Easy fixes for if Windows 10 reset is stuck at 99%

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JamieKavanagh
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A system reset can fix many configuration issues within Windows 10. It is a valuable tool to use if you are having problems that simple fixes cannot overcome. However isn’t without its own problems. I have heard of resets getting stuck at various percentages, but the 99%’ers were the most numerous and the most frustrating. So close yet so far!

If you find yourself in the same position, here are a couple of easy fixes for if Windows 10 reset is stuck at 99%.

Fix Windows 10 reset stuck at 99%
If your Windows 10 reset is stuck at 99%, you can leave it overnight to see if it works itself out. It has been known and is definitely the easiest way.

Otherwise:
1. Restart your computer from Windows media and press the space bar when prompted.
2. Select ‘Repair this computer’ instead of Install to access the advanced startup menu.
3. Select Troubleshoot and Reset this PC.
4. Choose whether to keep files or perform a clean sweep and let the process run.
5. Your computer will reboot and load into the Windows desktop as normal.

In the vast majority of cases, performing a reset from the installation media should do the trick. Somehow is works slightly differently than performing a reset from within Windows. If it doesn’t, try a System File Scan to make any corrections and then repeat.

1. Restart your computer from Windows media and press the space bar when prompted.
2. Select ‘Repair this computer’ instead of Install to access the advanced startup menu.
3. Select Troubleshoot, Advanced options and Safe mode with command prompt.
4. Once in Safe Mode, type or paste ‘sfc /scannow’. Let the process complete and many any fixes it needs to.
5. Then repeat the first process once more.

Now you should have a fully reset copy of Windows 10!

Want more Windows 10 troubleshooting tips and tricks? Try one of these:
How to get into advanced startup options in Windows 10
How to add a show desktop shortcut to Windows 10
How to run compatibility mode in Windows 10


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