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General Windows Troubleshooting/Diagnostics Software Suite

Q: General Windows Troubleshooting/Diagnostics Software Suite

I'm looking for a decent General Windows Troubleshooting/Diagnostics Software Suite...

... but none of that garbage registry cleaner... system optimizer... PC tune-up CRAP.

I'm not looking for miracle software, but just a decent reliable software suite with legitimate FUNCTIONAL utilities for diagnostic and troubleshooting of windows systems and minor hardware diagnostics (disk checks, memory test)... no "Optimization" functions *eyeroll* necessary ... besides minor correction/fix commands for small errors...

I can repair most errors and navigate the registry on my own.. I'm just looking for (I hesitate to say it) a 'shortcut' in the diagnosis process for other users for whom I do routine maintenance.

I've heard Sandra 2013 is decent, but can anyone else think of any other, possibly better or equally useful software suites?

Preferred Solution: General Windows Troubleshooting/Diagnostics Software Suite

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: General Windows Troubleshooting/Diagnostics Software Suite

Greetings MrWalnuts and welcome to EightForums,

You could try System Information for Windows. It looks like it's freeware if you scroll down a little in the download section. l can't tell you if it's better than Sandra though, just that it's an alternative.

You can also try Hiren's BootCD and load it up with a bunch of diagnostic tools. But I get the feeling that Hiren's isn't what you're looking for.

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Hello Everyone,

I am a new member & have been in IT for about 18 years and just wanted to offer some general advice on troubleshooting computer / network issues. Sometimes we forget the simplest things and start barking up the wrong tree. I read something from Microsoft a few years back that I keep in mind while troubleshooting. It is called the DIP-CD method and goes like this:

1.) DEFINE the problem
2.) ISOLATE the cause
3.) PERFORM the repair
4.) CONFIRM the results
5.) DOCUMENT the solution

To remember this, imagine dipping a CD into chocolate.

If you would like more details about each step, I have a little website setup at:


MarioInDallas, MCSA

A:General Windows Troubleshooting Method 101

Hi, sometimes I think it would be nice if MS help sites used this Mnemonic themselves. One of my favorites from my sales days was CMQSINGER to give a salesman meeting a client for the first time.

Startling Statement

And for a product FAB


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A portion of my screen has lines running down through it while I am in BIOS, during bootup and in Windows 7.  I have updated drivers, reset BIOS, ran the UEFI check, restarted and hard booted the ZBook Laptop and the issue still occurs.  Can someone assist in performing further checks or using additional diagnostic tools to determine the root cause?

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The Reliability and Performance Monitor found in Vista keeps a heap of data sets for response times, processes, configuration data, diagnostics, debug logs, registry keys and performance counters. This tool will help you diagnose windows errors, slow performance or anything else you would like it to help you track down.

1. Open the Start-Menu and search for Performance Monitor.
2. In the performance monitor there is a folder called "Data Collector Sets" found in the left open it and click "System"
3. Here you will find some default diagnostic tools to run on your vista machine, just right-click the name and click start, scroll down to the Reports folder to view your results.

You can also add your own customised monitors under the Data Collector sets folder for a more complete view of the systems performance handling, Just remember too many sets might slow your system down and vista allready runs a Reliability Monitor every hour.

This tool will point anyone in the right direction to solve issues they are having with vista or the hardware, Include the report in a support request and it can help diagnose the problem very quickly. Its proberly the most usefull feature found in vista.

A:Use Advanced System Diagnostics/Performance Reports for troubleshooting

For those of you having trouble finding it perfmon.exe at the run command

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I've put together a number of apps for anyone who doesn't know their specs or needs troubleshooting info. The archive contains Belarc Advisor, Process Explorer, a shortcut to dxdiag, and a .bat file that will list all the drivers and their dates. There are also 3 guides, 2 of which are in my sig, the third is a guide to event viewer.

There is also a readme for getting your system specs and uploading them here as well as a brief intro to the apps. The archive is an SFX archive, so just double-click and choose where to extract the diagnostics folder. Any feedback would be appreciated - or complaints.

A:Useful suite of troubleshooting apps

Still no takers?

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Good Day Everyone,

I have been in IT for about 18 years and just wanted to offer some general advice on troubleshooting computer / network issues. Sometimes we forget the simplest things and start barking up the wrong tree. I read something from Microsoft a few years back that I keep in mind while troubleshooting. It is called the DIP-CD method and goes like this:

1.) DEFINE the problem
2.) ISOLATE the cause
3.) PERFORM the repair
4.) CONFIRM the results
5.) DOCUMENT the solution

To remember this, imagine dipping a CD into chocolate.


MarioInDallas, MCSA

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please help me! i have had my nero suite 6 cd burner for approximately 8 months. in the middle of burning a cd it will just stop burning. the program hasnt exactly froze becuase the amount of time it shows to record keeps going. i dont kno if its the software or hardware? can anyone tell me anything? why does it stop recording?

A:nero suite 6 cd burner troubleshooting

Can you get the error log (or event log). Nero usually generates a log file but it may only do that on errors. Have you tried upgrading to a later version?

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please help me! i have had my nero suite 6 cd burner for approximately 8 months. in the middle of burning a cd it will just stop burning. the program hasnt exactly froze becuase the amount of time it shows to record keeps going. i dont kno if its the software or hardware? can anyone tell me anything? why does it stop recording?

A:nero suite 6 cd burner troubleshooting

Can you get the error log (or event log). Nero usually generates a log file but it may only do that on errors. Have you tried upgrading to a later version?

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Hello all,

I am Michael Hulak and I thought you all could find handy a specific thread regarding Internet Explorer. I see some threads regarding Internet Explorer I thought I would help out on this with a new thread

One best way to troubleshoot just about enything is to remove until it works and rebuild until it doesn't work again.

== Clear Internet Explorer Setting
Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options >
General or (start - run -> inetcpl.cpl)
> Delete Cookies
> Delete Files
> Clear History
Security > set all zones to default
Programs > [Reset Web Settings]
Advanced > Browsing > 14th item down and UNCHECK
- Enable Third Party Browser Extensions
Close Internet Explore and reopen and test

== maybe cypher strength is not 128
- start -> run > msinfo32 -> internet explorer -> summary
- this is the strength of encrytian used to decode a page, too low means some pages will not decompress

== if changes are unable to take place like HOMEPAGE, maybe you have a oplicy or a branded version of Internet Explorer
- this is common with people who bought thier system from a large business that went under or upgraded thier systems
- start -> run > msinfo32 -> internet explorer -> summary -> IEAK = YES/NO
- if IEAK = YES, your internet Explorer is branded and you must either remove IEAK (windows 2000 only) or create a new IEAK version
- IEAK is free at Microsoft
- upgraduing Int... Read more

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Hello,I have the version 5 of the Applian Freecorder software program suite on Windows 7 Home Premium and Iam having trouble in getting the Audio Recorder to install,the one day I had it installed and the Audio Recorder worked fine,but,now,I had to install it again and it doesn't want to work for me,all the other programs in the suite are working great so far.If anybody has Freecorder or knows about the software,please reply as soon as anybody can,that would be great,Thank's!

A:Applian Freecorder suite (Troubleshooting the Audio Recorder)

Hi Derekswf22,

Ive got the same prob,and im waitng for a reply from Applian tech guys and girls.

The website forum does have many threads reporting this error,but as yet no reply to them as been posted.

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Dear Team,
I have been trying to update the below mentioned pre installed software in my laptop. but i couldnt able to install. please help to install the same.

2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4093118)

Installation date: ?16-?Apr-?18 10:52 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8024200D

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated
Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information: 

Help and Support: 

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Just wondering if there any decent freeware Diagnostic tools, such as those you'd burn as a bootable CD... If we can't find one we'll be buying the Microscope 2000 suite.

A:Diagnostics Software

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I'm looking for free hardware diagnostics software to run full diagnostics on PC Hardware components such as Motherboard, Memory, Hard Drive, Optical Drives, etc. I used to use PC-Doctor at my old job, but that was way back in the day.

Are there any recommendations for software that is comparable and free (not Torrent or Cracked software)


A:Hardware Diagnostics software

You might checkout ultimatebootcd

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Can anyone who has hands on experience with PC diagnostics software and/or hardware recommend any particular software or hardware testers.

How good is AIDA64, a review I read on this looks quite impressive.

There are many motherboard and general hardware testers on ebay, are there any that stand out as being particularly reliable that will also work on laptops..

I am also interested in finding good data retrieval software for recovering data from faulty and/or corrupt hard drives. Are there any that perform better than Stella Phoenix.

I repair a few PC's a month and it would be very useful to have some equipment that can confirm the health of mobo's and CPU's without having to diagnose by a process of elimination.

I don't have the finance to experiment with the various testers that are available.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

A:PC diagnostics software/hardware

This type of Computer testing hardware and software is not really necessary or even useful to an experienced computer tech. The motherboard testers are only as good as the tech is. A shorted data bus will give false results at best. The useful tools include a spare power supply, an inexpensive power supply tester, spare memory, a spare IDE and SATA Desktop hard drive (and notebook drives) and a good true RMS multimeter... and that's it

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Have a Thinpad 240 with: i7-4600U8GB RAM256GB Solid State DriveIntel HD Graphics1Gb EthernetUltraNavSecure ChipFingerprint reader3c Li-Poly Came installed with windows 7 Pro, which has since been updated to Windows 10 Pro while it was free to do so, meaning that I now have a Digital entitlement (license) for it from Microsoft (not a product key). No longer have any discs, documents or similar from the box. Warranty ran out a couple of months ago. Needed to do a clean Windows 10 reinstall, and did so from USB-drive provided by Microsoft. Went perfect. 1. My issue is that I want to add back all the specific (or at least the most relevant) Lenovo software and drivers after the clean re-install, but don't know how to find the package to download. Where can I find it? The clean reinstall overwrites everything on C:. I didn't use the recovery partition because I don't know if and how that would work with the (free) WIndows 10 upgarde. I won't be able to activate Windows 7 if I do a Recovery install, and don't think I can then upgade to my eligible WIndows 10. I have re-installed Lenovo: Service Brigde, TVSU System Update, and Lenovo Vantage. I have also "updated" all drivers I can by running Lenovo System Update, and running the scan and install for "Automatic Driver Update" on the Lenovo support website. Before clean re-install, I also updated everything from Lenovo, inlcuding BIOS. On the same Lenovo support website, also und... Read more

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HiWhere can I find the download link for the   HP PC Hardware Diagnostics 2-in-1 USB Key CheersBruno

A:HP PC Hardware Diagnostics 2-in-1 USB Key software download ...

HiHere it is:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/pc-diags.html?jumpid=va_r602_us/en/any/pps/pl_...Thanks

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Folks: My 10 GB hard drive is not booting, not even from my Win 98 start-up disk. I am getting all kinds of error messages. Do anyone know of a site where I can download a good bootable 3.5" floppy which provides hard disk diagnostics? Thanks.

A:Hard disk diagnostics software

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Hi, can anyone help me by suggestion some software to troubleshoot computer problems?
such as to fix malware, speed up your PC etc. it would be nice to hear some of your suggestions. thanks

A:What are some troubleshooting software?

My suggestions:

For troubleshooting, Open Control Panel > Troubleshooting
System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off
Run the troubleshooters as needed.

For Speed-up / Optimize see this tutorial:
Optimize Windows 7

If I had a suspected malware problem i would create a new thread in the System Security forum.
There are trained Security Experts there that can help.

Fill in your System Specs so others know what hardware / software you have:
System Info - See Your System Specs

I keep my systems up to date, especially security patches for Windows and all programs i use.
I run CCleaner file cleaner a couple of times per month, to clean up temp files not needed.

I create periodic System Backup Images, so i can easily restore if anything goes wrong.

I wouldn't use/trust any "Fix-it-all" software that i know of ...

When i have a problem i can't fix myself, i create a SF thread for that specific problem.
There are many experts in SF willing to help solve problems.

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Ok, so I don't know what happened, but glary utilities, iobit360 security, and smart defrag are all on my taskbar with a couple other programs on the bottom of my screen of my desktop. The problem happens to be the 3 programs I mentioned above seemed to no longer have there icons in the taskbar. They are white pages with a square box inside. Any way to fix this?

Also, for some reason, openoffice.org, which is basically a free version of ms office seems to not wanna run with my system very well. I click on the program and it won't open. I uninstalled it and installed it again, I have no idea what is going on.

My Version of Windows:
Running windows 7 professional 64 bit

A:Software Troubleshooting Help

Ok, I guess nobody else has this problem.

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My AMD Catalyst Software Suite has a Software Update on my Laptop. The problem is, every time I try to install it, it says everything installed. I then head back to see what version I have, and its the same one as before. If I click on the software to install it again, it says the same thing and doesn't install the latest software.


A:AMD Catalyst Software Suite (Software Update)

It probably detected, that there is a new version, but since it can not be installed on your system, it skips it.
Your GPU is not supported anymore, so you can just disable update checking for AMD drivers.

I think, that the latest driver supporting your GPU was 15.12 beta, not Final, but I found only:
AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver Beta 15.11.1 Driver - TechSpot

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My AMD Catalyst Software Suite has a Software Update on my Laptop. The problem is, every time I try to install it, it says everything installed. I then head back to see what version I have, and its the same one as before. If I click on the software to install it again, it says the same thing and doesn't install the latest software.


A:AMD Catalyst Software Suite (Software Update)

It probably detected, that there is a new version, but since it can not be installed on your system, it skips it.
Your GPU is not supported anymore, so you can just disable update checking for AMD drivers.

I think, that the latest driver supporting your GPU was 15.12 beta, not Final, but I found only:
AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver Beta 15.11.1 Driver - TechSpot

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I have a Dell laptop purchased in 2008 running Vista.

It's always been a bit of a "Problem Child" so to speak but lately it is getting really bad. Every day when I start it up, after about five minutes or so the whole PC just locks up and freezes. I can't use Task Manager either. Sometimes the screen will go black and a message will appear saying something about not being able to create a security login or ID or something (my apologies but I am at work writing this and not at my laptop). I read in another forum that this issue might have something to do with Windows Defender and the one forum I was on said to disable it which I did. This did not stop the freeze ups from occurring.

I'm sick of this. I can't even post a decent question on a forum like this because I don't know what is wrong with my laptop. Even if I try and run a PC diagnostics it too freezes up at some point and I have to turn the laptop off.

Is there are reliable, reputable PC diagnostics software anyone can recommend? I don't want some dinky software that only fixes registry errors and deletes old internet files. I want one that will really tell me what is going wrong with my PC and tell me how I can fix it.

Thank you to anyone who can assist.

A:PC Diagnostics - A good, solid, reputable software?

Hi -

Have you given thought to reinstalling Vista? It takes about 1 - 1.5 hours of system time, followed by your installation of apps.

The freezing can be caused by heat build up. Check temps with SpeedFan -


Please provide system info. Run this app - it will take 5-8 minutes and will gather the necessary files -


The output will be in a newly created folder in Documents named Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2

Zip the entire folder up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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I am not sure where this came from there are 4 windows that have been opening and I don't recall downloading them!

When I try to check thru properties, my computer or add/remove programs I am not recognizing them.

UDF Formatter
Diagnostic Traces
Drvm Pending O

I lost the fourth one when I closed the UDF Formatted


A:Solved: Weird Software (I think) running diagnostics

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Does anyone know any good software troubleshooting books?

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This is waht i have so far. MMC does not know what Version of IE i am using. How and where does it detect it. This is the most important tool in Windows now to use any of the old windows option. It will not give me access, even if its running in the background, if it thinks i have less than IE 5.5.

Heres a link from another forum that was helping me:

Two actually:



I cant run any of the system stuff, and cant get access to any of the system setting that in the proccess require MMC to be functioning. Thats alot.

So just as bad as microsoft, IE broke my operating system!!! I dont think its linked specifically to IE, and i doubt an install of IE would help. I cant uninstall SP2 right now either because of a missing catalog. The uninstaller runs but its missing something and wont finish. So its in microsofts/windows hands at this point and they know nothing about it. I aint emailing microsoft!! GGRR.. So anyway An uninstall of SP2 to see if it will fix the whatever caused the change is out of the question.

I have also already gone into Add remove and tried removing IE from the system components and put it back with the windows CD. It did nothing. Ive tried all the other Add/remove options. They are listed in one of the links.

I'm in XP pro, too. Not XP home.

A:Solved: MMC needs it own troubleshooting software!

Found the solution!!!

I went to windows/inf found IE.inf, right clicked, clicked install, ran saying yes and continue from my windows CD, told it to continue even though it didnt find a file and said it was from the SP2 Cd, let it finish the copy, clicked on an admin program, and it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I use a multi-media DVD player--its here:


And it uses a server program (MMC) to communicate with my computer, which is here:


I've run the MMC software on three differenct comptuers all networked and running XP and on one computer it works fine and on the others, it hangs (hourglass running) although the Momistu player can access the computer fine (it loads, I just can't get to the menu choices, so it doesn't finish loading). I've tried selective startup and closing all programs running--same thing. Something is stopping the program from finishing loading. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot to find out what is stopping the programs from loading?

Again, since it works fine on one computer and not on two others--all running XP, it has to be something specific about the two computers that it won't load on.

A:Solved: Ideas troubleshooting software that hangs

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Do you want to know what to get with your brand new pc. All my suggestionas are free, and dont contain adware or viruses etc.
First of all, where to get them, www.download.com
Trusted because it is part of cnet.com the trusted review website
Security is a must on a new pc. go to comodo.com when buying the pc dont get any security software, waste of everything, especially mcafee. in my opinion it does nothing. get all the software from comodo.
firewall pro
memory firewall
verification engine
secure email
back up
and registry cleaner
DONT get avscanner (antivirus scanner) it is useless if you have the firewall and antivirus. The anti virus and BO clean i recommend but isnt necessary if you get the firewall because comodo firewall pro has a great scanner built in.

Next office suite.
why go with ms(microsoft) office when you can get oppenoffice (openoffice.org) for free, better yet its free and in my opinion better. this program is made by the extremely popular sun microsystems which makes sun java, almost everything on the internet you use because you hace java installed. openoffice has
base( like the new document part of ms office)
calc(like excel in ms office)
draw-(ms powerpoint)
impress-ms publisher
writer- ms word
(basically openoffice.org is the standard edition of ms office w a few extras. all you need for school work. for businnes you need some of the features ms office professional has

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A:What security software and software in general to get with new pc..I will tell you

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I have used Nero but the latest nero 8 is giving me a lotta problems

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Ok I am new here and Just about ready to scream .. My dad bought me a radeon 9200SE in melbourne and posted it me in QLD no biggy we installed it and put in the drivers that came with it went to the site to update and i can't tried everything told me i was missing software or hardware ..strange so we reformated installed the drivers again downloaded the new ones and same thing happend so had a look around at there site to find out i did not get the software only drivers so how can i get the software i can't do nothing with the graphics with out the software i can't upgrade the drivers or anything with out it and no chance of dad getting the right software for it . is there a site i can buy it from ?


A:The CATALYSTâ„¢ Software Suite 5.3

What software are you talking about? The driver and Control Panel are all you usually get. If you want to install the newer drivers you need to uninstall the old ones first.

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Hello to every one in the community, Where I can post threads about general software problems?

A:general software problems

Posting under the operating system you are using should be fine.
Welcome to the boards.

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Hey all

I have a question regarding drivers and updates for some of my software on my computer.

I always go to Cnet's Catchup service to look for necessary updates, and while most of the time, it's easy to update, this time I am confused.

For instance, I have a couple different references to display drivers. I have a Relisys monitor and a GeForce 2 video card, and these are the updates I see:

ATI Mach64VT Display Driver
Matrox Display Driver

As for my sound card, I have a Creative Ensonique 16 card. I see these updates as far as sound goes:

ES1788 Audio Driver
Sound Blaster 16/32/AWE Driver
Soundblaster 16 Driver for Win95

Alot of these say Windows 95, and 98, but from what I have seen, no Windows XP. I don't even know if my drivers are up to date. Can anyone shed some light on the above? Should I download any of them? All of them?

A:General Software Question

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Many of you would have probably seen the Software Photo Booth ( I think thats what its called , the one which can make visual effects with your webcam) available on Apple Mac's. Any way my question is, Is there an equivalent for Windows based computer?

I currently have a Sony Vaio CR series which runs Vista HP, I just thought it would be quite cool to have it on my laptop. Any help/Suggestions would be appreciated.


A:Not a Problem but General Software.. :)



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Isn't it a fact that some software slows down your computer? On the software side, are there any measurable metrics that can show my former speed to my new speed after using one of these "speed up your computer software"?

A:Solved: Software In General

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Looking for the best suite avail. Have norton 360v4, but have never felt truly safe with it.

Was looking at Kaspersky, Eset, or the like.

I have 2 computers that I need to keep safe, but maybe a 3rd as well. I do download movies and things from torrents from time to time.

Price isnt so much an issue. I just want something that WORKS, both proactively and retroactively if needed. Prefer an all in 1 suite. Thanks.

A:Anti-virus software suite

I swear by ESET AV, had it years. I've tried their Security suite as well (as a trial). Only reason I didn't upgrade to it is that I'm quite happy with Windows Firewall. I back this up / another angle of attack with Malwarebytes'.

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Every few weeks AMD Catalyst Software Suite pops up with a Software Update. It says my Current version is 15.201.1151-150821a... and the Available version is 16.60.2011.170210a. I have told it to Download Now many times over a number of months. When it finishes downloading, a panel comes up, but there is nothing to do as far as I can tell. So, I never actually get updated. Can someone tell me what I am supposed to do once the download of the update finishes in order to get the update to install. Andy Hobbs

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AMD update for HP? Help?? Product Name: notebook 2000-240caOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)HP Notebook 2000-240CA# QA076UA#ABC4 gb memoryAMD E350 processorwindows 10 64 bit I get a message from AMD Catalyst Software Suite uupdate from current version 15.201.1151-150821a-18472....is waht the pop up screen says.  The new version says it is16.15.2211.160321a.  But if I go to control panel it says AMD Catalyst Control Center version 1.00.0000? 1.  Are these two different things??? (the software suite and the control centre? 2.  Should I install the update considering the computer specs? Thanks

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Hi All,

I a looking for an anti virus software that will suite a client/server architecture for a small to medium sized business. I am trialing
Trend Micro Worry-free Business Security Advanced, McAfee Total Protection for Small Business, Symantec Multi-tier Protection Small Business Edition, avast! Small Business Server Suite, F-Secure Internet Security 2009 and Sophos Anti-Virus SBE 2.0.

I need a central management and automated update solution, so I was wondering what do companies use for their solutions? Anyone here can recommend one (even if its not on the list) and tell me about your experiences with the software it would be greatly appreciated.


A:Can someone recommend me an antivirus software suite?

Hey and welcome, oki i dont know anything about business software but i know that ESET has some excellent Antivirus software, ill just leave a link
http://www.eset.com/solutions/smb.php they have a 30 trial.

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Can anyone tell me where to find the instructions for using the pdf import extension feature in libreoffice ver. 3.4.3 . I'm looking for the ability to convert a .pdf document to an editable file type. I haven't been able to get it working properly... Please help...

A:libreoffice software suite question

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Why the office 2013 software suite will not operate on a PC purchased in 2005. The user has a PC with a 233 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, and a VGA monitor; the PC runs Windows XP operating system.

A:Office 2013 software suite

Those specs are not likely correct or you are about 10 years off on your age of the computer. Those specs are closer to a computer from 1995 not 2005. Office 2013 is not compatible with Windows XP and not compatible with the hardware specs you posted either: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624351.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

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If a computer has run stable for years when a specific software is not installed, but blue screens when this specific software is installed, is it *positively* the fault of the software, and not a problem with my computer?

Software not installed --> Stable
Software installed --> Guaranteed crash
Software uninstalled --> Stable
Repeat continuously...

A:General BSOD vs software question

Its highly probable (99.999%) that it's one of the new software component files clashing with the operating system files. There does exist, however, a very small chance that the installation of the new software coincides with a hardware component fault - I would consider this to be so rare that its extremely improbable.

The best way to check is to upload the BSOD .dmp files so we can confirm that.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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ok i was messing around with ftp programs and i got bulletftp program to work and my friend using cuteftp was able to connect and we shared files. im on dsl and he is on cable. bad thing is that the fastest we could get steady was about 30k a second. is this normal? is there better software for speed and one that allows both of us to edit eachother's hard drives? im new to this ftp thing any feedback would be cool thanks

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Before moving my computer from WIN 98SE to WIN XP(Home) I am in the process of verifying whether all my critical software is the latest updated, and XP supported version.

My question relates to software installation for any software on my existing harddrive that I identify needing updated version (hardware drivers included). Can you tell me if it makes any difference whether I install such software updates before or after installing XP itself? My thinking is that as long as the new version supports WIN XP then it shouldn't matter if I migrate to XP and have all the newest drivers and software versions installed and residing on my existing WIN 98SE harddrive...but maybe that's just wishful thinking.

As an example I have a piece of software I use to backup my entire system and I just downloaded the new version supporting XP earlier this week, but I have not installed it yet. Before I go ahead and install the new version I will uninstall the old version. Will it matter if I do the uninstall_OLD/install_NEW process now, or should I wait and do it AFTER the XP installation itself is complete?

Thank you so much for your assistance.

A:XP Upgrade - General Software Question

I have found it much better to do the compatability test, find what XP doesn't like, search and find the XP drivers or upgrades, install them first, then install XP. You'll find the installation a little easier that way.


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As I am knowing, Forum is the safe place where we can discuss on several topics.
Today I am here for the discussion on Different kind of Anti-Virus Software for the different kind of virus . Regular days there are new updation on virus software.
Many of the various are from Popup Dialog Box.
If someone receive a message in a popup dialog box that resembles this warning just , press ALT + F4 from the keyboard to close the dialog box. Do need to  click anything inside the dialog box. Otherwise it may cause data lost and file corruption.

A:General Antivirus Software Discussion

Since the discussion you want to start is about Anti-virus programs...I have moved your topic to that forum.

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Hello all. I'm looking for a good free program I can use with my Webcam. I have a Lifecam VX-6000, and with the latest drivers (found online) I am still unable to adjust the framerate, so it stayes locked at around 4fps. The framerate can go higher, and I have been able to change the framerate when using ustream's little applet to broadcast.
I've tried SuperWebcam and ManyCam, but I can't get past the install, they don't seem meant for a 64-bit machine. Does anyone know of any free programs that let me adjust my webcam's framerate, which will also work with the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium? Thanks.

A:General Webcam Software Suggestions

There is a another program that does work with Vista64, as we have used it. Try Webcamamx. Alternatively (my preferred method) is to feed a an A/V signal from my camera into a TV tuner. This keeps my processor load to a minimum and allows conventional video manipulation methids to be used. Check out the Ustream Users Community Forum on Ustream..

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My machine has been experiencing intermittent BSODing over the last few weeks and I wonder if you could give me a hand troubleshooting it? I'll summarise what i've done so far. It's not given me anything today, as I say, it's intermittent.

System Info:
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Mobo: Z87I-PRO
System BIOS: 0903
Installed System Memory: 16 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (originally installed on system)
Age of system: 1 year, 1 month
OS Reinstalls: None
This is a desktop PC
System Manufacturer: Purchased from ChillBlast
Troubleshooting so far:
* Checked EventViewer for after the crashes. The only useful thing showing is that the Kernel service is shutting down - which I suppose it would if power to it was interrupted.
* Opened up case to check components. Everything seated well. Extremely tidy cabling (if I may say so myself; nothing getting in any fan's way).
* Ran GPU stress test - all fine.
* Ran Processor stress test - all fine
* Ran driver verifier (ran for about 20 minutes) and nothing crashed.

Attached Files:
* PerfmonReport
* Your app collection dump
* IPDT Processor Test results

Appreciate your support :)

A:Intermittent BSOD (full troubleshooting included) - need troubleshooting advice

Bump please :)

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I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.  On setup, I was pleased to find that it connected to my home network without much complaint.  However, I soon noticed a misstep -- after putting my laptop to sleep, upon waking, it
would consistently fail to connect to network.
I've tried disabling IP Helper, as well as the wireless adapter's IPv6 protocola
la advice on other forums.  I've also ensured that the driver settings do not allow for disabling to save power.  Seeing that none of these worked, I decided uninstall and delete the driver and install a newer version (in a related issue,
the driver update feature failed to detect the existence of a newer version -- why?).
This appears to have fixed the connection issue.  However, still, after sleeping the laptop and waking, although it connects to the router, I still need to reset the IP command-line via ipconfig /release + /renew.
I was running Vista on my previous machine, and I know that its Network Diagnostic tool would, when presenting solutions, frequently suggest that my computer had the wrong IP and that I should reset it.  I was hoping throughout this process
that the Network Diagnostic troubleshooter would present a similar option.  Instead, however, no matter what I do with my wireless, the troubleshooter only ever returns the message "Troubleshooter couldn't identify any problems."  Whether or not
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A:Troubleshooting the Network Troubleshooting Utility / After-Sleep Connection Problems

To avoid confusion Let us focus on the first issue within this thread first.
Can you access internet when connecting the laptop directly via cable?
Where did you download the newer version of network card driver? Usually, the “driver update” feature from device manager will go to Microsoft update catalog website for the corresponding driver instead of the manufacture’s website. AT
this point, I would suggest install the latest driver
here. Please note: Microsoft don't write drivers, for any driver related issue, the OEM is always the best resource to turn to. Your understanding is appreciated.
As a workaround, you can prevent the network card from sleeping by the following method:
Open Device manager->expand Network adapter-> right click on the wireless adapter->Properties->under Power Management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Is anything unclear, please feel free to post back.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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