Discussion in 'other software & services' started by rdsu, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    Dial-a-fix - http://djlizard.net/software/dial-a-fix/


    Dial-a-fix is a collection of 'known fixes' that repair common Windows issues, such as Windows Update, SSL, Microsoft Installer, and other problems.
    Most of the fixes are found in Microsoft Knowledgebase articles. When you see a list of DLLs that Microsoft is telling you to use REGSVR32 on, chances are they are already included in Dial-a-fix. You can figure out what most checkboxes do by hovering over them with your mouse. The tooltip describes what is going on (usually in command-line terminology). For instance, if you hover over 'Stop service' under the WU/WUA section, it tells you that it is performing the following commands (just as you could type them yourself in CMD.EXE) : net stop WUAUSERV and net stop BITS. I've tried to put these tooltips wherever possible. If there is a checkbox that is not obvious, please let me know and I will do my best to describe it in future versions of the program. Please note that by itself, Dial-a-fix can pose no harm to your system, even if your system is working properly. All this program does, in a nutshell, is: stop services, install selected software, register DLLs, restart services, and remove rogue policies.

    If you have had a new problem appear after running Dial-a-fix, I am under no obligation to assist you (as it is nearly impossible that Dial-a-fix has caused it), although I will try to help you out of your issues as long as you are nice about it.

    Dial-a-fix covers:
    15 Windows update DLLs (including XML)
    15 SSL/HTTPS/Cryptography DLLs
    14 ActiveX/COM objects
    3 Control panel applets
    4 Direct* DLLs
    7 run-time DLLs
    64 Explorer/IE/OE/shell/WMP DLLs
    42 WBEM DLLs
    88 Restrictive policies
  2. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    London, UK
    A very useful utility indeed for someone who spends their days troubleshooting loads of PCs. Thanks for the info.
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