Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive

Comp tech Are you a computer tech wannabe? Are you the goto guy for your neighbors, club, or social circle when computers are on the fritz?

If you answered “yes”, then the Australian website Technibble has a great free offer you should consider.

Technibble describes itself as “a resource for computer technicians who are looking to start their own computer business or improve their existing one. Technibble also provides an amazing place for technicians to help other technicians via our forums”.

The site has compiled an impressive array of free geeky tools for diagnosing and repairing Windows computers in a second release of its Computer Repair Utility Kit. The kit contains 57 top-quality applications to help you analyze a problem computer and (hopefully), restore the machine to operating condition.

While it’s true that you can download each of these free tools individually, this all-in-one kit is a definite time saver.

From the Technibble site:

The first version of Technibbles Computer Repair Utility Kit was so popular, we’ve created a second version. For those of you who don’t know, the Computer Repair Utility Kit is a combination of computer repair tools in one easy to use pack.

The Computer Repair Utility Kit allows you to run all of the repair tools from your portable drive (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.

Technibble

The Computer Repair Utility Kit runs off a menu system called PStart and contains 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.)

Information

  • 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

Recovery

  • 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

Miscelanious

  • 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

Tweaks

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

Scripts

  • 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.

The download size is 88.4mb as a ZIP file and it extracts to 188mb.

Download from one of the following Mirrors:

Note: Like many mirrors these mirrors are annoying.

Deposit Files:

Rapidshare:

Badongo:

zShare:

Megaupload:

10 Comments

Filed under Diagnostic Software, Don't Get Hacked, Freeware, Geek Software and Tools, Mobile Applications, Operating Systems, Portable Applications, Software, System Utilities, USB, Utilities, Virus Repair Tools, Windows Tips and Tools

10 responses to “Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive

  1. Pingback: fire » Blog Archive » Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive « Bill Mullins …

  2. Even for us seasoned techies this makes life easier!

  3. Easy to add and remove stuff, easy to update to newer versions of application, wonder why I hadn’t found this earlier, sure beats rooting around my thumb drive trying to remember where I put stuff!

  4. robert h

    Many of these programs seem NOT to be runnable after downloading this list, the exe commands are missing. Is this just my problem?

  5. Mike

    @robert h
    Usually this is because certain AntiVirus solutions are just a little “too helpful” in cleaning these tools. On a WinXP machine at work with Symantec NAV and all the latest updates installed, the settings were preconfigured to silently clean or quarantine any and all files that had suspicious signatures without notification or complaint. This included “on-access” of the folder or even the *.zip file(s) that housed the offensive tools.

    My solution when I’m making my own toolkits is to use 7-Zip (it’s free!) with all the highest settings, password-protect the archive with AES-256 encryption, and additionally encrypt the filenames. If an anti-virus or anti-malware solution sees and attempts to quarantine/delete the files out from under me as I’m working, I always have that *.7z file as a backup.

    Bill, discovered your site from Technibble, and have added your feeds; it was a pleasure to find you!

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Mike,

      What a great answer. Thank you for enlightening me, as well as Robert H.

      Technibble is a terrific site and is on my daily “must visit” list.

      Thank you for selecting “Tech Thoughts” feed.

      Regards,

      Bill

  6. james

    I tried to download the megaupload version, but nod32 quarantined the whole download, says its a variant of the win32 virus

    • Bill Mullins

      James,

      There are no viruses, or any other form of malware, in this download. These tools, in most cases, are designed for highly experienced computer users who would recognize that some of these tools will appear to carry a malware signature, simply because of the tools designed capabilities.

      Bill

  7. ClearlyPro

    When I tried to log on to my computer, a message saying “there are not sufficient resources to load” my account with the default something-or-other came up. The message had a timer that was going to close the box, and then when it closed it would not log me on. I couldn’t turn it off normally so I cut the power. When I turned it back on I logged on fine?
    I read here Worcester Laptop Repair but couldnt make sense?