One of the many good features in Windows 10 is being able to reset/refresh the operating system to its default state. Resetting your Windows 10 PC can help you get rid of many types of bugs that may prevent your PC from working properly.
However, there instances when resetting your Windows 10 PC becomes a difficult task or more like an impossible task due to the error message “There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made.”
In this hint, we are going to show you how you can fix this bugging error “There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made.” The solutions below also work for Windows 8 and 8.1
Method 1 – Perform a System File Check (SFC) Scan
There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC Windows 10 error often occurs due to corrupted windows system files. Running System File Checker (SFC) fixes those corrupt windows system files preventing you from resetting your Windows 10 PC. Follow the steps below to perform the SFC scan.
- Open an elevated command prompt by pressing Windows Key + X(or right-click on the windows icon) to open the Win + X menu. From the menu, select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. You can also use PowerShell (Admin) if the command prompt option is not available,
- When Command Prompt (CMD) opens, type sfc /scannow and press enter to run the SFC command
- SFC scan will now start. Don’t close the window until the process reaches 100% completion. Any corrupted system files will be repaired automaticaly during the scan. Corrupted system files associated with There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC error will also be repaired in the process.
- Restart your PC after the scan reaches 100% and attempt to reset your PC again.
Method 2 – Perform DISM Scan
If for some reason SFC scan doesn’t solve the issue, or if you can’t run SFC, you might have to use the DISM scan.
To do that, just start Command Prompt as administrator and run the command below. (You may copy & paste)
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
This process can also take up to 20 minutes, be patient and dont interrupt it.
Once the DISM scan has finished running5, check if you can now reset your PC. If the problem still persists. If it does, repeat the SFC scan again.
Method 3 – Rename System & Software Registry
If you still see the error message “there was a problem resetting your PC ” and can’t reset your Windows 10 PC, type the following commands into command prompt (CMD) one before the other and press Enter after each command:
cd %windir%system32config ren system system.001 ren software software.001
Once you’re done running the above commands, close the Command Prompt window by typing exit and restart your PC. Try to restart your PC one more time after booting your PC.
Method 4 – Disable REAgentC
REAgentC is a Microsoft windows recovery agent. In some cases, temporarily disabling the REAgentC on your PC can help fix There was a problem resetting your PC message. Follow below steps to disable it:
- Start Command Prompt as administrator.
- Now run the following commands:
reagentc /disable reagentc /enable
After running these commands, restart your Windows 10 PC and try to reset your PC again.
Method 5 – Perform a System Restore
If after trying all the above methods and you still get There was a problem resetting your PC message, then you should consider performing a system restore.
System Restore is a feature in Windows that allows you to restore your PC to a previous state.
This method will only work if if you have a System Restore Point setup and if your system restore point was set when the “There was a problem resetting your PC” error didn’t exist on your Windows 10 PC.
Using System Restore is rather simple, and you can restore your PC by doing the following:
- Press the Windows key + S and type system restore into the search box
- Select Create a restore point from the options
- From the System Properties window, click on System Restore
- In the System Restore window, click Next
- Check Show more restore point options if available, and then select your restore point. Click Next to proceed.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the process.
There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC issue should resolve once your computer is restored.
Follow The steps below If you can’t find any restore points.
- Open Control Panel
- Search for Recovery and select the appropriate option
- Go to Configure System Restore and choose Configure
- Turn on System protection to enable this option.
If all these didn’t work for you, you may want to consider doing a clean install of windows 😞
We hope our solutions helped you reset you PC successfully.