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Interpreting Error Codes:

BSOD Bug Check Codes:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh
994433(v=vs.85).aspx

Download and Install Debugging Tools for Windows:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/hardware
/gg463009/

How to Debug Kernel Mode Blue Screen Crashes (for beginners):

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive
/2008/11/01/how-to-debug-kernel-mode-blue-screen
-crashes-for-beginners.aspx

Driver View
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

Event Viewer reports:

http://www.eventid.net/

Windows Update error codes:

http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive/windows_update
_codes.htm

Freeware software available to a home user:

AM Deadlink -checks dead hyperlinks in Favourites:

http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm

ADWCleaner -an effective remover of parasites:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Autoruns (Microsoft) -for managing start up items:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

cCleaner (Piriform) -an alternative to Microsoft Disk CleanUp:
http://www.piriform.com/

Defraggler (Piriform) -an alternative defragmenter:
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download

Easeus Partition Manager -an alternative partition manager:
http://www.partition-tool.com/landing/home-download.htm

Foxit Reader -
an alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

HD Tune Free -useful tool for Hard Drive information:
http://www.hdtune.com/download.html
Scroll down page for freeware tool (not Trial copy).

Process Explorer (Microsoft) -an alternative to Task Manager:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx   
I recommend using with, not replacing, Task Manager.

RAMMap (freeware from Microsoft) for investigating memory usage:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx


Speccy -useful provider of System Information:
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

 




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