Troubleshooters are essential, as anyone who has used Windows for even a few years can confirm. These are built-in tools that assist us in fixing operating system problems when other fixes do not work. A built-in troubleshooter tool in Windows 11 assists you in automatically locating and resolving various Windows errors. So, in this post, we will teach you how to manually or automate Troubleshooting in Windows to identify and resolve common issues.
How to Run Troubleshooters in Windows 11
Given below are two methods you can use to run troubleshooters on your Windows 11 PC:
- Run Troubleshooter Manually via Windows Settings
- Run Troubleshooter Automatically via Windows Settings
1] Run Troubleshooter Manually via Windows Settings
Running the Windows Troubleshooter manually is helpful if you face a specific issue with your laptop like Audio, Network and Internet, Printer, Windows Update, etc. You can run the troubleshooter based on the trouble with your PC. Follow the steps given below to learn how to run a troubleshooter manually:
- Open Windows Settings and click Settings > Troubleshoot.
- From the next page, choose the Other troubleshooters option.
- On the next page, you will see a list of troubleshooters. You can run the troubleshooter you want by clicking the Run button next to and following the on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.
2] Run Troubleshooter Automatically via Windows Settings
In this method, you will learn how to enable the automatic troubleshooter on Windows 11, enabling the in-built troubleshooters on your PC to fix issues your PC may face automatically. Follow the steps given below to run the Windows Troubleshooter automatically:
- Open Windows Settings and navigate to System > Troubleshoot.
- Click the drop-down box next to the Recommended troubleshooter preferences option on the next page.
- The drop-down box will display four options as follows:
- Run automatically, don’t notify me: If you choose this option, the troubleshooter will run and fix issues without notifying you.
- Run automatically, then notify me: If you choose this option, the troubleshooter will run and fix the issue. Once the issue is fixed, you will get a notification message.
- Ask me before running: If you choose this option, the troubleshooter will ask your permission to run the troubleshooter before fixing the issue.
- Don’t run any: If you choose this option, the troubleshooter will not run automatically. Depending on the issue in your Windows PC, you will have to run the troubleshooter manually.
So, you can choose any of these options according to your preferences. If you want the Windows troubleshooter to run automatically, choose the first or second option.
How to Run Troubleshooters in Windows 10
Windows 10 also offers both automated and manual troubleshooting. The system has grown wise enough to determine if you have an issue and resolve it if allowed. Windows also offers a plethora of built-in troubleshooting that can help you resolve many minor issues without referring to anyone.
Click on view troubleshooting history to determine if the system ever ran a troubleshooter.
Automated Troubleshooting in Windows 10
All the troubleshooters are available in Windows Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot. Under recommended troubleshooting, you can choose between three options.
- Run troubleshooter automatically; don’t notify me.
- Run troubleshooter automatically, notify me
- Ask me before running troubleshooters
Manual Troubleshooting in Windows 10
In the troubleshooter section, there are many troubleshooters, including Internet connections, Playing audio, Printer, Windows Update, Bluetooth, Network Adapter, and more.
Select the one likely to resolve the issue, and select Run the troubleshooter. The wizard will start many automated processes that may include steps to restart service, reset parameters to default, and more.
The built-in troubleshooters are popular because they carry out an in-depth problem analysis manually and automatically, as mentioned in the article. While they can resolve the problem in certain instances, they typically identify the underlying cause so the user can address it themselves. However, troubleshooters are a great aid in cutting down on the overall timeline of the troubleshooting approach.
Many troubleshooters were removed from the Settings menu for reasons Microsoft is better aware of. Some have been permanently disabled, but many can still be accessed using run commands. The troubleshooter for Hardware and Devices is a typical example of this scenario. It is no longer available through the Settings menu, but you can still access it with a run command.