Windows has a built-in troubleshooting tool. This is a feature that already existed before Windows Vista. The troubleshooter is usually designed to resolve hardware and hardware issues. For example, it can reset your network card, but if necessary, it can change your network settings and allow you to connect to the network you’re having trouble with.
Before Windows 10, Troubleshooter was a single application that performed diagnostics on all hardware components. In Windows 10, this feature was broken down into smaller versions, each targeting a different hardware component. These components don’t cover everything Troubleshooter did for hardware and devices in Windows 10, so you may still need to run it. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available directly from the Settings app.
In this post, Techquack will show you how to open it. If Windows 10 Hardware and Device Troubleshooter aren’t available, you can open it from the Windows 10 Hardware Troubleshooter command line.
What are the reasons for missing Hardware and Device Troubleshooter?
The Hardware and Device Troubleshooter was not removed from the system itself, but it was difficult for the end-user to access. This tool was primarily designed for remote technical support to diagnose problems with your system without being able to access your PC remotely.
The decision to hide the hardware and device diagnostics tool was made after the Windows 10 1809 update. If you have the latest version of Windows 10 (as most people do), this method will help you solve your Windows 10 missing hardware and device problem.
As we all know, keyboard, Bluetooth, audio, printer, battery, etc. are some of the most common hardware devices that fail. In this case, a useful troubleshooting tool like Hardware and Devices is a very important solution for everyone.
Hardware and device troubleshooting has been very important to many people, and many users complain that because they cannot find hardware and device troubleshooting, their SD card slots, brightness control shortcuts, Bluetooth, and other devices do not work as expected. So we did a little research and found a simple solution. So, we are going to learn how to fix the “Hardware and Device Troubleshooter missing” error in Windows 10.
Here’s how to fix the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter missing error
For those Windows 10 users who still need this seemingly useful tool, don’t despair as there is a way to access this diagnostic tool.
- You need to access the troubleshooter from the command line.
- To access the troubleshooter, simply run the command line, then type or copy and paste the following command and press Enter.
- msdt.exe device diagnostics
- Once the troubleshooter appears, you can run the tool as usual.
- You can also download and use our helpful free software to open the troubleshooter with a single click.
After the release of Windows 10 version 1809, you’ll notice that the hardware and device diagnostics program is no longer present when you go to Settings -> Updates and Security -> Troubleshooting. Microsoft believes that few people want to use this tool. That’s why it’s hidden in the system.
This does not mean that this tool has been removed from your Windows computer. You can always try to open it another way. For example, you can use the Windows 10 Hardware Troubleshooter command line to open this tool.
You can follow this guide to open Windows 10 Hardware and Device Troubleshooter from the Windows 10 Hardware Troubleshooter command line:
- Click the Windows Search button on the left side of the taskbar.
- Type cmd and select the first search result to open the command prompt.
- Copy and paste the following command line into the command prompt and press Enter.
- mysdt.auxiliary diagnostic device
- The Windows 10 Hardware and Device Troubleshooter will open. You can then click Next to begin the analysis and troubleshooting process.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Click on the "Start" button.
- Click on "Control Panel" to open it.
- In the search box in the upper right corner of the "Control Panel" window, type "Troubleshooting".
- Under "Hardware and Sound," click "Configure Device."
- Select "Next" to run the troubleshooter.
- Choose Start -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting or select the Troubleshooting shortcut at the end of this topic.
- Select the type of troubleshooting you want to run, and then select Run Troubleshooter.
- Run the troubleshooter, and then answer the questions that appear on the screen.
- Make sure your computer is not overheating.
- Go to safe mode before attempting to fix the problem.
- Test the hardware components and check for errors in your computer's memory.
- Check for improperly installed or defective drivers.
- Check for malware that may be causing the problem.
Sometimes the error message "Windows Troubleshooter has stopped working" appears because your user profile is corrupt. To solve the problem, you need to create a new user account and see if the same problem occurs. After creating a new user account, switch to it and see if the problem occurs again.
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