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Windows 8.1 updated and now Stuck on 'please wait'

  1. #1

    Windows 8.1 updated and now Stuck on 'please wait'


    I recently, restored my acer m5-581ptg to factory settings, since it is an older version (2012)
    there were about 111 updates that needed to be installed. That all went fine and then on startup, it starts up and shows the loading sign and 'please wait'.
    i tried tapping f8 and shift + f8 with no luck whatsoever, and i also disconnected from power supply and took out battery, and restarted, still starts up 'no funny noises or anything' and then just sits on 'please wait'.

    any more ideas!! i've looked at other threads, but cant access safe mode or anything...

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Installing that many updates at one time can take a long time to install, let it run. The problem here is that the updates may not install correctly and will revert to the prior settings which will take another long time. You would have been better off installing them lets say 5 at a time, less time and headaches.

    Perhaps better to reset again to Factory settings and start over.
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  3. #3


    ok i will play the waiting game and let you know!


    cheers
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  4. #4


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Very bad idea to turn off your PC while it is setting up updates... As long as the animated circle is on, Windows is fine, you just have to wait patiently. If the animation freezes though, then it's stuck and you're free to reset/shut down.
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    its now been 3 days, and still just sitting on please wait screen!, have you ever had to wait this long for updates??
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    The wait game is over, shut it down.
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  7. #7


    if i shut it down, won't it just come back to please wait screen on startup?
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  8. #8


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It probably will, so try it. You may have to reinstall Windows unless someone else here has a solution.

    You could try a system restore point going through Safe Mode.
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  9. #9


    ok guys, ended up just waiting , for approx 7 straight days, it came back with not all updates installed, but computer works haha!! so all good, thanks for the help
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    8.1 x64


    7 days. Wow. Maybe I should have waited more than 50 minutes for that single update that doesn't progress.
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