Category Archives: Computer Repair Tool of the Week

SafeMSI.exe – Start Windows Installer Service in Safe Mode

SafeMSI.exe is a tiny, portable, freeware application designed to let you uninstall programs in safe mode. When the computer is in safe mode, the Windows Installer service isn’t started so most programs can’t be uninstalled. Since technicians do a lot of work in safe mode and being unable to uninstall …

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Beep Codes Viewer – Quickly Look Up What Beep Codes Mean

Beep Codes Viewer is a small, portable, freeware application designed to give you a quick place to look up what beep codes mean. As we know, the POST runs when the computer boots up to check that the computer meets minimum system requirements and that all hardware is working properly. …

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Goosh.org – Google In Front Of Clients

A big dilemma for Computer Technicians while working onsite is that they cannot know the meaning of every single error message; yet they dont want to use Google in front of a client because it makes them look like they dont know what they are doing. This is where a …

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UnDBX – Recover Emails From Outlook Express Databases

UnDBX is a small, portable and freeware application designed to recover emails from Outlook Express databases. Outlook Express databases can be vulnerable to corruption for many reasons, but the main one is when the databases become very large. Once it corrupts, Outlook Express will not be able to use the …

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Windows 7 Problem Step Recorder – Create Step By Step Recordings

A big problem for computer technicians is trying to reproduce the error that the client is encountering. If we don’t know exactly what they did to cause it, it is hard to track down the problem. This is where an application built into Windows 7 called “Problem Step Recorder” can …

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SARDU – Turn All Those Bootable CDs into 1 Mutliboot Disc

SARDU (Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility) is a small freeware utility designed to combine all of your bootable ISOs and turn them into a single ISO with a boot menu. You can either burn this ISO to a single CD/DVD, or you can get SARDU to create it for a …

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Dropbox – Online Backup and File Sync

While this is not a “repair tool”, I have seen many technicians making use of this application and service. The Dropbox service provides you with 2GB of free online storage and has a great syncing application to go with it. Once the syncing application is installed, it creates a “My …

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Everything – Fast, Intelligent Search

Everything is small, free and portable application designed to search through a system at crazy fast speeds. It achieves these fast searching speeds by only the searching file names, rather than the contents of the file. Where this really tears away from the built in Windows search (other than its …

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iSSIDer – Find Wireless Networks

inSSIDer is a small freeware application designed to scan for wireless networks within the reach of your wireless antenna. When wireless networks are found, it will display them in both list form and graphic form. The list form will show you the the MAC address, SSID, Channel, RSSI, Security Type, …

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AVG Rescue CD – Repair Tool of the Week

The AVG Rescue CD is a bootable CD that launches a Linux based interface to scan your Windows or Linux operating system for viruses and other malware. This is ideal for when the effects of the virus is preventing the operating system from booting. This CD used to cost $149 …

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