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DIRMS and BUZZSAW Free Defragmentation Programs for Windows NT4, NT2000, and XP - DIRMS and BUZZSAW Free Defragmentation Programs for Windows NT4, NT2000, and XP - DIRMS and BUZZSAW are free disk defrag utilities by the same author. DIRMS is a free command line utility to defragment your entire drive. BUZZSAW ia an On-The-Fly Defragmentation Program. Use both to keep your disk drive defragmented and in tip-top condition. DIRMS, as the author explains, stands for "Do It Right Microsoft". He explains why Dirms and Buzzsaw are better than the Windows Defragmentation program in NT and XP. Buzzsaw and Dirms are both freeware and are essential disk defragmentation utilities.
PageDefrag Freeware Pagefile Defragment Utility - PageDefrag Freeware Pagefile Defragment Utility - PageDefrag uses advanced techniques to provide you what commercial defragmenters cannot: the ability for you to see how fragmented your paging files and Registry hives are, and to defragment them. In addition, it defragments event log files and Windows 2000/XP hibernation files (where system memory is saved when you hibernate a laptop). PageDefrag works on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Server 2003. SysInternals also has lots of other FREEWARE utilities for all versions of Microsoft Windows.
HDD Health Freeware Hard Disk Utility - HDD Health Freeware - HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures on your hard drives. A host of alerting features include email, local pop-up messages, net messages, and event logging, while using no system resources. Freeware from Panterasoft.
Disktective Freeware disk-space reporting program for Windows - Disktective Freeware disk-space reporting program for Windows - Running out of disk space? Don't know what's eaten it? Then run Disktective, an award-winning disk-reporting tool, to trace used-up space on your system. With Disktective you can find out the real size of your directories and distribution of used space inside them. Each directory may contain hundreds of subdirectories each containing many files. Simply run Disktective and let Disktective create a complete report displaying the real sizes of all directories and their containing subdirectories.
Disk Cleaner for Windows - Disk Cleaner for Windows. With Disk Cleaner you can easily clean up disk space that is now used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin. Features of Disk Cleaner: Easy to use one-click cleaning, Cleaning Presets, Quiet mode , i.e. for cleaning when booting, Extendibility by plug-ins.
Ultimate Boot CD - Ultimate Boot CD enables you to: Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them. Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive. Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you.
Disk Analyzer - Disk Analyzer is a useful freeware Windows 95/98/Me/NT utility that allows computer owners to analyze hard disk space. It's easy to use and fast. With just a few clicks of your mouse you can make analysis of the selected drive or directory. Program provides flexible summary and sort functions so that the disk space usage information is readily accessible in a variety of ways. Features: Makes analysis of the selected drive or directory. Displays summary by files, directories, type, size, date. Sorts items by size, date/time, title, type. Finds duplicates. Displays graphs. Prints reports.
HD Tune Freeware Hard Disk Utility - HD Tune is a free hard disk utility which has the following functions: Benchmark: measures the raw performance, Transfer Rate, Access Time, CPU Usage, Burst Rate, Hard Disk information which includes firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size, transfer mode, Hard Disk Health, S.M.A.R.T. Information (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology), Temperature, Power On Time, Copy text to clipboard, Copy screenshot to clipboard, HD Tune is freeware.
DiskMon - DiskMon is an application that logs and displays all hard disk activity on a Windows system. You can also minimize DiskMon to your system tray where it acts as a disk light, presenting a green icon when there is disk-read activity and a red icon when there is disk-write activity. DiskMon works on NT 4.0, XP, Winm 2000 and higher.
Bootminder Freeware Version - Bootminder Freeware Version offers free protection against boot viruses. A boot virus is a virus that is transmitted during computer startup. The most common way of getting infected is to leave your floppy in your computer during shutdown. If that floppy is infected with a boot-virus, your computer's harddisk will very probably be infected the next time you start your computer. Bootminder Freeware Version program runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0./2000/XP. Bootminder will warn you if a floppy is in your A: drive when you are closing down Windows. If you then take out the disk from that drive, the next time you start your computer, it will not boot from that floppy. Conclusion: a reduced chance of a boot-virus infection!.
SeaTools Free Drive Diagnostic Software - SeaTools Free Drive Diagnostic Software - SeaTools Desktop Edition features include: Data safe tests, Tests most ATA and SCSI drives, Compatible with an Intel-based CPU, Creates a log of results, Prints Return Merchandise Authorization instructions and form, Error code explanations available on Seagate Web site, Creates self-booting diskette, Examines file structure analysis. Registration is required on the Seagate site, the software is free. SeaTools requires an Intel-compatible system with at least 8MB of RAM, a floppy drive and VGA graphics or better.
Bart's PE Builder - Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks. It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on. This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time. The PE Builder program (pebuilder.exe) runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003. It does not run on Windows NT4/ME/9x.
TreeSize - TreeSize - Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. TreeSize tells you where precious space has gone to. TreeSize can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and you will see the size of every subfolder. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize is working. The space, which is wasted by the file system can be displayed and the results can be printed in a report. TreeSize is Mailware for Windows 9x / NT / 2000 / XP.
DiscoMania - DiscoMania is an advanced utility to create catalogs of removable, CD-ROM, and local drives. You can create, search, and organize catalogs using various options.
Visual CD - Visual CD is a disk cataloging tool to index CD/DVDs, floppy disks, hard disks, and even folders. You can then explore the disk catalogs, search files and folders, create MP3 playlist file without having the physical disks in the drive. Upon insertion of the corresponding disk, you can open files, split files into smaller pieces, extract ZIP, RAR, and CAB archive, and more.
HDClone - Hard Disk Clone: The Free Edition of HDClone is the ideal tool for moving contents of entire harddisk drives onto bigger newer ones. This Edition can be downloaded for free from our homepage and fits easily on a diskette. It ships with its own operating system - Sphere SP - and is therefore not depending on other installed systems. When buying a new larger disk, HDClone copies the data for you, you only have to add the gained space on the disk via some partitioning tool, and in an instant you have the same environment as before on a larger (and faster) disk.
CacheMan Disk Cache Tweaker for Windows - Cacheman - the disk cache management tool. Cacheman is a utility which tweaks the disk cache settings and prevents frequent swapping of the data to disk resulting in an improved performance and stability.
Harddisk Search & Stats - Freeware harddisk search and statistics engine - Harddisk Search & Stats - Freeware harddisk search and statistics engine - Harddisk Search & Stats is a freeware Search Engine for your harddisk. It enables you to search large numbers of text/ascii-based files simultaneously. It can search files in all levels of a folder (recursive), or just one level. Freeware for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP.
Diskeeper Lite NT FreeWare Disk Defragmenter - Diskeeper Lite. This high speed, manual defragmenter is the first and only one of its kind designed exclusively for Windows NT 4.0 (build 1381 or higher). Now you can discover how easy it is to restore and maintain Windows NT system performance with Diskeeper Lite. Also includes Fragmentation Analysis Utility. Works on NTFS and FAT partitions.
FreeRAM XP Pro for Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP - FreeRAM XP Pro for Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP. FreeRAM XP Pro is a freeware application to free and defragment your computerís RAM (Random Access Memory). As you use your computer, open applications, surf the Internet, and navigate Windows, your systemís memory will usually decrease because some software do not use memory correctly or do not return all of it after it is done using it. FreeRAM XP Pro frees up this memory, thereby increasing system response time, stability, speed, and efficiency. As a result, FreeRAM XP Pro is recommended for almost anyone, from low memory systems to high memory systems, from home office users to MP3ers to 3-D gamers.
Deleted File Analysis Utility - Deleted File Analysis Utility Freeware. Deleted an important file? Find out what accidentally deleted files you can get back. This freeware can directly view your hard drive partition and list all deleted files that have not yet been completely overwritten. Runs on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000.
Path Copy - Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98, NT4, and 2000 that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail, etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu. The context menu then offers five standard ways of copying the path, in addition to the copy methods that you create yourself: - Short Name: File/folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Name: File/folder name - Short Path: Full path name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Path: Full path name - Short UNC Path: Full UNC path name converted to 8.3 characters (only enabled in network environment) - Long UNC Path: Full UNC path name (only enabled in network environment) - Internet Path: Full UNC path name converted to Internet path (only enabled in network environment) - Setup... Create your own copy methods for copying the path names.
Disk Duplicator Classic - DiskDuplicator is an easy to use, versatile utility for duplicating, archiving and distributing disks. Note: There are also Shareware versions of this software - the classic link on the home page is the download for the FreeWare version.
File Shredder for Windows - File Shredder is a program to split a large file into smaller files. You can specify either how many pieces to split the file, or how big (in KB) to split the file. Or you have the option of filling the entire disks, which is convenient if you would like to split a file into multiple floppy disks. When File Shredder splits a file, it automatically generates a DOS batch file that will be used to combine smaller files into one big file. Since it is a normal batch file with DOS commands inside, you can combine files together in any PCs without installing any programs--not even File Shredder. Of course, the batch file works under Windows 3.1 machine, Windows 95/NT machine, or even an old MS-DOS machine.
Ranish Partition Manager for Windows - Partition Manager, Save and restore MBR, Create and delete partitions, View hard disks' IDE information, Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems. Comes with Advanced Boot Managers. Advanced Boot Manager, Boot menu with password protection, Automatic partition hide and unhide, Boot any OS from the second hard drive, Create up to 31 primary partitions on a single hard drive, Detect presence of the boot viruses in memory, Handle disks over 8G, Copy disks and partitions, Format and Resize FAT partitions, Boot MS-, PC-, DR- DOS and Windows NT from partitions above 2G, Boot Partition Manager from a floppy without any OS, Has a SIMULATION program which lets you play with Partition Manager without messing the real disk.
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