How to Troubleshoot Windows Hardware and Device Problems

If you encounter some hardware or device problems on your computer, you don’t have to look far to find the solution. Windows has its built-in troubleshooter that is not only capable of diagnosing the problem, but also provide you with some alternatives to the best solution to solve the problem.

How to Use Windows Troubleshooter?

Windows troubleshooter is available in all versions of Windows. It might be a little different in Windows Vista, but for Windows 7, 8 and 10, here is the guide to use the troubleshooter:

1. First of all, open the Control Panel, and then look at the Hardware and Sound option. Since you are not sure yet what the problem actually is, you can choose to Configure a Device.

2. After that, the Hardware Troubleshooter window will be opened. You can check the ‘Apply Repair Automatically’ box if you want the problem to be addressed once it is diagnosed. If you think you want to review the problems first and then fix the ones you think necessary, leave the box unchecked.

3. Click Next and let the troubleshooter scans the problem. It might take a while, so please be patient.

4. When the scanning process has been completed, the list of problems will be displayed. You can simply choose which problems you want to fix, and then click Next again.

5. When the computer said that the problem had been fixed, you can try doing the activity you want to do again and see that the issue has been solved.

What Are the Common Problems that Can be Solved by Windows Troubleshooter?

Windows Troubleshooter has been specifically designed to find solutions for the problems your computer might face. As a result, it can detect and fix basically every hardware and device-related problems.

The most common hardware problem that can be solved by Windows Troubleshooter is an undetected flash drive. When the computer fails to detect the flash drive, it is usually due to unrecognized driver or recent hardware changes.

The Windows Troubleshooter will specifically display what the problem is so you can take necessary actions to solve it. When it comes to flash drive, sometimes the troubleshooter will fail to address any problems even though it is clear that it cannot be detected by your computer. When it happens, the chance is high that the actual problems lie on the flash drive itself and not on the computer.

Furthermore, you can also use Windows Troubleshooter for internet connection problems. Internet connection problem can be caused by so many things. Maybe there is something wrong with the network, or perhaps it is the modem that has been acting out.

However, it is also possible that there is some wrong setting that prevents your computer from connecting to the network. So, it is definitely not a sin to use the Windows Troubleshoot to find out the cause of the issue.

To do this, simply click Network troubleshooter in the taskbar’s search box. After the window is displayed, click identify and repair network problems. This simple trick will show the list of possible problems which you can solve with a simple click.

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