While the very efficient & effective inbuilt Windows Troubleshooters in Windows are meant to make your life easy, what if they themselves refuse to work properly, some day, for some reason!? If your Windows Troubleshooters are not working, then these suggestions will help you fix the troubleshooting wizards in Windows 10/8/7.
Windows Troubleshooters not working
You are aware that you can see all the built-in Windows Troubleshooters at the following location:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories
If they are unable to run or never work, well, here are a few general steps you may want to try out to troubleshoot the Windows Troubleshooters in Windows 8 or Windows 7.
1] See if a System Restore helps you.
2] Click Start >Search Menu Bar >cmd >rt click on result > Run As Administrator > Type sfc /scannow > Hit Enter. This will run the System File Checker. This will examine all your system files and replace them if any are found to have been corrupted. Reboot when asked. Alternatively simply download FixWin and click the Run System File Checker button.
3] Try using the Troubleshooters when logged on as a new Administrator user.
4] If it’s your online troubleshooters which are failing, try a local troubleshooter. It’s possible that there may be issues with the connection to the site where you download the online troubleshooters
5] It could even be an issue with the files being stored in %temp% folder/s. Run Disk Cleanup utility to clear temp and junk files.
6] See this post if you receive An unexpected error has occurred, The troubleshooting wizard can’t continue message.
7] The troubleshooting reports, logs & other data are saved in the following locations:
%LocalAppData%\Diagnostics : It contains folders for previously run troubleshooter.
%LocalAppData%\ElevatedDiagnostics : It contains folders for each troubleshooter which was Run as Administrator.
Applications and Services Logs/ Microsoft/ Windows/ Diagnosis-Scripted/ Admin
Applications and Services Logs/ Microsoft/ Windows/ Diagnosis-ScriptedDiagnosticsProvider/ Operational
Applications and Services Logs/ Microsoft/ Windows/ Diagnosis-Scripted/ Operational
See if anything here helps you here.
While this eventuality may never arise, should it, hope some of these general suggestions are of help to someone, someday.
This post will help you of Microsoft Fix It or Automated Troubleshooting Package is not working on your Windows computer.