Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Computer Repair Utility Kit You Can Run From a Thumb Drive

Technibble, the Australian site for aspiring computer techies, recently released the second version of its popular Computer Repair Utility Kit, a collection of 57 hand picked tools to help you diagnose and repair your Windows machine.

While all of the utilities are freely available online, this all-in-one kit saves you the trouble of searching for and downloading them individually. Most of the applications don't require installation and the kit can be run directly from your thumb drive (eg. USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive, IPod etc.) and comes with an easy to use, right-click menu. A must in any computer technicians kit.

The Computer Repair Utility Kit contains with the following applications:

File Management

  • CCleaner - Cleans up Windows systems. Clears temporary internet files, cookies, history etc..
  • JkDefragGUI - An advanced defragging tool far superior to the built in Windows one
  • DriveimageXML - Hard drive imaging tool. Allows you to get a single file out of a whole image too
  • Explore2fs - Allows you to explore hard drives with Linux file systems
  • Double Killer - Finds duplicate files and deletes them
  • Deep Burner - CD/DVD Burning software
  • 7-Zip Portable - Archive creating and extraction tool. Can handle most compression formats
  • PC-Decrapifier - Cleans out the crap that comes installed on new brand name computers (Norton trials, toolbars etc.)


  • Process Explorer - Allows you to view system processes
  • System Information - View lots of information about a system (specs, passwords, temperatures etc.)
  • ProduKey - View software cdkeys and serials
  • Autoruns - Autostart program viewer
  • HWMonitor - View hardware information
  • GPU-Z - Show video card information (chipset, bios version, shaders, memory size etc.)
  • Wireless Key View - Shows saved wireless network keys
  • TreeSize Free - Show how much space each folder on a system uses
  • Game Key Revealer - View CDKeys and Serials for popular games
  • USBDView - Allows you to list and manage USB devices (including devices that arent currently plugged in)
  • TrID - Identifies file types for extension-less files
  • Codec Installer - Finds and analyzes video codecs
  • Unknown Devices - Tells you what a “Unknown Device” in system properties actually is
  • GSpot - Video analyizer

Repair Tools

  • Norton Removal Tool - Removes Symantec products
  • McAfee Removal Tool - Removes McAfee products
  • LSPFix - Fixes broken Winsock entries
  • Dial-a-Fix - Repair Windows files and registries


  • Recuva - Recovers deleted files
  • Restoration - Recovers deleted files
  • Photorec - Recover deleted/damaged files from Flash memory (like digital cameras)
  • DBXTract - Recover emails from damaged DBX files (like Outlook Express)

Network Tools

  • Wireshark - View network packets
  • Network Scanner - Scans the network for devices
  • Putty - SSH/Telnet/RLogin client
  • Network Stumbler - Wireless Network Scanner

Virus and Malware Removal Tools

  • Clamwin Antivirus - Virus scanner/remover
  • Rootkit Revealer - Detects rootkits on a system
  • Combofix - Malware finder and remover
  • SmitFraudFix - Malware finder and remover
  • RogueFix - Malware finder and remover
  • Hijack This! - Malware remover
  • SUPERAntiSpyware - Malware scanner and remover
  • Malwarebytes - Malware scanner and remover


  • Mozilla Firefox - Web browser
  • JavaRa - Find and remove old Java versions
  • Monitor Tester - Test monitors from problems
  • Dead Pixel Tester - Finds and fixes dead pixels on LCDs
  • ChkFlsh - Check flash drives for errors or test their real size (as fake ones appear on eBay)
  • Double Driver - Driver backup tool
  • SumatraPDF - Lightweight PDF viewer
  • Revo Uninstaller - Advanced application uninstaller


  • TweakUI - Windows XP tweaking tool
  • VistaTweaker - Vista tweaking tool


  • Quickly Make a System Restore Point - Makes restore point
  • Reset Network - Releases/Renews IP and flushes DNS
  • Clear Printer Spooler - Clears stuck print jobs from spooler
  • Stop Automatic Updates - Stops “Windows has installed updates, restart now” dialog temporarily
  • Start Automatic Updates - Switches it back on

To start the toolkit. Extract the zip file to your portable media and run “Launcher.exe”. You can also add your own utilities to the menu by going to File > and make it so it autoruns when you insert your portable media into the system.

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Anonymous said...

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