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[Fixed] There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC Windows 10

Windows 10 provides users the possibility to reset their systems and bring the OS to its default state. By doing so, you can get rid of many types of bugs that might prevent their computers from working correctly.

There are moments when resetting your Windows 10 computer turns into a difficult task due to the error message: There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made.

In this post, we’re going to show you how to fix this error “There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC”

There was a problem resetting your PC message can prevent you from restoring Windows 10 to the initial state. This can be a huge problem. Follow the steps below to fix this problem.

Method 1 – Perform a System File Check (SFC) Scan 

This issue can often occur due to corrupted windows files. However, you can fix this problem by performing a simple SFC scan. To do SFC scan, you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X (or right click on windows icon) to open Win + X menu. Now select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. If this option isn’t available, you can also use PowerShell (Admin).
There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC
Windows Key + X
  1. When Command Prompt (CMD) opens, enter sfc /scannow
There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC
sfc /scannow
  1. SFC scan will now start. The scan process can take up to 20 minutes so wait patiently until it finish.

If SFC scan doesn’t solve the issue, or if you can’t run SFC, you might have to use DISM scan.

To do that, just start Command Prompt as administrator and run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command. This process can also take up to 20 minutes, dont interrupt it.

[Fixed] There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC Windows 10
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Once the DISM scan is finished, check if the problem still persists. If it does, repeat the SFC scan again

If you still can’t reset Windows 10, type the following commands and hit Enter after each:

  • cd %windir%system32config
  • ren system system.001
  • ren software software.001

Method 2 – Disable ragentc

You might be able to fix There was a problem resetting your PC message simply by temporarily disabling reagentc on your PC. Follow below steps to disable it:

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Now run the following commands:
    • reagentc /disable
    • reagentc /enable

After running these commands, try to reset your PC again.

Method 3 – Perform a System Restore 

If you keep getting There was a problem resetting your PC message even after following previous methods, you might be able to solve it by performing a System Restore.

System Restore is a feature in Windows that allows you to restore your PC to a previous state and fix many issues in the process.

Using System Restore is rather simple, and you can restore your PC by doing the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + S and type system restore into the search box 
  2. Select Create a restore point from the options 
  3. From the System Properties window, click on System Restore 
  4. In the System Restore window, click Next 
  5. Check Show more restore point options if available, and then select your restore point. Click Next to proceed. 
  6. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the process. 

The problem should resolve once your computer is restored. 

If you can’t find restore points, follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel 
  2. Search for Recovery and select the appropriate option 
  3. Go to Configure System Restore and choose Configure 
  4. Enable System protection.
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