Category Archives: System Tools

HDDScan – Scan for Bad Sectors

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If you’re working on a machine and your troubleshooting efforts seem to point towards hard drive trouble, HDDScan is a great freeware utility to use when diagnosing hard drive problems. The utility isn’t limited to searching for slow or bad sectors. It can also perform health tests on the drive …

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DriverBackup – Quickly Backup and Restore Drivers

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DriverBackup is a small, portable and freeware software that allows you to backup, copy and restore drivers on your client’s computer. As a technician, downloading and installing drivers can be a very repetitive part of your job, especially when you need to reformat a client’s computer. DriverBackup allows you to …

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Bitdefender Mechanic – Stability and Privacy Advisor

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Bitdefender Mechanic is a somewhat small freeware program that allows you to diagnose and detect which applications are crashing and causing errors on your client’s Mac, as well as make privacy recommendations and provides notifications of software vulnerabilities. As a technician, you may have encountered a client who has contacted …

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Process Hacker – Monitor, Debug and Detect

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Process Hacker is a small, portable and freeware program that can help you easily monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware, all in one free and simple program. As a technician, you have probably used Process Explorer in the past, but Process Hacker comes with some small, but noticeable …

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SysMate – Easily Replace Windows System Files

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SysMate – System File Walker is a small and freeware software that can help you quickly replace Windows system files from a client’s computer. If your client has corrupted an important Windows system file because of a malware infection, or for another reason, and that file must be replaced, you …

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ToolWiz Time Freeze – Protect Clients Computers from Unwanted Changes

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This week on Technibble, we are going to take a look at the software Time Freeze by ToolWiz. ToolWiz Time Freeze is a simple and instant system restore software to keep a computer safe from undesired or unwanted changes.

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Process Hanging? Troubleshoot with WhatIsHang

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We all know about those pesky programs that like to hang for no apparent reason. While we can use Windows Task Manager that allows you to see which process is hanging and how to kill it, sometimes we need something a little more powerful and a bit more granular. If …

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Display Details of Application Crashes with AppCrashView

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There are times when all you want is a simple tool that will get the job done. If you are a system engineer, you will no doubt want to be able to control the applications you run on your network. That is why a simple but complete tool like AppCrashView …

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Tweaking.com Registry Backup – Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

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As Computer Technicians, occasionally we need to dive into the registry to make some changes such as removing registry keys that a virus or some software left over. Of course, it is always a good idea backup the registry before you make any changes in case something goes wrong. Tweaking.com’s …

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Windows Reliability Monitor – Visualize Event Log Errors

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Windows Reliability Monitor is tool is built into Windows 7 that is definitely worth mentioning because few people know about it. Windows Reliability Monitor takes the events in Windows Event Viewer and displays them in a easy to read daily graph which makes it much easier to spot trends. For …

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