System Management, Monitoring, Diagnostics
Posted 26 July 2003 - 08:32 PM
I have Startup Control Panel and Clipomatic installed on my XP Pro system and have used the tools for over a year now.
Startup Control Panel: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
Posted 01 January 2005 - 05:14 PM
A standalone version of the little process manager included in HijackThis (Misc Tools section). Shows full paths to processes, optionally shows DLLs loaded by processes. Can save the process list (and dll list) to file, as well as copy it to the clipboard. Compatible with at least Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and newer.
Very useful for cleaning up systems infected with trojans or viruses that kill antivirus and antispyware programs.
Compatible with: All Windows versions
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:00 PM
by Gabriel Topala
The Freeware SIW is a Read-Only / Display-Only System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings.
SIW is an utility that displays detailed specs for motherboard, BIOS, CPU, devices, memory, video, disk drives, ports, printers, operating system, installed programs, processes, services, serial numbers (CD keys), users, open files, system uptime, network, network shares, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, memory, page file usage and network traffic.
It displays currently active network connections, passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more.
A standalone tool that does not require installation.
Microsoft Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Server 2003/Media Center/Tablet PC/Windows 2003 Server R2/Windows Server 2003 x64/Windows XP x64/Windows Vista/ WinRE / Bart PE / Winternals ERD Commander
SIW - Info & Download?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:04 PM
A simple tool that lists all and every auto starting program on your system. You might be surprised what it finds, this is way better than Msconfig. Commonly used to troubleshoot malfunctioning systems, trojan/viral infections, new spyware/malware breed and the likes. Compatible with: All Windows versions
Download: StartupList ?
Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:34 PM
Author: Artyom Rubtsov
Operating System: MS Windows 2000/XP
HDDScan is a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.
HDDScan supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards.
The program can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), etc.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:41 PM
Posted 07 July 2006 - 09:04 PM
PC WIZARD is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.
PC WIZARD is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.
100% free software to learn more about your computer and its components, detect/diagnose any problems in your computer, and increase your computer's performance. PC WIZARD 2006 can be distributed freely (ftp, archives, CD-ROMs...).
ZIP package : PC Wizard 2006 can be run directly from removable support (CD/DVD, USB Key, ...) Options are not saved.
Self-installing EXE package : To install PC Wizard 2006 directly on your hard drive.
Features - Download: PC Wizard
Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:03 AM
HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA (SATA with NCQ) and SCSI/USB devices.
It will not execute in a DOS session under Windows. You should make a DOS boot floppy disk or CD-ROM and boot your system for it and execute this program from that floppy disk or CD-ROM.
HDAT2 program has 2 levels:
- Drive level testing
- main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for detected devices
- you get many information about detected devices
- File level testing
- read/find/check items (MBR, boot, directories, etc.) of file system FAT12/16/32
- check/remove (regenerates) bad sectors records, flags in FAT table
Program HDAT2 is copyrighted freeware for business or personal use. You can use it free of charge, for an unlimited time; no warranty.Prohibited is selling, licensing or renting this program to third parties for a fee (by payment of money or otherwise, whether direct or indirect).
Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:09 PM
GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.
Its main features are:
- Allows boot of up to 9 different operating systems.
- It can boot operating systems installed in primary and extended partitions on any available hard disk.
- Can be installed from nearly all operating systems.
- GAG doesn't need its own partition. It installs itself in the first track of the hard disk, wich is reserved for these kinds of programs.
It can also be instaled on a floppy disk, without using the hard disk.
- It has a timer to boot a default operating system (selectable by the user).
- The configuration menu can be protected with a password.
- The program works in graphic mode (needs a VGA or better graphic card), and has a lot of icons.
- Hides the primary partitions which allows the user to have instaled more than one DOS and/or Windows in the same hard disk.
- Allows a password to be put on each operating system, denying access to non-authorized people.
- Allows the boot manager text to be translated to all languages.
- Can exchange disk drives, allowing to boot from the second, third... hard disk operating systems such as MS-DOS.
- Has the SafeBoot system, that allows to boot your hard disk even if GAG is accidentally overwrited.
- Supports a great variety of keyboards (QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ and DVORAK keyboards).
- Fully support for hard disks up to 4 terabytes (4096 gigabytes).
- Full version and free software (distributed under GPL licence, with source code)
Translations : English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
GAG Home | Download @ SourceForge
Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:45 AM
Memtest86+ is, like the original, released under the terms of the Gnu Public License (GPL). No restrictions for use, private or commercial exist other than the ones mentioned in the Gnu Public License (GPL). Texts about the original version was taken from the original website and written by Chris Brady.
Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:51 AM
CompuApps introducing DriveSMART EWT a ?Early Warning and Tracking Systems? which track the status of the computer hard disks, timely detecting and anticipating any problems, occurring with the disk, before the danger of the data loss appears.
DriveSMART utilizes the S.M.A.R.T. technology to track the status of the computer hard disks. Its main goal is to timely detecting and anticipate any problems that are about to occur on your hard disk.
How does DriveSMART protect my data?
Just as soon as the hard disk state changes, an S.M.A.R.T. system, integrated into the disk, notifies you about it. The disk condition may slowly decline; however, this might not show up for a while, as the disk will try and correct its own mistakes. Eventually the drive will give up leading to loss of your data.
All this time, while the disk condition was growing worse, the S.M.A.R.T. system has been notifying you about it. To obtain this information in time and save your data from an unexpected failure, simply install Drive SMART.
What is S.M.A.R.T. technology for hard drives?
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is implemented into almost all of the modern hard disks. A special program inside the disk constantly keeps tracking the condition of a range of the vital parameters: temperature, disk heads, surface state, electronics, etc. At the present time, S.M.A.R.T. technology is able to predict up to 70% of all hard disk problems! However, to use this information, you have to retrieve it from the disk and analyze it. This is one of the DriveSMART program's tasks.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP (Home and Professional) edition
Windows 2000 Professional and Server version
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation & Server
Windows 2003 Server versions
MAC OS X 10.2 and 10.3
Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:16 PM
SpeedFan monitors temperatures, through available hardware monitor chips which expose their temperature sensors connected to different places inside your computer, and, according to your setup, does its best to keep them at your desired value. You can even change a fan speed according to the temperature of your hard disk. When choosing parameters for the minimum and maximum fan speed, try to set them by hand (disable all the VARIATE FANs checkboxes) and listen to the noise. When you hear no noise from the fan then you can set that value as the minimum fan speed for that fan. I suggest using 100 as the maximum value, unless you hear a lot of noise from it, in which case you might reduce the maximum speed to 95 or 90. Obviously, nothing says that you can't set 60 as your maximum value and, sometimes, I myself set it that way. Consider that when the WARNING temperature is reached, the program sets the fan speed to 100, whichever maximum speed you set.
" One last word should be said regarding the USE FAN x listbox. In my pc, more than one temperature changes when a fan runs faster. You can say on which fan every temperature should rely. On my system, TEMP1 and TEMP3 are both influenced by FAN1." ...author.
- handle almost any number of South Bridges
- handle almost any number of hardware monitor chips
- handle almost any number of temperature readings
- handle almost any number of voltage readings
- handle almost any number of fan speed readings
- handle almost any number of PWMs
"SpeedFan is an extremely powerful tool. It can help you a lot to find the reasons for an unpredictable reboot or for a failing hard disk. It can tell you whether you are likely to experience temperature related issues and can help you to greatly reduce the noise at work or while watching a movie. But this great power requires access to a lot of resources on your motherboard and it might be that your hardware does not like such kind of access. SpeedFan is used worldwide since 2000 and there are so many happy users out there, but you should always remember that no program can be perfect and that I can't be held responsible if SpeedFan causes any damage to your system.".......Alfredo Milani Comparetti
More Info - Download: SpeedFan
Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:44 PM
● SysMetrix is designed to work on Windows XP (SP+), Vista, and 7. Older versions of Windows, such as 2000/95/98/Me are not supported.
Complete Info: SysMetrix ?
Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:22 AM
Smart and Simple is a free, simple command line utility to read back the SMART attributes from a HDD while in service. It?s a single 31kb executable which can be carried with you on a floppy disk, giving you a quick indication of the health of any disk drive without the burden of installing a sizeable application.
MS Windows does not monitor HDDs for failures. BIOS can detect a failure, but only when a threshold is exceeded on the drive. Third party applications exist to periodically monitor the drive and predict the failure date, however these applications cost money and are required to be installed on the computer.
Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:28 AM
WinDirStat is free, open source software published under the GNU General Public License.
WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:
- The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
- The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
- The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
- Coupling. Select an item in the directory list: The treemap highlights it; and vice versa.
- Built-in cleanup actions including Open, Show Properties, Delete.
- User-defined cleanups (command line based).
- Works with network drives and UNC paths.
- 'Create disk usage report' option.
- 'Submit bug report/Feedback' option.
- Online help.
- Language can be set to Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Russian.
Just have a look at the Translation website if you want to help or if you want to know more.
Platforms and Status
WinDirStat is known to run on Windows 95 (IE5), Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4 (SP5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.
The program comes in two variants: Ansi and Unicode.
Windows 9x and ME users must use the Ansi variant. All others should use the Unicode variant.
Project hosted at:SourceForge.net