How to Run a Troubleshooter in Windows 10 to Resolve Problems

To fix various problems with the OS, Windows 10 comes with a number of built-in troubleshooters. Sometimes they are really useful and can resolve the issue quickly.


Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, Microsoft has added all the available troubleshooters to the Settings app. The link from the classic Control Panel also opens the new Settings page. Here is how they can be used.

To run a troubleshooter in Windows 10, you can use a new page in the Settings app. You can navigate there by the following path
Settings \ Update & security \ Troubleshoot

Here is how the page looks.

Windows 10 Troubleshoot Page In Settings

It includes the following troubleshooters:

  • Internet connections
  • Playing Audio
  • Printer
  • Windows Update
  • Blue Screen
  • Bluetooth
  • Hardware and Devices
  • HomeGroup
  • Incoming Connections
  • Keyboard
  • Network Adapter
  • Power
  • Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
  • Recording Audio
  • Search and Indexing
  • Shared Folders
  • Speech
  • Video Playback
  • Windows Store Apps

Click on a troubleshooter you need. It will appear on the screen.

Windows 10 Run A Troubleshooter

Follow the instructions provided in the troubleshooter wizard.Windows 10 Troubleshooter In Action

Windows 10 Troubleshooter Wizard

This should help you to resolve the problems related to the troubleshooter you opened.

These troubleshooters are not a new feature of Windows 10 Creators Update. They are available in previous Windows 10 builds inside the classic Control Panel. The only new feature is the ability to access them through the Settings app. This will be appreciated by touch screen device owners.

If you are running a Windows 10 build without the Troubleshoot page under Update & recovery, you can run a troubleshooter using the classic Control Panel. Here is how.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Control Panel\System and Security.Control Panel System And Security
  3. Click the link "Troubleshoot common computer problems" under Security and Maintenance. See the following screenshot:Control Panel Common Troubleshooters Links
  4. Pick a troubleshooting category.Control Panel Troubleshooting Categories
  5. Now, run a troubleshooter which fits the problem you are facing.Control Panel Troubleshooters In A Category
  6. Follow the wizard's instructions.Control Panel Troubleshooter In Action

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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