System Repair Software Review

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Why Use System Repair Software?

As your computer faces the wear and tear of daily functions, fights off viruses and deals with you as a user, it may begin to slow down, show error messages or even crash. Problems with your computer can be frustrating because they decrease your efficiency and cause you to lose important documents and information. Hiring a computer repair technician can be expensive, and trying to fix your computer problems on your own can make things worse if you don't know what you're doing. System repair software gives you the ability to repair your computer with expert knowledge while saving you from paying for an expensive technician.

We've reviewed the best system repair software and found System Mechanic Professional, Norton Utilities and Avanquest SystemSuite to be the best. We've also compiled some articles on PC system repair software to help bring your computer back to its optimal working condition.

What to Look for in System Repair Software

PC repair software should be able to scan your computer, identify problems and make repairs. While these applications have the ability to identify and correct many problems, some problems are still beyond the ability of the software to correct. For instance, if you have a piece of hardware that's not working properly, the software may be able to identify that, but you'll have to replace the hardware to resolve the problem. In reviewing system repair applications, we've identified the features and other aspects that will provide you with the best repair results.

Features
The best system repair software has a wide range of tools to help diagnose a large range of potential problems. These tools might include registry, hard-drive and virus scanners. It might also be able to uninstall applications, recover deleted files or diagnose the memory. Some software can even monitor the temperature of your computer and identify whether you have hardware failure.

Interface
Some system repair applications may be too difficult for everyday users without advanced system knowledge to understand. A good application offers guidance and easy-to-understand terms. Even if a system problem is complex, you should be able to have some type of understanding about what is causing the issue and how to resolve it.

Performance
The best PC repair software is fast at completing tasks. Diagnosing and analyzing issues with your computer system can take time, but some applications may take far longer than others at diagnosing them. On the other hand, some software may test systems at a faster rate but miss important issues. A well-balanced application will be able to quickly and thoroughly analyze a system problem.

Updates
One of the most important aspects of any system application is the level of support in the form of updates. New features, updates and even security changes all require the ability for PC repair software to update either automatically or manually.

Help and Support
Many computer owners will need some type of guidance when using system repair software. Sometimes there are system problems that are simply beyond the ability of any application to resolve. There may be system compatibility problems or new features that the manual for the application doesn't cover. Many companies offer online support in the form of email help and discussion boards for posting questions for others to answer.

Regardless of which PC repair software you use, you'll need to have realistic expectations about the application. While the software can help diagnose and repair common system problems, countless other problems may require greater assistance. On the other hand, computer repair software can be a good front line of defense against many problems such as registry errors, system-file corruption or fragmented hard drives. System repair software can also educate you about your operating system and the overall value can far outweigh its initial cost.

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Windows Features
Registry Scanner
Windows System Backup
Recovery System
Uninstaller Applications
 
Secure File Delete
 
Administrator Features
 
 
Process Manager
 
 
Windows Interface Management
  
 
Integration of Windows Utilities
 
  
Hard Drive Functions
Hard Drive Error Scanner
Disk Defragmenter
 
File Recovery
 
  
Hard Partition Management
  
     
Boot Sector Management
 
   
Hard Drive Recovery
 
 
  
Hardware Management
System Information
 
Benchmarking
 
 
   
Hardware Failure Monitor
 
   
   
Security Functions
Antivirus Scanner
 
   
 
 
Firewall
 
       
Memory Management
Memory Optimization
 
 
Physical Memory Failure Monitor
         
Memory Diagnostics
 
   
 
Network Management
Network Information
  
      
Network Configuration
         
IP/Network Scanner   
    
  
Help & Support
Email
Download Updates
FAQs
Online Help
 
 
 
Telephone Support
 
     
Online Chat
       
Online Forum
      
 
Software Specifications
64 bit version
32 bit version
Built In Help
 
 
    
OS Requirements
Windows 8
    
 
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000