System Explorer 5.0 adds free screenshot sharing
April 12, 2014 – 09:39 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

Check your PCs RAM for errors with MemTest86+
January 2, 2014 – 06:59 | Comments Off
Check your PCs RAM for errors with MemTest86+

If your PC is very unstable – perhaps with blue-screen crashes or regular file corruption – and all your regular troubleshooting tricks have failed, then it’s often a good idea to check for RAM issues. …

Sisoft Sandra 2014 adds Windows 8.1 support, new Scientific Analysis benchmarks
November 28, 2013 – 08:10 | Comments Off
Sisoft Sandra 2014 adds Windows 8.1 support, new Scientific Analysis benchmarks

UK-based SiSoftware has released SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2014, a major new release of its system information, diagnostics and benchmark tool for Windows PCs.
The 2014 version adds official support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 …

Troubleshoot tricky PC problems with SpyStudio
November 21, 2013 – 08:33 | Comments Off
Troubleshoot tricky PC problems with SpyStudio

In an ideal world, diagnosing software problems would be easy. If a program couldn’t find a vital DLL or Registry key then it would display a detailed error message, describing both the problem and solution, …

Review: System Mechanic 12
October 21, 2013 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Review: System Mechanic 12

If your PC seems slow or unstable, then you might first try to diagnose and resolve the problem yourself. But this often requires considerable time and expertise. And, even if that’s not a problem, you’ll …

Watch file system activity in real time with Phrozen Windows File Monitor
October 15, 2013 – 11:20 | Comments Off
Watch file system activity in real time with Phrozen Windows File Monitor

Phrozen Windows File Monitor is a free portable tool which makes it easy to track all kinds of file system activities on a PC. You can watch file and folders being created, changed, renamed or …

Review: TuneUp Utilities 2014
September 11, 2013 – 06:41 | 2 Comments
Review: TuneUp Utilities 2014

Has your PC slowed down recently, become more unstable? You might be able to solve these problems manually, but it’s not always easy, and there are so many possible causes that it could take you …

Make better use of your Windows Event Logs with NirSoft’s new EventLogSourcesView
August 13, 2013 – 07:34 | Comments Off
Make better use of your Windows Event Logs with NirSoft’s new EventLogSourcesView

If a Windows application is misbehaving then browsing your event logs (Start > Run > eventvwr.msc) can sometimes tell you more, as they’ll typically reveal all kinds of error and status messages that aren’t visible …

Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator
August 7, 2013 – 08:42 | Comments Off
Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator

If you regularly help to troubleshoot PC problems for friends and family then you’ll know that understanding their system setup is a good place to start. This can be a challenge, though, particularly if they’re …

PC Hunter: an amazing low-level system information tool
April 5, 2013 – 09:51 | Comments Off
PC Hunter: an amazing low-level system information tool

Task Manager, Regedit and Explorer are fine for basic Windows troubleshooting, but if your system is having real problems – or you’re trying to manually remove a virus, say – then stronger medicine will be …