Essential troubleshooting apps.

If you were fixing computers for a living what troubleshooting apps would you put on a USB drive?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. 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.)


    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


    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


    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
    Real Temp
    HW Monitor


    TweakUI - Windows XP tweaking tool
    Vista Tweaker - Vista tweaking tool


    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

    And also Hirens USB boot.
  2. That's great, thanks dEAne.
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