At the top menu here at “Tech News for You” you will find a menu selection titled “Tech Toolbox“. If you open the menu selection you will find links to various troubleshooting resources; diagnostic and repair tools; and informational guides to help you when your computer is not functioning properly. It is my goal to continue to add to this page and feature information related to the troubleshooting and repair of desktop and notebook computers (including the Windows Operating System and the Chrome Operating System).
VIPRE Rescue is a free app to scan your computer for viruses, even if your operating system isn’t working correctly. [License: Freeware | Requires: 10|8|7 | Size: 413.8 MB ]
NirLauncher is a suite of all the tools from NirSoft. Currently, it has over 200 tools wrapped into this one package. NirLauncher is a suite of tools that are intended to make your daily computer use easier. Tools include; password recovery, network monitors, the ability to view Web Browser info (like cookies and cache), to file search and more.
I have featured “Windows Repair Toolbox” here at “What’s On My PC” in the past and have it embedded as a permanent link at “Bookmarks4Techs“. This portable Windows-based program can be used by others who assist others with their PC’s OR can actually be used as a security application on your computer at home. For example, I keep a copy of this program on a flash drive that is connected to my PC; ready for use in the event I need to travel with it OR I use it to perform security scans of my PC on a regular basis. What I love about this program is that it will auto-update the applications. Very well done software that really took some thought to put this together.
Windows Repair Toolbox (freeware) is a software created to help you repair a Windows system, by making the process faster, easier and uniform.
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 are someone that works as a computer tech, an I.T. Manager; or, you are someone at home who helps family members and friends when computer problems arise, then you need to have the necessary tools to get the job done. Putting together these tools (and keeping them up-to-date) is time-consuming; and, if you are like me, as I continue to age, I often forget or don’t keep up on what is current.
This is where the “Windows Repair Toolbox” comes into play. This portable application is probably the best application put together that I have found that provides an interface that serves as a launcher and updater of just about every important portable diagnostic software and portable anti-malware software that you can find. Not only that, the “Windows Repair Toolbox” will help you keep these software applications up-to-date. If there is a portable software tool that you see that is not included, you can custom add it to the toolbox.
For you folks at home, who possess that technical expertise in helping family and friends, do this:
- Download, unzip the program to a flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Make that flash drive your tech toolbox.
- After downloading, open the toolbox and click on the buttons on the “Windows Repair Toolbox” of the apps you think you will most likely use (when assisting others). Be patient as each of these apps download and install to your flash drive.
- After completing these tasks, I keep the drive plugged in. By doing this I occasionally will perform the updates so that I am ready to go; PLUS, it makes me become more knowledgeable of each of the current applications, making it sort of an educational experience, as well. Also, I periodically run some of the applications to scan my PC for malware and/or Windows problems.