Troubleshoot Windows 10 Does Not Connect to Wi-Fi Automatically

Windows 10, despite being the fastest and most efficient Windows of all time, is not performing well with respect to the wireless network connection. Several users reported that their Windows 10 is system does not connect with Wi-Fi automatically. The problem is not a huge one, but still, Wi-Fi connectivity is essential these days. The issue could worsen when the OS is an older Windows version. The old files become useless and the system requires new ones.

There could be various reasons like damaged or corrupted files, Windows is not installed correctly, etc resulting in the Wi-Fi problem. Fortunately, there are methods to troubleshoot the problem using the inbuilt tools of Windows 10. Microsoft provides inbuilt tools to its users for convenience. If you are also facing the Wi-Fi connectivity issue in your Windows 10, then follow the guide regarding some of the inbuilt tools to resolve the problem and make Windows 10 to connect with Wi-Fi automatically.

How to solve the Wi-Fi does not connect automatically error

Try using Network Troubleshooter

Since the problem is relating to connectivity, Windows Network troubleshooter is a tool to use first. The network troubleshooter will detect problems and fix them immediately.

  1. Open the Start menu and type Troubleshoot.
  2. Click to open Internet Connections.
  3. Now select Run the troubleshooter.
  4. You will be prompted to select an option.
  5. Click to select Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet.
  6. The program will begin to scan for the error.

System File Checker Scan

System filer checker will perform a full system scan to check damaged files. Once detected, SFC will repair the files automatically.

  1. Press Windows key + S
  2. Now, type cmd to open the command prompt from Windows search.
  3. Type sfc/ scannow in the command prompt.
  4. Now, press Enter.
  5. The scan will begin and repair the files altogether.
  6. Now reboot your system.

Perform Chkdsk Scans

To perform a disk scan, you have to refer command prompt again.

  1. Open Command Prompt and type chkdsk /f/r/x and press the Enter
  2. Once the process is done, you will be prompted to restart the system.
  3. Now, close the command prompt window and reboot your system.

Install Network Drivers

If a file is corrupted in Drivers, it will restrict the network and give rise to connectivity issues. To attempt a troubleshoot-

  1. Open Control Panel and click View By from the right window.
  2. Select Small icons to sort the options.
  3. Now, find and click to open Device Manager.
  4. Click the Network Adapters and go to Wi-Fi device.
  5. Right-click on Wi-Fi device and click Update Driver.
  6. Select Search automatically for updated software.
  7. Wait for the installation of new drivers.
  8. Now, reboot your computer system.

Reinstall Network Drivers

If the updated drivers didn’t work as well, then you must reinstall them.

  1. Again, go to the Device Manager and navigate to your Wi-Fi adapter.
  2. Select Uninstall the device. Click Uninstall to confirm.
  3. Go to the Device Manager and select the Scan for hardware changes option.
  4. The system will automatically scan and install the drivers.

Remove Fast Startup

Fast Startup is a useful feature in Windows 10, but sometimes it also creates the issues which include the blank startup problems and Wi-Fi related problems.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Prowers Options.
  3. Now, go to the left panel of the window and click on Choose what the power buttons do.
  4. Click to open the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
  5. Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended)
  6. Now click Save Changes.

By following the methods mentioned above, troubleshooting the problem will be more comfortable. Windows always provide its own inbuilt tools which you can use to solve the problem in your system.

Joey Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robert has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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