Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-06-2015, 08:51 PM   #11
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

There are a lot of good programs for maintaining your PC.
I have tried to post this twice. A must tool is the windows repair disc. This will allow you to boot into the windows recovery mode. Not sure why it's not posting.Maybe because I'm attaching a link. Not criticizing the forum, but I'm starting to understand why new members aren't active. We don't know if we're waiting for our posts to be reviewed by staff or if they aren't exceptionable. I read the rules and they say links are accepted to attach to posts.
__________________

donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 08:57 PM   #12
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 46
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celery View Post
I use outside programs for housekeeping on my PC. The Windows 7 Forum is loaded with helpful stuff.

Windows 7 Help Forums
Will have to have a look at this site to see what tools they have.

Thanks for the link.
__________________

spellunker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 10:12 PM   #13
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 378
Default Windows Tools you use!!

There is a built in Windows repair programme that will repair anything that is not working. I can nor remember the name of the programme now.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 11:38 PM   #14
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneMarcilV View Post
There is a built in Windows repair programme that will repair anything that is not working. I can nor remember the name of the programme now.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
Hi Windows has several built in repair features. I'll try to list a few. I'm not familiar with the program you are talking about. Here's some I'm familiar with!!
chkdsk
sfc /scannow
memory diagnostics
system repair
reset or restore back to factory
restore to a earlier time
back up image
clean boot
safe mode
CMD
msconfig
restart and hard power shut down

That's all that come to mind at the moment, but I'm sure I missed some
donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 01:04 AM   #15
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Restore to factory defaults is not a windows function. It's a function added by the maker of laptops and other prebuilt systems. After you use that you have to go back and clear all the garbage makers load on to your computer. Pain in the gazootenblatz. Handy tool to have when things go horribly wrong however.

sfc /scannow and chkdsk are not a windows function either. They're DOS. You have to invoke the command line interpreter in order to use them. In other words you have to put windows in DOS mode. Some functions had to be able to run on their own so they used DOS to run them.

As for sfc /scannow, if you put your OS disc in the drive and don't let it load, you have an uncorrupted copy of the system files reference folder. This is what sfc /scannow uses to compare what is used in the OS to what the files should really look like. Not a lot of people know you can do that.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 02:19 AM   #16
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Good stuff setishock!! Thanks for your reply. You said it very well and very accurate also. Great point about the OS disk and sfc ;your are right"Not many people know that" The best tool is a back up image of your OS on a external drive with a 3rd party program like Macrium Reflect!! If you have that tool, you are almost bullet prof.
donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 02:24 AM   #17
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

If you create interesting threads that members can post on, then this forum will grow and will be active. Lets Get-Er-Done- people!
donetao
donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 04:31 AM   #18
Fully Optimized
 
joedaman633's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: England, Birmingham
Posts: 1,812
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

I don't really think of those as tools as I'm so used to using them lol, I remember using fixmbr on some older machines and that sort of thing.

Stuff like the following can be helpful too: ipconfig /release, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /renew
__________________
Athlon II x4 645 || 1TB 7200rpm HDD || EVGA GTX 650Ti OC || 8GB DDR3 RAM || Windows 7 Home x64

i5 4210M || 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD || GeForce 825M || 16GB DDR3 RAM || Windows 10 x64
joedaman633 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 06:18 AM   #19
Golden Master
 
BK_123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,536
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celery View Post
I use outside programs for housekeeping on my PC. The Windows 7 Forum is loaded with helpful stuff.

Windows 7 Help Forums
They have lots of great guides.

As for utility's

CCleaner
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Malware-bytes Premium
Avast
7zip
Imgburn

Also Nirsoft have some good utility's NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities
BK_123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 11:49 AM   #20
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: Windows Tools you use!!

Hi! It's always a lot of work going back to factory. That's why I always have a clean image of my OS on a external drive. You can however to a repair install and not have to start from ground zero. I will attach a link for that, but it will probably have to be approved by staff. I'll give it a try.
Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums
__________________

donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0