Category Archives: Computer Repair Tool of the Week

System Restore Explorer – View, Delete and Browse Inside System Restore Points

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System Restore Explorer is small, freeware tool that allows you to view and delete specific Windows system restore points. This is a handy way to clear up some disk space without wiping out all of the restore points since previously the only built in option we had was either all …

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ListDLLs – Analyze DLL Files

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ListDLLs is a software utility that displays all the DLLs loaded into processes. It’s great for diagnosing, blue screens (BSOD’s), Viruses, malware, and other software related errors. ListDlls shows you the full path names of loaded dll’s as opposed to names only, which can aid in finding rougue dll’s that …

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ProcDump – Analyze CPU Spikes

Analyze CPU Spikes with ProcDump

ProcDump is a command-line utility that allows the technician to analyze and diagnose CPU spikes and hanging services. ProcDump also includes hung window and unhandled exception monitoring. The program will write a customized crash dump (.dmp file) based on the technician’s entered parameters. A great feature about ProcDump is that …

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RAMMap – Physical Memory Analysis Tool

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RAMMap is a portable, stand-alone software tool that allows you to see exactly how Windows assigns physical memory. The tool does not just display memory usage on an application or process basis, but it shows the the memory usage down to each individual file. The technician can analyze the exact …

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TOR (The Onion Router) – Proxy Tool

TOR - The Onion Router

TOR is a free client application that uses a network of multiple encrypted tunnels to route your Internet traffic. You can install the components to use TOR or download a standalone bundle that does not require installation. TOR can benefit IT Professionals in several ways:

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SpaceSniffer – Disk Analyzer

Space Sniffer - Freeware tool to visualize disk usage

SpaceSniffer is a free and portable application that will scan a drive and give you a visual treemap of the contents on that drive. This is useful for the technician who is trying to clean up data on a system, or is looking to delete/move data from a full partition …

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GParted – Free Partition Editor

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GParted is a free and open source partitioning tool. It can run within a Linux environment or can be booted from a live CD. GParted supports multiple file systems and works great on servers in RAID configurations. GParted is very useful when a technician needs to re-size a partition, re-format …

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D7 – Computer Repair Multi Tool

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D7 is a small, portable application designed to aid in many computer repair related tasks and provide a uniform procedure for technicians to follow by automation. D7 has multiple functions such as being an interface to quickly go to various system areas such as the system file checker. It also …

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SkyAngel Wireless Router Emulators – Emulate the Router Admin to Assist with Phone Support

This repair tool of the week isn’t a application, but instead a website. “SkyAngel Wireless Router Emulators & Guides” is a website that stores copies of the admin webpage area of various wireless routers. The site includes the admin areas of brands such as Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, TrendNet, Draytek, …

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WebBrowserPassView – Recover Passwords from Web Browsers

WebBrowserPassView is a small, portable and freeware utility designed to recover passwords from: Internet Explorer (Version 4.0 – 9.0) Mozilla Firefox (All Versions) Google Chrome Opera Once WebBrowserPassView has gathered all the passwords from the various browsers, it displays them in a single table with the URL the password was …

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