The “Resize Partition” feature enables you to increase partition size to solve low disk space problems, or shrink partition size to make partition size more reasonable. You can flexibly manage disk space with “Create Partition”, “Merge Partitions”, “Delete Partition”, “Format Partition”, “Copy Partition” and so on.
Note: Please no what you are doing when using programs like this. This is a tech tool for the tech toolbox…
The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains individual troubleshooting tools and help files. How good are these tools? Well, let’s just say, Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich to host his advanced system utilities and technical information and these utilities are now part of Microsoft.
The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities: AccessChk, AccessEnum, AdExplorer, AdInsight, AdRestore, Autologon, Autoruns, BgInfo, BlueScreen, CacheSet, ClockRes, Contig, Coreinfo, Ctrl2Cap, DebugView, Desktops, Disk2vhd, DiskExt, DiskMon, DiskView, Disk Usage (DU), EFSDump, FindLinks, Handle, Hex2dec, Junction, LDMDump, ListDLLs, LiveKd, LoadOrder, LogonSessions, MoveFile, NotMyFault, NTFSInfo, PageDefrag, PendMoves, PipeList, PortMon, ProcDump, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, PsExec, PsFile, PsGetSid, PsInfo, PsKill, PsList, PsLoggedOn, PsLogList, PsPasswd, PsPing, PsService, PsShutdown, PsSuspend, PsTools, RAMMap, RegDelNull, RegHide, RegJump, Registry Usage (RU), SDelete, ShareEnum, ShellRunas, Sigcheck, Streams, Strings, Sync, Sysmon, TCPView, VMMap, VolumeID, WhoIs, WinObj, ZoomIt
If you have an old laptop around that you want to breath new life into, the Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5″ Internal SSD (solid state hard drive) will do just that. Great buy on this…
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- Fast start-up, loading, and file transfers
- More reliable and durable than a hard drive
- Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement
In 2020, Windows 10 is getting a new feature that will allow users where they can download their operating systems from the cloud and increase the speed of a recovery process. This new cloud recovery or cloud reinstall feature is going to be very useful for Windows 10 users and will make the life of the user with the high-speed internet connection super simple.
The CHKDSK (Check Disk) command has been around since the beginning of computers. Below is some quoted text from a website called TechJunkie where I found an excellent writeup on CHKDSK and how to use it. To read the full article, click on the source link at the end of this post.
Because CHKDSK has been updated and upgraded repeatedly with each new generation of storage hardware, the program continues to work correctly to analyze and repair hard drives of any sort, even on the most modern OSes and using the most advanced drive technologies.
The same process that used to be executed to analyze a floppy disk holding 160K, can today be executed to analyze a solid-state, all-electronic SSD holding 15 terabytes.
Millions of Windows 10 users still have mechanical hard drives in their PCs. To keep them healthy and to help investigate any unusual behavior, try the venerable CHKDSK command. Here’s how to…
If you are into providing computer tech assistance, this launcher is a “must-have and ready-made” tech toolkit featuring more than 200 portable utilities from NirSoft.
Collection of more than 200 portable utilities from NirSoft.
After a conversation with a seasoned tech on the What’s On My PC Facebook page about our thoughts on Antivirus Software, for which we decided is the biggest scam in the industry, I went on the hunt to find antivirus and malware uninstallers. Why? Most people at home do not know that these antivirus and malware software installations are very comprehensive in their very nature and are not the same as installing or uninstalling normal software. Also, a common practice I have seen, as well as the tech on Facebook I was conversing with, the home-based computer user will often let a subscription run out and then install another antivirus product right on top of the other. This is a big “NO NO”; unless the antivirus or malware product you intend to install specifically states that their product can co-exist with another. Installing another antivirus or malware product on top of another will cause problems to surface and will slow down your computer.
It is important that any previously installed antivirus or Malware software is uninstalled from your system before installing another product. Typical uninstallation using the Windows removal tools (Add/Remove Programs) is often not enough to completely clean your computer.
This is where this list of uninstallers comes into play. Typically if you have a specific product installed that you want to uninstall, you would go to the products web site and locate their uninstaller. The problem I have experienced with this is that they bury the uninstaller in the site, making it difficult to locate because they don’t want to lose you as a paying customer.
I have been messing with Windows-based computers since the mid to late 1980s. I am no expert and never attest to being one; but, I am adept to finding answers and solutions to computer problems through the power of the internet. As I continue to get up in age, my ability to retain what to do in various troubleshooting scenarios is not as sharp as it once was and much of that has to do with the fact that I am no longer working in IT (now retired). I still on occasions will try to help a neighbor or family member and most of those occasions it is to help bail them out from a browser hijack situation or situation where malware or a virus has infected their PC’s; but, in all reality I try to avoid this stuff like the plague (due that it can be quite a time-consuming process).
Today after assisting a neighbor, I started thinking, what is a good “current process” to follow and what software should one use to clean a Windows PC that has been infected? I went to the internet and came across a step-by-step guide that explains how to remove Trojans, Viruses, Worms and Malware from a Windows PC at a website called MalwareTips (see source link below)… Rick @ What’s On My PC
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If you are a computer tech, WSCC is something that you may want to include in your arsenal of tech tools. WSCC supports the commandline utility tools from the Sysinternals Suite and NirSoft. I also noticed that other utilities can also be installed into the WSCC platform that are included in Windows and from a developer called MiTec. Digging deeper into the settings options it appears you can also install and add your own utilities.
From the WSCC platform, you can install, update, execute and organize these utilities effortlessly. In other words, WSCC is a launcher that will assist you in managing these utilities from one location, making it easy to find and launch the tool that you specifically need. The portable edition (which I recommend) does not require installation and can be run directly from a USB drive… — Rick @ What’s On My PC
Microsoft removed the disk images of its Windows operating system from Digital River, making it difficult to get untouched ISO files. Now, you can now use Microsoft Windows ISO Downloader Tool to easily download genuine disk images for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Additionally, you can download Office images for Windows and Mac. The handy software connects directly to Microsoft’s server.
Google Chrome has a built-in task manager that will help you troubleshoot what tabs and extensions are causing issues. From the task manager, you can kill or end those processes that may assist you in troubleshooting what may be the culprit. Very, very seldom have I had to use the task manager, but is good to know it is there when things start slowing down.
You can quickly get to the task manager in Google Chrome by hitting the “Shift+Esc” keys together on your keyboard. You can also get to the task manager by accessing Chrome’s menu by clicking on the three dots at the top right corner of the browser, then “more tools”, then “task manager”.
Recently, during the evening hours, I lost my internet service connection. Our internet is provided by the local cable company and has been exceptionally dependable. Initial reboots/resets of my modem and router failed to recover the service. My gut instinct told me this was not a typical loss of service. Many folks in my neighborhood also lost their digital phone service, which caused panic to set in. I later learned the attack affected over 40 percent of their customer base (including businesses). After several days, the service was eventually restored. The culprit was a “malicious and targeted attack from outside our network,” in a DDos attack (distributed denial of service) where the service was intentionally flooded with data sent simultaneously from many individual computers. I knew something to this effect was going on due that it got to a point I could reboot the equipment and regain service for a short period of time; then, it would drop out again.
All in all, when done, and the service was restored, I learned some things:
DON’T PANIC… We live in a digital world that we are dependent on, where the source of service if attacked, can bring down the whole house, affecting many people and many types of internet-connected devices. BE PREPARED… Learn how to reboot your equipment. Communicate with the neighbors or family to determine if they have service. A cell phone, in this case for many people, provided phone AND internet service. If you have a neighbor who has no cell phone, be the good neighbor. Follow the local news to see if it is widespread. Learn where (online) you can determine the status of the network you are connected to. In my case, I used my cell phone to get updates online from the cable company, instead of calling them on their overwhelmed customer service lines. I then passed this information on to my neighbors. When the service is restored, help each other to get the equipment back up and running. I ended up helping others reset their modems and testing to make sure they had their phone and internet service back; thus, saving them the expense of a service call (which may have taken days to get an onsite response).
In the end, I think what bothered me the most was seeing sneering comments online where people were complaining of the service going down. Having managed a computer network for a government agency, I had visions of IT people working (24/7) stressing out over this to bring back service; which, they eventually did. Also, this is concerning from the standpoint, and has to be questioned, “Is our country really prepared for these cyber attacks and is the proper funding being provided to provide the necessary defense measures?”.
Here is a handy list of Chromebook support sites and phone numbers…
Google Chromebook (Googles Main Help Site)
Acer help site | (866) 695-2237
Dell help site | (800) 624-9897
Haier help site | (877) 337-3639
Hisense help site | (888) 935-8880
HP help site | (800) 474-6836
Lenovo help site | (800) 426-7378
LG help site | (800) 243-0000
Toshiba help site | (800) 457-7777
What to Do When Your Computer Won’t Start | PCMag.com
Been there and done it; from both ends of the spectrum. Have assisted people where panic set in because their computer would not start; and to be honest, I have felt that despair when my own computer did not start. Sort of does something to you, but always remember, the sun will still come up tomorrow.
Click on the source link below at PCMag to get a good rundown of what to do (try) when your computer fails to start.