If you were trying to use the Reset This PC feature in Windows 11 or Windows 10, but find that the operation is stuck at 74, 89, 1, 88, 10, 3, 18, 26, 36, 37,62, 100, etc, %, then this post will help you get out of the situation.
Why is my PC stuck on resetting this PC?
Your reset may be actually stuck or it may be taking too long. It is pretty common for the reset to get stuck on a percentage such as 1, 10, 30, etc. These percentages denote particular operations that are being carried out like copying files, restoring the registry, etc. Once it passes that number, the Reset process is completed in a relatively lesser time. While it is advisable not to interrupt the Reset operation – if it has been more than an hour or two, then you have a problem.
Usually, reset will get stuck because of file permissions or file corruption. Your system files that are connected to the Reset operation can get corrupted and as a result of which your PC is unable to reset. The corrupted files can be repaired using various methods. Sometimes, it can be a mere glitch. This glitch is stopping the utility from loading files reset files.
Fix Reset this PC stuck in Windows 11/10
If Reset this PC is stuck on your Windows computer, here are some suggestions to help you get out of the situation:
- Let it run for an hour or two
- Hard Restart PC and try again
- Get into Safe Mode or Advanced Startup screen
- Repair Windows using Installation Media
- Perform In-place Upgrade Repair.
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Let it run for an hour or two
Sometimes, the Reset utility gets slow which seems like it got stuck on a point and is not moving. Whereas, in reality, it is doing the task, just slower. Sometimes, the process takes an hour or two, so, give it adequate time and if it still refuses to move, go to the next solution.
2] Hard Restart PC and try again
Once your PC starts, click on the Power option, hold Shift, and select Restart. If your PC boots to Windows Recovery Environment, then select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC. Hopefully, your PC will get reset successfully. This process is useful if your issue is occurring because of a glitch.
3] Get into Safe Mode or Advanced Startup screen
If after waiting for some time, your issue doesn’t get resolved, then you need to power down your PC.
Next, you need to find a way to boot Windows in Safe Mode. The options include:
- Press Shift and click Restart to boot you into the Advanced startup options screen
- If you had already enabled the F8 key earlier, things are easier as you press F8 while booting, to enter Safe Mode.
Once in Safe Mode:
- Open Windows 11 Settings
- Click open System settings
- Scroll down till you see Recovery on the right side, and then click on it
- In the next screen, under Recovery options, you will see Advanced startup
- Click on the Restart now button to initiate the process.
If you cannot enter Safe Mode, then you may then have to boot Windows to the Advanced Startup Options screen.
Once here on the Advanced options screen, you need to use the Automatic Startup Repair option.
Select Automatic/Startup Repair. You will be asked to select the User Account to continue. Do so and continue. If asked, enter your password too and click on Continue. Windows Automatic Repair will now commence and try to identify and resolve the problem. This process may take some time, and your system may even reboot.
4] Repair Windows using Installation Media
If you cannot enter Safe Mode or Advanced Startup, then you may then have to boot into Windows 11/10 with your Windows Installation Media or Recovery Drive and select Repair your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to repair your computer.
You may use a Windows 11/10 DVD or a bootable USB drive, or you can burn Windows ISO to a USB drive using another computer.
5] Perform In-place Upgrade Repair
Essentially, a PC reset process is intended to reinstall Windows 11/10 on your computer with or without deleting files on your computer, per your selection. If you’re unable to reset Windows 11/10 or the reset feature is simply not working, it’s likely the recovery partition may be corrupted. In this case, to resolve the issue in hand, you can perform an in-place upgrade repair – this procedure will fix any corrupt system files or bad image, which in turn can get the reset feature working normally.
How long does Reset this PC take Windows 10?
Usually, it takes almost 15-30 minutes to reset the PC in addition to that, your computer restarts several times, so, that takes 4-5 minutes. However, it really depends on the number of tasks it needs to do and the read-write speed of your computer. So, there is no fixed time.
How can I go back to Windows 10 from Windows 11?
So, you tried Windows 11 and didn’t like it? No problem! you can roll back to the previous Windows version. There are two methods to do the same. You can use Windows Settings to roll back to the previous version without 10 days of installation, after 10 days, you need to download Windows 10 ISO and use USB to do the installation. As for the 10 days rollback option, you should follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Settings on your Windows 11 computer.
- Go to System > Recovery.
- Click on the Go back button from the Previous version of Windows option.
If you have decided to roll back after 10 days, then check out our guide on how to use USB to install Windows 10. You can also choose to keep your files and not delete them during the installation process.