Best 4 Ways to Fix Windows 10 PC Not Resetting Error


Whether you've hit a snag with the software, or your computer is slow — there are several legit reasons to reset your Windows PC. It could be to speed up the computer, fix hard drive problems, or to remove malware and corrupt system files from your PC. It is also common practice to reset your PC before selling it or transferring ownership to someone else.


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Whatever the case might be, it is not uncommon to run into roadblocks while trying to reset a Windows PC.

‘There was a problem resetting your PC’ is one of the most common error message users face while trying to reset their computers. If you are facing a similar hurdle, check out top 4 ways to fix Windows 10 not resetting problem.

Quick Tip: I recommend that you take a backup of the data and apps on your PC before resetting it so you don’t lose important files/documents.

Method 1: Install Latest Updates

Let’s begin with the most basic and easiest solution. Installing the latest update of the Windows 10 could help clear out this error. Updates bring new features and fix bugs. Also, they help clear out some system errors your PC might be facing. Here’s how to install the latest updates on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 1: Hit the Windows Key + I shortcut to launch your PC’s Setting menu.

Step 2: Tap the ‘Update & Security’ option.

Update And Security

Step 3: In the Windows Update section, tap the ‘Check for updates’ button.

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Step 4: Wait for your PC to check for the latest update, and if there is any, install the update.

Note: Make sure your PC is connected to the internet during the process.

If updates are installed successfully, you can now proceed to reset your PC without any errors.

Method 2: Using System Restore Point

Restore Points takes your PC back to a previous backup point or working condition. It also helps fix new errors you might be experiencing on your computer.

That said, if you have a previously-created system restore point on your Windows PC before you started experiencing the system reset error, going back to that restore point could fix it.

Here’s how to go about it.

Step 1: Hit the Windows Key + X shortcut to launch the Quick Access menu at the bottom-left corner of your PC.

Step 2: Select System from the menu.


Step 3: On the System window, select System Protection.

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Step 4: Tap the System Restore button on the new window.

System Restore 3

Step 5: Click Next to proceed with the System Restore.

System Restore 4

Step 6: Select the available system restore point.


Select System Restore

Step 7: You can check the ‘Show more restore points’ box to display more available restore points on your PC.

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Step 8: After selecting your preferred restore point, tap the Next button.

System Restore 5

Step 9: Confirm your restore point on the new window and tap Finish to start the restore process.

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Once the restore process is completed, you can proceed to reset your PC.

Reset Your PC with Ease

One out of all the four solutions mentioned above should help fix the error your Windows 10 PC runs into whenever you try to reset it. As we always recommend, take a complete backup of Windows 10 PC or just the files to an external drive before resetting it. That will prevent any accidental loss of important files.

If you hit a snag with any of the methods above, mention the exact error and process followed in the comments below. We shall try our best to help you fix that.



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