Are you stuck on the screen where Windows 10 shows a loading message that says » Working on 100% completed updates »When restarting or shutting down? Here are some important things you need to know about the message and what you can do to avoid it.
This particular loading screen usually appears during a PC shutdown or reboot right after Windows Update applied any updates. In most cases, it would go through the screen in just a few seconds to a few minutes after it is displayed 100% complete. However, it is not uncommon for people to sometimes encounter an issue where the screen gets stuck on the “Working on updates” screen even though it shows 100% complete after waiting a long time. Here we explain why and how to fix the problem.
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Solution 1: Wait
It may sound silly, but most of the time giving it more time and waiting solves the problem without messing with your system. If he has waited only 30 minutes or so, give him another 2 hours. If even after 2 hours, you still can’t get past the screen, you can start trying other solutions.
Solution 2: Run CHKDSK
In most cases, the cause of getting stuck on the “working on 100% complete updates” screen is due to the slow read and write speed of the disk. The slow speed of the disk is mainly due to the old and overflowing hard disk that has been used for a long time without maintenance, it usually happens in a normal hard disk that is not an SSD. Things like bad sectors, disk errors, and viruses can also slow down your disk.
If waiting is not an option, the best thing to do is force restart your PC and run CHKDSK for your system unit. Running CHKDSK will check and repair disk errors and bad sectors if any are found. Then try restarting your PC again and see if it still gets stuck on the job updates screen for a significantly long time.
Guide on how to run CHKDSK: How to run CHKDSK on Windows 10.
Solution 3: Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder
While you don’t want to touch the SoftwareDistribution folder in a normal situation, you can try deleting the files from the folder if you encounter problems with Windows Update. This particular folder stores the installation files that Windows Update downloads before installation. If Windows Update is not working properly (in our case now, getting stuck at the “working on 100% complete updates” screen), deleting the files in the Software Distribution folder will force Windows Update to redownload and reinstall parts of updates that have failed
You can locate the folder in C: Windows SoftwareDistribution . Select all the files in the folder and press the key. DELETE to remove them. Then restart your PC and run Windows Update again. Windows Update should automatically redownload the previously removed components and reinstall them.