How to Automatically Troubleshoot and Fix Computer Problems

If you have problems on your computer and you don't know how to solve the problem, there is a feature on window which can automatically troubleshoot and fix computer problems, so why don't use it, that may solve your problem. Using this feature, you can click on a task to automatically troubleshoot and fix common computer problems.

Here I have listed some common computer problem and their troubleshooting ideas to fix the problem.

How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows


If you have problems for running programs in your computer that are made for previous versions of windows, you can use program compatibility troubleshooter to apply recommended compatibility settings for that program to run the program smoothly.

Here are the steps to fix the problem for running programs made for previous versions of windows.
  1. First of all go to control panel then click on "Troubleshooting" option.
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  2. On troubleshooting window, you can see the different options for fixing common computer problems.
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  3. Click on "Run programs made for previous versions of windows" located under the programs category.
  4. Program compatibility troubleshooter dialog box will appear then click on next to search the list of programs.
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  5. After the programs listed, select the program name which have problems and go to next. If the program is not listed select the option "Not Listed" and go to next.
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  6. On next you have two options for troubleshooting, one of them is trying programs with recommended compatibility settings and another is troubleshooting program with choosing compatibility settings based on problems you notice.
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  7. At first select on option "Try recommended setting" which applies recommended settings for program and allows you to test the program. If the programs runs smoothly save these settings, otherwise choose the option "try for different settings".
    How to Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows
  8. Here you can choose the list of problems you have noticed go next and follow the recommended solutions.

How to Find and Fix Problems with Devices and Hardware


You can configure devices and hardware of computer to find and fix problems with them automatically using windows troubleshooting feature. This troubleshooter searches for any hardware changes and find out which have the problem then try to fix that. The troubleshooter will made some changes to your system to run it smoothly.

Following are the steps to find and fix the problems with devices and hardware.
  1. At first click on "Configure a device" option located under hardware and sound category on troubleshooting window.
  2. It will open hardware and devices dialog box, go next to scan the hardware changes and problems.
    How to Find and Fix Problems with Devices and Hardware
  3. After troubleshooting has completed, you can find out list of problems. You can try attempting the task you were trying to do before to check the problem was fixed or not.

How to Find and Fix Problems with Printing


Using windows troubleshooter you can find and fix problems with printing or can solve the printer problems automatically.

Here are the steps to find and fix the problems with printing.

  1. From troubleshooting window go to "Use a printer" option which is located under hardware and sound category.
  2. Go next on printer dialog box for starting to find and fix problems with printing.
    How to Find and Fix Problems with Printing
  3. If there are any problems in printing, the troubleshooter shows the list of problems with printers.

How to Troubleshoot Audio Recording


If you have any problems with recording audio, you can find and fix them with recording audio troubleshooter. This troubleshooter checks audio service status for different recording devices and will try to identify the problem and fix them.

Following are the steps to find and fix the problems with audio recording.

  1. From troubleshooting window go to "Troubleshoot audio recording" option which is located under hardware and sound category.
  2. Go next on recording audio dialog box for starting to find and fix problems with audio recording.
    How to Troubleshoot Audio Recording
  3. If there is any problems in recording audio, the troubleshooter shows the list of problems with audio device also shows problems are solved or not.

How to Troubleshoot Audio Playback


Similar to troubleshooting audio recording, you can also troubleshoot audio playback using windows troubleshooting feature. If you have any problems with playing sound, can find and fix them using playing audio troubleshooter.

Following are the steps to find and fix the problems with audio playback.

  1. From troubleshooting window go to "Troubleshoot audio playback" option which is located under hardware and sound category.
  2. Go next on recording audio dialog box for starting to find and fix problems with audio playback.
    How to Troubleshoot Audio Playback
  3. If there are any problems in playing audio, the troubleshooter shows the list of problems with audio device also shows problems are solved or not.