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Old 02-19-04, 05:29 PM
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What programs would you put in a software tool kit?

I was thinking of putting a few programs on my thumb drive that would be useful when troubleshooting someone's pc. So far I've come up with:

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DriverGuide Toolkit

Actually, I've come up with a few more but I can't remember them now. Got to find my list. I'll update when I find it. Please add any you think would be useful.

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Old 02-19-04, 06:19 PM
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How about a virus scanner and AdAware?
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Adaware and Spybot, definitely.
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DriverGuide Toolkit
Ad-Aware AND Spybot
the latest stinger from McAfee
command line utilities like format,edit,fdisk, attrib (I'm old school, so there must be new stuff that's better, meh)
a copy of the Microsoft memory tester (http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp)

I also would bring a selection of boot floppies and CD-Rs with boot images from bootdisk.com
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- Real VNC, so you never have to physically go there again.
- MSconfig (for Win2k systems which don't include it)
- A file restore program (I use Rstudio)

Not for a thumb drive, but a good boot disk (floppy or CD) with additional utilites like Xcopy, etc. Maybe even Norton Ghost, so you can image the drive before you start messing with it.
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