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How do I get passed a stuck Please Wait screen?

  1. #21


    What is your problem? Why do you need the Repair Disc?

    You can create your own if the Win 8 computer will still boot. Click Start, type create then select Create a Recovery Drive.

    You would be better of starting a new thread as you will get more responses that way.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Please Wait screen


    I am stuck at Please Wait screen. Have left my laptpop (Samsung running Windows 8 64-bits) for days but it does not go away. Tried all methods posted various times but nothing worked.

    Unfortunately I did not create Recovery disc and the laptop did not come with (or I lost it) OS disc. No family and friends have Windows 8 around to get the recovery disc.

    Methods tried:
    1. SHIFT + F8
    2. CTRL + ALT + DEL
    3. WINDOW + R
    4. ungraceful shutdown (take battery and power out)

    Based on reading the discussions; it seems only option is left if I can get hold of recovery disc.
    Any other suggestion/recommendation?
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  3. #23


    What is the make and full model number of the laptop?

    It should have a built in Recovery partition you can use to restore it to factory new state or you could order the recovery disc from the manufacturer.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    It is Samsung Laptop Model NP300E5C: Specs - Laptops NP300E5C | Samsung PCs

    How Can I get out of this laptop and boot from recovery partition?
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  5. #25


    The Troubleshooting Guide describes the Recovery Process: Support - Laptops NP300E5C | Samsung PCs

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
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  6. #26


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    THANK YOU ZTruker. It definitely fixed the problem. I did not know that they have this resource online. I was searching all of drawers/shelves for documentation before searching net.
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  7. #27


    Now take the time to Create a Recovery Drive so if the hard drive dies you have a way to install Windows 8 to a new hard drive.

    Make sure you check the Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive box to be able to use the recovery USB flash drive to do a factory restore/recovery of Windows 8.

    The flash drive has to be 4GB or larger and will be dedicated to this, can't be used for anything else.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 7


    After I turned on the power, I am stuck at Please Wait screen. I have left my laptpop (Lenovo running Windows 8 64-bits) for many days and it still does not log me into Windows.

    model Lenovo G580
    make 20150
    os Windows 8

    I did not create a Recovery disc when I bought the laptop and the laptop did not come with OS disc. No family and friends have Windows 8 around to get the recovery disc.

    I can only turn off the computer by pulling the power cord.

    Based on reading the discussions; it seems only option is left if I can get hold of recovery disc.
    Any other suggestion/recommendation?
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  9. #29


    Download and create a ISO following the directions here. Create a flash drive to install Windows 8.1 from.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Boot the flash drive and install Windows 8.1. If you don't format the hard drive during the install process then all the old data (files and folders) will be in C:\Windows.old.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 7


    I downloaded the windows 8.1 and burned a system disk. When I restarted the computer, it didn't work. The laptop just went to that please wait screen.

    How do I get the system disk to do what it's supposed to do? Any recommendations/suggestions?
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