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How To Reset A Chromebook Laptop?

When everything was working fine on your Chromebook, all of a sudden, you will come across a frustrating lag and you will have no idea how to get the laptop up and run again. To see and get the problems resolved, you will have to reset a Chromebook laptop.

How To Reset A Chromebook Laptop?


  1. Powerwash is the very first option you have to use if you ever want to reset your Chromebook laptop.
  2. It is a built-in tool that will completely reset the machine to the version of the Chrome OS that was running at the time of purchase (i.e., Factory settings).
  3. This will remove all custom settings you have made over the years, including the background image settings, resolution, homepage, themes, and extensions.
  4. Along with it, the reset will also remove all the user accounts and the local files that are stored in the Chromebook laptop.
  5. Powerwash is considered a good option if you want to continue using the Chromebook with the already signed-in Google account.
  6. This will also fix some of the problems you might encounter in Chrome. Once the Reset is complete, you will have to install the software updates after connecting the Chromebook to the internet.

Resetting Chromebook laptop

  1. Log out of your Chromebook laptop if you are signed in.
  2. Press and hold the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R keys.
  3. You will see a list open and this is where you will have to select the Restart option.
  4. You will see a box open, where you must select Powerwash and then click the Continue option.
  5. You will have to follow the on-screen instructions and then you have to sign in to the Google account.

(Note: The account you are using to sign in with will be the Chromebook admin)

  1. Once you have the Chromebook reset, you can simply follow the on-screen instructions and set up the Chromebook laptop.
  2. Now, whatever you were facing on your Chromebook laptop would have been cleared once the reset is done. We hope you have learned how to reset a Chromebook laptop.