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Windows 10 Factory Reset Stuck at 1% Solution

Struggling with a Windows 10 factory reset that is stuck at 1%? Let’s explore some possible solutions.

Solutions for Reset Stuck Issues

If your Windows 10 factory reset is stuck at 1%, there are a few solutions you can try to resolve the issue.

First, try restarting your computer and running the factory reset process again. Sometimes a simple reboot can help resolve the issue.

If that doesn’t work, you can try using the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to access advanced troubleshooting options. Boot into Windows PE and use the tools available to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

Another option is to create a boot disk using a USB flash drive or DVD and use it to access system restore or backup options. You can also try booting into BIOS and checking your disk partitions to ensure everything is set up correctly.

If the factory reset is still stuck at 1%, it may be due to a software bug or a virus. Run a full system scan to check for any malware that could be causing the issue.

By trying these solutions, you should be able to resolve the issue and complete the factory reset of your Windows 10 operating system.

Restoring Your PC with Backup or System Restore

Step Description
1 Access Backup or Restore options
2 Select the backup or restore point you want to use
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restoration process

Repairing Windows with Startup Repair or Recovery Environment

To repair Windows when your factory reset is stuck at 1%, you can use Startup Repair or the Recovery Environment. First, power off your computer and then restart it. As soon as it starts, press F8 repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.

From there, select Repair Your Computer and follow the on-screen instructions to access the System Recovery Options. Choose Startup Repair and let it run to fix any issues causing the factory reset to stall.

If Startup Repair doesn’t work, you can try using the Recovery Environment. Boot your computer from a Windows installation disk or USB drive. Follow the prompts until you reach the System Recovery Options menu.

Select Command Prompt and type “bootrec /fixmbr” to repair the Master Boot Record. If that doesn’t work, try “bootrec /fixboot” to repair the boot sector.

By using these methods, you can hopefully resolve the issue of your factory reset being stuck at 1% and get your Windows 10 system back up and running smoothly.

Reinstalling or Reverting Windows

  • Attempt to restart the factory reset process:

    • Press and hold the power button on your device until it shuts down completely.
    • Turn on the device and press the specified key to enter the boot menu (this key varies depending on the manufacturer).
    • Select the option to reinstall or revert Windows.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  • Use a Windows installation media:

    • Insert the Windows installation media (USB or DVD) into your device.
    • Restart the device and boot from the installation media.
    • Choose the option to repair your computer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall or revert Windows.
  • Contact manufacturer support:

    • If the factory reset process remains stuck at 1%, contact the manufacturer’s support team for further assistance.
    • Provide them with all relevant information about your device and the issue you are experiencing.
    • Follow any additional instructions provided by the support team to resolve the issue.


How do I fix a stuck Windows 10 Reset?

To fix a stuck Windows 10 Reset, you can try restarting your PC and selecting Troubleshoot > Reset this PC, then choosing the option to Remove everything.

How long does a Windows 10 factory reset take?

A Windows 10 factory reset typically takes around 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your device configuration. It is important to back up your data before starting the process.

Why is my factory reset taking so long?

Your factory reset may be taking a long time due to the amount of data stored on your device. The more files, settings, folders, configurations, and programs you have, the longer it will take to reset.

What to do if factory reset doesn t work Windows 10?

If factory reset doesn’t work on Windows 10, you can try running the SFC command prompt. Open a command prompt window with admin privileges, type sfc/scannow, and press Enter. Wait for the process to complete and then attempt to reset your PC again.

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