How to Fix – Can’t Reset Windows 11 PC

Can’t reset Windows 11 PC? Jitter not, in this post, we’ll discuss some of the best ways in which you can fix this issue.

For once, you may want to contest the title and ask – Why would I want to reset Windows 11 PC? After all, it is a brand new operating system, isn’t it? True! But let’s assume you have spent some days, have installed a bunch of apps, have played around with some settings and now your PC has started to respond at a snail’s speed.

You have also started to notice excessive memory usage, random PC crashes and you even fear that malware is attacking your precious data. For the last part though, we’d recommend using Antivirus software. Since then you are more likely to catch hold of the malicious threat in real-time.

For the rest of the issues, a factory reset will suffice. But, what if like many other users you can’t reset your Windows 11 computer and, the problems are intensifying with each passing moment. What would you do?

Ways To Fix Can’t Reset Windows 11 PC

– Run SFC and DISM Scan

Sometimes corrupted system files or for that matter, corrupt system images can lead to issues, and “Can’t reset Windows 11” is one of them. This issue can arise if there were some glitches while you were installing Windows 11 or if there were some issues when you tried upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10. In this case, you can use two command-line tools, namely, the SFC and DISM commands –

1. In the Windows search bar, type cmd

2. From the right-hand side, select Run as administrator

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3. When the Administrative Command Prompt window,opens type sfc /scannow and press Enter

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Try resetting your PC. In case you still can’t reset your Windows 11 PC, bring the DISM command into action –

1. In the Windows search bar, type cmd

2. From the right-hand side, select Run as administrator

3. When the Administrative Command Prompt window opens,type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

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4. Press Enter

Once you have used both these tools, restart your computer and try resetting it. If this doesn’t work, move on to the next step.

– Use A System Restore Point

This step will work provided you have already created a restore point. Before we tell you how to create a restore point, let’s first try and understand the significance of this move. With a system restore point in place, you can revert your computer to an earlier restore point when it was working fine. Rest assured that none of your files will be affected, however, all the new drivers, apps, and updates installed after the restore point will be removed.

Steps To Enable or Create A System Restore Point –

1. In the Windows search bar,type restore point

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2. Click on Open from the right-hand side

3. Select the drive whose restore point you want to create

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4. Click on Configure and Turn on system protection if not already on

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5. Click on the Create button

6. Type the name of the restore point

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7. Click on Create button

8. Once created, click on Close

How To Use This System Restore Point

1. In the Windows search bar,type restore point

2. Click on Open from the right-hand side

3. Click on System Restoreok

4. Click on Next

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5. Click on the System Restore Point you had created

 

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6. Click on Next

– Bring Into Force A Tool To Resolve The Issue

Couldn’t catch hold of the issue which is stopping you from resetting your Windows 11 PC? You can use a third-party tool like Advanced System Optimizer. At its core, Advanced System Optimizer is a potent junk and RAM cleaner, but, it can also help you find system-related issues as well. Before we look at how it could help you bring your computer back on track, you might want to read a comprehensive review of Advanced System Optimizer.

How To Use Advanced System Optimizer?

If there are system issues because of which you can’t reset Windows 11, here is how Advanced System Optimizer can help you fix the issue –

1. Download, run and install Advanced System Optimizer

2. Click on Start Smart PC Care

3. When all the issues are listed, click on the Optimize button at the bottom-right corner of the screen

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– Perform A Fresh Windows 11 Install

In case none of the above steps seem to work, as a last resort, you can conduct a fresh Windows 11 installation. But, before you do that, we urge you to take a backup of your PC so that you don’t risk losing important data.

– Rename System and Software Registry In The Recovery Environment

Still can’t reset Windows 11? Here too we shall use the command prompt to execute certain commands but, here we shall be using the command prompt from the recovery environment –

1. In the Windows search type recovery options

 

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2. Click on Open from the right-hand side

3. Under Recovery options click on Restart now button next to the Advanced startup option

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4. Head to Advanced options

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5. Select Command Prompt

6. When the Administrative Command Prompt opens type cd %windir%\system32\config 

7. Then type ren system system.001

8. Type ren software software.001

Wrapping Up

We earnestly hope that you can reset your Windows 11 PC now. And, if these methods helped you fix the issue, do let us know in the comments. We’d also like to know which of the above ways proved to be helpful. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek. Follow us on social media – FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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