Repair Tools

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Benchmarks

Codecs

Collections of Tools

Diagnostics

File Management Tools

  • Capacity – organize files, great for copying to disks.
  • Doublekiller- application for finding and removing duplicate files.
  • Killbox- Delete a file that’s “in-use” and otherwise can’t be deleted.
  • LockHunter – Unlocks files so you can delete them.
  • MoveOnBootMove, Copy or Delete files before Windows can lock or alter the files.
  • SequoiaView- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • SpaceMonger- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • SpaceSniffer – Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • Unlocker- Unlock a file that can’t be deleted.
  • WinDirStat- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.

Installation Tools

  • Ketarin- This program keeps your setup packages up-to-date (various free downloads)

Internet / Winsock Repair Tools

  • LSPFix- Repairs Winsock 2 settings.
  • TCP Optimizer - optimizes TCP/IP settings for systems up to Windows XP.
  • Winsockfix- Winsock Repair Utility from the makers of killbox.
  • WinsockXPfix – Unsupported XP Winsock fixer.

Monitor / Video Tools

  • InjuredPixels- Can easily check for dead or defective pixels on LCD monitors.
  • JScreenFix- Can fix stuck pixels, reduce screen burn-in and improve the quality of images displayed on a screen.
  • Monitor Asset Manager- A monitor information utility that works under all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

Networking Tools & Monitors

  • DNS Benchmark - Check the speed and reliability of DNS Server’s and choose the best in your area.
  • IPCheck- Monitors critical network resources, detects system failures or performance problems with servers or Webpages .
  • LookAtLan- An advanced network monitor, which allows you to monitor your network in few clicks.
  • Microsoft Network Monitor- Microsoft’s free tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic.
  • Netcat- A featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol.
  • NetstatLive- A network monitoring tool that gives you alot of data on your internet connection bandwidth and speed..
  • NetTraffic – portable upload/download traffic monitor
  • PageCountster – Scans printers on the network and does amazing things.
  • Qcheck- This utility from Ixia, slices, dices, and checks network response time, throughput, and streaming performance. It even runs anywhere-to -anywhere traceroute!
  • Spiceworks- This network monitoring software is a lot of bang for your buck, because of it’s FREE cost
  • XORP.org – Open source Routing Platform, even available as a Live CD.
  • WinSCP – Free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows

Registry Cleaners

Remote Access

  • CrossLoop- This program/service allows you to remote control other people’s computers, as long as you have their permission. Great for fixing that problem from miles away.
  • Hamachi- a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there’s an Internet connection
  • Log me in- LogMeIn Free gives you the flexibility to access and control your PCs from anywhere. It’s safe, easy and completely free.
  • Remobo- A Free Remote Access Solution.
  • TeamViewer- Instantly take control over a computer anywhere on the Internet, even through firewalls. No installation required, just use it fast and secure.

Rescue/Recovery CD’s

Startup

  • Autorun Angel - cloud-based autorun manager and security analyzer.
  • Soluto – Easily helps remove startup items.
  • Startup Control Panel – Allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts.
  • WhatInStartup – Disable/enable/delete programs at Windows startup.

System Information Programs

  • Belarc Advisor- Builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.
  • CheckUDisk- retrieves hard coded information about your USB device.
  • CPU-Z- Gathers info about the main hardware items on your system.
  • Everest – System info, System diagnostics, and Benchmarking program for home PC’s.
  • HWinfo32 – Great little portable system info tool.
  • Keyfinder- View / Change Windows Product Key.
  • LookInMyPC – Generates a complete, comprehensive system profile that includes information on all installed hardware and software.
  • SIW- Very comprehensive System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.
  • Speccy -Portable System Information tool.
  • Win KeyFinder - Retrieve your Windows cd Product key.

Tweaking Tools

Update/Patch Programs

Wireless Network Utilities

  • InSSIDer – Wireless Network Scanner for Vista and Win7
  • NetStumbler – Shows you Wireless Networks in your Vicinity.