- Although Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems on the market, sometimes it might fail to deliver the best user experience to you and even manifest errors.
- If that happens, you can try troubleshooting the issues by yourself or rely on specialized software. We've prepared the best tools you can use to troubleshoot your Windows PC.
- If you're a tinkerer, our dedicated Troubleshooting Windows 10 category will be on your liking.
- Our website can help you learn more about Windows 10 and discover new, exciting things.
Best diagnostic and troubleshooting tools for Windows PC/laptop
- Advanced System Care
- Iolo System Mechanic Pro
- Wise Registry Cleaner
- Microsoft Fix It
- Windows System Troubleshooter
Windows operating system, especially Windows 10 Technical Preview could have a lot of bugs, lags and other annoying issues. Sometimes we have to perform various system tweaks in order to fix these problems, and it could be very complicated, and sometimes risky.
But luckily, there are a lot of troubleshooting tools out there that will do all the work for us. Using a troubleshooting tool could save us a lot of time, and is safer than monkeying in our system or registry on our own. So we’ll present you the best troubleshooting software and tools for your Windows operating system, and we hope they will help you to solve all your problems.
What are the best five hardware troubleshooting and repair tools for Windows PC or laptop?
Restoro (editor’s choice)
Restoro is an all-in-one program that is used to troubleshoot various Windows issues. It uses official Windows registry files to restore and fix system errors and recover from ransomware damage to the system.
It is capable of restoring and fixing broken registry files, removing viruses, clearing broken files, repairing DLL files, and much more.
Recovering from serious virus damage is almost impossible by trying to solve it yourself, we strongly advise to use Restoro or other software from our list.
By using a specialized app you can save a ton of money on “professional PC repair” which will cost hundreds of dollars.
Advanced System Care (suggested)
There are a lot of third-party system troubleshooting tools for Windows, but we decided to pick Advanced System Care. Because we think that it is the most trustful tool with a huge number of downloads worldwide. With Advanced System Care you’ll be able to repair, clean, optimize or even speed up your PC.
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iolo System Mechanic is one of the most known and most ‘old but gold’ optimization and tuneup utility on the market. The most notorious features are Windows customization and various recovery tools, troubleshooting options that you can select and customize, internet connection tweaker and even an antivirus.
Its interface is intuitive and highlights all the necessary processes you need to do in order to avoid system issues. You will know exactly when you will need to fix your registry, to clean some junk files or to run an HDD defragmentation.
This software comes with a free version that can be used on every PC. However, the paid version includes all necessary features in order to tweak your system. We recommend the pro version, as it will surely help your PC to improve its performance with all its available features. We also have to mention that it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Registry cleaner should definitely be on your list of troubleshooting tools. There are a lot of registry cleaners and maintainers out there, but we decided to choose Wise Registry Cleaner. This tools appears to be the best because it provides deep and safe cleaning and of your registry, with a lot of tweaking options.
Wise Registry Cleaner is also very well-designed, and you won’t have any problems to find and perform the desired task. But cleaning your registry with Wise Registry Cleaner requires rebooting, which could be annoying sometimes, but it is often required to properly change system and registry files in use.
Microsoft Fix it
Microsoft is aware of problems and bugs within their operating system, and because of that, the company decided to launch its own troubleshooting tool, Microsoft Fix it. Microsoft Fix it Solution Center offers solutions of various Windows-related problems, and all you need to do is to go to Microsoft Fix it website, enter your symptoms, and you’ll automatically receive an executable that will solve your problem. Just go to Microsoft Fix it Solution Center, find and download the solution for your problem. Solutions from Microsoft Fix it could be applied to all versions of Windows, not just Windows 10.
Windows System Troubleshooter
Another useful tool for troubleshooting Windows problems is its built-in Troubleshooter. This troubleshooter could solve various system problems, from audio issues to corrupted programs. Using Windows Troubleshooter is sometimes the best choice, because it doesn’t require downloading and installing any additional software. To access Windows Troubleshooter, go to Control Panel, and then to Troubleshooting, or simply enter find and fix problems into Search and it will show you all available options for solving your problems.
Hardware Diagnostics Tools
There’s a chance that the main cause of your problem is a piece of your computer’s hardware, and a diagnostic tool that will find this hardware problem is very useful. So, a special place on our list is reserved not for one, but for three diagnostics tools. CPU-Z, CrystalDiskInfo and RAMBooster. With CPU-Z you can get almost all information about your CPU, with CrystalDiskInfo you can manage your hard disks, and with RAMBooster you can optimize the usage of your RAM memory. So with these three tools, you’ll be able to find and solve all your problems caused by your computer’s hardware.
FAQ: learn more about Windows troubleshooting tools
- What is the best troubleshooting tool for Windows?
If you’re a software novice, you can achieve great results with any of the troubleshooting software solutions we’ve included on our list. However, if you want the best option there is, we recommend you to use Advanced System Care.
- Does Windows 10 have built-in troubleshooting options?
Yes, Microsoft is well aware that its popular operating system might fail from time to time and provides you with multiple troubleshooting tools that are embedded within Windows. Just press the Win key and type “troubleshoot”; you’ll see them right away.
- Can I troubleshoot Windows 10 issues on my own?
Yes, nowadays it’s easier than ever to troubleshoot various issues by yourself, given the rich collection of options you can use. However, if you’re not sure about something, you might want to contact an expert.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.