Eight Methods to Repair “A Drawback Is Stopping the Troubleshooter From Beginning” on Home windows

Any Windows device is likely to experience system problems from time to time. In most cases, you can use the built-in troubleshooter to fix these system problems. However, it's quite frustrating when these troubleshooters suddenly crash too. When this happens, you will usually see an error message that says "There is a problem preventing troubleshooting from starting."

But luckily for you, we'll show you how to fix these errors. So let's get started.

1. Enable troubleshooting using the Local Group Policy Editor

This error can be caused by the way you configured your system settings. In most cases, troubleshooting in the Local Group Policy Editor can be disabled.

So let's see how you can enable troubleshooting from the Local Group Policy Editor:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter the open Local group policy editor.

  3. Navigate to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> System> Troubleshooting and Diagnostics> Script-Based Diagnostics.

  4. Double click on that Troubleshooting: Allow users to access and run the troubleshooting wizards Opportunity.

Enable that in the next window Allows Box, press Use, then press OK.

When you're done, repeat the same steps and enable the other two settings in the Scripted diagnosis Folder. Restart your PC to save these settings.

2. Scan and repair the local drive

You are likely to encounter this problem when the local drive contains corrupt files. In that case, scanning and repairing the local drive can fix this problem. This not only fixes this problem but also other critical system problems.

Here is how you can now scan and repair the local drive:

  1. Press the Search bar in the start menu, Type File managerand select the Best hit.

  2. click This pc on the left.

  3. Right click on the Local hard drive (C 🙂 and choose properties.

Next, navigate to Tools Tab and click the Check Button.

In the next window click on Scan drive Opportunity. Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the process to complete. Restart your PC to save these changes.

3. Set the correct temporary folder path

When you run a troubleshooter, files are automatically written to the Temp folder on your PC. This process helps keep the tool running smoothly. However, if you've changed the default temporary folder path, it can cause problems.

In this case, you need to make sure that your PC is writing files to the correct Temp folder. Here's how you can do this:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Researcher and press Enter.

  3. Right click on This pc on the left and click properties.

  4. Next, click Advanced system settings Opportunity.

  5. In the next window, navigate to the Progressive Tab and click the Environment variables Button.

Locate TEMP under the User variables Section. Double click this value, change its Variable value to % USERPROFILE% AppData Local Temp, and press OK.

Restart your PC when you are done. This should fix the problem by setting the correct path to the Temp folder.

4. Uninstall any suspicious programs

Did this error occur after installing some software programs? If so, then one of these apps could be the culprit.

To fix this problem, uninstall some suspicious programs by following the steps below:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter the open Programs and functions Window.

  3. Find any suspicious app, right click on it and click Uninstall. Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your PC when you are done.

Alternatively, you can try the different ways to remove stubborn software on Windows.

5. Use a system restore point

This error may have occurred recently. Maybe it's caused by malware or the way you configured some system settings.

So how can you easily approach this problem? This is where a system restore point comes in.

When you use a restore point, your device returns to a previous state. This will restore your settings and remove recently installed malware.

If you have previously created a recovery point, you can use it as follows:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Switchboard and press Enter.

  3. Press the Seen from Drop down menu and select Big icons.

  4. Press the recreation Option from the Control Panel menu items.

  5. In the next window click on Open system restore Option and then click Next.

  6. By doing system recovery Window, select a Recovery point and then click Next keep going.

Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your PC when you are done.

6. Reset your device

Perhaps you didn't create a restore point, but would have liked to use this feature. Well, resetting your PC might be a better alternative. When you reset your device, you can factory reset it without losing your files. However, start by backing up your device first in case things don't go according to plan.

To reset a Windows device:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Update & security.

  2. Choose recreation Option in the left side area.

  3. Press the Getting started Button under the Reset this PC Opportunity.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

7. Repair damaged system files using SFC and DISM

Maybe this is an error caused by corrupted system files? We can't figure that out until after we've run the SFC and DISM tools. These are features built into Windows to help you find and repair damaged or missing system files.

So let's start and run the DISM tool first:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type CMD and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter an increased open command prompt.

  3. Next, enter the following command, then press Enter:

DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth

When the scan is complete, enter the following command and then press Enter:

DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth

Once the scan is complete, restart your PC. From there you can now run an SFC scan by following the steps below:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt as in the previous steps.

  2. Enter the following command, then press Enter:

sfc / scannow

Close Command Prompt and restart your PC once the scan is complete.

8. Update Windows

Is your Windows device up to date? If not, this may be why you are encountering this error. In this case, fixing the problem simply means updating Windows.

Now here are the steps to update your Windows device:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Update & security and choose Windows Update on the left.

  2. Press the Check for updates and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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Modisha Tladi
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Modisha is a tech content writer and blogger with a passion for new technology and innovation. He enjoys researching and writing insightful content for technology companies. He spends most of his time listening to music and also enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching action comedies.

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