In an attempt to try to help diagnose and solve problems Windows 7 comes with troubleshooting wizards…Nothing fancy at first, right? Click on the Start button and type troubleshooting and up comes the troubleshooting menu:
So it can help me fix hardware and sound, fix the looks of things, improve power and a few other bits and bobs. However, what is really cool is looking under the hood at these troubleshooting tools.
If we have a quick look around the Windows directory, we’ll see a diagnostics folder. Inside of that one a folder called system and under there, what looks to be a one-to-one of a lot of the aforementioned troubleshooters above. Go in to the individual folders and what do we have? PowerShell scripts….If we look carefully at them, there seems to be a pattern as well. TS and RS (maybe troubleshooting script and resolution script)? And, then, the glue to hold it all together – an XML Troubleshooting Pack (.diagpkg) pack.
Looking at this big picture, I wonder if vendors are going to be able to make their own packs to try and solve common issues with software…Seems pretty cool to me!