How to Use the Windows 11 Troubleshooting Tool

By Dzhingarov

The Windows 11 troubleshooting tool helps you quickly address common computer issues, including Internet connection, audio and program incompatibility problems. It can also address printer and power management settings issues.

To run Windows 11 troubleshooter, navigate to the Troubleshoot page on the right-hand side and click Troubleshoot page. A list of fixes that have been automatically applied by your system will appear here.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

When you encounter a blue screen, it means something has gone seriously wrong with your computer and Windows is no longer capable of loading without risking further damage. It’s usually related to hardware or drivers; look out for any STOP error codes to help identify what exactly caused this error message.

To address a blue screen issue, first make sure that all updates are current. Next, restart your computer and try again if the issue reoccurs. If that fails too, use Get Help app’s guided walkthrough or Event Viewer logs to troubleshoot further.

If you haven’t done so already, run a virus scan. A virus can sometimes cause a blue screen of death by changing system files. A tool such as Fortect will scan and replace any damaged system files with fresh versions from its repository.

An alternative strategy would be to run a Chkdsk scan on your hard drive; this should locate any corrupted OS files and repair them.

If the BSOD is caused by a driver, you have two options for updating it: either using Windows itself, or directly downloading and installing from its manufacturer’s website.

Resetting the computer to its factory defaults may help resolve your blue screen of death issue by restoring all device drivers back to their original settings and may help eliminate blue screens of death issues altogether.

If all else fails, Windows 11’s Resetting tool could be your salvation. Open the Get Help app and enter “Reset this PC” into the search box to open its page. Click Get started under Reset This PC before selecting Keep my files then Click Next on the next page to begin the resetting process and resume using your computer normally when finished resetting. If none of these steps seem to help resolve the issue however, consider reinstalling or repairing your operating system instead.

Windows Update Issues

Windows Update is an integral component of a safe computing experience, enabling users to apply monthly security patches, fix bugs and optimize system performance. Unfortunately, however, sometimes updates cause issues in an operating system; luckily there are ways you can troubleshoot these updates.

First, reset the Windows update service. To do so, navigate to the Settings menu and choose “Update & security.” From here, choose the icon with gear teeth – this should take you directly into “Update & security options,” where you can click on “Troubleshoot.”

Problems often lie outside of Windows itself and instead with programs or hardware; for instance, device drivers may not be compatible with new versions of OS, internet connection issues or anti-virus issues could all be contributing factors – it is therefore wise to check all possible causes prior to considering more involved solutions.

Your computer may lack sufficient space to install updates. This may be caused by connected peripheral devices like printers or USB drives or an overcrowded hard drive. To clear space for updates, try decluttering your desktop, moving files to an external hard drive or thumb drive if necessary and rebooting to try running updates again.

Last, your system might also be experiencing memory issues. This may occur if there is not enough physical memory available to run the update, and can be remedied by clearing out C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder contents before rebooting and trying again to install.

Final consideration is whether Windows Update is having issues with its registry. This could be caused by corrupt entries in the registry, missing DLL files, or another factor. To fix this issue you can try resetting Winsock library using Winsock repair tool here – more details here.

Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Wi-Fi connection issues on Windows 11 computers can vary in complexity; from simple to complex issues. Troubleshooting often reveals its cause if only we understand its nature. In order to effectively troubleshoot, it’s vital that we first gain an understanding of what caused the issue and where to look first.

These issues often stem from either software or hardware errors, and in order to address them you may require updates, running a system file check, or even performing a clean install of your operating system. You can use troubleshooting tools within Windows 11 that will help identify what exactly the issue is.

Most Windows 11 troubleshooters include Bluetooth Troubleshooter, Display Troubleshooter and Sound Troubleshooter – three powerful diagnostic tools designed to identify and fix many common computer issues including Internet connection, printer or device issues. You’ll find these troubleshooters under Security and Maintenance of Control Panel.

Internet use has become an essential component of modern life, providing us access to information and people globally. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi connections aren’t always reliable; when they fail, it can be frustrating. Luckily, these issues are generally straightforward fixes – whether at home or work!

If your wireless connection is giving you trouble, try rebooting the router or changing its settings first. If the problem still exists, resetting or installing new drivers might help, otherwise an Ethernet cable can connect directly from computer to router for quick resolution of connection problems. If none of these fixes work then it could be due to your ISP or network.

System Restore Issues

Though most of the issues that plagued Windows 11 when it first released have since been rectified, a few things may still arise and cause users headaches. Thankfully, most are easily remedied using one of Windows’ best features – its built-in troubleshooter which can assist in dealing with most issues; simply visit Windows Troubleshooters page and select appropriate option from drop down list.

Built-in troubleshooters provide you with assistance for fixing computer issues; if they cannot, however, they provide guidance on how to resolve them manually. Another useful aspect of this tool is its restore point feature which lets you choose how far back in time your restore point should go; this feature can be especially helpful if a computer issue persists for some reason.

When running system restore, you will have to be patient as your PC restarts and rolls back your files and settings to an earlier time. This could take anywhere from several minutes up to several hours depending on the size and nature of files that need restoring.

If your System Restore didn’t complete successfully error message suggests corrupted files that no longer accessible, running takeown /f “C:Program FilesWindows Apps” /r /d Y on the Command Prompt in administrator mode can help remove them and allow you to complete a System Restore successfully.

Another nagging issue with Windows 8/8.1/10 is that its Widget Board may not display on screen (this can be accessed by swiping from the left side or pressing Windows+W). To remedy this, third-party programs should be disabled to make your widgets visible again.

If none of the troubleshooting tips listed above work, it may be time for a clean install of Windows 11. Although this will erase all your data and settings, a fresh installation of the operating system can often help solve issues that cannot be remedied using its inbuilt troubleshooter.