PC Stuck on Boot Screen: How to Get it Out [Fix]

In most cases, your BIOS settings are causing this issue

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Key notes

  • Ensure that you have the correct boot order set.
  • Sometimes you’ll need to reset your BIOS to fix this issue.
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Many users reported that their PC is stuck on the boot screen. This can be a serious problem since it will prevent you from starting Windows.

This issue doesn’t have to be serious, and in today’s guide we’re going to show you the best ways to fix it, so let’s get started.

What causes the PC stuck on motherboard screen issue?

Problems with your RAM or BIOS corruption are common culprits. In some instances, incorrect boot configuration can cause this problem.

What can I do when PC is stuck on the boot screen?

Sometimes a quick restart fixes this problem, but if that doesn’t work, try our other solutions.

1. Boot in Safe Mode

  1. Manually shut down (forcibly) your PC around three times consecutively. The Choose an option screen. Click troubleshoot.pc stuck on boot screen
  2. Select  Advanced options.laptop stuck on boot screen
  3. From there, choose Startup Settingscomputer stuck on motherboard splash screen
  4.  Hit Restart.pc stuck on post screen
  5. After your PC has restarted, you’ll see a host of choices. Select 4/F4 to start it in safe mode.
  6. If it boots, run the system restore to take back your computer settings to a previously working state.

3. Check your Boot order

  1. Start your PC and Get in its BIOS (press the right key at startup e.g. ESC, F9, F2 etc.).
  2. Locate the boot order area and make sure that your hard drive is set to be the first booting device.
  3. Restart your PC.gigabyte motherboard stuck on splash screen

You will also experience the same problem if you have an external gadget such as an iPod plugged in. So also ensure that you don’t have external storage devices such as a USB hard drive connected.

4. Check the RAM

  1. Open your system unit.
  2. Locate the  RAMs and:
    • Remove the RAMs one by one(where applicable).
    • You then reinsert the RAMs (again one by one) while trying to boot each time. If the machine starts without one (or more) of the RAMs, know that the issue is with the memories. Needless to say, you’ll need to replace the suspect RAM module(s).

5. Clear the CMOS (BIOS)

  1. Turn off every peripheral device attached to the computer.
  2. Disconnect the system power cord from its AC power source.
  3. Remove the computer case cover.
  4. Find the CMOS battery on the motherboard. The battery is typically in either a horizontal/vertical battery holder although it can also be connected to an installed onboard header using a wire.
  5. Remove the CMOS battery. Notice theand – orientation if the CMOS battery is within a holder. Finally, gently pry your battery free from the connector. For batteries connected with a wire to the onboard header, simply disconnect the wire.
  6. Wait for between 1–5 minutes.
  7. Reinsert the battery.
  8. Return the computer case cover back on.
  9. Plug all the devices back in plus the computer.
  10. Power on the computer.

Please note that this method is general and your machine may need slightly different steps so refer to your computer manual or manufacturer’s website if unsure.

Also, at times you’ll require a screwdriver to help press the tab (on the rim) of the battery holder

6. Perform a fresh install

In extreme cases, the only way out is to reinstall the suspect configurations.  You may have to reinstall Windows, a brand new hard disk or even a new motherboard.

To see how to do that, check our guide on how to reinstall Windows 11 for detailed instructions.

This isn’t the only issue, and many reported no boot screen on Windows. Many users also reported that Windows is stuck in boot loop after reset, but we tackled that issue in a different guide.

We hope you managed to fix the problem on your PC and get back to using it normally. Let us know how it went in the comments section below.

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