FixWin 2.0 for Windows 8 solves 50+ PC problems
October 4, 2014 – 04:54 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

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 …