There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC in Windows 10

In Windows whenever something goes wrong in terms of booting up your system, we are left with two options, either re-install the windows or re-set your windows. Re-installing the windows version again may create a problem for the beginners so resetting will definitely an easy solution as compared. But what happens when resetting your PC doesn’t work as expected and will prompt error “There was a problem resetting your PC ”.  This can be a big problem as you won’t able to start your windows after this.

These errors may occur due to the following reasons:

  • Your windows10/8.1/8 version was pre-installed in your system rather than an update from the previous version.
  • In order to reduce the disk space required from the preinstalled applications, compression will be present in your PC.
  • In Windows 10, there is a feature “Create a Recovery Drive” you may have used to create USB Recovery Drive.
  • While booting up the PC you may have selected the above option of USB Recovery Drive.

How to Fix There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC in Windows 10

All the above mentioned points results in the error to prompt of “There was a problem resetting your PC ”, and hence booting up your device may fail. So, as we have understood the problems, let’s discuss how you can resolve and fix this error.

Method 1 – Run Start-up/Automatic Repair

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on Automatic Repair or Startup Repair from the options available under Advance options. Wait until Windows Automatic/Startup Repairs.

Step 5 – Almost done, now restart your PC and you have resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC. Still facing the same issue, try other methods which are listed below.

Method 2 – Fix Boot Image and Rebuild BCD

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on Command Prompt from the options available under Advance options. You need to type the mentioned commands and press enter after every line.

bootrec.exe /FixMbr

bootrec.exe /FixBoot

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

Step 5 – There might be the case above commands may not work, so try these commands instead.

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

c:

cd boot

attrib bcd -s -h -r

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /RebuildBcd

Step 6 – You can now exit the cmd and restart your PC again.

Now, you have successfully resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC. Still facing the same issue, try other methods which are listed below.

Method 3 – Run System File Checker (SFC) and Check Disk (CHKDSK)

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on Command Prompt from the options available under Advance options.

Step 5 – You need to type the mentioned commands and press enter after every line.

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\/offwindir=c:\windows>> chkdsk C: /f /r /x

Note: You need to make sure that these letters are your drive letter where your window is currently installed.

C: Where we run check.

/f: Used for flag

Chkdsk: Used to permission to fix any error related to drive.

Step 6 – You can now exit the cmd and restart your PC again.

Now, you have successfully resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC. Still facing the same issue, try other methods which are listed below.

Method 4 – Perform a System Restore

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on System Restore from the options available under Advance options.

Step 5 – You can now restart your PC again.

Now, you have successfully resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC. Still facing the same issue, try other methods which are listed below.

Method 5 – Rename the System and Software Registry Hives

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on Command Prompt from the options available under Advance options. You need to type the mentioned commands and press enter after every line.

>> cd %windir%\system32\config>> ren system system.001>> ren software software.001

Step 5 – Close the cmd screen and then you will see Windows Recovery Environment. You can now exit the cmd and restart your PC again.

Now, you have successfully resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC. Still facing the same issue, try other methods which are listed below.

Method 6 – Recovery from Drive

Note: Make sure you have backed up your data as this method may delete your personal data.

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. According to your preference choose any language and click on “Repair your Computer” option, which is present in the bottom left side.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on System Image Recovery from the options available under Advance options. Follow all the steps shown on the screen to continue.

Method 7 – Recover your PC using recovery USB

Step 1 – Take your windows 10 bootable DVD insert it and then restart your PC.

Step 2 – Press any key when there was a prompt like “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. Chouse a language that you prefer. Then, click on “Repair your Computer”.

Step 3 – Click on Troubleshoot from the options available under Choose an option. Then, click on Advanced options from the options available under Troubleshoot.

Step 4 – Click on Command Prompt from the options available under Advance options. On the cmd screen type notepad and hit Enter.

Step 5 – In the notepad screen click on File. Then click on Open option under the dropdown.

Step 6 – Now, click on All Files from the dropdown-list and find your USB drive letter which you will be using for the boot up of your Windows10/8.1/8.

Step 7 – Type the drive letter in the cmd and press enter button. After this type Setup and press enter button. A Windows Installation setup window will be pop-up and instructions will be provided which helps you to reinstall your Windows again.

Now, you have successfully resolved the issue of There was a problem resetting your PC.

Method 8 – Repair Install Windows 10/8.1/8

After going through all the step-by-step ways mentioned above, if you still can’t able to resolve the error of “There was a problem resetting your PC”, it seems that by mistake the BCD information on the HDD has somehow erased. So, the only option left with you is to install a new version of Windows 10/8.1/8, whatever you may like according to the preference. This will surely resolve the error of “There was a problem resetting your PC”.

Conclusion

All these methods are the only way to resolve the issue of “There was a problem resetting your PC” but in case if you find any other way feel free to mention in the comment section below.

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