A couple days ago I started a Windows 10 Reset to start fresh again. At this point I am stuck and not sure what to do next. I am using Ubuntu right now which is dual-booted on this machine.
Some background on devices and setup:
- Lenovo y510p - 24 GB SSD & 1TB HDD
- Intel Graphics 4th Gen & NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
- Dual Boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04 - Uses GRUB version 2 boot loader.
- 16 GB Sandisk USB (Parition Type: HPFS/NTFS, Contents: NTFS)
Once I backed up everything I wanted to keep on my External HDD I started the Windows 10 Reset. It perfectly went through the preparing for reset stage. On reboot into the installation phase I first saw a black screen with a Lenovo logo and the Windows spinner below it. I let this run for a while before force resetting. I did this a couple times and got to the Installing Windows part - after a while it reached 10% and I left it on for 8 hours over night. When I woke up it was still 10% and decided to force reboot again. I keep getting stuck at the Lenovo-Spinner-Black-Screen for a few seconds which eventually the Lenovo logo disappears - Spinner-Black-Screen. Force rebooting several times with this happening eventually this led to a Lenovo-Spinner-Black screen that performed a chkdsk "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): " that proceeded to work and got stuck at 100% for over an hour and I force rebooted again. On reboot now I started to get an error window in the Spinner-Black screen
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
I hit OK and it restarted only to get the error again on the same screen. An error reboot loop. After some searching online instead of hitting OK I did Shift+F10 and opened regedit in CMD. I set [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\ChildCompletion] for value setup.exe from 1 to 3. This worked and got me passed the error and to the Windows-Install screen again. Except now it shows for like 2 seconds, is at 64 %, and proceeds to reboot itself without warning. Another reboot loop.
At this point I go into Ubuntu, download the Windows 10 64 bit ISO, try to set my 16 GB drive as a bootable USB so that I can fresh install. Rufus doesn't work with Wine so I have to use UnetBootin - I believe it worked just fine. However, I have no idea how to boot a USB from GRUB.
If a fresh install through USB seems to be the only option left, how can I do this through GRUB? How do I know it is installing to the correct location? Is there any way to proceed or even restart the Windows Reset Install or has it gone completely awry?