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Do you want to reset your PC but it just doesn’t work?

Do you receive the error “There was a problem resetting your PC” every time you want to factory reset your computer?

Here is what the error looks like:

There Was A Problem Resetting Your Pc

In this long tutorial, you will discover multiple tips & tricks to fix this reset error in order to make it work again.

After each tip try to reset your PC, if it worked please leave a comment below ;)

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Let’s dive in!

Fix “There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC” Step by Step

1. Reagentc to the Rescue

Open the Command Prompt as administrator from the Start menu.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 1 Cmd Administrator

Execute the following commands:

reagentc /disable
reagentc /enable
Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 2 Reagentc Disable Enable Cmd Command Prompt

Try resetting your PC now, if it doesn’t work keep reading.

2. Sfc /Scannow

On a new Command Prompt running as administrator run the following command, this will fix corrupt system files:

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sfc /scannow
Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 3 Sf Scannow System Scan Corrupt Files Success

3. Chkdsk

Sometimes the problem can occur because of some corrupt disk sectors, the following command in Command Prompt will fix it in the next Restart.

chkdsk C: /f /r /x
Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 4 Chkdsk C F R X System Restart Y

Restart your PC.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 5 Restarting

You will see a screen like this after the restart… let it do its thing…

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 6 Fixing C Stage 2

4. Restore Your System

One other way to fix this issue is to restore your PC…

Open your Start menu and search for “Create a restore point“, we are not going to create a restore point but we are going to do a restoration.

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Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 7 Start Restore

Click on “System Restore…“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 8 System Protection System Restore

Click “Next“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 9 System Restore

Find the oldest restore point and click “Next“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 10 System Restore

Click “Finish“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 11 System Restore

Restore PC from Windows 10 USB Drive

If you can’t access Windows, then you can do restoration from the Windows 10 USB drive, insert the USB Drive and boot through it, click “Next“.

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You can read How to Create a Bootable USB Drive of Windows 10 to create your own bootable USB Drive.

Restore Using Usb Drive 1

Click “Repair your computer“, or if you want to reset fully your PC you can just format your disk and reinstall Windows 10 altogether.

Restore Using Usb Drive 2

Click on “Troubleshoot“.

Restore Using Usb Drive 3

Click on “System Restore“.

Restore Using Usb Drive 4

Click “Next“, select your restore point and click “Finish“.

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5. Rename Folders Using Command Prompt

Press Shift+Restart on the Start menu to access the advanced menu without the need for USB Drive.

Shift Restart

Click on “Troubleshoot“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 12 Troubleshoot

Click on “Advanced options“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 13 Advanced Options

Click “Command Prompt“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 14 Command Prompt

Click the user account.

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Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 15 Command Prompt User

Enter the password or leave empty, click “Continue“.

Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 16 Command Prompt Login User

Type the following commands:

cd %windir%\system32\config
ren system system.001
ren software software.001
Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 17 Cmd Command Prompt

Try to reset your PC now.

6. Special Sfc /Scannow in Command Prompt

If it still doesn’t want to reset try these commands (change d: with local fixed disk under system reserved partition):

wmic logicaldisk get deviceid, volumename, description
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\Windows
Fix Reset Problem Pc Windows 10 Solve Solution 18 Cmd Logicaldisk Sfc Scannow

Try to reset your PC, it should work by now!

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If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

Thanks for sharing.

Soufiane – Easytutorial.com

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