How To Run Troubleshooter In Windows 10

Overall, by taking advantage of built-in troubleshooters, Windows 10 users could address many issues but not everyone knows how to run troubleshooter in Windows 10. New to Windows 10 and don’t know what must be done to make use of the troubleshooters? In that case, you should find this article helpful. Down below is all the information that you should keep in mind to harness the full potential of Windows 10 troubleshooters. 

Accessing Troubleshooters In Windows 10: Summary

In discussions about how to run troubleshooter in Windows 10, different people express preference for different methods. For most of the time, if you own a Windows 10 PC, you could access troubleshooters in four ways:

Via Settings

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key and hit the cogwheel icon to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Update & Security then choose Troubleshooting. 
  • Step 3: Click Additional troubleshooters, pick the troubleshooter that you want to use e.g Playing audio and hit Run troubleshooter.
  • Step 4: If the troubleshooter manages to identify the root of the problem and offer a fix, hit Apply this fix.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Via Control Panel

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key, type Control Panel and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: Change View by to Large icon, click Troubleshooting and pick View all.
  • Step 3: Select the troubleshooter you want to use then choose Next.
  • Step 4: Allow the troubleshooting to go all the way. 
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Via Taskbar

  • Step 1: On your taskbar, right-click the icon of the component that is acting up and pick Troubleshoot problems. For example, if have a hard time connecting to the Internet, right-click the network connection icon and pick Troubleshoot problems.
  • Step 2: Follow on-screen instructions.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 

Via Commands

You can also run the troubleshooter using commands in PowerShell as well as Command Prompt. You need to know the diagnostic IDs and you can find them on Microsoft’s.

  • Step 1: Right-click the Start menu then pick either PowerShell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: In PowerShell(Admin)/Command Prompt (Admin), run the command msdt.exe /id <diagnostic_id>. Of course, remember to substitute the diagnostic ID of the troubleshooter you want to run for  <diagnostic_id>.
  • Step 3:  Follow on-screen instructions.

Troubleshooting Issues In Windows 10: Guidelines 

  • To improve the chances of solving the error, run the troubleshooter as administrator. For instance, in Control Panel, right-click the troubleshooter you want to run and pick Runs as administrator.
  • Before trying out complex fixes, restart your computer at least once and see how things turn out. 

How Long Does The Troubleshooting Take?

Once it comes to troubleshooting issues on Windows, there is no universal estimate. The time it takes to complete troubleshooting depends on the complexity of the situation. If the extent of the error isn’t severe, you can expect troubleshooting to wrap up within 30 seconds.

What Are The Categories Of Windows 10 Troubleshooters?

Windows 10 troubleshooter is divided into 4 categories i.e Programs, Hardware and Sound, Network and Internet, and System and Security. Each category has a subcategory that helps narrow down the error. For example, the Hardware and Sound category splits the sound issue into two: Playing audio and Recording audio.

Troubleshooter Not Working: Solutions

Take A Look At Services

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key, type services.msc and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: In Windows Services, right-click Cryptographic Services then pick Properties.
  • Step 3: If Service status says Stopped, hit Start and change its Startup type to Automatic.
  • Step 4: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer. When the screen comes back on, run the troubleshooter again.

Note: If the Service status says Running, hit Stop, wait for a moment and hit Start.

Boot Into Safe Mode

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key + L then click the Power icon.
  • Step 2: Press and hold Shift then hit Restart to get to Windows Recovery.
  • Step 3: Select Troubleshoot, choose Advanced options and hit Startup Settings.
  • Step 4: In Choose an options screen, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • Step 5: Press either 4 (F4) to boot into Safe Mode or 5 (F5) to boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Last but not least, run the troubleshooters and determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: After you finish, restart your computer to leave Safe Mode. 

Apply Changes To The Registry

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key, type Regedit and hit Enter. 
  • Step 2: Navigate to  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinTrust\Trust Providers.
  • Step 3: Hir Software Publishing, look to the right, right-click State and pick Modify.
  • Step 4: Set the Value data as 23c00 then hit OK to save changes.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer and witness the result.

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