Some Users reported problems after installing a Windows Update and rebooting their machine afterwards. Instead of being able to Login to their account those Users sit in front of the Splash Screen for an over longed period of time. Unfortunately this behavior is nothing unfamiliar to many people using Microsoft Windows 10. In most cases being stuck at the Splash Screen is due to faulty Windows Updates. Those Updates may be corrupt, did not install completely or correctly or just disable or enable some functions on a computer that could stop a machine from working. There are several ways to take care of such a problem and in this guide I will show you different ways to solve it. Please follow each step carefully and restart your computer afterwards. In case, the problem still persists, try the next steps in order to solve the problem.
Solution 1: Be patient
This advice may sound silly but a lot of Windows Updates are huge in size and even though you may not notice anything different, those updates change or replace quite a lot in the background. To replace vital system function though, it is necessary to install the updates while those functions are not in use. Windows is usually doing the replacement, while you are watching the Splash Screen. In conclusion, that means that you should wait at least 30 min at the Splash Screen, without trying to restart or shutting the computer down.
Solution 2: Power down
In case there is nothing happening after 30 mins and you are still sitting in front of a Splash Screen, you can try to completely Shut down your computer and restarting it afterwards. If you are in front of a PC or a Notebook does not matter. The procedure is the same for both sorts of machines. Hold the Power button on your device for at least 4 seconds. After 4 second your device should turn itself off. After that, Press the Power button again and start your device. Check if you can get past the Splash Screen this time. In case you are still stuck at the Splash Screen, move on with the next solution.
Solution 3: Automatic Repair
Windows comes equipped with an automatic repair for all sorts of problems. To start the automatic repair, Power down your computer again (Solution 2) and wait till the computer powered down. Now Hold Shift on your keyboard and Power it on again. As soon as you see Recovery on top of the screen you can stop holding Shift. Now click on See advanced repair options and then on Troubleshoot and afterwards on Advanced Options. Then select Start-up Repair and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you still experiencing the splash screen, try the solution listed here -> Black screen on Windows 10, follow steps (here)