fix...i have never been able to get into safe mode without being logged in but have gotten into recovery during a restart which made me wonder if entering a recovery during boot and reversing the upgrade was possible if all else fails...
Since the latest update (It introduced the slide show of pictures on the lock screen. I think it is KB3124200) I haven't been able to press Enter or Space or any other key for that matter to "slide up" the lock screen photo to get to the password screen. I've looked through the lock screen settings, but I see nothing that could prevent this.
I have successfully disabled the request for logon password with netplwiz, but lock screen still requires the password. Is there a way I can disable this as well? I selected "never" not to require it upon the pc waking up, but it doesn't work.
When my Windows Ten Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop boots up, I need to enter a password to get to the Welcome Screen. Can I have that password entered by the system instead of me typing it in each time? If so, how do I do that.
After upgrading two old household laptops to Windows 10 through the step up dealio, I decided it was okay and stable to update my one month old gaming machine as well,
( YES I forgot to back it up, stupid, yes. Only truly worried about my save game files as the critical information on my SSD, nothing dreadfully important besides lots of hours of wasted Witcher 3 time)
The update installed seemingly fine, although overnight and I woke up to the password login, whence from there I entered my password and the screen freezes and the PC restarts almost immediately and brings me right back to the endless cycle of Login/password entrance screen.
1.Can I make a bootable USB from my other laptops with Win10 currently Installed and use it to reinstall on my gaming rig, or at least download it online and do it that way?
2. Would reinstalling my Win7 delete any folders and files (save games and steam games not on backup 2TB HDD) that are on my SDD, basically downgrading windows back from the Win10 login to the Win7 stable version?
3. Could it be my GTX 970 crashing new Win10 because I didnt install the new Nvidia driver pre-Win10 install? Maybe try removing the card and booting with onboard i5 4690k GPU? (will try soon)
Why does this happen to my brand spanking new mid range rig and not the jalopy old laptops I have...
I recently tried windows 10... didnt like it. Did the recall back to windows 7 option. Let it do its thing. Came back and my computer was trying to rapair itself... said could not reboot windows is checking for a solution.. I let it go.. it said no solution found. And just turned off..So I restarted spammed f8. Tried to start in safemode.
Got to password screen and mouse and keyboard won't work...So I restart, spam f8 again. I select repair windows this time, cancel the repair process then clicm.advanced options. Try to look at restore points... and it says none exist... that is bs. I did restore points twice a week. when. I try to start normally it loads her goes to a blue screen with tons of writing and letters and errorrs but no time to read any...
Upgraded Windows 10. Left computer overnight. Blue windows start screen with password entry. Cant type password. In the lower right corner there is a wifi, clock and shut down button. mouse pointer does nothing. I can do a hard shut down with on/off button but still comes back with the same display.
The problem comes about after using the online feedback form that comes with Windows 10. The feedback form requires that the user log in before posting. However it does not appear to give the user the option to log out again. For some unknown reason, whenever I have used the feedback app then shut down the computer and rebooted, Windows boots to the calendar screen. When I click on that screen it changes to the dark blue password login screen and asks me for my password. I have never had a password!
I was so thrown by this last time it happened that I did not consider that it was asking me for my online Microsoft password. But this is exactly what it wants. This time I typed in my online Microsoft password and hey presto it continued to boot to Windows. The problem is I am now stuck in an infinite loop of having to click on a calendar screen and enter the password every time I boot up.
It seems that Windows 10 is somehow confusing my online password with an offline password and is expecting the online password to be entered offline in order to log in.
Any way to log out of Microsoft feedback app permanently? I tried going online and logging in and out of the Microsoft webpage, but this did not solve the problem. I do not want a password to log in. I just want Windows to boot to the main screen as it did before.
I have a admin password. so when i put the pc in sleep mode it used to prompt for password in windows 8. But it seems in windows 10, it doesn't prompt for a password and goes directly to the os. How to put the password screen back in sleep mode?
I recently upgraded to Version 1511 of Windows 10 Home. I have been using it for almost a week without problems, but all of a sudden this morning it is booting to a picture screen showing the date and time.
When I click on the screen it changes to a password page. The thing is I have never had a password. I have tried leaving it blank and clicking OK, but it will not accept this. So I am in effect being shut out of Windows. How can I get back to Windows?
I (think) successfully updated to Win10. But, when I went to start up I can't get past the hi there screen. The password box will not populate when I key in my password. I do not see an arrow or any indication that my mouse is working. Tried rebooting with keyboard disconnected then reconnected and no go.
I had no problems with either upgrade on my laptop to Win10 Home or desktop PC to Win10 Pro, It's only after a recent update on my PC with Pro that I can't get past the password screen when logging into Yahoo mail. Filling in my user name/email account works fine but the next screen for my password won't work. I click the "continue" button but nothing happens. This is the only site so far where this happened.
I've disabled the logon screen but after a week it asks for the password again. This is on a Dell pc. I have 2 other pcs, Asus and HP and the login stays disabled.why the login screen won't stay disabled?
After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10… The 1st time it got me to the welcome screen with my name and asked for my password. Typing in password made it unresponsive, all I could do was move the Mouse around. Searching the Internet for a solution on another computer, I unplugged my Wi-Fi adapter and rebooted. I was able to log into Windows 10 and everything seemed okay.
I plugged the Wi-Fi adapter back in and rebooted, it got to a screen with the date and a picture of a beach. From there I couldn't do anything. The only thing on the screen was the Internet icon in the lower right-hand side of the screen. There was nothing to click, I tried clicking all over the screen, nothing. I unplugged the Wi-Fi adapter and rebooted. It got to the same screen, only difference was it indicated no Internet connection available. Nothing to click on, clicking on blank space, the date, the Internet icon, All did nothing.
A couple of days ago without warning my Toshiba Satellite S50D-A Laptop's Windows password screen, the taskbar, and the address bar have all turned black. I wouldn't necessarily care, but its annoying and I am also not able to click on the windows button (Even the one on my keyboard doesn't work) or at random times anything close to the battery meter.
My computer is fully updated, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling display drivers, and ran file checker with nothing coming up. I also checked to make sure I wasn't in safe mode. I would really like to not have to reinstall windows if I don't have to.
I am unable to turn off pw protection or to lengthen the timeout settings for my display. I have spent much time pondering what I am missing but now i have tried every sleep/power save/security setting known to man and microsoft and dell and I can not turn this feature off nor can I lengthen the duration of idle time allowed prior to screen powered down.