Windows 10: What exactly does Reset this PC do?

Discus and support What exactly does Reset this PC do? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I had to change my SSD drive, which was under warranty. So I had to give my old drive to the technician who had come to swap out the SSD drive for a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Peace10295, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. What exactly does Reset this PC do?


    I had to change my SSD drive, which was under warranty. So I had to give my old drive to the technician who had come to swap out the SSD drive for a new one. Before that, I had initiated a "Reset this PC" process so that all my data is erased and difficult to recover. I chose the option to clean the drive. This process got stuck at 50% for some time, and since the technician had to finish his job, we just stopped the process abruptly by holding the power button for a while and changed the SSD.


    Before I started "Reset this PC", I had already cleared out all my other drives except the C drive, which only had programs and no other personal files. My only concern is the Temp folder of Microsoft Edge, which might have some downloaded files which I chose to open without saving.


    My question: If "Reset this PC" was at 50%, can I at least be sure that my data was deleted even if it wasn't overwritten with 0's?. If the first step of "Reset this PC" is to remove everything from the SSD and then try to overwrite the disk with 0's, then this could be a good assumption. So I'm interested in knowing what exactly this feature does.

    :)
     
    Peace10295, Mar 9, 2021
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  2. IggSter Win User

    How to factory reset Cisco 1700 Router

    Hopefully I can help you here....its a very common thing to happen.


    First, I take it you dont know the passwords for console access or telnet/ssh?

    I will assume that these devices belong to you.

    step 1. Plug a cisco console cable into a serial port on your pc
    step 2. Plug other end into Cisco console port
    step 3. Using hyperterm or putty or similar connect to the serial port
    step 4. boot router, and make sure you clearly can see the output (this confirms you have good serial comms)
    step 5. if this fails, adjust the comm port settings (9600, 8,1,n are the default)
    step 6. now you have to do the only hard part...send the break command:

    Break command list: Break Commands

    Go down the list and match your OS and SW and try the sequence suggested.

    If this fails several times do what I do: Install putty (free) and then to send a break so you can get into rommom just hit "ctrl-a b".
     
    IggSter, Mar 9, 2021
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    No "Reset This PC" option

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    For better clarity, it would be great if you can help us with the details requested below:



    • Where exactly are you looking for the Reset this PC option?
    • Were you able to successfully clone the drive?
    • Could you please provide more clarity on, “On original hard disk the WinRE recovery partition was last partition. On new hard disk that partition had moved to first position”?
    • Were you able to get the Reset this PC option by following the steps mentioned in the article provided by you?


    If you wish to reset the PC, there are multiple ways to do it. You may want to refer the steps mentioned in the article

    Reset or reinstall Windows 10
    .



    However, please reply with the details requested above to help you with the appropriate details.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Mar 9, 2021
    #3
  4. What exactly does Reset this PC do?

    Unable to reset the pc

    Hello,

    If you are having that message while trying to reset your computer, We suggest you to create an installation media for Windows 10 using Media
    Creation Tool
    and perform a Reset.

    Once the installation media is created, follow the steps below:

    • Insert the installation media you created, and then restart your PC.
    • On the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer.
    • On the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot. From there, you can use Safe Mode. Select
      Advanced Options >Reset This PC>Remove everything.
    • After the reset is complete, check for status.

    Give us an update on what happens.
     
    Anthony Cato, Mar 9, 2021
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