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How to Factory Reset Chromebook Without Password [2024 Guide]

Did you forget your Chromebook password and want to factory reset it? This post will offer effective methods to factory reset Chromebook without a password.

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Updated on Jun 01, 2024

Are you locked out of your Chromebook and unable to perform a factory reset? Factory resetting can boost your Chromebook's performance/speed, and remove the lock screen when forgot the password. Don't worry - there are alternative methods to restore your Chromebook to its factory settings without the password. In this article, EaseUS will guide you through the steps to reset your Chromebook without a password, allowing you to regain access to your device and start fresh. 

Factory reset will wipe out all data including your local files and folders. Thus, ensure to back up all your important data before proceeding.

How to Factory Reset Chromebook Without Password

Way 1. Use a Third-party Password Reset Tool

When you are locked out of the CHromebook and you don't remember the password, EaseUS Partition Master Professional is your best choice. With its "Password Reset" tool, this software can remove the password screen and allow users to access their data again. Follow the comprehensive instructions to log in the Chromebook without password:

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Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

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Way 2. Use ChromeOS Keyboard Shortcut Keys

If you are experienced with dealing various Chromebook issues, you can try the ChromeOS keyboard shortcut to factory reset your Chromebook's password if you've forgotten it. Refer to this guide:

Step 1. Reboot your Chromebook and press the "Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R" key combo on the login screen.

Step 2. Then, you will see a reset window, select "Powerwash and Revert."

Step 3. Confirm the warning message and wait it to factory reset your Chromebook without a password.


If you want to continue factory resetting Cheomebook back to the factory default settings, read the next part and learn how:

How to Factory Reset Chromebook When Log In

In this post, you will discover two solid tips to factory reset Chromebook with its built-in features.

Way 1. Factory Reset Chromebook via Powerwash

Step 1. From the bottom-right corner, open the Quick Settings panel.


Step 2. Select Settings by clicking the gear icon.

Step 3. Select "Advanced" > "Reset Settings" located at the bottom of the left window.


Step 4. Next, select the Powerwash menu and click the "Reset" option.


Step 5. After following the on-screen instructions, your Chromebook will automatically do a power wash.

Now, you may want to share these tips with other Chromebook users:


Way 2. Factory Reset Chromebook via Recovery Mode

Another way is to hard reset your Chromebook. Unlike the powerwash, a hard reset resets your Chromebook's hardware and software configurations back to their default factory settings, which using Recovery Mode.

Note: Ensure your Chromebook is connected to the power cable. 

Step 1. Shut down your Chromebook. Then, long-press the "Refresh" key and "Power" button at the same time.


Step 2. When you enter the "Chrome OS missing/damaged" screen, hold "Ctrl + D" keys to launch the Chrome Recovery screen.

Step 3. Regarding different Chromebooks, follow the on-screen instructions below to hard reset the Chromebook seamlessly:

  • For new Chromebooks: hold down the "Power" and "Volume Up" keys for more than ten seconds. Next, follow the on-screen tutorial to force a hard reset on your Chrome tablet.
  • For older Chromebooks come with a dedicated reset key: press the dedicated key to perform a hard reset on your Chromebook. 


In conclusion, this post discusses two ways to factory reset a Chromebook without a password. You can easily wipe your device clean and start fresh using the Powerwash feature, recovery mode option, and password reset USB. With these methods, you can quickly and easily reset your Chromebook even if you have forgotten the password. Just back up any important data before proceeding with the reset.

EaseUS Partition Master can easily remove the Chromebook's password and allow users to turn on the computer without factory resetting. Download and explore more features:

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FAQs About How to Factory Reset Chromebook Without Password

Keep reading the FAQ section and learn more information about factory resetting Chromebook without a password:

1. Why should I factory reset my Chromebook?

Most users will factory reset their Chromebooks for the reasons below:

  • Chromebooks slow down over time
  • Get locked out of Chromebook and forgot the password
  • Clear sensitive data before selling to others

2. How do you remove the Chromebook password without login?

When you are locked out of Chrome and forget the password, EaseUS Partition Master can help you bypass and remove the password without login:

3. How do I force factory reset a Chromebook?

Follow this quick and easy guide:

  • Sign out of your Chromebook.
  • Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and r keys at the same time.
  • Click Restart.
  • Choose Powerwash from the box that pops up, then click Proceed.

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