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Restoration incomplete

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Stuck in restoration incomplete mode. Can’t restore the operating system


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Restoration incomplete


If the HP recovery information gets corrupted, a system reset will not complete because it needs that to be complete and intact.

If that does not work, one option is to purchase HP Recovery Media and use that -- if you want your PC restored to its original condition.

HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities.
In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.
You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged:
Once there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.
Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:
If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page:
If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page:
NOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!
If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800)474-6836
If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, another site you can check is:
When you get the media, if it is a USB stick, insert it into your PC, pressing F9 to get a Boot menu, then select the External USB Hard Drive to boot from it.


However, if all you want is Win10 reinstalled on your PC, then you can create Win10 install media from this link and use that:

But ... be aware that the MS media does not reinstall either the HP drivers or the HP utilities. If you want those restored, you have to use the HP media.



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