How to Fix ‘There was a problem resetting your PC’ Error

This is a standard error message and can cause your PC to get stuck in a reset loop, making it impossible to boot into your system without errors. Here we are going to tell you some best ways to fix this error.

1. Startup Repair

You can fix this with Windows 10 Startup repair tool.

Step 1. First of all, insert the Windows 10 installation disc or bootable USB on your PC. Now restart the PC and press the F8 button during boot.

Step 2. In the Windows Setup screen, click the Repair your computer option.

Step 3. On the next page, click on the ‘Solve problems‘option.

Step 4. Now click on it “Startup Repair.”

Step 5. Then select the target operating system.

That is it! You’re done. 

2. Run the SFC command

SFC or System File Checker is a built-in utility of Windows 10. It is mainly used to deal with damaged system files. Sometimes users get the error message ‘There was a problem resetting your PC’ due to corrupted system files. You can quickly fix corrupted system files by running the SFC command on Windows 10.

  • First, right-click on the Windows icon and select the option ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’
  • In the command prompt window, type ‘sfc / scannow’ and press the Enter button.
  • Now wait for the scan to complete.

If the System File Checker tool finds a problem, it will fix it on its own. Once the scan is complete, reboot your system to resolve the “There was a problem resetting your PC” error message.

3. Perform a system recovery

If both solutions don’t work, then perform a system restore. System Restore is another built-in tool designed to repair your damaged Windows 10 software and files. The feature will restore your Windows settings to an earlier point where everything is working fine. Here’s how you can do this.

  • Open Windows Search and type ‘System recovery.’
  • Now click on it ‘Create a restore point’ option.
  • In the system properties, click on it ‘System security’ tab.
  • Then click on it ‘System recovery’ option, and in the next dialog box, click the ‘The next’
  • Select the desired restore point and click on it ‘The next’ button.

When you are done with the restore, reboot your system. After the reboot, you can boot into your PC.

4. Disable REAgentC.exe

If you still cannot reset your Windows 10 operating system, then you should disable REAgentC.exe. For those who don’t know, REAgentC.exe is an executable file used to configure the Windows Recovery Environment. If you get an error while resetting your PC, disabling REAgentC.exe can help.

To disable REAgentC.exe, open the command prompt with administrator rights. To do this, right-click on the Start button and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’In the command prompt window, enter the commands –

  • reagent c / turn off
  • reagentc / enable

After running the above two commands, exit the CMD and reboot your system. After the reboot, try to reset your system.

5. Perform a clean installation

If you are still unable to reset your PC after following the methods above, you may want to perform a clean install of Windows 10. However, if you can access your computer, back up your important files. Formatting Windows 10 is never easy and you will lose all your files.