How to Run Windows Troubleshooter (System Self-Diagnosis and Treatment)

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It turns out that not everyone knows that Windows has a fairly good system of self-diagnosis and “cure” (error fixes). When various problems arise (e.g. sound, network, Bluetooth, power, etc.) – you can launch the troubleshooting wizard with three mouse clicks – and after 2-3 minutes. get a working system! 👀

I warn you in advance that if the problem is Material nature (for example, the Wi-Fi adapter is broken) – then no Windows wizard will help you (unless it tells you that “such a device does not respond” … Although I do not argue not, even that can help in diagnosis).

In fact, below in the note, I’ll give some ways to run the self-diagnosis wizard in Windows (relevant for Windows 10/11).

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Troubleshooter: Boot Methods

📌 Option 1

Universal way. Also, finding the right assistant is much easier than in the tab with the settings that Microsoft developers try to do instead of the control panel…

Actions in order:

  • first you need to open the control panel / control panel (combination Win + Rteam control);
  • change the display mode to “Little Icons”;
  • the link should appear in the menu “Repair” – you need to open it;
  • click on the following link “See all categories”and state your problem;
  • should start self-diagnosis assistant: it will check the basic settings, the operation of the services, etc. See some screenshots below for examples. 👇
Control Panel - Troubleshooting

Control Panel – Troubleshooting

All categories - master's choice (what's the problem)

All categories – master’s choice (what’s the problem)

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Please note that the list of problems for which you can run a self-diagnosis is quite large:

  1. Bluetooth;
  2. sound reproduction;
  3. voice functions;
  4. nutrition;
  5. Printer;
  6. keyboard;
  7. system maintenance;
  8. Internet connection;
  9. update center, etc.

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📌 Option 2

On Windows 10:

  • hurry win + i open system settings (or use the START menu);
  • go to section “Update and Security” and open the link “additional troubleshooting tools”;
  • then select your problem from the proposed list and wait 2-3 minutes until the scan result appears…
Troubleshooting - Update & Security - Windows 10

Troubleshooting – Update & Security – Windows 10

On Windows 11:

  1. hurry win + i open system settings;
  2. then go to the section “Update Center/Recovery/Fix problems without resetting PC/Other troubleshooters”;
  3. then a list of self-diagnosis assistants will appear – it remains to select the one you need… 👌
Update Center - Recovery - Windows 11

Update Center – Recovery – Windows 11

Other troubleshooting tools

Other Troubleshooting Tools – Windows 11

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📌 Variant 3

Try clicking on the search bar (magnifying glass icon) next to the START button – then you should enter “repair” and press the button “To open” (instead of “troubleshooting” you can specify “troubleshooting options”).

See example below. 👇

troubleshooting - search with magnifying glass (Windows 11)

troubleshooting – search with magnifying glass (Windows 11)

Other tools - Windows 11

Other tools – Windows 11

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📌 Variant 4

Universal way! To start, you need:

  1. run command prompt as administrator;
  2. enter a command like msdt.exe /id DeviceDiagnostic and press Walk in (note that instead of DeviceDiagnostic you can specify the master ID you need. I have a full list of them just below the screenshot 👇);
  3. the diagnostic wizard should appear…
Running the Troubleshooting Wizard via Command Prompt

Running the Troubleshooting Wizard via Command Prompt

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List of helper abbreviation IDs (enter only what is highlighted in green on the command line):

  • AeroDiagnosis – fixes problems with Aero effects;
  • AudioRecordingDiagnosis – fixes problems with the microphone;
  • AudioReadingDiagnosis – fixes sound problems during playback. and media files
  • DeviceDiagnostic – Eliminates problems with equipment, conn. at the computer ;
  • HomeGroupDiagnosis – fixes problems with lok. network: browse shared computers or files in the homegroup;
  • NetworkDiagnosticsInbound – fixes issues with Windows Firewall;
  • NetworkDiagnosticsWeb – corrects Internet connection problems (website);
  • NetworkDiagnosticsNetworkAdapter – fixes problems with network adapters;
  • NetworkDiagnosticsDA – solves problems connecting to the Internet, ok. network;
  • NetworkDiagnosticsFileShare – fixes problems with shared files and folders;
  • Performance diagnosis – helps the user to improve the performance of the operating system;
  • PowerDiagnostic – diagnosis of power supply parameters (battery, standby modes, etc.);
  • Printer diagnostics — printer diagnostics, troubleshooting while printing;
  • PCWDiagnosis – configuration of old programs for correct operation in modern Windows;
  • SearchDiagnosis – Eliminates search and indexing problems;
  • WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnosis – fixes issues that occur during playback. DVD;
  • WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnosticWindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic – reset Windows Media Player settings;
  • WindowsUpdateDiagnosticWindowsUpdateDiagnostic – fixes problems with Windows Update.

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📌 Variant 5

If all the previous methods did not help, try a third-party solution: the FixWin utility (link to the official site // download button at the bottom of the page).

After launching it, you need to go to the section convenience stores” and indicate the desired section (the utility is in English, but the context is very clear. You can also use special translators).

FixWin is a utility to fix errors in Windows

FixWin is a utility for fixing errors in Windows.

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For this, I bow out, all success!

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