I run Windows 7 and have been downloading the Microsoft Fixit tool, which I've used successfully in the past. Today however, when it gets to the "Checking the computer" stage It displays an error, informing me to check my internet connection(which is fine). Can anyone advise please?
Sorry thumbscrew: I was too busy driving my Taxi to follow up last night.
Please give us an actual link to the MrFixit that you downloaded. CNet is a great place to download stuff. However, not is all it's necessarily what it seems to be and frequently comes with an unexpected Payload.
There is a very high possibility that what you downloaded has only a passing acquaintance with Microsoft, even if it tries to persuade you otherwise. I know that that should not be allowed, it's cheating and not nice, but that's life.
Once you've told us where you've been.
Please tell us what the problem was and we will try and help you solve your original problem and also get rid of the Crapware that snuck in while you were downloading from CNet.