What do if login screen does not appear or password box not showing up in Windows 10
As you know, Windows 10 offers its users tons of options to login to their computers. This includes the simple and easy method like PIN and to complex ones like the Windows Hello Face unlock. However, there are instances when you might face a situation where the login screen in Windows 10 does not appear at all. If you are currently facing this problem, worry not for this post will show you what you can do to fix this problem.
There are actually two scenarios to this issue, you might encounter one where the login screen does not show up at all, while the second one is when the login screen shows up but there is no username or password box. There are several options you can check out to resolve the problem. You can try to run System Restore or try the combination of Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys. You could also try to enter a username and password to use the computer or disable Fast Startup or troubleshoot the problem in a Clean Boot State. You could also create a new User Account or run Fresh Start or run the Startup Repair. To get started, follow each one of the given options below.
Option 1 – Try using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete key combination
The first and simple thing you can do to fix the login screen is to tap the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys and see if it makes the credentials appear or not. If not, proceed to the next given option.
Option 2 – Try running System Restore
If you aren’t able to boot into the desktop of your computer, you can run System Restore in the Advanced Startup Options by following these steps:
- Boot your computer into the Advanced Startup Options screen.
- From there, you will see some options to troubleshoot when you can’t log in to Windows in the usual way.
- Now select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
- After that, type “rstrui” and hit Enter to execute the command which will start the System Restore process.
- Once it’s done, restart your computer.
Option 3 – Try to turn off Fast Startup
- Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box and type in “control” to open the Control Panel.
- Next, click on the Hardware and Sound section and click on Power Options.
- Afterwards, select the “Choose what the power buttons do” option from the left side menu pane.
- Now click on Change settings that are currently unavailable and uncheck the entry that says, “Turn on fast startup (Recommended).
- Then click on Save Changes and restart your computer and see if it has fixed the problem or not.
Option 4 – Try troubleshooting the problem in a Clean Boot State
There are times when some conflicting programs installed in your computer might be the reason why there is an issue with the password box in the login screen of Windows 10. To identify which program is causing the problem, you need to put your computer in a Clean Boot State. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Log onto your PC as administrator.
- Type in msconfig in the Start Search to open the System Configuration utility.
- From there, go to the General tab and click “Selective startup”.
- Clear the “Load Startup items” check box and make sure that the “Load System Services” and “Use Original boot configuration” options are checked.
- Next, click the Services tab and select “Hide All Microsoft Services” check box.
- Click Disable all.
- Click on Apply/OK and restart your PC. (This will put your PC into a Clean Boot State. And to configure Windows to use the usual startup, just simply undo the changes.)
- From there, start to isolate the problem by checking which one of the programs you installed recently is the root cause of the problem.
Option 5 – Try to run Startup Repair
You might also want to run Startup Repair in fixing the issue with the login screen. To do so, follow the steps below.
- You can start by creating and booting from a bootable Windows 10 USB Stick.
- After that, click on Repair your computer located on the bottom left corner when you are on the initial Windows Startup screen.
- Next, click on Troubleshoot and then on the other screen, click the Startup Repair option.
- Now select the operating system you want to repair. Once you do that, it will start to repair your operating system. Wait until the process is completed and then check if the problem’s now fixed.
Option 6 – Try creating a new user account or use Restoro
You also have the option to create a new user account in your Windows 10 PC. However, this is kind of time-consuming as you will need to set up your account to install apps and whatnot. To save you all the trouble and time, you can use Restoro instead. This program is a one-click solution that will not only resolve the problem with the login screen but also other issues in Windows 10 – all from minimal issues to extreme ones. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.
Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.