Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
February 25, 2015 – 08:33 | No Comment
Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit

Utilities developer Tweaking.com has released Technician’s Toolbox and Technician’s Toolbox Portable, a free-for-personal-use suite of 20+ PC maintenance, monitoring and management tools.
Networking features are a highlight, with a graphical netstat, in-depth details on your network …

NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
February 20, 2015 – 10:51 | No Comment
NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit

If your PC network is misbehaving then you could turn to the standard Windows troubleshooting tools. But they’re mostly console-based, not exactly comfortable or convenient to use, even if you can remember all their various …

TailExpert is a versatile Windows log monitor
February 10, 2015 – 07:50 | No Comment
TailExpert is a versatile Windows log monitor

Windows Event Logs can be a great troubleshooting resource, packed as they are with a host of essential low-level system details. But the bulky, underpowered Windows Event Viewer means all this data isn’t nearly as …

Anvisoft releases 1-click repair tool PC Plus
November 28, 2014 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Anvisoft releases 1-click repair tool PC Plus

Anvisoft has released PC Plus, a simple tool which provides one-click solutions for 30 common PC problems.
The issues include missing desktop icons, Internet Explorer crashes, assorted DLL error messages, can’t run Task Manager or Regedit, …

FixWin 2.0 for Windows 8 solves 50+ PC problems
October 4, 2014 – 04:54 | Comments Off
FixWin 2.0 for Windows 8 solves 50+ PC problems

The Windows Club has released FixWin 2.0 for Windows 8, a Windows 8/ 8.1-specific edition of its portable PC troubleshooting tool.
As before, the program lists 50+ common problems and symptoms across a range of categories: …

Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool
September 29, 2014 – 08:46 | Comments Off
Get Chrome working again with Chrome Software Removal Tool

Your browser’s misbehaving? It’s a common problem, and you’ve probably got your own quick fixes: delete the cache, scan for malware, remove the last add-in you installed, whatever it might be.
Now Google is offering a …

Review: System Mechanic 14
September 10, 2014 – 07:51 | Comments Off
Review: System Mechanic 14

Keeping your PC running smoothly can be a complicated, time-consuming business. There are so many important issues to consider that even expert users can struggle to monitor them all.
Iolo’s System Mechanic 14 claims it can …

Troubleshoot TCP/IP issues with “Why Can’t I Connect?”
June 15, 2014 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Troubleshoot TCP/IP issues with “Why Can’t I Connect?”

Why Can’t I Connect? is an open source tool which can help to identify and solve TCP/IP connection errors.
Typically you’ll use the program to try and connect to one of many common server types (Microsoft …

Troubleshoot Windows 7/ 8 service triggers with Service Trigger Editor
June 11, 2014 – 05:55 | Comments Off
Troubleshoot Windows 7/ 8 service triggers with Service Trigger Editor

If you’ve ever spent time troubleshooting low-level PC problems then you’ll know that understanding Windows services can be very helpful. The standard Services applet (Win+R > services.msc) tells you a lot about what’s happening on …

System Explorer 5.0 adds free screenshot sharing
April 12, 2014 – 09:39 | Comments Off
System Explorer 5.0 adds free screenshot sharing

Mister Group’s excellent system information tool System Explorer has been updated to version 5.0.
The big addition in this release is support for easy screenshot sharing. If you’re looking at some problem or error message, press …

Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer 1.2 now available
March 15, 2014 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer 1.2 now available

Microsoft has updated its handy troubleshooting tool Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer to version 1.2.
The Scan screen has been redesigned to add new tools. An “Office Alerts” section displays links to relevant Office support documents, while …