Windows Server Hangs at “Please Wait”


Sometime you can get windows screen with status “Please wait” hangs there for ever !

For me it was Classic shell software which cause the server to hang on this screen for ever. To uninstall :

  1. Start the server in safe mode
  2. run msconfig -> choose "Diagnostic Startup" -> reboot the server
  3. the server will boot without any services -> go to control panel -. add remove program & uninstall "Classic shell"
  4. run msconfig again-> this time select  "Normal Startup" -> reboot the server
  5. The server will boot normally again.

Good Luck

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