[FIXED]: “There Was A Problem Resetting Your Windows 10 PC. No Changes Were Made”

[FIXED]: “There Was A Problem Resetting Your Windows 10 PC. No Changes Were Made”

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How-To Windows 10
 

The Problem: Failing every time while trying to reset the PC!

The Error: Windows brings built-feature ‘Reset This PC’, but unfortunately you get an error message saying “There Was A Problem Resetting Your Windows 10 PC. No Changes Were Made.”

There was a problem resetting your PC

Honestly, there can be several reasons why you might want to reset your Windows 10 PC. Might be your computer is struggling with pesky malware or you might just want to start fresh on your device. But every time, you try to reset the machine by going into Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset.

You get an annoying error message saying “There was a problem resetting your PC. No Changes Were Made”, and suddenly everything gets stuck.

There can be two scenarios when you can encounter this Windows 10 Error:

  • When your Windows PC is still bootable
  • When your Windows PC cannot boot

Whatever be the situation, we’ll be telling you some quick fixes to resolve the “There Was A Problem Resetting Your Windows 10 PC” issue.

In a Hurry? Watch This Quick Tutorial To Fix “There was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC. No changes were made” error!

How To Fix The Windows Error “There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC”?

Keeping both the scenarios in mind, try the following workarounds to fix the annoying Windows 10 error.

CASE A – When your Windows PC is still bootable

We recommend users to backup all the necessary files before you apply any of the fixes. You can refer to our guide ‘How To Backup Files On Windows 10?’. It will help you go through all the steps one by one.

Fix 1- Running System File Checker

Chances of getting this error message “There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC” can mean your system has specific corrupted system files, which is eventually preventing the PC from resetting. However, running System File Checker (SFC) can help you find and repair all these files in a few clicks. Follow the straightforward methods to run System File Checker using Command Prompt.

STEP 1 – Launch Command Prompt. You can locate it using the Search menu.

STEP 2 – Right-click on the very first result and Run as administrator. You’ll be asked to enter your local user password to move ahead.

STEP 3 – Once you see the Command Prompt window, simply execute the following command line: SFC /scannow

There was a problem resetting your PC

STEP 4 – Press the Enter key and let the scanner utility scan your PC to find and repair corrupted & damaged system files.

Restart your PC & attempt resetting the machine now, hopefully; you’ll not get the error message “There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made.” this time.

Fix 2 – Rename System & Software Registry

For several users, this workaround turned out to be effective. As soon as they renamed the System & Software Registry, no error message regarding ‘Resetting the PC’ Was popping on their screen. You can follow the steps below carefully using Command Prompt.

STEP 1 – Launch Command Prompt. You can locate it using the Search menu.

STEP 2- Right-click on the very first result and Run as administrator. You’ll be asked to enter your local user password to move ahead.

STEP 3 – Once you see the Command Prompt window, simply execute the following command line:

cd %windir%\system32\config (Hit Enter)

ren system system.001 (Hit Enter)

ren software software.001 (Press Enter again)

There was a problem resetting your PC

STEP 4- Close the CMD Window, by typing EXIT and restart your PC.

When your system is successfully booted up, try resetting your Windows 10 PC.

Fix 3 – Re-Enable ReAgentc.exe

Well, most of the users reported that after re-enabling the process related to Windows Recovery Environment, they were able to resolve the annoying error message, “There was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC. No changes were made.” So, it is worth a try!

STEP 1 – Launch Command Prompt. You can locate it using the Search menu.

STEP 2- Right-click on the very first result and Run as administrator.

STEP 3 – Once you see the Command Prompt window, simply execute the following command line:

reagentc / disable (Hit Enter button, to confirm the disable process)

there was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC

reagentc / enable (Hit Enter key, to confirm the enable process)

there was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC

STEP 4- Close the CMD Window, by typing EXIT and restart your PC.

When your system is successfully booted up, try resetting your Windows 10 PC.

Fix 4 – Use System Restore Points

In case you’ve previously created System Restore points, it’s probably a great time to use them to restore your PC to the state when everything was working normally and smoothly. To restore your Windows PC, follow the steps carefully:

STEP 1- In the search box, type ‘Restore’ & choose ‘Create a restore point’ from the best match available.

STEP 2- From the System Properties window, click on System Restore option.

STEP 3- From the next window, click on Next. You have to choose a System restore point and hit the Next button.

STEP 4- From the summary page, check the information carefully & hit the Finish button to complete the System Restoration on Windows 10.

System Restore Point

Refer to our detailed guide to create system restore points on Windows 10 & other versions.

CASE B – When your Windows PC cannot boot

We recommend users to back up all the necessary files before you apply any of the fixes. You can refer to our guide ‘How To Backup Files On Windows 10?’. It will help you go through all the steps one by one.

Fix 1- Windows 10 System Image Recovery

This method would only work if you already have Windows 10 system image backup by your side. Also, make sure you have Windows 10 installation media all set!

STEP 1- Carefully boot your PC using Windows 10 installation disk & enter into BIOS settings.  

STEP 2- Instead of reinstalling Windows 10 OS, hit the Repair your computer link.

STEP 3- Choose Windows 10 & on the next window, select the last created system image backup version. Hit Next!

System Image Backup

STEP 4- From the next window, alter specific changes, like you can reformat, delete hard drives on PC to match the layout of system image. If you don’t want to make any additional changes, hit Next button!

STEP 5- Confirm image backup along with drives you wish to restore. Click Finish.

You’ll receive a pop-up message on your screen, click Yes to continue! The restoration process can take some time. Keep patience & let the system restart. You can try resetting your PC now!

Fix 2- Windows 10 Reinstallation

Still facing “There was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC” error? Probably it’s time you need to reinstall the Windows 10 PC. So, before proceeding you can backup important files.

STEP 1- Prepare Windows 10 installation media to boot your PC.

STEP 2- Accept the license terms after entering the license key. Choose language & other details.

There was a problem resetting your PC

STEP 3- Choose the option ‘Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)’.

STEP 4- You are required to select the drive where you would like to install Windows 10.

Keep patience; your Windows would be installed. Now you can try resetting your PC. Hopefully, you’ll get rid of the annoying error message.

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That’s all for how to fix “There was a problem resetting your Windows 10 PC. No changes were made.” Hope the aforementioned solutions help you to get rid of the annoying Windows 10 error.

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3 COMMENTS

  • Krishan Vijay
    Thanks for sharing…it really helps me to reset my PC

    5 months ago Reply
  • Akriti Singh
    Such a nice article. I would like to know that does resetting PC remove windows 10 or not?

    5 months ago Reply
  • jonnesterok
    Hello,


    I have found a solution for you, Follow these steps to solve the “There was a problem resetting your PC”


    Step #1: Type “System restore in the windows search box and select create a restore point.
    Step #2: Click on System Protection
    Step 3: Click on the System Restore option.
    Step 4:Click the next button and complete the wizard to restore your system to previous available version.

    You can also perform a clean Windows installation which will delete everything in your OS drive.

    For more information follow this guide.

    2 months ago Reply

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