Windows Vista offers an array of tools for tracking, improving, and tweaking your system's performance, as well as for troubleshooting problems. These tools are greatly improved over previous versions of Windows, and they include automated fixes so that Windows Vista watches behind the scenes for problems and then recommends fixes for them, such as automatically downloading any necessary patches.
This chapter outlines all of Windows Vista's troubleshooting tools. It's divided into two sections: "Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting" and "Startup." As with the rest of the book, the tools and features are alphabetized within each section to make them easier to find.
Note that other chapters include some troubleshooting tools as well. For example, to get help for network problems, turn to Chapter 7.
Here is an alphabetical reference of entries in this chapter: