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Computer won't hard reset

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Steven-C, Nov 10, 2019.

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  1. Steven-C

    Steven-C Thread Starter

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    I am trying to sell my Acer Nitro 5 and had met someone willing to purchase it. I went to hard reset it and it gave the normal options of wiping all user data from my 2 hard drives, while it was performing it instantly went to 10% and stopped there for 5 hours, the computer went without power while delivering it and it shut off. When I powered it on it all looked the same, it had my background and my account, but when I punched in the pin it said it was invalid, I set a new one through my email and when I went on my account nothing changed, everything was still there. This is where te problem comes in, I tried doing another reset but this time it instantly gave me a prompt saying "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made."
    I'm not the most tech savvy and I'm unsure if this problem belongs on this thread so my apologies if it doesn't but I need help, I tried looking this problem up on Google and YouTube, bu the few results it had didn't work.
    Please help.
     
  2. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    What exactly do you mean by 'hard reset it' ? What did you do ? What do you want to do ?

    What version of Windows is it and is it 32 or 64 Bit ?
     
  3. Steven-C

    Steven-C Thread Starter

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    By hard reset I mean delete all data from it so it's ready to be sold, its 64 bit and windows 10
     
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    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Ok, first check if it's activated with a digital license at Start > Settings > Update and Security > Activation

    If it is then you can do a clean install of 10 by downloading the Media Creation Tool and making an install DVD or USB stick with it :- https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

    At the start of the install when asked where to install 10 to Delete all the existing partitions then continue the install and 10 will automatically make the partitions it needs.
    10 clean install guide here :- https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/
     
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    The "Acer Nitro 5" laptop comes in several models, and they all appear to come with Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    What is the exact SNID number and serial number on yours, and which country was it purchased in?

    Acer support (U.S.)

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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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