A PC repair toolkit is software that fixes issues on Windows desktops or laptops.
These utilities can come in different shapes and sizes, but the best toolkits will enable you to fix a multitude of system errors to ensure Windows runs as smoothly as possible.
Some repair toolkits are system optimizers, others are more like troubleshooters, while some software provide quick fixes for a variety of listed issues.
What are the best PC repair toolkits for Windows 10?
Microsoft’s built in troubleshooting software
Windows has built-in troubleshooters that you can scan your system with to detect and repair numerous issues.
You can select up to 26 new troubleshooters from the Microsoft support page. Those have the same wizard-like interface.
You can use this selection of software to troubleshoot Internet Explorer, sound and audio playback, hardware devices that aren’t working, Windows USB, Windows Update, Aero glass visual effects, Windows Media Player video and more besides.
System Mechanic Pro (recommended)
System Mechanic Pro is an all-in-one PC repair kit that packs numerous repair and optimization tools for Windows. This is one of the most highly rated system optimizers for Windows 10.
Mechanic Pro is retailing at a discounted $55.96 at the iolo website.
System Mechanic Pro can potentially detect and fix thousands of software issues. One of the best things about the software is its all-in-one PC Repair tool that can repair Windows issues in just a few clicks.
Alternatively, you can select individual repair tools to fix more specific things. For example, System Mechanic Pro includes a Registry Tuner, Shortcut Repair, System Troubleshooter and Drive Medic tools to repair registries, shortcuts, etc.
It also comes with an Internet Repair Tool to fix net connections with.
In addition, System Mechanic has its own anti-virus utility that can purge viruses from Windows. So System Mechanic Pro pretty much has everything you’ll need from a PC repair toolkit.
And to raise that to total support, Iolo technologies now offers Phoenix 360. This is a comprehensive package consisting of 7 software products, including Iolo System Mechanic.
If you are interested, you should definitely take advantage of its current discount from $79.95 to $39.95.
Windows Repair all in one
Windows Repair all in one is a toolkit that you can fix most Windows issues with. This is software designed primarily as a wizard that presents a series of repair options to you.
The utility is compatible with Windows platforms from XP up, and it has a freeware and Pro version. The $24.95 Pro version has an extra 15 advanced repairs and tools.
You can add the freeware Windows Repair to Windows by clicking Download on this web page.
Windows Repair can fix many issues pertaining to registry, file permissions, Windows Update, missing icons, and more besides. The repairs section of the software presents users with a series of fixes to apply.
The software includes repair info that provides further details on how each one fixes Windows. Those using the Pro version can run further tweaks and scripts after repairs, and the upgraded version also comes with a drive and RAM cleaner.
Fix-It Utilities Pro
Fix-It Utilities Pro is another PC repair toolkit packed with system optimization options and tools. The utility gives you an in-depth repair solution for software issues.
The latest version 15 is currently available at $39.95, and that comes with an online dashboard that enables you to manage devices via web. Fix-It is compatible with Windows platforms from XP to 10.
Fix-It Utilities includes a FixUp Wizard to help you diagnose and repair system issues and test hardware. It also has a lot of handy extra tools for fixing software issues.
For instance, you can fix registry errors with the Registry Fixer that thoroughly scans the registry. The software‘s Broken Shortcut Fixer fixes broken registry shortcuts. With Disk Fixer users can fix hard drive errors.
You can also set up a bootable rescue CD with Fix-it Utilities that can help restore Windows when you can’t log in to the OS. Overall, Fix-It provides a full suite of utilities.
Those are five PC repair toolkits that you can quickly fix most software issues with.
System Mechanic and Fix-It Utilities Pro are probably the best for general system maintenance, but Windows Repair is a freeware repair toolkit that offer great value.
If you have any other suggestions or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.