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#1 Crappy

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:57 PM

Everytime I boot or restart my laptop I am greeted with the 'Getting Windows Ready' Message. It dissapears after an hour or two but it's getting very annoying having to wait. Any ideas what's going on? help please.
Short clip of the problem https://ufile.io/8xie3

Edited by Crappy, 16 December 2017 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

Is the system new?

It sounds like the message given off when setting up a new system and booting it for the first time.

Or it could refer to Windows Updates. There may be some Windows Updates in the que waiting to finish installing.

Check Windows Updates in Control Panel and see if any are partially installed.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

Is the system new?

It sounds like the message given off when setting up a new system and booting it for the first time.

Or it could refer to Windows Updates. There may be some Windows Updates in the que waiting to finish installing.

Check Windows Updates in Control Panel and see if any are partially installed.

Regards. . .

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No thats whats strange, had system installed for a while. Just randomly started doing this.

Update: fixed it by running tweakings windows repair tool. Thanks for the help.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:37 PM

Curiosity, please - what is "tweakings windows repair tool"?
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:58 PM

Everytime I boot or restart my laptop I am greeted with the 'Getting Windows Ready' Message. It dissapears after an hour or two but it's getting very annoying having to wait. Any ideas what's going on? help please.
Short clip of the problem https://ufile.io/8xie3

Hey there Crappy,

 

I need some more information:

 

What version Windows do you have ?  What version are you downloading?

What is the processing speed of your laptop?

Why are you not downloading from Microsoft site?

 

I await your reply.


Everytime I boot or restart my laptop I am greeted with the 'Getting Windows Ready' Message. It dissapears after an hour or two but it's getting very annoying having to wait. Any ideas what's going on? help please.
Short clip of the problem https://ufile.io/8xie3

Hey there Crappy,

 

I need some more information:

 

What version Windows do you have ?  What version are you downloading?

What is the processing speed of your laptop?

Why are you not downloading from Microsoft site?

 

I await your reply.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:33 AM

Curiosity, please - what is "tweakings windows repair tool"?

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one/



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

Thank you.

I was unaware of the app.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:09 PM

Hey all, Seems like some of you have the same problem?  I wrote a short tutorial on how I fixed it. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/666258/how-to-stop-windows-10-getting-ready-bug/


Edited by Crappy, 22 December 2017 - 10:29 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:40 AM

If you have installed the authors fall update 1709 this problem may very well be related to it.  I have found that have two issue after the update, if I try to run a sfc /scannow I get the message that it can't be run as there is a repair running, there is not.  I also get the same message at startup "Getting Windows Ready".  This is the first update which has caused any problems for me.  I'm going to give it a couple of days and see what happens.  I did a online search and found a number of people dealing with the same problem after the 1709 update.  Coincidences only go so far, then the problem becomes obvious.

 

By the way, there was no problem which prompted me to run the sfc /scannow, I was just checking out a specific message in it for a tutorial.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

I was able to resolve the Getting ready to start message by running the following command in the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

 

dism.exe /image:c:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

 

I had run this to resolve the issue I had with running the sfc /scannow, but it seems to have taken care of both problems.  What can I say, even a blind hog finds the occasional acorn.


Edited by dc3, 23 December 2017 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 03:42 PM

I was able to resolve the Getting ready to start message by running the following command in the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

 

dism.exe /image:c:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

 

I had run this to resolve the issue I had with running the sfc /scannow, but it seems to have taken care of both problems.  What can I say, even a blind hog finds the occasional acorn.

I think you're right about it being caused by the 1709 update. Glad you got it sorted!  I hope you don't mind, I added your comment/ fix to the tutorial :)


Edited by Crappy, 23 December 2017 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:53 AM

Once information is post on a public website anyone can copy what is posted as long as it isn't copyrighted.  Go for it.

 

Did the dism.exe command work for you?


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