A fantastic collection of PC monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Phone 7
Sysinternals Suite is a collection of all the Windows troubleshooting tools in one place.
Included within the suite is Autoruns, an excellent solution for viewing all the programs that are configured to launch when Windows and other system applications launch.
You get Process Explorer, a supercharged version of Task Manager that shows you a huge amount of information about the programs running on your PC, what they're doing, and the resources they're consuming.
Another favourite is Process Monitor. Sometimes certain applications never seem to start up correctly or crash during use, Process Monitor can log the programs hard drive and Registry actions, helping you identify the issue, and in some instances, fix it.
One thing worth remembering is that a number of these tools, although great, arent designed for novices. However, if you are experienced enough, this is a selection of some of the best Windows troubleshooting utilities out there and an essential download.