Troubleshoot even more Outlook issues with Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer 2.0
July 4, 2012 – 06:48 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot even more Outlook issues with Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer 2.0
Troubleshoot even more Outlook issues with Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer 2.0

Microsoft has released Outlook Configuration Analyzer 2.0, an excellent tool for troubleshooting a host of common Outlook 2007/ 2010 issues.
As before, the program works by scanning your current Outlook setup and looking for known problems …

Explore your PC’s loaded drivers with Kernel Mode Drivers Manager
May 2, 2012 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Explore your PC’s loaded drivers with Kernel Mode Drivers Manager
Explore your PC’s loaded drivers with Kernel Mode Drivers Manager

Whether your PC is slow, unstable, or perhaps infected by malware, checking your system’s kernel mode drivers is often a good place to begin diagnosing your problems. And you don’t have to install any third-party …

Test your system monitoring tools with Bad Application
April 5, 2012 – 08:53 | Comments Off on Test your system monitoring tools with Bad Application
Test your system monitoring tools with Bad Application

There are plenty of PC monitoring programs which aim to keep an eye on your running processes, and carry out some actions if things seem to be going wrong (PC Lasso is an excellent example). …

Microsoft Fix it Portable: an easy-to-use troubleshooting toolkit
April 3, 2012 – 07:38 | Comments Off on Microsoft Fix it Portable: an easy-to-use troubleshooting toolkit
Microsoft Fix it Portable: an easy-to-use troubleshooting toolkit

If your PC isn’t working properly then Microsoft’s Fix it Solution Centre is a great place to start looking for solutions. It has troubleshooters to address problems with performance, stability, security, media playback and a …

Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!
March 28, 2012 – 06:55 | Comments Off on Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!
Downloadcrew Giveaway: AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.85, originally $39.95, yours for free!

Properly understanding what’s happening on your PC – monitoring hardware, assessing performance, diagnosing errors – normally requires you to navigate a host of Control Panel applets and third-party tools. But if you’re tired of such …

Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmarks, environment details, more Windows 8 support
March 24, 2012 – 06:43 | Comments Off on Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmarks, environment details, more Windows 8 support
Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmarks, environment details, more Windows 8 support

Windows Sysinternals has released Process Monitor 3.0, the latest incarnation of its popular system monitoring tool. And while it isn’t exactly packed with the major new features you’d expect from a move to the big …

IOBit Advanced SystemCare 5.2 introduces Windows 8 support, many optimisations
March 14, 2012 – 12:42 | Comments Off on IOBit Advanced SystemCare 5.2 introduces Windows 8 support, many optimisations
IOBit Advanced SystemCare 5.2 introduces Windows 8 support, many optimisations

IObit’s do-everything PC maintenance suite, Advanced SystemCare, has today been updated to version 5.2. And top of the changelog this time is the new support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. (Whether anyone’s spending enough time …

Manually troubleshoot Outlook issues with OutlookParameterGUI
February 20, 2012 – 09:02 | Comments Off on Manually troubleshoot Outlook issues with OutlookParameterGUI
Manually troubleshoot Outlook issues with OutlookParameterGUI

If last week’s Outlook Configuration Analyzer hasn’t helped to sort out your Outlook problems then you’ll probably need to resort to the usual manual troubleshooting approach, which for instance might involve launching the program with …

Troubleshoot Outlook issues with Microsoft’s Outlook Configuration Analyzer
February 17, 2012 – 08:15 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot Outlook issues with Microsoft’s Outlook Configuration Analyzer
Troubleshoot Outlook issues with Microsoft’s Outlook Configuration Analyzer

Microsoft Outlook is a large and complex application, so if your copy starts misbehaving then it may not always be obvious where to start looking for a solution. But don’t worry – help is finally …

Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog
January 17, 2012 – 07:30 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog
Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog

When a favourite USB mouse stopped working last week, I tried all the usual techniques to try and get it running again: so I unplugged and reconnected it, looked for driver updates, checked Device Manager …

Create a shareable file and folder tree with Snap2HTML
November 30, 2011 – 06:33 | Comments Off on Create a shareable file and folder tree with Snap2HTML
Create a shareable file and folder tree with Snap2HTML

When you’re trying to troubleshoot a friend’s PC then it’s often useful to know more about what’s on their hard drive: installed programs, the \Windows folder, temporary folders maybe, and more.
If you’re sitting in front …