Category Archives: Computer Repair Tool of the Week

Repair Tool of the Week: GSpot

Your client comes to you saying they cant play certain videos. You take a look at the computer and see the error message saying “Error loading codec..”. You instantly know the problem. You tell the client that the computer simply hasn’t got the right codec installed to play that video. …

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Repair Tool of the Week: PStart

This one was mentioned in our forums by gunslinger; PStart isn’t exactly a repair tool, however it is an excellent way for organizing your kit when you are on the job. PStart is a stand alone, free application that allows you to turn your files and folders into a “Start …

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Quickly Deploy Software on New Computers with Win-Get

Win-get is an application I have been playing around with to help me with the common task of formatting a hard drive and reinstalling Windows. Win-get is a command line tool for Windows that works similar to Linux’s “wget” command. Many of us techies go to the extra trouble of …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Unknown Devices Beta

Most computer technicians have seen it before, fresh after a format of a system there are Unknown Devices in the System Properties that are lacking drivers. You cant get the drivers for it because its an unknown device, you don’t know what it is. Its a nasty catch-22. This is …

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Repair Tool of the Week: JkDefrag GUI

JkDefrag is a free defrag tool that puts the built in Windows one to shame. JkDefrag has options such as mutiple levels of defrag (fast defrag, slow defrag, analyze only, sort files by name etc..), including and excluding files, scheduling, shutdown PC when defrag is finished and defrag system files …

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Repair Tool of the Week: VistaTweaker

VistaTweaker is a free, stand alone tool for tweaking settings in in both Windows XP and Windows Vista (unlike TweakUI). This application has a nice, clean interface which displays information on what each setting will do and show you which ones are Windows Vista specific. It also has many more …

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Repair Tool of the Week: AVG Anti Rootkit Free

AVG Anti Rootkit Free is a free application designed for detecting and removing Rootkits on a system. What is a rootkit some of you may ask? A Rootkit is a piece of software designed to conceal running processes, files or system data from the operating system. Virus and Malware creators …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Dariks Boot and Nuke

This was recommended by one of our helpful forum members, tkrabec; Dariks Boot and Nuke is a free bootable utility that will completely wipe a hard drive. A simple format will not protect the data left on a hard drive as it can be recovered with some easily available utilities. …

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Repair Tool of the Week: ATF Cleaner

ATF Cleaner is a free stand-alone utility that cleans up any temporary files that a computer may collect. This includes the Windows temp folder, Current User temp folder, All users temp folder, cookies, Temporary Internet Files, History, Prefetch, Java Cache & Recycle Bin. It can also remove browser specific temporary …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Ethereal

This one requires a good understanding of networking in order to use; Ethereal is a free and powerful network analyzer that has the ability to monitor packets in realtime. It can show you the packet source, the destination, the protocol its running on and a brief description of what it …

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