Todays’ topic deals with the issue related to Windows 10 stuck on restarting windows. So, here are the steps to fix the issue of windows 10 stuck on the restart windows.
How to fix Windows 10 Stuck on Update?
Make sure the updates really are stuck
- Type Troubleshoot in the start menu and then choose Troubleshoot.
- Choose Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.
- If needed, choose to Try troubleshooting as an administrator.
- Choose Apply this fix.
- Close the troubleshooter
Turn it off and on again
If you run out of options then you should recover your system. Fortunately, there’s an option to recover your system without deleting any files but it’s safest to have a backup of your important files before you do this.
- Type recovery in the start menu and then choose Recovery Options.
- Click Get Started.
- Choose either Keep my files or Remove everything.
- Check for updates again.
Situation 4: Windows Update Stuck Upon Restart
If none of these is your problem and your Windows update refuses to work at all because of a metered connection, then you may like to check out this article to tell you everything about it and how to turn that on/off.
Run DISM command to fix frozen Windows Update
Please note that DISM commands are for advanced users. So, make sure that you’re comfortable with working on the command line. The DISM utility uses Windows Update to fix the corruption. Here, chances are that your Windows Update is itself broken, so you need to have a running Windows installation for repair. You can also use a Windows folder from the network share or Windows DVD.
To get started with this advanced Windows Update fix, follow the steps mentioned below:
- The first step in this fix involves opening an elevated command prompt. So, right-click on the command prompt logo and select the Administrative privileges option.
- Now, type the following command and press Enter to run. This might take a few minutes for the operation to be completed.
- DISM.exe / online / cleanup-image / restore health
- For using the external files for fixing corruption, run the following commands. Here, replace C:RepairSourceWindows with the source location:
- DISM.exe / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth / Source:c: repairsource windows / limitaccess
- Now type the command mentioned below and hit Enter to run it:
- Sfc /scannow
- After this, close the command prompt window and try running Windows Update again.
- Check the Windows Update utility
- Launch Windows in Safe Mode
If it is, follow this method to enter safe mode:
- You will have to interrupt the boot process three times in a row. To do so, hold the power button as soon as you see the Windows logo, right after the computer manufacturer logo. This will turn off your computer. Turn it on again and interrupt the boot process again in the same way. Do this 3 times in total.
- After the third interruption, power your computer up without interrupting, and you’ll see a message under the Windows logo saying “Preparing Automatic Repair”.
- Now, you will see another message saying “Diagnosing your PC”, keep waiting for a little while.
- Now that you see this screen, choose Advanced options.
- Go for Troubleshoot.
- Pick Advanced options.
- We are about to finish, choose Startup Settings
- Now, click Restart.
- After this, press F4 or F5 when you see a list of options for restart. F4 will make you restart your computer in safe mode. You can also press F5 to launch safe mode with networking if you’ll need to use the internet to follow this post while fixing in safe mode.
Go back in time with System Restore
This will bring back your computer to a previous state, this may help avoid any error that happened recently and run the update again cleanly:
- Open Control Panel and search for recovery.
- Open System Restore.
- Click Next.
- Choose a previous restore point and click Next.
- Click Finish.
- After the system restore is finished, try checking for updates again.
- Delete the Windows Update file cache yourself
If you are not able to resolve the issue by running the troubleshooter, doing the same actions manually may help you.
Run Windows Troubleshooter
- At first, boot your Windows by clicking the Safe mode option in the boot menu.
- Then press the Shift key as you click Restart.
- Go through Troubleshoot>>Advanced options>> Windows startup settings>> Restart>> safe mode.
- Afterward, stop the service of Windows updates. It can be done as Start>> command prompt (search by typing the shortcut for command prompt) or start>>all programs>> accessories>> command prompt. (Administrative privilege optional)
- In the command prompt, type the following command:
- net stop wuauserv and hit Enter to stop the service of Windows update.
- Then open File Explorer window and go to this path:
- Delete all the files from the folder and remember, Windows update will recreate it.
- Restart the Windows update service.
- In the command prompt, type the following command:
- Net start wuauserv and press Enter.
- Finally, restart your Windows.
- Launch a thorough virus scan
- Run a full Windows reset
Solution 3: Adjust the number of programs that run at startup
Excessive programs running in your system can also be a reason for Windows 10 update stuck. So, by limiting the number of programs, the speed of your system can be increased. Follow the given steps to do so:
- First, press Windows + R.
- Then type msconfig in the text box and hit Enter.
- Afterward, click on Startup to check how many programs and what programs run at the application level
- Uncheck the box for those programs that you want to stop.
- Finally, click Okay.
So, these were the steps to fix the issue of windows stuck on restart windows