Make better use of your Windows Event Logs with NirSoft’s new EventLogSourcesView
August 13, 2013 – 07:34 | Comments Off on Make better use of your Windows Event Logs with NirSoft’s new EventLogSourcesView
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 on Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator
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 on PC Hunter: an amazing low-level system information tool
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 …

Troubleshoot Office problems with Microsoft’s new Office Configuration Analyzer Tool
March 21, 2013 – 07:31 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot Office problems with Microsoft’s new Office Configuration Analyzer Tool
Troubleshoot Office problems with Microsoft’s new Office Configuration Analyzer Tool

Microsoft Office has released the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), a portable utility which can check all your installed Office applications, report on any problems, and provide links to possible solutions.
If you’ve ever tried to …

GPU-Z 0.6.9 extends hardware support, fixes bugs
March 19, 2013 – 10:27 | Comments Off on GPU-Z 0.6.9 extends hardware support, fixes bugs
GPU-Z 0.6.9 extends hardware support, fixes bugs

TechPowerUp has released GPU-Z 0.6.9, the latest version of its lightweight graphics card information tool.
This build adds direct support for even more graphics cards, including AMD Radeon HD 8870M, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti …

Troubleshoot many odd WMI issues with Microsoft’s WMI Diagnostic Utility
February 22, 2013 – 11:17 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot many odd WMI issues with Microsoft’s WMI Diagnostic Utility
Troubleshoot many odd WMI issues with Microsoft’s WMI Diagnostic Utility

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is an important Windows framework which is used by many system components, as well as plenty of third-party applications, so if it’s ever damaged then you could experience all kinds of …

Learn all about your PC with Kiwi System Info
February 13, 2013 – 08:09 | Comments Off on Learn all about your PC with Kiwi System Info
Learn all about your PC with Kiwi System Info

If you regularly troubleshoot other people’s PCs then you’ll know that the process usually starts by collecting system information. Which graphics card does it have, for instance? How many network interfaces, which USB controller, what …

Switchblade 0.70 troubleshooting toolkit revamps programs, adds Process Hacker
January 11, 2013 – 08:25 | Comments Off on Switchblade 0.70 troubleshooting toolkit revamps programs, adds Process Hacker
Switchblade 0.70 troubleshooting toolkit revamps programs, adds Process Hacker

It’s a week since we covered Switchblade, an interesting portable troubleshooting toolkit which was a little flawed by its selection of programs. While there were some excellent choices, the package was distinctly short on system …

Switchblade: a free, portable troubleshooting toolkit
January 4, 2013 – 08:44 | Comments Off on Switchblade: a free, portable troubleshooting toolkit
Switchblade: a free, portable troubleshooting toolkit

If you regularly find yourself helping to fix other people’s PC problems then you’ve probably already thought about creating a portable troubleshooting toolkit. And this needn’t take very long. Just copy something like the Sysinternals …

SiSoft Sandra 2013 brings Windows 8 into the folder, adds new features
November 6, 2012 – 12:27 | Comments Off on SiSoft Sandra 2013 brings Windows 8 into the folder, adds new features
SiSoft Sandra 2013 brings Windows 8 into the folder, adds new features

The respected system benchmarking and analysis tool SiSoft Sandra¬†has been updated to the 2013 version bringing not only support for Windows 8 but a raft of other enhancements. Of course, support for the latest version …

.NET Framework Setup Verification tool adds .NET 4.5, Windows 8 support
July 6, 2012 – 07:39 | Comments Off on .NET Framework Setup Verification tool adds .NET 4.5, Windows 8 support
.NET Framework Setup Verification tool adds .NET 4.5, Windows 8 support

Microsoft engineer Aaron Stebner has released a new version of his .NET Framework Setup Verification tool, with preliminary support for Windows 8 and the .NET Framework 4.5.
The program’s interface remains the same as in previous …