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How to use Fix-It Utilities 7.0 Express

A healthy machine is a happy machine

3. While Windows collects a great deal of information, it doesn’t allow you easy access to it. Click Diagnose in the sidebar to see all the diagnostic facilities available, including SystemExplorer (which shows what your system is doing at that moment) and ErrorTracker, which keeps a track of all Windows error messages.

Step 3

Step 3

4. Click PCDiagnostics to begin testing the individual components of your PC. Tests are completed in sequence and can take two or more hours to complete. Fix-It first scans your PC to locate components to check; click Next to begin the actual testing. Our machine underwent more than 100 checks.

Step 4

Step 4

5. Click SmartDiskCheck to find out whether your hard disk has potential problems. Select the level of test you want to undergo. Return Smart Status checks whether any of the ‘Smart limits’ are being exceeded. Short Smart Test does what it says, while Extended Smart Test should be used if your drive is experiencing problems.

Step 5

Step 5

6. Fix-It doesn’t just troubleshoot existing problems; it’s also able to step in and provide a failsafe should your PC go awry as a result of a bad installation. When you install an application, Fix-It’s Recovery Commander launches and offers to create a Restore Point on your PC. You’ll be asked to confirm the action.

Step 6

Step 6

See also:
Scan and fix the Registry

Synchronise the System Clock

Control startup items

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