We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Helpful downloads: startup toolkit

Here's a selection of useful tools to help you start up a recalcitrant PC.

This article appears in the May 07 issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents.

Active SMART Helps monitor your hard drive.

BartPE Create a bootable disc for your PC.

BIOS Agent Provides system information and identifies your Bios.

Bootdisks A selection of startup files for various operating systems.

Boot Switcher 2.0 Boot between different operating systems on the fly.

CPU-Z Gathers information on devices in your system.

DriveHealth 2.4 Another useful utility to keep track of your hard drive.

Hard Disk Indicator 1.5 Displays information about your hard drive.

Motherboard Monitor Keep an eye on motherboard problems.

System Analyser Provides useful information about hard- and software.

IDG UK Sites

How to get a free EE Power Bar: Mobile and broadband customers eligible for free smartphone charger

IDG UK Sites

Why Netflix won't terminate your account for using a VPN, probably

IDG UK Sites

Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe, Autodesk and Corel software, accuses companies of 'bullying'

IDG UK Sites

New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: Apple's WWDC invite shows Apple TV