What are the right tools for computer repair?

What are the tools for repairing computers? Computer repair starts with the right tools.

Computer fixers have the education and experience to determine which tools are needed to fix your computer. The right tool combined with experience and knowledge allows computer fixers everywhere to fix just about any computer.

Maybe even you can be “The Computer Fixer”?

Let’s start with some hardware tools;

Screwdriver Computer Tool Kit – assortments from 7 to 15 pieces usually cover most repairs – the tool bag recommended by Professor Messer http://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-702/the-a-toolbag/

Digital multi-meter

Network cable tester – is a two-piece tester that includes a main unit and remote with test results at both ends. This unit provides testing (PASS/FAIL or fault find) for various network cables.

PSU Tester – an automated power supply tester that enables users to easily and quickly determine if a power supply is defective or not

Various network components; Crossover adaptor, ADSL adapter, patch cables

Nylon tools for prying  (for laptop cases, External hard disk drive cases)

USB flash drives consisting of… (Also have them on CD/DVD for older system’s) software repair tools, imaging, and utilities

Software tools; there are so many good tools available, some are free and some you pay for, sometimes the best are free. Listed here are some of computer fixers’ favorites.

Hiren’s BootCD www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

Seatools www.seagate.com › SupportDownloads

Memtest www.memtest.org/

AVG/AVIRA/AVAST forums.cnet.com/7723-6132_102-284162/avg-vs-avira-vs-avast/    www.free.avg.com/

Ontrak Data Recovery software    www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/

MSconfig Microsoft System Configuration Utility

Microsoft Security Essentials   windows.microsoft.com/mse

Piriform – Authors of the hugely popular software CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.   www.piriform.com/


SUPERAntispyware PRO   www.superantispyware.com



Computer fixers like to stay with what works.  Here is some feedback from one of our technicians;

I couldn’t live without my heavily customized UBCD4WIN bootable cd! Look to www.ubcd4win.com. Though it’s been two years since the last big update was done – it doesn’t matter – what counts is how you can do your own updates – and keep it up to date.

DRPSU (installs/upates drivers on windows pc’s)
Hirens (loaded with computer repair tool’s)
Clonezilla (for creating images of a system, similar to ghost)
WPI (to install software on a computer eg after a reformat)
HDT (tell’s you what hardware, serial numbers etc)
Ubuntu MRT (ubuntu specifically geared up for malware removal on windows systems)
Wsus offline (loaded with window’s updates, MSSE etc)
Parted magic (for partitioning hard disk’s)

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