Get Stuck at Windows 8 Welcome screen

Q

After a windows update, system asked to reboot the computer. After that reboot, it stuck at Windows 8 welcome screen, with the cursor keep spinning.

I tried to reset my system, and same thing happened.

✍: Guest

A

Turning off wi-fi worked for me as well - I have switch on side of computer so was able to do that. Then hard-restart, login again, and it got past the endless welcome screen.

Prior to the issue, had wifi going and then added wired connection to use a printer on our network. Then unplugged the wired connection. Think maybe IP conflict was created or something - was not able to access internet at that point, which is why I restarted first time.

Seems to support prior comments that issues with network have something to do with it sometimes...

2016-01-13, 1185👍, 0💬