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, some issues might happen, for example, Windows 10 Reset this PC button not working, Windows 10 reset stuck 99%, 66%, 33%, 12%, 8%, 1%, Windows 10 reset stuck just a moment, etc.
Here is a picture on Windows 10 factory reset black screen:
Usually, resetting this PC will take a few minutes; you can wait patiently. But, sometimes you will find this phenomenon: Windows 10 reset stuck on spinning circle for a few hours. So, you need to fix it instead.
How to Fix Windows 10 Reset Stuck Black Screen
In many forums and blogs, many methods are introduced. Here, we will provide you with three reliable solutions to the Windows factory reset stuck problem..
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 Windows backup 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.
This post offers the best free Windows 10 image backup software to back up Windows 10 OS with ease to a USB drive, external drive, NAS, etc.
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.
Here, let’s firstly see how to use MiniTool ShadowMaker to do a system restore for fixing PC reset stuck:
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 software to create a bootable USB flash drive or CD/DVD to go to WinPE.
So, just download its Trial Edition for a 30-day free trial 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 the Windows 10 reset stuck black screen issue.
Step 1: In WinPE interface, you see MiniTool ShadowMaker will launch by itself to the Home page. Then, you need to enter the Restore page for system restore.
Step 2: Then, perhaps you can see the system backup you have created in this interface. And then click Restore to the next step.
• If the backup image doesn’t appear in Restore page, just click Add Backup option to add the backup to the interface.
• In MiniTool ShadowMaker Bootable Edition, the drive letters of some partitions are variational. Thus, please add the correct backup file according to partition size.
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.
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 of 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. Please wait patiently.
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 you have Windows 10 stuck in resetting issue, just get MiniTool ShadowMaker to create a bootable disc and restore your Windows 10 to the previous date from the system backup.
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Windows 10 System Image Recovery in WinRE
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 Repair 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.
Step 1: You need to download Windows install files from the internet and then save it to a USB flash drive or a DVD.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 4: Then navigate to Advanced options and run Startup Repair to fix the issue of resetting this PC stuck at 1, 8, 12, 33, 66, 99 percent.
Step 5: Choose an account and enter its password to fix resetting Windows 10 stuck issue.
Solution 3: Reinstall Windows 10
If you are bothered by Windows 10 reset stuck on spinning circle for a long time, you try to repair it according to solution 2, but finally, Windows 10 factory reset failed again.
In this case, what should you do?
You can only reinstall Windows 10 so that your computer won’t get stuck at 1%, 12%, 33%, 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.
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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 black screen 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 10 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 get it from the following button.
Step 1: Enter the main interface.
Step 2: Navigate to the Backup page, and 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 or use Scheme to create incremental backups for the changed and newly added data.
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 resetting this PC stuck at 1, 8, 12, 33, 66, 99 percent, 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 10 reset stuck black screen happens, you can boot your computer from the disk containing the OS copy.
Now, get MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Edition or an advanced edition and install it on your computer. Then, begin to migrate OS to another hard drive by using the Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature.
This article tells how to easily migrate Windows 10 to SSD/new hard drive or clone Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling the operating system.
Is Windows 10 stuck in resetting? We have introduced you three ways in the above parts. Just try them one by one if the issue of resetting this PC stuck at 1, 8, 12, 33, or 99 percent happens.
In order to protect the computer, you had better back up the Windows 10 on a regular basis with MiniTool ShadowMaker.
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 [email protected] is supported or you can also choose to leave us a comment.
Windows 10 Reset Stuck FAQ
- Perform a system image recovery or system restore
- Run Startup Repair
- Make a clean install