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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 8. Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

Most of the tools I highlight in this book are included with Windows or can be downloaded for free. The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset, better known as DaRT, is a noteworthy exception.

DaRT is packaged as a bootable Emergency Recovery Disk, and its feature list is packed with indispensable diagnosis and repair capabilities any IT pro will appreciate. It can repair PCs that won’t start up and help fix a variety of problems that can otherwise render a PC unusable. But its killer feature is the prosaically named Crash Analyzer, which reliably uncovers the cause of frustrating STOP errors—aka the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

DaRT traces its ancestry back to Emergency Repair Disk Commander, a ...

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