Here Are Three Ways to Fix Windows 10 Reset Stuck Issue!


Summary: Does your computer get stuck at 1%, 66% or 99% or fail to boot while you factory reset Windows 10? What should you do to fix Windows 10 reset stuck issue? Here in this post, we will show you three reliable and effective ways to help you out of this system boot issue now.

Help, Windows 10 Is Stuck in Resetting!

As is well known, Windows 10 has become the newest Windows operating system and it is used by many users for quite some time because of its merits. However, in this world, no operating system is perfect, is it right? Windows 10 is not an exception. While using the Windows 10 computer, quite a lot of users complain that the OS has some bugs leading to diverse complex problems in PC, but it is hard to solve these problems.

Once the computer encounters boot issues, for the most part, most Windows 10 users choose to reset Windows 10 to fix some problems. However, the operation is easy to fail, for example, Windows 10 reset stuck issue happens. This is quite a hot topic. On the internet, you will find many related searched results, saying Windows 10 reset stuck at 99%, 66% or resetting your PC stuck at 1%.

Last night I upgraded my laptop running Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with the media creation tool. I wanted to have a clean install, so I went into the settings and reset my PC so it would be like a clean install instead of using the ISO and booting from a USB disk drive. It has been a couple of hours since it started and it has been stuck on "Resetting this PC 1%". What should I do in this scenario to fix it? Thanks.

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If you also suffer from this issue when resetting Windows 10, don't be plagued by it, just search the solutions online. In this post, you will see how to fix the issue.

How to Fix Windows 10 Reset Stuck Issue

In many forums and blogs, many methods are introduced. Here, we will provide you with three reliable solutions and then you can easily and effectively repair Windows factory reset stuck problem without any obstacle.

Solution 1: Restore Your PC with System Image Backup

In recent times, data protection has caught many users' eyes due to many common factors, such as virus influence, system failure, mistaken actions and so forth. Then, to back up the computer becomes a common thing for computer security. Under most circumstances, you choose Windows 10 built-in Backup and Restore (Windows 7) tool to create a system image backup or use a piece of third-party software – MiniTool ShadowMaker to make a system backup or disk image backup so that your computer can be restored to a normal state in case of system failure.

Hot article: How Can You Create a Windows 10 Image Backup?

When you get stuck on Windows 10 resetting black screen for a long time, if you have a system image file which is created ahead of time to an external hard drive, you can easily restore your computer to the earlier date and ensure your PC runs normally.

MiniTool ShadowMaker

Here, let's firstly see how to use MiniTool ShadowMaker to do a system restore:

In order to do a system restore with MiniTool ShadowMaker, you are only allowed to enter WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) for this job. You can use Builder Media feature of this freeware to create a bootable USB flash drive or CD/DVD to go to WinPE. So, just download this tool to get MiniTool ShadowMaker Bootable Edition.

Then, enter BIOS to set the bootable disc as the first boot order to go to MiniTool ShadowMaker to solve Windows 10 reset stuck issue.

Step 1: In WinPE interface, you see MiniTool ShadowMaker will launch by itself to the Home page. Then, you need to enter Restore page for system restore.

Step 2: Then, perhaps you can see the system backup you have created in this interface. If it doesn't appear, just click Add Backup option to add the backup from the drive holding backup image to the list.

Attention: In MiniTool ShadowMaker Bootable Edition, the drive letters of some partitions are variational. Thus, please add the correct backup file according to partition size.

And then click Restore to the next step.

Step 3: Depending on the backup version, you can make sure whether this backup task is the one you want to restore. Click Next to go to step 4.

Step 4: By default, all partitions included in the selected backup file will be checked. Then you can choose the partitions you want to restore. But here, as to system restore, all system partitions are necessary.

Note: For a successful restoration to fix Windows 10 reset stuck on spinning circle issue, MBR and Track 0 must be checked.

Step 5: Next, you need to choose a target disk which you can restore the system backup image to. Then click Start and OK button to continue.

1. You are not allowed to restore the backup image to a disk holding backup files.
2. When selecting the target disk, MiniTool ShadowMaker will inform you the specific partition that will be overwritten by the image. Usually, the original system disk will be a good choice.

Step 6: Then MiniTool ShadowMaker will start to perform the restoration process. This operation will cost a few minutes. So, the option Shut down the computer when the operation is completed is helpful for you.

Like that, all the operations of system restore are finished effectively. Then, your Windows 10 can run normally. If you have a system image file created by MiniTool ShadowMaker and your computer is stuck in resetting, just download MiniTool ShadowMaker to create a bootable disc and restore your Windows 10 to the previous date from the system backup.

Windows 10 System Restore

If you have a system backup image which is not created by MiniTool ShadowMaker but Windows Backup and Restore (Windows 7), how can you fix Windows 10 stuck in resetting issue via the backup image? Follow the steps below.

When Windows 10 reset fails, the computer can't boot to the desktop. In this case, you can go to WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) to do the restoration. Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Image Recovery. Then follow the instructions to perform the recovery.

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Solution 2: Run Startup Repair by Windows Bootable Disc

If you don't have a system backup made by MiniTool ShadowMaker or Windows built-in backup tool, how can you fix Windows 10 resetting this PC stuck issue? Don't panic. It is still easy and you can run Startup Repair to fix your computer by a bootable disc. Let's look at the details.

1. You need to download Windows install files from the internet and then save it to a USB flash drive or a DVD.

2. After you get ready the installation files, restart your computer from the bootable disc. In order to do the job, please go to your BIOS and set the USB drive or DVD as the first boot device by “↑↓” keys.

3. Then when booting into Windows installation interface, you can see there is an option called Repair your computer, then, click it to Troubleshoot interface.

4. Then navigate to Advanced options and run Startup Repair which enables you to fix problems that keep Windows from loading.

5. Choose an account and enter its password to fix resetting Windows 10 stuck issue.

Solution 3: Reinstall Windows 10

After your Windows 10 reset stuck on spinning circle for a long time, you try to repair it according to the solution 2, but finally, perhaps you still fail to fix this issue. In this case, what should you do? You can only reinstall Windows 10 so that your computer won't get stuck at 1%, 66% or 99% when resetting this PC. Please have a Windows installation disc ready and then perform an installation.

When Windows 10 stuck on resetting this PC issue happens to your computer, don't feel helpless. Try the above solutions to fix this problem and then enjoy the smooth computer.

How to Protect Your Computer

As you know, system issues are easy to happen to your computer, for example, the aforementioned Windows 10 reset stuck issue. In the second part, we advise you to restore your computer to the normal state with the system image backup. This way can help you to solve many system issues. Thus it can be seen that to create a system backup is vital. When Windows factory reset stuck happens, the computer can run normally after system restore. If there is no such a backup, it is likely that you need to reinstall OS. How can you create a system backup to protect your computer? Here are the details.

You can choose the professional backup and restore software – MiniTool ShadowMaker to do this work. Just free download it on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: Enter the interface where you can choose Local Backup or Remote Backup.

Step 2: Navigate to Backup page, then you see MiniTool ShadowMaker has checked the system-related partitions in the current OS. And you need to choose the backup destination, for instance, an external hard drive.

As to system backup, we strongly recommend you to create an automatic backup by Schedule feature which adopts incremental backup mode to back up the changed and newly added data regularly.

Step 3: Click Back up Now to perform the backup operation.

By means of system backup, no matter which system issue your computer encounters, like Windows 10 reset issue, you can restore the computer to the previous state.

In addition, the MiniTool team also offers you another way to protect your computer. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard is a recommendation since it supports OS migration to another hard drive. By this way, once Windows reset stuck black screen happens, you can boot your computer from the disk containing the OS copy. Now, free download MiniTool Partition Wizard and install it on your computer. Then, begin to migrate OS to another hard drive by using Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature.

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Bottom Line

Now, you come to the end of this post. We introduce you what Windows 10 stuck in resetting issue is, three ways to fix this problem and the related suggestion. From this article, you know system backup is very important. When your Windows 10 reset stuck at 1%, 66% or 99%, you can use the backup file to restore your computer quickly and effectively, provided that one system backup file is created in advance.

If no backup exists, but performing Startup Repair fails. In this case, you can only make a Windows 10 reinstallation. In order to protect the computer, you had better back up the Windows 10 on a regular basis or migrate Windows 10 to another disk. Just try MiniTool ShadowMaker or MiniTool Partition Wizard.

When using our software, if you have any question, don't hesitate to tell us. Besides, as for the suggestions, we are also appreciated. Here an email is supported or you can also choose to leave us a comment.