The System Restore stuck or hang up on Windows 10 while it is performing? It is annoying for sure. However, you should worry. We have some solutions for you to get rid of the problem. Check them out below.
System Restore is a pretty useful feature for Windows. It helps you to revert your computer system to the latest normal condition you have on your computer whenever your computer system is having a trouble. Usually the system restore takes about 30-60 minutes to finish depending on how big the data are.
But when it performs longer than the allocated time, it could be that the system restore is stuck or hangs up. Your screen might show a message like the image below. Thus, you should think about how to get rid of Windows 10 system restore stuck problem.
How to Fix System Restore Stuck or Hang Up on Windows 10
Fix 1: Proceed System Restore in Safe Mode
When your computer is stuck on initializing screen or file restoring, you’d better wait for it before conducting any actions. But, if the Windows 10 System Restore freezes after waiting for a couple of hours, you can do force shut down and reboot the computer.
If during booting, Windows keeps showing the same screen over and over again, you can enter to the Safe Mode to fix the problem.
- Insert the Windows Installation Media and boot your computer from it. If you don’t have it, you can create the bootable USB flash drive in advance. Check on this post to know the tutorial.
- Choose Repair your computer on the Install Windows screen to enter WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment).
- Navigate to Choose an option > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- Hit F6 to choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt to open System Restore.
- Select an account and enter the password.
- In the Command Prompt window, type rstrui.exe and hit Enter.
- Start System Restore in Safe Mode.
CHECK ALSO: How to Boot In Safe Mode on Windows 10 / 8
Fix 2: Run Startup Repair
When things go wrong during the system restore progress on Windows 10, you can do a force shutdown and start the process over again after rebooting. But, if the System Restore progress is still running and you are stuck on initializing screen, you need to do something.
It happens because the boot manager is probably corrupted. You can fix it through the Startup Repair.
- Enter WinRE.
- Navigate to Choose an option > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Repair.
Has the Windows 10 System Restore stuck problem gone after you tried the methods above? Hopefully the problem has been resolved permanently after you conduct the methods above. We suggest you contact the technical support if the error persists.
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