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    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters

    How to Run Troubleshooters to Find and Fix Common Problems in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    12 Dec 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Run Troubleshooters to Find and Fix Common Problems in Windows 10


    If something isn't working in Windows 10, running a troubleshooter might help. Troubleshooters can find and fix many common problems for you.

    This tutorial will show you how to run troubleshooters to find and fix many common problems in Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Run a Troubleshooter in Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Troubleshooting icon.

    2 Click/tap on the View all link at the top left corner in Troubleshooting. (see screenshot below)

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshooting_in_cp-1.png

    3 Click/tap on a troubleshooter (ex: Windows Update) that best fits the problem you want to troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshooting_in_cp-2.png

    4 Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter wizard to hopefully find and fix any problems. (see screenshot below)

    If needed, you can click/tap on the Advanced link for a Run as administrator option (if available) to run the troubleshooter as an administrator.

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshooting_in_cp-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    Run a Troubleshooter in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & Security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Troubleshoot on the left side, and click/tap on a troubleshooter (ex: Windows Update) on the right side that best fits the problem you want to troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not see the troubleshooter you want on the right side, then click/tap on the Additional troubleshooters link to see all available troubleshooters to select from.

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-additional_troubleshooters.jpg Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshoot_in_settings-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Run the troubleshooter when ready. (see screenshot below)

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshoot_in_settings-2.png

    4 Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter wizard to hopefully find and fix any problems. (see screenshot below)

    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-troubleshoot_in_settings-3.png






    OPTION THREE

    Run a Troubleshooter using Command


    1 Run the command in the table below for the troubleshooter you want in Run (Win+R), command prompt, PowerShell, or create a shortcut with the command.


    Troubleshooter Command
    Connection to a Workplace Using DirectAccess msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsDA
    Devices and Printers msdt.exe -id DeviceCenterDiagnostic
    Hardware and Devices msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic
    Incoming Connections msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsInbound
    Internet Connections msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsWeb
    Internet Explorer Performance msdt.exe -id IEBrowseWebDiagnostic
    Internet Explorer Safety msdt.exe -id IESecurityDiagnostic
    Network Adapter msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsNetworkAdapter
    Playing Audio msdt.exe -id AudioPlaybackDiagnostic
    Power msdt.exe -id PowerDiagnostic
    Printer msdt.exe -id PrinterDiagnostic
    Program Compatibility Troubleshooter msdt.exe -id PCWDiagnostic
    Recording Audio msdt.exe -id AudioRecordingDiagnostic
    Search and Indexing msdt.exe -id SearchDiagnostic
    Shared Folders msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsFileShare
    System Maintenance msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic
    Windows Media Player DVD msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnostic
    Windows Media Player Library msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerLibraryDiagnostic
    Windows Media Player Settings msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic
    Windows Update msdt.exe -id WindowsUpdateDiagnostic


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #1

    There may be Windows troubleshooters that are available but are not displayed with OPTIONS ONE and TWO.

    The Windows hardware troubleshooter was removed after Windows 1809:
    How to Use Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter on Windows 10 if Missing or Asking for a Passkey - MajorGeeks.



    msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic


    Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 10 with Troubleshooters-ten-forums-windows-21h1-os-build-19043.1348-troubleshoot-computer-problems-12112021.png


    Please consider an OPTION THREE for running administrative command prompt commands:

    msdt.exe -id AudioPlaybackDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id AudioRecordingDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsWeb
    msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsFileShare
    msdt.exe -id HomeGroupDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsNetworkAdapter
    msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsInbound
    msdt.exe -id IEBrowseWebDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id IESecurityDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id PCWDiag
    msdt.exe -id PerformanceDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id PowerDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id PrinterDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerLibraryDiagnostic
    msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnostic
    etc.

    How to run Troubleshooter in Windows 11/10 from the command line
    Last edited by zbook; 12 Dec 2021 at 03:26.
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  2. Posts : 61,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you @zbook. Now added.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    This is an additional Microsoft Windows troubleshooter: Show or hide updates:
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...owhide.diagcab
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Windows Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter:
    https://download.microsoft.com/downl...l.meta.diagcab
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    This is an additional Microsoft troubleshooter for Files and Folders / Recycle bin / desktop icons, etc.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-d88b972438cd
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  7. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    This is an additional Microsoft troubleshooter with download button: Firewall

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-d5e64fe06f5f
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 16,010
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @zbook,

    Just a suggestion. When you Post a link, can you also Post the web page rather than just the direct link please?
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  9. Posts : 39,961
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @zbook,

    Just a suggestion. When you Post a link, can you also Post the web page rather than just the direct link please?
    ??



    The link in post #7 is the Microsoft webpage.
    On the webpage the button to download the troubleshooter was displayed.


    This is the webpage that was displayed in post #7:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-d5e64fe06f5f

    This is the troubleshooter download link:
    https://aka.ms/EasyFix_WindowsFirewall
      My Computer


 

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