What does PowerWash do on Chromebook?

What does PowerWash do on Chromebook?

When you PowerWash your Chromebook, you reset your Chromebook to factory settings. This means all data of your hard drive will be erased, also the files in the “downloads” folder and all accounts on your Chromebook. After a PowerWash, all setting have to be re-installed, also the owner account.

Can I use a flash drive on my Chromebook?

Using a Flash Drive or Memory Card with Chromebook. Once a USB flash drive or a SD memory card is purchased, it is very easy to use with a Chromebook. Just plug it in and it will start working. Most Chromebook users will want to do a few more things with the USB flash drives that they purchase.

How do I factory reset my Chromebook without power washing it?

Chromebooks include only a small amount of internal storage. However, they support external storage devices like USB flash drives, external hard drives, and microSD cards. … You can even connect an external disc drive via USB to access files stored on DVDs and CDs.

Where is the reset hole on a Chromebook?

First, turn off your Chromebook. Next, press Esc + Refresh on the keyboard and hold down the Power button. (The Refresh key is located where F3 would be on a typical PC keyboard.) Your Chromebook will boot straight to recovery mode.

Why does my Chromebook says Chrome OS is missing or damaged?

With your Chromebook powered on, hold Esc + Refresh on the keyboard, then press the power button to reboot in recovery mode. At the "Chrome OS is missing or damaged" screen, insert the SD card or USB drive containing Chrome OS. You'll then be taken through the operating system's installation process.