-Does your computer fail to bootup?
-Does your computer freeze and reboot?
-Cannot access your data due to the lost password?
-Does your computer contain critical data?
-Don't have a recent backup?
-Reformatted your harddrive?
-Accidentally deleted files?

Our blog will provide the relevant information on free tools, techniques, and approaches to recover your computer and get your valuable data back.

WinAudit - Free PC Audit Utility

WinAudit is a free software utility that collects information about Windows based personal computers. The program is completely portable, represented by a single file that requires no installation.

WinAudit is designed to produce a comprehensive audit with virtually no effort in a few seconds. You can save the output in web page, rich text and comma separated formats. Exporting to popular database is supported. WinAudit can be run at the command line allowing you to automate your data gathering.

WinAudit is freeware, which means that it comes at no cost whatsoever. You may make as many verbatim copies of the program as you desire and distribute them to anyone.


Auditing Your Computer

Start Windows Explorer and go to the folder where you saved WinAudit.exe, double-click on the program to start it. Normally, the program will automatically begin collecting data. If not, click the Audit button on the toolbar.

WinAudit can generate copious amounts of information that is of interest only to the specialist user. To tailor the audit report's content, on menu select View + Audit Options and check the boxes that interest you. Next, click Apply to start auditing your computer.

System Overview
The computer's identification, asset/service tags and an overview of its resources.

Installed Software
Itemized list of installed software, licenses, usage etc.

Operating System
Name, registration and version details.

Lists standard peripherals as well as network printers for which connection information is stored locally. WinAudit does not interrogate remote/networked peripherals.

Entries from the security log, open ports, important security settings as well as software and updates.

Groups and Users
Groups and user accounts. Includes details on policies, password ages etc.

Scheduled Tasks
Lists the software programs, set to run at scheduled intervals.

Uptime Statistics
Statistics based on system availability, start-ups and shutdowns.

Error Logs
Errors posted by the operating system, services and applications to system log files.

Environment Variables
The environment variables used for running process.

Regional Settings
Date, time and currency settings used by the current user.

Windows Network
Details of connected sessions, files in use and shared resources.

Network TCP/IP
Shows adapter names, IP addresses and other network related parameters.

Hardware Devices
A list of devices in and attached to the computer.

Display Capabilities
A summary of the displays characteristics and supported features.

Display Adapters
A list of the computer's display adapters, also known as graphics cards.

Installed Printers
Locally installed printers only; network printers are ignored by design.

BIOS Version
System and video identification and dates.

System Management
Extensive information ranging from chassis to system slots to memory devices.

Name, speed, instructions, cache etc.

RAM and swap file usage.

Physical Disks
Disk detection showing capacity, manufacturer, serial number etc.

Details of usage and geometry. Network drives are ignored by design.

Communication Ports
Parallel and serial ports for peripherals.

Startup Programs
Itemized list of automatically started programs.

Itemized list of installed services

Running Programs
List of programs currently in use with a brief description and memory usage.

ODBC Information
The Open Database Connectivity drivers and data source names found on the computer.

OLE DB Drivers
The OLE DB drivers installed on the computer.

Software Metering
Shows a list of programs that have been used and how often.

User Logon Statistics
Shows summary statistics of the users that have logged on to the computer.

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