Windows 10: Takes forever to get a login prompt on Windows 10

Discus and support Takes forever to get a login prompt on Windows 10 in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I am writing this on another computer, as the one in question has been waiting for a login prompt for over 3 hours, even longer than usual. Why does... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by GrandpaOfLoba, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Takes forever to get a login prompt on Windows 10


    I am writing this on another computer, as the one in question has been waiting for a login prompt for over 3 hours, even longer than usual.


    Why does it take me so long to get a login prompt? This machine is two months old and the only software I loaded onto it is MS Office.


    I'm very technical, so pardon my use of beginner language: I click on the pretty picture screen and the picture goes fuzzy. Then the picture comes back after a few minutes and I click again. This can go on for hours, as it has now.


    Then the user name appears in the middle of the screen but no login prompt (for password). Finally, after another 15+ minutes, the login prompt finally appears. Then, after entering the password, it takes about 5 minutes to finally get logged in -- if I'm lucky.


    I have tried all of the recommended solutions I have seen to date, except reloading the OS because I purchased a one-time download of Office 2016.


    Note: Windows 10 on an HP Prodesk 400 G4 with a 6-core i7 and 16 GB of RAM, so there shouldn't be a performance problem.


    Hey, I get much better performance with Windows XP on my Pentium III laptop that's 18 years old. This is awful!!!


    Once logged in, performance is reasonable.

    :)
     
    GrandpaOfLoba, Oct 21, 2019
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  2. No password prompt at login screen. Can not login.

    Hi Marchinok,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and your effort towards resolving it.

    I suggest you to restart you system and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Press and hold the Shift key from the Keyboard and click on
      Power
      button.
    • Click on Restart and try to enter the Safe mode.
    Kindly try to start your computer in Safe mode from the Windows Recovery Environment.

    Please refer to the below link to start the computer in Safe mode.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/windows-startup-settings-safe-mode

    Note: The steps for Windows 8.1 applies to Windows 10.

    Once you have entered into the Safe mode then, open Command Prompt and enable Built in Administrator.

    Follow the below steps to enable Built in Administrator:

    • Open Command Prompt from Windows Recovery Environment.
    • Copy and paste the below command and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active:yes



    3. Close the Command Prompt.

    4. Try to login though Built in Administrator and change the earlier password or you can create new user account.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Oct 21, 2019
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  3. No login prompt at login screen


    Post #8 “I can login to the computer after restart, but every locking after it causes the problem.”

    http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/...-computer.html
    Check Way 3: Lock computer in Screen Saver Settings.
    Step 1: Type lock computer in the search box on taskbar and choose Lock the computer when I leave it alone for a period of time.
    Step 2: In the Screen Saver Settings dialog, choose On resume, display logon screen and hit OK.
    Is “On resume, display log on screen” checked?

    Takes forever to get a login prompt on Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    MeAndMyComputer, Oct 21, 2019
    #3
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Takes forever to get a login prompt on Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 21, 2019
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