Windows 10: Win10 hangs indefinitely even if using recovery USB

Discus and support Win10 hangs indefinitely even if using recovery USB in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everyone, Little write up here but will try to be succinct. Curious issue that just started up with my Win10 PC. It had been out of action for a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Beanbolta, May 28, 2021.

  1. Beanbolta Win User

    Win10 hangs indefinitely even if using recovery USB


    Hi everyone, Little write up here but will try to be succinct. Curious issue that just started up with my Win10 PC. It had been out of action for a while with an intermittent issue where it would restart out of the blue. I took a gamble and replaced the PSU because it was by far the oldest part in my build. That seemed to fix it and I was able to use my PC twice without issue. Now all of a sudden, it will not start at all. It gets to the Windows splash screen with the stylised blue Windows and the spinning dots after BIOS and sits, for hours even. Occasionally after a few attempts it will start in recovery mode, but every time except one it has again hung while loading the recovery mode. The one time it worked I was able to start normally and it worked fine. I've since created a recovery usb on my laptop with the Windows creation tool to attempt to reformat my PC but when I boot from the USB it again hangs either at the bios screen with spinning dots or at the Windows screen as mention earlier - depending which USB device i boot from, since the one usb is shown twice firstly as the product name, and also as the product name followed by "partition 1". It's formatted correctly as FAT32 and chose specifically for 64 bit Windows in English with the creation tool so think I've got that bit right. If I leave it loading long enough on the recovery screen it goes to a blue screen that says something like "Your computer has encountered an error and needs to restart... ..Error: Driver_Pnp_Watchdog_Error". I have a few other things to try when I get home after some googling such as checking safe boot is turned off and testing the boot usb on the laptop itself, among other things, but wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks kindly for any advice

    :)
     
    Beanbolta, May 28, 2021
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  2. zinou Win User

    Windows 10 hangs indefinitely on shutdown

    Enable verbose boot/shtdown

    Windows will display the name of the service or program that hangs during the shutdown;

    1. open the policy editor => type gpedit.msc in the start menu;
    2. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates, and then click System.
    3. In the right pane, double-click Display highly detailed status messages;
    4. Click Enabled > OK.
    5. shutdown the computer and check the displayed messages.


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    zinou, May 28, 2021
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    USB Recovery

    Hi Janie,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please reply to the following questions to get a better understanding on the issue:

    • Are you getting any error message?
    • How are you creating the recovery USB?

    However, you can follow the steps from Create a recovery drive
    to create a recovery drive.

    Hope it helps.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 28, 2021
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  4. Bree Win User

    Win10 hangs indefinitely even if using recovery USB

    Windows 10 recovery USB - which size???

    Not even that. What creating a recovery drive does (if you select 'include system files') is to construct the files required to clean install Windows. If this is made on an OEM install these file will include the OEM custom apps and drivers - effectively a 'factory reset' drive. It is extracting an install image from your existing system files that takes the time.

    The steps in making a recovery drive are shown in this tutorial...

    Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10 | Tutorials


    • first you choose whether or not to include system files (step 5 in tutorial)
    • next the recovery drive files are constructed (this can take a long time if you include system files)
    • only after that is complete will you be asked which usb to use (step 6 in tutorial). At this point you will be told how large a usb you need.

    Without system files 512 Mb is sufficient. Including system files it will be just over 4GB.


    At which step did you get the error? If you were not asked which usb to use then it was the construction of the system files that failed, nothing to do with what usb you had.
     
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