Fix your PC with the tools in the Windows Repair Toolbox

Is your computer increasingly suffering from cures? Then you can rely on many tools to patch up your PC. Well-known repair software is Windows Repair Toolbox, a light program (only 2MB!) that offers dozens of tools to solve problems in Windows. We explain how the program works.

Tip 01: Portable version

You can download this recovery kit here. Windows Repair Toolbox is freeware and you can use this Swiss Army Knife of repair tools from the hard drive or as portable software on a USB stick - useful if you are going to help someone else. The software works on systems from Windows XP up to and including Windows 10. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is required on the system.

Under each button of Windows Repair Toolbox is a different, handy tool

Tip 02: 54 buttons

On the opening screen you see 54 buttons that all have their own function. You can see this application as an empty toolbox with buttons that point to the right tools. You just have to click on them so that Windows Repair Tool immediately downloads and starts up the correct version. With two exceptions, all these tools are portable, so there is no installation procedure. You can recognize the non-portable tools by the [i] after their names - the 'i' of 'installer'.

Tip 03: Basic info

At the bottom of the tab Tools read the most important information about the system. Which Windows version you are using, which processor is in the machine, how much memory is in the slots, whether an internet connection is active, which processor is on the motherboard, what temperature it has reached and finally how much disk space is available on it. the hard drive. When you request a tool via a button, you can follow the progress of the download in the progress bar.

Tip 04: Hardware

When you hover the mouse pointer over a button, the description (in English) of this tool appears. For example, if you want to know which processor and which graphics card are in your machine, click on the CPU-Z button. A few seconds later, the program opens and displays in the various tabs the detailed information of the processor, motherboard, graphics card and more... Curious which ram modules are installed in the machine? Open RAMExpert and a few seconds later you will read not only the type, but also the brand and serial number of the memory.

stress test

If you have purchased a new PC, or if you want to push your PC to the limit to test whether it is not getting too hot, you can have it undergo a stress test with the HeavyLoad tool. This tool is under the button Stress Test. HeavyLoad writes large files to temporary directories, addresses physical and virtual memory, and performs complex calculations. In this way, HeavyLoad loads the memory, the hard disk, the processor and the graphics card. When you run this test for a while, you get an idea of ​​how stable the machine is. If the temperature gauges of your computer go into the red or the machine freezes, then you also know what time it is ...

Tip 05: Meters

You can pick up and use a program with confidence every time, since nothing is installed on the PC – except for the two tools that come with [i] are marked. To track the temperatures of various vital parts, use the button HWMonitor. This program reads the values ​​of a large number of sensors from, among other things, the motherboard, the video cards and the hard disk. Information such as temperatures, voltages and speeds of fans appear in a clear screen.

Tip 06: Useful tools

Until now we talked about diagnostic tools, but in the group Useful Tools there are some gadgets that can come in handy to solve problems. For example, take the Fast Copy tool to quickly copy, paste or delete files. Or the Patch My PC Updater button that opens the wizard to keep all software up to date. The program will scan the software on your machine and show the outdated software in red. With the click of a button you can then perform the necessary updates.

Complete Internet Repair 3 fixes internet problems caused by your PC

Tip 07: Internet repair

In the box Repairs there are plenty of tools to restore the settings and software on your PC. If you are dealing with internet problems, the button will bring ComIntRep you at Complete Internet Repair 3. If you cannot even download the program due to the connection problem, Windows Repair Toolbox will first try to repair the internet connection itself. To be clear, this portable program will repair stubborn internet problems when the cause is your computer and not the modem or internet provider. Check the items you want to restore to the default values ​​and confirm with go.

Windows Repair

Behind the WinRepairAIO button is the freeware Windows Repair from Tweaking.com. It is an advanced tool that you only use when your PC has completely crashed. For example, this will reset all Windows settings to their original values ​​when the system is damaged by malware or various software.

Tip 08: Malware killers

Viruses, spyware, adware, trojans… That's fodder for FreeFixer. Let the program scan the system and in the end you will get a list of threats present. Freefixer does not conflict with other antivirus software on your machine and is therefore particularly suitable as a scanner for a 'second opinion'. A disadvantage is that this virus fighter is rather slow. FreeFixer mainly checks programs that start automatically, browser plug-ins and recently changed files. The UltraAdwKiller button leads you to the Ultra Adware Killer tool, which detects and removes malware.

Tip 09: Backup

The subject Backup&Recovery includes a set of tools to back up your PC. AOMEI Backupper is one of the two programs that actually get installed on the computer. This is the free version, with which you make a copy of the entire system, of a disk, of a partition or of a specific file. If you choose the disk backup, the program will transfer the entire disk. Back4Sure is an alternative that is in the same group. This application does not use any proprietary backup format. The files are simply compressed in the zip format or in the 7Zip format.

DriverBackup

When you update a PC with a new operating system, the search for the correct drivers often begins. It is better to make a backup of all available drivers beforehand with DriverBackup. The free tool finds all the drivers of your PC and then shows them in a clear list. This way you can easily copy the drivers to, for example, a USB stick. After formatting, you can immediately reinstall the drivers thanks to the Restore function. That way you don't have to burn all files to a CD.

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