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Computer Repair Utility Kit, the Definitive Portable Software

Created: 18 Feb 2009 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010 • 4 comments
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My goal is to create a USB memory key to use in case of emergency. Recovery computer from virus, hard disk crash, Bsod, or other issue, where the only solution is a manual operation. Many times I had to find the right software utility to complete my USB Swiss Army Knife.

Prerequisite to create a complete software collection to use on USB memory key is the portability and possible the freeware license.

Somewhere on the internet, I found several utilities, for example I have described some of these in my previous posts on Juice.

See these posts:

But I found the Computer Repair Utility Kit. This a great freeware tool with a complete software portable collection and a smart GUI to manage all these utilities. The great advantage for this application is to have in one place a large collection of recovery, computer management, inventory and other tools that every IT admins must have.

The following is a list for all software included in this tool, divided in the different software group with the program name and short description.

The Computer Repair Utility Kit contains :

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

Misc

  • 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

Link: Technibble - Computer Repair Utility Kit

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Jason Gallas's picture

I clicked on the link but it does not allow you to download this software. It is a shame really, it seemed pretty useful.

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riva11's picture

Till few days ago this helpful tool was available, but now the author has stopped the distribution. But if you are interested in a specific software , all of them are still available on the original website.

It's a pitty but the Technibble.com promised to "re-releasing it soon after some changes".

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spazzzen's picture

This is a great list. You should have posted a link to the original documentation here: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/a_computer_re.... There is much more information on exactly what was posted here but with links as well. Expecially since the provided link does not work.

Also note that produkey is labeled as infected by Symantec AntiVirus.

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riva11's picture

Updated post with the correct links to Connect ( removed old Juice reference ).

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