Tag Archives: computer repair

What’s Running 3.0?

Rick always finds some of the best freeware on the internet.  He actually made this find several years ago and it’s one of the best programs to find out what is running.   (Rick has a fantastic blog over at What’s … Continue reading

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Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool – Yes, someone is still using Vista

Vista’s SP1 uses a ton of space after its initial install.  The Vista Service Pack removal tool (Hey, I didn’t hear about it either) removes archived files returning a ton of space.  Remember, you cannot uninstall SP1 after this.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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System Mechanic – An excellent PC repair and optimization tool

“The Internet is full of all-in-one repair tools that make many promises about repairing and speeding up your computer. Many of these tools have bad reputations because they often can cause more problems than they repair. Over the years I … Continue reading

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Vista, 7 and 8 Networking Woes – Fixed

These tips work on Snap Servers and NAS devices that say they are NOT Vista, 7 and 8 capable and XP workstations that will not connect. Option 1 When connecting Vista, 7  or 8 to XP, if you have problems, … Continue reading

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Repair your network

Here’s a simple way to repair your network (from PCWinTech – an excellent site). Repair Network      

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Repair Windows Firewall

Need to repair or reset Windows’ Firewall?  Here’s a great utility to reset your firewall.  Repair WMI and Windows Firewall (by PCWinTech an excellent site). PCWinTech WMI and Windows’ Firewall Repair

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Computer Repair with ToolBox

It’s hard to beat Rick over at Whats On My PC.   He is always finding some of the best tools you can use to keep your computer running like new.  With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all … Continue reading

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Missing Send to DVD or CD when you right click – while you’re fixing this, add SkyDrive to right click

Recently my doc lost the right click send to  CD/DVD option.  Here’s my fix.    Open Computer right-click on your CD/DVD and create shortcut. This will put a shortcut icon on your desktop. Click the Windows Orb and type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo … Continue reading

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Malware removal with OldTimer’s List-It (OTL)

Often you will have to use ComboFix, SmitFraud, Superantispyware Portable or Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove malware.  Another great tool often overlooked is OTL.  OTL removes stubborn viruses and cleans your computer thoroughly.

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Error when running NetSH command to fix Winsock

Restart the computer. Press F8 during the startup prior to the logo splash scrren. Select Directory Services Restore Mode, and press ENTER. Click Start, and click Run. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. Locate the following … Continue reading

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All in One System Configuration Tool

D7- All in One System Configuration Tool for PC Technicians is a great all in one tool that can be used to repair your computer or to tune it up.   Of course I found it by visiting Rick at Whats … Continue reading

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System Spec 2.88 – The best freeware system information utility

System Spec 2.88 is the best freeware system information utility that provides graphical information along with hundreds of utilities and options you can see and set.   This software provides information for anyone wanting to know the hardware and software … Continue reading

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Find out what is in your startup

Want to know what that program is that is in your startup?  As many Windows enthusiast know, you can start msconfig and see programs in the startup group or you can use the task manager to look at your processes … Continue reading

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How to breakdown and repair your laptop

Here’s a link that shows how to break down your laptop – Link

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Free Portable Software – Lupo PenSuite

Free Portable Software – Lupo PenSuite   – A collection of over 200 software titles that are freeware. Browsers, utilities, add-ons, networking and tons of other apps.  This freeware software is an excellent (200 mb of software) you can download for … Continue reading

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Fix Windows Problems

Microsoft’s Fix-it Center in Beta can be downloaded and can repair most common problems with Windows.   This automatic tool is in its infancy but uses common problems uploaded to Microsoft including Microsoft’s Knowledge Base.

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Nvidia Video Driver 196.75 Issue

Nvidia has issued a warning involving the Nvidia Video Driver 196.75 stating this driver could cause ‘fan’ problems.  Nvidia has asked that customers with this driver, roll back the driver or install the latest. More Information

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Linux Rescue Disk

SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk that is downloaded as an ISO to make a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick. This software is for administrating or repairing your system and data in the event your computer crashes. It is … Continue reading

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Kill Viruses with Hiren’s BootCD

Hiren’s BootCD a 181mb download that allows you to use over a dozen virus/malware removal tools along with backup, partition and utility programs (dozens of each of these).   This powerful program allows you to image your hard drive even … Continue reading

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Fix Common Windows Errors

Microsoft’s Automated Troubleshooting Services is an online scanner that allows you to scan your computer for common problems.  Link to Microsoft’s ATS If you have Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 you can follow these steps to find problems – … Continue reading

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