Microsoft ATS Service – Fix Windows XP And Windows Vista Update Problems, Run Common System Maintenance And More

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on February 2, 2010


Microsoft has a free Automated Troubleshooting Service (ATS) tool which is an online tool and can be run from within the browser without need to install it.


This is a useful tool for Windows XP and Windows Vista. However such tool is not needed for Windows 7 because with Windows 7 you can run the diagnostics built into Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To do so in Windows 7, you can go to Control Panel > System and Security and run the “Troubleshoot common computer problems”

In this article I will brief about the use and features of Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service.


Features Of Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service.


  • Fixes problems with desktop shortcuts and icons like Shortcuts on the desktop don’t work or are broken
  • Fixes Desktop icons are broken or have not been used in 3 months
  • Fixes startup items don’t work or are broken
  • System maintenance tasks like Free up disk space by repairing disk volume errors such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors
  • Free up disk space by removing error reports and troubleshooting history older than 1 month
  • Set the correct system time and synchronize system clock with the time server
  • Fixes Windows update error 0x80072F8F
  • Fixes the item that this shortcut refers to has been deleted

How To Use Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service



  1. Go to the Link : Automated Troubleshooting Service
  2. Let the online ATS tool scan and fix your Windows XP or Windows Vista Problems

Automated Troubleshoting Service

Hope you find this tool useful and handy.

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