How to Fix “There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC” on Windows

How to Fix “There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC” on Windows:

Resetting your PC is considered to be the ultimate troubleshooting solution that fixes most system malfunctions on Windows. But what happens when your PC won’t reset? You can use other built-in tools to diagnose and fix the problem.

If your PC keeps displaying the “There was a problem resetting your PC” error whenever you try to reinstall Windows, the solutions listed below should resolve the issue.

Apart from system file corruption, sudden power outage can also interrupt the PC reset process. This is because Windows cannot reset your PC to battery power. So Windows may display this error if you accidentally unplug your laptop’s charger while doing the reset.

In this case, we recommend that you restart your computer on AC power and try the “Reset this PC” tool again. If the error message persists, use the troubleshooting steps outlined below.

Solution: Use the “Fresh Start” Tool

“Fresh Start” is what the “Reset this PC” functionality used to be on earlier versions of Windows. Microsoft rebranded the “Fresh Start” feature to “Reset this PC” with the launch of Windows 10 version 2004. Interestingly, you can still use the “Fresh Restart” feature from the Command Prompt.

If you are unable to reset your PC from the Settings menu, try using the “Fresh Start” tool.

Resetting your computer via Fresh Start will remove installed apps and other third-party components. Windows will reset some system configurations and preferences to factory defaults. On the other hand, your personal files remain untouched.

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu icon (or press windows key + x) and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  1. Paste it systemreset.exe -cleanpc press more in terminal recorded.
  1. Choose next On the fresh start interface to proceed.
  1. The Fresh Start Tool will display a list of applications that the reset operation will uninstall from your computer. Go through the apps and select next To move forward.

Windows will create an HTML document (named “Removed Apps”) on the desktop after the system reset process.

This document also covers the apps you removed when you reset your PC, so you know which apps you need to reinstall.

  1. Choose start button to reset your PC. It is important to plug your device into a power source before clicking start.

If you are still unable to reset your PC using Fresh Start, then proceed to the next troubleshooting step to check for file system corruption.

check system file corruption

File corruption is another common cause of “There was a problem resetting your PC” failure for Windows Reset. Run System File Checker (SFC) tool to find and repair damaged operating system files on your PC.

  1. press windows key + x choose more Command Prompt (Admin) on the Quick Access menu.
  2. paste or type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth In the terminal window press more recorded.

Note that the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command will take several minutes to run. Windows will scan your computer for corruption during the process and replace the damaged system files with stable copies obtained from Microsoft’s update servers. Connect your PC to the Internet before running the command.

  1. Paste it sfc / scannow press more in terminal recorded.

The above command will also trigger Windows System File Checker (SFC) to scan for missing and corrupt system files. Depending on the size of your PC’s storage and the number of files, the scan duration can last for minutes or even hours.

  1. Restart your computer and try the “Reset this PC” recovery tool again.

Re-enable REAgentC.exe

The REAgentC.exe tool powers the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), which in turn powers the reset and recovery operations on your PC. If Windows RE is corrupt or disabled, you may face difficulties resetting your computer, performing System Restore, and using other recovery tools.

Follow the steps below to re-enable Windows Recovery Environment.

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu icon (or press windows key + x) and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Paste it Reagent / Disabled press more in terminal recorded.

This will disable any active recovery images. Proceed to the next step when you get the message “Operation Successful”.

  1. Afterwards, paste Reagent / Enabled press more in terminal recorded.
  1. Close the Command Prompt window and try resetting your PC again.

do a system restore

If you’re still getting the error “There was a problem resetting your PC,” try resetting your computer back to its previous state. But first, you must have The System Protection feature is enabled on your PC. This will trigger Windows to automatically create a restore point once every week.

If a malicious program or corrupted registry files are causing the Windows reset failure, do a system restore can fix this problem.

  1. Type health benefit Select More in the Windows Search Bar health benefit Options in the left pane of Control Panel.
  1. Choose open system Restore On the Advanced Recovery Tools page.
  1. Windows will recommend and select the most recent restore point. Choose next To restore system files and settings in that restore point.

Alternatively, select Choose a different restore point choose more next To choose an old restore point.

  1. Confirm your selection and select Finish to start the restoration process.

The System Restore tool will restart your computer for the changes to apply. So, make sure you close all apps and files, so that you don’t lose unsaved data.

Try Other Windows Reset Techniques

If the error persists, consider resetting Windows using a bootable USB drive or Windows installation media. refer to Tutorial on wiping and reinstalling Windows To know other ways to reset your PC.