How to Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Starting with the latest Windows 10 build version, Microsoft hides the direct access of the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to its users. This tool actually makes a lot of troubleshooting tasks simpler. Since the company hasn’t completely written off this utility program, you may have to dig harder. In this post, we discuss two different ways to locate and run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.

Using the Windows Settings UI, one may perform a separate troubleshoot of different hardware, net connectivity, playback, Bluetooth, etc. In case you can’t locate this feature inside Settings, you may execute a few codes on the Command Prompt to find bugs and errors. Let’s explore their procedure in detail –

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Two Ways to Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter on Windows 10

To Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter on Windows 10 PC, use the following methods –

1. Using the Settings App

Windows Settings does provide an easy way to run the Hardware and Device troubleshooter right on its interface. Here’s how to use this to diagnose issues related to Battery, SD card, Sound, and several others –

  • Hit the WinKey using Keyboard and select the Gear icon.
  • When the Settings UI comes into view, select Update & Security thereafter Troubleshoot
  • Now, move to the right side and locate “Find and fix other problems“.
  • The list containing all the connected hardware and devices opens up, select the specific one causing trouble.
  • Tap Run the Troubleshooter to check for any existing bugs in the selected hardware. 

Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter using Settings

2. Via Command Prompt

If you can’t find the above tool on your device, you may perform this task using the Windows Console as well. Here’s how to proceed –

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  • Start Run (Win+R), type cmd, and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys combination.
  • When the UAC window appears, tap Yes. This will open up the Command Prompt.
  • Now, copy/paste the below code and hit Enter

msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic

  • This will auto-begin the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter page, click Next to go ahead.

Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

  • The detecting process starts immediately afterward, wait for this to finish scanning.
  • Usually, this finds the faulty device and repair the same (if possible).
  • If this doesn’t report back any issue, hit Close the troubleshooter to come out of its interface.

Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

That’s it.