Microsoft Releases “Automated Troubleshooting Services” for Windows XP & Windows Vista

Automated Troubleshooting Services:  Automatically detect and fix common maintenance problems such as broken desktop shortcuts, unused icons, disk volume errors, and incorrect system time display.  (Thanks Chris)
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, and
    3. Offers additional resources if the problem isn’t fixed
What it fixes . . .
    • Problems with desktop shortcuts and icons
– Shortcuts on the desktop don’t work or are broken
– Desktop icons are broken or have not been used in 3 months
– Startup items don’t work or are broken
    • System maintenance tasks
– 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
    • You receive the following errors:
– Windows update error 0x80072F8F
– The item that this shortcut refers to has been deleted
NOTE:  Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users can access the built-in diagnostics by following the instructions below.
    1. Click Start, Control Panel
    2. In the Control Panel, click System and Security
    3. In the System and Security window, under Action Center, click Troubleshoot common computer problems
    4. In the Troubleshoot computer problems window, click a specific task to automatically diagnose and fix a problem. To view more troubleshooters, click a category.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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1 Response to Microsoft Releases “Automated Troubleshooting Services” for Windows XP & Windows Vista

  1. Luke says:

    it doesn’t work on xp.

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