Laptop Stuck On Restarting - 9 Definite Solutions

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Laptop Stuck On Restarting

Is your laptop stuck on restarting? This problem is caused by stuck background processes, outdated drivers, faulty RAM, obsolete BiOS, unfinished updates, etc. Read on to find out how to resolve this issue for good!

What To Do When Your Laptop Is Stuck on Restarting?

If your laptop is stuck on restarting, then you won’t be able to implement any fix. So, try the following before proceeding to the solutions.

  • Press the Power button for 60 seconds to hard reset the computer.
  • Disconnect all peripherals.

Solution 1: Update Drivers

If the drivers are obsolete, then I advise you to update them.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.

2. Type the command DEVMGMT.MSC and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.DEVMGMT

3. Open the Device Manager window.

4. Expand any set of drivers that have a yellow exclamation mark next to them.

5. Right-click on the device and select Update driver.Update keyboard drivers

6. Click on Search automatically for drivers.Search automatically for drivers

The driver updating process can be greatly simplified with dedicated software. For instance, PC HelpSoft Driver Updater can scan for broken or out-of-date drivers at once, and update them in just a few minutes.

Get PC HelpSoft Driver Updater

Solution 2: Reinstall Drivers

If updating the drivers didn’t help, try reinstalling them.

1. Open the Device Manager window as explained in Solution 2.

2. Expand the set of drivers with the yellow exclamation mark.

3. Select Uninstall device.Uninstall Android USB driver

4. Reboot your system.

The drivers will be reinstalled automatically.

Solution 3: Kill Unresponsive Processes

If the problem is caused by unresponsive processes, try this:

1. Search for Task Manager in the Windows Search bar and open the Task Manager window.  Open Task Manager

2. Find any unresponsive process.

3. Right-click on it and click on End Task.End LoL Processes in Task Manager

Solution 4: Troubleshoot in the Clean Boot State

This issue may be caused by interfering third-party software. If you don’t know which one is the culprit, you can reboot the system in the Clean Boot state.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.

2. Type the command MSCONFIG and hit Enter to open the System Configuration window.MSCONFIG

3. Go to the Service tab.

4. Check the box associated with Hide all Microsoft Services. This will deactivate services crucial to the system.

5. Now, click on Disable all to disable any third-party process.

6. Select Apply and then click on OK.Clean Boot

7. Select the option to Restart your computer.

Solution 5: Restart Any Stuck Update

1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings

2. Go to Windows Update.

3. Click on Check for Updates.Check for Updates

If a list of updates is mentioned there, install them.

Solution 6: Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

If the issue is with the RAM, then you can run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to fix it.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.

2. Type the command MDSCHED.MDSCHED

3. Hit Enter to open the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

4. Click on Restart now and check for problems.Restart now and check for problems

Solution 7: Update the BiOS

If the BiOS is obsolete, then the issue may occur. Usually, the BiOS update is available as a file on the manufacturer’s website. You can go there and download it, and then install it on your computer.

Solution 8: Run an SFC Scan

If this issue is caused due to missing or corrupt files on the system, an SFC Scan can resolve it.

1. Search for Command Prompt in the Windows Search bar and click on Run as administrator in the right pane.

2. Type SFC /SCANNOW and hit Enter to run the SFC Scan.SFC Scan

Reboot the system after the completion of the scan.

Solution 9: Cloud Reset Your System

If everything else fails, then perhaps the system image has gone bad. If SFC Scan didn’t help, then you can download a new image from the Microsoft server and reset your system.

1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings

2. Go to System >> Recovery.Search for Recovery

3. Click on Reset PC.Reset PC

4. Click on Remove everything.keep my files vs remove everything

5. Select Cloud download.Cloud Download

If your laptop is stuck on the restarting page or if your computer is taking forever to restart, you won’t be able to apply any fix initially. Hard reset your computer and sign in. Then apply the solutions I explained. If nothing else works, a Cloud Reset will surely fix the problem.

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