Repair Windows XP Online Using Microsoft ATS

Good news for Windows XP and Vista users! You can now fix most of XP/Vista errors online without the help of third-party tools.


Unlike Windows 7, XP and Vista operating systems don’t come with Windows troubleshooting tools by default. Windows 7 comes with over 20 troubleshooting tools that help you fix most of Windows errors quickly and easily.

In order to help Windows XP (SP3) and Vista (SP2) users, Microsoft has launched an online service named Automated Troubleshooting Services that automatically detects and fixes common Windows issues such as unused icons, Windows update error, disk volume errors, broken desktop shortcuts and incorrect system time display.


How it works:

1. Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services scans your computer and detects the root causes of common problems, then

2. Automatically fixes the problems that it finds.

3. Offers additional resources if the problem isn’t fixed

Note that this tool is only for Windows XP and Vista operating systems. If you are running, please refer our troubleshooting Windows 7 using inbuilt tools guide. You might also like to download Windows 7 troubleshooting tips guide from Microsoft.

Visit Microsoft ATS page

Thanks to Softpedia



  1. morris young says

    It clearly states this functions on XP Pro elsewhere , but says it does not on here. Maybe if Microsoft knew what planet we are on it might help? Either it works or it does not !

  2. PC user abused says

    Not working with XP sp2!
    Says I need to upgrade to SP3 to fix my problems with SP2???… so what are they fixing if I need to upgrade to another OS.
    It’s like saying: “To fix your PC problems: buy a Mac”
    Thanks for the invaluable help there Microsoft geniuses.

  3. CrioStage says

    It doesnt work on Windows XP Pro SP3 EN i get the following message:

    “This diagnostic package is not available for Windows XP

    We have detected that you are running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. While Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services supports some diagnostic packages for Windows XP, this is not one of them. However, click below for other information to help you troubleshooting this problem.”

    So i belive it doesnt work for Windows XP…

  4. Mark Latimer says

    I tried this Microsoft site and received a message stating that it was not for Windows XP Users.

    I am running Windows XP Pro SP 3.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *