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    Tools to fix pc's

    Ok so i lost my flash drive with a gig of programs for fixing testing and cleaning out computers. My problem is that i cant remember everything that i had on it, If you all could help me out with the tools which you use, it would be greatly appreciated.
    <chsh> I've read more interesting technical discussion on the wall of a public bathroom than I have at AO at times

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    Hmmm,

    SpyBot Search & Destroy
    A-Squared
    Ewido
    AdAware
    MemTest86
    Prime95
    Lspfix
    Everest
    SiSoft Sandra
    Belarc Advisor
    CrapCleaner
    CDcheck
    SpywareBlaster
    WinPatrol
    WinPooch
    Freestone Video Card stability Test

    Take your pick of AV and Firewall products

    Hey, you didn't say if you were also interested in tools you have to pay for?

    Errrr................ and a DVD rewriter an a pack of ammo aren't that expensive?

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    The other things I carry (that Nihil hasn't mentioned) are:

    Latest Nividia drivers
    Couple of Nero patches I've needed in the past
    Couple of MS DLLs I've needed
    HiJack This
    Zone Alarm
    Kerio
    Avast
    AVG
    Firefox
    Thunderbird
    Freezip
    Filezilla
    HJSplit
    Produkey (recovers products keys for when customers 'lose' the installation disks for office etc)
    Cain
    Truecrypt

    I'll usually have a linux distro like Back|Track on CD too.

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    To add to the list

    Stellar Phoenix Linux
    Microsoft Antispyware
    Registry Mechanic
    Ethreal
    Ettercap
    \"The Smilie Wars\" ... just arrived after the great crusades

    .... computers come to the rescue .... ah technology at last has some use.

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    powerdefragmenter.exe,
    SpeedFan for monitoring/testing ambient box/HD/CPU temperatures and voltages.
    Nvidia Forceware Utility would take care of the gpu temperature monitoring.
    Latest BIOS update.
    Latest Printer Drivers
    All the latest drivers for the peripherals.

    Lastly a good old diary for noting all the entries in your flash drive..just in case..

    Just an observation...aren't the lists too skewed towards spyware/av removal programs?

    hmmm...need to check out freestone..thanks nihil.

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    Perhaps these might be useful for checking controlling what is actually running where you come across performance and potential conflict issues?

    Process Explorer 9.02
    Startup CPL 2.8

    Also a defragmenter?

    Power Defragmenter 2.0.105

    I guess that Adobe Acrobat Reader might come in handy as well?

    Couple of tools here:

    http://www.panterasoft.com/index.html

    Hard drive health and a flash media recovery tool

    Win ASO RegDefrag 1.2 might come in useful for a badly screwed up Registry.

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    surely there is like some ULTIMATE MEGA BADASS list somewhere

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    Originally posted here by er0k
    surely there is like some ULTIMATE MEGA BADASS list somewhere
    I think this list does a pretty good job of that actually. Although, I'd say that I much prefer WinRar over any other compression utilities.
    \"Greatness only comes at great risk.\" ~ Personal/Generic

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    This link has a few you can try out... http://lists.thedatalist.com/pages/New_Links.htm

    And this list is what to avoid... http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
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    I appreciate the help guys, I will in the next day or two list that which i have accumulated for use on my flash drive. It'll probably be up on friday as its the only day i do not work. Till then keep up the good work.
    <chsh> I've read more interesting technical discussion on the wall of a public bathroom than I have at AO at times

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