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Some of these programs may erase items in your registry or erase temporary files to their jobs.
That's not a bad thing, but just something to be a aware of.
- If your concerned about not mucking around with stuff your not comfortable with.
- If your computer skills are quite novice.
- If your using an office machine and your IT guys take of this for you.
....Some of these applications may not be for you.
*Forums : Excellent help.
Tons of information about setting up and maintaining Windows.This is a collection of information from competent users NOT just canned answers from Microsoft.
REALLY Good stuff here.
Bleeping Computer® is a information security and technology news publication. A ton of useful Links related to mainenance and security issues. Practical and well organized.
Ways to store, backup, and copy a hard drive
This has worked excellently and the free version has lot's of useful features. One of the best free solutions I have found.
Image and Backup logical Drives and Partitions
Knoppix-Based Runtime Live CD
Use an alternative Operating System and view/copy your files.
The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning
"Help! My systems fallen and it won't boot up......"
Some ideas to help when Windows Recovery / Restore won't cut it.
SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.
Scroll down the page and look for the free downloads. There is a virus removal tool and a rescue disk among some other options. The rescue disk boots a compact operating system and allows you to do many things besides just scanning for virus. It may be a way to retrieve a vital file if your operating system is damaged or can not be repaired.
You can also download directly by clicking this link: