When Windows performs system restore or when you opt for Reset this PC, the user is clearly warned that the process should not be interrupted. In the event of an interruption, the restoration of the system files or the registry backup may be incomplete. Sometimes the system restore or Windows 10 reboot takes a long time and you have to shut down the system. This can make the system impossible to start.
The Windows 10 system reset and restore operations have internal steps. Some are very important and, if left unchecked, can cause Windows instability. In this article, we examine:
- What happens during the reset of Windows 10?
- What happens during the system restore?
- What should you do if you have to interrupt the Windows 10 reboot or restore the system?
Let us understand what is happening during the process.
1) What happens during the reset of Windows 10?
When you reboot Windows 10, the system files are replaced by a new copy. The registry entries are reset, some of the installed software is removed, and the default applications are reinstalled.
2) What happens during the system restore?
When Windows creates a system restore point, it includes system files, registry files, and some user files. The complete list of system restore snapshots includes: Windows registry, DLL cache, local user profiles, drivers, COM / WMI databases, and so on. They restore operation when the operating system is restored. In case of failure of installation or data corruption, the system restore can restore the system to work.
During the restore or reset, all these files are restored. When the process is interrupted, there can be no major problem if the system file restore is interrupted, if the registry restore is in progress and interrupted, the system might no longer start. The operating system can not work with half-cooked registry entries.
I advise all those who find that the system restore or reset Windows 10 are blocked is to leave as much time as possible, even an hour. At least, this will ensure that the registry restore is complete. The main system files can be restored using any Windows 10 ISO.
What happens if you interrupt system restore or reset Windows 10?
If you have waited long enough and need to shut down, you can force the system to reboot. This can result in a system that can not be started. But the good news is that Windows 10 can launch an automatic boot repair in such situations.
When the computer starts up and the operating system detects a problem with the files. This will trigger the automatic repair mode. If this is not the case, try interrupting the startup process three times in succession – the Auto Repair mode is displayed. If you use the power button, you may need to hold it down for at least 4 seconds to turn it off.
In auto repair mode, part of the recovery system attempts to repair itself, but if not, you can use advanced recovery mode to help you get started in the operating system.
We hope that what happens when a person or situation interrupts a process being reset or restored from the Windows 10 system is clearly defined.