As a tech, I have storage media just lying around and decided to upgrade my RAID-1 desktop. This desktop is mainly used for entertainment and communication, so it is hardly critical. I would have taken a different approach to client computers or my home server, but…I was in a hurry and made a few mistakes along the way. Here is how I did it… Continue reading “Cloning fakeRAID is possible with the All in One – System Rescue Toolkit”
I found out this week that sharing my website via Facebook appears to be blocked. If you are someone who enjoys sharing things via Facebook, here is more info and how you can help me share my site and project via Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook Sharing Blocked? You can help!”
This is not a PC repair shop, this is on-site at a client location. Continue reading “Nice and Tidy, On-Site Diagnostics”
A huge THANK YOU (again) to LifeHacker Editor-in-Chief, Alan Henry, for posting about the new Lite Version my toolkit. See the new LifeHacker article here. This new one is made for non-techies to be able to fix their computer automatically. Also thank you to Front Range Internet, Inc. for being willing to setup additional monitoring on my server and tell me when it was having problems.
Have computer problems but don’t want to call a technician just yet? Download and try it!
I have finally put together an easy to use version of my All in One – System Rescue Toolkit. This “Lite” version can be run by ANYONE, you don’t have to be a tech guru or dig through some crazy files to fix some common computer problems!
If you are a technician and want to direct friends and family to an automated tool developed by a tech professional without all the bloatware, feel free to share!
This is NOT one of those “Free PC Repair” scams or “Free Registry Cleaner” scams that claims you have thousands of problems then tries to rope you into paying $30 – $60 to “fix” them. While I do ask for donations to support the project, this is far from the scare tactics used by the junk software out there.
I have been reading the published reviews, comments, and forum posts since the release of my toolkit a few months back. There has been some talk and excitement from you all about getting your hands on this automated Lite version, and now it has finally arrived!
Since this website boomed on Sunday, the customer support and tech support of our local datacenter in Northern Colorado has handled my requests for support like a champ. The upgrades should be mostly in place to handle the increased traffic for now and I can perform some maintenance later to keep it stable.
My All in One – System Rescue Toolkit was featured on LifeHacker this weekend. A very big thanks to Alan Henry for his review of my utility disc!
Since then, this website has been overloaded with requests and I am awaiting upgrades that should allow me to double the amount of traffic I can receive at any given moment.
The Google Drive direct download link has already hit its download limit for 24 hours, however the BitTorrent download is very healthy with a couple hundred seeders at the moment.
Thank you all for your interest and I hope that the website runs less sluggish as time goes on and the upgrades come into place.
Here is the excerpt and link to the LifeHacker article:
There’s no shortage of system rescue and repair discs you can download and keep handy for when your PC gives you problems, but this one, from reader Paul, is streamlined, simple, and has only a few effective tools on it (and no bloat!)
Last week, I released my toolkit free for public use and download. 1 week later, over 120 unique downloads so far! That is amazing how many people have taken an interest in such a short time frame!
Please continue to download and share this great utility that I use and hope you will enjoy using to repair common Windows Server and PC related issues!
Going forward, I will be releasing an “AiO-SRT Lite” version that contains only the 100% automated tasks and should be sufficient enough for people to download and fix some problems or at least generate log files to give to their technician to help repair common Windows PC problems.
“AiO-SRT Lite” will not contain the live CD environment or any real technician utilites and should be simple enough for the average PC user to download and run without having to do any manual tinkering “under the hood” and risk breaking stuff.
Look for the new automated “Lite” version coming soon!
Alright everyone, I am making public the magic tool that I have been using for years in my field service work. It has taken countless hours to convert the utility from my private utility to something that anyone can use to fix common computer problems.