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Find an Easier Alternative to Command-Line Windows Repairs with Dial-a-Fix

You can fix a lot of Windows problems – if you understand command-line utilities like NET, SC, and REGSVR32. Now, even if you're command-line-challenged, you can fix problems with Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 (and older versions, too) with Dial-a-Fix.

Dial-a-fix, a freeware utility developed by Michael Cook (aka 'DJLizard'), is a godsend for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users (as well as older versions back to Windows 98), enabling you to easily fix problems with:

  • Windows Update
  • Windows Installer (MSI) services
  • SSL/HTTPS/Cryptography
  • ActiveX controls
  • Control Panel applets
  • DirectX
  • programming cores and runtimes
  • Windows Explorer and other shell programs
  • Internet Explorer
  • OLE.

To fix a problem, click the appropriate checkbox, then click Go.

Behind the Magic

Dial-a-fix is actually a graphical front end for a large collection of scripts that use command line utilities such as regsvr32, net, and sc. By default, Dial-a-fix has tooltips enabled, making it easy to find out what it's doing. With tooltips enabled, click a checkbox, then hover your mouse over each selected repair step to display the actions it will perform.

Saving Time, Trouble, and Typos

A couple of mouse clicks with Dial-a-fix can save you lots of time in solving Windows problems. You don't need to worry about typos or about downloading a lot of repair scripts.

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