IN THIS CHAPTER
Troubleshooting common hardware and device driver issues
Troubleshooting startup issues using System Recovery Options
Troubleshooting slow or unresponsive system performance
This chapter discusses the components of your computer and addresses some common problems and their solutions. Additionally, you'll find information for troubleshooting Bluetooth connectivity. Finally, we provide information for troubleshooting general performance issues.
Whenever you have a hardware problem that's causing a device to misbehave or just not work at all, finding an updated driver is usually your best bet. But even before you do that, you might want to try Windows’ built-in troubleshooting tools to see if they can resolve the problem.
To get help on programs, hardware, and drivers, open the Troubleshooting applet from the Control Panel (see Figure 37.1). Once you have the applet open, you can click on a number of categories. Each of the items in this Control Panel applet provides a troubleshooting wizard that can automatically search for, detect, and potentially fix problems. The applet offers the following groups: